Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Online Shopping!

Just a quick post tonight as I am busy doing some online shopping. I am terrible when it comes to online shopping, I can spend hours browsing different sites. Besides the usual eBay, Amazon, and of course, Born Pretty Store, I am always on the look out for other great deals and websites. Especially ones that offer free shipping, as I hate paying for shipping! I feel like I have been working hard recently, so I think it is time to spoil myself.

I have been looking at CupoNation for discount codes as well as other deals.  CupoNation directed me to some good sites that had free shipping. They also have discount codes for heaps of fashion and beauty places, so it is worth checking out if you are big into online shopping. You never know what you can find.

I have spent too long browsing the web for nail art items. One site I found was Light In The Box. They had cheap nail art supplies (as well as other things), which I am always looking for. I did end up getting a few things from here, but shipping wasn't the cheapest.

I also found an Aussie site that has free shipping on Zoya purchases over $50. I always have trouble finding Zoya polishes. No where near me seems to sell them! They have a huge range of Zoya polishes, but they are $19 each. Zoya buyers out there, what is a reasoable price for Zoya polishes?!

Let me know where you get your nail art supplies from, or even any other beauty/fashion items!

-Bettina

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014 Collection by LYZ Cosmetics

Get ready for the races with these Melbourne Cup inspired polishes from LYZ Cosmetics! There are 5 unique polishes in this collection and it is now available from their Etsy shop.





"Lucky Lucky Lily" - a subtle medium to light pink thermal with fine silver glitter and pearl shimmer. This is such a pretty pink girly polish! For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

LYZ Cosmetics also has a selection of cute nail charms, including this galloping horse. Perfect for all the horse lovers (that includes me!).

Lighting: In light box

"Showstopper Topper" - A chunky glitter topper with blue and purple dots, blue bar glitter, and tiny pink glitters. I dabbed one coat over "Lucky Lucky Lily" for a cute and sparkly combination. I had not trouble at all with the large dot glitter and they applied beautifully. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Maine of the Show" - A bight red jelly with a subtle thermal change. This squishy polish includes stars and squares, as well as pink glitters. This one was my favourite from the collection. It had a great formula and application. I used three coats plus a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Run Horses, Run!" - A bright golden yellow with pearl shimmer. This one had such a pretty shimmer in the sunlight. At first this one seemed a bit sheer but after three coats it had reached a nice opacity. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

"I Heirby Win The Race" - A major glitter bomb including pink, blue, and silver glitter in a clear base. For my swatch I used three coats and a glossy top coat. It didn't get too thick and clumpy while applying, so I was able to get full coverage in three thin coats. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

LYZ Cosmetics has polish, nail charms, and some other goodies including jewelry. Check out LYZ Cosmetics on Etsy.



-Bettina

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Powder Perfect 2014 Christmas Collection

I finally have my post on Powder Perfect's 2014 Christmas Collection. This collection was released last Friday so it is now available! This collection has 7 amazing polishes, including some very Christmasy polishes, and some that are great to wear all year round!

"The Stars are Brightly Shinning" - A stunning sliver glitter polish that sparkles in all lighting! For a polish that is so densely packed with glitter it had a really good application. I used about 2-3 coats depending on thickness. It was fairly smooth even without a top coat, but I did use a glossy top coat anyway.






"Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow" - An adorable glitter topper that is like glistening candy canes that have be crushed into a polish. I dabbed one coat over "The Stars are Brightly Shinning" and added a glossy top coat to seal it all in. I am thinking that I have my mani for Christmas all sorted. I love this combination.






"What is it with you and Xmas Trees?" - A bottle Christmas tree! This cute polish contains a mix of glitters including green bar glitter and brightly coloured dots in a green crelly base. I used three thin coats for my swatch and a glossy top coat. 






"Christmas in a Tropical Climate" - A full on gold glitter polish. Similar to "The Stars are Brightly Shinning" this has an excellent formula for a polish that has so much glitter in it. Again, I used two to three coats depending on the thickness and finished it off with a glossy top coat.








"Prettiest Sight To See" - A beautiful combination of pink and purple glitters in a white crelly base. I love this polish, and it is even a fantastic polish to wear if it isn't Christmas time. For my swatch I used three thin coats and a glossy top coat to smooth everything out. 







"Beginning To Look A Lot Like Xmas" - Another fantastic glitter polish, but even better... It's red! This one is really pretty and has some darker glitters among the bright red glitters. I used three coats for my swatch and a glossy top coat to seal it all in. 







"Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" - My personal favourite from the collection, because it is a dark glittery red! Another fantastic glitter formula. This one even appears to have a bit of a blue sparkle in among the red glittery goodness. Three coats and a glossy top coat for my swatch.








Check out Powder Perfect for their 2014 Christmas Collection as well as all of their other fantastic polishes!

-Bettina