Pink and gold glitter half moon manicure

Some quick nail art for you today! I saw this gorgeous half moon mani by Sam from A Curiousity last week on Instagram and decided to give it a go myself on the weekend. It's such a sweet combo!

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I used 2 coats of Hello Darling Sugar & Spice and I freehanded the half moons using a striper brush and Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Golden Rule. It's definitely not the neatest half moons but hey glitter hides a thousand sins!!

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What do you think? Thanks for looking as always!! =)

Bourjois So Laque! Ultra Shine Rose Lounge

Happy Sunday!! Gah can you believe the weekend is over already?!! It was such a beautiful weekend and I am really dreading going back to the drudgery of work =( On Monday's I like to wear particularly bright shades as my protest to it being Monday but sometimes I like a good palette cleanser and Bourjois So Laque! Ultra Shine in Rose Lounge is the perfect shade for it. It also makes a great wedding shade too - Kate Middleton wore it for her wedding 2 years ago!

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What they say:

"So Laque Ultra Shine, the new revamped version of So Laque. Twice the Vinyl for intensely lacquered nails with maximum shine!

The formula is enriched with twice as much vinyl and a blend of highly reflective resins for nails with incredible shine. So Laque Ultra Shine, a long-lasting hold for up to 7 days.. a range of pure, lacquered shades with no sparkles or shimmer, for smooth, radiant colour on nails."

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Rose Lounge is a very pretty sheer, milky pink. I love sheer pinks but it's hard to find one that doesn't streak and applies easily. Rose Lounge surprised me and ticked both those boxes!! It applied easily and the wide brush was great to use. I used 3 thin coats which is pictured and you can still see some VNL but I left it at 3 as I didn't want it to become too thick. It dried quickly even though I used 3 coats and dried to a high gloss finish. I can see why it's a popular shade!!

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Close up:

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Details: Bourjois So Laque! Ultra Shine polishes are available from Target, Priceline, Priceline online store and selected Myer stores and pharmacies Australia wide for $12.

I really enjoyed using Rose Lounge so I'll definitely be checking out other shades in the So Laque! range!! Any shades you'd recommend? Thanks for looking as always!! =)

The product featured in this post was 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.

July, August and September 2013 hauls!

Happy weekend guys!! Soooo I thought I'd do a haul post since I haven't done one in a while. I haven't been hauling much lately so I have to group them all together haha! Of course it's mainly polish xp

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More after the jump!

Lynnderella Candy Blossom

Are you ready for more Lynnderella swatches? I'm always ready for these gorgeous glitters! Today I have swatches of Candy Blossom which is from the Everything's Coming Up Neon collection.

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Candy Blossom is made up of pastel and neon pink, neon green, white and yellow glitters in a clear pink-shimmered base.

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It is such a sweet combo like the name suggests!! I love the little pops of yellow and green to break up the pink. Unfortunately my camera decided to wash my photos out but the glitter is more vibrant on the nail. 3 coats is pictured over 2 coats of China Glaze Empowerment.

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Close up:

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Details: Lynnderella polishes can be purchased from Glitter Connect for $24.95 for Aussie ladies (make sure you check out and like the Glitter Connect Facebook page!), for US ladies and Norway Nails for European ladies.

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You can check out my other Lynnderella swatches here!! I have one more left to show you =) Thanks for looking as always!

The product featured in this post was 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.

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sorbet swatches and review

I absolutely LOVE my Revlon Lip Butters so I was sooooooo excited when I spotted their new Pacific Coast collection by Gucci Westman in store which includes four gorgeous new Lip Butter shades - Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya, Pink Lemonade and Sorbet!!! Of course I wanted them all but even with the Chemist Warehouse 50% off sale I still limited myself to just one xp I'm trying to be good! Juicy Papaya and Pink Lemonade are rather sheer so I ended up purchasing the gorgeous Sorbet.

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The Lip Butters are packaged in the cute ColorBurst quilted design with a coloured case and clear top insert making it easy to see the shades. I love seeing my colourful collection in my lippie stash!!

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If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I love the whole lipstick/lip balm formula which is why I adore these! The formula feels like a lip balm but packs some colour and are really moisturising as they contain mango, shea and coconut butter.

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Sorbet is a gorgeous bright cool toned fuchsia pink and gives a sheer to medium coverage that's buildable. I'm always drawn to shades like this especially for the warmer months and it's very quickly become my favourite shade!! I think I've worn it everyday since I bought it haha. Lip Butters don't tend to last all that long on me but I get about 3hours wear from Sorbet and it leaves a slight stain.

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Details: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters are available from Kmart, Target, Myer and pharmacies for $21.95 but are 50% off at Chemist Warehouse until tomorrow so hop to it!!

What are your fave Lip Butter shades? Thanks for looking as always! =)

Bio Sculpture Hot Pink and Brigitte swatches and review

Hi ladies! Today I'm sharing swatches from Bio Sculpture which is a brand I haven't tried before! I always love trying new brands so I was excited to try them out. When I think Bio Sculpture I think gel polish but they also do normal polishes as well! I have two pretty Spring shades to show you - Hot Pink and Brigitte.

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Hot Pink is a beautiful glossy bright bombshell Barbie pink. I love love LOVE these types of pinks! Bright and in your face. 3 coats is pictured.

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Brigitte is a gorgeous pastel banana yellow creme from their Spring/Summer 2014 Hollywood collection which is inspired by 1950s movie stars. This just absolutely SCREAMS Spring to me!!! 4 coats is pictured.

