Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With heartfelt gratitude and...

 
 
...utmost respect.

Rest in peace Sir.

 

Monday, March 23, 2015

China Glaze Light as Air

After all the glitters recently,
I just wanted something clean and light.
China Glaze Light as Air happened to be conveniently right in front of a row of untrieds,
and so I picked it up for a manicure.
 
Unfortunately when I opened it up,
I found that my bottle had already evaporated quite a bit.
Hence I won't know about it's original consistency and all.
 
 
 
 
Light as Air,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
 
Having said that, it was still ok to apply and I still like the colour on my nails.
Not nearly white and with a hint of lilac.
Clean and refreshing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP23

Here's another review for Born Pretty Store.
A while ago, I posted that I received another package from them for review,
and this time the packages were all stamping plates.
 
I had been quite eager to finish up the Illamasqua week,
just so I could get started on these plates,
and BP23 was the first one I chose to start with.
Here's a link to the store in you're interested in getting the plate.
Don't forget to use this coupon code BERRYG10 for a 10% discount off your purchase!


 
 
 
 
This was actually my second attempt,
as I was a bit disappointed with how the first one turned out.
 
I stamped the Sakura and Waves image over a pink glittery gradient,
and absolutely loved it!
After this one, I'm definitely going to try stamping some of the other images over glittery gradients!
 
In case you're interested,
I used Etude House Cocktail Syrup Nails Kit in Rose Cocktail for the glitter gradient.
 
 
 
 
And this was my original attempt.
I think I spoilt it when I tried to fill in the flowers with some colours.
Obviously chose the wrong polish for it all,
even though I thought the final result was a sedate, pretty art.

Polishes in this included Raindrops and Pink Raindrops from Illamasqua.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St Paddy's 2015

I almost missed out on a St Paddy's day manicure.
It was only by chance that I glanced the deco over at the Irish pub down at my office building on Monday evening,
that I realised that it was St Paddy's already the next day!
 
So I just put together a quick one for St Paddy's 2015:
 
 
 
 
I initially went with Dare to Wear Upper East Side for the green,
but I didn't realise that instead of the deep green I was hoping for,
Upper East Side turned out to be an almost black jelly.
 
So I topped it with Sinful Green Ocean instead
and went with an accent of OPI Glitzerland.
 
Not the perfect green-gold combination I was hoping for,
but each pretty enough in its own right.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Illamasqua Week: The Last of my Illa

Here's the last of my Illamasqua polishes.
Heh. Well, at least until I get new ones!
 
Anyway, the last 3 for the Illamasqua Week are from the Speckled collection,
and quite apt for the coming Easter.
They completely remind me of Easter eggs.
Well, I guess they should since the collection was named for eggs.

It's an absolute pity that I don't have Fragile,
the last one in this collection.
I haven't been able to get my hands on that at all..
 
 
 
 
Mottle,
3 coats + Seche Vite TC.
 
Mint green with black glitters.
In fact, this one is also reminded me of peppermint chocolate chip ice-cream.
 
 
 
 
Scarce,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
 
Medium pink with black glitters.
My least favourite of the three.
 
 
 
 
Speckle,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC
Lavender with black glitters.

 
 

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