Sunday, 28 October 2012

Anniversary Post - Pic Heavy

Hi guys,

Well, today is my first wedding anniversary :D so this is definitely a scheduled post ;)
My gorgeous husband, amongst other pressies, bought me W7 Famous Five and Color Club Holiday Collection 2011 Beyond the Mistletoe.

I will be swatching them in this post but first, my 3 year old wanted her own polish too so my hubby bought her this lovely little collection. She wanted me to put her nails 'on the computer like mummy' so, for today, Grace is showing her mani :) This is a little collection called Once Upon A Princess from TK Max. These don't have names but they are all pretty pastel shades. Below are some pictures of her own mani. She asked me to paint her nails but wouldn't sit still for long (those with 3 1/2 year olds will know what I mean!) so plenty of polish on skin :D

White, lilac, pink, coral, lemon, green and sky blue.

Look at that for a hand pose! She's a natural :D
She also painted my nails, bless her.

Here are my lovely pressies: W7 Famous Five. These are 5 of the Planets Collection.
L-R in box: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune.

Thumb to Pinkie: Venus, Neptune, Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter.

These are gorgeous! The thumb, Venus, has the most stunning duochrome effect (purple to blue) on the nail. In the bottle it has about 5 different colours including pink, orange and gold which don't seem to transfer to the nail.

Neptune (index) is a stunning teal with slight glitter shimmer/fleck through it. Gorgeous!

Saturn (middle) is a beautiful metallic greeny-gold.

Mercury (ring) has pink/orange duochrome glitters in a rose base but in the bottle has a green flash which unfortunately didn't show on the nail.

Jupiter (pinkie) has blue and pink flecks in a dark base. Hopefully the photos pick the detail up enough for you to see.

And Color Club - Beyond the Mistletoe. GLITTER GALORE!!!

Jingle Jangle, Beyond the Mistletoe, Holiday Splendor

Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Sugarplum Fairy
These are all 2 coats. 3 coats would make these completely opaque. These are all holos but Candy Cane (Index) has very little holo. Still very pretty.

Thumb-pinkie: Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Sugarplum Fairy, Jingle Jangle and Beyond the Mistletoe.
This next lot of pics are of Holiday Splendor but I think they have changed the formula, color or holo effect as it's completely different to any pic I've seen of it elsewhere. Every photo (on google images) I've seen of this polish looks more turquoise with holo but this it TOTALLY emerald. NO holo glitter, No silver glitter, NO teal/turquoise/aqua colour. Just Emerald. Think shamrock green. Any coloured glitters you can see in the next pic are remnants from the other glitters I had on before I swatched this one, you know how hard it is to remove glitter!

Bokeh Holiday Splendor

Holiday Splendor

Here are some comparison shots.

This is what I see on my monitor when I google Holiday Splendor but you can see what it's like on my nails too. I thought at first it was my monitor showing the wrong colour but if it was then MY swatch would be showing teal but it's not. For me anyway.

The Sinful Colors - Aqua is what I was expecting this to be like but as you can see its a colour 'match' for Sally Hansen - Emerald City. Is it just me? Have I gone crazy? Or am I the only one who has a different Holiday Splendor than everyone else? Weird... Anyway, THIS Holiday Splendor is gorgeous. Packed full of green glitter in a clear base. This is 2 coats.

Anyhoo, seeing it's my anniversary, I want to share some wedding pics of mine, hope you enjoy :)

See you next time :)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Oooooh Sparkles!

Hellloooooo everyone :)

I discovered something about my franken, Rainbow Dust. It ROCKS!

I made it a while ago by mixing micro glitter eyeshadow into clear polish. I knew it would settle as it wasn't put into a suspension base but I didn't mind as it's just for myself to use. A good shake and Viola!

To get this density, I gently rolled the bottle. It's over my other franken - Black Cherries.

You can see, with a gentle roll, the bulk of the glitter at the bottom of the bottle here.

Bokeh shots, love 'em! This is a blurred shot of the 1 thin coat.

This is a bokeh of the bottle shaken and re-applied to another fresh mani of Black Cherries. Again, this was only 1 coat. See the difference?! AMAZING!

This is it, after sitting overnight. I have Mixer balls in it so a slight roll and it's like the 2nd from top pic and a good shake makes it like the above pic. I love this stuff!

Not only is this an awesome topcoat but I also mix it with other colours to make holo colours. ... :D

I usually only mix a small amount with colours on a plastic lid and apply but recently, I made 2 holo frankens. I haven't named them yet but here is the red:

And the turquoise:

I tried to blur so you could see the holo.

I think this is a little under holo-ed, lol, so I might add more to these. These were made with a very small amount so the mixture I have would probably make about 30-40 holo polishes. Plenty to go around. :D

Hope you enjoyed reading,

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

To Appease The Nail Gods!

Hello, I'm back :D

I am so sorry everyone, I fell ill last Wednesday and didn't have any posts even to schedule for you. So you have been left without anything for a week!

I promise, I am working on a few posts right now but to appease the nail gods, here is stars and moons from the facebook page. Rubbish, I know!

Forgive me, I wasn't even going to post these as I don't like them but I had nothing else worthy in the vault :)

I'll be back, I promise :D


Monday, 15 October 2012

Nude And Navy - Awful Or Not?

Hi Guys :)

Today I'm showing these (not-sure-if-they-are) beauties. Nude and navy... can't decide if I like them or not.

I used Jessie's Girl - Stiletto as undies and tipped with Lizzie Rocks - In The Navy. I used Chit Chat - Purple for the glitter top coat. As you can probably notice, the ring finger looks a bit odd. And it's not just because I used Chit Chat - Pink too. It's because I used a thin layer of Hidden Treasure... and I wish I hadn't. My nail looks like it has been in the bath too long. It looks wrinkled!

As accent fingers go, I hate it.

Ewww, I've just decided, looking at this picture, I really dislike this mani.... the odd man out anyway. the rest is ok.

What do you guys think? Yay or Nay?