Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A list of my swaps!

As promised, here is a list of the nail polish I currently have up for swapping. Hopefully those of you who have some of my lemmings will see something you like and get in touch with me! Please note that I have now added my email address below the heading on the left-hand -side especially for you! Anyway, here's the list:

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms(htf's) - Cinnebar Opal, Scarlet Ruby

Maybelline Colorama flakies(htf's) - Pink Pinata, Cold As Ice, Sonic Sunset

Golden Rose Scale Effects(htf) - 03

Orly - monroe's Red, Cherrybomb, Honeymoon In Style, Glam Rock, Razzle

China Glaze - Summer Rain, Lighthouse, Blue Paradise, Heaven, Sexy In The City, Reggae To Riches, Treehugger, Watermelon Rind, Blue Sparrow, BFF, LOL  

L'Oreal - Coral Starfish, Pink Shells, Blue Marine

Essie - Lapis Of Luxury, Honeybun, Miami Nice

Borghese - Stellar Notte

Revlon - Berry Delicious, Plum Attraction

Chi - Double Fisted Fuschia

Jessica - Tinsel

Kleancolor - Blue Pearl, Pearl Jungle, Charcoal, Purple, Chunky Holo Purple, Kiss Goodbye

Color Club - Masquarading, Ulterior Motive, Alter Ego, Total Mystery, Secret Agent

Cult Nails(premium) - Devious Nature

Ozotic Pro(htf) - 520

CND Effects - Lavender Pearl

Clarins(htf) - 227

KOH(htf) - Jade/Jewel

OPI - Mod About You, MPJ(new version), Java Mauv-a, Abbey Rose, Overexposed On South Beach, DS Coronation

Nubar(holo) - Essence

Catherine Arley(all holo's) - 677, 673, 804, 674, 675

Claires Color Change - Turquoise, Purple

Chanel(premium) - Paradoxal, Metallic Nail Colour #62 OR

Jordanna - Sapphire

Nfu Oh(htf) - 51

I really, really hope that my list of swaps doesn't disappoint you! Enjoy looking. Have a good week and stay safe my lovelies! xoxoxo

NOTD OPI Green-wich Village and OPI Electric Eel. I love it!!!

Hi my lovies! How are you all today? I did a new mani on my nails last night, and I love it! I did two coats of OPI Green-wich Village(you have to with this colour, otherwise it's really streaky) Followed by one coat of OPI Electric Eel. I didn't think that the Electric Eel would be as strong as it was, but that's okay, because I love the finished product! It's a really happy colour, and whilst some of you may think it's a little late in the year for this green, I'm of the opinion that seasons don't matter. What matters is what you want to wear, when you want to wear it. So if I want to wear white after Labor Day, I sure as heck will! (I won't, because I don't like wearing white, I was just giving you all an example!) Anyway, here's the pics, and I'd LOVE to know what you think. My followers seem to be very quiet, I'd love for you to make some noise!

Anyway my lovelies, enough from me for now. I think this might be the shortest post I've ever done, lol! Stay safe, and I'll see you all very soon. You're the best! xoxoxoxo

Monday, September 19, 2011

Some more np's I'm lemming after...

Hello my lovelies! I thought you might be able to help me find some of my lemmings. I didn't have any luck last time I asked you all, but I thought there's no harm in asking you again, right? Now I don't want to buy these unless they're dirt cheap(which they won't be!), because we really don't have the money. I would much, much rather swap for them. You've all seen my collection. I have some pretty spectacular np's I would be willing to swap for my lemmings. I also thought rather than just telling you about one lemming, I'm going to give you all a nice long list of what I'm after. Even if you don't have a particular polish yourself, do you know someone that has? If so, and you think they'd be willing to swap, then please tell them about my blog. Tia!

