Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I won a giveaway

As you know from the title i won a giveaway!!! This giveaway was held by The DIY Lady for Cheeky goodies. If you haven't already checked her blog, do so as it is a great blog. I was really excited to win because I'm not really lucky and have never won anything. Plus Cheeky isn't available in Australia, well they won't available but when I checked today they said the would ship to Australia, weird ha. Anyways let's get on with what I won.
This is everything i won. So there was a fair bit of things. Just looking you can get a rough idea of what I received.

Here are the image plates from cheeky. Some of them were doubles, about three but ill probably give them to my friend. My friend always sees my nails and asks me to do her nails like that so a few days ago i purchased a Konad set and gave it to her for her birthday.

Here you can see a huge image plate. Each image has four images, two big and two small which a mirrored.

These are toe nail polish foils/stickers. I received three and they were all the same design which you can see

A stamper with two image plates. These were in this plastic already but two of the exactly same ones were in the one above but in a circle shape
Three different rhinestone wheels. I never use rhinestones cause i think they are too big but these are the perfect size so I'm going to give them a try
These are nail foils. They are each different designs so can't wait to try them. I hope you enjoyed this post. Before i end this post i wanted to mention that ill be going for a trip so i won't be posting. I am sorry but that's how things are Cya

Friday, 5 October 2012

Nail Polish Giveaway (Closed)

Giveaway Time!!!!!! I'm so excited and I hope you are too. Before I start I wanted to mention this giveaway isn't big but ill probably have another giveaway soon to make up for such a small giveaway. I just wanted to mention that I have been making polish lately from scratch and decided to have these up for giveaway. They don't have a label but ill put one on it as soon as I send it out. I have made three if each polish below and will be giving away two set. One set ill be keeping and hopefully swatching soon but the other two sets is for the giveaway.

Things you should know
There is 2 winners
Each winner wins 3 polishes each(pictured below)
Giveaway is international
Ends 26 october 2012(Australian time)

Steps ( the more steps you follow the more entries you get)
Leave a comment below with your name and email address - 1 entry
Leave a comment somewhere on my blog- 2 entries
Be a follower- 4 entries
Post this giveaway on your blog, leave link below- 3 entries
Comment below mentioning which out of the three polishes is your favourite- 2 entries

Just a notice. A few people have been joining my blog to enter the giveaway then leaving after they haven't won. These people are not allowed to enter this giveaway and their names have been marked

Thank you for everyone entering
The two winners are Rica Aston and Miranda McCartney.
I have sent a email to both winners and hope that they can respond

This is called Nail Drama Jelly Moonlight. Jelly Moonlight is a blue jelly base polish with multi size glitters and Purple Hearts. I was really pleased with this and really wanted people to try it. 
Here is a picture of what each winner will receive

Nail Drama Galaxy 101 is a shimmery purple base polish with copper/pinkish small and hex glitters.    I know it looks like the glitter is all at the bottom but that's just the glitter stuck to the bottle. It actually has even distributed glitter. All three polishes have stainless steel balls in the bottle to allow easy mixing and even distribution. 
Nail Drama Be My Princess is a perfect ballerina pink with two size silver glitters. The two sizes are fine silver glitter and slightly bigger silver glitter. The bigger glitters are the ones that are noticeable in the picture

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

September nail polish haul

Hey guys, how are you? I have to apologise for not posting in over two weeks. My days have been so busy and packed that 1 minute of sitting down was not possible. Today I had a little time available and so I knew I had to post. Now september finished a few days ago but I wanted to show you my september haul. Before I get started, I just wanted to inform you all that I'm having another giveaway as a thank you to my 300 subscribers. I'll post the giveaway some day this week so stay tuned.

Finally lets get started. This is all the polish i purchased in september. I tried not spending to much but hey what can you do. You will notice that polish innisfree 82 has fancy sticky tape around it. That is because when I received it in the mail it was broken. I mailed the seller and they are going to send me another polish since they don't have that in stock. It's a little disappointing since I wanted that one but I can always empty it into another bottle.
Chi Chi- My Bad
Sportsgirl- Olive
Rimmel London- Matte Finish Mattifying topcoat
Rimmel London- Disco Ball
Savvy- Flaming Blue
XOX- 144
Savvy- Purple Viking
√Čtude house- Prom Queen
√Čtude house- Pajama Party
Innisfree- 82
Innisfree- 85
Innisfree- 84
Innisfree- 81

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sportsgirl- Olive

Hey guys!!! Today I have a swatch of Sportsgirl Olive. Olive is a grey base polish with olive shimmer. The grey base is very hard to notice and will only notice it when in the sun or have some kind of light near your nails lol, never thought I would say that sentence. If you guys want this polish you better hurry as this was their winter polish and they are now starting their spring collection. You may be lucky to find this on sale since winter is officially over. Check out how short my nails are but they have grown a lot since Tuesday as I broke them from the tip. 
Here there is no light or flash or even sun. It's so gorgeous, I knew I had to buy it when I first saw it. Applying was an absolute breeze and drying time was super super quick. The polish is also perfect consistancy. I really truely love Sportsgirl polishes because their polishes are perfect, can't seem to find anything bad to say even if I tried. 

