Monday, 30 September 2013

Revlon Mooncandy - Cosmic and Orbit

Hi guys ! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I had a nice relaxing weekend with family and went shopping. I loved the rain we had last night, even had light hail. *squeal* I love a good thunderstorm.

Today I'm sharing two lovely Revlon Moon Candy shades with you - Orbit and Cosmic. The Moon Candy range included one side that's a creme polish, and the other side with holographic flakies . *swoon* I really love the look of the flakies in these polishes... It's gorgeous.

First up is Cosmic. The base for Cosmic is a a dark yellow-green creme. It needed . Needs two coats for opacity. The shift in the flakie colour went from orange to green . I used one coat of the flakie side in the photos below. 

First up the photos of Cosmic -
Although I'm not a huge fan of green nail polishes , this one was quite fun to wear. 

Next up is Orbit . The base for Orbit is a dark eggplant purple and is a one-coater. The shift of the flakies here goes between blue and purple . I used one coat of Orbit and one coat of the flakies below. This one was my personal favourite of the two.

Below is the photos of Orbit - 

My overall thoughts on the collection:
  • Dry time is a longer than normal because the flakie polish is quite a bit thicker and removal is not as difficult as glitter but not as smooth as it would be without the flakies. In other words, removal will take some time but not be as messy or frustrating as taking off glitter
  • Base coat! Base coat! Base coat! If you don't wear it, you seriously risk staining your nails since all the base polishes are dark. Use two base coats to be safe . I only used one coat of base coat on Orbit and it stained. *sad facey *
  • You will have to use the dabbing technique to place the glitters, simply sweeping it across the nails will not leave enough flakes on the nail and then if you try to sweep on another coat, you'll pull off the ones you already have on
  • If your a flakie fan, you'll love this collection to death. 

These polishes retail at Revlon counters nationwide for R89,95 .

As mentioned, my favourite of these two were Orbit, but Cosmic looked pretty cool too. 

Which one is YOUR favourite ? Did you do anything fun this weekend ??

Have an awesome Monday !
*These product/s where send in exchange for my honest opinion *

Friday, 27 September 2013

A Special Mani for a special friend ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fantastic week . It's FINALLY weekend, YIPPEE ! 

Today I have a very special mani to share with you guys,today is my dear friend Siobhan from For The Love of Nail Art birthday. A while back she did an awesome guest post for the blog, and I thought I'd celebrate her special day with her with my version of her awesome mani she created for me.  Here is her version again - Guest Post Siobhan from For The Love of Nail Art

So let me share the mani I did to help Siobhan celebrate HER special day -

For this mani I used Tip Top Fairy Dust (lilac ) and Tip Top Melting Marshmallow as the two base colours. For the little girl images, I used Tip Top Pink about Us, and Tip Top Grape To Meet You. Then I used Tip Top French Manicure White for the white bigger dots. On the Tip Top Fairy Dust nail , I dotted on the white dots with Tip Top Drummer Girl Glitter. On the Tip Top Melting Marshmallows white dots, I dotted on them wit Tip Top Night Life Glitter.

Here's the gorgeous polishes I used -

I hope you love this mani as much as I did, it was so much fun to re-create her gorgeous mani here on the blog.

Voni, I really hope you have a STUNNING birthday today. Your an amazing friend .

Not everyone is lucky enough to have someone as special as you in their life... I'm one of the lucky few! May beauty and happiness surround you today and beyond.

Anyone got any special plans for this weekend ? I'm planning to finish off a craft project I started this week, hopefully I can share some photos next week .

Monday, 23 September 2013

Lightning McQueen Inspired Mani

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a stunning weekend. I LOVED the cooler weather we had over the weekend in JHB, was such a nice change . I got some awesome nail mail this weekend too, excited to show you some of the goodies this week. 

I previously posted my Mater mani here  ( link ) , and  at that same time,I also did a Lighting McQueen one, but only got around to sharing this fun mani now. Alex LOVES anything Cars related, so he was super impressed with these two mani's .

Again , for this mani I only used Tip Top colours. The colours I used were :
Tip Top French Manicure White, Tip Top Lemon Fuel, Tip Top Sunkissed, Tip Top Cherries in the Snow, Tip Top Nail Addict  Deadly Salmon , Tip Top Black Forest and Tip Top Nail Addict Wild Thing.

So let me share the photos of this mani with you -

And the polishes I used - 
It's fun doing cartoon inspired manis every now and again, and I do hope you love this one as much as I did. 

Hope everyone will have a lovely week, I'm on holiday this week for a bit, so looking forward to some rest and relaxation. 

Enjoy the public holiday tomorrow too .

Friday, 20 September 2013

China Glaze : Strike Up A Cosmo

Hi guys ! It's finally weekend ! Whoohoo ! And to top it off, I got next week off, so this makes it an extra long weekend for me. 

