Monday, July 6, 2015

Collection Week: DJ Blue my Mind and Home Sweet House Music.

So my nails lost the battle with Blue Tack (of all things!) during a recent training run I had.
They're back down to squoval nubs,
though I have to say I think I prefer my nails in this shape.
 
Sigh. But still, there were a couple of nail art ideas I had in mind for those almond nails.
I guess those would have to wait a while I grow them out again.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DJ Blue my Mind,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
No white base under.
 
This one's a cool smurf blue,
but be warned.
It stains the hell out of your nails and fingers,
so make sure you double up on protection.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home Sweet House Music,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
No white base under too.
 
Now this one reminds me of oranges.
The hot weather might be getting the better of me,
but this polish really evoked feelings of craving for a glass of chilled orange juice.
Every single time I looked down at those darn nails,
I thought of orange juice.
 
Ok. Now even as I'm typing this, I've thinking of juice...
 
 
 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Collection Week: Rainbow Marble

Today's featured nail art was one that was a complete accident.
Or at least, it wasn't what I had envisioned.
When I first started,
the title of the post I had in mind was Rainbow Spider-webs.
 
Instead, I ended up with Rainbow Marble.
My work BFF thought of it as Easter eggs.
And someone else said it was spatter paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh well.
At least the cashier at Krispy Crème thought it was darn cool.
 
Base white is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls,
and the rainbow was added on using the hairspray marble method.
Polishes used for the rainbow were from the China Glaze Electric Nights collection,
including:
Daisy Know my Name?,
Glow with the Flow,
Home Sweet House Music,
Plur-Ple,
Treble Maker,
and UV Meant to Be.
 
 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Collection Week: China Glaze Violet-Vibes

Whoa! For once,
my camera gives me colour accurate pictures of a purple polish!
I'm so amazed,
I thought this one deserves a post on its own.
 
 






 
 
Violet-Vibes,
3 coats + Seche Vite.
No white base
 
One of my favourites from the collection.
Actually what am I talking about,
I love most from this collection.
 
Anyway, Violet-Vibes is a violet (haha!) crelly-crème.
Love the squishy look to this one.
This is also another pedicure favourite for me,
it looks good with most of my sandals.
 
 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Collection Week + Born Pretty Store Review: Sea Studs

Today's nail art is something that I had been wanting to do for ages!
Ever since I received these really pretty starfish studs from Born Pretty Store,
it's been on my mind to create a set of nail art that would remind me of the sea.
 
Of course, the China Glaze Electric Nights collection offered me one of the best colour combination.
I really couldn't resist pairing all of these up.
 
 
 
 
These are the starfish studs that I received from Born Pretty Store.
Don't you think they look just gorgeous?
 
You can click on the link above.
Just remember to use code BERRYG10 for a 10% discount off your purchase!
 
And here's the nail art that I created:
 








 
 
I have to say I was supremely proud of these!
Showed them off to my colleagues,
and one of them who knows I can change my nails daily,
immediately told me NOT to remove it and to keep it for more than a day.
 
Items used in this:
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for a white base,
sponged gradient using China Glaze Treble Maker, UV Meant to Be and DJ Blue my Mind,
another layer of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls added using the perfume spray method.
Sealed up with Seche Vite TC
before adding the starfish stud and the others you see.
 
I bought the seashells studs a long time ago (also from Born Pretty Store),
way before Born Pretty Store contacted me to help them do reviews.
So yeah I really had this nail art in mind for the longest time ever,
and the starfish studs just sealed the deal.
 


Monday, June 29, 2015

Collection Week: Daisy Know my Name? and UV Meant to Be

Next 2 from the China Glaze Electric Night collection swatched:
 
 





 
 
Daisy Know my Name?
3 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Not done on white base.
 
Bright sunny yellow.
Reminded me of sunflowers more then neon highlighters.
I was initially dreading the application,
I mean, we all know how finicky yellow polishes can get,
but this one was actually not that terrible.
 
Perhaps when you're expecting the worst,
anything else would already be a level up from that.
 
I also didn't think I would wear this one out on its own,
but that's just exactly what I did a couple of weeks back.
 







 
 
UV Meant to Be,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Again, no white base here.
 
The colour of postcard blue skies!
I loved this one,
and it will be the perfect backdrop for clouds and rainbows nail art!
 
 

 

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