Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Color Club Kiss & Break Up

Kiss & Break Up is the fuchsia fracture polish from Color Club.

This has got to be my favourite one so far (but in saying that I am a massive sucker for pink still).
Color Club Kiss & Break Up over OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender - white light

Kiss & Break Up is a fuchsia fracture polish. This is a thinish coat. It crackles pretty quickly after application, as long as the polish underneath is completely dry.

Color Club Kiss & Break Up over Black - white light

Unfortunately this one didn't work the best over black. It appears slightly more purple. This here is a thicker coat.

Don't forget you can pick this up for only NZ$7.50 at

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Color Club Splitting Image

Color Club Splitting Image is the blue Fractured polish from the 2011 Fractured collection.

Color Club Splitting Image over Color Club Yum Gum - white light

This is a thin coat of Splitting Image over 2 coats of Yum Gum. Splitting Image is a medium shimmery blue. It is interesting that some shatters/fractures are cremes and some are shimmers/metallics.

Color Club Splitting Image over Black - white light

I liked this pairing better than the pink combo. This is a thick coat of Splitting Image over black. You can see the differences caused through having thinner of thicker coats of polish. I don't think my black polish underneath was quite dry enough as there is a little bit of rouging on my ring and little fingers. You need to make sure that the polish underneath is completely dry first to avoid this happening.

I don't have any comparison pictures but I have the bottles and Splitting Image is lighter in colour than OPI Blue shatter and less green toned that OPI Turquoise shatter.

If your in New Zealand these are being sold online at You can get this polish for only $7.50!!!!!! You can also get Clean Break (white fracture) and Crush on you (fuchsia) for NZ$7.50. Smash Hit (black), Broken Tokens (silver) and Tattered-in-gold (gold) are selling for NZ$15 each.

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Essence Circus Confetti

Essence Circus Confetti is a multi-coloured glitter bomb. This polish was sent to me in a swap from Daniela in Portugal. It is like a copy of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday and Milani Gems. Unfortunately none of these polishes are available for sale in New Zealand.

Essence Circus Confetti over Color Club Disco Dress - white light

This is two coats of Essence Circus Confetti over Color Club Disco Dress. Circus Confetti has small little bits of glitter and bigger hexagon pieces of multi-coloured glitter in a clear base.

Luckily because its such a sparse big glitter it isn't so hard to take off. I think it would take a lot of coats to wear by itself, so I will just continue to wear it as a top coat.

Lots of Love

Thursday, August 25, 2011

China Glaze CG In the City

This polish comes to us thanks to Candy Girl, a New Zealand based online nail polish seller, based out of Christchurch. You can get China Glaze polishes for $13.95 each. (China Glaze is hard to get in New Zealand, so this is a great sight to get them from). Visit their sight here:

CG In the City is from the 2011 fall/winter China Glaze Metro Collection. It is one of two glitters in the Metro collection.

China Glaze CG In the City - white light

Close up of China Glaze CG In the City - white light

This a dusty dark purple glitter in a clear base. The glitter in this is finer than recent glitter polishes released (such as the OPI burlesque glitters). This is three coats, with the third coat being quite thick. It was easy to apply, and luckily didn't get glitter everywhere.

This glitter doesn't sparkle rainbows like some others do, so is quite a conservative glitter in my opinion. It seems adequate for the fall season and is a nice dark colour that is quite wearable.

Glitter is always a pain to take off, so you need to use the foil method to remove. I always make sure I have a good base coat when wearing glitters, to try and help with removal.

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color Club Broken Tokens - Silver Fracture

Broken Tokens is Color Club's Silver Fracture polish.

Color Club Broken Tokens over Black - white light

Here it is over plain black. This is a medium coat. Broken Tokens is a shimmery foily silver polish. The polish is quite easy to apply, however the base colour has to be completely dry. I used a coat of Seche Vite to speed up the drying process (Can you believe I don't actually own any quick drying drops?). The crackles in this worked out really well.

