{Review} Ice Box Colors

Good Morning my Loves,

So today I have some new polishes to show you. This is the first time I have ever tried this brand.

Today’s post is just swatches but I will get some Nail Art done too which you can catch on Instagram & Facebook.

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So on to the polishes!

So here is a little outtake from their website (I will add all the links at the bottom)

outstanding nail lustres range with its dazzling colours, stunning square bottles in both 7ml & 15ml, with its quick drying, long lasting, chip-resistant wear, is also 3-Free and is made in South Africa to the highest international standards.”

As you can see this is a Local brand which instantly made me love it more! Anything Local gets me all giddy!

No Sugar Please

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No Sugar Please is a rich dark chocolate brown polish.

When I first painted it on I got a little worried as the initial coat was so translucent but as soon as I applied the second coat I was looking at a fully opaque polish. The brush is amazing! It is thick so I only needed to paint the brush over my nails twice to get full nail coverage.

The dry time was fairly fast which was very exciting.

No Sugar Please (2)Just look at that shine! I didn’t add a top coat.

Nothing To Prove

Nothing To Prove (1)I am slightly obsessed with Nude polishes and Nothing To Prove didn’t disappoint!

The formula for both the polishes was exceptionally great and I found the smell of the polish was really pleasant too, it didn’t over-power the room.

Aesthetically this my all time favorite Nail polish bottle shape, its just so different!

Nothing To Prove (2)I am really confident that this is a must try brand for all you local ladies.

What do you think of these Neutrals?

They have a massive collection of pretty polishes (including Holo’s, Yipeee) If you want to see more swatches check out Michelle from OrdinaryMisfit review here.

Ok so you can check out this brand on the following Platforms:

Facebook, Twitter & on their Website.

You can contact them via Facebook to find your nearest stockist.

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31DC2014: Day 13-Animal Print

Good Morning my dear’s.

Today is yet another beautiful day 😀

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Today we make tribute to the animal kingdom. I love this prompt, I love seeing all the various animal prints used for inspiration.

Today I am doing good ol’faithful Mr. Leopard.

I couldn’t remember the last time I did a leopard print so thought I would try do it again.

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I used some very neutral colours:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Wanna Say Hello”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Go Bold”
  • Essence Colour & Go “1000 Miles Away”

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To me this is one of the easiest types of nail art to do, as no spot is the same! So how can you mess it up?

I normally go an buy 3 nail polishes and a dotting tool, I then print a little “how to guide” on leopard print nail art and I give that as gifts to people. Its pretty fun to make these packs 😀

What do you think?

What animal did you use as inspiration? Share your links.

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31DC2014: Day 2-Orange Nails

Hey Lovelies,

Its day 2 😀 and today is Orange.

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I sat back an looked at my limited choice of orange polishes and decided to deviate ever so slightly and go with a Neon Coral, its still kind of Orange but only a little.

I have been obsessed with neon’s and nudes lately. So I decided that’s what today’s Mani will be.

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I used the following polishes for today:

  • China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
  • TOY Maaji Sandy Oasis

So I did a neon french.

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What do you think of Neon and Nude?

Don’t forget to share your Nail Art in the comments section.

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Saturday Seeds #3

Happy weekend Lovelies,

Hope you all having a good relax.

So I saw this picture and was like wow that would be easy to do… Boy was I wrong…

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I love the colours for the weeks challenge but I just couldn’t get what was in my head out onto my nails. It could have been the fact that I have had a really busy week at work and was a bit tired. Or it could have been that I accidentally left this to the last minute. Whatever the case may be this weeks Saturday Seed post is a total Nail Fail!

Ok let me show you.

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I used the following polishes:

  • Essence “Loves Recipe”
  • Essence “L.O.L.”
  • Essence “Gorgeous Bling Bling”
  • SinfulColors “Rise & Shine”
  • TOY Maaji “Maaji’s Ocean”

All of these together gave me this…

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I did a gradient using Rise & Shine and Maaji’s Ocean and then used the Essence polishes to do the details.

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I think that I am going to have to add this to my retry list so that I can see if it can be done better, which I know for a fact it can be!

But oh well whats done is done, at least now I learn my lesson and wont leave this to the last minute again.

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Maskscara NAIL-iT Polishes

Hello Lovelies,

Happy Friday 😀

So my go to polish supply store Maskscara has created their own polish range. The colours are to die for awesome!

While I was there a few months back I picked up 3 of the colours and they are real eye catchers.

Let’s take a look shall we…

 

Usually I leave my favourite colour of a collection for last but I just can’t today, it needs to be front row!

Peachy-Keen

Peachy Keen is my absolute favourite polish from their collection, it was the first one that caught my eye. It required 3 coats to reach opacity. Dry time was the same as most polishes.

