Sunday, November 28, 2010

China Glaze Light As Air

Hi Everyone,

Today I have on China Glaze - Light As Air from the Up and Away collection! It's a gorgeous lilac/lavender which I think is perfect for Spring. Agent Lavender also from China Glaze is close to this however it is much more blue toned than Light As Air in my opinion. As with most pastel cremes, the formula is a bit annoying (visible brush strokes, patchy bits) but nothing a top coat can't disguise. Also, this is opaque in two coats.

China Glaze Light As Air

Now that I've been wearing more glitters/frosts/shimmers, I feel like lighter cremes always need a little extra - I'm thinking about konading or putting Covered in Diamonds (shown here) on the accent fingers. Does anyone else feel like this about cremes?

Thanks for reading,
Fred xo

Friday, November 19, 2010

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Today I have on an oldie but goodie - China Glaze Ruby Pumps is definitely a must have.

With Flash
Natural Light (unfortunately blurry)

Unfortunately the colour has photographed much more orange red than it really is. It is deeper and more 'ruby' like - the colour on the bottom half of the bottle is much closer. to real life .Ruby pumps is actually what I think is silver glitter suspended in a red jelly base - which makes the glitter appear red. I feel like I really need Emerald Sparkle because apparently it's a green version of this? This is a base coat (discussed below), with 3 coats Ruby Pumps and 1 coat Ulta3 Non-Chip.

Today I also bought Sally Hansen No More Peeling for $4 from Paddy's Markets (which for those non-sydneysiders is a flea market type thing, but indoors, and they tend to have little shops selling drugstore/american cheapo products that often look like they've 'f'allen' off the back of a truck). This is also a great place to find discontinued polishes and makeup (Sally Hansen Nail Prisms anyone?!). Since this treatment does not seem to have much about it on google, I'm assuming that it is discontinued or not available in the U.S.

As I said in my last post, my nails have recently been peeling so I'll see how effective this is - currently using it as a base coat for ruby pumps. This is what it looks like:


Last but not least, I tried out laser hair removal for the first time today. It didn't hurt very much (no worse than epilating really) and my lady was very nice and talked to me throughout the session to (presumably) keep me distracted. I will keep you guys updated on my results etc, but I've been told that it may not be as effective on younger people (I'm 19), but I do have black hair which is apparently better for Laser.

Anyway, sorry for the long post, hope you enjoyed it!
Fred <3

p.s. seeing HP7 tomorrow woooo!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quick Update!

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the lack of posts but I've been studying and doing my final exams for this semster! Thankfully I had my last exam today and am now finished with cramming my head with formulas, equations and legislation. Over my study period I've also been trying to give my nails a break as they've been prone to peeling over the last few months - anyone got any reccs as to what I can do?

Expect more updates over these holidays - I've still got a few untried nailpolishes to show you and I plan to hit up the nail supply very soon!

Over and out,

Fred

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Mani! Sportsgirl Purple Rain

Sportsgirl Nailpolish in Purple Rain (flash)

Isn't this just divine?! It actually looks much nicer and has more depth in real life - and it is less blue and more of a royal purple. You can sort of see a more accurate colour on the left hand side of the bottle. No matter what camera and lighting and WB settings I used, it turned out blue - I've already played with the colour settings in this picture!

The colour is incredibly vampy and a perfect halloween purple - as you can see, the shadows look almost black but there is an amazing purple shimmer where the light hits it. I loved the brush and formula but it's a shame the bottle is such an awkward shape, rendering it a bit unstable. If you weren't careful and using one hand to dip the brush into the polish, the bottle could easily tip over.

Bottle shape aside, this is a must-have and is much more than what I expected from a Sportsgirl polish (plus, it's on sale!).

Fred xo