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Overall: Hot Pink and Brigitte are perfect shades for Spring/Summer and the high gloss finish is fantastic! Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed with the formula and the brush. The formula of Brigitte is very thin and I had to use 4 coats for full opacity which is just too many coats for me although I adore this shade of yellow. Considering I had to use 4 coats dry time was quite reasonable though. Because of the thin formula, it made application really difficult and I had to redo my swatches for Brigitte twice. The formula of Hot Pink is more opaque but it's still on the thin side. The brush (see pic below) is flat and straight which I found difficult to control to get a clean finish. Hopefully it's just these lighter shades that have a disappointing formula as the shades are gorgeous!

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Details: Bio Sculpture polishes are available from salons for $19.95. For more info and to find your nearest salon, contact 1300 BIO GEL (1300 246 435) or visit

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Thanks for looking as always!

The products featured in this post were 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.

Erre Due 195

Urgh can you believe it's nearly the end of September already??!! This year has gone by waaaaaaaay too quickly! Just like the weekend has haha. Today I have some quick swatches of a GORGEOUS purple which was a gift from my dear friend Christina from Cel's Kawaii Blog. This pretty Erre Due didn't come with a label but I think it's 195.

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Erre Due 195 is a gorgeous deep purple with very very subtle blue and red shimmer through it. Perfect in 2 opaque glossy coats.

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Close up:

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Thank you Christina for sending this beauty my way!!! You know how much I love purples ♥

Thanks for looking as always!! =)

Beginners nail art class at Work-Shop

Hi ladies!! I can't believe it's taken me so terribly long to get my act together to post this but last month I had the pleasure of teaching a beginners nail art class at Work-Shop in Sydney. Work- Shop are based in Broadway, Sydney and run affordable fun short courses in arts and crafts and life skills. They run courses like tea appreciation, yoga, magic and street art! I was so nervous beforehand but once I got into the swing of things it was all good! Seriously I love talking nails ;)

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The setup for each person! The nail polishes and remover were very kindly provided by Face of Australia which everyone was so appreciative of! It's always fun playing with someone else's polishes haha. A huge thank you to Camilla for helping me set up beforehand!!

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I taught 3 basic nail art techniques on the night - dots, glitter gradient and sponged ombre - and then showed how easy it was to adapt them for more complicated designs.

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I don't think I make the best teacher but everyone tried it all out and seemed like they were having loads of fun!

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Ladies showing off their fab nail art at the end of the class!! Thank you to everyone that came!

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I'm teaching another beginner's nail art class next Monday 23rd September and tickets are still available! If you fancy learing some nail art with me, head to the Work-Shop site for full details and to book.

Hope to see you there! =)

Lynnderella Peridot Power

I have another pretty Lynnderella glitter from the Talismans and Birthstones collection for you today!! I'm on a green kick lately so I have some quick swatches of the pretty Peridot Power to show you =)

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Peridot Power is made up of translucent neon yellow and lime hexagons as well as chatreuse glitters accented with microglitters in a clear base.

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I don't own any glitters like this so I'm pretty stoked to add to to my collection! I love the colour combination of Peridot Power - it'd be perfect for a more classy Australia Day mani x) 2 coats is pictured over 2 coats Kester Black Moss. Excuse the wrinkled fingers oops! The effects of acetone and not enough moisturiser haha.

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Close up:

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Details: Lynnderella polishes can be purchased from Glitter Connect for $24.95 for Aussie ladies (make sure you check out the Glitter Connect Facebook page for the latest Lynnderella updates!), for US ladies and Norway Nails for European ladies.

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You can check out my other Lynnderella swatches here!! Thanks for looking as always =)

The products featured in this post were 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.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Parrot

Hellooooooooo ladies!! I hope you're all having a good start to the week. I'm getting my blogging mojo back so expect more regular posting from me! I've been making regular trips to Chemist Warehouse lately to buy supplies because I stupidly burnt myself and of course I can't go past the (often random!) beauty bargains that they have there. One of the bargains I came across was the gorgeous Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Parrot which was only $5!!! It's from the Sally Hansen for Tracey Reese Spring collection from last year which I don't think has ever actually been released here in Aus.

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Parrot is a beautiful grass green creme. Isn't it gorgeous and Spring-ish!! It applied really well and is pretty pigmented and dries to a glossy finish. I think it'd make for a nice green apple manicure! 3 coats is pictured and I had to add a coat of Seche Vite to smooth over a dent lol.

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Close up:

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Details: I bought it for $5 from Chemist Warehouse but it was the last bottle at the store I went to and I haven't seen them at any other Chemist Warehouse stores unfortunately! Best to do a hunt ;) They had a few other shades from the collection but Parrot looked the most interesting.

My blue and green collection is growing nicely now!! What are some of your favourite green polishes? Thanks for looking as always! =)

Kester Black Winter Garden collection swatches and review

Hi ladies! A few weeks back Anna from Aussie brand Kester Black very kindly got in touch to see if I would like to try out her polishes. I've been admiring her polishes for quite some time having come across the brand from seeing the polishes used by Trophy Wife Nail Art so I was super super excited to try them out! Today I'm very excited to (finally!) share with you my swatches and review of the gorgeous Winter Garden collection. It's taken me sooooooo long to swatch all the polishes unfortunately but I'm finally done! The lighting in my pics varies because I had to swatch the collection over quite a few days.

Kester Black polishes are 5 Free which means that they're free of Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formeheldyde Resin and Camphor. They're also carcinogen free so are safe for chemotherapy patients, expectant mothers and children. The polishes are Australian made and owned and is an accredited Cruelty-Free company which is absolutely fantastic!!

WARNING: this post is picture heavy!!

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Swatches after the jump!
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