Friday, November 26, 2010

Sooooo psyched

I'm really sick of studying and worrying about my exam tomorrow, so I decided to take another break and blog :P. Today's post is another notd from the vault - I've been dabbling back into nail art the past couple of days and found my skills have deteriorated greatly. I got so annoyed at my failed attempts I just slapped some polish on, hated it, removed it, found my stained nails a sore to look at, and slapped another polish on. In summary, the past few days have not been good polish days. Hence a notd from the vault. Anyway, enough ranting ^^.

I found this polish quite appropriate since it reflects my mood. I am extremely excited for my exams to finally be over and so here is Essie's Sew Psyched. Ok, bad pun :P.
sew psyched
Shown is two coats of Sew Psyched. I love that this is yet another dusty, muted green shade. I'm not great at identifying greens, so I'll just take the description Essie provides, the polish is a "Cashmere-soft sage pewter". This polish if from their Fall Collection 2010 and I'm absolutely in love with it. I'm loving these muted shades and just can't get enough of them.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parlez-vous OPI?

I was in a crème mood when choosing a nail polish for my last manicure, so I decided to try out my latest OPI purchase. Parlez-vous OPI? is everything a polish should be - pretty much opaque in one coat and an absolute pleasure to apply. Not only is the polish a beauty to behold, it also applied really, really well. For a purple lover, this is pure purple bliss; this is definitely now my go-to-purple-polish :D. I adore the dusty purple shade a lot. I'm also now on a mission to find more dusty shades for my collection. Currently, I own two - Sinful Colors' Vela and this one ^^.

This beauty is two coats; two smooth, brilliant coats.
parlez-vous opi
Despite the beautiful shade though, I found the crème a tad boring after a day, so I decided to layer on a coat of Nubar 2010. First photo is in the sun while the second one is taken indoors under natural light. Mmm, flakies!
parlez-vous opi with Nubar 2010 (sunlight)

parlez-vous opi with Nubar 2010 (indoors, natural light)
And a macro shot of it.
parlez-vous opi with Nubar 2010 (macro)

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Glorious Gloria

Lame title, but I like alliterations :P.

Today's NOTD is a wonderful polish from Zoya's recent Flame Collection. I'm really in love with this polish and it's such a beauty, especially under the sun ^^. Gloria is a pretty, medium red jelly polish with gold flecks suspended in it. Prepare for some pic spamming! :P

Here are two coats of Zoya Gloria with non chip top coat under the sun. Look at the beautiful gold flecks peeking through the polish!
Gloria - sun
In the photos below, you can have a better look at the brilliant gold flecks in the polish. I'm in love with it, I am ♥.
Gloria - bottle pic

Gloria - macro
I also realise that I haven't done much nail art recently and believe me, I'm itching for it. Unfortunately, I still have two more exams to go and I feel guilty enough already when I turn to polishing my nails (and blogging!) for procrastination ^^;;. My last exam's on the 27th though, so I'll be delving back into nail art shortly!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Giveaway win ^^

Just a quick post before I hit the books again - I'm currently in the middle of exams and really shouldn't be blogging, but hey, procrastination strikes and here I am :P.

I was recently informed that I won a giveaway over at Gilded Nails' blog ^^. These sort of things never happen to me, I never win any contests or raffles or anything in real life, so I was pretty over the moon when I received my package.

 Left to right:
China Glaze - Mummy may I?
Nubar - Nubar 2010
Orly - Fiesta
BYS - Cracked finish red, Fatal attraction
Ulta3 - Wild berrry
le beauty - #76
Alrighty, now I need to return to my study hole :(. Don't forget to enter my giveaway here.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ulta3 - Watermelon

Taking a break from polish received in the mail and coming back to good old Aussie polish :). I have today a NOTD from last week, which was extremely hot and summer like btw, and influenced my choice of nail polish :P.

