Thursday, February 27, 2014

GOT Thursday - orange

Hi there everyone!
Ok so last GOT Thursday for the month! and the theme is......... Orange!
So i grabbed an old china glaze orange and created a UV reactive mani and gradient.
I used sinful colours snow me white and China Glaze orange knockout and stamped with Ulta3 black satin using mash plates 47 and 62 and bundle monster BM412

UV light
Cool right!

Do not forget to check out everyone elses manis too!!!

Until next time......
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ulta3 Lip Paints review.

Hi there everyone!
Today I have some new Lip products from Ulta3. 
Ulta3 are releasing a new product in March 2014 called Lip Paints. There are 6 in the colour range.

Here is what Ulta3 had to say about their new Lip Paints.

"Ulta3 Lip Paints features a collection of vibrant and versatile colours that can be used for both day and night make up looks. 
Ulta3 Lip Paints offer super-intense lip colour that has the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease and application of a gloss. Enriched with Vitamin E which moisturises, increases wearability and ensures colour stays intact. They also contain peppermint oil. they are not tested on animals and are vegan friendly."

I was sent all 6 to review. 

First impressions were they looked like a lip gloss, but with intense colour. I decided my old lips were no good for theses swatches so I enlisted the help of my 12 yr old! She is all about the makeup ATM and anything bright gets her attention!

So we will start with her favorite from the collection I think!

*please note all pics were taken in the shade as the neon of the colours did not show up great in the sun. my camera just did not like the brightness of them at all! 

Loud Purple - Is a very bright almost neon purple colour. The colour of the packaging is not a true representation of how bright this colour was. The minute Zoe saw the colour she squealed in delight! The Lip Paint had a gloss feel to it when applied and an awesome peppermint smell. Zoe said it made her lips tingle a bit. Which she seemed to like. The coverage was great. The only down side I found was after a few minutes there was some bleeding on Zoes lips. Tho I am sure if you had foundation on and used a lip liner that could be avoided.

Electric Orange- Is a bright almost sunburnt orange colour. The smell, consistancy and application was the same as the purple Lip Paint. I did not see as much bleeding with this colour tho.

Expressive Fuchsia-  Was my favorite colour from the collection, tho Zoe did argue with me over it. she is all for the purple colour! This colour seemed a little bit thicker on application and more pigmented. Which does show in the intensity of the colour. There was hardly any bleeding with this colour, but it did stain Zoes lips a little bit.Tho nothing a little amount of make up remover couldn't remove.

Extreme Pink- This colour reminded me of the 1980's! bright pale pink!This colour seemed a little thinner than the others and i applied 2 coats onto Zoes lips. She loved it tho!

Manic Mauve- This was the least brightest of the collection and I would say the most appropriate for work. 
This was another really pigmented colour which is great for one coat.

Radical Red- Last one in the collection is a pure red! if you are a fan of red lippy you will LOVE this one! it is super pigmented and is a "to die for"red colour.  There was little bleeding but nothing too much and again foundation and some lip liner would fix this.

Over all this is a great set of colours. My daughter loved them. she said they did not make her lips feel dry and when we left one colour on it stayed on most of the day only needing to be retouched after lunch. Some of the colour did come off on glasses and cups and what not but it did not affect the intensity of the colour.

Here is another quick swatch on my arm in the sun for comparison to the lip swatches.

top to bottom-
Loud Purple,Manic mauve,Extreme pink.
Expressive fuchsia,Radical Red and Electric Orange

You will be able to purchase these Lip Paints from March 2014 in chemists and they will RRP at AUD$5.95 each.
To keep updated on when and where make sure you follow Ulta3 on FACEBOOK and IG @ulta3

Until next time.....
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tri polish tuesdays - 25th feb.

Hi there everyone!
Another tri polish tuesday! and another brown,grey and pink mani. This time I decided to try a gradient with texture polishes. so I grabbed zoya london, zoya godiva and zoya joy. and because zoya joy is not a texture polish i grabbed my bottle of Dance Legend sahara top coat to give the texture effect.

The finished result did not look too bad!!!! and the sahara top coat gave the pink polish that textured effect!

Do not forget to check out everyone elses manis for tri polish tuesday too below.

Until next time........
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Aussie nails monday- saran wrap mani and tutorial

Today with Aussie nails monday we were given saran wrap mani for the challenge. I personally have never done this mani before. so i looked it up and decided to do a quicky tutorial on how to create this mani so others can do it too :)

First up you will need 2 different polishes.

I chose Ulta3 mermaid green and Ulta3 gold rush fever., you will also need some saran wrap (cling wrap) in bits scrunched up to dab on your wet nails.

1- paint your nails one colour. ensure they are totally dry.
2- then one finger at a time paint a good thick coat of your second colour polish.
3- with the cling wrap dab once /twice lightly to pick up some of the polish off your nail.
4. you will see the marble effect created. wait to dry and then pop on a clear top coat.

Once all your nails are done you will have a marbled finished effect on your nails.

It is a cute and quick effect to create on your nails with not too much clean up!

