Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Random Fall-Inspired Spam (Part 1)

I've been in the mood for some darker, fall polishes lately.
Shopped The Stash,
and found a few polishes that suited the mood.
China Glaze Stroll,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Estessimo TINS #408 Ma Cherie,
2 coats + OPI Rapidry TC
Orly High on Hopes,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
I'm so glad I got this polish after a reader's recommendation!
Pupa #809 Gold,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
I'll post Part 2 on Thursday morning.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Born Pretty Store review: All eyes on the mummies

It's been a while since I sat down to write.
My body has not been at 100%,
and while I haven't fallen ill,
it's been one of those where I tire easily, or have bouts of dizziness and nausea.
The less than 100% body, plus a social life and the haze,
limited the opportunities to get photographs of anything I had done to the nails.
Until last Thursday when they sky miraculously cleared,
and the sun no longer looked like a salted egg yolk.
Absolutely great! I had been fretting about getting these Born Pretty reviews done.
Today's post features a Halloween-themed nail art done with the help of some nail vinyls sent over for review by Born Pretty Store.
When I first saw the patterns of the vinyls they had kindly sent over,
I knew immediately that I wanted to keep it for Halloween and V-day.
Each pattern comes in a strip of 6 full nail vinyls.
As you can see,
they're all attached together so you'll need to cut them in order to separate them.
The vinyls were easily removed from their plastic backing.
I didn't have any issues with them being too sticky.
Hopefully the picture above gives you an indication as to the size of the vinyls.
My nails had only a little bit of free edge,
but for those of you with longer nails,
the vinyls should be able to take some length easily with no issues.
And here's how the final result looked like.
Just bear in mind though that these pictures were taken on the 4th day of this manicure,
and I have to say, the nails went through quite a bit of stress since I had been packing my closets too.
Polishes used:
OPI Black Onyx and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
There are other patterns available at Born Pretty Store.
In fact, I'm eyeing the one with the stars myself.
If you intend to make a purchase,
don't forget to use BerryG10 for a 10% discount!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Girl with Pink Hair

I've been meaning to get around to this for a while,
ever since I received this set of water decals from Born Pretty Store in an earlier review package.
Simply because I've gone and dyed my hair a pink and purple ombre,
and wanted to match my nails.
There was one particular picture from the water decal set that got me started on the pink hair.
And since I'm currently in an unique position at work,
no one seemed to have minded me having pink-purple hair.
Hell. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could get away with it otherwise,
even if I've been yearning for pink hair for a while.
In fact, a former boss whom I was still friendly with actually grabbed me when she first saw my hair.
Nevertheless, she appreciated the fact of my unique position,
and even joked that I should try to go for as many colours in the rainbow while I could.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get around to doing it as soon as I had my pink hair.
The haze rolled in and that set me back for a while;
firstly, by falling sick,
and then I didn't dare get the manicure done as I was afraid that there would be no sun.
Eventually, I decided that it was silly to just keep waiting,
and so, I finally got around to this
Items used:
(Attempted) Sponged gradient with Color Club Feathered Hair out to There
and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
Water decal from Born Pretty Store.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Different faces of OPI Suzy Says Da!

OPI Suzy Says Da! was one of the first polishes I owned when I was still of school-going age.
Back then, I was still impressionable,
and thought vampy, dark brown nails would put me in the cool-category.
Heh. We all grow up I guess.
I still enjoy a good brown polish,
but I'm no longer deluded into thinking that "it's the one cool thing".
OPI Suzy Says Da!
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Unfortunately this is no longer my original bottle of OPI Suzy Says Da!
I honestly cannot remember what happened to that first bottle of mine,
but this was definitely a replacement.
Well, even if a polish isn't going to be the one-cool-thing,
there's still some sentiment tied to it.

Topped it with 1 coat of Misa Denim and Lace,
plus Seche Vite TC.
Here, its layered with Sally Hansen Amber Opal,
and topped with Seche Vite TC again.
Amber Opal is another oldie from their long-ago Fire Opal collection.
I had a few of those come my way and released them to some other homes too.

And the last pairing I had done:
1 coat of Etude House #OR203 Coral Party,
topped with Seche Vite TC.
This was my favourite pairing of all the three.
Completely fall appropriate don't you think?

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