Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Its Halloween-o-ween!

and heres my Halloween konad ... with a free hand Swarovski spider :)

This is 2 coats OPI Unripened from their Go Goth Collection (or Couture collection if you are, like me, and in the UK).

I was a tad disappointed by this colour, in most lights it looks black and not the teal/green that it looks in the bottle. Not even the glitter shows up terribly well in real life :(

hopefully T-easy does it won't disappoint when that arrives.

Hope you are all having a Happy Halloween! and I will leave you with a few photos from my day.

Pumpkin Carving

Candy corn candle

Trick or Treat

Oogie Boogie and Jack-o-lantern

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween Nails: Orange and Black Faux-nad

This is Flit A Bit from OPI's Summer Flutter Collection 2010, a Vivid and bright orange that screams Halloween!

This is 3 coats over 2 coats of OPI Nail Envy and a top coat of Seche Vite before and after faux-nad design.

I had a lot of fun doing this faux-nad design. I used nail stamping template T-23 Halloween from this ebay store and the black konad polish.

The transaction was pleasant, no complaints here! and the product is great, just as good as previous Konad imaged plates I have used. My only bug with it is that the image does seem to sit a little deeper in the metal than regular konad, making cleaning a messy business (I like to have my boyfriend on standby with polish remover to avoid any mani malfunctions) :)

I just love the cat, owl and spiders web designs (the latter is so effective I think I will attempt a full mani like it soon).

Monday, 18 October 2010

Breaking Nail News

OPI just tweeted about their upcoming collaboration with Katy Perry - including a pic of the colours that it will include Black Shatter “a revolutionary topcoat that creates a cracked/leopard pattern when applied over dried nail lacquer.” hmm didn't Barry M just come out with one of those?

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Teenage Dream - Pale Pink Glitter
Black Shatter - "Shatter" Effect
The One That Got Away - Burgungy shimmer
Last Friday Night - Light blue glitter
Not Like the Movies - Gunmetal irredesent

See the Black Shatter and a sneaky swatch of all the colours including Simply Smashing, a bold gold from the upcoming Serena Wiliams line on OPIs facebook or Youtube

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Still I'm a sucker and will have to buy at least 3 - Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night and Not like the Movies.
Okay 4 I will have to try Black Shatter too - Will look fabulous for next Halloween :)

Which ones have caught your eye?

Nail Haul

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have had family birthdays, meals and get together, and work has been crazy busy this week too. But I hope to have lost of posts and Halloween nail ideas in the upcoming weeks. So I had to stock up on goodies before this festive season begins.

DS Extravagance
- Not something I would normally chose but I like it, perfect for what I wanted it for (photos coming soon)

DS Coronation - Not sure how I feel about this one, I wanted super dooper holographic, and it just didn't deliver, currently being worn on my toes, soon to be replaced by Glove you so Much.

Flit A Bit - I originally passed up on this one from the Summer Flutter collection, the only one I had my eye on was Catch me in your Net. I thought I was being good as typically OPI release an orange with their Halloween collections, but oh no not this year. To me Flit A Bit screams pumpkin! perfect!

Pink of Hearts 2010 - surprisingly I have already worn this, and I kinda like it, a pretty pale pink packed full of shimmer

Unripened - from this years Halloween collection, or Couture as it is being promoted in the UK?? unripened is what I would call a duocrome. It looks to me like a navy base with turquoise glitter that turns purple in the light, can't wait to wear this one. Shame all the colours didn't come in full size bottles or I would have tried them all

Glow-ink in the Dark - From last years Halloween Collection I believe, the colour of this reminds me a bit of dating a Royal, and how could I pass up a glow in the dark polish? I am now on the hunt for Boo Berry, I love the colour of that one, and Ghostess with the Mostess (great name :) )

Sensitive and Peeling Nail Envy
lately my nails have started to peel at the ends, it will not do. My aim is to get them healthy looking and strong. Wish me luck

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311 Nail Effects
- I expect this will be somewhat like OPI Black Shatter that will be released with both the upcoming Katy Perry and Serena Williams collections. You Apply one coat to your nail over dry polish and then watch as the effect appears. I remember I used to have something like this in my collection from years ago that Bought from Avon, will have to have a dig around and see what I can find.

313 Dusky Mauve - Supposedly a dupe for Chanel Paradoxal, I got the last bottle in Superdrug after looking in 5 of their stores :) can't wait to try it out!

Illamasque Muse
I have been craving this polish ever since I first clapped eyes on the range

Halloween Nail Art Stickers
So Cute! I think I will be placing another order for the Christmas ones

LeChat Nail art in Hot Green, white and Platinum Pearl and Swarovski Nail Art Jewels (I'm not expecting them to be real Swarovski)

Can't wait to try them all out!

All photos are my own

Sunday, 10 October 2010

NOTD - OPI Mad As A Hatter

and a cupcake :)

Halloween Inspiration

photos borrowed from OPI's Halloween contest on facebook, incredible entrys!

Most Wanted!

The Second Edition

lets get the obvious out of the way ...

Barry M Nail Paints

Dusky Mauve NP 313 - supposedly a dupe for Chanel Paradoxal - iwant
Silver NP 288 - gorgeous metallic silver, on trend

OPI Burlesque Collection
Yes I have come to the conclusion that I want the whole collection, Bad times.
(am currently listing items on ebay to fund said addiction).

Halloween Yankee Candles
I love Halloween! the costumes, decorations, Jack o lanterns just everything!

eek! I'm so excited!!

Swarovski Mimosa Pendant.

I fell in love with this necklace as soon as the web page loaded, and have been trying to track it down ever since, alas none of my local Swarovski boutiques stock it.

Vintage-esque and quite extravagant and not something I would normally go for, but I am obsessed! I can totally imagine myself wearing it for works Christmas party, and never taking it off!

and talking of Christmas ...

Coast Mcqueen Drape Dress

Beautiful, Teal, Silk, Perfect!

Coast Coleena Jersey Dress

Classic, Black, slightly Grecian <3