Saturday, June 30, 2012

Our Week

I discovered salt and vinegar potato slinkies.  Oh my goodness....anyone else had these?

Miss 10 is a fantastic photobomber.

We saw freaky clowns.

I was groped at the Big Banana.

Miss 10 and friend went water Zorbing.

Bunches of bananas.

Petted baby cows. Awwwwww.

I know I keep writing this but ANOTHER 3 baby guinea pigs were born!  This one is my fav, her fur is just a mass of cowlicks!

Friday, June 29, 2012

A Failed Vintage Manicure

I tried doing a 40's manicure with the moons at the cuticles and the edges also free of polish, like the picture above. I used French Manicure stickers instead of ring binders as I wanted a nice crisp you can see it didn't work out very well.

I started with 2 coats of Cult Nails Enticing for the base.

And chose China Glaze High Maintenance as the main color.
The trick is to be patient waiting for your base color to dry properly, instead of lashing on Seche Vite and waiting 5 minutes before taping. Then waiting AGAIN for your main color to dry before peeling off the stickers.

I am not a patient person.

So I ended up painting over the edges and finishing with a thick coat of Seche QD.

Anyone else tried sand failed at the 40s manicure?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blackened Bleu & Clairvoyant Matte-ified

So, I started with Barielle's Blackened Bleu and loved it for 2 days. This was 2 coats.

I got a little bored so added a coat of Cult Nails Clairvoyant and kept that for another day.

And got bored again, so I added Essie's matte top coat!

How do you prefer your flakies? Glossy or matte-ified?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It Don't Mean A Thing If You Ain't Got The Bling

First of all, these are my new shoes. I am completely in love with them and will own them forever. Miss 4 made me promise to give them to her when she fits into them....but I have absolutley no intention of doing so. Sorry Miss 4.

Sally Hansen Gem Crush Big Money. Two coats. This collection is magical and I love every color I've bought so far.  Under flash above and in natural light below.

Argh, I gifted this bottle of Jordana before memorising the name!  It was one coat over red and it looked FAB.


Rockstar Nails Mardi Gras. CRAP polish but it looked pretty cool. 3 coats over A Nars Zulu dupe.

Lush Lacquer Party Rockin all on its lonesome. Cool bananas!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kitsune Duochrome Topcoat

Shall I just let the pretty pictures do the talking?

Top 3 photos were taken in shaded natural light. Below was taken under artificial light.

Kitsune over 2 coats of MAC Vintage Vamp. The duochrome flash is super strong and does not need coaxing to come out.
The pick of the red to green flash topcoats in my opinion.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Recent Thrifty Finds

Not a great deal of luck lately but my latest Op Shop bargains include.....

A FANTABULOUS bright red 60's suitcase in barely used condition! Did I mention that it's red??? $8

Another 50's coat, but this time in mohair with a mink collar. $15

Steve Maddern shoes for $2. They don't look great here, but actually look really nice on.

I have a small canisters fetish and grabbed this Retro Tupperware nesting set for the pantry. $18

I told you I have a canister fetish! I bagged these 60s anodised ones for $20.

And this plastic covered hand sewn trinket box from the 50s for $8.

Who else has been busy op shopping?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cult Nails Captivate

Droool. Cult Nails Captivate over China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Pics don't show how truly blingy and yummy this combo was.

And Ruby Pumps on it's lonesome.

What other layering combos have you tried with Captivate?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Color Club Magnetic Force

I am officially a little 'over' the magnetic thing. After wanting some for so long, I am now flooded with them.

This is Color Club Magnetic Force. I got just this color as it looked to be unique in the magnetic color range. It is gorgeous, a deep warm brown that reminds me of bird feathers.

It magnetised well and the magnet was strong. Finished with a coat of Seche QD.

nyone else a little over the magnetics?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wintersun! Part 4: Fashion Parade

The Fashion Parade was hosted by Bonnie Rose Vintage this year and included some drool worthy dresses. Onto the Show:

Miss Wintersun 2013 in a gorgeous 50's day dress. This was available for sale but I didn't enquire.....Iwas being good.


The photgrapher got a smooch from Chrissy.

Love the gloves.

Vava-voom Foxtrot India strutting her stuff

I was more than happy to see so many Hawaiian ensembles. You can't get much better than a fab dress and bolero set .

Whoot whoot!

Perfect prom and evening dresses.

Deadstock 1940s lingerie. The husband was paying very close attention at this point.

I hope you enjoyed my Wintersun photos!
Please leave me any links of your own Wintersun roundup or other blogs you are reading with lots of good photos.