Weekly Giveaway Round Up

Giveaway time!!!


The prizes are:
  • China Glaze: Grape Pop
  • China Glaze: Swing Baby
  • China Glaze: Sugar High
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: Black
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: White
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: Red
  • OPI: Ink
  • OPI: Pink Shatter
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: Silver
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: Turquoise
  • Nicole by OPI Texture Coat: Gold
  • Dr.'s Remedy: Revive (Ruby Red)
  • Zoya: Demi
  • NYX Girls: Between Mauve and Purple
There will be one very happy winner! This giveaway ends 3rd May 2012. To enter click HERE



 
The prize is:
  •  the entire OPI NYC Ballet Collection
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 2nd May 2012. To enter click HERE.



 The prizes are:
  • Hits Mari Moon Trendy
  • Hits Mari Moon Cutie Pie
  • Hits Glitter Forte Progressivo
  • Hits Glitter Forte Brit Pop
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 20th May 2012. To enter click HERE.



The prizes are:
  • China Glaze Full Spectrum
  • China Glaze Liquid Crystal
  • China Glaze Polarized
  • China Glaze Optical Illusion
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 31st May 2012. To enter click HERE.



 The prizes are:
  • 8 Nicka K New York Nail Colors
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 4th May 2012 at 12.01am EST. To enter click HERE.



 The prizes are:
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
  • Burt's Bees Tips And Toes Kit
  • 4 Jordana Glitters Nail Polishes
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 11th May 2012. To enter click HERE.



 
There are 3 prize packs!

The first prize pack is:
  • Orly Dark Shadows Collection
The second prize pack is:
  •  Collection of 4 Jordana Glitters
The third prize pack is:
  • Sinful Colors Cinderella 
  • Revlon Whimsical
There will be three lucky winners each of whom will receive one prize pack! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 5th May 2012. To enter click HERE.



 
The prize is:
  • A bottle of Nubar Reclaim or Gem or 2010
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 23rd May 2012. To enter click HERE.



 The prizes are:
  • E.L.F. Nail Polish - Golden Goddess
  • L.A. Colors - Pink Sizzle
  • Color Club - Hot Couture
  • 3 Mini L.A. Colors Glitter Polishes
  • Yellow & White Sprinkle Resin Mustache Necklace
  • Lemon Yellow Stripe Bead & Stone Skull Stretch Bracelet
There will be one lucky winner! This giveaway is open internationally and ends 7th May 2012. To enter click HERE.
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Color Club Uptown Girl

Today I have Color Club Uptown Girl from their Rebel Debutante collection. Uptown Girl is a stunning dusty mauve, purple creme. I'm so glad I finally got around to trying this!

I used a base coat of Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener. I followed with two thin coats of Uptown Girl. Thankfully, this polish actually got along with my base coat! Application was very smooth and easy. I finished it off with a top coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat.


So here are the pretty pictures :)

Color Club Uptown Girl in Artificial Light

Color Club Uptown Girl in Artificial Light

Then these ones in natural light.

Color Club Uptown Girl in Natural Light
Color Club Uptown Girl in Natural Light
Just as gorgeous in the shade :)

Color Club Uptown Girl in the Shade
Color Club Uptown Girl in the Shade
The finish on this one is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for these dusty cremes :) This is one gorgeous colour and I think it actually suits my skin tone - although it kind of makes my hand look like one of those fake practise hands! A friend of mine thought I had fake nails on hehe:)
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Haze Glaze - Texas Walrus

Hello~

I've got another Haze Glaze polish to show you. This one is called Texas Walrus. This is  a new polish that has not been released yet, but if a lot of people are loving, it Hazel (the creator of Haze Glaze) will certainly start selling it.

This polish is a dark gray jelly full of glitters. They are gold, green, blue, and silver and are of different shapes! The polish can either be worn on its own with 3 coats or layered over a base color. I will show you both possibilities.

First I tried it on its own. 3 coats were necessary to reach full opacity.

3 coats of Haze Glaze Texas Walrus


Can you see this strange shape glitter on my ring finger (1st from the left)? :D


Then, I layered it over Rivka Jenny, wich is a gorgeous charocoal holo I got from my swap with Rafa from Nail Ink. This polish is incredibly gorgeous and I'll show it in more details in a future post :D 
For this mani, I used 1 coat of Haze Glaze Texas Walrus over 2 coats of Rivka Jenny.

1 coat of Haze Glaze Texas Walrus over 2 coats of Rivka Jenny.



