Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Essie Fear or Desire

Well, I think that is what it is called!!

3 coats.

What do you think?

Lara xo

Mascara....!

I really liked this mascara when I tried it out last year. I got another one a few months back and haven't used it yet. Will do soon! :~}

What is your fave mascara?

Lara xo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fancy by Jessica Simpson

I got a 100mL bottle of this recently. It is waayyyy too heavy. Do not travel with this bottle!!

I need to wear this scent more to see if I like it or not. It's okay but I don't want to smell okay! I want to smell nice! :S

What perfume have you been wearing?

Lara xo

Friday, October 26, 2012

Britney Spears Curious Rollerball Perfume

I got this for my mother the other day! She really likes this scent and her big bottle of this was changing colour! It's no longer clear! The liquid is yellow! I got her a small one because she is more in love with V&R Flowerbomb, which I will get her in a 100mL bottle!

Do you like perfumes?

Lara xo

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Candle-lit Saturday Night In


Bond movie and candles!

What are you guys up to this weekend? :)

Lara xo

Britney Spears Fantasy Twist


I wonder of we get this in Australia? Probably not! :(

Nice ad! :)

Would you buy this?

Lara xo

Justin Beiber Perfume - Someday


Look what I got? Proceeds also go to charity which is so good! Cute bottle too! Will post a pic later :)

I got 30mL for about AU$35 online including shipping, which isn't bad! :)

I really wanna try his new perfume - Girlfriend!

Have you tried JB's perfumes?

Lara xo

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chanel Perfume Ad - Brad Pitt


Some people think he looks like a chimpanzee... Enough said lol

What do you guys think of this new Chanel No. 5 perfume ad?

Lara xo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Marc Jacobs Watch - Wants!!


This has been on my wish list for the longest time!! I totally adore how it looks - simple and timeless.

Maybe one day....

Is there anything you are listing after at the mo?

Lara xo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Britney Spears Fantasy EDP Perfume


I have been wanting to try this fragrance for a while now so when I saw it in stores and my boyfriend was nice to get it for me! I got the smallest size!

Sorry it's only a photo of the packaging haha I thought I'd take a quick snap before I threw it out!

Have you tried this before? Did you like it?

Lara xo

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Katy Perry - Purr


I got Katy Perry's first fragrance/perfume Purr today and the bottle is adorable.

I am not even a cat person and I think the bottle is cute!!

The smell is okay, nothing mind blowing in my opinion. The bottle is the main attraction I think, for me anyways, not the scent.

I am giving this to my mother as she loves girly things and I am sure she will love the bottle!!

Have you tried Purr yet? Do you have it? What did you think of it?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 23, 2012

ELF Cream Eyeshadow Swatches


Hey guys!

I purchased these ELF Cream Eyeshadows a few months ago and haven't gotten around to using them yet! I just keep forgetting!

I decided to swatch the ones I kept though, as I gave my mum one already, I am left with 5 of the shades I purchased.

These are swatches of the ones I kept and I am pleased to report that the pigmentation is pretty good across the board!

Will do further reviews one day! :)

Have you tried ELF Cream Eyeshadows before? What did you think of them?

Lara xo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Googling "I have too much" comes up with this!!



Interesting results!

#1 - I have too much stuff
#2 - I have too much money
#3 - I have too much time

Lara xo

China Glaze Electric Beat Swatch & NOTD


 Another shade from China Glaze's Electropop collection (yes, I bought the whole collection.... I am giving most of them away though!)

This is a nice periwinkle shade of blue with a bit of a dusty quality to it.

My boyfriend thinks it looks nice when I wore it under OPI's PMW (will post pics at a later date!)

I think its okkkkkaaay. Nothing special and I have given it to my mother. She adores blue nail polishes! They always look great on her too!! :)

Would you wear this shade?

Lara xo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

China Glaze Gothic Lolita Swatch


This was suppose to be a nail of the day, but it chipped on me in less than 10 hours.

The color is nice though, but the shimmer was pretty much non existent on the nail! I used 2 coats for opacity.

Have you tried any nail polishes from China Glaze's 2012 Electropop collection?

Lara xo

Monday, September 17, 2012

China Glaze Kinetic Candy Swatch


I used 3 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy for complete opacity. This is another colour from China Glaze's Electropop Collection that came out this year (2012).

Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Estée Lauder Deluxe EyeShadow Compact


 Estée Lauder was the first high end brand of eye shadows I tried and it was love at first swatch.

My love for them has continued to this day! Pictured is the Estée Lauder Deluxe EyeShadow Compact that was released in 2010. Yes, I've had this for almost 2 years now! As you can tell it has been used but I own quite a few eyeshadows so I haven't hit pan on any of these.

