Thursday, April 29, 2010

LA Girl Overdose over Essie Viva La Vespa

Just back from another long day at work,
so just a quick post tonight.

Anyway, I accidentally dinged my lovely Viva La Vespa mani last night
but I didn't want to really change it.
So I grabbed the bottle of LA Girl Overdose (from their wonderful Rock Star Collection) and added a quick layer.

In direct sunlight.

The next 2 are night shots with camera flash.

ok, it was so cold in the office that even my camera had condensation on the lens.
I didn't realise that at first and snapped a shot.
heh... but I'm showing it here cos I thought it looked kinda dreamy...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Essie Viva La Vespa

I count myself very very very fortunate to have made friends with many other fellow polish lovers since I started this little blog.
If not for these wonderful ladies, there are probably tons of polishes that I can drool over
*wipes drool off the keyboard*

I sincerely hope that I haven't forgotten to thank everyone who sent something my way,
but just in case I do, please do know that each nail package is always met with excited squealing or squeaking
*unless I get struck speechless with the goodies*
heh... sometimes, friends and family are even treated to a butt wiggle and/or victory dance.
Well... once even the neighbours...
They are always greatly appreciated. Truly.

Essie Viva La Vespa.
Courtesy of Sheri who so very kindly helped me get this when I couldn't make it down for a particular beauty fair.
sigh... see what I mean by wonderful ladies

3 lovely and lovingly applied coats + Poshe.
The first 2 pictures are taken in the sun.

ok, these aren't the most accurate colors
but I'm still mighty pleased that the purple didn't break the new camera as badly.
At least, there is a tinge of purple =)

and when taken with flash,
the shots are actually more colour accurate that I have ever gotten before.

I can just stare at my nails the entire day.
The purple is mesmerizing.
Its just WoW.

Oh.. and erm, guys I'm going to be hiding my thumb for a while.
It had a terrible break and its all now a lopsided oval
*which I totally hate*

and please excuse the cuticles.
I'm back on the pole which means drying grip powder again.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Many Faces of Zoya Shivon

Yep, the one that I put up for purge.
Zoya Shivon is actually a really lovely polish.
But perhaps it'll be better off on a tanned Amazon goddess?
On me, it just looks weird.

erm... I took quite a few photos to show you guys the different facets of Shivon.
Just ignore the weird-coloured hands that come along with the nails =P

All taken in the sun.
3 coats, no topcoat.


Indoors with the camera flash

I did a little funky french hoping that it would sorta even out the weirdness on me...

oh... by the time I was done with the nail art,
it was gonna pour, so the nail art shots are all in overcast skies

and here's the indoors one.

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 2010's Purge

Ok guys, for this month's purge, I only have a few up for grabs

Repeating the rules here again:
1) First come first serve
2) Indicate which ones you want in the comments section pls. And leave me a contact email too!
3) You can do a 2 or 3 for one bottle swap. I'm fine with that. I just want to clear space for new goodies =)
4) You can also send payment too. Just be reasonable when you quote me a price. Internationals, paypal only.

Right, so here is what's available this month:

Barry M Emerald Green
Received in a swap, used 1X myself
*PEND Rebie*

China Glaze Lavender Lingo
Used 2X
*PEND Rebie*

Lippmann Just Walk Away Renee, SIB
Bought in a purge, used 1X myself
*PEND Liz*

OPI Japan Yokohama Collection, Vintage Violet
Used 2X I think.

Wet n Wild Craze Collection, Morbid.
Extra bottle that I got in a swap.
*PEND Liz*

Zoya Shivon
Received in a swap, used 1X myself.
Will be blogging about this one in the next post.
*PEND Liz*

A box of Revlon fake nails.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Mystery Swap...

Yay! My camera is back!
heh... and so are my parents =)

Anyway, here are the bottle pictures that I promised you...
The mystery swap that I had with Nikki of the blog Nikki's Nails
Love the idea of a mystery swap!
and in this case, I ended up with goodies that are mostly not available in Singapore =)

w7 #42 Purple Pearl,
a shimmery purple with blue flash

w7 #1 Envy,
this one reminds me of peacock feathers!

Urban Decay Cult.
I was super excited when I saw this one!
Figured I'll wait until the camera's back before I wore this though =P

Zoya Shivon.
I have this for a manicure right now;
another one that I wanted to love but is unfortunately, not my colour
Coming up in the next couple of posts

NYX Girls CN171 Hibiscus.

No.7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour.
erm... I couldn't find label, code or name for this one.
Its my first No.7 polish so I don't know if they usually come with names/codes?
Reminds me of OPI's Rosy Reflection.
Unfortunately I sent mine away so I don't have Rosy Reflection to compare...

CoverGirl Boundless Color #555 Luxe Lilac

Wet n Wild Craze Morbid.
I already have one of this, so this extra bottle will be going up for purge
(which shall be my next post...)

ok, the last 2 you guys have already seen it swatched.
Collection 2000

and Barry M in Emerald Green.

Thank you so much Nikki!

and next I have goodies from another swap with another nail blogger, Theresia from Amused Polish

Essence #24 Underwater

and a Essence Nail Art Tip Painter in #02 Purple Boost.
I was so thrilled with this one!
and hee... I'm so pleased that the new camera is able to capture purple!

Thank you too Theresia! =)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lippmann Just Walk Away Renee

I went to watch the muscial Chicago last night with the pole gals
Thoroughly enjoyed myself although we all agreed that the movie was better.
I absolutely loved Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie!
Chicago's one of my all-time fave shows.

Anyway, I thought it was apt to do a mani with a polish that Ms Zellweger helped to create;
Lippmann's Just Walk Away Renee

heh... I only had 10 mins to do my mani before I was rushing outta the house.
so still no nail art gals, sorry.
Its been a crazy week.

And since I only had 10 mins,
I only managed 2 coats + Poshe.
Think it would have been better with 3 coats though.

Indoor pictures.

and the one taken at night.

Unfortunately this one seemed chip-tastic on me.
I've only had it on last night, so its been just to the musical, bed and morning,
and already I have a tiny chip on the left thumb (you can just see it in the last picture) and another on my right ring finger.

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