Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Zoya - Adina

I've ordered this nail polish online based on several swatches I found on other blogs. And I'm not sure if I like it so much in person as I liked it in the photos :-/ It's much more greener than I thought it'd be. I was expecting more like purple-greyish colour... but never mind... even if I'm not a big fan of green nail polishes, it's a very unique colour for my collection and I'm sure many of you will love it! :)

Here you can see that strong green undertone

I wanted to enhance the purple colour of this polish so I stamped it with Essie - Sexy Divide and a Bundle Monster plate no.BM 21. And it still looks more green than purple. 


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sigma E25 brush review

Sigma has very kindly send me their E25 blending brush in a travel size for a review. On the Sigma website this brush is described as: 

Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.

And I completely agree with them. This brush is ideal for blending either cream or powder eyeshadow into your crease and you can also use it for applying eyeshadow all over your lid or above your crease. It's basically multi purpose and the final effect is always perfect!

And here is a short demo how I used this brush. I went for a bright green look.

I applied a green cream base from the Sleek i-DIVINE Primer Palette 

 Then I took my Sigma blending brush and blended the harsh edges as follows:

Nicely blended edges: 

Then I applied Barry M Duzzle Dust no. 72 - Emerald

And blended again:

To finish the look I applied Urban Decay Half Baked above my crease, Mac Vanilla in my inner corners, Barry M Duzzle Dust no. 44 - Bronze at the bottom inner lash line, Mac Blacktrack fluidline as an eyeliner and Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Mascara.

 If I had to choose only one brush from my collection it'd definitely be the blending brush! 

Have a look at some other good quality Sigma brushes at

NOTD with Max Factor!

Yesterday I discovered my very old drugstore nail polish from Max Factor which I used to wear quite often on my nails in the time when I was owner of only about 5 polishes  :)  surprisingly it worked very well for stamping and I was so pleased with the result...  however the Bundle Monster designs are too small for my nails:( but never mind....
  • Nail Tek Foundation II base coat 
  • 2 coats of Barry M - Dusky Mauve
  • 1 coat of Nubar Diamont Seal and Shine top coat
  • Max Factor - 168 Midnight Bronze for stamping
  • Bundle Monster plate no. BM19
  • 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat 

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

NOTD - OPI Dulce De Leche

 Just a quick swatch of this beautiful nude nail polish by OPI.

2 coats of OPI Dulce De Leche without topcoat 

1 coat of China Glaze - White Cap on a ring finger

Monday, 21 March 2011

NOTD - my most favourite design I created so far :)

I love this color combination! 

Products used:

  • China Glaze - First Mate
  • Orly - Everything's Rosy 
  • Bundle Monster plate no. MB19
  • Seche Vite top coat 

excuse that hair! ;)

blue with pink

pink with blue :)

Friday, 18 March 2011


 Another nail polish from China Glaze Anchor Collection - Ahoy! I love this beautiful shimmer raspberry color! I'm wearing 2 coats and I swear it's pretty opaque in real... I'm not sure why it doesn't look the same on the pictures. I'm wearing it on my toes as well and it looks fabulous :)
little blurry picture to show the shimmer

My first attempt on a nail design with scotch tape... I'm quite happy with the result even though it's not perfect... I just need some more practice... :) I've used Barry M - Black to create the rays and Seche Vite top coat.