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!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

I had been wanting to do this set of nails for a long time but didn't really have the time to. Well, I finally got to it, and just in time for Easter too!

Here it is! I call it my Easter Paddle Pop nails!


In case you're wondering what is a paddle pop.. Paddle Pop is my favourite Ice Cream! It's sweet, colorful & creamy.. super duper yummy! Here's a picture of it:


If you havent tried this before, you have to.

For my nails, I started with a base color of white polish, and random dap the nails with shades from the OPI sheer tints top coat. Super easy to do, and I think there's a few tutorial on youtube for this.

Loving this mix of pastel colors! I've actually tried to achieve this effect using normal creme polishes before, but I've always failed miserably. So I was really excited to try this again when I got the OPI Sheer tints. Seriously, it'll be worth it to get the whole set just for this nails.

Lastly, I dont celebrate Easter (the only thing I do is eat chocolate eggs), but if you do, I hope you had/ is having a great Easter this year!

Polishes Used:
OPI Don’t Violet Me Down
OPI I Can Teal You Like Me
OPI Be Magentale with Me
OPI I’m Never Amberrassed

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Swatch - China Glaze Off Shore collection

*Update 13th May 2014 - I have added swatches of the 3 missing polishes to the end of the post.*

Today I have swatches for the China Glaze summer collection - Off Shore - or at least part of it as I'm missing 3 bottles from the collection, can you believe it?!

Don't you hate you when there's a new collection and a few bottles of it is already gone before you can get your hands on them?

China Glaze Off Shore collection is made up of 12 beautiful creme polishes, some with a hint of jelly formula in them.

Let's check them out now!



China Glaze Feel the Breeze


China Glaze Feel the Breeze

China Glaze Feel the Breeze is a creamy princess pink creme polish.

China Glaze Feel the Breeze

Usually I'm like "pink again"? But this time, I must admit I really love the pinks in this collection.

Feel the Breeze is so so creamy looking yet it's so easy to apply. I think this is probably the best China Glaze creme formula to date.

A very pretty & chic color this is. I would definitely recommend anyone to get this!



China Glaze Float On


China Glaze Float On

China Glaze Float On is a bright creamy hot chick pink creme polish. (LOL.. sorry, but it's really hard to describe the difference between this and Feel The Breeze using just words)

China Glaze Float On

Another creamy pink polish. Float On is slightly darker & brighter than Feel The Breeze. If you ask me which 1 I prefer more, I would choose Float On because it's really gorgeous when used as a full mani.

I would probably use Feel The Breeze more for a nail art.



China Glaze Wait N Sea

China Glaze Wait N Sea

China Glaze Wait N Sea is a blue leaning teal creme polish with a formula that is almost jelly.

China Glaze Wait N Sea

Super easy to apply, though a little sheer at first coat. Actual color is a little more blue than what is shown in my pictures.



China Glaze If in Doubt, Surf it Out


China Glaze If in Doubt, Surf it Out

China Glaze If in Doubt, Surf it Out is a soft peachy Orange creme polish.

China Glaze If in Doubt, Surf it Out

Very nice & smooth formula, a little sheer but builds up nicely. Color-wise, I'm not so into this. It's a mustard yellow leaning orange that's a little weird for me.



China Glaze Stoked to be Soaked


China Glaze Stoked to be Soaked

China Glaze Stoked to be Soaked is a bright tangerine Orange creme polish.

China Glaze Stoked to be Soaked

Very creamy texture, yet super smooth & easy to apply. Super bright Orange that pops.



China Glaze I Sea the Point


China Glaze I Sea the Point

China Glaze I Sea the Point is a royal blue creme polish with a hint of purple. Definitely darker & deeper than what is shown in the picture.

China Glaze I Sea the Point

The formula for this polish is absolutely HORRIBLE. I mean it.

Somehow, the polish and the pigmentation doesnt seems to mix well even though I shook it really hard for quite a few times. Some parts of it is really gloppy yet parts of it is so thin. It's like painting with half dried paint. A complete nightmare.

A real pity cos the color is so pretty.



China Glaze Sea’s the Day

China Glaze Sea’s the Day

China Glaze Sea’s the Day is a tomato red creme polish.

China Glaze Sea’s the Day

A beautiful bright red polish that is thin yet opaque in 1 coat. I painted 2 coats anyway for the creamy texture.

The formula & color reminds me alot of OPI Cajun Shrimp which is one of my favourite to-go polish.



China Glaze Dune Our Thing


China Glaze Dune Our Thing

China Glaze Dune Our Thing is a raspberry maroon creme polish.

China Glaze Dune Our Thing

Great formula as well, creamy yet not too thick. 2 easy coats in my picture btw.



China Glaze X-TA-SEA



China Glaze X-TA-SEA is an eggplant purple creme polish.

China Glaze X-TA-SEA

Another beautiful creamy polish. 2 easy coats to achieve this.



China Glaze Be More Pacific 

China Glaze Be More Pacific

China Glaze Be More Pacific is a soft apple green creme polish.

