Friday, August 31, 2012

essence–Absolutely Blue with stamping

Have I told you how much I love essence polishes? They are cheap, good quality, easily available (for anyone who doesn’t live in the desert) and have a good variety of colours.


I picked up this beauty a couple of months ago while I was in Adelaide. Essence called it “Absolutely Blue” but it’s definitely more of a blurple.


Don’t you think? This is two coats. Awesome formula and awesome wear. I couldn’t believe how long this looked good on my nails for.


I did some simple stamping and I’m struggling to remember which set of plates this was from. Possibly MASH? Anyway, if you’re interested give me a hoy!


Cute little birdies! I really liked this because it was so simple but so funky and classy at the same time. It felt very Spring-like, appropriate because we’re having some beautiful days here.

What do you think?


Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Would you believe this is my first ever Ozotic? Yep, it’s taken me that long to jump on the Ozotic bandwagon. I recently ordered a few polishes from piCture pOlish for a swap and decided this gorgeous holo was too pretty to pass up.

This is Ozotic 513:
Two coats of a beautiful purple linear holo. The holo effect in this polish is so strong, I love it! Wear time was really good too as I wore it for three days before it started chipping like a mofo.

Here’s an outdoor shot of this beauty:
Droolworthy, right?

The sun has come out in full force here in the desert so I’ve been cranking out the holos like nobody’s business. Fellow Aussies, have you?


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I wish this polish was as pretty on the nail as it is in the bottle. This was one of the first Ulta3s I bought last year. I remember how excited I was to find the bin of Ulta3s at a chemist in the city.


Anywhoo this is Waterlily:


Two coats. Meh. It was pretty, don’t get me wrong, it just wasn’t me. The formula was pretty good and wear time was about average.


What did you think of this colour? Did it surprise? Disappoint? Please?



Sunday, August 26, 2012

L’Oreal-Luxembourg Garden

When the new L’Oreals came out, I spotted this one and really loved the look of it.

This is L’Oreal Luxembourg Garden:


One coat. I really was looking forward to trying this polish but when I did, I just thought “blah”… Nothing spectacular Sad smile

The only good thing about this polish was the brush. Such a shame!

Have you had any disappointing polishes lately?


L’oreal–Mystic Blue

I’m  a little late posting this because I wore this polish maybe two months ago? The new L’oreal polishes which were released a few months ago are to die for. Our pharmacy here did get them but I was impatient and enlisted a couple of South Aussie blogging buddies, Kelly and Kristy to post me some of the new polishes.

I was so glad I did because the colours are just stunning. This is one of the first ones I was sent:


Two coats of Mystic Blue. Gorgeous shimmery, sparkly deep midnight blue. Wonderful formula helped out even more by the amazing new L’oreal brushes. Their new brushes are wide and designed to paint the colour on the nail in one stroke. I would have to say it’s pretty effective. I have wide nails and the brush was brilliant and easy to use.


I’m in lurv Open-mouthed smile And I have plenty more to blog about to stay tuned!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Vodka Cruiser–Blurple with OPI Red Shatter

Here’s another one of the polishes I grabbed from my friend’s moving sale. This was part of a Vodka Cruisers range (for the non-Aussies, Vodka Cruisers are pre-mixed Vodka drinks). This one doesn’t have a name, so here it is:


Beautiful blurple creme. I had such trouble capturing this one on camera! It is a bit more purple than this in real life.

Formula was excellent and wear time was a little average but I think this was a pretty cheap polish so I wasn’t too fussed.


I added some OPI Red Shatter over it for something different:


The red goes quite a nice shade of deep blood red over this colour. I liked it Open-mouthed smile


What do you think? Have you seen these polishes before?


Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I always associated Avon with granny-ish colours and boring finishes. It seems they have lifted their game in recent years. I found this one at the post office in the next town over. The lady who runs the post office is the Avon rep for the town (it is a very small town!!). She had a basket of Avon makeup and polishes on the front counter and I had a ball pawing through and selecting a few polishes and other bits and pieces.


This is one of the polishes I found, Tang-tastic:


Two coats, amaaazing formula. I love love loved how bright this was! It was like a deep orange-red. Normally these colours make my skin tone look like crap but this actually really flattered my skin and made it look quite creamy. Winner Open-mouthed smile This one wore fantastically.


I can’t wait to try my other Avon polishes! Do you have any in your collection?


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Unknown Light Blue with Konad

I recently bought a bunch of polishes off a friend here in town and there are quite a few I don’t actually know the brand of.


This polish is one of the pretties I scored:


This polish was very, very sheer. This took three coats to build up to a gorgeous squishy blue jelly. This is the colour I thought was missing from the OPI NYC Ballet Collection. It fits right in!


I thought it deserved some pretty, delicate stamping:


I used a Konad plate with their special stamping polish. So, so pretty Open-mouthed smile

Unfortunately the wear time on this wasn’t great but I didn’t mind too much because it was gorgeous while it lasted!


What do you think?