Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Girl with Pink Hair

I've been meaning to get around to this for a while,
ever since I received this set of water decals from Born Pretty Store in an earlier review package.
Simply because I've gone and dyed my hair a pink and purple ombre,
and wanted to match my nails.
There was one particular picture from the water decal set that got me started on the pink hair.
And since I'm currently in an unique position at work,
no one seemed to have minded me having pink-purple hair.
Hell. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could get away with it otherwise,
even if I've been yearning for pink hair for a while.
In fact, a former boss whom I was still friendly with actually grabbed me when she first saw my hair.
Nevertheless, she appreciated the fact of my unique position,
and even joked that I should try to go for as many colours in the rainbow while I could.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get around to doing it as soon as I had my pink hair.
The haze rolled in and that set me back for a while;
firstly, by falling sick,
and then I didn't dare get the manicure done as I was afraid that there would be no sun.
Eventually, I decided that it was silly to just keep waiting,
and so, I finally got around to this
Items used:
(Attempted) Sponged gradient with Color Club Feathered Hair out to There
and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
Water decal from Born Pretty Store.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Different faces of OPI Suzy Says Da!

OPI Suzy Says Da! was one of the first polishes I owned when I was still of school-going age.
Back then, I was still impressionable,
and thought vampy, dark brown nails would put me in the cool-category.
Heh. We all grow up I guess.
I still enjoy a good brown polish,
but I'm no longer deluded into thinking that "it's the one cool thing".
OPI Suzy Says Da!
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Unfortunately this is no longer my original bottle of OPI Suzy Says Da!
I honestly cannot remember what happened to that first bottle of mine,
but this was definitely a replacement.
Well, even if a polish isn't going to be the one-cool-thing,
there's still some sentiment tied to it.

Topped it with 1 coat of Misa Denim and Lace,
plus Seche Vite TC.
Here, its layered with Sally Hansen Amber Opal,
and topped with Seche Vite TC again.
Amber Opal is another oldie from their long-ago Fire Opal collection.
I had a few of those come my way and released them to some other homes too.

And the last pairing I had done:
1 coat of Etude House #OR203 Coral Party,
topped with Seche Vite TC.
This was my favourite pairing of all the three.
Completely fall appropriate don't you think?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Nail Art Weekend: Fall Leaves

We don't have the four seasons here in Singapore,
so I'm always looking forward to travelling overseas to enjoy the seasons that we don't get to experience here in sunny Singapore.
This time round,
I've a yen to visit somewhere with the autumn leaves.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to get away at all until perhaps the end of the year.
So I guess for now,
I could only translate the dream of autumn leaves onto my nails.
Items used for this autumn leaves nail art:
Base polish in Orly Country Club Khaki,
Glitter tips in China Glaze Blonde Bombshell,
and some leftover leaves water decals from Born Pretty Store.
While my nails were finally long enough for some tips,
unfortunately, this was the last mani I had
before I could get to do some other French tip manicures that I had in mind.
As you might be able to spot from the pictures,
the nail on my thumb starting tearing.
By the time I came home at night,
the one on my ring finger tore as well.
So back to nubs after this.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection: Landscape Artist

For some reason, now that I have the entire OPI Color Paints collection with me,
I find myself having very little motivation to get around to using them.
All the earlier nail art ideas I had?
nah... not really keen anymore.
I suspect it might be the fault of the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neons.
Those were just too pretty and completely distracting.
And nail art?
Gimme those Color Clubs!
Landscape Artist,
2 coats on its own, topped with Seche Vite TC.
Olive green jelly.
1 coat of Landscape Artist over Silver Canvas,
topped with Seche Vite TC.
The layering brings out the yellow tone in Landscape Artist.
Not my cup of tea,
though I do wonder what would it be like if I had done a sandwich stamping with Silver Canvas.
Ok. Maybe the motivation's not completely dead.

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