Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pedal Faster Suzi!

I have a semi-failed nail art to share today - Tried to do a side scallop tip but it didnt really turn out the way I want it to.

For the base, I used OPI Pedal Faster Suzi! from the Holland Collection - a decent rose with silver shimmers. I got this polish for it's name rather than the colour actually. I'm quite into these OPI polishes with "Suzi' in the names. :)

Middle finger is layered with Michelle NG3, a fine pink glitter polish with holographic bar glitters. Love this one here!

Polishes Used:
OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!
Michelle NG3
China Glaze Pink Plumeria

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gradient Friday!

Some of the girls from my favourite FB group PLOP had came together and decided to do a theme together, and it's Gradient nails! I was happy to finally participate this time as I was busy the previous few rounds they did it.

Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome gradient manicures at the bottom!

For my gradient nails, I used a bunch of neon polishes and stamped over with Cheeky plate CH14!

I didn't use the new popular technique in Nailasaurus's tutorial as some of the neons were quite sheer so I didn't think it would work. Instead I used OPI Alpine Snow as base, and sponged on the neons 1/3 of the nail at a time to achieve this.

So what do you think? Is this awesome or what?! :)

Polishes Used:
China Glaze Beach Cruise-R
China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada
China Glaze Orange Knockout (Neon)
China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
China Glaze Pool Party
China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

China Glaze 'I Herd That' & 'I'm Not Lion'

CG I Herd That (Left), CG I'm Not Lion (Right)

'I Herd That' & 'I'm Not Lion' are the glitters from the new Safari Collection from China Glaze!
Safari collection comprises of mostly earthy cremes which are not bad, if you do not already have something similar. Seriously, we need new colors! In the end I only bought these 2 babies as I already have similar shades for the rest in my stash..

'I Herd That' & 'I'm Not Lion' had a pleasant little surprise for me when I shine my table light on them because.. they have micro holographic glitters in them! The micro holographic glitters are very very fine and really hard to see especially in the shade, and they are sort of like.. I'm there.. I'm not there.. But I still like them!

These photos are taken indoor, with indirect sunlight.

'I Herd That' is filled with gold and copper glitters, and of cos, micro holographic glitters in a clear base. Formula is great, not thick at all. I used 2 coats for the above picture, looks pretty opaque to me but it's hard to tell as I layered this over a silver foil polish.

I compared 'I Herd That' with CG 'Fireside Glow' by the bottle and they are not dupes. "Fireside Glow' is more brown and darker, while 'I Herd That' is more gold and lighter.

'I'm Not Lion' is filled with light brass gold and silver glitters, and micro holographic glitters in clear base. Formula is the same as 'I Herd That', smooth and easy to apply. 2 coats for the above layered over a silver foil as well.

The holographic glitters is more obvious in the bottle for 'I'm Not Lion', but actually shows up more for 'I Herd That' on the nails!

Love these 2 shades that I got, meh.. for the rest. Dont need them. I also have a nail art post scheduled next, so stay tuned!


Polishes Used:
China Glaze I Herd That
China Glaze I'm Not Lion

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black

Today I have Chunky Holo Black from Kleancolor today! Chunky Holo Black is a brownish-black jelly fill with super super thin color shifting glitters! Chunky Holo Black is very sheer so it's probably not a good idea to use it on it's own. Black is  the best base for it, I think..

The glitters color shifts from orange to green and yellow depending on the angle that the light hits them.. Some blue are also spotted in the bottle but I can't get them on my nails. The glitters do tends to sink to the bottom of the bottle and Kleancolors only have one steel ball bearing in it so it's not easy to shake them up. Problem solved by turning and storing the polish upside down. :)

Sorry for the slight tip wear! I was too lazy to do cleanup so I wore it for a few days to let the polish on skin drop off itself before taking this photo! :P

Polishes Used:
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black
OPI Black Onyx

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kleancolor Holo Chrome

I'm having Holo Chrome from Kleancolor on my nails today! I've heard about this one for quite some time so I was really excited when I finally got it!

Holo Chrome is a violet jelly packed with micro holographic glitters! The holographic glitters in this one is really fine and you can hardly feel them on the nails at all. Application is super smooth - it's sheer at one coat, opaque at two.

Look at the sparkly holo glitters! They're so shiny under the light that they'll actually hurts my eyes! Super gorgeous! :)

Polish Used:
Kleancolor Holo Chrome

Monday, May 7, 2012

CG Polka Dot Skittles

I did a set of polka dot skittles nails today, and coincidentally they all are China Glaze polishes so hence the tittle. :)
All of them are lovely China Glaze cremes you should have in your stash! :)
Polishes Used
China Glaze Lemon Fizz
China Glaze Re-fresh Mint
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-le
China Glaze Below Deck