Montag, 29. November 2010

Giveaway Winners

Hey there :)

I just drew the two winners of my Birthday Giveaway. I was really overhelmed by the kind comments you left :)
For the drawing I used the Hat Programme. Let's look at the result for the first Prize:

Congrats BelleJoie- she runs the blog  J'adoreLacquer.

Now, the winner of the second Prize:
Wohoo- Congratulations Cris!

BelleJoie and Cris- please respond to my email within 72 hours.

If you're sad that you haven't won, I'll do another one (hopefully) soon :)

Sonntag, 28. November 2010

Giveaway- enter if you haven't

If you haven't enter my giveaway, you still have about 3 1/2 hours to enter :)

Click here to enter.

Freitag, 26. November 2010

Some recent displays and a paradoxal fever

Hey there :)

I recently spotted a few new or new to me displays and tought that I'd share them with you.

First up, the new Alessandro crackle polishes called "Royal Crash". Yeah, you've seen right, Alessandro jumped on the Crackle-wagon and I somehow have the feeling there are a lot of companies out there who got those. The set contains a base color (gold or silver, a black crackle and a topcoat, all for ~15€)
Next up, two other Alessandro displays, one from their new Dark Secret LE  and an (maybe) older one called Hypnotic (looks like a Chanel Particulière dupe to me ;) )

Last, but not least, two Artdeco displays- a huge one called Color Masterpiece and one containing another (Chanel) dupe (called Mystery Collection).
I really liked #123 and #127 but having a lot of blues and purples I might have dupes or similar shades (plus I didn't want to spend that much if I have something similar in my stash already).

I mentioned the "paradoxal fever" in my title- let's take a closer look to Artdeco #145 of their Mystery Collection:
I took the Chanel Paradoxal testerbottle and compared it to Artdeco #145. I couldn't tell a difference between the two.

Dienstag, 23. November 2010

Quick Post: LCN Paparazzi

Hey there :)

Just a quick post today. LCN Paparazzi is from their Paparazzi Collection from this fall. When I first saw the promo pictures, I knew, I *needed* to have the blue& green one. I finally found them at this etailer. Sylvia, the owner is really friendly, ships promptly and adds sweet extras from time to time :)
Anywho, Paparazzi is a blurple polish. It was opaque in two coats and I didn't had issues with either the formula or the brush.
I don't get a lot of sun-pictures anymore because the weather here wasn't that great and/or is really orange-y during dusk&dawn (which is/was the only time I got decent sunlight in my appartment during summer).

PS: You've got until Sunday to enter my giveaway, enter, if you haven't entered yet.

Freitag, 12. November 2010

Essence Metallics Nail Polishes and playing around with them

Hey there :)

Essence recently came out with magnetic polishes and there are currently 4 in their Metallics LE. The LE was released this month and some places were sold out soon (or at least the stores I visited). I am not sure if it will be released in the US, but let's hope for the best.

I feature the polishes in my giveaway where the winner of the 2nd price gets to pick one of them.

There are 5 shades in but the 5th one isn't magnetic and I already have a lot of similar colors that I already own so I didn't buy it. Here some bottle pictures:
And I held a (kitchen) magnet onto the bottle and you can see this pattern:

 And some nail tip swatches (I used the essence magnet):
As you can see the second pattern doesn't see very flattering, to me it looks more like ugly ridges on your nail. And I swatched them in the same order like the bottles above. Then I played around with some kitchen magnets (I used Steel me on all 3 nail tips).

You can see that the round magnets are more different than the flat magnet on the left.

Here are some tips that might help you with these polishes:
  • Shake the bottle before painting each nail if you really want to be sure that you'll get a pattern on your nails. I know it may cause bubbling but most of these polishes have quite a thick formula and are opaque in one coat.
  • Place the magnet really close to you nail but not too close so you'll smudge your manicure.
  • Paint each nail at the time because once the polish is dry, the magnetic effect doesn't appear.
  • Do thicker coats if the pattern doesn't appear.
  • If you have a stronger magnet, and don't know what kind of pattern it "does", hold it onto the bottle and you'll see it.
  •  For funsies, play around with different magnets, you may even have one that does a star pattern.

Freitag, 5. November 2010

Birthday Giveaway! CLOSED

EDIT 29.11: This giveaway is closed, thanks everyone who entered :) I'll announce the winners soon.

Hey there :)

So today is my Birthday and what other way to celebrate it, than a giveaway?
The rules are simple:
  •  be a visible follower and fill out the form at the end of the post. 
  • You don't have to write the entering details in the comments (i.e. I follow via...&my email adress is...). 
  • This giveaway ends  November 28th, 23:59 CET/GMT+1)
  • The winners will be drawn at random using "The Hat"- program
  • The winners have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize.
  • My current 300 followers earn one extra entry because you're awesome :)
  • Feel free to use the three pictures in this post.
  • If you have any questions, leave a comment or you can email me.

Now, the prizes:

There will be two winners, here's the first price:
from left to right: Essence Nail Art Mini Glas file
Catrice Sold Out Forever (Chanel Jade Dupe)
H&M Cha Cha
Glam Nails Rainbow
P2 Energetic Blue from their Flower Hour LE
Alessandro Go Magic! Twist in Blue Chip
and P2 Crackling Top Coat in Silver Blast (not pictured)

And here's the second prize:
Catrice Lost in Mud (Chanel Particuliere Dupe)
Essence Glisten Up!
Glam Nails Rainbow
Essence Sun Downer (from their Retunr to Paradise LE)
Alessandro Pro White Original, a nail whitener which I love
some Nail decals from Essence 
P2 Crackling Topcoat in Silver Blast (not pictured)
and one of the Magnetic polishes by Essence from their Metallic LE+ the magnet
The winner of this prize can choose between these four shades

( Edit: This giveaway is open internationally and please only enter ONCE.
Disclaimer: All the products in this giveaway were purchased by myself)