Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pink and Green Ribbons: OPI Feel the Mo-heat-oes Green

It's going to be tough getting pictures.
I think the monsoon season is upon us already.
I've only had one clear, sunny day this week,
and even then,
I almost didn't make it out to take pictures of this beautiful polish:
OPI Feel the Mo-heat-oes Green,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
Squishy mint green crelly.
This one's a CosmoProf exclusive.
I'm thankful I managed to get my hands on this pretty baby.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Hong Kong Hauls

Although I was in Hong Kong for only 3.5 days,
I managed to come back with a pretty decent haul:
A trio of Revlon polishes for only HKD$39!
That's about SGD$6.50.
An absolute steal
considering one Revlon polish would typically set me back $12 in Singapore!
Graceful, Muse and Smoldering
A new to me brand: Shills.
These were also 3 for HKD$39.
Google informed me that Shills is a beauty brand from Taiwan.
(Interesting, since I never saw these during my trips to Taiwan).

The first 2 (from the left) in the pictures were from a collection called
Brillant and Light Fashion Perfect Nail Colour:
GN42 Slow Tease, and
GN46 Secret Wonderland
The last one (on the right) is from a collection called
Aqua Sweetheart Jelly Brillant Nail Polish:
JU05 Ice Green
To be fair to them, these collections were named in Mandarin,
and while the collection sounds weird in English,
it looks like it was a direct translation.
The Mandarin names are perfectly fine.
And these Shills bottles had very pretty caps!
The tops of these caps had some sort of leopard print faceted cabochons on them!
I was initially hesitant
but was sold the minute I saw those caps.
And on the last night of the short getaway,
I also happened to chance upon a magazine store,
which had my coveted nail art magazines.
So I grabbed 3 of the latest they had!
There are some very simple to replicate designs in these 3 magazines!
I can't wait to try them out soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pink and Green Ribbons: My Nails in Hong Kong

I came back from a short getaway in Hong Kong the past Monday.
Had plans as to what polishes to wear and photograph for theme week once I was back,
but well, sometimes, things happen otherwise.
On Tuesday, the weather refused to co-operate.
It just poured the entire day.
By Wednesday, I fell spectacularly sick.
The fever and chills finally subsided this morning,
enough for me to crawl out from my bed to swatch the 2 polishes I wore to Hong Kong.
Yeah. I went green and pink while on vacation too!
Only I wasn't able to get good pictures of them while I was there.
My manicure:
Etude House Mink Mint,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Dusty grey-green.
I loved how this one had this chic urban-grunge vibe.
The pedicure I walked around Hong Kong in:
OPI Strawberry Margarita,
2 coats + HK Girl TC
I wanted a pop of colour on my toes
and Strawberry Margarita seemed bright enough.
In fact, I refused to wear shoes just because I wanted to look at my toes during the trip!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink and Green Ribbons: Zoya Happi

Just came back from a short weekend getaway,
and unfortunately, the pictures of my green nails didn't turn out well.
So all I have for you today are pink nails:
Zoya Happi,
2 coats + HK Girl TC

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Theme Week: Pink and Green Ribbons

Yup, it's theme week again!
And why so soon?
Because whenever it's October,
I just want to do breast cancer awareness, depression awareness and Halloween stuff.
So I'm starting October off with Pink and Green Ribbon week,
and then ending it off with Halloween.
And here's one nail art that fits the theme week completely:
Pink base and green ribbons!
Pink Base: Essie Raise Awareness
(Can't get any more apt than that)

Green ribbons were stamped on using:
Bundle Monster BM 321
Konad Princess Green polish


Friday, October 10, 2014

Misa Winter 2012 High Society Collection: Trust Fund

It's been a while since I've worn a Misa,
so here goes one:
Misa Trust Fund, 2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Deep grey with a tinge of green.
Excellent formula.
Understated elegance.
Love this.