OPI - DS Glamour
       - DS Exclusive
       - DS Shimmer
       - DS Desire
       - DS Passion
       - Creme De Menthe
ChG - Let's Do It In 3D
        - How About A Tumble?
        - Kaleidoscope Him Out
a-England - Lady Of The Lake
                 - Tristam
Catrice - Dirty Berry
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Purple Diamond
                                           Pink Diamond
                                           Bronze Pink
                                           Lavender Pearl
                                           Ruby Diamond
                                           Star Opal
                                           Lapis Amethyst
                                           Turquoise Opal
GOSH - Ocean
              Green Hawaii
Misa - Silk Robe
           Embroidered Emerald

As you can see, it's quite a list! Any help at all finding any of these np's would be very much appreciated. So for any help I get, thank you, in advance! Anyway my lovelies, I'm going to sign off for now. I'll see you all very soon. Stay safe! xoxoxo

Sunday, September 18, 2011

NOTD Ozotic Pro 515

Happy Sunday my lovelies! Even though I still have damage on the top third of my nails from the acrylics, my nails are much, much better than they were a few months back. I'm not going to be using any more false nails, as the glue is a nightmare to get off, and tbh my real nails don't look that bad any more.

I hope that you all are enjoying my blog, and I ask that you please bear with me. I love doing this, and I'm so happy I have you guys following with me. I've said this before and I'll say it again. If there are any critiques or suggestions you have for me, please feel free to comment. I want to hear the truth if you don't like something. Feedback is important, and bad feedback is a whole lot better than silence.

Anyway, I decided to use one of my new Ozotic Pro holo's, and I chose the deeper blue number 515. This colour is absolutely spectacular! I applied 2 coats(no basecoat), and as you can see the coverage is great. Unfortunately today is a dull, dreary, overcast day, so you can't see the true beauty of this holo(my bad picture taking aside!) Here are some pics for you:

You can see the damage that I still have on my nails, but believe me, they are so much better than they were! Please let me know what you think of this colour, I personally give it a '10' and two thumbs up! I'll see you lovelies soon. Take care and stay safe! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Another fabulous swap!

Hello my lovelies! I hope you've all had a great week. I went down to North Carolina with my husband where I got to see my best friend Kelly for the first time in months. It was soooooo good to see her! The next night we went to see a couple that we've known as long as we've been married, Steve and Missy. It was fabulous to see them after all this time! I last saw them in 2005, when we were on our way to Camp Pendleton, CA, so it's been a while!
Anyway, onto the nail porn. I've had a couple more fabulous swaps from the ladies on MUA, and boy, did I get lucky! The Ozotic Pro's listed are all holo's, and I have to say they beat any other holo hands down. They apply like a dream, no need for a basecoat, and you only need 2 layers to get a decent opacity. Going off on a tangent now, I finally got my hands on a Nfu Oh and the aqua base, and I think it's awful. It didn't matter how I applied it, what base coat I used, how many layers I used, I couldn't get it to apply smoothly. It was such a disappointment. But then I got these! First up, the list of np's, with pics to follow.
GOSH - Golden Dragon
Zoya - Midori
Ozotic Pro - 509
Ozotic Pro - 517
Ozotic Pro - 515
Ozotic Pro 512
Ozotic Pro - 518
Zoya - Gemma
Zoya - Anaka
Zoya - Cheri

Left to right: GOSH Golden Dragon, Zoya Midori, Ozotic Pro 509, Ozotic Pro 517, Ozotic Pro 515, Ozotic Pro 512, Ozotic Pro 518, Zoya Gemma, Zoya Anaka, Zoya Cheri.

As always the crappiness of my photo's in no way reflects the sheer beauty of these np's. If you're a holo lover like me, you simply have to get these. I'm not going to stop until I've hunted and acquired each and every last one of these beauties down! Have a great weekend, stay safe, and I'll see you all soon! xoxoxo

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Completely off the topic of nails.

Hello my lovelies, I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I certainly am. I have some things to show you all that have absolutely nothing to do with nails. My friend Tony visited us this week, and we both took a trip to my local outlets (you know that a girl and her best friend who happens to be a queen just love to shop, lol!) The first place we stopped was the Coach outlet.

