Thursday, September 13, 2012

#50 Footy nails, Take 2!

Hola! Back to post a recent nail art that I did a few weeks back! I'm quite proud of this one because I spent quite a lot of time on them and they really turned out well! :D This one is for all you Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal fans who have searched for your respective club's nail art and ended up just looking at the one I did for Liverpool!!

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L-R: Manchester United's Red Devil, Chelsea's Lion, Arsenal's Cannon and finally Liverpool's Liverbird! I thought the red devil turned out better than I expected and the worse one was... Arsenal's cannon! (I took 3 tries before it even turned out semi-decent!

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A thumb that says I <3 L.F.C because we love you Liverpool, we do~

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And both hands together! The thumb is a sparkly Union Jack! And the numbers correspond to player numbers in each of the club! Liverpool's 8, Steven Gerrarrd! Arsenal's 23, Arshavin! Chelsea's 7, Ramires (Just for my friend, Chomchom who loves him) And Man Utd's 5, Rio Ferdy (Whom I follow on twitter! I think he is hilarious!)

So yup! My nail art to celebrate the start of the BPL season! Liverpool's off to a dismal start as of now, but I still have faith! :> Till my next update! Adios! (I'm taking Spanish elective and I'm really enjoying it!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

#49 Pastel Gradient

In the midst of my exams now, my last paper is on Friday! Can't wait for it to be over!

Pastel Gradient
Painted my nails on sunday night with a pastel gradient of pink and blue and woke up with a big dent on my right thumb. Horror of horrors! So I removed it and painted these instead! Polishes I used were China Glaze's Something Sweet and Re-fresh Mint! It looks super pale in real life and the minty green isnt that obvious! But I still like it! Topped it off with China Glaze Fairy Dust cos I just need some glittahhhh.

I also watched The Avengers last tuesday night! It was so good!!! It was unexpected but my favourite character turned out to be The Hulk! Haha (It used to be Thor). I lost my ticket stub though, so I might just have to go watch it again :D

Monday, April 23, 2012

#48 Galaxy Nails

I've been seeing lots of galaxy/nebula inspired nails online and they are so incredibly pretty! I tried doing it once before but it turned out pretty bad because my sponge wasnt porous enough. It was only recently when I dug through my manicure drawer, that I realised that I had bought the Etude House ones!

Galaxy Nails
I was studying at that time so I really needed to do this quickly and this took me less than 30 minutes! Its really super easy to do! :D I painted 1 coat of AA Hassid and then I sponged on OPI DS Exclusive, followed by Etude House BL505 (A deceptive duochrome! It shimmery and flashes blue and purple in the bottle but it doesnt translate on the nails!) and lastly, OPI Last Friday Night!

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It is so pretty and my friends have said that it is nice as well! :D Its even better under the sun because OPI DS Exclusive is a super holo and it sparkles like crazy! I always get distracted by my nails when the sun is out.

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Also, look at these fab pair of flats that I got a few weeks back!! I got them from Zipia.net and they cost me about $45 after shipping and my galaxy nails just reminded me of them! I am so into glittery flats now!! I have another pair in white that has iridescent glitter which I got from Topshop! The Topshop ones are super comfortable unlike these which really hurt me despite me wearing plasters before putting them on! But they're slowly breaking in so that's not such a big problem after all :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

#46 Neon Nails

China Glaze Pool Party
This was a manicure that I did when I was swamped with school work. I had about 2 presentations and a quiz on Taxation all in a span of 5 days and I remember how stressed I was on the weekend cos I had not gotten anything done at all! I needed a bright pop of colour to cheer myself up so I used China Glaze's Pool Party! A super fabulous and totally Not work appropriate colour! I got the entire China Glaze Poolside Collection from last year, but I've only used 2 colours to date!! I should really pop these out more often. I love how searing and vivid the colours are in real life!! :) Sure adds some colour into a dull week!

  China Glaze Pool Party + Totoro
On a totally unrelated side note, look at the ear phone cap I bought for my new iPhone! A super adorable Totoro (I love Studio Ghibli!) I got it off Gmarket.sg and it cost me less than $2! You can also see how neon the pink really is in this picture!

