30 Jan 2014

Mckfresh Nail Attire Ooo - Friends Collection based off Adventure Time!

Hey all!

Today saw the release of the new Adventure Time themed collection from Mckfresh Nail Attire, Ooo - Friends! The lovely Kate sent me all the polishes to swatch and here they are for your viewing pleasure!

Mckfresh Nail Attire, the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection!

First up is Punch Yo Buns inspired by Finn! A lovely off white crelly filled with multiple different glitters in greeb, blue, white and black. Perfectly opaque in 3 coats, topped with 1 coat Poshe.

I was so pleasantly surprised with this polish, it didn't give me lobster hands and I quite liked how it looked on me, which is remarkable as I have tried white polishes before and hated how they looked on me.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Punch Yo Buns from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Finn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Punch Yo Buns from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Finn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Punch Yo Buns from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Finn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Punch Yo Buns from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Finn!

Next is Lady, obviously after Lady Rainicorn! This is such a perfect match for the character and the base reminds me of custard, yummy! Another lovely pastel yellow crelly with teeny tiny neon hex glitter in pink, blue, white, yellow and green. Again, lovely in 3 coats with 1 of Poshe and again surprised how much I liked this on me!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Lady from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Lady Rainicorn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Lady from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Lady Rainicorn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Lady from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Lady Rainicorn!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Lady from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Lady Rainicorn!

Next up is W.C.D.M.C or Whistling Choir Death Match Championship based of Princess Bubblegum. Omg, how much does this look like gumballs on your nails! Perfect!

3 amazing coats of this candy pink base containing tiny light pink, dark pink and white hexes with different sized pastel circle glitter. Again, loved how this looked on me. The shimmer is a lovely touch and gives the polish the appearance of a wet lolly.

Mckfresh Nail Attire W.C.D.M.C from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Princess Bubblegum!

Mckfresh Nail Attire W.C.D.M.C from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Princess Bubblegum!

Mckfresh Nail Attire W.C.D.M.C from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Princess Bubblegum!

Mckfresh Nail Attire W.C.D.M.C from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Princess Bubblegum!

Oh. My. Glob! Next is the amazing What The Lump?! based off the one and only Lumpy Space Princess! I feel like I am repeating myself here! Perfect in 3 coats, it is a lovely pastel purple crelly with gold stars, sparkly micro glitter, purple and black circle glitter and black hex glitter with a small amount of black bar glitter. I know, I know, bar glitter.. I had no troubles what so ever getting them to lie flat. Love this one so hard, such a flattering colour.

Mckfresh Nail Attire What The Lump?! from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based of Lumpy Space Princess!

Mckfresh Nail Attire What The Lump?! from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based of Lumpy Space Princess!

Mckfresh Nail Attire What The Lump?! from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based of Lumpy Space Princess!

Mckfresh Nail Attire What The Lump?! from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based of Lumpy Space Princess!

Last but not least we have Daddy's Little Monster based of the awesome Marceline! A black glitter! I cannot express how happy I am that someone has made a sparkly black glitter polish!

This one is a black jelly polish filled with red, silver and purple holo hexes with red, purple and teal micro glitter. Only 2 coats needed for this one, and no undies! This one sparkles like crazy, I put a video up on my IG so go check that our here.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Daddy's Little Monster from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Marceline!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Daddy's Little Monster from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Marceline!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Daddy's Little Monster from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Marceline!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Daddy's Little Monster from the Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection based off Marceline!

So that's it! Thank fully there will be a part 2 in a few months time so there will be more Mckfresh Adventure Time goodness! Kate did such an amazing job on all of these polishes, I was a bit unsure about the first 3 until I actually put them on, instant convert!

Ooo - Friends is available from TODAY (30/01/14) over at Mckfresh Nail Attire's Etsy store for $10 per 12ml bottle. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep updated with all things Mckfresh!




These products where provided for consideration.
Please see my disclosure statement for more details.

Quick Life Update

Hey all!

Thought I should just give you all a heads up about my lack of presence around here and on IG of late! A few weeks ago I was made redundant from my photo lab job with absolutely no notice, luckily I was able to get a new job only 2 weeks later so I am now a Photographer's Assistant and Photo Retoucher for a studio in Sydney. New job means new hours and after 3 years of starting work at 10am (getting up at 8.30..ish) I am now back to 9am (waking at 7am) soooo understandably I am not coping well with such early starts, I am not a morning person :P

I do have some swatch and reviews I need to post, the Pretty Serious They Came From Beyond Space Part 2 texture collection, the MckFresh Ooo - Friends Adventure Time collection and a couple of Powder Perfect and Celestial Cosmetics polishes. Hopefully I can get my ish together and get them all swatched, edited and posted soon.

Until next time <3


18 Jan 2014

Quickie Post: Essie Go Overboard

Hey all!

Quickie post to show you the amazing Essie Go Overboard, and incredible 1 coat teal! Unfortunately this stained my nails yellow, so I recommend doubling up on base coat. I wore this as undies for Femme Fatale Abyssal Reflections.

Photos show 1 coat, no top coat. So shiny!

Essie Go Overboard nail polish swatch

Essie Go Overboard nail polish swatch

Essie Go Overboard nail polish swatch


15 Jan 2014

Review: Illamasqua Destiny - Myer Australia Exclusive

Hey all!

I have a very special polish for you today, it is Illamasqua Destiny and it was created in celebration for Chinese New Year.

In celebration of Chinese New Year 2014, Myer will carry a worldwide exclusive Illamasqua Nail Varnish shade.

According to Chinese Astrology, 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. Inspired by the new life that leaves bring to a bare wooden bark in the spring, we have captured a fresh green leaf in our latest shade, Destiny.

