Friday, August 10, 2012

Well Hello There...

Whew, a new blog!

I'm not very good at this introduction malarkey. I guess I could tell you a bit about myself.

I'm Robyn. I live in Melbourne, and I like - no, LOVE - to paint my nails.

I think it started at the end of last year when I moved out of my parents' house and subsequently lost regular access to a piano, which I've played since I was four years old. I had to do something with my hands, and found the wonderful world of nail polish.

Anyway, you came here for the nails, right? Here's today's manicure!

Apologies for the slightly dodgy index finger. I'm staying at mum and dad's tonight so don't have any of my regular tools with me. I figured, first post on the blog, why not make it a classic manicure? This is LA Splash Cosmetics nail polish in Cyclone Red. I remember borrowing this from my mum about four years ago to paint my nails and really enjoying how nicely it went on - two smooth, thin, perfectly self leveling and super shiny coats (although in this I have two coats of Essence Quick Dry Top Coat, which is not terribly quick drying - but I'll save that for another post!). I found it in the bathroom cupboard this morning and figured it would be a dried out mess, but no, it's still as perfect as the first time I tried it that many years ago! Happy face. My mum now only wears gel manicures so I don't think she'll mind me adding this to my stash :) Unfortunately I have no idea where to buy LA Splash as I loved the formulation of this, but they do have a website here where you can look at the pretty colours.

So, that's my first manicure for this blog! I have to admit, I rarely wear cremes, but this was such a pleasure to apply (no streaky brush strokes! No painstakingly dabbling glitter everywhere!) that I may have to change that. Also it gives me an excuse to buy more nail polish :)

Thanks for reading! This is a brand new baby blog, and I have a few ideas for posts, but if there's anything you want to read about (work appropriate nails, where to buy polish in Australia, nail care, home manicures etc) hit me up in the comments.

Robyn xox

ETA: A friend of mine has let me know that you can buy LA Splash nail polish from Cherry Culture. Thanks Jess!


  1. I would love to follow you, but can't find the GFC widget anywhere?

    1. Hi natalsie, I've had a look everywhere but can't seem to add GFC to my blog - google retired GFC this year which may be part of the problem. I have however added Google+ to my blog. Hope this helps!