dinsdag 28 december 2010

Another great swap

Today I received my swap package from Lissi, from Nailaddictsanonymous.
And, again, this is one great swap!
I'm so happy with all of those polishes.

Wanna know what I got?

Well, take a look!
Looks exciting, right?

I'll show them more upclose.

First the Sinful Colors polishes.

These are: Mercury Rising, Daddys Girl, I Miss you, I Love You, All About You, Rich In Heart.
I seriously love all of these,but I am especially excited about Daddys Girl and I Love You. Those contain little duochrome glitters, yay!

Next, 2 Milani's; Hi-res and Hi-Tech.
I'm curious about these two, but I'll wait for a sunny day!

I also got the Ulta Glam Goth collection.


Forbitten, Underground, Tainted Love and Afterhours.
They look nice, right?


Ofcourse, some Claire's moodpolishes, just because I love them.
Bored/Excited, and Flirty/Shy.

Last up two polishes I'm also really curious about.

Pure Ice Heartbreaker, and Wet 'n Wild Nightprowl.


What do you say, nice swap?
I sure think so! I'm going enjoy all of these pretties, yay!

Thanks Lissi, for another great swap :-)

zondag 28 november 2010

My favorite handcream

This is a tip for all you ladies out there who just hate those fatty, oily hands after using handcream.

I always have dry hands, but when winter comes, they're really dry and need a lot of care and attention.
I have been searching a good handcream for years, and my search is finally over.

The cream i'm talking about is Essence 24h hand moisture balm, with yoghurt and green tea.

The thing I love about this one, is the fact that it leaves no oily film or any residue after rubbing it on your hands.
It's a light cream, with a nice fresh scent.
But the fact it just disappears after massaging it in your hands for a little while, is really wonderful.

I am not exaggerating, you really have to give it a try.
I bought mine in Germany, for only 95 cents!


Have you already tried this one? What do you think about this handcream?

vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

Preview: Catrice relaunch, can't get enough

Today I attended a little preview-party about the relaunch of a lot of Catrice's products.


Coming this november Catrice will fill the shelves with a lót of new products, with new formulas and ideas.

I must say, it looks really nice.

There will be 32 (!) all new eyeshadows, brushes, duo eyeshadows, new mascaras, lipglosses, powders, etcetera.
You name it, I guess they got it!

Little fun fact about the new lipglosses: they have two different kinds; the 'normal' sheer ones wich just give a little more flair en shimmer to your lips, but also new glosses wich really give a lot of colour!

It was quite a fun day.
First, there was a little presentation of all the products. After that, a lot of testing, and browsing through all those new products.


Here's a little overall-view from some of the new products.
Click on the picture to see a larger version.




Looks quite exciting, right?
I'm especially curious about this product:
Lash Plus Intensive Lash Growth Serum.
It's a serum you put on at night, wich activates the growth of your eyelashes.
Used in combination with the special mascara, it promises 25% longer lashes in one month.
I can't wait to try it out!

About the naillacquers, there will only be three new ones.
That's not much, right?
I hoped they would launch more lacquers, but sadly enough they didn't.
Maybe next time? I would sure love to see some more sparkly and shimmery nailpolishes from Catrice.

But, on to the new lacquers.
There are 3 new colours, and one matte topcoat;


I'm excited about the taupe one, it's named Absolutely Chinchilly.
The other one's are Run Forest Run! and Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans.


Overall I think Catrice did quite a good job on the new make-up collection.
I can't wait to try some of the samples we got.

What product are you excited about?


zaterdag 16 oktober 2010

Nail polish rant: Del Sol polish.

Okay, seriously.
I've been wanting some De Sol polishes for a while now, but just can't get my hands on them, aaaargh!
Even Ebay doesn't suit my needs, as no-one seems to ship internationally :(
What's up with that?
I'm drooling over those polishes, I want them!

So, is there anyone who would be so kind to help me get my hands on some of those pretty Del Sol polishes?
Maybe we can make an international swap out of it?




Oh, by the way, I know I haven't been blogging much lately.
I removed my acrylics about a month ago, and my nails need a lot of rest, hehe.
They're reaaaly thin and brittle now, so only hardeners for me now.

maandag 30 augustus 2010

Starry Stylish

My most recent mani (still wearing it) is this one.
I used P2 Stylish, I must say, it's a nice polish.
Great coverage, needed only 2 layers.

Then added some nice stars.
Polish I used for stamping is China Glaze Millennium, such a great polish for stamping!
The plates I used are BM 05 and BM 21 from the bundlemonster plates.



Thanks for stopping by!

donderdag 19 augustus 2010

A little word for those of you with acrylic nails.

Hello Ladies!

I'm sure you all know the pros and cons of having acrylic nails, right?
Unfortunately, my nails are very thin and brittle, so I just love my acrylic nails. Without it, my nails just keep on taring and splitting, and they can never grow long.

But, something you really need to keep an eye out for, is mould.

