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NOTD: China Glaze Blue Sparrow

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This gorgeous polish is China Glaze Blue Sparrow, a neon blue jelly base with blue glitter. At three coats you can still see a small amount of VNL - it wasn’t as pronounced in person as my photos make it look. As I was applying this, I wasn’t particularly excited about what I was seeing, but it turns out it’s one of those polishes that needs topcoat to look its best! The base, being neon, dries matte, so the glitter just looks lumpy and yuck. With a thick coat of Seche Vite, however, this polish comes to life!

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#NOTD #China Glaze

Daily Outfit: Aint No Sunshine

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Top: Garage @ The Warehouse

Shorts: Garage @ The Warehouse

Shoes: Garage @ The Warehouse

Earrings: Self-made

Make up: Eyes - NYX High Definition eyeshadow base, Hello Kitty Shimmer Dust eyeshadow in Dappled, Australis Lash Blast Extensions mascara, and Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara; Lips - LA Girl Endless Lipliner in Pink Parfait, and OCC lip tar in Yaoi; Face - Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer, MUA Matte Perfect Foundation, NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage concealer, LA Girl Pro Conceal concealer, and MUA Matte Perfect loose powder; Nails - China Glaze Pelican Gray, Sweet Tips Nails Up In Heaven, and China Glaze Sunday Funday

I may or may not have purchased this shirt with the intention of pairing it with these nails - or more correctly, one of the polishes featured in my mani (Sweet Tips Nails Up In Heaven). I really love the combination of blue and grey, whether it’s polish or clothing! I thought I would throw in a few pops of yellow as well - shoes and earrings - since it’s such a fun colour and I feel like I hardly ever wear it.

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NOTD: Emily de Molly Serenity

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This is only one of two Emily de Molly polishes I currently own, but wow, am I glad I do own this one! What a stunner. This is three coats of Emily de Molly Serenity. I don’t know if I even know enough adjectives to describe this accurately! I think I’ll just let you appreciate the photos without the distraction of my rambling…

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#NOTD #Emily de Molly

Haul: From Lani

This is actually a super old haul that I forgot to post. These photos ended up in the wrong folder on my computer somehow! I mean, obviously I put them there myself, but you know. Let’s blame the technology instead, shall we? All goodies are courtesy of Lani!

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3 Concept Eyes lip pigments in #08 (pink) and #02 (peach).

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Revlon Royal Cloak

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LA Colors Cactus - isn’t this such an intriguing looking polish up close?

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Wet n Wild Twining Vines

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Maybelline Gold’s Night Out

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Sation Lemon Pearl - because someone needs to show yellow polish some love!

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Ulta3 Over The Rainbow

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CR 115 - a unique gem from the CR line!

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#haul #nail polish haul #beauty haul

Haul: Assorted Jewellery

I have picked up a few cool pieces of jewellery lately, and I thought I would combine them all into one post for you to see! Bear in mind that these are not expensive items - I think the term is ‘costume jewellery’ - so they are not without flaws. I’m more into cheap and cheerful accessories!

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I bought this snakeskin bib-style necklace because it was totally different to anything I already own!

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This bangle set caught my eye before Christmas, and when it finally went on sale recently I did not hesitate to make it mine.

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I love the combination of mint and gold - it’s so delicate and pretty.

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This bat necklace was under $2 from eBay.

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These neon owl earrings were also from eBay. So cute!

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#haul #jewellery haul

NOTD: Daring Digits Frosted Lights

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Sometimes while ‘shopping’ my stash for a new polish to wear, I rediscover old favourites, or sometimes, suddenly remember I own something awesome that is still untried. This mani is brought to you by the second category! When I first saw swatches of this polish, I was so excited. I had wanted a polish exactly like this for ages. So, I bought it, and it seems I then promptly forgot about it. Hmmm. Not too sure what happened there, but at least it’s finally seen the light of day now! This is three coats of Daring Digits Frosted Lights. It somehow manages to simultaneously look like Christmas lights and snow, and cake icing!

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Daily Outfit: Astral

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Dress: Supre

Slip: Supre

Belt: Shanton

Shoes: Garage @ The Warehouse

Earrings: Dollar store

Make up: Eyes - NYX High Definition eyeshadow base, Wet n Wild Don’t Steal My Thunder eyeshadow trio, Australis Lash Blast Extensions mascara, and Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara; Lips - NYX Diamond Sparkle lipstick in Sparkling Orchid; Face - Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer, MUA Matte Perfect Foundation, NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage concealer, LA Girl Pro Conceal concealer, and MUA Matte Perfect loose powder; Nails - China Glaze Liquid Leather and Ninja Polish Nebula (see more photos here!)

I realise the trend of high/low skirts (hilariously also known as mullet skirts) is probably long over, but you should know by now that I’m not one to follow fashion fads. If I like it, I’ll wear it, even if it’s no longer “cool”! I absolutely adore this green and black colourblocked dress. I think the style really flatters my body shape, and the high/low hem is almost mermaid-like. It’s really fun to walk in because it billows out behind you!

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NOTD: Ninja Polish Nebula

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I do apologise for the photo spam, but it’s really necessary to show off the colour shift in this gorgeous polish. This is Ninja Polish Nebula - two coats layered over a black creme (China Glaze Liquid Leather is my weapon of choice). Nebula is a mix of holographic microglitter and even finer color shifting glitter. The shift is mainly green to purple and back again. It’s super unique and brings a lot of bling to the party!

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#NOTD #Ninja Polish #China Glaze

NOTD: China Glaze Desert Sun

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In January, I spied this post by Kellie of KellieGonzo. I was particularly inspired by the pairing of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss and I’m Not Lion. I looked through my stash to see if I owned anything similar and I ended up with this mani, which also uses polishes from the China Glaze Safari collection! I used two coats of Desert Sun, a dark butterscotch creme, on all nails except my ring finger and thumb. My accent nails are three coats of I Herd That, a microglitter with shades of brown, gold, and orange. I skipped top coat on the glitter nails as I like the textured effect these fine glitter polishes create. I really love this combination!

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#NOTD #China Glaze

NOTD: Star Kin Mariana

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Today I have another Star Kin polish to show you! This mani uses three coats of Mariana, which you can see on my two middle nails. Mariana is a mix of blue and teal glitter in a deep teal jelly base. It’s absolutely mesmerizing! This is another Star Kin creation that conjures images of its inspiration. Mariana is named after the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean - doesn’t this polish make you think ‘deep sea’?

I paired Mariana with two coats of CR 115, a green-leaning teal shimmer. These two are a great match! The CR compliments Mariana without stealing the show. I really think that Mariana deserves centre stage!

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#NOTD #Star Kin #CR