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What Happens When I Shop… And Some NotD

28 Jan

Soooo now that I’m employed again and I can shop… I’ve kind of gone nuts in the last week or so! I’m waiting on packages from: Paris Sparkles, Glitzology, Head2Toe and 2 packages each from Born Pretty Store and MUA. Then today MaSucree and I went out shopping and I came home with 18 new babies. Woops! Wanna see?

haul08The whole darn lot! In my defense… the four in the middle I stole from MaSu (technically the OPI was my Christmas present).

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My Very First Knockwurst from the Germany collection, my Christmas present from MaSu because she knows how much I love me some nudes 😀

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Nfu.Oh #65 (omggg holo!) ; Nfu.Oh #68 ; China Glaze Luxe & Lush

These were a few that MaSu was a bit meh about so I took them off her hands. I love holos and I’m always keen for a backup of something as awesome as Luxe & Lush!

haul04Mink & Diamonds ; Fiery Diamond

I only have 4 Sally Hansen polishes and they are all from the Insta-dri line, so I’m looking forward to trying these two out! I picked these up for $2 each (!!!) at a cosmetics sale outlet in New Lynn.

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Aurora ; Neon Purple

A couple more Kleancolors that I didn’t already have and picked up for $3 each at a dollar store in Lynn Mall. I have seen Aurora used in so many beautiful manis in the blogosphere so decided I needed my own, and Neon Purple has a pretty subtle shimmer that said “buy me, woman!” when I looked at her.

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Cocktail ; Candy Sprinkles ; Mistletoe

Yes, I already have a bottle of Candy Sprinkles. But it’s so lovely and I’m terrified of running out so I’ve gotten a backup while they’re still available! Cocktail seemed like a pretty soft girly glitter, which I don’t have many of (I usually get outrageous glitters), and Mistletoe looked so odd I had to have it!

haul06w7 polishes: Metallic Jupiter ; Metallic Mercury ; Metallic Neptune

Ever since MaSucree posted about her w7 hauls I have been stalking Postie stores searching for them, but alas! To no avail! So when I had to opportunity to stalk the very store she found them in, I went a bit nuts. They had all the things I wanted and more…

haul07w7 polishes: Metallic Mars ; Metallic Saturn ; Metallic Venus ; Cosmic Green

I couldn’t resist the awesomeness.

Anyway, wasn’t that fun! I can’t wait to try all these out and hopefully (eventually) get some swatching done. It’s much harder now to fit in swatching with full-time work and a terrible lighting set-up at night. I may need to look into making a lightbox or something! It will be strange because I’ve always preferred swatching with natural daylight. But we’ll see what happens 🙂

And so as to leave you with something other than pictures of bottles, here are the nails I wore out shopping!

notdKleancolor Ocean Wave (metallic blue) + China Glaze Pizzazz (rainbow glitter) + Nfu.Oh #03 (sheer white jelly).

I freakin’ love this effect, to me it is *somewhat* reminiscent of the Nails Inc. Sprinkles polishes that I’m still desperately lusting after. Sometimes I have to make do with the hundreds of bottles I have here at home. So sad 😉

Lates!

-Del xx

Pst… I also bought a new mascara, 2 rings, some earrings, and a new dress while we were out… But I thought it was enough to show you all the polish 😉

 

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Preemptive Christmas Layering NotD

5 Nov

These are from a couple of days ago 😀 Since the challenge ended I’ve been enjoying just having my nails one colour, or playing with simple layering combos. Aaaaand since we ticked over to November I’ve become pretty excitable about Christmas nails, and started playing with the few Christmas-themed polishes I have.

Christmas = glitter!

And also frosty blue?

It’s kind of a quirky combo, the metallic blue with the red, green and gold glitter. I think that’s why I love it so much!

This was two coats of Kleancolor Ocean Wave, with one coat of China Glaze Twinkle Lights over top :3

I can’t wait for my order from Head2Toe to arrive! I ordered 6 of the 7 glitters from the Holiday Joy collection, and a red creme. Just cause. CHRISTMAS GLITTERS!!! I’ll be getting the rest of the collection next time for sure 😀 Because, Christmas collection.

-Del x

Purple and Bronze Watercolour NotD

3 Nov

Today I thought I’d share the nails I wore to a wedding last week! They may seem random and out-of-context, but  rest assured that they matched my outfit perfectly 😀

I did these right after Day 27 of the challenge, so was feeling rather inspired by the sponged-watercolour thing 😀 Since I was wearing a black satin maxi dress with purple and bronzey-gold flowers, I went with a black base with purple and bronzey-gold colours sponged over top.

Polishes used were:

  • China Glaze Liquid Leather (base)
  • Mode Boysenberry
  • Jordana Silky Purple
  • Mode Messed Up
  • Color Club Fashion Addict
  • Kleancolor Americano
  • NYX Girls Buzz Worthy
  • Jordana Lavender Fields
  • Mode Glitzy Glam

That’s a big list!! It makes it seem like these took ages to do, but they really didn’t! They were positively light-speed by my nail art standards.

