Sunday, July 26, 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection

Very excited to get my OPI Color Paint collection cos I've heard/read so many great things about them! I absolutely adore my OPI Sheer Tints so I'm quite happy that now I have more shades to play with.

One thing to note is that the Color Paints are mostly much more opaque than the sheer tints collection.

OPI Color Paints Collection

For my manicure today, I used a nail art brush to dap the colors from the OPI Color Paint collection on to my nails to create a water color kind of effect. I think it looks a little like tie-dye too which is actually quite pretty!

OPI Color Paints Collection

I stamped on the Silver Chrome shade 'Silver Canvas' for some effect with Bundle Monster Plate BM-312 and I think it turns out kind of cool, making the colors seems slightly muted and less strinking. Great for covering up imperfections too! :)

Have you gotten your OPI Color Paints collection too?

Polishes Used:
OPI Silver Canvas
OPI Purple Perspective
OPI Magenta Muse
OPI Indigo Motif
OPI Turquoise Aesthetics
OPI Pen & Pink
OPI Landscape Artist
OPI Chromatic Orange
OPI Primarily Yellow

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Leopard Prints with China Glaze UV Meant To Be & China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

Leopard Prints with China Glaze UV Meant To Be & China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

Leopard prints are my go-to nail art. They almost always look gorgeous and complicated but they are actually one of the easiest nail art to free hand.

For my funky leopard print today, I used China Glaze UV Meant To Be from the new China Glaze Electric Nights collection as base, and did the spots with China Glaze Sun Of A Peach and China Glaze Liquid Leather.

China Glaze UV Meant To Be is an enjoyable medium blue that is slightly darker than sky blue. Application is great. Creamy yet not too thick. I used 2 coats for this.

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach is an old polish already, but I do like how opaque and pop this color is. These kind of polishes are really great for nail art since they are opaque enough to cover almost any color with 1 coat.

Hope you like my funky leopard prints today. Tell me what are your favourite go-to nail arts!

Polishes Used:
China Glaze UV Meant To Be
China Glaze Sun Of A Peach
China Glaze Liquid Leather

Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm Back!

Hi Everyone! I'm back!

So I've been gone for awhile... not even sure if anyone is following this blog anymore.. But the truth is I've moved to a new place at end January and my new house doesn't get as much light.. And due to that,  I've had been having problems with taking quality picture and so I don't really have much motivation to do my nails after that..

Now the problem is solved! Determined to continue doing my nails and sharing them with everybody, I went and got myself some studio lightings.. LOL.. So now I can take nice & bright nail pictures at any time!

Here's some good old multi chrome flakies to celebrate!

Nfu Oh #58 over Black with Top Coat
Nfu Oh #58 over Black with Top Coat 

I think I'm in love all over again! So pretty! And I like how my new equipments allow me to capture both the different colors and the details of the flakies! <3

The only small imperfection is that I felt that the bright lights kind of lightened the black so I decided to mattify them.

Blown away.

Nfu Oh #58 over Black with Matte Top Coat
Nfu Oh #58 over Black with Matte Top Coat

I think it's even better after a layer of Matte Top Coat!

Seriously! What do you think? Do you prefer these glossy or matte?

Polishes Used:
Nfu Oh #58
OPI Black Onyx
OPI Matte Top Coat

Thursday, February 5, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Swatch - Road Trip Ready

I finally got the remaining colors swatched! Here are the rest of the 6 colors from set 'Road Trip Ready' which consist of some straight cremes and some shimmery cremes.

First up is China Glaze Pinking Out The Window.

China Glaze Pinking Out The Window

China Glaze Pinking Out The Window is a very pretty salmon pink creme polish. I like how this polish look on my skin tone!

China Glaze Pinking Out The Window

This is the kind of pink I like.. Very flattering and versatile. :) Formula is great too.


