Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Neon flowers

Hello~I'm short on words so I'll get right into it today. I applied two coats of Ulta3 lily white and then took Orly Beach cruiser, Glowstick, Melt your popsicle and Skinny dip for a random neon coloured base. I stamped a design from BM-225 with Ulta3 black satin before sealing it with a top coat.

neon flowers

neon flowers

I decided to add a OPI Matte top coat afterwards - I think I much more prefer this look! OPI may appear late to the matte bandwagon in terms of top coats but it sure doesn't disappoint! I love how flat and well...matte it makes my nails look :)

neon flowers matte

neon flowers matte

Super colourful nails! In fact, they were a little too bright, so I took them off the next day :P Are you a bright nails type of gal or do you prefer the most subtle and neutral looks?

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Blue and gold skittles

Hello everyone :) I was in the mood for another blue skittle but wanted to add an accent to it so I went with a blue and gold skittle. And a touch of holographic polish too :P

Pinky & index: Two coats of OPI OPI...Eurso Euro. I then layered two coats of Australis Speck-tacular over it.
Ring: Two coats of A-England Tristam. And of course, there was no sun when I wore this :(
Middle: Three coats of Hello Kitty Golden girl.
Thumb: Two coats of OPI...Eurso Euro. Stamped with BM-311 and Golden girl.

Natural light:

blue & gold skittle

Artificial light:

blue & gold skittle

blue & gold skittle

Do you find that you get cloudy skies whenever you pull out a holographic polish to wear? Or does it only happen to me? :P

Thanks for reading!
~Sharon

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Off Topic: Firmoo eyewear

Hi ladies! I've got something non nail polish related today - I'll be posting about some glasses!

I recently had the opportunity to try out some eyewear from Firmoo. Being a long time wearer of prescription glasses, I decided to try out a unisex acetate frame in black. The pair of glasses is super comfortable to wear and of course, looks way trendier than my 4 year old pair of old glasses ;) It's also really light and sits comfortably on the bridge of my nose. Oh, and I believe this is the first time I'm showing my face on my blog... ^^"


I also received a pair of sunglasses and as someone who works outdoors at times, I need a pair of these at hand! This ivory coloured framed sunglasses comes with a gradient lens, as well as cute metal decoration on the arms. Unfortunately, it isn't polarized so I won't be using it for when I am driving. However, it is most useful for when I'm outdoors for short periods of time.


Firmoo was also kind enough to provide a discount code for my readers to use when purchasing glasses, so feel free to use it and share with friends and family! Simply enter "Sharonbloge2" when checking out. The code will save you 30% off any frame except for designer eyeglasses. Combined with the super cheap frames, you'll be a proud owner of some trendy eyewear in no time! :)

Do you wear glasses either for prescription or fashion reasons?

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Swatches and review: Ozotic Scatter Chrome 914

Hello ladies. I have a lovely blurple polish to share with you all today! Last year, Australian brand Ozotic released a Scatter Chrome collection, consisting of four duochrome nail polishes filled with holographic glitter particles. Ozotic 914 is the blue/purple duochrome of the collection, but unfortunately, the duochrome effect isn't too strong. It's still a gorgeous shade though and I have several photos to prove this ;)

I applied two coats of 914 for the photos below.

ozotic 914

And in the sun!

ozotic 914

ozotic 914

For the following photos, I applied a black polish as a base colour on my pinky and middle fingers before layering two coats of 914 over it. As you can see, the duochrome shift is a little more apparent with the black base but it still isn't really easy to see.

ozotic 914

ozotic 914

Ozotic 914 can be purchased directly from Picture Polish and retails for $12. If you live outside of Australia, you may find resellers located in your country on the Network page.

What do you think of 914? Is it still worth owning despite the minimal duochrome effect? :)

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shattered Saint George

Hi ladies! I've been wanting to use the shatter design on BM-208 for awhile now so what better time than now :) I applied two coats of A-England Saint George onto my nails. I then took BM-208 and Rimmel Your majesty and stamped the shattered design. As you can see in my photos, the holo isn't as apparent in Saint George, but it's a pretty nail polish all the same ♥

shattered saint george

shattered saint george

What do you think of this nail look?

