Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dirty Sexy Money

Maaan, I really suck. I'm sorry I haven't been updating as much lately, the holiday season has really busied me up and on top of that, I have recently been reaching for polishes which I have already shown on my blog so there was no need to blog. But as the festive season draws to an end, I hope to be able to blog more :).

Below is two coats of Misa's Dirty Sexy Money. It's a really pretty dusty turquoise; I can't believe it's taken me this long to put it on!
dirty sexy money

dirty sexy money2

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Siberian Nights

Woah, has it been almost a week since my last post already? Time flies when you're having fun ^^. I've been pretty busy this past week with Christmas barbeques hehe, hence the lack of posts. But now that things are finally slowing down, I'm back :P. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, enjoy your holiday!

Today I have OPI's Siberian Nights. This polish is best viewed under direct sunlight since it's such a dark purple that it just looks black indoors and under dimmer lighting. Shown is two coats topped with a top coat. I think the photo was taken on the third day which is why there's some tip wear ^^;;.
Siberian nights
I love how the polish comes to life under the sun, but I do wish it looked like this all the time; it's such a beautiful purple shade.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Glitter tips

This manicure had been planned out differently in my head, but it didn't work out on my nails and so in my frustration, I applied glitter tips instead :P. I used two coats of Ulta3's black satin and added Color Club's Magic attraction to the tips. The mani was then sealed with non chip top coat.
magic attraction tip on ulta3

magic attraction tip on ulta3 2
I like how Magic attraction adds a little bling to the tips; I think I'll use this polish as a full mani next time, it's sooo pretty <3.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Ruby Diamond

Woo, this is holo madness! I went out to the city yesterday and came across some stalls which sold some of the older Sally Hansen polishes. I was absolutely over the moon to discover some of their Nail Prisms polishes :D. Today I have for you Ruby Diamond which is a gorgeous pink holo. I was hoping for a bright red, something along the lines of Nubar Prize, but this one is still very, very pretty.

Below is two coats of Ruby Diamond sealed with non chip top coat. Definitely click on the photos to view them in higher resolution!
Ruby Diamond

Ruby Diamond2

Now, is this a beauty or what? :P

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Friday, December 17, 2010

November Haul

I've decided to write up posts of my hauls on a monthly basis now instead of showing them sporadically. I've already shown my first half of my November haul here so here's part II. November was definitely my largest hauling month to date; I spent waaaaay over $100 on nail polish which is a bit over my budget, hehe.

Anyway, here is part II of my haul.
Nov haul pt.II

OPI: Yodel me on my cell, Miami Beet, Siberian Nights
Nov haul pt.II - OPI

Sally Hansen Mosaic Creme, China Glaze Caribbean blue, Finger Paints Art you blue?
Nov haul pt.II - misc

Sportsgirl: Commando, Supernatural, matte topcoat
Nov haul pt.II - Sportsgirl
Woah, this brings my polish collection total to 122 bottles! While this may not be large in comparison to many bloggers, it's quite a feat for me since my addiction only started earlier this year ^^.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Caribbean blue

Like I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I'm not a huge fan of blue polishes. However, after applying China Glaze's Caribbean blue, I take it back simply because this polish is beyond amazing. Some right hand photos return since my index finger has broken and subsequently become a nubbin on my left hand :P.

Two coats of Caribbean blue was applied followed by a top coat. I adored this polish from its pretty sky blue shade to the glorious glass flecked shimmer :).
Caribbean blue
 Here is the polish taken with flash to show the shimmer better.
Caribbean blue2
And a macro shot, once again showing off the glass flecked shimmer.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Supernatural, a Chanel Paradoxal dupe?

Is it possible that we Aussie polish lovers may actually have an easily accessible dupe to Chanel Paradoxal?! While the US bloggers are currently loving Revlon's Perplex and the UK/European girls have the Barry M dupe, Australia just seems to be completely MIA with the dupe-wagon. Revlon polishes are sold at inflated prices here in Australia and the polish I'm about to show you may just satiate those who are lemming Paradoxal but are unwilling to fork out the money here down under :). Behold Sportsgirl's Supernatural. This beauty is two coats plus top coat.

