Thursday, May 31, 2012

May'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, and your country, 
so that I am able to get in touch with you with a shipping quote.

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
So here are the polishes up for grabs:

Etude House Blue Crackle Polish - $4
Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat in #05 Distressed Denim - $1
Milani Key Lime Shine - $1
P2 Crackling Topcoat in Black Explosion - $2
China Glaze Smoke and Ashes - $4

Maybelline Express Finish #900 Go Go Green - $1
SpaRitual Greenhouse - $8
SpaRitual minis in
Knowledge - $2 *sold*
Clarity - $2
or take both for $3

OPI Meep-Meep-Meep - $5 *pending*
OPI The One that Got Away (BN) - $6 *sold*

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

Rescue Beauty Lounge Om - $10 *pending*
Elianto Egg Shell - $2

China Glaze French Bliss in Ooh La La Peach Pearl - $3
China Glaze Flying Dragon (Neon) - $3
Pls note that the pigment in this bottle of Flying Dragon has already changed.
This is the berry version.

OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes - $5 *pending*
Tony Moly #ND03 - $4

Revlon Wine with Everything - $2
Revlon Sublime Strawberry - $3
For every 2 bottles purchased,
you can have your choice of 1 freebie.
These include:
OPI minis in
Glove You so Much, *taken*
Dear Santa, *pending*
Meet and Jingle.
Sephora #57
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Royal Romance
2 scrappers.
Anyway, notice there's a lot of pinks and reds this round?
I going through another round of de-stashing,
and its going by colours.
I'll post about the de-stash soon,
 but pls expect to see more coming up soon!
Happy shopping folks!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

China Glaze On Safari collection: Jungle Queen

Quick post.
Anyway, I'm likely to re-do this one.
Not exactly happy about the way the pictures turned out.

The last of the China Glaze On Safari collection that I got,
Jungle Queen

2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite

Think Chanel Paradoxal.
I'm definitely going to compare these 2 together.

But yeah, same idea.
Non-existent shimmer on nails
but there in the damn bottle.

Last picture is again the taxi shot

This damn collection is done.

Monday, May 28, 2012

China Glaze On Safari collection: Man Hunt

Finally. Sunshine!

China Glaze Man Hunt.
Heh. The name gives me giggles.

2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite
Blame it on a Monday morning.
But I had trouble deciding between whether this one's a jelly or a creme.

It was only at 3:37pm
(Yeah. I was staring at the clock when the lightbulb went off)
that this was a crelly.
You know. That new term?
(which polish blogs are fond of coming up with)
Creme + Jelly = Crelly
Well. At least I think it's a crelly.
I admit. I'm not the best person at telling such textures apart.
They love to befuddle me.

Anyway, that aside,
colour wise, I think many of you are going to think this dupish again.
I do think there are some close ones.
I'll get them compared soon.

Oh! and I almost forgot!
These didn't stain!
I was worried that they would,
especially after that fiasco with Exotic Encounters,
I was seriously worried that Man Hunt would add on to the damage,
but NaDah! Nope! None at all!


Last 2 pictures are for you Natalie!
The I-shot-these-in-the-cab pictures again =)


Alright! One last one to go!
The sun better be there tomorrow!


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Peripera Mod Green vs OPI Mermaid Tears

Again, the weather is gloomy and rainy,
so I have to interrupt the On Safari postings
since I can't  get pictures.

Today's post is one that was a request and already done.
However, the On Safari polishes came in
so this got sidelined.

Peripera Mod Green vs OPI Mermaid Tears

Middle and Pinky: Peripera Mod Green
Index and Ring: OPI Mermaid Tears

2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite for all.

As you can tell,
major differences in tones.

I love both the polishes.
Except right now,
they seemed to have added on to the staining that was caused by Exotic Encounters.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

China Glaze On Safari collection: I Herd That

Ok. Prayers answered.
The sun came out for like about 5 minutes.
Just enough time for me to grab the bottle, camera,
and run down for these few shots.

All I managed before the rain came thundering down.

China Glaze I Herd That
2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite

Same deal with the other glitter in this collection,
easy peasy application
and 2 coats of TC should smoothen out the gritty texture.
I was just being conservative with my TC.
I seem to run through TCs pretty damn quick.

Ok. The way I see it,
China Glaze decided that there shall be one cool-toned and one warm-toned glitter
so all the glitter 'hores out there would be satisfied.

This one's mainly gold and orange/copper glitter.
I think there is some smattering of the holographic kind of glitter,
but on the nails,
it's kinda over powered by the gold-orange/copper ones.

Still pretty,
but for some reason,
I find I'm Not Lion more sparkly (sparklier? Is there such a word?) than I Herd That.

Mini Nail Mail

My apologies.
It was gloomy yesterday and I couldn't get any decent shots of the next On Safari glitter,
so no  new swatches yet.
I'm really hoping that the sun would come out to play later.

So in the meantime,
let me just entertain you with more nail mail that came in:

Sinful Colors Green Ocean
Sally Hansen Glass Slipper
I've been lusting after these two for the longest time.

China Glaze Ultamate Holiday
(which looks amazing by the way)
and China Glaze First Mate

Thank you Chelsy for the ROAK!

The first bottles of my I-panicked-and-bought-a-bunch-of-Ozotics haul has also arrived:
#529 and #532

By the way,
I forgot to make the blog purge announcement.
It'll be scheduled on 31 May at Sg 9 am

*Goes back to pray for sun*

Thursday, May 24, 2012

China Glaze On Safari collection: Exotic Encounters

Quick post.
I'm not feeling good.

China Glaze Exotic Encounters

2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite

Highly likely there are dupes for this one.
I just haven't had the time to look.

Still, I have to admit,
I do like the colour.

And application was like butter.

Only word of caution:
This one stains.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

China Glaze On Safari collection: I'm Not Lion

One of the glitters in this collection:

China Glaze I'm Not Lion
Well, I seriously hope China Glaze doesn't go the way of OPI in naming their polishes...

2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite

This one wasn't as TC hungry as I thought it might be.
2 coats of Seche Vite should do the trick of eliminating any gritty feeling.

I really like this one, real pretty.
Champagne + holographic glitter

I'm pretty sure this one's champagne gold.
However, when I was making my purchase for this one,
the sales person kept calling this a silver.

And she sounded so convinced that it's a silver,
I didn't dare contradict her or say anything otherwise.

Ok. I figured a vid might just show you how awesome sparkly this one is.


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