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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gems that sparkle!

Today i have an Aussie brand Mode polish. This is Jaded!

A dark Teal (peacock like blue/green) 2 Coats. Inside, flash

These photos are a bit horrible! I didn't get a chance to take any when we actually had some sun! so peeved off!

Inside, no flash

So after i dinged a couple of the nails, as you can probally see, i decided to add a glitter top coat because i didn't want to take the polish off. So i added one coat of Finger Paints Sapphire Shimmer which has a bit of Holo Glitter in it! I think it looks pretty good!

 Flash, Inside 

Inside, no flash

Blurred a bit. ooooooh pweety!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aussie giveaway i'm entering!

The Khromazone is having a Big B'day BYS Bonanza Giveaway! You could win 10!! BYS nail polishes of your choice!

These are just a few you could choose! You must be a follower and blog about her giveaway!

Please go check out her awesome blog and Enter Here!! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Arggh! me hearties, here be treasure!

I finally got my hands on the OPI - Pirates of the Caribbean Collection. I know you've seen swatches on many other blogs but i just felt like doing it myself!

L to R- Skull & Glossbones, Stranger Tides, Steady as she Rose,
Sparrow me the drama, Planks a lot, Mermaids Tears & Silver Shatter.

No. 1- Skull & Glossbones - Pale grey creme, A bit splotchy to start with but evened out in the end. 3 Coats, No Topcoat. Then with Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

No. 2- Stranger Tides - A murky greyish-green creme. Again a bit splotchy then evened itself out. 3 Coats, No Topcoat. Then with Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

Sorry this ones a bit blurry!
No. 3 - Steady as she Rose - A very pale lavender pink creme. Its more lavender than pink IRL than what the picture is showing. 3 Coats, No Topcoat. Then with Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

No. 4 - Sparrow me the drama - A dusty Pink creme. Not as bright as what the pic is showing. I'm sure this was 2 Coats, No Topcoat. Then with Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

No.5 - Planks a lot - A darkish Lavender creme. Pretty straight forward! 2 Coats, No Topcoat. Then Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

No.6 - Mermaids Tears - My favourite of them all and the colour i was going to get from the collection, no matter what! A dusty Turquoise creme. 2 Coats, No Topcoat. Then Silver Shatter, also no Topcoat.

My definite favourites are Sparrow me the drama, Planks a lot, Mermaids Tears and of course the Silver Shatter! 
Do you have the collection? Which is your favourite?
Enjoy your week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Matte Black!

Just a quick one today. My nails got so wrecked last week, i was busy and didn't look after them that well so i chopped them all down to just little nubbins!
I'm really loving mattes at the moment, so today i have just plain Matte Black.

This is 3 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather with 2 coats of Essie's Matte About You topcoat! When i did the first coat of Matte About You some were still a bit shiny, not sure if i did the coat too thick and it did matte properly before it dried but i went over it with a thiner coat after it completely dried and it was fine.

Inside, Flash

On a side note. Can anyone recommend me a good quick dry top coat? I have been using Sally Hansen's Insta-dri (anti-chip.....apparently) topcoat. I don't mind this, i've been using it for a while now but it's so expensive! Like $12 - $15 at the chemist! Is seche vite as amazing at everyone says it is? I got a miniature bottle of seche vite quick dry a while back and i didn't seem to care for it that much. i didn't think i dried as fast as the Sally Hansen one did, but i was skeptical if the contents were actually true label after it didn't dry that fast. I'm willing to give it a go if it really is that great. Should i be worried about the chemicals too? Being young and all! haha Or is there another brand that you use that is better?
Thanks guys.

Hope you all enjoy your weekends! Three day weekend for most of us Aussies! Whoo hoo! We are off the beach this afternoon, it's going to be 15deg. hope it's not too cold! We are taking the pup down to visit all her litter mates for their one year b'day plus some from other litters will be there too! There is going to be about 15-20 puppies there! 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shelby turned one! (pic heavy)

On Friday my puppy turned one! wow the 10-12 months went by fast and she has grown into a lovely little doggie! She is a Chocolate Brown and White Border Collie. I love her to bits, so she was my inspiration for my nails this weekend!

This is OPI - Suzi Loves Cowboys. A rich chocolate brown creme. Reminds me of melted dark chocolate, especially once you put a topcoat on and it's all nice and glossy! Yum!! I did this at night and used two coats to what i thought was opaque, added Sally Hansen Insta-dri Top Coat, went to bed. I woke up in the morning and went to go take photos and realised it was still had a few ever so slight bald patches in places so i added another coat of Suzi then another coat of Insta-dri top coat. You might have not been able to see it in photos but it annoyed me! haha

Outside Sunlight

Outside shade, Flash

Inside, Flash

 Then i konaded it with little puppy paw prints from image plate M10 in White.

Inside, Flash

Now for some pic spam of Shelby!

 This is the day we picked her up from the breeder.
8 weeks old.

 Shelby being a bully to Cooper! (cooper is my In-laws 
puppy, he is from the same litter)

Both having a nap after a hard day's playing and play-fighting

 Shelby @ 4 months old!

Shelby @ 6 months old!

Shelby @ 10 months old!

Shelby @ 12 months old!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Back to reality tomorrow! =(

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Not sure what you call this colour!

Except perfection in a bottle!

I just got this recently in my latest Haul. This is Colour Club's Revvvolution! OMG this is an amazing colour! One of my favs at the moment.

Outside Sunlight.

Outside Sunlight.

Outside Sunlight.

Inside with Flash.

Outside Shady Sunlight? haha

This is a dark Charcoal Grey, almost black with Holographic shimmer!
*EDIT* Forgot to mention, This was 1 thick coat! Which means it'd be great for stamping too!
I will hopefully have a haul post and pics up soon of my lastest goodies.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!