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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).


My Very First Knockwurst from the Germany collection, my Christmas present from MaSu because she knows how much I love me some nudes ๐Ÿ˜€


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.


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.


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


-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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


Even More Nail Mail and NotD!

7 Dec

Wooooooo a string of awesomeness! I got two packages yesterday, one from Llarowe containing some UP Colors holographics and another from Ninja Polish containing two gold flake top coats! Woooooooooooo!!!!!!!

upcolorsL-R: Verde 360 ; Azul Disco

I’ve already tried Verde, and I love it! The holographic effect isn’t as strong as others I’ve tried, but it has a beautiful sparkle in the sun ๐Ÿ˜€

gooooldL-R: The Midas Touch ; He Went to Jarred

OMG SO IN LOVE. Not only is The Midas Touch cheaper than the “high-end” alternatives available, it’s also higher quality at 24k gold flakes (as opposed to the 18k I’ve seen). The white gold top coat (which everyone has been clamouring for!) is 12k. Super love love!!!

goldnails02So of course I had to try one of them out! I went with gold because I’m still on my Christmas nails kick. This is The Midas Touch over OPI You Only Live Twice.


*swoon* I’ll be keeping this on for a few days ๐Ÿ˜€

goldnails01What do you guys think? Keen to pick up any gold flake top coats? The Ninja Polish ones are only $15USD a pop! They’re currently out of stock but you can sign up for stock notifications, which is how I got my bottles. Check them out here.

I’m looking forward to The Husband’s work Christmas do tomorrow night, we’re going to a super fancy restaurant and get free food and drinks ๐Ÿ˜€

Bye guys~

-Del x


Haul, Haul, Haul, and NotD

29 Nov

Yaaaaaayyyyy all the things! I have a few separate hauls to share today, and then some nails ^_^ Ready for some photos?

First up is my small haul of Ulta3 polishes. These Australian polishes have only just started showing up in New Zealand, and only at a select few places. I made the effort to go into the city to check out a pharmacy that stocked them, and came away with four ๐Ÿ˜€

L-R: Blue Marlin ; Blue Glitter ; Red Glitter ; Mojito

I haven’t tried them out yet, but I’m excited about them. I hope the awesome chunky holiday glitters that Ulta3 recently released turn up in NZ stores!

The day after I bought these, I got a surprise in the mail in the form of the two OPI Skyfall polishes I ordered when the Warehouse had them on sale…

L-R: You Only Live Twice ; Goldeneye

And then last night I was able to pick up my share of the group buy of Orly and Nfu.Oh polishes. Super excite!! Here are the ones I got ๐Ÿ˜€

L-R: Dazzle ; Cut the Cake

L-R: Chantilly Peach ; Essence of Pearl ; Super Natural

L-R: 47 ; 56 ; 61

L-R: 89 ; 125 ; 3

L-R: 80 ; 26

Suuuuper excited to try out the flakies and my first ever proper holo! Plus I am so in love with the bottles โค

Anyway, so far the only ones of these hauls that I’ve tried are the two from OPI Skyfall. Of course I went for my classic gradient tips :3

Pretty! I was a bit nervous about buying You Only Live Twice because I generally don’t wear reds, but I do like the way this one is slightly magenta, and the pretty shimmer. MaSucree’s suggestion for me paid off :3

So what does everyone think? ^_^

I have another 4 or 5 packages on their way too. Eeeep! I may have gone a little overboard on Etsy and Llarowe…


-Del x


I Love Shopping with MaSucree

26 Nov

Hi guys! Sorry for the random disappearance, but I’ve had things on my mind for the past week and felt too distracted! However, MaSucree was making me feel guilty about my slackness so I thought I’d do a small post to show off the small haul I got last Friday when we went on a little shopping trip ๐Ÿ™‚

First up is the 3 China Glazes MaSucree was de-stashing that I decided to claim:

L-R: Elephant Walk ; Glitter Goblin ; Jungle Queen

She’s such a weirdo for not liking glitter XD

After lunch we stopped in at the new Typo store on Queen St and I scored a 2013 diary for $8 ๐Ÿ˜€

Pretty ๐Ÿ˜€ Then I picked up the Cranberry Joy body spritz from the Body Shop because it is the best thing ever and I hoard Cranberry Joy things because they’re limited >_< And THEN I got hayfever pills and dry shampoo from the pharmacy, but that’s boring so no photos.