Ulta3's Watermelon is a salmon-y coral shade and totally ideal for a summer manicure. Shown is two coats plus Non-chip top coat.
While Watermelon was nice to apply to begin with, I found that it grew more and more gluggy over time. I'm not sure if it was because it was such a hot day and it affected the polish or what. Still, it's a lovely shade and I'm willing to tackle the thicker formula again for another summery manicure haha.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Harlow + top coat = ....

You get a glorious, fan-spanking-tastic result. I decided last minute to see what Harlow would look like with a top coat on it and I'm not regretting that decision at all. (You can see the original matte polish here.) Absolutely yummy. Can you see that shimmer or what?!
So what do you think, matte or glossy? Honestly, despite how the polish just comes to life with the top coat, I'm leaning more to the matte side. Mostly because I find it matches my skin tone better :).

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My first Zoya!

Since it was such a cloudy day yesterday, I decided to play safe and chose a matte polish to try first. And it was no disappointment at all! :D Behold, Zoya's Harlow.
Unfortunately, my camera wasn't able to capture this shade properly so I had to edit the photo a bit to show this wonderful magenta/berry polish. Shown is two coats of Harlow and obviously no top coat. I did find the polish dried really quickly and I guess that's both a pro and con depending on how you look at it, but I think once I get used to it, it won't be too much of a problem. Now I can't wait to try out my other Zoyas :P.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Nail mail!

And who doesn't love them? :P

A little over a week ago, I went on an ebay shopping spree and the polishes finally arrived today. I'm exaggerating slightly though, shipping only took a week ^^;;. On the spree, I decided to kill a few of my Zoya lemmings and also got myself a hold of a flakey polish. Yes, flakey!!! I was super excited for this package to arrive :).

The first photo is taken in natural light indoors and the following two with flash - apparently the sun will not be hanging around much this week :(.
ebay haul

Essie - Sew Psyched
Nubar - Nubar 2010
OPI - Parlez-vous OPI? and  Lincoln Park after dark suede
ebay haul2

Zoya - Harlow, Crystal, Valerie, Tiffany, Gloria, Edyta
ebay haul3

I can't wait to try these polishes out, but I think I may wait for the sun to reappear so I can wear these in their fullest glory! :D

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Nail art #19 - Lights go on again

It's really been awhile since I've done some nail art - I blame this mostly on hectic Uni business, but I've also be really, really uninspired. However, the Korean boy band B2ST recently released a music video called 'Lights go on again' and I absolutely adore the smartly dressed suit concept ♥. Of course I had to do a mani on that, hehe.
lights go on again
I started off with three coats of Ulta3's Lily white as the base for my thumb, third and fourth fingers. I then used Maybelline NY's Electric blue for the heart and outlined it with Ulta3's Snazzle. For the suit jackets and bowties I used Ulta3's Black satin and Snazzle for the buttons. On my index and pinky I applied two coats of an Arezia polish which is nameless. It's a black base saturated with yellow glitter particles. I bought this polish in Hong Kong earlier this year and is also the cause of my infatuation with nail polish :P.

The Arezia polish represents the lights and obviously the suits are straight from their concept. Midnight blue happens to be their balloon colour, hence the blue heart <3.

The image which inspired my nails (screen shot of the mv which you can watch here)~
And a macro shot of the Arezia polish

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Candy Apple

Ugh, I'm still in the middle of finishing an assignment. Again, taking a break to post some glorious red polish :). I am gradually starting to like red polishes more and more. I have for you today Maybelline NY's Candy Apple and have been wearing it for the past couple of days.
Shown is two coats of Candy Apple and a top coat. This deep red jelly polish was surprisingly opaque in one coat, but I went with two coats out of habit.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Wild orchid

Phew! I finally handed in my assignment today and thought I'd sneak in another post before I tackle another one. Argh, assignments! Why do they never end?! Anyway, back to nail polish :P. Color Club's Wild Orchid is a beautiful polish from the Untamed Luxury collection released just recently. It is a blue toned light grey filled with awesome shimmer throughout. Definitely very fitting of the wintery weather we had last week!
Wild orchid

I applied two coats of Wild orchid and finished with my Ulta3 Non chip top coat. Absolutely adore the subtle shimmer! I bet I'll pulling this out to wear quite often come next winter :).
Wild orchid macro

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mmm, candied violet

I'm currently in the process of finishing up an assignment that's due tomorrow. I felt I needed a break though, so here I am with another NOTD :).

