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

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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.

Thanks for Reading! :) :)

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.

Winter Wonderland

Today I have a winter manicure for you, although that was probably obvious by the title 🙂 .

Snowflake So to make this manicure I used 2 coats of OPI Nail Envy Matte as a base coat. Next I applied 2 coats of Essie Aruba Blue and the snowflake was made with LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art Brush in White. I was going to finish it there but it didn’t look quite finished so I used a coat of  Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Disco Ball which is a nice iridescent but somewhat clear sparkle coat. ( I know that it is a bad description but that is what comes to mind when I look at it) To seal in the beauty I used 2 coats of Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat and one very glossy coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon in nude. I don’t think that the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails is available anymore.  I will hopefully have a Christmas Nail Haul up soon just hoping the weather will get better soon so I can take some good pictures, so stay tuned!

Thanks for Reading! 🙂 🙂

Victoria

Nail Polish Obsession Tag

  1. What is your favourite nail polish company?  – – I don’t really have one but if I had to pick it would probably be Sally Hansen or maybe Kleancolor
  2. Glitter or no glitter? – – Definitely Glitter but not crazy amounts
  3. OPI, China Glaze or Essie? – – Essie, I guess but I don’t have much experience with any of them
  4. When do you change your nail polish? – – Whenever I feel like it or when they get too chipped for me to stand to look at
  5. What is your favourite colour on your nails? – – Probably blue but I really like Wet n Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer – the perfect purple
  6. Darks or brights? – – I don’t really wear one or the other
  7. What are you wearing on your nails right at this moment? – – Red and Green Christmas Nail – Matte with shiny French Tips
  8. Matte Nails- In or out? – – In
  9. French Manicure? – – Sometimes but not the traditional pink and white
  10. Favourite winter colour? – – I don’t have one I have been known to wear rainbow nails in the middle of winter
  11. Favourite Summer colour? – – Blue

Nail Polish Haul

So I picked up few nail polishes over the last little while and I thought I would share them with you. Plus my wonderful boyfriend bought me some. 🙂

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First we have Essie Blue Rhapsody which is a beautiful chrome blue from their recent Mirror Metallic Collection. Then two Art Deco by L.A. Colors nail art colours in White and Black. The last one in this photo is Wet n’ Wild Fastdry in The Gold and the Beautiful.

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These are the ones my boyfriend bought for me; they are from the Magnetix collection and the colours are in order: Postively In Love, Con-fused?,  and Gold Fusion. Of course we also got the magnetic plate that has three different designs.

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