Destiny encompasses the celebration of new beginnings, named to align with the belief that the Chinese Astrology Calender can be used to determine a person's fortune.

To mirror the imperfect, unpredictable nature of a leafy tree, Destiny fuses fine and hexagonal gold glitter particles in a glitter finish formula.

A bottle green wash punctuated with golden lime accents, not unlike the multi-tonal spectrum of a tree within the spring bloom.
~ Illamasqua.com

Illamasqua Destiny nail polish, Myer Australia exclusive for Chinese New Year swatch manicure

This polish is just stunning! I am a huge sucker for greens and this is definitely unique amongst my collection.

Formula wise, it is a little thick, but not so bad that it is difficult to use. The polish can be controlled very easily and goes where you want it. Perfect coverage in the Illamasqua standard of 2 coats. You could get away with one if you wanted, but I like the depth of 2.

Photos show 2 coats Destiny and 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Illamasqua Destiny nail polish, Myer Australia exclusive for Chinese New Year swatch manicure

Illamasqua Destiny nail polish, Myer Australia exclusive for Chinese New Year swatch manicure

Illamasqua Destiny nail polish, Myer Australia exclusive for Chinese New Year swatch manicure

Illamasqua Destiny nail polish, Myer Australia exclusive for Chinese New Year swatch manicure

This Illamasqua shade is available exclusively in Australia from all Illamasqua counters and online at myer.com.au for $22.50 from 14th January 2014.


These products where provided for consideration.
Please read my disclosure statement for more details.

14 Jan 2014

Illamasqua Gothica - Canada Bay Exclusive

Hey all!

Another Illamasqua post I know but I have put off posting this for long enough! I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on Gothica, the limited edition Canada Bay exclusive nail polish with the help of the amazing Sarah over at Shatter Me Claire! This polish was released as a part of the Sacred Hour collection.

Illamasqua nail polish in Gothica limited edition Canada Bay exclusive swatch

Gothica is a beautiful eggplant purple with green shimmer. It looks a little darker than bottle colour and the shimmer is a little bit shy but it is still beautiful. I noticed when I was taking it off there was a tonne of shimmer in the polish, so next time I wear it I may try do the trick of quickly wiping it with acetone to remove some of the base colour to allow more of the shimmer to show through. I will update this post if I do it :P

Photos show 2 coats Gothica and 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Illamasqua nail polish in Gothica limited edition Canada Bay exclusive swatch

Illamasqua nail polish in Gothica limited edition Canada Bay exclusive swatch

Illamasqua nail polish in Gothica limited edition Canada Bay exclusive swatch

Illamasqua nail polish in Gothica limited edition Canada Bay exclusive swatch


13 Jan 2014

AN Monday - Stripes

Hey all!

I decided I wanted to get in on this weeks prompt because I wanted to try some freehand striping.

Polishes used where Ulta3 Lily White as a base and using a striper brush I used Ulta3 Spring Break, Essence Absolutely Blue, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet and topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust and one coat of Poshe top coat.

Freehand striping manicure Ulta3 Lily White, Spring Break, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Essence Absolutely Blue China Glaze Fairy Dust nail polish.

Freehand striping manicure Ulta3 Lily White, Spring Break, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Essence Absolutely Blue China Glaze Fairy Dust nail polish.

Freehand striping manicure Ulta3 Lily White, Spring Break, Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet, Essence Absolutely Blue China Glaze Fairy Dust nail polish.


12 Jan 2014

Illamasqua Perseid and Fusion from the Creators Collection

Hey all!

I feel pretty lucky to be able to show you the following polishes! Long story short, my parents-in-law where over in the UK about to come home to Australia and asked if I wanted anything while they where still there, so I jumped on the chance to order the 2 polishes from the Creators collection and they brought them back home for me. They're the best!

However, there was one small mishap.. Perseid broke at some point during it's travels. Luckily the pieces of glass had held together and slowed the evaporation so when it reached me it was a thick goopy mess, but a goopy mess I was able to save! I scraped as much as I could off the broken bits of glass and into a shot glass that I then thinned out with nail polish thinners, emptied out and cleaned a spare of Illamasqua Harsh I had (into another misc bottle), poured it into the new Illamasqua bottle (flicking it all over my face in the process) and replaced the label. Done! I was so happy I was able to save it. However, I will never know how the polish would of originally looked as the amount of thinners I added it has undoubtedly changed it. Looks amazing in the bottle though!

Illamasqua Creators collection Perseid Fusion nail polish swatch manicure

Saving broken nail polish Illamasqua

Let's get onto it shall we! Fusion is an interesting antiqued bronze colour with a bronze silver glitter and a scattering of copper caramel glitter. This one applied beautifully in the standard 2 coats that you expect from Illamasqua. The polish was nice and thin and easy to control.

Photos show 2 coats Fusion with 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Illamasqua Creators collection Fusion nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Fusion nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Fusion nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Fusion nail polish swatch manicure macro

Now for the one I was most excited for! Perseid is a purple based polish with a strong green shimmer, packed with holographic hex glitter and micro glitter with flat black hex glitter. Formula wise I cannot comment, and I do not know if the shimmer has been emphasized by the polish thinners. Most of the time the polish base looks black, but you see the purple peeking through over the top of the holo glitters that are close to the surface. The black glitters are a nice touch to as they sit above the green shimmer and add to the layered effect. It definitely looks like a galaxy on your nails.

Photos show 3 coats Perseid with 1 coat Poshe top coat.

Illamasqua Creators collection Perseid nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Perseid nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Perseid nail polish swatch manicure

Illamasqua Creators collection Perseid nail polish swatch manicure macro

These polishes are still available from Illamasqua.com. I am unsure if they are available worldwide at counters.