Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trophy Wife + Accropolish 150 follower giveaway winner !

Hey there,

How are you doing ? I've been enjoying those really hot days (finally it feels like it is summer). I can't believe it's almost September. I don't want summer to be over...but on the other hand if it's almost September, it means that it's almost October... and guess where we are going in October ? That's right, we're going to the US ! Can't wait...

Anyway... today I have a lovely polish for you that one of my best friend brought me back from the US. How nice of her ? She's not a polish nerd at all but she chose a really pretty polish for me. The polish I'm talking about is Essie - Trophy Wife (she also picked up OPI - Feelin' Hot Hot Hot which is great because I really needed a Barbie pink in my stash).

Trophy wife is a green teal with blue shimmer. The application was perfect, only needed 2 coats.

And now about the giveaway.... I know a lot of you are dying to know who won... It was a lot of work going through all the entries so we were not able to announce the winner sooner. Sorry about that...

The winner of Accropolish 150 follower giveaway is :

Mama Gavone 

Congrats to her and thanks to all of you for entering and commenting !

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Electric pineapple

Hey ladies,

So today I have for you the first polish I've tried from my swap with Olivia: China Glaze - Electric Pineapple from the Island Escape collection (I've also tried China Glaze - Papaya Punch from the same collection on my toes... but don't worry I won't show you my feet ! lol). EP is one of those weird (some call them ugly) colors but I don't care, I'm in love with it ! It's absolutely gorgeous and I like to think of it as a edgy color. 
The application was fine, a little bit watery. I only used 2 coats and I think the coverage is fine.

Outdoors (in the shade) - with flash

Outdoors (in the sun) - no flash

Look how it matches my bracelets !
I really love this yellow green creme. I'll definitely wear this one a lot (which is pretty rare for me who don't wear a polish more than once) 'til the end of summer and maybe even in fall too ;)

What do you think of this one ? I'm really happy Olivia picked up this one for me because I always wanted to wear OPI - Fiercely Fiona and OPI - Who The Shrek Are You ? but never did because I only have the mini bottle and I hate their brushes ;) She filled up my craving for weird color ! Thanks girl ! 

Thanks for stopping by ! And don't forget to let me know in the comment box which is your all time favorite weird color !

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Birthday swap

Exciting news everyone !

Yesterday I received an awesome package from my friend Olivia. Isn't the cutest package ever ?

A few months ago we planned on doing a birthday swap for our birthdays which are on the 4th and 19th August. The chosen products were a surprise.... but she totally nailed it ! The products are PERFECTION ! Everything she chose for me is amazing. Funny how she chose things I would have bought for myself when I'll be in the States.

I'm pretty sure all of you are curious to see what I got in this swap so here are the pics:

This is the first thing I saw when I opened up the package:

Isn't it the sweetest thing ever ?! 

Now onto the goodies:

She chose some of her favorite candies and some of mine. Yummy !
I was dying to try some Bath and Body works products and I absolutely adore the ones she picked up for me. 

Here's the list of the B&B Works products:
  • Candles: S'mores, Leaves and Woodland Berry
  • PocketBac: Marshmallow treat, Bag of grapes, Leo (ahahah love !) and Warm  vanilla sugar.
  • Spray: Warm vanilla sugar
  • Lotion: Warm vanilla suga
The makeup stuff:
  • NYC Lipstain: I always wanted to try a lipstain, I'm so glad she added one !
  • Maybelline Colorsenational lipbalm: looks like jelly !
  • Wet 'n Wild trios: both are amazing ! She picked a neutral one (which will be perfect for my job interview on Thursday !) and a bright one (which I'm wearing right now and let me just say, it's absolutely gorgeous !)
And now the polishes and nail stuff:
  • China Glaze - Electric Pineapple (from my wishlist !)
  • China Glaze - Papaya Punch (from my wishlist !)
  • Zoya - Gemma (from my wishlist !)
  • Sally Hansen HD - Pixel Pretty
  • Wet 'n Wild - Orange (+ top coat duo)
  • Pure Ice crackle - Strike a pose...pretty blue !
  • Brodway nails: French tip and zebra fake nails
And she added a cute peace rubber bracelet which matches perfectly my A&F polo !

How amazing is that girl ?! It's like she read my mind ! So thank you very much Olivia and I hope you'll love what I've sent you as much as I do love what you chose for me ! <3

Make sure to go follow her blog and subscribe to her YT channel.

I'll be swatching those amazing polishes really soon so stay tuned !
Have a nice day

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sand Francisco

Hey everyone,

How are you doing ? I hope everyone had a great week-end. I surely did. Today I have a new Catrice polish for you. This one is called Sand Francisco. I only needed 2 coats to achieve perfect coverage. The application was pretty good. I'm not sure that color is a great match with my skintone...

With flash

No flash

Do you see the golden shimmer ?

I'm pretty tired right now so that's it for today. Let me know what do you guys think of this one ! Definitely not my favorite color...

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, August 5, 2011

Birthday Babes

Hey ladies,

How are you doing ? Sorry I haven't post yesterday.... I got a little bit busy. It was my birthday actually and I wanted to show you my mani ;). 

Of course, I neeeded some glitters so I used OPI - Glow Up Already! from the Burlesque collection...but not for a full mani (sorry can't stand the removal part...) for my accent fingers. The other color is China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint which I absolutely adore. This color is just perfection. This is 2 coats of Re-Fresh Mint and 3 coats of Glow Up Already!

As far as my presents are concerned, my awesome dad got me some Catrice polishes so you'll see some swatches soon ;)

Today is also my lovely sister's B-day so...


She'll probably be posting some of her nail art soon ;)

Anyway, that's it for today !
Thanks for stopping by ladies,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Neon Yellow

Hey everyone,

Don't you feel like wearing a neon today ? Well I do ! And I found the perfect polish to match my yellow tank top. Next is 2 coats of American Apparel - Neon Yellow (with a top coat as the polish dries to a semi-matte finish). I love the color so much, it's the exact same color as your regular yellow highlighter pen.

This is also the perfect summer color. I love me some neons. One thing I don't like is sticky formula...and this polish is sticky as hell. But if you're careful, you can achieve a pretty decent application. I'm a not a huge fan of the brush either. It's too long in my opinion which makes the application less precise.

Here are the shots:

Do you have a favorite neon nail polish ? Let me know !

Now about the 150 follower giveaway, don't worry we will annouce the winner but we have to go through all the entries and verify each of them. Please be patient ! ;)

That's it for today. I promise I'll post tomorrow. ;) 
Talk to you soon

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy 1st of August !

Hey there,

Just a quick post before going to bed to show you my mani of the day. August 1st is the national day here in Switzerland so I chose to rock a very patriotic mani.

This is 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann - My Funny Valentine. The white cross on my accent fingers were done by my lovely sister using some tape. I added a coat of matte top coat on my ''flag''.

I went to the beach (my city is right next to a lake) with some friends to see the fireworks and have some drinks. I can never get tired of fireworks. How could you not love fireworks ? 

What do you think of my NOTD ? Fortunately the swiss flag isn't too complex ;) What is the national day like in your country ? Do you have fireworks too ? And when is it ?

Have a nice evening/day you all.