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China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer is a very soft light blue polish with pearly shimmers. This reminds me of a darker version of OPI I Vant To Be A Lone Star, and a shimmery version of China Glaze At Vase Value.

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer

Formula-wise, this polish is a little sheer and needs more coats to be opaque.. Think I applied about 3-4 coats for this. Shimmer is very soft and more obvious in bottle but hardly visible on the nail.


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China Glaze Boho Blues

China Glaze Boho Blues

China Glaze Boho Blues is an indigo blue straight creme polish. This kind of periwinkle blue is my favourite kind of blue!

China Glaze Boho Blues

Formula is smooth.. I used 2 coats for this. I do have a few similar shades already but hey.. you can never have too many polishes rite? :)

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China Glaze Pack Lightly

China Glaze Pack Lightly

China Glaze Pack Lightly is a light peach polish with very soft shimmers.. Infact, the shimmers is so subtle that it's really hardly visible at all.

China Glaze Pack Lightly

This type of orangey colors is really not suitable for my skin tone.. :( Don't you think it makes my skin looks dark and dirty?

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China Glaze I Brake For Colour


China Glaze I Brake For Colour

China Glaze I Brake For Colour is a bright tomato red creme polish. What surprise me the most is that China Glaze actually used the British english spelling for 'colour' instead of the American spelling.. LOL

China Glaze I Brake For Colour

The application for this polish is fantastic. The polish is opaque in one coat but I like to apply 2 coats anyway for the creamy texture. Down-side is.. this polish seems to stain.. :(

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China Glaze Wanderlust

China Glaze Wanderlust

China Glaze Wanderlust is a light pinkish purple polish with soft shimmers. I feel that the polish looks more purplish in the bottle but more pinkish on the nails.

China Glaze Wanderlust

Like most of the other shimmer polishes in the collection, the shimmers in this polish is very soft and kind of totally not obvious on the nails.


Formula is okay but need some work to even it out.

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Finally it's done! What do you think of this collection?

So sorry it took so long for me to finish these swatches, but I'm in the midst of moving house and I haven't got all my polishes moved over so posts is going to be a little slow I guess. :(

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Swatch - Destination Unknown

Hi Ladies! Today I have for you half of the China Glaze Spring 2015 collection - Road Trip.

Road Trip is made up of 12 vibrant colors, and further split into 2 sets which are 'Destination Unknown' and 'Road Trip Ready'. Today I have for you the colors in set 'Destination Unknown'.

First to be swatched is China Glaze Pop The Trunk.

China Glaze Pop The Trunk

Pop The Trunk is a shiny red-leaning Orange creme polish. The formula is very easy to apply, smooth and opaque. I have on 2 coats for this.

China Glaze Pop The Trunk

A very bold bright striking color, very suitable for the coming Chinese New Year. And I like how this shade of Orange doesn't make my fingers look yellow. :)

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China Glaze More To Explore

China Glaze More To Explore

More To Explore is a creamy peachy coral creme polish. The formula is a little thick and hard to even out. I think I had to do about 4 coats to get everything even out for this one.

China Glaze More To Explore

The actual color is a little brighter in real life and kind of like glowing.. abit neon-ish. Much brighter than it looked in the bottle.

For some reason, this polish reminds me of China Glaze Neons and On and On.. But when I did a quick search online, Neons and On and On seems to be more pinkish.. Not quite what I remembered. *feeling confused*

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China Glaze License and Registration Please

China Glaze License and Registration Please

License and Registration Please is a marine blue creme polish with a little bit of jelly-ish texture. The first coat is very sheer, but it opaques up nicely with the second and third coat.

China Glaze License and Registration Please

The actual color is slightly a darker and brighter blue than what is in the pictures. And it doesn't stain! Like finally China Glaze got it right! LOL

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 China Glaze Trip Of A Lime Time


Trip Of A Lime Time is described as a lime green creme polish, but I do think it's more of a yellow creme with a dash of lime in it. Reminds me a little of OPI Life Gave Me Lemons.. They are 2 different shades of yellow, but the idea is kind of the same..

