dinsdag 28 juni 2011

Swatch - P2 Suncity Tootsies

To honour the warm weather over here and finally being able to wear open shoes, I decided to put the whole Sun City limited edition on my toes!
From big to small toe:
Ocean Drive, Fifth Avenue, Copacabana, Sunset Strip, La Rambla





I love this collection and I love summer, I hope it will be long, sunny, and hot!

Ciao

Giuditta

zondag 26 juni 2011

Nailart - Green watermarble

Unfortunately my marble didn't work as well as last time, but I still think it's fun.
I used China Glaze Emerald Sparkle, Entourage, and rRe-Freshmint.
As you can see the Emerald Sparkle made really thin line which gave it a different effect than I aimed for.
I topped it off with CND Jade Sparkle to make it more fun :-)





Ciao

Giuditta

vrijdag 24 juni 2011

Awards - Top Ten Award

Thank you SarahLouise for giving me the top ten award!



Top 10 Award:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to their blog.
2. Put the Top 10 Award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link to their blogs, and let them know.


*Mac Paintpot, nothing better to use as an eyeshadow base
*Rimmel Long Last Finish lipstick, the longest lasting non drying out your lips I found
*Mac tinted lipconditioner, just the smell alone, yum
*Clinique Stay Matte sheer pressed powder, cause I hate a shiney nose
*Lush Lemony Flutter, the best invention for dry cuticles and nails
*Sleek eyeshadows, all of them, so beautiful and pigmented
*Clinque High Impact mascara, best volume ever
*Hené Color to dye my hair, just discovered this
*Balea shower gels, so nice and so cheap, why are they only available in Germany?
*Clarins skinscare products, the only help for my greasy spotty skin

I would like to tag anyone who would like to share their cosmetic favourites with me, I am very curious!

donderdag 23 juni 2011

Swatch - Orly Dazzle

This is a silver, verrry vibrant, and with wonderful application.
Usually these metallic colours are very stripey but this one covered in 1 coat and nearly no stripes!
My friend Esther photographed my nails while I was cuddling with her beautiful dog Senna, and I think we coloured very well together :-)



Here she's trying to french kiss me haha
 I love animals!!

Ciao

Giuditta

dinsdag 21 juni 2011

Swatch - Essence Cool & the Gang

This ia a beautiful purplish blue, ink blue, I don't know how to describe it.
It's a bit darker with a hint of purple in real life.
Really pigmented, it almost covered in 1 coat (I always end up doing 2 coats anyway) and had a normal drying time.
On my ringfinger I put a little decal :-)




Ciao

Giuditta

zondag 19 juni 2011

Beauty - Henna colouring

I just coloured my hair with henna for the first time and I love it! I want to grow my hair long and healthy so I decided to start using natural products, hence the colouring with henna.
Henna is a plant that normally only dies red. But with some other plants added like indigo and cassia, you can get other colours as well.
It is very healthy for your hair, it feeds and strengthens it.
The result of the colouring totally depends on the texture and colour of your hair, it is advisable to always test the colour on a piece of your hair first. I didn't though I like surprises :-)

This is the colour mix I used, Henné Color in Auburn:


You usually add hot water to it, but I read that rooibos tea was very good for the colour devolpment so I added that, until the mixture was the consistency of mashed potatoes:


And then some conditioner to make it smoother, you can use any kind you like (preferably silicone free) but I'm a sucker for using same brands together so I got the one from Henné Color, that smells really lovely of lavender:


And then I forgot to take a picture of what the paste looks like, so sorry :-(

Then the hard work begins. You put on gloves, cover your whole bathroom with newspaper, the stuff stains awfully. And you start taking the paste in your hands and putting it in your hair.
It really feels like mud and smells of spinach, but I wasn't bothered by it, I easilly get headaches but not from this!
What I don't understand is how after I finished I found pieces of henna even on the wall behind me,  like I had been in a mud fight! Must be more carefull next time...

And then I covered it with plastic foil and a towel so it was nice and warm, and let it sit for 3 hours.


To wash it out I used lots of conditioner, that's the easiest way, it just glides right off.

This is what my hair colour was like before, some remaining chemical colouring in it from 2 months ago:



And this is after, I love it!:





Apparently the colour can become deeper during the 3 days after, as the henna continues to oxidate.

