Tuesday, 31 December 2013

O.P.I You're Such a Budapest & Polka.com

Happy New Year! Before we start 2014, I have my last post for 2013. This has been a pretty good year, it just sucks I can't celebrate tonight because I have work early in the morning :( but that's ok, there is always next year haha. Anyways.. I could not decide what polish to wear but I ended up with O.P.I You're Such a Budapest & O.P.I Polka.com which are both from the Euro Centrale Spring collection this year.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Essie Borrowed & Blue and Sally Hansen Fanta-sea

Hope everyone had a good Christmas! Today I tried out an Essie I haven't used before called Borrowed & Blue. I also wanted to use a new Sally Hansen I bought on the weekend while Chemist Warehouse had a 1/2 price sale called Fanta-sea which is from their new Triple Shine series.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Nails!

2 more sleeps until Christmas :D Today I wanted to show you guys my Christmas nails, the second time around :/ I did them last night, and they chipped so badly at work today I had to redo three nails and touch up two others haha, fingers crossed they will last me until the 25th!

Nail Polish Used:
Sally Hansen White on White
Face of Australia Between the Flags (Red)
Face of Australia Ferris Wheel (Green on pinky finger)
Sally Hansen Cherry Red (Santa's hat and on thumb)
China Glaze Starboard
China Glaze Def Defying
O.P.I Honey Ryder (little star on tree you can't hardly see haha)

My inspiration was from Cutepolish on YouTube from her Nail Art for Christmas video guide. I really like these, they actually came out ok haha. All nails are topped with Seche Vite.

Hope everybody has an awesome safe Christmas :):)
Kimberley xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Nicole by O.P.I Candy is Dandy & Selena

Today I wanted to try out two of my new Nicole by O.P.Is and I also wanted to wear pink so I went with Candy is Dandy and Selena! I also added Sally Hansen Twinkled Pink on my thumbs :) I need to do more Christmas nails before it's all over, I'm just not the biggest red fan :S

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Nail Polish Haul & Face of Australia Polishes

Hey again :) I've started to get back into polish this week and to my surprise (and excitement!) Nicole By O.P.I is finally in sold in Target! YES! I feel like we are finally getting the good brands in stores that are more accesible and cheaper like Essie at Priceline because then at least there is a chance of getting them on sale. 
Soo my haul started here. There was a sale for 2 for $20 at Target so I picked up 4 Nicole by O.P.I :S then Sally Hansen Triple Shine came out finally so I had to try them too! THEN I went to Big W and found the Face of Australia Carnivale Texture collection and of course I needed to try them because there was a 3 for 2 sale (yessss). What can I say, it's Christmas time? :D

From the top:
Nicole By O.P.I Candy is Dandy, Selena, Cinna-Man of My Dreams, Blue-berry Sweet On You.
Sally Hansen Triple Shine in Dream Sequins, Hypnautical, Twinkled Pink
Face of Australia Carnivale in My Island Home, Mango Slurpee, Bird of Paradise & Ferris Wheel

Face of Australia My Island Home & Bird of Paradise accent nail.

China Glaze Sweet Hook & Glistening Snow p.s. I'm back!

Hey! I have been very M.I.A for a while. I had a rough week this week, had surgery and returned to work which is getting hectic! So my nails have definitely taken a back seat :( I've only been wearing either a base coat or neutral colours, which I love at the moment :)! So a few days ago I tried out China Glaze Sweet Hook & Glistening Snow to bring back some colour!
P.S. before you think I have a skin disease on my hands, my fake tan was finally fading and looked horrible haha.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

China Glaze Sunset Sail

Hey! It's been a while since I've posted. I have really only felt like wearing neutral colours lately and work has been a bit stricter on nail polish, so I haven't had the chance to wear anything colourful :( hopefully they will go a bit easier on me around Christmas so I can put on some red and green haha. Today I have on China Glaze Sunset Sail!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

China Glaze Haul!

Hello again! A couple of weeks ago I ordered from Head2Toe Beauty which is an American website that sells China Glaze, Essie & Color Club. My order arrived in the post today and I wanted to share some pictures.

Essie Bikini So Teeny & O.P.I Save Me

Hey. I've been pretty sick the last couple of days so I wanted to do my nails with something a little simple (and yes, even though I'm sick I still had a craving to do my nails :/). I have on one coat of O.P.I Save Me over two coats of the beautiful Essie Bikini So Teeny.
p.s. please ignore the couple little cuts on my fingers and how dry my cuticles are :(

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Orly Lollipop Leopard Print

Hey. Today I have on Orly Lollipop which is a one coater..ONE COATER! I then decided to do a leopard print mani over it using China Glaze Sun of a Peach. Topped with Seche Vite :D

Saturday, 23 November 2013

China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle

Hey! Today I have on China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle because I wanted to start getting into the more summer colours. This is almost a bright teal, but leans more light blue? I'm not the best at describing colours haha.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

O.P.I Kiss Me at Midnight & Essie Smooth Sailing

Hello again! Today I couldn't wait any longer to use O.P.I Kiss Me at Midnight, but I also wanted to do a tape mani and found Essie Smooth Sailing was the most similar colour i had. I really like how these colours turned out together!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey guys! I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Julia from Creativenails4fun :) She is one of the first blogs I checked out when I started my blog probably about a month ago now haha, and I loved her nail art. Thank you very much Julia :)

