Wednesday, 16 April 2014

4 Oumaxi Acrylic Nail Paints Review - Sammy Dress

*This item was sent to me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion :)

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope the weather is just as lovely where you are, today in Holland is a beautiful sunny day which makes me happy! Today's post is going to be quite long so I'll get right to it! Recently the lovely team at Sammy Dress allowed me to try their Oumaxi 12 color acrylic nail paints for 3d nail art and I couldn't wait to review them! I know this is something I will always want to keep supplied in my nail art kit from now on – it takes a great product to have that effect. Please read the full post as I have a lot to say and a few pictures for you!
Before applying my top coat
The set came with 12 colours containing black, white, yellow, orange, red, pink, light blue, blue, purple, indigo, a light green and a dark green and are in these very handy little squeezable tubes. I was happy about the packaging because its an ideal way to get enough product out without wasting more then I needed. Since I had only ever used a non-brand name of acrylic paints (They where one Euro from a supermarket) I was so excited to try these and I promise you I was not disappointed AT ALL.  Please continue reading for more pictures and my review...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

4 Zero Nana Funny Parallelogram Sequins Review

This item was sent to me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion :)

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope your week has gone off to a good start? Just a short post from me today while I patiently wait for the water men to fix the meter and I can finally get the biggest cup of green tea to wake myself up – Not much happens before a good cup of tea for me!
Today I am showing you these 'Zero Nana Funny Parallelogram Type sequins' from Tmart and just one of the many ways you could chose to wear them. Don't forget to check out their website, they have some really cool and unusual nail polishes and nail art products!
 


 These Zero Nana sequins are absolutely delightful! When I first saw them on the Tmart website I was in awe at the bottle with a good old fashioned cork stopper; there's something about sequins presented this way that makes me think of fairies and magic potions – don't you agree? The sequins are diamond shaped and come in different colours (You'll see pinks, golds, green, blues and so on) and have a duochrome/holograpic appearance. For example you'll see the sequins in both pictures may look different colours to how they appeared in the first picture.

The cork stopper is actually really good, It stays where it needs too and is easy to open for the first time. You will have no troubles with it coming loose and no sequins will fall out – wahoo.
This is the enjoyable kind of art supply that you can create many different looks, I chose this simple idea of lining them along the tips of my nails but in a previous play around with these I did a half moon manicure and applied them just under the half moon. I also wished I was showing you a more creative use for these sequins but since I am sick I was a little less creative – I'll show you more ways to wear these in the future, I'm already thinking that putting these in a flower shape would be cute!

What do you think of this bottle of Zero Nana sequins? Do you think the bottle looks quite cute and magical?

Have a great day everybody
Love
Ithi

Friday, 11 April 2014

12 B.O Calabash Delicate Nail Polish With Sequins Review

This item was sent to me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? Are you excited that the weekend is finally here? I don't have a lot planned but I always look forward to a nice phone call with my Sister on Friday's. Its always so nice to have a good catch up! Thank god for skype! Today I have a really interesting polish to show you. I'm going to start by saying thank you to Tmart for allowing me to try this polish, its a completely new brand to me and I just love getting to try unfamiliar brands. My first impressions where 'OMG! It's so freakin' cute!!' ~ Ahem, lets take a look shall we? This is B.o Calabash's 'Delicate Nail polish with sequins' in blue.

This is BO Calabash's 'Style Delicate Nail Polish With Sequins Nail DIY' in 'blue'. Like I said, I think first impressions are incredibly important, we're drawn with our eyes and we know instantly if we like the look of something. After choosing this polish from Tmart's website I was so excited to see it in person ~ I was not disappointed! I really love the packaging, its unique and insanely cute to look at. Another reason why I really like the packaging is that its so easy to locate this polish out of a box full of nail polish!

This is a clear/light blue jelly based polish packed full of beautiful light blue glitter.
I would say this bottle is a mini-sized polish but don't let that put you off, its completely packed with gorgeous blue glitter ranging in small, medium and large glitters and as you can see the biggest glitters are hex shaped. I know the size of the bottle will last me a really long time. Did I have to fish for glitter? Not at all! I was really surprised that I had this beautiful amount of glitter after just two coats and considering it was a jelly type texture it had a fantastic dry time.

