mandag den 28. november 2011

Cult Nails Nail Mail

Woohoo, this just came with my mail man:

Some Cult Nails Polishes, me thinks.

It's the Super Powers Collection! I love those burritos.

And some base and top coat - and Vicious :)

And here they are, in all their unpacked glory: Vicious, Get it On(base coat), Wicked Fast(top coat)

Clairvoyant (Unicorn Puke twin), Mind Control, Power Thief, Time Traveller

I am going to swatch them later today and will post it shortly after. Time Traveller shows huge promise in the bottle - whoever told Maria Morrison, that it should be called that, is a genius - it is a dead on dupe of the Tardis' navy blue colour. I love me some Dr. Who on my fingers, haha.

onsdag den 23. november 2011

BB Couture

A couple of months ago, I finally got my first shipment of BB Couture polishes. I have been wanting them for a long time, and then Kym at Overall Beauty had a Buy 4 get a fifth for free, and I went and got me some :).

I really love the fact that BB Couture have both male and female collections - and personally I seem to fall harder for the male collections. It was so true with the limited edition Eye Candy they released this summer, I was really enamored with Heavenly Hunk, so I ended up buying that and Playboy. And here they are in all their glory:

If I never get my hands on Coco Blue, I think I could happily use this as a substitute

I am really in love with these, I think they look great on me :D

These are two coats, I had slightly VNL (Visible Nail Line) after one, so I did two. The light blue was surprisingly easy to work with, I usually am crap at handling light coloured polishes. Application was a dream, they levelled out perfectly - and I have to say I am hooked.

I still need to wear the other three, which are: Trim and Tassled(female eye candy), Redwood Forest(Vampy Varnish) and Napa Valley Red(also Vampy Varnish) - but I'll save those for another day.

søndag den 20. november 2011

Dior Nail Mail

I am a very lucky girl. This beauty was in my mail box yesterday - and for once I really got a bargain of ebay.

I am looking forward to try it on, will hopefully have time to wear it later this week.

tirsdag den 15. november 2011

My first jelly sandwich...

And so another week has passed - life with twins can really make time fly - so it is time for an update :).

I have seen jelly sandwiches on almost all the blogs I read so I think it is time to show you my first try. A month or so ago i purchased Fowl Play and Androgynie and the instant I had Androgynie in my hands I new I had to do a Jelly sandwich with my Nfu Oh jelly syrup 34. The bottle colour of JS 34 shows a dark hunters green but because of its extreme jelly-ness it is a perfect shade to give serious depth to Adrogynie. Take a look yourself:

Clickety-click for a better view :)

I really like the green hue and think it actually make it even more awesome.

Go on and click ;)

All in all I am pretty satisfied with this first try, it is definately something I will try again.

onsdag den 9. november 2011

Nail of the Day - Monochromatic

A couple of weeks ago I saw Nubar's Black and White Polka Dot at - and knew I had to own those. Unusual for me I actually have found time to try  a new polish a couple of days after purchase, so with no further adieu, here they are:

and the other hand:

Black base is Chanel Black Satin, one coat with one coat of White Polka Dot and white base is nails Inc. Floral St., one coat with two coats of Black Polka Dot.

Both Dots were quite thick, and a bit tiresome to work with. Besides that I had to pick up black hex glitter from the bottle and place them in order to get more than one on each nail - but I really like it anyway. And for the White Polka Dot: It ain't any kind of white but gold and silver, not that I complain, I think it looks wonderful! They do come off a bit chunky so you'll need a thick top coat in order for them to look really good. For me the one that really works is nails Inc. Caviar 45 second Top Coat. Works wonders every single time!

Some might declare fail on these, but I am glad I got them - wearing this makes me quite happy.

So did you purchase them or couldn't you care less? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Wow....and some nail mail

Well, colour me surprised. Earlier today I shared a link to this blog over at The TraceFacePhiles Facebook page. And now I got followers - that is totally awesome. Thank you for stopping by, hope you tag along and keep an eye on me every once in a while.

