Secret Periwinkle and Hidden Treasure [Picture Heavy!]

Another update?!? Yeah I know I know but I won't have time any other day this week so I'm getting it all out of my system now. 

Here is Secret Per-wink-le and Hidden Treasure. Well I'm sure not keeping this a secret nor am I keeping it hidden!! I super love this combo!!! Thanks Chel for helping me make up my mind about which base colour to use! I used China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le as a base colour. Here are swatches, 2 coats with no top coat. The first coat was a little goopy but that wasn't something a second coat couldn't fix!

Both taken in the sun. You can still see the snow on the ground! LOL!

This was taken indoors with flash.

I love this colour. It took me so long to purchase it because I thought it would look horrible on me. But I quite like it! =) Thanks BF for making me buy it!

So thanks to Ivana's post where she used Hidden Treasure over OPI Funky Dunkey, I was so inspired to bust out my own Hidden Treasure again. This was 2 coats of HT. In certain lights, the flakes look baby pink. So pretty!

Picture taken indoors, no flash.

Picture taken outdoors in the shade.

Picture taken indoors, no flash.

Pictures taken indoors, no flash. I was on my laptop when I noticed my nails looked radioactive. So I had to take pics. LOL!

From #haulfail to #haulwin!!!

Last time, I blogged about how I gave my boyfriend a list of things to buy for me since he was in Buffalo.

Well...he didn't get me anything. I know...WOMP WOMP right?

Poor guy though was going on a frenzy trying to look for things for me. He felt really bad about not being able to get me anything. =( Sooooo he proposed that he take me to my trusty nail place and he said to pick whatever I wanted and he'll get it for me! YAY! Of course I told him to help me pick some colours out that he would like me to wear, and he said yes.

So in we go and his jaw dropped. He was like "You were sending me on a wild goose chase all around Buffalo to find you nail polish and you have all this right here?!!?!?" Of course he didn't understand that there are some brands that are not available in that little nail place, but he didn't care at that point. LOL. 

I ended up getting 5 bottles and he picked the China Glazes out for me. =) They all totaled up to $22CAD.

(Without flash)
L-R: OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y?, China Glaze Tree Hugger, First Mate, Midnight Ride, Secrect[sic] Peri-wink-le

(With flash)

 Secrect?? Typo alert!! LOL

After purchasing, we met up with some friends and had dinner at a Chinese resto and watched "Sucker Punch" after. I was like 0_0 the whoooole time! Sensory overload! Lots of fight scenes, weapons, imaginary creatures, sick characters, thigh high stockings and short skirts!! We watched it on IMAX so it was pretty nuts!

Love it or Leave it?

That was the question that popped into my head when I had chosen to do Color Club Love Em Leave Em as my next mani.

I felt like doing something a little neutral and give my eyes a break. LOL. So here is 2 coats of LELE. Photo was taken indoors at night with flash. This was also pre-cleanup LOL.

The holo isn't strong so you'll have to enlarge the pic and squint. LOL! You can sorta somewhat see a tiny little bit on my index finger.

So I debated on whether I should leave well enough alone or should I stamp? Of course the nail art addict in me won out and I stamped with Color Club Revvvolution and image plate m65.

These photos were taken in full sunlight and the holo won't even come out and play either. #holocapturefail Also, some of the images had smudged which has not happened to me before. I didn't do anything new except stamp with Revvvo. =(

Even though the holo is not GLARINGLY OBVIOUS, I still quite liked this mani. My co-worker said it looked Victorian. =) Nice break from the colours I've done so far.

OPI DS Extravagance Re-visited

Hello everyone!! I've decided that I wasn't fair to my OPI DS Extravagance before. I used it for my NYE Mani and I slapped on a bunch of crap on top of it. It didn't have its chance to shine!

So this time, I let it have the spotlight and didn't stamp anything on top.

These two pictures were taken indoors with the setting sun. I tried to catch the last bit of it before it went down completely.

This photo was taken outdoors, with the sun smiling down on me. =) I am so ashamed of the state of my cuticles and hands, they're so flippin' dry!

This polish is AH-MAZING! I love the colour, application was flawless and although it's not a linear holo, you can still see its holo-ness.

I also have DS Magic but that one's more glitter than holo. Womp womp womp.

