Sunday, 15 June 2014

Gelicious Gel Polish System - 'Hit the Gym' {Swatches & Review}

Hello! Long time no post.....

Sorry for the lateness of this post....All throughout May I was house sitting with my boyfriend while his parents were overseas, now I'm house sitting again for the whole of June! The only down side is there is no internet in the house we are in at the moment :( I'll have to go home to be able to upload my posts.

Anyway, on to the polish....Gelicious recently had a massive sale; I couldn't pass up a 40% off sale and you got a free polish if you bought three or more, needless to say that's an amazing deal. They have some lovely colours and I've been wanting a bright fire truck red for a while now, which 'Hit the Gym' certainly is.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Nail Art - Rhinestones and Leopard Print


Just another quick post this week to show you some nail art I did during the week! Some very quick nail art....I'm currently house sitting at the moment so between work, cooking, house work etc. there is not much time for nails, I'm just not used to juggling all these domestic duties yet haha!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mother's Day Nail Art - Pink Roses and Polka Dots

Hello Lovely Readers!

Happy Mothers day to all the mums out there! Mother's day is almost over here in Aus but I've been too busy today to post until now, so this will just be a quick post to show you what I wore on my nails today.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Essence 'Effect Nail Polish' - Glitz and Glam {Swaches & Review}


Today I have a pretty little polish from essence cosmetics to show you all!

Glitz and Glam is a 'glitter jewels' polish from the new essence effect nail polish range; it is a clear based polish with pink metallic hexes and an intense green shimmer.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Emily de Molly - Oceanic Forces {Swatches & Review}

Hello lovely Readers!

Today I have an absolutely gorgeous polish from my favourite indie brand to show you! Yep, another polish from Emily de Molly, she's just too talented!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Nail Art - Polka Dots & Bunny {Purple & Mint}


Just another quick post today to show you my nails for Easter, I had some more time for nail art, yay!

I ended up doing a simple design of mint polka dots on a purple base with a little bunny on my ring finger. I was planning on doing something a bit more extravagant, like a pretty painted egg design....yeah, that was a fail haha.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Nail Art - Leopard Print & Studs {Pale Pink & Gold}


Just a quick post today to show you the nail art I'm currently wearing. Yep, I finally found some time for nail art!

I was feeling a little bit uninspired so decided to have a look through some of my previous nail art designs....of course I couldn't go past a little bit of leopard print and I just love this pale pink and gold colour combination, so I decided to sort of re-create a mani I had done a little while ago.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Essence 'Gel Nails at Home' Trend Edition {Swatches & Review}

Hello Lovely Readers!

essence cosmetics have just released their brand new 'Gel Nails at Home' trend edition in Australia and I'm excited to be able to share my thoughts with you today!

Gel nails are really popular at the moment so it's no surprise that more and more brands are releasing their own gel nails systems, this means you can get the gel polish look for a fraction of the price of regular salon visits.

The cool thing about the essence Gel Nails at Home system is you don't need to buy and use any special gel polishes, you can just use any of your favourite regular Essences nail polishes. Another great thing about this system is the peel off base coat, yep that's right you can just peel the polish straight off! Regular gel manicures require you to soak your fingers in acetone for 10 or so minutes before the polish can be easily removed, this peel of base coat means no more soaking and no more wasting acetone, yay!

The lamp that is used with this system is a mini 'one-nail-at-a-time' LED lamp that connects via USB. You can plug it into your computer or into your phone charger (if it has a USB connection).


The 'Gel Nails at Home' gel system consists of a nail cleanser, a primer, a peel off gel base coat, three gel topcoats (a clear, a french finish and a 'special effect' finish), a gel corrector pen and a mini USB LED lamp.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pretty Serious Cosmetics 'Purple Monkey Dishwasher' {Swatches and Review}

Hello Lovely Readers!

Pretty Serious Cosmetics is an awesome Aussie brand whose polishes are always fun and full of personality, and they all have such great names! Just like the one I'm going to be showing you today, 'Purple Monkey Dishwasher' is part of the Seriously Random collection which was released early in 2013.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Two Birds Lacquer - Childhood Treats Collection {Swatches & Reviews}


Today I have some swatches to show you from a brand new Aussie Indie brand, Two Birds Lacquer.

Two Birds Lacquer was created by a lovely lady named Stacey, who hand blends all her 3 free lacquers in Perth, WA. Her first collection, the Childhood Treats collection, was inspired by all the yummy lollies from her childhood.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Guest Post on So Nailicious!

Hello lovely readers!

I was recently asked to do a guest post on So Nailicious! I decided to create a tutorial for these pretty spring inspired side ways french manicure nails that you can re-create yourself at home. You can find the tutorial here!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, if you re-create it I'd love to see! Leave me a link or tag me on instagram @lovessweetas.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Ulta3 'Strawberry Sundae' and 'Outasight'


Just a quick post today to show you some new polishes that were sent to me by the lovely ladies at Ulta3!

Ulta3 is an Australian cosmetics brand that offer great products for a very reasonable price. I tend to use a lot of their polishes in my nail art as they are easy to work with, have a great colour selection and at $2 a polish they are a very affordable option!

For this look I used two coats of 'Strawberry Sundae' and two thin coats of 'Outasight'

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Emily de Molly 'Folklore' {Swatches and Review}

Hello lovely readers!

If you follow my instagram you will know I love supporting indie brands and Emily de Molly is definitely one of my favourites! Today I have a gorgeous polish from Emily de Molly to show you, called 'Folklore'.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: Vintage Roses

Hello lovely readers!

Recently I've been asked by a few people on Instagram how I do some of my nail art designs and what a better way to explain then with a tutorial! I've been wanting to do nail art tutorials for a while now and now that I have this blog I hope it can become a regular thing.

 I decided to start with this  vintage rose print because it's a simple but very pretty design....So lets get started!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Glam Polish 'Unicorn Sparkles'


Today I have a lovely polish from Glam Polish to show you called 'Unicorn Sparkles'. Unfortunately this was a limited edition shade and is no longer available :( however if you check out Glam Polish's website I'm sure you'll find something you love just as much!

Unicorn Sparkles has a pretty purple base with a holographic shimmer and loads of tiny-medium sized hex and circle glitters in green, pink, purple and blue. It even has pink diamond shaped glitter!

This polish has a nice smooth formula which leans a little bit on the sheer side but can be opaque on its own with two thick-ish coats. I added a third thin coat for these photos just to add extra sparkle.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

OPI 'Make Him Mine' - Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2013

Hi Everybody!

I'm so excited to share with you my first real blog post!

Today I have a lovely OPI polish to show you called 'Make Him Mine' from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2013.

'Make Him Mine' is a gorgeous bronze liquid sand (textured) polish with loads of  silvery shimmer and small hex glitters. Like all the textured/liquid sand polishes I've used in the past, 'Make Him Mine' has an excellent formula and applies very smooth and evenly (almost no clean up required!). It also dries pretty quick and there is no need for top coat, which makes for a very quick and easy mani change.

Monday, 24 February 2014



Welcome to my blog! I'm Astrid, a nail polish obsessed girl who loves animals, cupcakes and all things cute, check out the 'About' section to read a bit more about me!

I've been posting my nail art on my instagram for quite a while now (about 2 years) and I've always wanted to start a blog but just never got around to it...Well now I finally decided to just do it! This blog will be about all the things I love, mostly nails but also things like make up, skin care, baking and whatever I feel like really! Hopefully I'll have two or three posts up a week, so if you want to keep up to date with my posts feel free to follow :)

I thought I'd start my new blog off by posting some of my recent nail art, I hope you enjoy :)