Bottle shot.
I got the idea of super close bottle shots from Stefels! :D


Final verdict: A gray jelly full of gorgeous glitters!! Yay~ This polish is really pretty! I love the different shapes of the glitters: you've got hexagons, diamonds, a some hexagons that have been cut in a strange shapes (see for example the 1st and 2nd pictures). The colors go well together and the base color is also really pretty. You can wear it on its own or layered. It dries with a matte finish. So a top coat is required. The glitters tend to quicky settle at the bottom of the bottle so you have to put the bottle upside down while you prep your nails to be able to have a good repartition of the glitters. Also shake it well. I personally prefer it layered. It's more easy to achieve this look and it looks better in my opinion. It think the combo with Rivka Jenny is a killer combo. What do you think?

Purchase info 
Haze Glaze polishes can be purchased from Haze Glaze etsy store. You can follow Haze Glaze on Facebook.
Rivka polishes can be purchased from Ninja Polish. You can also follow Ninja Polish on Facebook.

 *Product(s) in this post was(were) sent  for my honest review*


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essence TE Rebels: swatches and review

Hello!

I have another Trend Edition from essence to show you today! It's the TE called Rebels that is  in stores in April and May 2012.

This collection is made of 4 semi-matte nail polishes with a "latex effect" and 1 top coat.

I used 2 coats of polish for every shade except for 04 rebelizer for which I used 3 coats. Of course, I didn't use any top coat.
l-r: 01 mauve like a rockstar, 02 rebel delight, 03 peach punk and 04 rebelizer.

l-r: 01 mauve like a rockstar, 02 rebel delight, 03 peach punk and 04 rebelizer.


The first one is called 01 mauve like a rockstar. It's a dusty light chocolate brown with some purple in it. The color must be in fact a mixture of brown and purple. As you can see on the picture, it has a semi-matte finish. The overall look is matte but there is a shimmer/sparkles in the polish that prevents it from looking complete flat and matte.


Next one is 02 rebel delight. Again, it's a semi-matte polish. The color is a lighter brown than 01 mauve like a rockstar, more of a nude color. I first thought it would be close in terms of color to OPI Did you ear' About Van Gogh? but it's darker and warmer. 



Next is 03 peach punk. It's a brigh coral shade with lots of orange in it. It also have lots of sparkles in it and dries to a semi-matte finish.


4 rebelizer is a toxic lime polish. The shimmer in this one is the most prononced from the 4 polishes. It's a green shimmer. It's really pretty. As its fellows, it dries to a semi-matte finish.



Finally, there is a rock top coat called 01 punk royal that is part of this collection. It's a rock coat polish, which means it gives a smokey finish to your base coat polish. Basically it's a very sheer black jelly that darkens your base color. essence and Catrice have really been into this type of top coat recently. Catrice just released No Smoke Without Fire as part of its Million styles collection. You can see it here. And essence released such a rock top coat back in October 2011 as part of its Re-mix your style TE. You can see swatches here. The particularity of 01 punk royal is that is also contains black glitters, medium black hex glitters! Here I used one coat of 01 punk royal over each color.
 

Final verdict: I really enjoy the 4 semi-matte polishes. For the moment, I've only worn 01 mauve like a rockstar as a full mani but I loved it so I think I'll wear it again. As I didn't have any nude semi-matte finish, I'm very pleased with 02 rebel delight as well.  I can't think of another nude matte polish...so it's a really unique polish!! And I must admit I wanted a toxic lime polish so I'm glad with 04 rebelizer! The only shade I like less is the peach one, 03 peach punk, because peach colors don't look the best with my skin tone, otherwise it's a nice polish. Application was easy, I used 2 coats for all except for 04 rebelizer. I used 3 coats for this polish. This polish was also a bit more difficult to work with but nothing unmanageable. I don't have many matte or semi-matte polish so I'm glad with this collection. I know some people don't like semi-matte polish because they are in between matte and creme polish. Personnally, I prefer semi-matte to matte polishes because fully matte polishes can look a bit flat and dull...So I'm super happy with these essence polishes.

However, the rock top coat is horrible. I'm sorry to say that but application was a nightmare! The polish is thick, goopy, and very difficult to work with. It's nearly impossible to polish an even coat. As it's a sheer black polish, if you can't use even coat, you will see it immediately. The glitters were also a bit difficult to pick out of the bottles. So I don't think I will use this polish again...or pehaps I'll fish for the glitters and apply just the glitters on the nails...That's too bad because the idea is so great! So essence, please fix this formulation issue and give us a great black glitter polish, please!
If you're looking for a nice smokey top coat, go for the Catrice one (No Smoke Without Fire) because it's great. Application of it is really easy and perfect! :D

Thanks for watching and reading and have a nice weekend!

