Sunday, 29 April 2012

Aquadelic, Winmax and Connect the Dots

Hi everyone,

Life has been crazy since Easter for me as my boyfriend and I moved in together! It's been really awesome but we have been super busy unpacking, cleaning and organizing!

We also only just got Internet installed at the new place, but we are still having issues with wireless connectivity to my iPad, but hopefully blogging will become easier again soon!

I'm also thinking about starting a tumblr for my makeup and outfit looks to keep them separate from blogger. Do you use tumblr? I'll post a link when I get it set up.

Today's nails are pretty simple but always eye catching, two people complimented me on them already today (and it's only 8.14am)!

It's 2 coats of China Glaze Aquadelic, from the electro pop collection and currently one of my favourite polishes, 1 coat of Winmax no. 5, a duochrome micro glitter that shifts from blue to purple, in a slightly yellow tinted base (these polished are available at Daiso, a Japanese store where everything is the same price, 100 yen in Japan, 2.80 in Australia), and 2 coats of Lynnderella Connect the Dots.

I love this manicure because the sparkle from the Winmax polish really reflects a lot of pretty blue sparkle through the CtD! 


Do you have CtD or any of it's dupes? Do you find it an attention grabbing manicure too? :)

Until next time
Sam

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

All the polka dots!

Hi everyone!

Life has been crazy for me recently as I have been moving out of home and into a rental with my boyfriend. It's been very busy but we are starting to get settled, I'm extremely happy!

I've done a few alright manis recently but this one is one of my faves.

Done for the PAA Monday Challenge, it's Polka Dots!

I decided to use paler colours for the base and darker for the spots.

I used the following polishes:

Pinkie: China Glaze Lemon Fizz & China Glaze Custom Kicks
Ring: China Glaze Aquadelic & OPI A Roll in the Hague
Middle: Australis Peek a Boo & OPI Who The Shrek Are You?
Index: Picture Polish Citrus & Mode Say Cheese
Thumb: China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint & OPI Funky Dunkey

Whoa, lots of polishes!
 

All the bases were opaque in 2 coats except Citrus which required 3.

I used a dotting tool for the dots, but I still need more practice on that.
And finally a coat of clear (Australis brand) and a coat of Seche Vite.

Overall I really like this mani, it's fun. However I'm sad that my nails all broke while moving and my thumb got cut by a cooking knife and it sliced my nail super short too :( which you can see in the picture.


Until next time,

Sam