Two Longtime Lemmings

Hey lovelies,

Today I'd like to share a mani I wore on Thursday which paired two longtime lemmings of mine!



Glisten & Glow - Stuck On Blu basecoat
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Orly - Prelude To A Kiss, 3 coats
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Essence Color & Go - Make It Golden
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Glisten & Glow - HK Girl Topcoat

I'd actually given up on getting Make It Golden since Essence isn't available in NZ and I don't think this shade is in the revamped Color & Go line. But you should never give up on a lemming, because they have a funny way of popping up when you least expect it! I scored Make It Golden from Nicola's destash.

Prelude To A Kiss was love at first sight, but was a little trickier to work with than I'd hoped. It was slightly streaky and prone to bubbling. However, I wasn't being as careful as I could have been during application, so hopefully next time it will go better! At any rate, I think these two polishes make a cute combination. What do you think?

X
Lani

Say Hello To My Kitty!

Hey lovelies,

Here's another fabulous Dollish Polish mani I wore this week. My ever-breaking middle finger nail is growing out, again! It got really long for a few weeks while we were moving, when I just wore OPI Nail Envy and didn't paint them, and then broke again within a day of putting on polish :( Typical! Anyway...


Glisten & Glow - Stuck On Blu basecoat
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Color Club - Disco Dress, 3 coats*
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Dollish Polish - Say Hello To My Kitty, 2 dabbed coats
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Glisten & Glow - HK Girl Topcoat

Say Hello To My Kitty is such an awesome polish! The mix of glitter and the colour combination is so much fun, I really really love the little black, white and pink stars. It did take a little fishing to get the stars but I think it was totally worth it.

X
Lani

*Disco Dress provided by Color Club NZ for consideration.

Innisfree #108 Aquarius

Hey lovelies,

Here's something pretty I wore last week :)

Sunlight

Glisten & Glow - Stuck On Blu Basecoat
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Depend #204, 2 coats
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Innisfree #108 Aquarius, 2 coats
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Glisten & Glow - HK Girl Topcoat

Shade

Sorry about the tipwear here, but I had to share this combination. I love the glitter colours in Aquarius and the distribution was great. Depend #204 was a nice twist on black with its pretty navy shimmer peeking through the glitter.

I can't wait to get more Innisfree polishes, I'm obsessing over Korean polish in general at the moment. So many glitter combinations! Flakies! Sand polishes! Ahhhhh, I need them all.

X
Lani

Mail Round Up

Hey lovelies,

You didn't think I'd stopped getting mail in my absence, did you? Time for a round up! :)


Innisfree #108 Aquarius and #107 Libra from these two Ebay sellers respectively: f2plus1 and rinishop


Ulta3 Over The Rainbow & Luck Of The Irish, BYS Scented Light Pink and Darling Diva Polish Blanche from Lisa's destash.


Essie Armed & Ready, Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstain in Cherry Pop and Covergirl Lip Perfection in Hot Passion from Skatestuff on Trade Me.


Say Hello To My Kitty, Poor Unfortunate Souls and Purple Rain from Dollish Polish's shop.


MAC Patina from Trade Me.


Etude House Sweet Recipe All Over Color in Peach Sugar Cake and Blueberry Cheesecake, plus lots of free samples from f2plus1 on Ebay.


A bulk lot of goodies from Trade Me.


Color Club Take The Stage, Finger Paints Twisted, Finger paints Asylum, Revlon Colorstay Rain Forest, Essence Make It Golden and Essence Blue Addicted from Nicola's destash.


And a replacement TheBalm Nude 'Tude palette from the lovely Juliet in our make up group on Facebook, since my darling son put big fingernail gouges in my first one!

X
Lani

Dollish Polish - Purple Rain Swatch & Review

Purchased by me

Hey lovelies,

Here's a pretty polish I wore last week which you may have seen in the last two FOTDs in my recent FOTD catch up.

Dollish Polish Purple Rain swatch

It's Purple Rain by Dollish Polish, a new addition to my collection. I bought a trio of minis from Dollish Polish recently and couldn't resist adding another Prince inspired polish to my collection. I think this is my third polish titled 'Purple Rain', haha (I also have iterations by NARS and Nubar). 

