Saturday, April 30, 2011

SH Holographic Diamond & Bundle Monster Plates!

I got my new set of Bundle Monster plates in the mail yesterday. Altho I am super busy once again making heaps of beads for my next show, I sat up late and did my nails. Inspired by ALU's untried posting, I pulled out a holographic I hadn't used before; Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Diamond.

It's incredibly sheer and this was 2 coats. Pictures under artificial light. Not a true linear holo as it's dries slightly scattered, but it is still very pretty as is.

I then Konaded it with Warm Black using 2 patterns from the BM plates and added 1 coat of Seche QD. It's fantastic that BM listened and made these new plates more horrible double stamping! Thanks Bundle Monster!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011



This month's giveaway has kindly been sponsored by Sigma Beauty.

The Premium travel Kit is worth $59 USD and comes in the stylish Black color. I have and use daily the Make Me Up kit in Purple. I absolutely love them and will have a post about them soon.

Introducing the new Sigma Premium Travel Kits. Now you can take our most luxurious and functional brushes from our Premium collection wherever you go! This kit has everything you need to do your makeup routine on the go and in style.

Clutch Dimensions (closed): 7 x 4 inches.
Face Brushes: 5 inches total
Eyes/Concealer Brush: 4 inches total

Brushes in this kit:

Small Eye Liner - E10 - Delivers a precise fine-line along the lash line. The length and density of the bristles are ideal for creating artistic designs. Synthetic filaments.

Short Shader - E20 - Flat, short, slightly rounded and dense brush. Perfect for precisely applying colors on the lid and smudging along the lash line. Natural bristles.

Small Tapered Blending - E45 - Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to apply and blend intense colors into the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Fluff - E50 - Ideal for applying and blending powder products on the lid, highlighting and contouring. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - F15 - Medium size tapered duo fibre brush.Generates a natural look during blush and highlighter application. Mix of synthetic filaments and natural bristles.

Tapered face -F25 - Large domed brush with tapered tip. Ideal for application and blending of powder products, blush, and highlighter. Natural bristles.

Large Concealer - F65 - Large synthetic concealer brush. Can be used to apply cream-based products to large areas. Also ideal for application of liquid or cream products. Synthetic filaments.


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2. Visit Sigma Beauty and tell me which product you are lusting over. (1 entry)

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This giveaway is open Internationally and will be shipped on to the winner by me. Giveaway closes the 25th of May 2011.

Good luck!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Catrice The Devil Wears Red

I've featured this color before but it's one of my fav's and felt you all should look at it again! This was 2 coats of The Devil Wears Red by Catrice and I Konaded it with China Glaze L8R G8R. It was wonderfully rainbow-y and sparkly and I was happy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Orly Peachy Parrot - Birds Of A Feather Collection

Orly kindly sent me a bottle from their new Birds Of A Feather collection to swatch. This is 2 coats of Peachy Parrot, which is described as a Coral Shimmer. To me it's more Apricot than Coral, and the shimmer is bordering on frosty. It's not a color for my skin tone but lookee at Fowl Play and Sweet Peacock!  Those are 2 this little birdie is going to get.

Artificial light.

Natural light, no flash.

This collection is available in June with a RRP of $18.95 AUD. 18ml in size and available from
Which colors are on your wishlist?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ozotic Pro Elytra Collection

Ozotic Pro, those people that have brought us the coolest multichromes ever, have released a new collection called Elytra. They were released last week and I finally got to have a play last night.
All swatches are over 1 coat of a generic black and 2 coats of the Elytra.


This one is my fav. It changes from predominantly blue to green to pink to gold. It's absolutely gorgeous and so much nicer IRL.


Fuschia to gold to purple to green.


Green to purple to blue to pink.

The Elytra ideally needs as many thin coats as you can give them, the more coats the better the color shift. Seche QD also has a serious shrinkage problem with these polishes, just a tip if that's your regular top coat!

I purchased these online from australianbeautysupplies for $8.50 each. This is, I understand, almost half the price of what other online retailers sell them for.
For much clearer pics please see Jacie's post here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Freddies Of Pinewood

Finding Vintage style jeans in Australia just does not happen. No Pinup online stores stock them and finding authentic Vintage ones from the 40's is also impossible. I stumbled across Freddies Of Pinewood when cruising another Vintage site and almost cried....proper 40's MY size!!

So, of course I bought up...big. I did need them after all. Freddies also reproduce 50's tops from original patterns so I bought some of those too. I NEEDED them as well! And if Anne Hathaway has publicly said that she can't live without Freddies Of Pinewood jeans, then I can't either.

After convincing myself that my 4'11" frame wouldn't look *too* OompaLoompa-ish if I wore dungarees, I bought some. Am I kidding myself?? Miss almost 10 said I looked cute which is HUGE, she normally disapproves of my 'old lady' clothes.
Of course I wore them with red, Victory Rolls, lots of flowers, jingling bakelite bangles and red lipstick.

