Saturday, April 4, 2020

Stay Safe Everyone

I have not written in this blog in years. I don't know if anyone would even read this. But I just wanted to drop in and just pen down my prayers for people, for communities that I used to love. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your loved ones and the people around you. These are exceptional times. I never thought I would ever live to see a time like this.

Everyone, please stay home and be socially responsible. Wash your hands and don't touch your face unnecessarily. Keep sane and don't let fear rule your actions. Let's all look out for one another, especially the eldery and the vulnerable. All this will come to a pass.

Paint your nails a happy colour so you can stay positive.
Well, this is a nail blog after all.

In honesty, I haven't done my nails as often as I would have liked in these years. In fact, there were times when I would go to a really talented girl, Mei Mei, to get my nails done in gel. Just so I can have nail art that could last longer. And since this is still a nail blog, I'd just post these gel nails:

November 2018.
The very first time I went to Mei Mei on recommendation from a good friend. This was for a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. 
Gosh. Travelling feels like a distant past now.

December 2018.
Christmas nails.

January 2019.
Chinese New Year (CNY) ready then. I told you she was talented. Check out the level of detailing in her drawing! 

February 2019.
This was one of my favourites from Mei Mei. Loved how happy and vibrant the colours were. I remembered looking down at my nails and feeling so good.

June 2019.
This was for another trip to Genting, Malaysia. 

August 2019.
Birthday nails. I was in a dark mood last year and wanted dark nails. Yeah even when I was celebrating my birthday. Can you tell my birth sign?

September 2019.
Another set that I loved. The florals were so delicate. People around me could not believe that these were hand-drawn.

October 2019.
Another set of holiday nails. This time to Seoul, South Korea. And the beginnings of the light at the end of a dark 2019 tunnel.

January 2020.
Another CNY set to usher in this Year of the Rat. Except 2020 has been a really weird year. It feels like its already been a decade in just these few months.

March 2020.
Another holiday set and one that I really loved. I had visited Okinawa with my parents. Our last family trip before the world shut itself down. 

Stay safe everyone. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Another quickie post

Yeah. Apologies first are in order. But I'm just seriously too exhausted recently to even paint my nails. It's been naked for the 2 weeks and I only finally got myself together to do up a simple stamping manicure.

Which, in the end was a waste of time. It got torn apart 2 days later. Major clean-up in progress now that the renovations to my new place is done. At least I got some pictures for the blog before it ko-ed to washing liquids and all.


Base polish: Wet n Wild Black Crème
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-215
Stamping Polish: Moyou London Lady Gold Pink


Sunday, August 27, 2017

The 7th Lunar Month has started!

So the Hungry Ghost Festival has started! For those of you who have not heard of this, it's the Asian version of Halloween. Except it's a full month long where the Gates of Hell are thrown open for those in the afterlife to visit.
Heh. I chose something oriental for today's manicure, but not because of the festival. It was just something I had wanted to do ever since I laid eyes again on this particular Revlon polish. Somehow, the image came straight to my mind, and I just had to do it once.

Base polish: Revlon Smoldering
Stamping polish: Konad Black
Stamping plate: Moyou London Suki Collection 04
It was a cloudy, after rain morning when I grabbed these pics. But it was the perfect kind of weather to showcase the lovely silver-pink-green multi-chrome Revlon.
By the way, I'm now really in the thick of my renovations. So posting is really becoming an issue. Hopefully the renovations will be done soon (especially since my budget has been completely busted through its roof). I do hope to resume regular blogging by October (Please! I wanna do Halloween manicures!) but for now, it'd be ad-hoc posts k! So please bear with me!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday today!

Ok, I didn't go and paint the town (or the nails) red. Instead I had myself a really good meal with good friends. Spent some time on my own as well since I really needed some peace and solitude. And that included some much needed nail art time!
Well, at least it feels like its been a while since I had tried to do something decent!
Unfortunately, it's been rainy these past couple of days. So no bright sunlight pictures (which is a shame since I really, really liked this set of nails!)

Items used:
Sponged gradient in OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI and Moyou London Midnight Madness
Stamping Plate: Moyou London Bridal Collection 07
Stamping Polish: Moyou London Midnight Madness

Friday, August 11, 2017

Revlon Starry Pink

I actually had pictures of some swatches done from a while back. Just that I never got around to editing them for the blog. Well, at least not until the recent PH.

Revlon Starry Pink,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy 52nd Birthday Singapore!

Apologies! I've been tied up with quite a few things at work and with my renovations! My new place is coming along quite nicely even though there were a couple of delays here and there. I have to say though, it's been so busy for me that I don't even have time for my nails. A good friend even commented that it was the first time he's seen me without polish on!
But I just had to pull a fast one today! It's Singapore's 52nd birthday!
And so I just did a really quick stamp this morning in my beloved country's colours. In fact, so fast that I smudged a couple of them while top-coating. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of time to re-do so it's just make do!

Items used:
Base polish - Zoya Sooki
Stamping polish - Konad White
Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM 021

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bliz Gradient

Ok, I was too lazy and decided on a quickie. It's just a quick dry-brushed on gradient (over the earlier Revlon Graceful) with a very aptly named Revlon polish called Blizzard Berry.
It looks better IRL than in the photos though.

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