Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Orly and Valentines Pinks

Left to Right: Passionfruit, Cotton Candy, Forever Crimson, Butterflies

I spotted this the other day in Farmers.
It appears to just be a re-promote of pink polishes for valentines day.
None of these colours are new.

This may be my last post for a wee while. Our wedding is in five days and I have a lot to do. I have one day left of work to make it through and then 11 days off. Wish me luck!

Lots of Love

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air

Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air - Sunshine

Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air - Shade

Lisa bought this polish back from America for my Birthday. This is three coats. I think it is very sheer and I might try putting some light blue underwear under it (maybe OPI whats with the cattitude?). I did have to hunt for the glitter bits for the top coat. I think its delicate and pretty, but probably not worth the hype. Revlon also does a much cheaper dupe for this polish now called Whimsical.

Only 6 more sleeps until our wedding. I am not so stressed out yet but I have a feeling I may be in a couple of days when all of our family starts arriving.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sally Hansen Glitz Gal

Glitz Gal is another awesome glitter from the Sally Hansen Gem Crush Collection.

Sally Hansen Glitz Gal - Natural Light

Sally Hansen Glitz Gal - Funny the sun was setting and its not shade or sun light

This is a fine charcoal coloured glitter in a clear base with bigger bits of silver holographic glitter particles. This is three coats. It is pretty and looks gorgeous in real life.

I wore this one to work last week. I had sealed it with a coat of Zoya Amor and Seche Vite. This I don't think was a good idea. the nail polish pealed off my nails in sheets over the day. I have found that these glitter polishes last much better with out top coats (you just have to get over that funny feeling of bumpy rough polish on your fingers)

11 sleeps to go till the wedding now!
I will try and post some pics of my hens night when I can find the energy.

Lots of Love

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Big Money

Sally Hansen Big Money - Shade

Sally Hansen Big Money - Sunshine

Big Money is another glitter packed polish from Sally Hansen's Gem Crush collection. It is a clear base with little bits of gold glitter, and bigger light pink bits of glitter. This is three coats. These two colours go well together to form a nice nudish subtle glitter. This is a glitter I could wear to work easily.

Lots of Love

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled

I'm getting a bit behind on posting all of my NOTDs. I have been changing my polish pretty much everyday during the week but then can not always be bothered posting them. My bad.

This is last Sundays NOTD.

Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled - Sunshine

Sally Hansen Be-Jeweled - Shade

This is from the 2011 Gem Crush glitter collection that Lisa bought back from America for me. This is three coats. It is a light purple glitter in a clear base, with bigger light pink bits of glitter. i loved the way is sparkles in the sun. It is really pretty.

I was doing my nails with this colour on Sunday when my mum turned up 30 minutes earlier than she was supposed to (we were going out to do wedding stuff) and I didn't have time to put a top coat over this glitter. The polish lasted well with no chips at all, but was bumpy and not smooth at all. But as i found out later on in the week whilst wearing another polish from this collection with layers of Zoya Armour and Seche Vite was that whole fingers of polish were flaking off at once. So I think they last best with no top coat, but I need to get used to them being bumpy and not smooth.

16 more sleeps to go!

Lots of Love

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kim-Pletely in Love

My wedding is now only 17 days away now and I am still trying to figure out what to wear on my nails. I want a light pink/nude colour that is jelly like and makes my nails look natural but still pretty.

I bought Kim-pletely in Love last week when I discovered the new Nicole by OPI stand at Farmers.

Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely in Love - Sunshine

Nicole by OPI Kim-pletely in Love - Shade

This is three coats. It is a gorgeous light pink with a blue shimmer running through it. It is really pretty.

I was wearing this colour for my final dress fitting on Monday. Although it is pretty and close to what I am wanting, I decided it was too pink for my wedding day. So the hunt continues.

Lots of Love

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Color Club Foiled Collection

Color Club New Zealand announced that Foiled collection will be the Autumn release in New Zealand. The Foiled Collection is six luxurious liquid shades with a chrome-like shine and the look of molten metal. Color Club’s Foiled Collection will be available in New Zealand from 20th February 2012.