Now I don't know about you, but I love me some Coach! In fact, the only bags I have are Coach or Chanel. Obviously Chanel is way more expensive so I only have 3 of them, but as for my Coach collection, that's a different kettle of fish! I have a whole bunch of bags, shoes, hats, umbrella, glasses, sunglasses, jewelry and key chains, but that's neither here nor there.  Whilst at the outlet, my wonderful friend treated me to a new bag, a black leather east/west Kristin tote, and a gorgeous hat.

If any of you have any ideas as to what style of hat this is, please tell me because I'm completely clueless. My hats aren't just part of my collection, btw, they actually work. Whenever I go out, I pretty much always wear a hat! Also, I don't know if this(the bag) is a full price delete or not, so if you know that, can you let me know? Thanks lovelies! The bag got a complete soaking when Tony and I went out to lunch yesterday, so unfortunately my bag lost some shape at the top. Seriously gutting. Oh well, never mind.  Please feel free to comment on my new goodies! Anyway, here's some pics for you all, I hope you enjoy them:

Anyway lovelies, I'm going to close now. I'll see you all again soon. Stay safe 'til the next time! Loads of love. xoxoxo

Friday, September 9, 2011

More swaps!

Hello my lovelies! I have more swaps to show you, again from the girls on MUA. The first one is OPI's Glacier Bay Blues, a very deep blue with a purple shimmer to it. A duochrome I think. Not quite as spectacular swatched as it was in the bottle, but still a very pretty nail polish.
Next we have OPI's Merry Berry Mauve. This one is a pink glitter in a jelly(?) base. I like it, but I couldn't be bothered to swatch it.
Next up was actually a freebie, it's by SPARITUAL and it's called Miss World. This is a lovely coral pink, with a gorgeous shimmer. Very impressed, especially considering it was a freebie!
The next is Butter London's No More Wait-y Katy. Now I've been lemming after this for quite a while, so I was very pleased to finally coordinate a swap where I got it. However, I'm extremely disappointed in it. I think it's boring, it's horrible to apply. Quite frankly, I actually think it's pretty ugly. Needless to say, I'm not planning on keeping it.
And last, but certainly not least, we have my favourite. OPI DS Amethyst. I have been wanting this puppy for a very long time, so to finally get my hands on one is fantastic! This one did NOT disappoint! It is a beautiful holo that is a pale, well...Amethyst, lol! It has a very strong linear holo effect, and is as beautiful when swatched as it is in the bottle. I highly recommend this one if you're a girl after my own heart, and you're into holo's.
Anyway my lovelies, here's some pics for you all, first up Glacier Bay Blues:

OPI Merry Berry Mauve


  Butter London No More Waity Katy

OPI DS Amethyst

          Swatches of 3 of them. Left to right, No More Waity Katy, Miss World, DS Amethyst.

Hope you like the pics.  I'll see you all next time. Stay safe lovelies! xoxo

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I just wanted to say....

...Thank you so much to all of my wonderful followers for all of your support. This blog is nothing without you! I never would have thought I'd have reached the '40 follower' mark, let alone 136. To my new followers, a very warm welcome, and thank you for finding my blog interesting enough to warrant following it! I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments, keep them coming.

Please feel free to throw in some constructive criticism if you think it's needed, all I ask is that you're not cruel.

A great big hug and all my love goes out to each any every one of you. You're all the greatest!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Serious nail polish awesomeness...

Hiya to all of my lovelies out there! How's your week been? Good I hope! Mine has been the same as always, blah de blah de blah! Other than that though, I have some serious nail polish fabulosity to show you all! Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten myself some more gorgeous htf's from the amazing girls at Makeup Alley. One of them is so fabulous, I can hardly believe I got my hands on it! Here's the list of my new favourites, with photo's to follow straight after of swatches:

OPI - Standing Room Only
OPI - Sanderella
OPI - What's Dune?

AAAAAAAND....the one, the only, ORIGINAL OPI My Private Jet! Yes girlies, I got the holo version at long last! I'm so stoked! As always, the beauty of the nail polishes is not really reflected in my crappy pictures. The best pics are the ones of the individual nail polish bottles. Here's the pics for your viewing pleasure:

I hope you enjoy the np porn my lovelies, at least as much as I do! I'll see you all soon. All my love and stay safe! xoxoxo