When the acrylic is not sealed airtight, you might end up with mould on your nail.
It is highly contagious too, so you just don't want to have that going on under your pretty polished nails.

Well, why am I writing this?

Today I was filling up my nails, when I spotted a green spot on my thumb.
Mould... under the acrylic layer.
Never noticed the layer wasn't airtight, so water managed to make it's way in, and go all nice and mouldy, ugh.
I filed the spot away really gently, and then applied a new layer of acrylic. Remember, when you are done filing, throw away your file! Really, it's highly contagious, and you will infect your other nails.
So, now it's just hoping it won't spread or multiply.

So, keep an eye out for air under the acrylic layer, you really don't want any mould under those pretty little piggies!

Of course, some pictures to entertain you, and to show what it looks like (I noticed there are not many pics of this to find, hehe)
(Don't be scared, I was halfway removing the acrylic layer, that's why my nail looks weird)

zaterdag 24 juli 2010

My second international swap, and comeback.

Well, hi there!

I know, I haven't been blogging for a while.
I have been really busy with physical rehabilitation (that's how you call it, right?).
It's really heavy, but I'm half way there, and I do see some inprovements in my physical health, so it's all worth it :-)

I haven't stopped polishing my nails and buying nailpolish, although I have polished my nails a lot less :-o But hey, sometimes your priorities just shift, we all have been there once or twice, right?


A while ago the lovely Tatjana from Tianasplace emailed me, to compliment me about my blog (always nice, yay!), and to suggest a swap.
As I love international swaps, we went to buy each other loads of polish, haha.

So, a week ago, this is what arrived by mail:









Looks sweet, right?
I already loved the box!

And a lot of nailpolishes were in there, yay!
So, here's what I found:


4 Bichun polishes, 1 Ingrid Cosmetics ice cube polish (don't you just love that bottle?) 2 Art Deco polishes (I really love those!!) and 1 Deborah Shinetech polish.


7 bottles of S-he polish, especially the first one is really pretty.

1 Manhattan polish, 4 sweet little Butterfly Collection Jungle polishes, and 2 Joy polishes.

And here's the whole lot together.


I must say, this swap was so much fun to do, it's always so nice to receive packages with all kinds of nailpolish you are not familiar with.

So, I guess I have a lot of swatching to do :-D


Bye bye for now, I'll see you all again soon ;-)

woensdag 26 mei 2010

My first Zoya and Nubar haul

Hi ladies!

A little while ago, I got some money from my boyfriend to buy some nailpolish for myself.
Oh my god, don't you just love those boyfriends? :D
I certainly do!

So, I went to check out Ebay, and here's what I got:


These are the Nubars I bought. As you can see, 2 Nubar Diamont. My source for Seche Vite dried out (goodbye Transdesign ;( ) so I thought this would be a great moment to get some Diamont to try.
The other Nubars are Petunia Sparkle, Gold Leaf, Iris Dust and Moon Shadow.
I really wanted Peacock feathers, but that one wasn't in stock.
Bummer, now I'll have to order some again soon, hehe.

Here are the Zoya polishes;


Zoya Reece, Zoya Adina, Zoya Nidhi, Zoya Yasmeen and Zoya Mimi.

I'm really glad with these polishes (and my boyfriend!) and can't wait to try them all!

So, check again later for some swatches.

Bye for now!

donderdag 20 mei 2010

And the winner is....

All you lovely polishlovers, thanks for entering my giveaway and all the lovely comments!

I have entered all the names in the hat generator, and picked one completely random winner.

So, here goes.....

The winner is...:


Surge!

Congratulations!

I have sent you an email, please contact me within 72 hours, if you don't I will pick a new winner.

Enjoy your two new polishes!

As for al you polish-lovers who did not win, I'm sorry, but more giveaways will of course come in time.


I hope you all enjoy following my blog, and keep doing so!

Lots of love!

dinsdag 4 mei 2010

Essence Let's Go Girls!

Essence has some new products, especially for the upcoming soccer world championships in South Africa.
Among these products, there are (self-adhesive) nailstickers and bodytattoos.


The stickers and tattoos come in the colours of your country, in my case, of course, The Netherlands.
And those are fun!

The nailstickers are really easy to use.
Just pick the design you want, take it off the sheet, and place it on your nail.
Press down gently, and seal in with some topcoat.

First up, some pics of the nailstickers.
The lacquer I used is Essence Glamorous, a nice deep red with a subtle shimmer.


Looks fun, right?
In my opinion; an easy way to decorate your nails to support your country when they have to play soccer.

If you want to decorate your body even more, you can use the bodytattoos.
Also quite easy to use.

Just pick the design you want, and cut it out.
Peel off the protective film, and place it, design down, on your skin.
Wet the tattoo with water, and leave it for about 30 seconds.
Remove the paper, and let your 'tattoo' dry.
Easy does it.













Quite fun result, right?
A quick way to decorate your nails and the rest of your body, so no messing around with those stripers and dotters just before the game starts!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to cheer!

zaterdag 1 mei 2010

My Queensday nails

Yesterday was a big day here, Queensday.
Party's everywhere, everyone dressed up in orange clothes, funny hats, wigs, and so on.
So, nails should be decorated too, right?!