They are expensive generally, however I got this as part of a set they released and I guess I some how figured it was cheaper. I'm not sure if it really is though.... I'm not a fan of Estée Lauder's lipsticks because I am do sensitive to smells, so lucky my mum liked them! This eyeshadow palette also came with a bunch of other stuff that I didn't need so this is the only makeup item I have left from the set. So... Was it worth it?

I love the shadows but it's really hit and miss on the pigmentation really. Purchasing them individually may be cheaper after all...

Do you buy sets and find you only use one or a few of the items? Is it worth it?

Lara xo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

China Glaze Sun-Kissed Swatch


 This is from China Glaze's summer neons collection this year (2012).

I used 3 coats for it to be opaque. It looks duller than it is in the bottle but still a nice highlighter shade! 

Have you tried shades like this?

Lara xo

Thursday, September 13, 2012

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest NOTD, Swatch & Mini Review


This is from OPI's most recent collection, Germany 2012! This was the nail polish I was anticipating the most! It did not disappoint and I am very happy to have it in my nail polish collection!

I used 2 coats to achieve opacity, as shown in the photo above!

Have you tried any of the OPIs from this collection? Which was your fave?

Lara xo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

China Glaze Sweet Hook NOTD/Swatch


China Glaze Sweet Hook is from the Electropop 2012 collection. I used 3 coats and the formula was a little to thick and strangely thin at the same time. Love the colour though - perfect for Spring 2012! :D

I love this colour, yet I didn't like China Glaze Light As Air. This is more saturated and brighter. Light As Air, from China Glaze's Spring collection in... 2010 I believe, was too washed out for my skin tone, cracked and yellowed! :S

I won't be buying back ups of Sweet Hook but will look forward to wearing it again in the near future.

Is this shade a must have? No, not really - there are many dupes of this shade available in other brands. Sweet Hook looks like a dupe of Essie Nice Is Nice from their French Affair collection last year in 2011.

Will I repurchase? Probably not - their are many other brands with similar shades.

Will I be keeping this nail polish? Yes, I am a sucker for cremes and hoard them like no tomorrow!

What is your NOTD?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lazy Galaxy Nails NOTD


Didn't realize their resemblance to galaxy nails until hours later but...... This is my current NOTD!!

Can you guess what nail polishes I used? All will be revealed in up coming posts! :D

Have a great weekend every one!!

What's on your nails?

Lara xo

Monday, September 3, 2012

OPI German-icure NOTD/Swatch



I used 2 coats for this NOTD/swatch OPI German-icure! This is from their most recent collection - Germany 2012.

I am not sure if I am loving it though, I mean it's pretty but I am a bit disappointed - I wish it was more douchromy!

What do you guys think of this colour? Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Sunday, September 2, 2012

NOTD: Essie Bikini So Teeny



NOTD/Swatch

I used 3 coats of Essie BST and topped it off with a Color Club glitter.

This mani welcomes Spring 2012 here in Australia... But I'm cold as anything right now!!!!!!

Do you like Essie nail polishes?

Lara xo

Friday, August 31, 2012

OPI Strawberry Margarita NOTD & Review



Hey guys!

So here's OPI Strawberry Margarita with 2 coats! I also used this on my toes, however it took 3 coats! :S A bit weird, but it really didn't look good with only 2 coats on my toes!

I only have the mini version of OPI Strawberry Margarita do that's what I used. This is a 3.75 mL bottle, and is very cute, however, it would definitely not last as long as the regular 15 mL bottles of OPI!

Wear time was normal with this nail polish and I found the colour quite bright and not office friendly at all! This would be perfect for summer though!

Do you like mini bottles of nail polish?

Lara xo

Thursday, August 23, 2012

OPI Outrageous Neons Collection!


Hey guys!

I recently purchased the OPI Outrageous Neons Collection! They only come in this mini sized set though and there are no full sized bottles available.

I am unsure whether or not this is limited edition, but they just came out recently so have no fear of them selling out!

Look forward to some swatches in the future, as the weather warms up a bit here in Australia! :)

Do you like neon polishes?

Lara xo

Friday, August 17, 2012

China Glaze I'm Not Lion With Max Factor & Sally Hansen Combo - Swatch



Hey guys!

I have a combination swatch to show you guys! This is 2 coats of Max Factor Ivory, 1 coat of China Glaze Ivory, and 1 coat of Sally Hansen Disco Ball.

The effect if supppper glittery yet somehow understated! This refused to dry on me though so I had to take it off.

What do you guys think of this combo? Hit or miss?

Lara xo

OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? - Swatch, Review & NOTD


 
 Hey guys!

So I have been trying to find more work appropriate shades of nail polish for work and OPI's Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? from the Holland 2012 collection seemed to fit the bill!

