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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New essence

So here is the new Colour Arts range from essence.  It's basically DIY makeup.  There are 3 Bases, One for lips, nails and eyes and then the pigments you add to them to create your own colours!!

The pigments are bright and colourful and super fun to play with.  Was looking for something a bit different for my niece for Christmas, so I'm sure she will love this.

As usual prices are super cheap, starting at $2.65 and $2.95 for the bases and only $4.15 for the pigments.  The price is so appealing and good quality products keeps me going back to essence again and again.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Femme Fatale Halloween Trio

I love getting home from work and being greeted with nail mail treats!! Today's delivery was Femme Fatale Cosmetics new Halloween Trio.  I'm going to be lazy and steal the descriptions directly from FF website simply because these polishes have so much going on I don't want to miss anything.

First up is Ghoulish Glee, this is jam packed with amazing.  A green jelly base with holographic gold bars, holographic lime hexes, black squares, moss green hexes, light green hexes, green squares in metallic/matte, tiny neon yellow and chartreuse glitters – and more.  

I wanted to stick with the ghoulish green theme, so this is one thick coat layered over Ulta3 Frog Prince.

Next up is Sinister Calling.  Personally I think it's too pretty for its name and it is by far the prettiest purple glitter I own.  It has a purple jelly base with holographic purple shreds, navy blue shreds and hexes, holographic silver bars and stars, colour-shifting shimmer (blue to purple), tiny deep blue glitter, various purple glitter in different shapes and sizes.

This is one thick coat layered over Ulta3 Violet Rumble.

And I've saved the best for last.  Tricky Treats is my personal favourite of the three.  My photos do not do it  justice at all.  It is one of the prettiest polishes I own, hands down.  It has a slight orange jelly base and pink hexes, holographic pink hexes, holographic gold bars, red and purple squares, tangerine hearts, and subtle amount of fine copper shimmer.

and one more..

This is one thick coat layered over Maxfactor Satsuma (really awesome pumpkin orange colour).

Application on all 3 was easy, glitter applied smoothly and was not gluggy or thick at all.  Drying time was impressive considering I applied quite thick coats.  All Femme Fatale polishes are available in 5ml mini bottles ($4) and full size 13ml bottles ($10.50).  You really need to get your hands on these polishes, they're a must have and not just for Halloween!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Ulta 3 Soft Hydrangea and Dollish Polish Go Luigi!

It was a pretty warm Spring day here on Sunday so I decided I needed a cool blue to help cool me down.  Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea is part of their Pretty Pastels collection and as always a bargain at $2.  Maybe it was just the hot weather, but I found application a little tricky as the polish was quite thick and went slightly streaky on application but smoothed out nicely while drying.

I couldn't help myself and as much as I love plain colours..

Glitter gives everything so much more depth and texture!!  I received Dollish Polish Go Luigi! a few weeks ago and was looking for the perfect polish for it to go over.  And the bonus is I got a star!  

This is 2 coats of  Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea, 1 coat of  Dollish Polish Go Luigi! and 1 coat of Ulta3 non chip.  Really happy with this combination although my Mario addicted 6 year old was very upset that I did not use It's Me Mario! 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Calypso Holiday.. Anyone?

It's an ulta3 sneak peek full of awesomesauce! I managed to get my hands on this little beauty (and a few others, if you follow me on instagram you might see them over the next few weeks), they will be available for purchase very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

This is 2 coats no top coat. It has a greeny-yellow pearl at the right angle. I was working in the City yesterday and had so many compliments on how pretty it is.  

Application was nice and 2 coats gave full non streaky coverage, no issue with the brush at all, and drying time was great. I'm really loving the new collections that ulta3 is releasing and am looking forward to being able to buy this full collection when its released later this year!

I love Aussie nails!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Nail Mail - Femme Fatale

Ohh Shiney!! The 4 I received are Glinting Lodestone, Ebon Roses, Eternium Dreams and Shimmering Snowcap.  First of all I had to try to get a close up of Shimmering Snowcap.
This polish has so much amazing in one bottle.

Eternium Dreams has a slightly tinted black base and Glinting Lodestone has a dark blue jelly base.

This is 2 dabbed coats of Lodestone.

And Ebon Rose feature nail with Picture Polish antique.

All 4 polishes were easy to apply and only needed one coat of top coat to get them totally smooth.  I wore Lodestone for 5 days and had only minimal tip wear.  Am really loving all the polishes that femme fatale are releasing!

femme fatale are having their 1st Birthday with a giveaway so if you're interesting in winning some amazing Aussie owned cosmetics click HERE

Monday, 3 September 2012

Ulta3 Pro Salon Manicure

I was ecstatic to find these in a pharmacy I popped into today.  They come in 10 shades, Cafe au Lait, Coral Crush, Electric Sunrise, Hot Pink Petals, Lilac Dream, Pretty in Pink, Purple Fusion, Red Affair, Sky Blue and Tutu Pink and all retail for $4.99.  Apparently it has 5 benefits in one bottle - Base Coat, Vitamin
Enriched, Colour, Top Coat and It's Fast Drying.

Here are the 5 I picked up today in order
Red Affair, Hot Pink Petals, Lilac Dream, Sky Blue and Purple Fusion.
Application was smooth, It reads 1-2 coats, but you definitely need 2 for full colour coverage. 4 of the 5 I picked up are nice cremes and Lilac Dream has a slight pearl to it (very pretty).

The brush in the pro manicure is flat and wedged and makes for really simple clean application.  Unlike all the regular Ulta3 polishes these babies are made in Taiwan.

The colour selection is not huge, but I'm hoping they increase that in the future.  The colours are rich and drying time is impressive.  I'm going to try one out as a full mani tomorrow and check out their durability. 

Monday, 27 August 2012

Sally Hansen Magnetic Polish

Look at what they are unpacking at Priceline.  8 shades and as far as I can see there is only 1 style magnet which is wavy. Retail for $16.99. The colours look fantastic!