Another reason why I am adoring this unusual glitter polish is because it looks to me like rain drops when it catches the light, I think it looks so pretty and I couldn't stop staring at it! I chose to wear this over Essie's 'Mezmerised' and Layla's 'thermal Effects' in 'Blue' since I have swatched both these polishes already.

This polish is available from Tmart for just £1.36 or $2.21 and their postage is really fast. They also have a lot of other great nail art items and calabash polishes in different colours. I look forward to showing you some 'Zero Nana' sequins soon!

What do you think of this blue glitter polish? Do you think the bottle is adorable too?
Have a lovely start to your weekend!

Love
Ithi

Thursday, 10 April 2014

7 N.Nail Warm Pink, Light Orange Nail Foil Review

*This item was sent to me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion. :)

Allo polish Pals!
Have you had a good day? I've had quite a productive day with lots of tidying and organizing so I'm quite glad Mr Bravo is home tonight, I'll have a glass of well deserved wine and maybe we'll watch a movie – a horror sounds good! Today I have another one of the foil's from KkCENTERHK to show you. Remember I've shown two already? You can see those here and here. Today's foil is N.Nail's warm pink, light orange nail foil. I have a lot of reviews coming up soon and I am super excited to share them with you in the next week or so!

My application wasn't so good today, I blame tiredness!
So shiny!
Since I am mainly showing you this foil I decided to opt for an easy manicure. I used two coats of Picture Polishes 'Water Melon' on all my nails and applied only one full nail of foil (I'm realy tired :( ) On the other nails I painted my beauty glue diagonally so I have a funky foiled French tip!

I really enjoy using the N.Nail foil's, I always think they add such a pretty effect to any manicure, it doesn't always mean that you have to wear them on the entire nail. Last time I applied these foil's I felt really proud of myself, I managed to apply it without any wrinkles but today I wasn't so lucky (That's just me) I absolutely love the colours that shine through out this foil, There's a rose pink, gold and what looks like a pure white gold. Don't you think it looks pretty? I think this may be my second favorite of the foil's I tried. If you applied this over a very light pink and had mostly the light gold and soft pink colours I bet it would look very delicate!

Don't forget you can get a 10% discount on all items from KKCENTERHK when you use the code 'ithinitybeauty' – arn't they kind? What do you think of this foil? How do you find applying foil to be?

Have a lovely evening!
Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

12 Fearne: High Tide Swatch & Review ★★★★★/5

Allo polish Pals! How are you today? I can tell you that last few days have just been 'those days' for me lately. On Sunday/Monday Ithinitybeauty.com went down for a short while due to a problem with my webhosting. I was frantic! I love my blog because of the amazing experiences I've had since I started it and I was scared to lose it. Luckily its all fine now but I am sorry if you couldn't load my page if you tried. On the plus side - I am working on something I am really excited about. Its a lot of hard work but hopefully I can share it with you all soon. It's time for some changes around here – change is good! Today I have a swatch and review of Fearne nail polish 'High Tide'.

Colour ~ High Tide is a deep rich indigo which in some light looks more purple and in others more blue- but I still wouldn't call it a duo chrome... What is it?!  I'd describe it as a luscious midnight shade.

Application ~ I have no trouble with application, my mistake perhaps was that I rushed applying my coats before they where entirely dry. That's my fault. If you ain't gonna be a busy little bee when applying like I was you will have smooth silky coats. It also dries reasonably fast.

Texture ~ I would say it has a very even texture – its not overly thick but I certainly can't say its watery. The end result is an incredibly smooth high gloss finish.

★★★★★/5 I just love this shade, there is nothing to complain about with the texture, application or dry time. I was lucky enough to get this polish in a set at Christmas and as far as I know Boots stock the Fearne Cotton range of cosmetics (I am not sure about currently) but of all the polishes I have tried from the collection I think this one might just be my favorite!

What do you think of this colour? Have you tried any of the nail polishes from Fearne, how did you like them?

Have a lovely evening!
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 6 April 2014

9 Happy Tartan Day!

Allo polish Pals!
Hope you are all having a good weekend; Happy Tartan day! Did you know that today is tartan day? I'm not sure I've ever owned a piece of tartan but I decided to pay tribute with a tartan manicure for today's post. Tartan day was created to celebrate the well known pattern and Scottish history. I hope that one day I will get to see Scotland because it looks so beautiful from what I've seen. Just a quick post today so we'll get onto the manicure!



