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!