Saturday, 31 August 2013

Polish Haul Saturday #14

Polish Haul time!!!!! I love sharing my new polish of the week :) I hope you guys enjoy reading about them too. I think I buy way more polish than I can use though in a week though. Like nowadays, I only paint my fingernails once or twice a week! They're currently bare while I pick a colour for next week! Today, I have two Face Shop polishes to share! :)

They are Face Shop Face It Wide Nails GR503 and Face Shop Face It BL601

A close-up of the glitter. It's sort of a mix of blue, purple and green bar glitter in a transparent polish. IT'S SO PRETTY!!

I'm obsessed with glitter but I'm always too lazy to wear them because the removal process is tedious. I'm a fan of the glue base coat method but I don't like how it chips/peels off really fast! Like before I'm ready to remove it. So I rarely use that.

Anyway, thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Butter London Queen Vic Swatch

Hello ladies! Quick mid-week post! Today, I have Butter London Queen Vic! This one's a really royal-looking colour and the name is so apt!

Love how classy this polish is! What do you think? :)

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Polish Haul Saturday #13

Yay!! I'm gonna be able to finish this post up while it's still Saturday here. It seems like such a challenge to get posts up on time nowadays. Maybe I should start doing a couple at one shot when I'm free and then schedule them for certain dates? But it's hard to find a long period of free time where I can be on the computer. I've got so much research to do lately! And it's only coming to the third week of school yikes! At least I do find some interest in what I'm studying so that's a good thing :) Okay, on to my new polish!

No, group photo today because... the photo was ugly and I didn't realise till I started this post.

First up, Ciate Twinset and Pearls. My first Ciate polish yay! Isn't she pretty? The polish isn't really white, it's more of a sheer.. I'm not even sure what colour it is. It's quite transparent but there's a purple-ish shimmer inside!

Butter London Poole. I have a new love for Butter London polish! They're a little pricey here in Singapore. Slightly more than double of what I can get an OPI for :/ But the colours are so pretty that I can't resist haha!

Butter London Fruit Machine. A pretty pastel pink! Not sure how this would look with my skin tone though.

Butter London Thames. I LOVE THIS ONE. It's so unique in my collection! And the green is so beautiful!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic Swatch

Hey ladies! Quick post before I'm off to do some school stuff. Today I have Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic! It's such a gorgeous feminine light pink. I could wear this shade forever! I think it really suits my skin tone too :) Hehe, fan of muted pinks. 

In natural light, 

Artificial light,

The polish doesn't dry as shiny as it appears here. It's the Seche Vite top coat I used. I really love how it makes my mani look really good! And smooths out all the funny bumps that somehow appear because of wonky polish or uneven coats! Anyway, thanks for reading :)

Friday, 16 August 2013

Essie Naughty Nautical Collection Swatches

Hey everyone! Finally have Essie Naughty Nautical 2013 collection to show you! From this collection, I got Sunday Funday, Naughty Nautical and The More The Merrier. I'm pretty sure you can tell which shade is obviously my favourite from the swatches below. I didn't mean to be biased but colours that I like more tend naturally tend to have more photos oops. 

First up, we have Essie Sunday Funday! I cannot emphasize how much I love these bright red, coral shades. They just seem to brighten up my mood too!

Next, Essie Naughty Nautical. This is such a gorgeous turquoise. And look how pretty it sparkles in the sun! I'm so lucky that I remembered to whip out my camera phone while I was out and get these awesome shots!

Indoor lighting. Look at my poor middle finger, there's a paper cut :(

Last but not the least... okay, maybe the least because I wasn't a huge fan of this colour, Essie The More The Merrier. This one's a lime green that went on really streaky in my opinion. I've heard of bloggers that didn't have problems with this one so it could just be me, or my bottle, or the thickness of the coats I used? I'll definitely try again though because this colour is really quite lovely! It looked fine on my toes too! Summer colours~ Although, it's always summer here in Singapore haha!

So I'm guessing you guys can tell which one was my favourite shade? Yes! It's Naughty Nautical! I seem to be a fan of blue-green shades nowadays lol! Maybe it has something to do with my university course Environmental Studies... hahaha.

Anyway, which shade was your favourite in this collection? Or did you prefer one of the other three shades that I didn't get?

