Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Catrice Apropos Apricot

Hi. I'm sorry it's been almost a week since my last post. And even longer since a real polish post. But I'm busy, really. Seriously. Not kidding. Really busy. Really.

My dad found a puppy on the street and decided to adopt it. I decided to name her Toffee, because I kind of named all my recent pets (the rabbit I had 10 years ago is not recent) after candy. My hamster was Hershey and my previous dog was Toby (short for Toblerone).

On the bottle it says 2x coats which is a huge LIE. I had to do 4 coats, and after that I just refused to do any more. I'm not a fan of peachy colors, because they don't look good on me, plus with the less than satisfactory application, I don't think I'll wear this often. Or ever.

It's a peachy color with shimmer you wouldn't see unless you were in sunlight or under some bright light.

I'm not too happy with the swatch photos but I'm not about to go through it again. I wouldn't recommend this color unless you really liked it and are willing to endure 4 coats of hell.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. By the way, how good was that new episode of Desperate Housewives? :D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm on Facebook & the Cutex website!

Hi. Today I'm pimping my blog being on other websites.. On my own blog. So that's cool right? (Note: This is NOT a cue for anyone to pimp their blog out on mine. I will cut you. Or delete the contents of your comment)

Anyway, I'm writing this post today only because I received news from Cutex that the nail art I did for them has been featured on their website. Which is awesome news. I'm up there with a few other great bloggers like The Nailasaurus and Kari (Once Bitten)!

I'll have pictures of this mani up eventually, but in the mean time, you can check out my photo (or rate it, tweet about it, "like" it on Facebook or Google) and a few others' on the Cutex website, and you can even submit your own!

Another thing I've been meaning to post about was my Facebook page. It is so lonely over there, I only have 3 likes. Haha. Only if you want to ;)  It's not very active now, because I just set up Networked Blogs and hardly anyone visits it, but maybe I'll make it more happening in the future.


Thanks for reading! I'll write a proper post soon (:

P.S.: In case anyone was wondering, I have installed a mobile template for my blog so you can read it on your mobile devices. (:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

100th Post: OPI Mad As A Hatter

Hi! It's taken me a much longer time than others to get to 100 posts (because I'm so lazy haha) but I finally did it!

I always knew I'd save posting this polish for a special occasion (not that I'm wearing it right now), so I think this is appropriate!

I often wander alone in malls. And before I was really into polish (i.e. before I found Scrangie), I would go into the beauty supply store that sells OPI and I would just look at all the pretty colors. I always marveled at the new collections with awe.

I remember when the Alice In Wonderland collection was released. I really wanted to see the movie so the polishes made me really excited. I always picked up the glitters and stared at them for awhile, not knowing the kind of chaos they would one day create.

When I finally got to try on Mad As A Hatter, I knew I had to have it. It never really interested me until I saw swatches. Long story short, I got a bottle of MAAH (off Amazon, you might remember my initial paranoia about it) and also a back-up (from my mom's manicurist).

Sorry for the rambling. Haha. I did 2 (or 3? :S ) coats with top coat, and if you can see it, some of the pictures have extra top coat on. These pictures were taken awhile ago, so the angles and stuff might be a little weird. Nubbins too :D  All the pictures are clickable so you can view them in all their full-sized glory.

Artificial lighting

I'll probably post pictures when I wear this the next time again (unless I don't have time for pictures). Thank you all for following/reading/commenting so far <3  I have something very special (and hopefully fun) coming soon :D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Zoya Dannii

Hi. I know it's Pink Wednesday but I DON'T HAVE A PINK ):  So I'm posting purple instead. *goes to sit with the art freaks*

I just used the Lush American Cream conditioner and it doesn't smell like vanilla! I feel conned. It has the scent of something I wouldn't buy. But so sweet and vanilla-y in the bottle ):

I did 2 coats (most probably) of Dannii. She was so pretty but such a pain to remove.

I thought Dannii would look good with some matte topcoat (and she does!) so here she is:

L-R: Shiny, Matte (sun), Matte (shade)

Now I'm going to go try to ignore the incredibly strong smell wafting from my hair. *shakes fist at American Cream*

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Polish and Lush haul

*pic heavy*

Hi! I've just come back from a short holiday to a (kind of) nearby country. I have tons of photos from the trip but those can wait until after my 100th post (not far away at all!). I hope you guys like looking at food and crooked photos of streets/scenery. Haha.

I bought quite a bit of polish either because they were cheap/cheaper, or not available where I live. I am extremely pleased with what I bought, though I'm disappointed I didn't get to buy a couple of the brands I was looking at.

All these photos were taken in artificial lighting.

Revlon Star and Slipper
I wanted to pick up Galaxy as well but it was only a free gift if you bought a Revlon foundation ):

Golden Rose 166 and Chameleon Effect 01 (duochrome!)

Wowwow #57, #62 and #71

La Jour 49

OPI DS Extravagance, I Lily Love You, OPI Ink, Yoga-ta Get This Blue and OPI Ink Suede

Gosh Rainbow and Holographic

Glitters for frankening (hopefully they don't melt!)

I got to visit my first Lush store, and it was so awkward because the lady working there didn't speak very good English, and it would've been really hard for me to catch anything in her language so some things were hard to explain. It was hilarious when she tried to explain how to use the bubble bar (crumble it under the running tap water when you're filling the bath).

Godmother soap

Miranda soap

American Cream conditioner 

Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze hair moisturizer
This kinda smells funky :/

Herbalism facial wash

Lemony Flutter cuticle butter
This doesn't really smell like lemons! But tons of people love it so I guess I'll see how it compares to my Burt's Bees.

American Cream conditioner and Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo
The lady at Lush told me these were free!

Ma Bar bubble bar
Sorry for the weird photo. I had to take a photo before I used it, in the hotel.

And a few other random shots of the stuff I bought:

Square glitter!

Doesn't Herbalism look so gross? It doesn't smell good either :/

You probably think I look like this now after seeing the stuff I chose from Lush:

Image source: www.fanpop.com
But I assure you, I have never had a zit on my nose that big.

Congratulations if you made it this far :D  And believe me, all these things were bought with my self-restraint in full effect. If I hadn't held myself back, there would've been tons more stuff.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! I know I did ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Zoya Pia

Hi! I can't believe it's September already!

Today I have for you Zoya Pia, which is an orange shimmer polish. It's a nice vivid orange, and the only orange I own. I'm not a huge fan of orange, whether it's the color or the flavor (in candy, etc. but I love fresh oranges). Pia has enough red in it for me to wear it.

I did 3 coats I think. Or 2. I wish I could remember.

Artificial lighting 

Artificial lighting 

Artificial lighting

I never really thought I'd own an orange polish for purposes other than Halloween. I doubt I'll be buying any more orange anytime soon. Pia is a good color if you're like me and don't like orange.

Before I end this post, I strongly urge you to watch this video. It's about the barbaric nature of shark finning. I will probably pass on the shark's fin soup next time. And Gordon Ramsay is in it, for whoever is a fan of his.