Saturday, November 28, 2009

Update

I'm going to my BF's for a few days. It's our 2nd anniversary tomorrow, so... =)
Because this is a special ocassion I'd like to share a drawing made by Zindy Nielsen with you. It's a drawing of my boyfriend and me, and Zindy didn't only dedicate this one to me, but to all lovers out there. The drawing is called Closer.


LA Girl Bedazzle still looks good, so I'm not changing it today. I did straighten my hair though... and I'm gonna be pis*ed of if he won't notice that. ;)


See & hear you in a couple of days! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 27, 2009

LA Girl Flare - Bedazzle

This one has been on my wish list for a loooooong time. Every time I decided to make a purchase on Cherry Culture, this baby was out of stock. Well, guess what. I waited and waited and I finally got it this summer. It's still in stock and you can get it for $2.80 + shipping. There's also a code for 20% off your order on Cherry Culture, so don't hesitate. =)

Oh, there's another thing I'd like to mention. I wanted to get this shade so bad, because I saw pictures of LA Girl Bedazzle on The Polish Addict. It was supposed to be a dupe for Clarins 209 Ocean Bleu Abysse. Check out The Polish Addict's pictures HERE.
This polish I got is far from the ones on PA's blog. It's purple, not blue. And it's not even purple purple, it's pink-ish purple. I was really surprised when I saw it.
I guess there are different versions of Bedazzle out there.

Even though the color wasn't what I expected, I still like this polish. It's formula is good and it needs 3 coats to get even, opaque color. The brush didn't give me any problems. It dries kind of matte (like neons do), but Seche Vite took care of that.

These pictures are quite color accurate. I'm so proud of that... I've been standing outside for half an hour taking pictures and 99% of them were blurry. Fortunately I got some good shots before it started to rain. =) All photos are taken outside, without flash.




Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

China Glaze: Wizard Of Ooh Ahz Returns

Here are the swatches of China Glaze Wizard of Ooh Ahz Returns collection. As you know, it consists of 6 glittery shades that are great for the coming holidays. =)

I used Miss Sporty Nail Expert for glossy nails as a base coat and NO top coat. Pictures aren't as good as I would've want them to be, but there was no sun and the weather is getting even worse. These will have to do. Keep in mind they all look A LOT bling-ier in real life. =)

RUBY PUMPS - red jelly base with tons of red glitter. It looks gorgeous and it's one of those shades that looks as good on the warm toned as on the cool toned. It's certainly a must have shade. =) Ruby Pumps is the one that allows you to wear only 2 coats. Others are mostly 3 coaters (at least for me). This one is my personal favourite.

Outside, no sun, no flash:



Inside, flash:


COWARDLY LYIN' - gold frosty base with gold glitter. I used 3 coats.

Outside, no sun, no flash:



Inside, flash:


THE TEN MAN - silver frosty base with silver glitter. This one is also a 3 coater.

Outside, no sun, no flash:



Inside, flash:


DOROTHY WHO? - blue jelly base with tons of silver and blue glitter. 3 coats. Must-have for all blue nail polish lovers. =)

Outside, no sun, no flash:




Inside, flash:


C-C-COURAGE - purple frosty base with purple glitter. This one is more opaque than others, but I added 3rd coat because the brush strokes were showing. My bad. =) This one is also a must-have and it's my 2nd favourite.

Outside, no sun, no flash:



Inside, flash:


GOOD WITCH? - pink frosty base with pink glitter. This one is so nice and delicate but there's a twist to it. Glitter is giving it a bit of edge and making it special. This one is the prettiest ... for all you girly polished ladies. ;)

Outside, no sun, no flash:



Inside, flash:


All in all, I think it's a great collection, no wonder all the girls wanted it to come back. And I don't even like glitter polish that much! I think that a green and/or orange would look good in the collection too, but what do I know. =)

All polishes have thin and quite runny formula, but in a good way. I love ChG brushes and application was easy peasy. =) Applying 3 coats isn't PITA 'because it dries quite fast - even without top coat. You only have to be careful when applying those shades with frosty base (I think you know what I'm talking about - brush strokes). =)

I thought that removing would be horrible. Especially 'cause I swatched them all one after another. Well, I was surprised. It wasn't bad at all. I just soaked the cotton pad in remover, pressed the pad against the nail and hold it tight for a couple of seconds. It was all gone in one motion.

If you like the colors, I'd definitely recommend it to you. But you have to know, I'm a China Glaze lover. They almost can't do wrong.

