Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010 - Illamasqua Viridian + Android


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best of 2010 - butter LONDON All Hail McQueen


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best of 2010 - Chanel Paradoxal


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best of 2010 - MAC Bad Fairy


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Monday, December 27, 2010

Best of 2010 - OPI Mad as a Hatter


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Lancome - L'Wren Scott Collection


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nail Rock Review + YouTube Tutorial



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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eles Minted Willow


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fing'rs Edge - Blacklight Nails


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Eles - Jelly Bean Dream


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Friday, December 17, 2010

BarryM Nail Effects

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Divina Psychedelic

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nail Rock Review



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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Divina Red


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Illamasqua Boosh-Droid


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zoya Flash Part II


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Zoya Flash Part I


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Eles - Cafe de Paris


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Ulta3 - Wild Berries


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Orly - Golden Maharajah


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Zoya - Sparkle Part Deux


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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Zoya - Sparkle Part I


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eles - Lapis Obsession

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuff My Kids Drew


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Essie Wife Goes On + Apothica Giveaway


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

MAC - Blue Sprinkles


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Friday, November 26, 2010

Marks and Spencers - Chocolate


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

MAC - Rose Topping



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Barbara Daly - Aqua Shimmer

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mac - Style Clan

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wet 'n Wild - Rustic

Imagines leaves going to a disco.  

Can't?  

Then you'll have to click through to get visual proof!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Le Beauty - #73

Before you click, make sure you're wearing your sunglasses.  This shiz is bright!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

www.youvegotnail.com is HERE!

Hi all,

It's not quite a done deal yet, but You've Got Nail is now being hosted on its own domain!


I'll be keeping Blogger up and running for a while as I still have to work on moving photos across but, from here on in, we're cooking with gas on the new site.  Eventually, I'll redirect my Blogger address.

Thanks once again for all your support, kind words and smack talk.  This change has been prompted by me wanting to give you guys a better experience in return for all the love you give me.  So I hope you enjoy.

Jacie.

China Glaze Holiday 2010 - Part II

If you haven't already seen Part I of this collection, click here to get a slice of that holiday goodness!

After the jump is Part II of the China Glaze Holiday 2010 collection.  If you thought it couldn't get better, strap yourself in for a bumpy ride.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mavala - Adelaide

Just a quick word on the site transition.  The new You've Got Nail is very nearly ready!  Just a word on comments, I'm still accepting and approving comments on this site, but I won't be responding to them until I've moved everything across.  So if there is a delay, it's not that I don't love you - because I love you guys like I love a cold Pepsi!)

Stop! Caca (Swatch) Time!

Oh Mavala, I thought our first date was a ripper.  We clicked.  We chatted over wine.  We promised to keep in touch.

This was not what I had in mind by keeping in touch.



Let's go through the good things first. *Silence*

Ok, now, onto the bad.  The formula is ok (two coats) but it streaks badly.  And the colour?  It's just not me at all.

Well, it was me in 1988 but so was Rick Astley and Bros and I'm pretty sure I don't want to revisit that hot mess all over again.  Even my kids laughed at the photos of me at my 14th birthday party (I was wearing Dexie's Midnight Runner style overalls, with a striped sailor top underneath).

Monday, November 8, 2010

China Glaze Holiday 2010 - Part I


I was recently fortunate enough to receive the entire China Glaze Holiday 2010 Collection. All 16 bottles of the stuff! You should have seen me opening up the package. It was a mess of bubble wrap, squeeing and lamingtons.  Ok, the lamingtons I was already eating, but still!

To save my poor hands from trying to divorce me on the grounds of cruel and unusual treatment, I will post these over three days, rather than doing them all at once.  And, instead of playing favourites, I'm going to post them in alphabetical order.  I can't have them getting jealous, yo.  Tis the season and all.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Naily News #54



Something old, something new?

Ange rocks the Jo'Mina.

Yay, Kitty is back!

Nihrida wants to Choose Me.

Dear Kellie Gonzo, welcome to the butter LONDON Fan Club!

OMGOMGOMG Violet Sparkle.

Andrea reviews The Finest Silks.  Damn, these are good swatches.


If you have a great nail related post to share, paste a link in the comments!

Otherwise, read on to see who (like Boo at the 20 second mark of this video) I'm giving the side eye to this week.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ulta3 - Chocolate Cake

Some of you will already be familiar with this lacquer, as it features in my first YouTube tutorial (which I've hidden under the jump for anyone who hasn't yet seen it).





This just makes me hungry.  The colour is a sophisticated dark brown / almost black.

Unfortunately, whilst I love the colour, that's pretty much all I love.  The formula is super gluggy and, whilst it is opaque in two coats, we're talking two difficult and protracted coats.  I might try some thinner to see if this could be more workable.

