Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trailer Trash

No, I'm not referring to anyone in particular. That is the name of the shade of this polish:

Chi Chi Trailer Trash. Funny how the name of this shade is Trailer Trash, because my mum hates this on me. She says it looks cheap haha. (she is so so kind to me)

Two coats for opacity, and the colour stays true to the bottle. Although in the bottle there is a pretty pink/purple sheen, once applied on nails its more of a slightly shimmery coral red. This shade is runnier than other Chi Chi polishes, and dries faster too. Still easy to apply and not streaky at all.

NB. I thought Chi Chi nail polishes were THE perfect consistency. A friend has pointed out that they are actually thicker than other polishes, so maybe its a personal preference thing. For me Chi Chi polishes are perfect ><"

Random whinge:
I'm going CRAZY not being able to wear colour on my nails because of work! UGGHHHHH

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Congratulations to Kim on reacing 500 followers:

She is having a giveaway, and the prizes are fantastic!

Entry questions:
1. What is your favorite brand of make-up and why?
So difficult to choose but Maybelline, because my foundation is by Maybelline (pure makeup) and I can't live without my foundation!

2. So, because it is fall and it's all about the lips- What are your top 5 favorite lipstick
MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker
Revlon Colorburst 035 Blush
Maybelline Color Sensational 025 Pink Please

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Glittery Golden Ball

Long time no post! Uni and work is getting/is hectic. I used to have so much time to bum around, but not anymore since its near the end of the semester and I started working. BUT at least I now have more money so spend on more pretties :)

So I went to a ball last Saturday and the theme was gold. I pretty much own no gold things, so I purchased a cheap gold nail polish and tried to do gold eye shadow. Needless to say, I failed miserably in the eye shadow department. So the only gold thing I had was my nails (even so, it was dark and noone could see them). At least I was happy right?

Here it is: Ulta3 Gold Digger. It was just a mass of glittery goop, I had to apply 4 coats for it to cover most of my bare nails. Such a pain to remove too even though I applied it over nude polish. In saying that, I think it would look great over a dark polish though. Not much to review, the colour is pretty much the same as the picture and application was horrible (but then what do you expect from glitter in a bottle?).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I do, I do, I do

I do... HAVE A JOB NOW! I didn't paint my nails this colour for a job interview, it was because I was doing some unpaid work/work experience on Monday. As I was leaving to go home, I had missed calls on my phone so naturally I called back. It was for a job interview *woot* So I drove home hurriedly, got changed and went to the interview... and ta da, I have a job now xD

Enough about that, here is the shade that got me the job: Chi Chi- I do, I do, I do
N.B. Excuse my cuticles, both bottles of my cuticle oil seem to have grown some microorganisms. (Ewww cloudy looking stuff)

As I will say again and again for EVERY Chi Chi polish I own, perfect application. Maybe its personal preference, since my mum was whinging about this one being difficult to apply. I showed her real good. It is a gorgeous creamy light peach colour - similar to Revlon's famous Peach Petal lipgloss. Here I applied two coats with base and top coat. Doesn't apply streaky, but dries a little slow compared to other Chi Chi polishes.

The colour it applies is true to the bottle, as in the above picture. The colour in real life is pretty close to the picture also. I love how they name the shades. So adorable.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Grey skies, blue skies.

Long time no post! Went on a weekend getaway and uni is getting hectic. Gahhh... For my holiday, I had orange-ish fingernails and emerald-ish toenails but I forgot to take photos before they got chipped and ugry. Maybe next time xD

So here is what I bought this Monday: BYS Nail Enamel Shadow PuppetsI've always wanted a grey nail polish, but always got distracted by other pretty colours.. But this one I HAD to get, because it has a tinge of lavender! *drools* So loving the colour, creamy light grey with a tinge of lavender.
Hmm can you see the imprints on my index and middle fingernail..? It clearly required more time to dry before I went to bed. So not a quick drier. After the photo I applied another coat to hide the imprints. Since it is a runny, not-so-opaque colour, three coats were required for opacity. Though its runny, it isn't streaky which is great. At the end of three days there was tipwear, but I change my nail colour often so it doesn't matter too much. This was the first BYS nail polish I tried, and I am pleased with this formula overall (for the price of $4 AUD and because there is a HUGE selection of colours). I will need to try out more of these.
NB. Smells horrid though, worse than other nail polishes I own. I know nail polish generally is not pleasantly fragranced, but this one smells like death even on my nails after it has dried.

After having grey nails for three days, I felt a little gloomy. So I decided to go for a sky blue: Chi Chi Mermaid. Well not sky blue, this has a tinge of green but still a pretty blue. I always tend to crawl back to Chi Chi nail polishes for some reason or another, and they never let me down both in terms of colour and formula.
This is one of the first few polishes of Chi Chi I purchased, so the bottle is the old design with no ingredients written on the back...All it has on the back is "quick thick nail fix MERMAID".
The colour is quite well represented by the photos, though the photo doesn't capture the fine silver shimmery metallic side of the polish. Because it is metallic, Mermaid is a little streaky in comparison to other creamy Chi Chi polishes. Consistency is also a little more runny than creamy Chi Chi colours, but still great application - not too runny, not too thick. Two coats for opacity here, and dries faster than the BYS above. Also, no tipwear yet on second day of wear :)

For your lulz: Epic hair-band tan on my wrist.