Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Formula X Unmistakable(ly) Incandescent tape mani featuring Thunder

I haven't done many posts properly recently. It's just been too hard to time my manicures to catch good sunlight and I just haven't got the set up to take photos nicely at home... and my computer with Lightroom installed has a pile of papers on top that I don't want to deal with. Actually, that's becoming a bit of a problem, procrastination. I'm trying hard to remain positive and upbeat, but lately, the shadow of... I don't want to say depression, because I think that belittles people who are really suffering. But a shadow of blues. I just feel flat. Even the nail art has been patchy.

I also keep breaking corners off my nails when I have squares, so I tried to do some ovals nails. Not sure how about I feel about them though... Anyway, onto my nails. Formula X White Matter, Unmistakable (mint) and Incandescent (orange).

I later added Formula X Thunder for some more details on my mani. I do love how well this goes with so many of my polishes! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wear Test - Sally Hansen Miracle Gel - B Girl and Top Coat Duo

So I have been eagerly waiting for the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes to be released here since I saw the first look preview on BeautyGeeks. Not so much for me, but for my Mum and sister, who both chip their polish almost instantly after painting! I was walking around the city after gym this afternoon decided to browse the big Priceline store on Bourke St. I found Sally Hansen on sale, including the long awaited Miracle Gel at half price! They are all currently $9.97!

I have to say, this Karen is my favourite swatcher. And she swatched 46/47 of the colours Sally Hansen has released. And she very helpfully tried the top coat over regular polish, and oh my, I can't wait to give that a go too!

I must try to paint earlier in the day, I am not quite convinced they fully cured when I did them on a late afternoon, on a cloudy, winter Saturday.

I ummm'd and ahhh'd between B Girl and Street Flair (which I'd describe as a dusty lilac). I went with B Girl, obviously, but I had to go back for more!

I went back, with my sister this time, the next day. It turns out that the Bourke St mall store was the only one with the new Miracle Gel in duo packs on the shelf. Apparently they were not supposed to come out till after the sale. Needless to say, my sister and I went nuts. We got more gel duos, a gel starter kit and some other regular polishes too.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Guinea Pig Update + Photos

The fur babies are well. Sadly, Panda passed away. I'm not sure if I ever mentioned that. That was quite a few months ago now. We all miss the cheeky little bugger. But we're still delighted by the antics of the four we still have with us.

We have also received news that two of the little girls we adopted out have become mummies themselves! They grow up so fast. Here are some recent photos I've taken.

Big Q

Doe munching on kale

More munching of kale

Little Q wondering, 'what about me?'

Doe hanging out on the couch

Little Red Bear being cute

Look at my little nose and mouth