Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So This Happened...


I went for a jog with my dog today and she stopped suddenly. The lead caught on my nail as it pulled tight and... well you know the rest. 

I've got a few swatches saved up but after that I'll be doing nail art for a while. I hope you all don't mind. I was wearing China Glaze - Water You Waiting For in the picture above if you were wondering.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretty & Polished - Jawbreaker


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Pretty & Polished
Name: Jawbreaker
Coats For Opacity: 3
Colour: Multicolour Glitter
Finish: Glitter
Made In: USA
Volume: 15ml
Price: ~$4.81 - $9.61
Where To Buy: 
Pretty & Polished  $5.00 - $9.00 (USD)
Pretty & Polished Etsy Store $5.00 - $9.50




















Monday, January 28, 2013

Pretty & Polished - Sand Art


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Pretty & Polished
Name: Sand Art
Coats For Opacity: 4
Colour: Multicolour Glitter
Finish: Glitter
Made In: USA
Volume: 15ml
Price: ~$4.81 - $9.61
Where To Buy: 
Pretty & Polished  $5.00 - $9.00 (USD)
Pretty & Polished Etsy Store $5.00 - $9.50



















Saturday, January 26, 2013

Alanna Renee Restock Today

I am still working on international shipping options so this restock is only available for Australian customers. Keep an eye on the Alanna Renee Facebook page for international updates.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

BK Liner Polish

               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: BK
Number: 4 and 12
Volume: 5ml | .17 fl oz
Price: $3.39
Where To Buy: 
Born Pretty Store 














The product in this post was provided for review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

$50 Giveaway!

I've got another giveaway for you! My Hair Care have kindly given me a $50 gift voucher to give away. Don't despair polish lovers! My Hair Care sells polish too! They have brands such as Butter London, O.P.I and Nicole by O.P.I.

I have had to change this giveaway to a $50 cash giveaway. The company this giveaway was originally for had confused me, they were not offering me a voucher to give away to one of my readers they just wanted me to promote their website. This became apparent when I showed them the giveaway link and asked for the discount voucher code. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Artsy Wednesday - Inspired By The View Out Of Your Window

               NAIL ART INFO 
Polish Used:
Pretty & Polished - Jawbreaker
Ulta3 - Black Satin

Tools Needed:
Bundle Monster Plate BM-323
Stamper
Scraper














Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more window view inspired manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Emily  - An Accent Nail


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BK - Neon Luminous Glow Polish #6

               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: BK
Number: 6
Coats For Opacity: 3
Colour: Green
Finish: Creme
Volume: 7ml | 0.24 fl oz
Price: $2.99
Where To Buy: 
Born Pretty Store



















The product in this post was provided for review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Gloss 'n Sparkle - Edge Of The World


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Gloss 'n Sparkle
Name: Edge Of The World
Coats: 4
Year: 2012
Colour: Green
Finish: Glitter
Formula: Big 3 Free
Made In: Australia
Volume: 12ml | 0.41 fl oz
Price: $9.00 (AUD)
Where To Buy:  
Gloss 'n Sparkle
Shoppe Eclecticco




















Sunday, January 20, 2013

OMG Nail Strips


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: OMG
Price: $4.29
Where To Buy: 
OMG Nail Strips










The adhesion was good but filing made the edges a bit raggedy and overnight the edges started to lift up. I only left these on for 24 hours. I really like the butterfly design, I just wish the butterflies were smaller so I could fit more of them on my nails.





The Purple Leopard Nail Polish Strips come in a packet of 14. Again I used the 5 smallest sizes. I think it's neat they they have listed the size of each strip in mm. It was much easier to measure the strip against my nail because they were not stuck on a flat sheet like the foil strips above. You can tear each strip off individually when you are ready to apply it. These strips are made out of nail polish rather than foil stickers so they stretched to fit the curve of my nails without creasing. I trimmed off the excess length with scissors and filed down the rest. I found the nail polish strips had a much neater edge after filing than the foil strips.

After one day I had some tip wear but they didn't lift up at all. I think these would have lasted much better if I used top coat. The instructions said to "carry out a UV seal against the nail sticker". I assumed it meant a UV top coat (which I don't own) so I skipped that step.

I preferred the nail polish strips rather than the nail foil strips as they were easier to apply and lasted longer. They are both reasonably priced too, I think they are the cheapest nail strips I've come across so far.


The products in this post were provided for review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ulta3 Nail Stickers


               NAIL POLISH INFO 












I felt like there was a size missing in between the 4th and 5th sticker and the 5th and 6th stickers look to be the same size. I have narrow nail beds so I usually only need the smallest sizes. I used scissors to trim the length of the sticker to fit my nail because filing these made them raggedy. I wasn't sure if these were intended to have top coat or not so I only applied top coat to my index nail.

After a few hours they had started to lift up at the edges and I couldn't help but pick at them and make them worse so I only left them on for one day. My index nail with the top coat on did last longer and the top coat didn't cause any wrinkling so I would suggest using top cot with these stickers.

The product in this post was provided for review. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Groupon Giveaway Winners!



Congratulations to Cathy and Mum of Aussie Kids for winning my $30 Groupon voucher giveaway! I have emailed both of you so please check your inboxes. You'll need to respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.










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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Artsy Wednesday: Earthquake

               NAIL ART INFO 
Polish Used:
China Glaze - Frostbite
RARE Nails - Thief
Ulta3 - Black Satin

Tools Needed:
Nail Art Brush











Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more earthquake manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Emily  - An Accent Nail

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gloss 'n Sparkle - Cookie Dough


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Gloss 'n Sparkle
Name: Cookie Dough
Coats: 2
Year: 2012
Colour: Brown
Finish: Glitter
Formula: Big 3 Free
Made In: Australia
Volume: 12ml | 0.41 fl oz
Price: $9.00 (AUD)
Where To Buy:  
Gloss 'n Sparkle
Shoppe Eclecticco



















Monday, January 14, 2013

Gloss 'n Sparkle - Goblins Grave


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Gloss 'n Sparkle
Name: Goblins Grave
Coats: 3
Year: 2012
Colour: Green
Finish: Glitter
Formula: Big 3 Free
Made In: Australia
Volume: 12ml | 0.41 fl oz
Price: $9.00 (AUD)
Where To Buy:  
Gloss 'n Sparkle
Shoppe Eclecticco



















Don't forget to enter my $30 Groupon Voucher Giveaway (open to Australian residents only).

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lynnderella - Connect The Dots


               NAIL POLISH INFO 
Brand: Lynnderella
Name: Connect The Dots
Coats: 1 (over Ulta3 - Peach Paradise)
Colour: Black and White
Finish: Glitter
Made In: USA
Where To Buy: 
eBay

















Don't forget to enter my $30 Groupon Voucher Giveaway (open to Australian residents only).

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Artsy Wednesday - Butterfly Wing

               NAIL ART INFO 
Polish Used:
China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard
China Glaze - Frostbite
Ulta3 - Black Satin
Ulta3 - Lily White

Tools Needed:
Makeup Sponge
Striping Brush
Nail Art Brush
Dotting Tool



















Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more butterfly wing manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Emily  - An Accent Nail