Sunday, February 26, 2012

piCture pOlish–Malt-teaser with Red Angel stamping

I haven’t used a piCture pOlish for a while (and we all know how obsessed I am with them!) so I whipped one out today.

For some reason I was feelin’ a bit more of a classy but different colour.

Malt-teaser fit the bill perfectly:


Oh yeah Open-mouthed smile This is a gorgeous shade of brown. Two coats and an amazing formula. Loved it! This is so work appropriate for pretty much any job (and if you have a job which wouldn’t allow a colour like this, I feel for you!!!!).


I couldn’t leave it alone, of course, so I did some stamping with my Red Angel image plates:


Cheeee-tah! This image is from image plate RA107. Love it Open-mouthed smile 


Have you snagged the Red Angel plates yet?

Friday, February 24, 2012

OPI DS Temptation

Wow, this is one seriously bling-y polish.

I’m not sure what else to say, so I’ll let the picture do the talking:


This is OPI DS Temptation. Gorgeous purple glitter polish with blue and silver glitter.

Insanely crappy formula due to the insane amount of glitter, but totally worth it. This was so shiny and sparkly, I had loads of compliments. My clean up was less than average because of the stubborn glitter which stuck to my fingers, but it still looks awesome Open-mouthed smile

Do you like the bling?

Love Thy Polishes

Time to toot my own horn a bit. Toot toot! Smile with tongue out


I want to show you some of my custom polishes in my new Love Thy Polish brand.

I went to the Market Day here last Saturday to sell polishes and painted my nails skittle-style using my polishes to show people. A lot of people really appreciated being able to see the polishes on real nails! I did have them on a nail wheel but we all know it’s just not the same!

Anyway, without further ado…


Royalty, Struttin’ Like a Peacock, Toxic Slime, Smurfin’ it Up.



Fairy Lights, Girly Girl, Kiss Kiss, Crazy for Coral.


Thoughts, suggestions, comments please?


Thursday, February 23, 2012

NYC Color–Lemon

Alert, alert, problem polish ahead!!! This polish was a pain in the bum to apply and would not even out no matter what I did!
The colour was not good enough to make it worth the trouble!
What is the culprit?

NYC Color’s Lemon:


The photos flatter it, trust me. This was two thick, unmanageable coats. Blurgh. Never again! I’m wondering if this is the same polish as the Ulta3 in their new Gelato collection. I have that one too and it looks very much the same and all the reviews I’ve read say the formula is terrible.


I tried to jazz it up a bit but it was just a fail:


I freehanded some french tips with an unnamed Asian bright yellow glitter polish. Looks pretty revolting!


Oh well, I tried Smile with tongue out Have you had any disappointments lately?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Maybelline mini Colorama–Peach Cocktail

Do you ever get those times where every single polish you wear, you’re absolutely in love with? I was having one of those weeks last week and I was sad each time I took a polish off!!

This is a Maybelline mini Colorama which was gifted to me as an extra when I bought a few things in a blog sale. I’d never used a mini Colorama before and I was pleasantly surprised.


Droooooool! Look at that beautiful shimmer! How perfect is this for summer? We’re having scorching weather at the moment, averaging 42 degrees Celcius the past few days, so it is the perfect summer shade.

Formula was amazing, two coats. It wore really well. No complaints here!!


Monday, February 20, 2012

essence–Into the Dark

Oh, drool. Essence has come up with yet another amazing polish in their Vampire Love collection. I am so glad I picked up this collection when I was in Adelaide last because I have loved every one so far.


This is Into the Dark:


Two coats of perfection. It is a beautiful dark blue-grey (bley? Smile with tongue out Okay, so I’m taking the combining colours thing a bit too far now Smile with tongue out). Amazing formula and opaque in two coats. This was an absolute dream to apply and I felt that the colour really complimented my skin tone. I think this is one for everyone and an especially good way for people who are afraid to venture outside of ‘classic’ polish colours to broaden their horizons.


I’m totally and completely loving essence at the moment Open-mouthed smile Are you?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Love Thy Polish–Smurfin’ It Up

I’m ba-aaaack! Yes, I’ve been slack on the posting lately but my full time job contract has just come to an end and I’ll start part time work this week. I’m throwing in the towel in regards to full time work because I just can’t do it anymore! 40 hours a week at work + 6-7 massages + trying to get my custom polish business up and running means that I was one stressed out chick. I was getting loads of headaches and just basically feeling too overwhelmed to get out of bed some mornings. Anyway, enough of my babble.

I’m going to show you one of my Love Thy Polish custom nail polishes today.

This is Smurfin’ it Up, modelled by my lovely friend B:


A brilliant smurf blue shimmer, three coats. This is probably the most popular polish so far, and it doesn’t shock me. It’s such a beautiful colour!


Feedback is most appreciated Smile


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

essie–Foot Loose

This is the perfect pink. And that’s a big call because there are a LOT of pink polishes out there!

This polish was a dream to apply and was opaque in ONE coat. You heard me, ONE!!!

What is it?

See for yourself:


essie Foot Loose. ONE COAT. ONE COAT!! I can’t get over it! I have a similar colour polish which needs three! I just cannot fault this polish. It’s a beautiful deep pink and I just love it! It’s enough to get me to get rid of all my similar coloured polishes. And that is a huge deal!


