Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last Pink Wednesday - Zoya Kimber

Warning - this is a mess
I have been super busy - the aftermath of the hurricane caused a car accident, and I`ve been dealing with insurance and body shops :( I didn`t want to miss the last one!
I used Zoya Kimber, and stamped using white Konad polish and BM 310
I`m a fan of Kimber, and the Zoya Surf Collection as a whole. I shelled out my money to get all of them - that`s something I rarely do.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Nails #1

It's a widely known fact about me that I'm not a fan of Halloween. I haven't dressed up in years. It's just another day for me. I have a bizarre phobia of wigs as well, which doesn't help. It's just not a good time.

But I decided that I like Halloween colours, so I'm showing this mani I'm wearing and am in LOVE with.
I started with a base of Zoya Tanzy - which was the first Zoya I ever bought and am in love with to this day. So bright and sparkletastic! I then dabbed on some Colorblind, and topped it off with the matte top coat.
Ugh, I just love it so. I wore it shiny for almost a day, but I wasn't as stuck on it as I am now. It will break my heart to take it off.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pretty and Polished Sand Art

What fresh hell!
It's sunny!!!!
I can finally take a photo of what my nails are wearing!!
I've had Sand Art for about a month, but I ended up moving it around in my polish closet and it was out of sight, out of mind. When I went and rearranged some stuff - I grabbed it and put it on right then and there.

I used Zoya Robyn as underwear, and put three coats of Sand Art over top.
This is a serious love for me - I love the colours in this polish! I also like that I can layer it over anything my heart desires :)
I never got Sand Art as a child, but I'm sure glad I have it as an adult! This may have to be in my top 10 for 2012.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday - Zoya Renee and OPI I Lily Love You

Oh hai there!
I'm doing this a bit early, but I actually did my pink mani the day before and I wanted to put it up before I inevitably chip it.
I love Zoya Renee - it's hot pink, but its deeply saturated and has more of a medium pink hue. It's more of a red-pink than blue-pinks, which I usually prefer.
To add some zazzle to this boring creme, I topped it with my new arrival - I Lily Love You! It came in a swap yesterday and I just had to incorporate it into Pink Wednesday!
It seems that London has become a complete storm cloud - it has rained here for at least a week. My indoor lighting does not really work so well for taking pictures.
I also took a shot of my whole hand in hopes to get the colour close - although in the photos I'm using it's actually right! Huge victory!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday (aka my latest nail art fail)

That's all I can say about this stamping fail.
It seemed like such a good idea in theory....but I hate the way it looks.
I used a base of OPI My Very First Knockwurst, and stamped using a BM plate and OPI Dim Sum Plum.

I thought roses would be a lovely manicure for pink Wednesday, but Dim Sum Plum is so close to the colour of the Konad stamper that I could barely see it. I used my right hand, even with the nubbin pinkie, because my left hand was just that bad.
 It's just not good.....not good at all. But I didn't want to post nothing - I like Pink Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

OPI The World Is Not Enough

Hey! Late post tonight because I went and saw Marianas Trench tonight!! I love me some whiny bands! They were seriously awesome though - the lead singer arrived on stage via a harness, popping out of a jack in the box!
The second polish I got from the Skyfall collection thus far was The World Is Not Enough, which is a golden bronze sparkler with rose glitter in there as well. I love this polish! It's like the love child of last year's Muppet polishes - Designer, De Better and Warm and Fozzie. Since I love both of them, it was logical that I'd love this one too.
 I forgot a bottle shot :( Sorry guys
Since I'm so pale, It looks a lot darker on me than I expected it to. This is actually what I wanted Designer De Better to be when I first saw it.
It's not a great picture, but you can *kind* of see the rose glitter here. I love when I can see that flash in the polish.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

OPI Live and Let Die

Today's polish comes to us from the new OPI Skyfall collection, which is based on James Bond. I picked up two so far, and Live and Let Die is the one I'm going to show you today!
Live and Let Die is a dark DARK green with gold specks of shimmer running throughout.
Uh...yeah - bottle shot makes it impossible to see what's going on in there.
Aha, we're getting there. Since today in London it is raining, I didn't get the best pictures. The most colour accurate one I got was taken with a flash, in the dark.
Yeah, that's pretty close! I was hoping the gold would be more prominent, but I like it just the same. Most people are on the fence with this polish as far as I've read. It's definitely unexpected. I think I'd like it more if it was a tad lighter, but it works for me as a vampy dark colour. I may do some nail art with it for my Marianas Trench concert on Monday :)
Anyone else own Live or Let Die? What's the verdict for you?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lacquistry Winner~!

