Sunday, April 29, 2012

Earth

I posted this video in my Weekly Sum-Up post, but I think I did a mistake. It needs it's own post. I haven't said anything about the Earth Day that was last week (22nd April)... and I should say it now. Actually, Michael said it all so well. There's a reason why this song is my favorite out of all MJ songs.




We really need to get our shit together. We dream of paradise and don't realize we already live in it. And this paradise is slowly turning into hell. Politicians and economists, open your eyes.

Weekly Sum-Up #27

What's up my darlings? I'd love to say I'm great, but the reality is a bit different. Damn you, warm weather and cold wind! I'll be OK. I realized I haven't posted a Weekly Sum-Up in a while and I'll make up for that today.

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Dark Shadows by Tim Burton
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp

I haz a happy. A new movie by Tim Burton is coming. Of course there's gonna be Johnny Depp in it. Can Tim even consider filming without him? And we can't forget his wife either. Tim's wife, not Johnny's. Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Lee. I really iz happy. The cherry on top of the regular cherry on top of the sundae that is this movie (BS quote) - Alice Cooper is in it too! Dark and grotesque ambience, vampires, Johnny and Alice. I can't wait to see it!






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Game of Thrones - Season II
Game of Thrones

War is coming! Or as the Starks would say 'winter's coming'. Anyway... I still adore Tyrion and Joffrey still makes me wanna go to King's Landing and slap his pouty little face. And I'd slap Sansa too. Just because. Oh, I almost forgot. There's a new character I can't stand seeing anymore - Theon Greyjoy. Who's on your bad/good list?

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Crochet Shawl

I'm still crocheting like an old/pregnant lady. I enjoy it very much and I think I love it as much as I used to love nail polish. Yep, I said - used to. Things come and go and there's not much we can do about it. I'm still gonna post about nail polish though, don't worry. I'll just post an ocassional crochet as well.
On the photo above is my latest crochet shawl made of bamboo yarn. In case you're interested, I used THIS pattern.

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Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse in Dark Brown 400

I read a lot of good reviews on this new Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse hair color. It's the first hair color in foam I've tried and I must say I like it. The application is a lot easier than with your regular hair color. It's kind of like using shampoo. Very easy, but it can get messy too, if you aren't careful. I think I'll be using this one in the future as well. Have you tried this color? What are your thought on it?

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I bought these shoes and now I have a problem. They're slipping off. The part behind my heel. I tried those gel thingies you paste onto the heel part, but it's not working. Any other ideas?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Swatches: Essence Show Your Feet Polishes

I realized I have three more Essence Show Your Feet nail polish shades to show you. I already wrote about three of them, but I loved them and I thought I should post about all of them. These are my 6 SYF shades: from L to R - Flamingo Rose, Purple Magic, Deep Blue Sea, Caribbean Sea, Pop Pastel Blue and In the Jungle.
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polishes

Caribbean Sea
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in Caribbean Sea

Deep Blue Sea (I posted about it HERE)
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in Deep Blue Sea

Flamingo Rose (I posted about it HERE)
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in Flamingo Rose

In the Jungle (I posted about it HERE)
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in In The Jungle

Pop Pastel Blue
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in Pop Pastel Blue

Purple Magic
Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polish in Purple Magic

I like the fact these polishes have flat brushes, good formula and are opaque in 1 or 2 coats. They're designed as toe nail polish with antibacterial formula. I don't know what's that all about, but I do know they make a great fingernail polish too. I haven't tried a shade from Show Your Feet range that I didn't like - formula wise. I suggest you try it, if you haven't already.

Essence Show Your Feet Nail Polishes

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Save the Bunnies

You've already met Bozho. He's my rabbit. A vienna blue. He's one of the lucky ones. The one that will never experience the horrors of testing for 'beauty' purposes. But there are many rabbits and other animals that will.
Vienna Blue

No animal should suffer like lab animals do. And it doesn't matter what the cause is. It's just not right and it should be stopped! Why am I talking about this? Well, I'm an animal lover and I also like cosmetics. I think it's wrong that we have to choose between cruelty free and non cruelty free brands. They should all be animal friendly, don't you agree?  

Lush is one of the cruelty free brands and they came up with a brilliant (in my opinion) campaign - anti animal testing campaign. Some people say they went too far, but I say they did a great job. When it's ''just an animal'' many people can look away and pretend it's all OK, but when they put a live human being in there... shock! I do understand that some people can only feel empathy for other people and not animals, so I say - well done, Lush!

If you're one of the people who think it's wrong to test on animals - sign this petition. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Geekery at its Peak

What do you get when you have some time to spare, a lot of nail polish, one nail polish geek and a LOTR geek all together?

