Archive | December 2012

Adornation’s 2012 Year in Review!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Quote of the Day!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!

CND Solar Oil Nail & Cuticle Conditioner Review


CND Solar Oil ($4.25 for 7.3ml) is considered a manicure in a bottle with its natural blend of oils such as Jojoba, Almond Oil and Vitamin E. The formula has been developed to deeply penetrate your skin and nails in order to promote healthy, strong looking natural nails. The consistency and formula feels light and upon applying, absorbs quickly into your nails without leaving a greasy or oily residue.

With its simple application, you basically apply it as you would any nail polish by dabbing a small amount of oil on each finger nail and rubbing it into the cuticle and nail. One of the main reasons I love this product is because not only does it help maintain healthy nails but it smells absolutely divine! If you love the smell of almond then you’ll love this! It is extremely hydrating and is great to add to your nail routine.

I’ve been using this for years and a small bottle goes a long way! The bottle I reviewed is the 7.3ml version (which is ideal for traveling), but they do come in various sizes (7.3ml, 15ml, 68ml and 118ml ) all at very reasonable prices.

Available @ Amazon CND Solar Oil 7.3ml Bottle


Zoya Nail Polish: Storm Review & Swatches


Zoya Nail Polish in Storm ($8.00 for 15ml) is described as a “full coverage, holiday black with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter.” As part of the Ornate Collection, Storm is another show stopper with its black base and scattered holographic shimmer.

The colour is rich and the consistency of the formula is fantastic and reaches full opacity with just two coats, the shimmer gets evenly dispersed when applied and is reminiscent of the starry night sky! In terms of longevity, I haven’t had this on long enough to say but typically with Zoya Nail Polish I get at least a week’s worth of wear with no chipping and just minor tip wear.

Overall Storm is a gorgeous colour with a wonderful fast drying formula that makes me feel as though I have the galaxy at my finger tips!

Available @ Zoya for $8.00

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Most importantly! Nala absolutely approves of Storm!


Emerald Revealed as Pantone’s Colour Of The Year 2013

As 2012 draws to a close, Pantone is already giving us fashionistas something to look forward to as they announce Emerald, a vibrant lush green as Colour of the Year for 2013.pantone

The authority on all things colour related has characterised Emerald as a hue that symbolises “a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world.”


Following in the footsteps of last year’s spirited and energetic Tangerine Tango, Emerald is typically deemed as a “sophisticated and luxurious” colour and often strongly associated with precious gemstones, growth and prosperity, which leads me to believe that many of us will enjoy the journey through Emerald City this upcoming year.


In addition to this announcement, Pantone has once again collaborated with beauty powerhouse, Sephora to create the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, which will be available exclusively at Sephora in March 2013. The limited edition collection is set to feature eye shadows, nail polish and accessories and I for one can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Quote of the Day!

Love this saying ❤

Quote of the Day!

Love this and its so true! Who doesn’t like to dress up? 😉

Quote of the Day!

Ain’t that the truth! Especially when its freezing outside 😦