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Swatches and review: Shimmer Polish Lucie

Hello ladies :) I have another pretty Shimmer Polish to share with you all today! Lucie is made up of red, silver and blue glitter pieces. I love the combination of glitters because it's not something I usually see. I layered one coat of Lucie over two coats of Nicole by OPI Love song.

lucie layered over love song

lucie layered over love song

lucie layered over love song

Cindy has an amazing line of polishes, all inspired by her friends and family. You can take a look at the polishes she creates on her blog and her etsy shop. Check out all the amazing swatches and reviews on the Shimmer Polish facebook page too :)

Thanks for reading!
~Sharon
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Neutral swirls

Hello ladies :) So awhile back, I broke my index nail on my left hand and being the self conscious nail enthusiast that I am, I had to go neutral. You know, so my nails weren't attracting to much attention. And hence my broken nail was less noticeable ;)

I decided to go with OPI Did you 'ear about Van Gogh and then stamped with BM-222 and Rimmel Your majesty.

neutral swirls

It's always nice to go back to a neutral look after some colourful nail looks anyway :P When was the last time you broke a nail? Did you feel self conscious and do what I did? ;)

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Swatches and review: Ozotic Beam 906

Hello hello~ I have a pretty layering polish to share with you all today! Awhile back, Ozotic released a collection of layering nail polishes, split into the Sugar and Beam collections. Each consisted of four polishes chock full of duo/multichrome flecks. The nail polish I was fortunate enough to try out is Ozotic Beam 906. I layered one medium coat of it over black. And behold, the colours coming to life ♥

ozotic 906

ozotic 906

ozotic 906

Ozotic 906 can be purchased directly from Picture Polish and retails for $12. If you live outside of Australia, you may find resellers located in your country on the Network page.

Isn't the colour shift in this one just amazing! Tell me, will you be running to purchase this gorgeous bottle now? ;)

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Swatches and review: Shimmer Polish Karen

Hello everyone! I have a pretty purple glitter bomb to share with you all today! Shimmer Polish Karen is made up of different shades of purple glitter and holographic hex glitters. Being the massive fan of purple that I am, I knew this one would be love ♥ I layered one medium coat of Karen over Color Club Uptown girl. Mmmmm, what a beautiful combo :D

shimmer polish karen

shimmer polish karen

shimmer polish karen

Cindy has a huge variety of polishes, all inspired by her friends and family. You can take a look at the polishes she creates on her blog and her etsy shop. Take a minute to stop by Shimmer Polish facebook page to see some beautiful swatches and reviews!

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Circles and dots

Hello everyone! I have a simple but pretty manicure to share today :) Reaching for a red shade was so foreign to me once upon a time but ever since I started working, I've been wearing the colour more. For this look, I applied two coats of OPI The one that got away and then stamped with Ulta3 black satin and BM-222. Not a bad stamping effort considering I was using my non dominant hand :)

dotty_the one that got away

dotty_the one that got away

What colour do you usually reach for when painting your nails?

Thanks for reading as always!
~Sharon

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Swatches and review: Shimmer Polish Kelly

Hi ladies :) Shimmer Polish Kelly is the perfect green and gold glitter combo. It would have been a perfect nail polish to wear for St. Patrick's Day :) Still, it's so beautiful there's always an excuse to pull it out and wear any time... ;)

I layered a medium coat of Kelly over OPI Jade is the new black. In hindsight, Kelly would probably have looked better over a darker green but this is still very pretty ♥

shimmer polish kelly

shimmer polish kelly

shimmer polish kelly

shimmer polish kelly

shimmer polish kelly

I've been a massive fan of purple and gold since getting into layering combos (see Candace ♥) but Kelly is giving it a run for it's money. I really can't decide which combination I love more after wearing this ♥♥♥

Cindy, the mastermind behind Shimmer Polish, has a blogetsy shop. and facebook page. All the polishes she creates are inspired by her friends and family.

Have you ever seen such an amazing polish like Kelly before? :P

Thanks for reading!
~Sharon
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Do zebras have black or white stripes?