And speaking of The TraceFacePhiles...A few days ago I purchased some goodies from Traci's blog sale - yes that girl ships internationally - and yesterday they arrived. Take a look here:

I love the fact that the bubble wrap is red and that she uses tape with skull and crossbones on!!

This is what was inside these little cuties:

butterLondon - Tart With a Heart, Hard Candy - Zombie(this is not the original purple/blue glitter, they took an existing colour and renamed it Zombie - but the name escapes me), Georgia Brown - Cotton Candy, Georgia Brown - SB Blue
I planned on taking some close ups of the individual polishes when my camera started acting up, so I only got pictures of:

I really am looking forward to try this on - been wanting it since I saw the first promo pictures  

This is my first Hard Candy polish, and it looks pretty neat I think
I can highly recommend shopping at Traci's. She is wonderful, have awesome polishes and make up for sale, super friendly and very customer oriented! You can take a look at her goodies here or just stop by her amazing blog: The TraceFacePhiles

mandag den 7. november 2011

Giveaway Galore what it is, over at the TraceFacePhiles. Believe it or not, that girl is having giveaways with every new 1oo followers - which is ALL kinds of awesome. Prepare yourself for picture and link spam:

First up is her 1800 followers giveaway and the chance to win the entire OPI Muppets collection:

You can join in the fun HERE

And this is what you can get at 2000, out of all this, there will be SEVEN winners:

I would really like either of them, you can check all the prizes out by following this LINK

2100 followers inspired here to give away these little beauties:

There can be only two winner this TIME

And finally there is this:

For us international followers, there is an eeeeetsy-beeeeeeeetsy chance to get our hands at some Julep POLISHES

I am soooo stoked about this, though the chances of winning are sort of slim, they're better than the national lottery, haha.

lørdag den 5. november 2011

Nail Mail and Cult Nails Pre Sale

Received a little box at work today with these beauties inside it:

From left to right: Indigo Illusion, Reclaim, Black Polka Dot, White Polka Dot, Diamont Top Coat, Foundation Base Coat. The mini set was part of a promo at Buy any two Nubar products and get these for free, yay.
I am so looking forward to try these, I'm a Nubar virgin :D

On another note, still nail polish related: Cult Nails is doing pre sale for the Super Powers Collection this week-end. The already infamous Unicorn Puke twin, known as Clairvoyant is a part of that collection - but will only be sold as part of the set during pre sale. You can check out Maria's own swatches here:

Will you be gaining super powers after the weekend? I sure will, have pre ordered my set this morning together with top and base coat. According to Maria, pre orders will ship around 29th November.

mandag den 31. oktober 2011's been a while

and I haven't been updating on my nail polish. Mostly because I am in between cameras aka trying to decide whether my dslr takes better polish pictures than my mobile phone - or if I need to purchase a smaller point-and-shoot camera, that will give me the flexibility of the small size of the phone camera and at the same time giving me better pictures. Seems like an easy choice :)

Only problem: I can not afford it at the moment.

In the mean time here are some pictures of polish:

 This is Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom and Purple Haze. I am really enamored of Ji Baek who is the creator, she is a wonderful person who is really appreciative of all the fans of her polish line. A great number of them resides at RBL's facebook page where Ji several times daily updates her status, answers questions (when not answered by the ReBeLs*) and just all around comments on peoples comments on the wall

RBL polishes are perhaps those that I own more of than any other brand, which is due to the high quality and pigmentation. Though Bikini Bottom is supposed to be sheer I am still surprised how well it covers in just two layers. And the formula is ace on these babies, they glide on like butter - which is true for every colour I own. They are a bit expensive to purchase since I pay for international shipping which cost the same as one polish - and why I always do bulk order. Between that and the ridiculous amount of money I pay in import tax and -fees, they are almost as expensive as Dior and Chanel - but I still think they are worth every single penny.

