This week I was wearing my old time favorite holo, Signature from OPI DS collection.
I must admit, the latest 2 polishes from the DS line don`t realy have my interest. I`m more into the pink or purple versions of holographic polish. So I was very very happy receiving S-he 427 from a swap, it`s such a sweet color! I did some swatches on what seemed to me a pink holo by Gosh....I`m very curious about that one as well!
One of you followers wanted to see something green...well I must admit it can`t go any greener then this ;)
It`s 1 layer of OPI - Jade Is The New Black with 2 layers of Nfu Oh #56. I only recently bought OPI cause I liked the color, it was something else from the minty greens that I own, ooehh i love minty green :) , and indeed I thought it would look great in combination with this Nfu Oh which I bought this summer. Only wore the Nfu Oh over black or on its own...and tbh only on my toe nails. This combination works well for me, tbh I wouldn`t wear this OPI on its on. Stamping of covered in Nfu Oh :)
( oeh almost forgot, topped it off with Seche Vite ofc, I truely think Nfu Ohs dry rather slow :S )
A while ago I showed you all my haul from E.L.F. website. Inlcuding all the polishes and brushes I also ordered a bottle of brush-shampoo.
Specially during autumn and winter I always wear a foundation which I apply with brushes. I always had great troubles cleaning those cause the soap and shampoos I used always left some sort of greasyness behind. When I saw E.L.F. had the bottle on their website for about 3,50euro I really wanted to try it out and ordered it.
I have to say...it`s well worth the 3,50euros, my brushes come out sooo clean each time I wash em. Would really buy a second bottles when I`m done with this one :) Truelly recommendable!!
To celebrate the incomming Autumn, my new bicycle to arrive this week, buying my new pair of Uggs this week as well, winning a wonderful trip to Avene France in October with my colleague, creating a new look for my blog ( going from 3column to 2column ) and many many other things just to be happy about...
I thought it would be time to have another **Give-Away** :)
* stamping kit from Essence
* 4 extra plates from Essence
* a little bag from Essence to keep the set + extra plates in
* polish remover with a coco/vanilla scent from Essence
* 2 polishes from Catrive; I Sea You ( new ) and Let`s talk About Berrie! ( swatched once )
* P2 quick dry spray ( new )
* + I `ll add some nice beauty product samples and candy!!
"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.
* 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 17th October 11.30am and winner will be anounced later that evening.
* 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 :)
I haven`t posted in a few days...cause I thought the blog was starting to look like a bright funfair :S And as I like the sophisticaded look of the charcoal template I`ve decided to go back to the 2 column blogthingy :) Since I have no clue what I`m doing computerwise, but I did want to try it out on my own, it took a little longer then I had expected hihihi.
I`m about to create a special page for everyones, and my own, **Give-Away** competitions as well, so the mainpage won`t get cluttert. I think I`ll have that managed within half an hour....but I`m off to the shops as well for some nice bargains....casue...
I`m gonna start a little **Give-Away** myself tonight/tomorrow as well to "celebrate" the new look ;)
( it`ll be international again, with new items and some only swatched/used once items as well. Only GFC-followers can join in as with my other 2 give-aways)
I used China Glaze Channelesque as a base, just 1 nice coat. After it dried I used OPI Ski Tael We Drop with one of the Bundle Monster plates and used it only on half the nails, I though that would look nice...but it ended up silly :) just to complete the sillyness I topped it all with a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust and used China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat to finish it.
The reason for my silly mood.....today I found out my pharmacy has won a competition. The competition was about all area`s with their including pharmacies were tracked down on their selling numbers of the brand called Avene during a specific scheduled period. The one pharmacy who sold most during that time, could send 2 persones on a special 4-day trip to Avene the city in France, incl flight/stay/etc, where HQ is settled and even visit Toulouse as well....must admit we don`t know the exact set up of those 4 days yet...BUT!! big news incomming... We found out ours was the winning one of the region, and our pharmasist had the hard job to pick out the winning 2 going on the trip..and one of em is MEEEEEE yayayayay. I`m very happy, I have no idea what we`re gonna do there, we`re just gonna enjoy our stay and have fun :)
A while ago I mentioned in one of my blogs the many bags I had purchased during our honeymoon in Thailand earlier this year, in May. We were having a nice evening walk on one of the many markets in Bangkok when we came acros a little shop hidden in the crowd, NaRaYa. It was insta heaven for me. Sooo many colors and sizes and aaaahh..I`m in heaavven :) I grabbed the shopping basket, telling my newly wed husband this could take a while...and it did. There was so just so many things to choose from, unbelievable :) After about 40-45 minutes I finally made my discission. in the first picture you see what it was. Purple shoulder bag, long wallet and a little bag to keep my mp3-player in. Waiting at the cashier I knew I couldn`t get into a shock paying for it, cause that was the biggest problem when I was searching through all the entire stock. These bags are relativly cheap!! Yet of a very very good quality. Getting a smile from ear to ear, receiving my bag..filled with bags, I took the leaflet of the shop along as well. Since we were making a trip through entire Thailand I was surely hoping we would bump into one of the addresses :)
Luckily we did yay! By the time we arrived in Phuket, which was in the end of our journey I had already read the leaflet for a 100times and worked out which places/shops we could try to visit. We went in a cab and asked the driver to take us to one of the shoppingmalls on the island, and that little daytrip was well worth it. I bought the bags in pictures 2,3 and 4 ( bag 4 is so big it didn`t even fit the photoboot as well :S ) there.