My favourite part of this Purple Rain is the tiny iridescent bar glitters hiding in the base. They glint and glow rather than dominating the polish and they're rather difficult to see in the photo, but do enlarge it and take a peek at the top of my ring finger nail. 

Formula was ever so slightly tricky on this polish. It was mostly opaque at 3 coats, but I found that Purple Rain was a little thick and really, REALLY doesn't like to be overmanipulated. The texture becomes PVA-like and stringy if you overmanipulate. I used four coats in the end for complete opacity. You could definitely get away with 3 if you are more patient and careful than me!

I bought my bottle of Purple Rain directly from Dolly on her website.

X
Lani

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FOTD Catch Up

Hey lovelies,

Time for another of my FOTD catch ups... hopefully I can remember what I used!


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
MAC Gold Mode pigment all over lid
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow in crease/lower lashline
MAC Fairylite pigment to highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
NYX Pinky lipliner
Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Vivid Rose lipstick


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow all over lid/lower lashline
Maybelline Irresistibly Ivy Quad - highlight shade to blend/highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Vegas Volt lipstick


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow all over lid/lower lashline
Maybelline Irresistibly Ivy Quad - highlight shade to blend/highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
Australis Siren lipliner
Lime Crime Retrofuturist lipstick


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Wet n Wild Sparkle 'Til Morning Palette - Right browbone shade all over lid, left browbone shade to highlight, right definer shade on lower lashline/to line top lashes
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
Australis Siren lipliner
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss lipstick - #111 Kiss Of Life



FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow all over lid/lower lashline
Maybelline Irresistibly Ivy Quad - highlight shade to blend/highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
YSL Touche Brilliance #15


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow all over lid/lower lashline
Maybelline Irresistibly Ivy Quad - highlight shade to blend/highlightt
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Pink Burst


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Revlon Polished Bronze eyeshadow all over lid/lower lashline
Maybelline Irresistibly Ivy Quad - highlight shade to blend/highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Love Goddess


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
TheBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Seductive all over lid/lower lashline, Stand-Offish to blend out, Sassy as highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Crosswires


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Marine Life blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
TheBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Seductive all over lid/lower lashline, Stand-Offish as highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
MAC Beet Lipliner
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss - #106


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad To The Bronze
TheBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Seductive on outer third/lower lashline
Prestige Eye Definer Contouring Powder - Golden Sand on inner two thirds/highlight
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
Hiding a coldsore :(


FACE
MUA Matte Perfect Primer
MUA BB Cream Shade #1 Light
MAC Select Cover-Up NW15 concealer
MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation
ELF Blusher/Bronzer
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Intense Shadowblast Beige Blaze as base
Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad To The Bronze
TheBalm Nude 'Tude Palette - Seductive all over lid/lower lashline, Stand-Offish as highlight, Silly to line top lashes
Miki Intense Color Liquid Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes mascara

LIPS
Hiding a coldsore :(

Which look did you like best? Thanks for stopping by!

X
Lani


Hello!

Hey lovelies,

Gosh! Almost a month since I last wrote a blog post. That was unexpected, and certainly unintentional. We moved on the 29th of June, and were supposed to get our internet installed that day.... a week of mucking around later on Vodafone's part, we were hooked up. Then it took me ages to get our office organised and locate all the desktop computer stuff. I could go on, but lists of excuses are no fun! Instead, I'll share what we've been up to over the past month:


Moved in to our new house! Here's Noel helping.


Reached 12 weeks in my pregnancy with our second child. Noel is super excited to be a big brother!


Noel has recently become obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. He calls them all "Toot Toot!"


Noel is also enjoying the benefits of my current pregnancy craving - donuts!


Duplo is the new big thing at our house.


Noel's Duplo collection has exploded over the past month!


I also swatched the rest of my 'tried' polish collection :D

Phew! Time to start writing up some drafts and find a spot at our new house for taking photos. At the moment I'm using Noel's toy workbench and anywhere else with a smattering of sunlight, haha.

X
Lani

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