29 Nov 2012

I ♥ NY!

I really really do!  The city, and the nail polish.
We used to live approx 30 mins from NYC, and I adored it!  So easy to get the train into the city, but then come home again to our peaceful little village when we had enough.  We were staying overnight in the city when I found out I was pregnant, so it will always be a very special place to me.  :)

Onto the awesome nail polish!!
This is 'I  NY' from Whimsical Ideas by Pam.. on her Facebook page she describes it..  I ♥ NY was inspired by my love of the city and the tee shirts that every New Yorker has at least three of.
Clear base with black and white matte glitter, red hearts, and just a bit of NYC grit'.  
That description gave me the idea for the base colour, as I already knew I didn't want to go with the usual white I had seen it used over.

(click pics to enlarge)

The base I used is Grey-t To Be Here from Essence.  It's a light grey with a pink shimmer.  I went with a grey to represent the grey NYC sidewalks... I'm bummed the pink shimmer doesn't show up, as that was supposed to be the lights of Times Square.  Maybe if the sun decides to return I will try to get some more pics and pop them up.  This polish was lovely to apply, shown here is one coat and I barely needed to fish at all to get the hearts out.. can't wait to try it over other colours.  Also, the bottles are so adorable with the little ribbon tied around the lid.

To order from Whimsical Ideas by Pam, just email her your order at pea422000@yahoo.com, and she will send you an invoice.   All her available polishes are on her Facebook page.  I have ordered from her this way and received a very fast reply.  Currently she only ships within the US, but I am fortunate to have family in NY that I can get my polishes sent to.  ;)

25 Nov 2012

Giveaway at 50 followers!

Hi all!
Just realized i am only a few away from 50 followers!  Not many for some, but not that long ago I had none so i'm quite happy!  :)
I have decided to do a giveaway at 50 followers, so please share my blog as much as you can..  I also have a FB page, would love to see a few more people there too.  Thanks!
I have nekkid nails at the moment.. I took my polish off with every intention with painting them today, but it's just been so hot and my air con is broken so I just cant seem to work up the energy.

22 Nov 2012

NOTD: Frog Prince

Hi all!

Hope your having a great week.. ours has been lovely and quiet for the most part.  Too hot to do anything.. Tuesday was 37 degrees Celsius!  That's approx 99 degrees Fahrenheit.  Ugh!

Today I have gone for sparkly nails...  Vernis Classique by Cherimoya 'Heart Of The Sea' over Ulta3 'Frog Prince'.

I love how sparkly, and slightly Christmassy, this looks!  
The Ulta3 Frog Prince was quite a goopy consistency, I found it couldn't wait to settle down the sides of my nails.  I love the colour though, will definitely use again.    Vernis Classique by Cherimoya 'Heart Of The Sea' has small blue love hearts in it, but they are quite sparse.  I had to really fish for them, and as you can see, I'm no fisherman (fisherwoman?  ;)   ).   
I'm very happy with how it turned out though!

18 Nov 2012

Wild At Heart ~ pic heavy post

Hello lovelies!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.. yesterday was my cousins daughters birthday, was so lovely to catch up with most of my family.

Todays polish is one I have been after for quite a while, and finally managed to grab it in a blog sale..  Color Clubs ‘Wild At Heart’.  I am a sucker for any purple polish, and this one is the Queen of them all!  Plus the name reminds me of a Stevie Nicks song, and that’s always good.  :)

Have included a few pics as trying to capture the amazingness of this one was hard!  I can definitely see myself wearing this one alot.

14 Nov 2012

Pumpkin Guts

Hey all!
Wow do I have a beauty for you today!  Love Thy Polish ‘Pumpkin Guts’.  I just love the name!
The polish is described on the Etsy store as  ‘A spooky orange jelly with pumpkin guts (black hexes) scattered throughout’.






As you can see, that description is perfect.  This polish went on like a dream, dried very quickly in between coats, which is a huge plus for me.  These pictures are with 3 coats, plus one coat of Out The Door top coat.  This, and all the other awesome Love Thy Polish colours can be bought at her Etsy store here.    Also, keep up to date on Facebook.

11 Nov 2012

Poppy Flower nails - pic heavy

Hey all!

Today I have decided to do a special mani, for Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day in Australia to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
It is observed on 11 November to mark the end of hostilities of World War I.  Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", which is why most services are at 11am. 

The red poppy has become a familiar symbol of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I.

I have attempted to do some poppy flowers on my nails.. they are not perfect but I like them anyway.  ;)

I've added a few pics so you can see the gorgeous base colour I have used...  Blue Monday from Gloss n Sparkle.  On her Etsy page, Gloss n Sparkle describes this polish as  'a vibrant blue packed with white and blue glitters, and microfine holographic aqua glitter'.  This is with 3 coats, could probably get away with 2 if you don't mind very slight visible nail line.  It's just so pretty, I can't stop looking at my nails.  :)
You can buy this awesome polish from the Etsy store, or follow her on FB.

Remembrance day 11-11-12

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

8 Nov 2012

China Glaze - Atlantis

Hey all!
Hope your having a great week so far.. ours has been quite eventful.  Son had his last dentist appointment, didn't go quite as well as last time, so am very glad its all over.  Today he has his assessment at the Minimal Motor Dysfunction Unit at our local childrens hospital, am hoping he gets in as I think it would help him alot. Also, i finally got to meet up with one of the lovely ladies from the Aussie Nails FB group I am in, and we did a lil polish swap.. yay!
Ok todays polish is China Glazes 'Atlantis', which is a bluey green with tons of holo glitter.. its beautiful!  i did 3 coats and that made it opaque, but I think next time I will layer it over SH The Real Teal, which seems to be a very close match.

Trying to capture all the holo sparkly goodness in pictures can be quite difficult, which is why a couple are blurry.  Isn't she beautiful?   :)

4 Nov 2012

Comparison swatches

Hey all!
Sorry I have been MIA the past few days… I have been glued to the tv watching all the heartbreaking footage of Hurricane Sandy.  So sad!  We used to visit NYC all the time when we lived in NY and its just so hard to believe its the same place.  :(
So today I have a comparison swatch for you, between Lokis Lacquers ‘Tinsel’, and Sally Hansens Prism ‘Diamond’. 

Can you see the difference between the two?  On my pinkie and middle finger I have the Sally Hansen, and on my ring and pointer fingers is the Lokis Lacquer.  The Loki polish is more of a glitter holo while the SH is a flatter, all over holo.. if that makes sense. lol 
Anyway, I love them both and will be wearing them again for sure.