Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sour Green Apple

Finally, I was able to catch this feather effect nail polish of Barry M. Sour Apple is one of total five nail polishes from the Confetti collection. They are a transparant base packed with different combinations of bar glitters. Sour Apple is filled with light blue and pastel yellow bar glitters.
As base colour, I picked KIKO #341 Cobalt Green. The moment I turned my camera on, I remembered how troublesome this colour is to capture. So no exception today, Cobalt Green is actually green, but somehow turned blue in the pictures -_-"
Anyway, the swatches shown are done with just one coat.
Have a nice one!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hema Holographic Bordeaux

This beauty is from the Hema Special Effect Holographic collection. It features many holographic colours, but the purple one caught my eye. I was hoping that Bordeaux would also be a nice stamping colour as well. And it is...I will make another post of Bordeaux's stamping ability soon. For now, let's just enjoy Bordeaux as it is:
in the shade
Have a great one!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Birdcage under Water

My little sister once gave me a lovely decorative birdcage, and I use it to house four bottles of nail polishes. If there's is a nail art that I've always wanted to try, it's definitely the design of a birdcage. As I mentioned before, drawing is not my thing. So, I was hoping that I would find a nail art sticker of it someday. That day has finally come, I found a water decal on eBay with a bird cage hanging on a branch with birds in and around it:
I used two coats of Essie Ballet Slippers, a milky pink sheer polish. The accent nail has an extra coat of Essence Frosted Campaign from the TE Crystalliced.
The water decals are very easy to use. Just cut out the design and soak that piece of paper in water for a few seconds. The transparent film with the design will separate from the paper sheet and you can place it on the nails as you like. The size of this design was actually a bit bigger than my nail, so I had to chop off a part of the branch. 
What design have you always wanted to try?

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Coffee Break

Let's have a warm and sweet coffee break:
I used Barry M Matt White, PASTEL no. 43 and Barry M Chocolate for the gradient. If I can give a gradient a name, I would call this one a 'Latte Macchiato gradient'. Latte's and coffee specials are my favourites.
As for the green accent nails, I used two coats of p2 Volume Gloss Fresh Sister as base colour. Fresh Sister is mint green and has a super glossy finish. It's funny that the name of this polish has the word 'sister' in it, because this bottle is in fact a gift from my lovely sister. 
The coffee cup is painted with Barry M Matt White and Chocolate. The yummy donut is a nail art sticker. 

What kind of coffee do you like to drink?

Have a wonderful one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Studded Jacuzzi Bubbles

When I went shopping for colourful spring clothes, I came across this amazing nail art wheel filled with black, gold and silver nail art stones. That was not the only distraction that kept me from my original shopping plan, Sephora's Jacuzzi Bubbles also caught my attention. So I ended up buying only nail related products instead of clothes.
Jacuzzi Bubbles is a matte greyish blue with light blue and purple shimmer. I used two coats of Jacuzzi Bubbles and layered TC on the middle and ring finger. The free handed silver forms are painted with a nail art brush and China Glaze Millennium. Then I used the star shaped and square nail art stones from the H&M nail art wheel.
What I really like about these nail decorations is that they resembles studs. I still have to get my hands on studs, but for the time being, I am totally content with these.

Have a great one!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gold on the bottom of the Sea

One of the few Japanese brands I have tried is Majolica Majorca. They come in these tiny cute bottles filled with 5ml of goodies. This is BL501:
BL501 has a name written in Japanese, so I just used Google Translate to find the translation of 海の底 in English, it said: The bottom of the sea. TBOTS is from the Glow & Quick line, which really says what it does. Because TBOTS is a gelly, I needed four coats to reach opacity, which I normally wouldn't like since you have to wait so long between each coat. But TBOTS dried extremely fast and the finish is super shiny and glossy!
There are tiny aqua blue and golden glitters mixed in the sheer navy blue base. Unfortunately the golden glitters are sandwiched, so they do not appear golden on the nails. TBOTS turned into a slightly different shade of blue once swatched on the nails.
Have you tried the nail polishes of Majolica Majorca?

Have a wonderful one!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grunge Me Tender!

The latest Catrice and Essence limited collections are filled with lovely spring colours. A few days ago, the local drugstore happened to have updated the limited collection display already, while these collections are supposed to hit the stores in April. You'll hear no complaints from me =]

So let's take a look at Essence TE Floral Grunge where feminine meets grunge. This is Grunge Me Tender:
Grunge Me Tender is described as mint on the Essence website, but I think it's more pastel green. Furthermore, Grunge Me Tender is a creme with subtle white/silver shimmer and has a soft matte finish. This is hinted by the sticker "The Suede" on the bottle.

Only two coats is needed to reach opacity and it dried quite fast.

I wanted to know how it looked with a layer of TC:
Have a nice one!