Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alanna Renee Reptar

My apologies for the lack of post these days.
 
Pokémon Go fever has descended on Singapore,
and (heh) I've been busy doing the "catch 'em all" thing.
Yup, even on my birthday,
which was an extremely peaceful day of playing Pokémon Go.
 
But, no. I haven't forgotten that I still have a life and a couple of blogs to run.
So here I am, trying to get this week's posts down:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alanna Renee Reptar,
3 coats + 1 coat HK Girl TC.
 
Milky green base with orange and bluish-lavender hex glitters,
as well as small white and black glitters.
It's definitely unique,
but unfortunately, didn't get my love as I didn't think it looked great on me.
 
What do you guys think?
Should I sell this off?
 
 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Happy 51st Singapore!

It's Singapore's birthday today!
Wishing all Singaporeans a happy National Day!
 
Oh and since the 2 major telcos are giving out unlimited data today,
have fun catching all those pokemons as well!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebratory nails in our national colours!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Orchids for Singapore's 51st!

In a couple of days,
Singapore will be celebrating her 51st birthday.
And a few days later,
I'll be celebrating mine as well!
 
Been thinking of all the nail art I could do,
and here's (hopefully) the first of a few to come:
 









For those who don't know,
Singapore's national flower is the Vanda Miss Joaquim - a lovely orchid hybrid.
So I thought I'd put these orchid water decals I bought from What's Up Nails to good use!
 
The other 2 striped accent nails were done using vinyls from Vibrant Vinyls,
and a smush marble technique.
Polishes were:
Essie St Lucia Lilac,
Essie Using my Maiden Name,
Misa Forbidden Lust,
and OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Misa Forbidden Lust

I actually went to dig for another Misa.
This was the first one that my hands landed on:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Misa Forbidden Lust,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
 
Sultry, sultry purple.
And that pink shimmer? Sexy.
 
I really need to dig out more Misas...
 
 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Catrice HoloGREYphic

Another brand that's been neglected on this blog: Catrice.
Though I've got to say,
I don't buy a lot of them in the first place.
 
For some reason,
although they're pretty cheap (in comparison to other brands here in Singapore),
and the quality's pretty decent,
I was never really wow-ed by their colours.
Perhaps, partly because oftentimes when I swing around to their counters,
there is much of the display left.
 
However, here's one that I recently bought:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HoloGREYphic,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
 
OK. I followed exactly how its label was printed,
with the GREY in caps.
Guess, they needed to emphasize that there was grey in there somewhere.
 
But NO. It's not holographic despite the name/label.
I really wish companies can get this right for once.
Shimmers =/= Holographic.
 
Christ. And you're a polish/beauty company.
 
Anyway, this one while pretty isn't really unique.
Grey-lilac base with a pretty pink shimmer.
But it does look better layered over a darker base...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here I have 1 coat of HoloGREYphic over Zoya Kelly.
The pink really does pop doesn't it!
 
 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Arabesque

I recently made a purchase on MoYou London again.
Everytime, I make a huge purchase there,
I end up asking myself why,
since I hardly do any stamping.
 
Not that I don't want to.
I just don't seem to do as well.
 
Even my current clear stamper seemed to have given up on me after only one round of using it.
It refused to pick up any images for this one,
and I ended up returning to my Konad stamper.
 
Pity. I really enjoyed seeing where I could place my stamping.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Items used:
Catrice HoloGREYphic for base,
MoYou London Arabesque plate #06,
and MoYou stamping polish in August Plum.
 
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Random Essence Couple.

How about a 2 for 1 post today?
 
During the weekend,
I managed to stay awake long enough to edit a couple more pictures,
so here you go!
 
 








Essence Stuck on You,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
 
Slate blue-grey with silver micro glitter bits.
Quite a gorgeous dark coloured polish.
In fact, after I had this swatched,
it went straight onto the toes for a proper pedicure!
 
 







 
Essence Chic Reloaded,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
 
A multichrome!
How is it that I often neglect all these other wonderful polishes?
 
Anyway, this one's mainly a purple-teal shift,
but on occasions, there's pink and a wee bit of gold-green in there.
Photos below were taken indoors.
 





 
 

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