Tuesday, March 19, 2013

... Easter Collection - Loki's Lacquer ...

Why shouldn't you tell an Easter Egg a joke?
It might crack up!!

Bad jokes aside, today I'm showing the limited edition Easter polishes from Loki's Lacquer.  So grab your easter baskets and get ready for some egg-cellent photos.

Now I've never tried anything from Loki's Lacquer so I'm very curious to see how they measure up. All these shots are 3 coats plus a top coat unless mentioned.

Hey Chicky - Now this polish seriously intrigued me from the start as it's so bright in the bottle and it borders on that yellow/green and honestly I couldn't wait to see what it looked like on my nails.
It's a sparkly yellow gold and while it doesn't look green anymore out of the bottle it definitely is still on the bright side of life [do do ... do do do do do do!]
As a hidden surprise there is some scattered holo action going on. If you are like me and want super smooth nails then you will need to add a top coat. I'd highly suggest the Essence Gel Look top coat - that baby makes anything smooth [and if it doesn't, shove that polish into your swap box!!]

Spring has sprung - While I'll admit I've never had an Easter in the springtime I can see how it relates. I'll admit I found it hard to photo the colour shift in this but it is clearly visible [especially at night] without a dark base colour.

And like Hey Chicky, there is some slight scattered holo action going on. It definitely looks green in the sunlight!

Buddy - The description describes a "pink-silver-green" shift so I'm really really interested so see how this turns out.  The bottle appears more of a purple so lets dive in!
While the shift didn't appear without a base I wanted to show this anyway as I really like the colour - a pale pink.
This is 3 coats over Ulta3 Black Satin and there is definitely pink, green and silver all going on there. Wowsers Batman. My camera decided that it wasn't going to show the scattered holo but it's there in that soft look.

Bluebell - This is an extremely pretty blue. I originally thought it may be a metallic but it's definitely a shimmer. It's not opaque after 3 coats but it's got that old school streaky goodness going on! Oh yeah!
If you look closely you can see little bronze flecks. These are definitely more noticable in real life.

Easter Egg Hunt - I've layered this over Bluebells and I quite like the look. This glitter has multi sizes of hex and squares in all sorts of pastel colours.

Actually it really reminds me of those speckled Cadbury Mini Eggs .. hmmmmm. Om Nom Nom Nom Nom
Photo from Nori's Findings - found via Google Images.

So there you go. Out of these 5 I think "Buddy" would be my top runner as I love that shade of pink. All of these polishes could be layered and the possibilities are endless. You just need to find the best combo for yourself!

Loki's Lacquer is an Australian indie and you can find them on Etsy! The link is -  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lokislacquer.  Again these polishes are limited edition so if you want any you'd better be quick!

Polishes were provided for review but all opinions, Aussie humour and dodgy photography are my own!

Monday, March 11, 2013

... Aussie Nails Monday - "Stripes" featuring piCture pOlish Marine, Mad Magenta and Black ...

Wayhey! Happy Monday! Todays Aussie Nails Monday is "Stripes" and here is my take on it! I was quite please with how it worked out to be honest.
Firstly I sponged piCture pOlish Marine and Mad Magenta and then stamped on top using piCture pOlish Black and the Konad S6 plate.
I always love how Mad Magenta changes from a pink to a purple and I love where these 2 colours meet - it's like a funky indigo going on there!

Want to read more Aussie Nail Monday posts?? Check these blogs out!
Adelle1985 (Instagram)
JennLojko (Instagram)
Lovessweetas (Instagram)
Mckfresh (Instagram)
Maedaynails (instagram)
Lili_Bete (Instagram)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

.... Sarah Claire - Cat Owner ...

Recently we had a new addition to our little family. The purring machine, Mr Fizzy has joined us and while it's been a huge exciting time, I've forgotten how many scratches you can accumulate from a kitten! It's been a long time since we've had a cat in our lives and so far the kiddiewinks are enjoying the experience aswell.
Why yes, I will pose for photos!

Although photos tend to show him as black and white, he's definitely grey and not black. I wanted to try and match his colouring so here are my "Fizzy Cat" nails. I didn't realise that my collection only holds a few greys. I must remedy that! So here is what I came up with to colour match to him.
I've used Ulta3 Lily White for the base and sponged with Face of Australia Party at the Gap from the Barbados collection.
I actually think it worked really well! I didn't want standard gradient lines as his fur isn't defined by straight lines but I liked it and thought I matched pretty well! YAY!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

... We have a Winner!!! Pretty Serious Cosmetics Giveaway...

Hurrah!!! Thank you to everyone who entered the Pretty Serious giveaway I was holding combined with Nails in the Desert and The Polish Haven.

So congratulations to the winner Athanasia- she now has the choice of picking out some prettys from the fantastic range over at Pretty Serious Cosmetics! Hurrah!!

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