Here’s a rare view of my right hand, just to show you that I really DO do them both! 😉

*happy sigh* Pretty pretty.

What do you guys think? Something you would wear?

-Del x

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 29

29 Oct

Supernatural nails. Bleurgh. Considering how many halloween nails I’m seeing everywhere at the moment, I felt decidedly uninspired. I don’t think it helped that I spent the day out and was running low on daylight for photos!

I decided on purple nails with gold stars, inspired by the cliché wizard’s hat. Because magic? I dunno.

The purple is Kleancolor Love Affair, and the stars were done with my gold glitter Jordana striper (called Golden Artist).

A bit boring, but cute in its own way :3

-Del x

 

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 26

26 Oct

Today was ‘inspired by a pattern’. I toyed with the idea of gingham nails, but ended up coming back to houndstooth because of time restraints. Stamping is heaps faster! I did some hunting for colour inspiration, because black-and-white is a bit boring to me, and I found this tan-and-brown version that I rather liked. Probably because I’m rather fond of browns and nudes :3

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Om nom nom. I went with Kleancolor Mocha as base, with stamping using Kleancolor Cappuccino and plate BM-322 for the houndstooth pattern.

Yay! I love it. I’m going to do more stamping with these colours, I LOVE brown polish!

*swoon*

-Del x

P.S. At this point I’m not too sure if there will be a post tomorrow as I have a wedding to go to… We’ll see how things go, maybe I can make some time to get it done today.

 

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 25

25 Oct

Phwoar we are getting so close to the end of this challenge I can practically taste it! I have a few things for you today, starting with something non-related to the challenge but completely exciting.

FLOAM!

My bottle of Floam arrived yesterday from Ninja Polish, and I was so excited that I had to take off my Tamora Pierce nails to try it out! As you may know, I’m on extreeeeemely limited polish-buying privileges at the moment due to my lack of income (le sad), but I snuck this one in when I received a ‘back-in-stock’ email from Ninja Polish. I still don’t know if the Husband has even noticed yet. HA!

Flooooooam!

Anyway, today’s challenge was ‘inspired by fashion’, which really stumped me. I’m not into fashion at all really, so I had to go from my limited knowledge gleaned from general internet-surfing. I noticed a while ago that fishtail braids were everywhere on Tumblr, so figured that was some kind of fashion. So I gave them a go on my nails!

…and then smashed them up and ruined them. They were bumpy as hell anyway, and the pink annoyed me because it just dominated everything. I was terrified that it was going to stain my nails and I’d have pink stripes when I removed it, but luckily I had started with two coats of the silver. Phew! These colours were Kleancolor Pearl Silver, Metallic Aqua and Metallic Fuchsia. Not my favourite mani, next time I think I’ll use thinner and less metallic polishes.

So I took it off and tried to find some different inspiration. My last job was at Overland, a footwear company here in NZ. One major trend I remember from LAST summer’s shoes was colour-blocking, which I quite liked the look of. Plus I like shoes more than clothes. I went hunting online (aka Google Image search), and found these shoes in a colour combo that appealed to me.

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I wouldn’t be able to walk in those, but damn if they aren’t beautiful.

As ever, it’s simple and easy for me. And yet I still manage to mess things up >_< I used tape for the pink down the bottom, but didn’t feel like waiting for stuff to dry so free-handed the blue. Hence the uneven-ness. You get the idea though right? Colours were Jordana Pink Lemonade, Jordana Tangy and China Glaze First Mate. I quite like these nails, I think they’re pretty cute, but also bold :3

As a final touch I added a coat of Essie’s Matte About You, since the shoes that inspired them were suede.

Aaaaaand that’s it. That’s what’s on my nails right now.

Fashion is hard -_-‘

-Del x

Pssst… Shiny or matte?

 

 

 

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 21

21 Oct

Oh gosh I feel all out of whack because I’m not at home D: It even feels wrong painting my nails not-at-my-desk. And accordingly, these did not go to plan >_<

Anyway, today is the start of the ‘inspired by…’ part of the challenge, and the first one is ‘inspired by a colour’. Huh? Like what does that even mean? After much thinking and hmming and haaing, I decided to take the NAME of a polish and go with that. One of my favourite polishes-I-always-grab-for-and-always-love is China Glaze’s Electric Beat. I thought about doing something crazy and intense like a glitter lightning bolt with CG Electrify, but then I remembered that I wouldn’t be home. So I went for something simpler.

This is two coats of Electric Beat as base, with stamping using Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire and plate BM-305 for the lightning design. I really like this mani, it’s totally cute 😀 I was a bit annoyed that my trusty top-coat managed to smear the lines a bit, but I think that’s a problem more with the stamping polish than the top coat. But not-so-close-up, these nails look awesomesauce.

I’m just sad about how weird everything feels when I’m not at home to nail it up. Plus the weather today is shocking and therefore so are my photos! My camera throws a fit when I try to macro with indoors lighting.

Anyway, what do ya’ll think? Rockin’ it? Also how would you have interpreted the ‘inspired by a colour’ instructions?

-Del x

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