IsaDora Jewels of the Orient

IsaDora Jewels of the Orient743 Orient Express · 744 Ancient Ruby · 741 Black Amethyst · 637 Night Flight · 746 Silk Road

See, this is what happens when you don't have the proper equipment to shoot your stash; I kinda hate this photo. I chose to add it to my post anyway because I feel like the colors are actually visible, but if you'd like to see (a lot) better swatches I'll provide some links further down. I'm sure you've heard the hype about the new IsaDora Jewels of the Orient collection? No? Tough luck. These babies are gorgeous! Since I rarely wear nailpolish, despite the fact that I have almost a full Helmer, I've been refraining from purchasing any lately. I wasn't going to buy any of these either, but when Karianne over at Neglelakkmani posts her photos all my willpower seems to evaporate instantly.

First I fell in love with the red one, then the other red one, then the blue.. and then, and then.. you see? Hopeless. I was secretly hoping I wouldn't come across a display holding the ones I wanted, but I found an almost full one at Cubus, Sirkus Shopping. Lucky me! The first time around I picked up the two reds: 743 Orient Express and 744 Ancient Ruby, simply because I couldn't choose between the two. A few days later I happened to send my fiancé on a quest to pick up two more: 637 Night Flight and 741 Black Amethyst - and for some unexplainable reason I suddenly also needed 746 Silk Road in my life.

And for the swatches I promised you: http://neglelakkmani.com/category/isadora/ - enjoy!

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012


IsaDora 731 Silver Sky

In the beginning of May I participated in @isadoraglobal's #wonderfulwednesday Twitter contest, where the main prize was a blush. Unfortunately I didn't win, but they were super nice and sent me a little surprise anyway - which arrived in my mailbox today. I eagerly ripped open the bubble mailer, and inside I found this gorgeous nail polish: 731 Silver Sky. I'm not overly skilled in describing colors, but I'd say it's a dusty pastel grayish blue bursting with silver sparkles. I don't know how to explain it, but to me it's such a dreamy color and just looking at it makes me smile. 731 Silver Sky was released with Pearls of Passion this spring, and is one of IsaDora's new colors.

IsaDora 731 Silver Sky


Warning: Nail Polish Pr0n

Mr. Postman always makes my day. On October 6th he came by with my very first order from Nail Supplies. Since I had a moment of boredom a while back I went a little crazy for nail polishes, and this is my haul. I have no idea why I keep hoarding nail polish, but I cannot seem to avoid it. Thank goodness for thinner! So today my Small Flat Rate arrived in my mailbox, filled to the brim with gorgeous nail polishes in wonderful colors perfect for fall! I also finally got around to picking up two new base/top coats: CND™ Stickey™ and Gelous™ Gel - the latter is said to be a very good coat for topping off glitter polishes, because of its thicker consistency.


Paris Haul #1: Nail Polish

I guess it's time to share my enormous humble *cough* Paris makeup haul with you guys. I've been dying to show you everything I picked up ever since we returned home, but I have to say that taking photos, editing and composing such a post is quite time consuming. A huge thanks to Øyvind for acting as my personal photographer, and for bearing with me and my mighty annoying perfectionism. Sorry for the delay, but now I'm back on track.

Since I'm very aware of having readers who couldn't care less about makeup and shopping, those of you who are interested will have to click "continue reading" for the juicy details, including pictures. I have decided to break it all down into smaller posts, so stay tuned for more. Grin