For this post, I have Ulta3's Candied violet. Like I said in my previous post, I have been lemming for this polish for agessssssss! I was absolutely over the moon when I found this in the Ulta3 bin at the chemist. Shown is three coats of this goodie with Ulta3's Non chip top coat. A beautiful violet base with tiny silver glitter suspended in it. The polish does dry slightly gritty, but a top coat should do the job.
candied violet

Truthfully though, I had such high expectations for this polish that I was just that tiny bit underwhelmed by it. I guess this will teach me to stop having such high standards. Because honestly, this polish is gorgeous. A blurred shot for the shimmer show up (not colour accurate here).
candied violet blurred

Macro shot. Just wondering if you guys like these types of shots? If so, I'll include more of them in future posts :).
candied violet macro

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Another small-ish haul

Over the past week or so, I have been stalking the Vogue forums for news of Ulta3's new spring polishes. Earl grey appears to be the most sought after polish and I can see why. I've definitely jumped onto the bandwagon and digging thoroughly through my local chemist's Ulta3 bins myself :D. I haven't found it yet, but I'm persevering to the end.

Anyway, here is what I came out with yesterday after searching (almost desperately!).
From left to right:
Ulta3 in Carrot top, Candied violet, Black satin, Watermelon
Sportsgirl in Citrus

I had walked into Sportsgirl in the hopes of buying their matte top coat. However to my dismay, they only had a tester remaining. Bummer. Or maybe not really, since I don't like Sportsgirl's full priced polishes anyway ($7.95). My friend found Citrus on sale and so I scored another of their polishes :P.

Carrot Top is from Ulta3's new Spring range. If you can't tell already, I've been really into orange polishes lately due to it being almost Summer ^^. As for Candied violet, I have been lemming for this for so, so long! I was really excited when I found it in the Ulta3 bin at the chemist yesterday. Totally popping this on asap!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tag :)

I've just spent the past hour and half or so looking at nail polish swatches instead of working on my assignment. And since it's been such a long time since I was tagged with the Sunshine Award, I decided now was a good time to post it.

I was tagged by the lovely Blu111 at Polish Drop and Lisa at Never Ending Obsession!

The rules are:
1. Save the image above and post it on your own blog.
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees
4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.



These girlies all have awesome nails so please check their blogs out if you haven't done so already ^^.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The official love declaration for...


Seriously, I don't think I can ever emphasise how much I totally adore purple :). And the NOTD I'm showing you today just knocks me off my feet.
wild at heart2

AMAZING. A purple plus a holo?!
wild at heart

Shown is base coat and two coats of Color Club's Wild at Heart. Honestly, I will never tire of this polish. I know I adored Revvvolution and Wild at Heart totally seals my love Color Club's holos. I just need the rest of the holos by this company now ;).

And here it is blurred to really show off the holo. Just look at the top finger! *____*
wild at heart_blurred

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Giveaway update + new layout

Firstly - I'm sure you've realised :) - I've changed the layout to my blog and also added a header. I'm really in love with it to be honest haha, since it really reflects my love for purple. Yay for purple! :D

Onto the giveaway. I really didn't want to do this at first since it may cause some confusion to people, but since I just found out the other day that I won't be going overseas for my cousin's wedding :((, I thought I'd end my giveaway earlier. The giveaway will now end on December 3rd at 23:59 AEDST. Please refer to the clock on my sidebar if you're unsure of the time.

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