February 28, 2011

NOTD: BB Couture Man Bug

There won't be much talking today. Because lately I've been feeling so tired and empty inside and this stupid grey, cold, winter weather doesn't help either...


Some of you wanted to see the Man Bug, when I showed you the two BB Couture polishes I got recently. Well, here it is - my second and, sadly, the last BB Couture polish I own - Man Bug. It's a very pretty polish. Quite sheer, but I just love the glass flecks of shimmer that are floating around in the bottle and on the nails *lol*


This photo was taken outside, under natural daylight, overcast:




And this one was taken inside, under artificial lighting:




What do you think?



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Song of the day: Dan Hartman - I can dream about you

February 27, 2011

Kelier Crackle Polish In Black - Photos & Review

Today I have for your lots of photos and a review of Kelier Crackle Polish in Black. This polish is part of the package that was sent to me for review by Born Pretty Store - a web store where you can find some great products for nail art and more.


As you may know, I'm a fan of all "crackle polish mania" that is going on right now. I don't know why... I just think the crackle polishes are really fun :D


On to the photos and review!


Here is what I used for a base for Kelier Crackle Polish:



Essie Hot Coco, Smokin' Hot, Silken Cord, Going Incognito


Then I put on a layer of Kelier Polish. Here is the photo right after the application:





Then the crackles started to show up... This one was taken 10 minutes after the application:





Some more crackles... This photo was taken 20 minutes after the application:





And the last one was taken 30 minutes after the application of Kelier Crackle Polish:




Too bad the weather wasn't very helpful at the time I took this photos, because the crackles showed up quite nice in real life. It would be even better, if I used some brighter colours as a base. And I think I should used a bit thinner coat of Kelier Crackle Polish. Ugh, I'm complicating... *lol*


Few words about the Kelier Polish:

Altough the polish is quite thick and a bit sticky, it applies nice and even. And as I said before, I should used a thinner coat. Anyway, the crackle effect is much more subtle with this polish compared to the others crackle/shatter polishes available by other brands.

Kelier Nail Polish is available at Born Pretty Store in several colours, such as black, purple, red etc. The bottle contains 15 ml of polish and it costs 4,52$/bottle.

If you are ordering something from Born Pretty Store, you can still use my code BIBASK31 to get 10% discount off your order.


Thanks for reading!



***Disclosure: The product in this post was sent to me by a company or PR for consideration.***

February 23, 2011

Whoa, Goodies!

I found one very special box on my doorsteps this morning that made my day.

Wanna hear what was in that box?


Jessika at Polish Insomniac was kind enough to do a swap with me. And now that we both have our end of the swap, I can show you the goodies she sent me :D

These were hiding in the box I got today:


OPI Ski Teal We Drop, Yodel Me On My Cell, Cuckoo For This Colour (my first OPI's from the Swiss Collection)



China Glaze First Class Ticket, Bogie



Borghese Plumaggio Purple, American Apparel Peacock (my very first AA polish)


Thank you very much, Jessika! As I said, you made my day :)


Thanks for looking!

Another Crackle Manicure

Over this manicure (Sancion Angel Ariel) I layered a coat of Barry M Instant Nail Effects Polish (black crackle).

And this is how it turned out:



I really like playing with these crackle polishes lately! :D

How about you?



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Song of the day: Nazareth - Love Hurts

February 21, 2011

In Brazil For A Day...

Yup, I'm in Brazil today!

Well, not physically... But technically I could be. And I am.


Confused?

I'm guest blogging today! :D


Beautiful Sarah at Them Pretty Colors invited me to do a guest blog post for her. And I was really excited about it. Especially when I saw who all the other guest bloggers are - all very well known ladies with awesome blogs.

Thank you, Sarah! :*


Take a look at the post I wrote for here HERE.


Sancion Angel Ariel


Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: Smash Mouth - I'm a believer

February 20, 2011

Monthly Contest - February

This time I want to do something different... I thought this time the prize would be a surprise! :D


Here is a lovely cardboard box. And inside this box there are ten items (from nail polish, make up, samples, to some accessories) that one winner will get.



So, if you like surprises, you are more than welcome to enter this contest. I will reveal what is inside this box, when I will announce the winner.


Rules are simple (as always):
- Be a follower.
- Leave a comment saying whatever you like and please, leave your e-mail.
- Open internationally.
- Ends on Sunday, 27 February at 20:00 (GMT +01:00).


Good luck! :)

February 19, 2011

NOTD: BB Couture Dragon's Breath

Hi there! :)

I had such a busy week... I got up at 6 a.m. every morning and got home around 8 p.m. So the only thing I did when I got home was taking a shower and went straight to bed. I'm pretty much exhausted.


