Happy Australia Day Blogger Girls!!
It's made my day to see so many fantastic Australia Day nails on my feed! Excellent! I love Australia Day. Seriously it's my favourite holiday. Don't get me wrong I love holidays like Easter and Christmas but Australia Day is always relaxing. It's always without any dramas ... without stress ... without worrying about what to eat or what to give people. It's just fun!
We spent the day at the beach having a BBQ with the kiddiewinks and a friend and just out relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and waves! Awesome!
I've gone for the good ol' Aussie flag on my nails today and in hindsight ....
a] shouldn't have looked on Blogger first as now I'm just embarrassed at this appalling effort compared to all the other beautiful nails!
b] I should have just found a Konad plate with stars instead of freehanding it ... but at the time I wanted to get the 7 points [and man they are hard to draw - even worse when having some alcohol beforehand]
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I thought I'd try out "Bellabox" this month aswell after hearing rave reviews about it.
The January box is promoted as being "natural". Can we actually forget the bad habits of 2011 and embark on a new, natural journey?
Actually this statement made me laugh as I dunno about you guys but my bad habits more involve chocolate than not using organic makeup ... but moving on.
So ... what did I get ... *drumroll*
Lot and lots of samples!! Compared to the Glossybox it's a lot of items and I know I find samples handy as I can put them into my handbag for emergencies but I'm impatiently waiting for this months GB to see which I prefer. 3 items appear to be full sized - awesome!
What I received ...
Pangea Organics Lip Balm - Red Mandarin with Rose
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Soleo Sunscreen x2
Sparoma Organic Natural Balm [Lemon Mrytle and Honey
La Perla J'aime Parfum x2 - J'aime la nuit and Eau de Perfume
Laviol Organic Bearberry Brightening Moisturiser
Herban Essentials Towelettes
Qi Tea x2
As far as I can work out the value for my box is around the $50 mark which isn't too bad for $14.95.
Incase anyone decides they want to order the February box there is a referral program if you want me to refer you [no pressure - won't hate you if you just do it yourself] ... just email me and I'll send you the email link!
Friday, January 13, 2012
A quickie for you today! I got some Mash plates in a swap just before Christmas and finally had time to sit down and look [and try!] them out. Hoorah!! Thanks Jeanie for getting me these!
This is yesterdays mani of Modelista - On Location Berlin and I've used my favourite stamping polish [Face of Australia in White Gold] and plate Mash 10. I'm quite impressed so far - zero problems with this particular design. Definitely works a lot better than my dodgy Bundle Monster plates.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Please bare with me for this post as I've been trying to figure out photoshop and have no idea what I'm doing. I need to simplify the way I've been doing my photos as I definitely have been wasting way too much time on it lately as the program I use is rather slow and likes to appear with errors. There needs to be a 1 button does all for impatient people like me!! Argh! Comments or Tips on Photoshop really appreciated!!!!!!! Thanks in advance!!
Modelista Flash Nails - On Location Berlin
Purchased from Target [clearance bin!] - $4.89 AUD
Apparently Modelista is an Australian brand but I've never crossed paths with it before but it's obviously been around a bit judging from the date on swatches I pulled from google. Couldn't seem to find anything on this particular colour though.
First things first - On Location Berlin is a black polish with a subtle blueish silver shimmer throughout. I've used 2 coats for this swatch but I'm sure 3 wouldn't harm it. It is surpringly quick drying and I didn't find any lumps or bumps and it definitely dries smooth without a top coat.
If you can see past the stench and have patience to apply [or remove!] then it's not a bad polish. The colour is beautiful with that shimmer surprise inside. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some other colours from this line,
Oh and as promised here are some holiday vacation shots ... we only travelled to Victor Harbor which isn't too far away from home but hey - time away is good wherever you are!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Happy 2012 readers!! I seem to have picked up a few more newbies over the Christmas break so welcome!
I've been off on vacation with the family for majority of the year so far and finding myself still in holiday mode and struggling to get off my butt and actually photo my nails lately - whoops. Anyhoo - we took the kiddiewinks camping for 9 days which was a bit of an adventure. My nails were neglected big time and I only got the polish out once while we were there.
I have a few "blog goals" for 2012 which I'll post about another day - hopefully that'll keep me on track!
Purchased from LeBeauty - $13.50 AUD
It's a beautiful red with hints of brown and pink - although the Le Beauty site describes it as scarlet? I'm not sure I'd go that far but it's definitely a unique colour that is hard to describe. Red Earth maybe? Hmmm I'll get back to you on that.
Ooh sparkle sparkle** Final Verdict **
Beautiful scattered holographic polish in a gorgeous colour that's easy to apply aswell as easy on the eye. I had some fantastic wear from this polish in the past aswell which is a bonus as there is nothing worse that a pretty holo that likes to chip.
Oh and for the non-Aussies ... I've only ever seen 619 available at Le Beauty and sorry girls but they don't ship overseas.