I looked at my inventory of my nail polishes and so far I've got 135. Out of 135, I've got 68 untrieds. =S I've been a really good girl and I haven't bought ANYTHING in a while. I'm gonna get through those untrieds yet! But my loving BF is in Buffalo right now and of course, I HAD to send him a list of nail polishes and make-up that I wanted. LOL! I sure hope he picks me up some. I'll update you guys if I do get a haul from him.

Giveaway entries

(Picture taken from her blog)

You must be a follower and you have to leave a comment stating which eyeshadow, lipstick and blush you would like to win. Giveaway ends May 10th!

I'm so excited for this!! =)


More Nail Polish is having her First Blogiversary giveaway!!

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You can have up to  11 entries. Giveaway ends on April 20. Look at all those awesome holos!!!!! Maybe I can finally add to my ONE linear holo. *womp womp womp*


You nailed it! has her 1 year blog birthday giveaway!!

You can win a Deborah Lippman polish and it will be a surprise what you can win!

It ends on April 15 and you can have up to 7 entries!


Varnish Vixen is having her Spring Giveaway!

You can win a TON of prizes! You have your choice of either this...

or this...

or this...

or this...

or this...

or this...

or THIS!!

Pictures taken from her blog. You can have up to 3 entries. The giveaway ends on April 23.


Mirannie's Nails is having her 250 follower giveaway!!

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You can have up to 3 entries. Giveaway ends April 10!


Holy cannoli! Diava's Lacquer Box is giving away a bottle of GOSH Holographic!!

(Picture taken from her blog)

You can have up to 4 entries and the giveaway closes on April 16.

Vlog time!

So Chel slept over on Saturday night and since we were on a vlogging high, decided to go on a frenzy and record 3!

Here's the 1st of 3, our "haul of the night" and our make-up routines.

Since Chel didn't add my product names on the video, I'll just list them.

Moisturizer: Belo Essentials Day Cover with SPF 15
BB Cream/Foundation: Skinfood Peach Sake Pore/Covergirl Naturelux in Oak
Eyeliner: Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
Mascaras: Almay One Coat Get Up and Grow and Covergirl Lashblast Volume
Blush: Smashbox O-Glow
Lip Balm: Nivea Hydro Care
Tinted Lip Balm: Tokidoki Gelato Lip Balm Stain in Donutella
Lip Gloss: Femme Couture Super Juices Sheer in Hot Pink

Ta-da! Introducing...Reclaim!

Che...this one's for you because I know you've been looking forward to seeing this polish.

Introducing Nubar's Reclaim!

It has certainly lived up to the hype. A green linear holo?? That spells AWESOME. This polish applies like a dream. It self-levels so it fixes any imperfections that may have happened during application. It dries pretty fast, no problems there! Words CANNOT describe how much I la-la-la-love this polish. Nubar...can you pretty please with a cherry on top make more linear holos please? *bats eyelashes*

Taken in the sunlight to show the beautiful rainbow! This was my Blackberry Messenger pic for a couple of days. I HAD to show it off!!

 More pics in the sun! This is my current Blackberry Messenger pic! I can't get enough!

This is what Reclaim looks like in the shade. Still such a pretty colour by itself!

I am happy to say that I've had this one on for 5 days now and no chipping whatsoever. Minor tip wear but nothing to write home about!

I really really really recommend this polish. I wish it wasn't limited edition in 2009. It was a part of the Nubar Going Green collection. If you guys can find it, GRAB IT!

St. Patrick's mani!

Hello everyone!! Sorry I'm a day late in posting, but better late than never!

Well in this's better never. LOL.

This was my ode to St. Patrick's Day konadicure. I used China Glaze Starboard as my base. I really think this green is perfect for the occasion!! I stamped part of an image from plate m81 for the "clovers" on my thumb, middle and pinky fingers using Wet n Wild in White Creme. For my index and ring finger I stamped an image from plate m72 using Sally Hansen Chrome Pens in Green Chrome. The Born Pretty m71 plate has a better image of a four leaf clover but I didn't have it at the time. But I did finally receive my free plate and I can't wait to use it!

Both taken outside in the awesome sun that decided to show its face! Both show the disasters that are my cuticles. =( I had to edit it a little so as not to blind your pretty eyes.

What's in my bag?

