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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NOTD OPI We'll Always Have Paris Suede

Normally with the OPI Suedes I can get away with one coat but this needed two, that's not a big deal though as they dry so fast. First picture is without topcoat and the second is with topcoat.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NOTD Parlez-vous Opi?

Sorry about the pre cleanup pics. I like this colour but had so many dramas with the application. I think I will add some thinner to this bottle before trying it again.

Monday, March 22, 2010

NOTD OPI Cozu-Melted in the Sun

This is a pretty shimmery pinky peach colour but I think it may be a touch to warm toned for me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another Gmarket Haul

You can find some really interesting polishes on Gmarket and I recently made an order for some brands that I had never seen before.

I am not sure what brand these are - the only thing on them in English says 'Inter Color Pretty Nail Flower' the colours are numbered and from left to right are 409, 611, 501 & 503.

The next two are from Korean brand VOV (who make some really lovely cosmetics) Once again they are numbered, the first is 1299 and the second is 1413a

I haven't swatched any of these yet but they all look quite pretty in the bottles (not sure about the chocolate coloured VOV though!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

NOTD OPI Have You Seen My Limo? *PIC HEAVY*

I am not normally keen on polishes that have a green flash to them but in this particular polish it is so subtle that I don't mind it. Dark shades are not normally something I wear a lot of but I really like this one and I just LOVE the way it turned out when I added some Nfu.Oh 40 to it.








Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NOTD OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede

By now you all know of my love for the OPI Suedes so I won't go into all of that again. I would never normally wear a colour like this but I think I like it. Once again I have cheated by applying this over an old mani. above is without topcoat and below is with topcoat

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

*UPDATE* NOTD OPI Jade is the New Black with Nfu.Oh 87

Ok, so I didn't last very long wearing this as it is, I had to add a little something. Here is OPI Jade is the New Black with one coat of Nfu.Oh 87 (I love my Nfu.Ohs!)


Monday, March 15, 2010

NOTD OPI Jade is the New Black

I really quite like this. It's a lovely muted green creme which is a very unusual thing for me to wear (and I do feel self-conscious wearing it) I am very keen to add some sort of nail art to this but I will wait a day or two first to try and get myself used to wearing cremes. First picture is without flash, second picture is with flash.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nfu.Oh Haul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so in love with my Nfu.Oh's that I decided to take advantage of the sale happening over at vividnails.com.au and picked up a few more precious Nfu.Oh's. I have to say a big thank you to Vivid Nails, they have fantastic customer service and ship really fast. I couldn't be happier!

Let's start with the flakies -

041, 055, 037


050, 054, 052

And now the non-flakies -

024, 073, 104

Friday, March 12, 2010

NOTD OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede

I cannot even begin to tell you have much I love this colour. I am so glad I bought it. I must admit that I cheated a little bit with this NOTD, I applied this polish over a previous manicure because I just couldn't be bothered taking the old one off and it was still in reasonable condition with no major chips. A wonderful thing about the suedes is that you can get away with cheating like this because they only need one coat to be opaque.
no topcoat



with topcoat

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Small Suedes Haul

Well I loved the other OPI Suedes I purchased so much that I decided I needed to get We'll Always Have Paris and Lincoln Park After Dark in suede as well (I'm really kicking myself for not getting Ink Suede as well)

Here they are -

Lincoln Park After Dark Suede, We'll Always Have Paris Suede

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NOTD OPI Russian Navy Suede

I am really loving the suede polishes from OPI and can see them getting a lot of use once my baby arrives and I don't have time to sit and do my nails as much.



The OPI Suedes only need one coat, dry almost instantly and look sensational. You can vary the look by adding a topcoat to make them nice a shiny. I prefer to wear them with a topcoat but am learning to appreciate the beauty of them when matte as well.
no topcoat used




with topcoat

Sunday, March 7, 2010

NOTD OPI Done Out In Deco

Ok, so I am venturing into cremes and it's a bit scary. I am very used to and comfortable with my shimmers but have recently seen some pictures of people wearing cremes that encouraged me to take to plunge. They seem so unforgiving though - stuff up application and it's like there is a big sign pointing to your mistake saying 'look here', bubbles show up much more easily and you need to be really precise with clean-up.

A lesson I have learnt from this manicure is 'TRUST THE POLISH' when I first started applying it I thought it was going to fail miserably, the polish was streaky. By the time I got back to the first nail to do my second coat the polish had self leveled somewhat and wasn't anywhere near as bad. Once the second coat was on everything was looking good and I stopped holding my breath.

Here is the end result and I am very happy with it. I don't know if it is the best colour for my skintone but it's pretty so I will continue to wear it.




Saturday, March 6, 2010

NOTD OPI Queen of West Web-erly

This polish has been sitting in my untried pile for a little while so I thought what better time to take it out and give it a go? I really enjoyed wearing this colour. It is a lovely wearable everyday shade.





Friday, March 5, 2010

Nail Stickers


Just wanted to show you some nail stickers I got from ebay. I have never used nail stickers before ( I have used water decals before though and love them)

They look really cute! I will give you an update once I have tried them out.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

OPI Suedes- Late to the party but glad I got here eventually!

I know, I'm a bit behind with the OPI Suedes but matte polish just didn't appeal to me - until I saw a picture where a topcoat was used over a suede polish and well let's just say the rest is history.
I have started out by just getting 3 of the OPI Suedes but I do plan of getting the others in the near future.

I'm really impressed with these pretty little one coat wonders. They dry almost instantly and the colours are amazing.

These are the colours I got - You Don't Know Jacques!, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and Russian Navy (this is the order they are in for the picture) LOVE THEM ALL.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just to let you know

Due to the fact that my baby is due very soon (2nd April) I have scheduled some posts for March and will try and get some done for April as well. I just wanted to let you know so that if you see posts appearing it does not necessarily mean that I am available to respond to comments. I promise I won't be ignoring anyone.

Please cross your fingers for me, I am very ready for this baby to make an appearance and hope she doesn't decide to take to long!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First NOTD for March - OPI Brand New Skates

I purchased this polish last month but due to focusing on Zoya's I hadn't had a chance to try it. I do like this polish but I am not in love with it and don't know if I'll be getting much use of of it. I need to use four coats with this one. The first picture is taken with flash the second without.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Members of my OPI Family

I have never been much of a creme polish fan. Give me shimmer any day! I thought I really should give some cremes a go though so I picked up a few in my last transdesign.com order.

I got Jade is the New Black, Parlez-vous OPI? and Done Out in Deco (this is the order they are in for the picture). They look really pretty and I can't wait to try them out.