Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blue Themed Nails!

Hi Ladies! Today I have another color themed post and the theme for today is blue!

Blue Themed Nails

On my index and pinky fingers, I have China Glaze Isle See You Later as base, and topped with China Glaze Don't Be A Flake.

Isle See You Later is a beautiful jelly blue polish, but it really is very very sheer. I had about 5 coats on and I can still see visible nail line.

Blue Themed Nails

On my middle finger, I have Color Club Over The Moon.. The holographic effect isnt very obvious in this photo as I didnt have enough light when I was taking the pictures. But I assure you, the effect is breath taking, especially under strong sunlight!

Color Club Pinky Swear

And lastly on my ring finger, I have this really gorgeous polish from Color Club called Pinky Swear!

Pinky Swear is filled with silver and magenta glitters in a blue shimmer base. The polish is quite dense, and probably more suitable to be used on it's own. I had 2 coats on.. Look how beautiful it is!

Well, that's all for today! I'll be doing more of these color themed nails, stay tuned!

Polishes Used:
Color Club Pinky Swear
Color Club Over The Moon
China Glaze Isle See You Later
China Glaze Don't Be A Flake

Saturday, September 6, 2014

China Glaze Halloween 2014 - Apocalypse Of Color Swatch

Today is swatch day! Today I have 4 polishes from the China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color collection, which is their Halloween collection for 2014.

China Glaze Halloween 2014 - Apocalypse Of Color Swatch

There are actually 6 polishes in this collection including China Glaze Ghoulish Glow which shows up in every Halloween collection so I'm not going to swatch that since there's about few million swatches out there already. The other polish which I'm missing is actually China Glaze But Of Corpse - the green in the collection. Apparently this polish didnt reach Singapore for some reason, so I couldnt get my hands on this one! :(

First swatch is China Glaze I Love Your Guts

China Glaze I Love Your Guts

China Glaze I Love Your Guts is a red polish filled with tiny black glitters that dries to a matte satin finish.

China Glaze I Love Your Guts

The formula for this polish is really tricky because the polish itself is actually very smooth but it dries so quickly that it practically clumps up as you apply. You have to work really really fast with this polish.

China Glaze I Love Your Guts

I applied a coat of top coat over China Glaze I Love Your Guts and it becomes a very pretty strawberry pink shade.

I think you can go without top coat for Halloween, and then go with top coat for Christmas. That will probably be the best way to wear this polish. :)

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China Glaze Getting To Gnaw You 

China Glaze Getting To Gnaw You

China Glaze Getting To Gnaw You is a very dark brown polish base filled with copper glitters.

China Glaze Getting To Gnaw You

Application is great for this polish, nothing exceptional from the usual China Glaze glitters. The glitters do look reddish in some angle, but they are definitely copper.

An appropriate Halloween color I guess. I dont feel anything for this polish to be honest.

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China Glaze Don't Let The Dead Bite

Don't Let The Dead Bite

Don't Let The Dead Bite is a sheer nude pink polish base filled with multi shaped & sized red glitters.

Don't Let The Dead Bite

This is definitely my favourite polish out of these 4! The nude base blends in really well with my skin tone and the polish itself reminds me of undead zombies.. haha

A really creative polish from China Glaze!

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China Glaze Rest In Pieces

China Glaze Rest In Pieces

China Glaze Rest In Pieces is a mix of gold, copper & holographic multi shaped glitters in a clear base.

China Glaze Rest In Pieces

To be honest, China Glaze Rest In Pieces looks really out of place in the Halloween collection. It's so bright & cheerful, it should really belong in the Christmas collection instead. -.-"

But nevertheless, a very beautiful mix of glitters in this polish. I really like it on it's own with a thick coat of top coat! :)

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So here it is! My swatches for the China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color collection. What are your thoughts?

For readers in Singapore & Malaysia, the China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color collection is now available for sale at PolishAlley.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orange themed nails!

Hello ladies! Today I have a set of Orange themed nails for you!

Orange themed nails

I had been doing a lot nail art designs with 1 nail accent and thought I'll try doing all different designs on each of my nails this time! What do you think?

I used a total of 3 Orange shades for this set of nail art.


