Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Orly Cool Romance

I spotted the Orly Cool Romance collection at Farmers yesterday.

Orly Cool Romance was released way back in January in North America. We are a little behind, but considering it is a spring collection, the time of year here is suitable.
Left to Right: You're Blushing, Prelude to a Kiss, Jealous, Much?, Faint of Heart,
 Steel your Heart, Artificial Sweetener

Lots of Love

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Models Own Pinky Brown

 Models Own Pinky Brown - Natural Light

 Models Own Pinky Brown - Natural Light

Pink Brown is another duochrome polish from last years Models Own Beetle Juice collection.  This one is a glass effect polish, which goes from a mauvey pink to a medium golden brown.  This is three coats.  It dries in a regular amount of time.  I found all of the polishes in this collection quite runny so you need to make sure you don't have too much polish on the brush when you apply it so as not to flood your cuticles.

Lots of Love

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Models Own Aqua Violet

Aqua Violet is one of the 6 original release Beetle Juice polishes from Models Own.

Models Own Aqua Violet - Natural Light

 Models Own Aqua Violet - Natural Light

 Models Own Aqua Violet - Natural Light

Aqua Violet is exactly what it sounds like, a shimmery duochrome polish that changes from an aqua green to a lilac purple.  This is three coats, with no top coat.  The first coat appears like a horrible sheer grey colour, but after 3 coats is opaque and shows the duochrome in the light.  It is quite a sheer polish and is on the runny side. This dried in regular time and wore well with no chips for the two days I was wearing it.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coming soon to NZ: Ruby Wing

Color Club NZ announced today the debut of Ruby Wing.

Ruby Wing polishes contain a unique photochromic compound that changes colour in UV light. Step outside into the sunshine, and the polishes change colour. Step back inside and watch them revert. 18 shades turn into 36!

The Ruby Wing Collection will have 18 polishes:
Lagoon, Moonstone, Festival, Zen Garden, Gypsy, Eclipse, Mystic, Wild Flower, Horizon, Myth, Meadow, Sweet Rose, Tide, Birdie, Desert Valley, Fate, Sand Dune and Cypress

Solar Club’s Ruby Win collection will be launch in New Zealand in early October 2012 and will be available from selected Pharmacies, Fashion stores including Amazon Surf & Skate, and Professional users.

About Solar Club
Solar Club is manufactured by Forsythe Cosmetics LLC, also the manufacturer of Color Club Polishes. Solar Club polishes maintain Forsythe’s reputation for high performance rich shades and exceptionally safe products. From the brightest neons, to glitter and French, all nail colors are vegan, formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP-free – and made in New York, USA from the best raw materials.

Don't these look awesome, especially the glitter/flaky ones. I had heard about these before but as far as I could tell you could only order them online. But yay they are coming here for summer!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

An update on my lightbox...

It has been taken over by my 6 month old kitten.  

Lots of Love

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Color Club Platinum Record

I am still sticking to New Zealand themed manis this week.  Today's is silver and Black.
Platinum Record is from the recently released (well recently in New Zealand) Backstage Pass Collection.

Color Club Platinum Record - Sunshine 

Color Club Platinum Record - Shade

This is one coat over a two coats of black creme. The thing that makes this silver glitter different from others is that it is not holographic. It is just plain silver glitter. It has large and medium sized silver glitter in a clear base.  The big pieces of glitter are quite big and do curl because of their size.  This polish is rough once on, so does require a couple of coats to make it smooth to the touch.

I think this polish is better suited as a top coat, and can imagine it may be a challenge to do a whole mani with just this polish (especially because I like the nail to be completely covered in glitter).  As a top coat it is not too hard to remove (being a glitter) but would be as a complete mani.

Lots of Love

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic Gold means golden nails

New Zealand won a couple of gold medals in the rowing this weekend so I thought it was appropriate to wear some gold on my nails.

This is Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain, Dear from the 2010 Holiday collection.

 Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain, Dear - sunshine

 Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain, Dear - shade

This is three coats. It applies nicely and for a glitter give good coverage.  It is a clear gold jelly base jam packed full of teeny tiny gold glitter and bigger holographic hex glitter.  This polish does look more impressive in the sun as that is where the holographic bits sparkle.  This polish is a glitter so did take some extra work to take off.

I am off to watch some more Olympics on TV. Have a good Sunday everyone. :)

Lots of Love

Friday, August 3, 2012

Spotted in NZ: Orly Flash Glam FX

Thanks to (the other) Lisa who sent me this picture last week of the Orly Flash Glam Collection in Farmers.
I like to wait until Farmers has a buy one get one free when I buy Orly polishes.  I mean who doesn't like getting stuff for free :).

Lots of Love

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spotted in NZ: OPI Germany Collection

Usually we are alot further behind the rest of the world when it comes to things like fashion (it also doesnt help that we are experiencing the opposite weather season to most of the world) so I was quite suprised to spot the OPI Germany collection in a chemist yesterday.

Are you going to be getting any of these?
If you in New Zealand head to your local Unichem/Life/Amcal pharmacy because they have buy 2 and get a free gift (one of which is another free bottle of polish - so its like buying 3 for the price of 2 - and most chemists still have OPI cheaper than Farmers does now)

Lots of Love