This was my mani:
(Hmm, sorry for the somewhat crappy look in this pics, somehow Blogger makes them look weirdly)


The orange polish is Juicy Orange from Essence, one from the Show Your Feet polishes.
This polish claims coverage in one layer, but it just doesn't.
I really don't like this one, it's more a jelly-based polish.
Three coats still didn't cover nicely.

Maybe this one is from a bad batch, or they just failed at this particular polish, I don't know, but I won't be using it again.

All the other Show Your Feet polishes do cover great, by the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

dinsdag 27 april 2010

Teenie tiny 50 followers giveaway!

Well, that's a surprise!
This morning I started the day with 49 followers.
And I just checked my blog before going to bed, whoa surprise, 55 followers!

So, time to throw a teenie tiny giveaway for all you lovely polishlovers outthere.
I know, not that much, but the polishes are só great, who needs more? ;-)

Okay, the polishes I am giving away are (drumroll please) :


Euhm, whut?
Oh, right..!

H&M's Bella's Choice, And Catrice's Sold Out Forever!
Bella's Choice is a great slightly minty green polish, Catrice's Sold Out Forever is an almost excact dupe of Chanel's Jade.
Both polishes are brand new, and have never been opened.


I don't like complicated stuff, so I'll keep the 'rules' simple.

1) Be a follower of my blog using Google friend connect. Please add your nickname wich you use to follow me.
2) Blog or tweet about this giveaway, please provide a link.
3) Add your emailadress wich I can use to contact you.
Please all in one comment, to keep it simple for me too ;-)

You can comment until Tuesday May 18th, 22:00 European time.
International followers are welcome!

Good luck and lots of fun to everyone, and thanks for your interest in my blog!

donderdag 22 april 2010

Color Club Wild At Heart

As the sun is shining more often, I more often feel like wearing holo's, ultimate prettiness!
This time I chose Color Club's Wild At Heart, A purple holo.


I must say, this is a nice one.
The purple is great, and the holo, in the sun, is absolutely stunning.

These pics are pre-cleanup, sorry about that.


And a close-up wich shows the holo-goodness really well:


Nice, right?
Great to wear when it's sunny outside!

Thanks for stopping by!

maandag 19 april 2010

Catrice Big Spender Wanted!

Okay,
So here's the first polish of all the new Catrice polishes I bought.
It's Big Spender Wanted!; pink with a great golden shimmer.
Really, the shimmer in this one is so lovely.

(clicking on the pics gives you larger images)


I had one large nasty bubble on my middlefinger, but the application is mostly just smooth.
Close-up to show the nice pink and lovely golden shimmer:


If you like pink polishes and shimmers, this one is a must have!

Thanks for stopping by!

zaterdag 17 april 2010

Claire's mood polish Calm/Wild

This is one of the polishes from my swap with Lissi, from Nail Addicts Anonymous.
And it's such a fun polish!
It changes colour all day long, so exciting.


When applied, the polish is just a lovely purple, with lots and lots of tiny glitters.

It dries matte, and starts to shift colour quite rapidly (pics are all with topcoat)

After some time spent in the sun, the polish starts to change colour even more:

And, of course a close-up to show the lovely colour shifting and tiny glitters.

Really, I can't stop looking at my nails, curious to what colour they are now.
Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

donderdag 15 april 2010

My first swap!

It all started with this post from the lovely Lissi on Nail Addicts Anonimous; a rant about H&M's Bella's Choice.
Not sold in the United States, I understand that's a bugger, blegh.

We have an H&M selling nailpolish in about 30 minutes from where I live, so it wasn't a problem for me to get her a bottle of this beloved polish.
As we started mailing, Lissi and I decided to make a full swap, as I had a rant of myself; the Claire's mood polishes.
I saw posts of those great polishes everywhere, but they're not sold here anywhere. Blegh!

So, the swapping commenced.
(As always, clicking on the pics gives you bigger versions)

I got my package yesterday, yay!

So exciting, what I would find in there..

Nailpolish! Yay!
And there they are... the Claire's mood polishes I've been wanting for quite a while *cheers*

But wait, that's not all! Five Sinful Colors polishes, hooray!As far as I know, we don't have Sinful Colors here, so I'm really happy with those!

And here are all the beauties together:
In the right order, these are Claire's mood polish Fabulous/Funky, Claire's mood polish Calm/Wild, Claire's mood polish Earthy/Happy, Sinful Colors Purple Diamond, Sinful Colors Mercury Rising, Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar, Sinful Colors I Miss You, and Sinful Colours Nail Junkie.

Really, this was só much fun to do!
How great is it to receive polishes you just don't know, and to make someone else happy with some of your local polishes?
I like it!

Of course you'll get to see swatches of these polishes somewhere in the near future.


Lissi, it was só much fun to swap with you, thanks for all the lovely polishes!