Monday, June 9, 2014

Color Club: Girl About Town

Thank goodness it's the weekend!
The start of the week was dreary and rainy and to be honest I'm just excited I'll actually be able to get some washing done and clean my house, whilst hubby is at work. He's a good boy and washes dishes and vacuums... But that's where his expertise ends. It's just easier for me to get things done when he's out of the way!

Today I have one of my favourite collections from last year, Color Club Girl About Town. It was an odd collection for winter, colour wise, but I'm not complaining! I love the bright pops of colour in the collection.

East Austin

Pearl District

Silver Lake

The Uptown

Wicker Park

Williamsburg

Suprisingly I think my favourite was Pearl District. I wasn't expecting to love the antique goldy brassy colour... But I did!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Pahlish: Mystery Polishes

I generally hate surprises... I like to be the one planing and in control of an event.
But I love polish surprises? I frequently order from Pahlish, I neeeds all of the duo's, and ever time I order I have to chuck in a mystery polish or two.

I love the anticipation as I'm unwrapping my parcel and the excitement when I finally see what I received.

Of course being mystery polishes, these polishes are unnamed and not available for purchase. You may be lucky and get one as a mystery polish though.

So just sit back and enjoy the pics!



With top coat








I have no idea what's happening with my pinky in this pic! Just pretend it's all neat and tidy and awesome looking!

China Glaze: Sea Goddess

I still don't know quite how I feel about texture polishes. I love the sparkle, I love the wear....but I'm so unsure of the texture! Some I love the feel off...others I get that horrible chalk hands feeling over. But the sparkle wins, so I keep reaching for more!

I ended up buying two polishes from the recent China a Glaze Sea Goddess collection. I'm still tempted by the purple, but I think I can live without it.

Seahorsin' Around
  I love all things aqua. Seahorsin' Around is no exception. It is an absolutely stunning polish. Argh, I want to wear it again just seeing the pics. Such love.

Wish on a Starfish 
Unfortunately I don't feel the same love towards Wish on a Starfish. I love the idea... Just look at the pretty golden shimmer! It just doesn't look quite right on me. I'm determined to make it work though! I want to love this polish. Maybe I'll try again in the middle of winter, when my hands aren't full of sunshine.  

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nubar: Eden

Wow! I'm posting twice in the space of a few days! I really am getting back into the swing of this.

I haven't been purchasing full collections lately. I have become more discerning in my polish addiction. I did neeeeeeed to buy the full Nubar Eden collection. It came up on ebay for a very reasonable price and next thing you know it was jumping into my cart and flying it's way to live with me.

I was intrigued by the different colours and different finishes in the collection, and seeing them in person I wasbt let down.


A-peel-ing 
  A-peel-ing is a bright orange shimmer. I found the formula to be a bit thin, but nothing major. This was three coats.

Calla Lily Caramel
  Calla Lily Caramel is a rather awkward colour to be honest. Caramel with pink shimmer. It's unique. Again the formula was a rad thin, but this time I used four coats.

Dahlia Up Later
 Dahlia Up Later is a pretty Barbie polish. Little girls everywhere would loooooove it. Shimmery pink base with holo sprinkles. Three coats.


Dare You To Dragonfly
 Dare You to Dragonfly is my favourite. I love a bright aqua creme. I keep finding myself gravitating towards it as we go in to colder weather. Three coats.

Moss Mistress
 Moss Mistress is an ugly pretty. Fab forumla. I used three coats again.

Rockin' the Garden
 Rockin' the Garden is the one I wanted to be my favourite. Stormy grey blue with bright blue shimmer...sounds amazing. It wasn't quite what I dreamed though. It was thin again, nothing major, but needed four coats. The colour just didn't suit me as much as I wanted though.

Tulips To Kiss You With
 Woooooaaahhhhh! Now thus is a hot pink! Tulips to kiss you with is amazingly bright and filled with beautiful shimmer. This was three coats of pure awesome.