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Polish Haul Saturday #12

Hello! Yes, I acknowledge that this post is late. I'm sorry. My time management is horrible. Like I always think I don't need so much time for some things then suddenly, I have no time for other things! Sigh. :( In my defence, University starts tomorrow so I was busy getting those last-minute admin stuff done! I'm actually excited for school. Haha, is that crazy? Some of my friends think I am. Anyway, on to my new nail polish!!! I'm particularly excited for this one because I got a gift, or two from my friend and it's BUTTER LONDON!!!! I've never owned a Butter London polish in my life so you can imagine how excited I was when my friend suddenly gave them to me as a birthday gift. I was still telling her oh it's okay you don't have t get me anything when she was taking it out. And then I saw it. I was like 'GIMMEEEE' in my head of course hahaha. I was so happy! And I found out that Sephora in Singapore has started selling them. I'm so gonna head over there the next time I'm free or happen to be in a mall with a Sephora in it. 

So my friend got me Butter London Slapper and Butter London Queen Vic. Both really gorgeous colours! I've already worn Queen Vic on my fingers and have her(?) on my toes now haha.  

Close-up shots to show the polish bottle itself!! EXCITED~

Butter London Slapper.

Butter London Queen Vic.

And I also got myself some polish. These are Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic and Catrice Mint Me Up. Both colours are really pretty. Couldn't resist not buying either one of them!


Catrice Karl Says Tres Chic. I think this is the only kind of 'nude' shade I can pull off.. I haven't found a proper nude that looks good on my tan skin unfortunately.

Catrice Mint Me Up. This one is really pretty! Can you see the little bronze-ish flakes inside?

Any particular polish you wanna see swatched first? Or else I'm just gonna do the Butter London first because it's BUTTER LONDON AHHHHHHHH.

Haha, thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Glitter sandwich?

Hey girls! Quick post before I get ready to leave the house. I'm going to my friend's house to learn mahjong today! All the exciting things to do before school starts next week. Anyway, today I have Essence Black Is Back with the Orly Ridiculously Regal on top. It didn't look as outstanding as I hoped it would look but perhaps if I painted another coat of the glitter the pink might pop out more against the black? 

What do you think? I don't think I pull off black particularly well though :( I always love seeing pretty glitters but I'm not completely sure on the best look to pull them off! Anyway, thanks for reading!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Polish Haul Saturday #11

Hey ladies! This specific Polish Haul Saturday post was probably due two weeks ago but due to unforeseen circumstances, it's only being posted now. Well, I think better late than never! Let's get started.

Okay, I scraped this week's photo of all the bottles together because the lighting and colour accuracy was all bad. So I'm just going to go through the close-ups!

First up is Essence Quick Dry Topcoat. I figured I was overly dependent on my Seche Vite and ought to try other brands and I've heard good things about Essence.

Next, I have Essence Black Is Back.

And I finally own a decent base coat! Essence Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base. FYI, I haven't been using much base coat when I paint my nails. My nails are naturally thin so I don't feel like they've really been affected by the lack of regular use of base coat.

Last but not least, Nicole by OPI Honey Dew You Love Me. I can never resist a pretty glitter!! Can't wait to try this on out!

And that's all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Purple Flying Dragon

Hey everyone, I'm finally back! My computer is up and running again. Since I've still been painting my nails regularly, I should have enough content to post up as soon as possible too. More updates on my life, I've passed my driving test yay!! And I turned 19 last week :) I'm starting university on the 12th of August which means I will be working less and can definitely paint my nails more since school doesn't have a 'nail-code'!

Today, I have something new to show you. It's a gradient! Remember, I bought a set of make-up sponges a few weeks ago? Well, I've finally put them to good use!

I started with OPI A Grape Fit.

After a day (I wasn't intending to do a gradient but I got bored with the nail colour haha), I sponged on China Glaze Flying Dragon (Neon)

I think it looks quite nice! For my first attempt. I found the sponging up and down hand movement a bit awkward or maybe I just need some practice huh? It definitely looks better from far though! The second photo's brighter cos I wanted to show the gradient more colour-accurately and it somehow ended up making my fingers look whiter LOL.

Now, that I've got past my first gradient! I can't wait to do more!! What do you think of this one? Any tips on gradients or sponging to offer me? :)