Monday, April 30, 2012

Taiwan Polish Haul

My recent NOTD photos all turned out looking washed out from the harsh sun we're having here in sunny Singapore.
So while I try to play around with the settings on my phone,
here are some pictures of my tiny Taiwan haul.

I was so happy to find NARS in the shopping malls in Taipei city!
And most of all, they still have these in stock!
NARS Night Rider and Night Porter.

NARS Purple Rain.
The first NARS counter I was at,
ran out of Purple Rain.
So when I spotted another NARS counter at a second mall,
I practically squealed and ran.
I think I might have mowed down a shopper or two.
Then I also spotted a Sonia Rykiel counter.
Hopped over (literally since I was high from the Purple Rain purchase)
and got #25.
I couldn't find any name apart from the number.
My picture doesn't do the polish justice though,
it's a really pretty egg shell colour with tiny iridescent glitters

Then at one of the local Cosmed store
(which is similar to a beauty/drug store)
I found a stand of the Essence Metallics.
I was so upset when I missed out on these when they were briefly available in Singapore,
so even though I already had magnetic polishes,
I grabbed a bottle of #03 Steel Me

Then I also got 2 bottles of polishes from a beauty brand called Magic Shop.
The colours aren't clear in my pictures
because I forgot to remove the plastic wrappers.
I'll swatch them soon though so you'll get the idea.

Ok, that's all I managed to get in Taiwan.
I didn't find much polishes actually
and I was a little disappointed actually.
For some reason,
I kinda expected Taiwan to be swimming in nail polish actually!
Especially since they seem to follow the Japanese and Korean fashion trends.
I was actually hoping to find some Japanese or Korean polish brands,
I sure as hell didn't think I'll find NARS!
Maybe I just wasn't looking in the right places.
There'll be a next time for sure!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April's Purge

Rules of the purge:

Locals and internationals are all welcomed.
Any transaction will be done via paypal or POSB bank transfer.
All prices are in USD!

Internationals, I will only send via registered post.
I will send the shipping quote after confirmation of order.

Please place your order in the comment section by stating which ones you would be interested in.
Please remember to leave your email so that I am able to get in touch with you.

Need cash and need to de-stash as well.
I'm open to swap offers too
and it doesn't have to be a 1-for-1 swap.

Pls do list down the polishes you wanna swap with,
and I do have the right to reject,
so don't be offended.

Or to make it easier for some,
these are currently the polishes that I am looking for:
1) Lippmann Ray of Light
2) Models Own Indian Ocean
3) Picture Polish Peacock
4) Zoya Kimber
5) Zoya Zuza
6) OPI Barre my Soul
7) OPI Don't Touch my Tutu!
8) OPI You Callin' Me a Lyre?
9) Nfu-OH Aqua Base (I'm willing to pay for this!)

So here are the polishes up for grabs:
OPI Pedal Faster Suzi! - $5 *pending*
OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes - $5

Tony Moly #ND03 - $4
China Glaze French Bliss in Ooh La La Peach Pearl - $3

Essie Size Matters - $4 *pending*
Essie Monkey Business - $4

Sally Hansen Royal Romance - $1
Ottie #25 - $1.50

Maybelline Express Finish #900 Go Go Green - $2
SpaRitual Greenhouse - $8

Essie Navigate Her - $4 *sold*
Milani Key Lime Shine - $2

China Glaze Stone Cold - $4 *sold*
P2 Crackling Topcoat in Black Explosion - $2

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in #05 Distressed Denim
Etude House Blue Crackle Polish - $4

SpaRitual Water Collection mini set - $4 *pending*
Sephora Collection #57 - $1

Ok, that's it for April's Purge.
Happy shopping folks!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Essie Mademoiselle

I'm back from Taiwan!
Had a blast of a time there with my friends.
The sightseeing, shopping and eating was just too awesome!
I'm definitely going back again next year!

Back to nail blogging business though.
The day I returned to work,
I had to attend a Court session.
Hence I opted for Essie Mademoiselle.

3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC

I like this one.
Clean and simple.
Quiet elegance.

Provided if you can ignore the staining that is visible.

But after the strong colours recently,
I find this a refreshing change.

Another thing:
I need to apologise to those who were waiting for the purge post this morning.
I'm a klutz.
I got the dates mixed up!
Very sorry about that!

But rest assured I'll get the purge post up tomorrow at 9 am.

Well, provided I get past blogger.
I see that they've changed the formatting and all in the time that I was away!
Dang it.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Peri Pera #GR309 Mod Green

Peri Pera #GR309 Mod Green

2 coats + 1 coat Color Club QDTC

I love all the Peri Pera polishes that I got

And I probably sound like a broken record,

but I love the rose scents too!

Last 2 pictures are taken indoors

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Orly Androgynie over Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

1 coat Orly Androgynie over Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

I think this has got to be one of my favourite layering combinations.

The brown-gold base of Sequin Scandal just brings out the glitters in Androgynie

I have to try Androgynie over other similar ones like China Glaze Midtown Magic or L'Oreal Owl's Night.

Next 2 are picutres taken indoors.

This last picture was taken under the florescent lights inside the lift at my apartment.

I just couldn't resist.
In fact I couldn't stop staring at those nails inside the lift!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Essie As Gold as it Gets over Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

1 coat Essie as Gold as it Gets over
Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

Now that I am doing this post,
I'm kinda wondering where my bottle of Essie As Gold as it Gets went.

It's been a while since I've seen it around.

When I'm back from Taiwan,
I really need to sit down and re-organise my polish closet again.

I've been meaning to do that anyway for a while.
It's starting to get a little messy in there.

Plus I need to sort out dupes and polishes to dump as well!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

Sally Hansen Sequin Scandal

2 coats + 1 coat TC

I already purged this one some time back.
I hope the new owner likes it better than I do.

I hated the brush in particular.
It was like some huge stupid mop!

Last 2 pictures were taken indoors


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