Sunday, July 31, 2011

k.k. Bluey Green with Konad flowers

The second of my new k.k. polishes from Melbourne is a bluey green shimmery colour. I’m not sure how else to explain it, but it’s a lot greener in real life than in the photos:



Two coats with a coat of SV. Once again, this polish applied perfectly and was so easy to clean up. I’m on day two and no chips/tip wear yet!

I wasn’t sure about the colour on me at first but it’s grown on me! It’s helped that I got a couple of compliments Smile with tongue out


Aaaand then I attacked it with Konad!



Some pretty flowers with the Konad glitter top coat. Bit of a mistake, because the glitter covers the images on my thumbs a little too much.


What do you think of the colour combo? Too much? I actually really like it!!!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Milani holos & The Face Shop with Konad

Last Saturday my partner’s sister and Mum flew in from Adelaide to spend the day with us for my partner’s birthday.
We had a lovely lunch and I did their nails Open-mouthed smile
Here’s what they chose:

The Face Shop PP403 (two coats) with some Konad stars stamped on in the eggplant colour Princess Special Polish.

This turned out great, although the image on the Konad plate was a little hard to use … I had to try multiple times before the entire image transferred onto the stamp. Pretty, though.

His sister requested Milani 3D Holographic in Digital, a pretty pink which is transformed in the sunlight (which was apparently lacking in my photos).

Three coats of Digital with some cute leaves and flowers stamped on with the Konad Princess Special Polish in purple. Excuse the bit on the index finger, she accidentally bumped it right before I took the shot!!

Close up of the flowers on the thumb. Pretty, huh? She loved it!
I love doing people’s nails Open-mouthed smile


Friday, July 29, 2011

k.k. Gunmetal Grey with Blue spotties

I tried the first of the k.k. polishes Mum got me from Melbourne!

I love the formula. Such a perfect consistency and this grey was a one coater!! I did two coats, of course, because it just felt wrong doing one Smile with tongue out

Look at the pretty silver shimmer through it:



Beware, though, your nose will hate you. These stink.



Pretty, pretty, pretty! Such a nice, dark yet shimmery colour!



And then I tried out my new nail dotting tool and did some dotties with the greeny blue KK polish! They didn’t stand out too well but I still liked them!


What do you think?


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Winner winner, chicken dinner!

After a pretty terrible afternoon at work, I got an email which perked me right up. I won Cat from The Khromazone’s Birthday BYS Bonanza :D

Thank you so much, Cat, I really needed this pick-me-up!!! I’m getting sick so feeling awful and have a lot of other stuff going on at the moment (which I won’t go into).
As my prize, I got to pick 10 of the awesome BYS nail polishes from FashionAddict.

I chose:
  • Wonderland collection – Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Matte Black
  • Colour change collection – Glitter Blue
  • Colour change collection – Blue
  • Matte Royal Blue
  • Army Chic (a gorgeous beige)
  • Urban Jungle (a really unique looking light green. So hard to explain, you’ll have to wait for the swatch :p)
  • Peppermint (a beautiful frosty mint green)
  • Hunter Green (a super dark green which I cannot WAIT to try)
  • Sunshine (a bright, bright sunshine yellow)
Err, apparently I was going for a black, blue and green theme :P 8 of the 10 are variations of these shades/colours. I’ve been really into greens lately but only have a couple so I’ve gone mad ordering them!

Fingers crossed these polishes get sent out soon so I can swatch them for you guys!!!


It's Almost Friday Funny Video

Oh noooo! My scheduled post did not post!!!

Anyway, I promise it's worth the delay.

I give you ... the coolest doggy in the world!

I can't get enough of this video :D

Hope you have a good Friday, guys. I get the feeling mine has already started because I've felt cold & fluey all day :( Back to bed I go!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Frankenpolish–Purple Meteor

I finally tried out my Coastal Scents silver hologram glitter powder and did some frankening.



I started with an old Revlon pink tinted shimmery top coat that I’ve had for a long time and added some hologram powder. Then I thought “meh, boring” and added some of an old dark purple polish and a little black. I couldn’t tell you the exact measurements, because it was a bit of an experimental one.

Anyway, I ended up with a holo polish that I love.



Pretty, pretty dark purple holo.



