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
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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:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Feathers are ALL the rage.

Hi pretties =)

The other week a local drugstore announced they would be stocking InVogue polishes. This is a new brand for me so I tracked it down. When I found the display one night at central station (SO dangerous!), I noticed the feather polishes immediately. I had been looking at these but from Nails Inc. So I picked up a black concrete finish and 'On the money', a clear polish with yellow and blue bars.

I was really miffed when I wanted to open the bottle. Because this:

I can't be sure if it's a brand thing or a store thing, but I know this store doesn't even tape their Essies this way. And those cost twice as much.

When I tried to remove the tag and tape, the result was this: 
Yes. The black had not only come off the label, but also the cap itself.

The black one looked like this:

Not a good start!

But. Onto the polish itself. As I mentioned, it's very similar to Nails Inc Brighton. I will not be getting both polishes since they are clearly too similar for my liking, so I can't be doing a side by side comparison. But I think the following photo's will be informative enough. Click to enlarge!

InVogue On The Money:

Nails Inc Brighton:
Source: LittleBeautyBag
Source: Beautylab (NL)
On top of that, it also resembles....

Sally Hansen Fuzz-Sea:
Source: Libby's Pink Vanity

Barry M Sour Apple:
Source: Beautyill (NL)

Seriously, did all of polish land suddenly decide it was cool to do this? I know I am probably really behind on this but hey. InVogue was only just released here ;-) I am baffled that they wouldn't just use the same idea, but the exact same colour combinations.

Do you own any of the above polishes? Which would be your polish of choice?

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Facebook! Tumblr!

Did you know... I have a Facebook page? Zero likes so far, so start liking! Also, if you have your own nail art to share, please do!

Did you know... I also have a tumblr? Like my Facebook, it is a work in progress. But start liking, start sharing, let's make this another fun place to find nail art inspiration for the busy, clumsy, or just lazy.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Super Easy Nail Art: China Glaze Shape Shifter

Today I bring you another polish I acquired through a beauty swap on Facebook. It's the magnificent China Glaze Shape Shifter. It is one of their Tranzitions polishes. I had been looking for it online, decided not to buy and then just a few days later it popped up on a swap list. So it was just meant to be =)
You can see the difference in colour between my thumb and the other fingers. My thumb is without top coat, the others with. This causes the change in colour - or tranzition, I suppose.

Check out this pic from Polish Insomniac that really does the polish more justice:

I really love both colours, and it is my only China Glaze polish so far, so I'm pleased.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Photobombing Cats

Friday the 13th today, OH NOES. Friday the 13th means (black) cats. So let's talk about cats.

Nobody ever warned me how much of an influence having a cat would have on my blog. Not just because of the cat mani's (here and here) and the cat hairs that magically appear on my tacky polish and ruin the entire mani, but also THE PHOTOBOMBING.

So far, I've showed you these gems:

And here is the latest one.
And if you're wondering: yes, this set will be making an appearance on this blog soon ;-)

Ezio is so interested in my polishes, my Geek once said I should consider using him as a photo prop rather than Queen Bee. I tried this once, just for fun =) He was a real trooper!
To think the poor thing was pretty scared of my fingers as a kitten whenever I wore white polish!

Now, don't go feeling sorry for him. Obviously, I am not holding onto him tightly. Hello, he's a cat. Cats don't put up with nonsense. Let alone one named after an Assassin.
Oh, and the polishes are one coat of a nameless Daily Lacquer (it was a gift) over Rimmel Rain Rain Go Away.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Matte Nude Neon Metallic Madness!

Another Nails of the Day =)

I love love love this combo. It's Rimmel Rain, Rain Go Away, Miss Sporty Matte top coat, followed by striped Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace and Urban Decay Woodstock. Le sigh.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

NOTD: Geometric Black & White

My lovely readers,

As you can see, I'm still not quite up to posting regularly. I am doing my nails more often now though, so I thought I'd just post those for inspiration and not talk too much. Keep it simple! =) So you will be seeing more posts, yay!

I just *had* to add this picture because STORKS! BLACK AND WHITE!