27 Nov 2013

Only 2 days left for my giveaway! Illamasqua Swarm over Stance and Nuture/Serenity gradient.

Hey all!

A quick update post to let you know there is only 2 days left to enter my Illamsqua Bat lash duo giveaway!

One thing I want to add is if I get 1000 Instagram followers before the end of my giveaway, I will include a bottle of Illamasqua Muse! Muse was the Illamasqua polish that started the obsession, so it's only fitting to include it, but ONLY if I get 1000 followers! So be sure to share around the share image in my Instagram account! See the original blog post for all information HERE.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some more swatches to entice you! The following photos show 2 coats of Nurture then a gradient applied using Serenity, topped off with 2 coats Swarm and 1 coat China Glaze Fairy Dust, 2 coats Poshe TC.

Illamasqua Nuture Serenity Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Nuture Serenity Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Nuture Serenity Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

 Next up is 3 coats of Stance and 2 dabbed coats of Swarm with 2 coats Poshe TC.

Illamasqua Stance Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Stance Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Stance Swarm gradient swatch bat lash duo giveaway

 Good luck to all the entrants, and thank you everyone for making this a successful giveaway!


25 Nov 2013

AN Monday Indies - Femme Fatale Mercury Rain

Hey all!

Today marks the last Monday of this months Aussie Indie theme :( I didn't post anywhere near as often as I was hoping to, life just got in the way. Laaaame.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Mercury Rain, a clear based glitter topper with fine and medium holographic particles with dot glitters in grey, black and silver in varying sizes. Accenting this are hexes in charcoal, gunmetal and silver in differing sizes. I decided to pack this one on and get as much coverage as possible. It looked as if I had a holographic disco ball on my nails, so much sparkle!

Photos show 1 coat Illamasqua Snap as a base colour, 2 dabbed coats of Mercury Rain for a dense coverage, 1 thick coat of Essence Gel look TC and 1 thick coat of Poshe QD. Definitely a more advanced application for this one, but you could very easily get nice covereage with one coat over a base colour.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Mercury Rain nail polish swatch

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Mercury Rain nail polish swatch

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Mercury Rain nail polish swatch

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Mercury Rain nail polish swatch


I have another moving swatch for you all, as this polish really shows off best in video!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics are available their website and from the following international stockists. Be sure to follow their facebook page to keep up with regular updates!

18 Nov 2013

AN Monday Indies - Love Thy Polish Drained

Hey all!

Another Monday another indie! Today's prompt was red/orange or yellow, so I'm pulling out the few that I have! One of those is Love Thy Polish Drained.

Drained is a red jelly base with candy apple red glitter. Simple, but very effective! Photos show 3 thin coats and 1 coat Poshe.

love thy polish nail swatch manicure drained

love thy polish nail swatch manicure drained

love thy polish nail swatch manicure drained

love thy polish nail swatch manicure drained macro

This polish applied very smooth and even, I did have to maneuver the glitter around to not get bald spots, but it filled in nicely.

As you may noticed, I filed all my nails back down *sad face*. Annoyingly my pointer and middle finger nails broke a couple of weeks ago and I had them patched. The nails had grown out enough for me to be able to file out the breaks, but it meant the other 2 had to come down in length as well. They were getting to a good length to point too! Ugh feels like it is going to be forever until I have my pointy nails back.

Love Thy Polish is available from their website and through their various international stockists. Be fore to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date.

Also, don't forget to enter my Illamasqua giveaway!


16 Nov 2013

*CLOSED* Review: Illamasqua Bat Lash Duo + GIVEAWAY (open internationally)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONGRATS CHRISTINE MAY HIPOLITO!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and made this giveaway a success!


*UPDATE*
A couple of quick updates on my giveaway! I reached 1000 instagram followers, so as promised in my other post, I have added a bottle of Illamasqua Muse nail polish to the prize! Yay! Also, I realised I am vey busy this weekend so I have decided to extend the giveaway until Monday December 2nd 12 midnight AEDT, so you now have a couple more days to enter!

Hey all!

Today I have something pretty awesome to show you, and that is the Illamasqua LIMITED EDITION Bat Lash and Swarm nail polish Duo from Halloween! And guess what, I am also hosting my first giveaway where you can win this set for yourself! Check the bottom of the post for info!


First up the nail polish. The polish in the duo is called Swarm and it is a top coat with black small hex and microglitter in a clear base. Perfect for layering over a number of colours. One coat gives a nice coverage, however if you wanted a denser coat, 2 would be better.

I layered 1 coat Swarm over 2 coats Illamasqua Radium with 1 coat Poshe.

