Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Excuse Moi! I can't eat this!

OPI Excuse Moi!

After my Houston Purple Glitter mess I thought I'd go with a glitter that I knew was guaranteed to be amazing. Excuse Moi! from the OPI Muppets collection is so beautiful. All pink and glittery, and multi coloured glittery too! Everything I love about glitter is in this polish, and it was a dream to apply too. While photographing my nails, my cat joined in the fun by attempting to eat my mini bottle of Excuse Moi! He seemed quite annoyed when he realised it was not edible, or even nice tasting. Actually, it probably tasted like nail polish remover. Sorry kittycat!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Houston, we have too much glitter!

OPI Houston We Have A Purple, Essence Make It Golden, Milani Gold

You can buy Essence in Australia!!! At Target!!! And I'd never even known! I'd been eyeing off a few Essence polishes for a while after seeing them on the interwebs (mainly on Nailside) but I was pretty sure the brand was only available in Europe. So imagine my surprise when there they were in my little country town's Target! They only had the Colour & Go range (not the Nail Art Twins that I so desperately wanted). I managed to limit myself to three - Make It Golden, Blue Addiction and You Belong To Me,  but for only $2.55 a bottle (only 5ml, but oh well) I may have to go grab a few other colours! 

My original plan with this mani was to use Houston We Have A Purple as the base and then just put one coat of Make It Golden over the top. But... the glitter mad part of my brain decided that it just wasn't enough glitter, so I added a coat of Gold and instantly I knew I'd gone too far. Never thought I'd say it, but there was too much glitter! This mani didn't last long because of the over-glittering, also I banged my hand and put a massive dent/hole in one finger just after taking this photo so I would have had to do some serious damage control if I was to keep it on. Just easier to do another mani. And a good excuse to paint my nails twice in one day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Roses Everywhere!

OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, OPI Panda-Monium Pink, OPI Jade Is The New Black, BYS Black Striper

I am in love with my stripey thing. I've been using it a lot lately, mainly just for stripes, but I thought I should test myself on some round shapes and this is what I ended up with. It's spring here in Australia and my Mum's garden is bursting with roses and colour so I've been wanting to have spring, flowery nails constantly! I have no clue how all the clever nail art people out there get their perfect, tiny thin lines on their nails. This was tricky enough! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Below Deck Stripes

China Glaze Below Deck, China Glaze Light As Air, Ulta3 Gold Rush Fever, BYS Black Nail Striper

After seeing Nailside's awesome striped nails I was inspired. And while these look nowhere and perfect as hers, I still like them! I wore these to a friend's 21st birthday party over the weekend and the colours sort of matched my dress. Also I really wanted to try China Glaze Below Deck. I used it as the base in this mani and it's such a beautiful colour! I guess it's my version of a neutral- dark, but not black or some crazy colour! They're a little worse for wear in this photo, it took me three days to get a chance to photograph them! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rainbow Connection is Glitter Perfection

China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Rainbow Connection

I have a serious glitter addiction. I tried to convince myself that I didn't need Rainbow Connection because I already owned Milani Gems, but the whole "it has bigger bits of glitter and pretty colours" won out in the end and I caved and bought it (and I had to console myself somehow for not being able to find Zom-body to Love). It's so pretty and I'm really glad that I ended up getting it. And really, you can never have too many multi coloured glitter nail polishes to choose from!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sparkly Mermaid Nails

China Glaze Custom Kicks, China Glaze Blue Year's Eve, China Glaze Snow Globe, China Glaze Skyscraper (over Blue Year's Eve), OPI Mermaid's Tears, OPI Planks A Lot, Face of Australia White Gold.

I was in Sydney over the weekend and managed to do the fabulous Sculptures by the Sea walk, and man the ocean is lovely to look at! This is my attempt at 'mermaid nails'. They didn't really come out the way I wanted, and it seems I was slightly too eager in my top coat application. While I was in Sydney I desperately wanted to get OPI Zom-body to Love, just for the glow in the dark-ness, but it seems that it might not be available in Australia! To console myself I picked up the mini Muppets set and a regular size Rainbow Connection. I still really want the glow in the dark polish though!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A little bit of everything

China Glaze - For Audrey, OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster, OPI Jade Is The New Black, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, OPI Teenage Dream, China Glaze Snow Globe

Just playing around with some different patterns and trying out my brand new China Glaze For Audrey, which I've been waiting to get for what seems like forever! It's just as lovely as I had hoped it would be!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tribal Nails

OPI Alpine Snow, OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster, BYS Kung Fu Blue, BYS Black Nail Art Striper

My attempt at the tribal nail fad that seems to be going on at the moment, and my first try using a stripey thing. I've had nail art brushes for a while, but recently just bought a BYS Nail Art striper which is awesome! May have to invest in a few other colours!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My China Glaze Haul...Blue Year's Eve

China Glaze - Blue Year's Eve

I recently had a bit of an "end of university forever" celebratory splurge on nail polish, and ordered a bunch of China Glaze polishes. So far, my collection has mainly been OPI (my first nail polish love), with the odd China Glaze thrown in (Recycle, Nova and Snow Globe, from whatever collection it was from before it was in Let It Snow), so I thought it was time to change that. Recycle is one of my all time favourite polishes, it's just such a lovely grey and is a dream to apply, so after that amazing experience a lot more China Glazes made it onto my list. I ended up getting Blue Year's Eve, Ruby Pumps, Below Deck, Light As Air, Strawberry Fields, Concrete Catwalk, For Audrey (which I'd been waiting to get for ages!), Custom Kicks and Skyscraper. After painting each nail a different colour, I committed to the amazing Blue Year's Eve, from the new 2011 holiday collection Let It Snow.

I was really excited about Blue Year's Eve after reading about it online and it lived up to all of my expectations! It looks just amazing in full sun, but is also incredibly beautiful and shimmery in the shade/inside.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Internet Land! These are my little nails!

OPI Green-Wich Village, OPI The "It" Colour, OPI What's With The Cattitude?, OPI ElePhantastic Pink, OPI Black Onyx

Hello Internet Land! I'm Rosie and I love nail polish and nail art! I'm from Australia and recently decided that I should jump on the nail polish blogging bandwagon and start a little blog. 

I've been obsessively reading nail polish blogs, and drooling over nail art on Tumblr for quite some time but every time I see a design or a swatch it seem to be featured on long, beautiful nails and I wonder what it'd look like on my little nails. As hard as I try, I can't ever seem to grow my nails longer that what you see above. I think it's my nails getting revenge for me constantly biting them for the first 15 years of my life. I've now decided to embrace my little nails! They may be shorter than all the other blogger ladies, but I can still paint them awesome colours!

This mani was inspired by a video on China Glaze's official YouTube channel. It's what happens when I'm left alone for the day with not much to do! 

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