Tuesday, 31 January 2012

500 Follower Giveaway! China Glaze Colors From The Capitol (Hunger Games) Collection

First things first I have to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has followed my blog I never thought I would ever get to 500 followers and I am so grateful for all your help and support it really means so much to me I love blogging and it has made a huge difference in my life over the last few months I have made so many friends around the world who share this crazy addiction to nail polish.

Since the China Glaze Electropop Collection was so popular I have decided to do another China Glaze Giveaway for the Colors From The Capitol collection that will be released at the beginning of march, I have no idea what the Hunger Games movie is about but I am a big Jennifer Lawrence fan so I will have to go see it when it is released, the Colors from the Capitol Collection looks very cool I am dying to swatch Luxe & Lush.

I have had a lot of complaints that my giveaways are not open internationally I am really sorry about this but I fund my own giveaways and international shipping will cost me more than the prize, to be able to afford to host regular giveaways I can only have the prize sent to an address in Australia or the Mainland USA, if you are international and have a friend or family member living in Australia or Mainland USA I am quite happy to send the prize to that person for you and then you can make your own arrangements to have the prize shipped.

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This prize from this giveaway can only be sent to an address in Australia or the mainland USA.

Illamasqua Poke

I have a gorgeous color for you today Illamasqua poke is a bright violet purple that is absolutely to die for Illamasqua polishes cost $14 per bottle but are worth every cent!

I just got Essie Matte About You Top Coat in the mail yesterday it is my first ever matte top coat so I will be trying it out over everything I swatch this week, in the second lot of pics below I used Finger Paints Twisted and the Essie Matte About You Top Coat over Illamasqua Poke doesn't it look amazing? I love it I think it so pretty and I don't want to remove it but sadly I have to as I need to swatch some more polishes today.

Monday, 30 January 2012

China Glaze OMG Collection - IDK

If you read my blog regularly you are probably getting sick of my obsession with holographic polishes and I know I did a blog post about a polish similar to this not long ago but IDK just arrived today and I am really excited about I got IDK in a swap with a friend from PAA.

IDK is my 11th polish from the China Glaze OMG Collection I am only one polish away from completing my collection if anyone reading this post knows of someone with a Bottle of the pink version of BFF for swap or sale please let me know. IDK is a gorgeous lilac linear holo with an awesome rainbow holographic effect I love it!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday Stamping Mani

This weeks stamping challenge was a stamping with a plate that ended in the number seven, the Konad m57 plate is the only stamping plate I own that ends in seven so it was my only choice I have already stamped with two of the designs from this plate so I decided to try out one of the other designs.

I'm not sure what you what you would call this design but I was going for the mermaids tail look that I have seen others do before, I'm not sure it really looks like a mermaids tail but it does look really pretty the stamping is very subtle, the colors I used are Essence Choose Me & Essence Hard To Resist.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nubar - Purple Rain Glitter

I just found out exciting news yesterday I will be starting a new job on Feb 6th! My blog is very important to me so whenever I have free time I will be swatching lots of colors and taking extra pics so I am still able to post everyday while I'm working, I am really excited about this new job and that I will be able to buy a lot more polishes when I start getting paid!

Nubar Purple Rain is gorgeous a dark purple base packed with pink and holographic glitter microglitter, it is very similar to Chi Chi Moondust which I swatched last month but purple rain is much prettier because of all the holographic microglitter what do you think?

Friday, 27 January 2012

Polka Dot Mani

This weeks Friday challenge is polka dots I probably should have taken the easy option and done my polka dot mani with my konad m79 stamping plate but instead I decided to try out my new dotting tools.

I have never done a polka dot mani with dotting tools as you can see in the pics below the dots aren't the same size or in a even line lol! Maybe this can be part of a timeline post in a year or two where I can show pics of what my nail art used to look like and how it has improved with time, hopefully my nail art will improve eventually but I can still have fun trying!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

A England - Avalon

Avalon is another amazing color from the A England Mythicals Collection a regal blue based purple packed with shimmer although it is very hard to see any shimmer in these pics as there was no sun today. This is the second color I have swatched from A England and even though it is not a holo I am not disappointed Avalon is gorgeous a must have if you love purple.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Pink Wednesday - OPI DS Signature

I mainly do Pink Wednesday posts for fun as I am not a huge fan of pink and don't have a lot of pink polishes in my collection so todays post is extra special as I really love this polish I would have to say it is the best pink polish that I have ever tried.

OPI DS Signature is a gorgeous rose pink with an amazing rainbow holographic shimmer it is so pretty it makes me want to wear pink more often.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Deborah Lippmann - Believe & Jewel In The Crown

I recently got my first ever Deborah Lippman polishes I am excited to share the swatches with you! Beleive is a shimmering gold beige metallic created with the help of Cher & Jewel In The Crown a shimmering pewter metallic, I can't wait to buy more Deborah Lippman polishes I really need Lady Sing The Blues it is at the top of my wishlist.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Zoya Charisma

Zoya Charisma is a super pretty neon purple creme she looks gorgeous in these pics, I thought it was weird when I painted my nails and Charisma dried with a matte finish but when I checked the Zoya website I found out this is due to the unique pigment used in this polish, the photos below were taken in direct sunlight with two coats of Charisma and one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat.