Friday, November 30, 2012

Femme Fatale Tricky Treats

This is Tricky Treats from Femme Fatale's Halloween collection.  It's a super hot blingy concoction of orange, purple and red glitter.  My pet hate is bar glitter, I try and avoid buying anything with bars in them, but otherwise this glitter combo was pretty cool.  I *think* I layered it over MAC Imperial Flowers.  Finished with a coat of Seche QD.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our Week

We drew on our feet

Bought crazy wigs

Went to a Bead Expo

Booked a family trip to Hong Kong for next year! This was us over there 3 years ago.  Can't wait! 
We LURV Hong Kong.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rocking Vintage Plaid


Miss 11 got a new vintage dress. This one is super cute and I can never resist a dress with huge front pockets. It's a little baggy in the bust, but it fits everywhere else!

And her new favourtie cherry shoes, which she got by default as they arrived too small for me!

50's dress: Etsy
Cherry Slides: Miss L Fire

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chi Chi Pastel Collection

Target had 25% off Australia brand, Chi Chi last week, and even tho I don't NEED anymore pastels....I got the pastel collection box set for $14.95. Divide by 8 polishes, at $1.80 each it was too cheap to pass up.

Unfortunately each bottle is not numbered or named. These colors are not in the core line, so they must be limited to the boxed set.
Each color bar the Violet on my middle finger in top photo was 3 coats.

The wear was excellent. Miss 4 came down with gastro and this mani survived 5 days thru vomit and constant scrubbing without any tip wear!
I highly recommend this box set as great value and an instant complete pastel color set for your polish collection.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ozotic Beam 908


I am not sure about this one. The online swatches looked pretty cool, but it's rather uninspiring once it's on me.
This is 1 coat of Ozotic beam 908 over Loreal Magic Croisette. The multicolor sparkles are apparent on close inspection but from any other distance away looks just like white sparkle.

BUT don't add a top coat! Or else it will look like this......

Did anyone else buy this color and did you like it?

Friday, November 23, 2012


OK, my bank account has taken a huge hit this morning...who else wants to know about the sales I've been buying from?

Trashy Diva have 30% off their full priced items.

Unique Vintage have 25% off including sale items!

Modcloth have a 50% sale page

Bernie Dexter has a Sale page

Pinup Girl Clothing have 30% off most lines

Beauty Bay have 20% off plus FREE worldwide shipping

River Isalnd have Free shipping worldwide

Cherry Culture have 20% off

And it's a little random but Apple have discounted a few of their range and I snagged Miss 11 an ipod for $30 off with free shipping.

Got any more to add?  Please comment below and let me know!

Plus make sure you go thru your favourites on your Etsy account and see if any sellers are having sales.  Most of my favourites are on sale and it's a great time to snag a vintage bargain!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Just Barely Awake

This dress has been featured a couple of times before but here it is again for lack of better outfit material!

 It's a bad day for us here....Miss 4 vomited all thru the night...I think we stopped counting at 7 times....I'm up to my 5th load of washing and still going...and we had about 2 hours of interrupted sleep. Not running on all Hotrod cylinders today and I felt like a whinge. Thanks guys!


50's circle dress: Etsy
Shoes: K-mart
Belt: Op Shop
Hair flower: Dynamite-darlin, eBay

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Three coats of Kaz's brand new Galaxy Ivader from her new They Came From Outer Space collection.  This one looks awesome over a coat of black......but I forgot to take a piccy.  Silly me.
Above photos were taken in natural light, below was under artificial light.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012



This is Phantom Planet from Pretty Serious' new collection "They Came From Beyond Space".
They are quite sheer and need 3 coats to become opaque. Phantom Planet pops over a coat of black as shown below.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Midsommer's & Tart with a Heart


2 coats of Hare's Midsomer's Midnight with Butter London's Tart with a Heart layered over the top. Tart with a heart is an absolute MUST for your polish collection.  It turns any color or glitter into a wonderland of glitteriness!  Yum.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lynnderella Funny Money

I still don't get the hype.  Why are these so much more expensive than the $8 Etsy Indies again?
It was layered over Illamasqua Viridian.  Just gorgeous.

Saturday, November 17, 2012



Hare's new collection has arrived and I purchased a couple of them recently on Llarowe.
This is 2 coats of Golden Years over Contrary Polish Anna Maria. As you can see the golden glitter is super blingy in the natural sunlight.

And one coat of Contrary Polish Anna Maria. I wasn't worried about the VNL, as it was getting glitter-ed over, but 2 coats obviously would have been much nicer.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lemming Fulfilled - Viridian

Illamasqua recently had free worldwide shipping on their website and I used that opportunity to grab the Viridian and Glitterati Duo set.  This was 2 coats of Viridian, and as always with Illamasqua, the formula was perfect.  Photos above were taken in natural shaded light, below under artificial light.
It's always nice to strike off a Lemming, isn't it?!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


It's lovely to receive surprises in the mail. Like this little bottle of goodness. Only problem is I have no idea who or which company sent it to was in a plain white box with no return address.   Thank you to whomever it was!


This is 2 coats of Karpati Sinful Delight. It's an Eggplant color unique to my collection and the green shimmer is gorgeous. It also dried to a high shine. Above photos were taken in natural light. Photo below was taken under artifical light.

Since receiving it I have Googled and found the online Australian website for Karpati and can also be purchased online here for $6.95.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I would desperately love for my hair to look like this.  Unfortunately I don't have the patience, time or funds to be able to keep it this way and in tiptop shape.
Le sigh.....
A house that looks like this.
An acorn cardigan, as modelled by Solanah.
This retro laminated dining table and chairs.  Drool.
The Bonjour bag from Jump Paper.

This gorgeous fur collared coat.

And this gorgeous fruit hat by eBay seller Kalandra .

What are guys lusting after?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Off To The Ballet

The Russian Ballet came to a town near us recently to perform Swan Lake.  Nanny bought tickets.

This fabulous 1950's dress was on the Ooh Lala Facebook Vintage sell site and a bargain at only $30. But it had an impossibly tiny waist, but it just happened to be Miss 11's size waist.

The bright orange Ed Hardy watch is a little clashy, but she's a tomboy at heart.
50's Dress: Facebook
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Miss 4 went all ballerina, of course.  This one is definitely NOT a tomboy.
Tutu, Stockings and Slippers: eBay
Hair Flower: Dynamite-darlin, eBay
Nail Polish: Pretty Serious Mummy Mash ( a perfect color for ballerinas)