Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Blue Jelly

I have a really nice summery mani for you guys today. I bought OPI Last Friday Night a few weeks ago because I loved how it looked layered over black. But I really wanted to see what it would look like layered over a blue to bring out the blue jelly in the polish. I used China Glaze 2Nite as the base. I know, I know. A mortal sin to use a OMG holo as a based to be layered over, but I don't have very many light or medium toned blues in my collection.
 I really like this manicure. Nice and light. I love periwinkle blue. I definitely need to buy more of that kind of colour. I used two coats of 2Nite and three coats of LFN. The three coat of LFN means I have the suspensed glitter-jelly look as a oppose to just being layered on.
I think I have a new favourite manicure!

It's so sparkly. And to think I HATED Last Friday Night for months!

Curently Listening to: Little Girls Pointing and Laughing By Alexisonfire

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve

The life of a sales assistant sucks this time of year! I've pretty much been working every day since I last posted. Add on my last major for Tafe (University for dummies hahaha) and you've got yourself no time to blog. Boohoo. But my nails have been glossy and glamorous for the day heading up to Christmas. For Christmas Eve day I went all out.

I used China Glaze Holly Day for the base, ChG Love Marilyn and then OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air over the top.

I really love how this look in the photos. IRL Holly Day is a lot darker and doesn't match the Xmas-y theme I'm going for. I have no idea what I am going to do for Christmas day. I really love ChG Poinsettia with Love Marilyn over it. But I also want to use ChG Twinkle Lights. Decisions, decisions! I'll let you know! Have a fabulous Christmas!

Currently Listening to: In Your Honour by The Foo Fighters

Friday, 9 December 2011

Glitter, glitter glitter!

Well, as you'd know by now, it's very rare for me to post a glitter mani. I don't do them often. But I do I like layering best. Which is exactly what I've done. You should also know that OPI Road House Blue is one of my favourite polishes, so I'm going to used it again. Because that's how much I love it.

This, my friends, is OPI RHB with OPI Last Friday Night. I HATEEEEDD LFN until I saw it over a black. I had only seen people wear it as is. It look hideous by it self. So sheer and see-through. Yuck! But on a dark polish. WOW! Great layering polish!

Bluey-jade micro glitter with small iridescent glitter. So pretty. Galaxy-ques. I then added Inglot 204, the blue flakies.

  It really lightens the mani up. Give's a bit of a highlight. Looks icy. Nice, Nice! I quite enjoyed wearing this mani. I will definitely wear it again, maybe for NYE. I need to find a blue creme the same colour as jelly base in LFN so I can wear the polish that's in the bottle!

Currently Listening to:  Headstone by The Getaway Plan

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Santa Vomit

Watta name for a post, right? Well, this is exactly what this polish is. China Glaze Twinkle Light. A mixture of tiny red green and gold glitter. Classic glitter as I like to call it. It was the only kind of glitter you used to get way back in the day and now they are releasing multi-sized glitter and no classic anymore. So I like it. (I hope that made sense!) Great coverage too!
God, this glitter. I just freaking love it. IT'S SO NOT ME. I cannot emphasise that enough. I don't like gold, and to be honest I haven't really been big into glitter. But, this... THIS. It's just so Christmas-y and sparkly and beautiful. I wasn't a fan of this until I saw in the store. I feel like I might wear this or some variation of this on Christmas day.
I then French tips this mofo. The red is CG Poinsetta and the green is CG Holly-Day. Can this get anymore Christmas-y. The answer is no.


Currently Listening to: (Most likely watching one of my favourite punk band Fucked Up open for Tenacious D and Foo Fighters right now.) Probably Fucked Up

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas Nails.

What a fabulous time of year. Always been my favourite time of year. Putting up the tree, shopping for gifts, hot weather, having holidays. It's just a fun time of year. Today I went out and bought half China Glaze's Let It Snow collection. Hahahahaa! At $6 each, it's not much of a big spend. I wanted kind of a Christmas explosion on my nails. So I started of with this.

This is China Glaze Poinsetta. I've wanted this ever since I saw the swatches last month. Soooo beautiful. But when I got home I realised it almost a dupe for China Glaze Scarlet, which is a tad more orange-y.

 Poinsetta has a gorgeous candy-red to it. I then added CG Twinkle Lights as an accent. I didn't like that polish when I saw it in swatches but now I LOVVVEEEE IT.

 Looks like Christmas threw up on my nails. Because I wanted to try all my polishes, this was just my left hand.

This is CG Holly-Day on my right hand. It was kind of hard for me to apply. Maybe 'cause I've only tried it on my right hand but it was really running and I either had too much or not enough polish on the brush. I've become quite a pro at painting my nails now so I can't blame it on my poor skills anymore. It's a shame 'cause it a GORGEOUS true green. I don't go crazy for greens but this was just too perfect and creamy to pass up. It was after I photographed this that I realise how much I loved Twinkle Lights and how amazing it would look by itself. That's tomorrow post.