The first two photos are taken under direct sunlight. When comparing Supernatural to Paradoxal photos (here and here), you can see that they are indeed very similar. However, I do not own Paradoxal and so I cannot say for sure that they are exact dupes by just looking at swatches.
Supernatural - sun

Supernatural - sun2
Photo taken indoors with flashlight:
Supernatural - indoors, flash
And a macro shot of Supernatural under indirect sunlight.
Supernatural (macro) - indirect sunlight
So what do you think? Is it similar enough or are you still after Paradoxal? For me, I absolutely adore the polish so I don't actually mind whether it's a dupe or not, hehe. It's a really pretty dark, dusty purple and I'm loving it ♥.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yodel me on my cell

I bought some polishes from a blogsale in late November and finally received my package a few days ago - I think I'll put off online shopping until Christmas is over, hehe. Anyway, one of the polishes I picked was OPI's Yodel me on my cell from their recent Swiss Collection.
I'm not exactly sure why I picked it up, I'm not a huge fan of blue polishes, but it's not bad :P. Application was good and shown is two coats of YMOMC plus my usual Ulta3 non chip topcoat. It's a nice blue shimmer polish but I don't think it's a *need* polish for me.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Nail art #21 - Patchwork design

The second I laid eyes on Chloe's patchwork mani, I knew I had to try it out myself. First photo is taken indoors under natural light and the second under the sun.


Polishes used:
Color Club Revvvolution (I will never tire of this polish!)
OPI Jade is the new black
OPI Here today...Aragon tomorrow

I love the design, but I still need to work on the taping; some polish leaked under and of course when I went to fix it, it just turned out even worse, lol. Taping is definitely something to practise ^^;;.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Some flakey goodness :)

I decided to try out Nubar's Nubar 2010 over a black polish to see what it looked like. Aaaaand I was blown away by the awesomeness it presented :). Shown is two coats of Ulta3's black satin with one coat of Nubar 2010 layered over it and sealed with non chip top coat. All photos are taken indoors under natural lighting.

nubar 2010 layered

nubar 2010 layered 2

nubar 2010 layered3

nubar 2010 layered macro
I just love how the flakey polish flashes orange, yellow and green at different angles. Can't wait to layer it over different base colours!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nail art #20 - Stained glass window

I remember back in primary school we used to cut random holes and shapes out of a black piece of paper and stick all sorts of colourful cellophane to make a stained glass window. With Christmas coming up, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try out stained glass window nail art ^^.

The first photo is taken indoors under natural light and the second indoors with flash. Sorry for the tip wear, the photos were taken after heaps of washing up ^^;;

Polishes used - 
Blue: Maybelline Colorama Electric blue
Red: Maybelline Colorama Candy apple
Green: Rimmel Forest
Silver: Ulta3 Snazzle
Gold: Ulta3 Antique copper
Black: Ulta3 Black satin
White: Ulta3 Lily white

I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with the outcome, I think it's a bit over the top to have all five nails looking like this.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Zoya - Tiffany

Woo, another polish from Zoya's latest Flame Collection :). Tiffany is a pretty peachy pink shade filled with gold glitter throughout it. This was two coats with non chip top coat. Photo was taken indoors under natural light.
My mum has actually taken my camera overseas for the rest of the month so until she gets back, photos will be lower in quality.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Purple rain

Another notd from the vault today :). I apologise for not posting in the past few days; I was too caught up in post-exams festivities to do much with my nails ^^.

Here are two coats of TBN's Purple rain. Formula was pretty runny, but I think I can bear with it 'cos I love the outcome. The sparse silver glitter really does look like rain; awesome polish, awesome name :).
purple rain

purple rain macro
Now that I'm on holidays, I hope to be able to spend more time on nail art (once I get the hang of it again ><).

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