Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Purge right here!

As promised,
August's Purge =)

I'm looking more to swap this round actually.
So I will instead list down the polishes that I'm wanting.
Should be easy cos these are recent polish releases =)

1) China Glaze CG in the City
2) China Glaze Midtown Magic
3) OPI Uh Oh, Roll Down the Window
4) Orly Stone Cold
5) Orly Sweet Peacock
6) Color Club Nouveau Vintage
7) Color Club Artsy Crafty
8) Zoya Neeka
9) Zoya Yara
10) The newer Essence polishes! I've been lusting after those like hell!

Of cos, I'm still open to other swaps offers.
Just don't get offended if I reject the swap though k

If instead, you still wanna purchase instead,
let me know.
I'll give you a reasonable quote.
I'm ok with that too.

Locals and internationals all welcome.
Any transaction done via paypal or POSB bank transfer.
I will now only send via registered post.

Please leave your comments on which ones you would be interested in.
1st come 1st serve basis.

So here's what's available:

Misa hot Butterscotch,
OPI Twinkling Lights (Japan exclusive)
NYC Wing It Wine Creme
Color Club Who are You Wearing?
Essie Monkey Business

Orly Satin Society,
Etude House #43,
Etude House Lemon Cheese Matte Polish

Etude House Milky Way Purple Matte Polish,
Wet and Wild Rustic,
Holika Holika #18 Star Khaki (bought a BN one just for swapping!)

Elianto Racing Green (another BN bottle just for swapping),
LaRosa Seawead,
Milani Key Lime Shine,
American Apparel MacArthur Park

Misa Pour Me Something Tall and Strong,
Ottie Glam Viridian,
Sally Hansen Royal Romance

Etude House Cocktail Syrup Nail Kit in Sunshine Bronze.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's been a while since

I got down to some nail art.
Yeah. Realised that after colleagues pointed out that they missed my nail art.

Unfortunately, we've been having some really gloomy weather here.
I haven't been able to get decent pictures at all.
So these were just taken in the office while the storm raged outside.
I couldn't wait anymore,
or more, the mani couldn't wait anymore.
It was starting to want to chip =)

Base is Orly Sky-Blue Pink,
tips were done in Cutex Huckleberry
and those swirly lines were done using pink acrylic paint.

A little outta practice already.
The lines I drew with the non-dominant hands were really awful.
Need to practice again =)

By the way,
I'll be posting about August's purge tomorrow.
It should be up by 9 am (Sg time)
So do stay tuned for it k

Sunday, August 28, 2011

OPI I Lily Love You

From one of the recent Nice Stems release:
OPI I Lily Love You

1 coat of I Lily Love You over the previous Revlon Sublime Strawberry mani

Before I even got hold of this polish,
I knew it would definitely be a Top 20 contender.

Sheer pink base (lost over the Sublime Strawberry base)
with awesome chunky glitter.

Though I don't think glitter is the right word here actually.
Its got huge opalescent flakes mixed in with smaller multi-shaped glitters.
Really awesome.

2 peeves though:
1) Its harder to make some of the bigger flake pieces lie flat on the nails.
A couple of them insist on popping off.
2) This one is a lot harder than the normal glitter polishes to remove.
Yeah. Even with the foil method.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Revlon Sublime Strawberry

New to Singapore but already out eons ago elsewhere.
Revlon's Fruitful Temptations Collex: Sublime Strawberry
Its scented when dry.

3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC

I first saw this on NB,
and lusted after it.
So you can imagine how happy I was when it appeared in Singapore.

This one has a sweet strawberry scent when dry.
Reminded me of some of the scented erasers I used to buy when I was a little kid in school.
Nothing too cloying,
so that's good since I don't always react well to scents.

What I do like is the silver mirco glitter in this one.
Sparkles real pretty when in the sun

Was a Top 20
but has since dropped outta the running.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Essie Demure Vixen

My bottle pic for this one are horrible.
None turned out accurate,
so I skipped that.

3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite

I like how Essie jazzed this one up with a purple shimmer tone

This is one of the nudes that I would turn to if I had to meet with a conservative group at work.

Nude, work appropriate and yet pretty

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Urban Decay Cult

Old school Urban Decay Cult.
I was very fortunate to be gifted with this bottle in a swap
Its a little hard to find,
although I have seen it pop up on ebay a couple of times

3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC

In the pics, it comes across as being more blue.
IRL, it pulls green most of the time though on me skintone.
I suspect its cos of the gold flecks

heh. This one's a top 20 contender,
but I think its going to be kicked out soon.
Particularly if the official top 20 is still a while to go.

I love the old school urban decay bottles though.
Hate the new teeny weeny ones urban decay now comes out with.
Hey guys over at UD:
Its pointless to come up with tons of colours if they're all going to be itsy bitsy yah.

By the way,
am I the only one around who finds it hard to narrow down a top 20 list?
There are times when I can't decide whether to keep or remove a certain polish from there.
Its so much easier to manage a top 46 list.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lippmann Happy Birthday

One top 20 contender,
which I purposely saved for my birthday

What else would have been more apt than Lippmann Happy Birthday?

1 coat Happy Birthday over 3 coats of Lippmann Devil in a Blue Dress
+ 1 coat Seche Vite TC

Also known as "clown barf" on NB
You can understand why.

Such a happy looking carnival.
I do happen to have its supposed NYX dupe,
so I may do a comparison one day

But I'm more keen to try it over a pink jelly ala the new Lippmann version Candy Shop.
Was thinking OPI Sugar Cookie Pink might be a good candidate for that.
You guys agree?

Otherwise, clown barf makes me happy.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

All right.
So most of you got the answers correct.
I guess the clues must have helped =)

So the mani was OPI Apricotcha Cheating
and the pedi OPI Pamplona Purple

Here are the correct entries.
I had to disqualify one cos it was not the correct full name of the OPI polish

I have to say,
I'm really happy for the winner!
Cos I remembered that she commented that she would probably die without one of the prize polish

Congrats Laura!
You got your wish!
I'm going to send you an email shortly after this,
so watch out for it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gosh Holographic

Quick Post.
No worries,
I haven't forgotten about the giveaway results
But these few days,
I have been putting in long hours at work
and return late

I will get down to it.
Latest by this weekend k.

Gosh Holographic

3 coats, no base nor top coats

Awesome enough to just let the pictures do the talking.

last pic is taken inside the taxi.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Etude House Syrup Nails Kit in Sunshine Bronze

Another quickie post since I only just got back.
But I really wanted to show you guys the last of the prize before the giveaway ends

From Etude House,
Syrup Nails Kit in Sunshine Bronze

Here's how they look up on the nails as per instructions on the box

Quick and easy nail art done =)

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