Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Pre-Christmas Haul

My partner flat out refuses to buy me nail polish (for Christmas or my Birthday).
So I have to order them for myself and try not to think about what currently owed on my credit cards.

At the start of December I ordered the Models Own Beetle Juice collection. (I also gave my best friend Lisa a set for Christmas)

Five beautiful duochrome polishes I cant wait to start trying out. This set comes with the Models own 3 in 1 base coat/top coat & Gloss. and because I ordered before Christmas it came in a cute little models own box.

A couple of weeks ago I posted that was having a sale on their boxed Color Club sets. I picked up both sets of the Back to Boho collection for $69.

Not too sure these fit with whats in the shops at the moment in New Zealand for summer, they seem more like autumn/fall/winter colours to me.

Lastly on Christmas Eve MJ Nail Bank announced on Facebook that they had the Nicki Minaj OPI Polishes in stock. Whoohooo out comes my over used credit card again. (I blame pay pal, its so easy to use and you don't even notice the money is gone until the bill arrives at the end of the month)
Left to Right - Save Me, Fly, Metallic 4 Life

These beauties arrived in the mail today. These are the three I picked up. The shatter is pretty but I don't think I would use it enough so I passed on that.

We have had 5 amazing days of sun here in Wellington, but the weather today and for the next few days is not looking so good. Hopefully I do get some sun at some stage so I can do some swatching.

Please be careful if you are out on the roads this holiday season!

Lots of Love

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Models Own Peacock Green

This is one of my favourite polishes of 2011. I'm not sure when exactly it was released by Models Own, but I only got it this year.

Models Own Peacock Green - Natural Light

Models Own Peacock Green - Natural Light

Models Own Peacock Green - Sunshine

Models Own Peacock Green - Sunshine

This is three coats. It is a Green/Teal/Blue that will mesmerism you with all the beautiful colours hidden inside it. I couldn't stop staring at my nails all day when I wore this. It looks a little more green in real life (especially in the bottle).

Lots of Love

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas NOTD - Fresh Frog of Bel Air

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
Hope you all had/are having a great day!

It is now boxing day here, and we are trying to decide if we brave the malls and visit the boxing day sales or not (for those in the US, boxing day sales here are kind of like your Black Friday sales, but on a smaller scale as we are only a country of 4 million people)

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air over China Glaze Jolly Holly - Natural Light

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air over China Glaze Jolly Holly - Sunshine

These two greens are a great match for each other. This is one coat of Fresh Frog of Bel Air over two coats of China Glaze Jolly Holly (from last years Holiday collection). Fresh Frog of Bel Air really does appear to me as a top coat glitter instead of a stand alone polish.

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air - Natural Light

I am not a fan of this by itself at all. This is three coats. This is the only glitter I got from the OPI Holiday Muppet collection. I think my problem with this is that its not glitter dense enough and the bigger silver bits of glitter don't really appear to me.

Lots of Love

Monday, December 19, 2011

Orly Frolic + Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple

I have been on a little bit of an Orly kick lately.

This is Orly Frolic from the 2011 summer Happy Go Lucky collection.

Orly Frolic - Natural Light

This is two coats. Its nice to apply, with a smooth texture. The Happy Go Lucky collection was nice and pigmented so all only needed two coats. This is a great summer nail polish.

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple over Orly Frolic - Natural Light

This is one coat of Chunky Holo Purple over Orly Frolic.

Ok so Im just going to say it. This polish is not holographic, so why did Kleancolor name them so? It is a glitter polish. A iridescent glitter in a light purple base. I just don't get it.

But in saying that its a nice glitter to use on top of other polishes. Kleancolor is not B3F so smell a bit strong. I found this at a Postie Plus store in New Zealand (2 for $8 - super cheap!)

Lots of Love

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Orly Oui

Orly Oui is a polish I picked up a couple of weeks ago from the Farmers buy one get one free sale (which I am pretty sure is still going)

Oui is from the 2011 Holiday Soireé collection.

Orly Oui- White Light

Orly Oui- White Light

Oui is a light purple glass flecked polish with a gold shimmer running through it. This is three coats. It is actually really pretty, but at the moment polishes are only lasting a day on my nails, as I get bored easily.

7 more work days left till the holidays!!!
Lots of Love

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Color Club on Sale in New Zealand!

Color Club Nail Polishes on Sale in New Zealand!

You may be interested to know that we are cleaning out our 7 packs pre-Xmas.

All of them are half price on our website That includes the latest USA ranges that haven’t even released officially in NZ yet.

Prices range from $29 upwards.

The sale starts now, and stocks are limited. First in first served.

Check them out for some great deals. I just ordered both 2 packs from the Back to Boho collection for NZ$69.

Lots of Love

Models Own Purple Haze

This is Models Own Purple Haze over two coats of Color Club Disco Dress.

Models Own Purple Haze over Color Club Disco Dress - Natural Light

The is two coats of Purple Haze over Disco Dress. It is a deep purple glitter in a clear base. This is one size of glitter. The application is easy, but removal was still hard. I used some non-acetone nail polish remover to remove this and it sucked the colour off the glitter before it removed it.

Disco Dress is a perfect match for underneath Disco Dress. I haven't yet worn Purple Haze by itself yet. But I am a fan of it worn this way.

Hope you are all having good weekends so close to Christmas.
Lots of Love

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Orly Bubbly Bombshell

Bubbly Bombshell was my mani to my Fiances Christmas work do on Saturday night.

Orly Bubbly Bombshell - Natural Light

Orly Bubbly Bombshell - Sunshine

This is a bright pink fuchsia glitter in a clear base. There are actually two sizes of glitter in this, a smallish one and then a bigger rounder one. This is three coats, but its still got quite a bit of nail showing through and tips are really hard to wrap with a glitter polish.

Here is some bonus pictures and a comparison.

Look how it matches the shoes I wore!

Orly Bubbly Bombshell over black - Natural light

Nubar Petunia Sparkle - sunshine

Here is a picture of Nubar Petunia Sparkle for comparison. They are almost exact matches for colour, but Petunia Sparkle only has one sized glitter and has a more matte appearance.

Lots of Love

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Spotted in NZ: Orly Holiday Soireé

I got an email with a picture from Lisa (the other one) exclaiming that Orly were buy one get one free at Farmers and they had the Holiday Soireé collection in stock.

Orly Holiday Soireé display at Farmers

Luckily we were already heading to the mall so I got to see these for myself in real life. I still had a $30 gift card so picked up Androgynie and Oui. They also come with cute little files attached to the bottles.

Orly retail for $24.99 each, so buy one get one free is a pretty good deal. I can totally justify $12.50 on a nail polish, where as I have problems spending $25 on a polish these days.

Lots of Love