Monday, 31 March 2014

Shake Your Tail Feathers !

Hi guys ! First off.. Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes last week. I really appreciated each and every one of them. Hope you had a fun weekend. Mine was busy but great , just feels like I need another weekend now.. 

Today I'm sharing a fun peacock inspired skittlette mani with you . I got some fun nail foils a little while ago, and decided to give them a go , and while they didn't turn out 100% perfect, I still think they look good enough to share . 

So onto the photos -

What I used- 
Pinky - Sinful Colors Rise and Shine topped with Nail Junkie
Ring and Middle Finger - Sinful Colors Rise and Shine topped with Sina Peacock Nail Foils
Index & Thumb - Sinful Colors Rise and Shine

How was YOUR weekend ?? Do anything fun ??

Thursday, 27 March 2014

My Birthday Skittlette Mani

Hi guys ! Hope your having a fantastic week so far . I certainly am :)

As promised yesterday, I will be sharing what my #NOTD is today . I'm not a huge fan of cupcake , presents or balloon nail art (although I will be sharing such a mani for my blog anniversary next month, along with my 150 000 page view give-away, so keep an eye out for that . ) So I decided on a subtle girly mani for my 28th birthday today .

So onto the pretty pics... 

For this mani I used -
Tip Top Fairy Dust
Tip Top Drummer Girl Glitter
Flower Water Decals

Again, thanks again for each and every reader for their support so far in my blogging journey .. Really appreciate it. 

Hope you all have a lovely day. xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Autumn Inspired Mani

Hi guys ! Can you believe its Wednesday already ? This week has flown by super fast. 

Since Autumn has officially started in South Africa now, I think it was only fitting to make a fun autumn inspired mani , since it's my favourite season. I used the zip lock bag nail art method as I showed HERE to make some autumn coloured inspired colour blocks, and used a leaf scrapbook stamp to stamp out some cute little leaves. 

The colours I used were all Tip Top colours. My base colour was Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean, and the leaves were the following colours :
  • Top Nail Addict Deadly Salmon
  • Tip Top Nail Addict Smitten
  • Tip Top Super Trooper
  • Tip Top Gold Digger
  • Tip Top Traffic Lights
  • Tip Top Hot Fudge
  • Tip Top Adrenalin Junkie
So onto the mani -
I really love the little leaves on my nails. :) I love wearing some more darker colours in autumn and winter on my nails , so looking forward to showing you guys tons of fun new polishes for the season soon. 

Remember to check in tomorrow for another special mani, I will be sharing what's on my nails for my birthday. Yeah ! 

How has your week been so far ??

Monday, 24 March 2014

Pink Black and Silver Skittlette

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a great long weekend. Mine was super busy but in the end it was great . 

Today I'm sharing another skittlette mani with you , this one I rocked over the weekend to a ton of activities we had going on. What I love about skittlette's like this is that they make me feel dressed up , without trying to hard, especially if you can't change your nail look throughout the weekend. 

So onto the pictures -

For this mani I used -
Pinky - China Glaze Glistening Snow
Ring - Tip Top Black Forest with a silver stud
Middle, Index and thumb - Tip Top Pink About Us, my all time most favourite pink .

Anyone do anything fun this weekend ? Any special plans this week ?? 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Lapelle Magazine Issue 4



*SPONSORED POST * 

Hi guys ! I thought I'd share some info on a awesome new online magazine that is available for beauty product lovers out there. 
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Some more info on the company :
  1. Lapelle gives authoritative and scientific  perspective to skincare to help build the professional skin care industry
  2. Lamelle Research Laboratories is a South African biotechnology research company that manufactures products that are innovative and evidenced based.
  3. Started 7 years ago, the founders combined over 25 years of medical and pharmacy experience to bring a unique perspective to the industry. 
  4. Our core business has been in medical aesthetics
  5. All of Lamelle Research Laboratories’ products are developed through a rigorous programme of review, research and meticulous production
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Some of the topics that they will be covering this month includes -
  • Bang On Autumn Trends
  • Healthy Food without the Fuss 
  • How to reverse skin ageing naturally
  • How to choose the perfect jeans ( something everyone should read ) 
  • Some great info on new beauty products on the market 
So if any of you are interested in reading some of their articles (that's very informative ) head on over to their website - http://www.lapelle.co.za/issue4.php?id=1154 

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Friday, 21 March 2014

OPI Euro Centrale Mini Collection

Hi guys ! I hope everyone in South Africa will enjoy the public holiday today, and to all the other lovely ladies, hoping you will have an amazing weekend. I'm getting excited, in less than a week I will be turning 28 ! Whoohoo... 

Today I'm sharing a little bit of an older collection with you guys - 4 OPI Euro Centrale Collection shades. 

So let's see the polishes in the collection -

 Can't Find My Czechbook 
"I hope you take credit because I must have this aqua!" 
This is a gorgeous aqua creme shade, I really love this colour on me.
I used two coats for the swatch. 
Suzi's Hungry Again 
"Thank goodness there are zero calories in this warm and yummy pink!" 
This is a bright almost neon coral coloured pink. Usually I'm a fan of pink based shades but I don't love this colour as much as I hoped I would. 
I used two coats for the swatch. (Although a third would probably have been better )
You're Such A Budapest
"If I let you borrow this peri-winkle purple will you go away?" 
This is easily my favourite of this set... It's such a gorgeous milky lavender colour and it looks amazing on me .
I used two coats for the swatch. 
 OY-Another Polish Joke
"So this shimmery gold walks into a bar..." 
This is a bright golden polish. This polish is also on the sheer side, so it needs a little more coats of polish to be opaque .
I used 4 coats for the swatch .

