Thursday, 17 January 2013

OPI Get Your Number

Today I have for you OPI Get Your Number. This is one of the liquid sands that I said were a bad idea and that I love. A lot. So weird of me. This is after 3 days of wear. There were some chips but they're really easy to cover/correct because of the texture of the polish. Just fill in the area that has chipped and you can't even notice that anything was wrong! These pictures are with flash because there has been no sun in England for a couple of days.

This is 4 coats. After 3 I still had VNL, so I definitely needed the 4th coat. So, it's not good for ladies that just like a couple of coats. But it could have just been my application. I used pretty thin coats. But I do love it. I did realize before that the texture is like a pumice stone but I love it anyway.

Ridiculous New York Haul - Part 2

So, this part will consist of make-up and other miscellaneous thingies and presents. I went a little crazy at Sephora (including some polishes that were in the last post). I had lots of discount codes and Wrapp coupons so that I placed several orders before I even got to New York. I also wanted to say that because I purchased so much stuff (including clothing that I'm not going to post) I ended up having to leave quite a few things behind at my mom's house. So if you don't see something you sent me, that's what happened. Sorry! First up are my purchases.

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in Little Red Dress
YSL Shocking Mascara

Vinylmation I ♥ Mickey Mouse

The beautiful Cinderella compact mirror.
So much more amazing in person.

Illamasqua eye shadow in Bronx

Korres Lip Butter in Quince
Bliss Fabulips Lip Scrub (tastes of vanilla!)

Cute little Le Creuset Maple Syrup jug!

These are filled with love and they fill my belly with deliciousness.
Best. Peanut. Butter. Cups. Ever.

Jo Malone Travel Exclusive that I purchased on the flight over to NY.

Physican's Formula Palette

Stila trio of lipglosses!

Nutcracker Bearista from Starbucks and Owl from Kohls.

Cute little bubble mailer that I got at the Post Office!

Scarf from Brooklyn Industries. LOVE THIS!!!

 Floral Wine Hobo Bag from Brooklyn Industries!
Hurry, it's on clearance!!!

 This wasn't a purchase but an AMAZING 500 point perk from Sephora!
These are all minis but I'm so in love with all of these beautiful things!

These were gifts from friends and family!

My mom and dad got me a camera for Christmas! 
It's a Canon Elph 110HS.
So far I'm loving it and all it's awesome features! 
Can't wait to play around with it some more!

A handmade knitted Weeping Angel from my friend Gina!
I was so happy and amazed and greatful for this!

 2012 Fairy Messenger from Hallmark from my cousin Meghan.
So so sad I missed out on last years and now they're $40 on ebay.

Pumpkin Cupcake candle from my friend, Caroline!
She got me a few other things that I had to leave behind :(

This is also from Caroline from a gift card that she gave me from Old Navy.

 I collect Starbucks destinations mugs and was absolutely floored when
Gina sent me this as well. She's SO amazing!

These are from my sister, Michelle.

Super cute tumbler and macadamia nuts from my friend, SuiLing!

These are from my cousin Meghan as well! LITTLE LAZIES!!!!
The one on the left is Wilmo the Silly and the one on the right is Beastie Weezie!
Love them both so much!!! 

Once again, I'd like to say THANK YOU! to all my amazing friends and family for such wonderful presents. I love everything and was really really sad to leave some stuff behind. If you want specific address for things, let me know in the comments and I'll do my best to get them for you, if they're still available!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Ridiculous New York Haul - Part 1

Yes, it is ridiculous. It's way too much nail polish. I'm almost ashamed of all of it. Almost. I'm also kinda happy about all the pretties. I'm going to do these in two groups: polish I purchased and polish I received as a gift. I'm also going to do a couple of other blog posts of other things that I got (such as Christmas presents and jewelry that I purchased).