I passed on the OPI version of this when it came out about a month ago, but am glad that I got this one. It looks super cute over neon skittles.

Color Club Broken tokens over neon skittles - white light

Here is a thinish-medium coat of Broken Tokens over The Lime Starts Here, Raspberry Rush, Disco Dress and Age of Aquarius (All from Color Club)

These are heading into stores now. Color Clubs fraction collection will be sold in Amazon surf stores, Life pharmacies and online at I am pretty sure retail for these is $19.95.

Lots of Love

This polish was sent to me for review

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sppotted in New Zealand: OPI Glam Slam + swatches

Yesterday I spotted some of the OPI Glam Slam packs at Life Pharmacy in Johnsonville. These were retailing for $44.90 at Life Pharmacy.

They had the France set which contains spark de triomphe and white shatter.

And also the New English collection, which contains Grape...set...match and Servin' up sparkle.

I had just bought this set off trademe last week and OMG it is AMAZING!!

OPI Grape...set...match - sunshine

This is an amazing purple. It is a glass effect micro shimmer polish that has pink and blue tones and is soooo deep and fascinating - you can stare at it all day long. This is 3 coats. It seems a shame that it comes with a glitter top coat in the same pack, because this beautiful purple shouldn't be covered up.

OPI Servin' up Sparkle over Grape...Set...Match - sunshine

This is two coats of Servin' up Sparkle over Grape...Set...Match. Serving up sparkle is another amazing polish. It is a clear base with little silver bits of glitter and bigger hexagon shaped silver pieces of glitter. They sparkle like little rainbows in the sun.

I have to admit that these two polishes alone could make up for some of the recent disappointments that OPI has put out lately. This is by far my favourite Glam Slam set. I wouldn't pay full retail for them though. Check out which has the sets for $37.90 or MJ nail back (on facebook and trademe).

Lots of Love

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Glitter Gal Marine Blue

There was a tiny little bit of sun yesterday so I quickly swatched Glitter Gal Marine Blue from the 3D Holographic collection. I can not wait for summer so I can wear more holographic polishes.

Glitter Gal 3D holographic Marine Blue - Sunshine

This is a medium blue. This was two coats. Unfortunately the holo-ness of this polish didn't transfer well into the photographs, as it is much more visible in real life. The holographic particles are linear and form rainbows in a line, as opposed to scattered all over the place. The polish was easy to apply, even though they are in little bottles (9mls). The brush is still a decent length to make application easy. Dry time was quick. I find holographic polishes don't take as long to dry as regular polishes.

Lots of Love

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nicole by OPI Party in the Penthouse

This is one of four polishes from the Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection that came out in 2010.

These were not available in New Zealand so thanks to smoochiefrog from Manicure Mommas for sending me this collection.

Nicole by OPI Party in the Penthouse - white light

Its a dark dusty blue silver shimmer. This is three coats. It is pretty and suitable for winter and the cold weather we are having at the moment.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Color Club Untamed Luxury - Grey shades

The snow has stopped :(
The last snow here was yesterday afternoon. We ended up with snow for three days and it was pretty awesome. Because we never have it, I still want it to keep happening.

I thought the following polishes seem pretty appropriate for the weather outside as it is grey and yucky at the moment.

These polishes are the second half of the Color Club Untamed Luxury 7 piece Indulgence collection. You can find the first half of this collection here.

Color Club Pretty in Platinum - white light

This is a frosty white toned silver pearl. Only two coats is needed for this one. It is more shiny than it looks in this picture.

Color Club Positively Posh - white light

This is a taupe brown I can actually kind of stand. It is like a cross between a jelly and a creme polish. This is three coats as it starts of thin like a jelly. You can still see through it after three coats.

Color Club Soft as Cashmere - white light

Another jelly creme cross. This is a greige color (a cross between a grey and a beige) that is also slightly brown toned. This is three coats.