Here is what the polish bottle looks with no flash or sun. Once again you can't tell it has a grey base. You are probably thinking its and olive coloured polish. Well it does look like an olive colour polish but that is all the shimmer you're seeing, trust me it does have a grey base.

Finally a picture with flash, I did my nails really late at night so I couldn't step outside but the flash of my camera worked well and showed the colour great. You can see a slight grey base here but the last picture will really clear your mind. Come on girls go buy this polish before its too late.

Bonus side view shot!!!! What do you guys think of my short nails? I actually don't mind them as they grew so quick but my nails have always been the type to grow super fast. I would like it a little longer though.

Check out the grey base, Yay!!! I actually captured the colour. The polish has a grey base with an olive/goldish shimmer which you can clearly see in this picture

What did you think of this polish? What's your opinion on Sportsgirl polishes?

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Nail Polish Remover Pens

Hey guys, the Born Pretty Store sent me Nail Polish Remover Pens to review. This set Comes with 5 remover pens. Each pen comes with a total of four tips, one to start with and three extras on the cap. I've Been using brushes to clean up my mistakes for ages so I thought why not give this a try. In the picture below you can see my mani is clean with the help of these remover pens.

Are the pens easy to use? Yes they are easy to use and very helpful might I add. It worked pretty well and is always very useful to have. They're the perfect size and fits quite well in the hand. The only hassle is it may dry so use it quickly or store it in such a way that won't dry them out. Of course you can always dip the tip in polish remover if it ever dries out.
Cleaning is easy and simple and this can be used exactly like the brush method. The tip is slightly thick so sometimes you may wipe off a bit of your polish. So just be careful. For that reason I prefer the brushes because they are thin however I know I still will be using these because they are helpful.
In the picture above you can see me cleaning around the cuticle area and that worked great. I would recommend these, they are cheap and helpful. Don't forget to use the code SADAFW21 to receive a 5% discount from the store.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Rimmel London- Black Out

Hey guys how are you? I've had a big day today and thought why not share my story with you. My friend and I were waiting at a bus stop for another friend of ours. She rang and told us she was going to be an hour late. So I decided to go to maccas(McDonalds). Maccas was basically a 2 minute walk or the next bus stop. My friend suggested to catch a bus as she was too lazy. 5 minutes later we can see a bus driving up to us, this lady came up to us and asked if that bus goes to top ryde. So what did we say? We said yes.  Basically every bus that stopped at this stop when straight ahead and we were pretty sure it would take us to the next stop. We fully walked into the bus with such style like we owned the bus. My friend pushed me over and said " move I wanna get comfortable". As soon as the bus started it turned into a completely random street, this bus didn't even take us one stop ahead. Instead of freaking out me and my friend start cracking up for 10 minutes while everyone on the bus looked at us weirdly. We finally figured it was best to press the button. We were just about the get off the bus when I turned around and saw that lady we helped, she looked so scared and nervous because she took advice from people who were totally lost themselves. Who knows if that lady ever got to top ryde? After getting off the bus, we were completely lost and had no idea where we were. So what do we do? We laugh, in the middle of the street we are laughing for 10 minutes and at one point I was crying because I laughed to much. We practically made everyone on the bus laugh too, lol. We decided to find our way back which took 30 minutes back to the first bus stop and finally our friend arrived. We did all of that for no reason, plus I broke a nail but it was totally worth it(I would never say such a thing but today was such a hilarious day that I had to say it). So in my next posts my nails will be shorter

Today I have a swatch for Rimmel London Black Out. Black out is the perfect black with high shine. This was from the 60 second collection although I felt it wasn't 60 second, it was more like 3-5 minutes to dry which is disappointing since their other 60 sec polishes dry super fast. Mine was also a little goppy and thick, not too much but a little. Maybe I purchased a old one or something so I can't clearly be sure.
Two coats is seen in the pictures. They all dried streak free so that was great and I quite like it. Although it didn't dry in 60 seconds, that didnt really bother me. The fact it was slightly thick and I mean a small bit thick, applying was still easy. So overall I'm pretty happy with this polish.