On to the polish! *WARNING! Lots of pictures! Which I love but some people might not!*

These are the ones that I purchased myself:

Venique Rolling Tides (gift from my friend Gina) and Mistletoe Bliss

 Pure Ice Temptress, Blue Midnight and Poker Face

Elevation Polish Rapa Nui, Toubkal and Catch a Wave
Lynderella The Stars in Her Eyes

Red Dog Designs The Doctor (gift from my friend Gina)
Dandy Nails Cashmere Night and Bathed in Light
Darling Diva Polish Dangerous Driver and A Christmas Story

OPI Get Your Number, Stay the Night, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
and Pepe's Purple Passion

 Illamasqua Cameo, Aorta (without a rubber lid, although it's a rubber finish polish), 
Noble, Prosperity, Serenity and Nurture

Julie Under Mistletoe, Maybelline Lavender Sparks,
Milani Cyberspace and Funky Fingers Mermaid Lagoon

Sephora Pantone Universe 2012 set

This next group of polishes from my very generous friends and family!! 

 These are from my husband, Gary
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams, Sinful Purple Diamond
Sinful Superstar and Nicole by OPI Love Song

These are from my cousin, Gaby.
Cirque Lapis and Galinda

 Dior New World Purple from my friend Sheila at Pointless Cafe
Dior Diva from my friend Tina

These are from my friend, Ana.
Whimsical Ideas by Pam I ♥ NY
China Glaze Glitter Goblin and Color Club Port-folio

These are also from my friend, Ana.
Sinful Secret Admirers, Fig and Nova

These are from my sister, Michelle, at Classically Absurd Photography
Kleancolor Luscious Lilac, Beach Blue and Melon Green
and Wild and Crazy Superstar

These are also from my sister, Michelle, at Classically Absurd Photography
Sinful What's Your Name, Lets Talk, See You Soon, HD Nails and Daddy's Girl

These are also from my sister, Michelle, at Classically Absurd Photography
Sinful MINIS! Never seen these before (and the big one there for perspective)
Sugar Sugar, Love Nails, San Francisco, Canary Yellow, Lets Talk and Fire Red
PS It looks like she used some of these before she gave them to me. Rude.

These next ones are from my friend, Gina, at Red Dog Designs
We did a secret santa swap in a group I'm a part of and these are
the amazing polishes she sent me (along with a bunch of other amazing goodies!)
She knitted these little hats and scarves herself. How super adorable are they?!?!

Chirality Cu2+, Zoya Aurora, Red Dog Designs The Doctor (same one as above)
and Zoya Blaze

 China Glaze Atlantis and Glitter Goblin
Sinful Blue By You, Rise and Shine and Mint Apple

I can't say Thank You enough for all the beautiful polishes that I recieved as presents. I am so spoiled. I just wanted to also say I'm pretty sure I put all the polishes with the right names but I'm not 100% sure. I'm sorry if I messed up but I never wrote down who sent me what and it's hard to remember after a few weeks. I also think I accidentally left some at my mom's house, so if there's something that's not pictured, it's because I'm a little absentminded :) Tomorrow I'll be posting about all the makeup and miscellaneous presents I got!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Illamasqua Nomad and Whimsical Ideas by Pam I ♥ NY

Today I have for you Illamasqua Nomad with Whimsical Ideas by Pam I ♥ NY. My good friend, Ana, sent me ♥ NY as a Christmas surprise. I was so excited and I love it so much. Thank you! Before I went to NY I actually painted my toenails with Nomad and as soon as I put it on, I thought it was a typical Statue of Liberty color and it would look great with ♥ NY (at this point, it was on my wishlist and I was thinking about getting it eventually). So, as soon as I got it, I couldn't wait to get back to the UK and put it over Nomad!

Overall, I love this color combination. I did have a few issues with application. Nomad was kind of streaky and very unusual for an Illamasqua polish. It seems a bit thick and I don't know if that's how the formula is or if it was open for a while before I got it. Sometimes that happens and leaves the polish thick and gloopy. I ♥ NY was okay to apply but I had to fish around for the hearts, which I guess is typical for a polish like this. The hearts aren't that plentiful so I wasn't too surprised that I had to fish around for them.

Illamasqua can be purchased at Sephora or from Illamasqua. For information on how to order Whimsical Ideas by Pam, go to her Facebook page.