Monday, July 30, 2012

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012

80 Bloggers around the world are taking part in this years piCture pOlish Blog Fest. Luckily I get to be one of them too.

The first shade I am got to review is Orbit.

Orbit is one of the new 'Mesh' shades available from today.  Orbit covers your nails in their own little galaxies.

piCture pOlish Orbit - Sunshine

piCture pOlish Orbit - Shade

Orbit is a dark navy blue base jelly packed full of dark blue and silver glitter.  It is so full of glitter that you barely notice the jelly base.  This swatch is two coats and they applied like a dream. You could even get away with one thick coat.  This polish is not a chucky glitter so only needs on layer of top coat to make it smooth.  The only problem with this polish is that it is a glitter and so takes a bit of elbow grease to take off.

This polish is officially on sale today from piCture pOlish and retails for AUD$9.50.  For those in New Zealand Gracie Lou will be stocking piCture pOlish soon.

The second shade I received from piCture pOlish is this stunning green called Kryptonite.
 Kryptonite is from the 'Collaboration Collection' and was jointly created by Cathy from More Nail Polish.

piCture pOlish Orbit - Sunshine

 piCture pOlish Orbit - Sunshine 
This picture really shoes the holographic glitter in the polish

Kryptonite is a deep green jelly full of irregular shaped micro holographic particles.  This swatch is three coats. It applied nicely and dried quickly.  The holographic particles are scattered and sparkle well in the sun.  It has a smooth finish, as it is ultimately a jelly polish.

This polish is officially on sale today from piCture pOlish and retails for AUD$11.50.  For those in New Zealand Gracie Lou will be stocking piCture pOlish soon, but you can order directly from piCture pOlish if you can not wait.

So far my first two piCture pOlish polishes have been great. The biggest down side to these is that they are only 11mls.  I will be stocking up on more of the new shades just released from the Mesh and Collaboration collections. Some of the polishes being displayed in the Blog Fest today look amazing.

Lots of Love

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Giveaway winner

There were 30 entries for this giveaway and the winner is entry number 25...
Congratulations to romipo from Uruguay.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying watching the Olympics.
Lots of Love

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Last chance to enter my giveaway

My giveaway ends at the end of tonight (Saturday).
Enter here to win some sparkles for your nails.

Lots of Love

PiCture pOlish and Ozotic coming soon to NZ

piCture pOlish announced that Gracie Lou is going to be the New Zealand Distributor of piCture pOlish and Ozotic polishes.

The polishes have not yet arrived in NZ, but when they do check them out on the out the website here:  I am unsure of pricing for these products at the moment.

Lots of Love

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Orly Stone Cold

My kitten finally decided to vacate my light box, so I was able to capture this photo tonight.  I do my nails a night time and have just put this onto my nails to wear tomorrow.

Orly Stone Cold - Natural Light

Orly Stone Cold - White Light

Stone Cold is from the 2011 Orly Mineral FX collection.  Apparently this collection by Orly contain Flurophlogopites to give them a shimmering colour transformation, glass particles as well as mica, silica and coloured pigments to give them a multi-dimensional effect.  Seems a bit fancy to me, really this is just a pretty sparkly blue polish.  It looks like blue sparkles in a dark blue base.  This swatch is three coats. It applies well and dries in an OK amount of time.  It is actually darker in real life than it appears in this photo. It is more of a deep dark blue that looks really gorgeous.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

China Glaze Full Spectrum

China Glaze Full Spectrum - Sunshine

 China Glaze Full Spectrum - Shade

Full Spectrum is from this years Prismatics collection.  These swatches are three coats.  This one is a light lilac/silver duochrome glitter in a clear base, with extra bits of slightly bigger multi coloured glitter.  

These photos were taken a while ago now (when we actually had sun) and unfortunately my nails are shorter now due to some unfortunate breaks. :(

Lots of Love

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Don't forget to enter my giveaway

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Click here to go to the original post to enter.

I am giving away a set of 4 Opoola nail art packs which includes two packs of glitters, one of little shapes (hearts and stars) and one set of those little beads so you can create your own "caviar" nails.  
This giveaway is open to international followers.  Give away entry will close at the end of Saturday the 28 July.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Nicole OPI - Wel-Kim to my world

I spotted these last week in Farmers.  I am totally on a pastel kick at the moment, and completely gutted that I have to wait another 2 months until I get to break my no buy.  Nicole by OPI retails for NZ$19.95 each.

This collection includes:

  • Others Pale by Kim-parison (White)
  • Kim Konfidential (Tan)
  • Up & Kim-ing  Pink (Pink)
  • Nothing Kim-Pares to Blue (Blue)
  • Lights, Kim-era, Action! (opalescent white)
  • Here Kim-s the sun (pale glitter)
Lots of Love

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ozotic 528

Ozotic 528 is from the now discontinued Duochrome Glitter collection.  For some reason Ozotic discontinued all of their series 500 polishes. That was a sad day for nail polish.  The Ozotic 500 series is a must have for serious nail polish lovers.  If you can get your hands on some of these, I suggest you do asap!