To compound the formula issue, the brush is ghetto.  GHETTO.  Toilet brush with an exponential factor of annoying.

So, yah, good points and bad. Not Michael Jackson bad.  Just plain bad.  But I do HEART that colour.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mecca Cosmetica - Katharina

When I received Katharina, as part of the Melbourne Beauty Blogger Event, I was fully 'meh'. A pink? Been there. Done that. Got the bored stares of onlookers to show for it.  I fully got my ungrateful wretch on.

Sometimes, though, a lacquer will surprise you. And this one certainly has.





This is a perfect mix, on the nail, of coral and pink.   I tried to Brangelina the mix.  Corink?  Piral?  Let me work on that some more.

In short, superb formula and universally flattering shade.  I heart, and am somewhat embarrassed at my initial reaction, because, really, this is fab.

This lacquer was provided to me for review.  For more information on YGN's Disclosure Policy, please click here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

YGN Tutorial Series - How to Apply Nail Polish



Today is a first for You've Got Nail. It's my first nail tutorial!

Unfortunately, I picked a lacquer with a gluggy formula and ghetto brush, but I think my technique is pretty straightforward and clear.

This is the first of a few tutorials. I have manicure cleanup, lacquer removal (including removal of glitters), and how I apply Gelish all coming up over the next few weeks.

Enjoy!

Sinful Colors - Just You Wait




Sinful Colors' Just You Wait is a sheer pink with an iridescent green flash throughout.

I quite heart the green flash.  It takes what might be quite a boring colour and injects some va-va-va-voom.

On the other hand, I do not heart the sheerness of the pink.  Can you imagine how hot this would look if it were a solid pink creme with the green flash?  I'm having a hot flush just thinking about it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brush-Amour - #69 That name has got to go

Stop giggling!

Yes, this lacquer is called #69.  That name has GOT TO GO.




The lacquer, on the other hand, can stay.  Two coats.  High shine. Sublime brush requiring no cleanup. Under $5. 18mls of the stuff. What's not to love?

Besides that name.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Orly - Foil FX comes to Australia

I know this collection will be old news for my Northern Hemisphere lovelies, but it's just been released here in Australia. So I figured I would give it another try for those Aussies considering buying it.

In short, a glorious collection with one clear and utterly unique standout.  This collection may be coming later to Australia but it's perfect timing as we lead up to Christmas parties.

 Jump to see more!

November Giveaway - Entries are open!


This month's giveaway is being hosted on my sister site, You've Got Face.

I don't want to talk this up too much, but it is a really neat little giveaway, with a special appearance by the lovely Violet Le Beaux.

Click here to go to the entry page.  And good luck!

Monday, November 1, 2010

piCture pOlish - Stone + Last Chance to Win

Guys, today is the last day of the October Giveaway.  If you haven't already entered, please read the rules here, and enter using the form below.  Entries close TODAY!

The final lacquer I have for you from piCture pOlish is Stone. 




This is a lovely colour.  Like a cream, but with a subtle hint of green through it.  Great neutral for work.

The formula was a little trickier to work with than the others I'd tried.  I could still get to opaque in two coats but it dried unevenly.  As in, if you have an errant brush stroke, it will show.  This is easily fixable with a top coat.

That concludes my piCture pOlish palooza.  I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing this brand new Aussie brand and that you've entered the giveaway to win three lacquers of your choice.



The lacquer featured in this review was provided by piCture pOlish.  For more information on YGN's Disclosure Policy, please click here.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Naily News #53



There ain't no party like a Kaz Saturday Swatch Party!

Nicole casts a spell.

Diana's nail art always drags me in.  This time, its an intricate web design that you MUST see.

Ange frankens something that looks JUST like Glitter Gal's green holo.

Halloween Gloriousness from the wonderful Laynie.

Kellie Gonzo bares it all.  We wish.  But there are some nice manicures in here too.

Millie brings the Glitter Gal holo.

Ginger's konad makes me sad because I shall never be as good as this.

OMG, I MUST get these Essies!

If you have a great nail related post to share, paste a link in the comments.

Otherwise, read on after the jump to find out what Chuffy Jack Sparrow and Dick Dastardly Boo got up to during the week that had me waking up the neighbours.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MAC - Bad Fairy

The other lacquer that Carina sent to me was MAC's Bad Fairy. Oh yes. Bad Fairy.




This is just exquisite. A shimmering pink that flashes a red / orange in certain lights. You can see in the above photos, around the edge of each nail, the orange coming through.

This is one bad a** fairy lacquer.  The kind of lacquer worn by fairies who drink Tequila and dance on fairy bars in cowboy boots.

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