Friday, 21 November 2014

Bodyline Haul

I grabbed a pile of things from Bodyline recently. It is frustrating how small their sizes are, but I managed to get a few things that fitted. Remember for Aussies it is cheaper to check out in Yen.

Product No:p273

Probably my favourite. Not very Lolita but it makes a really cute Gothy 
party dress and the two detachable bows with skulls are cute!

Product No:l088
Good for a Gothic-Victorian type look. 

Product No:l297

Product No:p235

Good Steampunk or everyday skirt, very versatile, comfy and looks good

Product No:pan044

Product No:l009

Finally got to get my Abby-esque black blouse with white lace I 
always wanted!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Revlon Gel Envy Nailpolish and Top Coat

Today I got Revlon Gel Envy nailpolish and top coat. I had seen it advertised on TV and I want to see how it stands up compared to shellac/ gel nails.

It does not need a UV lamp which is a major plus to me as I am a little worried about the UV exposure.

I was bad and peeled the shellac off instead of removing it properly, please don't do this! It's some complex method apparently.

I washed my hands in warm water which is supposed to remove oils so nailpolish goes on better.

I put on the combined base coat and colour coat. It seems thicker and gluggier than normal nailpolish so I was very careful to do it as neatly as I could.

I left it for about half an hour to make sure it was dry before applying the top coat.

I was told by a lady at the chemist that I could add another coat in a week to make it last longer.

The nailpolish and top coat are about $16.95 each in my local chemist, I assume it is similar around Australia.

I used colour 450, High Roller. It is a purple but it is pretty dark and dull in appearance, so I am not that impressed with it. I also purchased 600 Queen of Hearts, and am considering removing this and replacing it with that as I think that colour would pop a lot more.

Pros: No UV lamps
Cheaper over time (gel nails approx $30 or more)
Can remove with normal nailpolish remover

Don't get pampered like you would at a salon
If you aren't great at painting your nails it won't look as nice

I will keep you posted about how long they last.

As you can see, my messy job is not as satisfying as a salon manicure!

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Recent Outfits: Black and Blue and Shellac Nails Update

Black lace shrug/top: Secondhand 

The nailpolish on my right hand nail was peeling a bit so I peeled it off out of interest (and probably a bit of OCD). It's a very different texture to normal nailpolish, rubbery and soft instead of hard and flaky. 

It is lasting so much longer than normal nailpolish which is nice, although the few more chips I got and the peeling at the side thing was a bit annoying.

Sorry for the blurry pic. See the tiiiiiny chips? They would only bother an OC person like me, but they are sooo much better than they would be with normal nailpolish!

This nail: Black nailpolish with Night Cat Top Coat by mode. The pieces of tinsel or whatever you call them are huge and slightly holographic, a very impressive effect!

Tiny chip on left index finger too, now.

So my thoughts on Shellac Nails so far? I looooove them and I would do them constantly if I was not a little worried about the UV lamps. I can't find any research that is either here or there. I will have to keep looking. Let me know if you find anything definite. So far I have one decent article either way.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Fairytale Garden- Schloss Heinrichshorst

 I must go there one day! I'd also love to have a garden like this to wander and write in one day!

Photos from:

Schloss Heinrichshorst- Facebook Photo Album- Fairytale Garden

Cute Food

"Kyaraben or charaben, a shortened form of character bento, is a style of elaborately arranged bentowhich features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. Japanese homemakers often spend time devising their families’ meals including their boxed lunches.
Originally, a decorated bento was intended to interest children in their food and to encourage a wider range of eating habits. It has now evolved to the point where national contests are held."