Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cupcake Mani

I tested a cupcake mani on a few fingers before. But I realized that it would look so much better if it has more colors. So gathering up my supplies, I set to work...

And it looks soooooo incredible cute! It is beyond what I had imagined! And it definitely look better in person than on photos! 




I think I may be trying out more colorful nail mani in the future. My mood just improves every time I see these nails! ^^

Thursday, January 26, 2012

OPI In my Back Pocket


This is OPI In my Back Pocket. Bought this at Scape Flea from DYON International at $10. They are always there from Fri-Sun, I think. You can check out their Facebook page. I like this color. I reminds me of oranges, especially since it's Chinese New Year. 


This is 3 coats. The application is perfect. I do so love creamy polishes.



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Leopard French Manicure

This was one of 3 manis that I did while deciding what to do on my nails. I finally decided on this. Haha. 

What I used: Essie Turquoise and Caicos, Essie Hotspot, Sally Hansen base Coat, Seche Vite Top Coat

I only put two coats of Turquoise and Caicos so it doesn't look very balanced. There're some streaks visible. I should have put on a third coat. You can see the streaks in the pic below. 



I love the contrast between the green and the red. The leopard prints remind me more of autumn leaves then leopard. Haha. I think it's because it's red. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Semi-Leopard French Orange Manicure

OMG. Haha. I surprised myself with this design even. Haha. I went over to my friend's house and got a crash course on painting so when I came back I immediately got rid of my old polish and painted new ones. Haha. I wanted to use my new OPI In my Back Pocket, but I chose a lighter paler orange for the tips instead. Pardon my yellow nails. The poor things don't get much rest.. >.<


Used: Sally Hansen Base Coat, SV Top Coat, Michelle Pale Blue, China Glaze Midnight Mission, Elianto Beige-y Orange.

The SV Top Coat was so AWESOME. I'm still swooning from it. Haha. I can't believe I didn't use it until now!! I can now do all my nails within the hour!! You have no idea how much time it saved me!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

China Glaze Buys


China Glaze: Sun Worshipper.

I wanted to buy different polishes this time, instead of sticking to my normal pink-based polishes. I've been eyeing this color for some time. It's so bright that it looks almost neon to me. I'm pretty sure I could be a traffic-cone at night. Which is what it looks like, and which is not translate over in my pic. It's redder and brighter and it dries matte. I put on 4 coats because it's a little transparent. I daresay this color is not for the faint of heart.


China Glaze: Midnight Mission

I've heard a lot of praises from bloggers online about how beautiful this polish is and how it is a absolute must-get. While it was a nice 2 coats of perfect polish, I think it looks rather normal for me. Perhaps I have too high hopes for this polish. I still love it though, as there's nothing like it in my stash.


China Glaze: Re-fresh Mint

It looks less blue in real life than in the above pic. It's actually closer to green. I've heard that this is a close dupe to Essie Green Candy Apple and I wanted to get the Essie one. But then I went to Scape and China Glaze polishes were at 3 for $20 so I grabbed it up with a bottle of Seche Vite top Coat. I love this color, it reminds me of the sea and the sky (even if it wasn't blue!) This is 2 coats.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OPI I Pink I love You


This polish is extremely sheer, as you can see from the pics - the visible nail line. Otherwise, the polish is perfect. It is a sweet light pink with a tinge of blue, sort of a opal feel to it. Rather unique. Best use for French manicures. Application was perfect. 
The above pic was the aftermath of a struggle for opaque-city. I painted 5 coats.

I found this extremely cheap site that sells polish like (Essie, China Glaze and OPI) Will be going in a few weeks. After Chinese New Year. =)





Sunday, January 8, 2012

CandyCorn!!


My sister's candycorn nails. I told her I'll do her nails if I'm allowed to choose any design I want and I had wanted to make this design for soooo long. Unfortunately, it was not really successful. Being my impatient self, I couldn't wait for the polishes to dry so the last coat of white changed color to pale yellow. But I think it look pretty nice. Pardon the messiness though. This mani was short-lived though. My sis went to the bathroom right after I finish the mani despite my warnings about it still being wet.



My new brushes


Got these nail brushes offline at $8. They look so gorgeous!!... Until I realize that using them is not as easy as it seemed.


The other French Mani


The other French Manicure. All polishes from beadstreet.


Traditional French Mani


Did this on my aunt. She didn't want anything flashy as she's working in the office. One thing I realize about doing mani for people is that: I ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY hate doing mani for people. It drives me insane. A mani that can take an hr for me, will take 3 hrs for people. Sheesh. 

There's another one on my other aunt. It'll be the same design, french mani, but different color.


Purple Parisian


Did this mani for my sister. I shall call it the Purple Parisian. All polishes are from Beadstreet.




OPI: Go on Green!


Loved the way that my nails turned green when the light reflects off it. I just keep staring at it. Am gonna paint it over with purple shatter a few days later.