Sunday, 30 June 2013
I know this is already an old thing for most of you, but I have resisted these polishes for so long... I bought OPI's Jinx when it came out but never bothered to use it because "ehhhhh, I don't really get the textured nail polish thing." But I came across Sally Hansen's Sugar Coat line at PharmaPlus the other day and grabbed a few to try. And now that I have actually tried them I have seen the light, and it is dangerous to my wallet.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Sunday, 23 June 2013
So this colour sits next to China Glaze's Electric Beat in my polish storage and when I first put it in there I had to do a double-take to make sure it wasn't the same polish! I did a quick search and it looks like lots of people have done comparison posts (here's one that's colour-accurate from The PolishAholic if you want to see) so I didn't bother. To be honest, they look like the warm and cool sisters of the same shade, and they're different enough that I don't mind keeping them both. Now my mind is full of ideas where I can use both in the same mani... So look forward to that in the future! :)
Friday, 21 June 2013
It's officially summer! That means I have beaches and parties and barbecues and sun to look forward to! In celebration, I'm starting the Step into Summer Challenge for June and July that's being hosted by the Hobby Polish Bloggers group that I'm a member of. Exciting! Check out the Inlinkz list at the end of the post to see all the other great fills so far!
I like this challenge because you can do all or some or even just one of the prompts created by the group. They're also really general prompts, so there's lots you can do with them. I decided to start with "Inspired by the Pool," which I did by doing a saran wrap style mani with a few shades of blue.That's my pool water! I put a little bit of silver on at the end to imitate the sun bouncing off my nail pool, and then added a beach ball to finish it off and make it a bit more interesting. Simple, but cute!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
I subscribed for three months to start, with a referral from my friend Christina and the FREEBOX code (because I'm not going to say no to not paying for my first box, thankyouverymuch). Now I have a shiny referral code of my own, which you can check out in my sidebar. :)
Sunday, 16 June 2013
3 Miss Selene mini bottles from Serbia, and a bottle of Bourjois Paris microbeads from Hungary. I've never used either of these brands, so I decided to swatch some of the Miss Selene colours for Swatch-It Sunday this week. :) Overall, I'm pretty pleased with them.
Friday, 14 June 2013
31 Day Nail Art Challenge and my own 2013 Nail Art Challenge. After going back and forth between the next fill for each of those, I decided to do the metallic fill for the 31 Day Challenge first. .... But I severely miscalculated the amount of metallic polishes I own. By that I mean, aside from Maybelline's Bold Gold (which I use all the freaking time) there are very few. My solution? Use some of my magnetic polishes! They look metallic, and no one ever said that I have to do a magnetic design just because it's magnetic polish, right? Right! Add a technique I've wanted to try for a while (using a fan brush) and voila! My mani is complete.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Last week I was digging around for a specific polish colour and couldn't find it anywhere. I looked in my polish cabinet, in the living room, in the bedroom... Nada. Then I remembered that I had a box of Random Stuff in the dinning room that had to be put away, and sure enough there was the polish I was looking for. Except, it wasn't just the one bottle. I found a bag full of 20 different polishes that I had completely forgotten about! Can you imagine?! It made me realize that I barely use the majority of the polishes I own, and that I need to make an effort to try and use more of them at least once. Argh.
In the interest of working my way through more of the polishes I own I'm introducing a new feature starting this week: Swatch-It Sunday! It's exactly what it sounds like: every Sunday I'll swatch a polish and post it with a tiny review. This week: China Glaze's Life is Rosy!
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Black and White Mani with Rimmel Black Satin and OPI's Pirouette My Whistle
I decided to ease back into the swing of things with a polish I love but haven't really been able to use much: OPI's Pirouette My Whistle. It's a gorgeous clear top coat with tiny silver glitter and small white hex glitter. I paired it with some large white hex's dug out of China Glaze's Whirled Away for some extra pop. (This is also my fill for Black and White on the 31 Day Challenge.) Final verdict: love!