Sally Beauty Haul – featuring Orly

Sally Beauty was having (and may still be having) a 2 for 1 sale on Orly polishes, so of course I took advantage of it. I got four polishes all together; 2 one day and I went back a couple days later and got 2 more.

The first two I got were Fantasea and Royal Velvet. Fantasea is a pink purple with a hint of gold, it is an odd colour to describe but in person, I can’t stop looking at it. Royal Velvet is a match to one Orly put out in their Dark Shadows Collection in 2012 called Mysterious Curse. It is a purple with a blue shimmer but very dark so if you don’t like dark colours steer clear. I like it. 🙂 Both of these polishes have been on my wish list for a while.

Mysterious Curse + Fantasea

The last two I got are complete opposites. The colours are Goth and Oh Cabana Boy. Oh Cabana Boy is a neon pink shimmer. My bottle of Oh Cabana Boy was mislabelled as La Vida Loca. La Vida Loca is more of a purple pink though not a hot pink like this.While hot pink is usually not my thing, I love it. I think it is because it is neon. Goth is a black with silver sparkles (pretty self explanatory) and I don’t have any black in my collection with the exception of my nail art black so I thought this would be a nice addition because it isn’t just a flat black. I looked at the colour Liquid Vinyl but decided the one with a little depth because of the sparkles was a better choice. The black I really want is Scorn by Illamasqua but I can’t justify the cost at £13.50 even though it is on sale now for £5.00 the shipping charges are outrageous.

Oh Cabana Boy + Goth

Thanks for Reading ! 🙂 😛

Victoria

A Belated What I Got for Christmas Haul

Sorry this took so long to post, I have been very busy lately.

While shopping for Christmas presents I found this gem for a great price at Winners. It is a set of mini metallic shimmer polishes from Kleancolor. This set included pink, yellow, purple  navy, brown and one called jungle which is teal colour.

Techno High Kleancolor

I got some fabulous surprises for Christmas and had a wonderful time with my family before my Mom had to return to work in Beijing. In my stocking I got Orly Flare, a gorgeous gold metallic shimmer; clearly I have a fixation when it comes to shimmer polishes. :S

Orly Flare

“Santa” also brought me another Kleancolor set but this one was a mini treatment set which included a calcium nail strengthener, base coat, High shine Top Coat, a garlic nail growth , a nail hardener and finally cuticle oil.

Kleancolor Treatments

I got a perfume that I have been dreaming about for a while, it is “G by Harajuku Lovers”  Harajuku Lovers is a brand started by Gwen Stefani and this perfume “G” is supposedly based on Gwen Stefani’s personality. Gorgeous bottle 🙂

G by Harajuku Lovers

My boyfriend kept teasing me before Christmas about what he was getting me and I admit I was getting a little nervous but he ended up getting me some fabulous presents. First was a nail stamping kit that I have wanted for a long time. It included 5 nail plates, a double sided stamper, scraper and a piece of silicone that is supposed to help hold the plates but just ends up being a little silly.

Stamping Kit

He also got me 3 polishes. They were Essie polishes, a teal called Trophy Wife and a purple called Sexy Divide. Both are gorgeous colours, I used the purple in my Royal Sparkle nail look as the base colour.

Essie Trophy and Sexy Divide

Last but not least is a dazzling purple and blue micro glitter in a clear base from Nicole by OPI called Gone Wishin’. This was also used in the Royal Sparkle look.

Nicole by OPI Gone Wishin' Closeup

So all in all, I had a great Christmas because I got to spend it with my family who I hadn’t seen in months because they now live in Beijing. I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season and spend it with your loved ones.

Thanks for Reading! :) :)

Victoria

New Poll!!!

Ok, so I’m kinda a nerd (oh and I like exclamation marks) and I just figured out how to do polls on here so I of course wanted to make one 🙂

I would love to to know what you would like to see on my blog in the future. (However I can’t get rid of my geekiness or nerdiness sorry ;))

Thanks for Reading!! 🙂 🙂

Victoria

My First Youtube Video

So I posted my first video today on Youtube . It is a stop motion animation video of my collection and how I store it now. I’d love if you checked it out.

 

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Victoria

Royal Sparkle

In honour of the Official portrait of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge being revealed, I have some royal purple nails for you. I used 3 coats of Essie Sexy Divide because when I did one coat and it didn’t cover very well at all. 2 coats still looked a little thin so 3 coats it is. For the sparkle I added Nicole by OPI Gone Wishin’, which has purple and blue micro glitter in a clear base.

Royal Sparkle

I wish the picture showed the sparkle better cause I feel like I should be going clubbing or something with these nails.

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Victoria

Nail Polish Tag, Number 2 :)

1: How many nail polishes do you have?
73 in total including base and top coats and nail strengtheners

2: What is your favourite brand of nail polish? 

Kleancolor, I recently discovered them and I love the formula

3: Do you like crackle polish or do you have it?

I really don’t like the look

4: What is the brand of your first nail polish? 
Probably Revlon I got from on of my mom’s friend because she didn’t want it anymore, I think it was a very odd pink colour

5: If your going to have a nail polish line, What would you name it?
Jewels, probably but I will most likely change my mind in an hour 😉

6: What nail polish does not compliment you? 
Pastels and Black

7: What nail polish compliments you? 
Essie Aruba Blue that I used as a base colour in my Winter Wonderland nail look.

8: Name 2 of your nail-art best friends? 
I don’t really have any but I would love to. I follow Jen at The Polishaholic. She is always swatching more polishes and it is awesome.


9: What was the best nail polish gift you ever received? 
I got a nail stamping kit for my boyfriend for Christmas as well as more nail polish from my parents too. I am going to do a What I got for Christmas post soon but the weather here is crap so taking pictures is rather difficult 😦

10: Thank the blogger who gave you this tag:
Thank you to Ashley from Beauty Flawed  for posting this. I wanted to do a nail tag and found this one, it looked like fun so I decided to do it.  Hooray Nail Polish!!!!!!

I tag anyone who wants to do it and comment and let me know because I would love to read it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

New Year 2013

 

I hope you all have had a great New Year’s Eve and I hope you like this New Years theme manicure I did. I used OPI Matte Nail Envy as my base coat and Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat as what else 😉 a top coat. The blue is Kleancolor in Lake Mist and only one coat. The glitter is a gradient done with Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Rockstar Pink.

Have a great New Year!!

Thanks for Reading! :) :)

Victoria

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