29 November 2012


It's Giveaway Time! To say thank you to our fabulous DQ buddies we are having a giveaway on our Facebook Page. To take part in the giveaway you must share the giveaway picture from our Facebook page to either your timeline or page. Open to Aussie's only. You can gain an extra entry by following this blog. Bonus!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us on our crazy nail lady adventures. It's been a blast and we hope to keep on surprising you with funky fresh nail ideas. So what are you waiting for? Check out the giveaway pics then head on over to our Facebook page.  Good luck!

Zoya Base Coat  Zoya Top Coat  3 double ended nail art pens, striping tape, a stamping plate, black and silver dotty nail foils China Glaze Champagne Bubbles, 50 shades of no grey (an indie black and white glitter with love hearts!!) Good luck everyone...we love you guys, thanks for all the support :)

28 November 2012

OPI Germany Collection

OPI Germany Collection. I know I'm a little late to get this but better late then never right? I decided to get this collection after buying a mini set and stumbling upon Don't Pretzel My Buttons. It turned out to be my perfect nude. Then I tried the charcoal grey and the purple and it was all over...they had to be mine. I love buying collections as the colours compliment each other really well for nail art. There is also the crazy nail lady factor where I have to have them all lined up together. I really love all of the colours and OPI brushes are just the best. Sagenhaft! That's German for legend----ary!

Here are the names of the polishes in the collection.

OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons.

27 November 2012

So studly

A super quick mani after a long day. The blue/green colour is Essie Where's My chauffeur  Quite a runny polish with some streaking on the 1st coat, however the 2nd coat evened it out beautifully. I do find most Essie polishes to be a little runny which is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that when applying the polish to the side of each nail give yourself a little gap as the polish will spread out further than where your brush left off. The colour on the accent finger is Essie Sand Tropez. I bought the studs from dollarnailart.com. They weren't a dollar but they were reasonable priced and they are great quality. They sit nice and flat on the nail and there was a decent range of colours available.

25 November 2012

Battle of the Mannequin Hands!

My fascination with nail art and polish started in January of 2012. After starting a Facebook page, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest account I figured it was time to get serious and attempt a real blog. So please enjoy the often high pitched, squealing accounts of my adventures in the world of nail art.

For my first ever blog post I decided to go back to basics. Don't get me wrong I love bright colours and will often mix and match a tonne of colours in one mani. However sometimes its nice to strip back and wear a classic chic nude shade. After almost a year of collecting nudes from every brand, I have finally found 2 that are remarkably close to my skin tone and apply well.

First up we have OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons.  A creme polish from the Germany Collection released in 2012. Opaque in two coats with an excellent formula that is forgiving on application. Its mainly a sandy brown base with mushroom and pink undertones

Secondly we have Deborah Lippman Naked. A sheer nude polish, a sandy brown base with peach undertones. Another excellent formula that applied without streaking. It dried quickly with a high shine finish  My only grumble with this polish is that its a 3 coater. This is 2 coats and there is VNL *gasp* which I am not a massive fan of. However because the polish is quite thin I can't see 3 coats being an issue in terms of drying time and thickness on the nail.

I tend to gravitate towards the OPI for nail art due to its opacity. I used it with multi coloured stamping and its lightness complimented the 3 pink and purple shades, allowing them to stay true to form vs. adding a brown tinge to their original colour. I am sure that both of these polishes will be in high rotation, with the Deborah Lippman being a nice colour for when I have more of a tan in the summer months.


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