Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My tiny nail haul since October

I haven't been buying much polish in recent months.
There's this stronger desire to try to shop The Stash instead of buying new ones.

Though I have to say, I haven't been updating and doing a purge for a long time now.
And I really should get my ass down to it soon.
So in these 2 months, here's what I managed to buy:
OPI Nordic Collection:
My Dogsled is a Hybrid, My Voice is a Little Norse, and Viking in a Vinter Vonderland.
This was a Etude House Halloween pack
I picked up prior Halloween on a day trip out across the Causeway.
Never got around to using it as intended for Halloween though.
Closeup of what's inside the Pumpkin Moonshine Party Nail Pack.
It was the stickers that made me get the pack.
They were just too adorable to resist.
I have to say though,
the polishes do make me think of tasty pumpkin soup!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Essie 2014 Resort Collection: Resort Fling

I figured since I already did 1 out of the 2 polishes from this collection,
I might as well wear the remaining one and post it up on the blog.
Essie Resort Fling,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Well. This is probably the first Essie Resort polish that I'm terribly disappointed with.
Most descriptors online describe it as a coral jelly that leans a little peach.
Sounds pretty good, doesn't it.
Unfortunately, it has the ability to turn my fingers into some pasty grey lobster.
Yeah. I was quite stunned that my fingers managed to look grey and red at the same time.
Gave me an idea how lobsters might look if they were sick.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nail Art Weekend: Argyle Love

Recently, I've been intrigued by the negative space manicures that I've been seeing on Pinterest. There are several really nice ones that I would like to replicate one day.

When I first started on this, I wasn't really in the mood for nail art.
Hence I thought I'll just do something really easy,
and I thought about negative space as well.

Heh. Nothing is more simple than not painting some nails right?

Ended up loving this a lot though.
It was really easy but very pretty.,
It even inspired me to be on the lookout for a argyle cardigan.
In fact I had it on for 3 days.
And I was so upset that it rained for the entire 3 days!
The office lights are just not good for photo taking.
Items used:
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls,
argyle water decals from Born Pretty Store.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Misa Spring 2011 9 to 5 Collection: Working Hard or Hardly Working

Totally lol-ed at the name of this polish.
Love it to the max!
Working Hard or Hardly Working,
2 coats + 1 coat HK Girl TC.

Light grey crème that's absolutely work appropriate.
Love how the polish name totally describes my current work situation.
I'm enjoying my current position,
so much so that some days I feel like I worked freaking hard,
and on others, it feels like I'm hardly working at all since its something I enjoy.
The best kind of situation you can ask for at work.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Movember: Essie Borrowed and Blue

The last post for the Movember theme week.
Essie Borrowed and Blue,
from their 2011 Wedding Collection.
3 coats + 1 coat HK Girl TC


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Movember: Moustached Half-Moons

I thought I'll never get pictures of these,
we've been getting gloomy weather these days.
I ran down to get these pictures when I woke up to a bout of sunshine today.
Just in time too!
It turned dark and started pouring once I was done!
I've been nagging at my family to get their health screening done.
These nails are in honour of my dad and brother.
They're simple folks who prefer things to be non-complicated,
hence I went for a really simple look.
Items used:
Essie Borrowed and Blue,
Elianto Alice Blue,
and the moustache charm is from Born Pretty Store.
I have to say, this manicure held up pretty well.
This was the third day and amazingly,
my charm was still securely attached.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Movember: Color Club Take Me to Your Chateau

It's been raining frequently,
and I only managed to get these pictures done today.
Color Club Take Me to Your Chateau,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Sky blue crème.
Take Me to Your Chateau holds a special meaning in my heart.
This was a polish that I promised a dear friend
that I'll wait for her to recover from her cancer and paint her nails with.
She adored the colour when she first saw it.
Unfortunately, the day would never come.
It's been sitting in my cupboard ever since,
and I couldn't bring myself to open it until now.
Simply because I'm very sure my friend would want people to know about health issues,
regardless of gender.
And also because light blue is the ribbon colour for prostrate cancer,
one of the most common cancers for men.
Read more about prostrate cancer here and here