Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Collection Week + Born Pretty Store Review: Sea Studs

Today's nail art is something that I had been wanting to do for ages!
Ever since I received these really pretty starfish studs from Born Pretty Store,
it's been on my mind to create a set of nail art that would remind me of the sea.
Of course, the China Glaze Electric Nights collection offered me one of the best colour combination.
I really couldn't resist pairing all of these up.
These are the starfish studs that I received from Born Pretty Store.
Don't you think they look just gorgeous?
You can click on the link above.
Just remember to use code BERRYG10 for a 10% discount off your purchase!
And here's the nail art that I created:

I have to say I was supremely proud of these!
Showed them off to my colleagues,
and one of them who knows I can change my nails daily,
immediately told me NOT to remove it and to keep it for more than a day.
Items used in this:
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for a white base,
sponged gradient using China Glaze Treble Maker, UV Meant to Be and DJ Blue my Mind,
another layer of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls added using the perfume spray method.
Sealed up with Seche Vite TC
before adding the starfish stud and the others you see.
I bought the seashells studs a long time ago (also from Born Pretty Store),
way before Born Pretty Store contacted me to help them do reviews.
So yeah I really had this nail art in mind for the longest time ever,
and the starfish studs just sealed the deal.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Collection Week: Daisy Know my Name? and UV Meant to Be

Next 2 from the China Glaze Electric Night collection swatched:

Daisy Know my Name?
3 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Not done on white base.
Bright sunny yellow.
Reminded me of sunflowers more then neon highlighters.
I was initially dreading the application,
I mean, we all know how finicky yellow polishes can get,
but this one was actually not that terrible.
Perhaps when you're expecting the worst,
anything else would already be a level up from that.
I also didn't think I would wear this one out on its own,
but that's just exactly what I did a couple of weeks back.

UV Meant to Be,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Again, no white base here.
The colour of postcard blue skies!
I loved this one,
and it will be the perfect backdrop for clouds and rainbows nail art!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Collection Week: Neon Punk

The very first gradient using 3 polishes from the China Glaze Electric Collection.
Personally I find this collection is good for the following types of nail art:
Gradients and Marbling.
The colours in this collection just go so well with one another.

Can you believe I actually forgot my trusty camera 2 days in a row?
These were taken using my Samsung Note 2.
I didn't want to wait for a third day as I was going through a "clean-it-up" phase in the office,
and it was taking a toll on those nails.
Polishes used are:
Red-y to Rave,
Glow with the Flow,
and Daisy Know my Name?
Stamped using Konad Black and Pueen Plate #83.
I did my first Pueen haul.
Will post those loots in a another post separately.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Collection Week: Flowers, Stripes and Negative Space

Today's manicure was inspired by another pin I found on Pinterest.
Pinterest is fast becoming my source of inspiration for nail art.
There's just so many wonderful manicures out there to ogle at.

Items used:
China Glaze Glow with the Flow,
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls,
stripe vinyls from Vibrant Vinyls,
and rose water decals from Born Pretty Store.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Collection Week: China Glaze Electric Nights

So for this round, it's more of a collection week than just a brand week.
I've had the China Glaze Electric Nights collection sitting on my table for 3 weeks already.
And I have all these nail art ideas in my head from looking at these lovely colours,
but somehow, I never got around to wearing them.
Does that sound strange?
Anyone else does this?
Knowing you have this wonderful collection waiting for you,
but you just don't get to it?
Well, so I figured I'll use this month's brand week to make sure I get around to this collection.
Starting with these 2 polishes:

Glow with the Flow,
3 coats + Seche Vite TC.
I didn't use a white base,
but this lovely neon Barbie pink still popped.
I had it on as a pedicure as well,
and I must say, it went so well with so many of my heels and sandals!

Red-y to Rave,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Again I didn't use any white base,
and this one was even brighter than Glow with the Flow.
Let's just say it's an amazing eye-popping red-orange neon.
I want to use these 2 polishes in a gradient soon.
I think that would be really awesome.
Soon! Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Nail Art Weekend: Stardust Foiled

Ok, here's a quickie.
Otherwise I'm going to be late for my gym.
Now today's nail art is one that I've had on my mind for quite some time.
All because I have a roll of foil sitting in the nail art box that kept looking at me forlornly.
I never got around to getting that foil glue and topcoat,
but I figured I could still get a grunge-like manicure out of it.

Base colour used:
Lippmann Stardust,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Metallic silver foil that dries really quickly.
A bonus if you ever need a quickie manicure done.

And here's the result of adding foil without the proper tools.
All I did was to wait for my polish to dry a little so its a bit tacky,
then I just press on the foil.
Not too bad right.
But yeah. I know. I need to go get that foil adhesive and topcoat thing to do this properly.


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