The following swatches are all two coats. The application is easy and the dry time on these is super quick. You can dip the brush in the polish once and paint a whole hand load of fingers.

Color Club Perfect Mol-ten - sunshine

Color Club Antiquated - natural light

Color Club Cold Metal - sunshine

Color Club Hot Like Lava - natural light

Color Club Foil Me Once - sunshine

Color Club Lumin-icecent - sunshine

I am crazy busy at the moment, with my wedding now only 3 weeks away. I have so much to do!

Lots of Love

These polishes were sent to me for review.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Kardashian Kolors

Wohooo Farmers has a whole Nicole by OPI display in store now!!!

Not only did we get the Kardashian Kolors (which I need all of), but we also got a stand with other Nicole by OPI polishes too!

Sorry about the crappy cellphone pictures. I was trying to be sneaky.

These are retailing for NZ$19.99 and at the moment Farmers has 10% off.

I picked up three of the Kardashian Kolors, A grey glitter called Follow me on Glitter, A shimmery light pink called Kim-pletely in Love and a shimmery white called It's All About The Glam. There are more from this collection I would like to pick up, but when you buy more than one at a time they add up in price quickly.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


OPI Fly - Natural Light

OPI Fly is from the 2012 Nicki Minaj collection. It is a medium creme teal. I have nothing like this colour in my collection. It is much darker than China Glaze For Audrey. This is three coats and they apply easily and smoothly. I highly recommend this colour, it is unique in my collection.

OPI Save Me over Fly - Natural Light

This is one coat of Save Me (from the same Nicki Minaj collection) over Fly. The glitter matches well as it has teal pieces of bar glitter in it.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Color Club Blossoming Collection

Color Clubs Spring Collection for 2012 is Blossoming. It contains 5 pastel shades and Diamond Drops which looks like large odd shaped pieces of silver glitter. These are already for sale in America on the Color Club website. This collection will be coming to New Zealand in August.

Lots of Love

Monday, January 9, 2012

Nail Polish Presents

My best friend Lisa just got back from America and Canada and bought me back some goodies!

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Collection - Razzle Dazzler, Glitz Gal, Big Money, Cha-Ching, Showgirl Chic, Be-jeweled and Bling-tastic (7 out of 8 of this collection)

Sepohora by OPI - Spark-tacular!, G-listen To Your Heart, Looks Like Rain, Dear, Sugar Plum Fairies Gone Wild

Nails Inc Connaught Square and Fitzroy Square, Wet n Wild It's All in the Cut and Give me a Price Quote, Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air and Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie

These are a combination of my birthday present, Christmas present and what she managed to get for me with some money I gave her! AWESOME!
I have so much swatching to catch up on. Lots and lots of glitter!

Lots of Love

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OPI Save Me

Save Me is the new bar glitter polish from OPI released as part of the 2012 Nicki Minaj Collection. This is not out yet in stores in New Zealand, but can be found online (MJ Nail Bank) and on TradeMe.

OPI Save Me - Sunshine

OPI Save Me - Shade

This is three coats. It is a clear base with regular silver glitter and multi coloured bar glitter. The bar glitter is mainly gold and teal coloured, but in the sun looks like a magical holographic rainbow!

The one problem I did have with this polish is that the bar glitter pieces went over the edge of the nail, so you sort of have to trim them once its dry so that they aren't hanging over the edge of your nail. (see my index finger above)

I personally don't think I will be wearing this by itself, I much prefer it over other polishes. I'm glad OPI listened to what people were asking for and made a bar glitter. Hopefully we will see some more in the future.

Lots of Love

Friday, January 6, 2012

Color Club Shabby Drab

Shabby Drab is from the 2011 Back to Boho collection. It is the only polish I have tried from this collection so far and I really like it.

I started a new job this week (actually its a secondment but its like having a new job) and I was trying to find not too outlandish colours to wear on my nails the first week in case I freaked people out.

I have a top the same colour as Shabby Drab so I decided to wear it.

