April 30, 2011

April Haul!

So, my B-Day is coming up and I thought I should buy myself some pretty things in andvance. Just to accept my age easier, you know. That and because of the fact that nobody buys me presents around here anymore *lol*


Take a peek!


Essence Blossom Trend Edition (TE) stuff:





Funny thing about Blossoms TE - Mueller is a drugstore that usually gets first every Essence's Trend Edition. This time Mueller had different(!) display of this TE than other drugstores that got Blossoms later. And of course on the "new" display there were quite some items missing. So, I couldn't get one nail polish, because they didn't get it, at all. Luckily I bought off the liquid blush from a kind girl, because "You know what?" - the "new" display doesn't have that either. What's up with that, Essence?



Let's go on! Here's the next Trend Edition from Essence - You Rock! And here are my picks:




Few other polishes - Catrice, Deborah, Essence:




And L'Occitane blush & highlighter (Yes, I know! I have a problem!):




What did you buy this month? Share it! :D

American Apparel Nail Lacquer Series: African Violet

Hi! I'm back with the American Apparel Series. Sorry to keep you waiting so long, but sometimes life just gets in the way *lol*


Well, anyway, today I have for you another American Apparel polish called African Violet. It's a creme, medium dark and slightly red toned purple.


Take a look!


Under the sun (yay, finally some sun after a week of boring and gloomy weather):




In the shade:




Yay? Nay?



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Song of the day: INXS - Original sin

April 25, 2011

My Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter & Co. Collection

So, you have already seen my Lip Gloss Collection and today I have for you my blush, bronzer, highlighter, beauty powder etc collection.


Let's take a look:






















Oh my! I think I have a problem! I haven't even realized I have so many...

FOTD: 21. 4. 2011 - Perpetuum Jazzile Concert

Last Thursday my sister and I went on the Pepretuum Jazzile vocal group concert. They're awesome!

Perpetuum Jazzile is Slovenian acapella group - every sound they make comes from their voices. You should look up for them on the Youtube, especially for theirs Toto's Africa and Rosanna adaptation. They're are going on North America & Canada Tour soon, so don't miss them, if you like this kind of music.


I have decided to do a FOTD post of the make up I was wearing for that concert.

The photos:






Here is what I used:

- Face: BellaPierre Mineral Foundation in Cinnamon, Lily Lolo Flawless Matte Finishing Powder;
- Eyes: Avon Anew Lifting e/s in Bare for base, Meow Cosmetics Ideal Eyes in Cats in the cradle, Sleek i-Divine Palette in Storm and on the lower lash line I used Avon Glimmerstick Diamonds in Twilight Sparkle and Sleek Storm Palette, Essence Multi-Action Mascara;
- Cheeks: Alverde Rouge in 504 Magic Rose;
- Lips: NYX Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie.



What do you think? I know I just hate my eyebrows...



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Song of the day: Fine Young Cannibals - She drives me crazy

April 23, 2011

American Apparel Nail Lacquer Series: Rouge

I'm back with the second American Appareal Nail Lacquer! This time I'm showing you the shade called Rouge.


Rouge is dusty rose / mauve colour - some would say "grandma" colour, but I like it. I know... Lately I really like nudes, mauves etc... I think I'm just getting old...*lol*

This one has a great formula compared to Mannequin and it went on smoothly and even. I used two coats for these swatches.


On to the photos...


Under the sun:




In the shade:




What do you think about this one?


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I wish you all Happy Easter!



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Song of the day: Fleetwood Mac - Little lies

April 20, 2011

American Apparel Nail Lacquer Series: Mannequin

Hello!

Today I'm here with the "Part 1" of the American Apparel Series.


Let's take a look again, which polishes we will see in the next few days:




The first one up is a shade called Mannequin. I have read that this baby can be PITA. And guess what? It is *lol* (Altough, I was secretly hoping that my bottle will be just great.) The polish is quite thick and it applies streaky. I used two thicker coats for the photos below.

I really like the colour, I must say. It's a nice nude / beige shade that looks a bit different once is on the nails than in the bottle and somehow more peachy in real life, at least on me.

Here is the photo taken under the sunlight:




And one in the shadow:




What's your verdict on this one?



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Song of the day: Tears for Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world

April 18, 2011

My Lip Gloss Collection

I like lipglosses...








I have finished only two tubes of lipgloss so far. I'm not sure when I will use up these...



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Song of the day: Bon Jovi - Someday I'll be Saturday night

April 17, 2011

NOTD: Hard Candy Mr. Wrong

No way that this gorgeous could be Mr. Wrong! I got it in a swap package from Jackie and Holiday asked, if I could show the two Hard Candy polishes I got in that swap. So, Holiday, just for you: here is the first one - Hard Candy Mr. Wrong.

It's really hard to describe this colour - it's purple / silver metallic shade with golden micro glitter in it. Just awesome!


Take a look:







What do you think?


P.S. Since I had to upload the Picasa program again, I was thinking of changing my watermark on photos. Do you like it?



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Song of the day: INXS - Heaven sent

Random Ramblings, Vol. 002

I'm back with another "Random Ramblings" post :)


Yes, I'm still here and I'm so glad that I am. It's been a really weird week...

On Monday evening I experienced "cyber attack" or something - I was hanging on Facebook, just checking through what's going on, when all of a sudden my antivirus protection program goes crazy! For about 15 minutes it kept biipping and alarming about viruses and other cyber crap and everything I clicked didn't work. Somehow I managed to turn off the computer and that was it. It crashed. I hope I'll get all the pictures and some other files I had on that computer back.


