Wednesday, 21 December 2011

N.Y.C Color Banana Split Review.

So, Seeing as though it's School Holidays, I'm Finally able to wear nail polish again! And also, because it's summer, I thought I'd do my first review on a bright colour! This color is so bright, I actually didn't know if I liked it at first! This colour is N.Y.C colour ' Banana Split' , and I dont actually think its in a collection, because i've only started seeing this brand since about half way through this year. I was surprised, because these polishes are so cheap! So I thought they wouldn't be good, at all. But, I'm actually very impressed! This is the second colour i've tried from this brand, and I'm pretty happy about it!
You know what would be great this summer? Eating bananas, banana splits, banana smoothies, banana milkshakes, even banana flavoured ice cream, all through the summer, but if you can't do that, I'd say wearing it would be almost as good! So, even if wearing this bright , 'banana-ry' colour does make you hungry, if you like super bright colours, this is worth it!

 N.Y.C Color Banana Split Bottle.

N.Y.C Color Banana Split Ingredients
Sadly, the silly N.Y.C Color people have decided to write their ingredients out, in white, on a light coloured polish, which makes it very hard to read and even harder to take photos of! 

N.Y.C Color Banana Split Swatches.
All Swatches have

  • Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top Coat, as a base coat.
  • Two Coats N.Y.C Color Banana Split
  • Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top Coat, as a top coat.






Key Notes:

  • Name: N.Y.C Banana Split
  • Collection:  Not sure if there is one? Just the N.Y.C  Brand.
  • Colours Avaliable in the collection: No collection.
  • Amount: 0.46 FL.OZ./13.5ZML
  • Cost: I got this as a birthday present, but I've seen it in shops, and it usually costs $2.50
  • Where to Buy: B.P Petrol Stations, K-mart, Target, Big-W.
N.Y.C Color Review: 
This colour is, such a bright yellow, and as the name suggests, it actually reminds me of a banana! At first , I really liked this colour, but when I put it on my nails, especially my toes, it made my skin look a lots darker, than it usually is. On camera, it looks quite a bit darker than it actually is, but with your own eye, its a lot darker. 

Last night was my Dad's graduation party, so we had tonnes of people there, but I remember getting a comment from one lady who said that I was brave to wear such a bright colour! 
I dont think if I was looking for a new colour, that I would of bought this one, unless I really needed it for a manicure, because I already have two other yellows, and dont really think I needed one this shade, and it also doesn't really go with any of my clothes. 
In the bottle, it really doesn't stand out that much! 

I wasn't really that impressed by the finish, its just as creme finish. But I was impressed that the colour was EXACTLY the same as the bottle colour. 

Application and Formula
The formula for this polish is alright, a bit thick and gloopy though, so its a little hard to get a good smooth coat. Its definitely a two coat polish, you could maybe do a three, but I think that would just add to the thickness on your nail. Looking at it now, after the third day, it looks a little streaky still and bits have chipped off. I have only two perfect nails left, as i've taken all the chipped ones off. But you don't know, that could just be my topcoat. So i'm planning to try this polish with another top coat, to see how that works.

I think this colour would be pretty easy to find, I've found the N.Y.C brand in so many places, even a BP Petrol Station! But I haven't actually been looking for this exact colour, so I don't know if that would be as easy, but the brand is defiantly everywhere, from about $1 - $2.50 at the maximum. 

  • Its VERY cheap
  • Its easy to find
  • Gloopy
  • Long-ish Drying time
Final Thoughts
6/10: I think this is an alright colour, if you dont mind waiting for it to dry a while, but you know, I'm a little impatient, so the colours I usually use are the quick drying ones, so its just a little different for me. 
It might be worth trying this colour, especially if like like bright uncommon ones, that are super cheap! Let me just say, this is the best 'cheap' colour i've had, if that makes sense!

***This review layout was from the Swatch and Learn Website reviews. If anyone has any problems with me using this, please contact me, as it can be easily changed.

*Also, I'm thinking, if you guys would like, I was thinking about doing a video review of my next colour, which I think would be fun, and also interesting for you. So comment to me if you think this is a good idea. I would be doing it on my youtube channel ninahollyd.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Missglamorazzi cupcake nails.

Sorry I havet posted for so long!  wish I could just get some followers! Or even some views!
But anyway, my new favourite youtube person, is Missglamorazi! I love her makeup tutorials and also, her vlogs on her other youtube, TheGridMonster, where she is moving house! And her love of pillow pets!(;

But anyway, what i was planning to say, is I am hoping to try out one of her nail tutorials, for 'Cute Cupcakes' which looks like this;  
As I live in Australia, I can't really get the exact colours she uses! I can't find any OPI or China Glaze in the whole of tasmania! But the colours I have instead are
  • Instead of OPI Do you Lilac It? ("light purple with attitude"(;  ) I'm using a color from a billabong pack my mum got for me , called 'Colour My Summer' , 

when she went shopping in melbourne, and so I'm using the first colour^^ the purple. Which doesn't have a name, but does say 4B on the bottom.

  • The next colour Ingrid uses is OPI Pinking of You, (apparently a ' loves me , loves me not, petal pink) So instead I am going to be using BYS Baby Pink, which I havent got yet, but am getting next time I go to K-mart! 

  • The third colour used is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Yellow Kitty , but I'm using Australis  Nail Colour in 'Rub-a-dub-dub' 

  • Then, was China Glaze Re-Fresh-Mint, but Instead I am going to be using either Revlon Minted or Jaded, but I think it will be minted, which I also havent got yet, but will be getting soon.  

