Saturday, January 30, 2010

NOTD - OPI Absolutely Alice ♥

So, I know I'm kinda late to the ongoing party in Wonderland, but hey - being an International means never getting your hands on new polish collections very early, I'm afraid ... :(

Well, since I am in a party mood today, I'll add in my swatches of Absolutely Alice anyway.
I almost fainted when I opened the parcel and digged out this beauty! This one (as well as "Mad As A Hatter" which was also in that very same package) is truly amazing -  just looking at the bottles brings a smile to my face. Perhaps I'm easily amused.... ;)

On to the pics then, shall we..?

 Direct sunlight...


Bling-gasm!! :)

Chillin' in the snow...

Close up - do enlarge!

Absolutely Alice is a bright blue glitter with some gold suspended in a clear base. It's the gold that makes this an interesting and quite unique shade, I can't recall having seen any polish quite like this one before. It’s truly dazzling!
Application was very nice, just make sure you load the brush with enough polish - if the brush is too dry you may easily end up wiping away the glitter, leaving blank "spots" behind. Since the base is clear, three coats are needed in order for it to be opaque.
I did apply a fairly thick coat of Seche Vite on top, since the surface otherwise tends to feel a little grainy.

Have you bought any of the AIW shades? What do you think of the collection?

Til next time - ♥

♥ Romantic Valentine's Contest Alert! ♥

Hi All - and Happy Saturday!
I don't know about you, but I love weekends :)

Just a quick post to inform you that my dear blogging friend Tuli is having the most awesome Valentine's Day Giveaway! You really should check it out and sign up to participate - the prize is spectacular!

If you're not familiar with Tuli's blog, do pay it a visit - she is blogging mainly about nail related subjects; featuring lots of gorgeous nail polish pics and reviews, but also sometimes she blogs about daily life, cooking, and travel/trips. Being located in Israel, she writes her blog in both Hebrew and English - I find that amazing!

You can access the contest post directly by clicking here!

So - what are you waiting for? Go for it, best of luck!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

♥ Pink Polish Lemming Wheel ♥

Good day, dearest reader.
Hope you are all doing fine!

In the next couple of weeks I'll attempt to work through some of my backlog... so much stuff I want to post! Just haven't had the time - I sometimes wish there was 30++ hours a day, instead of 24.

Anyway, this is one of my polish swatching wheels, or whatever you wish to call it :)

These are all pinks (or at least "pinkish" ;)), let's see if I can enable some of you into new polish purchases.. ;)

Click to enlarge!

  1. Misa "Siren"
  2. Sally Hansen "Wildlife"
  3. Zoya "Vivi"
  4. Sinful Colors "Forget Now"
  5. China Glaze "Limbo Bimbo"
  6. Orly "Hawaiian Punch"
  7. Zoya "Brooke"
  8. Sinful Colors "Shining Heart"
  9. OPI "If The Fuchsia Fits..."
  10. Zoya "Anaka"
  11. Precision "Pardon My French"
  12. OPI "It's All Greek To Me"
  13. Depend #122
  14. Depend #87
  15. NYX Girls "Poppy"
  16. Sinful Colors "Pretty"
  17. Color Club "Green Is The New Pink"
  18. Mavala #328 "Rose"
I love "wheel swatching" - it's so much fun! I have a few more of those wheels, which I'll be posting later on.

So - any lemmings?

Til next time - ♥

    Friday, January 22, 2010

    OPI Hong Kong Collection, Spring 2010

    OPI Hong Kong Collection, Spring 2010

    Release: February 2010

    Colors are:
    • Bling Dynasty
    • Red My Fortune Cookie
    • Hot & Spicy
    • Dim Sum Plum
    • Jade is the New Black
    • Suzi Says Feng Shui
    • A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find
    • Lucky Lucky Lavender
    • Meet Me on the Star Ferry
    • Panda-monium Pink
    • Pearl of Wisdom
    • Chop-sticking to My Story

    Anything of interest ladies?
    I personally like "Jade is the new black" and "Hot & Spicy", but other than these two, nothing in this collection really wows me.

    Swatches can be found here and here.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    BB Couture Hands of Hope Collection for Haiti

    Good day, lovelies!

    I hope you are having a terrific morning/day/night, depending on where you are located ;)

    However - as we all know by now, the people of Haiti are not experiencing very good times right now due to the intense earthquake last week. The news reports have been heartbreaking to look at - so much has been destroyed, and so many people have died or become homeless... it's simply terrible.

    Now, the good news is that if you are a nail polish addict like me, you can now get your hands on a whole special collection of gorgeous BB Couture shades AND help the people of Haiti at the same time! Isn't that great?!

    Here's the deal - Kim at Overall Beauty and BB Couture have joined forces and created a special set of 6 tropical inspired colors, of which 25% of all sales are going to the Salvation Army towards their efforts to get relief into the hands of those who need it most; namely the women and children of Haiti.

    The "Hands of Hope" Collection...

    Click to enlarge!

    The "Hands of Hope Collection" by BB Couture includes:

    ~Tortuga Island - explore the exotic lush green island foliage
    ~Kyona Beach – gaze up at the cloudless baby blue sky while sunning on the beach
    ~Bassin’s Blue – experience subtle turquoise pools linked by spectacular waterfalls
    ~Labadie Beach – delight in the delicate pink hues of the setting sun
    ~Cape Haitian – mornings bring a mysterious pale violet haze over the mountains
    ~Paradise – savor the natural beauty of Haiti along the endless sandy beige beaches

    So, I hope you will all head over to Overall Beauty and buy the set - nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something...
    The whole set cost $54 and is available now!!

    EDIT::: I was just visiting Mary's Blog (you gotta check it out if you haven't already - she has swatches of the collection), and apparently you can purchase these individually as well, and 25% of the sale of the singles is also going towards the goal of raising $5,000.00 from the proceeds of this special collection! Great!!

    I think those shades are beautiful, they will fit perfectly into my "Spring/Summer 2010 Polish Wardrobe" :)

    Do spread the word about this - tweet, re-tweet, blog, Facebook, etc, to get more people to help.

    And, while visiting Overall Beauty, don't forget to sign up for their newsletter! Use the sign up box in the right hand column. Kim indicates that she has quite a few nice surprises up her sleeve, for those who are signed up on the mailing list. There will specials that only those on the list will ever know about, she states on the site. Sounds interesting, doesn't it?

    So - what do you all think?
    Great idea combining nail polish addiction and charity? Going to buy it? Like the shade selection?
    Don't like it?

    Tell me your thoughts - would love to hear from you, dear readers!

    I promise I'll be back *very* soon!
    Hopefully I will soon have managed to get a little more structure of my day time and my schedule, so I can find the time to start posting more regularly again - I really miss it, and also really miss the contact and communication with all of you guys - fellow bloggers and readers.

    Til next time; take care ♥

     Map of Haiti - click to enlarge!

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