Purchase info:
Essence nail polishes are sold in drugstores in Europe. If you live in Germany, Austria , Spain or Switzerland, you can search for a store that sells Essence polishes here.
Keep in mind, this is collection is a special edition that is on sale for just a short time (April 2012).

You can like and follow essence on Facebook
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Summer Dotting!

I finally got around to trying one of the many, many, many bookmarked nail designs that I wanted to attempt. First up, I wanted to try this dotting design from Nail Polish Wars. I was using my previous manicure for my base colour and chose corresponding summery colours.

I used the largest of my five dotting tool and added drops randomly along one side of each nail in China Glaze Poinsettia and China Glaze Peachy Keen. Then I moved down one size in my dotting tools and used China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, again placing random dots along the same side. Again, I moved down another size in my dotting tools and added dots with the others in China Glaze Oh How Street It Is and Color Club I Always Get My Mandarin. Lastly, I used China Glaze Lemon Fizz using a smaller dotting tool again. Then I sealed it off with Sally Hansen Mega Shine.

Unfortunately, I only have photos in artificial light because it was raining the next few days when I was wearing this :(

Summer Dotting in Artificial Light
Summer Dotting in Artificial Light
Summer Dotting in Artificial Light
Summer Dotting in Artificial Light
I absolutely love how this turned out! I was a bit worried when I started because Poinsettia and How Street It Is didn't really show up extremely well again Style Wars but I think it worked out well. I decided to overlap each dot and I like how it worked. I would definitely try this again and would like to try this without overlapping the dots to see how it turns out!

Well I'm off to see the Avengers! Oh and if you could let me know if the word verification is off now? I tried to remove it but I'm not sure if it worked. Thanks!
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Catrice LE “Coolibri”


Fantastic and full of color – it beats its small, powerful wings enthusiastically and hovers above the blossoms of gorgeous exotic flowers: the coolibri, a tiny hummingbird with bright, colorful feathers from the depths of the Amazon. Its mysterious home and breathtaking blaze of color offer the inspiration for the contrasting and fashionable colors of the 2012 summer season catwalk looks with intensive, bright color blocking – and is reflected in the Limited Edition “Coolibri” by CATRICE. In June and July 2012, sunny yellow and rich green shades, cool turquoise blue, warm orange-red and fresh pink whisk you away to the iridescent world of Amazon colors. Strong colors in stark contrast to soft textures – your eyes and nails are sure to be ultimate eye-catchers emphasized by soft, subtle lips. The ideal make-up for summertime – fascinating, light and radiantly beautiful!


Coolibri by CATRICE – Eye Shadow Pen
The four highly-pigmented colors of the creamy and extremely long-lasting Eye Shadow Pen whisk you away to the magnificent world of the Amazon. The light metallic shimmer effect hints at the way the colorful feathers of the coolibri reflect the rays of the sun. Thanks to the rounded shape of the pen and the retractable mine, an accurate application of the soft texture with a color intense finish is extremely easy. Available in C01 Precious Nectar, C02 Birds Flying High, C03 Virgin Forest and C04 Exotica.

l-r: C01 Precious Nectar, C02 Birds Flying High, C03 Virgin Forest and C04 Exotica.

Coolibri by CATRICE – Golden Glow Eye Liner
The sparkling rays of the sun bursting into the rainforest offer the inspiration for the Golden Glow Eye Liner. Thanks to its high pigmentation in radiant gold, it gives your make-up a particularly elegant and intense summery freshness. The liquid texture contains fine shimmer pigments and can be applied accurately and smoothly thanks to the brush applicator. A delicate line along your eyelid is enough – for unbelievable expression! Available in C01 Precious Nectar. 


Coolibri by CATRICE – Nectar Gloss
Sweet blossoms are the ultimate temptation for coolibris – preferably in wonderfully fresh and summery colors. With its light, semi-transparent texture and subtle lip color, the Nectar Gloss provides a popular wet-gloss finish and leaves your lips feeling irresistibly soft. Available in C01 Birds Flying High, C02 Feathery Pink, C03 Gorgeous Blossom and C04 Exotica. 
l-r: C01 Birds Flying High, C02 Feathery Pink, C03 Gorgeous Blossom and C04 Exotica.

Coolibri by CATRICE – Colour Refreshing Lip Balm
Fresh’em up! Silky-soft lips are an absolute must for perfect summery lipgloss and lipstick styles. That’s why you should generously apply the creamy, long-lasting Colour Refreshing Balm to pamper them! The highlight: this balm reacts to the pH level of your lips to unfold its natural, subtle red color. The light tint gives your lips a soft, fresh look – at all times. 

