Monday, December 30, 2013

Aussie Nails Monday New Years Eve.

It is another Monday! So that means....Aussie Nails Monday! and today is all about New Years eve.
Today has been a quick mani as i have had a bit of a migraine trying to fight its way into my brain all day.

I used a few of the bundle monster holiday plates for this one H14, H20 and H25 and stamped with the China Glaze christmas collection from this year.

My attempt at fireworks on the black nail is hard to see but its there.

Until next time......
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Butter London Pitter Patter swatch

Hello there everyone!

Today I have to share with you Butter London Pitter Patter. 
I had this swatched for a little while now but never got round to sharing it. This colour was not released here in Australia but i was lucky enough to be in a group buy with so other ladies and grabbed a bottle.

It is a deep purple with a lovely shimmer. I do think there are some dupes out of this colour so i will hunt them down and do comparisons.

I also used OPI honey ryder as an accent nail.

What do you think? i love this colour and it went on a dream. I have seen this colour available on brands exclusive so keep an eye out for it!

Until next time.........

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lynnderella Undead Red gradient

Hello there everyone!

I have another Lynnderella to share with you today. I have Undead Red. This is a beautiful shade of Red glitters with a plash of iridescent glitter mixed in. Firstly can I say i want to own ALL the polishes which have a vampire theme! Some ladies like the unicorn ones. me i'm  digging the Vampire themed polishes ATM!
Anyway I did a gradient over Pretty serious Nightopia.

Such a pretty colour it is like my nails are almost dripping with blood!!!

You can purchase your Lynnderella polish at GLITTER CONNECT and if you are outside of Australia you can purchase Lynnderellas from Lynnderella on Ebay 

Until next time.........

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Camouflage Colours crayons review.

Hi there everyone,
Today i have 2 camouflage crayons which I received in my Lust Have it Box. The crayons come in a large array of colours but I received Teal and gold. They can be used for many things like lip liners eyeliners and you can even colour your body with them, which is what my 2 girls did! they are quite opaque were hard wearing. you just needed to sharpen with a pencil sharpener to keep the tip pointy. I used make up remover to take the colours off my arm and my daughter face.

And as you can see my eldest barnicle thought it would be funny to draw on her sister while she was sleeping........

You can purchase these via The natural source for $9,99 each.'

Until next time........

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Nail polish punching Tutorial and Loki's Lacquer Boxing day Giveaway and SALE!!!

Hi there Everyone!

So today is a big day! we have an awesome tutorial for you and a giveaway to match!
Lets get started!!!!!!

Nail Polish Punching.

I have had a few people ask me about punching strips of nail polish to create your own nail art stickers and as I use to work for Fiskars and own like a million hand punches I thought i would share a little step by step guide on how to do this.
You will need for this technique; Nail polish, baking paper, a hand punch or border punch,clear top coat.

1. First of all grab your baking paper and cut yourself an A4 piece. With your nail polish, paint on the baking paper small rectangles approx 10cm x 5cm in size. Make sure when you are painting them you do thin coats and do not miss any part of the rectangle. The polish needs to be in a full shape with no gaps. You can see with mine that they are not perfectly even but they are fully covered.

2. Once the rectangles are dry repeat this step several times to get about 3 or 4 coats of polish.

3. Leave the polish rectangles to dry overnight.

4. Once left overnight you can peel off the rectangle of polish from the baking paper with ease.

5. This is where it's your choice on what you want to punch. You can use fancy cut scissors to make chevrons or patterned lines, you can use a hand punch which creates small shapes to place on your nails, or you can use a border punch like I have.

6. Slide your polish rectangle into your border punch like you would a sheet of paper and punch down.

7. Once you have punched through you can remove the polish rectangle and the pieces that have punched out will be under the border punch.

8. As you can see it punches through no problems.

9. Lastly, pick what part of the punches design you would like to use and apply a thin layer of clear polish over your mani, place the punched polish pieces on your nails, then finish off with a top coat.

I used Picture polish starry night as my main
and used a punched polish of
colour club holo hues blue moon.
You can use heaps of different punches and a big variety of polishes as well. From creme polish to duochromes, glitters and jellies they all work, tho the drying times will vary and the layers of polish you use will vary as well. You can also layer polish so you can get different effects. Fore example, you can put several coats of black polish on before you layer with a duochrome polish.

*a few tips-

 Make sure you leave your polish rectangles to dry for 24 hours before cutting them with your punch. you don't want to have to try and get polish off the punch you use.
Ensure your punch is really sharp. If you are unsure, punch through some thick cooking foil first several times. This will sharpen your punch. If your punch is REALLY blunt, punch through some fine grade sandpaper. but use this as a last resort.
If your punch is sticking try oiling it with some dry silicone spray. don't use normal oil it will make the punch greasy. A few drops of dry silicone will make a huge difference.

Now for the giveaway! I have a great pack up for grabs!!!!
This pack will give you a great start for your first attempt at nail polish punching.