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We are here because of the nail polish, though. I know. And I got a pretty one for you today! So keep on reading :D


I got my very first BB Couture polishes couple of weeks ago and I was super excited about them!

Wanna see which two I got?



BB Couture Man Bug & Dragon's Breath


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I'm wearing a Dragon's Breath right now. And I must say this polish is fantastic! It's a berry (it's between red and purple) jelly-like base packed with multi-coloured micro-glitter in it. This polish is so sparkling when sun hits the nails, that I just couldn't stop looking at it while I was taking the pictures.


Click on the photo to see the glitter that sparkles in there:




Little something about the name "Dragon's Breath" - what kind of dragon has a breath like this? I didn't even have to think twice... It must be that lady dragon from The Shrek! :D What do you think?
Have you watched Shrek? I've watched for about hundred times *lol* I just love Shrek movies and Donkey is my favourite character.


Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: AC/DC - TNT

February 13, 2011

100 Smart & Surprising Uses For Simple Drug Store Items

Since is such a lazy Sunday, I wanted to share an interesting and very useful article that was sent to me via e-mail some time ago.


The article is called 100 Smart & Surprising Uses For Simple Drug Store Items - simply click on the link to be redirected on the Nursing Schools Blog where the article is originally posted.


If you have some spare time to read it, please do so. And let me know, if you find it useful in any way or if you have any other helpful tips like these suggested in the article.


Have a nice Sunday and thank you for stopping by!

We Have A Winner!

With some help of my dad, I have drawn the winner of my 400 Followers Giveaway.


Who is the lucky winner, you ask?


Here she is:



Congrats, naudii beautii! :D

I will send you an e-mail asap.


I have to thank you all for entering and your kind wishes and nice words about my blog. Thank you! :*

There will be more giveaways soon and the Monthly Contest will be up in a week, so stay tuned! ;)

February 12, 2011

Sleek I-Divine "Storm" Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

I showed you my two Sleek MakeUp Palettes I bought couple of weeks ago HERE. So you know that I got myself the "Storm" and "Original" Palette.


Today I have for you a review and swatches of the "Storm" Palette.

I really like the shades in this palette - you can find some very nice neutrals and some great darker shades that are great for creating a smokey eyes too. From twelve shades there are only three with matte finish, the rest of them are shimmery/metallic shades.
The shadows are very pigmented and easy to work with, except those three matte shades - they are a bit difficult, because they aren't as soft as the others and they might be a bit patchy looking. But I must say the black matte shade is incredible - very black and very long lasting. I just couldn't get it off my arm with my make up remover.

On to the swatches (the swatches are made over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk)...


Here is the palette one more time:




First half of the upper row (from L to R):



Second half of the upper row (from L to R):



First half of the lower row (from L to R):



Second half of the lower row (from L to R):




What do you think about this palette and the colours?



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Song of the day: The Ramones - I wanna be sedated

February 8, 2011

I Got Myself A New Pair...

No, I didn't buy a new pair of shoes. Shoes aren't really my thing.

No, I didn't get a new pair of boobs either. Mine will just have to do.


I got myself these:



A new pair of earrings :)


I found this Slovenian jewelry designer called Teta Bina and she has some really lovely and unique pieces. This is her FaceBook page. But she has an Etsy shop too, if you are interested in buying something or simply browsing the prettiest little things.


Have a nice day!



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Song of the day: Aerosmith - Walk this way

February 5, 2011

Born Pretty Store Products - Preview

Recently I was contacted by Jessica at Born Pretty Store. She offered to send me some products for review.

Born Pretty Store is a web store that offers a wide range of products for nail art; nail polishes; nail care products; and other cosmetic products like eyelashes etc.


Here is what came in my mail yesterday:

Kelier Crack Polish in Black.




Dotting tools - I'm super excited to try these out, because I love all the polka-dots manicures I've seen on other nail polish blogs.




Scraper & Stamper and M71 plate - just look at that cat and Hello Kitty pattern, they're so cute!




Photos and reviews are coming up! :)


If you are planning to order something at Born Pretty Store, you can use my code: BIBASK31 to get 10% off your order!



***Disclosure: Products in this post were sent to me by a company or PR for consideration.***



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Song of the day: The Clash - Should I stay or should I go

February 2, 2011

NOTD: OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? & Monthly Contest Winner

OPI Parlez-Vous OPI? is such a beautiful dusty lilac shade with creme finish. And it's on my nails today! :D

Altough the formula is a bit runny, it still has good coverage. It's perfect in two coats.


Take a look:



I really like it. How about you?


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And the winner of the Monthly Contest - January is...



Congrats, Thifa! :D I'll e-mail you asap.



Thanks for stopping by!



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Song of the day: The Rolling Stones - Start me up