Sunday, June 26, 2011

Serena Glam Slam England

I totally love that Serena Williams is wearing her own polishes at Wimbledon.

And I totally love the three polishes released for Wimbledon. I cant wait to get them. I love the idea of the glitter top coat instead of more shatter polishes.

Your Royal Shine-ness, Servin' Up Sparkle and Grape..Set...Match!

Lots of Love

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spotted in NZ: OPI Shatter Collection

Farmers in New Zealand now has the OPI shatter collection in stock.

Black, White, Red, Blue, Turquoise and Navy Shatter

Although the Farmers I visited today only had Navy, Black and Silver left in stock. They have figured out that these are selling very well though and are stocking a lot of shatters on their shelves for sale.

If you are quick take advantage of Farmers buy 2 get 1 free while you can, because $28 each is a lot to pay for any nail polish.

I didn't get mine from Farmers but I do now own the Blue and Turquoise shatter. The Blue and Turquoise are such pretty colours in the bottles, that even as just regular polishes they would be super pretty shimmer colours. Swatches to come later.

Lots of Love

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A question for my NZ followers....

If there was a website in New Zealand that sold Glitter Gal products, would you buy them??

I appreciate any feedback you have on this. Please leave a comment below.


Lots of Love

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Orly Lift the Veil

Orly Lift the Veil comes free with a new subscription of the New Zealand Bride and Groom magazine, for the current issue.

Orly Lift the Veil - White light

This is three coats. Its a light pink creme polish - it is very slightly darker than it appears in the photo above. I found this to be very thin. It is in no way a unique colour, as every brand has a range of light pinks to pick from.

I am not thinking of wearing a light pink on my nails when I get married. I haven't decided whether I go with the colour theme and have light teal colours on my nails or a nice shimmery white - it depends on what colour my dress is. Argh I don't know!!

Lots of Love

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spotted in NZ: OPI Femme de Cirque

The 2011 OPI softshades collection Femme de Cirque has been spotted in New Zealand. First found at a Life pharmacy, but I assume Farmers may get it in stock too.

There are three light pinks and a flakey/shimmery top coat called I juggle...Men. I have heard mixed reviews about this top coat polish. Some like it but a lot of people on Make Up Alley were not fond of the top coat.

I myself will not be getting any of these polishes. So no swatches sorry.

Lots of Love

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Best invention in the world??

PiCture pOlish published this picture on their Facebook wall on Friday night

Yes you are seeing that right. It is a NAIL POLISH VENDING MACHINE!!!!!!!

It is situated in the Robina Town Centre in the Gold Coast Australia.

How awesome is that? It would be cool if we could find these all around the world. I know that I would use them. especially if they had cheaper polishes as you didnt have to pay for having them in a shop and paying for labour costs.

We have a flat inspection next week so I will get back to my cleaning now. And when I say cleaning I mean everything - even under the washing machine! By the way I hate cleaning - It is NOT good for your nails at all.

Lots of Love

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin

Mandarins are in season here at the moment and Chris eats about 10 a day. I hate how he leaves their skins around the place. I am not a huge fan of mandarins myself, because I am one of those people who has to pick all the stringy white pieces off each piece.

Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin - white light

It is a neon medium yellow-orange packed with green/blue shimmer. That in istelf is enough to make me love this polish, let alone adding in the fact that it smells like mandarins as well!!!

I have always said that Color Club's Electro Candy collection is one of my favourite all time collections, and this colour is an extension that would fit perfectly in with the rest of the collection.

It is on the thin side and quite sheer, but the swatch above is three coats and it is fine with that many.

Unfortunately I had a severe vertical break on my big finger so swatching is not going to happen this weekend. Sorry in advance if there is fewer posts until it grows back out :(

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some Essence Spam

These are a couple of the Essence polishes Jill sent me from Europe.

These are all 2 coats. They are all reasonably thick and very pigmented. The bottles are little and cute, but harder to use because of their size. These are all 5mls.