Lord of the Rings Nail Polish Style

Lord of the Rings Nail Polish Style

Lord of the Rings Nail Polish Style

Lord of the Rings Nail Polish Style

Thanks to Peter Jackson and Licila.si for making this possible.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essence Nail Stickers in Glitterastic (Crazy Good Times TE)

Time for some nails, no? Let me tell you how I got this ''glitterastic'' nail look.
Essence Nail Stickers Glitterastic

It all started long time ago when I got these Nail Fashion Stickers in Glitterastic from Essence as a part of the giveaway prize. As you can see, these were a part of the Crazy Good Times trend edition. Sadly, 'cause these are actually pretty good! The best I've tried so far and the only ones I'd ever consider purchasing.
Essence Nail Stickers Glitterastic

This is how the stickers looked... Kind of like a dew on a transparent base.
Essence Nail Stickers Glitterastic

Since the stickers are transparent, I knew I had to apply them over a base color. I chose a grey polish but forgot which one it was. I believe it was Panvel Congo (but I'm not sure). The stickers were shaped pretty good - I cut some of them to fit my nail shape a bit better and simply applied them to the nails. These stickers are different from the others I've tried. They're thinner and more flexible. That's probably why they stick to the nails better. And the fact they didn't bother me while I was wearing them, that's something new for me.
Essence Nail Stickers Glitterastic

The best of all - I dig the look. It's not something you can create with just a polish. It's blingy, but not in a disco kind of way. Too bad these nail stickers aren't available as a part of Essence core line.
Essence Nail Stickers Glitterastic

Do you like the look of these stickers? 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Gotta Love the Spring

I took some photos yesterday and I thought I could share them with you. I must say I love this time of year.
Everything is in bloom, the colors and the smells... Spring and Fall are the best! Do you agree with me?




Aishila and I went to the vet one more time. The most recent diagnosis - full anal glands. I was surprised and the vet was shocked. Her words: ''I didn't know cats can have full anal glands. I thought this was a 'dogs only' condition.'' I don't blame her. She's young and she probably didn't have much experience with this. The most important - Aishila is feeling much better. I can see it. Her hair is slowly growing back too. I think she'll be fine. I'll take her to the vet again tomorrow...

On another note: Arya is getting BIG. She almost doesn't fit into the basket anymore. =)

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Review: BeautyBird - Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder

''Sexy eyes of impact without the hassle handling with false eyelashes. The effect is dose of "be nice" to "mega wow long long lash" simple, depending on plotting how much powder you use. The mini-hairs are white and are made of viscose with the brush taken from the jars and apply to the already once tinted eyelashes, because they are black, and ensure the extension sensational look. Repeat until desired effect is achieved. SEXY AS HELL! Contact lens wearers should first check the compatibility of the product before the onset of the lenses.'' (BeautyBird)

I got this Volumizing Lash Powder from BeautyBird and it's about time that I show you what it does. The powder fibers come in a little jar with a screw lid. There's 2,5 g of product in it, which may sound like a small amount, but I bet it lasts for a long time. You also get a 'mascara brush' for application of the fibers. 
BeautyBird Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder

Here's my eye (and lashes) with one coat of Essence Black Mania mascara. I used one coat so you can see my lashes, but I didn't want to use too much - you have to use mascara with this fibres or else they won't stick to your lashes.
Essence Black Mania Mascara

And here are my lashes after. I should have done some clean-up...
BeautyBird Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder

I used one coat of Essence Black Mania mascara, applied some Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder to still wet lashes and topped it with another coat of mascara. I must say that the effect is really visible. The only thing that bothers me is the look of 'spider legs' if you're not careful with the application. Well, that and the fact you're applying viscose fibers around your eyes. My eyes are quite sensitive and I had some problems with the runaway fibers - but it wasn't too bad.

You can buy Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder on BeautyBird website for 21 €.
BeautyBird Oh La La Volumizing Lash Powder
P.S.: I'm wearing a England Bridal Veil on my nails. 

