Monday, January 31, 2011

Color Club Almost Famous

As well as sponsoring my HUGE giveaway with a 7 pack of polishes, Rob from Color Club also sent me my own 7 pack so I could swatch away and show you what one of YOU is going to win on the 1st of March! Yep, Rob ROCKS!

This was 2 coats of Almost Famous over 1 coat of a generic white. I always do neons over a coat of white as it makes the colors blindingly bright. The formula on this was excellent. I have gone thru several yellows and dumped them as the formula was just too thick and gluggy. I Konaded in warm black using my new plates and did 1 coat of Seche QD.
All pics taken in natural light with a flash. IRL my nails didn't look streaky at all....damn Macro!

I got an insane amount of comments on this manicure from total strangers while out shopping. I called it my Buzzy Bee mani.

***** So to win this color as well as 30 other polishes, make sure you enter my giveaway here. *****

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Rockabilly Dress by Hell Bunny

I have been reading my giveaway comments and a lot of you have been asking for more photos of makeup and..... well, of me. I think it's all rather strange as I am very boring but I took photos of this dress for you all anyway.
These pics show that I'm starting to get rather bad eye wrinkles so it looks like I am going to have to invest in some foundation to even things out a bit. Anyone got some good brand recommendations?

Anyway....I got more new dresses!
This one is from Hell Bunny and has an awesome pinup girl print all over with polkadot detail. The vintage style bolero is from a local clothing store and the wedge shoes are vintage style from Naughty Monkey.
I wore Whoa! eyeshadow by Shelly Frances with my signature MAC Russian Red Lipstick. Who can't wait for Russian Red to be re-released in WONDER FREAKING WOMAN tubing???!!!
Argh, someone restrain me from buying 10 of them.

I wore this to Melbourne yesterday where we took Miss 2.5 to see "Disney Princesses LIVE!" on the stage. We saw Cinderella, Snow White and Belle prance around on the stage wearing lovely, sparkling, glittery dresses. Miss 2.5 thought it was all very exciting. She wore her Snow White costume clutching a billion Princess Barbie style dolls, along with about 100 other little girls who rocked up wearing Disney costumes and clutching same said dolls.

Ahhhhh, the power of advertising to children who can't even speak properly yet.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Orly Precious Collection - Royal Velvet

Orly sent me a bottle of Royal Velvet, from their new Precious collection out in Australia this March. Look at it, it's divine! It's a super dark purple with bright blue shimmer. All pictures were taken in full sunlight with no flash.
This was 3 coats with no top coat. As you can see it dried to a super glossy finish. Just yummo and thanks Orly once again for bringing out a color like no other in my collection.

The official press release;

Live the luxurious life everyday with ORLY Limited Edition Precious Collection:

Offering six rich colours inspired by the lush fabrics, rare gems and extravagant finishes of centuries gone by, ORLY Limited Edition Precious collection includes:
•Pure Porcelain (beige crème)

• Gilded Coral (coral gold shimmer)

• Fancy Fuchsia (pink crème)

• Ancient Jade (green crème)

• Sapphire Silk (deep teal crème)

• Royal Velvet (purple blue shimmer)

RRP: $18.95 each

SIZE: 18ml


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011



I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all my wonderful followers from around the globe.  I started this blog after I 'found' nail polish in January 2010 and I never thought my poor, overworked nails would be so popular!  I have also made some friends, participated in some killer swaps and generally had a blast the whole time so thanks again to everyone!

I've been promising for weeks that it's been coming and here it is!! And it's a doozy! Almost $300 worth of products...YIPPEE!!

31 bottles of polish, nail art products GALORE, water decals, manicure tools, make-up, MINX and......CHOCOLATE!

First up, 3 HOLOGRAPHIC nail polishes donated by Glitter Gal!  Colors are Blush, Black and Enchanted.  RRP are $9.95 each. Thank you Kerry and Anna!

2 awesome shades donated by Australian brand, Kit Cosmetics. Their formula is smooooth as butter and these 2 colors include Shop Loves Ocean & Blow Out. RRP is $14.95 each.

An assortment of nail art products, all brand new and purchased by me.  They are: a pack of Cath Kidston nail files, Red Jelly set of Minx nails, a set of false eyelashes, an 1,800 rhinestone wheel, 2 vials of hearts and stars and a Konad plate in my favourite design of M71.



The WHOLE Poptastic collection donated by Color Club New Zealand. Poptastic is a shade replacement for the old favourite Flower Power Neons. They launched it in NZ in October for the summer and its been a real hit. RRP $49.00. Thanks so much to Rob from Color Club!

2 Multichromatic Ozotic Pro colors in #504 and #506 with a pink scattered holographic in color #601. All brand new and purchased by me. RRP $8.95 each.

The BESTEST face mask I have ever used. Its made from charcoal and imported from Japan. It's a peel and it grabs every single blackhead in your face and rips that sucker right outa there!! And you get to look gorgeous at the same time.....?! Brand new and purchased by me.

BB Couture Nail Polishes!! Santa Baby and Ride My Sleigh donated by Thanks heaps Kim!
And Balboa Beach Bunny and Dragon's Breath have been donated by Thanks Cindy! RRP $9.00 each.

A Pedicure kit, a discount coupon and 3 Mineral eyeshadows donated by Kim at Kim was more than thrilled to be a part of this giveaway and I can't thank her enough.

3 Australian branded nail polishes called Nail Life. Colors are: What's Hot numbers 3,4 and 5. A tin of Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme. All brand new and purchased by me. RRP $19.00.