Wild Blue Yonder
Wild Blue Yonder is pure mermaid nails. Blue with gold shimmer and holo sprinkles. Very pretty. This was three coats.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Color Club: Celebration! My Picks of the Bunch

Thank goodness it's a long weekend!

I have been so exhausted lately, my poor nails had the same polish on for 4 whole days and now they've been naked for two. I just seem to have a complete lack of energy to do anything in the evenings.

I meant to post these gorgeous polishes a wee while ago...but it didn't happen. They sat in my drafts, waiting patiently.

Color club has been really intriguing me lately, I actually like the new bottles and I love they're bringing out polishes with so many different finishes.

The celebrations collection is awesome, a polish for every milestone. I went for the gorgeous milky, black and white glitter, baby themed polishes. 

I decided to layer the polishes, but they can be built up to opacity.

Bundle of Joy over New Bohemian
  
My Girl over Je T'aime
  
Oh Boy! over In De-Nile

Of course Bundle of Joy is my favourite! It had the perfect amount of glitter. My girl didn't have enough and Oh Boy had too much...but Bundle of Joy was just right. 

Color Club: Paris In Love Collection

I'm trying to get back into the swing of blogging. Life tends to get in the way, but I'm still wearing polish everyday and taking pretty pics of my polishes. So I should try to get them on here!

I haven't been feeling much love towards most of the mainstream brands current collections. I only bought 3 from the OPI Brazil collection and passed completely on the most recent China Glaze collections. I had to buy this gorgeous collection from Color Club though!

I have really been enjoying the recent Color Club collections. If I'd gotten round to posting my best of 2013, I'd have included the Girl About Town collection as one of my favourite mainstream collections.

Anyway, on to the Paris in Love collection!
Paris in Love consists of 6 gorgeous cremes. I was a bit worried the formula would be interesting, given that they're rather on the pastel side, but the formula was excellent on all of them. They make me want ice cream though!

Fondue For Two
 Two easy coats of gorgeous milk chocolate. Not really my colour, but will be awesome for nail art. I can just see Neapolitan ice cream stripes.

Je Ne Sais Quoi
 This is the odd one of the bunch. It doesn't make me think of ice cream, in fact it makes me think of mustard. I rather like it though. Again two easy coats.

Je T'aime
 This is where I started doing three coats. Nothing really new about a pink creme, but this one had a surprisingly better formula than I was expecting and it looks so cute with the other polishes in the collection.

La Petite Mint-sieur
 Ooooo. Now it's getting more exciting. I'm in love with this shade of minty green. Absolutely stunning and three perfect coats. I'm undecided whether this is my favourite or Holy Chic!

Macroon Swoon
 A pale yellow that isn't problematic? Yes please. Three easy coats again.

Holy Chic!
And... Periwinkle! This polish is the reason I jumped in and bought the collection. There weren't any swatch pics up...but the hope of a pretty periwinkle blue was enough for me. Three easy coats of perfection.

You can find the Paris in Love collection on head2toe.

Now I'm looking out eagerly for the Poptastic Remix collection to pop up there!
And then I can finally order Wild Cactus... I somehow managed to leave it out of my order this time.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Star Kin Happy Thoughts

So Star Kin is an amazing NZ indie polish brand.

In all honesty I'm a terrible person...I love Star Kin polishes and I am filled with glee that most people that see this post have no chance of getting these gorgeous polishes. They're only available in NZ.
Finally an amazing polish that I can has! I can't get my hands on Lynnderellas or Enchanteds...but I can has Star Kin!

There....that's my gloating out the way, but really these polishes are every bit as leeming worthy as some of those big hard to find name indie polishes.

Fangs Berry Much

Shiraz


Spectacularrr


Daydream


Sage Advice


537 Bottles
I was lucky enough that Ami sent me three bottles to take piccies of...but I fell so in love that I had to buy Sage Advice and daydream in full size.

Aren't they amazing?

If I had to choose a favourite...I'd choose Daydream...look at that nom nom holo and that gorgeous colour shift in the shade. Pure polishgasm.

If you are in NZ and wat to get your very own Star Kin then check out the store :)

Star kin Store