Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pretty Serious Giveaway

Oh Boy, do I have a treat for you lovely ladies today!

Kristy from The Polish Haven, Sarah Claire from Shatter Me Claire and I have a pretty awesome giveaway for you!

Wait, did I say pretty awesome? Sorry, I meant Pretty Serious.

Kaz has generously sponsored this giveaway and the winner gets SIX bottles of nail polish of their choice from Pretty Serious.


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To enter the giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  • The giveaway closes on 1st March 2013 
  • Giveaway is open worldwide 
  • Winner to select polishes from available polishes from Pretty Serious Cosmetics
  • Pretty Serious Cosmetics will send direct to the winner 
  • Multiple entries will be deleted 
  • Winner must pay taxes and customs.


Get to it!
Em

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pretty Serious spam

Oh boy do I have a treat for you all today. Since I haven’t been blogging as regularly I have a huuuge backlog of posts to get through. So I thought what better way to do that then combine a few posts into one and do some spammy posts. First up is Pretty Serious Cosmetics.

Now, if you haven’t heard of Pretty Serious already I’ll just assume you’ve been hiding under a rock. Kaz is the brainchild of Pretty Serious and runs the blog Pretty Random, which is top notch. A year or so ago she unveiled her cosmetics company and since then the nail polish community has wept for their wallets. You see, Pretty Serious polishes are just too good to resist.

On with the show!

 

BSOD:

BSOD

BSOD stands for Blue Screen of Death, which I’m sure you’ve all seen from time to time. It is never a good sign and basically means your computer is kaput.

BSOD in polish form is stunning. It is a deep blue jelly with gorgeous microglitter. Honestly, I could not fault this polish both in looks, wear time and application. This was two easy coats which stayed on for a good few days of running around Adelaide.

 

Galaxy Invader:

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Kaz released Galaxy Invader as part of a trio of multichromes. This is a beautiful blue multichrome with a foil finish. This was three coats, just to make sure any pesky bald spots were covered. You can see the gorgeous aqua best in this photo.

But wait for it …

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Oh hi, blue and purple!

 

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There you are! The shift from purple to blue is most noticeable outside and it is absolutely stunning. What a truly gorgeous polish.

 

Emma Louise:

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Emma Louise holds a special place in my heart because I am an Emma Louise! The Emma Louise this polish was designed by is one of Kaz’s good friends. The polish was made for her 30th birthday and only 300 of them will ever be made. There are only a few left so go, go, go! Buy, buy, buy!

Emma Louise is so unique, with a deep violet base, golden green glass flecks, purple microglitter and purple and green hexes. Whew, what a mouthful! And what a pretty, pretty polish. I applied two coats and it was just perfect.

Here’s a close up of all that glorious glitter:

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Poltergeist Puddle

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There is just so much going on in this polish that I couldn’t capture on camera. Poltergeist Puddle, from Kaz’s Halloween collection, is a lovely deep purple with a blue tinge to it. It also manages to flash pink in some lights and is truly a unique polish. I haven’t seen another like it and I’ll be hanging onto this baby.

Formula was no problems at all and this was two coats.

 

So there you have it, Pretty Serious galore! Get on it!

Em

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Catrice spam

Evening, ladies!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Years. I sure did! I got plenty of polishes as well as a new light box, other beauty goodies and other things. I was thoroughly spoilt!

 

Today I have some Catrice spam for you. These are from a swap I did with a girl in The Netherlands. Without further ado:

 

ACid/DC:

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This was a stunning lime green shimmer that I loved. Two coats was all I needed for full coverage and the shimmer was just so pretty and vibrant.

 

Sold Out For Ever:

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Another pretty green. This was such a lovely pistachio green creme which really flattered my skin tone. Two coats, awesome formula.

 

Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans:

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I was actually a little disappointed in this colour. The bottle showed a stunning electric blue shimmer but it just didn’t translate onto the nail which made me sad Sad smile.

Anyway, this was a one-coater polish but I did two coats to be on the safe side. Looking back at this photo makes me want to chop my nails down to nubs again.

 

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I added a coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle to jazz it up a bit. The colours go together quite well, don’t you think?

 

I neeeed to get some more Catrices!

Em