China Glaze Be More Pacific

Formula is slightly on the thick and streaky side, but I do love the color.



China Glaze Shore Enuff

China Glaze Shore Enuff

China Glaze Shore Enuff is a bright (almost neon) grass green creme polish. Actual color is much brighter than what is captured in the photos.

China Glaze Shore Enuff

*Note* For those ordering online, please take extra note that Be More Pacific is the light green one, and Shore Enuff is the darker grass green one.

I'm been seeing quite a few online stores listing them as the other way round, but I think it's because China Glaze changed the names of these 2 colors just before launch.

So please take note!



China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin

China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin

China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin is a bright pastel yellow that is not at all neon or striking. A beautiful yellow that is brighter than China Glaze Lemon Fizz, yet not in your face bright.

China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin

Formula wise it's also a little streaky and thick, but still workable.


In summary, I'm really in love with these thick creamy polishes from the China Glaze Off Shore collection.


This is probably my favourite creme formula ever.

The 3 colors that I'm missing are:

China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin 
China Glaze Shore Enuff 
China Glaze Be More Pacific

Which are 2 greens, and 1 yellow.

Seriously.. colors that I would really want to have. I'm going to hunt these down and hopefully be able to do a swatch on them soon.

Are you loving these as much as I do?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Swatch: China Glaze Surprise collection

I was super excited when I saw the preview for this collection and finally I managed to get my hands on them - the China Glaze Surprise collection!


China Glaze Surprise is a glitter topper collection made up of 6 beautiful mix of sparse glitters in a clear base.

This collection doesn't do well if you try to paint them like normal polish as the glitters will either get stuck to the brush & refuse to stay on your nails, or they will all clump together.

The best way I've found is to dap the glitters onto your nails instead of trying to 'apply' them. The good thing is that the clear base is thin so you won't have problems of thick polish even if you do that.

China Glaze Don't Be A Flake

China Glaze Don't Be A Flake

 China Glaze Don't Be A Flake is a mix of matte blue and black glitters, and reflective rose pink glitters in a clear base.

China Glaze Don't Be A Flake

 I did notice that there are slightly lesser black glitters in there and you'll need to dig around abit for them.

China Glaze Don't Be A Flake

It's a pain in the ass to try and capture the reflective glitters on photo.



China Glaze Glimmer More 

China Glaze Glimmer More

China Glaze Glimmer More is filled with a mix of light pink, orange, and yellow matte glitters, and fuchsia metallic glitters.

China Glaze Glimmer More

The soft shades in this polish are quite pretty actually.

China Glaze Glimmer More



China Glaze Glitter Up

China Glaze Glitter Up

China Glaze Glitter Up is a mix of pink, orange & blue matte glitters, and smaller purple glitters.

Those that look like black in the pic above? Those are the purple ones.

China Glaze Glitter Up

Probably my favourite colour combination from this collection. :)

China Glaze Glitter Up



China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter

China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter

China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter is a mix of yellow and blue matte glitters, and fuchsia metallic glitters in a clear base.

China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter

This might look pretty over a number of different base colors.

China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter



China Glaze Create A Spark

China Glaze Create A Spark

China Glaze Create A Spark is a mix of black matte glitters, and orange and purple metallic reflective glitters.


This is okay, but I think I like the matte glitters more.. )

China Glaze Create A Spark



China Glaze Shine-nanigans

China Glaze Shine-nanigans

China Glaze Shine-nanigans is a mix of yellow matte glitters and smaller purple & fuchsia metallic glitters.

China Glaze Shine-nanigans

A pretty mix of colors, but it might be hard to find a suitable base color for this as there's both light and dark colors here.



The China Glaze Surprise collection would be a great easy solution to spice up a plain base polish. The matte glitters are a little big for me as I have tiny nails so I can't squeeze more them on my nails.

My favourite from this collection would be Glitter Up and Glimmer More!

So this is it. What do you think?

For those interested, the China Glaze Surprise collection is available for purchase on PolishAlley.com

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Comparison: China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin vs OPI Need Sunglasses?

Okay, today I'm doing a comparison for the yellow in the China Glaze City Flourish collection, which to my surprise, is actually the most popular color in this collection!

China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin vs OPI Need Sunglasses?

China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin vs OPI Need Sunglasses?

OPI Need Sunglasses?: Index Finger, Ring Finger
China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin: Middle Finger, Pinky

China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin vs OPI Need Sunglasses?

China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin is a beautiful creamy nacho cheese yellow that is opaque in 1-2 coats, while OPI Need Sunglasses? is a dirty sheer yellow that is a little mustard.

Needless to say, China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin win hands-down for me. It's opaque and it pops.. Definitely my to go yellow for nail art now. :)

I should be doing a comparison for the yellow in the OPI Brazil collection but I haven't got it yet. =P

What do you think? Does China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin deserve it's throne as the most popular polish in the City Flourish collection?