Friday, April 20, 2012

#46 Effie Trinket's Reaping Nails

Whew! Where did all the time go??? I'm in the midst of my exams now :( Taking a break and (finally!) posting some manis that I have done!


I watched The Hunger Games a few weeks back! And it was such a good movie! One of the things that I noticed first, was Effie Trinket's nails during the Reaping! (And that's how you know you're obsessed with nail polish!) I promised myself that I would try to recreate the look (but kind of failed!)

Effie Trinket
This is my take on her nails! I used OPI's Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em from the Texas Collection. Its a super lovely hot pink jelly that applies well in 2 coats! I only used it because I realised that I dont have any purpley-shades (other than lilac!!) that I could use. And when the time came to sponge on the gold tips, I really gave an inward groan! I didnt have any cool gold foils in my collection either!!!! I usually avoid gold coloured polishes cos they really dont suit my skintone (I have OPI Rising Star and Chanel Peridot, and both are super unflattering on my skin!)

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So I did the next best thing. I mixed OPI Rising Star with Orly Shine! Haha! It sort of worked I guess? But this just goes to show that its perfectly okay to buy nail polishes that dont really work for your skintone because you will never know when you might need them!!! :D

Sunday, February 19, 2012

#45 AA Meteor Shower

AA Hassid + Meteor Shower
My nails last week! I participated in a nail polish exchange on the purseforum! :D And one of the polishes I got was American Apparel's Meteor Shower! A gold flakie topcoat! Fell in love with it the minute I saw it! And I had to just put it on! It is so incredibly pretty! It reminds me of Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer which is also really nice but also crazily expensive (cos its made of real gold leaf!) So I guess this will be a good alternative! ^^

I also managed to get a magnetic polish from Icing, which I just tried on today! I love it so much!! Haha I'm going to get my hands on the China Glaze Magnetix collection soonish! :D I'll be just popping by this site once in a while! School's started and its getting busy! :<

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

#44 My Christmas Nails!

Eee, I'm such a lazy person T_T Sorry for the lack of updates! Anyway to make up for it, here are pics of my christmas nails!!! :D

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Mix and match, but keeping a very christmassy colour scheme! (Red and green reminds me so much of Christmas!) The green I'm holding in this picture is American Apparel Malibu Green, which is the same green I used for the Xmas tree and my index finger!

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My left hand (aka the hand painted using my dominant hand) From left to right:
Index finger: AA Malibu Green with 2 coats of China Glaze Party Hearty, the ultimate Xmas glitter ever created!!
Middle finger: China Glaze Snow, stamped with Konad plate m59 using Konad Special polish in Red. Dabbed some China Glaze Fairy Dust on the ribbon and the silver outline was done using Etude House French Manicure striper in silver glitter.
Ring finger: Sheer pink base using OPI It's A Girl, followed by freehanding a triangle using AA Malibu Green. Silver glitter was from the Etude House French Manicure polish, and added a rhinestone in place of a star on the top! Heh!
Pinky: Essie Red Nouveau with China Glaze Snow, dotted using a dotting tool.

Ain't that a mouthful! It seems like hardwork doesnt it..! The mani took quite long but only because I didnt know what to paint on my nails! I actually started with my thumbs first and then I just sat on my chair and I had to slowly think of what to do for the rest of my fingernails.

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Left hand thumb! I followed the tutorial here. It is such a cute idea! Christmas sweater nails! :D I came across the image from tumblr and I went to check out the tutorial and I was super lucky cos I had the same Konad image plates! So I could recreate the design. Happy!

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And my right hand! Its basically the same design as my left hand!

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Right hand thumb. A little bit smudged! Pretend like you didnt see it okay???

My favourite is the christmas tree!! I was inspired by this image on tumblr! It looks so pretty and festive that I knew I had to try and recreate that look! Added some silver glitter as the tinsel and omg, you know what, Xmas tree nails are the cutest things ever!

Hope you enjoyed this longass post! Haha happy holidays people!