  • The last base colour used is OPI Whats with the Cattitude? which I was going to use my Billabong Colour My Summer blue, but have only just realised was not the right shade! So, I'll have to go colour hunting for a colour like that! I think probably Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away! for that one. 

Those five colours are also used for the sprinkles! Which are made with the dotting tools that I wrote about in my last post.

  • Then she used Sephora by OPI A-ha! Moment for the Icing of the cupcakes. I'm going to be using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On for my Icing. I've heard its a pretty opaque white colour thats not too streaky. 

  • The Very Last Colour used is for the cherry on top of the cupcake, even though cherries aren't usually on top of cupcakes, I think it really finishes the look off. The colour that she used it OPI dreaming of Red with a large dotting tool. Instead I used a Satin Colour , which just says Nail Enamel 38. Which is what I will call it. 

So, I'm super keen to try this! Can't wait to get my new polishes,! woo! and also, be on the lookout for new reviews, Its School Holidays now, so we're actually allowed to wear nail polish for a change! But , I'm about to do a review, so yeah, read it please! And if anyone has any questions, or just anything they'd like to say, do tell! please! Just feel free to comment on any of my posts,(: xoxo

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Dotting Tools and Detail Brushes!(:

Hey gurrllls,,

Sorry I've been away for a while, I've been pretty busy; getting ready for my brother's birthday which has just passed, and now mine in nine days!(: WOOPWOOP!!
But anyway,  I've been watching so many nail tutorials, and I've been thinking that I really need some detail brushes and dotting tools. Which I ordered from this website, which is fantastic by the way!, . I absolutely love it! ... and my products! On the website it says that orders come in 3-5 days, and even though our mail is superrr sllooooowwww..... it still came in exactly three days! I was extremely impressed!
The products I ordered were a 3pcs Detail Brush Set (Print) which cost $9.95AUD - BUT! Are on sale so I got them for $4.99!
If you click herel you can see what they look like:!__nail-art-supplies/nail-art-tools/productsstackergallery9=0

The other thing I ordered was some Dotting Tools (Pink) !
Again they usually cost $11.95, but were on sale (and still are!) for $5.99!
And also again, click this link to see the picture!(:!__nail-art-supplies/nail-art-tools/productsstackergallery9=7

Lovelovelove, Ninaaaa <3 xoxo

Monday, 24 October 2011

Nail Review?....sorry girls/:

Hey girls, i've got some bad news,......
so, i was going to do a nail review of my favourite top coat, 'Sally Hansen's Double Duty' BUT, sadly at school, we're not allowed to wear ANY nail polish at all! not even clear! And in Australia, its Tuesday tomorrow, which means no nail polish at all for a couple of days!  /:
and the teachers are being extra tough, and checking everything, because we have exams at the moment! So I wont be able to have any pictures or anything! :'( I know, and it was going to be my first blogspot review!
But anyway, im happy because tomorrow i'm going to priceline, which has loads of nail colours, and i'd really like to get one like the colour 'OPI Do You Lilac it?' but I can't find any OPI, ANYWHERE IN HOBART! ? So if anyone see's a colour like it, or knows where to get OPI in Tasmania, please comment on this and tell me!
Thanks a million,
Ninaaaa xoxo

OPI's Do You Lilac It?
P.S, this is the colour! I'm looking for!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Valentines Water Marbling Nail Tutorial

Hello Everyone! <3
As it said on the post bellow, I LOVE 'MY SIMPLE LITTLE PLEASUES'!! 
And this is my favourite video of her's: Valentines Day Water Marbling Tutorial
In the valentines day tutorial, she uses the products: Sally Hansen Beet Stain in the 'Salon' LineSally Hansen Petite Pink in the 'Hard as Nails Xtream Wear' Lineand Sally Hansen Tassel in the 'Salon' Line.
But I couldn't find these exact colours in Tasmania, so I used N.Y.C Colors 'Berry Fuchsia'Rimmel London 'Ethereal' in the '60 Seconds' Line, and Satin '14'
These colours worked perfectly well! 
You will also need:
- Room Temperature Water (filtered works the best)
- An Orange Stick/ Wooden Skewer
- Scotch Tape
- Base and Top Coats

I absolutely loved this design, here is what Colette has done:

And I'll try to get a picture of my first attempt! Its quite hard but you will get the hang of it later on as what you can see from Colette!^^^    Sadly, just before I put a topcoat on, I was waiting for it to dry, and it got pushed onto the ground! So the middle of it is a little smudged with a few grains of dirt in it! /:

But anyway, check out the video, its a heap of fun, and a gorgeous design, not just for valentines day!(:
I'll post some reviews of the polishes I used in my attempt, later!(:
Lots of Love,
Ninaaaa xoxo <3

My Simple Little Pleasues

Heey Lovelies!
Looking for some new ways to do some nail art? or is drawing little things on your nails too hard, time consuming or just stressful? Then Check out this!(:
My Simple Little Pleasues, (supposed to be My Simple Little Pleasures, but she spelt it wrong) or Colette(:, is a great nail artist! She does this amazing thing called water marbling! Here's a link to her channel on Youtube:
If you are into Nail Art, you'll love this easy way to do it!
Lots of Love To you All; 
Ninaaaa xoxo

Hi Everyone!(:

Hey everyone, and welcome to..... 'Nina's Ah-mazing Blog!(: ' 
haaha, so, if you're wondering what this blog is about; well; everything! but mostly nail art! Which I am obsessed with at the moment! :) I'll give you reviews and anything you want to know about certain nail polishes! Also links to youtube videos, and other sites! But most of all., pictures from my newest nails!! 
Also, as I am also a keeeeen soccer player, you might hear some news on that too!(:
Lots of Love to you all,    
Ninaaaa xoxo