Saturday, December 31, 2011

BFTP: Ulta Tiny Tinsels 2009 Amethyst Twist

Another Blast from the Past post.
Quick one though.
I need to run out soon.

Ulta Tiny Tinsels 2009:
Amethyst Twist.

4 coats + TC

Do note though that 4 coats was the result of having to refresh the mani.
This one was completely opaque in 2 coats.

Amethyst Twist was the one that led me to the search for this collection.
When I saw swatches online,
I really wanted this one bad.

Pretty sparkly vampy purple.

Last 4 are pictures taken while in a cab

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nubar Boyfriend Jeans

Quick post.
Just came back from work,
& I'm super exhausted.
Plus you guys have seen this before.

Nubar Boyfriend Jeans

3 coats + 1 coat TC

Last picture is an indoor one.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nail Mail again! & the most AWESOME X'mas pressie this year!

Ok. I did say I hauled a shit load of polishes right.
Here's Part 3 of December's haulage.
And erm... I'm still pending a parcel from Llarowe and another from Overall Beauty.
So there's a part 4 still...

So anyway, this was a purge sale that morphed into a CP (Yeah!):

The Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe set.
And she labelled all the polishes too!
That was a really nice and sweet touch!
Totally appreciative!

I'll just leave you to read the names of the polishes k!

Last one is Beyond the Mistletoe and Holiday Splendor
Sorry! Camera battery was running flat,
and in the hurry to get the pictures,
I think I forgot to snap the names for these last two bottles.

China Glaze Mrs Claus,
and the TC that came along with the Color Club set.
I'm not too sure if this one is quick dry though.
Anyone care to share pls?

Then Rescue Beauty Lounge had their Bring it Back pre-order.
And this time round,
I didn't want to miss out on getting the last 2 Tudors,
So I got:

Moxie & Locavore

Kinda wondering now if I would regret Moxie.
It looked a little like OPI Fireflies and Megawatt!
Both of which I haven't really gotten down to proper single swatches,
because I don't really like how they look on me.

Well. I guess, there is always the option to eventually purge it

Jane & Catherine H

Then my boss/colleague/friend came back from her vacation in Japan,
and bought me the most awesome X'mas present I have ever received this year!

Ever heard of the brand Addiction?
I've totally coveted and lusted and lemmed for their stuff!
Eye shadows, lippies and of course, nail polish!

And my boss/colleague/friend came back with their fall collection:
The Aurora Collection,
which consists of:

#013 Fall in Love
(OoooOooh... Yeah baby! In love with that sparkle!)

#014 Misty Rain

and the most AMAZING #015 Jewel Beetle.

And you know what?!
I did ask her to help me keep an eye out for this set,
but I was prepared to pay for it,
because I calculated and it cost close to SGD$30 a bottle.

But my boss/colleague/friend didn't want to accept
and instead said it was my X'mas present.
I was just astounded, stunned, appreciative and all that!

I did say that I love where I work right?
I can say that again?
I love my colleagues/friends.
I love where I work
*biggie grin*

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Day Mani

Been thinking about using these 2 polishes together for a festive mani:
China Glaze Twinkle Lights & Ring in the Red.

Thank goodness the sun co-operated this round.

4 coats of Ring in the Red.
Sponged on Twinkle Lights at the base.
Snow Flake stickers on ring finger for accent.

This was my second attempt at sponging!
I quite like it!
I wouldn't have been able to achieve a base glitter gradient otherwise.

I really like this!
Only problem was there were major chips half a day later.
I think 4 coats of the glitter might have been too thick.

The next time I swatch Ring in the Red,
I'm going to do it over another red.

See how glowy and sparkly?
I kept staring at my nails the entire time!
Heh. And while shopping,
I caught a couple of ladies staring at them too =P

Last one is taken inside a cab.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nubar Jeans Collection: Dark Wash Jeans

So while waiting in vain for the sun today
(its raining again)
to get pictures of Nubar Boyfriend Jeans,

I remembered that I still have pictures of Dark Wash Jeans somewhere.

2 coats + 1 coat TC

Accent nail done with nail art stickers.
Sorta my first Christmas nail art for this year!

I only did 2 Christmas nail art so far.
The other one was a Essie Bobbing for Baubles sponged with ChG Tinsel Town mani.
Unfortunately I have no pictures of that one.
Blame it on the weather.
The mani chipped before the sun could come around.

My Boyfriend Jeans mani isn't holding up too well either now.

So I might just do another Christmas sponging mani tonight.
And hope for the best again tomorrow.
I miss the sun.

Ah! And before I forget =)
Merry Christmas folks!

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