Saturday, August 16, 2014

These are a Few of my Favourite Things: Purple Holos

Of all the different types of polish finishes,
my favourites are crèmes and holos.
Crèmes for the simple reason that they're really good for nail art.

Holos however are just plain awesome.
They're rainbows in a bottle,
rainbows on the nails.
 
And I love rainbows,
the in-real-life rainbows and the holo rainbows.
Rainbows are just special and magical,
they make me happy with their colours and their presence.
 
 
 
 
*Any wonder why this is my fave keychain?*
 
 
Although I love all shades of holos,
I have a weakness for purple holos.
And purple isn't even my favourite colour at all!
My favourite colour is red,
but my favourite polish shades are green and blue,
but purple holos are THE BEST.

Weird eh?
 
 
 
 
China Glaze LOL,
from the legendary OMG Collection.
2 coats, no TC
My camera makes it a wee bit more periwinkle than it really is.
 
 
 
 
Colors by Llarowe Winter 2013,
Woman from Tokyo,
2 coats, no TC.
Dark purple holo.
Too many pictures of purple holo awesomeness.
 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Birthday Nails

I had to go make an emergency laptop purchase yesterday.
The old one just bidded me adios without any warning.
And while I did back up my pictures,
I've still lost some.

Oh well.
 
Anyway, I had a pretty good me-time on my birthday.
So much so, I've kind of decided to have a theme week about myself.

Egocentric eh?
I've been so busy with family, friends and work,
that I sort of forgot about myself.
 
The Me-time helped me to remember to slow down for some self-care.
So I thought why not remind myself about my favourite things on the blog?
So there you go, this month's theme week:
*sings*
These are a few of my favourite things!
 
 
And here are my birthday nails:
 
 
 
 
Items used:
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls,
Konad polishes in black, green, yellow, blue and silver,
Moyou Festive Plate #01 and Scholar Plate #06

Not my best stamping effort,
but it made me happy.

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Birthday Presents from Me to Me

Happy Birthday to Me!
LOL!

I'll probably be out pampering myself.
I'm supposed to be saving money for another trip,
but I suspect I might just end up adding to this already huge birthday haul:
 
First up, stuff from Etude House.
It was just 5 min into a Etude House store,
and I left with these:


 
 
Etude House Sweet Idea Bunny Nails!
There are 5 kits in this collection,
but I only got 2 that appealed to me most.
Kit #1 Dalmatian Bunny, and
Kit #2 Analogue Bunny.

These have bunny shaped glitters!
I have ideas in mind for how I want to use these!
 
 
 
 
Seriously. Don't they just look adorably sweet?
Love Etude House's packaging.
They're one of the best.
 
 
 
 
These are from the Etude House Tropical Aqua Nails Collection.
However, I had a hard time trying to google names for all of them.

From left to right:
#255, #260, #264 Paradise, #267, #268 Fiji, #274, and #277.
 
The glitters drew me first,
but I picked up a couple of base colours as well.
Well. I needed a neon green and yellow anyway for Halloween.
 
Hopefully, I'll be able to find names for the rest of the polishes soon.
 
 
 
 
And lastly,
a couple of water decals from Etude House as well.
 
 
 
 
Other polishes that I picked up:
OPI Pussy Galore, Orly Sparkling Garbage and Saturated.
 
 
I was with a friend when I picked up this trio.
He was completely amused when he looked at the names of the polishes.
He wants to know reactions especially when people ask for the name of the OPI.
That said, I've already worn Pussy Galore,
and its gorgeous.
So much so, I'm contemplating getting Solitaire.
 
 
 
From Moyou London, where I went a little overboard with my order:
 
The Festive Collection:
 
 
 
 
# 1
 
 
 
 
# 3
 
 
 
 
# 4

 
 
# 5

 
 
Explorer Collection #10
 
 
 
 
Scholar Collection #6
 
 
 
 
Hipster Collection #5
 
 
 
 
Bridal Collection #7
 
 
And the new Tropical Collection that made me go ga-ga:
 
 
 
 
# 1

 
 
# 3

 
 
# 4

 
And my favourite of the lot,
# 5

Lastly, a Born Pretty order where I went COMPLETELY overboard with water decals:


 
 
Another stamping plate and a wheel of silver and gold flat-bullions
 
 
 
 
Some shell and moustache studs
 
 
And here's the water decals galore:
 
 
 
The water decals in the last pic were probably gifts since I don't recall adding these to my cart.
 
As for the nail foils,
those would be my first.
I've always been hesitant with trying foils since most seem a wee bit smaller than my nails.
However, I loved the look of the branches for this one,
so I'm going to brave them.
 
Phew. That was a lot of photos.