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:

Something sweet
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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Essie Mojito Madness Swatch - NOTD & Review

Hey guys!

So today I am wearing Essie's Mojito Madness from their Bikini So Teeny 2012 collection.

This was a 2 coater for me (although I had some patches).

I had some trouble with this formula though... what has been up with Essie's formulations these days? It was pretty thick but I am very happy with the colour. It is also a perfect green to support Australians in the London Olympics! ^^

What do you guys think of this shade? Yay or nay?

Lara xo 


I have updated my blog sale with a bunch of nail polishes

Please have a look here

All details will be on that page :) 

To make any purchases please email me at fortheloveofbeautybylara@gmail.com




And more!!

Please have a look here!

Lara xo

Friday, July 27, 2012

OPI Holland Nail Polishes - More Swatches Coming Soon

What's this?

It's the mini collection of OPI Holland nail polishes!

I've only swatched and worn one of the Holland nail polishes - Pedal Faster Suzi!

Look forward to more from this beautiful collection! I know I'm late but..... Better late than never!!

Lara xo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Collective Makeup Haul! ♡ L'Oreal Color Riche Balms, E.L.F products, Mil...

Essence Nail Polishes! The Whole Range!

Hey guys!

So it's no secret that I have quite an addiction to nail polish! I don't have any of these Essence nail polishes though! Look at all these pretties!

They retail here in Australia for $2.55 each!

Have you guys tried these yet? What did you think?

Lara xo

Monday, July 23, 2012

Essie Off the Shoulder Swatch & Mini Review

My NOTD is Essie's Off the Shoulder from Essie's new collection Bikini So Teeny (2012).

The formula was pretty horrible - goppy, not self-leveling & applied horribly. I was not impressed. I'm a huge Essie fan but this polish's formula really let me down.

I used 3 coats for opaqueness. The color really needed 3 coats.

It's a nice bright pink shade that took me by surprise as to how bright it is. It's winter here now and I'm still rocking the brights on my nails. I will have to wear this shade for a few more days before I decide if I really like this shade or not.

What do you guys think of this shade?

Lara xo

June Hits & Misses 2012 Part 2 (of 2) - Nail Polish & More! ♡

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Can you guess this OPI nail polish? NOTD/swatches!

I've been really liking this shade! It's an untried that I recently got around to trying. I've used it several times in the past month! :) Really been liking it but just wish the formula was better :(

It's OPI congeniality is my middle name.

Would you keep & use a nail polish that had a bad formula?

Lara xo

Friday, July 20, 2012

Take me to the galaxy.... Nails! (NOTD/swatches)

I used OPI Yoga-ta get this blue & OPI I Lily Love You (cutest name or what?)

I like it but..... I am not loving it... I am so lukewarm about the OPI Yoga-ta get this blue!! To be fair I've had this for well over a year and only wore it twice!

My mom loves OPI Russian Navy so I think she'll love this! So I'm going to give it to her since she will get more use out of it. :)

Have you ever had a nail polish that was highly raved about but when you wore it, you just never felt 'into it'?

Lara xo

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monkey..... iPhone 4 case

Got this for my boyfriend recently & his first reaction when I gave it to him?

"Isn't this for a 10 year old?"

Le what? I said "no"! Lol! And he used it :)

I think the monkey is called Paka? I don't know, but I think it's cute! Bright yellow!

What do you think of it? Would you use it?

Lara xo

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Navy baby - NOTD/Swatches

OPI Yoga-ta-get this blue

This is only the 2nd time I've worn this nail polish. I have mixed feelings about it.

I used 2 coats to reach opacity.

What do you guys think of it? Yay or nay?

Lara xo

Sunday, July 15, 2012

OPI Big Apple Red (NOTD/Swatches)

One of my many untrieds! 2 coats = great coverage with no VNL. Love. This is a great classic red - no orange tones, slight brown tones on me, but if you ate paler I can see it leaning a bit blue on you.

Would you wear this?

Lara xo