Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Lacquistry - Soulstice

Man, I didn't post for two days! What's up with that?  I tell you whats up.  Work!  I've just been so damn busy over this last week getting ready for another website launch for the Government department that I work for that I just have been too exhausted to post at night.  On Friday I was at work by 5.45am, and left 11 hours later, wiped out.  But everything went smoothly and the site has been really well received.

You know that I've been busy when I haven't even had a chance to photograph my nails, and I have to resort to taking them in my office.  At least the bright fluro lighting makes the polish sparkle!

This is another new polish from Lacquistry - it's a bright and vibrant blue version of Amazeballz - so Blueballz if you will, although the official name is Soulstice.  Just like REDicilous and Amazeballz extra fine, this baby is a one coater. One simple amazing coat!

I also bought some of those metallic tattoos recently from a few different brands (Snaptats and FlashTats), and this is the first mani that I tried them out on.  I didn't put top coat on as I didn't want it to wrinkle up the tattoos,  and as a result, by the end of the work day there were a few areas that had rubbed off.  But I felt they did actually stand up to not having top coat to protect them very well.  I originally had some tattoos on my fingers too, but by the time I took these photos at work they had all worn off.  I blame moisturizer and hand washing for that.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Sayuri - Colourful Character Collection

I have some swatches from the recent Sayuri Nail Lacquer Colourful Character Collection.  There are seven polishes in the collection and I have swatches of four of them, as well as some nail art using three of them.

Lets start with my nail art, which is how I wore these lacquers for a couple of days.  I did a tri colour gradient using Night Owl, Wall flower and Song Bird.  I then stamped using Mundo de Unas Black polish and Born Pretty Plate BL-003.

I love how the stormy grey sky in this photo matches my midi ring.

Dark Horse - an orchid purple crème with violet shimmer, silver micro flakies and a scattered holo. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat. The formula is smooth and easy to apply.

Night Owl -  a periwinkle-blurple crelly with purple shimmer, gold and blue micro flakies and a subtle holo.  This one looks much more saturated when you see it in the sun compared to indoors.  Such a gorgeous colour though and it has a definite duo chrome shift from blue to purple. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Song Bird - a shimmery light jade crème with blue micro flakies and a scattered holo. A soft yet striking minty green that looks like it should taste like spearmint. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Wall Flower - is a Barbie pink crème with green and silver-white micro flakies, tiny matte fluro pink glitters and a subtle holo.  This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

The entire Sayuri Colourful Character collection is available now from Sayuri Nail Lacquer, and they also have shipping to Canada and the USA as well as Australia.

Polishes provided for consideration.

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Teal Ribbon Day for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Each year in February, Ovarian Cancer Australia runs a national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaign to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer, to honour those women who  have died from the disease, and to raise funds for their programs. One such awareness program is the Colour for Cause nail polish set.

Chemmart Pharmacies across Australia will be stocking a limited edition Designer Brands teal nail polish pack called 'Colour for a Cause'. The pack comes with two full sized polishes, a white and a teal and retails for $6.99, with 100% of the proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Australia

If you would like to see swatches of the two colours by themselves, then check out my post from last year.

For this year's mani, I once again created the flower symbol from Ovarian Cancer Australia, with the center featuring a teal swarovski crystal.  My index finger was a watermarble using the teal and white polishes and on my pinky I stamped a teal ribbon.

Teal Ribbon Day is Wednesday 25 February, so make sure you wear teal nail polish on that day to show your support for Ovarian Cancer. 
Colour for a Cause teal nail polish packs are be available in Chemmart Pharmacies during the month of Feburary. 
Polishes provided for consideration previously.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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OMG Nail Polish Strips Party Pack Giveaway

I have previously done a review on OMG nail polish strips and also shown a wear test with a comparison to other nail polish strip brands.  I have three more swatches to show you today and also a chance to win an amazing 10 Guest Nail Polish Strip Party Pack valued at $50.

Before I get into the swatches, let me tell you about the Nail Party Packs.  

The idea is that you arrange your own OMGnail party, you decide how many people to invite and select a package based on your expected turnout.  You get to choose the designs you want and the packages comes with a nail file and orange stick for each guest, as well as invitations, a catalog and order forms. 

Unlike some other nail polish strip party's where guests get to have a one finger trial of a strip, each guest will get a full set of strips to apply for a complete mani.  At the end of the party, your guests can place their orders with you for which nail strip designs they want to order and you do all the orders through the OMG nail polish strips website using your custom 50% off coupon code.  You can actually charge what ever you like for the strips at your party - leaving it up to you how much markup you want to put on top of your wholesale price.  Then all your strips are shipped out to you (with fee postage!) to then distribute to those at your party.

You are able to purchase Party Packs through the OMG nail polish strips website.  The 10 guest party pack is $49.99 and the 15 guest pack party is $74.99.

Now let's have a look at the three designs I tried out.  Once again, the quality of the strips is great, I really like them.  If you mess up placing the strip on your nail they are strong enough for you to carefully lift it up and put it down again.  They also wear really well and you can get a full week of wear out of them - as can be seen in my wear test.

Blue Bubbles

Jelly Bean


I played with the Lizard design by adding some chevron stamping.  I love how it completely changes the look of the whole mani.

Would you like to hold your own OMG Nail Strips party with your girlfriends at absolutely no cost? If so, then enter my giveaway for a chance to win a 10 guest party pack of OMG nail strips.

To enter, I just want to know which is your favourite nail polish strip design.  The prize will be shipped directly from OMG Nail Strips.  See Rafflecopter widget for full conditions.

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Nail strips provided for review. Giveaway sponsored by OMG Nail Strips

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