Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year's Eve Mani!

Hi everyone! HAPPY LAST DAY OF 2011!

Today I'm going to show y'all my chosen New Year's Eve mani. I opted for something relatively simple instead of a glitterbomb like I was originally thinking of. Tomorrow I'm going to show the first half of my top 20 picks, and hopefully on the 3rd I'll show you the last half (I'm kind of waiting for some polishes to arrive so I can hopefully include them on the list... if you follow me on twitter, you probably have some kind of idea what those polishes are) :P

Anyhow, I'm hoping this post won't be too wordy... so let's have those photos, shall we?

Sorry for the crappy clean up and stuff. My New Year's Eve mani is two coats of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me over Time Traveler. This is super pretty, and not surprisingly Hypnotize Me is one of my favourite Cult Nails polishes ever. ;)

That's all for today! I hope you all have an awesome New Years! Happy 2012 everyone!


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Cult Nails Time Traveler

Hi everyone!

Today I have one of the polishes from the Cult Nails Winter 2011 collection for y'all!
Time Traveler is a navy blue creme that is just awesome. I found it easy to control and it dries with a great shine. Actually, you can see the lamp post outside my house reflected in the polish in one of the pictures!

Alright, that's all for now! I need to get back to working on my Top 10/20 list for 2011. I know I should have made a note of all of the awesome polishes that I've acquired, but I thought a mental note was good enough (clearly that isn't the case cuz I'm having trouble remembering all of them now!)

Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day! <3


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Models Own - Aqua Violet

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas! All I can say right now is bring on 2012!

Today I have another polish from the Models Own Beetlejuice collection. Aqua Violet is a spectacular duochrome that shifts from light blue to purple.

Sorry for the blurry pictures! My camera for some reason decided to misbehave and all of my pictures turned out slightly blurry.

The above photos are Aqua-Violet layered over a generic black polish. I've worn Aqua-Violet by itself too, but I think I prefer it over black.

That's all for now, thanks for reading!


Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas! More attempted nail art!


It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrr!

Here is my Christmas nail art for y'all to see (and probably laugh at)! I'm no good at nail art at all, actually maybe I should make improving my nail art skills one of my new year's resolutions. :P

I accidentally smudged Frosty's nose.. so it kinda looks like he's sneezing! haha!

Happy holidays everyone!

Marisa <3

Saturday, 24 December 2011

My attempt at Holiday Snowflakes!

Hi everyone! Happy Christmas Eve!

Today and tomorrow I have some attempted nail art for you! I'm super horrible at nail art, just so you know. :P

Without further ado.. here are some attempted snowflakes for y'all!
White and silver snowflakes over Cult Nails' Time Traveler as a base colour.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!


Friday, 23 December 2011

Something festive!

Hi everyone!

Today's post is a festive mani I did for my sweater party a few days ago!

I actually just realized that I haven't actually worn many of the Zoya polishes I got in the summer (bad me!), so hopefully the next time I don't know what to wear, those will be in my mind somewhere!

Today's post features Zoya's Ivanka and Kimmy!
Unfortunately, the colour of this picture is a bit more blue tinged. Ivanka (the green) is a super shiny, awesome money green colour )so less blue than it appears in this photo) and Kimmy is a firey golden-red which actually is really stunning in person. The only downside to this mani was that Kimmy managed to stain the crap out of my ring finger even though I used basecoat. Still very pretty though.

On my other hand I had the reverse, so I had Ivanka as an accent finger. None of my pictures really turned out though.. so sorry about that!

Happy holidays everyone!


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Picture Polish Bombshell and Glitter ball

Hi everyone!

Today I have a gorgeous blue shimmer polish and an awesome glitter polish from Picture Polish to show y'all!

Bombshell is a super pretty royal blue-almost navy shimmer polish. It's easy to apply, and the brush is nice and flexible. Glitter ball is a pretty glitter topcoat which kind of reminds me of OPI's Servin' Up Sparkle (which was included in the Serena Williams sets that were released in the summer). Hmm. Comparison to come at a later date!

Picture Polish Bombshell

Picture Polish Bombshell

Picture Polish Bombshell with 1 coat of Glitter Ball
I actually really like the pairing of Bombshell and Glitter Ball. It reminds me of the night sky, or of snow falling down. :D

Bombshell and Glitter Ball can be purchased from , which is run by Leah Ann LaRowe. Leah Ann is the official US stockist for Glitter Gal and A England. She also sells Ozotic Pro polishes, Picture Polish, HITS, Ludarana, and Lynnderella polishes!

Thanks for reading everyone! <3


**The product(s) featured in this post were provided to me for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are purely my own. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Models Own - Gold Green

Hi everyone!

As promised, here is another polish from the Beetlejuice collection!
I just got my marks back for this semester, and I'm a bit bummed by the mediocre semester I had. It really sucks to feel like you did well in one class only to get the grade back and be surprised by how.. average you did. Sigh.

Anyway, I'm not really in the mood for rambling too much, and I really need to schedule some posts (we leave on the 22nd) so the next few posts won't have as much talking (which can be a good or bad thing :P)

Here's Gold Green layered over a generic black polish. I thought that layering it over black would help make the colours show stronger, so here it is!

*swoon* Such a pretty, pretty polish.

Thanks for reading everyone! <3


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Models Own Emerald Black

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!

