Illamasqua

Sep 182014 Tagged with , 5 Responses

T-Rex

Good job I started conditioning myself with regards to sleeping, because I got a phone call asking me to start my new job Monday. No more early blogging from then on ha ha.

illamasqua destiny and dino

Bet your thinking those studs look a dodgy colour, and that’s because I had been wearing this manicure for 6 days before I could find anytime to take a picture. By that time the topcoat had worn away from the top of the studs .

I can’t believe I own Illamasqua Destiny :O! The lovely Margaret sent it to me with a fabulous neon for my birthday, and I kid you not she sent it mid May and it didn’t come until late July. We thought it had disappeared!!! So I’m not sure if you know destiny was an Australian exclusive for the Chinese new year, and is two easy coats of perfection! To compliment the gold glitter I decided to bling up the accent nail in gold. Maybe went a OTT with it, but guess what? “I don’t care, I love it”.

Destiny will be a favourite come christmas for me I reckon.

Thank you.

Apr 112014 Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , 8 Responses

Birthday present’s and a little bit of hauling

You guys know I like to slip in the odd haul posts here and there, and I thought I would share my birthday things with you all. This year I was incredibly lucky and very spoiled by my friends and family; not that they will see this, but another thank you to you all.

box of goodiesMy box of nail related presents in all its glory! One of the girls at university got me a mini soap & glory hand food, as she knows I’m so obsessed with my nails.

present from sSaira got me what I like to call the spring package ;). She got me the mint green texture from m&s we had chatted about before, which is perfect because I love the colour and I’m a recent texture lover. MM17 with all its glorious ladybirds and dragonflies. When I was a kid I used to love seeing dragonflies hovering over the water. Saira also got me swan form the new models own collection. Now I don’t know whether to use it or keep it for easter Sunday, as it’s a big deal we all go to my grandparents (in-laws) for the afternoon and dinner. Thank you Saira!

present from h

Hannah killed a huge lemming of mine with Illamasqua facet as you already know, and frankly it’s making me want more from the range. The formula from them is so easy to use. Look at that SHIMMMMMMMMER. Thank you Hannah!

presents from j Now my PM sent me a box full of blue polish, and killed 2 MAJOR lemmings with a splash of purple. Jenna sent me paint shop polish white christmas, and a sallys mini. Lets get this glow on the road like my PM. Sea-ing stars from Sally Hansen, and 2 the lady varnishes polish. I was super excited about those two, as I’m always seeing the indie line pop up on Jenna’s blog. Pestering peeves is a thermal, and I am loving it. us polishBOOOOM, splat and kapooow,  because yes you are looking at sinful colors treasure chest and Zeus. Zeus has been on my wish list since I made one. Now I’m incredibly lucky because she gave me these out of her own stash. That right there is love. Probably doesn’t help that I always want unobtainable.

The milani will be in action to help make decals of my own once I buy a mat. PM swears by it for making her own decals. I also received Finger paints colorful dream flakie, and I have to say I really like the bottles. The lid is a perfect fit for my hand. Now that sounds a bit crazy, but it is.

Thank you PM.

Now onto the things I’ve hauled myself.

IMG_4612Messy Mansion plates have been on my wish list for a while, and with a little help from Saira I got some.

presents to meIn my task to get a back up of #party from Tara I snuck in glory as its a mint shimmer, and you know I have to own that. From her fan collab collection I got holosphere which is a metallic lilac scattered holographic. It’s unique within my collection.

Rainbow Connections had a money off code, and well me and Saira together happened. That should say it all haha. Ocean tears was another wish lister, and after the storm was too pretty to resist.

present from m &d My mom and dad surprised me with this O.P.I holder. Frankly I think it’s super cool.

Thank you for reading.

Mar 312014 Tagged with , , , 6 Responses

What a beaut

One of my birthday presents was from Hannah, and boy did she smash a lemming. When Mr Postman delivered it I actually had no clue what it was seen as Illamasqua send them in plain black boxes. I also got MM17 from Saira! So that obviously had to be used asap as well. The dragon fly image is beautiful.

Now this manicure needed the light box to show its beauty, but I haven’t got the time or had it lately to set it all up. So I apologise that colour your seeing isn’t it’s true colour.

Illasmaqua & nopiOn my accent nail I have NOPI sing you like a bee not that you can see it much due to my dodgy stamping .

illamasqua facetOne of the girls on my course I’ve recently started talking to has actually started to notice my nails, and she really liked this manicure and my nail shape. She was examining them to see if they were my real nails haha.

illamasqua and messy mansion stampingNow I have to say this shade should be in everyones stash, because it’s such a beauty!!!

Thank you Hannah and Saira!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Sep 012013 Tagged with , , , 0 Responses

Making a fool out of yourself

Yep I did indeed. I’m not a very logical thinker, so when a nail polish doesn’t state anything about pulling a lid off I naturally don’t bother to try to take it off. Thank you Butter London for telling me. Away I go painting my nails with Illamasqua raindrops, and my hand is getting annoyed by the hefty lid. After one coat the annoyance appears. Instagram then gets a bit of an ear’ole off me about it. Cue my embarrassment when I’m told the lid comes off by Margaret and Susan haha.

ilamasqua lidThought my thumb was going to drop off after, it was on THAT tight.

ilamasqua raindrops tape manicureRaindrops took 4 coats for full coverage. If applied evenly it would probably only take 3. Mine went on in a random order. First night I had 3 coats on, and then the next day after volunteering I added the fourth coat. Now I have to say I am very impressed that I only had one tiny chip after volunteering, because I scrubbed two barbecue grills with no gloves!!! Messy horrid work that was.ilamasqua raindrops

blurry holo

For a subtle look I added a little art deco tape design in Up colors Azul disco. The design isn’t noticeable at all unless your up close, then BAM it shows it sparkly goodness in direct light.

I’ve lost my nail mojo again it seems. I wore my heart manicure for 6 days, then I couldn’t think of anything to do on my nails. I’m putting it down to the excitement of opening my nail art accessories shop She Sells Seashells, and getting impatient for my stock. I really am excited, and have had lots of help and advice from the nails community! Heres to hoping it works out…..Now only if my stock would arrive  -_-.

Thank you for your patience 🙂

 

 

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