Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Nails!

It's summer time! And summer reminds me of the beach!

For today's nails, I used China Glaze Electric Beat as the base, and sponged OPI Miso Happy With This Color over the bottom half of the nails as sand. To make it look slightly more realistic, I added a coat of China Glaze Candie over Miso Happy With This Color for the sparkly sand in the sun look.

Summer also reminds me of bright colors, so I used Icing Pre Game over China Glaze Electric Beat on my accent finger!

Pre Game is such an interesting polish! It's clear base filled with bright neon(?) glitters, but not normal glitters. They are shredded glitters! I love how they are all irregular and look more like confetti than other normal glitter polishes!

Check out my cute little pair of beach slippers on my thumb as well! :)

Polishes Used:
China Glaze Electric Beat
OPI Miso Happy With This Color
China Glaze Candie
Icing Pre Game

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A-England Lady In The Lake

Today I have A-England Lady In The Lake on my nails!

Lady In The Lake is a deep purple holographic polish that is simply simply gorgeous! A-England holo polishes are quite interesting, they all seems to be scattered holos, yet there is a faint and very obvious line of rainbow under the sunlight.

I also finally tried stamping with the french tip plates! I have lots of them but never tried them as I though they're weird and too thick.. My nails are fairly short so there's no way I can stamp in the whole image and it'll still be tips.

So anyway.. this is it! I stamped with BM plate BM-216, the design that looked like a peacock tail.. I only stamped part of the image so it wouldnt be too big on my nails.. What do you think? :)

Polishes Used:
A England Lady In The Lake
China Glaze Passion

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Orange Sandwich for Shinhwa!

I'm back! Back from the most awesome concert ever - Shinhwa's Concert in SG! :)

I have been a fan of Shinhwa for 10 years already! Time really flies! And this year they had a comeback after a 4 hiatus due to their army services and Singapore is one of their stops for their 14th Anniversary Asia Tour concert! So happy!

Did an Orange sandwich manicure for the day as Orange is Shinhwa Changjo's (Shinhwa fanclub) official color!

For this manicure, I used OPI 'In My Back Pocket' for the base as I dont want any VNL.. Milani 'Gems' in the middle, and then topped it with OPI 'Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?' for the jelly finish.

I'm not sure if Milani Gems is an exact dupe for OPI 'Rainbow connection', but it's very very close. If you didnt manage to get 'Rainbow connection', you can get this instead since it's not a limited edition or anything, and is easily available.

I actually like Milani Gems more under the jelly rather than on it's own.. It does seem as messy and the effect is pretty cool!

Here's a close up pic on one of my finger: *sorry for the messy cuticle*

Last but not least.. I'm ending this post with a picture I took during the concert - Shinhwa Fighting!

Polishes Used:
OPI In My Back Pocket
Milani Gems
OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Holo Hump Day!

Today is another group mani day! Apparently Wednesday is also called Hump day because it's the middle of the week (I didnt know that).. LOL.. So today we have Holo Hump Day!

Obviously.. if you have not noticed, today we are supposed to do holo nails! I really love Holo polishes (who doesnt?) but it's a real pity that they're always so expensive! :( Please make holo polishes more affordable! I need more of them in my life!

I chose Nfu oh #66 today, one of my un-used, and it's simply gorgeous! It's so holo that it's even visible indoors! Mad Love! One thing to note though.. Aqua Base! Very very important! I have them, but forgot to use it when I was applying the holo polish and gosh! So many bald spots! It's a total nightmare!

I used 2 coats of Seche Vite here due to the stamping (Konad plate m83 with Color Club Revvvolution), so the holo-ness is already significantly dimmed.. Is there any top coat that doesn't dim the effects of Holo polishes?

Polishes Used:
Nfu Oh #66
Color Club Revvvolution

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Neon Splatters

I seems to be using my neons a lot these days! The bright colours that pop & catches people attention - I've got plenty of compliments when I had the neon gradients on previously!

Today I have little neon splatters on my nails! I had wanted to do little neon furry creatures and somehow they ended up becoming splatters. Oh well.. see the 1st one I created on my pinkie? It have significantly more 'spikes' than the others. Haha! :)

For the base I used OPI Play The Peonies and layered a coat of Orly Prisma Gloss Gold over it for some sparkle - then draw the splatters on with some of the new Summer Neons by China Glaze using dotting tools and orange stick.

I like how this set of nails turned out! It's very artistic looking yet still cute due to the bright colors! What do you think?

Polishes Used:
OPI Play The Peonies
Orly Prisma Gloss Gold
China Glaze Pink Plumeria
China Glaze Beach Cruise-R
China Glaze Splish Splash
China Glaze Surfin' For Boys