Next is some OPI shatters I picked up when the Warehouse had them on sale for $5 each (as opposed to $25-odd). Score!

L-R: Silver Shatter ; Turquoise Shatter

I really wanted Gold Shatter but they were already sold out! Maybe next time ๐Ÿ™‚

And now a lovely Revlon from Postie ๐Ÿ˜€

Revlon Emerald City. I’ve had a hankering for this one since I saw Jessie’s swatch, so I picked it up when I came across it!

Last but not least we went to Farmers because I needed some new pressed powder :3

I like the ZA ones so that’s what I got… And scored a free compact too! ๐Ÿ˜€ I also picked up a new eyebrow pencil because my old one was old and gross. It’s Rimmel London in Hazel. It’s one of the lightest brow pencils I’ve come across but I still have to be super careful with it because my brows are quite light >_<

So yay for mini shopping spree day ๐Ÿ˜€ This was over a week ago, but I still haven’t had a chance to try all the polishes yet. I’ll show you when I do ๐Ÿ˜€ I also have some more polishes coming in the maaaaillll and I recently took part in a group buy of Nfu.Ohs and Orly polishes with the NZ Polish Addicts group on Facebook, so soon I will have my first ever Nfu.Ohs!!! Super excite to share them all! I’ve also been busy buying up a storm for our “Polish Elves” thing in the same group, basically it’s a Secret Santa thing but we send polishes ๐Ÿ˜€

This polish addicts group is both amazing and a nightmare! Because they keep convincing me to buy when I know I shouldn’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I love them all really :3

-Del xx

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 24

24 Oct

Today’s challenge was inspired by a book, which made it difficult for me to choose! I started out with this simple design based on my of my favourite series, The Wind on Fire by William Nicholson.ย Specifically I took the design from the first book, The Wind Singer.

Image from Amazon.co.uk

I found the rustiest red I have (I don’t have many), then attempted the Wind Singer’s voice on my ring finger.

Yeaaahh that was okay. I used Kleancolor Dark Cherry and Revlon Silver Dollar for this. Anyway, I did some chores and it got munched up, so I decided to do some nail maintenance. I’ve been trying to grow out some yellow since June (curse you, beautiful China Glaze Ahoy!), so I’ve been periodically chopping my nails off. Wanna see how they look naked?!

This was post-chopping obviously. The yellow is sloooooowly going away >_< Anyway I felt sad with naked nails so thought I’d have another go at today’s challenge using some different inspiration – this time a series from one of my favourite authors evaaar, Tamora Pierce. I swear there’s only about 3 books of hers that I don’t yet have :3 And yes I’m aware that they’re aimed at people younger than me, I’ve loved them since they were age-appropriate for me and I will always love them… Don’t judge me, I’m an adult really I am!

Sidetracked! I chose the first series from her Circle universe, the Circle of Magic, for inspiration.

If you’ve read the series, I think you’ll get this. However if you haven’t… Basically each of my nails was inspired by one of the four main characters of the series, and my thumbnail shows the circle thread that binds their powers together. My index finger represents Sandry, who has power with thread (sounds lame but can be pretty badass). My middle finger represents Briar, who has power over plants and is the only boy of the group. My ring finger represents Tris, who has power over weather and can see magic (hence the sparkles by the lumpy lightning bolt – apparently my yellow paint is a pain in the butt to work with). And my pinky represents Daja, who has power with smithing and fire.