I’ve been digging the nail stamping lately because I went without for so long, so I brought out my favourite Red Angel plates and stamped away:


Awww, precious! Without even realising it, I did Valentines Day nails! Haha Smile with tongue out I must have subconsciously been thinking about it!


Are you wearing Valentines nails?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OPI DS haul

I went a littttle crazy on Catch of the Day and bought a whole bunch of OPI DS polishes. They were a good price, especially for Australia!! I looked on eBay and it looks like I got a pretty good deal Open-mouthed smile AND they were here within a week of me ordering them Open-mouthed smile Winner!


Anyway, here are my DS babies:


Extravagance, Reflection, Bold.



Magic, Temptation, Mystery. Magic looks like it is going to be AMAZING. Get on my fingers now Open-mouthed smile



Glow, Classic, Opulence.


They just look so pretty, I almost don’t want to use them.. I said almost!!!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Custom Polish–Purple Pixie

Hi all,

I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend! I thought I’d share with you today one of my newer custom polish creations for Love Thy Polish. This is Purple Pixie:



Indoors in my light box. Beautiful purple Open-mouthed smile I love it!


Now for the outdoors shots:


Ah-MAZING!!! Check out those rainbows! I’m in love Open-mouthed smile This was only two coats, the second done just for intensity and not coverage. I wore this for a good three days without any chips.


Here’s a slightly washed out photo to see those pretty rainbows a bit more:




Don’t you just love holos?! If you’re interested in buying a bottle, they are $15 each and you can leave a comment below or email me: zeedeveelgirl AT gmail DOT com.



Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ulta3–Tahitian Lime with stamping

I decided to go for a nice, bright colour last weekend. It was hot on the Friday and Saturday so I felt the need for my nails to reflect that!


Ulta3 have been releasing some amazing polishes lately. First, the Summer Siren collection and then the Gelato collection. I’ve been trying polishes from the Gelato collection lately but decided to go back to one of the polishes I hadn’t tried from the Summer Siren collection.


This is Tahitian Lime:


Wow, bright!!! But not in a bad way! This is a really funky green. Luckily it didn’t give me lobster hands but I think it would not be a colour that suits everyone. This is two coats and I wasn’t a fan of the formula. It was streaky and applied unevenly as you can see in the photo. Not even Seche Vite could save it!


I haven’t done any nail stamping in so long because we have been moving house and my stamping gear has been in boxes. I was dying to do some stamping so I whipped out my trusty Red Angel image plates.

Continuing with the summer theme, I stamped them like this:


This is such a funky design! I love this mani! I used the Konad special polish in white to stamp and the Red Angel plates. Can’t remember what plate number it is but if you ask I’ll check!


Have you been doing manis which reflect the weather lately?


Friday, February 10, 2012


I had a job interview last week so I needed an interview appropriate polish colour. I wasn’t sure whether to go for a neutral beige or tan or a light pink. I ended up going with the light pink and I hated it!!!


This is B by Bloom Copenhagen


Two coats. The formula wasn’t too bad, a little streaky but nothing major and nothing a coat of Seche Vite couldn’t sort out.

Now, this polish was a very pale pink with microglitter through it. It looked great in the bottle but it gave me major lobster hands and the colour just didn’t suit me. I was so disappointed Sad smile I think this colour would look great on someone with more of an olive skintone.


Have you had any polish fails lately?


Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This is one of those colours which looks good in the polish but amazing on the nail. Revlon have really lifted their game lately and this is a particularly impressive polish:


Two coats of Revlon Perplex. I didn’t really need the second coat but you know me, I do it anyway! Beautiful formula.

Can you see the gorgeous purple shimmer through it? I’m not really sure how to describe the colour of Perplex … it’s like a grey-purple. A grurple? Smile with tongue out


What do you think?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

piCture pOlish–Fairy Floss

I seriously love this colour combo:


piCture pOlish Fairy Floss with Violet Femme dotted on top. It was so cute and girly but funky at the same time!
I used two coats of Fairy Floss and it went on beautifully. I must get some more piCture pOlishes Open-mouthed smile


Have you been dotting lately?

Monday, February 6, 2012


Ahhh it feels good to be back blogging again. I’ve missed it! Moving was hell and I’m now seriously sunburnt from it. Ouch Sad smile

Anyway, here is a gorgeous polish I wore before the move:


This is SpaRitual Greenhouse from their Earth Day duo pack of polishes. This is such a gorgeous polish. It’s a unique shade of green and it’s a foil! Love it!
This is two coats. Brilliant application, hardly any clean up to do because of that.


I felt like this colour really flattered my skin tone. I was a bit worried it would give me lobster hands but it did the exact opposite. Love!


Were you lucky enough to score these polishes while they were available? I know quite a few people who wanted it but missed out Sad smile

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love Thy Polishes back in stock!

Love Thy Polish custom polishes are back in stock Open-mouthed smile 

Check out the Facebook page to check out the colours and order!


A sneaky peek:


Left to Right: Kiss Kiss, Girly Girl, Hot Stuff, Struttin’ Like a Peacock, Smurfin’ it Up, One Small Step for Man, Fairy Lights, Smurfin’ it Up with Fairy Lights over the top, Crazy for Coral, Silver Surfer.




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Moving time!

Hey guys

I'll be taking a short break from blogging this week as I'm moving house, and we all know what fun that is!

I'll be back after the weekend with some more pretties from my custom nail polish collection, Love Thy Polish. In the meantime, 'Like' my Facebook page for Love Thy Polish and follow the updates on there!

Have a great week,