Monday, 29 April 2013

Avon Speed Dry + Nail Enamel - Grey Flash

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a great weekend ! Mine was relaxing , even did a bit of shopping over the weekend too .

Today I'm showing you another one of the Speed Dry Nail Enamels from Avon, Grey Flash. These nail polishes claims to dry in 30 Seconds, and I'm glad to report back it does indeed ! Gray Flash is a grey-ish nail polish with hints of shimmer, it's more visible in the bottle than on the nail, but it's still a gorgeous colour. Perfect for winter weather ♥

In the photos below I used two coats of Avon Speed Dry + Nail Enamel Grey Flash -

This really is a gorgeous colour to own !! Perfect to dress up or down. ♥

These are available from Brochure 5, and they are on special for R49,95 each ♥

Remember to check out my post  My First Give-Away ! and enter if you haven't yet ! Thanks to those who already entered .

Have a lovely Monday !! Wednesday is a public Holiday, so I won't be posting, so see you all on Friday ! ♥

Sunday, 28 April 2013

My First Give - Away Details ! - CLOSED -

Hi guys ! I hope everyone is having a great weekend !!!

I know I don't normally post over weekends, but today I'm sharing the details of my first blog give-away with you ....

This competition is open for international followers as well as local mani lovers ♥

Again THANK YOU to each and every follower, tweet, comment, email.... You guys really make this blogging journey worth while ♥ Thanks so much for your support !!

Please note a comment here DOESN'T count as an entry... I an entering the details in as I receive the emails... To make it more fair. ♥ Only one entry per person. ♥
The winner will be announced on the BLOG , as well as Twitter on 31st of May 2013.

Hope to see you all enter !!

Friday, 26 April 2013

Avon Speed Dry + Nail Enamel - ASAP Pink

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is as glad as I am that's it's weekend ! This week has seriously been way too long !

Today I'm showing you one of the new Avon Speed Dry Nail Enamel colours. ♥ This one is called ASAP Pink. The fun thing about this polishes are their fast drying factor, that REALLY does work ( I timed it ! ) Hee hee hee. ♥ These polishes is dry to the touch within the time promised, making it practical if you're in a hurry and don't have time to wait for polish to dry.

I used two coats of Avon Speed Dry + Nail Enamel ASAP Pink in the photos below -
And it's such a gorgeous colour, what's not to love ! I was a little worried about the formula after the last Avon polishes, but was really impressed with this beauty ♥

The go on sale in Brochure 5, and retail for R49,95 each ♥

Hope everyone has a fun weekend ♥

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

China Glaze : Razzle Me Dazzle Me

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a great week so far ! Mine as been busy as always . Just wished the cooler weather of the weekend would come back again, I really want to start wearing my boots, scarfs and beanies. ♥

Today I'm showing you China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me. This is such a gorgeous glitter . This glitter is part of the Glitz Bitz 'N Pieces collection. It has the most gorgeous light girly pink hex glitters that are all different sizes. And it has an awesome mix of black glitters - small medium and large sized ones, as well as super large hex ones. Also in the mix is some gorgeous bar glitters too. The glitter is suspended in a clear base, making endless layering opportunities. ♥

The application for this glitter beauty was absolutely outstanding. ♥ One coat of this beauty and the nail will be totally covered. The glitter also stays put and doesn't drag with the brush.

Below is one ( YES ONE ! ) Coat of China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me over Revlon Charming -

And since I love Glitter polishes matte,so I mattified this beauty with China Glaze Matte Magic -

One word - PERFECTION ! I love the sparklyness with Top coat, but love this beauty just as much with the mattified effect ♥

Actually, I made a matching keyring for myself, that's how much I loved this mani -
Isn't it too gorgeous ! I will be including a personal nail polish keyring in my give-away, details will be posted over the weekend ♥

What are YOUR thoughts on this mani ??

Monday, 22 April 2013

Tip Top Sprinkle Beads : Beauty & The Beach & Love On The Rocks

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a nice weekend !! I did ! I had a lovely Spa morning at Camelot Spa at O.R Tambo, and let me tell you it was amazing. This was a gift the lovely Ghila from Nails Noob gifted me, and it was a really fun and relaxing experience. (Thanks again my dear friend !! )

Today I will be showing you two colours in the Tip Top Sprinkle Beads range. As you know I LOVE pink, so I was pleasantly surprised when these to was included in the polishes I was send for review.

Beauty & The Beach is a lovely light pink colour, with multi-coloured  beads to create the caviar effect mani. Love on the Rocks is such a gorgeous bright pink with pink beads .

Here's the instructions to use these beauties -
  • First off polish a nail with the colour provided on the one end .
  • As with the confetti glitter ones, have a piece of paper handy to catch the extra beads in the next step !
  • Gently shake the beads onto the nail .
  • Move onto the next nail and repeat the above steps
  • After about 5 nails, gently "dust" off the extra beads around the finger , and LIGHTLY press down on the beads on the nail. As I mentioned here, lightly, you don't want to press them off the nail, just to gently embed them into the polish.
Here's the tools I used for these swatches -
  • A piece of paper
  • The polishes
  • And a nail art brush (but any brush will do to lightly brush off the extra beads

So let me share my thoughts on the Sprinkle Beads :
  • First off, I won't usually wear these as FULL mani's.. More as an accent nail , but for the swatches I decided to test the wear time , they do last longer when they are only used as an accent nail. That being said, these lasted a good two days before the beads starting bumping off. But do note I do use my hands a lot and they do come in contact with water a lot during the day.
  • This texture is a little more obvious than the Confetti Glitter, and if you're not used to it, it will take a little getting used too.
  • This will look gorgeous for special events or for a fun accent nail on an existing mani.
So let me share the swatches of Beauty & The Beach with You -

I really love this combination, the coloured beads does have a gorgeous effect on the light pink polish...  ♥

And the swatches of Love on the Rocks -

The Love on The Rocks actually surprised me and turned out to be my favourite of the two ! This is seriously a gorgeous coloured polish, and the beads really make it pop !! This is hands down the winner of the two in my books !!

As with the Confetti Glitters, the Sprinkle Beads comes in 6 gorgeous colours ♥ These retail at Clicks for R79,95 , and really is such an awesome addition to their range.

I hope you will have a gorgeous Monday ! I do have one more in this range to share with you soon , and on Friday I will show 2 swatches of the Wild Thing Glitter Range ♥

 * These products  was send to me for review ,  but this is my honest opinion on the products send *