Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rescue Beauty Lounge Blogger 2.0 Collection: NailsandNoms

During one of those days when I was without my camera,
I wanted something cheery and bright,
so that I could look at my nails and smile.
And I ended up with these:
RBL NailsandNoms,
3 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC.
Tangerine base with pink shimmer.
This polish was slightly on the thick side, but not unmanageable.
Unfortunately, I didn't like it and it didn't make me smile.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May's Haul

Here's what I bought while I was frustrated without a camera:
You've already seen the 3 Revlon Parfumerie polishes I bought.
I also bought 3 from their Amazing Spiderman Collection:
I'm Electro, Super-Powered and Gwen's Crush.
OPI Brazil Collection:
Amazon...Amazoff, OPI Scores a Goal!, Toucan Do It If You Try, and Where did Suzi's Man-Go?
OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection: Gaining Mole-mentum,
and OPI Pink of Hearts 2013: More than a Glimmer.
I still have a couple of Essies, Zoya Dream and the OPI Sheer Tints on their way.
So much for a no-buy.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Revlon Parfumerie: Balsam Fir and Wintermint

All right!
Posting should be back to normal now that I have my camera back with me.
Going to play catch up on the polishes I wore during the time I couldn't get their pictures.
I've shown you guys Autumn Spice already,
so here are the other 2 that I bought from the Revlon Parfumerie collection:
Balsam Fir,
2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC.
Deep forest green crème.
If you are careful, you probably can get away with just 1 coat,
that's how saturated the colour is.
I love green and I love crèmes.
Little wonder why I fell in love with this one eh.
Balsam Fir smells like I have a Christmas tree right on my nails.
Of the 3 polishes that I bought, this had the strongest scent.
My nose almost couldn't take it while I was painting my nails,
but it faded to a nice, subtle scent once dried.
also 2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC.
Seafoam green with gold shimmer and blue glitters.
When I bought this, I was thinking that it reminded me of another polish
but I just couldn't place it then.
Now that I had it on my nails, I know exactly which polish it reminded me of:
Lippman's Mermaid Dream.
One polish that I'm trying to purge since I never liked how it looked on me,
and now I have another dupe.
Plus point though,
I love the minty scent that this one has.
I'm a sucker for mints so this one is right up my alley.
If I ever hang on to this one,
its really because of the scent.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nail Art Weekend: Rose Gradient

Here's a simple one for this weekend.
I had a lot of packing and cleaning to do,
so I didn't want to trouble myself with a time-consuming nail art,
and then ruin it.
Items used:
Etude House Cocktail Syrup Nails Kit in Rose Cocktail,
and a rose water decal for an accent nail


Friday, May 23, 2014

Revlon Parfumerie: Autumn Spice

My camera is back!
Completely overjoyed!
Got the call this morning and I immediately went to collect it!
Next thing to do was to get these photos taken.
I missed my camera so much,
and I missed getting pictures of my nails.
Never realised how much it's become a routine in my life until now.
And I'm quite glad that I have on a pretty polish today as well.
Autumn Spice,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
The inability to take photos and the resulting disinterest in wearing polish
made me cave and break my no buy.
In fact, I've been buying quite a bit
and I blame it on the technicians who took their time to repair my beloved camera.
So when I came across the Revlon Parfumerie collection recently,
I bought myself 3:
Autumn Spice, Balsam Fir and Wintermint.
Of the 3, I loved Autumn Spice the most.
It's a chocolate brown polish with gorgeous gold-brown and red glass-flecked finish.
I took pictures in my apartment lift as well,
as it's where I loved looking at it the most.
The lights in the lift bring out the colour shift the best.
As most of you guys would know by now,
the polishes in this collection are all scented.
To be honest, scented polishes are often a miss with me.
I have sinus and I'm extremely sensitive to scents and smells.
On bad days, even standing next to the perfume counters in departmental stores
can give me a bad headache.
So most times, I proceed with great caution when it comes to scents.
Well, I was most pleased when I realised that the scent in Autumn Spice isn't overwhelming at all.
In fact, it didn't bother me at all unless I put my fingers right to my nose and took a big whiff.
Also, it smells exactly like what its named for and was surprisingly pleasant!
I think of thanksgiving, food and spices when I have it on.
Heh. I think of this as awesome fall in a bottle.
And man... don't you think the bottle itself is pretty darn cute?
Well. I think 3 isn't going to be enough for me.
I'm going out soon to take a better look at the rest in this collection.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

OPI Spring 2012 Holland Collection: Did You 'ear about Van Gogh?

Another one from the archives.
I'm getting really pissed that my camera is taking so long to be repaired.
It's been more than a month since I sent it in for repairs.

Without my camera,
there's been times when I can't even bring myself to wear polish
since I know I won't be able to get pictures.

Weird and silly eh.
I know, I think so too at times.
But that's how frustrated I am without my camera.

Anyway, this one is from just before I flew off to Japan.
OPI Did You 'ear about Van Gogh?
from their 2012 Spring Holland collection.
2 coats + HK Girl TC
Light beige crème.
Simple and clean,
a good office neutral if you're in the market for one.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nail Art Weekend: Forest Fir

Sigh. It's been raining quite a bit these past few days. W
hich makes it worse to take photos only using the phone.
So today's pictures actually aren't worth much,
and I do hope to redo this set of stamping another day.
Items used:
Konad Plate m83 as seen above,
Revlon Balsam Fir,
and China Glaze 2030.
I'm pretty bummed that the pictures turned out so badly.
This was one full set of stamping that I did pretty darn well.


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