On Tuesday my car needed a touch of a mechanic. "This is just getting better and better" I was thinking. Oh, yes!


On Wednesday morning I woke up with a marvelous headache and I had to go to school where I'm volunteering. When I got home I went straight to bed.


The headache continued untill Thursday. Of course, that day my phone just didn't stop ringing. O.k., I see that you called, I will call you back, you know. Do you really have to call me like 4 times in a row? Grrrr...


Ugh, enough rant...


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One nice thing did happen this week though... These babies arrived!





I won 5 AA polishes of my choice two or three month ago on Fashion Polish blog and they finally arrived :D

I was thinking I could do the American Apparel week or something, if you would be interested in :)


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One more thing... I was contacted by Sara of Fresh Air Fund and here's what she said:

"The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families for this summer. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and homes to children from the city to give them a Fresh Air experience that can change lives. If you could help to get the word out it would really help us place these wonderful children into a loving host family. It's only for up to two weeks, but it's an experience that can change their lives forever."

You can read more about it here: Fresh Air Fund.


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I did take some pictures during the week so there are few posts coming up soon...


Thanks for dropping by!

April 11, 2011

500 Followers Giveaway!

I'm throwing this giveaway just to say THANK YOU! all for following me, reading, commenting and your support.


On to the important stuff! :D


There will be two prizes - one nails and other make up related.

Prize 1: Essence "Better Than Gel Nails" Set:




Prize 2: Sleek I-Divine Palette in Original, Sleek mini High Shine lip gloss & NYX Lipstick in Rose:




Rules (I will keep this as simple as it can be):
- Followers only.
- Leave the comment saying you would like to be entered, which prize would you like to win and your e-mail.
- Open internationally.
- Ends: April 25, 2011 at 20:00 (GMT + 01:00)


Good luck! :D

April 9, 2011

Swap Package From Last Friday Night Was A Royal Treat & NOTD

Just like the title says - the swap I did with Jackie at CANDY COATED TIPS was a royal treat for sure. Altough the package didn't actually arrived on Friday Night *lol*

Jackie is amazing. And this was the most exciting swap I've ever done (she knows what I'm talking about). Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)


See it for yourself what I'm talking about:










I know you're drooling by now... I told you it was a royal treat :D


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And a NOTD with two polishes from the swap I chose to wear first (hint was hidden in the title) - Revlon Royal & OPI Last Friday Night:



Revlon Royal is gorgeous royal blue creme and OPI Last Friday Night looks fantastic layered over shades like this one.


I hope you're having a nice weekend!



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Song of the day: Johnny Cash - I won't back down

April 6, 2011

Very Wild And Not So Willing NOTD

This polish is so awesome! Really Wild, but sadly not so Willing to cooperate with my camera... *lol*


I'm sure you know about which polish I'm talking about, right? ;)

It's Color Club Wild And Willing:









I got this one in a swap package from Jessika at Polish Insomniac and I just had to try it on first.


Huh, I don't know how to describe this colour - it's more than a duo-chrome, I could say it's multi-chrome. I can see some gold, copper, pink and even green, when I'm moving my nails to catch different lighting. But most of the time it's a coppery-golden pink, if that makes any sense. It's way to cool to decribe it *lol*

It's a bit sheer, but on my (currently) very short nails (I've been a baby sitter for the last three months - that means constant hand washing, changing diapers, again hand washing... And all that left my nails and hands in a very poor shape...) I got away with two thicker coats. Otherwise it needs three coats for opacity, I'd say.


What do you think? Like it? Not your cup of tea?



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Song of the day: Crowded House - Don't dream it's over

April 3, 2011

Monthly Contest Winner!

Beside all that ramblings in my previous post, I have actually managed to check and sort all of your entries for Monthly Contets - March too! :D And my mom picked the winner this time.


Without further ado - here she is:





Congrats, contests and such! :D I have already sent you an e-mail, so please respond in 48 hours.

Random Ramblings, Vol. 001

Hi there!


I'm so happy that the Spring is finally here! Days are getting longer, sun is shining and I have opened the season of iced coffee and ice cream :D


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I have reached 500 followers and I welcome you all in this little corner of mine! To say "Thank You" I'm preparing 500 Followers Giveaway and the post will be up in the next week or so.


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Last week I got some very beautiful nail polishes! Jessika at Polish Insomniac and I did a swap again :D

Let's take a look at the pretty bottles she sent me:


Color Club: Uptown Girl, Ms. Socialite, Wild And Willing(!)



China Glaze: Atlantis(!), Ick-A-Bod-Y, Midnight Ride



CND Effects Sapphire Sparkle (my very first), Confetti Ice Ice Baby




OPI Yoga'ta Get This Blue!


THANK YOU, JESS!


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I also did a little swap with my fellow blogger elchy at Elchy's blog. She sent me two of Catrice's new polishes (Catrice has a lot of new shades available and these are my first from the new line):



Catrice: Just Berried!, Forget Me Not!


Elchy is not only a fellow nail blogger, but she's also a jewelry maker. And she knows that I adore everything cats related, so she sent me a pair of cat earrings:





Here is Elchy's FaceBook page and her jewelry web shop Melina, if you would like to take a look at the lovely pieces she makes.


Thank you very much, Elchy!


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Thanks for dropping by and I wish you all a nice Sunday!



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Song of the day: Toto - Rosanna