Friday, 30 August 2013

Tip Top Nail Addict : Coffee Bean

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fantastic week so far.. Mine has been super busy , and this weekend is another busy one too .

Today I'm showing you another colour of the Tip Top Nail Addict Range that is exclusive to Foshini stores. This colour is called Coffee Bean . The name alone sold me - I'm a BIG fan of coffee... Can't live without it. ♥

Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean is a rich brown with the most gorgeous fine gold-ish brown glittery shine to it. As any Tip Top polishes it went on like butter and took two easy coats to be opaque. Seriously... Tip Top is always impressive and their polishes never lets you down.

Here's the photos of two coats of Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean -

Isn't this just another stunner ??? 

Remember you can get the Tip Top Nail Addict polishes at selected Foshini stores for R39,95 . 

Hope everyone has a fun weekend !

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

{Guest Post} Siobhan from For The Love Of Nail Art

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a great week so far !! Mine has been super busy so far , but it's downhill from here to the weekend . 

Today I have a special friend on the blog today , the lovely Siobhan from For The Love of Nail Art is sharing a lovely mani she did .

So enough of my rambling, here's her gorgeous mani post.

Lynn asked me MONTHS ago to do a guest post for her and I was never quite sure what to do. Sometimes you want to do something different. Anyway one day an idea hit me.

Lynn sent me a parcel a while back with some cool goodies but I most of all loved the girly confetti she included in my box so I wanted to try recreate that.

What I used:
• Sinful Colors 24/7
• Tip Top Surfer Girl
• China Glaze Glitter all the Way
• Essence Grey to be Here
• Dotting tool and thin nail art brush

Firstly if you're on Lyn's blog, you'll KNOW it's called "Pink and Purple Dots" so my index and pinky represent her brand BUT it is also a fusion of HER favourite colours (she's the purple finger and I'm the pink one as that's MY favourite colour hehe)! I used the dotting tool to make the polka dots and included on a few of the dots some Glitter all the Way.

On my ring and middle finger is Lynn and I inspired by her confetti girls she gave me with bling bling glitter skirts. I used Essence's Grey to be Here and a thin nail art brush for the gals.

I hope you like it Lynn and don't forget we will still enjoy some vino together one day ;)

Awww thanks Voni . I really love this special mani ... And the colours goes together sooo perfectly !

Remember to go check out her blog too .. .Her manis are really AMAZING ! 

Hope everyone will have a fun Wednesday !!

Monday, 26 August 2013

Mini Mouse Inspired Skittlette

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fun weekend ! I sure did ... I started of by thinking Friday morning was actually Thursday ... Hee hee hee.

Today I'm showing you a fun Mini Mouse Inspired Skittlette. I REALLY loved this mani and wore if for 5 days straight ! 

The pinky finger is two coats of OPI Liquid Sand The Impossible with a Rectangular Nail Stud
The ring and index finger was 1 coat of If You Moust , You Moust , dotted with OPI Alpine Snow
The middle finger was one coat of The Colour of Minnie , and I dotted mickey mouse designs on them with a black nail polish.
The thumb was one coat of If You Moust , You Moust ,topped with Nothin Mousie Bout it . (A fun glitter with hearts in *swoons*)

Let me share this fun mani with you -

I love Minnie Mouse so much ... So I had so much fun creating this gorgeous design. 

Here's the lovely OPI Polishes I used -

I hope this mani will brighten your Monday 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Mater Mani ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I had such a nice relaxing weekend for a change, was so fun !

Today I'm showing a fun Mater from Cars (and Cars 2) inspired mani. My little guy LOVES the Cars toons, and when I saw a similar design inspired on a blog a while back, I knew I had to try it too.

For this mani I used Tip Top Colours. For the base colour I mixed Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean and Deadly Salmon (to give a little more orange toned brown ) . I also used the saran wrap technique for the rust effect using Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean and Tip Top Super Trooper. I was really impressed with the outcome of this cute mani ♥

Let me share my fun Mater from Cars mani with you -

I think by far Mater is one of the cutest cartoon  characters. This was such a fun design to create . And while I don't usually wear nail art like this in the week, it's a fun weekend design .

Here is the Tip Top polishes I used -
Tip Top French Manicure White, Tip Top Black Forest, Tip Top Nail Addict Deadly Salmon, Tip Top Nail Addict Coffee Bean and Tip Top Super Trooper
Do you like Mater ?? 
Hope everyone has a great week .

