Monday, May 24, 2010

China Glaze 2NITE

Ahhh, pale blue holo goodness. I feel calm just looking at this polish. Love it! This is such a pretty colour even when you can't see the holo effect.



Friday, May 21, 2010

China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic

Please excuse my poor little nubins, I broke my thumb nail and had to cut all the others down. In my post with ChG Gussied Up Green I was saying how much I loved the Rodeo Diva collection, here is another polish from that collection. I was sitting here starting at my nails (does anyone else do this?) and thought that this colour would make a perfect base for Nfu.Oh 52. I was right - they are a match made in heaven. I have included a picture of that combo at the end.





Monday, May 17, 2010

China Glaze Gussied Up Green

I love this! It's one of my favourite greens. It is so rich and deep and just beautiful. China Glaze really outdid themselves with the Rodeo Diva collection and I ended up purchasing quite a few of them. After I applied this I had a thought that is would make a fantastic base for Nfu.Oh 55 so I have included a picture of that as well.

ChG Gussied Up Green - 2 Coats (sorry it's a bit blurry, it was the most colour accurate pic)


Two coats ChG Gussied Up Green with 1 coat Nfu.Oh 55

Friday, May 14, 2010

China Glaze Bridezilla

I am really enjoying wearing this polish! China Glaze Bridezilla is a super pretty pale pink with glass flecked shimmer. This is what I wanted from OPI Princesses Rule but that one was just to glittery for me.

Monday, May 10, 2010

China Glaze Cords

Hmmmmm, not really a great colour for me I don't think but I will keep it because I don't have anything else like it. I think this is one of those colours that would be perfect for a specific occasion or with a certain outfit but as an everyday colour it's just not for me. I had some serious issues with bubbles / dents / sheet marks so please excuse the rather lack luster photo - I don't think it was the fault of the polish, my application skills weren't great.

Friday, May 7, 2010

China Glaze Grape Juice

I think my favourite type of finish is glass flecked so as you can imagine I really love China Glaze Grape Juice. It is a wonderful medium purple with lots of glass flecked shimmer. I had a bit of a play with this and added some Nfu.Oh 50 to it.






and a close up so you can see all the flakie goodness of Nfu.Oh 50

Monday, May 3, 2010

China Glaze Trophy Wife

This is what I wanted OPI Cozu-Melted in the Sun to be. Unfortunately Cozu-Melted was a touch to warm for me. I am really loving China Claze Trophy Wife, it is a lovely light nude/pink shimmer without being too pale. I can see myself wearing this one quite often.


This last picture was taken with flash, the first two without flash.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

ISQUEEN Ultramicro Aqua

I have been focusing a bit on skincare since my baby was born and felt I had used this product enough to be able to share it with you. ISQUEEN Ultramicro Aqua is a very like gel cream type moisturiser, It is so light that generally I use it as a serum underneath a richer moisturiser but then my skin is a bit dry at the moment. If you had oily skin this would be fine on it's own.

I really like this product. It feels light and fresh without an overpowering scent and I think it really has improved my skins moisture levels by using it as a serum. I love that it comes in a pump bottle so I am not dipping my fingers into a pot of cream (I hate doing that!) The bottle is frosted glass and looks really nice. I purchased this from sasa.com and would definitely buy another bottle when this one runs out.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cosline Flower Cheek Blush

Another blush from my Gmarket blush haul. This time it's Cosline Flower Cheek in '2' Barbie Doll Pink. When I opened the packaging I thought that this blush was going to be way to strong for my pale skin but after trying it was pleasantly suprised. The colour is easy to apply lightly for a pretty flush or can be built up if your needing a bit more.



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

VOV Showcase Ball on Cheek

By now you are probably picking up that I am a bit of a fan of the Korean brand VOV. They make some really great products and by shopping on Gmarket.co.kr you can pick them up for a fantastic price. The Showcase line of products is one of the newer things from VOV. I only have this one product but they have other things as well. I got the Showcase Ball on Cheek in '2' which gives a really nice sheer champagne coloured glow. Please note the container is pretty small - the pictures are a bit deceiving.




Sunday, April 18, 2010

Caracosa Marble Blusher

Here are a couple more blushes from my Gmarket haul. I purchased the colours 102 & 106. I really like both of these they give a lovely wash of glowing colour that is in my opinion nicer then Mac MSF's which can be glittery.


102, 106

102, 106

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sasatinnie Nail Polish Haul

In my last sasa.com order I picked up a few more Sasatinnie nail polishes. I am really happy with all of the colours I got - two of them even have flakies!

FCCHO005 (Chocolate Scented)



FCGL002 (this is my favourite - see the little flakies?)