Monday, 18 November 2013

Lush Lacquer Green Genie

Hey! I'm really trying to use nail polishes I've never reached for before. I grabbed for Lush Lacquer's  Green Genie which is from an American indie brand that I NEED more of :) They have actually now changed their name to Polish Me Silly.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

O.P.I Jinx

Hey guys. Ok, today I may have found myself a nail polish in the running to be a favourite! I have on O.P.I Jinx which is a liquid sand, and it is the type of polish that makes me not be be able to stop staring at my nails :D

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Essie Using My Maiden Name & More

Hey :) Today I have on a little nail art that I saw missjenfabulous do on youtube. It's done with three polishes, Essie Using My Maiden Name, Sally Hansen Wet Cement and China Glaze Dance Baby!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

China Glaze Mimosa's Before Mani's

Hey all :) Today I have on China Glaze Mimosa's Before Mani's (yes, the nail polish with the incorrect grammar haha). And an accent nail of Sally Hansen Golden-I (my go to gold) and Maybelline Colour Show Gold's Night Out over the top.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

China Glaze Watermelon Rind

Hello! I have a fresh coat of paint on my nails called China Glaze Watermelon Rind. This is a polish I have never tried and have always been meaning too. Thought the sudden cool change here was a great excuse to get out a darker polish.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

My (Outdated) Nail Polish Collection :D

Hey everyone :)

Let me start by saying that this is in no way meant to be bragging, I love seeing peoples collections whether photos or on youtube and hope people will enjoy seeing mine. I decided to do a post about my stash because I need help! I am really having trouble thinking of how to store my polish since half of it is on top of a shelf and half is in a nail polish rack..

My phone camera does not take the best photos :S

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Essie Fiji

Hey again :D

I had such a craving to do my nails today, so.. I did them with my favourite nail polish colour of all time BABY PINK! I decided to use a pink I haven't used yet which is Essie Fiji.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Sally Hansen Bubble Plum

Hey, last post for today ;)

I decided to leave the last polish I had on which was Sally Hansen Bubble Plum.

Sally Hansen Mini Haul

Hello again :)
I was at Priceline and saw that Sally Hansen was having a 3 for 2 sale (yay!). Sally Hansen is really the only polish brand that I buy from the shops because I do all my nail shopping online so it's exciting when they have a sale. This post is a little picture heavy.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

O.P.I Can't Let Go

Hey everyone :)
I had to do a quick mani today, as I don't have time to do them later. So what's quicker than using a texture polish?? I love them so much seriously..
This is O.P.I Can't Let Go from I think the Mariah Carey Collection from 2012? I'm not sure..

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween Nails - Revlon Red

Tomorrow is Halloween, which means Halloween inspired nails :) :)
I have watched and seen so many cute ideas for Halloween nails, but I don't think they would turn out just as perfect if I did them on my nails haha. So I thought I would go with something more easy.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Essie Topless & Barefoot and O.P.I Honey Ryder

New mani, and I managed to take a photo before the sun disappeared :)
I'm going to be working with the boss for the next two days at work and we are actually not supposed to wear nail polish there.. oops. So I thought to go a bit more undetected, I would go for a more work appropriate mani (I think? :S)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Hi :)
So I still don't want to take off Glam Polish Funhouse :S. But instead I thought I would post about an older mani that I did.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Essie First Timer

Hey there :)
Hope who ever is reading is having a good Saturday so far!
I thought since I still have the same mani on as my last post because:
1. it has not chipped at all
2. i cannot bring myself to take it off ;)
I would do a little review on a nail polish that I tried a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Review: Peace & Love & O.P.I

Hellooo :)
So i have recently bought quite a lot of nail polishes and kinda did a mini haul. I received my last nail polish from my recent purchases in the mail today and it is from the new O.P.I San Francisco collection called Peace & Love & OPI

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Glam Polish Haul + Review: Funhouse

Hi! Last post for today :)
I got my Glam Polish order in the mail today and I was so excited! There was a sale on the website  recently for 10-25% off and there was quite a few polishes I wanted but limited myself to 3. I hardly ever buy indie polishes, so I like to save my money for a sale.
The three I purchased were Frankenslime, Total Eclipse and Funhouse which was the reason for me wanting to buy these so bad!
I had to put Funhouse on as soon as the package arrived. This is two coats of Glam Polish Funhouse over one coat of Sally Hanson White On (without top coat yet)
Kimberley x

China Glaze Electric Beat and Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Hello again!
I thought I would share my current mani before I change it in a little while since it has started the chipping process haha. My nails do have a tendency to chip very quickly sadly because my job is very physical. I can't really stand when they do and feel that they must be changed..immediately before I can feel better :) so I change them quite a lot.

This is China Glaze Electric Beat with Essie Stroke of Brilliance.
This look was initially supposed to be a jelly sandwich, but the base colour was too dark and didn't let the beautiful glitter stand out under the white. But I actually think it turned out really nice so oh wells haha.
Kimberley x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Hey and welcome to my blog!
 My name is Kimberley, I'm 20 and I live in Adelaide, South Australia. For about a year now, I have been obsessing over nail polish and have slowly built up my collection (even though I am still not satisfied with it :P). Painting my nails has now become a much loved hobby of mine which I try to do quite regularly (about 3-4 times a week). I wanted to create this blog just to show people my manicures as I get so inspired by other nail bloggers out there. I am definitely no professional and since I am inspired by so many people out there, I will never claim another persons nail art as my own. My usual nail look is quite simple because of my lack of nail art skills which I am trying to improve haha. I thought I would just add some older pictures along with this post so you can see how I would usually paint my nails. So enjoy :)