Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Temporary Pic Spam until I can get time to update.

Friday, July 13, 2012

30 Day Challenge Summary Part II

Day 7- Black and White

I'm not a fan of white on my nails so I went for black with a white lace water decal high light. The sparkle above the lace is a genuine Swarovski crystal. The black is Revlon Black Lingerie topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Day 8 - Metallic

My interpretation of metallic went towards representing a metal type. I chose copper because I'm totally in love with my Ozotics and wanted to show them off. This is Ozotics 531 over Revlon Black Star. The Feature nail is Black Star under Ozotics 530, a gorgeous colour shifting glitter. Both of these polishes have been discontinued (sob). Pop into piCture pOlish and grab them while you still can.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Models Own Stash and Haul

The Hoars from TFIMP rocked my world today! I ordered the treasures in the top row below to complete my Beetle Juice set plus the two HedKandi glitters and those sweet hearted angles added the Champagne Box set that I had to drop from my order because of a credit card debacle and needing to help out a family member. I am in heaven.  You guys are the best! There were also two yummo treats in there. The right size for the weekly treat my food plan allows. Thank you Knithal!
Pic Spam!

Top Row- what I ordered~ Emerald Black, Golden Green, HedKandi Ibiza Mix, Purple Blue, HedKandi Disco Heaven           Second Row- My surprise RAK- The Champagne Box Set~Sterling Silver, Lili Pink, Mystic Mauve, Champagne, Gold Rush and Green Flash.

My Original Models Own haul. 2012 Beetle Juice Box set
 There will be Mani pics from this lovely RAK posted shortly. I'm having a hard time choosing what to wear first.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One loves a Jubilee

In honour of Her Mage's special celebrations and because I am kind of fond of our monarch despite my republican leanings I am sporting a Jubilee mani. Apologies for the lack of clean up. It was late and I was tired. I was going to take new shots but it's chipped now and looking tired.

Ozotic 509 (silvery holo) China Glaze First Mate under Blue Years Eve, Revlon Get Reddy, Sally Hansen Crushed Gems in Showgirl Chic for the bling. Red striping tape and two sizes of fimo cane Union Jack. Seche Vitae is holding it all together.

I plan on doing a second one this week for The Queen's Birthday long weekend. I think it might involve real crystals and some stamping of crowns.

Friday, May 25, 2012

30 Day Challenge Catch Up

I have been a neglectful blogger lately. To make up for it I have a whole bunch of 30 Day Challenge pics to post.

Day 3-Yellow 

I am not a fan of yellow so I had to find a way to make it bearable for me. My solution was to stamp over it so it's at least half another colour then coat the lot with my Frankened Seche Holo Top Coat- I've christened it Crystal Shine. I am quite pleased with the result but I still think it would have looked much better in pastel pink or violet. 

Ulta 3 Honolulu under Konad Stamping White topped with Seche Vitae Spectra Flair Franken

 Day 4- Green 

This was a major fail mani. The base is OPI Fly from the Nikki Minaj collection. It stained my fingers, my nails and everything I touched with my stained fingers after trying to remove it. I love the colour but it's hard work. It's topped with three coats of Save Me from the same collection. It looks a bit like silver Muppet fur. Next time I use Save Me I'm sticking with one coat only.

OPI Nikki Minaj  Collection- three coats of Save Me over Fly.

Day 5- Blue

This one is all Mish Mash from piCture pOlish. Multi chrome Holos, what's not to love. It's the best of everything. The feature nail is 531, the others are 533. Mish Mash are among the list of soon to be discontinued colours. Get in and get them while they're still available. American readers can find Ozotics at Llarowe

I know you're not supposed to top coat a holo but without my trusty Seche Vitae nothing lasts more than a few hours. Both colours are over black in this shot. I prefer Revlon Black Lingerie or Black Star for my multi chrome underpants.

Ozotic Mish Mash 533 with 531 for the feature nail. These work best over black.

Day 6  

Fantasy Fire by Max Factor is the star of my Violet mani. I used Revlon No Shrinking Violet for underpants. This Mani was dangerous. I could not stop looking at it even while walking. I ran into a lot of stationary objects over the few days I wore Fantasy Fire. It looks a lot like Clarins 230 (aka Unicorn Pee). The bottle is tiny and won't last long. I have plans to get my hands on more of this gorgeous colour shifting beauty. 

