Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Mani

Hi guys ! Wow really cant believe its already going to be Christmas this week . Seriously where has the year gone ??

I would like to thank everyone that reads my little blog this year, for each comment and every tweet / email I get. It's always lovely to hear from fellow polish friends and polish fans. 

Today I'm sharing a cute festive Christmas mani to get you in the holiday spirit. 
For this mani I used -
Pinky - China Glaze I'm not Lion
Ring Finger - OPI Alpine Snow with a little Christmas tree using some striping tape and Tip Top Super Trooper and a little golden star topped with Tip Top Fairy Dust.
Middle and Index finger - China Glaze I'm not Lion topped with Seche Collage Overlay . A stunning silver, iridescent and white glitter topper.
Thumb - China Glaze I'm not Lion 

I'm also going to take a little blogging break for the festive season to spend some much needed quality time with friends and family. But I will be back from the 1st January 2014 .

Friday, 20 December 2013

Revlon Parfumerie - African Tea Rose & Sunlit Grass

Hi guys ! Wow can you believe Christmas is already next week ? Hope everyone is getting in the festive mood already . 

Today I'm sharing some new Revlon polishes that will be coming out January 2014 ... A scented nail enamel range called Revlon Parfumerie .

"Revlon introduces a whole new way to experience color with Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel. These vibrant shiny shades go on smoothly for a flawless color and dry to provide a light, enticing fragrance that lasts all day. Revlon Parfumerie is a censorial experience for your nails, exciting you from the moment you apply your color "

Their are 16 colours in the ranges and three ranges - Fruity & Floral , Sweet & Spicy and Freshes. I got one from the Sweet & Spicy Range and one from the Freshes range to share with you today . 

The bottles are also SUPER cute and looks so vintage ... REALLY a bonus.

* I applied both with a Top Coat and the scent was still as strong as without top coat*

The first one up is from the Sweet & Spicy collection called African Tea Rose. This is seriously one of the most gorgeous vibrant pinks from Revlon. I adore this colour . The scent smells strongly of roses, and since I'm a little sensitive to flowery smells, I didn't enjoy the scent at all. BUT I know tons of people that loved the scent of roses that LOVED the scent of this polish. 

For the photos below I used two coats of Revlon Parfumerie AND Top Coat . The scent was still there on day 3 and still as strong as the scent on day 1. 
 
Next up was Revlon Parfumerie from the Freshes collection. This one was called Sunlit Grass. First off, it's no secret that I don't like Yellow polishes... But wow... This colour looked sooo amazing on me. I LOVED the colour here again ... I think from the two I received this one is my favourite hands down. The scent smelled like freshly cut grass to me... Was such a clean refreshing scent that reminded me of summer . 

For the photos below I used 2 coats of Revlon Parfumerie and top coat. I could still smell the scent here on day 3 . The scent did start to fade a little on day 4. 

The other scents in the range sounds really fun too. Most Revlon counters has a cute double pack with 2 Revlon Parfumerie polishes for R99  ... If you still need a stocking filler for a polish loving person those are definitely worth looking at. 

These polishes will retail for R99,95 each .

Which one of the two do YOU like the most ??? 
*The polishes was provided for me for review but any opinions about the product/s are my own*

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hello Kitty Inspired Mani

Hi guys ! Hope your having a great week so far. If you are on holiday already I hope your having a blast and if you are still working I hope the week flies by.

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE Hello Kitty fan... every year my brother bakes me a hello kitty cake or cupcakes for my birthday. So when I was in the mood for a fun and SUPER girly mani , I was instantly inspired by Hello Kitty . So I used some fun pink colours and drew a cute Hello Kitty design with my striper brush and dotting tools. 

Here's my fun Hello Kitty inspired mani - 

Hope you like it as much as I love it.

For this mani I used -
Tip Top Melting Marshmallow
OPI Pussy Galore
My Pink and White Homemade Glitter
OPI Alpine Snow
Tip Top Lemon Fuel
Tip Top Grape to Meet You
Tip Top Black Forest
Revlon Pop Art (The Pink Striper Brush ) 

How has your week been so far ?? 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Tip Top Candyland Duo - Lavender Drops

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a great weekend / still having a great long weekend. Seriously.. I really cant believe Christmas is in less than two weeks !!! I'm seriously getting in the Christmas mood at home, can't wait to start baking some Christmas cookies this week. 