At the last moment of shoppingtime we had,...yes I`m an addict and not afraid to tell you so, at the airport just before checking in that is, I noticed my 3rd and last NaRaYa shop. I had already figured out if the shop would still be open it would be nice to bring my 2 best friends something nice as well. And what could be better then somethingyou`re crazy about yourself. The bag you see in photo 5 is the same one I gave them as well. We`re triplets now :)
Being back and sometimes search the net for some selling points of these bags bring back good memories. not only of the amazing shoppingspree I had in the shops, but we really really had an amazing trip.
If you ever see these shops, or can get your hands on a nice cute little bag...I strongly suggest to go for it!! You might regret it if you don`t and before you know it it`s too late ;)
Boehoeeee, after being ill for a couple of days the "urge" to create some funky nails got reaally big ;)
I really wanted to create something big, smashing and totally bling bling!!!
I`ve used Sally Hansens Double duty as a base-coat, followed by 3!! coats of OPI Glitzerland...omg...I defo not regret having that polish ordered, I love it. I topped it with China Glaze fast forward Top Coat, waited a while to indeed completly dry. Then I picked out some nice nail-stickers from Viva la Nailsthat I had received in my overstuffed blog-package, and again topped it with China Glaze topcoat...WOW...smashing gold :)
I can`t stop smiling, this color really makes me happy. I get this happy 6-year-old feeling all over, cause it shines and blings all the time. This color would as well work on a pedi when I wear my golden Birkenstocks as well ooehhh.
A while ago I had a swap and ow boy do I love the polishes I received ;)
In these pictures I`m using S-he 427, 2 layers over China Glaze Strong Adhesion BaseCoat. After a couple of days I want to try out a little Konading...actually using the Bundle Monster plates. I tried it out with one of the China Glaze holos, He`s Going In Circles...but it didn`t apear over the pink :) It would have looked nice over a creme ink or other creme base, but not over S-he 427. A little frustrated as I really wanted to see some stamping over this polish I dug deep in my Helmer and got For Audrey...wow!! The 2nd picture doesn`t really bring out that feeling I had seeing it RL :) It was so so cool!! A great compination for the soft pink holo comnibed with the in my opinion soft creme minty color. I will try out some more stamping with these 2.
Tadaaa...I just had amazing fun :) I thought it would be nice to show you all the entire collection of Essence-Denim Wanted!
These are the 5 polishes that are included in the collection; 01 High Waist pink, 02 I love My jeans, 03 My Boyfriend`s Jeans, 04 Forever Mine and 05 Fivepocket Grey.
01, is more of a coral pink/reddish, extremely strikey, I think 3 layers would be needed to get a nice opaque color.
02, is not entirely black, it has a little silverish shimmer in it. Though you can see that better in the bottle itself then when you apply it.
03, this is what I would call a jeans/denim blue, deep rich color.
04, hmm I`m not sure about this. I`ve read it on someone else`s blog and she mentioned...not seen this color before...I think I share that opinion. It`s almost a neon blue, don`t dislike it, just have to get used to it :)
05, an absolute grey grey...rather a dull grey if you ask me. I wouldn`t wear it like this, I`d Konad a nice purple or red on it, this is too dull for me :)
Nevertheless...5 bottles for about 8.95euros not bad!! Except the pink, the colors glide onto your nails and 2 layers are enough, 02 is okay using just 1 layer!!
I recently made up my mind about ending a subscription on a fashion magazine, must have had it going on for about 5 years or so :S It changed too much during the days and all I was reading about were so called high fashion celeb parties in the Netherlands :S with their fashionistas blablabla...just girls who seem to have had a cameo or 2 in a dutch tv series and now they can claim their rights on the titles of society chicks :S....booooringgg.
