Thursday, 15 November 2012

Nails, Shopping & New Hair-Do

Hi everyone.  So it's not a complete nail blog, but I'm sharing my week of retail & hair therapy.  I went into Zara on Saturday and I think I spent all my Christmas present money (and some more) a month early :P

I saw these red flats and fell absolutely in love with them.  That very night I put on OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where? I love the pair up.  I wear a lot of black and neutral colours and not very busy patterns, so I love having a statement item that just stands out.  And to pair it with my nails, I think is very chic.

Do you do this?  Do you match what you wear to your nails?

I also had a makeover this week.  I cut my hair! You're probably thinking, what's the big deal?? I've never had hair this short before, in fact I've never had short hair, full stop! I've always had long hair, so don't know what made me go the chop besides cutting off the yucky split ends. I feel I need to mention that I follow PlasmaSpeedo on YouTube and if you haven't seen her earlier videos she had mega long hair (right down to her butt) and chopped it short before entering the Navy.  I think she was my inspiration (even though my hair was not as long as hers) and was thinking of her when I was having my hair cut.  So now it's short and much healthier, and I'm getting used to it.

So drum roll... here is a pic of me with my short hair.

Thanks for sharing your day with me.

xx Karen

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Movember Special #2

Hey There! Yep it's still Movember month.  I was reminiscing and thought what do I think about when I think of Mo's... men going to barber shops and this the barber shop pole.

Here is my rendition of the blue/red/white barber shop pole.

I used OPI Alpine Snow as the base.  Using image plate Bundle Monster BM20, I stamped with China Glaze Man Hunt and Zoya Rekha to make the stripes.  On my ring finger is the moustache image from MJ plate VIII.

I have to admit that the orinal Bundle Monster "full nail" images are just too small.  It took me quite a few attempts to get the lines going across my entire nail.  The image only covered one half of my nail, and is most evident on my middle finger.  But I enjoy stamping so was happy with the challenge.

Again if you want to find out more about Movember or make a donation for Men's health you can visit the movember website.


Monday, 12 November 2012

Nail (Polish) Mail! Zoya Ornate Collection

Hello!! I had completely forgotten that I had ordered this a little while a go, and when I opened up the package left on my desk I was very excited when I realised what was inside! (I love when this happens!)

So my Zoya Storm and Zoya Blaze arrived from the Ornate Collection, and they are BEAUTIFUL!!

Thanks to Scrangie, ThePolishAholic and ThePointlessCafe, for their excellent swatches on this collection, I fell head over heels in love with these two colours and I can't wait to get home tonight and do some swatches of my own.  oooo... what about a gradient with these two!?!?!
 I might have just squeeled...


On first inspection. Storm is a black base with magnificent rainbow effect glitter, almost looks holographic when i move the bottle around.  Blaze is a gorgeous deep plum red with amazing purple undertones.  The glitter iteslf has more of a purple bluish theme to it as well.

Zoya Storm (Left) & Zoya Blaze (Right) 

Do you sometimes forget you've ordered mail, or lost count of the orders you make then get a happy surprise delivery (even tho you've paid for it)?

And if you were wondering I'm wearing, OPI - Red Lights Ahead... Where?
Thanks for popping in and having a look.
Have a great day!!
xx Karen

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Movember Special #1

It's November already and that can mean two things:

Christmas is only one month away; and


It's becoming more and more popular every year, MOVEMBER!! and why shouldn't it?? It's for a great cause and brings attention to mens health.  If you want to donate to this great cause head straight to the Australian Movember Website or find out more about what it's about and how it began.

I always have a couple of male friends who participate each year and these designs are in honour of you guys.  May your Mo's grow long and your donations be generous!

I started off with OPI's Did You 'Ear The One About Van Gogh?, then stamped over with Konad m65.  I dunno why, but this image kinda reminds me of a mans tie (?).

 Oops, I smudged it :P

I bought this image place MJ-VIII from this online shop.  And when I saw the mostache image, I knew I had to have this image plate!

Using Konad's Special polish in White and Black to complete the look.  And of course I finished with Seche Vite Top Coat.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look-see.