Sep 29, 2010

NOTD - Catrice Wine-Tastic

Todays NOTD is this awesome Catrice colour called Wine-Tastic, and I love this colour! Just love, love, love it!

Wine-Tastic is a very, very dark purple colour, but on first sight it looks black. This is two coats, with China Glaze's Fast Forward top coat on top.
On below close-up you can see that it actually does have purple shimmer in it:

Pretty, isn't it?

Sep 28, 2010

NOTD - China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y

I'm back! Not entirely feeling great yet, but good enough to do some new posting here :)
For today's NOTD I chose China Glaze's Ick-A-Bod-Y, from the Halloween collection.

While I love the colour of the glitters in this polish, I'm not as much in love with this polish as I am with the other colours from the Awakening collection, especially Zombie Zest, which I adore :)
Anyways, as I said, I do love the colour of the glitter in this polish. It's great for Fall, in my opinion. The green base isn't very visible, except on my little finger, where it shows a little if you look closely.
This is three coats.

What's your opinion on Ick-A-Bod-Y?

Sep 21, 2010

The flu...

I apologize for not posting these last few days, but as the title already suggests, I have a serious case of the flu, and have therefore not been in the mood for doing my nails and make-up.
And seriously, you do not want to see me without make-up right now, lol!
Anyways, I hope to get back to posting as soon as possible, just wanted to explain my absence to you guys.
Hope you can understand! :)

In the meantime, I leave you with one of my favourite shots of Brutus, one of my cats:

Sep 17, 2010

NOTD - Bourjois 1 seconde n°24 Black

I couldn't find a name for this polish on the bottle, and when I looked on the Bourjois website, this colour was just listed as n°24, so that's what we'll go with. It's a very pretty black polish with green and purple shimmer.
It's a bit on the sheer side though, so on below pics I'm wearing three coats. It did dry pretty fast, which is always nice.

The shimmer isn't too visible in above pic, so I cropped it to a close-up of my ring finger:

Here the green shimmer is quite visible, and you can see the purple shimmer at the edges. Pretty!
I bought this polish at a Dutch drugstore called Etos earlier this week, along with a Khôl & Contour Minéral eye pencil in the colour Vert mousse, because Etos had all Bourjois 2 for 1 this week.

Sep 16, 2010

EOTD - Brown and Black

This was actually yesterday's EOTD, and I photographed it about 10 minutes before my driving instructor picked me up for this week's driving lesson. I didn't check the photos then, which is very much unlike me, but anyhow, that's why they're not the best pics ever. Sorry!
I used the colours from the Catrice LE Caramé Smokey Eyes Kit for this.

And a shot with my glasses on:

Products used:
Catrice LE Caramé Smokey Eyes Kit
Etos Eyeshadow Base
Etos kohl liner in black
Etos volume mascara in black

All in all a nice enough look for a driving lesson, if I may say so myself :)

Sep 15, 2010

99 Things Tag

I saw this tag on, and since Natascha tagged all her readers, I decided to place the list on my blog as well.
You have to bold the things you've done in your life, so here goes:
(I put them in Italics, and in red, as well, since just bold doesn't show up very well on my blog layout)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to DisneyWorld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Looking at it, there's still quite a lot I want to do in my life, especially a lot of the travel things, and I still want a tattoo! Oh well, lots of time left :)

I also tag all my dear readers! I'd like it if you'd comment below that you'll place this list on your blog too, because I'm very interested in reading your lists :)

Sep 13, 2010

Robyn's First Giveaway

The incredibly lovely Robyn over at Starring Indie is hosting her first giveaway! And the prizes are so nice!
Have a look at them here:

NOTD - TB Edition

In honour of the True Blood finale (which sneaky me has already watched, but will watch again with The Man tonight when he's home from work), I decided to go with a bloodred polish today.
I tried to do some stamping with the Essence stamping kit I bought recently, but I seriously suck (lol) at it, so I decided to go for just the red polish.
I chose Catrice's Caught on the Red Carpet:

This is three coats. It's quite a sheer polish, so three coats is kinda necessary, but since the colour is pretty, I don't mind that much ;)

Have you guys watched the True Blood finale yet? I for one can't wait for season 4 to start, lol!

Sep 10, 2010

NOTD - China Glaze Wagon Trail

Now, let me start by saying that this polish did not want to get photographed today. It's very crappy weather outside, so I couldn't get the lighting right. I tried my best to show you the black/golden goodness that is Wagon Trail though :)

This is two coats, with the Fast Forward Top Coat. Wagon Trail is a blackish base with golden shimmer in it. Beautiful colour, I absolutely love it! It's from the 2008 fall collection Rodeo Diva.
Here's a close-up of my ring finger, where the golden shimmer shows a bit more:

Pretty, isn't it?