I'm not proud of this manicure at all, I think when you freehand lines your setting yourself up. You think lines are simple but when you see a few little mistakes here and there it is so easy to critique it. Anyway... I started with Fearne's 'Cherry On Top' on all my nails and created the tartan using Fogan's White and green (I forget the shade numbers but I'll update this) and Barry M's 'Gold Foil'. I finished this off with a lashing of Model's Own top coat.

Do you like tartan print? Is Scotland a place you'd like to visit?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Love
Ithi

Friday, 4 April 2014

5 ANE-NAIL - Delusory Swirl Sticker Decals Review

*This product was sent to me for review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion! :)

Allo polish Pals,
How are you today? Can you really believe we are at the weekend again, already? I don't know where the time goes! I hope you've had a more successful week than me, Unfortunately I just don't seem to be able to manage my syndrome very well lately and as soon as I feel better I'm back where I started. That said I am feeling insanely positive about things right now :) Today I have some pretty 'Delusory Swirl' water decals from KKCENTERHK to share with you, I had fun working these out as I had only applied them once before. Don't forget: You can get a 10% discount on all Kkcenterhk's items when you use the coupon code 'ithinitybeauty' :)


These water decals come in a set of 12 patterned decals and a small file for removing excess decal.
The instructions for the water decals are really simple, they come in a long strip with enough patterns to cover all your nails; With scissors I carefully cut them out and started by applying my base coat to clean nails. Working one nail at a time I applied the water decals by holding one pattern with tweezers under water for perhaps half a minute. The decal then slid of its backing with absolute ease. I then took the curved side of the decal and lined it up just under my cuticle. With practise I realised that they are a little firmer then you'd expect so I began to pull them tightly as to avoid creases (I discovered this after the thumb and index where you see creases) I used a finger to hold the decal at the top of the nail as I rearranged their positions.

Because these water decals are made from real nail polish it means there is absolutely no dry time – so once you've mastered how to apply them this can be a great way to get an impressive but very speedy manicure for a night out with no time to paint.


I really like these water decals and am impressed with how easy they are to apply, as you see with the two nails with creases it didn't take long to feel like I knew what I was doing. Have you tried full nail water decals before? Would you wear these?
Have a great day!
Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

9 Cow Print Water Decals - The Born Pretty Store

This item was sent for me to review, but as always will contain my full and honest opinion :)

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I've been blown away by the gorgeous weather here in Holland, what's your weather like where you are? I'm much better suited to spring/summer than I am winter so I am feeling pretty good! Today I have these cow printwater decals from the Born Pretty Store to show you; Of course I decided to add some nail art of my own with them! Don't forget: you can get a 10% discount on all their wonderful products when you use the coupon code 'DRX31'. A lot of their beautiful nail art items are under $3 each so really you should take a look! :)

 These cow print water decals are great, just like the flowers I showed you they are really easy to apply. I think if anyone is unsure about using water decals for the first time the instructions on the back of the packet are really well written – it will explain enough for you to find them easy! What I really like about these decals is that you can cut out which shapes you want, yes its a cow design but you can cut finely to add little extra bits to your manicure!  I think there are so many different ways to wear these decals and make an entirely different manicure each time.

The Manicure: I decided to pair these decals with purple because it reminded me of Milka!
On all my nails except my thumb nail I applied two coats of Barry M's white and added my water decals here and there. I finished these off with a French tip in Pacific Rapsodi's '23'. On my thumb I a created a cutesy baby cow using acrylic paints. I do wish the cow looked smoother and I see a few little problems with my manicure (like a bump where I removed my striping tape, argh)

What do you think of this manicure? Have you created a cow print manicure?
Hope you have a great day!
Love
Ithi

Monday, 31 March 2014

8 Frightfully Bright

Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing, did you have a good weekend? My weekend plans were cancelled since I was so poorly last week but I'm glad we will be going to the zoo next Sunday! Today I'm taking it easy with lots of Green tea, Farmville 2, a small trip to the mini mall and the season finale of The Walking Dead with Mr Bravo, do any of you guys watch that show? Last night I created an incredibly bright manicure and I was so excited to show you today. All I can say is... If I was to recreate it now I'd do a lot differently, but I'll show you anyway. Please excuse the messy cuticles (cry) it was so hard to clean this up with the rubbish nail polish remover I am now using (Love, love, love Cutex but can't find it here in Holland)

On all my nails I started with two coats of Barry M's 'Peach Melba' and created a gradient using Model's Own 'Sophie's Pink', Picture Polish 'Wisteria' and Barry M's 'Guava' on the tips. I then used striping tape to create a 'sun ray' sort of design and applied Barry M's textured polish 'Station Road'.
What I would do differently next time: I would make the tape design more abstract like the thumb nail, I think that design looks better. I would also have hoped for a better clean up for a better end result.