Orange themed nails

Thumb + Pinky Fingers: China Glaze Sun Of a Peach
Index Ring Fingers:  China Glaze White On White & China Glaze Stoked To Be Soaked
Middle Finger: Color Club Orange Crush

Initially I only wanted to use 2 shades of Orange which are Sun Of A Peach and Orange Crush, before I realize that Sun Of A Peach is much too bright and doesn't match well with Orange Crush. So I thought I'll add in a medium shade and make it like an ombre towards the middle finger.

Here's a close-up on Color Club Orange Crush:

Color Club Orange Crush

Color Club Orange Crush is a mix of pale Orange, Pink and Yellow matte glitters in a clear base. The polish can be used on it's own or over a base color, but I think I prefer it on it's own like this cos it shows the color of the polish better. :)

Orange themed nails

Here's a last pic just to show off the beautiful colors! I'm kind of loving these color themed nails, do you think I should do more of them?

Polishes Used:
Color Club Orange Crush
China Glaze Sun Of A Peach
China Glaze Stoked To Be Soaked
China Glaze White On White

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where to buy Nail Polish Online in Singapore

Hi Ladies, please excuse me for a short commercial break in between the nail art & swatch pictures. :)

I sometimes get the question of 'where I get my nail polishes' from some of my readers in Singapore & Malaysia, so I figured I'll answer this in a blog post and pin it somewhere. :)


Where to buy Nail Polish Online in Singapore

Most of the nail polishes featured in my blog can be purchased on PolishAlley.com - of cos, unless that nail polish is out of stock etc.. You know what I mean.

PolishAlley is an online nail polish store carrying popular brands such as OPI, China Glaze, Color Club and some others. It is based in Singapore with international shipping to most parts of the world. However I need to warn you that shipping prices might be steep if you are not located in Singapore or Malaysia (Malaysia Shipping rates here).

Nail Polish Price List in SGD

OPI nail lacquer - Average SGD10 each
China Glaze nail lacquer - Average SGD8 each (Ongoing promo for $4 off with 3 bottles purchased)
Color Club nail lacquer - Average SGD8.50 each
Color Club Halo Hues - SGD13 each
Seche Vite Top Coat - SGD10 each
Poshe Top / Base Coat - SGD10 each

PolishAlley also sell some nail art accessories and tools, but you will have to check out the price yourself here: http://polishalley.com/26-nail-art

Okay! That's all from me today. I'll blog again on my next nail art manicure soon! :)


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Duo-color Tips

Duo-color Tips

Another set of french tips manicure today! I really love french tips because they look so clean & nice even when your nails grow out. :)

Today's nails was actually inspired by a stranger on the train. I was standing beside her and she had this design on her nails.. And the first  thought that flashed through my mind was.. this is actually easy enough for me to do.

So.. tadah! What do you think?

For my base, I used OPI Int’l Crime Caper which is a pearly white shimmer polish with purple flash. I think this polish would look really great over a dark base as well.

Here's a pic with a better view of the purple flash..

Duo-color Tips

As for the tips, I used 2 of the creme shades from the OPI Coca Cola collection - OPI You're So Vain-illa and OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today.

OPI You're So Vain-illa is a light beige creme polish, while OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today is a creamy light pink polish. Both shades had great formula and are both inspired by the Vanilla Coke.. which is probably why I keep wanting to pair the 2 of them together.

That's all for today! I'm actually doing my nails again while typing out this post.. I'm on a roll! Haha.. All I can say is the new camera is really motivating me to do my nails more often!

Look forward to my new post soon!

Polishes Used:
OPI Int’l Crime Caper
OPI You're So Vain-illa
OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ice Cream Nails with Color Club So Crumby

I have found a new motivation to paint my nails again. :)

I bought a DSLR camera recently, something much more professional than what I was using previously. Not that I'm actually a professional or anything at taking photos (I just used it on auto mode), but damn did the photo turned out gorgeous!

Check out my first nail photos taken using my new Canon DSLR!

Color Club So Crumby

Okay, I must admit that I'm not very good at this yet, so the close up isnt very clear. But it does look really good a little zoomed out like this right? Doesnt it look like those artsy tumblr photos? :)

For this manicure, I used So Crumby from the Color Club Limited Cookies & Cream collection - a light blue creme polish filled with tiny black glitters.

The polish did tend to get slightly thick quickly, but it's still manageable if you work fast. I managed to get this in 3 quick coats.

Color Club So Crumby

Another artsy photo! haha!

