Saturday, 23 November 2013

Blog Your Heart Out Award


Hey ladies! I was nominated for this award by the lovely Rachael over at http://rachosnaillove.blogspot.co.uk
So thankful :) 

Here are my nominations for the award:
3. Emily from http://www.emalitsa.com/

And the questions to answer along with my answers!

1. Who/what encouraged you to start blogging? I'm not exactly sure who prompted me but long before I started blogging, I used to faithfully follow a couple of bloggers. I have long liked the idea of sharing nail polish and all related nail topics with people with similar interests and I used to have an Instagram account for it but I decided to move to blogging because I felt it was more personal.

2. How did you choose what topic(s) to blog about? Hmm, I blog about my nails and a little on what's going on in my life which usually explain the circumstances of my blogging activites, or lack thereof haha.

3. What is something that most people don't know about you? I love soccer! Both watching the game and playing the game.

4. What three words describe your style? Casual, independent and lazy.

5. What do you like to do when you are not blogging? I love to listen to music, especially covers. Somehow some songs that aren't that nice become so much nicer when someone else covers it. Oh, I'm currently following The Voice USA Season 5 :) You should definitely check that out if you're free, some of the singers are really talented! My favourites are Matthew Schuler, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin.

Yay, I've come to the end of this. I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better :) Once again, thanks Rachael (I feel like I'm talking about myself HAHA) for the nomination :)

I would love to get to know you guys better if you haven't been nominated before! In case, you're not sure what to do, just nominate 5 other people, and answer the 5 questions!

Enjoy~

Sally Hansen Royal Romance Swatch

Hey girls! It's Saturday! And I had an exam today. Haha, but I'm glad that's over so I can relax a little and blog before returning to my studying for next week's papers. I hope none of you are suffering with exams like me. The good thing about exams though, means that the hols are coming! 

Today, I have Sally Hansen Royal Romance






Ignore the random air bubble. Don't know how that got there haha. This is a really pretty purple. There was some visible brush strokes when I applied the first coat but I think it looks much better after another coat or two. I don't normally get Sally Hansen polish but I'm definitely not regretting getting this one. I might consider buying more if I see a shade that catches my eye.

What do you think of this polish? Do you frequently purchase Sally Hansen polish?

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Catrice Mint Me Up Swatch

Quick post before I get back to work! 

Today, I have Catrice Mint Me Up. It's a beautiful minty green. Reminds me a lot of OPI Thanks A Windmillion, except that this polish has bronze-ish/copper shimmer. It's so pretty. I used 2 coats but I found the formula of the polish a little thick. I guess the small, fat brush and slightly thick polish made the polish a bit lumpy on my nail so I had to be careful when painting. But I think all Catrice polish seems to have similar formula so I don't think it's like an accidental problem? Oh well, just have to be more careful when I'm painting. 




Hope you girls are doing well :) My exams start next week so I'll try scheduling posts in sometime during the week so I don't have to get so stressed up nearer the dates. They'll be mostly my past swatches because I haven't had much time to get my creative juices flowing to do nail art :/ But I promise those will come in the holidays (DECEMBER YAY CHRISTMAS).

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Polish Haul Saturday #16

Hey girls! This is the most rush Polish Haul post I've ever done. I actually only got these like this afternoon and I'm putting them into a post already. I'm just so excited to share them with you all. And I've also been deprived of shopping for nail polish for way too long. One of the downsides to being in university; I really have no time to go to town (there's what we call the major shopping area in Singapore although it's not actually a town) to patronise my usual shopping areas :( But today, I managed to rush down after a group project (YES, school on a Saturday sighhh) because I needed to exchange something from H&M and I decided I would also treat myself to new nail polish because I haven't done that in awhile :) Last week's Polish Haul stuff was actually bought at least a few weeks earlier so I haven't had the time to admire pretty colours in awhile. I think I'm more in love with choosing new polish than actually the whole process of painting my nails haha! But I do love the end product. Pretty, freshly-painted nails can really brighten up my day! 

So yeah, today I treated myself with 5 new shades :)


From left to right, Color Club Hot Like Lava, Orly Goth, OPI Suzi Sells Sushi By The Seashore, Color Club and Essie Using My Maiden Name.

Close-ups are more colour accurate.


Color Club Hot Like Lava. Okay, I was kinda judging the name since lava is red/orange in colour and this is pink. But whatever, the sparkly pink is gorgeous. I hope the sparkle appears on the nail too. I have high hopes for this polish.


Orly Goth. Again, judging the name. Goths don't sparkle.. I'd imagine they be all black? Hahaha. But anyway as you can see, I was in a pretty sparkly mood. 2 out of 5 polishes have obvious glitter bits.


OPI Suzi Sells Sushi By The Seashore. No complains here. I was too in love with the pearly pink. These pinks are absolutely perfect, I hope the formula turns out as lovely as it appears ♥♥♥ <-I have recently discovered how to make this symbol and I really love it haha. Please bear with me.


Color Club Warming Trend. This deep red is so royally lovely. Yeah, I think I just made up that phrase. It just looks so royal and elegant. It reminds me of OPI An Affair In Red Square but I think this one's a little deeper and darker.


Essie Using My Maiden Name. I was attracted to the lighter purple-ish shimmer in this one. I wasn't really able to capture it in the photo though. Maybe it'll turn out better in the swatches :)

Yay! I'm done. I really enjoyed doing this post! I love sharing new polish with you all. Do tell me in the comments if you have any of these shades and love/hate them or if you want to see a particular one swatched first!

Thanks for reading ♥

Friday, 8 November 2013

Sally Hansen Lavender Marquis Swatch

Hey ladies! Yay, it's Friday! And my dreaded Oral Presentation is over! I really dislike presentations because I'm horrible at them and the nerves get me every time. I didn't even dare to paint my nails the few days before! But thankfully, the presentation went well like I didn't fumble although my voice was a little shaky at parts. But it's over and that's all that matters! :) And I can paint my nails in peace again :P

Anyway, I have an old swatch for you today. This is Sally Hansen Lavender Marquis. A really pretty light pink (or purple). 




This shade was a bit sheer so I think I used 3-4 coats for each nail. I really love how soft this colour is though. The formula wasn't too bad though despite me having to use a minimum of 3 coats.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Updates!!!

Hey girls!

I've done some tiny changes to the blog so do check them out.

1. I've gotten a proper email for this blog as you can see on the right --> So do feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or even just to say hi! I would love to get to know my readers!

2. I did up my nail polish stash. Above ^^^^^ Phew! It was loads of fun, finding out what I had (and all the neglected, hidden, stashed in a corner polishes) so do check that out. Feel free to request any swatches if you want to see a particular polish that I haven't already featured :)

3. I've decided that I need to start doing more nail art (and challenging myself) so I'm going to start allocating a day every month to do something new! As you've probably realised, I like to simply paint my nails and leave it like that but I realise it's quite unexciting sometimes :P So I am going to learn something new every month! This will probably start after my exams in December only but do look forward to that ^^

Alright! Thanks for reading and I'll see you girls in my new email inbox ;)