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LA Girl Sand Blast – Glissand

For those of you living in South Africa, the LA Girl brand is one of the few foreign polishes that are easy to find and reasonably priced. They retail for aboyt R35-R40 at Dischem.

I’ve bought a bottle or two (some were not so great), but I must say, I’m really impressed by this one! It’s the new Sand finish and it’s really impressed me. It has a beautiful, subtle glitter shimmer as well as that awesome sand texture. The colour is also absolutely stunning, it’s a deep peach which looks awesome on most skin tones. I bought the Glissand (GNL 164).

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Definitely recommend the LA Girl Sand Blast polishes! ๐Ÿ™‚


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I Heart Friday

Hello Lovely People!

Guess what, it’s Friday! I couldn’t be happier for the weekend and a long deserved rest (who am I kidding, it’s St Paddy’s Day).

I decided to do something simple and cute, it’s about time. I’ve had the same polish on for close to two weeks (with a bit of a touch-up here and there). I used a Modi nude that I have from Korea and Sinful Colors white (loving the Sinful Colors btw).

I hope you all like my simple mani. Wishing everyone a happy Friday and a fun-filled weekend.

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Antique Roses

Hello lovely people

I am alive, despite what you may think with the lack of posts!

This is a quick one to say, Happy Friday to everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all like these antique roses as much as I do! I’m loving wearing them and will take them out for a night on the town tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰

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That’s all! Have a great weekend everyone!


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Nail Art Weekly – Week 2

It is the second week of Danni from Gingerbread Smile‘s Nail Art Weekly challenge. The theme for this week is TV or Film. I must say, I’m a bit of a TV baby, so it was quite tricky to narrow it down.

I’ve always loved Marvel comics and the Avengers movie was just too awesome to have all the characters together. So, yes, you guessed it. I decided to do an Avengers manicure. I hope you like!

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Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating. You can see a list on Danni’s blog here.

Or check out #NailArtWeekly on twitter ๐Ÿ™‚


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Yardley Quick Dry – Moonlight Magic Swatch

This is the second Yardley Quick Dry (Limited Summer Edition) polish that I bought. You can see the Summer Sun swatch here. This range of Yardley Quick Dry polishes, as far as I know, was only released in South Africa. I got it on sale, so I assume that it’s from last season. I still like it though (and, who can resist a sale??).

This colour is called: “Midnight Magic”. I really love this colour! It’s got a beautiful, midnight blue, rich colour. There’s also a subtle violet shimmer which I love. What do you think?
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Compared to the yellow that I swatched a few days ago, this takes much fewer coats to cover the nail completely. The Summer Sun yellow took 3-4 coats! This covers nicely with only 2 coats.

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It’s easy to apply (again, loving the applicator brush shape and size) and the consistency is good. All in all – I like! Here’s a summary of my thoughts on this polish:
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I added some studs to spruce it up a bit..
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Christmas with FLP: Christmas in your country

Happy Christmas Eve to everyone all over the world! Today marks the end of the Xmas with FLP challenge. It’s been a pleasure doing this challenge with Polished Tickles and Beauty, For the Love of Nail Art and Bubbly Brunette.

When Voni from Polished Tickles and Beauty and Tyler from For the Love of Nail Art and I were chatting about making a challenge, we wanted to make sure that there was a day when we could express our experience of Christmas in South Africa. Whenever we see Christmas manicures online, they are always blue and silver with snowmen and snowflakes. But growing up in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is very different. Usually Christmas day is about 30 degrees Celsius (or often raining), but we never, ever have snow. Christmas day is usually a beautiful summer’s day around the pool with family. What is it like where you live?

The final day of the challenge has been described as “Christmas in your country” so that everyone all over the world can portray their own country.

I’ve done a bit of an African take on the traditional Christmas tree, with a nice South African sunset in the background. I hope you like ๐Ÿ™‚
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I originally just did a tree with a sunset, but then I decided to bling it up a bit. Here is the original:
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You can look at all of the manis that have been done for this challenge by clicking on this InLinkz group below:


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Tutorial: Textured Marble Nails

I’ve been wanting to try these nails for a while. It’s a simple concept and I love how it turned out! It gives your nails such a lovely texture and it’s easy enough to do quickly. I wanted very earthy colours to imitate a stone/marble texture. Check out the photo tutorial if you want to try it yourself!

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The polishes I used were:

  • Undercoat nude: Modi 43
  • Dark brown: OPI “Wooden Shoe Like to Know?”
  • Light brown/gold: Tip Top 919 “Iced Almond”

If you live in South Africa and are looking for some super cute nail midi rings and nail rings, check out Nail Candi.