This is two coats, no top coat. It’s crazy pretty. Love the dark purple and holo combo! A tiny bit disappointing because the holo powder is a linear holo in the jar but doesn’t turn out linear on the nails Sad smile


Oh well, here’s a close up of the bottle to show the pretty sparkles!




Do you like frankening?



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

eBay and mummy haul!

I love it when I get more than one package in one day! I felt thoroughly spoilt when I got home from work last Thursday and found my eBay package waiting and the goodies Mum had bought for me on her trip to Melbourne





50 little pots of glitter for frankening. Wheee Open-mouthed smile



Very fine paintbrushes for nail art and a couple of dotting tools.



Two plastic palettes for mixing frankenpolishes.


Then I ripped into the package of goodies from Mum.



k.k. nail polishes. These don’t have names (annoying!) but they are all beautiful colours Open-mouthed smile They are only $2 each!! I wish I lived in Melbourne where I could get these Sad smile Look at the beautiful gunmetal grey on the left!!!



Sally Hansen Cuticle Massage Cream. This stuff smells amazing and is so moisturising. And look at the awesome price Mum got it for!!!



It’s kind of weird looking but I promise it smells good! Nice and apricotty.


Aaaand some delicious choccies. YUM! The Milk Duds were awesome and the fudge .. oh my! There was a little bundle of Haighs Dark Chocolate Squares which were amazing too. There were two mint choc biscuit bars but, er, I had them as a pre-massage snack Smile with tongue out What?! I needed some quick fuel Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out


I loooove getting goodies in the mail Open-mouthed smile


Monday, July 25, 2011

BYS Plum Crazy with Konad stamping

This was my partner’s request, and I think he chose the colours well!



This is two coats of BYS Plum Crazy. It’s a very, very dark purple, almost black. Absolutely stunning.



I’m trying to capture the slight shimmer through it but it is so hard.  You’ll just have to take my word for it!


This colour makes me feel really feminine without being girly. It feels like such a mature colour without being boring. Am I making any sense?!

Then, of course, I tried out my new Konad kit. Honestly, did you not see that coming?!




My partner requested that I use silver Konad Princess Special Polish and I chose the designs. I did the simple flower design on my fingers and on my thumb I combined 3 different designs from the same plate. There’s a butterfly, two vines and what I think is a dandelion. It turned out so, so pretty.

My right hand, not so much.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gotten way better at Konad-ing, but my right hand still feels whacked out when I do it!

The Konad Top Coat rocks too, by the way, no smudging whatsoever! I was thinking I’d have to wait forever for it to dry but it’s not too bad!


What do you think of this design?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

BYS Raspberry Sorbet

Wait, hold the presses!



A mani without glitter or Konad-ing!!

It happened, people. But who knows when it will happen again? Especially now that I have my Konad kit Winking smile.


Anyway, this is BYS Raspberry Sorbet, 2 coats. Gorgeous colour! The photo shows off more of the brown than burgundy. It’s quite dark in real life, a very very dark browny red. A delicious colour! And so easy to apply. Loved it Open-mouthed smile 

It’s pretty unique, I don’t have another like it in my collection, so I’m pretty happy to own this beauty. A good Winter colour, too!


Whatcha think?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Milani Photo Flash with Konad Plaid stamping

I give you … Milani Photo Flash.

One of the prettiest colours I own!


Oh wow, sorry about the messy and dry cuticles there. I did not notice that when I was taking the photo. How embarassing!


This is a gorgeous deep berry red, with a slight red glittery shimmer through it. Stunning! Opaque in two coats (you could probably get away with one in a rush!) and wears awesomely.

But I couldn’t leave it alone, could I?



Konad plaid stamping using the Konad Special Polish in white. Don’t mind the wonky thumb and little finger.  My Konad skills are still being refined Smile with tongue out


This looked sooooo pretty though. The red and white just looked amazing!


What do you think of the whole nail Konad stamping? I LOVE it! Open-mouthed smile



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Konad Classic Collection I–WARNING: PIC HEAVY!

Look, look, look!!!


My Konad kit has arrived!!!!



The whole kit – 10 special polishes, 1 top coat, 1 glitter top coat, nail file, 2 way nail buffer, pack of 189 rhinestones, and tucked up in the little box in the middle, a 2 way stamper, 2 scrapers, tweezers, an acrylic stick and 12 image plates!


Close ups, because I know you’re dying to see:












My photo taking skills suck, but you get the idea!!!