Friday, October 28, 2011

#36 OPI Rainbow Connection

I've saved the (second) best for last! Rainbow Connection is an amazing glitterbomb! There are tons of different coloured glitters of varying shapes and sizes! When I first got my bottle of Rainbow Connection, it immediately reminded me of Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday!!!

OPI Rainbow Connection with DL Happy Birthday
I've painted the Lippmann on one of my fingers here. Can you guess which???

OPI Rainbow Connection with DL Happy Birthday (Shown)
Its on my index finger!! Compared to Happy Birthday, I'd have to say that Rainbow Connection is more dense, I think I did 4 coats for Rainbow Connection, and 5-6 for Happy Birthday.

OPI Rainbow Connection with DL Happy Birthday 2
Another major difference between the two is that Rainbow Connection has these hex glitters which are bigger than usual. But then again, from far, I think that they're barely discernible! OPI's Rainbow Connection isn't a dupe for Happy Birthday but its definitely cheaper and easier to find!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#35 OPI Gone Gonzo!

OPI Gone Gonzo!
Gone Gonzo! is exactly like Fresh Frog of Bel Air, except that its blue! Index and middle finger are 4 coats. Ring and pinkie are 2 coats layered over OPI Suzi Says Fengshui!

OPI Gone Gonzo! 2
I actually like this one pretty much. It looks so.. cool and icy. Reminds me of wintertime and snowflakes! Aka perfect for a christmas mani!

OPI Gone Gonzo! 3
Its super sparkly~ I'd expect this to look great over a light blue foil! I guess I need to pick one up soon :>

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#34 OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It

OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
Today I have OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It for you guys! Clear base with red glitter pieces and also red and silver hexagons! Likewise for Fresh Frog of Bel Air, I layered 2 coats over an opaque red (OPI Color So Hot It Berns - Its my to-go red! And my sister loves it! She was the one who made me buy it anyway!) on my ring and pinkie! It was 4 coats on my index and middle finger though!

OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It 2
I think the red hex glitters make it look more opaque than Fresh Frog Of Bel Air so thats a plus point! This might be my second or third favourite out of all that I got. I'll post Gone Gonzo! tomorrow. Its pretty similar to the green one, except that its blue (and a rather pretty shade while you're at that~)

Anyway today is a public holiday in Singapore because its Deepavali! So... Happy Deepavali to everyone! :>

Monday, October 24, 2011

#33 OPI Fresh Frog Of Bel Air

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air
Today I have OPI's Fresh Frog Of Bel Air from the upcoming Muppets Collection. Green glitter bits and silver hex all in a clear base. I only did 4 coats alone on my index and middle finger and there are still bald spots. I layered 2 coats over OPI Jade Is The New Black on my ring and pinkie. Can't decide which looks better :/

OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air 2
You can see how bald 4 coats look here. These are very much less dense than last year's Burlesque collection. I think the Muppets ones are more for layering! I expected to love this more but alas I didnt. Kinda underwhelmed for this one actually! The name is cute though, I used to watch the show with Will Smith in it! It sure brings back memories!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

#32 OPI Excuse Moi!

Hi people~ I've finally gotten my hands on OPI's Muppets Collection!! I got the glittery shades except Divine Swine; Purple is just so not my colour! I really dont fancy it at all.

OPI Excuse Moi!
OPI's Excuse Moi! A pink jelly with loads and loads of different coloured glitter packed into it! At first glance it looks like holographic glitter but if you take a look at the bottle, you'll see all the marvellous multi-coloured glitter in it! This was my favourite out of all that I got! (Surprise surprise!) I didnt expect myself to love this that much! Its my current nail of the week! I just couldnt wait to use it :D

OPI Excuse Moi! 2
Observe, all the colours of the glitter on my nail! The formula was great on this one, opaque in 2 coats but I just did 3 for good measure. It dried to a not-so-glossy finish and I had to use 2 layers of seche vite topcoat (And it is still rather gritty!) But it is so so so so awesome. I love this colour!!!!!

