Wednesday, March 30, 2011

OPI Rainforest

Another legendary HTF that won't need much introduction.
Most nail addicts would know this one: OPI Rainforest
I was most grateful to be gifted with this in an amazing swap.
<3 NBers

3 glorious coats + 1 coat China Glaze Fast Forward TC

Conversation I had with my friend,

Friend: That's an amazing green colour you have
Me: Yeah. I think its awesome too.
*Friend continues satring at the nails*
Friend: You know, I think you're really brave.
Me: Huh?
Friend: I love that colour. It's a really pretty green, but I would never dare to wear such colours.

Me: Work doesn't allow it?
Friend: Not that. But I just don't dare to wear such striking colours. I don't think green would look good on me.
Me: It doesn't have to be this green. There are so many different shades of green, surely there'll be one that would suit you. Just find the right ones and try it out once. You might like it.
*Friend stares again at the nails*

Friend: No. Don't think so.
*Friend looks at the toes (which are in Essie Great Expectations)*
Friend: I like your toe colour too.
*Friend pauses for a while*
Friend: I don't think I will wear that colour too.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

China Glaze 100 Proof Pink

Another quick post.
Again just returned home and I'm whipped.
At least this time round its not about work.
Instead, I had a pretty decent shopping outing with a friend =)

China Glaze oldie again.
This one's 100 Proof Pink.

2 coats + 1 coat China Glaze Fast Forward TC

Really pretty glass flecked pink.
I could stare at it all day in the sun.

Took me a while to try to get my hands on this one.
Then one day, I popped into a random nail salon
and found this little gem.

You know, this HTF month is making me wish that the polish companies would bring back some of these awesome polishes.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 2011 Purge

Here goes a repeat of the Purge Rules:

Prices indicated are in USD.
Pls note that I don't price gouge,
its just that I paid higher prices for some,
so I'm pegging them according to what I paid.

International shipping available,
but you will have to give me time to get you a shipping quote.
Paypal only.

For fellow Singaporeans, shipping will be $0.80 for the 1st bottle.
Subsequent bottles will be charged at additional $0.40.
Registered mail (for tracking) will be at additional charge of $2.30
POSB Transfer available.

I'm also open to swapping,
and the former practice still stands;
i.e. You can swap 1 bottle of yours to 2 -3 bottles from me.

However as I really have to downsize,
please do take note that I'm currently mostly Wishlist Only.
You can still offer others if not on my wishlist,
but don't get offended if I reject the offer k.

1st come 1st serve.
Please indicate using the comments section which are the ones that you are interested in.
This helps to give everyone a clear sense of what's still available.
Please also do remember to leave me an email so that I can contact you about the purchases or swaps k.

So March Purge includes:

Color Club Who are You Wearing (Used 2X) - $2

Essie Oscar Please (Used 1X) - $5

GOSH Black Passion (Used 1X) - $3 *Pending*

LaRosa Seawead (Used 1X) - $4

OPI Keep Off the Grass (Used 1X) - $5

OPI How to Jamaica Million (Used 1X) - $5 *Pending*

Orly Satin Society (Used 1X) - $2

Revlon Minted (used 1X) - $4

Revlon Streetwear Prince Charming (Used 2X) - $5 *Pending*

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Royal Romance (Used 1X) - $1

Happy Shopping folks!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

OPI Sand-erella

OPI Sand-erella,
from the 2003 Summer for Shore Collection

3 coats, no TC

I don't think I need to say much about this one eh.
I just wish OPI released more of these kinds of holo polishes

Just enjoy the awesome juice.


Ok guys, I'm going to hold my March Purge tomorrow.
Post will be up at Singapore time 9 am.
Keep an eye out for it

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cheer Me Up

Had a bad fall a few days back,
and bruised my knees really bad.
Needed a cheer-me-up mani
and this is what I ended up with

Polishes used were:
Orly Bare Rose,
H&M Samba,
and OPI Black Onyx for the dots.
I also used some black rhinestones to accent the half moons.

I know I'll probably find a close dupe to the H&M one,
but this is the kinda pink that would definitely put me into a better mood.

damn... now back to nursing those bruised knees

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Orly Moon Shadow

Another oldie that I picked up from a blog sale
Orly Moon Shadow

3 coats + 1 coat OPI Rapidry TC

Pls ignore the smudge that's on my middle finger
It was caused by a thickening TC which I thought I had repaired.
Obviously not as "repair-ed" as I thought

This one was a lemming created when I first chanced upon Lextard's flicker photos
I was still relatively new to the world of nail polishes and nail bloggers,
didn't know much then either.
But man.... when I saw this one,
I wanted it something fierce.

Since then (and that was at least 2 years ago),
I've been searching for it high and low.
Attempted to get it on evilbay,
but was conned by the seller - No goods received after payment (**&^#$^@(@*&#)
Stalked the swap board on MUA but na-da too
Had really given up hope on it until one fine day,
it appeared on a sale!!

This one doesn't seem to go as well with my skin tone,
but I like the duochrome still.
Don't think I'm giving this one up.
Even if I hated it on me,
its going to be a reminder that lemmings can be fulfilled.
*Starry Starry Night - come to momma!*


Monday, March 21, 2011

China Glaze Moody Blue

An oldie which I chanced upon while hitting the nail salons
China Glaze Moody Blue

4 coats + 1 coat OPI Rapidry TC

As expected from a pastel,
the formula on this one was runny and streaky.
The 1st 2 coats were hard to control,
but I managed to even things out by the 3rd and 4th coat.

But I love the colour on this one.
Pretty delicate baby blue.
Although a colleague commented that it reminded her of liquid paper

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers

Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers.
Had a hard time tracking this one down,
then I spotted it in a blog sale
and HAD to grab it.

2 coats over 2 coats of OPI Witch's Arm + 1 coat OPI Rapidry TC

Had difficulty trying to capture this on the camera too!
It was like my camera got too dizzy with its beauty =P

Loved it ALOT!
Attention grabber too!
I sure felt like a diva wearing this one!

Serious Love.
Now if only

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nail Art experiment with P2 Crackling polishes

Quick post.
Just returned home and I'm really exhausted

I've actually been toying with some ideas for nail art using the 2 crackling polishes that I own.
(Would love to get my hands on the China Glaze set though)

Black Explosion

and Silver Blast

over OPI Comet Loves Cupid + OPI Rapidry TC

I quite like this criss-cross pattern.
Wished I have the other crack colours to play with as well.

Will show you guys the other nail art ideas I have with these crackles soon

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