Friday, December 31, 2010

my swap with Katherine :)

A while ago I got in contact with Katherine from necessary★nails and we made a little agreement about swapping. This week I received her package and boy o boy there were quite a few oeeh's and aaah's going on here. I got spoiled very very much, she's done her upmost best I'm sure cause I love every single polish!!! Just to make you all turn green from envy I thought I'd share it :)

Barielle - Cashmere or loose me & Falling Star
Sally Hansen complete salon manicure - Fedora, Commander in Chic, Pedal to teh Medal & Problem Child
Wet n Wild - Tropicalia
Claire's - Cotton Candy

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Rockstar Pink & Mystic Lilac
Finger Paints - Laugh my Art off & a Heart of Art
SinfulColors - See you Soon, Let Me Go, Glass Pink & Mint Apple

Here's a little quick peek of Mystic Lilac...was a huge lemming of mine. I love this mauvy kind of lilac, it has tiny green shimmers as well which dance upon the light as you use your hands. It's a very soft, cute color. I lub it!!

Last but not least....this is my last post for 2010. For some reason I started this blog as I had so much fun reading other peoples blogs. I never meant to make statements, just share my happy moment and thoughts mostly about beauty products I use. As for I can tell right now I'm way not done with that atm and we'll just see where it all leads to. Thank you all so much for following me, commenting on my posts, giving me advices!!

For tonight; drink some, eat more and party the way it feels good to you :)
Stay true to yourself, enjoy what you do and make 2011 a wonderful year!!!!

c u at my next blog-entry ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ArtDeco + Xmas cookies :)

Even if Xmas is gone I still have some photo`s of the cookies I baked and the chocolate hearts I made for desert yumm yumm

On to the polish :) ArtDeco is a brand which is being sold in NL by Douglas shops....but I actually buy most of mine in Germany for some reason. I can never spot a nice color I really wanna own in NL, and in Germany it`s more wooow which ones shall I take out of my basket before I see the huge amount I have to pay at the cashier :S Last time I went there I bought this color, it`s noted to be "Ceramic Nail Colour" no idea what`s so different then others. It just appeals to me cause of the nice shiney foiley color. It reminded me of the MAC Venomous Villains collections. The color has no name, just a number 285, 6ml in the bottle and the price was about 7euros.

I tried to make a close up, as I will adjust my way of taking photo`s a little :) In these pictures I`m wearing a Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails basecoat, 3 this layers of ArtDeco, and topped it with Seche Vite. It`s a rose foil, very seethrough, really needed 3 layers...but I love it!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

** Give-Away ** winnerrrrr.....P2 polishes

It took a little longer to come up with the winner of my P2 polishes **Give-Away** then I`d expected, but here it is finally!!

The winner is.....Lalica congratulations!!!

I`ve sent you an email, pls get back to me within 48hrs, or I`ll have to pick someone else :S

Thank you all for participating in the give-away. I`ve had so much fun reading some comments :) No I did not know a giraffes weight at all! hahaha. Some handy tips came along as well; 1 person would love to see some more close ups from my nailpolishes. I certainly gonna try that out!

For now the Catrice **Give-Away** is still running, and after that 2 more will follow. Just make sure to follow through GFC if you wanna join in. :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sparkle time!!

With the lovely xmas festive days ahead I needed a little sparkling on my hands!

I started with 2 layers of Skinfood....number 21SY1, which is a rose-gold color. I eceived this bottle with my swap with Fern. I`m very very happy with this color, to me it`s quite unique, the structure is perfect and coverage is awsome!!

Then after a day I thought...hmmm...I`m gonna add some Konading ( well actually i used a BM plate, but still same idea :)  ) As for the moment the only black color I really like to use for stamping, I used the Essence special stamp polish and tried to stamp each nail a wee bit different.