*Product was sent to me by the company.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Ebay Buy: Silver Cage Armour Ring

Surely you all know about my love for unusual rings. Here's another one. Bendable armour ring.
Silver Cage Armour Ring
Silver Cage Armour Ring

I got this one on Ebay for ~ $4.00. It's a bit tricky to wear, since you can't really use your finger like you can with a regular ring, but it looks nice. That's what counts. =)
Silver Cage Armour Ring

BTW: I'm wearing a England Bridal Veil on my nails.
Silver Cage Armour Ring

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection - New Line

It's not too long ago since I showed you the swatches from the latest Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection. And now, they've added new shades to their line. Six bright and colorful shades: 2 lipsticks and 4 powder eye shadows.
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism

I received 3 products from the new line and here are the swatches for you. First, we have lipstick in Eurydice. Illamasqua describes it as bright fucshia pink and says it's the boldest pink they've ever created. ''It's eye-catching, powerful and vibrant.'' Yes, it really is! 
Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice

Eurydice is certainly the craziest pink lipstick I've seen in my life - in real life, that is. I can't say it's neon, but it is really bright.
Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice

I can't pull off a lipstick like this one, but it does look nice, doesn't it? The application is smooth and not too creamy. It can dry your lips a little, but that means it's longer-lasting. I advise you to use a lipbalm underneath.
Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice

I also got two Powder Eye Shadows: Fledgling (vivid green) and Inception (rich violet).
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Fledgling and Inception

Here are the two eyeshadows swatched on the back of my hand. I didn't use any primer for these swatches. I must say I was really impressed by the color payoff of Fledgling. It truly is a vivid one as the Illamasqua describes it. Inception isn't as bright, but it's also very nice - a true purple. Think of China Glaze Grape Pop but as an eyeshadow. This is the most perfectly balanced purple shadow I own. BTW: It looks too blue on the photo above (beside the color drop).
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Fledgling and Inception

You can get the products from the new Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism line online.

See anything you like?

*Products were sent to me by the company.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Essence Trend Edition: A New League

Let’s hit the court! If you’re into the college look and british tennis and golf chic, you’ll love the new Essence trend edition "a new league". In may and june 2012, the focus is on high-class colors like white, green, red and blue as well as stripes and diamond patterns. This trend edition is inspired by the clean, retro-sporty preppy look of the 30’s, which is enjoying a true revival at the moment!  And as the special highlight of this trend edition, let us present the colorful and transparent hair ties – game, set and match for "a new league". (Essence)

Essence A New League Trend Edition

Another new Essence Trend Edition. I think the blue and brown nail polish might be interesting. Other stuff ... I'm not so sure. What do you think?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

[CLOSED]Illamasqua and Nihrida Present: Human Fundamentalism Competition

There's something really exciting going on and I couldn't wait to share it with you! Illamasqua and I teamed up to offer you an opportunity to indulge in their Human Fundamentalism collection.


PRIZE - One lucky winner will receive a selection of cult Illamasqua pieces:
* Masquara in Raven (click)
* Precision Ink in Scribe (click)
* Powder Eye Shadow in Sex (click)
* Powder Eyeshadow in Burst (click)
* Sealing Gel (click)


HOW TO ENTER - Click on the photo below or go to www.illamasqua.com/nihrida and answer the question. That's it - ALL you have to do is answer one simple question. =) 


One lucky winner will be picked at random and announced on Wednesday 11th April 2012.

Competition closes online at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday 10th April 2012. Winner to be drawn at random and notified on Wednesday 11th April 2012. This competition is open internationally. 

EDIT: The winner has been chosen and notified by Illamasqua. Congratulations, Deborah!

So, what are you waiting for? Go try your luck! =)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Swatches: BYS Nail Polishes Part 3

Continuing with the BYS nail polish swatches. I bet some of your are wondering what's up with all the Australian polishes... Well, as I already mentioned - Slovenian online store Ličila.si just started selling this brand and I'm doing the swatches for them.

Here are some random colors for you.

Baby Pink, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Baby Pink

Blue Bang, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Blue Bang

Cherry Bomb, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Cherry Bomb

Emerald (Metallic), 3 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Emerald

Feel the Fever (Chrome), 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Feel The Fever

Flushed, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Flushed

Lilac Lolita, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Lilac Lolita

Midnight Blue, 3 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Midnight Blue

Pink Manicure, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Pink Manicure

Pink Panic, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Pink Panic

Pink with a Punch, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Pink With a Punch

Pink in a Blink, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Pink in a Blink

Point Blank (UV), 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Point Blank

Sahara Desert, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Sahara Desert

Sahara Sands (Chrome), 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Sahara Sands

Sci-Fi, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Sci Fi

Silver Black, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Silver Black

Thank God It's Friday (Chrome), 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Thank God It's Friday

The Right Bright (Neon), 3 coats
BYS Nail Polish in The Right Bright

Thunderstruck (UV), 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Thunderstruck

Ultra Violet, 2 coats
BYS Nail Polish in Ultra Violet

I must say I adore Pink Manicure. I've been looking for a milky nail polish that doesn't look to patchy for a while now. It looks like I finally found it. And it's quite opaque too. The name is a bit weird, but I'll get over it. =)

Which is your favorite shade from the ones above?

Thanks for looking and commenting!
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