Max Factor Fantasy Fire over Revlon No Shrinking Violet.
It's getting late and I skipped Day 7 so I'm ending this post here. I'll post the next three tomorrow when I've finished my Black and White mani.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glitterlicious! Happy Pink Wednesday.

I'm a sucker for anything glittery. If it sparkles I'm there. I'm also a pink princess. Yup, that's right I have just confessed to being sparkly pink princess. I own way more pink polishes than any other colour and glitter is the biggest category in my collection of 402 polishes.

Here's the sparkly pink proof.

Revlon Cotton Candy (a gift from The Mama- thanks Mum), China Glaze Fairy Dust for all over shimmer and BYS Glitterazzi Starlette for the gradient. Topped with my much loved Seche Vite.
BYS Gitterazzi is a series of glittery jellies all containing holo glitter. And now for an out of focus shot to show off the holo glitter.

Le sigh they were just getting long here. I nubbinned my nails a couple of day ago. I miss my long talons but they were splitting. I guess it was the last of the grow out from before I knew about using quality base coats and non acetone remover. The remaining nail is healthy strong and unsplit. I aim to keep them that way by giving them one day off each week with just a coat of my Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener.

PS The Sweet Libertine Sale is still on. Jump on the bargains and your last chance to get colours like the beautiful about to be gone forever X Marks the Spot.

 I use this pot of gorgeous a lot. This shimmery lilac pink can look dressed down and work ready with neutrals or princess pretty with sparkly silvers and a splash of purple.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Blogs and Stuff I love Part 1

After the Great Healthy Lifestyle Make Over That Had to Happen of April 2012 in which all of the bad food and rotten habits were shed in one great cathartic purge there are only two vices that remain in my life. They are biggies but are both good for my self esteem.

Vice #1 Nail Polish (well Duh!). I have the big love for the finger paints. My collection numbers over 400 and they are all beautiful. Having pretty nails makes me smile. Researchers released information a couple of years ago proving that smiling leads to genuine happiness and other research proves that happiness extends your lifespan, improves your over all health and boosts immunity to disease. Therefore my nail polish is good for me.

Happiness (and good health) is Layla Purple Galaxy Magnetic Polish with a Seche Holo top coat made from Spectra Flare.

 Vice #2 Eyeshadow, specifically Sweet Libertine's beautiful boutique mineral eye shadows click their name to see for yourself. These little beauties started me on the road to caring about how I look. Before I discovered them I stuck to the same purple pink cream eye shadow that made my eyes itch topped with some sad grey eyeliner and clumpy charcoal mascara. I looked the same day in day out, morning and evening. I also lacked confidence and barely kept up with keeping my regrowth in check. I just couldn't be bothered

The day I got my first package in the mail from Sweet Libertine something magical happened. I started to want to live up to these beautiful colours, for the first time ever my eyelids didn't itch when wearing make up. I played with my look and started to want to take care of myself. These wonderful little pots of potential beauty changed my life and gave me self confidence.. They work as eye shadows and as an eyeliner when mixed with a drop of water. Their staying power is legendary- especially if applied wet. Putting on make up in the morning is something to look forward to doing not a chore to get done. I now have around two hundred colours, including glitters. I've made myself a make up station in my study where I sit and pamper myself daily.

The Sweet Libertine range is original, all mineral with no additives like talc to create itchies. They're having a sale right now to clear their retired colours. Get in and get them before they're gone.

This is Dragonfly. It's a must have colour. It looks plain here but it comes to life on your skin. It shimmers blue, green and even purple. It adds instant sheen to solid neutrals when dusted over the top and as an eyeliner it looks like dragonfly wings shimmering a swirl of metallics across the lid. PS I totally stole the pic from the Sweet Libertine site.
Last of all I'd like to give a shout out to my new favourite Blog. Vintage Musings of a Modern Pin Up  Click the title to check it out. I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago. Carli has 3000+ followers. Her gorgeous Blog features nail polish and a whole lot of retro chic. There's a competition over there right now to celebrate her 3000th follower. Pop in and enter while you're over there drooling over the vintage pretties.