Monday, May 28, 2012

Pink, purple and blue gradient

I wore this last week while I was feeling a little blah. Picked me right up!

I used Ulta3 Hot Spring, Bloom Lavender Bay and Essie Mesmerize on top of a coat of Revlon Powder Puff. I think I should have picked a darker pink. It doesn't fit into the gradient as well as I wanted. But that's ok, because I still loved it! A great pictorial of how to do gradients can be found here.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

American Apparel Poppy plus konad

So even though it is almost Winter here, my desire to wear brights is still going strong. I think it also has something to do with the fact that my nails are slightly longer than usual... I wore a vampy around a week ago and it just didn't feel right!

Two coats of Poppy konaded with fauxnad plate M02. Poppy is such a great colour - bordering on red and orange. I think on my skin it leans more red but I've seen it look very orange on others. Perfect formula also. You can easily get away with one coat if you're careful.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

CrowsToes Triple Black Diamond

I was at a loss trying to figure out what to put this over. It's opaque on it's own at three coats but I wanted a base. In the end I settled for this...

Triple Black Diamond over A-England St George. One coat of each. I didn't want to layer it over black since I thought that might drown out the black glitter, but I also didn't want a very light base either. I thought St George ended up being perfect. I especially love that green-to-blue colour shifting glitter in Triple Black Diamond. It's very cool and the colours work together perfectly.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HARE Bisbee and Star Tropics

I wore these a little while back. I absolutely love the bunny shaped labels that Nikole uses. They are so adorable.

Bisbee. Three coats. Different sized gold hexes in a turquoise jelly. I've seen a lot of pictures where the base is very blue but mine pulls much more green. I am in love. The depth of all that gold glitter... omg.

Star Tropics. Three coats. Silver hexes and squares in a blurple jelly which is significantly more purple than my pictures portray. Again, look at all the depth. Crazy!

I'm not sure if Star Tropics will be available when HARE reopens (here) since there was some issues with the glitter melting and clumping. This is a replacement bottle that I was sent. It also arrived with a surprise stowaway that I need to wear very soon...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bottle Spam - CrowsToes and Dollish Polish

Lazy day post :) I've worn some of these already so you should be seeing them soon.

Firstly, Lauri sent me these puppies...

Bunny Slope/Angel Paint 

Triple Black Diamond 


Absolum - Your potions master

And some nail mail from Dollish Polish.

California Gurl 

Urban Camo 

Hip Hop Hippity Hop 

The Hero of Time 

Hylian Princess

Do you see any favourites?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pretty Serious Hello World Collection

Sorry for being MIA. The past week has been very busy and stressful. If anyone ever finds a cure for migraines... please, tell me!

Onto some more awesome news. Kaz over at Pretty Random is gearing up for the launch of her line, Pretty Serious Cosmetics. Today I have the polishes from her inaugural collection, Hello World to show you which I won from Kaz's haiku competition last year :D

Check out the lovely packaging!

Now onto the swatches!

Morning Java. Two coats. A shimmery caramel brown with flecks of golden microglitter. My favourite of the collection and also one of my new favourite browns. It's gorgeous. Brown and gold are so good together! This has both shimmer and glitter yet it is not bumpy looking at all. Love.

Forbidden Fruit. Two coats. White creme with iridescent silver shimmer. Actually, it's not a pure white. It has a strong blue-grey cast. Most pretty! The formula on this was a little  fluffy - what I mean by that is it felt like the polish had been whipped (haha) and was light and airy. Still creamy and opaque though, only needed two coats. Not too shabby for a white!

Tux. Two coats. Black with a subtle teal shimmer. This is really dark and rich. There was a slight purple duochrome in the bottle but I didn't catch it on the nail. Tux reminds me of a smooth shimmer version of OPI Unripened.

BSOD. Three coats. Fine blue glitter in a cobalt jelly. It's insanely sparkly. One word... depth. If you like blue glitters, you'll definitely love this. Beautiful!

CGA. Two coats. A medium pink creme with blue-green shimmer. My pictures show this lighter and cooler than it appears IRL. Also, the shimmer looks silver here. I swear it's not! Very lovely but I'm still undecided about how I like it with my skin tone. I'll have to wear it as a full mani to see.

VT100. Two coats. A pine green with heavy gold shimmer. I love yellow based greens! A close second favourite for me. The shimmer makes this polish. It's so dense and almost resembles a glass-fleck or microglitter. Completely droolworthy.

And don't forget, all these shades come in a matching loose eyeshadow and lipgloss! They'll be available for sale on Monday at Also be sure to check Kaz's blog (one of my favourites!) to keep updated.

Woohoo for Aussie-based companies! And woohoo for Kaz!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lynnderella Connect the Heart

I have a special one for you guys today - another deeply generous gift from Lynn, Connect the Heart.

Connect the Heart is like Connect the Dots but with white, pink and red hearts as well as pink shimmer in a pink-tinted base. I've worn this twice already. The first...

One coat over Australis Bombshell. I'm sorry for the wrinkling. My Glitter Tamer desperately needed thinner and it caused some wrinkles because it was so thick - you couldn't really tell IRL though. Look at that gorgeous shimmer! And those pretty hearts just make my day.

And here's what I've got on now...

Over BYS Rebel Red, a juicy red jelly. I just noticed that the placement of the hearts and the big black hex are almost the same as when I previously wore it LOL. Now I don't get the best wear out of BYS, but I'm hoping to squeeze a few days out of this mani because I love it so so much!