Included in the prize is-
1 x fiskars hand punch 1/4"flower design (kindly donated by Fiskars)
1 x OPI - Not like the movies
1 x Happy Hands - I just blue myself
1 x Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Dream Bough
1 x Pretty Serious Cosmetics - Nightopia (kindly donated by Kaz from PSC)
2 x Ulta 3 polishes - lily white and black satin
2 x Lokis Lacquer Polishes - Oceans 11 LE and Supernova 1987A
1 roll Washi Tape
*all prizes were purchased by myself unless stated otherwise.

This competition is open to everyone! all the terms and conditions are on the rafflecopter.
The competition goes from 26th December 2013 till the 26th January 2014.

Please feel free to share the giveaway on your blog or through IG etc.

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Good luck!!!

And lastly........ LOKIS LACQUER is having a boxing day sale!!!!! you can save 25% off all polishes by using the code- BOXINGDAY this offer is available until the 10th January 2014.
**Please note*** All orders between the 26th December 2013 and the 10th January 2014 will not be shipped until the 10th January 2014. but its a great offer so why not take advantage!!!!

Until next time......

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Lynnderella Xmas in July LE Swatches.

Hi there everyone!
I hope Santa was good to you all and the polish fairy came too!

Today i have a Lynnderella Mani to share with you. My number 1 lemming with Lynnderella was Xmas in July and this month i managed to acquire it on ebay. Sure... it cost a pretty penny... but it was the one I really wanted, and now its all mine!!!!

And what better day to show it off than Christmas day!!!!!

I layered 1 coat of Lynnderella Xmas in July over Zoya Apple.

How AMAZING is this polish???!!! i love it so very much!!! and it even glows under UV light too!!!!

so from Loki's Lacquer i hope you have an great Christmas, and stay tuned! As tomorrow will be a big day..... and maybe even a giveaway will be involved!

Until tomorrow...
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Raes Rainbow Swatches.

Hi there everyone!

Today i have a very special polish to share with you.
Pretty Serious Cosmetics Is an Aussie brand that has been around for some time now. I am a huge fan of Pretty Serious Cosmetics and I own nearly every polish all but 3 of them. So when they announced that they were doing another Limited Edition I knew I HAD to purchase it as soon as it became available.

I was lucky enough to see the polish in real life before its release when I went to a polish meet up the other month. And OMG! it was so pretty! Introducing Raes Rainbow.

I think it is an awesome thing that Kaz and Ben are doing at Pretty Serious Cosmetics. To raise money for Diabetes UK. As a person who has a family history of Diabetes and i had gestational Diabetes when I was pregnant with both my girls. I know how much this condition can effect your life. So the fact that $5 from each polish is going toward a great cause im stoked! and was happy to buy it!

And what a great polish it is too. I will let the polish do the talking shall I? 
This is 2 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

I Also decided to try Essie Matte top coat as well on the polish. and i really loved it this way too!!!

You get great coverage with only 2 coats and almost no VNL either!

To purchase this polish head on over to Pretty Serious Cosmetics. The polish will be available until the 31st December 2013.
If you do not live in Australia no problems! check out Pretty Serious cosmetics Stockists Page for your local stockist!

Until next time........
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Aussie Nails Monday- Santa nails

Hello there Everyone! Another Aussie nails Monday! I totally missed last weeks *slaps hand* but this week i was not going to miss out! As it is Santa and Elves!

I love Santa and elves!!!!

So I has to do a traditional Santa mani. I was going to go elves but changed my mind.

I first painted all my nails with OPI Danke-shiny red. then on my pinkie i did dots using Ulta3 lily white, my ring finger has Dead set babes custom polish called A very Barnicle Christmas (after my 2 girls), my middle finger i painted on some lines with Ulta3 Lily white, my pointy finger has a gradient of Lynnderellas Do you see what i see? and my thumb i hand painted on santas coat using Ulta3 lily white, black satin and Kiko 628. everything was topped of with Seche vite.

I have to say i loved this mani. Tho after taking off the mani the OPI has stained my nails red :(. so be warned makes sure you use a couple of coats of base coat first.

Until next time....
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekend Nail mail!

Hi there Everyone!
Just a quick post today to share with you some weekend nail mail!
I received 2 parcels this weekend and one was from Cherry Culture with a bunch of China Glaze in it, and the other was a parcel with the new Emily de Molly snail stamping plates. I will be reviewing in more detail soon but for now I just could not doing a quick mani to see how the plates stamped and to see the awesome colours of the China Glaze Christmas collection. I have to say as well i think there may be a few dupes in the collection..... so we will have to check that out too.

Cute right???

Until next time......
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Nail polish Canada is sharing the love with a giveaway

Hi there everyone!

Today i want to share with you all a awesome giveaway that Nail Polish Canada have going over the next few days.

As Nail Polish Canada is such an awesome company and want everyone to have awesome hair they are giving away 3 of the new MiraCurls from Baby bliss. Have you seen them? they are epic! None of this faffing about with rollers or burning off parts of your hair with straighteners any more. Those days have gonski!
Check out this video about the MiraCurl.

Awesome right?! Now its your chance to win one!!!!

Head on over HERE scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see your chance to win one of 3 that  Nail Polish Canada are giving away. You will have to be over 18 to enter and it is open to US and Canada only.

Until next time.......
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