Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

I know I gave up on the Halloween Challenge and barely posted lately. But, to say sorry, I have bought one of the very last sets of the limited edition Love Thy Polish Gruesome Twosome Halloween Duo to giveaway to one of you!

The duo, if you need reminding:

Swamp Monster (over Ulta3 Violet Rumble)
Zombie Brains
 Aaaaaaaaaand, the two layered together.

This giveaway will be opened up internationally! All you need to do is be a public GFC follower!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pretty Serious Naughty Night Shift Nurse

I was incredibly lucky to get Pretty Serious' highly coveted Naughty Night Shift Nurse in the first stock of it. It sold out in minutes, and due to the fact that there were only 100 bottles, I got lucky. They did a restock and that sold out just as quick! So, if you missed out, please don't hate me! :p

Naughty Night Shift Nurse is a reddish-purple/blue duochrome base with flakies. So unique, and so pretty! I have it swatched in all the photos here at 2 coats over Barry M Vivid Purple.

Were you lucky enough to snag this one?

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Halloween Challenge: Bats


Todays prompt is Bats, a personal favourite. Love them, can't paint them to save myself lol. I decided to use a few untrieds for this, Emily DeMolly Dark Forces and Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee.

Super simple, but I tried... How amazing is Dark Forces though?! I layered one coat over BYS Black Satin and it's perfect. So, so perfect.

As usual, InLinkz in the comments!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Halloween Challenge- Fav Horror Monster

I am the WORST nail art challenger ever ahaha! I've been so busy with work lately that I'm unintentionally ignoring my blog. I completely skipped Tuesdays Halloween Challenge prompt, so I'm (finally) moving forward to the next one, Fav Horror Monster.

My favourite evil beings are of course, the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. I used them in a challenge last year as well. I have a love hate relationship with them, they are SO creepy!

This year, I kept it simple with an untried that matched perfectly, Nerd Lacquer Don't Blink. An Angel inspired polish.

I went with a lazy mani haha! I used China Glaze Recycle, BYS Black Satin, Girly Bits Into The Night and NerdLacquer Don't Blink.

As usual, the InLinkz code will be in the comments!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Halloween Challenge- Horror Movies

Late again, I am HOPELESS haha. Working Saturdays has made me get a bit mani-lazy.

Anyway, this Halloween Challenge prompt is Horror Movies. I did something pretty epic last year, so I wanted to go a bit more simple this time.

Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombies The Devils Rejects. I love those movies, any of Robs actually. His Halloweens, omg. Just, so perfect. For this mani I used BYS Black Satin and French White, Picture Polish Dorothy and Bombshell, Lilypad Lacquer SeaScape and Lacquistry Konadlicious.

As usual, InLinkz Code in the comments!

What do you think of The Devils Rejects? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

(Belated) Halloween Challenge - Witches!

I've missed a day already, how bad is that? Haha! As usual, I'll put the inlinkz code in a comment, so you can grab it for your own blog, and I'm so sorry for those that were waiting.

So anyway, Witches! My witch mani last year wasn't great. Witches aren't my strong point...

I used 2 coats of my favourite Halloween polish, Gloss n Sparkle Witches Britches (which she has re-released this year!) and for my accent nail I used 2 coats of Lilypad Lacquer Purple People Eater, and painted a with riding her broomstick with OPI DS Mystery.

Super lazy, and pretty crap, but oh well! Witches and I don't get along.

Again, Inlinkz in the comments!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Monday, 7 October 2013

Nailgasm Swatches!

Nailgasm are a US based indie brand that I've fallen in love with after getting a few in swaps. I have three, and I'll be showing all three today!

Prickly Pear is an apple green base with white micro glitter and black hex glitter. There is so much of the white micro glitter that this dries as a textured polish almost! I used 3 coats for my swatch, and top coat.

Rousset is an interesting polish. It has a rusty orange base, small teal hex glitter, larger teal hex glitter and purple circle glitter. It's unique in my collection and though it's definitely not for everyone, I love it. My swatch is three coats, with top coat.

And finally, my favourite, Tardis Blue. I've mentioned being a Doctor Who fanatic on this blog a few times, and it should be no surprise to you why it's my favourite! Tardis Blue is a sky blue holo, formula was perfect and I used 2 coats plus top coat for my swatch.

I really loved all of these polishes, I'd love to find some more, but unfortunately, as I was posting this, I found out that she has closed her shop, and that makes me sad :(

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

You know when you finally get the thing you've been lusting after for so long, and then you get it and its everything you've ever dreamed? That's what Urban Decays Naked Basics palette was for me.

I know I'm late to the party with this, but I love it. I love matte shadows, and prefer them with my hooded eyelids. There are six shades, 5 matte and 1 satin-y shimmer/highlighter colour.

The shades are :
Venus: light, shimmery pale creamy white colour.
Foxy: yellow toned matte beige
Walk of Shame: pink toned matte beige
Naked 2: light, taupe matte
Faint: milk chocolate coloured matte. (mmmm chocolate)
Crave: super dark blackened brown matte

 Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame
Naked 2, Faint, Crave
Swatched in order that they are in the palette.

The first 3 shades are very light, but perfect for lids and brow bones. The pigmentation on these is perfect, and they are very easy to blend. The shadows are also super soft to touch, Faint especially. SO SOFT. 

I have absolutely fallen in love with this palette, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Halloween Challenge - Zombies!

Zombie Day! I had so much fun last year doing these for Zombie Day

But this year I've been a bit pressed for time, hence my posting this at 1:40am! This year I kept it simple-ish, but I still got to make a mess! ha ha!

I over sharpened this photo to make it a little creepier. I used Love Thy Polish Zombie Brains (for obvious reasons) and then I used Lacquistry Konadlicious and painted over my fingers and dripped it down the nail.

And here's how it looks pre-editing:

Now I have to go clean this mani off! If you want the InLinkz code, click here!

Until Next Time

<3 Bec

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Halloween Challenge 2013 - Ghosts!

Yay October! Halloween Season! :D I'm a little bit excited- can you tell?! This years Halloween Challenge is here and our first prompt is Ghosts!

I kept it simple and used Ulta3 Lily White, Black Satin and Stop The Press. Stop The Press is a black and white glitter, but I wanted the white only to show up so I put it over black. And for my ghost, I used the 'watercolour' technique, and he turned out a bit funky haha!

Feel free to join in, I'll put the Inlinkz code in a COMMENT under this post!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec