Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quick Pink Wednesday

I had plans to wear Cult Nails Devious Nature today...

But that didn't work out for me. So I'm still rocking China Glaze Calcium Gel Fortifier, trying to get my nails looking tip top for my wedding in 3 and a half weeks.

But I couldn't go with out showing a pink mani!

Here's one from the archives...the unseen archives.

China Glaze How About a Tumble
Yes, I have pictures of my Kaleidoscopes I still haven't got around to posting. Shame on me! They're such beautiful polishes. I was lucky enough to score How About a Tumble on ebay, for not such a hefty price.
How About a Tumble is stunning. I was worried the pink would be too pale and cool for does have a smidge of purple tone to it. It is stunning though, so pretty and girly...these pictures are making me want to wear it now! But I don't have time to apply polish this morning.
I'm on crossing duty so have to leave for school earlier.


Just a quick post to share my gorgeous nephews.

If anyone is interested my eyeshadow is the NYX Caribbean  palette St Marteen. Yup exactly the same as the one in my giveaway.

At least one of them is smiling!
 And in other cute news...Look at my mum's growing stash.

She re-sorted the other day. Her favourites are in the black lid. That includes shatters and polishes she thinks are harder to get! The rest are sorted by brand in the other lid. In the middle are the two polishes she wants to wear to my wedding. OPI Dim Sim Plum and Salley Hansen Nal Prism Purple Diamond. She also has Nubar Reclaim hanging out in the middle.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Well I feel rather awful...darn this head cold that seems to be starting. I was healthy yesterday...Then yesterday night, BAM! Head cold.

Teaching 24 six year olds is not the easiest when all you want is peace and quiet. I'm sure 6 year olds don't know the real meaning of quiet! I have some who still can't talk in indoor voices. I actually asked one parent if their child had, had their hearing tested recently...apparently they had with an all clear :S

Anyway here's some old pictures of bright pretty polishes to cheer me up and get me out of the winter head cold doldrums. These are all Nicole by OPI.

One Less Lonely Glitter

Gone Wishin'

Jade in the Shade

It's Possible

Enchantress topped with Love Your Life

Respect the World

Give Me the First Dance topped with Lets Get Star-ted

Give Me the First Dance

Me+Blue topped with China Glaze Crushed Candy

Sunday, June 26, 2011

OPI Blue Shatter

Well yesterday we had sunshine! I wanted a sunshining mani to match the rare glimpse of sunshine we had.
I fished out 108 degrees and layered it with OPI blue Shatter to create this rather bright and 80's coloured mani!

OPI Blue Shatter over China Glaze 108 Degrees
We had an awesome day pretending it was summer again, despite the freezing wind. We visited both nephews. We even took Bradley (5) to visit baby Max. Max is starting to chatter, gurgle and talk back when you talk to him. Bradley sat down to have a conversation with him and was rather disappointed when Max just made baby noises back!

Awwww little baby hand.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Color Club Fractured: Crush on You

Well I thought this was a good idea...

I layered You Got Soul-ar with Crush on You...

It looked awesome. It was so bright.

My camera didn't agree with me and freaked!

Crush on You over You Got Soul-ar
Crush on you is a very bright purple/pink Fuchsia crackle. It's verging on neoness. Highly awesometastic.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nyx Girls Polish: The Glitters

When I placed y NYX order...ok orders...a wee while ago I went a little crazy on some of the gorgeous glitters that they have. I love all but one of these glitters, but I'll ramble about that some more soon. First some pictures!

Dreamy Glitter over Bella.
Dreamy Glitter is a very pretty glitter with iridescent larger hex's and small glitters and large pink stars. Very pretty and very girly. I had no trouble fishing the hearts out which was great!

Gilded Glitter over Hunter Green
Gilded Glitter is pretty awesome. It really does look like 24k gold flakes have been carefully placed on to your nails. This was one coat.

Sparkles over Black
I kind of hope that Sparkles would be the silver version of Gilded Glitter. It's not. These glitter pieces are very much so regular. It's still a pretty true silver glitter.

Carnival over Ink Heart
Well Carnival is yet another Happy Birthday look a like. I might donate it to mum, try and convince her to wear some glitters! I already own Happy Birthday and Milani Gems (the pink glitter version) so I'm not sure I need Carnival as well.

Alps Bunny over Finger Paint Carnation Creation
This is the only one not pictured over another NYX girls polish. I just happened to be playing with the Finger Paints polish and thought Alps Bunny would look pretty. Alps Bunny is a pretty glitter topper, it reminds me of Color Club Starry Temptress, which I love.

Enchanted Forest over Bermuda Triangle
So much promise... But argh, I hate this polish. This is 3 coats. 3 watery impossibly horrible coats. There are larger hex's in there somewhere, but I tried and tried to fish one out... It was just too thin. Maybe I'll leave the lid off a few days and hope it goes tackier... It was just such an awful water consistency
Grand Royal over Blue Ink
Grand Royal reminds me of Revlon Belle. Its a pretty silver glitter with larger hex glitter. This was one coat.
It could be built up more, but I haven't tried it out.

Dynamic Glitter over Grapefruit
Dynamic Glitter is very reminicsent off OPI Teenage Dream, I'll have to do a comparison at some point. Other than one coat it looks very much like the pink version of Grand Royal.

I didn't try any of these polishes alone. I felt they were best as layering polishes, so I can't tell you if any can achieve opaqueness.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Color Club Fractured: Have a bash

Have a Bash is one of the Color Club Fractureds I wasn't that excited about. I decided to buy it as I didn't have a blue cream shatter. To be honest I'm glad I bought it. Have a Bash is not your standard blue cream. It's hard to describe...but I would almost call it a greyed out neon... Such a vibrant bright blue but it's got this hint of greyed teal almost... ok my descriptions are officially bad! Look at the pictures instead.

