LA Girl Sand Blast - Green Sand

Hey lovelies,

I picked up this pretty from LA Girl's Sand Blast line at a recent clearance sale. I don't have a lot of texture polishes - to be honest I'm still on the fence about how I feel about them! But this one lured me with all the pretty green sparkle in the bottle.

Sadly - and I know many polish addicts will feel me on this - the sparkle remained stubbornly in the bottle!! It kind of just disappears into the texture on the nail. I wonder if it would come out to play if I topcoated, although that does defeat the purpose of the texture...

Anyway, it's still a pretty polish and it's holding a place in my stash... for now :)

Where are you shimmer?!?!


Korean Polish Spam #1

Hey lovelies,

Recently I've been on a major Korean polish kick! Their glitter combinations are often so unique, the quality is great, and they've picked up on and adapted indie polish trends. Plus the prices are pretty great - cheaper shipped than most polish in NZ retails for. Here are some of the pretties I've tried of late.

Depend #204, 2 coats
Innisfree #108, 2 coats
Sorry about the shrinkage and breaks!


Innisfree #100 Blueberry Jelly, 3 coats (Sun)



Tonymoly GS12 Wonder Red Woman, 2 coats
Ana Hickmann - Paixao, 2 coats


Innisfree #81 Raspberry Yoghurt, 3 coats

Innisfree #121 Round & Round Carousel, 3 coats

Color Club - Berry & Bright, 2 coats
Missha - Gemstone #1, 2 coats

Sinful Colors - Zeus, 3 coats
Tonymoly GR21 Stardust, 2 coats

Skinfood Nailvita - Green Apple, 3 coats

Etude House PP007, 3 coats

Etude House PP007, 3 coats
Missha Gemstone #5, 2 coats

Depend #115, 2 coats
Etude House If Story - Magical Spell, 3 coats

Etude House Lucidarling - Glittering Jewel Pink, 3 coats
Models Own - Boogie Nights, 1 coat on accent

Etude House Ice Cream Nails - Green Apple, 3 coats


Recent Additions

Hey lovelies,

There's been a bunch of mail arriving in the last month! I've been saving for a holiday Noely and I are taking together at the end of September, but before I cut down on polish spending and got stuck into saving, I had to go out with a bang ;)

Innisfree #100 Blueberry Jelly, Innisfree #81 Raspberry Yoghurt
Via - Flatrate shipping, super fast!

Etude House If Nail Story - If The Halloween Witch Casts A Spell - Halloween Witch and Magical Spell, TonyMoly GT05 Jupiter + free samples.
All from klonoa23 on Ebay.

Stud wheel from cnbirdsfly on Ebay.

Epic order from!

Etude House Lucidarling - Glittering Jewel Pink, Etude House Ice Cream Nails - Green Apple, Skinfood Nail Vita - Green Apple, Missha - Pink Pearl Topcoat

Missha Gemstone #5, Missha Gemstone #1, Tonymoly GR21 Stardust, Innisfree #96 Sugar Jelly

Innisfree #121 Round & Round Carousel, Skinfood Party Tok - Seaweed Part, Tonymoly Matte Topcoat (for my sister Amy), Missha Black (also for Amy)

Etude House Missing U I Can Fly! Very Berry Cherry Handcream for my sister Casey. Also from Roseroseshop.

LA Girl Sand Blast - Green Sand and Sandy Beach, LA Girl Addict - Urge, Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle - Forbidden Fudge
All from a local clearance sale.

Revlon Fire & Ice, Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstain - Cherry Pop, L'Oreal Infallible - Gleaming Bronze - all for my sister Casey. L'Oreal Project Runway - Charming Cockatoo's Pout
Also from the clearance sale. Noel was enthused!

OPI Jinx, Can't Find My Czechbook and My Vampire Is Buff from a buy 1 get 1 free at local pharmacies. Don't Burst My Bubble from the clearance sale.

Honk If You Love OPI, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live & Let Die, all from the clearance sale to put aside for Christmas presents.

L'Oreal Infallible - Endless Chocolate from the clearance sale, LA Colors Flashpop! - Expressionism, W7 Massive Lashes, W7 Magic Beads - Black Rain, W7 Eye Stix - Beige Pearl and Deep Brown, all from Uncle Bills.

Noel wanted me to include his haul too - My Animal Farm book and toys, Disney Cars bath mitt, water bottle and shampoo.

Pop Culture Cosmetics - Celebration, Daydream, It's So Fluffy, Minion Party

Pretty & Polished - Rat-A-Tat from the lovely Zoe.

Innisfree #98 Strawberry Jelly
From jessiemarket on Ebay

Tonymoly GI07 Heavy Brown, GI06 Wonder Purple and Innisfree #109 Cassiopeia + samples and candy from

OPI Teenage Dream (for Grace) and Muir Muir On The Wall (another to stash away for Christmas presents)

Deco Art Kit from Uncle Bills

Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids - Hot Plum from Skatestuff on Trade Me

Etude House PP007, Claire's Poison Apple, OPI Lights Of Emerald City, Sparitual Earth Matters
All from Estelle's blog sale.

OPI I Theodora You, Minne Style, Chic From Ears To Tail and Solitaire (last one for Steph)
All from the Buy 1 Get 1 Free at local pharmacies.

Nubar Greener, Orly Rococco A Go Go, W7 Metallic Mars
All from Teigan's destash

Nicole by OPI - Sounds Grape To Me, NYX Lime Sparkle, Essence Color & Go Make It Golden backup
All from Nicola's destash

MAC Deeply Adored and Riri Woo from the clearance bin

Tonymoly GT04 Neptune from Prettychristmas on Ebay

Kleancolor Cherry Sky from Postie Plus, Kleancolor Pearl Jungle and Black from the $123 shop, OPI Pirouette My Whistle (plus another one for the Christmas stash) from the buy 1 get 1 free at pharmacies.

Finally, OPI Alcatraz...Rocks!, When Monkeys Fly (non dud version!) and a free polish remover on the second to last day of the buy 1 get 1 free at pharmacies.

Phew! What an epic month. Thanks for bearing with me :)


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