Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nostalgic: The Princess

Argh. It's that awful busy time of year for me. Report writing... of course I'm behind! So unfortunately I've had little time for much else, other than work of course.

Luckily it's also that awesome time of year... EOTC week. Education Outside The Classroom.
We started planning back in February. That's how much we love this week.

Tomorrow I'm walking up a mountain... ok, a hill. It's a 2-3 hour hike, then a picnic at the park.
Tuesday is surf life saving at the beach.
Wednesday we'll be taking the ferry to picton. The kids are so excited, some haven't been to the South island before.
Thursday is our Trolley Derby. We have 32 teams racing.
Friday will be a chill out day at the river, tidying up the river and doing some water safety skills.

I'm actually super excited.... and I'm the teacher!

Anyway on to pictures of nails.
Today I have Nostalgic The Princess to show you.
The Princess is from the Breakfast Club collection and yes right now I' singing "don't you forget about meeeeee" in my head.

Nostalgic The Princess
The Princess is a pretty pink crelly with pink, white and red glitters. Very girly, very princess like and totally perfect for Valentines! Yes I realise it's Christmas round the corner... but this truely is a Valentines appropriate polish!

Hopefully I'll get my reports finished in the near future, we'll have sunshine, and I'll be able to swatch the gorgeous Christmas polishes I've started to amass.

Wish me luck to conquer the mountain tomorrow!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dollish Polish: Princess Bride

As many people know, I'm a teacher. I teacher year 3 and 4 children and I love it.
Unfortunately I don't love everything about this time of year... the amount of testing and reporting I need to do. Although I love the sunshine, getting outside for sports in the afternoons and outdoor week is always a highlight of the year.

Every week we have a singing practice as part of our arts programme. We take turns to choose the music and recently the kids have been learning such songs as Star Trekkin', The Fox and The Never Ending Story.

Yes we are terrible people we taught the 102 children in the middle school The Fox. and they love it! They sing it beautifully.

Anyway.... back on topic! The Never Ending story is fast becoming one of their favourite songs to sing (after The Fox of course) so for golden time on Friday afternoon we starting watching the first movie.

They love watching 80's movies.

I'm keen to have an 80's day next year with them and show them the Princess Bride, which in my opinion is one of the best movies ever!

See I got there in the all related!

Dollish Polish released a collection of Princess Bride inspired polishes earlier this year and I managed to snag two that I really wanted... although I have my eye on more!

Drop Your Sword

Inconceivable! over Color Club Abyss

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Femme Fatale: Blogger Pack

I was lucky enough to be sent a Femme Fatale blogger pack to review.
I'd never tried any of the Femme Fatale polishes, so was super excited. There may have been girly squeals when I received the parcel.

The blogger pack consisted of 4 mini polishes....which I now NEED full size versions off.

Jadefire one coat over OPI Did It On 'em

"A shimmering green gold base suitable for layering rather than wearing alone. Full of clashing pinks and reds, highlighted by holo lime and lemon coloured glitter and topped off with pink shimmer."

 Jade fire is a striking combination of chartreuse, red and a smattering of holo. The base is loaded with shimmer. Ohhh gutted, it's now discontinued. Run and buy it while you can!

Spindle Web over Orly Bailamos
 "A sheer deep jewel toned blue with strong green shimmers, suitable for layering over other shades rather than wearing alone, and filled with scatterings of blue, green and iridescence in various sizes."

OMG I love this polish. I may be biased but I think Bailamos was the perfect base for it as well. Look at those delicious green glitters! So pretty. ARGH words cannot!

Witchful Thinking over Color Club Shabby Drab
 "Witchful Thinking from the 2013 Halloween Trio.
A clear based glitter topper filled with gunmetal, black, charcoal and silver glitters in various sizes/shapes and accented with a stunning lavender shimmer and violet iridescence. We recommend using over a darker base colour to enhance the shimmer."

Of course I decided to try a lighter base...and I'm very happy with the duality of this polish. In my swatches the glitters look dark and brooding, in the swatches on Femme Fatale the glitters look shimmering and magical. Very fun to play with.

Burning Blossom 3 coats
"A dusty orange-peach-yellow toned crelly with pinks and burgundy glitters. May take a few coats for opacity so we recommend using a base colour, then at least two layers of Burning Blossom. The pink looks amazing when it has a few layers over it, so definitely play around with it."

If one polish was going to convince me that I needed to buy Femme Fatales...then it would be Burning Blossom.  This is one insanely gorgeous polish. Chock full of glitter and so unique.

I loved my experience with Femme Fatale. The polishes were stunning, the shipping was fast, everything was well packaged.... and I want more! An addiction may be starting. Must collect them all...

If you'd like to check out Femme Fatale Cosmetics check out their website here.

*The polishes in this post were sent for review and I was giddy with excitement*