I'm going to Sydney tomorrow for the Foo Fighter concert. But I'll make some delayed posts so I don't have a gap.

Currently Listening to:  S.T.A.R.S by The Getaway Plan

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Massive slacker.

Wow! It only took me two months to reach the blogging cliche of not posting for ages. So sorry. I did however take photos of my many manciures. This first one I'm going to show you isn't my favourite. I'm not a fan of foils. I dunno why, I feel they look cheap and boring on me. I used OPI DS Radiance. I bought this nail polish back when I was a novice and I thought it was a silver holo. Needless to say, when I got home and realised it was a shitty foil, I was devastated. Hahahaaa. And ever since I've been trying to find ways to use it . I've done the black and silver reverse french where theres a small curve of silver at the cuticles, which I love. But other than that, this polish remains un-used for so long.
This was also the first time I used my black striper. My lines look crap. Getting it perfect is so much harder than I thought!
Then I finished it of with Revlon Galaxy which I picked up for $2 on a clearance table. Galaxy is so beautiful in the bottle but on the nail it applies terribly. I should leave it open for a day to thicken up. This was 2 goopy Galaxy. TWO coats. Doesn't even look like one! So yes. This mani can be file under failure. AWWWWW!

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Holy Grial of Polish

One of the many good things about living in Australia is the easy and CHEAP access to OZOTIC polishes! YYYYAAAAYYY. Bought on Wed, arrived on Monday (today) the next week. Altogether this polish coat me $21, including shipping. Considering a standard OPI polish from DJ's or Petra is $20, I'd say this is good bang for you buck! I purchased mine from piCture pOlish. Both companies, piCture pOlish and Ozotic are Australian owned. I feel I have the right to blab (and brag) on because I have about 10 pictures of this multichrome heaven. It's honestly the best polish I own. If everyone knew about Ozotic and their incredible multichromes, no one would care about Clarins 230, dubbed Unicorn Pee. ONTO PICTURES!

This little baby is Ozotic 505 or, as it's affectionately known amongst the fans, Eclipse. 505 has a forest green base that shifts from blue to purple to orange and red. IT IS MAGNIFICANT! This is one coat of 505 over two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather.
Indirect sunlight. The green is the main colour.

This was taken indoors. Again with just one coat on 505 but you can really see the multichromatic shifts.

 After this photo, I decide to add another layer of 505.

Comparing this photo to the last, you can really see the difference the second coat of 505 makes.


It's a lot fuller with a second coat and doesn't have a black undertone. Which I did like, but c'mon, I don't care about black at the moment!

These were all taken inside. In indirect light the multichrome pigment sort of blends together as a opposite to the sunlight or flash where you can see the micro-pigmentations. Either way, it's just gorgeous. Ozotic, you are FAST becoming of my favourite brands. And when I get paid next week I am most definitely buying a Mish Mash (a holographic multichrome, *salvates*)!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

I should be doing homework, but I'm not.

Today I was in the mood for a tomato-y creme. However until the Nicole by OP Kardashian Kolors comes out in Oz, I don't have the one I want. I am dying to own Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi. I know there is nothing special about that colour. But it's exactly what I want. Fingers cross it comes out next week. Anyway, the last couple of days have been about flakies for me. My Nubar 2010 finally arrived! Yay! I did have it on yesterday but I didn't take photos. I'll take some when I feel like wearing black again. I was looking through my stash and I came across this.

This is China Glaze Lemon Fizz. And let me tell you, it's satisfied by hunger for cremes. It's the creme-iest creme that ever cremed a creme. (That sounds wrong, aye?). No joke, is so good. Now I am not a fan of yellows or polishes that are this light, and I only bought this to do a pastal water marble for my best friend's 21st party. But I friggen love this to pieces. I think because it is so creamy.
In these photo you can really see how badly my nails are shaped in this photo. (I'm letting them grow freely for a bit) but I swear this colour makes them look flawlessly square IRL. The polish goes on streaky, as to be expected, but evens out on the 2nd coat. I used a 3rd because I had to hiccups at the time and kept messing up. HAHAHA!

This polish is the reason I love a cremes. After all my polish motto is "I love a good creme!" ;)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Inglot 204 Alternative

Yesterday I wasn't happy with 204 over the navy so I swatched a couple of other colours and came up with this baby! It's OPI From A to Zurich. My favvvvvvooourite red. It so creamy, warm and berri-y. Ha!
It really bring out the iridescent shift of the flakes. Gorgeous purple, blurple (love that word!) and blue. It looks so royal and icy at the same time. I think the berrier your red is, the better 204 is going to look over it. It's a beautiful contrast. Subtle yet fancy. I just love it! Now this is worth $16 for an 8ml bottle. That's the down side.