Color Club Wild Orchid - white light

This is a grey shimmer. It leans to the blue side and the shimmer definitely appears blue. This is three coats. This is my favourite of the bunch. I think its classy and great if you work in a serious work environment.

Lots of Love

Monday, August 15, 2011

Color Club Worth the Risque + Snow!

OMG! It snowed in Wellington. I have lived my whole life here (25 years) and it has never ever snowed!

It started about 4pm on Sunday afternoon. There was still snow outside my house when I got the bus to work in the morning and then about 11am it started snowing again! It has been snowing on and off all day since.

Here is a picture of my mum and dads house.
Its about 15 minutes from where I live.
They were brave enough to go outside and take pictures.

This is a huge deal in our part of the country. The novelty has not worn off for me yet.

So to celebrate this awesome snow I just finished this mani tonight to wear to work tomorrow. By the way its going to be just as cold any yuck tomorrow....this means more snow.

Color Clubs Worth the Risque is a silver holographic from the 2009 Femme Fatal collection.

Color Club Worth the Risque - crappy indoor night time lighting

Unfortunately because it is 10pm at night you cant see the holo-y goodness that is this polish. This is two coats. Application and dry time were great. Even at night I can see the holo in this polish. It is a linear holographic, where the holo rainbows appear in lines on the nail as opposed to scattered all about.

I topped this off with some snowflakes done using Konad plate m59 and Black konad special polish. Its a shame that I only own two different snowflakes, as you end up repeating the same ones over again.

If your in New Zealand I hope you are enjoying the snow too!

Lots of Love

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Milani Cyberspace

I had a terrible day at work yesterday and am really still upset. My nails are naked and I cant think of any polish I want to put on that will cheer me up even a little. Today is Saturday but one of my best friends is having a house warming so I have to go and see everyone from work there and I am so not looking forward to it.

This is a mani from last week. It is two coats of Milani Cyberspace over two coats of OPI Whats with the Cattitude?

Milani Cyberspace over OPI Whats with the Cattitude? - white light

It is still winter here so there isn't any sun (in fact they are predicting snow where there isn't usually snow tomorrow), but this is holographic and i liked the softness of the light blue. I think the creme polish underneath helped make the holographic on top seem cleaner and nicer.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Color Club Get your Lem-on

Get your Lem-on is another scented polish from Color Club's Wicked Sweet Collection, currently in stores in New Zealand or online at

Color Club Get Your Lem-on - white light

This is three coats. It is quite sheer (mainly I think due to the fact that it is yellow). It smells sort of like a lemon scented cleaning product, or some sort of funny lemony bubblegum flavour.
It has a blue shimmer running through it and in the bottle looks exactly like Color Clubs Volt of Light. Here is a picture of Volt of light in the sun from ages ago....

Color Club Volt of Light - sunshine

Lots of Love

This product was sent to me for review.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

China Glaze on NZSALE!

China Glaze is on NZSALE for NZ$7.50 a polish!!!!

All New Zealanders go and get some now!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Essence Bella and Edward

Thanks to Daniela from Under the Gravity's Nails for my most recent swap in which she sent me the newest sets of Essence nail art twins polishes.

Now I will be the first to admit that I can not stand twilight. I missed out on the appeal and to be honest I do not think Robert Paterson is hot at all. But I do love Bella and Edward the nail polishes.

Essence Bella - white light

Bella is the base coat. This is two coats. You could almost get away with just one coat as it was quite thick and very colour dense. Even though it was slightly thick it did apply well and dry time was normal.
Essence Edward (over Bella) - white light

This is two coats of Edward over Bella. Compared to the other nail art twins from essence, the Edward top coat was less dense glitter wise and needed two coats, where as I normally only do one. Edward is full of teal/turquoise glitter, with bigger green square pieces of glitter.

I do love this pair though and I am so happy that Jill and Daniela have sent me Essence polishes to try out. Thanks girls.