I was tagged by ChellzzBellzz to do a video about what's in my purse. I sound weird, I look weird, I'm just all around weird. I just came home from work and went straight to it so pardon what you see. I also want to apologize for video and sound quality. =( I didn't wanna talk too loud cuz my dad was home and I didn't want him knocking on my door going "Who are you talking to?" LOL!

Edited to add: GAH! Sound lag! I'm sorry everyone...I don't know how to fix it. =(

Day off and playing catch up

Finally a day off!! Working the weekend is NEVER a good thing. 

Ok so I'll try to catch up from where I left off.

This mani was done with Nubar Pharaoh's Purple as a base, then I applied Nubar Purple Beach on the other half of my nail. I didn't even bother taping it off...I just painted a stripe. *blush*

Photo taken in direct sunlight. 

Photo taken indoors in natural light. You can see a bit of the duochrome going on. 

The duochrome in Purple Beach is pretty. It flashes olive green, gold, and grey.

2nd one is with my fave out of my Bobbie haul, Weng Weng. It's also my first time dabbling in using my dotting tool...pardon the mess...I'm a n00b.

Taken in direct sunlight.

Closer shot. Oh how I love this polish!!! =) I added the colourful dots cuz I was feeling spring-y. I used Joe Fresh in Coral and Powder Blue and China Glaze For Audrey. 

I've got 3 more to show you but that'll be for another post. One of them is Nubar Reclaim!! This polish literally rendered me speechless. I couldn't believe how gorgeous it was!!

'Til the next manicure!

More free Hello Kitty plates from Born Pretty!

Hey everyone! If you all remember, Born Pretty was giving away the Hello Kitty plates for free this past January.

She is giving more free Hello Kitty plates away, starting tomorrow Monday, March 14.

Coupon code is BP299. Hurry they`re only offering 500 plates!!

Haul update!

OK as promised here is a post of the hauls that I got these past few weeks.

First off is my Wet n Wild mini-haul. I picked up FuchsiaRama, Gray's Anatomy and SaGreena the Teenage Witch.

(Left to Right: FuchsiaRama, SaGreena the Teenage Witch and Gray's Anatomy)

Second is my Nubar haul.  Chel found this other secret hole-in-the-wall that blew my mind. I nearly pissed my pants when I saw all the polishes they had! I picked up 7 Nubars, it was buy 6 get the 7th free, which works out to $4.75CAD each. But I bought 2 of them for Chel so I ended up with 5. 

(Left to Right: Pharaoh's Purple, Nubar 2010, Purple Beach, Reclaim, Peacock Feathers)

Here are skittle swatches of all of them except 2010. Please pardon the messiness, I was in a hurry so I can eat a yummy dinner. :)

(Left to Right: Purple Beach, Reclaim, Peacock Feathers, Pharaoh's Purple)

Last but certainly not the least, my Bobbie Haul. Bobbie is a nail polish brand that is only available in the Philippines. A friend of mine has been so kind as to pick up some for me so I can experience the awesomeness!

I'm probably gonna have to do a separate post on these babies cuz there are too many of them!! I can't even figure out which collection some of these belong in. There are glitters, foils, metallics, holoprisms, etc.

Here is a sad excuse for swatches.

I can't really see in the swatches the different kinds of finishes. It's hard to photograph at night in a room with super sucky lighting. :( Oh and I write better than that I promise. Looks like someone gave a pen to a chicken. LOL. I started doing the swatches then in the middle of it got the idea to post it up, but by then it was too late to re-do.

 My fave out of the bunch is Weng Weng which belongs to the holoprism collection.
Here's a sneak peak!

Click on it to enlarge so you can see the prettiness. Isn't it gorgeous??? That's without sunlight, indoors with flash.

I'll be posting up my two manis soon. I haven't stamped in such a long time, I've just been freehanding! 

'Til the next Konadi/manicure!!


This is one I cannot pass up!! Nail Addicts Anonymous is having their One year blogversary giveaway!

They're giving away 80 bottles of polish plus nail art supplies!

(Picture taken from their blog)

You must be a follower to be able to enter. You could also blog about the giveaway with a picture, add them on your blogroll and follow them on Facebook! The giveaway ends on April 8.

Here's another awesome giveaway by Vettelicious which ends on March 10th!

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You must e-mail her with your GFC follower ID,  a link to the blog post, blogroll and if you tweeted about this giveaway.

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