Monday, July 14, 2014

China Glaze Red-y & willing

Hi ladies! When in a slump, there's always a beautiful classic red shade to reach for :) Here is two coats of China Glaze Red-y & willing, a gorgeous metallic red.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Love Song & Inner Sparkle

Hello there! These are still posts which feature my nail art slump days, so this is just another glitter layering :) I went with a pretty purple layering using Nicole by OPI Love song and Inner sparkle.

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Simple and pretty! I love the glitter combination in Inner sparkle ^^

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Some glitz & glam for earl grey

Hi everyone :) I went with a workplace appropriate but still glittery look a while back using Ulta3 Earl grey and Essence Glitz & glam.

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The shimmer in Glitz & glam gives my base shade a greener look, which I'm loving. I was surprised by the Essence topper; I thought it would be a dupe to A-England She walks in beauty, but it's definitely different and very pretty!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pink roses

Hello there! :) I did these pink roses a while back so my memory's a bit rusty in terms on the polishes used - I'll try my best though. I applied two coats of OPI My very first knockwurst as a base, and then added a glitter gradient on my index and pinky using OPI You pink too much. I painted on some roses on my middle nail using OPI Hey baby, Australis Sitting on a cloud and Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money. I took my dotting tool and Sitting on a cloud for the dots on my ring finger.

pink roses

pink roses

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Swatches & review: OPI Tinted Top Coats collection

Hi everyone! My apologies for my sudden absence - real life required some extra time so I wasn't able to spend as much time on the blog. But I'm back now (with some exciting giveaways planned!), so I'll dive straight back into the polish :)

I did some quick swatches of OPI's Tinted Top Coats collection a while back and from index to pinky:

Be magentale with me, Don't violet me down, I'm never amberrassed, I can teal you like me.

My swatches show two coats over a white base.

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In terms of formula, it was thick and goopy and prone to bubbling. I had to be very careful to let each coat dry between coats to ensure no bubbling.

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I decided to do some quick nail art with the four shades! I simply used the brush from the bottle to make swipes over a white base.

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The Tinted Top Coats collection is now available in David Jones, Myer and selected salons across Australia. Each bottle retails for $19.95.

What do you think, have you picked up any of these shades?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Autumn leaves are falling

Hello there! This post is a bit late considering the nail art was put together in May...oops! We've finally hit winter season and temps, but I guess it's better late than never ;)

I started with OPI My vampire is buff and then took OPI Over & over a-Gwen, Call me Gwen-ever and Need sunglasses for the stamping.

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The yellow didn't come out that well, but I was quite happy with the way my nails turned out all the same. Very autumn-y and fitted for the time when I wore them :P

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Swatches & review: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick

Hi ladies! Rimmel recently released a new and improved formula to their Moisture Renew Lipsticks in 13 new shades. As the name suggests, I found the lippies to be quite moisturising for my lips - no dry feeling whilst I wore them.

There were a range of brighter shades, darker and vampier ones as well as the more neutral shades. Me being me, I leaned towards the brighter shades, and also a dark and vampy plum.

From the shades I swatched, I found they were quite pigmented.

Back to Fuchsia is a beautiful bright raspberry. It's definitely right up my alley!

Amethyst Shimmer has a fine shimmer and results in a pearly looking finish. To be honest, it looked rather like a 'grandma' shade and not one I will be reaching for often - it doesn't look particularly flattering on me as well.

In Love with Ginger is another huge winner for me. I love this orange toned red and is bold, yet wearable. I find this shade of red easier to wear compared to blue toned reds anyway.

Diva Red is a darker red. Very bold and sophisticated!

Sloane's Plum was the shade I was most excited to try, but also the least flattering on me. It made me look rather vampire like - I guess I'm not a dark plum kinda gal.

I wore my two favourite shades and managed to find some good lighting to take a few photos. Unfortunately, my actual lip swatches still turned out duller than what is seen in real life.

Back to Fuchsia:

In Love with Ginger:

The wear time on the lippies were average; around 3-4 hours before fading. Eating and drinking will definitely affect wear time and create the unfortunate 'ring of colour' effect.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick are available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies across Australia. They retail at $13.95 each.

What do you think, are there any you think you might want to pick up?

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