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!


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?