Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Where Im At

Currently at Singapore airport at 5 in the morning waiting for a flight to Koh Samui. Amazing in Singapore. Did all sorts of stuff including Singapore Sling at Raffles. Be back on the 25th

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday 13 - Deserted Island

Aunie Sauce

This weeks Thursday 13 is 13 Things I would want on a deserted island. As Aunie put it "it can definitely be realistic OR extremely frivolous.."

1. All the books

2. All the Tv Show Box Sets

3. All the movies

4. Corn, chocolate, cheese and cashews.

5. Lots and lots and lots of sunscreens.

6.Puppies that stay puppies

7. A horse to ride

8. Water - a sensible one there

9. A Plane

10. A pilot

11. Snorkelling equipment

12. A really, reall good camera

13. Brent

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Think...My Favourite

I believe this is my favourite layering combination I've done so far. Essence Let's Get Lost with China Glaze Atlantis on top.

And can I say


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Very Underwhelmed

I know it's been a while but that's because I had a very ucky (for me) polish on this week and I didn't want to show anyone.

But then I figured if we don't see the bad combo's we may end up with them on ourselves. So hopefully, showing this will me someone else will be spared the pain.

This is OPI You Don't Know Jacques, and it does NOT work on me. This has Australis Sparktacular on the top which did not help at all.

Not the best pic, but the only one where my injured (slammed in a laptop) little finger isn't front and center.

Have I mentioned lately that it's only 6 sleeps till my first ever overseas holiday. 6 SLEEPS. Slightly excited

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I just got my first ever wasp sting. It really really hurts.
Right between my toes. Ouch. Now I have a fat toe.
Thats Ulta 3 Gelati by the way.

Now onto my nails from the other day. China glaze Grape Pop, Nubar 2010 and then mattified. Who doesn't love matt flakies?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday 13 - The Last Time

This weeks

The Last 13 Things

A special double Thursday 13 presented by Aunie Sauce and The Life of The Wife.

This week's topic is

The Last Thing I...

1. TLTI..Thought......16 more sleeps, till my very first overseas holiday. Can't wait.

2 TLT..Ate......Chips, corn and Chicken poppers. Yum.

3. TLTI...Read....'Spring Affair' by Milly Johnson...Very fluffy 'pink' book but very,very, enjoyable.

4.. TLTI...Watched...An episode of David Attenborough 'Life in the Undergrowth', that came with our newspaper. Very enjoyable, I love nature documentaries.

5. TLTI...Wore.. Grey pants, Black T-Shirt, Black shoes. Typical work wear.

6. TLTI... Kissed... Brent, of course.

7. TLTI...Bought......Two pairs of platform sandals at $3 a pair. Couldn't resist. Internet credit, it managed to run out while writing this post.

8. TLTI... Listened To.... U2 Rattle and Hum. I love them and it's on in the background.

9. TLTI...Did Hair Wise.... Simple bun.

10. TLTI...Dreamt.....A crazy adventure dream where we had to avoid exploding vegetable bombs.

11.TLTI...Drank....Raspberry cordial.

12.TLTI...Put on my nails.....OPI Strawberry Margharita with Revlon Watermelon Fizz.

13.TLTI...Looked at on the Internet..... E-book readers. Have decded to get one before we go away because books can be heavy.

Hope you enjoyed my Last Thing I, check out the others.

And now for a pic of my nails as described.....

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lambs in the Sky

Just a quick one before I go to work.

This is Nicole by OPI Rainbows in the S-kylie ove NOPI Khloe Had a Lam Lam. My first 2 fullsize Nicole's. Wow, such annoyong bottle shapes. Whoever came up with that had rocks in their head. But very pretty colours, and RITS gives me an alternative to my DL Happy Birthday, which cost's too much for me to actually use. Weird I know, but I dont like usuing my expensive polishes.

Party On

Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Clouds.

Here are two more mani's I did inspired by Jane at Nailside.

OPI Big Apple Red, You Don't Know Jacques and Russian Navy

CG Blue Year's Eve, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Catch Me In Your Net.
I really love these cloud mani's. So easy and a great way to try out more than one polish at a time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday 13 - Love Yourself

Aunie Sauce

inspired by the gorgeous Aunie. If you haven't met her yet, go, now.

Todys list is 13 things that I love about myself.

1. My hair - can't find my USB with the pics of t but it's long, red and wavy and my favourite feature.

2. The fact that I can now see polish collections and not buy the ones I don't like. I don't have the need to own entire collection anymore.

3. My lips - I used to work at a place where there were many enhanced people. They got jealous over my full lips, and, shallow as it is, it made me feel good.