The formula was a bit tricky and I used 2-3 coats. I tried 3 coats on my left hand and 2 coats on my right! They both look good, however, my right hand nails seemed to be less opaque, but I just look at them too much! Lol!

My mother thinks this is an ugly colour but I think it's pretty perfect for work! It's not loud and it's very discrete!

What do you guys think?

Lara xo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

China Glaze I Herd That - Swatch & NOTD



China Glaze I Herd That is from their On Safari collection released this year (2012)!

I used 1 coat of China Glaze I Herd for the photo below, over 2 coats of Max Factor's Ivory.

This dried a gritty texture so be sure to smooth it out with a top coat if it bugs you!

I didn't wear this as a full manicure on me yet, but plan to soon.

It doesn't photograph too well here, but there are holographic glitters!!

What do you think of this nail polish? Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Okay, how cute is this?



These two lovebirds are adorable! These were for sale at the local news agent! Shawwww cute!!

Perfect for Valentines day, no?

Do you like cuddly soft toys?

Lara xo

Mini Stationary Haul



These are just a few things I purchased from a discount store recently for uni. How cute is the mini post-it pad? Only $1 too!!

When was the last time you bought stationary supplies?

Lara xo

Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish - Ivory - Swach



The photo is a swatch of two coats of this nail polish. Ivory? Are you kidding me? It looks more gold!

It looks a bit sheer with two coats but I think three coats would be perfect!

Cute as nail polish! I'm not sure about the colour on me but I think I need to wear it as a full manicure before deciding!

What do you guys think of this nail polish? Hit or miss?

Lara xo

Monday, August 13, 2012

L'Oreal Nail Polishes!

 

So I picked up these 2 nail polishes a few months back. Left to right they are:
 I Pink I'm in Love and Because You're Worth It.

Cute names!

I am giving the pink one to my boyfriend's mother and keeping the gold one!
Sharing the nail polish love! :D

Have you tried L'Oreal nail polishes before?


Lara xo

Add to blog sale: China Glaze nail polishes

$7 ea

All are brand new

** Neons collection:
Beach cruise-r, splish splash, ride the waves, under the boardwalk, orange you hot?, love's a beach, surfing' for boys, flirty tankini, hang-ten-toes, I'm with the lifeguard, sun-kissed, pink plumeria.

**Safari collection:
Elephant walk, desert sun, exotic encounters, jungle queen, man hunt, I herd that, call of the wild, prey tell, purr-fect plum, kalahari kiss.

Essie Head Mistress Swatch & NOTD - Stylenomics 2012 Collection



This is 3-4 coats of Essie's Head Mistress from the Stylenomics collection from Essie this year.

The formula was a bit tricky for me because I struggled to get the nail polish to apply evenly. If you are careful though, this nail polish is a 2-coater.

I have just been having the worst luck with nail polish application but the formula on this nail polish did give me some trouble. I blame stress or something like that lol.

Is this colour unique? No. But it's nice to have and is a good colour for fall and winter. I am not sure if this is work appropriate but I will be sporting this to work this week.

What is on your nails at the moment? :)

Lara xo

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Essie Don't Sweater It NOTD & Swatch II - Essie Fall 2012 Stylenomics Collection



I posted photos of this before here, but I think I will be doing them like this from now on, you can definately see the colour better!! 

Let me know what you guys think!


Lara xo


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Essie Don't Sweater It NOTD & Swatch - Essie Fall 2012 Stylenomics Collection

 I could not wait to try out my new Essie nail polishes!! This is Essie Don't Sweater It. I used 2 coats, however the formula is pretty thick and if you are careful you could get away with one - it was a bit tooooo thick for my liking, but better than using like 5 coats hahah.

What do you think of the colour?

Lara xo

Essie Fall 2012 - STYLENOMICS COLLECTION


I love Essie nail polishes! They are my absolute weakness when it comes to nail polishes! My mother thinks the bottles look cheap and prefers the bottles of OPI, but I really love Essie nail polishes! I am a huge fan of OPI to though! So I really love them both ahahha ><'

I picked up the whole Fall 2012 collection and they are pictured above. Their names, left to right, are:
Head Mistress, Miss Fancy Pants, Recessionista, Stylenomics, Skirting the Issue and Don't Sweater it.

It is still winter here and for sure I will be rocking these colours soon! Watch out for NOTDs and swatches!

Do you prefer Essie or OPI nail polish bottles? Which brand do you like more?

Lara xo     

An Olympic Athlete Stumbles...



37 year old London 2012 Olympic athlete Vania Stambolova stumbled in the women's 400m hurdles - in the heats. I watched this happen on television and it was devastating. She was completely and utterly devastated, and I can totally understand why.

I know some people are making fun of her last name and the incident and although I can find the humour in it I do not find it funny. All her hard work was gone in an instant.

My sympathies are with her.

