Monday, May 21, 2012

Blog Sale (sort of)

I am selling some of my collection to earn some money to buy new polishes when I travel to America and Canada later this year.
Most polishes are either brand new or only swatched on one hand.
If your in New Zealand you can check them out here on TadeMe.
More polishes will be added as I get around to purging more and putting them online.

Lots of Love

Sunday, May 20, 2012

China Glaze Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion is the blue/green duochrome glitter from the 2012 China Glaze Prismatics collection.

 China Glaze Optical Illusion - Sunshine

China Glaze Optical Illusion - Natural Light

This is a beautiful polish. This is 3 coats. The glitter is dense and pretty and in the sun this looks stunning. The base is a blue/green duochrome glitter with a hint of pink, gold, silver and orange pieces of glitter scatted through out.  This looks so much better in real life than on the internet.

China Glaze Optical Illusion over Black - natural light

Lots of Love

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Zealand Giveaway!

If your from New Zealand make sure you enter my give away to win all 6 of the Color Club Magnetic Force polishes.  Click here to enter.

At the moment there is only four entries so your chances of winning are pretty good.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spotted in NZ: New Nicole by OPI Polishes

I spotted these in Farmers Yesterday.  The display says that this mini four piece collection is called "It's all about the color", but Google doesn't tell us anything much at all about this collection. 

 Left to Right: A Million Sparkles, A Lit-teal bit of Love, Vio-lets Talk About Red, Shoot for the Maroon.

Nicole by OPI retails for $19.99 at Farmers and some pharmacies (usually Life pharmacies).

Lots of Love

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Orly Electronica Collection

 Left to right: Preamp, Shockwave, Synchro, Decoded

I haven't been able to find out much information on this collection. The internet says its from Fall 2012.  Its unusual for us here in New Zealand to get a collection before any one else. Our Orly collections are usually 6 months late.

Preamp is a really pretty shimmery pink. Synchro is a red/pink/golden duochrome (the same sort of colours as MAC Bad Fairy, without the glass effect texture). Decoded and Shockwave both have matte finishes.

Orly sells for $22.90 in Farmers but you can often find it on sale for buy one get one free.

I saw a couple of other new collections today as well so will have some more of these posts soon.

Lots of Love

Monday, May 14, 2012

Color Club Magnetic Force Giveaway!

Celebrate the release of the Color Club Magnetic Force Collection in New Zealand by winning all 6 polishes!
Left to Right: Sci-Fi, Cop an Attitude, Hipnotic, 
Magnetic Force, Electro Midnight, Steel of the Night

One winner will win the entire set of Color Club Magnetic polishes.  
Thanks to Color Club New Zealand for sponsoring this giveaway.
Color Club Magnetic Force polishes will be for sale in New Zealand Amazon stores from next week.

This giveaway is only open to New Zealand Residents.
Giveaway will close Sunday 3rd of June.

Leave a comment below with your email address, and where in New Zealand you live.
You must be a GFC follower (please let me know the name you follow as)
You can gain extra entries if you blog, tweet or share this giveaway on Facebook  (just include a link in your comment below)

Lots of Love

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Models Own Golden Green

Models Own Golden Green - Sunshine

Golden Green is from the Models Own 2011 Bettle Juice Collection.  This is a collection of 5 duochrome polishes. Golden green is a grass green base that flashes golden yellow. The duochrome is pretty evident all the time.  The base has a shimmery metallic finish. This is three coats.

You can order these from the Models Own website and have them delivered to New Zealand pretty quick. They are much cheaper than polishes in New Zealand, although Models Own is not B3F.

Lots of Love

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Color Club Neon Fracture Collection

This picture is from the Color Club Facebook page.

Left to right: The Big Bang, Burst Thing's First, Bomb-blast-ic, Shock rock, 
Living on the Edge, Take a Crack at it.

I think these look totally cute. Who knows how long this fracture trend is going to last?  China Glaze and OPI are also still releasing more shatter/crackle polishes. So its not ending any time soon then.

These are available online here in America for $8 each.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Orly French Manicure Kits

I spotted these kits at Farmers today. They are French Manicure kits which include three 9ml polishes and french tip guides.
Kit includes: Top 2 Bottom basecoat and topcoat, White Tips and Oh Cabana Boy nail lacquers,
 Chevron and Half Moon guides for French tips and instructions.

Kit includes: Top 2 Bottom basecoat and topcoat, Shine and Witch's Blue nail lacquers,
Chevron and Half Moon guides for French tips and instructions.

Kit includes: Top 2 Bottom basecoat and topcoat, Liquid Metal and Space Cadet nail lacquers,
Chevron and Half Moon guides for French tips and instructions.

These fun twists on French tips are easy to use at home and will leave nails looking like you just left the salon.

I could not find a price tag anywhere around these so I am not sure how much they are retailing for.

Lots of Love

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sally Hansen Lady Luck

Lady Luck is from the new Gem Crush collection that arrived in New Zealand shops last week.

Sally Hansen Lady Luck - sunshine

This is four coats. The first few are thin and the glitter is sparse, but after 3 coats you can see how pretty this is. Its a clear base, packed full of little dark fuchsia pink glitter and bigger holographic silver bits of round glitter.  It looks amazing in the sun. I find that this collection last better on my nails without a top coat (I usually use Seche Vite but this makes it peel of all in one). 

This is a favourite of this collection. Its fun and girly and out there all in one.

The Gem Crush collection is at Farmers for $13.99 at the moment.

Lots of Love

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Sally Hansen Gem Crush

The Gem Crush Collection by Sally Hansen has made it to New Zealand.

 Left to Right: Showgirl chic, Big Money, Cha-Ching, Blingtastic, 
Bejeweled, Razzle Dazzle, Lady Luck, Glitz Gal

I found these in store at Farmers today.  The odd thing I noticed was that Glitz Gal and Big Money had different caps/lids than the rest of the collection (luckily all the lids on my collection match).

Sally Hansen NZ announced on their Facebook page last week that these would have a recommended retail of $12.99. But when I bought the last one to complete my collection today at Farmers they were $13.99.

Lots of Love