Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Layla Bubbly in Black Forest

Today I have Layla Bubbly in Black Forest to show you! I've been in love with it ever since I first saw it online. A big big hug to my friend Grace for helping me get it! It is also very similar if not identical to OPI Spotted.

The formula is really different to normal nail polish. It's like soy sauce, almost. It applies a very opaque black (very precise too) even with the smallest amount of polish on the brush. It very quikly dissipates as soon as it is applied over the nail. Very similar to how oil and water play with each other. And I noticed that on some 'nails' that there were incredibly tiny little sweat balls, so this stuff is still trying to escape itself even at the micro level. Black Forest also begins to crack (just a little) after a few minutes.

Colours left to right: OPI No Room For The Blues, OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me, Butter London Bumster, OPI A Roll In The Hague, OPI The Spy Who Loved Me, OPI You Only Live Twice, Misa Pinky Promise, OPI Skull & Glossbones, OPI Designer De-Better, OPI Black Onyx (matte).

A close-up of the first five! On the third nail I drew a straight line and waited too long to finish the coat, it had already set! So I tried applying a second coat to see what would happen. Nothing much lol. Black Forest looks great over these bright colours!

And the next lot. The 3rd nail was one of the thinner coats. The 5th nail here is the first one I painted on, very thickly. The last nail is mattefied Black Onyx, too bad you can't really see anything exciting here.

What do you think? Is Bubbly a look for you? 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nail Art Competition!

Yayyy nail art competition time! Keep reading to see what you can win and how to win! 

Color Club NZ is giving you, the winner, the whole Halo Hues collection! This includes Beyond, Kismet, Eternal Beauty, Cosmic Fate, Over the Moon and Miss Bliss!

1. Find a picture to inspire your galaxy manicure
2. Create some galaxy nails
3. Upload your inspiration pic and your mani pic (in one album) on the Nail Juice Facebook page (located here) along with what you used and any thoughts you want to add :)

If you need a little starting help, you can check out my Galaxy Nails here and see what I used, maybe this can give you some ideas on what colours you want to use!

This contest is open to anyone and everyone! Contest is open from today! The deadline for all pictures to be uploaded is the 15th of May. The winner will be announced May 20th!

See you on the flip side~!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Nail Art: Galaxy Nails

Well I've been admiring galaxy nails from a distance for far too long! I decided it was time to create my own! What you need to create your own galaxy nails: dark base colour, bunch of polishes, a glitter (optional), and a sponge.

 My base colour was Orly Le Chateau, a very dark jelly-like teal. I do have a black but it's in a mini bottle and we all know how frustrating those can be. I then opted for two fuchsia shimmers, OPI Meep Meep Meep and OPI You Only Live Twice. Meep Meep is more blue-toned and has more chunky flake like pieces, where as Only Live Twice has a finer and very reflective shimmer. The dark plum colour here is OPI We'll Always Have Paris, and the light lavender is Misa Sweet Thing.

Now in most galaxy nail pictures that I've seen, ladies have been layering over a sparse silver glitter. Much like NFUOh GS05 or OPI Servin' Up Sparkle as a way to mimic the stars. I couldn't locate my silver glitter so I went without! I love how it turned out and I really enjoyed wearing the manicure.

I'm going to do another galaxy manicure today and these are my inspiration pictures. Lavender, turquoise  blue and little specks of orange!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Color Club NZ has Winter Affair in stock!

All six bottles in the collection for a price of $47.40. That’s $7.90 per bottle.

Limited stocks.

R.I.P. NFUOh Flakies

"We have got confirmation from Nfu Oh headquarter that Opal Glitter Series (Flakies #37-60) has been discontinued. The current series will be replace by a new set of colors. Nfu Oh has yet to confirm the replacement color or if any current color will remain in the future product line. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we can." - (http://gothampolish.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/heres-why-you-need-to-stop-what-youre.html)

This doesn't mean it's the end! They may just be updating the chemicals or pigments they use. I have gathered a few of my favourite NFU polishes to show you. But if you are afraid to miss out on these polishes, might be best to see where you can buy them from!

NFUOh 52

NFUOh 49

NFUOh 50

NFUOh 55

NFUOh 59