China Glaze Trip Of A Lime Time

The formula for this polish is great, very smooth and evens out nicely. This type of funky colors is just not my type though.. Haha.. I'm just not sure where to wear them to.

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China Glaze My Way Or The Highway

China Glaze My Way Or The Highway

My Way Or The Highway is a beautiful turquoise creme polish. Probably my favourite out of this half of the collection!

China Glaze My Way Or The Highway

The formula for this polish is great, and the color is even though probably not unique but at least not something that comes up every collection.. I like it!

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China Glaze Sun's Up Top Down

China Glaze Sun's Up Top Down

Sun's Up Top Down is a bright yellow polish with very subtle gold shimmers. A very nice sunshine kind of color.

China Glaze Sun's Up Top Down

Formula-wise, this polish is a little hard to manage.. I did get quite a bit of bald spots and had to do at least 4 coats to get it to even out.. and even with 4 coats, I feel like I can still see VNL (even though it's not obvious in the pictures).

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So that concludes the first half of the China Glaze Road Trip collection. What do you think of the colors? Is there something that catches your eye? Or do you think they are mostly similar to past collections?

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I'm back + Friend's wedding nails

Hi everybody, so sorry that I had been away for so long. The truth is.. I had been really busy lately with the renovation of my new house, and I just came back from a 3 weeks long holiday in the United States. Hopefully with the new house almost ready and my holiday over, I will have more time to work on my nails and blog moving on. :)

A throwback of my nails that I did for my friend's wedding early this month. I went for a gold and baby blue theme to match my handbag for the day!


For the blue base, I used China Glaze At Vase Value which is a pretty unique minty blue creme polish, and topped it with Essence Make It Golden. I quite like this combination though I would probably prefer if there are lesser of the small gold shimmers.

As for my middle and ring fingers, I went with Zoya Solange which is from their old pixie dust collection.

What do you think of my nails? Is it too plain for a wedding dinner? For me, any color or style is forgivable since I'm not the bride.. :) (I'm only referring to the nails)

Polishes Used:
China Glaze At Vase Value
Essence Make It Golden
Zoya Solange

Monday, September 29, 2014

Stained Glass Nail Art

Hi Ladies!

Today I have a nail art inspired by stained glass!


For my nail art today, I stamped on the black lines with Bundle Monster plate BM-208, and dapped on the colors using all four of the OPI Sheer tints.

The OPI sheer tints is definitely one of the best thing that OPI came up with. You can do so many different designs with them! Check out an Easter nail art that I did previously, and this. They're perfect for stained glass nails!

The sheer tints are really sheer so you dont have to worry about overlapping the colors. In fact, overlapping them actually came out with some really nice colors like the greens..

Anyway, my Seche Vite is bubbling like crazy now but that actually makes the stained glass look more realistic.. LOL..

That's all for today, I'm kinda dry on nail art ideas now so I might just do something simple and basic next. :)

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Holographic Rainbow

I have some beautiful holographic rainbows today!

Rainbow holographic nails

This set of nail art was inspired by a post on Pinterest from pinkandpolishednails. Check out the original nail art here.

For my version, I used a few colours from China Glaze, and topped them with a coat of Jade Psicodelica for the holographic effect.

The colours I used are:

China Glaze Make Some Noise
China Glaze Neon & On & On
China Glaze Lemon Fizz
China Glaze Re-fresh Mint
China Glaze Splish Splash

For my accent finger, I used Color Club Harp On It for some extra holographic effect.

I know my holographic polish photos hasnt been very holo lately. That's because I can't seem to catch the sun anymore. :(

Either I'm too early (before I go to work in the morning), or I'm too late (after I wakes up during weekend).. so I apologies that you guys have to see disappointing holo photos these few times when the actual polish is dazzling in real life. haha

Stay tune for more nail art next time! :)

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