A selection of Australian brand, BYS.  We have face cleansing towelettes, a 3 pack with Pink Panic, Black Satin and Ultra Violet. And a 6 mini pack of the whole Metallic range. RRP $29.00 and purchased brand new by me.

4 sets of nail Water Decals. You get 20 of each design so there is enough to keep you in manicures for weeks! Designs are cupcakes, love candy and gemstones! Yummo! All brand new and purchased by me.  RRP $8.00.

Last but not least, a selection of yummy Australian chocolate!!

I had been promised many more items from many more Companies but to date they have not come thru with their giveaways....which is why this giveaway is running a few weeks late.
I *may* add to this giveaway in the coming couple of weeks.







So that's a total of 10 possible entries! I will be drawing the winner of this giveaway on the 1st of March using a computer generated picker.


Monday, January 24, 2011

HUGE Blog Sale Up!

Unfortunately, I need some cash ASAP so I've just added over 70 polishes and some stamping plates to my Blog Sale page.

It includes Bad Fairy, Zulu, Zoya, Stargazer and other cool colors so first email in, first served! All prices are in AUD but it's pretty much dollar for US dollar at the moment but I can covert any totals using

This will also be my last cleanout for a long time. Thanks guys!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans

I won a small giveaway hosted by Deborah at And instead of only sending me the 2 polishes I won, she also included the 2 Catrice eyeshadow colors on my wishlist! That naughty little Minx.

This color was also high on my wishlist and I am soooo happy I finally have it cause IRL it's even more gorgeous than online pictures show. It's a dark denim blue with lots of blue glitter shimmer in the bottle, but this blue shimmer hardly translates onto the nail. No matter, it's still gorgeous!
If I was real careful I could have gotten away with one coat, but I wasn't and needed a second coat on a few nails. I stamped it with Blue Konading, added a stripe of navy glitter and 1 coat of Seche QD.

Here is a shot of one of my 15th Wedding Anniversary presents from the Sexiest Man On The Planet. He is into animal jewellery so most of my stuff from him is in the shape of some roaring, hopping creature on this planet. This HUGE groovy tiger is embedded with Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires and Marcasite and he's pretty groovy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Zoya Casey

My cuticles have gone super funky lately and nothing that I am using is working on softening them up. Anyone got any good tips for super crusty cuticles?

This is my fav shade of polish, I say this a lot I know, but the Vamp colors are my bestest. This was 2 coats of Zoya Casey which was enough for me. It looks less patchy IRL, and I knew I was going to Konad over the top. I used Sally Hansen Burmese Ruby from the Chrome series for the stamping with one of my new Chez-Delaney plates that I featured a couple of days ago. One coat of Seche QD.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pin Up Couture Train Case

So here is my new makeup case I decided I deserved. It's made by Luxe DeVille for Pinup Couture and I bought it from It's red glitter and leopard satin interior with 2 levels.

The top level I use to store all my pencils, primers and face bits and pieces.

The second level stores all my eyeshadow.

I can't quite fit everything in...I still have a few palettes, my brushes and quite a few lippies I don't know what to do with. Anyone got any suggestions??

It's excellently made with feet on the bottom to protect it and plastic lining over the satin. It's a little small for me but it's big to start off with...I guess it's either downsize (NO) or go buy a fishing tackle box!!

So, has anyone else got a vintage train case and what do you use it for?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lookee! Swaps, Swatches & New Nail Plates!

I got so much STUFF this week I feel giddy! It was my Anniversary and I am now dripping in jewels, I got swap packages in, 3 new nail stamping plates from Chez-Delaney which I have swatched below and a new makeup case!

I got in some awesome nail polishes from the awesome Miranda at We did a small blind swap before Xmas and I am stoked with what I recieved:

That Nubar is flakies!! An Accessorize in Bronze, Barry M in Dusky Mauve which was on my wishlist and 2 polishes from a new Eyro brand called 'da'.

I've swatched one of them for you all today. The bottles unfortunately have no names and even finding the correct number for it is confusing. There is 107 stamped on a sticker on the bottom, but the sticker on the handle reads 001. It is a Denim Blue foil with silver shimmer and it's just gorgeous. This was 2 coats and I added Konading with China Glaze Millenium.

Onto the Konading part! I used a new stamping plate from She has just released 6 new ones in a fantastic XL design. Each stamp measures a huge 10mm wide by 12mm long and are way too big for my nails. These are excellent for those who have talons as you wouldn't need to stamp twice in most cases. I picked the 3 I liked the best as I couldn't afford all of them.

I used the plate pictured in the middle and for the sake of swatching, did a different stamp on every nail. Because they are so big, I could only get half the pattern on my nails. This was a little annoying as each pattern is so gorgeous, I wanted it all to be seen! I have to be content with showing just grabs of the design unfortunately. I do realise that these were made with long nails in mind as they have always missed out in the past. The Konad and Bundle Monster plates are better suited to those with shorties.

Otherwise they stamps I used all stamped beautifully. Nothing wrong with the designs being too deep or not deep enough. Using the XL plates was also so much easier than using small round plates, I wish all my stamping plates could be transferred onto one big one now!

I'll post pics of my gorgeous new makeup case tomorrow.  Think glitter, red and retro pinup!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spectrum Cosmetics GIVEAWAY Winner!!

A pic of some of my beads, aren't they pretty?!

Congratulations to.....
Lissi from
who won the 7 color stacker from Spectrum Cosmetics! Spectrum have your details Lissi so go start picking your colors from her Etsy store now!!

Thanks all who entered, (there weren't very many of you actually) please stay tuned for my 1,000 follower giveaway which is coming soon.....I promise!!