Friday, 27 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Happy Boxing Day everyone! Hope your Christmas gatherings went well. As you can tell, mine were really hectic and busy so I didn't have much time to blog. I will remedy that soon though :) Anyway, I wanted to update about what was going on in my life recently.

Firstly, I have actually borrowed this book: Rescue Your Nails by Ji Baek which is basically all about the proper way to take care of your nails, give yourself a mani and pedi and how to paint your nails well. Despite painting my nails pretty regularly, reading this book made me realise there were still a lot of steps that were missing in my nail polish routine. And I'm not even done with the book yet! Some tips that I found really interesting/useful were:
 - that unused facial scrubs could be used to exfoliate hands and even feet as part of the hand care regimen
- the three ways to sterilise tools to prevent bacteria, fungus and viruses
- the proper way to use a buffing block (which actually prompted me to go out and get one)
- nail polish smudges on the nail itself can be easily remedied! Just use a clean nail polish brush to paint nail polish remover onto the smudge to even out the polish and once that dries, you can just go over with the same colour

I really liked these tips that I found in the book and when I finish the book (which is hopefully soon), I'll be sure to share more.

Secondly, I also have an Instagram account. Okay, well, I kinda always had an Instagram account. It's just that it started getting neglected when I got my blog. The account is currently called "nailcrush". I will change the name soon to be similar to my blog name but I will update again when that actually happens. Anyway, I'm going to start posting nail art more often soon and those, as well as my normal swatches will be posted on Instagram.

Lastly, I have a couple of Christmas manis to share.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays ♥

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Nubar Calla Lily Caramel

Hey everyone! I hope your Christmas preparations are going well. Today I have Nubar Calla Lily Caramel on my nails. I'm not sure if this shade really suits my skin tone but it is a lovely brown colour with pink shimmer that's slightly visible in my photos. 

The formula was a little on the thin side and I'm guessing this might just be Nubar's normal formula because I bought another Nubar polish and I had to use about 3-4 coats. So this might not be a good brand to use if you don't have a lot of patience to wait between coats. But this is a pretty reasonably-priced polish so it's kinda hard to resist :P

What do you guys think of Nubar polishes? Do you have any favourites?

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Color Club Antiquated Swatch

Hey girls, sorry for the week long break! I just got back from Krabi. Hope all of you are enjoying holidays and getaways too since it's December! Today I have Color Club Antiquated. I might not have mentioned this before but this is my first Color Club polish. The place where I normally get my nail polish from recently, or a few months ago maybe, started stocking Color Club so I decided to give it a go since they were quite affordable. I'm not loving this buy a lot though, you'll see why in a moment. 

The formula of this was decent, 2-3 coats for each nail. It's a silver, metallic shade, reminds me of aluminium foil. 

I had no problems with the polish itself. It's just that, the shade I expected wasn't what it looked like when I painted it on my nails. 

In the bottle, it looks slightly more bronze-ish and copper-y but it disappeared when I painted my nails with them :( So this was a slight disappointment. Nonetheless, the polish itself was great so no complaints there.

Thanks for stopping by!