Sunday, April 30, 2017

Old School Charms

So, I was quite right about Orly Pink Chocolate as a nail art colour. And all I did was a simple stamping on it!
A very simple, old-school vibe to this set then. And almost all of my colleagues thought these were nail stickers! Heh. The joys of stamping *grins*
Which reminds me though about a stamping question.
Those of you who are masters at stamping. Do you have any particular tricks to picking up the really fine lines?
I am finally getting the hang of the normal "thicker" lines but for the life of me, cannot seem to be able to get my stampers to pick up the really fine ones off the plate!
Do let me know if there's any trick to it pls! I'd appreciate it loads!

Items used:
Base colour: Orly Pink Chocolate,
Stamping plate: Moyou London Arabesque Collection 06,
Stamping polish: Moyou London Café au Lait.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chanel Black Pearl

Finally! One that makes it to the purge pile!

Chanel Black Pearl,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Misa Shields Up

Misa Shields Up,
3 coats + HK Girl TC
I'm on a mission to try to purge as much polishes as I can before I move to my new place. Unfortunately, I don't seem to be doing too well. First it was Orly Pink Chocolate. Today it's Misa Shields Up.
It started out well initially. 3 coats of Shields Up and I was feeling meh about the polish. 3 coats that didn't cover too well and a colour shift that wasn't my type. Then, it struck me to try layering it over black...

1 coat Shields Up over OPI Black Onyx + HK Girl TC.
I guess sexy undies make a hell of a difference...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Orly Pink Chocolate

Orly Pink Chocolate,
2 coats + HK Girl TC
To be honest, this isn't a usual colour I would have picked up on any given day. In fact, I think this was an impulse purchase and I really don't know why I got it. It's been sitting around in The Stash. In fact, it's been in the "Let's Swatch and Purge" pile for the longest time.
But now, I think I know why I picked it up. Yes, it's a boring colour. One my late grandma would definitely approve.
It's also likely to be one of those crèmes that would look darn good as a base colour for nail art. I haven't done any on it yet as I'm typing this post. But I'm definitely going to put the theory to the test soon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April's Shabby Chic

Today's post features a nail art that I personally like (a lot). It's been a while since I did one where it's been on my nails for a week and I'm still reluctant to take it off.


Items used:
Base Polish in OPI Stop It I'm Blushing!
Letter stamping using Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-311 and Moyou London stamping polish in Cappucino
Topped with water decals from Born Pretty Store.

Simple and yet surprisingly very pleasing to the (my) eye.
Plus I think my stamping's improved! Which means more stamping!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April's Haul

While in Japan, I received news that I had won a $50 gift card from Live. Love. Polish. Soon after, it was news that the illimite Romanticism collection was back on stock.
You'd think it was the best timing ever to have won that gift card right!
Happily doing the butt wiggle while trying to place the order on my phone. I even missed the awesome ocean scenery that our driver was pointing out because well, I didn't want to miss that re-stock!
Except the phone refused to let me place an international order to ship home to Singapore!
I tried everything I could think of. For 2 full hours. While riding along in a car along the Sea of Japan. I swore and cursed and nearly threw the phone out.
It only worked when I returned to my laptop at home in Singapore.
By then, the ones I wanted from the Romanticism collection were out of stock again (obviously).
And so I was left with the following:

Picture Polish in Tiffany, Wanderlust and Spring.
And the only illimite that I wanted left: Stolen Kiss.
Anyway, did I tell you I have a sudden love affair going on with Picture Polish? It seems like I need almost every single colour they are putting out. And I'm cursing my lack of funds or gift cards won...
No. Just kidding. Just cursing the lack of funds. I'm more than grateful and excited I won that gift card. I hardly win anything!
More like I'm cursing the inability to order while in Japan...

Superchic Lacquer (from top left, anti-clockwise) in Deadpool, Dopamine and Awkward Turtle.
Yeah. I love my super-heros so I definitely wanted to try those.

ILNP in Bermuda Breeze, The Magician (HOLY CRAP GORGEOUSNESS!) and Sunday Brunch.
This ILNP order was supposed to be my only order for April's haul. Well, I figured with a gift card, anything from Live. Love. Polish shouldn't be counted as buying.
Ok, yes, I know. I went over the $50, but since I was shipping, I might as well include some others right? And since I didn't get the illimite ones, I needed to make it up to myself.
Anyway, I further pacified myself by also placing a huge Bundle Monster order.
Yeah. So much for restraint and low-buys. But oh well. It was a temporary loss of insanity. Restraint is back. It jolly well better be back after seeing the credit card bill...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Picture Polish Camo

Figured that since I'm on a Picture Polish kick, I might as well swatch the other one that I brought with me to Japan: Picture Polish Camo
This wasn't in my initial choices actually. It was only later added into the case when I started wondering if I would get too sick of all the kawaii, girly Japanese stuff while shopping. In the end, there wasn't much of the girly shopping kind really. In fact, I hardly did much shopping this round!
*looks back in horror*
Could have saved myself the additional bottle, but it did figure into one of the manicures I did while I was there.

Picture Polish Camo,
2 coats and I forgot the TC.
It's so shiny I didn't think of TC until I was taking the photos!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Picture Polish Spring

Colleague passing me my nail package that was delivered to the office.

Colleague: So what did you buy?

Me: Nail Polish.

Colleague: Huh? In this time, still got people buy nail polish meh? I thought people all do gel nowadays?
Yeah. Still got.
Me and a whole bunch of other people who still prefer doing our own nails and whenever we please.


Picture Polish Spring,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Face Shop GR02

It's the long Easter weekend and I hope everyone's having a good time. I mean even if you don't celebrate it, there's nothing stopping you from enjoying the break right?
Me? I'm just gonna veg out in front of the telly with my movies, my haul of yummy snacks from Japan and the laptop.
Yeah. Being a couch potato is good too.

The Face Shop GR 02,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
If nail art is going to look weird with that broken nail,
at least some Easter-like polish should be ok right?

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