What do you think of this manicure? Do you like textured polish paired with this gradient?
Hope you have beautiful day!
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 29 March 2014

11 Flower Water Decals - Born Pretty Store

This item was sent to me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion :)

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today, I hope your having a good weekend so far? Today I embarked on an ultimate spring clean and I can tell you I regretted it – Why did I start!? On the positive side my nail polishes are beautifully arranged in nice new boxes that Mr Bravo bought me last week – My collection finally has a worthy home! Today I am showing you these beautiful flower pattern waterdecals from the Born Pretty Store. You can find these and so many others in the 'new arrival' section. Remember you can get a 10% discount on all their nail art items (the ones I show and any other products) when you use the coupon code 'DRX31' :)

Arn't these flowers so pretty? Ya know what I think is also great? The fact they are so damn easy to apply, you don't need to be the most confident nail artist to use these. First of all they come in a sheet and you will need to cut the flowers out so you can apply them individually. I then took a plastic cup of water and held my flowers under the water for a few minutes using tweezers. Its then really easy to slide the decal off from its base and apply it to the nail. If you ever used those fake tattoo's as a child then you will be a whizz with this, its really just the same idea.

The Manicure: I started by painting all my nails the lightest pink from my Guylond pink set and created a gradient using the other four pinks in the set. I then applied Nubar's '2000' flaky glitter. In hindsight perhaps I should have using a simple small glitter rather than flakies... I then applied my decals on top and sealed them with my top coat.

What do you think of these water decals? Have you used any water decals before?
Tomorrow is zoo day so I wont be posting, but I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!
Love
Ithi

Thursday, 27 March 2014

8 Dazzling Diamond Rhinestone Review - Born Pretty Store

This item was sent for me to review but as always will contain my full and honest opinion :)

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? Everything is good hhttps://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6597202163734455175#editor/target=post;postID=7568108791049900674;onPublishedMenu=posts;onClosedMenu=posts;postNum=0;src=linkere and I'm already excited for the weekend because I'll be going to my first ever Dutch Zoo, my camera is all excited for an outing and a break from only taking pictures of nails, Ha! If diamonds are a girls best friend... then I have some good friends you should meet! The wonderful team at the Born Pretty Store asked me to review these '3DNail Art Sticker Dazzling Clear Diamond Rhinestones' which are in their new arrival section and I couldn't wait to work out how to wear these! For a 10% discount on all items from the born pretty store you can use the coupon code 'DRX31' at the check out!
Close up!
The diamonds come in a round nail art wheel and contain 60 pieces each; They are beautiful, 3d and incredibly light catching – They pack a serious sparkle. Although there are larger and smaller diamonds I was a little nervous at wearing them at first simply because they are much larger than anything I have worn on my nails before but I've been wearing them for several hours now and they are still sat there, sparkling away as I type. I would really recommend these for special occasions simple because of their size they might not be so practical for every day tasks. That said, mine are still firmly seated and that's only by adding them on top of a coat so perhaps adhering them with nail glue is a better idea. The longer I wear these the more I fall in love with their mesmerizing sparkle!

The manicure: I began with two coats of Barry M's 'Lychee' on all my nails and layers the tips with a little of 'Essie's 'A Cut Above'. I applied the diamonds by painting my top coat and tweezers to place them in my desired place, I used three diamonds to create a 'cluster' and added small simple gems around the top of my nails.

What do you think of these diamonds? Would you wear diamonds like these on your nails?
Have a great evening!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

4 Happy Purple Day - Ithi's Fabulous Five Purple Picks

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? Happy Purple Day! Yes it actually is purple day today, did you know that? I just love purple so I decided to make today's post a little different. I'm going to show you my 'fabulous five purple picks'. Purple day is actually a day to raise awareness for epilepsy and was founded by nine year old Cassidy Megan in 2008, isn't that amazing? I have to tell you that looking through my collection of purple polishes and picking only 5 was not the easiest task in the world but here's my purple loves that I'd recommend to you!

