Wednesday, 27 July 2011

China Glaze Let's Do It In 3D

Hello lovelies!

As promised, polish related posting commences. And with a rather lovely polish at that. :D I know, I'm not wearing pink this wednesday so I can't sit with you... :(

China Glaze Let's Do It In 3D came out with the Kaleidoscope collection in, I believe, 2009. Unfortunately the polishes aren't available anymore and on evilbay they're sold at absolutely ridiculous prices. I was lucky to get a pretty good deal on this and two others from the collection and I've been really excited to show you this one!

I used three coats, plus topcoat. I keep hearing that topcoat dulls the holo effect, but I haven't noticed it does. *shrugs*

Warning: Here there be many pictures.


Artificial light:

Do I even need to say anything? *drools*

I hope you're all having a lovely day! <3

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

I'm back with pictures from London & Canada. (i.e. there's no polish here

Hello lovelies!

I came back from my vacation a week ago, but you all know by now that my sleeping schedule is completely jacked and I just needed some time to recover from over two weeks of insanity. I had an absolutely amazing time in London and Canada. I don't even know where to start so I'll just spam you with some pics. :)

(There won't be any polish in this post, but regular posting will commence tomorrow so feel free to skip this one.)

view from the hotel room in London

yours truly in the Hard Rock Cafe, distracted by the TV screen and all the shiny memorabilia

I should probably mention that most of these pics were taken by Christina. I hate taking pics :P

Guinness is awesome. The end.

how many of you have necklaces that are also bottle openers?! :D

Hyde Park <3

did I mention that Guinness is awesome?
our very first view of The Claw (aka U2's stage) the night we arrived in Montreal 
this little guy was just sitting there right next to the stadium :O

Lady Claw in all her glory (yes, I'm one of those fans :P)

my awesome mum and I sitting in the dirt about five hours before they let us into the stadium for the first show (note: we'd been there since 7:30am)

AWESOME people we met :)

first show. I cried. A lot.

That man right there? Stood like two feet from me, saw my Free Hugs sign, looked into my face and grinned. When I turned to my mum my face hurt from smiling back so broadly. :D

because spending one entire day in the glaring sun clearly wasn't enough. (also, let's skip the part where our tickets were invalid and jump to where the miracles started happening, kay?)

the questionable headgear? Saved my scalp from getting even more burned.

second night, second row. AMAZING.

that was my ninth U2 show and the laser jacket, the steering wheel mic, the swinging on the mic? never gets old.

see that guy? he grinned and pointed at me and everyone around me started cheering and clapping me on the back. SUCH a beautiful crowd. <3

you didn't get a hug from me, you weren't at the show. simple as that. :P

I adore Montreal.


view from hotel room.

in front of the cinema where I saw the midnight showing of Harry Potter. I CRIED LIKE A BABY. D:

my reaction? "I'm so not going up there."

Most. Awesome. Ice Cream. Ever.

Lake Ontario, I already miss you.

that's the closest I'll ever get to going to the beach.

it was so freaking hot at the Niagara Falls.

I fail at holding still for pictures, don't I?

so stunning!

because seeing a Bowie guitar up close is always exciting.

just a few hours before we left Canada. It was rather epic. :D

I don't really want to bore you guys with all my excited babbling, but I hope you enjoyed the pictures. :)

See y'all tomorrow! I'll be showing you one of the many pretties I bought. I got to visit the lovely Adina from A England, so I'll soon be showing her some of her beautiful polishes too! :)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Swatches & Review: Catrice Sand Francisco

(Still on vacation; back on the 18th)

Today's polish is Catrice Sand Francisco, a gorgeous pale gold shimmer/frost. The reason I hesitate to call this a straight-up frost is because there's hardly any brushstrokes and it dries extremely shiny. It might have been intended to be worn sheer, but it's opaque in two easy coats. I guess it would work better with a darker skintone, but I kinda dig the way this looks with my pale complexion. :)

What do you guys think? I'm really not a fan of frosts or golds, but I like this one.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Swatches & Review: Orly It's Not Rocket Science

(Still on vacation, back on the 18th.)

There's an amusing (I hope?) story about this polish. I first heard about it in a video on youtube (it might have been one by MissChievous, but I'm not positive on that) and I thought it was called It's Not Rock, It's Science. I was delighted by that "discovery" because it reminded me of U2's guitarist, The Edge ("The scientist of the band", anyone?). I spent the next few days going HEE HEE HEEEEEEEE :DDD (I'm fairly sure this is also when the U2 nail polish idea was born.) Then I looked for it online and realized it wasn't called that at all. I'm STILL disappointed. :((((

Anyway, on to the pretty. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

*drools* This is one of my favourite green polishes. I love all the polishes from this collection, but unfortunately I only own this one. I can't quite bring myself to pay the ridiculous prices on ebay. Meh. MOVING ON.

Totally in love with this polish. <3