Sunday, August 19, 2012

Swatch: Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine #8

Hey there!

So this isn't the art post that I promised. I did try to do a dot mani, but I chose the colours bad and so it ended up looking more like a mess than a mani. Instead, I decided to show you one of my newer polish acquisitions. Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine #8 is a darling. It's a lovely deep red (almost black) polish with a red shimmer that really comes out in the sun.

Application was a pain. I'm not sure whether it was because I'm just a terrible person at putting on polish, or whether it was because I wasn't working under the best light at night, but for two of my five fingers I had to put on a second layer. It was extremely smooth, and took forever to dry. Or that could just be my impatience talking.

I got some mail today! From the Born Pretty Store, I got the stamping plate m65 and a matte top coat. I'm currently experimenting with different colours and types of polish at the moment in terms of the top coat. The stamping plate is having a rest because the scraper and stamper I bought (from another site) got lost in the mail. Another 5 week wait.

<3 Wednesday

P.S. I'm bored.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Swatch: Savvy Mint Julep

Hey there! Long time no see :)

I'm a terrible poster, as you can see. I promise more posts in the future, at least one ever week, and it'll usually be a swatch post. Or an art one. I have an art one lined up for next week because a friend of mine requested that I do a rainbow mani, so watch for that next week!

This week is a swatch of Savvy Mint Julep. Savvy Mint Julep is...a mint colour. I had several fights with my mum over whether it's blue or green, so we settled on mint. It's a relatively smooth application, coat numbers varied with whatever hand I painted with. With my right hand, it took two coats. With my left, one coat. I've hand it on for a week now, and it's only just now starting to chip. All my Savvy polishes have lasted for quite a long time with no chipping, though that could just be my top coat.

Here's a pretty picture. I apologise in advance for my chipped index finger.

Outdoors, sun
Out of the two, outdoors in the sun is the most accurate in terns of colours. I forgot to take the bottle out when I went photographing, and besides, who doesn't like photos to go with their reading? I know I do

Last but not least, here's a picture of me pretending to be cool :) That's my cousin's place, by the way.

 <3 Wednesday

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Peripera Metallic Silver and Haul

Hey! How are you all? I have another haul post for you, but before I do, I have to show you the silver foil that I bought on Tuesday! It's a Korean brand called Peripera, and the polish is called Metallic Silver, and part of their 'Perfume Nail Polish' range. It smells so nice that I can't stop smelling it!

The bottle it comes in is so cute! Just look at it! The cat even has a butt, which for some reason I find absolutely hilarious and cute. Normally costs $12.50, but I bought on sale at $6, which is the most I have ever spent on a single bottle of polish. Not regretting it though~

And here is now the haul part of my post. Not a real haul, considering I bought them on a whim, but I'm call it a haul. Most I've ever spent in one transaction on polish (not the most I've bought though, off by one!). I apologise in advance for my dodgy lightbox, I really should get another lamp...

All Savvy polishes, bought from Priceline for $2.99 each, and for sale until the 16th of July, so I'm going before Sunday to get some more! They're lovely, and I have all the glitters (in case you're wondering). They go on well and I love the colours! Below is a closer look at them, named from left to right.

 Flaming Blue, Sangria, Mint Julep
 Blue Bayou, Pink Champagne, Black Martini
 Frostbite, Purple Viking, Ginger Ale
Modern Green, Metallic Silver

Breaking the Savvy trend, my other Peripera polish, Modern Green, part of their Fall & Winter Limited Edition range.

I bought a stamp/scraper, and got the free Hello Kitty one from Born Pretty Store, so look forward to my attempts at stamping in a few weeks!

Love, Wednesday <3

Friday, July 6, 2012

Manicure: Classic Spots

Hi! Thought I'd just get this out of the way and apologise for my lack of posts. Mum and I decided to switch internet providers and it took two weeks for everything to be done.

So here's my apology in form of a new manicure. It's a simple dot one with just black and white. I actually did another one before, to celebrate NAIDOC week here in Australia, but I didn't take any photos because I don't think you'd like to see stained nails @.@

I used Beauty Style Black Cherry and Designer Brand French White, along with a medium dotting tool. I need a better white. Both my white polishes are streaky and horrible to work with.

On the other hand, I'm working tomorrow, which means no nail polish (I work in a bakery, selling bread). And the stained part of my nails are still visible, at the tip. Hopefully no one sees or comments!