I couldn't decide if they looked better with the cuffs rolled up or down....any opinions...please?

Front bib detail. They even include a gorgeous gingham hanky for the front pocket! The dungarees are EXTREMELY comfortable. They are also very fitted, with zip and button at the hips to give you maximum curve detail and the crossover straps at the back make your bottom look quite juicy. That's according to the husband anyway.
Be prepared to get LOTS of comments...I've worn these twice this week and both times was stopped repeatedly!

My order was to be shipped in 3 parcels as it was quite heavy and shipping was 75 GBP. Freddies felt sorry for me for having to pay so much shipping that he gave me another 20% off my order. I was completely stoked, forever grateful and immediately became a loyal customer. It was a random nice thing to do and I felt very thankful. Hopefully this post pays back a little of Freddies kindness and makes my Vintage buddies run out and stock up just like I did!

Dungarees: Baby Doll by Freddies Of Pinewood
Red Cardi: Living Dead Souls
Accessories: 40's lucite Lobster pin, hair flowers & Bakelite bangles all from eBay
Lippie: MAC Ruby Woo

I'm heading back there soon to pick up these. Yummo.
Make sure you all check out the sale section...CHEAP.

Monday, April 18, 2011

ChG Flying Dragon

I've featured this polish a couple of times before but it's just so dang purty that here tis again. A royal purple with a slash of Fuschia and blue and red glitter, yummo. It dries to a semi matte finish which I feel doesn't show it's true potential as a color, I much prefer it with a topcoat.

I Konaded it with ChG Millenium and added 1 coat of Seche QD.  I used plates from Shirley, and again these didn't stamp so well.  As you can see the definition is not fuzzy and it's missing in some spots.  That's all I'm gonna say about these guys can make up your own mind.

APOTHICA Giveaway Winner!

I apologise for being a few days late drawing this winner, I thought the end date was the 20th till this morning!
There were only 45 entries in this competition so everyone had a great chance to win but the winner this time was LUCY!  Congrats Lucy, please check your email for your information and get back to me ASAP!

Stay tuned for my next giveaway.  I have decided it what's we all really want......polishes....mmmmmm.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

High Maintenance

China Glaze High Maintenance is a gorgeous deep red that stays true to it's bottle color once dried and is perfect in 2 thin coats. I reach for it often when I'm in a vampy mood. It also dries to a high gloss which is just lovely.

I stamped it with White Konad and added some red glitter in the middle of the flowers. One coat of Seche QD to finish it all.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2 New Kit Nail Polish Release.....& FREE Polish!

Last week Kit Cosmetics had two nail polish launches that are sure to get everyone buzzing.

Firstly, in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, Kit have released a limited edition range of three regal and refined shades under the banner name of “Her Royal Nailness”. The shades – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Emerald Green – are all influenced by coloured stones and of course, royal engagement rings. This range is definitely destined for grandeur!

This was 2 coats of Ruby Red and you can clearly see the shimmer. Formula was nice on this one, being opaque in 2 thin coats. I don't know about the ring tho.....Miss 2 was certainly happy to be wearing it!

Secondly – but by all means not to be overshadowed – is the second collaboration that Kit has done with Shop Til You Drop magazine, an exclusive polish called Shop Loves Sunset. Associate Editor Amy Starr says, “The inspiration behind this year’s Shop signature polish is the fleeting nature of colour in a state of in-between. It’s the shade you see when the orange juice meets grenadine in an icy-cool Tequila Sunrise, or the colour of the sky as the sun begins to descend upon the horizon.” All Shop Til You Drop readers can get their hands on this pretty polish for FREE when the May issue hits stands this coming Monday. All they need to do is fill in their details on page 204 of the magazine, bring it in to any Kit store and a bottle of Shop Loves Sunset is theirs.

My swatches are 3 coats which was still patchy. My nails were thick and clumpy after 3 coats and I was certinaly not going to do a fourth. I then Konaded it with Warm Black to match the bottle colors, and 1 coat of Seche QD.

RRP: $15.95 AUD
Where to purchase: and they ship Internationally.

Don't forget to go buy your copy of Shop Till You Drop this Monday for your free nail polish!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Nfu-Oh 51 & Out Of This World

Sunlight, no flash. Excuse the chip, next day wear photo.

Artificial light, flash.


One coat of Nfu-Oh #51 over 2 coats of Orly Out Of This World.  51 looks completely different in differing lights, under artificial light it's all shiny and ruby colored.  Under sunlight, the rainbow flakies come into their own.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BYS Color Change Collection - Part 2

Carrying on from yesterday, Dave from Fashion Addict sent me the new Color Change collection from BYS to swatch. The Blues from the collection were up yesterday and today I have the rest of these gorgeous colors for you. Again, all were 2 coats.

Glitter Purple.



Moody. The French tip look came up well with this color.

Bright Purple.







Moody. I love this color the best.

Bright Pink.




Where to buy: Fashion Addict and they also ship Internationally.
RRP: $4.95 AUD each