Which are your favourite? Are you getting some of this bling-bling?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spoiler & A Box Fairy


Can you guess what you're gonna see tomorrow!?? =) Yes! It's the return of the Wizard of Ooh Ahz! They're baaaack! *jumps of excitement*

I'm not the only one who's happy when I receive a package. My cats *LOVE* to hide and play with/around/in the boxes and it's so nice to watch them. =))) Here's Nordi aka The Fairy of the Box. He's the fairyest of them all! *caughs* =)


Thanks for looking!

VVVHTF Collection Swatches =)

Here they are! All photos are clickable! =)

Android's New Clothes, 3 coats



Bite On The Neck, 3 coats (my personal favourite)



Granny Weatherwax, 3 coats



Not So Awesome Blue, 3 coats



Thorn Among Roses, 2 coats



Wee Free Man's Booger, 4 coats



That was exhausting. =) So, what do you think? I hoped they'd be more opaque, but I was mostly working with sheer polishes, so... It's OK.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nihrida Frankly - New VVVHTF Collection

You made me feel so much better with all your comments! Thank you! :***

I wanted to focus my mind on something else so I frankened six new polishes. I present: my new VVVHTF Collection. LOL All these polishes are very hard to find. =)) I don't know the ingredients for not even one of them. I was just mixing and this is the result:



Click on the picture to see it better:


Android's New Clothes: purple base with pink and green shimmer
Bite on the Neck: dusty rose with copper shimmer
Thorn Among Roses: pearly pink
Not So Awesome Blue: pearly light blue
Wee Free Man's Booger: pastel green
Granny Weatherwax: light brown with multi-color shimmer

My sister said only Bite on the Neck & Thorn Among Roses are pretty. *blushes* But I like Android's New Clothes & Granny Weatherwax. =) What do you think?

I'll try to swatch tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

Wake Up To a Nightmare


I need your help. I had another nightmare this night. A very realistic one... My nightmares began about 2 and a half years ago and they won't stop. It's a reflection of my past and it haunts me almost every day. Well, I dream at night, but it gets even worse when I wake up. I have the constant feeling that something isn't right. My heart literally aches. It's killing me...

Do you know what helps against nightmares? I'm willing to try almost anything. I know this is a long shot, but I need to have a good sleep.

EDIT: It's not about monsters, snakes or anything ''horrible''. It's just that a person from my past keeps coming back to my life in my dreams. That makes it impossible to leave the past behind. I really don't want to dream about that person anymore...

Thank you in advance!

Claire's Blurple Jelly

I got this nail polish from a fellow blogger Trincess (Emerald Sparkled). I saw it on her blog and commented how beautiful it is. She offered to get this shade for me, so we arranged a small swap.

This is Claire's polish, but it's made in Turkey. I don't really know if it has something to do with US Claire's. Hmmmmm... *scratches head*
Well, it's a gorgeous blurple jelly and I fell in love with this color immediately. Check it out on the sun and in the shade:



It's almost impossible to capture true color, but these are pretty close. =) As I already said, I love the color, but I'm not so fond of the formula. It's so sheer it takes 3 coats and you can still see my smile line. Well, it doesn't look so sheer in real life, so I guess it's not that bad.

I don't know the price of this one, but for all you purple lovers: give it a try if you see it somewhere. =)

Thanks for looking!

RAOK from Maestra & Small Giveaway

Maestra from Parokeets is so kind and thoughtful! Look what she sent me:



Isn't that nice of her!? Now I have 3 Meet You in Budapest nail polishes. =)

I thought about my back-ups and realised I probably won't need them. Well, yes, this one is very unique color, but I have so many others, that I won't be able to finish the whole bottle. That's why I'm giving my 2 MYiB polishes away. Hopefully I'll made some other girl happy. =)

First one goes to Duckalicious. She commented on my post, saying she's trying to make a franken of this polish. Well, Duckalicious, you don't have to. Just mail me your address and you'll get your Budapest meeting. =)

As for the other one. I'm giving it to one of you girls. Along with matching eyeliner and turquoise earrings. =) I can say this small giveaway is sponsored by my lovely and kind reader Britta and I added those earrings, 'cause I think they're beautiful. =)

If you REALLY like this items, then you post a comment with your e-mail and say that you love the items. I want to make someone as happy as I was when I got it. If you don't like it, please don't participate and give some other girl a chance. Thanks!

You must post your comment until Sunday, 29th of November (midnight, Central Europe time).



Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Up and Awaaaaaaaay!

Here's the picture of the new China Glaze Up & Away collection for Spring 2010. OMG! There are 8 winners for me already - first 8 shades. I really hope the formula is good and opaque. What can I say, China Glaze and creme! Bring it on! =)



Are you also excited about this collection? Which are your favourite?

Thanks for looking!
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