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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blog Sale!!

Just a quick note, i have updated my blog sale. Click here or in the tab up above =)
Only sale at this time, no swapping. Thanks!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, i am still feeling crap. Hopefully i can get something up soon for you all. I have also seemed to run out of my quota for photos on Blogger/picasa, so i will have to find some other way of storing photos.

See you soon!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Aussie Nails Monday - Loki's Lacquer Smashing Jack!

Hi everyone!!
It's Aussie nails Monday again!! Wow, that week went quick! I actually have felt like crap all week, i burnt my tongue and throat on my hot chocolate last tuesday morning (yes, i really am that stupid sometimes) and have had a sore throat since, then my body decided it was time to get sick since i haven't been sick in almost two years... i was on a good run there! lol So almost over this damn cold and i will be all good but for today, i have had to find a past mani from one my folders. So sorry about that plus this mani was well overdue!

This weeks theme is "Glitter"

My dear Aussie Nails friend and polish maker Tara from Osirisandlokipainttheirnails made this special polish for me. I told her what i want in it and she made it! I also named it and she decided to then sell it on her etsy shop =)

Smashing Jack has large and small black and orange hex's, small white squares and yellow gold bar glitters. The bar glitter in it is very sparse (which is what i wanted) and hard to see against my yellow base colour. The base colour is Ulta3 Honolulu, which was three coats. One coat of SJ. 
I love this colour and am considering buying it in a full sized bottle!

Thanks Tara for creating an awesome polish!!! 

Kel xx

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

World Diabetes Day mani - Essence It's Two Bright

Hi all!
Today is world Diabetes Day. This is the mani i wore.

This is Essence It's Two Bright

 Nothing too exciting just a simple blue mani. A bright blue with a  jelly like finish. This was two coats and you can still see a tiny bit of VNL. Not so apparent in real life.

I then added the other end of the stick, the yellow/pink duochrome sparkly top coat. This was two coats but i wish i had just left it to one coat, it looked so much better!

Kel xx

Monday, November 12, 2012

Aussie Nails Monday - Birthday!

Hi everyone!

Today i am starting a new challenge. They lovely Elissa from Lissa's Polish Addiction came up with an idea of doing a different themed mani each Monday. I loved the idea and was happy to join.

This weeks mani is "Birthday"........ Seems kind of fitting. I decided to do cupcakes (or if you much prefer to look at them like circus tents you can too)

Colours used:
China Glaze Spontaneous
Ulta3 Lily White
Ulta3 Lemon Tart
Ulta3 Sizzling Red
Ulta 3 Blue Heaven
Ulta3 Strawberry Sundae

Please also check out the other Aussie participating =)

Elissa - Lissa's Polish Addiction
Bec - Nail Gun XS
Marie - Marie's Manicure Madhouse
Courtney - Tales from the Makeup Bag
Sarah - Shatter me Claire
Chantelle - A Polished Prance
Teneil - Tee Bee's Nails
Nicole - the epitome of superficiality
Bec - Lacquer Dreams
Naomi - NananaisNails
Eboni - Enamoured With Enamel
Katie - Pretty Polish Please
Adelle - adelle1985
Rosemarie - Every Little Polish
Rebecca - Polished Peripherals
Debbie - All Things Charmed
Melissa - Mel my issta
Natalie - Walk In My Eye Shadow
Jennifer - JennLojko
Kristy - The Polish Haven
Em - Nails in the Desert
Erin - Erinzi
Brie - Strawbrie

Kel xx

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Face of Australia Pastels collection: Swatches and review

Hi all!

Summer has hit Australia hard over the last few days..... well where i am anyway, not that i am complaining because i love the warm/hot weather, but it means i am late in posting these awesome polishes that were great for the Spring weather, not that we can't wear them still but i'm so looking forward to wearing more bright colours!!

As soon as i saw that Face of Australia had released a Pastel collection, i was all over that shit. I raced out to Kmart and bought the whole set. The pastels collection consists of 8 polishes, 6 cremes, 1pearl and 1 shimmer.... that's right, bet you didn't think there was a shimmer in there! But don't get too excited, it's so faint it's barely noticeable.

Anyway, onto the swatches...... Pic heavy i might add =)
These are in alphabetical order as that is what my computer decides to do...

After Dinner Mint - A pastel mint green. I love mint greens and this is no exception! Perfect in two coats. 

Boy 'n Berries - A Lavender pastel. Two coats.

Castles On A Cloud - Lilac-grey Pastel.... with shimmer. This is the one with shimmer. In the light it is noticeable in the bottle but once on the nail, it just seemed to disappear! Click the images to make large and you can see it slightly. This was two coats.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy - A bright?? pastel Yellow. If you can even have a bright pastel.... This is it. Probably my favourite yellow colour to date!! Wasn't the easiest to apply, just like a lot of yellows but this yellow is awesome and i can see myself wearing it alot! This was three coats.

Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too - Lilac Pink pastel. This is also one of my favourites. This was two coats.

I'll Take You to the Candy Shop - My least favourite colour from the collection. Very soft pearly pink. Not really as streaky IRL as the pics show. This was three coats.

Once in a Blue Moon - Soft Eggshell Blue. Awesome colour. Two coats.

Would you like some Orange Sherbet? My second least favourite from the collection. I was really on a good streak with oranges until i hit this one! It's not bad but i'm not sure i like it with my skin tone. This was three coats.

Overall, I'm so so on this collection There are 5 i absolutely love and will wear again but the other 3 i don't like. I can live with that though, we can't like everything. I was disappointed with Castle on a Cloud as i really thought that would stand out the most to me with that awesome shimmer but it just wasn't there =( I think that disappointed the colour full stop for me as it looks awesome in the bottle.
My picks: After Dinner Mint, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, Boy 'n Berries, Once in a Blue Moon & Have your Cupcake & Eat It Too.

These were NOT sent for review. I paid for these myself. 
Kel xx