Sep 9, 2010

EOTD - Purple

This is my first attempt at the whole EOTD-thing, so I'd appreciate it if you're gentle with me, I'm still a noob ;)
Products used:
- Etos Eyeshadow base
- Sleek circus palette, both purple colours and a bit of black
- Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara black (sample I got with this month's Glamour Mag)

Sep 8, 2010

NOTD - Essence Glisten Up! over Movie Star

I used Glisten up! to spice up Movie Star, and I've got to say, I'm quite pleased with the results! Glisten Up! is a very sheer turquoise blue polish with flakies and glitter in it. Layered over Movie Star it resulted in a greenish grey colour, which I actually like a lot!

What do you guys think of this combination?

Sep 7, 2010


Yesterday, when I came home, a very cool package was waiting for me. It was send to me by Suzy, from Simply Suzy. Last week she held a contest/giveaway with the prize being the Sleek LE Circus Palette, and a Gosh lipstick in the colour Darling. And I won!
I'm so happy with my prizes! The palette has some very strong colours in it, but in my opinion, that's what makes it so awesome.
Here's some pics of the pallette itself:

Fashioned in Finland's New Giveaway!

The lovely Nea, over at Fashioned in Finland, is hosting a great giveaway with some pretty awesome prizes, so what are you waiting for? Go to her site, follow her through GFC (if you don't already) and enter!
Here's a peek at the prizes she's offering:

Sep 6, 2010

NOTD - Essence Movie Star

Today I chose to wear this colour from Essence. It's a very pretty dark grey crème, not very original, but pretty nonetheless.

This is two coats, with my new China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. Movie Star applies very easily, and two coats is enough.
After all the glitter polishes from last week, I was in the mood for a crème, so that's why I chose this one. It's the first time I've used it, and I'm quite pleased with this polish, especially considering the price (€ 1,29 at Kruidvat here in the Netherlands).

What do you guys think?

Sep 3, 2010

NOTD - China Glaze Zombie Zest

I love this colour. Simple as that. This is the colour that made me buy the Awakening collection (ofcourse I also love the other two, but this one is just awesome in my opinion):

It's a moss green, loaded with tiny gold/green glitter, and it applies very smoothly. This is three coats, with the Fast Forward Top Coat, which I still think smells funny, but does the job :)
I definitely need more moss green polishes! I own quite a lot of clothes in that colour, so adding a moss green crème to my nailpolish stash is first on my list, I think.
Here's a close-up of my ring finger:

So, what do you guys think of this colour? Am I the only one who adores it, or do you love it too?

Sep 2, 2010

NOTD - China Glaze Mummy May I

Today my latest order from Enchantra came in, the entire Awakening collection from China Glaze.
This is their Limited Edition Halloween 2010 collection, and as soon as I heard Enchantra had it in stock, I just had to order! I love Halloween, even though it isn't really a big thing here in Holland. More and more stores are picking up on Halloween though, so perhaps in the future it will be a proper holiday here. I certainly hope so!
I decided to try Mummy May I on my nails first:

This is blackish purple base with purple glitter in it. It's a bit on the thick side, too, so not the easiest nail polish to apply, at least not compared to some other polishes.
Above pic is rather crap (sorry, my handphotography skills suck today), so here's a close-up of my ring finger:

This is three coats, with the new Fast Forward Top Coat on top. The topcoat smells a bit funny, but it does do what it says so far. It dries quickly and gives Mummy May I a really nice glossy finish.
My pics don't do it justice though. The glitter is far more obvious in person. I don't know whats up with my photography skills this week, I can't seem to get my nail shots right, bah!
They somehow also get less sharp and less colour-intense when I upload them, don't know what's up with that either.

For those interested, I also made a pic of the entire package:

The other colours in the collection are Zombie Zest (green) and Ick-A-Bod-Y (orange).
Don't you just love those names?
And if anyone knows how to solve my pic-problem, please help! :)
Never had these problems on my other sites, could it be a blogger-thing?

Sep 1, 2010

NOTD - Nfu Oh 61

I was in the mood for some holo goodness today, so I decided to put some Nfu Oh 61 on my nails. I bought this polish last July after I passed my written exam for my drivers license (which I will be doing my final test for next week, hope I'll pass, I promised myself some make-up if I do, lol), at NailXL.

This is three coats, photographed in sunlight. In direct sunlight the holo really shows, but I can't seem to get it right on camera. In real life the holo sparkle is even more awesome, trust me!
Below is a close-up of my ring finger, and it shows the holo goodness a bit better:

I absolutely adore the bottles Nfu Oh polish comes in, so I decided to photograph the bottle as well, to show you just how cute they are:

What's your opinion on the Nfu Oh holos, and their nailpolish in general?