OPI- I Have A Herring Problem

So I've had this saved for about 8 months and forgot to post it. So that's what I'm doing now. This is OPI's I Have A Herring Problem. This polish is quite sheer and required three coats to get this look but the formula was amazing. It is a light freakish blue with silver speckles going through it. It kinda leaves a silver-ish shine to it

I happened to have a miniature one of this polish i feel like ill be using this polish alot that i would need a full sized one. It's a really gorgeous colour and it dries fast too because it is quite a thin polish.

I can't seem to find a bad quality with this polish and is one of my all time favourite polishes ever, so i highly recommend it. If you have tried it yet, GET IT. My nails a quite short here but that was about the time my nails broke

Anyways hope you enjoyed this post :)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Australis- Specktacular

Hey everyone! Today I've had an amazing day which mostly consisted in smiling and laughing and no I wasn't high. I didn't really plan on posting anything today but with my positive day I couldn't help but to come and post :) today I have a swatch for Australis Specktacular which is a holographic flakie topcoat. I apologize in advance as the pictures aren't the best. I may have to do this post again sometime but for now this will have to do. Looks like lately my camera isn't working quite well, is this an oppurturnity to buy a new one? Although I've already spent a lot on polish this month.
This is the only photo taken in the sun. You can see how gorgeous the flakes look. Multi coloured flakes everywhere!!!! I have a black base polish underneath but for a weird reason it's coming off really dark navy or maybe a black with a blue undertone. It's actually Rimmel London Black Out.

This photo And the ones below are taken in a room with the lights on. This polish works really well with dark colours and it isn't that noticable with light colours, so I highly recommend using a dark colour underneath. 

When you look at the polish from this angle, most or all of the flakes look green. The amazing effects of holographic flakes! I've used two coats to achieve the look as well as two black polish coats underneath. 

This polish dries smooth so you don't need a topcoat and well it's also a topcoat anyways. This is available for $8.95 at Priceline, Target and I believe Big W.  I purchased this during a sale which was two Australis polishes for $10 which I knew I couldn't pass on, an extra polish for only $1.  I also got Fairybread and will do swatches soon.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Easy Glitter Removal

I hope this post is as exciting to you as it is to me. Lately people have been talking about nail soakers and how they might be great use for removing glitter nail polish. Personally Im not 100% liking the foil method as it doesn't remove all the polish and I always find myself still scrubbing the polish off my nails.  So I decided to put this to the test and see how well it works. Look below for steps on how to do this

You will need nail soakers. I purchased mine from Ebay for only $2.81. Just simply type nail soakers in eBay and you will find heaps ranged around $2-$4. A link to the nail soakers I purchased can be found Here. I recommend rubbing cuticle oil on your cuticles and nails.

Then pour some nail polish remover or pure acetone into the nail soaker up to the clear part. I never use acetone or nail polish remover with acetone but for this experiment I decided to use pure acetone. I know acetone is bad but just to make sure this works I decided to use acetone. That's where the cuticle oil comes handy.

Insert you fingers into the nail soakers. My pack came with 10 but I only ended up using 5 as I only did one hand at a time. I left my fingers in the nail soakers for only 2 minutes and the polish was gone completely. Don't throw the acetone or nail polish remover away, use it for your other hand.
As you can see the acetone removed all the glitter and polish. Just the smallest amount is seen on my index finger and that is only two tiny dots of glitter which was easily removed with acetone-free nail polish remover. On my nails I had Chi Chi- My Bad which is black polish filled with lots of glitter. The reason for rubbing cuticle oil on your cuticles and nails is to stop the nail polish remover from drying your cuticles/nails. After your done rub more cuticle oil on your cuticles/nails

As you can see the glitter sinks to the bottom and the acetone has a slight colour change. You can choose to throw away the acetone or keep it for another time. If your using glitter only polish than keeping it will be fine as it won't be coloured or look gross but if your polish has a base colour than I recommend throwing the acetone or nail polish remover away. I don't know how successful nail polish remover is but I'm sure it will work. You may just have to leave it on your nails longer

What did you think? Did you like this experiment?
Comment below with your opinion and tell me whether this has helped or not

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Chi Chi - My Bad

Hey guys. I'm so excited to show you this polish. Today I went shopping and shopping wouldn't be shopping if I didn't buy polish. I bought a few but you will probably see them later on. Here I have an Australian brand called Chi Chi which I love the name. Chi Chi My Bad is a black base polish with silver glitter that changes colour from different angles as well as orange-red flakes. The black base isn't a pure black as it has hints of brown in it. 
Here you can see the bottle. Right in the middle is the orange-red flakes that a shining. You can also see random sparks of colour here and there from the silver glitter.
This picture above is taken with no flash or being in the sun. This was just taken in a room with lights on.  The glitter isn't shining a rainbow effect in the picture so I definitely recommend seeing this in person. The silver glitter is more like holographic glitter.
As you can see the polish isn't pure black and that hint of brown is slightly noticeable. This polish is even more gorgeous in person. My pictures aren't doing this polish justice. It's more black in person but it does have a hint of brown whereas in the picture it's showing a little too much brown.
Close up of the bottle. This polish is available at Target and Myer stores for $5. This polish is only available in Australia so if you don't live in Australia then you won't have access to this polish, unless you swap with someone or something of that kind.
Formula was great and only needed 2 coats to achieve this look. I recommend topcoat to smooth out the polish however I didn't use topcoat as I will be changing this polish soon

