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Online Shopping Addict Alert! My Haul from Hairhouse Warehouse during Click Frenzy

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A few weeks ago, there was this crazy 24 hour online shopping event known as Click Frenzy.  I had no intentions to buy anything so I thought that there was no harm with a bit of online browsing…BIG MISTAKE right there!  Because I shopped up a mini storm when I jumped onto the Hairhouse Warehouse website which were doing some rather AWESOME deals – check out my haul…


Cow Print Nail Art Tutorial – It’s Moo Moo Time!!

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I have a moo-tastic treat for you all today!  Inspired by Elisa’s Cow Print Nail Art Tutorial blog post and whilst wearing my cow pyjamas, I decided to try my first attempt at nail art and look how cute it turned out!!  Everybody say, “Moo Moo!” with me.  It was so easy to do.  I didn’t have plain black nail polish, so I used a black one with a shimmer – which makes my cow extra special!! Onto the tutorial…


Ombré Nails

Ombré hair which features dark to light colour is extremely trendy at the moment.  Yours truly is not as trendy in the hair department, but I played around with some nail colours and came up with my takes on ombré nails – pink, blue and purple.

Pink Ombré Nails

Featuring Bourjois So Laque! Rose Lounge (yes, the one worn by Kate Middleton on her wedding day – which I wore on MY wedding day which was way before hers so I am indeed a trend-setter LOL), FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Nail Enamel Cotton Candy*, FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Nail Enamel Beauty Queen, Sally Hansen HD Digital and CoverGirl Continuous Color Midnight Mauve.

Pink ombré nails are right up my street!!!  Massive love for this!  But I am biased because pink is my favourite colour.

Blue Ombré Nails

Featuring Nicole by OPI Diva Into The Pool*, Rimmel London I Love Lasting Finish Azure, FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Nail Enamel Ocean Villa*, China Glaze First Mate* and MUA Shade 1.

Ooooh, blue ombré nails turned out really well.  Sounds silly but it reminds me of the sea and crashing waves.  See, told you it was silly!!

Purple Ombré Nails

Featuring Primark Nail Polish Lilac, Mode Cosmetics Midsummer Dream, FACE OF AUSTRALIA Molten Metallics Amethyst*, FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Private Jet* and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Pat On The Black.

My purple ombré nails need a bit of tweaking methinks.  Not too happy with the poor quality lilac polish I own.  Reminds me of Autumn for some reason.

Which one is your favourite ombré nails – pink, blue or purple?

Products marked with * were sent for consideration

Yellow Lemming

I have immersed myself into the beauty blogging world for a few months now and it’s interesting to realise that beauty bloggers have coined terms such as “holy grail” (describing a must-have product) and “MLBB” (my lips but better to describe a lip product).  Today I am going to introduce the word “lemming” into The Best Beauty Blog.

From the Urban Dictionary :

A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

I am not exactly sure how to use this term, so please excuse me if I fail badly.  I mean, is it “lemming for” or “lemming after” or “lemming on” or is “lemming” a noun??  I digress…

I am lemming Chanel Mimosa.  I love the colour yellow – hence my yellow VW Polo car (which is sitting unloved in my parents house…in Scotland!) – but I don’t really suit the colour yellow because I have a yellow-y skintone.

Anyway, I have 2 yellow nail polishes in my collection – Nicole by OPI Yellow It’s Me and FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Lemon Sorbet – (both yellow nail polishes were provided by PRs).  Don’t they look simply fabulous in their bottles!

But I don’t even look good with yellow nail polish…so why am I lemming after Chanel Mimosa??  I want something which clearly will not suit me but I want it just because.  Is there a term to describe my condition??

Do you have a lemming for something?

Nicole By OPI Giveaway


Welcome to The Best Beauty Blog’s first giveaway which is kindly sponsored by Nicole by OPI.

The Prize

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Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus + Nicole by OPI I’ve Got The Power + Nicole by OPI Top Coat Plus in a pretty Nicole by OPI PVC cylinder bag.

(For a better idea of the shade of Nicole by OPI I’ve Got The Power, please check out my NOTD here.)

Giveaway Details

  • The Nicole by OPI Giveaway is open internationally to male and female readers.
  • It will end on 14th March 2011 at 23:59 (Melbourne Australian time).
  • I will use a random generator to pick the winner and then announce it on this blog between 15th-17th March 2011.  The winner must respond within 48 hours to the blog post.  If they fail to respond, then another winner will be picked.

Nicole, OPI giveaway

How To Enter


To enter my Nicole by OPI Giveaway, please follow the rules :-

You must join my blog via Google Friend Connect which can be found on the right sidebar.  (note : you do not need a Google account to join)

And then, leave a comment with your e-mail and GFC name and tell me what you love most about yourself.

This is compulsory to enter the giveaway.

There are more chances to win by doing the additional entries below.

For (optional) additional entries (- must do the above first!)

(+1 entry) Like The Best Beauty Blog on Facebook – look at the right sidebar

(+1 entry) Subscribe to The Best Beauty Blog via e-mail or RSS and remember to activate your subscription – look at the right sidebar (I will be able to verify this with your e-mail)

(+2 entries) Follow me on Twitter AND tweet

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(+3 entries) Using a link, share this giveaway on your blog in a blog post (= 1 entry).  Optionally, include the Nicole by OPI Giveaway photo (= 2 entries).

Maximum number of entries is 8, which means you have 8 chances to win!  If you have additional entries, please inform me in the comments.

If you have any questions, please don’t be shy.  Feel free to contact me.

Good luck everyone!  And please don’t be sad, if you don’t win this time, there will definitely be more giveaways so please stay tuned.

Nicole By OPI I’ve Got The Power

I am a HUGE fan of Nicole by OPI nail lacquers.  Whenever I wear their colours, I instantly feel younger, sassier and funkier.  Today, I am wearing Nicole by OPI I’ve Got The Power, which is described as “a berry powerful shade of red-pink” on the Nicole by OPI website.

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Nicole by OPI I’ve Got The Power is powerful, vibrant, eye-catching and simply gorgeous.

Do you like it?  Well, please stay tuned for a Nicole by OPI giveaway which includes I’ve Got The Power, Base Coat Plus and Top Coat Plus.  How exciting!

This product was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

Nicole By OPI Diva Into The Pool

I’ve been feeling blue recently…no, not blue blue, but the colour blue.  I’ve been wearing blue and carrying blue handbags.  This is triggering some lyrics in my head, “True blue, baby I love you” by Madonna.  Anyway, I just wanted to show you my beautiful blue NOTD (nails of the day) courtesy of Nicole By OPI Diva Into The Pool.

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If you haven’t come across Nicole By OPI, it is basically the sister brand to OPI which targets the younger female audience.  Well, you know, they say you’re only as old as you feel and I feel young!

It looks really good on my nails – check it out

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Diva Into The Pool is a pretty shimmery aqua colour with tiny silver glittery pieces.   I was really happy with the quality of the nail polish.  Two coats of this achieved a beautiful finish.  And it remained chip-free for a few days.  I love it!

Do you have any recommendations for other nail polishes I should check out?

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