OPI Excuse Moi! 3
Even my mother liked this one! She took a closer look at my fingernails after I painted this one on and complimented me ^^ (Its also a good thing she didnt ask if it was new, phew! I'm supposed to be on a low/no buy!)

OPI Excuse Moi! Bottle Shot
Bottle shot to show you all the glitters. Its so nice to look at eh?? Super festive and cheery! I totally know what's gonna be sporting my tips this holiday season :>

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#31 Glow In The Dark Nails

OPI Mermaid's Tears with Hot Topic Glow in the Dark
Hihihi! Something special today! I finally used my Hot Topic Glow In The Dark nail polish! :> First I painted 2 coats of OPI's Mermaid Tears which is a nice dusty green! And then 4 coats of Hot Topic's Glow In The Dark polish. Its super sheer so it's probably best to layer it instead of wearing it alone!

OPI Mermaid's Tears with Hot Topic Glow in the Dark 2
One thing I absolutely loved about the Hot Topic polish is that there's glitter bits in it! So your manicure isnt boring in the daytime, cos there's glittahhh. But I found the brush to be difficult to control. It doesnt really fan out at all! The bristles point in different directions and its super stiff :S Its a good thing this polish is sheer if not I'd have a hard time cleaning up!

OPI Mermaid's Tears with Hot Topic Glow in the Dark 3
In the dark! I held my nails to a light source before I took this pic so it looks like an neon green, but its less intense in real life! It's more mellow but the glow in the dark effect lasts for quite long. I was mesmerized by my nails last night, lol! Was hiding under the covers and looking at them.

Got a mid-term examination on Accounting tomorrow! Wish me luck~

Sunday, October 16, 2011

#30 The Tribal Turquoise

Estessimo TiNS The Tribal Turquoise
This is the last of the TiNS nail polishes that I have! And I've saved the best for last! This is The Tribal Turquoise and it is such a gorgeous polish! Glitter suspended in turquoise jelly base. This was 3 coats!

Estessimo TiNS The Tribal Turquoise 2
You can still see a little bit of my nail line but the glitter is to die for!!! I think it looks kinda mermaid-y~ There's iridescent glitter (square ones, if I might add!!) With a little blue glitter thrown in for good measure.

Estessimo TiNS The Tribal Turquoise 3
Bottle shot to show you all the glittery goodness!

Estessimo TiNS The Tribal Turquoise Macro
Upclose to see the colours that the glitters flash. This one is seriously a keeper. Never gonna trade this away ever!

Friday, October 14, 2011

#29 The Happily Ever After

Estessimo TiNS The Happily Ever After
Today I have an awesome red jelly which is loaded with red glitter and iridescent glitter! This is called The Happily Ever After (Weird name, again.!) I do love me some Estessimo TiNS! They're pretty expensive in Singapore; Retails for about $16-18 online. But I found a cheapish place that sells it for 2 for $25! Whee. Sometimes Dollupnails sells it at $10, so you might want to look out for that!

Estessimo TiNS The Happily Ever After 2
This was 3 coats, with no top coat! Dries a little gritty so if you're planning on wearing this for the week, you'll probably need to slap on a thick coat of topcoat to even it out!

Estessimo TiNS The Happily Ever After Macro
Upclose of the nail polish which I swatched on a piece of paper. I had a hard time looking out for what glitters there were! Lol! But yeah, its just red and iridescent glitter, which is so pretty to look at!

I was supposed to post this yesterday but I went over to stay with my sister at her hostel. I was helping her out with her drawing :S It didnt go very well, but it wasnt a complete flop either heh! Anyway, have a good day everyone! :>

Thursday, October 13, 2011

#28 The Power Sparkler

Estessimo TiNS The Power Sparkler
Today's swatch is Estessimo TiNS' The Power Sparkler! It really does live up to its name :D It has gold shimmer, gold glitter and holographic hex glitters suspended in a clear base. This was about 3 coats and my vnl is still quite obvious!