And my hair feels so soft and shiny!
You can colour with henna as often as you want, you don't have to wait for 6 weeks like with chemical colours, so I will do this again as soon as it starts to fade out a bit.

Ciao

Giuditta

vrijdag 17 juni 2011

Dupes - Orly Velvet Rope & Stargazer 317

I hate to find dupes in my collection but I have to admit these ones are verry similar.

The weird thing is in the bottle the Stargazer looks more purple than the Orly:



But when I swatch them it's the opposite, the Stargazer (on the right) is bluer than the Orly (on the left):





In conclusion very similar colours, but I'm still glad I have both :-)

Ciao

Giuditta

woensdag 15 juni 2011

Swatch - Color Club Ulterior Motive

This is a super bright pinkish purple, with gorgeous pink an blue micro glitter in it.
I applied 3 coats just to be sure there was no visible nail line left, drying time was normal.
I can't stop watching my nails it's gorgeous!



Ciao

Giuditta

maandag 13 juni 2011

Nailart - Watermarbling

Fiiinally I succeded at marbling I'm so happy! I always had the drops of polish going to the bottom of the bowl or not being liquid anymore by the time I dipped in.
In one last attempt I decided to use mineral water from the supermarket and that did the trick!
So my lesson to all of you who want to try this or are not succeeding, the quality of the water is verrrry important.
I'm definately going to do this more often from now on!
I used China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Peachy Keen, and Rose Among Thorns...





Ciao

Giuditta


zaterdag 11 juni 2011

Happy birthday Sam & Moos

My lovely kitties are 6 years old today! I hope they grow to become the oldest cats ever.
I have had them for 6 months now and they make me so happy!
As a birthday treat they got a special meal tonight with tuna and shrimp, and I bought them some toys that they seem to enjoy as you can see in the little videos I made :-)




Ciao

Giuditta

vrijdag 10 juni 2011

Swatch - LA Girl Iron Red

This colour is more towards pink than red in real life, and brighter. I really jumps off your nails!
I used 2 coats although 1 would have been enough, drying time was a bit long.
On my ringfinger I put a little decal :-)


Ciao

Giuditta

dinsdag 7 juni 2011

Something Personal - My Stash part 2

I am so happy, I got my first polish racks, whoopee!
It looks soooooo gorgeous!





My P2 and some others are on this display on my table that I also love:



Diana helped me put them on the wall, she is the perfect Diana the Builder :-)



We had so much fun, we discovered the grip where we had to click the screwdriver in only after putting in all 8 screws while Diana was muttering that it had the smallest grip she ever saw and how hard it was to use.
Then I yelled wow these 2 Color Clubs are dupes and soooo alike. I picked up the bottles and they were the same. Both ordered in the last month. Sigh.
And then we cycled back to the station, on 1 bike, me screaming cause I was so scared to roll off, Diana huffing and puffing cause it was too warm and sunny to cycle today.

We had a great afternoon, or at least I had!

And then finally today my dear uncle came who had made a rack for me too, in the colours of my bedroom, so some of my polishes were banned to over there, so I can see them when I wake up :-)




Ciao

Giuditta

zondag 5 juni 2011

Swatch - Color Club Pucci-licious

My camera can't capture the exact colour, it's a bit more lilac/purple than you see here. Such a vibrant colour!
I applied 2 coats, and it dries up to a matte finish so it dries very quickly. I put a shiny topcoat over it though...





Ciao

Giuditta

vrijdag 3 juni 2011

Swatch - Essence Gagalectric

This is a colour from Essence's new limited holographics collection.
Now the polishes are not holographic at all, but nice duochromes.
The one I am wearing here is lilac in some lights, light blue and grey in others, and I love it!
I used a coat of P2 017 Elegant as a base cause I was afraid it would not cover well, and then 2 coats of Gagalectric.
Sorry for the tipwear, this was the third day of me wearing this, which is really special as I usually change polish
every 2 days :-)




Ciao

Giuditta

woensdag 1 juni 2011

Nailart - Golden Olé!

I don't know what happened yesterday evening but I couln't manage to paint my nails nicely, I even got on the cuticles, I never do that! Argh...
So sorry for the messy manicure but I will post it anyway cause I liked the idea :-)
It''s Orly Olé, 2 coats, stamped with China Glaze Passion and Konad plate M73.
I also added a picture with matching nailart ring.









Ciao

Giuditta