Friday, August 27, 2010

My nails this week have been painted in Adore’e’s Dawn Sky. It’s a really nice fuchsia with an iridescent shimmer of mauve. This is three coats and it lasted almost all week, with no chipping just some wear on my tips from Sunday until today when it finally chipped.

Adore’e – 133 - Dawn Sky

adoree 113 Dawn Sky 2

adoree 113 Dawn Sky 1
This darker colour is probably truer.

You will have to excuse the fabric imprints on my nails – too much of a hurry as per usual. These photos were taken on Wednesday by the way.

The colour got a lot attention and it had my students telling me they looked fake – when they know full well that they aren’t. Normally I would have konaded my nails after a few days because I get bored of just the plain nail, but these were too pretty too cover up.

My one issue is the name, for me a dawn sky would be a tangerine with the mauve iridescent – that would be pretty.

Over the weekend I’ll take some photos of the Piggy Paint that arrived :) Husband and I already took a few good wiffs, although they claim that they are odorless we think they small like PVA glue. I actually like the smell of PVA glue though.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So cute I could have eaten them.

These were my cuties for the last few days. I was inspired in my blog wanderings over the weekend - sorry I just don't remember where I saw the original :(

Nail Base - Sportsgirl Nail It - Ballerina
Dots - Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener
Strawberry - Rimmel 030 Dancin' Queen (Red) & Rimmil 238 Forest (Green)


I'm sure that one day I will find the most perfect pink for me, unfortunately Ballerina isn't it. It is pretty close to it though. It took four coats to get it opaque, the first two coats are pretty streaky for me but a really cute colour in the end.

Have you ever noticed how longer your nails are after you take off the nail polish?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Yay! Assignments finished

Well sort of. To celebrate I painted my nails using Sportsgirl Nail It - Ballerina. But alas, I cannot find a single cord so I can upload my photos.

I have also spent a bit of money today.

Despite my love of nail polish and coloured hair I prefer natural products. In fact most of the time I don't wear make up. I have pretty nice skin so I rarely use foundation, I use mascara and white eye liner and sometimes I use eyeshadow when I'm going out. Although I love buying eyeshadow and love watching youtube videos about it. Most of the time I don't wear lipstick, would rather pawpaw ointment.

My beauty routine is sorbolene cream. I use it instead of soap (except when I have handmade soap), I slather it on every morning and at night although lately I need to put it on more! Just look at my dry skin!!! I often wonder if sorbolene cream is 'green' although I haven't bothered to look into it - maybe I should.

Soon I'll make the change over to homemade deodorant as well once I get the scent that I want.

Where am I going with all this you may wonder,,, well I bought some Piggy Paints. They are water based, no toxic chemicals and apparently no smell - this my husband will love but he will not like that I've actually spent money on it in the first place lol. No, I'm not going to give up on my chemical laden polishes, it's just that I thought I would try them out.

They have gotten a few good reviews - so what they hey!


My nails are demolished. Two assessment items due within a week of each other, the one I'm currently working on is min 3000 words - I have chewed :( I broke off a heap last week, which has left some of my nails all peely and it's so cold and dry that my hands are rough and gross. Let's not discuss my cuticles.

They are also stained green. Last week I put on Sally Hansen 430 Grass Slipper which I must say is my new favourite, but so pigmented that I had stained finger tips for two days and still can see green on my nails and it's been off since last Tuesday!

When I have finished my assignments and my nails grow back a little I will show you Happy Birthday!