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Nautical NotD

21 Sep

Today I have on some cute nautical nails! These were actually inspired by a dress of mine (which I happened to be wearing), which has mainly blue and orange on it. So I wanted nails to match!

I started with China Glaze Life Preserver, my favourite orange polish EVER. It’s the only orange I think looks really nice against my skin. Then I thought it would be neat to have a dark blue accent nail, so I went with First Mate from the same (nautical-themed) collection. I was quite happy with it but thought it was a bit plain, so I added some anchors in white acrylic paint to the accent nails!

I am not good at drawing at ALL, but this was fun 😀


Hehe, wobbly anchor. I did the anchors using a toothpick.

On a side note, I’ve been using a different top coat recently. I’m poor and can’t afford to order a new bottle of Seche Vite just yet, so I’m trying to make the current bottle last by not using it as often. I’ve got a butt-tonne of other top coats, so I’ve been alternating them all and have decided that my favourite is the Jordana Quick Shine Topcoat. I even like it better than Orly Sec’n’Dry, because I find that the Orly smears and picks up the colour from the polish. Blech!

Anyway, if you’re poor and after a pretty decent topcoat, try the Jordana Quick Shine. It gets a big thumbs up from me (and I’m fussy about these things).

Til next time~

-Del xx

Fantasy Fire Sunday Spam

16 Sep

So I think it was about a week ago that I finally stumbled across some bottles of MaxFactor’s sought-after Fantasy Fire polish. Around March there was huge hype in the online polish world about this little baby because it was supposedly similar to the legendary Clarins 230 (aka Unicorn Pee). I’ve been dribbling over swatches of Fantasy Fire since March, and it wasn’t until now (6 months later) that it’s become available in NZ.

But hey, at least it came out here, right? I snapped up two bottles because they are absolutely teeny tiny. I have today some photos of it worn over China Glaze’s First Mate, a simple navy creme. Over time I’d like to swatch it over other colours, but you can wait for those because I want these bottles to last. As soon as I put it on my nails I wanted to die with happiness! It is so beautiful and glowy and shimmery and just gorgeous.

Ready for some pictures?! Just FYI, this was ridonk difficult to photograph, and it is much more amazing in real life. Also you’ll be able to see the shimmer better if you click on the photos and make them bigger 🙂

Okay, really ready now?

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Winter Polish Drying Fail: Featuring NotDs and Swatches!

1 Jul

I don’t even think there’s any to say here except I’m super sorry we’ve been so blargh about posting lately. I know that I’m exhausted and I know that MaSucree is exhausted too. Even though there’s not that much going on at the moment, it feels like EVERYTHING is snowballing.

For me, it’s been really difficult to get myself to do anything at all since my cat disappeared. I’m actually devastated but Sir Husband is trying to keep me positive. It’s been difficult because I’m home alone most of the day while he’s at work keeping busy. I’m not working at the moment (I left Overland in order to find something more suited to me), but I’m feeling zero motivation since Suki went missing 😦 Every little sound has me jumping and calling for her.

Anyway, I have some naily things for you. There’s not much, but I hope you’ll enjoy the few things I have. First up is the main reason for lack of posting…

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