Thursday, 6 June 2013

NOTD: Abstract Sushi Mani


if you had to name three colours that come to mind when you think of 'sushi', which colours would you choose?

For me, it would be black for the nori, white for the rice and of course green for the wasabi. Well, maybe brown for the soy sauce, which I love love love, but let's just go with the above three.

I present to you: Abstract Sushi Nails!

L'Oréal Color Riche 833 Wasabi Hint, L'Oréal Confetti

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Exit Sephora

Sooooo! All Sephora's are closing, nationwide. No laughing matter. However, it also means MAJOR CLEAN OUT SALES! Whoooop! =)

Sunday was the last day Sephora in our city was opened. So, when we were meeting friends for lunch in the city centre, I asked My Geek if we could go check out Sephora, to see if it was worth the hassle to go on Sunday or if everything had been cleared out already. He agreed, we had a great lunch with our friends, went for a few beers with them, dropped them off at their parking spot and continued on to Sephora.

I have never seen a store so empty. I kept looking around corners, wide eyed, just to discover an empty display. Until I stumbled upon the OPI + Nails Inc display!

Both OPI and Nails Inc had no special promotions going on =( Only buy three, get 30% off. Which is probably why the display was still pretty much full while all the other displays were empty.
I discovered a Nails Inc Leather Effect set later that was 50% off, WHOOP! Next to it were some Ciaté sets so I grabbed one of those as well.

Anyway. The OPI display. They had so many polishes I thought were not for sale anymore! Polishes from collections like James Bond, Spiderman, Germany, Holland, and most shocking of all: they had about twenty Black Spotted. Honestly. I can't tell you how long I've checked every OPI display I came across, only to accept that it really was only part of the Spiderman collection in French Sephora stores. And then here it was! Twenty bottles.

So, I was grabbing polishes, holding them up in the light, asking My Geek what he thought of them. He kept giving me feedback, suggesting other colours and saying 'just buy it, it's your hobby, this is a good deal'. I told him 'you have no idea what an OPI costs, do you?' and he looked at the display, and called out the price incredulously. Lol! He then composed himself and told me to choose between the two blue OPIs in our basket. No problem ;-)

I still had a pretty big stash in our basket and prepared myself for a big shock at check-out ;-) Luckily we had just been given a summer bonus at work! The lady at the register looked proper bored and actually made me feel like less of a hoarder. She gave me a ton of freebies! A perfume sample, a set of two (ugly) bracelets, Fendi buttons, a Clinique sample and ten (!) Sephora toner samples.

OPI Deutsch You Want Me, OPI Black Spotted, OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue, Nails Inc Brick Lane Graffiti, Nails Inc Soho Magnetic, Nails Inc Stonehenge concrete finish, Nails Inc Bling It On: Rebel kit, Ciaté Velvet Mani Blue Suede.

Obviously, I gave My Geek a big fat smack on the lips and said I needed to take him polish shopping after beers more often ;-) Our friends have already agreed to more beers ;-)

Can't wait to try all these babies!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Primark 3D mani

Hello again!

The other week I finally had the opportunity to visit Primark again with my sister and mother. It had been months! My sister told me about the '3D' nail product they carry, so I knew I had to buy at least a set of that =)

I picked this set:

The polish in the set was a nightmare. As in- I still had VNL after five coats. Ugh. I don't have the time nor the motivation to do five coats! I was glad I tried it on one nail the night before I was going to do the full mani.

I wasn't going to do a full nail with the beads either. I was too worried they would fall off and leave me with a messy mani at work. So, I did a French mani with a bit of spice =)

How festive does this look?! They really remind me of sprinkles.

As you can see, my middle finger has a bird sticker on it. It didn't come off when I cleaned my nails so I figured I'd leave it there and see how long it would last =)

What do you think? Subtle or no way near enough beads?=)

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.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Nail Fail Friday: Winnie the Pooh

Pretties, it's time for another Nail Fail Friday!

This time it's a Winnie the Pooh fail.
We went to Disney a while ago and of course I had to do my nails =D I checked online for some designs. This design is based on this mani by Polish Art Addiction. Yeah, I didn't do too good a job! As per usual, the problem was my lack of patience. And also time, because I did this in bed just before going to sleep. Come to think of it, these actually turned out quite well considering the circumstances!

I wasn't too pleased, but did some clean up in the car to Disney and rocked these nails anyway =)
The blue is Essie Bikini so Teeny.

Winnie the Pooh mani fail =(
I hope you enjoyed this Fail =)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Banana Confetti

Yikes! Another hiatus, so sorry!

Last weekend it was brought to my attention that a well-known webshop had a promotion where you bought 4 Essie and/or L'Oréal products and you received a 40% discount. I started filling my basket right away, but then changed my mind and thought four polishes was just too much. But the next day I realised- who was I kidding? Four polishes is nothing! Hehe. So, I bought one Essie and one l'Oréal and got two l'Oréal polishes for free <3

So, here are two of my purchases: Banana Split and Confetti <3