Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's Holiday Time!

Tomorrow morning me and the Husband leave for a 5 week trip around America and Canada.  So I am taking a break from blogging while we are away.

This holiday marks the end of my 6 month 'no buy' and I am going to buy as many polishes as I can :)

I will be back in five weeks time with a giveaway and hopefully a huge amount of new polishes.

Lots of Love

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Max Factory Fantasy Fire (over black)

I found Max Factory Fantasy Fire at Farmers a few weeks ago. This is NZ$10.50 for a teeny tiny bottle of polish. Google says that these polishes are only 4.5 mls, which is one of the tiniest bottle of polish I have ever seen.  Price per mls makes this more expensive than even Mac polishes are here.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire over Black - Natural Light 

As you can see from the bottle this polish looks purple and blue in the bottle, but on top of black the red, gold and green duochrome shows through instead of the blue and purple.  

This little tiny bottle of polish is a million different manicures in one. Layering it over different colours makes it look completely different.  Unfortunately I don't have time to swatch this over any other colours before my holiday starts, but I will when I get back.  Only two more days until holiday time!

Lots of Love

Monday, September 17, 2012

PiCture pOlish Warning

PiCture pOlish Warning is another of the polishes I purchased online when I was having my bad day at work a few weeks ago.

 PiCture pOlish Warning - Sunshine

PiCture pOlish Warning - Shade

Warning is a gorgeous blue toned medium purple.  It is very very fine glitter packed together so that it appears like a shimmer polish, but in the bottle you can see the individual particles making up the polish, in different shades of purple and blue.

These swatches are using three coats. In the sun it looks a bit under done, but not so much in real life.  This is a really pretty purple. It reminds me of RBL Scrangie, however Scrangie is a straight shimmer and has a teal flash running through it. Warning and Scrangie are not dupes of each other.

I purchased this polish from Gracie Lou in New Zealand for $13.50.  Those not in New Zealand can purchase piCture pOlish polishes online at Llarowe, Overall Beauty, Harlow & Co, Pshiiit Boutique and many other places. Check the piCture pOlish website for a full list of stockists.

Lots of Love

Sunday, September 16, 2012

OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It

OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It is the second polish I bought from the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection a few weeks ago.  It is little light pink hearts in a clear base of light pink glitter, that looks similar to a glass effect polish once on the nail.

 OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It over OPI I'm All Ears - Natural Light

OPI Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It over Black - Sunshine

I like the way the pink looks over the black, it shows up more than it does over the pink.  This was two coats over a black creme.

To be honest I found the hearts in this polish very difficult. I had to fish them out of the bottle and try and place them individually on the nail.  The hearts seem to sink to the bottom of the bottle.  

Lots of Love

Friday, September 14, 2012

OPI I'm All Ears

So in about 5 weeks time I will be at Disneyland! and I am SO EXCITED!!!!! I love Disneyland. I have been once before when I was 23 and I thought it was Amazing. I am a complete Disney nut. I have pretty much every Disney movie on DVD.

So when OPI came out with the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection I had to get them all. I was going to wait until I actually got to Disneyland, but a bad day at work and a sale at Farmers a few weeks ago saw me get two out of the collection.

 OPI I'm All Ears - Natural Light

OPI I'm All Ears - Sunshine

This is three coats. I'm All Ears is a cute glass effect polish in a bright medium pinky red colour.  I am surprised I didn't already have something like this in my collection, but it is unique for me.  This is almost like a jelly polish, and is quite see through until you build up the layers.

Here is me in October 2009 at Disneyland with Minnie Mouse

Lots of Love

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sally Hansen Lavender Sky

I went to one of those make up sales a few weeks back.  These sales pop up every few months in Wellington so I went along and broke my no buy again.  Often they have Sally Hansen Prism polishes for super cheap. And I got lucky last time, by finding 5 of these, all for only $3 each (that is super super cheap for a nail polish in New Zealand).

Here is one coat of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Lavender Sky over black.

Sally Hansen Lavender Sky over Black- sunshine

This is a pale blue duochrome, that when layered over black flashes between purple and green (but mostly purple).  It is a super fine shimmer.

It seems that a lot of the polishes I have obtained lately are designed for layering over others. I am quickly running out of black polish to put under all of these pretties.

In other news its now only 11 sleeps until me and my husband head of to America and Canada for 5 weeks. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I am going to buy so many polishes!!!!  Also stay turned for a giveaway while I am on holiday.

Lots of Love

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OPI Into The Night

Into the Night is the second polish I bought from OPI's The Amazing Spider-Man Collection.

OPI Into The Night - Natural Light

Into The Night is a dusty navy blue metallic shimmer polish. This is three coats, it was quite runny, and after the first coat looks a horrible grey colour, but the colour built up after three coats.  I quite like this colour as an autumn/winter colour.

Lots of Love

Saturday, September 8, 2012

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard is one of the many Chanel Peridot dupes available at the moment.  You can also find similar dupes by Color Club, GAP, Jessica, China Glaze and Sally Hansen to name just a few, but this is the only one I have found in New Zealand so far.

Just Spotted the Lizard is from the 2012 Amazing Spider-Man Collection.  It is a golden green teal blue duochrome metallic polish.  This is three coats. Mine was quite runny and because of the metallic-ness of this polish you can still see brush strokes from application once it has dried.  I think this polish and all of its dupes maybe slightly over hyped if I am honest, but it sure is pretty in the bottle though.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lilacquer Schrodinger's Catastrophe

I saw some swatches of Lilacquer Schrodinger's Catastrophe on Make Up Alley and had to have it straight away. Not only is it a gorgeous polish but its name is awesome. I love Cats and Schrodinger is often mentioned on The Big Bang Theory, which is my favouritest TV show ever (I am crossing all my fingers and toes that we can go to a taping of this show when we are in LA next month.)

Lilacquer Schrodinger's Catastrophe is designed as a top coat.  It is two different medium sized iridescent glitters that shift from blue to aqua to green in a base full of blue/green shimmery goodness. I layered one coat over two coats of black. Here is a whole bunch of pictures for you to look at....

Lilacquer Schrodinger's Catastrophe is officially my first indie polish and I am so glad it has turned out to be a good experience.  Cathleen is the maker of Lilacquer polishes which she sells here on Etsy and also at Overall Beauty.  I have heard some not so good stories about indie polishes and their sellers, but took the chance and it turned out well.

Lots of Love

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spotted in NZ: OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse

I had an absolutely terrible day at work today. So I went shopping at lunch (my day got worse after lunch but I wont bore you with the details) to try and cheer myself up.

I spotted the new OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse collection at Farmers.  It contains 4 pink polishes.

Left to Right: Nothin' Mousie 'bout it, I'm all ears, If You Moust You Moust, The Color of Minnie

I was planning on picking up the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection when I am at Disneyland next month, but after my bad day and the fact that Farmers had a buy 2 get one free for Beauty Club members, I picked up Nothin' Mousie 'bout it, I'm all ears and Every Month is Oktoberfest, as well as Orly Mermaid Tale.

Lots of Love