Friday, August 29, 2014

VIDEO - What's in my makeup bag?

If you're curious...


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Special effect nails

Sometimes, it's fun to veer from the ordinary and do something a little spesh on your nails. Here are some of my favourite slightly-quirky/unusual/'special' polishes...

Ulta3 stop the press
I went on a citywide search for this damn polish, but boyyy was it worth it! This little black-and-white polkadot/glitter beauty makes every and any polish adorable. Slapped on a pink that looks boring and uninspiring on its own? Chuck on a coat of this and voila! Cuteness overload.

Color Club Eternal Beauty
Holographic nail polish rocks my world, and this one is a gem. Click here for a post on this purple beauty.

China Glaze 2NITE
My first holo polish purchase! Click here for a post on this holo honey.

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Plume 
A fairly recent buy that is already one of my ultimate 'special' polish faves. This metallic green-gold-copper looks ridiculously cool on the nails. I blogged about it here.

Orly Sweet Peacock
I recently re-discovered this stunner after months of tossing it aside. WHAT WAS I THINKING? This electric-blue foil is super vibrant and can be spotted from approximately 2.7km away. Perfect.

China Glaze Snow Globe
My favourite glitter in the entire Universe. I love the different glitter bits and their almost-ethereal colours. Layering this over a soft blue or pastel pink makes me want to weep sweet tears of joy. It almost looks like I've sprinkled tiny, little beads onto my mani.

Orly Dazzle
Orly does a damn good foil! This silver-chrome foil is fucking sick. If you're after a proper silver foil polish that has a chrome-like finish, seek this baby out.

What are your fave special effect nail polishes?


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lime Crime lips

I've given myself one IMATS rule - NO LIP PURCHASES!!!!11!1!!1!! aside from Lime Crime's Velvetine in Utopia. Because it's that amazing. So, in the spirit of my Lime Crime exception, I thought I'd blog about my little Lime Crime lip loot.

Poisonberry Lipstick
My first venture into the world of the holographic unicorn. Fuck, I love this lippie. It's a deep-but-not-scary-deep purple that is just heavenly. Goes on nicely (obvs requires a bit of effort with application, but that's to be expected with darker shades) and has lovely semi-shine finish. Plus, it smells good (they all do!). Well done.

Airborne Unicorn Lipstick
This is the shade that made me fall in love with Lime Crime. I can't remember when and where I first saw it, but it got me. Instantly. This lippie is a beautiful, kinda dusty violet which offers a slightly strange dichotomy of vibrant and subtle (I know it looks cray, but once it's on the face, it's not so 'intense'). It's weird, but oh-so-wonderful.

Red Velvet Velveteen
Lawd. This bold, true-red is fierce as fuck. If you're a red girl, you need Red Velvet in your life. The formula is thin, smooth and workable, but shit, can it be tricky! Patience required. If you can make it through the application, you'll be greeted with a killer red lip that does not budge.

Have you tried Lime Crime? What's in your collection + on your wishlist?


Monday, August 18, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pink polish

While I adore glitters, shimmers, holos and all sorts of other nail craziness, sometimes, all I want is a slick of pink polish on my digits. It's cute and girly as shit. And who doesn't like that? Here are my faves...

Chi Chi Pump It Up
One of my ultimate polish faves! This milky, pink-lilac creme is simply amazing on the nails. Vibrant, but still somewhat delicate. Plus, it's a mini! Cute as hell.

Australis Today's News
I've blogged about this polish about a thousand times, but for good reason. It's the shit. A vibrant watermelon-pink with a splash of coral that looks superb on the toes! I know it doesn't look exciting in the bottle, but if you happen to see this L.E. shade floating around, I highly suggest picking it up.

Mecca Cosmetica I have no idea
This unidentified beauty always gets me compliments. It's the softest of pinks (almost white), and looks damn cool on the nails. OK formula, too.

Sinful Colors Pink Forever
A gorgeous, candy-pink creme with a smooth and even formula. Makes me feel a little Barbie, which is always enjoyable.

Face of Australia Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too (Pastels collection)
This is like a sugared almond in nail polish form. A soft, gorgeous pink that's feminine, but not blah.

Australis #totesamaze
Pink + fluoro. I mean, come on! It's fun and reeks of summer. What's not to love?

Ulta3 Pink Hibiscus
A nice, standard mid-toned pink. Nothing spesh, but it's perfect for a pop of brightness with minimal fuss.

What are your fave pink polishes?


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