Again a day later..I thought what else can I add, not to overdo it, but just add a little more... China Glaze - Fairy Dust was actually the first bottle I picked from the glitzors section in my drawer. I tried to really snap the playfull colors of the tiny tiny glitters. It doesn`t add too much to the whole mani indeed, it`s just a little fun :)

Are you all excited about your xmas presents?? I am!! I really wonder what I will receive, if I`ve been good or bad this year ;)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowy Lola + **Give-Away**

Outside looks so fairytale-like :) All is covered with a huge blanket of snow. The idea of walking around in a big coat and fluffy hat and scarf, making a cracking noise just walking over the fresh layer...aahh. But I never want to spoil the big layer in our backgarden. It looks so peaceful and quiet....I wanted to throw my cat in it again, like I do each year. Tiny Lola...well she isn`t that tiny anymore, but still my baby cat, is such a playful thing and up for fun like that. So indeed huge scarf and a warm hat and my Uggs on, camera and Lola we went on our little adventure. After some photos and a little exploring I took her already cause the little spoiled hairball was getting cold, they never get outside really. Only during summer and always in the backgarden so they can`t run away.

Oeehh and I tried out Barry M's crackle polish :) But just don`t take a close look at my awful cuticles...I`ve neglected them a bit :S This cold, gloves on and of, heating etc etc doesn`t really do any good. I`ll give my hands a spoil-treatment tomorrow!

My next **Give-Away**....

The 3 polishes are from Catrice. Names would be; 330 Absolutly Chinchilly!, 350 Hip Queens Wear Blue Jean! and 340 Run Forest Run!

"rules" for this **Give-Away** ;

* to enter the give-away you need to fill in the form, comments made are always apreciated and read.
GFC-name + email are needed ofc and will count as 1 entry, if you blog about my give-away and even place me on you blogroll they can add 1 extra entry each. ( 3 entries total, bigger chance to win )
*  you have to be a follower through GFC, cause I use a rondom-thingy-website for the winner, and I will check every entry, pls note I will not become friends with you on FB just to see you made a blogentry, if the link isn`t showing properly  I`m afraid I won`t count it in.
*  items won cannot be traded for something else in my swap-page.
*  items come from a smoke-free, dog-free, yet cat-full house.
*  items are new, unless described other, if you have problems with that then pls don`t enter give-away.
*  give-away will be open till  8th of January 11.30am(dutch time) and winner will be anounced later that weekend.
*  I will send an email to the winner, if I don`t get a response within 48hours I will pick nr 2 in the list. ( auto message saying you`re on a holiday and will get in contact asap are np at all )
* last but not least, it`s an internationally give-away, feel free to join in :)

This **Give-Away** has ended

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hurray it`s weekend!!!

Wow it`s been such a busy week, I`m exhausted :S But it was nice to see my girls again, and I played WOW so much :) I really enjoyed the cake-decorating workshop!! I got the technique how to cover up a cake with fondant or even otehr products and how to create a very simple picture from a had to be Hello Kitty!!

And!!! when I came home, exhausted from work, there was an amazing suprise wating for me. Well actually I knew I had won, but I really enjoyed receiving and opening a package. I won sweet Laura's **Give-Away**. It contained 2 Barry M polishes 1 being the black crackle :), a ring, a necklace, some lovely beauty products and a little glittery bag in which all fitted in perfectly!

And!!! I finally had time to put some polish on my nails..pheeww it was about a week ago I had my last color on, I felt sooo naked through teh entire time :S

This is 2 layers of Sally Hansen's - Violet Sparks 87. I bought it in our locol Kruitvat-shop...I had no idea they would sell some Sally colors as well. they already had some nail thicken polishes and cuticle cream, but they didn`t have these. From what I saw there were about 8 different colors available, since I`m a sucker for pinks and purples I automatically picked out this one, but I`ll return....sooon :)

Quick peek of my fab week :) I`m glad it`s over and the relaxing can start again. Today my last ** Give-Away** has ended, I`ll do my best to announce a winner this weekend, and tomorrow I`ll start a new, 2nd of 4, **Give-Away**

Monday, December 13, 2010

tiny message :)

First of all, welcome new followers!! Enjoy your stay and feel free to join in on the **Give-Aways** :)

This will be a tiny little post ;) Cause I`m having an exceptionally filled week. With work, girly meetings with nice food and movies, a workshop decorating cakes, try relaxing after work ofc!! And...last but not least, and I'm not sure a lot of you have this interest as well, but my game, WOW, had an expantion and especially this week I`m gaming in overtime cause it`s loads of new things to see do and discover :) I don`t even have time to do my nails!! So I'm secretly taking a small week off, preparing for the new **Give-Away** which will begin Sunday 19th and I`m pretty sure I'll have some nice colorful photo`s of a bunch of nails again!