Just a short and sweet post today, I really need to run off and get some stuff ready for tonight! I'm going to a holiday sweater party tonight.. this is my first time going to a sweater party so I went and bought a sweater at a thrift store.. it's super ugly lol :D

Anyhow, today's featured polish is from the Models Own Beetlejuice collection that was recently released. It's filled with awesome duochromes!

This polish is the least duochromey out of all of them though, it's more like black with emerald shimmer... but it's still really pretty!

Pictured above is 2 coats of Emerald-Black. Pretty right? The green isn't too subtle, so I can actually wear this polish without having a pure-black nail polish freakout (for some reason, I can't wear pure black cremes).

If you think this polish is gorgeous, I can't wait to show you the rest of them... they're just made of win. The only thing I don't like about these polishes is that they have toluene in them, which I try to avoid at all costs. Of course, I find this out after I ordered them, so.. I guess it couldn't have been helped, but I really really wish that they would switch to a toluene free formula.

Anyhow, the rest of the Beetlejuice collection will be posted sometime during this coming week. I'm also going on a trip with family to a ski resort, and I don't know if we're going to have internet available or not. I'm going to schedule some posts for that week (22-29) but I'll try to pop in if I can manage to find internet!

Happy a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hi all!

Sorry for not posting for a while, but my finals are finally over! I know that usually people are super excited about the semester being over and such, but I find that I'm more or less either just super tired, or my brain is just numb. :P

So, today's post is about that giveaway I had a while ago! We have a winner!

And the winner is... justoneofakindx!!!

Congrats! I've sent you an email, so please respond! If I don't get a response from you in 48 hours, I'm going to have to pick a new winner!

Now that I'm on my holiday break, I promise I'll post more frequently!


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Guest Post #2 by Jennifer

Hi guys! For all of you who are unfamiliar with who I am, I'm Jennifer, Marisa's sister. I've done one guest post before a while back, but this is only my second one. Usually I do them when Marisa is plagued with exams, shuts herself in her room, and unintentionally neglects her blog (Marisa says sorry), which is the case right now. In fact, I've barely seen her outside of her room even thought my room is diagonally across from hers on the same floor. It's funny how that works. Anyways, I'm just here to add some life to this blog drought.

A couple of weeks ago, we got some polishes from the Models Own company in Britain. The bottles kind of look like super-sized Joe Fresh bottles, but the colours sent to us were very pretty and thus I have nothing to complain about. The colour I'm featuring in this post is Pinky Brown. It's a nice red/ purple - gold/ bronze duo-chrome. The application was fairly good. If I can remember correctly, my nails in this photo had two coats of the polish for it to be opaque.

Pinky-Brown - Models Own

The next manicure is actually one I did quite far back ago, during the summer. I really liked Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air polish, but I found that it was a bit sheer on its own, so I decided to layer it on top of some polishes (in this case, Planks a Lot by OPI and Lemon Fizz by China Glaze) to create a pastel-coloured semi-glittery manicure. It kind of reminds me of Easter. I put about two to three coats of Glitter in the Air on top of the base colours just to get a good amount of the glitter distributed evenly on each of my nails.

Glitter in the Air - Deborah Lippmann
Planks a Lot - OPI
Lemon Fizz - China Glaze

That's basically about it for this post. I do my nails quite often, but I rarely go on the computer (which is strange, seeing how I'm 14 years old and all of my other peers generally spend hours on the computer) and I'm often too lazy to transfer the photos from my phone to the computer. Since school has started, though, I've been preoccupied with school and so that has left less time for my nails to be pampered. I also play volleyball and other sports, so that didn't (and doesn't) really help at times. However, I'm not playing any sports at the moment as volleyball season just ended and I wasn't very interested in basketball, so my nails get a fair amount of good treatment from me. The other reason why I'm not very active at the moment being is because during volleyball I may have re-torn my knee ligament... It's been hurting for the last two weeks since volleyball has ended and as I'm typing this it is still hurting. Hm, maybe I should see my doctor..

Anyhow, enough of my random rambling. There's one more picture that I wanted to show y'all, and it's pretty funny (in my opinion, or else I wouldn't have taken it.). Here it is:

Darth Vader has a secret liking for nail polish. Does he use the Force to attract the bottles?

This was taken in the late summer, when I would do my nails so often that I would be too lazy to put away the bottles and instead leave them on my night table. Coincidentally, the Darth Vader bobblehead that we bought from the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in D.C. was also on my night table. Somehow the bottles just naturally ended up accumulating around the vicinity of Darth Vader. As you can tell, Marisa and I are Star Wars fans (or else we probably wouldn't have a bobblehead, t-shirt, paper weight, etc..). Who would have known that the gift shop in the Air & Space museum would have so much Star Wars paraphernalia? We were going to get a Yoda backpack too, but we were kind of running out of time.. I just found this scene funny. The contrast was very comedic. 

I hope you found this guest blog entertaining! Well, I at least hope that it put a temporary end to the lack of blog posts. Marisa has, as I said when I began this post, been plagued with final exams and so forth, so she hasn't gotten around to consistently posting on here. She apologizes! Her last exam is on December 14th, and she'll do her best to announce the winner of her giveaway on the 15th. 

Thanks for reading! 

- Jennifer