Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fascination Street - Cirque


How are we all? I am finally getting ready to go back to uni and I'm so excited and nervous about getting started with my project for Honours. I have still been crazy busy, so I have been returning to tried and true polishes that I know are easy to use and will last well. A polish that exactly fits that bill… Cirque 'Fascination Street'.

Cirque, Fascination Street, swatch
MMmmmmMmmm. This polish is so gorgeous. I have worn this so many time and I love it every single time. 'Fascination Street' is a rich royal purple with a fairly strong linear holo effect in direct light. The colour of 'Fascination Street' is just so luscious. I have said so many times that I tend not to reach for purples, but this is one of those purples that could change my thinking.

Cirque polishes are available from a number of places online and otherwise - have a look at their list of stockists. Cirque polishes are also, of course, available from their website, so check that out too.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Special Mani for a Special Man

Hi all!

Another quick post today. This is a mani I did last weekend for our quick trip to Wellington. Without getting into too much detail, this mani was done to honour someone incredibly special to me…

As the base for this mani, I used Enchanted Polish 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' and I then stamped on top using MoYou plate 11 from the Artist Collection with a-england 'Perceval' and Color Club 'Beyond'.

Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lincoln Park After Dark - OPI

Hi everyone!

We have had a busy weekend with a quick trip home to Wellington for a very important family occasion. I'm so glad that we could go home to be with our family at this time. Anyway, these are the nails that I wore last week. This is again, one of my first polishes that I got and so it always has had a special little place in my heart - 'Lincoln Park After Dark' by OPI.

Just as last week I said I loved wearing red, there is something about wearing really dark polishes too. It took me a long time to get up enough courage to wear dark polish when I was new to nail polish, but now I absolutely love it. 'Lincoln Park After Dark' appears black in lower lighting, but is in fact a super dark purple colour, which I think just takes the edge off to remove the starkness of a pure black.

I used 2 easy coats of 'Lincoln Park After Dark' for this mani. I also used some 2mm square studs from the Born Pretty Store for my accent nail.

Thanks for popping by, and I promise life will settle down and blogging will become more regular soon!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vodka & Caviar - OPI (Jelly Sammy)

Hi all!

Life is still crazy and busy and strange, but that's for another place, so instead let's just go straight to what's currently on my nails. I haven't done a jelly sandwich in a long time and it's just what I felt like doing recently…

OPI Vodka & Caviar, CrowsToes Maxxed Out, Jelly sandwich, swatch
This is OPI 'Vodka & Caviar' which was one of my earliest polishes (before I became crazy-polish-lady). I have always had a love for red polish, I think there are few things more wonderful than perfectly manicured red nails. I've been meaning to try this polish as a jelly sammy for a long time and I'm glad I finally did. I did 2 coats of 'Vodka & Caviar' followed by 1 coat of CrowsToes 'Maxxed Out' (aka my favourite glitter EVER!) and then 1 more coat of 'Vodka & Caviar'.

Both these polishes are easy to work with. 'Vodka & Caviar' is naturally a little sheer (being a jelly), but it builds really nicely and 3 coats was more than enough for full opacity (as seen on my ring and index fingers). 'Maxxed Out' is jam-packed with glitter so it is also easy to get the amount of coverage you want from it.

I love a jelly sandwich and I don't often think to do them. What are your favourite jelly sandwich combos?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Eternal Beauty - Color Club


Sorry for a slight lack of posts in the last week, life got a bit crazy. Anyway I have a short and sweet post today of what I am currently wearing on my nails…

Eternal Beauty, Color Club, swatch

Eternal Beauty, Color Club, swatch
This is Color Club 'Eternal Beauty'. In case you didn't realise already, these Color Club Halo Hues are some of my most loved polishes in my whole collection and this one is no exception. It is gorgeous and like all the others has a very strong linear holo effect. What I love best about these polishes is how versatile they are. I use them in so many different nail art things - they stamp so well. On top of 'Eternal Beauty', I used some of my new coloured studs on top that I just purchased from Born Pretty Store.

I used 2 coats for these photos, but the 2nd coat was barely needed. These polishes are really easy to work with and beautifully opaque. They don't pull, they dry fast and they don't dull with top coat.