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


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....
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.

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