Monday, August 20, 2012

blog sale update

hey all! i have just updated my blog sale......


Sunday, August 19, 2012

A little catch up with swatches and a belated franken friday...

This week has just been chaos! with Rob not home now during the week due to his job and 2 sick children with flu etc plus deadlines on some publications i am meant to finish....just no time for polish! I even went 2 days with nothing on my nails! blasphemy!!!!

Thought i did catch up on Aussies nails FB most days via my iphone i did not even see much new polish out there apart from the new Australis Limited Edition Fairy bread. It is real nice. Multi coloured hex in 2 sizes.
I did my nails with it today. Priceline has the polish on sale for 2 for $10.00 at the moment so that is almost BOGOF! I picked up 3 and a colour called flip flop which i will swatch later. but for now here is fairy bread

 I layered over OPI Nicki Minaj- did it on em it took 4 coats to get full coverage of the green and then 2 coats of fairy bread. i used SV top coat.

This was not the first bottle though. unfortunately last night as i was going to do this mani i opened the bottle to find that all the silver hex glitter was curling. :( so i took it back today and believe it or not out of the 3 bottles they had in store 2 of them were also curling . it was quite clear in the bottle. so keep an eye out for this ok guys. Maybe a bad batch? i did buy them from 2 different pricelines...who knows.!

I have also been frankening today. Zoe my eldest wanted me to make a pink with a blue shimmer so i mixed up for her this polish.

But as she had just done her nails she asked if we could paint Poppys nails(my 1 year old) so i said why not! here is poppys nails. only 1 coat though. and excuse the cheeto crumbs on her hands! it was the only way to keep her still......
Notice the little polish on the right of the pink swatch? this is a trial i am looking at for xmas to give my friends. a white jelly with red green and gold hex in 2 sizes. good coverage and only 1 coat!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Introducing- Loki's Lacquer......

Hey everyone. I have been working on a polish collection for ages. My daughter was pestering me to create a monster high collection.
So the 2 of us put our thinking caps on and finally have come up with a collection of polishes called.........

2 Ghoul 4 skool

Here is a sneak peak of the first 2 polishes......

First up is QUEEN MUMMY.

This was inspired by Cleo de nile.

So i created a beautiful brown shimmer/holo polish that has a green shift. and holo gold hex glitter.

You can see the holo in the first picture and in the last pic you can see the green shift.

The next polish is inspired by howleen wolf. 


she has cute orange hair and although she always seems to be a mish mash of clothes she always looks good!

This polish is a orange/blue shifting polish with tiny square blue hex. i have layered it on orange base coat from essence called wake up!

the next couple of pics are Wolf in fashion on a black base. i used ulta3 black satin. THis really shows the blue shift in this polish.

These 2 polishes along with 4 more will be on sale in a few weeks. I am only making a limited supply of these due to the pigments etc i use(and spectraflair is harder to get now) All of the polishes will be 5ml bottles and  AUD$5.00 each plus postage. I am happy to ship overseas pending the restrictions. email for info.

I have put a link on the top of my page with info on these polishes.


Blog sale update

Hey there everyone i have jsut updated my blog sale so go and check out what i have to offer.
I will be updating again soon one i have swatched a bunch of dollish polishes and some other indie brands so watch this space. here is the link

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I got 2 Liebster awards on 2 days!

So i opened my emails yesterday to find a message from the lovely Natalie over at Walk in my eyeshadow and then today i got another message from Anthea over at Nailed Obsession.

Phew! 2 in 2 days!!! so i thought with the kids quiet....well not so much but one is annoying the other so quiet to a degree...... i thought i could get it together and post!

The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers who have less than 200 followers and who others feel deserve a big up and cheer for what they do on their blog. It is a good way to share with others about their blogs and see some lovely nail art, swatches and general thoughts on different polishes and other beauty things.

There are several rules about getting the award and doing the whole thing properly so it all goes smoothly....
First up is you have to write 11 things about yourself.
Then you must answer the 11 questions the person who nominated you has sent via their post.
Then write your own 11 questions for the people you are going to nominate.
And lastly you need to nominate 11 blogger who have less than 200 followers and let them know.

Ok here goes. i am going to try to do this by answers both gals questions.