From L to R: Color Club: 'Eternal Beauty', Barry M: 'Prickly Pear',  Models Own: 'Purple Passion', Hema: 'Chameleon Cobalt' and Picture Polish 'Wisteria'.


Thumb: This is Color Club's stunning purple based holographic polish 'Eternal Beauty'. You can see my past review here: Ever since I saw a swatch of this polish I just had to have it and I was by no means disappointed! I still get glassy eyes of wonder whenever I am wearing it, I just can't stop admiring its beauty.
Index: The gorgeous and subtle 'Prickly Pear' from Barry M. You've probably seen this one pop up in my nail art from time to time, it works so beautifully with all sorts of colours. I'll be adding a review soon.

Middle: This is Model's Own's 'Purple Passion'. It was one of the first MO polishes I ever purchased and even now I love it no just because of its colour but its vinyl-like finish. I reviewed this one quite some time ago here. Sadly I believe it is discontinued now.


Ring-ding Finger: This rich indulgent duo chrome is from the Hema, 'chameleon cobalt'. This is a pretty indigo which shifts delicately from blue to purple shades. It's just silky, smooth and packs a wicked shine.

Pinky: The lovely and delicate 'Wistera' from Picture Polish, a wonderful bright purple crème. I have already reviewed this one Here

Whats your all time favorite purple polishes? Is there a polish in my top five that grabs your fancy?

Play in purple and have a great day,
Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

8 Barry M: Atlantic Road (Texture) Swatch & Review ★★★/5

Allo polish Pals!
How are we all doing? How is your week going? I really intended to post before today but there where just things popping up all over the place, there are some events taking place in my personal life which are exciting, I'll tell you about that when I know more :) Today I have a swatch and review of Barry M's 'Atlantic Road' to show you which is a textured polish!

Please excuse the weird colouring on my fingers... I am having a hate/hate relationship with some new remover.
Colour ~ Atlantic Road is a pale powdery turquoise which can almost look sky blue in certain light. The texture of this polish adds the illusion of shimmer which helps lighten its appearance. I'm undecided as to whether or not I like the colour combination mixed with the texture.

Application ~ It applies as an easy, fairly watery liquid. There are really no issues with application although I will say that you need to fully allow it to dry because otherwise the textured effect will take much longer to appear. Dry time is pretty impressive when applying thin coats.

Texture ~ Just like Station Road this polish also has the same silky but grainy texture when applying and dries into a typical sandy textured finish.

★★★/5 Even though I love blues I am just not as keen on this polish as I was about Station Road. I like the colour, I like the texture... but do I like the two combined? Maybe its just my skin tone (I find it brings out any redness I may have going on) but I find something quite unflattering when wearing this which is a real shame. Of course if you have nothing similar in your collection then this may suit you well; I have nothing bad to say but I find little to get excited about, unlike Barry M's other textured polishes.

Do you like this colour with the texture? Have you tried any of the Barry M textured polishes yet? Tomorrow's post is going to be slightly different, if your a fan of purple polishes stop by!

Have a great day!
Love
Ithi

Friday, 21 March 2014

12 Paint It Black ~ The Rolling Stones Freehand And Splatter

Allo polish Pals!
Welcome again to the weekend, wahoo! Do you have any exciting plans? Last night I was looking through my nail art pictures and I realized that I am a bad nail artist because I often neglect red. I can't help it, I just get drawn to blues and green's much easier! Today's nail art is inspired by a band I grew up listening to, my parents are huge fans of the Rolling Stones and I always remember their music playing. I was even lucky enough to go to a couple concerts a few years ago. Since I love their logo and I wanted to play with red I thought it would work perfectly in hand! I guess you can say this is a tribute with support considering the band's recent tragic happenings and a tribute to my parents. 
♫ No colors anymore I want them to turn black..
♪ I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
For my white based nails I started with two coats of Barry M's 'White'. On my middle and pinkie finger I used W7's 'Matte Black' and attempted my first ever splatter nail art (I thought this would work well with 'paint it black' one of my favourite songs) For the logo on my thumb I used cheap no named acrylic paints. Finally on my index and ring-ding finger I started with Matte Black and added Catrice's 'I'm Dynamite' on top and Fearne's 'Cherry On Top' to the tips. What do you think of this nail art?

Firstly, Have you ever tried splatter nail art? I knew it would be messy but I was not prepared! Have you ever created band nail art?
Have a great evening!
Love
Ithi