Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Colors by Llarowe: Oh Christmas Tree

 
 
CbL Oh Christmas Tree,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
 
Oh Christmas Tree has been described as a deep green holo,
but to be honest, I feel it borders on being black to me.
The green in this one isn't particularly strong.
But the holo is AMAZING.
 
If the photos in the sun is not convincing you,
check out how my manicure looked like in my apartment lift.
I took a joyride in the lift just for this:
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Presents for Myself

I've been trying to keep to a low buy the past few weeks.
I've realised that The Stash is now out of hand,
I can't even remember which ones I've worn and which ones I've not!
 
But then I figured Christmas was a good excuse for me to get some Christmas presents for myself!
Even if it was just 4 polishes.
 
 
 
 
The China Glaze All Aboard finally hit my favourite store,
and I bought myself the 3 that I had been eyeing all along:
Choo-Choo Choose You, Lug your Designer Baggage, and Mind the Gap.
 
Then I happened to chance upon Lippmann Xanadu at a departmental store,
and I decided it should also come home with me.
 
 
The good people at Born Pretty Store also contacted me to do some reviews.
Well, since I've pretty much been using their nail art stuff already,
I figured why not?
 
I was allowed to choose 4 items for review:
 
 
 
A packet of blue feathers and some nail guides.
I've been wanting to try a feather manicure for a long time,
so this was a good opportunity for me to get started.
 
 
A packet of water decals and some reindeer glitters.
Yes, yes. I know. More water decals?
When I already have tons from them?
What can I say. I'm a sucker for pretty water decals.
 
 
And as I was browsing through their site to make my choices,
I found so many more items that I wanted.
 
When I realised I was still thinking about them a week later,
I decided to just go get them myself.
 
 
 
 
Yes. More water decals.
And tons of nail wraps.
Nail wraps are going to be my next craze.
 
 
 
 
 
And some really cute nail studs that I just couldn't resist.
 
 
 
 
So it looks like there's going be some reviews coming up soon!
 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Nail Art Weekend: Christmas Snow

Recently I've been hooked on Pinterest.
There are so many gorgeous photos and inspirations there to be found.
It's like being able to shop for your dream ideals online
without having to spend a single cent
 
Today's nail art is inspired through Pinterest,
and here's the source of the original manicure.
 
 
 
 
It's really pretty simple and yet fun.
I love how the original one is so classy as well.
Items used for my version:
Art Club stripers in Green and Green Glitter,
Picture Polish Storm.

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nicole by OPI Glitters for Holiday 2011: Glitter in my Stocking

I've been cleaning my polish closet recently,
and found quite a number of polishes that I had forgotten that I had.
This was one of those "lost-and-found"
 
 
 
 
NOPI Glitter in my Stocking,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
 
Warm gold glitter with a generous smattering of red and silver glitters as well.

Well, cleaning my polish closet also means that I've been pulling out polish for destash as well.
So watch out for a purge post soon!

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Finger Paints Merry and Bright Holiday 2011: Winter Sky

Since it's a winter and/or Christmas themed month,
there's no way I could pass this one up:
 
 
 
 
Finger Paints Winter Sky,
2 coats + HK Girl TC
 
I mean, with such an apt name,
I had to feature it right.

Of course, it helps that this is a lovely pop of turquoise blue with shimmer.
I love how the shimmer is not in-your-face,
but not hidden at the same time.
 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Essie No More Film + Series: Glitter Gradient + Water decals

It's December!
Which means its time for winter and Christmas manicures!
And I'm going to try to dedicate this entire month to them!
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately, it's been raining quite a lot these days,
and I only managed to get pictures of this on the third day.
It kind of looks a little worse for the wear.
A pity since this one was really pretty.
 
Essie No More Film with a glitter gradient using OPI My Voice is a Little Norse.
Added on snowflake water decals from Born Pretty Store and some rhinestones.
 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Essie No More Film + Series: Pure Ice Heartbreaker

Ok, I'm getting tired of seeing navy blue nails.
Yes.
Even if they're beautiful navy blue nails.

So this would be the last layering of this series.
Though I do have one more nail art post using No More Film
 
 
 
 
1 coat Pure Ice Heartbreaker over Essie No More Film,
topped with HK Girl TC.
 
Apparently, even after so many manicures,
this is the first time I'm using a Pure Ice polish.
It kinda beats me why I never broke this out of The Stash until now.

Heartbreaker is just gorgeous.
It reminds me of a long-ago Etude House blue that I loved but let go.

 
 
More pictures taken in the office.
Just because I couldn't get enough of it.

 
 

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