Color Club Shabby Drab - White light

This is three coats. It is a very purple toned grey. In some lights it almost looks lilac coloured. It is a nice smooth creme.
Color Club Shabby Drab (accent in OPI Save Me) - White light

I added a coat of OPI Save Me to my ring fingers as accent nails. I loved this mani so much I wore it for Thursday and Friday. So far at work no one has commented on my nails. I dont think I am willing to tell them how many polishes I have yet though. Well see how it goes.

4 weeks out from our wedding now and I am starting to get stressed and nervous and excited. I have so much to do.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Nicole by OPI

Due out in stores in New Zealand mid January 2012. I have never watched keeping up with the Kardashians (that is what happens when you cant afford sky TV), so I do not completely understand the love/hate people feel towards them.

I will admit that I saw both of Khloe and Kim's weddings, and I am not surprised that Kim's marriage didn't last long as I though Kris was a bit of a d**k.

Anyway I digress...

Kardashian Kolors will be available at Farmers, Salons, Life Pharmacies, Kirkcaldie & Stains nail spa, Smith & Caughey’s and Arthur Barnetts, retailing for NZ$19.90.

Kardashian Kolors Nicole by OPI Nail Polish Collection is actually inspired by six trend setting women – Kris Jenner and her five daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner. From vivid hues to dark, shimmering to soft; lots of interesting choices are available.

Kardashian Kolors Nicole by OPI Nail Polish collection includes:

All Kendall-ed Up – a fab girly shade
Sealed with a Kris – an intense dark red tone
Kim-pletely In Love – a soft, delicate pale pink hue
Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam – an eye-catching dark emerald hue
Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi - a classy, timeless red tone
Rainbow in the S-kylie - a striking glittery shade with multicolored specks
Disco Dolls - a glittery golden hue
Listen to Your Momager! – a striking deep blue tone
Wear Something Spar-kylie - a feminine rose pink glittery shade
It’s All About the Glam – a shimmering-white glitz hue
Follow Me on Glitter – an alluring glittery deep grey
Kendall on the Katwalk – a sparkly blue-green tone
My Empire… My Rules – an ultra flatting taupe tone
Hard Kourt Fashionista - an attention-grabbing deep brown tone

Regardless of who these polishes are associated with, they are pretty colours and I can't wait to spend my Christmas voucher at Farmers and get a whole bunch of these.

Lots of Love

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in Review

Well it is 2012 here already. I can not believe how fast 2011 went. Mainly because I haven't lost any weight and I get married in exactly 5 weeks and now I am starting to freak out.

2011 The Year of Crackle
2011 really was the year of the crackle nail polish. There were crackle offerings from OPI (Shatter), China Glaze (Crackle), Color Club (Fracture), Models Own (Smash Up) as well as Sally Hansen, BYS, Nicole By OPI and Sephora by OPI to name just a few. They all had the standard black, with most collection also containing white, silver, gold and an array of other colours.

Color Club - Broken Tokens

Color Club - Kiss & Break Up

There are still more crackles to come in 2012, starting with the plum coloured Super Bass Shatter in OPI's Nicki Minaj collection as well as a Glitter Crackle collection coming from China Glaze.

Best new Brand: A England
I only have 4 of these polishes but I love them all. The names, the colours and especially the formula on these.
A England - Isuelt

Best Product: Orly Bonder
I know this isn't a new product for 2011, but this product has been a manicure life saver for me. When a polish used to chip within a few hours on me, I know get a full solid day without chips (trust me this is good for me).
Best Holographic Polish: A England Tristam
The A England Mythicals collection contained two deep dark holographic shades. Tristam (a dark blue) and Lady of the Lake (a dark purple).

A England - Tristam

Best Collection of 2012: Color Club Wicked Sweet

I love this collection. Bright shimmery neons with ulta violet flashes of blue that smell AMAZING. I especially love I Always Get My Man-darin as I have no other polish quite like it in my collection.

Color Club - I Always Get My Man-darin

We know that next year sees the Zoya Fleck Effects collection coming out (argh more flakies), along with OPI's Nicki Minaj and Holland collections. China Glaze has a collection of neons coming out for summer as well as their promised Hunger Games collection.

Who knows what else will come in 2012. Hopefully more from A England and Models Own.

May 2012 be the year of holos and flakies!

Lots of Love