Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo 2012 haul

Hi ladies! About a fortnight ago I attended the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo with 2 of my awesome friends Anita and Angela. I'd heard such fantastic things about the expo but being a trade only event I didn't think I'd get the chance to ever go but I was very fortunate and received a media pass to attend! *happy dance* I was good and only hauled a few things ;)

The expo was held at the Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour and it was massive - 3 huge halls filled with beauty goodness! It was so awesome discovering lots of new brands.

What I got!

nails inc. Sprinkles!!! I've been wanting these for sooooooo long and I succumbed. The deal was just too good to pass up! I got sweets way, topping lane and pudding lane.

I can never go past glitter so I had to pick up Nicole by OPI Let's Get Star-ted! and Honey-Dew You Love Me?.

Some nail art supplies! A 3D acrylic mold, dappen dish, dropper, tweezers and different shaped dazzlings.

I've wanted a nail polish display for ages and I finally got one! I'm using it to display polishes I need to swatch and it looks great on my desk ;) This one is supposed to hold 24 bottles but because some of the bottles are smaller it holds more.

I was hoping Dermalogica would be selling more stuff but alas they only sold a few items. I still managed to pick up one of my HG products the Daily Microfoliant. I love the stuff! It makes my skin as smooth as a baby's bottom LOL.

I'm nearing 30 (OMG!) so I'm getting into anti-ageing products. I came across these Cupron wrinkle reducing products and thought I'd give it a try. I picked up the Clinical Value pack which contains the Clinical Cosmetic Pillow Case, Eye Shades and Gloves.

I hope you've all been well! Posting will continue to be a bit sporadic unfortunately. Thanks for looking as always!

I attended the expo as a guest of the PR company.

NEW Glitter Gal holographics swatches and review

I am so excited today to share my swatches and review of 9 NEW holographic shades from Aussie brand Glitter Gal which will be released later this week. SQUEEE! Holographic polishes make me weak at the knees and these are no exception. The polishes have a new updated formula and as always are 3 Free meaning they contain NO Formaldehyde, NO DBP and NO Toluene. The polishes consist of 7 linear holographic shades and 2 creme holographic shades (like Ballerina and Light as a Feather).

Warning: this post is PIC HEAVY! For reference 2 coats is pictured for all polishes with no top coat. I did 1 thin coat followed by a thicker 2nd coat.

Due to customer feedback, Anna and Kerry have updated from 9ml bottles to a larger 10ml bottle size and it will be priced exactly the same too! I love when a brand listens to their customers and accommodates their wishes. Here's a comparison pic of the new and old bottles:

New 10ml size on the left and old 9ml size on the right.

Essie Resort 2012 collection: She's Picture Perfect and No More Film swatches and review

Hi ladies! I hope you've all had a fantastic week. I don't know about you but I am SO glad it's finally Friday! I have some quick swatches for you of 2 of the shades from the Essie Resort 2012 collection today - She's Picture Perfect and No More Film. Both are gorgeous colours and I highly recommend adding them to your collection!

What they say:

"This apologetically pretty collection takes its cue from screen idols like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly - women as perfectly suited for 20th Century Fox as they are for 21st century color. With adoring fans at her heels and essie on her toes, she's always on stylish step ahead of the crowd.

This suite of pinks and purples in eye-popping pastels and deep jewel-tones are a charming kiss of color to sire even the sleepiest sleeping beauty. Micro-glitters create a delicaate shimmer, and cream colors defy categorisation with rich undertones that are anything but superficial. This collection lets you dive into colour in a way that distinguishes you from all others, and awards you the starring role. There's no mistaking it, you were born to play this part."

Mattified winter floral manicure

Hi ladies! Just a super quick NOTD for you today. I'm absolutely knackered! I used 2 coats of Orly Sweet Peacock* which is a gorgeous shimmery blue foil. I stamped full floral design from Bundle Monster plate BM-221 using China Glaze Millenium and then added 1 coat of Essie Matte About You. The stamping looks white for some reason but it's silver!

I hope you're all doing well =) Thanks for looking as always!

* Product(s) provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.

Deborah Lippmann Forget You

A quick NOTD for you today using Deborah Lippmann Forget You. My sis gave me the Get This Party Started set for Christmas last year and gosh I love the polishes so much!! Actually I love all my Lippmann's equally haha xp

Forget You contains the same amazing glitter that's in Happy Birthday but in a black base. I used 2 coats over 1 coat of Glitter Gal Serpent Black*. Utter perfection and party time on my nails! It's going to be fun (NOT) removing it but oh well.. well worth it!

Close up:

I am dying to get my hands on her new glitter Let's Go Crazy but alas the wallet says no =( Thanks for looking as always ladies! =)

* Product(s) provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review in any way. As always, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My Disclosure Policy can be viewed here.

Beauty Line Cosmetics 345

Hi ladies! Things have been CRAZY lately so unfortunately the blog has had to go on the backburner a bit. I'm so time poor! =( I only have a quick swatch for you today of gorgeous Beauty Line Cosmetics 345 Christina sent to me a while ago.

345 is a beautiful dark turquoise creme. Application was flawless and it is wonderfully opaque - you can get away with 1 coat if you're careful but I did 2 out of habit. Man oh man I adore this polish!! I looooooooove these gorgeous cyan shades. Unfortunately it was a pain in the you know what to capture as my camera kept wanting to make it blue so I had to tweak the colours a bit.

Close up:

I've tried to draft a few posts but things will be a little quiet on here. I hope you're all well and don't forget you can catch me on Facebook (don't forget to "like" me!!), Instagram and Twitter! Things should calm down soon. I hope haha! Thanks for looking as always =)

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