Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On vacation

Hello lovlies,

I wont be posting for a few weeks as I am on vacation until the end of the month. Hope to see you back here then :)



Friday, September 14, 2012

Kardashian Kolors (Pic Heavy)

I recently picked up some of the Kardashian Kolors from Shoppers Drug Mart, Some were on sale most were bought with my Shoppers Points. A serious perk of having a Shoppers Master Card is, you earn Optimum Points super quick! I always wait for their bonus points events to cash mine in.. That way I get 200$ worth of stuff for 100$ worth of points!! So here are some of the polishes I got with all my points...

Nicole By OPI bottle Photos: 

It’s All About the Glam – A creamy shimmering white.
Kim-pletely In Love – A sheer pale pink with iridescent glass flecks 
Wear Something Spar-kylie – A pink tinted base with multiple shades of pink glitter.
All Kendall-ed Up – A hot bubblegum pink creme.
Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi - A creamy coral-red jelly.  
Sealed with a Kris – A dark red jelly. 
Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam – A dark emerald green creme. 
Listen to Your Momager! – A bright royal blue shimmer.

Kendall on the Katwalk – A sheer blue base with blue, purple and green glitter. 
Disco Dolls – A golden glitter base with multi coloured glitter accents. 
Rainbow in the S-kylie - A multicolored glitter bomb.  
Follow Me on Glitter – A grey tinted base with charcoal glitter and multi coloured glitter accents.  
My Empire… My Rules – A dusty brown-grey (taupe) creme. 
Hard Kourt Fashionista – A deep brown creme. 

Smile For The Glam-era - A dark plum shimmer with golden accent.  
Back to Reality TV - A dusty periwinkle with a subtle dark pink shimmer .  
One Big Happy Fame-ily  A light purple with a silvery shimmer. 
Our Fuchsia`s Looking Bright
 – A purple-ish fuchsia creme.   
Ladies in the Limelight– Bright yellow (slightly lime undertone) creme. 
Papparazzi Don`t Preach - A pink toned peach creme .  

Strike a Pose– A coral reddish orange creme.  
L-R:  My Empire... My Rules, Hard Kourt Fashionista, Sealed With A Kris, Kourt Is  Red-y For A Pedi,  All Kendall-ed Up, Khloe Had A Little Lam-Lam
Please Note: All swatches shown are 3 coats with no top coat. 

My Empire... My Rules

Sealed With A Kris
Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi
All Kendall-ed Up
Khloé Had A Little Lam-Lam
L-R: Disco Dolls, Wear Something Spar-Kylie, Follow Me On Glitter, Kendall On The Katwalk, Rainbow In The S-Kylie

Rainbow In The S-Kylie

Disco Dolls
Wear Something Spar-Kylie
Follow Me On Glitter
Kendall On The Katwalk
L-R: Smile For The Glam-era, Back TO Reality TV, One Big Happy Fame-ily

One Big Happy Fame-ily

Smile For The Glam-era
Back To Reality TV
My favourites of the bunch are:
  • Khloé had a little Lam-Lam
  • Disco dolls
  • Kendall on the katwalk
  • Back to reality TV
  • Smile for the glam-era
 Which ones in the collection are your favourites?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nubar Sparkle Swatches Part 1

 Nubar Sparkle Collection: There are eight polishes in this collection some have a tinted base but most are glitter suspended in a clear base. I got these on sale at Winners and they only had these 5 colours. I am pretty happy with the ones I got but  Petunia Sparkle and Sky Sparkle are 2 others I would like to own.

Fire Sparkle is multiple shades of red glitter in a sheer red base. It shows slightly more orange than I had expected on the nails. I did 2 coats and it was pretty opaque but with 3 I think I would have seen the red a lot more.

Star Sparkle is holographic and silver glitter in a clear base. I love this one the most! It sparkles and shines in the light I could not stop looking at it. I did 3 coats to get good opacity but it would also look great with one coat layered over another polish.

Blurry Shot to show off the stunning holo glitter! I cannot get enough of this polish, I took about a million pictures of it. I wish I had gotten a sunlight picture because it is beyond awesome in the sunlight. 

I did these swatches in the evening so no natural light to compare them in but boy were they pretty with flash. 

Part 2 to follow soon!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A Summer Neon!

More China Glaze, are you surprised yet, I don`t generally go for Neons and I am not ordinarily a huge fan of pink. Which is kind of funny, because in high school I was obsessed with all things pink and bright. I LOVED pink everything. Must be a teenager thing. But, this pink is pretty cool and I may have to add a few more pinks to my world, they look pretty good on me

. China Glaze Pink Voltage- A neon pink that dries with a pearly matte finish, which is not what I was expecting from a neon. All are taken indoors, I mainly do most of my mani`s and swatches in the evenings after G has gone to bed. 

What is your Favourite summer-y Pink? I may have to try a few more before summer ends.

Friday, August 31, 2012

China Glaze Haul!

I had mentioned a few posts back that I had 30+ China Glaze polishes grace my doorstep this month. I was not joking haha Here are most of them (psssst no one tell my hubby OK?)

 Aquadelic, Kinetic ,Candy, Electric Beat, GaGa for Green, and Dance Baby (ElectroPop Collection)
 Pelican Gray, Starboard, Sea Spray (Anchors Away Collection)
 Luxe and Lush (Hunger Games Collection), Atlastis and Nova (Specialty Glitters)
 Stella and Lets Groove (Retro Diva Collection)
 Loft-y Ambitions, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam and Concrete Catwalk (Metro Collection)
 Turned Up Turquoise, Flip Flop Fantasy, Pink Voltage, Calypso Blue, Liquid Leather, Secret Peri-wink-le and For Audrey (Various Collections)
Lemon Fizz, Happy Go Lucky, Peachy Keen, High Hopes, Something Sweet, Sugar High, Light As Air, Grape Pop, Four Leaf Clover and Flyin`High (Up & Away Collection)

I went a little overboard with my new LOVE affair with China Glaze. ::Blushes:: I am still not satisfied and will have to buy MORE! I think, wait I know I have a bad case of Collection OCD. 

I don`t have time for more to post tonight but I have some new swatches coming up this weekend. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A follow up: Layering with Luxe and Lush

 China Glaze Pelican Gray- Anchors Away Collection Spring 2011. At first glance this appears to be a plain and simple pale gray (cool toned), but it actually has a very pale white shimmer to it. The shimmer really gives it a little something special. Very pretty- totally office appropriate and very sophisticated.  I did a base coat, 2 coats of Pelican Grey and top 2 photos have 1 coat SV, bottom photo is without SV. I think the shimmer is best seen without SV on.

Indoor with flash.
In sunlight.
Indoor without flash.
As promised in my last post here is China Glaze Luxe and Lush layerd over the above Pelican Gray! I really like how this turned out. I will likely try layer L&L over many different polishes!

Indoor without flash on. 

Indoor with flash on, I love this iridescent flakie!

And it is even more beautiful outside in the sun!

In natural light

In direct sunlight the sparkle is amazing, it catches and dances in the light so much, I could not stop looking at it.