 Ozotic 528 over black - White light

Ozotic 528 over black - Shade

I am in love with this polish. It is a fine purple/teal duochrome glitter in a clear base.  This is two layers over the top of two layers of black.  It changes from purple through to blue and then a pretty teal green colour.  I could stare at this on my nails all day (actually I kind of did all day today).  

Lots of Love

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Orly Frisky

This was my mani for Wednesday and Thursday last week.

Orly Frisky - White light

This is three coats of Orly Frisky with an accent nail which had one coat of Sally Hansen Bling-tastic. Bling-tastic is a teal blue glitter with bigger bits of silver glitter scattered throughout its clear base. This lasted the full two days with out chipping, however even with a base coat Frisky stained my nails a funky yellow colour (I find that turquoise colours are the worst at staining nails).

Hope your all having a great weekend.
Don't forget to enter my nail art Give-away.

Lots of Love

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Color Club Backstage Pass

I spotted these in my local pharmacy today.  They were retailing for NZ$16 each.
Too bad I am still on my no buy! My list of polishes to buy when it is over is getting very very long.

Lots of love

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Never Ending Obsession Giveaway Time!

I am giving away a set of 4 Opoola nail art packs just because I can.

This set includes two packs of glitters, one of little shapes (hearts and stars) and one set of those little beads so you can create your own "caviar" nails.  

There will also be a selection of New Zealand Chocolates sent to the winner.

This giveaway is open to international followers.  
Give away entry will close at the end of Saturday the 28 July.

All you have to do is comment on this post with your follower name (OK if not by GFC), email address and let me know what country you are in.

Lots of Love

Monday, July 9, 2012

Nicole by OPI It's All About the Glam

Hi all!

Last week I started a new job as a Marketing analyst. I have never done marketing before, but my statistics skills allow me to do what I do with what ever sort of data is available.  Its long hours which I am having to get used to.  Its dark when I leave for work and well and truly dark when I arrive home each day.

Unfortunately my nails haven't taken any sort of priority these past 10 days.  My kitten has taken up residence in my light box, so I am finding it hard to take any descent photos. Sorry.  I'm also trying to convince the husband that we need a new camera - mine is now 3 years old, and I am sick of the pink reflection showing up in photos.

On another note I have a new give away coming up this week. so stay tuned for that!

It's All About the Glam is from the first set of Kardashian Kolors released by Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI It's All About the Glam - Natural Light

This is three coats. It is a bit thin, but another coat and it would be perfect. It is a shimmery white with a slight iridescent silver glitter that produces a "glass fleck" finish.  This is my favourite white to wear.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Coming to NZ: Color Club Backstage Pass

Introducing the Backstage Pass Collection by Color Club

Color Club NZ announced today the debut of Backstage Pass, the new Glitter nail polish collection arriving this month. The Backstage Pass Collection features six chunky Glitter nail polishes.

What could be better than some Chunky glitter to try and make us feel not so freezing cold this winter?

Polishes are:
Take the Stage (Gold)
Wish Upon a Rock-Star (Multicoloured)
Backstage Pass (Purple)
Platinum Record (Silver)
It's a Hit! (Lilac)
Fame & Fortune (Red)

Color Club’s Backstage Pass Collection will be available in New Zealand from early-July.  This collection was released at the end of 2011 in North America.

Lots of Love

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spotted in NZ: OPI Ballet and Spiderman

I spotted the OPI New York City Ballet collection in a pharmacy a few weeks a go. I have only seen them  in chemists, not yet in Farmers. This collection has 5 pastel jelly polishes and one glitter top coat.

Barre My Soul - This sheer beige is gorgeous, and that’s the “naked” truth.
You Callin' Me a Lyre? - This ascending pink hits all the right notes. 
Don't Touch My Tutu! - Hands off this wispy white -- it's all mine! 
Care to Danse? - This lilac is up-to-the-minuet in fashion. 
My Pointe Exactly - See? This gorgeous sheer grey has been right all along! 
Pirouette My Whistle - Drink up! This silver sparkle is just what you need.

On Thursday I spotted the Spiderman collection at Farmers.

Your Web or Mine?  - The perfect pink for sticky situations.
Into the Night - This perfect midnight blue was made for prowling.
Call Me Gwen-ever - Girlfriend, be sure to pick up when this urgent coral calls.
Just Spotted the Lizard - Be seen in this reptilian yellow-green
My Boyfriend Scales Walls - Climb new heights with this cityscape white
Number One Nemesis  - Show your metal in this sparkling nickel.
Shatter the Scales - Deep green shimmer Shatter coat inspired by graffiti art

I cant wait until my no buy ends to get some of these.  I only have to wait three more months until I am in Canada and America when I can buy up large. No buys are hard, and so many nice polishes have been released since I started it in March.

Lots of Love