If you would like to try them out, you can purchase them online here.

*A term coined by one of the hard core fans KaydiKat, who also got to get her dream polish made by Ji.

tirsdag den 20. september 2011

This was my first attempt

at capturing my polished nails:

This is CND Effect Sapphire Sparkles layered over CND Inkwell. 

But since this first picture don't capture the duochrome goodness of this combo, here are a couple of thumb shots:

CND polishes are incredibly pigmented, I only used one coat of Inkwell and one coat of SS, and they are totally worth the price tag.

I really wanna win this...

It is one of FIVE prizes that My Nail Graffiti is giving away in a BIG 500 follower giveaway, which also includes this:

Her husband makes awesome frankens, and these are also for sale, if you like them!

Be quick, it ends September 22.

Glitter Gal Giveaway

Oh boy, Playing With Polish has an awesome Giveaway these days. Two amazing Glitter Gal polishes: Lizard Belly and Marine Blue, both exceptional holographic polishes. And she throws in a bit more, as you can see from this picture:

I am definately entering, but if you wanna play along you need to hurry - it ends september 21, which is tomorrow.

If anybody reads this blog...

Cult Nails has finally gotten the new Get it On base coat and Wicked Fast top coat. To celebrate Maria is offering the combo + 1 nail polish of your choice for 20 $ at the Cult shop. Enter the following redeeming code during check out: TREATS. Good through Sunday.

Unfortunately I am not getting it this time - I am officially on a Polish Budget and must not exceed 350 danish kroner per month, which is 42 £, 64 $ or 47 Euro...and there are so many collections out there that calls my name. And some of them are Dior, YSL and get the picture I think!

lørdag den 17. september 2011

Note to self...

Rescue Beauty Lounge + Dior Diorlisse ridge filler = Epic Fail!!!

fredag den 16. september 2011

...and next up

Nine months ago something new came along. And reading a lot of positive things about this particular brand, made me splash out on six polishes from A-England's "The Mythicals" collection - and boy was that a good investment!!! The one that intrigued me to begin with was Galahad, a light teal creme polish, so I had to try that first. The formula was fantastic: self leveling, easy to apply and as shown here VERY glossy:

Even with my crummy mobile phone camera you can see the awesomeness of Galahad.

It is closely related to Dior's Nirvana from the Rock Your Nails collection, but is lighter in base colour and a little bit less green. I will do a comparison in the near future.

torsdag den 8. september 2011

Les Jeans de Chanel on sale at earlier today, by now only Blue Boy is left. That went quick....

I'm not a big fan of Chanel polishes, I find them lacking in wear time and opacity - and the formula is VERY inconsistent. But they do come up with spectacular nail colours!

First up...

I have taken pictures for quite a while with my Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, and those are in a quality that leaves a lot to be desired. But still I'll post some random swatches from that time.

First up is a swatch of Dior 807, NY 57th, a lovely deep and dark metallic gray, here it looks almost black. Some like to compare it to Chanel's Black Pearl, but BP has a green cast to its base that NY 57th lack - not that that is a bad thing. It was opaque in one coat, but since this was only the second time I used Dior's new brush i had som streaking, so here it is two coats:

Please try to NOT notice my crappy looking cuticles, they are my sore point.

The accent nail is YSL 138, Jaune Surrealiste, a tragically overlooked summer colour, which I find more interesting than Chanel's Mimosa. It is quite sheer, but packed with micro glitter in yellow, pink and light blue, and this picture DO NOT do it any justice. Here I have swatched it(two coats) over Barry M's Lemon Ice Cream. At a later point I will swatch this on its own.

So there it is, my first real nail blog post :)

A note on this blog

This blog is mainly a way for me to document my nail polish collection. Updates will be relatively random, but if you care to take a look or follow, please feel free.

lørdag den 20. august 2011

Getting started...

is just what I am doing. Collecting my fun with nails here.