Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's Halloween! Black with Orange Glitters

Yeah! Finally!
Halloween theme week!
 
I told myself I had to do at least 1 black with orange glitter manicure this year.
It's the classic Halloween colours for me.
Heh. Ended up doing 2 different black and orange glitters manicures!
 
 
 
 
Orly R.I.P from their Flash Glam FX Collection.
Orange hex and small round glitters in a sheer black jelly base.
Glitter pick-up on the brush was pretty decent,
but I didn't think I was going to be able to get it opaque on its own.
Hence I layered it over black polish.
This was 1 coat R.I.P over 1 coat of A-England Camelot,
topped with a coat of HK Girl TC.
 
 
 
 
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pumpkin Spice.
Now this one was an impulse buy.
I don't even know why I picked this up now
when I hardly buy any Sally Hansen polishes in Singapore.
They're just too freaking expensive here!
And it makes it worse when I hear of the prices in the USA.
 
Pumpkin Spice does not have the hex glitters in R.I.P,
and its black base is even more sheer than R.I.P's.
This was 1 coat Pumpkin Spice over 2 coats A-England Camelot,
and topped with HK Girl TC.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pink and Green Ribbons: Pink Ribbon Fail

The last post for the Pink and Green Ribbon theme week.
I need to start working on Halloween before its too late!
 
 
 
 
Ok, this looked a hell lot better in my head than on my nails.
And it started out pretty well also.
Until I made the decision to use a pink gel pen over acrylic paint.
I was thinking that gel pens would have made it easier for me to draw on the pink ribbons.
Boy. I was SO wrong.
For some strange reason, my pink gel pink refused to adhere to the polish.
You can see where I had to repeatedly go over in my attempt to create the ribbons.
Oh well.
I'll try another version of this again sometime.

 

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!