Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nail Polish Review: Ulta 3 Blue Heaven

Hello :)

Today I'm going to be reviewing Ulta3 Blue Heaven. When I purchased this product I was super excited. But my excitement soon dulled slightly. Read below for more information :)

The thing that drew my to this nail polish color while vigorously searching through a bin of nail polish at the Chemist was the the color. For me this color really is like heaven. It's the love of my life right now (but I don't fully enjoy using it. See negatives). The color really POPS its like a sky blue, but a smidge darker, it's my dream color. I've been searching for this color for ever. The thing that I also LOVED about this polish was the price. At only $2.50 it was a bargain! I also bought 11 other colors in the brand so I had a little bit of a binge with it. But I was really happy with my purchase, the color is the most important positive for me. Check the negatives for what should be here.


These are the punches in the face I got when I used this color. First and foremost was the thickness of the color. When I tried to paint my nails with this color it was an absolute nightmare. For me, the stuff was thick and plainly disgusting. Unworthy to paint my nails with, I cleaned it off, repainted them another color and tried to find a way to fix my beautiful color (Pretty sure it's ok now, a bit of thinner and it was good). The brush wasn't the best for me either. I'm not sure what it was but I really despise it, so I'm going to wait for my replacement to come to try again. The sad thing about this color was that I was really in love with it and super excited but it let me down.

The score I'm going to give this color is a 3/5. My experience wasn't terrible, but it wasn't amazing. The formula could be improved but the color is amazing.

Did you guys have this problem with this color? Did my review put you off?


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Friday, March 30, 2012

Just a few updates :)

Hey Guys,

Well just a quick update before the Easter holidays officially start for Australia and Spring break for America. Not sure about the rest of the world. But I would say it would be either. I just finished school (finally) but I still have some work to do before I'm finished. Then there is still next term (sigh).

I have recently done a nail polish haul which I'll show later on. It includes 12 Ulta 3 and 3 Sally Hansen products (nail care not paint). This is my first Sally Hansen polish of any kind (Suuuuper Happy) The 12 polishes and 3 Sally Hansen only cost me $69!!! I was suuuuper happy about this, because I was giving $55 to spend for Easter and although I used it all and a bit extra I got loads. The Sally Hansen products I got were Sally Hansen Strengthening Base Coat and Top Coat, Manicure correction pen (acetone) and (my favourite) Growth Miracle. I will be reviewing the growth miracle. I purchased this because right now, my nails are short  which I really hate (I cut one by accident and couldn't helping myself cutting the others). So far, I actually thinks its working, I've been applying it as a base coat for about 3/4 days and (maybe I'm crazy) But I think I can see a difference. But enough on that, well until later on when I show you guys photos ect.

My next topic is eBay, oh lovely eBay. eBay is like my saving grace when it comes to purchasing awesome brands (OPI especially) and tools. I've only really purchased these dodgy pens (when I first started out) and a haul of around 15 OPI (mostly shatter). I've also recently purchased a 16pce Brush set to replace my old ones and a 4,5 or 6 piece dotting tool set. I haven't yet payed because my mum won't take me into town       (-_-) so I'm at risk of loosing the items. I've practically begged them to give me until Monday and so far one replied and said yes (YES!!!) Just waiting for the other.Hopefully I will get to play with these items over the holidays (I have to wait for them to be posted :'( ). I'm hopping to start a YouTube channel which will make it easier for me to do tutorials.

That's about all I have to say (for now). I just realized I have loads of ( )'s in this post (I don't know why-- but here's another one). Personally I think they're cool (lol). Comment me if you have any requests for reviews, ideas for polishes I could buy or anything else. I'll be setting up an email account for this blog soon so that will be an easier way to contact me.

That's all for now lovelies <3

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nail Giveaway!!

Helloooo :)

I was doing my daily blog stalk, when I found this fabo perfect giveaway, how about you enter it?? Check it out here and comment if you enter!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Tutorials & Other News.

Hellooooo :)

Over the weekend I have edited the 'Tutorials' part of the blog. It has now got easy to follow graphics. I would appreciate it if you all went and took a look. If you have any suggestions leave a comment on this post! :)

 In other news, I've recently purchased Dotting Tools, Brushes, OPI Start to Finish polish and a Konad corrector Pen. As soon as I receive these items I'll be using them for tutorials, reviews and product suggestions. If you have any products you can suggest for me to review of try out, leave me a comment.

Shaina :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

First Ever Review!

Hello nail polish fans of the world!

Today I'm going to review OPI's Pirates of the Caribbean collection with the silver crack polish.

I bought this set off eBay about a month ago, all together it cost me $108 with postage. This was my first OPI collection and my first ever bottle of OPI.

  • Good consistency 
  • Fabulous colors
  • Good value for size
  • I also found that the OPI shatter works MUCH better than the BYS shatter (not saying I don't love both)
  • I loved that there were a couple of vibrant colors and some 'dim' colors
  • THE SHATTER DOESNT WASH OFF IF IT DOESN'T HAVE A TOP COAT!!!! (This is something major for me seeing as BYS does and it kinda put me off)

  • I found that after about three nails the shatter gets thick so you have to shake it up again
  • You have to do at least 3 coats if you want a bold color (not that you don't have to do this for any other polish)
  • Steady as she rose is actually a purpley grey 

Really this is a GREAT set and I really love it, Planks A Lot is my go to purple and I'm in love with Sparrow Me the Drama. 

Comment and tell me what you think of this collection!!

Shaina :)

Heyy :)

Hi Guys,

So this is my first ever post! I will be posting nail reviews, tutorials and all things nail art. Drop me a comment if you have any questions or need some info :) I'm happy to announce this blog officially open!!

xoxo Shaina
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