4. My legs - Good shape, every time I wear a skirt or a dress people tell me how lovely I look. Apparently I look crap in pants. Only kidding.

5. My ability to read books in a day (normal sized books that is). Means I get to experiance new stories quickly.

6. The fact that I remember my dreams, especially the good ones. Not so great if I have a nightmare.

7. Even though i know my pics aren't fantastic and I'm not as funny as somepeople I still love blogging.

8. Even though I'm really shy in real life, there are people in my blogverse that i can open up to.

9. My glasses, I don't feel like I look right without them on.

10. My boobs, see number 3.

11. My skin - I keep it out of the sun and this means people think I'm younger than I am, usually by about 6 years.

12. My determination - I don't generally give up on something once I put my mind to it.

13. My silliness - both Brent and I are totally silly. People move away from us when we're out because of the silly conversations we have. If you can't laugh, it's not worth it.

Hope you enjoyed my post about loving myself

Ahh...A Pretty

Tried to fix up the Trendsetter that I had on, but couldn't make it work for me. So i put this on instead.

This is You Belong To Me, a light blue creme from Essence, that makes me a lot happier than Trendsetter did (admittedly, not a hard task). At 2.95 Essence;s are exceptianl value.

Monday, February 6, 2012

I Don't Like It....On Me.

I lke it in the bottle. Ilike it on other people.But I don't like it on me.

China Glaze Trendsetter. Sorry for the bad pic, but I didn't bother trying to get a good one on a colour that looks like this on me. I'm going to put a crackle or something over the top tonight to try to fix it but we'll see.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday 13 - Yes or No

Aunie Sauce

bought to you by the gorgeous Aunie.

1. Are you afraid of anything? Clowns (uugh) The Ocean (not sure why) Wind.

2. Do you believe in karma? Yes

3. Do you sing in front of others? Only if they're singing too, or the music's so loud I can't be heard

4. Do you only buy certain brands? Which? I have a preference for China Glaze nail polish.

5. Do you judge based on appearances? Books, definately. People, only occasionally

6. Do you have a picky appetite? Totally not. Unlike Brent (don't get me started)

7. Do you have allergies? Penicillian and Morphine

8. Do you always use your turn signal? Yes

9. Do you ever not wear underwear? At night, and in the shower, obviously.

10. Have you been fired? No

11. Have you been in a car accident? Yes, but didn'tget hurt

12. Have you been in a fight? Yes, puched a guy who was hassling a girl in a coffee shop. Only did it cause there was an even bigger guy standing right behind me

13. Do you make your bed every day? Absolutely not, only going to mess it up again at night.

No new nails today because I can't bring myself to take off Ruby Pumps.

P.S Just saw the China Glaze Hunger Games collection swatches at Scrangie and All Lacquered Up . I want. Now. Currently I want 10 out the 12, but I'll wait a little longer to really decide. I figure if I look every other week I may be able to narrow it down. To many times I've got entire collections even if I don't love all te colours.

Of course what's most likely to happen is I'll get them all.

Now I just have to wait for themto be available to Australia, or hope they don't all sell out on ebay.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Got It. Yay

It's not very often that a polish jumps straight into number one spot for it's respective colour. But that is what happened as soon as I put this one on.

China Glaze - Ruby Pumps. An oldie but definately a goodie. Best red ever! And to think I put off buying it because I had other red glitters. Silly me

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Top Ten of 2011

Just a quick post to show youmy top 10 of 2011. In no particular order they are.

Left to Right:

Wet'n'Wild - Cost Is No Issue, Chanel - Peridot, China Glaze - Midtown Magic, Wet'n'Wild - Believe Me It's Real, China Glaze - Snow Globe, China Glaze - Love Marilyn, Butter London - Henley Regatta, China Glaze - Blue Iguana, Essie - Smooth Sailing, China Glaze - Traffic Jam.

As you can probably tell I have actually worn all of these yet, otherwise I would show you mani pics. Can probably also see my preference for China Glaze. Admittedly almost all the polishes in my collection I bought in 2011 but I decided only to use ones that were released last year instead of urchased by my.

Hope you enjoy my favourites

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day

I am so proud of myself with this manicure. Not to blow my own trumpet but I think it's my best yet.

These cloud designs I have been seeing on Nailside. And the lovely Jane put up a tutorial here. It's so simple. And I could do it on both hands. This is definately going to be a regular mani style for me.

Orly Fresh, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky and Color Club Object Of Envy are the polishes I used.

Hope you like me Australia Day mani

Thursday 13 - Pet Peeves

Aunie Sauce

A series to discover more about me. Developed by the wonderful Annelise at AunieSAUCE.

