Thanks to the lovely Ange-Marie over at Scandalously Polished I own this beauty, thank you so much girl! Also got a bunch of other polishes in the swap with her, which I'll show you at a later point. Anyway here's Dream Catcher!
I have a question for you readers. I did my first attempt with nail foils earlier this week, and it was a disaster! A real foil fail! I had no issues applying them at all, and they looked great at first then after a while they started to go a bit matte so I slapped on some Poshé on 2 nails to get the shine back and the foil started cracking and lost all of the holo effect it was supposed to have. I then decided to leave the rest of the nails as they were without topcoat. In just a matter of hours they looked worn, I had MASSIVE tipwear and they just looked horrible, almost like the foil had turned sticky and was peeling off. I followed the instructions that came with the foils and it didn't say anything about topcoat or what to do after applying the foils.
Models Own Slate Green
As you might have noticed the rate of my posting have dropped lately and it's cause of multiple reasons. Some personal reasons but also I'm working on a new blog/website, as I'm planning on moving to my own domain sometime in the near future. There's only so many hours in a day and I try my best to get the everyday things done, work on the new site and still do my nails and blog here. Just bear with me and hopefully I'll get back to my normal posting once the new website is up and running.
Congratulations to Thess! I'll send you an e-mail!
Thanks to everyone who participated, wish I could give something to every one of you who takes time out of your day to read and comment on my blog. You guys is what makes blogging fun!
Hope you all had a great weekend, I've been sick with a fever again! I've been too tired to do my nails so I was rocking No Way Jose for a few days, but yesterday I wanted to do something for valentines. But after paiting the base colour I wasn't feeling the hearts and cute stuff at all so I went with a zebra print instead!
This is 2 coats of Essence Most Wanted with Konad m57 and Konad Princess polish in Black. Most Wanted is a bit darker in reality, but I just couldn't get a good shot of it. The formula is great, was almost opaque in one coat!
Flash on lowest setting (mimics sunlight or lamplight)
After seeing swatches of some of these over at Plane Beauty I'm bummed I didn't pick up Purple Grey instead of Fuzzy Peach. I was looking at it when I was placing my order, I should have googled for swatches before deciding against it! Maybe next time, cause I'm sure I'll be wanting to shop for more Models Own!
And the new 2nd prize winner is...
(I forgot to get a screen shot of The Hat window so just imagine it's here displaying the right name :P)
Congratulations! I've sent you an e-mail =)
Kelly from Plane Beauty is celebrating 100 followers! Congrats Kelly! She's giving away lots of great stuff.
But come back soon! and don't forget to enter my giveaway :)
I will post nail pictures of both colours shortly so you get a better idea on what they look like, until then here's a bottle pic!
***CONTEST CLOSED ***
1. Become a follower, if you are already a follower that's certainly fine! Use your blogger/google friend connect account to post your entry and make sure you're not following privately, that's the only way I can check that this mandatory rule is being followed. (1 entry)
Optional extra entries:
2. Tell me which rare and discontinued nailpolish you most would like to get your hands on! (1 entry)
3. Spread the word! Make a post about the contest on your blog that links back to this page and contain the picture of the prize. Please provide a link in your entry comment. (2 entries)
4. Add me to your blogroll, if I'm already on it that counts too. Please provide a link in your entry comment. (1 entry)
You can get a total of 5 entries! This contest is open to everyone, doesn't matter where in the world you live, it ends February 14th at midnight GMT+1 (6pm EST).
The rules of this tag are as follows:
1. To accept the award, you must post it on your blog, with the name of the person who has given you the award, and a link to their blog.
2. Pass the award on to approximately 10-15 blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great!
3. Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Mon Coin à Moua
Catch the Beauty with Arie
Nails of the Day
The Chain Nail
and everyone else who is on my blogroll and haven't been tagged yet and wants to play!
Thank you to all who participated, I had alot of fun doing this and I hope you did too! And soon there will be a new chance to win some rare and discontinued shades!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Today I'm showing you this beauty, Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI's suede collection.
Excuse my ghastly pale hands, they're not this bad in reality but for some reason they looked like that in the only colour accurate picture I got
*Product courtesy of Glitter Gal
Every time I post GG NOTD's I always get asked where to buy them so I figured I'd add it to the post instead :) Glitter Gal polishes can be purchased directly from their website http://www.glittergal.com.au/. They ship worldwide!
*Products courtesy of Glitter Gal
PS. Saw that I've hit 200 followers, there will be a new giveaway starting next week when the first one is over! Keep an eye out for that!!
The white balance on my camera was set all wrong, therefore the yellow'ish background, but the bottle colours still look pretty accurate to me.
China Glaze Dorothy Who?
Blurry to show the glitter
China Glaze Dorothy Who? bottle
Just wanted to remind you about my giveaway, there's still one more week to enter! I would also like to thank all of you who already entered, one of the best things about this is all the new blogs I've found by reading all the comments. Awesome blogs I didn't even know exsisted!
This is what you can win:
Click any of the pictures above to get to the contest!
I noticed I was getting close to 200 followers and that's the mark for my next giveaway! I won't reveal the prize just yet but I can tell you it's something most of you will recognize but it's also something that is really hard to come by now a days.. curious? ;D
Chromatic Misadventures has put together a wonderful array of swatches that include nail colors from Nails Inc., Zoya, Butter London, Essie, and so many more.
