Friday, April 30, 2010

More Foil

Before I took Sexy Divide off I wanted to have a play with a transparent foil I have called Opal Swirl.

I think Over the dark purple it looks almost like Petrol.

Essie Sexy Divide + Foils

I received Sexy Divide in the mail a couple of days ago with some other polishes but I had to try this one out first as it looked amazing in the bottle, and it didn't didn't disappoint! It looks a bit Blue in this photo but it is more of a deep regal Purple.
Inspired by Kitties26 from blog post yesterday I decided to have a little play with my nail foils and did a gold feature nail.
And here are a couple of pics from other times I have had a go with foils:

I love playing with foils I find them pretty easy to day and they create a very fun look.

I buy my foils from they also give you a free adhesive for every 6 foils you purchase and their postage isn't too bad if you're buying a few things.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flakies, Where can I find them??

There are so many gorgeous mani's and swatches on international nail blogs with stunning flakies. Unfortunately I am finding it impossible to track any down!

There doesn't seem to be any locally available brands that make them and even brands that can be easily sourced from overseas (China Glaze, OPI and Essie etc..) don't make flakies (WHY??!!) and Nuf.oh seems impossible to find!

So I was very excited today to find the following image on a nail forum:

That's right, apparently Nubar are releasing a Flakie with their Night Sky collection which also includes 3 new Metalic Mattes. I am so excited for this because I have purchased Nubar from eBay before so I should be able to get my hands on one of these.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

China Glaze- Calypso Blue + China Glaze Nova

In my recent transdesign order I received these two polishes and couldn't wait to try them.

Calypso, although it looks black in this image, is a deep Navy Creme which is stunning, I'm not normally that into dark polishes but I can see myself wearing this a lot it winter. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it by itself before I got excited and painted Nova over the top.

Nova is a Silver Holo Glitter and I had been lusting after this one after seeing some swatches around. I love glitter so I am very excited to add this one too my collection.

I like Nova Layered over Calypso Blue, it looks a little like the night sky with lots of stars (I think I was a little heavey handed with the glitter though!)

And here is a shot of Nova in all it's Glittery Glory. I think I'm going to invest in some more of China Glaze's Glitters, Any rec's on which ones to try next??

Friday, April 23, 2010

China Glaze- Tickle My Triangle

I Was so excited to get these Holographic Polishes and this one definitely didn't dissapoint. It is a little more red-pink in real life and looks stunning when light catches on the sparkles.

I then had a little play with my konad set which didn't go so well... My poor little butterflies all seem to be missing their bottom wings! Does anyone have any tips for me? I never seem to be able to pick up the whole design.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

China Glaze Haul

I recently did a nail polish order from transdesign with my friends M, V and S and today my little pretties had arrived!

I got: Solar Flare, Nova, Cosmic, Meteor Shower, Anklets of Amethysts, Fly, Calypso Blue and Passion.

Can't wait to try these out, will post proper pics soon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Holographic nail polish where have you been all my life???

(Sorry for the crappy iPhone pic)

After seeing some holo swatches on some blogs and on I decided I had to track some of these babies down.

I bought the China Glaze Kaleidoscope Cool collection off eBay which consists of: Sexagon, How about a tumble, Tickle my triangle, Octo gone wild, Kaleidoscope him out and He's going in circles.

I also bough the wireless topcoat which will turn any polish into a Holo.

Expect to see these featured in my next few NOTD's although the photos do not do these pretties justice.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Just a quick picture of mani for today.

Pink is my favourite colour so I decide to do a French mani with a twist and used two of my favourite polishes from China Glaze's Up & Away collection; Something Sweet for the base and Sugar High for the tips.

I think it looks cute but might have a play with some white Konad tonight.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My collection

I've had some requests from the twitter girls to see my nail polish stand I recently bought.

Above is the stand with my OPI, China Glaze and Zoya polishes. As you can see it's already full so I will be buying another of these soon.

This is the top rack of a little storage trolly I picked up at ikea. It stores my BYS, Ulta3's and any other random polishes.

I'm setting up my new Ikea Billy book case today and will be moving all my polishes into it. Will post pics when it's finished!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Private Jet + Nail Art

I am just starting to get the hang of my konad stamper and was practising here (cant remember which plate) with silver polish and also used my silver glitter art club polish.

OPI My Private Jet

I haven't had this polish very long but I would have to say this is fast becoming my favourite polish. It is easy to apply, this was with two coats.

Photos do not do this gorgeous shade justice and it needs to be seen in real life to see how stunning it really is.

Below is a more accurate photo.

(excuse my sausage fingers!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hot Pink and Black French Mani

I did this mani a few weeks ago for going out for a friends birthday.

For the pink I used 2 coats of Zoya Layla & 1 coat of China Glaze Don't Touch My Tiara. The black is Zoya Raven and the silver glitter is an Art Club Nail art polish.

It was time consuming to do because you have to wait for the base colour to completely dry before doing the tips as I use guide stickers but I think the final product is worth it.

China Glaze- Refresh Mint

This polish is one of my faves from up & away. It is such a pretty summery colour and applies with ease.

This is two coats with stripes in Art Club Silver Glitter.

Monday, April 12, 2010


So I have been a terrible blogger... I was so excited to start this project but didn't realise how much time and effort it would actually take and how quickly my nails would turn yellow from the constant polish changing.

Although I have been slack with the up keep of my blog I have been changing my polish most days and take photos so I promise over the next few weeks I will begin uploading images again.

I think this blog will become a place for me to share with you my new polishes and any info on new collections etc.. I've also become quite interested in playing with nail art and my Konad skills are improving so I will post pics of that too.