27 Jul 2014

Swatch and Review: Powder Perfect Foreboding

Hey all!

I have another Powder Perfect swatch for you and this time it's Foreboding from the Melancholia collection.

Foreboding is a moody pearl polish that has a green to blue shift with a dash of holo. Photos show 2 coats with top coat and formula was pure perfection. Bottom photo shows the blue colour shift, so beautiful!





Powder Perfect polishes can be purchased in Australia via their website and internationally via their stockists, be sure to follow them on facebook to stay updated!

These products where provided for consideration.

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26 Jul 2014

For Sale Tab!

Hey all!

I now have a FOR SALE tab in my bar, wew! I have polishes listed in a document with price that are available to purchase, they are either new, swatched once or used and I will constantly be updating it, so keep checking back!

20 Jul 2014

Swatch and Review: Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen Collection.

Hey all!

I have something special to show you today, the very first blogger collaboration done by Pretty Serious Cosmetics! These 3 polishes are the first part of an ongoing series so be sure to keep an eye out for future collab polishes!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle, The Polish Haven, Undercover Mermaid, Lab Muffin, Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

Let's start with my favourite shall we, and that is Stuck In The Middle by ThePolishHaven. It is a stunning magenta jelly filled with blue iridescent glass flecks. Photos show 2 coats with top coat. Perfection!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle The Polish Haven nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle The Polish Haven nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle The Polish Haven nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle The Polish Haven nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Stuck in the Middle The Polish Haven nail polish collaboration

Next is Undercover Mermaid by LabMuffin. This is a gorgeous taupe crelly with a lovely lilac undertone with blue/green fleck and shimmer. Photos show 2 coats with top coat. I am such a sucker for taupe polishes at the moment, and the flecks show through just enough to still make this super pretty whilst being work friendly.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Undercover Mermaid Lab Muffin nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Undercover Mermaid Lab Muffin nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Undercover Mermaid Lab Muffin nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Undercover Mermaid Lab Muffin nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Undercover Mermaid Lab Muffin nail polish collaboration

Last but not least is Swatch and Learn from Swatch and Learn. It is a very pretty green jelly base, packed full of duochrome flakes that shift from copper, to pink to blue. Photos show 2 coats with top coat. This polish is such a chameleon, and very pretty. Certainly is unique in my collection!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Swatch and Learn nail polish collaboration

These polished are available NOW from Pretty Serious and can be purchased from their website and they ship internationally (more info)! Be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay updated on all future collections and collaborations!
 
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18 Jul 2014

Review: BornPrettyStore Star Nail Studs + Galaxy mani!

Hey all!

Another first on this blog, a galaxy mani! I am so behind the times but oh well I finally had a good reason to do one, and that is to use these lovely 450Pcs 2mm Mini Five-pointed Star Shaped Stud Rhinestone Nail Art Decoration from BornPretty Store. Be sure to use my code of NWX31 for 10% off your order!

The stars came in gold and silver, but I chose to only use the silver ones for this mani. They are a good size at 2mm that they fit onto the nail comfortably and have a very low profile so they don't get caught on anything, they are also very easy to apply top coat over. Do like :D

Galaxy nail art using Ulta3 Black Satin and Lily White, with Illamasqua Phallic, Vice, Stance and Marquise and China Glaze Fairy Dust plus a review of Star nail studs from BornPretty Store

Galaxy nail art using Ulta3 Black Satin and Lily White, with Illamasqua Phallic, Vice, Stance and Marquise and China Glaze Fairy Dust plus a review of Star nail studs from BornPretty Store

Galaxy nail art using Ulta3 Black Satin and Lily White, with Illamasqua Phallic, Vice, Stance and Marquise and China Glaze Fairy Dust plus a review of Star nail studs from BornPretty Store

For the galaxy I used Ulta 3 Black Satin as a base then sponged random bits with Ulta3 Lily White, I followed that with sponging on Illamasqua Phallic, Vice, Stance and Marquise, dotted on the white stars with Lily White, layered a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust, put on the star studs then top coated everything using Poshe quick dry TC.

Ta da! I loved this mani, really did not want to take it off. I was very surprised at how simple galaxy nails are, I always had it in my head that they where super difficult, I totally want to do more now :D

These products where provided for consideration.

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13 Jul 2014

Swatch and Review: Powder Perfect Downworlder

Hey all!

I've got another swatch for you today, and it's of the stunning Downworlder from Powder Perfect. Jacinta sent this to me with a whole bunch of other polishes, some of which you can see here.

Downworlder is a dark glitter polish filled with blue, teal and silver glitters in a blue jelly base. I chose to layer 2 coats over Essie's Go Overboard, so beautiful!




Powder Perfect's store is currently closed until the 17th July, but polishes can be purchased from international stockists. Follow them on Facebook to stay updated.


These products where provided for consideration.

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12 Jul 2014

Ulta3 Nail Art inspired by The Illustrated Nail and Chalkboard Nails

Hey all!

Since I am on a nail art kick I figured I would show you some photos that I have been sitting on for some time now.

I did these after I was contacted by the PR group behind Ulta3 nail polish but it has been months since any one has heard anything further from them about whatever it was they wanted to do so I figured I would share these as I am still quite proud of them! A lot of the polishes used where Ulta3 as a requirement.