Lara xo

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

L'oreal Colour Riche Balms


I've been using....
L-R
218 Rose Elixir &
518 Tender Mauve

Will review them soon!

Have you tried them before?

Lara xo

Monday, August 6, 2012

Another Untried Nail Polish!


I've decided I will go through my untried nail polishes for the rest of the month since I tend to use some colors over and over again, and just ignore some other ones! Does this happen to you too?

Today I painted my fingernails and toenails with Essie's Cascade Cool. This is from their Bikini So Teeny Collection, and I posted my little haul of Essie nail polishes, including this one, a few days ago :)

I used 3 coats.

This is definitely blue-toned and it's a nice shade for Spring and Summer.

I'm not sure if I'm in love with this shade or not, but I do like it!

How many untried nail polishes do you have in your nail polish collection?

Thank You All For Your Support!



Hey guys!

It has been a little over 3 months since I started my YouTube channel and I'd like to thank everyone again for all your support!

I think it's fun making videos about things I enjoy and my view on things, products and items.

I've been super busy lately and haven't been able to do many videos, but I will do videos when I have time! Thank you for understanding!

Let me know if you have any requests for future videos! :)

Lara xo

Sunday, August 5, 2012

OPI If You Moust You Moust - Minnie Mouse Collection - Swatch & Review + Comparision


 Oh my god. The formula on this was horrible. I used 3-4 coats and on some nails, I STILL needed more coverage. The formula sucked so badly - it was just as bad as Essie Off the Shoulder!! 

These two looked pretty similar in their bottles so I decided to show you guys pics below of them side by side. Both are nice bright pinks (but neither are neon), and both are quite photography shy! They are a bit brighter in person than they appear in photos. 

OPI leans a bit more blue toned than the Essie, however the shade is very similar.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R-inNkjNJqg/UB0NGeKULSI/AAAAAAAACFs/RhSVVrN_X3g/s1600/photo-777080.JPG

Why am I having so much bad luck with nail polishes these days? :( I mean, I had to apply OPI on my nails twice! Yes, I had to take it off with nail polish remover, and apply again because it just didn't dry the first time! :(

Would you keep nail polishes that sucked even though you don't mind the color?

Lara xo

Friday, August 3, 2012

My fave OPI nail polish of the moment!


Does this nail polish look familiar?

I can't seem to stop wearing it!

It's OPI's Congeniality is my middle name from the Miss Universe collection!

This was an unexpected love for me since it was an untried I didn't touch for months and months!

The formula isn't the best, as I have mentioned before, but I love the colour!

What's your fave nail polish right now?

Lara xo

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cupcakes.... In an electrical store!!



I saw these in Harvey Norman the other day! They look so cute and yummy! :D

When was the last time you had a cupcake?

Lara xo

Natio Very Berry Nail Polish - Swatch + Review



Man, my nails look so short here!

I used 2 coats and this resulted in an opaque coverage of the nail.

Retailing for the price of $9.95 each, I caught this shade on sale and have used it a couple times already! It is also they color I painted my boyfriend's ties with! :p He could tell that it is purple so it doesn't look black-black. Which is awesome!

I had some cuticle drag, but for the price and colour, I can overlook that!

I really like this colour on me! It's not black, just a hint of plum - looks great and is perfect for winter!

Have you tried Natio nail polishes before? Did you like them?

Lara xo

L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish: New To Australia!


 
Image: Source


Hey ladies!

While hanging out with a girl friend some time last week, I spotted these little cuties! These are the new L'Oreal nail polishes and they have 40 different shades to choose from!!

They are available in stores now, however I saw them at my local Target, they are also stocked at other retailers.

The bottles look very cute and slender and a total change from the bigger nail polish bottles such as OPI and China Glaze. This is about half the size!!

Have you guys seen these yet? Have you tried any?

Lara xo

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My new Essie Nail Polishes! (Small Haul)



Ahhh how I love Essie! The bottles are just too cute!!

Small haul anyone?

Here are a few I picked up recently and have not featured on my blog yet:

Cascade Cool
A Crewed Interest
Bikini So Teeny

These are just perfect for Summer and Spring!

Who says love can't buy happiness? :p

Lara xo

My super small China Glaze Nail polish collection


I only have 5 China Glaze nail polishes in my collection! How did this happen? :0

China Glaze definitely is a great brand that tends to be overshadowed by OPI and Essie, but in terms of quality and choice of shades, they are definitely comparable!

I guess I am just really picky with with nail polishes I keep - I purge often!

The ones that made the cut are:

Snow
Something sweet
Re-freshmint
Lemon fizz
Midnight kiss

But yea, still single figures lol

No worries, this shall be rectified in the near future!!

Do you like China Glaze nail polishes? How many do you have in your collection?

Lara xo