Yaaaaay. Base colours were (thumb to pinky) China Glaze Liquid Leather, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam, China Glaze Starboard, Color Club Wild Orchid, and China Glaze Life Preserver. The rest was done with a bunch of acrylic paints.

I think after I finish re-reading Harry Potter for the thousandth time I’ma go through all my Tamora Pierce books again.

…I kinda already miss how long my nails were. But at least they’ll grow back soon, right?

-Del x

Pstt… What sort of books do you guys like reading? I’m pretty much a 100% fantasy girl.

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 12

12 Oct

Today’s challenge was stripes and I was at a bit of a loss for what to do, until I remembered that aaaages ago I bought some striping tape from Meliney, and hadn’t used it yet! I went into this design without any forethought, just kinda played it by ear >_<

This was OPI Designer… De Better, with China Glaze Liquid Leather over top. I don’t like how messy some of the edges of my nails ended up *coughpinkycough* but in general I really like this look. Definitely keen to try it again with some different polish combinations!! I’ve seen this sort of thing everywhere all over the internet and always really liked it. Good to know I can pull it off too ๐Ÿ˜€

Until tomorrow~

-Del x

31 Day Nail Challenge: Day 6

6 Oct

Tra-la~ Today is purple! Well, technically violet but I’m not fussed about technicalities. I went out of my way to make sure that it wasn’t China Glaze today, so appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is OPI Purple with a Purpose, with Color Club’s Wild at Heart on my thumb and ring finger. You can’t tell because it wasn’t sunny, but Wild at Heart is a gorgeous colour with some awesome holo action going on :3 Everybody ought to have these two purples! I’ve had Purple with a Purpose for approximately a million years but never wear it enough. It has really pretty pinky-blue shimmer in it ^_^

Super love love โค

-Del x

OPI Tickle My France-y in a Cute Design

17 Sep

This is just a teeny post because almost two weeks ago I wore these adorable nails and posted them on Facebook, but never got around to sharing them here (this happens too often).

So I thought I’d share these before I head to bed! I spent a good portion of the day swatching some Jordana polishes… I think there’s around 40 of them to sort out, so I’ll finish that off for you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

So this is a completely simple and adorable mani made using a dotting tool, and black and white acrylic paints. We all know how much I love nude polishes, so my base was my all-time favourite, OPI’s Tickle My France-y (swoon). I think it combines to be quite classy while maintaining its cuteness.

Also this evening MaSucree and I placed an order with Head2Toe because The Husband gave me permission and a budget to spend on polish because he bought a new game. YAY! It has been about 3 months since I was last allowed a proper haul, so I am extremely excited and can’t wait for it to arrive! I have 10 China Glazes on the way.

Hurrah! You can all look forward to some MAJOR swatch spam very soon.

Night all ^_^

-Del xx


OPI Just Spotted the Lizard Vs China Glaze Rare and Radiant

18 Aug



Good Morning Nail Polish Addicts!

As promised I have compared for you side by side the new China Glaze Rare and Radiant and OPI Just Spotted the Lizard. I’ll let you take a look first and then tell you what I think.


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OPI Spiderman Collection – Number One Nemesis

4 Jun

Hello Lovelies!

Time for OPI‘s Number One Nemesis from the new Spiderman Collection. If you has asked me if I would buy Spiderman themed nail polish I would have said no, but once I started seeing the swatches on my facebook I couldn’t help myself. Number One Nemesis was the first one I saw. CandyGirl regularly posts swatches of new nail polishes and I saw this one and Mr Gabby thought it was cool. When you’re man tells you they like a nail polish you get in there and you buy that polish! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course because I brought one I ended up buying more of the Spiderman Collection; Just Spotted the Lizard and I won a bottle of Into the Night. Have a look at those beautiful colours if you haven’t yet. If there was ever an OPI collection I coveted most it would be this one.

So take a look at Number One Nemesis.

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