Friday, September 28, 2012

Where in the World - Day 7 Denmark

Today I have a little story. Princess Mary of Denmark is Australian by birth, she was born in Tasmania. And we just recently went on a holiday, which included Hobart - her birth place. So, you can understand how I found my inspiration very quickly:


Hello, kitty!

I was recently combing through my stash looking for items to part with (check out the blogsale - I added heaps of new stuff!!) and I found this Hello Kitty polish that I don't think I've worn yet.

Hello Kitty Violet Salom
It took a gazillion pictures to capture the shimmer/duochrome/whatever-it-is-called-greatness in the bottle, in real life it is very obvious in the bottle and on the nails though.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 8 Edgy

The first thing that came to mind when I read "edgy", was fashion, shoes, trends etc. So I did a bit of searching on the internets, and found these:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where in the World - Day 6 USA

Hey everyone!!! Today's post is so special to me - I've been looking forward to it since I joined the challenge. I don't think I've mentioned this on the blog before, but I actually grew up in the US (lived there from 1985 to 1989 and then from 1992 to 1997). Since we left Washington D.C. I have not been back, but I hope to visit in the future. This is my inspiration photo:

Yep, that's me and my mum at the Cherry Blossom festival

Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog Sale (!)

Turns out everyone thought it was a good idea to do make a sale page - so I did! 
Check it out here
Happy shopping)))
UPDATE: Wow! Such a great response from everyone - thanks to all who've ordered!!!

Where in the World - Day 5 Poland

Horray! A country I have been to and a place I visited - Szczecin! It's a lovely city on the Oder River and is close to the Baltic Sea. I welcomed 2004 NY there while visiting family friends. That evening we went to listen to a classical music concert, so I thought I would recreate the new  Philharmonic building:
Doesn't it remind you of an iceberg or maybe an icicle, or a crystal?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Where in the World - Day 4 Israel

Getting back to the Where in the World? challenge, hosted by Gosia from Life in Color! and Jin from Superficially Colorful. The next country is Israel and for my inspiration I chose the Wailing Wall:
I have never been to Jerusalem or any part of Israel, but this was the first thing that came to mind.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 7 Soft

Today's design was inspired by the two little fluffy cuties in my life - Cat & Nikolai (pic heavy kitty post):

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog Sale (?)

Hey lovely readers! 
I need to know - would it be OK to host a blog sale? Or would you like to see my stash first (over 300 bottles, over 25 brands)? Perhaps a swap is better? Let me know what you think, thanks! ;)

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 6 Emotion

So this one was a head-scratcher of a theme: what is an emotion? what is a feeling? How do i choose just one? and then when I do choose it - how do I represent it? I had been thinking about this for about a week now (cra-a-a-zy!) The obvious ones were love, happiness, unicorns and rainbows, and all things sweet; unfortunately that's not real life. Look at this little dude:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beauty Is All Around

A random design today, inspired by this picture I found while searching for inspiration for another post a little while back:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pretty in Pink

 I don't normally do review posts, but I had to share this pink/copper/purple glittery goodness with you!
This is Ebon Roses by Femme Fatale Cosmetics.

Monday, September 17, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 5 Book

I decided to create today's manicure design inspired by the ultimate fairy tale princess - Cinderella! Here is a visual reference just in case you don't remember ))):

And yes, before the Disney movie, there really was a story published in 17th (!) century. It really is a "tale as old as time..." and many countries have their own interpretation.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Liebster Award Tags

I have received an enormous amount of tags recently for the award, so I decided to do a combined post to answer all the questions!

Where in the World - Day 3 Spain

Today's destination is Spain! I have only been to Barcelona  once, briefly and a long time ago, so not a lot to remember in terms of landmarks (just the drive to Andorra). But what I did think of was the dancing, the music, the passion - flamenco!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Where in the World - Day 2 Canada

I found something amazing to inspire this manicure (cuteness overload!):
This is the common loon - Canada's national bird.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 4 Song

This theme was a difficult one for me, because not only did I want to pick a song I like, but also one that would have an image I could reproduce. I chose this:


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Where in the World - Day 1 Australia

Since I live in Australia this one hits close to home! But of course I had to do it a bit differently)) I have previously posted about Aboriginal art here, and today I have another painting as inspiration:

Monday, September 10, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 3 Futuristic

Does anyone remember the movie Gattaca? Because that's the first thing that came to mind when I was thinking about today's theme!

Although the movie has lots of sci-fi, at the core of the story is human drama, hopes and dreams. If you haven't seen it - I highly recommend it!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Guest Post at Passion for Polish

I am very flattered that the lovely Ashley from Passion for Polish has chosen one of my photos for her Feature Fridays series! Head over to her blog to check it out:

Guest Post
I'll be back tomorrow with the next installment of the THREE challenge - Futuristic! Thanks for stopping by))

Friday, September 7, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 2 Ultra Modern (II)

As I said yesterday, I was super excited for this theme - so I've done two manis and this is Part Two. My inspiration for this one is very special - it's actually our local council building! Now the structure itself is not exactly modern (just your standard issue government building), but the light show they put on at night is awesome-sauce:
The first time I drove by I had to stop and have a look!!! It moves as well))

Thursday, September 6, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 2 Ultra Modern (I)

I was so excited for this mani, that I came up with two designs! So today is Part One, inspired by this:

Monday, September 3, 2012

THREE Nail Art Challenge - Day 1 Antique

I have been looking for a challenge to join since I started the blog, but I didn't want to do the same ones that have been done over and over. Then I came across this one by the lovely Mateji:
Mateji Ustvarjata
The challenge is broken up into three parts of three:
Part One - Time
1.1st: Antique
2. 5th: Ultra modern
3. 9th: Futuristic
Part Two - Favorites
1.11th: Favourite song
2. 15th: Favourite book
3. 19th: Favourite emotion
Part Three - Adjectives
1.21st: Soft
2. 25th: Edgy
3. 29th: Wavy

Sunday, September 2, 2012

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