Today I'm showing you the first polish of China Glaze Autumn Nights range. This gorgeous colour is called Strike Up a Cosmo, and happens to be the China Glaze colour of the month too.

China Glaze Strike Up A Cosmo is a gorgeous rose pink foil colour. The golden flecks in this polishes adds a special little extra, turning this colour into a stunning beauty . 

China Glaze Strike Up a Cosmo is super pigmented . Only ONE coat was needed to get opaque. The formula applied like butter too . What's not to love about the polish ?? Even removal was a breeze.

Below is one coat of China Glaze Strike Up a Cosmo -

What are your thoughts on this gorgeous pink colour ??  Anyone have any fun weekend plans???

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Revlon : Chroma Chameleon Swatches

Hi guys ! Hope everyone is having a stunning week so far. Mine has been super busy . All downer is this summer weather... What happened to Spring ?? I really can't wait for the first proper thunderstorm too... 

Today I'm showing you three of the Revlon Chroma Chameleon Nail Enamels. These are is a new limited edition collection which features duo and multi-chrome metallic shades. 

Today I'll be sharing the three I got, Aquamarine , Cobalt and Rose Gold . 

First up is Aquamarine - 
Aquamarine is a very beautiful & bright aqua blue. That is PERFECTION, especially for summer! This colour doesn't have as strong as a shift but never the less still a gorgeous pink shift. It applied 2 coats . 
Next up is Cobalt. 
Cobalt is a rich intense blue with a purple shift. (It's most visible in it's last photo ) . I LOVED this colour... It feels like blue perfection for me. The shift again wasn't that strong, but in indoor lighting the purple was way more visible. Below I used three coats .
Lastly is Rose Gold ...
Rose Gold has the strongest shift. This colour goes from Gold , to Golden Olive Green. The shift here is more visible in different lighting as seen below. I don't love the colour on me though, but the shift is really stunning on this one . I used two coats in the swatches below.

Overall I liked the two blue colours the most, and will be sporting them often this summer. The Rose Gold has the most intense shift of them all and will no doubt be the favourite one of this collection.

What colour in this collection is your favourite ??

Hope everyone will have a great Wednesday .

*These product/s where send in exchange for my honest opinion *

Monday, 16 September 2013

Mint Green Mani with dots ♥

Hi guys ! Hope everyone had a fun weekend . Mine was fun, had a very special baby shower for my bestie who is expecting another little boy, and had a fun family get together . All downer was this hot weather... But I better get used to it again .

Today I'm sharing the mani I had for the baby shower. Our colour theme was mint green and white, and we asked everyone to wear a little fun something in either mint or white. I decided on a mint and white dots mani .

I used two coats of Sally Hansen Green Tea , it's really such a gorgeous mint colour. And dotted with a big and small dotting tool with OPI Alpine Snow. I loved that it wasn't overpowering but still soft and gorgeous .

Here's my sweet baby shower mani -

I decided to share the photos of the diaper cake, the one for the baby shower . I always love making these for baby showers , they are always such a cool conversation piece too.

Did you have any fun plans this weekend ?? Do you like mint green  ? 

Have a fab Monday !

Friday, 13 September 2013

avon - iTemba Jewellery Box

Hi guys ! Hooray it's finally Friday . I got another busy weekend lined up, but I'm sure you're just as glad as me this working week is over.

Today I'm showing you something a little different - The Avon iTemba Jewellery Box. In Brochure 10 , when you order this cute little jewellery box, you'll get to shades of polishes as a Thank You gift.

The jewellery box is super cute too. Perfect for small earrings or rings. I keep mine in the bathroom to keep my earrings from getting lost when I take them out. 

First off... This is one of their breast cancer awareness and education products to raise money for this special cause. As you know it's Breast Cancer awareness month next month too, and this is a wonderful way to support the cause. And you get a super cute jewellery box and two polishes free for R55 ! Bargain !!

Here's a photo of the cute little jewellery box you can order -

The two free Thank You polishes they include are ColorTrend Nail Enamel in Sweet Sundae and ColorTrend N ail Top Coat in Fuchsia Dazzle.

Sweet Sundae is a light pink marshmallow pink jelly polish. The formula was a little streaky at first (hence the three coats ) but 3 coats makes it look a lot less streaky. It's just a gorgeous girl pink colour too.

I have reviewed the Avon ColorTrend Top Coat in Fuchsia Dazzle before.... Here's the link of the colour review here - Avon Fuchsia Dazzle Top Coat

So to show both these gorgeous polishes off - I combined the two in a simple but girly mani -
Aren't these two polishes just gorgeous together ???

As mentioned, this combo special is only available in Brochure 10, and really to support a great cause and get a little Thank You from Avon for your support , such a generous gesture too .

Hope everyone has a fun weekend ? Anyone got any fun plans ???