Enjoy the week all!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

my new OPI haul....and last week for **Give-Away**

My brother came back from his USA trip with his girlfriend and they had picked some OPI colors as a present for my bday :)

Yodel Me On My Cell, Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, Glitzerland, Take The Stage and Let me Entertain You.

I immediatly tried them out on my toes, so my feet look like a little festival atm :)

I`ve been wearing Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous for a dayin this photo, without a basecoat and just a regular top coat as I wanted to try it you can see massive tipwear, and my middle finger got stuck at a box on work so it`s missing a piece as well :S Really liked the polish, but I defo need to work with proper base- and topcoats :)

And I did a little shopping at Dollupnails cause I had some lemmings I reaallyyy neeed ;)

Suede Lincoln Park After Dark, Suede You Don`t Know Jacques! and Merry Midnight.

Only applyed both suedes on a finger to see what the texture was like, and I`m very glad I bought them ;) Can really recommend them. They`ve added a little tip in the tiny flyer attached to the bottle; do a suede nail with a matching gloss tip O_o...yes!! I`m gonna stamp with a clear polish soon!! I wonder what it`ll look like :)

*** Don`t forget to enter my **Give-Away**, this one is open till 18th of December, after this one 3 more will follow***

Monday, December 6, 2010

Catrice - Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans

One of 3 latest Catrice colors ( other would be; Run Forest Run! and Absolutly Chinchilly! ) and I think this is my favorite for now :) As you can see in the bottle it has a tiny shimmer...but I couldn`t find any on my nail :S Perhaps I need glasses hehe. I do love the color of blue, it`s a bit of a warm blue. I can use it with some Konad on it, or add some glitters ( in the photo below ) or just leave it plain this color. I did apply 2 coats, but if you work it well 1 layer would be sufficient as well, very thick pigmented substance. I like it!!

I added a little layer of China Glaze - Dollhouse to the blue Catrice, to spice it up a bit. I love the pink big glimmer and glamour all over my nails this way. And since they`re rather short it doesn`t look trashy at all :)

Off to some serious cookie-baking now!! I`m going to decorate cookies with a 2,5 year old in 3 hours :) ( she`s not mine btw )

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MAC pigment shadows

Yes this is me trying to experiment with pigments...  :) Too bad I couldn`t capture the sexy pinkness of Kitschmas which I tried to spread all over my eye, and I used Deep Blue green as a thick eyeliner. Both pigments were used with Pixie eye color sealer, which I think is a great product!! Not too watery and not too oily, perfect! And yes...I use this amount of mascara each day :S Tons and tons, but I like it haha. To keep my brows a wee bit in shape I used Herome - Brow Gel in a slight light brown color otherwise it will make it all too dark.

So it`s just too bad the right colors weren`t really captured :S I`ll try it with different colors next time ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Xmas cosmetics

I did a little cosmetics shopping at All Cosmetics Wholesale for Xmas, I always like to buy some new eyeshadows for festive days :)

Revlon - bedroom eyes/powder liner 675 jaded...oeehh this look very very nice when I applied it on my hand :) I`ll try it on my eye this weekend, and if it`s a succes I`ll place a photo.
Pixi -  eye color sealer, can be used with random loose powder as well to create a liquid eyeliner, I "needed"  this for my next 2 products!! :)
MAC - 2 tiny bottles of loose pigment; Kitschmas and Deep Blue Green. Indeed very very pigmentated products. I love pinks (and purples) and the darker one could just give it an edgy look. Very curious about trying this out!
Laura Mercier - lipstick in color Dark Rose. I checked this website and even Laura Merciers website...but rl look of this color is a bit more red then I had expected. Not 100% sure I like it. I`ll use it with a fresh brush, if it`s not of my likings I can place it on my swap page.
POP - lip smoothie lipgloss 5 Strawberry, very very pigmentated as well. This was a free gift with the purchase, I would have never picked this color by myself :) Can be fun, but I usually go wild with eye colors and having both would make me look like a clown :S