FCGL003 (this one also has flakies)



FCPU002 (couldn't capture this properly - it has ultrafine hot pink and blue shimmer)



FCRAS002 (Raspberry Scented)



FCROS001 (Rose Scented)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

VOV Casltedew Diacut Eyes Palette M601

This palette is a great combination of neutral colours. The quality of the shadows is quite good and they apply quite smoothly leaving a silky shimmery finish.

The packaging is really pretty and the amount of each colour in the pan is quite decent. I think I paid around $15 for this palette and I would definitely say it is worth the money. This is the first Diacut Palette that I have purchased and I will seriously consider getting some of the other colours as well.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

VOV Castledew Oversetting Gloss

I wanted to share with you one of my very favourite products ever - VOV Castledew Oversetting Gloss. I love these glosses so much. They come in a very large range of colours, are really comfortable to wear, last a decent amount of time and the packaging is very pretty.

9, 17, 7, 12, 45, 44, 43, 28, 4, 31

Etude Jewelade Nail Polishes

I have another couple of new additions to my nail polish collection, the very lovely Etude Jewelade RD102 & BR305. Got to post and run as my baby is a bit fussy this morning. Enjoy the pictures!

RD102


BR305

Saturday, April 10, 2010

3W Clinic Color News Baked Multi Blusher

Here are another few products from my latest Gmarket purchase. 3W Clinic Color News Baked Multi Blusher's in 13, 16 & 21 (which I purchased to use as an eyeshadow)

This is 16 (on left) & 13 (on right)


Swatches of 16 (top) & 13 (bottom)


This is 21 - I'm going to use this as an eyeshadow


Swatches of 21, the black flecks are glitter that didn't photograph well

Sunday, April 4, 2010

BYS Haul from fashionaddict.com.au


Yay for parcels! my lovely parcel delivery man delivered this the day after we got home from hospital. I discovered an Aussie website selling pretty much the entire range of BYS products - fashionaddict.com.au . Sorry for the packaging dust all over the bottles.

And now for a close up -


Amethyst Metallic, Fushia Metallic, Peacock Metallic, Blue Sapphire Metallic
(picture taken with flash)


Fern, Shadow Puppets, Nocturnal


Red Carpet, Raspberry Sorbet, Hunter Green

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prorance Sunny Glam Blusher


I received another Gmarket parcel the other day filled with mostly blushes. I will post the others as I get the time. The first one I am going to show you is one of my favourites of the bunch - Prorance Sunny Glam Blusher in the colour '2'. It is a lovely peachy pink shimmery blush with a nice fine texture and sheer finish. It looks really nice on my very pale skin. The packaging is very sturdy and looks very pretty.

And a swatch -

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OPI Top Five

It's the end of OPI month so here is my top five -

1 - Didgeridoo Your Nails? - My favourite colour of all time. It is the most perfect berry pink with shimmer and I just adore it. Here is a link to a post I did a very long time ago about this colour -  OPI Didgeridoo Your Nails?

2 - I'm Not Really A Waitress - This is an absolute classic red shimmer and if you don't already have it you should seriously consider adding it to your collection. Sorry I don't have a picture of this one, you'll just have to trust me!

3 - Makes Men Blush - This is my perfect sheer nude polish. I don't know what I would do without it. Here is a link to a previous post -  OPI Makes Men Blush

4 - Suzi Skis in the Pryenees Suede - Ok, so I love all of the Suedes but this would have to be my favourite of the bunch. It is a lovely graphite grey that looks awesome with a topcoat. I did a NOTD with this one early in the month if you want to check out a picture.

5 - Jade is the New Black - Who would have thought a creme would make it into my top five? This is just such a unique pretty colour that I can't help but love it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome to the world Charlotte

Just a quick note to let you know I had my little girl Charlotte Tamara so I may be missing in action for a little bit on the blog.

NOTD OPI No Bees Please

I really love OPI's sheer polishes but have really been neglecting them lately and as a result my nail are starting to get some pretty horrible stains. To give my nails a bit of a break from colour so they can recover from the staining I decided it was time to do a sheer mani. I have chosen to use OPI No Bees Please, a nice nude/pink sheer with hot pink micro shimmer. I think this polish looks best with two coats but I have used three today to help cover up the staining on my nails.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

NOTD OPI Ink

I'm feeling really lazy at the moment so sorry about the lack of clean up. I love this colour and I think it works well on my skintone but for some reason it just does not want to dry on me no matter what I try which means I end up with dents and marks, oh well, I will keep wearing it anyway in the hope that one day it will dry and look as perfectly pretty as it should.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tiny Little China Glaze Haul

Meet my three newest China Glaze polishes -

First we have Ruby Pumps, next is Sublte and last but not least is Passion in the Pacific