Thursday, February 27, 2014

The start of the China Glaze City Florish Collection posts...

So I have the first half of the City Flourish collection,
and have already worn 5 of the 6 polishes by the time this post is being written.
The next half will be arriving in about another week's time,
so hopefully, I'll be able to get them all tried out,
and have a complete series of posts on the collection.
 
Well hopefully.
Since at this point in time,
I'm not particularly impressed with the 5 that I have already worn.
It seems like the 5 polishes come with a different matte finish that made application difficult.
Difficult but not impossible.
 
The 5 polishes that I've worn so far,
all seem to dry pretty quickly,
so much so, the coats can go on patchy.
 
What I've found helpful is this little routine:
1) Put on the first coat, and don't bother that its going on patchy
2) Wait for the first coat to dry completely
3) Put on a second thicker coat by "floating" it on top of the first coat.
 
If you are lucky, you'll be able to get away with 2 coats.
If not, you can repeat step 3 for a third coat.
 
I'll also recommend using Seche Vite TC or HK Girl TC on these too,
as I find that these topcoats have this ability to "blend away" the unevenness you may have.
 
Hopefully, this will help those of you who would love these pastel colours.
Now, onto the first 2 polishes to be posted:
 
 
 
 
In a Lily Bit,
3 coats + 1 coat HK Girl TC.
A very light lilac crème that is almost white.
 
 
 
 
Peonies & Park Ave,
2 coats + 1 coat Seche Vite TC.
Bright pink crème that's almost neon.

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February's Purge

Rules of the purge:
 
Locals and internationals (except those in the UK) are all welcomed.
However, I would like to request for your feedback,
unless you have purchased or swapped with me before.
 
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.

Although I'll be posting this blog sale in various other platforms,
I won't be checking my facebook messages or emails as regularly as the comments on this blog.
As such, 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.
 
Polishes available are:
 
 
 
 
Paul & Joe #007 Dapple - $4
Lippmann Glitter in the Air - $5
MAC Brown Bad - $3
Chanel Jade Rose - $8
Chanel Black Pearl - $8
 
 
 
 
Color Club, all at $2 each:
Sparkle and Soar,
Twinkle Peach,
East Austin,
She's so Glam,
 
 
 
 
Ho-Ho-Holly,
Metamorphosis,
Fly with Me,
Gift of Sparkle, and
Winter Affair.
 
 
 
 
China Glaze:
Visit Me in Prism - $18
Mrs Claus - $4
Tequila Toes - $8
Peonies & Park Ave - $4
In a Lily Bit - $4
Lotus Begin - $4
 
 
 
 
OPI:
Blush of Adrenaline (Japan exclusive) - $8
Swirl of Euphoria (Japan exclusive) - $8
It's Toe-Tally Summer! - $5
I'm a Princess, You're Not! - $4
Meet Me at the Star Ferry - $4
Turquoise Shatter - $3
 
 
 
 
Essie:
Shake Your $$ Maker - $4
Barbados Blue - $3
Monkey Business - $1
For the Twill of It - $4
 
 
 
 
Barielle Polished Princess - $2
Barielle Blackened Bleu - $2
Nubar Pasadena Purple - $3
NOPI Snow-Man of my Dreams - $4
RBL Smitten - $6
 
 
 
 
Maybelline Jade Flash - $0.50
Maybelline Blackened Teal - $0.50
Maybelline Bronze Beam - $0.50
Lippmann Lady is a Tramp - $6
 
 
 
 
Sinful Fiji - $0.50
L.A. Girl Antique Gold - $0.50
Sally Hansen Glow - $1
Sally Hansen Emerald City - $1
 
 
 
 
Golden Rose #224 - $0.50
Essence Grand Plie in Black - $1
Essence Doc - $0.50
p2 Fever - $1
L.A. Girl Metallic Green - $0.50
L.A. Girl Metallic Blue - $0.50
L.A. Girl Metallic Silver - $0.50
 
 
 
 
Enchanted Tummy Time - $35
Candeo Colors Jellybean - $3
Jindie Nails Screaming Halloween - $3
Black Cat Lacquer Come Back Haunted - $3
Girly Bits Monster Mash - $4
Picture Polish Frosting - $4
 
 
 
 
Etude House, all at $2 each:
Dear My Party Nails PWH905 Boom Boom Boom,
One half of the Halloween 2012 duo box If Story Nail Kit I: If the Halloween Witch Casts a Spell: #01 Halloween Witch,
Dear my Party Nails Polish PGR702 DJing Show,
Dear my Party Nails Polish PPK006 Party Lover,
Bling in the Sea #2 Mermaid Kiss,
Bling in the Sea #1 Golden Sand
 
 
 
 
Nature Republic BK002 - $0.50
Nature Republic GR601 - $0.50
Nature Republic FPP403 - $0.50
Holika Holika Funky Purple - $2
Tony Moly Galaxy Nails in GT01 Mercury - $2,
Tony Moly Blue - $0.50
Missha The Style Crystal Nail Polish Gemstone #3 Peridot - $0.50
 
 
Random free gift with every purchase of 3 polishes.
Each person will be given 1 polish.
 
 
 
 
Also, if you've seen something on this blog that interests you a lot,
but isn't featured on sale,
  pls drop me a comment with a reasonable quote.
 
I'm really looking to cut down,
so I may just take you up on the offer.
But don't be offended if I reject the offer k

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Essie 2013 Neon Collection: Shake Your $$ Maker

Hey guys, I'm back.
I'm so sorry that the Valentine Week seemed to end a little abruptly,
followed by the lack of post for the past week.
 
Well, I fell incredibly ill suddenly,
so blogging was the last thing on my mind really.
To cap things off,
I got so giddy when I stood up,
I fell badly and broke a tooth.

Yeah. It was a pretty bad week.
 
But I didn't let that stop me from enjoying nail polish.
In fact, those events just provided me an excuse to go on a polish spree.
Of course, it didn't help that there was a beauty fair just the past Monday.
I'll post the hauls up separately.
 
Heh. This also means I've got to clear space again.
So there'll be a purge post tomorrow at 9 am Sg time.
Stay tuned for it!
In fact, I got some of the new China Glaze City Flourish polishes up for grabs.

In the meantime, today's post features the nail polish I wore when I had my fateful fall:
 
 
 
 
Essie Shake Your $$ Maker,
4 coats + 1 coat HK Girl TC.
Grass green jelly.

I've seen other bloggers put it over white,
but I was too lazy for that
and later, I didn't really want to bother with this one anymore.
 
Yeah. I think the name's ironic.
Obviously it doesn't sit well with me. Haha.

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Week: Love. Glitter Gradients

Quick one before I leave for work.
 
 
 
 
Femme Fatale Quivering Heart gradient over Lippmann Lady is a Tramp,
topped with HK Girl TC.
 
This one chipped pretty darn fast.
 
 
 
 
1 coat Lynnderella Love Potion 99.9 over OPI... Eurso Euro,
topped with HK Girl TC.
 
 
 
 
And I enjoyed the combo so much,
I did the same pairing in a glitter gradient.

 
 

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