Have a Bash over Space Case
Have a Bash fractures beautifully. It's more random, with larger breaks that show the base colour, than the OPI Shatters or China Glaze Crackles. Definitely an awesome polish to own!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top 10 Award

What seems like forever ago Cristina from Opinionated Little Finger gave me the Top 10 award.

I didn't forget! I swear! I've been thinking over my top 10. I just couldn't decide. Every time i thought i was ready to post it...I changed my mind!

Anyway thank you so much Cristina and I'm sincerely sorry I'm so late posting this.

The Top 10 award rules:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to their blog.
2. Put the Top 10 Award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link to their blogs, and let them know.

So here's my list in no specific order...

1. NYX Black Label Lipstick in Diva and Natural
2. L'oreal Featherlight Mascara...perfect for natural lashes.
3. Lush cleansers in Angels on Bare Skin and Dark Angels. I love using both! That reminds me to buy more.
4. NYX Champagne and caviar Runway 10 palette.
5. Benefit Some kind of Gorgeous foundationy stuff. I don't really do foundation, but this is light enough for me!
6. Urban Decay Cool Shimmer Stick the stickers come off so i can't remember what shade it is.
7. Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Gleamer...with puff!
8. Clinque Pair of Shades Eyeshadow in Starstruck and Golden Lynx
9. Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow in Bewitched and Almost if only I knew where it was...
10. Napoleon Perdis Long Black Mascara in Double Black...ok so it's not the greatest mascara in the world...but it smells delicious.

I'm going to cope out and not tag 10 be honest most of the people that I would tag have already done this! And it's awkward to re-tag! What's the social etiquette of the re-tag...
If you're hurt or offended I haven't tagged anyone let me know and I'll tag away :)

Color Club Fractured: Tattered in Gold

I was going to post my Nyx Girls glitter polishes this morning, but I'll do that this afternoon. Everyone wants to see more Color Club fractureds. 

Here are the three colours I got on my nail swatch wheel. You can see Tattered in Gold shattered quite nicely and looks distinctly gold, not just metallic and almost silver. 

Tattered in Gold, Have a Bash and Crush on You
I swatch all my crackles over a top coat, rather than a coloured polish. So you're just seeing the nail wheel plastic underneath. I actually really love these three colours and the formulae is great. You can see that Have a Bash and Crush on You have broken into more random pieces with bigger gaps than say the OPI Shatters. Same look but slightly different again. 

I've also been busy this morning and tested out Tattered in Gold over Zoya Veruschka. It stands out nicely against the dark green and best of all I was able to swatch and prepare dinner to go in the slow cooker, it dries nice and fast!

Tattered in Gold over Zoya Veruschka, no flash

Tattered in Gold over Zoya Veruschka, flash.
Look at those blingy sparkles with the flash! I've been looking forward to a gold shatter and I can't wait to see how this compares to the new China Glaze Crackles. Mum skyped me last night for some odd reason instead of ringing me on the phone, so I was able to hold the bottle of Tattered in Gold up to the web cam for her. She actually squealed. She is very excited to try out the gold shatter. Lucky for her I purchased an extra bottle of Tattered in Gold, and a replacement Black Shatter for her. She's getting so addicted now.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Color Club Fractured: Fuchsia, Blue and Gold!

I had an awesome day today.

The kids were fantastic.
I came home to three parcels.
One was my sexy new 2 chillies one piece swimsuit.
One was OPI Shatters in Turquoise, Blue and navy.
The last one included three new Color Club Fractured polishes!!!

Crush on You, Have a Bash and Tattered in Gold.
I know a lot of people have been saying they're over shatters...but I love them. I don't have the patience to do  a lot of nail art....and this is my way of making my nails stand out.

I of course tested them out straight away. I was wearing China Glaze He's Going in Circles, which wasn't the best base for Tattered in Gold...but here are my quick pics anyway.

Tattered in Gold, Have a Bash, Crush on You  and  OPI Navy Shatter
Unfortunately Tattered in Gold didn't turn out too great in my pics, but I can tell you it shattered beautifully when I swatched in on a nail wheel. It has shattered on my nail as well, but He's going in Circles just doesn't have enough contrast to let to shine in these pics.

The non-flash pic shows the true colour of Crush on You best.

Anyway that's all for tonight. I'll hopefully have some new NYX polish pics for you all tomorrow! It depends on what time I get up...

Nyx Girls Polish: The Browns

Well it's Tuesday morning. Tuesday is my least favourite day of the week. I'm on duty morning tea and first half of lunch, then we have a staff meeting. It just feels busy and full on. I don't get a break until the second half of lunch. So I don't have that chance to sort things out if I need to. At least I have teacher aide time this morning. Hopefully I'll be able to keep doing some reading testing.

Anyway enough of me moaning about's some more Nyx Girls polishes. The browner shades today. My mum has actually claimed most of these, but that's ok they're not too far away if I want them.

Bronze Goddess
Buzz Worthy
Red Bean Slush
Deep Space

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Nyx Girls Polish: The Blacks

I sent part of Saturday finishing swatching my NYX Girls polishes. I hate to swatch with a broken nail, but I decided to get over myself and get it done. After all I have had the polishes a month or so and I have been procrastinating posting the rest of my swatches. I kept thinking "I can't post until I've swatched them all". Well not if I've been grouping them by colour!

These are the blacks and darkened shades that I have. You're lucky...these are before break pictures! Well before this recent break, my middle finger was still growing out.

Charcoal Pearl

Collection Noir