Monday, September 1, 2014

Matching Manicure // Daisy Nails

How cute are these!? 

I did Daisy nails to match my new scarf. 

Check them out...

Cute huh! 

And if you like these make sure to check out the great tutorial by Nailed It NZ here:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Matching Manicure- outfitoftheday // nailsoftheday

Today is a duo blog post!
The same post will be found on agirlwithsomeclothes...

Today I painted my nails to match my dress!! Isn't it the cutest dress? I LOVE the pattern! 

Without further ado here are some photos: 

Thanks for visiting... Please let me know what you think :) 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Testing out Turn Your Toes Teal...

Look at this cute polish! 

What an epic colour!

This polish is created by Ovarian Cancer Awareness NZ. Each bottle is $10. More info about buying these can be found on the Ovarian Cancer Awareness NZ Facebook page. 

Look at how cutely (is that a word?) it was packaged! 

This polish is smaller than my usual size. I'd say about 7.5ml (which is the size of maybelline and China Glaze mini's).
The brush is a pretty standard small brush: 

The colour is so lovely! 
This is a shear polish, I'd say it's a crelly (?) - it's quite sheer and jelly like with a slight milky-cream-like-ness to it... 
This is one coat (looks yuck just one coat!) 

Looks heaps better with two-thick to three coats:
This is just overall a lovely polish. To be fair I don't have many jelly polishes or sheer creams come to that. I think I will actually get a lot of use with this. 
I can't wait to try a jelly sandwich with this one! 

Isn't it beautiful? 

Hope you enjoyed my photo-spam.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Boyfriends-Choice: PSYCH!

So one of my favouritest favourite shows is psych! 
For those who haven't seen it watch it! For those who have you will understand the pineapple reference... I remember reading somewhere that they "hide" a pineapple in every episode- what fun! 
We watched the latest episode this afternoon, so the boyfriend suggested psych nails! 

I used China Glaze: Solar Power and Tree Hugger for the pineapples. 

Do you like them? 
Do you like psych too!? 

Boyfriends-Choice: Playstation nail art!

Finally got around to posting these.... 

I was pretty impressed with myself over these. 
I asked MyLove what to paint on my nails- and this was his suggestion...

My Facebook followers would have seen this sneak peak photo already... 

But here's more. And my favourite nail, my thumb, with the classic Play Station One logo...

What are your thoughts? 
I think I might need to make this a regular thing... Boyfriends-choice-Monday.... 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Gradient stripes

One of my favourite designs at the moment!!

To be honest I am positing this so late and cannot remember if I did the gradient first for the striping tape first. 
Next time I do a design like this I'll try to make a tutorial...

What are your thoughts? 
would you be interested in a tutorial for this? 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rekorderlig Cider Nail Art

Who else loves this cider!?

My favourite flavour - all berries! 

My work in progress

The finished design:

What do you think? Cider Addict like me?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Swatch // Cult Nails : Morning Glory

Oh my goodness I love this polish!!

For those of you who know me well, know I LOVE pink. It is my favourite colour for just about everything! (Orange is a very close second)

So when one of my polish friends was destashing this beauty I just had to grab it! 

Introducing Cult Nails- Morning Glory
The colour is AMAZING!! 
This is everything I could want in a hot pink polish! 
The formula was smooth, consistent and super opaque!
It actually dries a little matte (the photo is on plastic nail enhancements) and with a top coat it's super dooper shiney!!!

What are your thoughts? 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Geometric Lines...

Swatch // Butter London: Blagger

I love me some Butter London Nail Polish, so I was pretty darn excited to get my hands on this beautiful blue polish- Blagger.

I am quite fond of the Butter London bottles, however they have quite little bottle caps, which can be difficult to paint with.

The colour of this one is a bit more vibrant than in the bottle and a really solid  opaque colour. 

The formula was fantastic, smooth and consistent! 
The colour was easy to apply- no streaks - and super opaque. 

Overall I love this polish! I can't wait to get my hands on more Butter London. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Trip down nail art lane // day two

I'm finally posting day two of
Trip Down Nail Art Lane

Ok, so I have been doing these sporadically, not sticking to each day... 
Sorry about that... 
Day two's challenge is to use my last purchased in 2013 and my first purchased in 2014...

I can't remember my last purchased of 2013, but I did get some polish for Christmas... Including emotions by OPI... So I used that one.

My first purchase of 2014 was actually a OPI Mariah Carey mini set of liquid sands... I chose one of these as the second polish. 

I used OPI Liquid Sands Emotions (black) and OPI Liquid Sands Silent Stars Go By...

Not my best manicure, but I quite like it :)

Apologies that the heart looks a bit like Mickey Mouse... But I'm getting better :)

Sorry about the lighting on this one! 

Overall I'm quite pleased with this manicure... Also do you know how difficult it is to draw straight lines with liquid sands!!!! 

What do you think? Like the look too?

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Swatch // OPI: My Current Crush

Again, a liquid sands I had been dying to add to my collection! 
I saw this on some American (?) bloggers blogs a while ago- apparently it's a special edition thing that comes with OPI base coat... 
Safe to say I have not see this yet in New Zealand, so I was stoked to see this on eBay! 

Now for a photo of this beautiful polish!

Below in (bathroom) white light (haha- it turned terribly rainy and overcast!) 

I love it! 
The consistency was great! Opaque and quick dry time! 
The texture is a fine grain, not as rough as the other liquid sands I've tried (similar texture to pussy galore).
The placement of glitters is just right, it's not too sparkly, but not just a plain purple cream polish. 

It is a must have if you've been looking for a purple liquid sands! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Swatch // OPI: Pussy Galore

I finally got my hands of this polish!!! I have been wanting this for so long! 

I now (almost) have the complete Bond Collection! 
And now for the photos:

No top coat in indoor sunlight 

No top coat in direct sunlight

With Seche Vite Top Coat, indoors 

With Seche Vite Top Coat in direct sunlight 

Overall thoughts:
I had been pining after this polish for so long when I finally got my hands on it I was ecstatic! 
When I first put this polish on (one coat) I was initially disappointed, it appeared sheer and not very sparkly. My expectations from other liquid sands are that they are uber sparkly and a grainy feel. 
The texture of this polish was a finer grain and not nearly as rough textured as other liquid sands polish. 
There is definitely is some sparkle and I found this showed so much better with top coat. 
I found this average with no top coat, but really like it with top coat! I will definitely be wearing this again with top coat, and think this could be my new go to pale pink. 

What do you think? Have you tried it yet? 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Golden Gradient

Awww, I'm quite fond of this subtle golden gradient... 

Pretty quick to do now too. 

Do you like it too? 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bright chevron!

I'm not sure about the colour choice, but I'm impressed with my pretty steady zig zag stripes... 

What are your thoughts?