Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NotD: Sunset Butterfly

I asked my partner what colour I should paint my nails and got a ridiculously specific nail art request instead! "Orange with a yellow stripe and red butterflies!"

Way to make it easy, babe...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Manicure/nail care tips (hurr hurr pun)

This is an amalgamation of tips, tricks and techniques I have learned from a wide variety of other bloggers. Don't take it as gospel, this is the stuff that works for my nails, budget and lifestyle. It's a good starting point if you don't know much about nail care. I will provide some links to more experienced and thorough posts at the bottom - so if you're already a nail junkie just skip to the end!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Swatches: Silk Naturals GWP eyeshadows

Every order over $10 at Silk Naturals gets a free 3g eyeshadow with their order! Sometimes these eyeshadows become a part of the permanent range. Today I'm going to swatch five GWP shades for you.

The black labels are the new jar/label configuration, replacing the old white ones. They come with little three hole sifters which are quite easy to remove, if you dislike sifters like I do.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NotD: Grey gradient and glitter!

Felt like doing something a bit more understated with my nails this time around. The weather is doing its usual weirdness - autumn in Australia is very much like spring, in one week you'll have a cold and drizzly day followed by a warm and sunny one! I decided to do something a bit wintry.

Polishes used:
Mode Cosmetics VIP
Zoya Harley
Revlon Steel-her Heart
Nubar White Polka Dots

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NotD: Ablaze Skittles

I had a reeeeeally bad split in the side wall of my thumbnail. I patched it for about 3 weeks until it grew out, then decided on a whim to change my nails to an almond shape. I love the way it looks but the feel of it is taking some getting used to!

Anyway, I decided to do another skittle manicure, this time with Ablaze from Alanna Renee. Lots if pictures under the jump!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

NotD: Lodestone Skittles

I've been checking out a lot of nail blogs lately for inspiration, and decided to try a glitter gradient manicure - over skittles!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Review: Alanna Renee Nail polish "Ablaze"

Alanna Renee is another new Australian indie polish company. They have an AMAZING range of glitter polishes, but there was a lot of stuff sold out when I found them, so I decided to be sensible and just get ONE bottle of polish. I chose Ablaze.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Review: Natio nail polish "Camel"

Seems like no matter how many nude and neutral polishes I own, I always end up buying more! To be fair, a lot of the stuff I buy is intended for Caucasian skintones, and being olive-toned, they're lighter on me than a true nude should be. Enter Camel!