Friday, 16 August 2013

Oh My Gosh : Pop Up! Purple

Hi guys ! It's FINALLY weekend ! This has really been a way to long week. My little guy is sick, so this weekend he will get some pampering from me. ♥

Today I'm showing you an awesome nail polish from Gosh SA ... This is from the Oh My Gosh range and is called Pop Up Purple. It's a gorgeous purple crelly . I really love colours that has the appearance of a jelly polish but covers like a creme polish.

This polish really applied like a dream, nice and smooth and evened itself out in 2 coats. Really perfection in a bottle. I like that these bottles is also the perfect size to pop into your handbag . A perfect excuse to get it !!

Here's the photos of two coats of Oh My Gosh Pop Up! Purple -

The wear time on this polish was also extremely well. I had it on for 4days without any chips or extreme tip wear. Really great when a polish has lasting power. 

I got this beauty at Edgars and Red Square stores for R49,95 ... And I can't wait to get myself more gorgeous polishes from this range.

Anyone have any fun weekend plans ? Or just extremely glad this week is finally over ?? Have you tried any of the colours in the range yet ??

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Fun Pink Mani ♥

Hi guys. Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Mine has been super busy .

Today I am sharing a fun mani that's currently my #NOTD. It was just so fun and bright I had to share it as soon as I could with you guys. 

For this mani I started with Tip Top Pink About Us (One of my FAVOURITE pinks EVER !! ) . For the accent nail I used two coats of OPI Alpine snow. Then I took some striping tape, and taped the design. Then I took a foundation sponge and used the three China Glaze Textures and gently painted it on to create a fun gradient . (China Glaze Bump & Grind , Itty Bitty & Gritty and Unrefined ) . I then sponged the texture on the striping tape and then gently pulled it off. And voila... A gorgeous accent nail design. 

Tip Top Pink About Us matches the China Glaze Unrefined PERFECTLY ! I love how girly it looks together .. And the texture gradient adds such a playful twist.

Here are the China Glaze polishes I used for the accent nail - 
(China Glaze Bump & Grind , China Glaze Unrefined and China Glaze Itty Bitty & Gritty )
Hope everyone will have a fantastic Wednesday today .

Monday, 12 August 2013

Essence : Boys are back in town & Just a Litte Crush

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fun weekend. Did anyone do something super exciting for the long weekend ? We had a fun family braai on Friday , chilled an did a little shopping. 

Today I'm showing you one of the Essence Colour ³ - Meaning the polish can give you three colours in one - the two sides of the polish and a third one if you use them together . ♥ This is really a fun idea . Today I'm showing you the Boys are back in Town and Just a little Crush together.

Boys are Back in Town is a very dusty greyed purple creme polish. I found this colour super opaque and only needed one coat . I really love colours like these for winter. ♥ 

Just a little crush is a layering polish. It's a clear slightly milky base filled with purple and blue toned violet shimmer micro glitter. On it's own it doesn't get opaque and isn't that noticeable (one of the main reasons I didn't include a separate photo of this one), but layer over the Boys are Back in Town is such a magical combo ... I instantly fell in love  ♥ It felt like a magic potion instantly transforming the colour to a special new colour.

Here are the photos from The Boys are Back in Town :
And now for the gorgeous Boys are Back in Town and Just a Little Crush combo -
This combo was really so gorgeous. I couldn't stop staring at my nails . ♥

And one last photo of this gorgeous combo in the sun -

I can't wait to try the other beauties I have from the Colour ³ Range . I have 4 more of these cute combo polishes to share with you . ♥

Happy Monday everyone . 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

OPI - The Impossible Liquid Sand

Hi guys ! Wow can you believe it's Wednesday already ??? This week is really going by so quickly... And Friday is a public Holiday too. Whoohooo !!

Today I'm showing you another liquid Sand shade from OPI. This time it's OPI The Impossible . The Impossible is described as "A matte fuchsia with star confetti that will never give up". This one was actually a surprise favourite of mine . I won't exactly describe it as a fuchsia, this is a little more red on me ... But still super gorgeous. All downside was, I didn't get any star glitter this time round, but I did spot one or two in the mini bottle of mine.

Again, the texture isn't annoying at all . I used two coats for the swatches below, and as always,these textures wear like iron.

Here's the photos of OPI The Impossible -

This is really such a pretty colour !! (And my #NOTD too , which rarely happens) , just loved it so much I knew I had to share it first .

Do you like the whole texture polish trend ??

Have a GREAT Wednesday !

P.S - I FINALLY have an Instagram account, feel free to follow me there too . The link is on the sidebar . :)