When I first saw these lip-glosses/ paints (whichever you want to call them) on Insta I was really upset because I couldn’t find them in my local Dischem, after months of searching I finally found one shade and even though … Continue reading
This past Monday a very special store opened in La Lucia Mall aka. the shopping mall of my youth, growing up in Durban North meant hours shopping every day after school at “the mall” while still in my school uniform, … Continue reading
I feel like it’s time I start to integrate some of my beauty buys from my December/ January trip into the blog-o-sphere… It’s taken several months for me to do this, which in all honesty is shocking! The fist item I’m showing … Continue reading
By now I’m sure you will have heard the news, Garnier has launched their well loved Micelliar Water in RSA. Pretty much every beauty blogger and their uncle has a post about this wonder-product and I’m following suit because, well … Continue reading
I had to take the plunge and purchase two of the Max Factor Excessive Shimmer Eye shadows after seeing them on Pretty Please Charlie here. Okay, truthfully I thought they looked stunning on her blog and then when I walked … Continue reading
I tried to do an awesome pastel floral mani last week but after my nails chipped literally after two days wear, without me having taken photos I knew I couldn’t post that – so I will have to redo it sometime and show you. Instead this week I decided to try something that literally makes me go all soppy inside, galaxy nails, have a look below at some of the amazing pictures that come up when you search this in Google.
I’m in no way as talented as some of these people but I thought I would give it a try and I’m pretty impressed with how the look came out.
I’m surprised how easily this mani came to be, the polish all seemed to dry really quickly and there was no problems adding layer upon layer of polish to this look. I used the following polished:
- Essence: Slate Grey/Silver Magnetic polish
- MOD: Royal blue slight jelly shimmer polish
- OPI: ‘The Bikini Zone’ from the Brazil collection
- LA Girl: Matte White
- Ice Box Colors: Glitter/Shimmer Top coat
- Essence: 101 Dalmatians Glitter polish
- Essence: Circus Confetti Glitter polish
- Seche Vite Top Coat
I base coated, then added a thin coat of the Essence Magnetic nails polish that seemed to take seconds to dry so I used the M.O.D blue color in a very thin coat to give the blue-ish tint, there after it was another thin coat of OPI ‘The Bikini Zone’ from the Brazil collection. I then took a make up sponge, snipped a bit off the front of it and dipped it in the LA Girl white Matte polish, dabbing this on the nail to give it the ‘cloud’ effect, I then did the same process with the Ice Box colors Glitter/ Shimmer Top Coat, and after that I placed my white ‘stars’ on the nails using the Essence 101 Dalmatians Glitter polish. For my right hand I decided to try the look but with the Essence Circus Confetti – I decided that it was okay if I had some colored pieces of glitter as these could ‘masquerade’ as satellites, planets and space-crafts :).
I much prefer the left hand with the white ‘stars’ over the metallic ‘stars, what do you think?? All in all this was a really simple, very quick mani to do, the polish even dried way way quicker than expected. If you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too nervous, please give it a try and be sure to show me!!
Every beauties dream is to have bundles and bundles of brushes… and it’s exceptionally dreamy if you have so many that you don’t need to clean them, you simply throw them away! 😉 So most of use will never live … Continue reading
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to get a Mani-Monday post in last few weeks, as mentioned life has been hectic and so there just was not time even though my nails had been painted and my post was half planned. … Continue reading
Mani Monday Tiptop and essence jelly sandwich A while ago I saw a blog post by Thea at Madness Nails about jelly sandwiches, this name intrigued me as I love jelly (the actual gelatin jelly, jelly sweets and jelly as … Continue reading
*singing* “Doctor, Doctor give me the news…” I’m sure we’ve all stumbled across the program The Doctors once in our life… I know several people only watch it for cute Dr Travis… 😉 I used to wonder about the doctors … Continue reading