OK here are the 11 things about me......

1. I am married.
2. I have 2 beautiful girls 10 and 1.
3. I only started to do my polish blog this year.
4. My daughter has ASD and my hubby is a bit OCD so everything i do is ordered in size,style,colour,brand and any other way i can organize it.
5. i have mousey brown hair but i do not think it has been its natural colour since i was 15.
6. i am a horticulturist by trade, but have never done it full time.
7. I am a sucker for anything that sparkles.
8. Following on from 7 i love glitter polishes! that is usually the first i go for. but i hate taking it off.
9. i am starting my own collection of polishes.(watch this space)
10. I have 2 cats. osiris and loki . that is why i called my blog what it is.
11. My fav colour is GREEN.

Ok here are my questions i got from nailed obsession.

1. What's your favourite colour?   Green
2. Have you had a '15 minutes of fame' moment? no not yet
3. What is on your wishlist at the moment? nail wise....the new OPI skyfall collection and the CG safari collection....personally a full time commission with a card making magazine that i am getting published in.
4. Do you have any allergies? penicillin, and housework.
5. One piece or bikini? one piece. no one want to see that!!!
6. What was the first CD/cassette tape you owned? record- thats hits 87' it had kylie doing locomotion on it!
7. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? working full time publishing for card making magazines or scrapbooking magazine.
8. Favourite book? the sookie stackhouse collection(true blood)
9. Favourite girl's name? thats hard as i have 2 girls so i have to say Zoe and Poppy!
10. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? italy
11. If you could live in any year, what would it be and why? i am not sure of an exact year but the 1920s-30s seemed great!!! curvy women and corsets! 

Now here are my answers to Walk in my eye shadows questions.......

1. You have created a brand of nail polishes. What is the name of your brand and what is your signature colour? Describe it. Thats easy as i am doing this right now. Loki's Lacquer and green as my colour 
2. What is your favorite sweet treat? reeses peanut butter cups!
3. If you were a drag queen, what would your stage name be? tiger lily florabunda
4. The one country you would most like to visit? Italy
5. You have been left on a desert island, what are the three most stupid items you have with you? nail polish remover,cuticle oil and camera...but no polish "NOOOOOOOOOO"
6. Favorite animal?Cat
7. If reincarnation is real, what would you like to come back as? Why?Cat as they seem to have such a great life laying around!
8. What colour is the sky in your imagination? pinky lilac
9. Who would you turn gay for? one....
10. If you could replace a character in a movie with yourself, which movie would you choose and which character?i do not know about movies but i would be happy to be sookie stackhouse in true blood!
11. If you could create any gemstone anytime you wanted with your bare hands, what would it be and why?emeralds. they are green and i love them!

So i have answered my questions given to me now it is your turn.
i have nominated the following bloggers.......

Really quite awesome
stars over diamonds
the cats claws
priscilla queen of the polish
the khromazone
apples and forest fruits
dutch nail polish
cristina nails
nail polish fetish
lacquered lunatic

And here are my questions for you.

1. When did you start collection polish??
2. What is your favorite TV show?
3. What country are you from?
4. If you have to pick the worst possible colour to paint your nails..what would it be??
5. Do you have any pets? what are they?
6. What is your favourite polish collection of all time?
7. What did you dance to at your wedding/prom?
8. Glitter or holo?
9. What is your favourite flower?
10. Where would you like to visit in the world?
11. Name one famous event in history that you would have liked to been at?

good luck and i hope you find this as much fun as i did !!!

tara :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The great Aussie polish 7 last day.

Today is the last day of the challenge.

And for the last day i decided to use opne of my fav colours from Picture polish.
Ozotic 503.

As you can see camo has made a comeback as i used her as undies for this polish. I usually use black for my undies on this type of polish but i find the green really shows itself with camo as her undies.

It is so hard to capture the different shades you get with this polish. when it goes on it is a dull green but in certain lights as you can see it is a bright green and then it also travels to gold and even a purple tone. If MR SUN showed up i could have taken pics outside ! but no luck!

Do not forget to check out every ones elses last day in the challenge.

epitome of superficiality
Kellys Kolors
Shatter me Claire
All things Charmed
Lab Muffin
Polished Peripherals
The Polish Haven
lacquer Dreams
Jas's Blingtastic Nail Blog
Pretty Purple polish
Tara :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish Challenge...Day 6

Today is the second last day of the Challenge.