OPI- Kiss Me On my Tulips

Hello guys. Today I have a swatch for OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips. Kiss Me On My Tulips is a bright pink. My camera has done the honors of making it slightly more brighter than its supposed to be. Overall it's a great colour and the formula was great. No clean up was needed. I only had this on my nails for one day as I felt that it was a little too bright, and slightly inappropriate as I had a presentation that day. I usually wear any polish whenever I want without caring what people think but this time I had a presentation and bright nails weren't the way to go.
This polish is from the Holland collection. I have to say that I really like the OPI brushes even though they are bigger than other brands. I just find that it works well with me and clean up isn't needed. My nail beds are small which makes the OPI brushes great for me as they tend to cover my nail.
This polish had a great drying time. I literally can't think of anything bad about this polish. Being a little bright doesn't bother me but I just had this on the wrong day so that's why I had to remove it. I'm really excited about using and swatching I Have A Herring Problem as I really love that colour.

What's your favourite colour from the Holland Collection?

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Giveaway winner

Ss it's finally time to announce the winner. I wasn't expecting this many entries so I was really amazed. I was also planning to have another giveaway when I hit 250 followers but I even went beyond that many followers. I will still have another giveaway but in a whiles time. I just want to thank everyone who entered. There were some entries that didn't count because they didn't follow the rules so I apoligize but those entries don't count(there was about 7). Some people also entered the contest even when it was closed so those don't count either. I had four entries this morning when clearly the last day was yesterday. Enough about me rambling and now to the great and exciting news.

For those who are unaware of what giveaway I'm talking about Click Here. Sadly there can only be one winner.

The winner is.......... Samantha Andrews

Please respond to my email within 48 hours otherwise a new winner will be picked. Everyone else stay tuned in case I have to pick a new winner. Hope to see you all again on my blog

Friday, 31 August 2012

Essence- Where is the Party?

Today I have a swatch for Essence Where is the Party?. Where is the Party is a purple douchrome with green. The polish is mostly purple but at some angles it looks or shows a hint of green. It is a amazing polish and looks much better in person then in pictures. This is possibly my biggest swatch post with so many photos. This many photos was important to show and capture the duo chrome effect.
Although you can see streaks on your nail, it didn't really bother me. I was liking the colour a lot that this kind of thing just doesn't bother me with this polish
As you can see. It's a solid purple with no green in the picture above.
Here It tries to capture the green. The purple has mostly disappeared and my nail is green. In person the green is more green looking and not so off like the picture. Let me warn you that it was incredibly hard to capture this polishes true colour.
Here you can see purple in the middle and green around the sides. It's really gorgeous and I recommend everyone to get this polish. 
It depends on the angle you look at the polish to see either purple or green or even maybe both. It also depends on the lighting. It's best to try for yourself and be amazed.
Essence polishes come in a small 5ml bottle and is available in Australia for $2.55. Collection or trend polishes are usually $3.50
I think this picture captured the effect better then some of my other photos. 

Hope you enjoy

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Designer Nails

Hey guys. Today I have designer nails for you. All your favourite brands are on my nails except Prada.... Oh and Armani. I few posts ago I said that I ordered a few things off eBay, well they are arriving. Today this arrived so I had to use it and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. When all my stuff arrives I will post pictures of everything I bought so that if you like, you can also buy. 

Things I used:
Essence- Where is the Party?
Image plate KD12
Konad special polish- white
BYS- Top coat
Jordana- Quick Shine Top Coat
I stamped a different logo or brand on each nail using my new image plate. For some weird reason my index finger tip looks like it has no polish but it's actually the lighting and my nail tip does have polish. The Chanel logo came out bad but that was my fault and not the image plate. Very happy how this turned out
Gucci was the only big stamp and that could only fit on my thumb but I'm totally cool with that. I really with the image plate had Prada and Armani bu sadly they don't. There is two versions of this image plate. An old one and a new one. The old one doesn't have Dolce & Gabbana and has another brand, some other picture is also different. The old ones are hardly available so your most likely to find the new image plate which is what I have

What do you think?
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate.