20 April, 2011

The Polished Perfectionist

If you don't know about her already, you have to check her out immediately. like, NOW.

So, she's having a generous giveaway of some pretty Teez and Catrice polishes.

Let the pictures do the talking, indeed ;)

01 November, 2010

Army Nails

Hi everyone, I have an exam tomorrow, which I haven't finished preparing for so just a quick update today.

Yesterday, I stumbled onto this youtube tutorial on Army Camo nails and liked it so much that I decided to give it a try. It may also be because I had to skip halloween and stay in to study that I decided to dress up my nails to celebrate instead.

Anyway, on to the result!

I used 2 coats of Essie Sew Psyched as the base color. I then used a dotting tool to draw on the black.

Then, using the same technique with the dotting tool, I drew on random patterns using Essie Merino Cool and Chinchilly for the other colors. Part of the reason why I decided to do army nails is because of these colors that I was wearing previously.

Finally, I topped everything off with 1 coat of Essie Matte About You to achieve that matte look that is more suitable for the army theme. Clearly, I did not wait long enough for the polish to dry because I smeared some of the black.

The smudges really annoy me but I don't have the time to try to perfect it so I'm forced to live with it.

So here is the finished product. I hope you enjoyed this manicure. Thanks for reading! ❤

28 October, 2010


Hi guys, today I decided to try a skittle manicure with some grayed out tones that I have. Here is the effect:

From left to right, I used: OPI Tickle My France-y, Essie Merino Cool, Essie Chinchilly and Essie Sew-psyched.

These were 2 coats each and 1 coat of Essie's Good to Go topcoat for the extra glossy effect.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the colors mesh together even though they are quite different. Despite the difference, they are actually quite cohesive.

What do you think of this mani? Would you try skittling?

Well, that's it for now! Thanks for reading! ❤

24 October, 2010


Hey guys! I've been posting less and less because my finals are drawing closer. So please forgive me and wish me luck! :)

The design that I have here today was sort of spontaneous and wasn't something that was planned. I get bored of my manicures quite quickly and so, I tend to add stuff to it everyday.

I was wearing Models Own Beth's Blue as my base. I apologize for the sloppy application because the formula for this polish was quite thick and wasn't as easy to work with.

I then added one stroke of Chanel's Nouvelle Vague over half of the nail for the contrasting green.

Next, I added the white pin stripes with Sally Hansen's Nail Art pen. You could also do this with a striper brush and some white polish but I find the pens easier to use since I always lose control of the brush when I reach the curved parts of my nail.

And there you have it. A sweet and simple striped manicure that you can jazz up with other contrasting colors :)

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! ❤

19 October, 2010

Laura Ashley-ish

So today, I have on a manicure that I've been seeing around, first from JQ at Frippery Digits and then from Trincess at Emerald Sparkled.

It's a really pretty wallpaper/bed sheet sort of design with roses. I chose this color scheme because I've seen some Laura Ashley bed sheet covers with this sort of design and I really adore it.

I used 2 coats of Chanel's Nouvelle Vague as my base coat.

Then using the toothpick swirl technique, I created the roses using OPI Mod About You and Chapel of Love with a dotting tool. For more details head on to Frippery Digits as she linked a very helpful youtube clip demonstrating this technique.

Then I used China Glaze Refresh Mint for the leaves with a small nail art brush. Et voila!

Hope you enjoyed this mani. Thanks for reading! ❤

16 October, 2010

Giveaway 2

Hi guys! I'm posting about some giveaways that I'm entering.

Nail Galore is giving away all 3 colors from MAC's Venomous Villains Collection. The colors look so fascinating, I really do hope that I'll win! :)

The Lacquer Files is also hosting a giveaway for an amaaaaazing set of Eyeko polishes! Would you look at that! *drools*

I'd like to thank both these bloggers for hosting these wonderful giveaways and I hope hope hope that lady luck will be on my side. ;)

14 October, 2010

Cosmic Nails

Inspired by NailsbyAsami, using her towel-sponge technique.

These were the colors that I used.

Step 1: Apply base coat. Then 2 coats of OPI Ink as the base. Let dry.

Step 2: Sponge on OPI DS Glamour.

Step 3: Sponge on OPI What's Dune.

Step 4: Sponge on Zoya Gaia.

Step 5: Top it all off with 2 coats of OPI Text Me Text You.

And that's all folks!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading! ❤