Lots of Love

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Glitter Gal Not Another Red

Glitter Gal truly is Australia at its finest.

Glitter Gal Not Another Red - sunshine

OMG! These polishes are AMAZING!!!!
Even compressed these pictures show how amazing the polish is in the sunshine.

These are only 9ml polishes and look teeny tiny next to a regular sized polish, but lets be honest - who uses a whole bottle of polish up anyway. The brush is still a good size and length and makes the polish easy to apply. I didn't need any clean up after this.

These are now being sold in New Zealand on trade me, or through the email

Lots of Love

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Upcoming collections from BYS?

I spotted these gift packs on the BYS website. They are available for pre-order at the moment for delievery in oct/nov/dec. Based on the gift sets I am hoping that they are creating whole collections based on these....

A possible scented collection?
A possible Animal print collection?

I am hoping for a whole animal print collection. It could be cool.

Lots of Love

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spotted in NZ: OPI Touring America Collection

Look what we found at Farmers today.....

OPI Touring America collection (Winter/Fall 2011)

I didn't realise at the time but there is an empty spot in the middle of the display. Thanks again to Lisa taking sneaky pictures on her iphone for me.

I am not going to get any of these polishes (especially not at NZ$27 each that they are at Farmers). There is 6 dark brown/taupe/grey colours and six red/pink/purple colours. (edit: my bad there are actually 4 micro-shimmer polishes in this collection and the other 8 are cremes)

Lots of Love

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zoya Mimi

I think this polish has just become my favourite purple polish ever! It definitly makes it into my top 20.

Zoya Mimi is one of six polishes from the 2010 summer Sparkle collection.

Zoya Mimi - Natural Light

Zoya Mimi - Close up

Zoya Mimi - White Light

This is amazing! it is the most in-depth interesting purple glass fleck glitter polish ever. The natural light picture is more colour accurate. Is applies like a dream and needed almost no clean up. This was three coats, you can tell its going to be good even after the first coat.

So far Ive had this on for a day and there are no chips. I don't think I am ready to take it off yet either. It is just gorgeous.

Unfortunately Zoya polishes are hard to come by in New Zealand. You can buy online in New Zealand here. There are a few salons around the country selling these, but to be honest, online is easiest. A lot of my Zoyas came from ebay.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Models Own 50% of Facebook Sale

Just announced on Facebook....

Once they reach 50,000 likes by the end of August they are going to have a week long 50% of sale!

Please like their facebook page and help us get a sweet deal on some great European polishes. I really want to try out their glitters. I have heard some great reviews from Models own.

Lots of Love

Monday, August 1, 2011

Color Club Untamed Luxury Vampy Shades

Sorry July was such a slow month here. Ive not had the best nails and am now rocking nubbins, so thought I'd wear some of this seasons dark vampy colours while they are short and hope that start growing soon.

These three shades are out of the Untamed Luxury Indulgence 7 piece set. You can by them individually for $16 at Life Pharmacies or the whole 7 piece set online at for $39!

Color Club Ready to Royal - Sunshine

This is two coats. Ready to Royal is a dark deep purple jelly. You can see the purple colour while wearing just one cost, but the second makes it a very dark colour. It has a high shine once dried.

Color Club Jewel of a Girl - Sunshine

This is a deep red toned plum shimmer. It is stunning in real life. Again this is only two coats. I loved it. The application on this was great.

Color Club Nothing but Truffle - white light

Nothing but Truffle is a deep dark chocolate shimmer. This one is also two coats, but I had a few problems with it. The consistency was thick and I just could not stop it from flooding my cuticles. Even with pure acetone the clean up didn't go well.

I wore this one today at work and it lasted well (I am trying out new base coats and top coats though and think I've found something that works), however I don't think its my colour. I am definitely a brighter colour person. This is the by far nicest chocolate colour that I have in my collection though.

Lots of love