swatches

The Neverending Pile Challenge: Boutique

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Today’s theme for the Neverending Pile Challenge is a boutique polish and I must admit that I’ve cheated a little on this one. The polish I’ve used isn’t really a boutique polish, but it was the closest I had. It’s not a drugstore polish, it’s only available in limited stores here, and it is at the higher end of what I’ve paid for a polish… so it’s just going to have to count! (more…)

Swatches: Rimmel Space Dust Collection

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Today I have swatches of all 5 polishes from Rimmel’s Space Dust collection. I know for you US/UK ladies this collection is old news, and probably already disappearing from your shelves, but it is a new arrival here in South Africa. I was so excited to see it since I’d loved all the swatches I saw that I bought all 5 the second I saw them. When I got home I wondered if I really needed them all, but I am glad I did get them all because the couple I might have skipped, I ended up loving! (more…)

Renaissance Cosmetics Swatches

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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway by Reneissance Cosmetics on their Facebook page and when my parcel arrived I couldn’t wait to get the polishes on my nails. The prize consisted of two full-size polishes from their Love… Everyday collection – Rosie-Osie and Black Heart, Don’t Care as well as a 5 ml cuticle oil. When I mentioned I’m a blogger Meghan was kind enough to add mini bottles of Love… Everyday and L’hiver to the package! (more…)

Swatches: Revlon Parfumerie Bordeaux and Spun Sugar

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Yes, today I have more swatches for you. But don’t worry – I promise you a FULL MONTH of nail art starting tomorrow! I am taking part in the Nail Art A-Go-Go challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails so you can expect 28 days of nothing but nail art. My month might get really busy halfway through so I’m not quite sure if I’ll manage to get all the prompts done, but I’ll do my best and you’ll certainly be seeing most of them. This challenge is open to everyone so feel free to hop on board and get some fun nail art done! 🙂nagg-igNow, on to today’s nails. It was my birthday last month and my lovely sister got me some nail polish! Of course I have to show you 🙂 She got me a set of two of the Revlon Parfumerie polishes: The Indulgent collection, consisting of Bordeaux and Spun Sugar. revlon-parfumerie-indulgent-collection-scented-nail-enamel-bordeaux (more…)

Swatch: Zombie Brains and Swamp Monster

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I am back from my holiday in Namibia, and it was amazing. Since I had all my posts scheduled, I doubt you even noticed I was gone, but I did get really behind on all my blog reading! I have a lot of catching up to do!

I know I’ve shown a lot more swatches than usual this month (but weren’t all the polishes beautiful?) but I have some more swatches for you today. Back in November, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway of a Love Thy Polish Halloween Duo over at Lacquer Dreams. So thank you, thank you, thank you to Lacquer Dreams and to Love Thy Polish! The polishes took a while to arrive thanks to even slower postal services over the holiday season, but I got them, I love them, and I swatched them for you 🙂 I know it’s nowhere close to Halloween, but no way was I going to wait until October to show you these beauties!love-thy-polish-gruesome-twosome-halloween-duo-zombie-brains (more…)

ILNP Absolute Zero: Swatch and nail art

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Today I have another ILNP post for you. This polish was one of the reasons that I decided to take the plunge and buy from ILNP in the first place – it’s a limited edition, only available as a gift if you ordered at least 3 polishes from the collection during the pre-order. Now, I’m not all that into polishes being limited edition or hard to find – but a free, gorgeous polish added to my order? That’s what sold me. ilnp-i-love-nail-polish-limited-edition-absolute-zero-swatch (more…)

ILNP: Birefringence (H)

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I’m sure many of you have seen swatches of I Love Nail Polish’s gorgeous Ultrachrome range. These polishes were on the TOP of my lemming list since the first time I saw them. When it was announced that they were bringing out holographic versions of the polish – and you could get a free limited edition polish if you bought them in the preorder – I could no longer resist. So, I got my very first indie/boutique polishes and I got my biggest lemming! I can’t wait to show you!

Today, I have Birefringence (H). I’ve done a separate post for each of the 5 polishes I got just because they are all beyond gorgeous and need a lot of pictures to do them justice! So look out for the rest in the next couple of weeks 🙂 This post is a bit more picture heavy than usual but it’s worth it!

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