Estessimo TiNS The Power Sparkler 2
I'm guessing this would go well over a nice teal creme! I saw Nina Dobrev's in an issue of Seventeen I think? And she had the loveliest nails ever; China Glaze's Custom Kicks with Medallion! I'm guessing this might be a good substitute :>

Estessimo TiNS The Power Sparkler 3
Bottle shot to show its sparkly goodness! I've got 2 more swatches of Estessimo TiNS nail polishes coming up in the next 2 days, so do look out for them! TiNS really does make the best glitter bombs!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#27 Urban Outfitters Afterhours

Urban Outfitters Afterhours
Mid-week post! Urban Outfitters Afterhours, a sparse holographic glitter with some pink glitter thrown in! This was about 5 coats and you can still see my visible nail line. I couldnt really tell it was pink glitter at first?? I thought it was some kind of taupe-ish glitter -_-

Urban Outfitters Afterhours 2
It is super pretty and sparkly in the sun! I love it! Its definitely better as a layering polish, 5 coats and its still not opaque (enough for my liking!)

I've been watching alot of modern family these past few days! It is so funny! I really like the entire cast, they're hilarious! Phil is my favourite cos sometimes he is just so dumb and weird :>

Monday, October 10, 2011

#26 Spangled!!

Etude House Spangle #05, 06 and 07
A few months ago I picked these up from Etude House. They reminded me so much of Milani's Gold which I had such a difficult time finding in USA! These are from the LuciDarling Spangle collection! They're called Dazzling Blue, Dazzling Pink and Dazzling Purple. Haha, the names are kinda uncreative...!? (But the colours are sooo awesome.)

American Apparel Hassid 2
I layered each of them over American Apparel's Hassid, which is a super opaque black creme. I did 1-2 coats. The polish was a little thick though, and I used it just once before! I guess I have to thin it out one day.

American Apparel Hassid 3
Sometimes I feel like it looks like some weird diseased pockmark -_- And sometimes I think they're so pretty and happy looking! Haha, I just can't decide if I like them or not!!

American Apparel Hassid
The dry time on these were great but they dry a little.. matte? Not exactly matte, but a satiny finish which was kinda weird. But nothing a little seche vite can't cure! The Etude House glitter isn't very dense either, I'm guessing it will take more than 4 coats if you want to wear it alone! So there you have it, my spangled nails for the week!

I did some swatches over the weekend and I'm so excited to post them! :D Watch this space!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#25 Liverpool F.C.

Hihihihi! Been busy this week! Yesterday I went out with my parents and my sister to go celebrate her birthday! We ate at db at Marina Bay Sands. The food was quite okay.. But the service was good!! :>

Anyway if you watch soccer, you would know that yesterday was also the Merseyside Derby! I've been a Liverpool fan since 2002, after I watched the World Cup in England at that time. It just so happened that I like Michael Owen so I just followed him to Liverpool! Kinda scary huh, I mean, I could have liked David Beckham (like my sister does) and I would have ended up as a Man Utd fan. The horrors.

OPI Color So Hot It Berns
The red is from OPI's swiss collection last year, Color So Hot It Berns! Its a great bright red creme, this was 2 easy coats.

Liverpool Nail Art
Thumb is China Glaze's Snow, 3 coats. The Liver Bird is drawn on (painstakingly!) with the Nails Supreme pens which Chloe gave me for my birthday ages ago! I finally used it! But I still cant get the hang of it.. Heh!

Liverpool Nail Art 3
My right hand, a lazy way of putting something Liverpool related on my nail! The silver glitter makes it look weird huh! :-S

Liverpool Nail Art 2
I based the drawing from my football jersey. I had about 2.5 tries before I got it right! The first 1.5 times, I tried drawing it on a plastic sheet. I was about halfway done through the second one when I realised how big the drawings were compared to my thumb ;_;

Liverpool Nail Art with Jersey
The original vs the fake, lol!

Liverpool Nail Art with Jersey 2
Last pic! I really like how the drawing turned out! I think I'm going to keep this one for the entire week! I'm so proud to be a Liverpool supporter! You'll Never Walk Alone!!!! :D (I am well aware that all the Man Utd and Chelsea fans are gagging when they reach this point haha!)