I have Really enjoyed remembering that Australia has a great range of polish brands. though most polishes are very expensive over here we do have some great quality cheap polishes like Ulta3  as well.

Today i an sharing with you all Glitter Gal White sparkle.
Again this is a polish i managed to get for $1.00. I would have never owned any Glitter Gal polishes if it was not the fact they were so cheap. I really struggle to justify spending $12.00- $18.00 for a polish when i think of how cheap you can buy polish in other countries. but for 1 buck! i was happy to splurge!! LOL!!

It looks a little plain in the bottle..again no sun :( but when on it is AWESOME!

The shifting colour from pearl white to a pinky orange and pinky yellow is great and to top it off it has holo particles in it too so you get that holoy goodness as well.
I used rebuild as my base coat and 3 coats of GG white sparkle. I could have used undies but i like it a bit sheer.

Do not forget to check out everyone elses swatches for this challenge below!

epitome of superficiality

Kellys Kolors
Shatter me Claire
All things Charmed
Lab Muffin
Polished Peripherals
The Polish Haven
lacquer Dreams
Jas's Blingtastic Nail Blog
Pretty Purple polish

Tara :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish Challenge ...Day 5

Day 5. We have almost finished our week of Australian polishes.

Today i have for you another holo. This holo is by Picture polish. It is Ozotic 526.

How nice is this polish!!!
I managed to get this polish before Picture Polish deleted this line of ozotics.

I had rebuild as my base coat and then 3 coats of 526. Again the pics do not give it its rainbowy justice but i tried!! when the sun decides to say hi again i will take more holo pics!

Do not forget to check out everyone who is joining in on this challenge

epitome of superficiality

Kellys Kolors
Shatter me Claire
All things Charmed
Lab Muffin
Polished Peripherals
The Polish Haven
lacquer Dreams
Jas's Blingtastic Nail Blog
Pretty Purple polish


Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish 4

And we are on to day 4!!!
For this post i thought i would share with you a massive bargain i got in Penrith a few weeks ago. I have posted before about this but here is one of the polishes that i have swatched.

Glitter Gal Holo Copper.

Now with all holos i apologize for the pictures. it is SO hard to get a good pic of the rainbowy goodness but we have had real cloudy days here so a daylight light had to do :(
I managed to get this beauty for only $1.00!!! i was so excited when i found them! saying that i went back to get some for a few swaps and they had gone up to $2.00 each but still a bargain!!

You can see a little of the holly goodness but only a tough. i even tried to photshop the colour a bit better but no luck :( as you can see in the bottle it is lovely!
I used rebuild for base coat(my nails are still flakie :( ) and then 3 coats of GG copper. no top coat was used for this shot.
The copper really is more red than copper so i really like it!

Do not forget to check out every one else below who has joined in the fun.

epitome of superficiality

Kellys Kolors
Shatter me Claire
All things Charmed
Lab Muffin
Polished Peripherals
The Polish Haven
lacquer Dreams
Jas's Blingtastic Nail Blog
Pretty Purple polish

Tara :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Great Aussie Polish Challenge...Day 3

Hello there everyone!
We are up to day 3 of our great aussie polish challenge!
Today i have to share with everyone another fantastic colour from Ulta3.

I brought this polish quite by accident! I a in Woolies ad looking for a cheap black polish to use as undies for my swatch wheels and i saw a bunch of Ulta3 polishes for 80cents. i picked this up thinking it was black,as it looked black under to lights in woolies. I got home and a it was a nay blue with a almost jelly like finish.
And on....... i LOVE it . so a happy mistake!

This is a base coat of rebuild and 2 coats of Ulta3 midnight.
I cannot wait to do a jelly sandwich with this polish. i reckon silver glitter will be awesome!

Do not forget to check out everyone else in the challenge this week
here they are......

epitome of superficiality

Kellys Kolors
Shatter me Claire
All things Charmed
Lab Muffin
Polished Peripherals
The Polish Haven
lacquer Dreams
Jas's Blingtastic Nail Blog
Pretty Purple polish