Polish Up brings you the sparkled beauty OPI Blues in the Night.
Can you appreciate a good haul? Well if so, let Black Nail Polish and Lipgloss show off the awesome goodies that she received from Lisa of Glammed Up.
The Nail Nerd has a polish sweet tooth caused by Orly's Sweet Collection.
Happy Vamp Valentines Day! The Swatchaholic shares a wonderful Konad sweet... I mean treat with all of you.
Raz from Manicure Mommasswatches her CND survey goodies and gives you an up close and personal preview.
Are you quite unfond of the scent of polish remover and feel you could live without the smell?! Well if so, Polish Galore gives a wonderful review of the lavendar scented polish removers Seche Erase & Zoya Remove.
Kellie from "Also Known As dazzles us with the gorgeous new shades of OPI's Designer Series featuring polishes infused with diamond dust.
Probably one of the most popular colors in the China Glaze Up & Away Collection, Prim and Polished brings you gorgeous swatches of Four Leaf Clover.
Naive Nails gives us a little Absolutely Alice from OPI's Alice in Wonderland
Green is the hottest color of the season... and polishSWATCHES brings you a shade you'll adore.
and now for the goodies....
Bring on the Network Giveaways!!!
How would you like to add 3 bottles of China Glaze polish to your collection? Well, let Polish Galore show you how!
You'll definitely want to be sure and check out the Nail Nerd Giveaway... she's giving away some gorgeous Viva la Diva Nail Lacquers.
Black Nail Polish and Lipgloss is having a fun and creative contest that you just have to see for yourself. I just can't spill the beans on this one!
And lastly, have you been dying to get your hands on polishes from the China Glaze Up & Away Collection?! Well, if your answer is yes... check out the Polish Freak and she'll be glad to give some to you.
This is half of the Sweet collection - available April 2010
*Products courtesy of Laforce + Stevens
*Products courtesy of LaForce + Stevens
This weekend has been super hectic, and I didn't manage to get anything done which means no Orly swatches yet =( But I've got tomorrow off work so I'm gonna try and get all of them done in the morning. Today I'm wearing an "old classic", kind of, Octa Gone Wild from China Glaze's Kaleidoscope collection. The only colour I own from that collection, and I regret not buying the rest. Think a few colours are still available at some e-tailers though.
China Glaze Octa Gone Wild -low light
China Glaze Octa Gone Wild - Bottle
Get prepared as The Swatchaholic shows off her Konad skills. Bringing you her fabulous "throwback" Hello Kitty Manicure inspired by MAC's Love Lace collection.
As Magic-Maid takes you to the Land of Oh Ahz and makes you think twice about clicking your heels to leave.
For those of you who have been pining over Chanel's Jade nail color, PolishFreak brings you a possible dupe. And if that particular green wasn't enough for your color fix check out Polish Up's shade from Charlotte Russe.
Also, check out Network Giveaways....
PolishFreak is giving away a set of American Apparel's backordered nail polishes.
Polish Galore is giving away Cina Glaze's Up & Away Grape Pop, Seche Vite Top Coat, and a bottle of Matte Magic.
The Swatchaholic is giving away a host of different polishes along with some nail jewel accessories.
and Body Soul Beauty is hosting her weekly Friday Freebie giveaway.
The Orly colours will have to wait until the weekend when I'll have more daylight hours to swatch on. Today I'm wearing a polish from the Viva la Diva collection I'm giving away here. Of course I had to pick the only colour not in the contest, but #5 is a very close relative to this one. I wanted to add some Konad and it took 5 (yes, five!) tries to get the little bow straight, don't know what was up with me when I was trying to do this. Didn't clean up the old stamps enough either so after adding topcoat I saw the whole nail had a thin coat of silver shimmer. It would look nice, if it was on all nails!
Here is what I got
Left to Right: Thorned Rose, Wandering Vine and Blushing Bud
Orly Sweet Collection - Available April 2010
Left to Right: Gumdrop, Cotton Candy, Lollipop
*Products courtesy of LaForce + Stevens
- Naptown, La La Land, Sweden
- Nail Nerd by day, Ninja by night! My favourite things are informercials and thumb tacs... NO! It's nails of course! and ninjas. Nails and ninjas.. yup!
- ► March (4)
- NOTD: Models Own Slate Green
- NOTD: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic
- Give away Winner!
- NOTD: Pink Zebra
- NOTD: China Glaze No Way Jose
- NOTD: Make Up Store Siw
- Haul: My First Models Own Polishes
- Well, it happened..
- Poll and a little Request
- Giveaway Roundup!
- NOTD: China Glaze 100 Proof Pink
- 200 Followers/Valentines Giveaway!
- Best Blog Award!
- Viva la Diva Giveaway Winners!
- NOTD: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Suede
- NOTD: Glitter Gal 3D Dark Purple
- NOTD: Glitter Gal 3D Copper
- Coming Up: Glitter Gal Holographic Polishes
- NOTD: China Glaze Dorothy Who?
- Giveaway Reminder!
- Polish Bloggers Network: Lacquer Link Love 1/22/10...
- Orly Sweet Swatches
- Orly Bloom Swatches
- NOTD: China Glaze Octa Gone Wild
- Polish Bloggers Network: Lacquer Link Love 1/15/10...
- NOTD: Viva la Diva Fall #4 + Konad
- Coming up: Orly Spring and Summer Collections