First up, I recreated a design I saw on The Illustrated Nail's tumblr page, a wonderful black and white design with a framed tip that she had done for a photoshoot.

Ulta3 Nail art gradient manicure inspired by The Illustrated Nail

Ulta3 Nail art gradient manicure inspired by The Illustrated Nail

I used Ulta3 Black Satin, Lily White and Savvy Grey for the gradient, Ulta3 Stop The Press and China Glaze Fairy Dust for the glitter and Ulta3 Black Satin again for the tips. I really really want to redo this mani again if I can get the length back, they looked so amazingly striking!

Lastly I really wanted to give the grungy distressed nail art that Chalkboard Nails did on her Youtube page a shot.

Ulta3 Illamasqua nail art manicure inspired by Chalkboard Nails

Ulta3 Illamasqua nail art manicure inspired by Chalkboard Nails

I used Ulta3 Lily White for the base and did the design using Ulta3 Black Satin, Spring Break, Illamasqua Nurture and Collide. I love this distressed look, definitely need to do it again!

Hope you enjoyed this older post!

9 Jul 2014

Review: BornPrettyStore Holographic Nail Art glitter + video tutorial!

Hey all!

I have something for you that I am really excited about! I did my first ever glitter placement mani, I must be crazy! Surprisingly it didn't take me quite as long as I thought it would have done and the final result was completely worth the time spent doing it.

Thanks to BornPrettyStore for sponsoring the holo nail art glitter, they can be found here 1pc Nail Art Glitter Hexagon Round Rhinestone Noble Sheet Nail Decoration. Be sure to use my code of NWX31 for 10% off your order!

These glitter pieces where really easy to use, they are nice and small so they fit on the nail easily and they are thin enough that they don't cause to much bulk, or the glitter to stick up off the nail and get caught. The smooth out easily with top coat.

BornPrettyStore nail art glitter placement review

BornPrettyStore nail art glitter placement review

BornPrettyStore nail art glitter placement review

I first laid down a silver base of OPI Push and Shove, and then starting at the bottom of the nail using regular clear polish to stick them to my nail, placed the holo glitter in an overlapping pattern to achieve the scaled look. I finished off the look by applying a coat of Essence gel-look top coat to smooth the glitter and then a final layer of Poshe quick dry to finish it all off. Unfortunately bubbles are inevitable with this kind of design, but in real life they are hardly noticeable, it's definitely a thing that the photos enhance.

I have also mad a video tutorial of this look! I will be trying to make more tutorials as time goes along so be sure to subscribe to my youtube page! Click to image below to go to the video.

http://youtu.be/3mX0aAX0OGk


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3 Jul 2014

Mckfresh Planeteers Collection

Hey all!

Another swatch and review post of the new Mckfresh Nail Attire collection that was released on the 1st July and is based off the theme of Captain Planet!

To save some chatter, all polishes where opaque in 3 easy coats, however if you have shorter nails 2 coats would be sufficient, big post so I'm gonna stop talking and get onto it.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart, I am Captain Pollution, Peace and Harmony, The Power Is Yours.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Earth

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Earth

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Earth

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Earth

Earth! A green jelly based polish with green glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Fire

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Fire

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Fire

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Fire

Fire! An orange jelly based polish with orange glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic and iridescence. I am really loving orange polishes at the moment and I thought this one was gorgeous.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Wind

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Wind

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Wind

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Wind

Wind! Can you tell I am reliving watching the show posting about these? Wind is a yellow jelly based polish with yellow and gold glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Water

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Water

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Water

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Water

Water! A blue jelly based polish with blue glitters and shimmers, with hints of green and holographic. This one was a favourite, loved it, the colour is beautiful.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Heart

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Heart

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Heart

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Heart

Heart! A red jelly based polish with red glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic. Another favourite, a red I know! The holo really seemed to come out more in this polish and it just glowed on the nail. Unf, gorgeous!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection The Power Is Yours

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection The Power Is Yours

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection The Power Is Yours

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection The Power Is Yours

[By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!] The Power Is Yours! A blue jelly based polish with red, yellow and green glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection I am Captain Pollution

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection I am Captain Pollution

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection I am Captain Pollution

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection I am Captain Pollution

I Am Captain Pollution is a gold/yellow/orange jelly based polish with red and gold glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic and iridescence.

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Peace and Harmony

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Peace and Harmony

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Peace and Harmony

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection Peace and Harmony

Lastly is Peace and Harmony, a purple jelly based polish with purple and gold glitters and shimmers, with hints of holographic and iridescence. This one was another favourite, the gold coloured glitters really made this polish something special.

Overall, I loved the colours in this collection, they all fit their characters perfectly and the formula on all of them was smooth and easy to work with, 3 easy coats for opacity. I even did a glitter gradient using all colours from this collection!

Mckfresh Nail Attire Planeteers polish collection

They are available in Australia from the Mckfresh Etsy Shop, follow her on Facebook to find international stockist and more info!

These products where provided for consideration.

Please read my disclosure statement for more details.