Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bourjois. Show all posts

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

#HePicksMyPolish September Challenge

Soooo, The Sparkle Queen came up with a cool challenge: #HePicksMyPolish.


Since I am always bugging my man to do my nails (he's a fantastic artist) but he refuses (it's not manly and all that), I thought this would be the perfect way to... Ease him into it! Ha! He agreed to do it, thought it was fun even. I was going to post this before the weekend but something very exciting came up (more to follow!) so it had to wait.

So. Step 1 was easy. Since all my polishes are on display in our living room!

Step 2. My guy is always home before I am. He texted me to say the three polishes were waiting for me when I got home. He also cooked for me before he left for band practice. It was a good night!
He picked a Cybele polish that is a dupe for OPI Tomorrow Never Dies (if you ask me), Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace and Bourjois Lime Catwalk.

Step 3. Well, here is the result:
Easy Nail Art Challenge
Click to enlarge
I have to say, when I first saw the polishes, I wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off. The Cybele and Nails Inc were perfect together, but to add the Bourjois? Gasp.

Step 4. Well, I shared here. I also shared in the Facebook group. Check it out!

Step 5. The polishes are listed in Step two. He= my man. Even though he dumped my ass at the beginning of summer, he soon realised his life sucks without me, so HA!
Yeah that's just me acting all tough. I am thankful everyday that he came to his senses and we can make each other happy again.
Free tip for those of you who are in a relationship: communication, communication, communication.

I really enjoyed this challenge. Even though it's almost October, I am definitely going to be doing this again. The next 'he' might be my nephew, I'm sure he'd be honoured!

Check out the other participants below:

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Aluminum Mix

Hello again my lovely followers,

Recently I became a member of a beauty swap group on Facebook. I think it's a fantastic initiative!

My first swap was with a girl that wanted a Mavala polish and a drugstore brand polish my sister had given me because she had three of them. So, pretty painless for me really! She sent me her swap list and I spotted Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace. Cambridge Terrace! The swap was completed and I was thrilled to receive this beauty of a polish <3

After just staring at it for two days (two days! And no chipping at all!) I had to do some nail art with it. So, here it is:


Base is two coats of Cambridge Terrace.
- Thumb is some free-hand heart-thingy
- Index is one coat of NYC Rock Muse
- Middle finger is a Bourjois sticker from the Pshiit set
- Ring finger is drug store brand crackle
- Pinky is stamping using an Essence plate and Essence Stampy Polish

You can really see how gorgeous Cambridge Terrace is on the middle finger <3 My Geek said it was aluminum!


Would you ever swap cosmetics online?

Friday, 10 May 2013

Hot 'n Cold

Hello pretties =)

Is everybody enjoying some days off? We had the last Queens Day, a day that also brought our country a new King and Queen! Then there was Ascension Day and next week it will be Pentecost. I love these short weeks wit long weekends ;-)

On to today's mani!

A while back I was watching Catfish on MTV and spotted a lady with hot pink and blue nails. I thought the combo was so rad! I figured I could top that look though, so filed it away.

The other day I finally had time to do more that just paint my nails, so I got out my Shocking Pink and Bleu Fabuleux =)



I used: Bourjois Bleu Fabuleux, L'Oréal Color Riche 210 Shocking Pink, Bourjois Striping Tape, OPI top coat.

If you like the quilted look, check out this fantastic mani by The PolishAholic.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

NOTD: Disco Ball Fabuleux

Outdoors photo

Indoors photo

Bourjois Bleu Fabuleux, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Disco Ball

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mini review: Bourjois Pshiit Nail Art Kit

Just a quick photo review of the elusive Bourjois/Pshiiit nail art kit I bought the other week. I'm very happy with the stickers and the striping tape. The stencils are not so great. I will be posting a mani I made with the star stickers soon, you'll see for yourself what I mean then.

If you find it in stores, I definetely recommend you to get it! Especially if you're a nail art novice =)







Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Minty Fresh Neon Cat

Pretties,

with this mani I tried to scare away winter so it would finally be spring here. No luck so far.

The ingredients for a happy 'buh-bye winter, hello spring!' mani can obviously only be minty green, neon pink, studs and cats. Right? So here it is, my Mint Fresh Neon Cat:

My hands are so dry in this pic =(

The triangle I made with stencils from the Bourjois/Pshiiit set.
The studs are red studs by Kiss that I wrote about here. I just painted them with the pink polish before sticking them on my nails =D

By the way I am loving these pastel skittles that keep popping up in my blog list! For example this one by Captivating Claws. It's a guest post at ChrissyAi. I think I'll probably do something similar for Easter =)


I used: Bell Air Flow 712, Urban Decay Woodstock, cat sticker and stencils from Bourjois Pshiit nail art kit, studs by Kiss (painted pink, originally red)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Mermaid Accent Nail

Hello pretty people! Are you basking in the spring sun or is anyone sharing my still-wintery mysery?

The other day my Geek and I were in a drugstore and they had Bourjois polishes 50% off. Whoop whoop! They also had the Pshiiit nail art kit (more about that later!) so I knew I had to get that, even though there was no price tag. These kits have been sold out at every Bourjois display I see!
On top of that, we both pulled the same lush blue 50% off polish so I took that as a sign and all but ran for the register.
At home I realised the polish was called Bleu Fabuleux so it's like it was meant to be =D

I had been wearing OPI Got Your Number so I decided to use that as an accent nail. It's a Liquid Sand polish. I didn't like the look too much... So I added one coat of  Rimmel Cutie Colada. The 3D look that suddenly appeared is almost like scales!


The picture is actually quite bad. Bleu Fabuleux is a fantastic colour, my Geek said it looks almost luminescent. It's perfect <3 It really needs a top coat though- as with most Bourjois polishes, it chipped within a day. But by then I was ready for some new nail art (and those Pshiiit thingies!) so it was all good. Be sure to check back for that later =)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Inspiration: hand bag

Bought myself a fierce handbag... Made nail art to match =)


I used: Bourjois Lime Catwalk, L'Oréal Colour Riche 622 Sky Fits Heaven, Etos striper

Friday, 22 February 2013

Ezio Nails

Hello again =)
Posing on my leopard print handbag, the little rascal

Is there anything easier to find on the interwebs than cats? Cat movies, cat memes, cat nail art?

I have joined the craze! It was time to pay tribute to our geeky Assassin =)

Here he is, the inspiration for this nail art ->

Unfortunately he wouldn't pose like this for me as I was doing my nails, so I had to draw him from memory.


And here are my Ezio nails. As always- click to enlarge =)


The base is Catrice Steel My Heart. This is a brushed metal effect, you can see this if you enlarge the above pictures. I didn't like it all that much when I first wore it but it worked quite well as a base for Ezio =)
Black & white are stripers. The eyes are Boujois Lime Catwalk. CATwalk =D

Have you ever done any animal nail art? Or even pet nail art? =)