Friday, December 24, 2010

Swatches of Products from Cherry Culture!

WARNING: Photo overload below! Lol.

Recently I ordered some nail polishes, lip products and eyeliners from Cherry Culture! I also uploaded a Cherry Culture Haul! to my Youtube channel. If you'd like to see my haul video, watch below :)

I wanted to show you swatches of all the products so that you can see what the colours look like compared to just seeing the product for a second in a video! I swatched all of the products on white paper, so that my skin didn't change the original shade. I hope these swatches help you out!

Click on photos to enlarge!

Nail Polish Swatches
(The brand is under the colour name)

L.A. Color Art Deco Swatches


NYX Lip Product Swatches

L-R: Dusty Rose, Heather, Peony, Milan, Tea Rose, Thalia,  Goddess
(Sorry about the lipsticks - I took these photos after I swatched them! Some of them look a little funny!)

L-R: Dusty Rose, Heather, Peony, Milan
L-R: Tea Rose, Thalia, Goddess 


Lip Product Swatches
(The brand is under the colour name)

L-R: Fling, Rendezvous, Secret Admirer

Eyeliner Swatches
(The brand is under the colour name) 

I'd love to hear what you guys think of this entry and if you liked the swatches :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Do-it-yourself manicures - easy and elegant!

I've gotten into a habit of taking photos of ALL my nail looks that I do - even if it's just painting my nails one colour (like a normal person lol!). I've decided to do this so I have a record of what colours look like with my skin tone, as well as to look back and add/change to the I thought I'd share some of these looks with you, they are so easy to do, and look great!

#1 Polka dots
I love, love, LOVE my dotting tool (well now I have more than one!).

#2 Nfu Oh 'Flakies'
These 'flakies' add that bit of 'jazz' to any polish!

#3 Different French Manicures
 I love French manicures, so creating different looks by using different colours and adding a little glitter or rhinestones is perfect!

#4 Glitter
Whether it's glitter polish or nail art glitter, I love using them to create some depth to a look!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Easy and Simple Christmas Nails!

Here's a nail look that I've been wearing to help bring in the Christmas season! It's very easy and simple to complete, and looks great on any length nail! I've been getting so many compliments - even from strangers!

The products I used were:

  • Essie Sensitivity Basecoat
  • China Glaze Ruby Pumps
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco - White 
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco - Silver Glitter
  • Green Nail Art Rhinestones + IBD Nail Glue
  • Seche Vite Topcoat 

I've really been loving experimenting with different french manicure looks. They always look elegant and sophisticated, plus if you use coloured nail polish, it creates a different look! Adding glitter and rhinestones just adds that pit of jazz to your nail look!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book review: Marley and Me by John Grogan

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the 
Word's Worst Dog

Are you a dog lover? Are you a sucker for stories that involve feel-good moments? Well then, Marley and Me is for you!!

If you have ever owned a dog, or any pet for that matter, or you are just an animal person, you need to read this book! It made me laugh, cry and laugh and cry some more!

Marley and Me is the story of a neurotic Labrador dog, who causes mayhem and destruction wherever he goes! I don't feel the need to explain the story, but if you are interested, read the blurb ------->>>>

Marley and Me is a true story about the relationship between John Grogan (yes, the author!) and his Labrador, Marley. The way that John Grogan writes makes you feel as if you are there with him, experiencing every moment of Marley's madness! Man's best friend really can be a dog!

I loved the fact that this book was so easy to read, simple and wonderful.  This is definitely a family-orientated book, with different versions of the book available, including a picture book!

Beware: you will cry!!! You will laugh! You will shake your head at Marley's antics! There is no other dog like Marley...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blue Polka Dot Nails!

Is anyone else a bit scared of wearing blue nailpolish? I know I was! I only bought my first ever blue nailpolish in 2009! (For whoever is wondering, it was OPI Absolutely Alice - prettiest blue glitter!). However, I think I only wore it a couple of times because it was full-on blue! And let's face it, there are some colours out there, that might be a bit daunting to paint your nails with, because they are not your 'typical/ nailpolish colour!! I'm thinking of blues, greens, yellows and even some purples!

I'm here to show you a really elegant, but simple look to show you how to wear two different blue nailpolishes together! So get your blues out of storage and watch this tutorial to find out what you need to achieve this look!!

Hope you enjoy!!