Overall , I think it's a lovely mini collection to own .. But my favourites are You're Such a Budapest and Can't Find my Czechbook .

Anyone have long weekend plans ?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Maybelline ClearSmooth All in One Shine Free Cake Powder

Hi guys ! Hope your having a great week so far. Mine has been super busy , but no complaining.  

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Cake Free Powder. I'm in the shade Light (the lightest colour .. ) but there are 9 shades in the range.. 

The new Clear Smooth All in One Cake Free Powder does the following :

  • Controls Shine
  • Conceals flaws
  • Smoothes
  • Even
  • Mattifies
  • Perfect tone
  • SPF 25

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So let me share my thoughts on this powder :
First off... I love the size of this little set. Its about the same size as my phone , so this will make it super easy to pop into your office bag or hand clutch . It also had a decent size mirror ... Which makes this very handy for a quick touch up during the day . I also like that this comes with an applicator sponge ... Although you can still use your normal face powder brush too. 

Secondly ... I like the fact that this powder has an SPF 25 too ... I love to know the products I use has an SPF in .. You can never be too careful ... And I'm one of those people that ALWAYS wears sunscreen . So this is a huge bonus for me.

Thirdly... I have to say I love how this helped keep my skin matte. I have combination skin, but my T-zone gets oily in the summer... So this really helps to keep my skin shine free during the day . 

Would I buy this when mine is finished ?? 
YES !! I love the convience of it being small enough to pop into my bag, and having the applicator sponge and mirror right there too. I did find it worked great but didn't clog my pores at all . The powder also doesn't give you a heavy "I'm wearing powder" feel on your face , making it perfect for everyone. 

These powders retails for R79,95 at Maybelline stands .

How has YOUR week been so far ?? 
*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

Monday, 17 March 2014

China Glaze : Crinkled Chrome Iron Out The Details

Hi guys ! Hope you had a fun weekend. Mine was busy but still super fun. Sorry about the lack of posts last week too , life got a little crazy busy . 

So onto the polish . Last year China Glaze came out with a new line of texture polishes that was not only texture, but had a chrome look to them as well. I know a lot of people doesn't like the look of this texture.. As it might look like you just polished your nails and went to bed and woke up with them all wrinkly and ugly .. But I'm really liking this texture a lot. Especially since it's so shiny and only need one coat - making this polish dry insanely quick. 

The wear time isn't too bad too, this is still my #NOTD since Thursday evening and so far no chips or cracks in the polish yet , and I'm super rough on my hands. So that makes me very impressed.

So onto the photos -

So what are your thoughts about this China Glaze range ? Love it or leave it ? Personally I really love it. 

How was YOUR weekend ?

Monday, 10 March 2014

Grey Skittlette

Hey guys ! Hope you all had a fun weekend. Mine was nice and relaxing for a change. 

Today I'm another skittlette with you . Last week I got hold of a polish that has been on my lust list for over a year now when I popped into Deschem - Essence Grey-t to be here. And I couldn't wait to start using it , especially with the grey and rainy weather we have been having. 

So onto the pictures -

For this mani I used -
Pinky - China Glaze I'm not Lion
Ring- Tip Top Black Forest with a gold triangle stud
Middle, Index & Thumb - Essence Grey-t to be Here

I'm seriously in love with this mani .. (And with the rainy weather in JHB  ) ... 

How was YOUR weekend ?? 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Revlon Chalkboard Nails

Hey guys ! Hope everyone has had an amazing week. I loved the rain we had most of the week but so glad we had so much sunshine yesterday . Was so nice to have nice summery weather again.

Today I'm sharing some more of the Revlon Chalkboard nails with you .Again these polishes come with a dual ended polish which gives you everything to create fun nail art. The one side is a black matte polish , and the other side a pastel matte striper polish for creating fun designs. 

For the Mani's today I used one coat of the black chalkboard polish , and the striper brush included for the fun designs I did.. Again, since this polish was designed to be matte, I decided to keep it that way. You can always use a matte top coat over the design to prevent the polish from chipping too fast. 

So onto the beauties... 

First up is Homecoming... 
Homecoming is a gorgeous soft lilac shade . This is one of my favourites and I can see myself using this one a lot in the future.


Next up is Liberal Arts ...
Liberal Arts is a gorgeous baby blue polish. Again this one is gorgeous. 
Over-achiever ...
Isn't the name too cute ? *giggles* This is a soft baby pink .
Pass / Fail ... 
Pass/Fail is a soft yellow . 

I really like how it looks like scribbling on a chalkboard !!! These are really fun especially as a gift for a polish loving teacher or student. Overall I do find them to chip a little quicker than normal polish .. But that's just a downside of any matte nail polish. 

These retail for R89,95 . 

How has YOUR week been so far ? Any fun weekend plans ?
*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*