<3 Wednesday

Friday, June 22, 2012

Abstract Forest Manicure

Here's my Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge for today:

Friday 22nd June - Jungle mani or Parrots

I never realised that I cut off the Designer Brand French White in the above photo, so my apologies! From left to right, they are Cutex 2in1 Base Coat, Australis (62238), Ulta3 Black Plum, Ulta3 Mermaid Green, Planet Earth Glam Nail (black) and Designer Brand French White.

The dog-like clay model in the first three pictures is my friend's birthday present to me! She made it herself and I for one adore it <3

Now to talk about the mani. I realise that it doesn't really look like a forest, but I don't have brown and so I couldn't create the forest I had in mind. Ergo, abstract forest. It's not clear in the photos but in the background of green I added white and black polish while the green was still wet, to create a streaky look.

If you have any questions about this mani, feel free to comment and I'll answer as soon as I see it!

<3 Wednesday

Flower Spots Manicure

Here's a spotty flower manicure to liven up the day!

I've used Designer Brand French White, Ulta3 Pacific Fever, Beauty Style Petit (silver), and Cutex 2in1 Base Coat. I am loving this manicure, and loving my new dotting tools! Five dotting tools (six different dot sizes) for $1.85, bargain!

I'm now off to take this off and do a Jungle/Forest mani as my first answer to the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge on Facebook.

<3 Wednesday

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Flower Petal Manicure

 Hey there! Sorry about my inactivity this week, had to study for exams, so no time for nails...I have something for you though! A simple design of flower petals and a butterfly wing as the accent!

As you can see, I used ORLY Aspen as the base. I am adoring it right now, and is currently my favourite! The white you can see is Designer Brand French White, and the pink on the butterfly wing is Ulta3 Poppy.

I ordered some dotting tools and nail polish sticks (?) on ebay, so soon I'll have even more manicures for you guys! I bought Ulta3 Mermaid Green and Jelly Bean on Saturday, and ten other polishes (for $10, so $14 total for 12 polishes. Yay!) so look forward to swatches in the near future!

<3 Wednesday

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Seven Giveaways

Just click and go :) They're all internationally open!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pink Triangles

I gave myself a new mani! Yay! Not the best one I could've done, and two fingers bled when I put on the topcoat, but I already had to redo my pinky twice, so I was in no mood to redo it, especially considering my white is horribly streaky and hard to put on, but looks really nice when its dry.


I never thought white would look good on my nails, but apparently it does. 

 From left to right:

 Designer Brand: French White
 Ulta3: Crystallina
 Ulta3: Black Plum
 ORLY: Rose Radiance

 mode cosmetics: Soho
 Beauty Style: Raisin Red
 Ulta3: Poppy
 Cutex 2in1 Base Coat
I'd like to take a moment to say hello to my followers, even if there's only four of you! Thanks for following me <3 There's only four because one of them is me...I wanted to see if I could follow my own blog xD

To leave off, here's another few pictures of this mani :D

 <3 Wednesday

Monday, June 11, 2012

Haul (sorta)

Went past one of the local pharmacies today (there's several here in my suburb), and they were having a 3 for $5 sale, including polishes. So I grabbed me some polishes!

They're from a brand called mode cosmetics, and as you can see, they've been sitting around for so long that the metallics are sinking. From left to right, they're called Soho, Jaded and Lilac Dawn. Interesting to note that the last two were made in UAE. For those who don't know, UAE stands for United Arab Emirates. I've never had anything made there before, so I'm really happy for some reason! The first is made in China :) The photo was taken in the kitchen pantry, since the sun is playing hide and seek with Sydney today.

Here's a thumb-a-cure with my new mode mode polishes. The colour is accurate, with the exception of the blue, which is slightly more green than what's shown. It looks more like the polish in the bottle I'm holding. My camera doesn't really like picking up on the green ): Light pink is Lilac Dawn and hot pink is Soho.

Jaded and Lilac Dawn were much more sheer than I expected. What you see there is actually three coats of each, but I'm not disappointed. They do look nice on white.

Do you guys like my new watermark? 

On a random note, you know how on TV you see seagulls swooping down to grab the food right out of the person's mouth? That happened to me today. I was eating my sandwich when a flock of seagulls attacked and almost stole my sandwich! I had to throw it away, and I started chasing the seagulls with my umbrella. So immature of me, but hey, they were the ones to steal my sandwich. Thieves. My opinion of seagulls (which were not high to begin with) have dropped to an all time low. Evil seagulls and their beady little eyes...