Until next time.......
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pretty Serious Naughty Night Shift Nurse swatches....yes again...I know......

Hi there everyone!
How are you all today? I have some more swatches of Pretty Serious Cosmetics Naughty Night Shift Nurse. Yes I know I have swatched before but i got some great pics the other day when I was wearing this beauty, and I wanted to give a huge polish shout out to Kaz of Pretty serious today. And what better way that with this awesome polish!!!
All swatches are 2 coats over a black base coat!

This polish is stunning no matter if it is sunny of overcast! I just cannot get enough of it! I really hope that kaz makes similar polishes in her range at some point. I really do :)

So a huge shout out to Kaz and Ben today big hugs from Lokis Lacquer!!!

Until next time.......

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

GOT Thursdays- chevrons

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Hi there everyone!,
Today is another GOT Thursday and the theme???? Chevrons. ok i have to admit i stuffed up a bit and got the 2 challenges I am doing mixed up so not only did I do chevrons but I also did them in the colours for the next weeks challenge *facepalm* so here you go my chevron nails!!!!!

I hand painted them on with OPI my boyfriend scales walls and OPI call me gwen ever.

Do not forget to chekc out everyone elses manis too!!!!

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

River Island We heart nail art blogger challenge.

Hi there everyone!
So Valentines day..... over for another year, but RIVER ISLAND have a blogger challenge going on ATM until the 24th Febuary 2014. 
I'm sure there are lot of you Aussies out there who do not know who River Island is.Well it is a UK based clothing shop but now you can purchase there stuff online here in OZ! 
When I lived in the UK I use to get a lot of stuff from them for work and even going out. I'm super excited I can get their stuff again!!!!!
Anyways...... they have a We Heart Nail Art Blogger Challenge going on and they are looking for some funky nail art to represent V day.
So I grabbed out the...and i'll be honest...... very few pastel polishes I own..... and drew up on paper what I wanted to pop on my nails.

*Side bar here......I just realised I own over 1000 polishes and after going through them all only 16 were pastels! OMG!!! I so need to up my pastel collection!!!*

So I decided to have a bit of fun with this mani. 
Everything on this mani is hand painted with nail polish. I did not use acrylics as I wanted to keep the colours matching.

Here are the pics.

See! Even Loki liked my mani!!!!

So what did I use???
Here is a list of all the polishes.
China Glaze Fairy Dust
China Glaze Snow Globe
China Glaze Electric Beat
Ulta 3 Sunset Pink
Ulta 3 Black Satin
Ulta 3 Lily White
OPI Pink Friday
OPI My Vampire is Buff
Picture Polish Honey Dew
Picture Polish G'day Matte
Lynnderella S.W.A.K.
and of course.... Seche Vite Top Coat.

Phew! a lot of polishes!!!!!!

So if you would like to enter.... you have until the 24th Febuary 2014. Also if you would like to check out other manis use the hashtag #RINAILART to see them all....

Until next time.....

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Tri polish tuesdays- 18th feb

Hello there everyone!
Its tri polish tuesday time again and I have a glittery one today!

Lets check it out.......

I used Color Club silver lake as a base then grabbed some large pink glitter and as i had no loose brown glitter, I grabbed my bottle of Lynnderella chocolotta love and picked out the large brown glitter to use in the mani. a liberal top coat and I was done!!!

Don't forget to check out everyone elses manis below too!!!!

Until next time............
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Aussie nails monday - black and white

Today is Black and white theme with Aussie nails monday, and im pretty happy bout this!!!
I love the look of Black and white manis!!!

So I used Ulta 3 black satin,outasight and lily white, then used a bundle monster plastic bow and mash plate 62 I also used the Ulta3 lily white LE stripper to do my lines.

Cool right?!
Until next time.......
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pretty Serious Cosmetics- They Came from Beyond Space Part II collection - part 2

Hi there everyone!
Today I have part 2 of the Pretty Serious Cosmetics They Came from Beyond Space Part II collection.

Dimension X- Is a gold textured polish. I really love this polish. I own OPI honey Ryder but this polish has a better coverage and I would pick this one over any other gold texture polish.
 I used 2 coats.

Cosmic Comet- Is a purple/lilac coloured texture polish. The consistency of this polish was the same as the dimension X a great combo of fine and larger glitters to create the textured finish. I used 2 coats.

Deep Space Destroyer- Is a green textured polish. It is a really silvery green, not my favorite shade but I do like the colour. I have heard it is similar to the Face of Australia textured polish so I will have to do a comparison swatch soon.

Warp II- Is a cornflower/periwinkle blue textured polish. this I feel is an unusual colour and  I do not have anything like this in my collection so i'm glad to have this in my collection. The texture is the same as the other polishes and the bling is great in this texture. I used 2 coats.

So there you have it. The final 4 polishes in this collection. You can purchase Pretty Serious Cosmetics HERE. and make sure you check out their sale items!!! Prices are as low as AUD$6.95 for some colours!
If you are overseas check out Pretty Serious Cosmetics STOCKISTS for where you can get yours.

Until nexSt time.......

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