Today I'm showing you one of the Tip Top Candyland Duo's . These are textured polishes again , and the range has the most gorgeous pastels.  This one wasn't one of my favourites after I got the press release, but in person I loved this beauty . 

The one side has the lovely lavender polish, and the other side of the duo has the most gorgeous purple and iridescent glitters .

These are simple to apply: I would suggest doing this over a piece of paper to catch any excess glitter and makes it easier to gently tip into the container again. 
  1. Firstly, put on a coat of the coloured nail polish supplied on the one end
  2. Secondly, take the glitter side and sprinkle the glitter over the wet polish and GENTLY push them down. 
  3. Lightly dust excess glitter off onto piece of paper .
  4. And Voila , gorgeous textured nails :)  No need for top coat on these beauties.
I REALLY love how sweet and girly this colour looks ... It's REALLY a stunner. As any other Tip Top polish, I wore these for around 4days and then started getting some tip wear. All downside is, that the polish has two separate sides and isn't one polish like most texture brands, but it's really stunning and worth the little bit extra effort. 

The Candyland Duo's retail at Clicks stores as well as online at Zando for R79,95 each .

How was YOUR weekend ??

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nelson Mandela Tribute Mani ♥

Hi guys ! Sorry for the lack of posting this week, was super busy and was feeling a little under the weather the last two days. Today's mani will be short and sweet too. 

So as you know, Sunday is former president Nelson Mandela's burial . I decided to dedicate a very special mani to a great man and inspiration to everyone around the world. 

Here's my mani -

The mani -
Pinky and Thumb - Essence Here's my Number
Ring Finger - The South African flag
Middle Finger - Africa
Index Finger - Nelson Mandela's prison number .

Hope everyone will have a great weekend. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

OPI Jinx & Solitaire Mani


Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy but not too bad. Seriously can't believe we are in December already ! Time really flies.

So a while ago I picked up this gorgeous OPI Bond Girl Texture at the Twincare sale. I actually bought this for Pussy Galore and Solitaire... But wanted to try Jinx too ... It looked like such a fun unique colour.

The description of Jinx -
This mesmerising matte coral has a lucky sparkle .

Even though this wasn't one of the colours I was super excited about .. I decided Jinx would be one of the first ones I try from this set. And I'm in love. The coral colour is GORGEOUS !! Wow ! It has a stunning golden sparkle and in the sun it really shines. *swoon* I used three thin coats in the photos below. 

The description of Solitaire -
This diamond sparkling white is totally engaging .

This was one of the colours I was really excited to get, I wanted a white texture since FOREVER !! And this didn't disappoint. The white had the most gorgeous silver sparkle too ... Such a cool colour to own . I really cant wait to use this one in accent mani's in the future. I used two coats in the photos below -


Which of these two colours do YOU like the most ? How was your weekend ??

Friday, 6 December 2013

Pink with Purple Cheron Tips

Hi guys ! It was so sad to wake up this morning to hear about the death of Nelson Mandela. He was such an inspiration to South Africa. RIP Mandela. 

Hope everyone had a great week . Mine was filled with new changes, but luckily when one door closes another one opens.  

Today I'm sharing a fun purple and pink design with you . I first started of painting my nails 3 coats of OPI If You Moust You Moust, a gorgeous barbie pink colour . Then using a striping brush, I painted the Chevron tips using OPI A Grape Fit ! And drew some heart on two nails using my dotting tool and OPI Pamplona Purple. 

On to the photos - 
I really love the girly colours together as well as the design with the hearts . 

How was YOUR week ? Any fun weekend plans ??

Monday, 2 December 2013

Pink & White Glitter Mani

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fun weekend, mine was SUPER busy but lots of fun too . 

Today I'm sharing a fun pink and white glitter mani with you . I recently picked up some special non bleeding glitters and decided to mix up my own polish, and my first choice was a pink and white glitter topper. And I LOVED the look of it. I decided to pair it up with Essence Hallo Marshmallow .

The pink and white glitter has small white and light pink hex glitters, as well as a small white bar glitters. This is really super girly ... and sooo totally me. :) 

Here's the photos of the gorgeous mani - 

And of course mattified -
I REALLY love this combo and can't wait to share some more of the polishes I make with you .

How was YOUR weekend ? Any fun plans for the week ??