So I made a couple of trip to the magazine vendors and browsed a bit through other magazines and Red caught my eye. If you read the title, which says 'for the best things in life' , and browse it a bit, it`s way more into my interest. Didn`t want to subscribe right away, cause well let`s be fair...the gift they`ll give you does the trick as well and I`m always willing to wait a couple of months till they have the right thing. But!!! I didn`t had to :) Cause the gift they had at the time I was searching the subscription-page was amazing weewooo.
A nice set of products from Koh. I mentioned this brand earlier. It`s a dutch brand, has the same owner as Herome products. This set contained; a red nailpolish ( ofc! ), a colour booster polish, wipe it away polish ( which is really just an apply to your nail...wait a couple of seconds...and wipe the color off :) So no more cottons + polish removers, I`m very exciting to try this out ) and an essential hand nourisher with spf15. together the set would have cost about 70euros at least, and the subscription was about 35euros for a year...and I like this magazine!! :)
I received this polish from my swap with Amused Polish, it`s from a brand called S-he. This is polish number 464, a deep purple. I used China Glaze Strong Adhesive Base Coat first, then 2 layers of S-he 464 and topped it with a layer of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.
Really really loved the deep intense purply color :) Well purples almost always do it for me, this once is very stylish and delicate.
After wearing it for 2 days.....
I thought it needed a little sparkling. I`m a huuuge sucker for sprinkles, sparkles and glitters and this China Glaze Snow Globe is just an amazing polish!! I can truely recommend it to everyone. The iridisent colors of the big glitters playing on the light is just...great :)
When it comes to having you b-day I do have a fun job ;) The big company sends you a 45euros extra payment that month...and I always tend to buy something nice from it as I really got a gift from them.
This year I picked out a nice package from TransDesign :) I actually ordered it in advance, to hope it would arrive on my b-day...but it was a nice comming back to work from our trip to London and see there was a package waiting to be "unwrapped". ( yes I let my packages be send to my work, since that`s the place I`m at most of the time during the day and otherwise the postman takes it with him again for a new attempt the next day )
What did it contain;
OPI - Glitzerland
China Glaze - Flying Dragon (neon)
China Glaze - Fairy Dust
China Glaze - Snow Globe
China Glaze - Shooting Stars
China Glaze - Ick-A-Bod-Y
China Glaze - Zombie Zest
China Glaze - Mummy May I
China Glaze - Fast Forward Top Coat
the Essie ( Priceless ) one you see wasn`t in my Transdesign package, but it was a blogsale item from Delta Cephei :)
Yesterday evening we came back from our 5 day trip to friends near London. We`ve done amazing things, went to the cinema ( we saw Inception ), meet up some other people we know from playing an mmorpg ( WOW ), had amazing diners which even included Drakes, visited IJL in London and bought some tiny silver pieces for creating necklaces/bracelets and we did some shopping ofc!!
What you see in the picture is just what would fit in my photostudio-thingy :) I did buy a nice jacket at John Lewis, nice red ballerina/flats at GAP, tea at Fortnum & Masons, cookingbook ( Cook Yourself Thin ) at Waterstones, Lemony Flutter from Lush, a couple of Hello Kitty earbutts from Claire`s and some nail polishes....some more polishes....nailart liners... ;)
At Claire`s I got 2 sets of nail art liners. First set contains; black, white, silver. Second set contains; fuchsia, purple, aquamarine.
At Boots I got a package of nailstickers from ElegantTouch and 3 polishes from Barry M; 161 Vivid Purple, 300 Blueberry and 305 Pink Flamingo.
At Superdrug I got 3 Collection 2000 polishes; 27 Wham, 32 BMX Bandit and 37 BongoBeat.
At Selfridges I got OPI - Ski Teal We Drop.
At Debenhams I got a set of 4 polishes from Nails Inc. Autumn/Winter 2010 set containing; Palace Gardens Terrace, Lowndes Square, Queensgate Mews, Duke Of Wellington Place.
At Gatwick Airport I spent my last coins on Rimmel polish; 053 Apricot Punch....which has a fruity scent when dry :)
*** Aarghh I forgot about the musical Wicked we went to ;) ***
"forever 21" year old from the Netherlands, living together with my husband, our little girl "F" and 3 silly cats in the middle of nowhere :) Easily getting over enthousiastic about goodies and girly-stuff and I`d like to share that with you all, have fun!!