Drumroll please!

The winner of Golf Socks is..............

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Congratulations! I've emailed the winner. Thanks for entering and visiting The Colours!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go Pink! Wednesday - Zoya Shelby and Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness

Ack - I've been sicky sick since Monday! So this will be a short one, since my head still thinks it weighs 100lbs.
I started with a base of Zoya Shelby, then added 2 coats of A Little Kindness. From my recent Rainbow Honey haul, I love this one the most! The shimmers are great but they are wayyyy to thick for my liking. So until I get polish thinner, you won't be seeing them here :(
 A Little Kindness adds epic sparkle and 'zazzle' to this creme base. I usually hate cremes, and only use them for layering. It has a pink shimmer in the base, and large pink and gold hex glitter

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Itty Bitty Lacquistry Giveaway!!

Well, simply put, I am super stoked that I have reached double digits in my GFC followers. I also have this new polish burning a hole in my helmer waiting to be given away...sooo....
Golf Socks anyone?
 Step right up! This is a brand new Golf Socks from Lacquistry!!! It was my freebie after she fixed the formula.
It's a teenie tiny, easy as pie giveaway! It ends on Oct 11th!
Good Luck!!

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Girly Bits Daddy's Little Girl

I wanted this polish so badly for so long. I always managed to miss it when Pam restocked. I got lucky and got it in a swap last month!
I used Zoya Song for underwear - and it is the perfect colour match!
Daddy's Little Girl is a mix of blue and purple glitter in a clear base. This is two coats on top of one coat of Song.
It was hard to photograph, because the purple glitter never seem to want to show up.
It is super gorgeous though!  It was also very easy to apply. A but messy, but I'm always messy when I paint my nails....

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Go Pink! Wednesday and September Haul!

Well well, after a week of devastating midterms, I am back to posting!
There is a blogger named Andrea over at the blog Finger Painting Fingers who is doing a Go Pink! challenge to support breast cancer. At her site, there is also a link to an indie polish brand (Perception Nail Lacquer) who is selling a polish she help create. Part of the proceeds go to the New Mexico Cancer Center.
So in honour of this, today is Go Pink! Wednesday and we are to paint our fingers PINK! I didn't do nail art because I was pressed for time, but I used Zoya Happi.
Happi is such a pretty colour! It is a bubblegum pink with serious gold flashes.
I actually got it by mistake, thinking it was Reece. Lucky for me, because I actually like Happi better. It's part of Zoya's Reverie Collection, which I happen to own all of :)
Now on to my September haul....which after I took all the photos was much more extensive than I thought it would be.
First, the polishes I actually bought.
 At Trade Secret, I had to get Everybody Loves Oktoberfest - it's an epic polish. I also grabbed Myrta and Elisa on sale in the half off bin. I think Elisa being in there was a mistake, but I'm not complaining!

 To my surprise, Winners had the OPI Germany Collection as well. I grabbed Deutsch You Want Me Baby? (sorry for the crappy light in the shot) and China Glaze Unpredictable, both for awesome prices.

 I'm really digging these new Essence Colour and Go polishes my Shoppers Drug Mart has. I didn't buy the old ones, but Chic Reloaded and Grey-t to Be Here really spoke to me. You can kind of see the pink flash Grey-t has!

I got my two Pretty and Polished Lemmings from a FB sale group! Here's Sand Art and Jawbreaker.
 I originally just bought Polished Perfection Leaping Lizards from Epic Nail Time's blog sale, but she sent me Polished Perfection Easy Peasy and Fever Lacquer There Is No Odyssey as well! Much love to Caitlin!

And then there was Rainbow Honey! I picked up some mini's since I'd never used them before, but I love love LOVE them! This is A Little Kindness, Ephemeral, Wistful and Celestia.

I also did a wee bit of swapping, and I'll save the best for last :)

On MUA, I swapped and got Girly Bits Daddy's Little Girl and China Glaze Sweet Hook.
Drumroll please.............
A great swapper in Belgium picked me up some Catrice polished I'd been lemming for quite some time!
We have Captain Sparrow's Boat, Steel My Heart, Steel My Soul, Dirty Berry, George Blueney, and Essence Just In Case!

Wow...that was a lot of polishes. Anything you guys want to see?