Hello everyone! I was in the mood for some animal print the other day and it hit me - I always stamp the zebra print image from fauxnad m69 with all shades of colours except black and white. So of course, I had to try it out with them. Except there was a question I had - do zebras have black or white stripes? I did a google search and came across this website. As it turns out, zebras have white stripes but I figured it'd be easier to stamp with black over a white base anyway :P

Still, you learn something new every day! I applied two coats of Ulta3 lily white and then stamped with Ulta3 black satin. My top coat totally ruined the result though so I pulled out LA Colors Star light to cover up the smudged stamping.

zebra print

zebra print

zebra print

And here it is, in all it's smudged glory, pre Star light layering time :P

zebra print

Despite the smudging, I loved the final look of this manicure! What do you think of it? :)

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Swatches and review: Picture Polish Electric blue

Hello hello! Sometimes I get in the mood to wear darker shades of nail polish and this time, I knew exactly which polish to pick out and wear. Picture Polish Electric blue is a stunning dark navy blue shade and has the most beautiful blue shimmer running through it. I applied two coats in my photos below - the first and last ones are under sunlight and the second one is taken under normal lighting condition.

electric blue

electric blue

electric blue

As you can see, Electric blue isnt' too dark that it looks black under natural light. You can definitely still tell it's a dark blue polish :) I absolutely love the shimmer which can be seen under direct lighting though ♥

Picture Polish Electric blue can be purchased directly from Picture Polish and retails for $10. If you live outside of Australia, you may find resellers located in your country on the Network page.

Do you find yourself wanting to wear these darker polishes often?

Thanks for reading!
~Sharon
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shimmer Polish Mary

Hello ladies :) I have such a gorgeous polish to share with you all today! Shimmer Polish Mary is the perfect red based glitter, in my opinion ♥ It is jam packed with black, red and lilac glitter pieces in a sheer red base. I applied three coats of this beauty onto my nails followed by two coats of top coat to level it out.

shimmer polish mary

shimmer polish mary

shimmer polish mary

shimmer polish mary

I just love the mixture of glitters in this! The black hexes really stand out against the red base and the silver holographic pieces add that extra rainbow of colours. I really cannot rave about Mary more than this ;)

Cindy, the amazing lady behind Shimmer Polish has a huge line of polishes, all inspired by her friends and family. You can take a look at the polishes she creates on her blog and her etsy shop. Don't forget to stop by Shimmer Polish facebook page for more swatches and reviews :)

In other news, I actually broke my index nail on my left hand over the weekend while trying to put on a pair of shoes, can you believe that?! Good thing I have a backlog of swatches to post or I'll never get through the next week or so while it grows back out. Maybe I'll feature my right hand...if the nails turn out good enough :P When was the last time you broke a nail?

Thanks for reading.
~Sharon
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blue for Autism Awareness

Hi ladies. April is the month to especially raise awareness for autism and since I started working with children, I have seen just how common it is. The colour for autism is blue so I decided to set about to create a blue manicure.

Pinky & index: Two coats of Australis Sky high. Gradient was created with Mode Happy snaps. Finally, I layered one thick coat of OPI Which is witch? over it all.
Ring: Two coats of Happy snaps and then two thick coats of Shimmer Polish Maria.
Middle: Two coats of Ulta3 lily white, then stamped with Happy snaps and BM-224.
Thumb: Two coats of Sky high with a glitter gradient using Maria.

blue for autism awareness

blue for autism awareness

blue for autism awareness

Are you wearing blue to raise awareness? :)

Cindy, the creator of Shimmer Polish can be found on her blogetsy shop and facebook page.

Thanks for reading!
~Sharon
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Swatches and review: Ozotic Sugar 901

Hi ladies! I have a beautiful layering polish to share with you all today :) Ozotic 901 is part of the Sugar collection released a while back by Ozotic. The nail polishes in this line are all created to be layered over a base colour polish and add a pretty shimmery look to the final look. 901 is a pink based polish but I decided to layer it over a black polish to really show the shimmer flecks.

This is one thicker coat over black.

ozotic 901

ozotic 901

ozotic 901

ozotic 901

Soooooooo gorgeous, no? ^^ The shift in colour is just so apparent and pretty, you really can't say no to this beauty ♥

Ozotic 901 can be purchased directly from Picture Polish and retails for $12. If you live outside of Australia, you may find resellers located in your country on the Network page.

Thanks for reading :)
~Sharon
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