 

I just had to use this polish to do a little nail art, I felt like super bling would work well.

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I then moved on to Now U Sea Me.

It’s a very pretty baby blue polish. Its is pretty much the same as peachy keen, it required 3 coats and

dried well.

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The last colour I bought was No Need to Be Nude.

I am not too sure why but I love buying Nude polishes, plus this name is just too awesome.

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 This swatch was also 3 coats.

I didn’t top coat any of the above swatches as they were sufficiently glossy all on their own. I am quite impressed by the polishes.

Their formula was a bit on the runny side but that didn’t affect the dry time or overall look.

You can find more of the polishes on the Maskscara website.

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#MaajiMagic2014 Bonus Post

Hello Lovelies,

My Photoshop bombed out so I had to wait to post this 😦 But here it is, rather late than never.

So today I have the nail art I did for TOY and the Maaji Magic event.

Enjoy xx

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I decided to only add it to the Feature nail as that’s how it would have been done at the event.

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TOY Maaji New Collection #maajimagic2014

Happy Friday Lovelies,

This post is going to be jam packed with pretties!

So remember a while back I got to go do nail art for a runway show using TOY products… Well I must have really impressed them because they contacted me again to do another event, only this time it was to create fun Nail Art designs for the Launch of the new Maaji Nail Polish & Swimwear collections

Let’s give you some background in case you missed my last Maaji polish post. Maaji is a swimwear line from Columbia (just like TOY). Maaji & TOY teamed up to create 5 polishes with every new collection of swimsuits.

The colours of the new collection are absolutely stunning.

TOY sent me the collection to play with and to come up with striking Nail Art.

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Here are the swatches of the 5 new polishes:

First up is TOY Maaji Minty Sparrow.

I am in love with this mint polish! It’s possibly the closest to a “True Mint” I have ever seen. I would like to dub this polish a “1 coat wonder”. This polish is so creamy and full of pigment it literally looked great with only 1 coat! I really didn’t have any issues with this polish at all, it dried super-fast and was exceptionally shiny.

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For this swatch I did 2 coats and no top coat.

Then I tried TOY Maaji Marine Fairwater.

Outside of the nail polish world this is my favourite colour of all time! I love this colour in polish too but let’s be honest who can really choose 1 favourite nail polish colour? I know I can’t hehe.

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This polish was yet another “1 coat wonder” pigment packed and oh so creamy! For this swatch I did 2 coats, only because its habitJ, and no top coat.

Next was TOY Maaji Sandy Oasis.

One cannot simply have enough nude nail polish! Although this is true for every polish, it is definitely even truer for nude polishes! I don’t know about anyone else but I think nude polish is to the polish world what the LBD (little black dress) is to the fashion world, an absolute must have! It goes with every occasion!

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This polish, as with almost all the polishes in this collection, is also a 1 coat wonder. Alas I still did 2 coats with no top coat.

The 4th swatch of the collection is TOY Maaji Candy Bay.

This polish is the pop of tropical colour you need on a sad winters day… plus it looks killer stunning on your toes.

This was the only polish that needed 2 coats. The first coat I found to be a bit streaky but the second one smoothed it out and made it perfect.

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I love the fact that the collection contained a nude and a neon, those two always look great together.

The final swatch of the day is TOY Maaji Burgundy Waves.

Out of the entire collection this is my all-time favourite one! The colour is so rich and warm. I have been wearing this on my nails for the last 4 days! I actually think this is a great one for our winter season!

My matric dance dress was this colour and so were my curtains in high schools. #randomfact

Anyway so here is the swatch

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See it’s stunning!

This polish has actually caused a little dilemma in my life… I now want clothes in this colour! Specifically a big chunky woolly jersey.

So this polish was also a “1 coat wonder”

What do you think of this collection? I really really love it!

I was invited to attend the event but didn’t end up going because I came down with flu. I did however stalk the # Tag #MaajiMagic2014 and it looks like the guests had a blast. Take a look at the #MaajiMagic2014 on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to see all the fun.

Who wants to see the nail art?

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These are the nails I created for the event using the colours from the collection. The aim was just to create a fun feature nail and so thats what I did.

My favorites are the top 2 left ones.

I am a bit sad that I didn’t get a chance to do these on myself as I was so busy prepping the falsies for the Nail Art Menu’s. But I do plan to show you so keep an eye out for a bonus post this Sunday 😀

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The menu’s came out super cute thanks to Sigal (TOY SA Head Honcho) and her awesome idea. The guests at the event used these to choose the feature nail they wanted to wear.

Sigal gave me some feedback on the event saying that all the ladies love the Nail Art #blushface. I feel really honored to have had my work put up for all the Media world to see.
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