This weeks topic


1. Bad spelling. Especially in text's.

2. Drivers who don't wave when you let them pass on a narrow road.

3. People who complain in blog comments. If you don't like something, don't read it.

4. People who don't return books on time. Yes, I am a librarian.

5. Cameras with bad white balance (may, in fact, be me, not the camera)

6. Supermarkets that don't stock Rice Bubbles(ie my local one)

7. Big postage costs to and from Australia, and stupid customs.

8. companies that won't ship to Australia.

9. People who say AKS instead of ASK, also PASGHETTI.

10. Not being allowed a puppy cause I'm renting.

11. IKEA being so much more expensive here.

12. Chips that don't crunch up in the oven.

13. My stupid Internet that keeps disconnecting when I'm in the middle of a long post. (I've written this one three times now)

Sorry this is another post wiith no polishes. I'm at home at the moment and can't upload with my laptop (maybe peeve #14). And all the local library computers have been fully booked the last couple of days.

I also dont like when Blogger adds line breaks to my posts

More pics coming soon, including Australia Day Nails and my Top Ten of 2011

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What I'm Annoyed About

It's going to be 34 degrees here today, just like yesterday, and I can't go swimming because of stupis travel vaccination in my arm. I can't lift it properly.
I can't put polish on for same reason.
Stupid Arm.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend nails.

These are the nails I wore on the weekend to watch a football match between Melbourne Hart and Brisbane Roar. Was an entertaining match but unfortunately ended in a 1 all draw.

I chose these colours because Hearts team colours are red and white. Rimmel London Clouds and OPI Wocka Wocka. I used a dotting tool to create the dots

Friday, January 20, 2012

From the Archives

Here is a pink from my archives, which explains the shockingly out of focus phone picture. But this is truly retina scorching.

China Glaze Pink Voltage

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thursday 13 - Unrealistic Wishes

Aunie Sauce

This is a new series of posts developed by Annelise at AunieSauce, my must read daily blog.

The series is to learn 13 things about me each Thursday. Sometimes they are serious, sometimes not so. Today is the latter.

1. Mini Dolphins to go into my fish tank, cause how cute would they be

2. Really, really good photography skills. Doesn't seem to matter how much practice I do, I just can't get good

3. Ability to cook anything that I see on the TV Cooking shows.

4. Teleportation to get to places without using public transport. And so I could visit people in other countries.

5. A dream recorder so I can watch the great dreams that I have again and again.

6. Another dream one. A way to make the books that I read into dream so I can 'live' them.

7. A pet monkey.

8. More time to read all the books I want to.

9. The entire China Glaze OMG collection

10. The entire China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection.

11. A puppy and a kitten that didn't grow up.

12. Painting skills.

13. Co-ordination. I have none. I don't need things to fall over. I can fall over a pattern in the carpet.

5. The ability to get rid of my allergies.

Mermaid Tail Comparison.

My first comparison post. This is the four 'Mermaid Tail' polishes that I have.

Orly Halley's Comet, Essence Choose Me, Zoya Charla, and OPI Catch Me In Your Net

Not a great picture sorry. In real life Choose Me is not as blue asa the others but normal people would only need one out of the four.

My choice would be ORLY Halley's Comet simply because it didn't stain at all and the others did a little bit. Admittedly I had no base coat on so the staining was totally my fault.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pretty Red

Hi all, Thank you all for your comments on my previous post. I have contacted the seller and am getting a replacement. This is one of the survivors from the accident.

China Glaze Love Marilyn.

This jumped up into my favourites list as soon as it was applied.

Red and Silver glitter. How could it be bad?

Friday, January 13, 2012


Got nail mail today and this is what happened

And, of course, it was the one of the three I was looking forward to most.
China Glaze Lorelai's Tiara is the one that smashed, the other two are, Marry a Millionaire and Love Marilyn.
I'm just impressed by the fact that I have had over 500 polishes come via the post, and most from overseas and this is the very first broken one. I feel I'm a true polish collector now.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mint Choc Chip

This is a colour B selected by randomly reaching into my container of sticks.

Once again this is what he classes as a grandma colour. I think he shouldn't complain because he chose it. Orly Ancient Jade.

Then I put Nubar Black Polka Dots on top and created Mint Choc Chip.

And I have teeny nubbins again because of a stupip sun allergy and the wish to not scratch my skin off.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What I've Done and What I Wore.

This is what I've been doing the last few days.

All my polishes on little display sticks. This way I will easily be able to identify dupes and do full colour spam and stuff like that. This is about a quarter of my polishes. I am now up to 457

And this is the polish I wore on NYE. Color Club Worth The Risque. Another one of the ones that's not supposed to be holo, but is.