For those located in Singapore, the Color Club Cookie & Cream collection consisting of 6 delicious looking shades is now available at PolishAlley.com!

Polishes Used:
Color Club So Crumby
China Glaze White On White
China Glaze Below Deck

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Neon Tips Nail Art

I did a very simple yet pretty neon french tips using the colors for the Neons by OPI collection!

Check them out!

Neon Tips Nail Art

For my base, I used OPI Don't Touch My Tutu - a very sheer white jelly polish for a healthy looking nail bed, and paint on the tips using stripping tapes and the Neons by OPI polishes.

Thumb - OPI Push & Pur-Pull 
Index - OPI You are So Outta Lime! 
Middle - OPI Juice Bar Hopping 
Ring - OPI Life Gave Me Lemons 
Pinky - OPI Hotter than You Pink

Neon Tips Nail Art

Neon skittles french tips is a good way to use my polishes. I feel guilty that I have so many un-tries!

Polishes Used:
Don't Touch My Tutu
Push & Pur-Pull
You are So Outta Lime!
Juice Bar Hopping
Life Gave Me Lemons
Hotter than You Pink

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Coca Cola Inspired Nail Art

Coca Cola Inspired Nail Art

Today I have a Coca Cola inspired nail art using 3 of the polishes from the collaboration collection between OPI & Coca Cola!

For the base, I used OPI Coca-Cola Red - a beautiful flaming red inspired by the Coca Cola drink itself. The formula for this polish is amazing and opaque in 1 coat. Then again, OPI always get their Reds right.

For my accent finger, I used OPI Orange You Fantastic - a glitter filled sheer orange jelly polish inspired by Orange Fanta. I think it matches well with the red nails and kinda looks like Coca Cola in it's fizzy state. :)

Lastly I added some random dots on the red nails with OPI My Signature Is "DC" as the fizzy gas in the drink. OPI My Signature Is "DC" is a opaque silver foil polish, inspired by Diet Coke and have a super smooth & great formula. But then again, I've never encounter a silver foil with lousy formula so that's to be expected I guess.

What do you think of my Coca Cola inspired nail art? Coca Cola had always been my favourite drink (yes, I am a soft drink person) so I was pretty excited when this collection came out. I'm glad they did not disappoint!

Polishes Used:
OPI Coca-Cola Red
OPI Orange You Fantastic
OPI My Signature Is "DC"

Saturday, June 28, 2014

World Cup Nails!

World Cup fever all around and surprisingly, this year I was caught by it too! Anyway I decided to do a set world cup nails while watching one of the games the other day and here is it!

World Cup Nails

For my base, I used OPI Can't Find My Czechbook & sponged on China Glaze Shore Enuff for the grass.

I also layered a coat of Jade Psicodelica on my index & pinky fingers for some extra wow effect. You can't really see from the picture but it's absolutely gorgeous in the sun! It's one of my favourite way to turn a boring creme into something special. :)

Anyway, I have over a hundred of stamping plates but when I go looking through them for a plate with soccer balls, I can only find 1 miserable plate with them! Can you believe it?

I used Cheeky plate CH35, which I had to remove the leg (middle finger) with a q-tip before doing random stamps of the soccer ball on my index & pinky fingers. Then I free-handed the goal post on my ring finger which kinda looked like crap.. haha

So that's it for today! I'm supporting the French, who are you rooting for this world cup? :)

Polishes Used:
OPI Can't Find My Czechbook
China Glaze Shore Enuff
Jade Psicodelica


Sunday, June 1, 2014

OPI Next Stop.. The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop.. The Bikini Zone

Hi Ladies, today I have OPI Next Stop... The Bikini Zone, a beautiful purplish grey douchrome polish from the OPI Brazil collection.

This is about 2 coats over a black base as I saw some photos of the polish online and it looks a little too sheer and thin for my liking, so I decided to try it with black underneath.

I dont think I've captured the beauty of this polish entirely as it's more purple in real life, and much more gorgeous too!

I actually had this polish on for almost a week before taking this photo and surprisingly, there's no chips! Just a bit of tip wear. Super happy and satisfied although you can see that there's quite abit of nail growth.

Sorry that I'm a little busy to update my blog lately. I've just got my OPI Neons and anxiously waiting for the OPI Coca Cola collection. Hopefully I'll have more to show soon!