I did ask the lady in the store why it only come in a teeny tiny bottle and this is what she said; "Because you don't use much of it." SERIOUSLY? You're going to say that to a nail polish addict? Just 'cause it's only for layering doesn't mean I want to run out of it in 6 months! HMPH!

Currently Listening to: All That's Left By Thrice

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Another NOTD

Yesterday I went out an purchased Inglot 204. For those of you that don't know, it's a iridescent FLAKIIIEEEE! Exciting right! Looks gorgeous in the bottle. I decided to hit it with a base of OPI Road House Blue (my go-to blue) then added 204.
I don't think I love this combination, I feel the blue of RHB takes away the duochrome because in the bottle the flakes shift from purple to blue to green and here you can just see the blue. This was taken out in direct sunlight.

So I added Essie Matte About You. It not duochromey enough for me but I still love it matte. I think RHB is too dark and it doesn't let 204 stand out enough. I think I might try a white base next time.

PS. sorry about my cuticles. I have a bad nail month. Boohoo

Currently Listening to: Promises By Thice.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


I went to my local nail polish shop and behold, they had the greatest polish ever. Layla Magneffects polish! OMGG! Never, in a million years, did I think Layla polished would make it Oz, let along my humble nail supplies store. Two full whole racks, they had. In about ten different colours! I bought the Mojito Green because I haven't seen many people on the net with green magnet polish. Onto the photos!
I had a wee bit of trouble with it because my nails are fairly curved so it wouldn't do the full nail and then I would accidentally touch the nail and smudge it, ugh! But OH! I love it soooo much! I want more colours! NOW! Sadly I am broke, having not working 2 months due to my broken foot! Had I not told you? Oh well I start work again next week, hopely! MORE PICTURES!

A really horrible thing happened yesterday. I was on set of a short film, and I didn't have a nail file with me and nails were starting to peel. WAHHHHH! My nail don't peel! I don't know what is going on with that. So I cut them back heaps, and they now they are disgustingly short. And just when I was starting to get the length back. So distraught.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Hey guys, so I'm trying the whole "write up now and post on a delay". The interwebz is cool, aye? This is Zoya Yara with the accent red as China Glaze Scarlet. I have a love/hate relationship with Yara. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I feel its too dark. But at the same time I like it because it has gorgeous gold micro glitter in it. I need to get my hands on Zoya Gemma. Now that's an army green for Summer! This army green colour is really in at the moment huh? Back on point; because of this shaky relationship I wanted an accent to break it up.

I felt this was too stark, so I taped my nails up and cover my nails in Essie Matte About You. The end result.
I should've kept it shiny, Yara looks much nicer with a gloss but I'm running outta Seche and it's so damn gluggy (Gotta get me some Seche Restore!).

Here it is with the flash on.

This whole taking macro shots... I think I'm getting the hang of it now!

Currently Listening to: Waiting... by City and Colour

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Today I have for you something different for you. A neon red-orange jelly. I love colour so much. So squishy. It's an Australian brand callled Oroton (bags and accessory company, anyone?). The colour is called Grenadine.

The formula isn't the best, it's a tad gluggy and the brush is too wide (bigger than OPI Pro Wide) but I just LOVE the colour. Sometimes I can't even put my finger on what colour it is. Is it red, is it orange? And it's neon, when was the last time you saw a red neon... that's a jelly too? That's a winner in my books! Makes up for the bad formula! I used three coats here and there's still a little VNL, but thankfully it doesn't show up much in the pictures!

Currently Listening to: Teenage Lust by Your Demise

Monday, 7 November 2011


A nice summery NOTD for a nice summery day. We don't get very many of them here in Melbourne. Sure it gets hot but only for a day we go back to the other 3 season for the week. So here is OPI Planks A Lot with OPI I Lily Love You.

Looks stunning in the sun! I really love it. What I also love is how my nails are finally getting longer! I haven't been able to grow them properly since the end of September. Eugh! October was a bad month to start this blog. Ohh well.

Sunday, 6 November 2011


So this is tricky mani to capture, even more so with my pathetic excuse of a camera! I started with Zoya Arrej from the Summertime collection. I have to say, I love this collection. I know they aren't very original in terms of colour and I don't understand why there are two near identical reds but I really love it. So summery. I'll probably end up buy the whole collect next big pay check. Anyway, this is Zoya Areej with OPI Pink Shatter on top. Here are the photos.

It looks crap in these photos, but I assure you it's beautiful. I don't much like shatter anymore. Too busy and too, let's face it, done to death. But I found this subtle and Areej made for a great base under Pink Shatter which is fairly translucent.

Enjoy. Again, so sorry about the terrible photos!

Currently listening to: Sons Of Apathy by Young Guns