Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Purple , Black and Glitter Mani ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Mine is still super busy, but it has been a great week so far . :) Today will be my little guy's "School" party, so really looking forward to that. ♥

Today I'm showing you the mani I'm rocking for this party ♥ The purple is China Glaze Grape Pop, a gorgeous shimmery purple polish with a fantastic formula. The black nail polish is Tip Top Black Forest, with Tip Top Nail Addict Snow Capped Glitter on the black. I really like the combo, and it matches my outfit perfectly ♥
I love the both brands ( as many of you might know ) , and this colour combination works perfectly together. ♥ A elegant yet fun look .

What are your thoughts on the lovely mani ?

Monday, 28 January 2013

China Glaze : Water You Waiting For

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Mine was SUPER busy, and this week ahead will be too. ♥

Today I'm showing you a lovely blue nail Polish from China Glaze Circus du Soleil called Water you waiting for. First off, I LOVE blue nail polishes, but the turquoise, purple and blue glitter is this baby gives this polish a whole new dimension ! It's SO GORGEOUS !! It also dried super fast, and needs a top coat to smooth the glitters out a bit, but this will really put a blue nail polish fan in blue nail polish heaven ♥

I used three coats in the photos below -
This really is perfection in a bottle ! And like any other China Glaze polishes, the wear time on these babies are fantastic too !

What are your thoughts on this beauty ? Do anything fun this weekend ?

Friday, 25 January 2013

Sparkly Friday Mani ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a great week so far ! Just so glad it's weekend, got tons to do and sort out, next weekend is my little guy's 3rd birthday party !

Today I'm showing you my fun weekend skittelette mani . I started of with two coats of Tip Top French Manicure White (just my all time favourite white !! ), and then proceeded to use one coat of China Glaze Pizazz on top of three of those nails. For my accent fingers, I stamped using my Salon Express plate ( SE20 ), and Tip Top Nail Addict Wild Thing.

Isn't this combo just soooo gorgeous ? Just the right amount of glitter . I was surprised at how much everyone loved the stamping pattern of the splatter. ♥

Any fun weekend plans ?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Pink Wednesday Mani ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Mine has been interesting so far . My blogging hand suffered an injured finger earlier this week, that is having a little trouble healing, so since it needs to be covered with a plaster, my right hand will be stepping into the spotlight for the next few days. ( A little reluctantly I may add. )

I also suffered a nail break on my right hand yesterday too ( see what I mean by reluctantly.. hee hee hee ! ), but nothing to bad that will damage her changes of being shown. So bear with me the little awkward hand positioning, she's still learning the ropes. :)

For this mani, I used three coats of Essence Enchanted Fairy (REALLY gorgeous pink !! ) , and as accent nail, I used 3 coats of the yet unnamed Pink & Purple Lacquers polish. This is a bright pink pink with bar glitter, as well as silver and purple fine glitter. Subtle yet super girly and pretty.
And the two gorgeous polishes I used -
A subtle yet gorgeous mani. ♥ Hope everyone has a lovely day !

Monday, 21 January 2013

Essie : School of Hard Rocks

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fun weekend ? Anyone have any fun plans ? I LOVED the rain, was such a nice refreshing change from the hot weather the last few days. And bought myself a few goodies. ♥

Today I'm sharing my weekend mani with you. This is another nail polish I order of 36Boutiques a while back with my Groupon voucher. I remember when I was still studying, I used to have tons of Essie Nail polishes for my practical exams, and I LOVED the formula . So I knew I had to grab one of these babies when I placed my order.

School of Hard Rocks is a green-ish grey colour. Really hard to describe. But somehow I LOVED the fun name, and knew I had to have this one in my collection. I don't usually wear green nail polishes (although I have a feeling this might change ! ) but this colour REALLY grew on me. It was perfect for the cold weather too, and looked GORGEOUS ! Really good formula , and the colour was awesome too ! Even the wear of this polish was fantastic !

I used three coats of Essie School of Hard Rocks in the photos below -
Such a rich gorgeous colour !! And since I love to jazz my mani's up a bit, I did an accent nail with China Glaze Winter Holly . ♥ This is really another gorgeous green polish ! I think I might add these two on some of my favourite polishes list after this weekend ♥
Hope you like this mani as much as I did ! Do you like to wear green polish , and if you do what's your favourite one ??

Friday, 18 January 2013

Spa-Valous Candle - Patchouli & Jasmine

Hi guys ! It's Friday ! Whoohoo ! This week has really been super busy and WAY too long !

