31 Dec 2013

Quickie Post: Pretty Serious Cosmetics BSOD

Hey All!

BSOD is the polish that really put Pretty Serious on the map when they launched their first line, everyone went bonkers for it and for good reason! It is a relatively simple polish, but wow is it amazing! Due to this polishes popularity, Pretty Serious has also made 3 other versions, Purple Monkey Dishwasher (purple), Grimm Demise (teal) and Cybernetic (purple/green).

BSOD has a beautiful blue jelly base, that is packed with blue glitter and opaque in 3 coats. You can see a bit of VNL in the photos, but that is only due to the flash, you cannot see it in everyday situations.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics BSOD swatch

Pretty Serious Cosmetics BSOD swatch

Pretty Serious Cosmetics BSOD swatch

Pretty Serious can be bought from their website, as well as their international sellers. Be sure to like their Facebook page to keep updated!


30 Dec 2013

Quickie Post: Green Mix 'n Match Leopard Print Manicure

Hey all!

These are still some of my favourite nails I have done for a while, and my first attempt of leopard print!

Photos show gradient done with Essie Midori and Essence LOL topped with Essence Space Queen and an accent nail using 3 coats Orly Sparking Garbage and leopard print done with Midori and Ulta3 Black Satin.

Green Mix 'n Match mani using Essie Midori, Essence LOL and Space Queen and Orly Sparkling Garbage.

Green Mix 'n Match mani using Essie Midori, Essence LOL and Space Queen and Orly Sparkling Garbage.

Green Mix 'n Match mani using Essie Midori, Essence LOL and Space Queen and Orly Sparkling Garbage.


29 Dec 2013

Quickie Post: Kleancolor Disco Purple

Hey all!

This polish was such a surprise to me! I really didn't expect it to be as pretty as it was, a slightly dusky purple base packed with a blue/purple shimmer. I used this as undies for my Sayuri Psychadelia swatch.

Photos show 2 coats Kleancolor Disco Purple, no top coat.

Kleancolor Disco Purple swatch

Kleancolor Disco Purple swatch

Kleancolor Disco Purple swatch


28 Dec 2013

Quickie Post: Sayuri #143 Snorlax

Hey all!

I am going to be doing some quick posts to try get through my backlog of photos. Some of these are quite old, some a bit more recent, you will be able to tell by the length of my nails :P

Today I have Sayuri #143 Snorlax from the joint collection, Gotta Catch 'em All by MckFresh Nail Attire and Sayuri Nail Lacquer! A very pretty steel grey blue, perfect match for Snorlax's skin colour.

Photos show 3 coats #143 Snorlax with 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer #143 Snorlax swatch

Sayuri Nail Lacquer #143 Snorlax swatch

Sayuri Nail Lacquer #143 Snorlax swatch

This polish is no longer available but the rest of Sayuri's polishes can be purchased at Sayurinaillacquer.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay updated!


27 Dec 2013

Review: Lynnderella Talismans and Birthstones Collection Part 2 - Moonstone Magic and Topaz Optimism

Hey all!

Part 2 of my Lynnderella review courtesy of Glitter Connect, your one stop shop for all Lynnderella nail polish in Australia!

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power aquamarine calm moonstone magic topaz optimism

Lynnderella nail polish manicure topaz optimism

Lynnderella nail polish manicure topaz optimism macro

Topaz Optimism is a mix of gold and yellow glitter in a clear base. It has a good mix of holo glitters as well as satin hexes and different shapes. I didn't have a gold polish that suited this as undies so I went a little different, I chose a silver base.

Photos show 1 coat Essence Icy Princess, 1 coat Illamasqua Harsh and 2 dabbed coats of Topaz Optimism topped with Essence gel look and Poshe TC. Unfortunately this one was as runny as Aquamarine Calm so I did have to fish quite a bit to get some of the glitters out.

Lynnderella nail polish manicure topaz optimism essenve icy princess illamasqua harsh

Lynnderella nail polish manicure topaz optimism essenve icy princess illamasqua harsh

Lynnderella nail polish manicure topaz optimism essenve icy princess illamasqua harsh

Lynnderella nail polish manicure Moonstone Magic

Lynnderella nail polish manicure Moonstone Magic macro

Last but not least is Moonstone Magic, a blue shimmer clear base polish packed with white and translucent stars and moons with tiny holo stars and iridescent bar glitter. No fishing required with this polish, it applied very evenly. I decided to show this polish over a gradient so you could see more of that delicious blue shimmer!

Photos show a gradient of Zoya Dove and Ulta3 Black Satin topped with 2 coats Moonstone Magic. In person you couldn't really see the bar glitter, but unfortunately in the photos they stand out and make the grey polish look dirty, which I am not a fan of. I used this polish in one of my Halloween manis, it can be seen here.

Lynnderella nail polish manicure Moonstone Magic Zoya Dove Ulta3 Black Satin

Lynnderella nail polish manicure Moonstone Magic Zoya Dove Ulta3 Black Satin

Lynnderella nail polish manicure Moonstone Magic Zoya Dove Ulta3 Black Satin

That's it for my Lynderella review! Once again, thanks to Ferrina over at Glitter Connect for providing the polishes.

You can get Lynnderella polishes from Glitter Connect in Australia, Norway Nails in Europe and Lynnderella.com in the US!

21 Dec 2013

Review: Lynnderella Talismans and Birthstones Collection Part 1 - Peridot Power and Aquamarine Calm

Hey all!

Sorry for the lack of content lately, I have been feeling really uninspired lately, bored but not in the mood to do anything. I get some time off until the second week of Jan so hopefully I get out of this funk and get back to posting a bit more regularly.

A little while back I was sent 4 polishes for review from Lynnderella's Talismans and Birthstones collection from the lovely Ferrina over at Glitter Connect! Glitter Connect is the only importer and seller of Lynns in Australia, and each bottle retails for $25. That might seem expensive but considering the only other option is using a polish mule in the US, and paying for postage multiple times, it is a much better alternative!

In this post I will be showing you Peridot Power and Aquamarine Calm!

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power aquamarine calm moonstone magic topaz optimism

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power macro

First up was my favourite, Peridot Power! I am such a sucker for greens, and a green glitterbomb is literally the best thing ever. In usual Lynn fashion is is jampacked with so many different green and gold glitters with a few silver diamonds for good measure all in a clear base.

My photos show 2 coats Illamasqua Smash, 2 dabbed coats Peridot Power, 1 coat Essence Gel look TC and 1 coat Poshe TC. It was very easy to control considering how full of glitter the polish is, went exactly where I wanted it to.

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power illamasqua nurture

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power illamasqua nurture

Lynnderella nail polish manicure peridot power illamasqua nurture

Lynnderella nail polish manicure aquamarine calm

Lynnderella nail polish manicure aquamarine calm macro

Next up is Aquamarine Calm. A multitude of blue glitter in many different sizes as well as a few shaped glitter (moons and stars) in a clear base. This one was runnier than expected, I had a little bit of a tough time getting them to stay on the brush, even after shaking/inverting the bottle.

Photos show 2 coats Illamasqua Serenity, 2 dabbed coats of Aquamarine Calm, 1 coat Essence Gel Look top coat and 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Lynnderella nail polish manicure aquamarine calm illamasqua serenity

Lynnderella nail polish manicure aquamarine calm illamasqua serenity

Lynnderella nail polish manicure aquamarine calm illamasqua serenity

Lynnderella polishes are available from Glitter Connect in Australia, Norway Nails in Europe and Lynnderella.com in the US!

I will have part 2 up in a couple of days!