Sunday, November 27, 2011

Color Club Alter Ego - Reveal Your Mystery set

This is the pastel set of polishes from the 2011 Color Club Alter Ego collection. These come in a 7 pack called Reveal Your Mystery which also includes a Milky White Basecoat. All swatches are three coats.

Color Club Get a Clue - Sunshine

Color Club Revealed - Natural Light

Color Club Incognito - Sunshine

Color Club Secret Rendezvous - Natural Light

Color Club Sheer Disguise - Natural Light

Color Club Give Me A Hint - Sunshine

The Alter Ego collection is available in stores in New Zealand now.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Orly Frisky + Comparison

Orly frisky is from the 2011 Happy Go Lucky collection.

Farmers had by one get one free on Orly the other day and I had a $20 voucher so I paid $5 for two Orly polishes :) I love sales and vouchers.

Orly Frisky - Natural Light

The formula on this is great. This is 2 coats, and that it all that is needed. Dries at an average time and wears well.

I did some nail art over the top of Frisky. The Sparkles are Esseence. The first finger is stamped using an Essence plate and China Glaze DV8. Third finger is layered with Color Club Si Vous Please!

Orly Frisky + Nail Art - Sunshine

I ended up wearing Orly Frisky covered in Color Club Si Vous Please! on all fingers to work on Monday.

Orly Frisky and China Glaze For Audrey look pretty close to each other. For Audrey used three coats, compared to Frisky's one coat. For Audrey is slightly lighter and a bit more dustier toned. Frisky is brighter and bluer. I wasn't a fan of For Audrey but I really like Frisky, which is odd considering they are so close to each other.

Lots of Love

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Models Own Golden Peach + Comparisson

Models own Golden Peach is another polish I picked up from Models own 50% off sale.

Models Own Golden Peach - Sunshine

Models Own Golden Peach - Shade

This is three coats. It is a peach with a lot of golden shimmer running through it. It applies easily and dries at an average speed.

I thought I would do a comparison of some other peach polishes. Here is Models Own Golden Peach, OPI Melon Of Troy and Zoya Elise.

Elise is a lot runnier in consistency and needed 4 coats. The Zoya is more orange, and the golden shimmer in it isn't as visible. Melon of Troy is a march darker pink colour with no golden shimmer running through it. In this case I think I really do like Golden Peach the most. The golden shimmer is more present and makes it feel girly and pretty.

Lots of Love

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spotted in NZ: Color Club Mini Poptastic

I spotted these on Monday at Life Pharmacy.

They are totally cute little bottles. They would make great Christmas presents and stocking fillers. And would be great for younger girls.

The Poptastic collection is a great collection of bright creme shades. There were also 4 packs of Starry Temptress (bright glitter shades) and Wicked Sweet (neon fruit scented polishes).

The Poptastic Minis were selling for NZ$9.90 a bottle. I am sorry but I totally did not take note of the prices for the four packs.

I have some little bottles, they are 7mls (so half the size of a regular bottle), but still have a great sized brush that makes application easy.

Lots of Love

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A England Tristam

A England Tristam doesn't really need many words. It is simply just amazing.

A England Tristam - Sunshine

A England Tristam - Sunshine

Tristam - the courteous knight

The symbol of the knightly virtue, and romantic love. When Tristam and Iseult accidentally consume a love potion, fall helplessly in love. Despite facing numerous trials to test their secret affair their love was never known to fade.

Tristam is a deep dark blue holographic polish. Enlarge the pictures in the sun by clicking on them to see how beautiful this really is. I think its great to see more darker colours being made into holographic polishes.

This is two coats. A England is quickly becoming one of my favourite brands for formula. All only need two coats and apply like a dream.

A England also have great customer service, and sometimes even offer free around the world shipping. It also didn't take them long to get to New Zealand (less than a week, compared to another brand in the UK that took a month to arrive here in NZ)

Lots of Love

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Models Own Evergreen

I love a green polish and I was looking forward to getting this one from Models own. a green polish is hard to get right, and I'm not sure the completely got this one right.

This is Models Own Evergreen.

Models Own Evergreen - Sunshine

Models Own Evergreen - Natural Light

This is three coats. The formula is great and smooth and dries quickly. Its a pretty medium green shimmer that has a hint of metallicness about it. But the colour doesn't really pop and make me say wow! I think it needs to be slightly darker and more complex. I just feel meh about it. I suppose that is what happens when you order polishes from the other side of the world on the internet.

Lots of Love

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's My Birthday Tomorrow! (NOMB)

Nail of my birthday (NOMB) does that make sense? Not really. I dont think it will catch on.

I think I will be too busy too post tomorrow so here is what I have on my nails for my 25th Birthday tomorrow.

This is OPI Designer Series Temptation from 2011.

OPI DS Temptation - natural light

OPI DS Temptation - sunshine

This is 3 coats. when you apply the first coat you can see that the glitter is an ugly dark blue base. However once you build up the layers it is amazing! Its so complex. Its purple mainly but also has pink and blue glitter, with tiny bits of other coloured glitter (green and iridescent) scattered throughout.

Three coats gives perfect coverage. Its a bit rough, so mine is topped off with a top coat in these pictures. But I have a feeling this may be a tad hard to take off, being a glitter.

OPI have stared more and more away from the Designer Series Holographic polishes of years gone by. Quite a shame really as OPI haven't made any holos in a while now. they seem to be focusing more on glitters. Fine by me beacuse here in New Zealand DS polishes retail for around NZ$35, so as you can imagine I look elsewhere for my holo fix.

Unfortunately I don't get tomorrow off work. So not only is it a Monday, but yes I will be at work on my Birthday :(

Lots of Love

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spotted in NZ: OPI Muppets Collection

The OPI Muppets collection showed up on trademe and other online websites (beyond beauty, mj nailbank and candygirl) a few weeks ago. But wasn't officially released in New Zealand stores until the start of November.

This collection is now out in Farmers stores in New Zealand, and with that I presume other authorised stockists.

Click on the picture to enlarge it

From the New Zealand suppliers website (Global Beauty):

Get ready to get your Muppet on this holiday season. As a tie-in to the forthcoming movie The Muppets, OPI is launching 12 limited-edition lacquers in time for Christmas. The collection includes six shimmery reds and neutrals, plus six glittery shades — perfect for holiday parties.

Lots of Love