Today I'm showing you a something special to treat yourself to when you do a mani. (or need a massage for that matter ! )

So for those of you who have no idea what a Spa-Valous massage candle is .. let me give you the low down -  The luxurious Spa-Valous Massage Candle is a candle with a twist. It's a Candle, Massage Oil, Body Lotion, Body Balm....... all in one!

The scent I got to test out was Patchouli & Jasmine , and let me tell you , it's amazing . The scent isn't overbearing strong, and not too subtle either. It really has the perfect balance.

So how does the candle work ? You light up the candle, let it burn until the wax turns oily. Then you use the oil as a massage oil, it's really SUPER moisturising and relaxing. I love doing this as a weekly special "ME" time treat , it really dehydrates your hands and cuticles.  This is genuinely a pick me up for dry and tired skin. Note that the oil is just a few degrees hotter than body temperature and WON'T burn you !

I'm now only nearing the candle getting finished (and I got this in November ) , as I wanted to test it out for a longer time before writing up the review. This candle is really magical, and the scent really relaxing ! A genuine mind and body relaxer !

It also comes in 7 different scents, and I'm sure all will smell just as fantastic as this one. The next one on my list to try out will be the Lavender and Ginger one. ♥

So my final verdict on this baby - 5/5 ! Really worth every cent to invest in one of these candles. Your hands feel truly moisturised, and even tried this on my mom who had knee surgery and still experiences pains, the smell helps her relax, and the warm oil helps relieve muscles aches and pains.

Feel free to go check out their facebook page - SpaValousMassageCandles to read more about these magical candles or to order one to try out yourself !

Have you tried one of these candles before ? Or any other soya based massage candle ?

 * This product was sent to me to review*

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Sparitual : Chill

Hi guys ! Hope everyone week is okay so far. Mine has been very busy , and this heat in JHB isn't really helping sadly . Seriously I can't remember it ever being THIS hot for so long :(

Today I'm showing you a new to me brand called Sparitual. A while back Groupon had a pay R49 for a R150 voucher at 36Boutiques, and I took this opportunity after checking out their polishes for quite a while. (If you've been doubting to buy polishes from them, go ahead and spoil yourself ! )

I decided on three of the lovely polishes in their range, and this is were I discover the Sparitual brand. So I decided why not give them a try . I'm showing the smaller 5ml bottle, but this does come in a bigger size too.

This brand is Vegan , and FREE of the big three too.

The first colour of this brand I'll be showing you is Chill. A gorgeous creme lilac-ish blue. Really, this colour is gorgeous. In different light settings, it shows different colours too. This polish seems to go from a gorgeous purple, to a blue-ish grey colour. REALLY pretty. The wear is also great. I'm on day 3 now and NO chips so far. :) I'm impressed !

I used three coats of Sparitual Chill in the photos below -
And just because I really love to jazz up a mani a bit too, I stamped my accent nail with Konad plate M65 and Konad special white polish . ♥
I adore this stamp plate, really gorgeous. Here I used the rose design on this particular plate.

What are your thoughts on this colour ? Ever tried the Sparitual Nail Polishes ??

Monday, 14 January 2013

China Glaze : Ahoy !

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend ! Mine was indeed relaxing , spending some quality time with family, and even picked myself up a new glass nail file .

Today I'm showing you another awesome nail polish from China Glaze. This one is called Ahoy ! And it's the most gorgeous intense shimmer pink. Photos could not capture this gorgeous colour in the photos.

I used three coats of China Glaze Ahoy in the photos below, and stamped a cute flower with SE (Salon Express ) plate 18 on the accent nail. ♥
Isn't this just one of the most gorgeous colour polishes ? I LOVE Barbie Pink shades like these ! What are your thoughts on this beauty ??

Friday, 11 January 2013

China Glaze : It's a Trap-Eze

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a great week so far. The heat is killing me here in JHB , seriously, I hate summer being THIS hot !

Today I'm showing you China Glaze It's a Trap-Eze. This is from the Circus del Soleil collection. This was the POLISH I REALLY wanted when my aunt came back from America (the other polishes were all just a bonus ! ) and when she Skyped me to tell me she found it I was SO happy I just couldn't stop smiling  ♥

This polish has a milky white base, with tons of different glitters in. The glitters are all AMAZING ! Seriously, I think I should considering buying this polish in bulk .

The photo's show three coats of China Glaze - It's a Trap-Eze -
Isn't this just the most gorgeous colour in the world ?? I REALLY can't express how glad I was when I got this polish . It was love at first sight ♥

What are your thoughts on this beauty ??