Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mermaid Tears - Strips

I was getting bored of my stash of polishes and I'm still waiting on my nail mails :D!! So.. I do what every desperate girl in need of a new polish colour does... borrows from her sister..

My sister manage to get her hands on some of the Pirates of The Caribbean collection; mermaid tears being one of them. This polishes if done properly only needs one coat! But that's because I've been using a lot more on brush. It would be opaque with 2 coats. I decided to add a label "Opaque" so it makes it easier. I tend to like when I see that people put the amount of coats when they review nail polishes. It's a huge money saver because I only like nailpolish with complete opaqueness...:\. ONTO THE PICS!

 No Flash & Compared to Mint Candy Apple

 I'm excited for my nail wheels to come in the mail. You will no longer have to suffer looking at my short nails for polish swipes. Plus it would be way easier to compare polishes :)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

First Fraken

Sorry for the lack of posting!The other day I got a chance to do my first franken. Not sure what I will name it, right now, maybe something with starfish related stuff? Hmm... 


I also used Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Polish in I believe is "Mint Sprint"

Monday, 22 August 2011

Lipgloss Love Affair Giveaway

If you love Hello Kitty, this giveaway is perfect! Hello Kitty galore! There's chapstick, a plushie and even Hello Kitty jelly beans! It is open Internationally until Aug. 31st.  Click HERE to enter.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The "It" Color failure/unfailure.

Today my nails started as a fail but I think in the end it worked out (a little messy, but still acceptable to wear out). I tried doing a miss match combo.. hugeee fail. So I decided to go back to doing something I did months ago. Unfortunately the yellow (aka The "It" Color by OPI) had not the best quality & the white nail polish had the worst (it's by Rimmel for a manicure set). So, this was kind of messy and I hope to do it sometime in the future. It still looks cool though right :p?

 The failed miss-match look I did minutes before the above one:
 Old beauty blog & nail art I did for inspiration:

Monday, 15 August 2011

Giveaway - I'm Feeling Nail-venturous

I'm Feeling Nail-venturous is having an amazing giveaway be sure to enter here

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Giveaway - Josie's Nails

Josie's Nails recently hit 700 followers and she is giving away China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy & For Audrey, Orly Fancy Fuchsia, Purple Crush & Bubbly Bombshell. It will be open internationally until Sept. 10. Click here to enter!

Pink Peacocks

My inspiration to do these nails came fromVettelicious Nail Blog who did a peacock nail art look yesterday! Click on the name to check out her nails & blog!
This took me between 30-45 minutes I believe.. but I'm super happy with the results :)! Next time I'll do a white background it will definitely make the colours stand out more..

With flash:

All the polishes I used:

Lavender & Black Crackle

In this I used Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI and the black crackle from Nicole by OPI. I also added Katy Perry's Teenage Dream to my thumb and ring finger :)! I think right now my favourite polish colour is Lucky Lucky Lavender. It reminds me of Mod About You (previous favourite polish colour) but it's lavender instead of pink! onto the mani!

In the above picture the bottle captures the colour the best. The picture below my nails capture the colour the best.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Miss Minty & Frisky

So, I think I have seen this design everywhere. I had to try it out! Unfortunately, my "temporary dotter" (a.k.a the rounded end of a brush) was orange so, the colour got into my mani :(.. oh well better luck next time. I also wished my camera/lighting didn't make my skin orange/red...

Mamba -Essie

 I really like this one because it dries super fast and only needs 2 coats :) It also has a bit of shimmer but it's not that noticeable.

With Flash(which captures the colour the best):

 Right hand, I made a mistake so a rose-like decoration to cover it up :)
 No Flash:

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Giveaway - Vettelicious

Vettelicious is hosting a giveaway for Picture Polish. It is open internationally & will be open until 24th of August. You have a chance to win 3 Picture Polish!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Blue Glitter Night

Okay.. so not the most creative title! But it definitely describes my nails.
I used:
OPI - Teal the Cows Come Home (Brights Collection) & Last Friday Night (Katy Perry's Collection)
GOSH - 594 Miss Grey
Icing - Force of Love (part of a duo polish which I mentioned here)

These nailpolishes were really hard to capture! That might be partially due to the horrible lighting for this. I wouldn't be surprised if I use the nailpolishes in the future and maybe it will be better then.  I noticed that Last Friday Night is suspiciously similar to Nicole by OPI polishes mentioned here. I will have to do some swatching side by side to see!

 (Flash for the next ones)
 Force of love is the second and fourth nail. The second nail only has one coat and as you can see it was difficult to put on evenly. You have to be super careful with this polish. The fourth nail has 3 coats.
 The pinky has Last Friday Night (one coat) on.
Force of Love has some green sparkles but mostly is blue with a black/dark navy colour as the base.