Essence Underwater - white light

Darkish dusty blue. In the bottle you can see a light blue shimmer, but it doesnt really transfer on to the nail very well.

Essence Ultimate Pink - white light

This one is a medium pink creme.

Essence What Do U Think? - white light

This is a medium orange peach with a fine gold shimmer.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Color Club Yum Gum

Yum Gum is from the 2010 Color Club Wicked Sweet collection. This collection is amazing!

Color Club Yum Gum - white light

Yum Gum is a light pink creme that once dried smells like pink bubblegum (the cheap stuff we used to get when we were kids from the shops for 5cents). This is three coats. It dried fast and well and the smell comes through straight away. I haven't tried these with a top coat yet, as I feel that the smell will go away and then the novelty will be gone. Not only does it smell yummy but it is a really cute pink colour.

These will be on sale in New Zealand at on June 17. I cant wait to get the rest of this collection!

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I am still alive

Sorry for the week of no posts.

I have been so busy at work and tired at home I just haven't felt up to blogging lately.
My hands are also quite dry at the moment so once I am all moisturized and feeling energetic I promise more posts!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Lots of Love

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver

Now I am the first to admit that I can not stand Justin Beiber. I thought he was a girl the first time I heard his song. And I don't like the idea of companies making money of his gullible young fan base with nail polishes, dolls and perfumes.

Neither the less Tina sent me My Lifesaver as a bonus in our latest swap.

Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver - White Light

I do like this polish as a colour and I am getting used to the interestingly shaped Nicole brushes. this is three coats. Its a nice creme that glides on really well. Dry time is standard.

Color Club Si Vous Please! over Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver - White Light

This is a great layering combination. Si Vous Please! is the blue glitter top coat from the Pardon my French collection. It sparkles like a rainbow over the top of My Lifesaver. I like it much better this way.

Yay for long weekends! We get Monday of this week for Queens Birthday holiday!

Lots of Love

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Color Club Starry Temptress (the top coat)

This is the final polish from the Color Club Starry Temptress collection. It is the top coat called Starry Temptress.

Color Club Starry Temptress over black - white light

This is one thick coat of starry temptress over black. It is really pretty and does sparkle in the sun. It leans to the blue side, but does flash other colours such as purple, green and teal. I personally don't like to wear it over the top of the other polishes in the starry temptress collection, but I do like it over the top of dark creme polishes. It seems very similar to Color Club Si Vous Please! from the Pardon my French collection. I will endevour to do a comparison over the weekend (hopefully).

Lots of Love

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

RIP Noodles

Tonight my childhood cat got put down.

I was 10 when we got Noodles. (My sister was 8 and my brother was 5). He was named after Maggie 2minute noodles that we loved to eat as kids - this is what happens when you let your kids name your cat.

He spent his first day in our house hiding behind the fridge. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of him when he was younger - we didn't have digital cameras back then.

He didn't like it so much when I brought Keera (my cat) home with me when I was 17. He was 7 years old then and thought she was annoying. But they got along fine for the 3 years they lived together.

He loved to sit on our knees and purr and cuddle. He would growl at you if you moved him off you knee and got up. You used to feel guilty if you needed to visit the loo and he was asleep on your knee.
Here he is in my dads glasses.

My dad had a thing for doing stupid things with noodles - like wearing him as a hat - noodles put up with a lot of crap from my dad. Dad used to vacuum him with the vacuum cleaner and spin him around in the air.

He had been sick for the last two years. Many visits to the vet did not yield a diagnosis. He stopped cleaning himself and had to have baths. He lost a lot of weight and threw up all his food (especially at the end).

He still had lots of energy and this morning managed to catch a bird for mum and dad before they took him to the vet - he liked to do that - catch things present them dead to dad and then walk off - he wouldn't even eat them, just show us he could still do it.

Even though I didn't live at home for the last three years I still saw him all the time (mum and dad only live 15 minutes away). I'm crying as I write this. He was my childhood cat and it is sad but he was in pain and didn't deserve to suffer.


Lots of Love