Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Multichrome Tape Mani

Hi lovelies,

Thought I should do some simple nail art between swatches, and these just came to my mind. Using one of the new Enchanted I bought earlier this month, Secret Sauce; and one of my oldest topper, Essie Shine of the Times, what a perfect match! Different finishes, yet same color.

I applied some striping tape on each nail, and layered a thicker coat of polish than I normally would over black, then peel off the tape carefully in about 15 seconds. A little dabbing and reapplying was needed for Shine of the Times


Most photos I took were underwater, because it shows the multichrome effect so well, which is impossible (maybe just for me?) to do in the normal way. Both the flakies and the shimmer cover the color of a spectrum except purple.

The only thing I wasn't happy about this mani was the topcoat, SV why do you shrink so much ; (




I thought I should include a normal shaded pic for a good measure; the color change is still strong, but you just can't see the blue color out of water.


xx
Erin

Monday, 28 July 2014

Pretty & Polished Mei Mei's Signatures exclusive Little Mei-ow!

Hi lovelies,

It's been a long time since the last time I painted a character, and I decided to do one just because I loved this polish so much XD This is Pretty & Polished Little Mei-ow! an exclusive shade to Mei Mei's Signature. It's a thermal crelly polish with white and gold dots, different sizes baby blue, dark purple, lilac and baby pink hexes. It's greyish lilac when it's cold and baby pink when it's warm, I loved both colors. Shown is three thin coats with topcoat, lovely formula.


A photo of the polish in transition, the color change is not quite obvious in the photos, but more visible in person, there will be a comparison at the end of the post.



Cold - lilac


In transition


Warm - baby pink



I hope you all liked this polish as much as I did : ) It's available from Mei Mei's Signature with international shipping.

xx
Erin

This polish was provided to me by Mei Mei's Signatures for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Jindie Nails Mei Mei's Signatures exclusive Sexy Nightmare Duo

Hi lovelies,

I hope you're all having a great weekend, mine was amazing! A lot of swatching, nail art and blogging XD And let's see what I have for you today. It's the Sexy Nightmare Duo by Jindie Nails inspired by Barbie, which is exclusive to Mei Mei's Signatures.


Barbie's Nightmare (LE) is a white crelly with black moon, dot, star, square glitters, silver dots, neon pink squares and red stars. I love the color combo of this, but it didn't have the best formula for a crelly, sheer and really patchy, reminds me of the OPI ballet soft shades... I still managed to even it out with four coats.




The other shade from the duo is Sexy Barbie, a very sexy shade indeed. It has various sizes metallic dots in red, fuschia and silver holo in a neon pink jelly base. Shown is three thin coats with a little glitter placement, a tiny trick to get the glitters for this one, stir the brush in the bottle before pulling it out ; ) The formula for this was great, not too runny or too thick; and really perfect coverage for a neon, I usually need a white base for neons, but this one pops on its own.




These two shades are only available from Mei Mei's Signatures, and Barbie's Nightmare is a limited edition, so grab one while you still can. Follow Mei Mei's Signatures on their Facebook page and Instagram for promotions and restock updates.

xx
Erin

These polishes were provided to me by Mei Mei's Signatures for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Emily de Molly Tread Lightly

Good morning lovelies,

Today I'm sharing the swatches and nail art inspired of Emily de Molly Tread Lightly, which is a gorgeous blue crelly with various sizes lavender, purple and silver holo hexes and dots. 


And of course it has the lovely formula as we expected from EdM, shown is two easy coats with topcoat.




For the nail art I did a lavender accent using Sinful Colors Sweet Tooth and added a water decal from La Vita è Bella, then covered all other nails with a thin coat of Deborah Lippmann Fairy Dust.


Emily de Molly is having a restock soon, follow their Facebook for updates ; ) xx
Erin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Glam Polish Hypnotic Polish exclusive LE: Unforgettable Dream

Hi lovelies,

another day, another radiant polish  to share. This is a Hypnotic Polish exclusive Glam Polish, which is also a limited edition. It's a bright orchid with strong blue shimmer and glass flecks, such a bold shade. The formula was great, shown is two easy coats.

I couldn't help doing some nail art with this polish; simple tape mani using black, which makes the orchid look even brighter. 






This shade is only available from Hypnotic Polish with international shipping, for more information please follow their instagram and Facebook.

xx
Erin

This polish was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Collection Swatches and Review

Hi Lovelies,

Anyone's excited for today's post? I AM!!! I have the first trio from the Pretty Serious Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Collection for you today, these gorgeous shades created by three of the most talented bloggers, let's check them out.

First we have Swatch and Learn by Mary from Swatch and Learn, a green polish packed with glass flecks that shift colors from copper to green then blue. This is the most beautiful green I've ever seen, and great formula too, two easy coats with topcoat. 


 I guess underwater shots were working very well for glass flecked jelly, but I liked this photo anyway : P


Two more photos shot in shade, more obvious color shifting here : ) but still you have to see it in person to really appreciate the beauty of this.



Next we have Undercover Mermaid by Michelle from Lab Muffin, a purpley taupe with green/blue iridescent glass flecks and flakies, lovely to look at from distance with a tiny surprise up close. Again amazing formula, this is three thin coats with topcoat, but two thicker coats would do the job too.




Last but not least, we have Stuck in the Middle by Kristy from The Polish Heaven, a bright raspberry jelly packed with blue iridescent glass flecks. Such a yummy and squishy shade, reminds me so much of fresh raspberries XD Shown below is two coats with topcoat.




These polishes are now available from Pretty Serious and selected retailers as a set and individually for $9.95 each.

P.s.  I used Pretty Serious Crystal Coat for the topcoat in these swatches, very smooth to apply and glossy, gonna get myself another bottle soon ; )

xx
Erin

These polishes were provided to me by Pretty Serious  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Monday, 21 July 2014

1888 Hotel Pyrmont, Sydney

Hi lovelies,

If you're following me on instagram you might know that I've been having so much fun lately, with the holiday and a totally relaxed night out at 1888 Hotel last night XD I have to thank all my sweet followers for last night! It was a promotional thing the hotel is doing with IG, you get a free stay if you have 10K or more followers on IG, more details are on 1888 Hotel website; and of course, in return I'm posting some fun photos I took during my stay : P

First, we have my "1888 Hotel" nail art. The base color was Face of Australia Once in a Blue Moon, and the letters and numbers were done with acrylic paint.


The room we stayed in, a king room. On the third floor, it was already the second highest floor of the hotel, very boutique indeed, and I loved every little things in the hotel.


This was very sweet : D


Day view


And night, we really enjoyed the artwork, especially the one on the right : P


We ended the stay with the most perfect way possible, breakfast in bed! And that's the ipad from the room next to the tray.


And just a few more pics of the nails.




Finished with my most comfortable hand post... xx
Erin

Friday, 18 July 2014

Seduced Hearts

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm showing you a mani created with one of my oldest untried polish (lol), Cult Nails Seduction.


Seduction is sheer purple jelly with a multi colored iridescent flakies, it was really sheer so I applied it two coats over OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? which is a perfect base for this.


Lovely color shifting effects.


This pic was taken in sun, the flakies are almost see through.


And of course underwater shots.


The image I used was from Messy Mansion plate MM-03, and stamped with Konad White.


xx
Erin