<3 Wednesday

P.S. Here's two giveaways. Enter to win awesome prizes :)


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Heartened Nails

It's rainy today ): I was going to take pictures of my new mani in the sun, but sine I don't have a light box, it's all rainy day gloomy pictures today...

I used two blacks for this; the Australis and Beauty Style Black Cherry. On my accent nail I used the Beauty Style, which is this lovely deep black (not really sure how to describe it, but I love it more than other blacks), and for my other fingers I used the Australis, which (I think) I mentioned as a black with a slight silver shimmer. The white is Designer Brand French White, which is not featured in the picture below. The red heart is a mix of Ulta3 Black Plum and Beauty Style Raisin Red over white. Mixed it on a palette and painted it on, and didn't realise the white wasn't totally dry :P

The thumb was just the Australis, so nothing interesting there. All the pictures with the thumb turned out blurred.
From left to right: Cutex 2in1 Base Coat, Australis (62238- product number) Beauty Style Black Cherry, Beauty Style Raisin Red and Ulta3 Black Plum.

I got some new polish remover; Sally Hansen Polish Remover Strengthening, I think is the official title. It has 80% w/w acetone, and strangely enough, my skin likes it better than my old polish remover without acetone. Strange. While I was buying this, I discovered that my local Chemist Warehouse has a lot of Sally Hansen stuff, including the Gem Crush collection and another limited edition one that I can't recall the name of, but I do remember they were all pastel colours...

Are L.A. Colours good?

Off to study for Maths and Textiles exams now!

<3 Wednesday

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I got me some green tea with honey today :) It's really nice @.@

Anyway, found 5 really cute and cool blogs today! I admit I was looking for more giveaways to enter, but they're really cute, so I spent two hours going through them, squealing :3

♪ Dolly Wink Lashes No. 2 (Sweet Girly) &  No. 14 (Natural Cute)
♪ My Beauty Diary Masks Japanese Cherry Blossom & Arbutin Whitening
♪ Canmake Cream Cheek No. 7 (Coral Orange)
♪ Revlon Lip Butters in Peach Parfait and Sugar Frosting
♪Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara
♪ Too Faced Lockdown Cream Eye Shadow in I'm Guilty (teal) 
♪ Too Faced Galaxy Glam Smoky Eye Shadow in Moon Beam
♪ Set of Fashion nails from Love & Beauty (F21) 
♪ Set of Clip on bows from F21
♪ Floral Necklace from F21 in my favourite colours, pink and yellow!

 Just go and look at that blog post for prizes. It's a beautiful post @.@
  • Canmake Powder Cheek: Peach Pink
  • Whitening Soap: Orange
  • Circle Lens:Cinderella Pink
  • Pair of Eyelashes
  • Nail decoration Set
  • Pan Dermacare Skin Treatment Set
  • Pink Polka Ribbon
  • 2 Seashell Keyholder
  • Flower Earrings
  • 12Plus Lip Gloss
beautyinthebaggiveaway 3 different prizes for 3 lucky people!

First Prize:
  • Tote bag
  • Innoxa Lovely Lips Lipstick in “English Rose”
  • Nude by Nature Soft Focus Illuminator Liquid Mineral Illuminator
  • Natio Mineral Pressed Powder
  • MaxFactor Xperience Volumising Mascara in Black
  • Modelsprefer Kohl Pencil with smudger in matte black
  • 1000Hour Nail Foils set including Foil Applicator, Nail File and Scissors
  • Press & Go Press-on Manicure
  • Rimmel I Heart Lasting Finish Nail polish in Mocha Fever
  • Manicare Soft Touch Tweezers
Second Prize:
  • Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in “Sugar Plum”
  • ORLY Nail Lacquer in “Walk Down the Aisle”
  • Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush in “Poser”
  • SAVVY by DB Luxury Liner in Pealescent Plum
  • Modelsprefer Multi-purpose Sponge
  • Clinique Happy 4ml perfume spray
Third Prize:
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Matte in “Really Red”
  • Innisfree green tea pure skin cleanser 5mil sample
  • Innisfree green tea pure skin lotion 5 mil sample
  • Innisfree eco safety perfect sunblock sample
  • Ubbusfree eco natural green tea BB cream sample
  • Sulwhasoo deem cleaning oil sample
  • Nail-Venturous Lacquers in 
    • Floam
    • Pinkerbell
    • Flying Blue Jay
Giant post, and now I shall go and mess around with my nails again, and hopefully put up a real blog post today <3