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm Stance nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway
Illamasqua Stance topped with Illamasqua Swarm
Illamasqua Swarm Nurture Serenity gradient nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway
Illamasqua Nurture and Serenity gradient topped with Illamasqua Swarm and China Glaze Fairy Dust
The other item in this duo is the new Bat Lash! I looove these, very light and easy to wear, however, the band is quite thin so you must be careful with these as to not bend them out of shape. You can see my full blog post on them here!

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

I was kind enough to receive this set for review, but the week previous I had bought it for myself, so that means I have one brand new set up for grabs!

To enter, fill out the rafflecopter wiget below and cross your perfectly polished fingers and toes! The giveaway will run from the midnight 17th November 2013 until midnight 2nd December 2013 AEDT! And yes, this is open internationally! (except Italy)

Good luck to everyone who enters, and I look forward to your responses to the question above!

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway

Illamasqua Swarm radium nail polish swatch bat lash duo giveaway




15 Nov 2013

Pretty Serious Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Hey all!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I kept falling asleep on the couch, or got distracted by Youtube, or other reasons this week. Bad Kierra! That's okay, I think I can make it up to you with the beauty of the polish I am about to show you.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Purple Monkey Dishwasher is the beautiful purple sister of BSOD. It is a gorgeous blurple based polish packed with warm purple glitter. It leans more red based purple at night, and true blurple during the day and sparkles like nobodies business.

Photos show 3 coats with 1 coat of thick Poshe and 1 coat Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics purple monkey dishwasher nail polish swatch

Pretty Serious Cosmetics purple monkey dishwasher nail polish swatch

Pretty Serious Cosmetics purple monkey dishwasher nail polish swatch

Pretty Serious Cosmetics purple monkey dishwasher nail polish swatch macro

This is such a stunning polish, if you love this one you definitely need to check out BSOD (blue), Grimm Demise (teal green) and Cybernetic (purple green).

Pretty Serious Cosmetics can be purchased from their website. See here for international stockist and be sure to like their Facebook page to keep updated with all things Pretty Serious!


13 Nov 2013

Illamasqua Facet

Hey all!

Another day, another Illamasqua swatch and this one is a beauty! Facet is from The Sacred hour collection, of which the two polishes from it represent dawn (Hemlock) and dusk (Facet).

This polish is such an unusual colour, and it is so incredibly beautiful! It has a wonderful grey smokey base that is full of a gold/bronze shimmer. As usual the formula is flawless, photos show 2 coats Facet and 1 coat Poshe quick dry.

Illamasqua facet nail polish swatch sacred hour collection

Illamasqua facet nail polish swatch sacred hour collection

Illamasqua facet nail polish swatch sacred hour collection

Illamasqua facet nail polish swatch macro sacred hour collection

Ugh love that macro! Once again I love both polishes from The Sacred Hour collection.



11 Nov 2013

AN Monday Indies - Peita's Polish Wonky Nerds

Hey all!

Another round of ANM! Today's prompt is pink or purple, and like last week, I will be continuing the theme for the whole week!

The perfect polish for today is Peita's Polish Wonky Nerds! This polish is a perfect match for the pink and purple Nerds candy! I loved eating those as a kid, yum! This polish is a mix of matte pink and purple hexes as well as a scattering of silver holo hexes to give it some sparkle in a clear base. It is so incredibly dense that the brush was chock full of glitter that it was about 3 times fatter than normal, but was still easy to maneuver.

Photos show 1 coat Essence Break Through, 2 coats Wonky Nerds and 2 coats Poshe. You would very easily get away with no base colour, but you will need to double up on top coat as it does dry gritty.

peita's polish wonky nerds aussie indie nail

peita's polish wonky nerds aussie indie nail

peita's polish wonky nerds aussie indie nail

peita's polish wonky nerds aussie indie nail

peita's polish wonky nerds aussie indie nail macro

Peita's Polish is available internationally through her store. Follow her on Facebook to keep updated!



9 Nov 2013

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster

Hey all!

Another swatch for Ozember, blue and green edition :D

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster is a stunning emerald green holo with the most amazingly strong rainbow. So beautiful! I have no words, so lets let the photos speak for themselves.

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster nail polish swatch bottle macro

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster nail polish swatch bottle macro

Photos show 2 coats Green Eyed Monster and 1 coat Poshe. Pure, simple, perfection!

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster nail polish swatch bottle macro

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster nail polish swatch bottle macro

Love Thy Polish Green Eyed Monster nail polish swatch bottle macro

*sigh* I could wear this forever. So incredible. Our girls really do make the most incredible holos!

Love Thy Polish can be purchased at the own website or check here for international stockists. Don't forget to follow her Facebook page to keep updated!