Coolibri by CATRICE – Jelly Cheek Tint
The Jelly Cheek Tint is sure to be the 2in1-summer favorite of the year! Thanks to its light liquid gel-like texture, you can determine how intense the color is going to be when you apply it to conjure-up gorgeous accents on your face. But this lovely red doesn’t just look great on your cheeks - the tint ensures a long-lasting red shade on your lips, too! Thanks to the practical pot, you can easily apply the texture using your finger. Available in C01 Abloom. 

Coolibri by CATRICE – Ultimate Nail Lacquer
Ultimate long-lasting texture, ultimate coverage, ultimate color in the brightest Coolibri varieties! High shine with or without shimmer – these bold nail polishes are sure to fulfill all exotic color wishes. Available in C01 Birds Flying High, C02 Twist of Lemon, C03 Abloom, C04 Exotica and C05 Virgin Forest.

l-r: C01 Birds Flying High, C02 Twist of Lemon, C03 Abloom, C04 Exotica and C05 Virgin Forest.

“Coolibri” by CATRICE will be available in stores in June and July 2012.

My thoughts:
  • Golden Glow Eye Liner - Oh my! we could recreate Cinna's look from the Hunger Games with it! I don't know if you have seen this movie but, in contrast to the crazy make-up of the people from the Capitol, Cinna is wearing only a line a gold eye liner. I think this Catrice eye liner seems perfect to recreate his look :D
  • Nectar Glosses - Catrice glosses are among the best on the market in my opinion. The first gloss that I really enjoyed wearing because it is super moisturizing and not sticky, is a gloss from their Lip Appeal line. So if you have the opportunity to grab some Catrice glosses, don't hesitate! To come back to these Nectar Glosses, I really like the packaging. It reminds me of LancĂ´me products! I'm pretty sure I will buy some of them! I'm curious to see how the blue one look like in real life! Maybe it will help your teeth look whiter, you know if you have some blue in a lip stick/gloss it makes your teeth look whiter....so I'm really curious about this one!
  • Colour Refreshing Lip Balm - it reminds me of Dior Addict Lip Glow, which I really like by the way. It seems to be the same concept.
  • Ultimate Nail Lacquers - they seem fun and full of colors!
  • It's a super nice collection I'm looking forward to see in real life!
And here is the official video preview for this new collection.

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How to do layering technique on your nails

 •How to do layering technique on your nails•
1. Prepare all the necessary materials. (base coat, image plate and special polish)
2. Apply your desired basecoat.i applied 2 coats of 2b nail polish. Let dry.
3. Choose the image plate that you like depending on your nail length. I chose qa8 and qa10.
4. Choose special polish that will blend and compliment your chosen base coat and stamp it on your nails. I chose green s.p for the leaves, then red and neon pink for the flower design.
5. Repeat step 4 until your pattern is complete.
6. Apply top coat. Let dry
Hope you like it! God Bless
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China Glaze Style Wars

Continuing my attempt to pretend it's Autumn I decided to go with an orange and somehow ended up with China Glaze Style Wars from the Kicks Collection. Style Wars is a vibrant orange jelly with a reddish tint to it.

A base coat of Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener to start me off (why do I keep using this??). When I was applying my first coat of Style Wars all I kept thinking of was orange cordial because it was so thin and runny O_o. I followed it up with another two coats to try and get it as opaque as possible. I found the first coat of polish was the hardest to apply because it was so this so I had to paint slowly to control the brush and therefore the polish.

Now I tend to watch a movie while I paint my nails so I have a habit of paint a few nails and then pausing to watch the screen. But with this polish I discovered THIS IS A BAD IDEA!! I did my right hand and then moved onto my left but got distracted by the movie. Then when I got back to doing my left hand I discovered that the polish on my thumb on my right hand had pooled down the side of my nail because I had been holding it at an angle >.< I was one unhappy camper! So I learnt to paint my nails quickly and then lay them flat and keep them there!

After applying my final coat and leaving my hands nice and flat to dry I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine for my top coat. Luckily since it is a jelly the mess I made when applying my first coat was easy to remove when cleaning up my manicure.

And pictures!

China Glaze Style Wars in Artificial Light
I'm sitting here looking at my nails in the artificial light and they're not this bright!

China Glaze Style Wars in Natural Light
China Glaze Style Wars in Natural Light
This is one elusive colour to capture! It shifts from a bright candy orange to a bright reddish orange depending on the sunlight.

China Glaze Style Wars in the Shade
Glorious jelly goodness!!! Lol! I really love this colour. I actually didn't realise it was a jelly when I bought it so I was quite surprised when I applied my first coat. As with most jellies there is still a VNL which I usually prefer not to have but I couldn't be bothered doing a fourth coat so late at night. Ooohhh I definitely see a jelly sandwich in my future :)
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