Finally today is the eve of new year 2012. I have decided to start out a BIG giveaway to welcome a better 2012 and goodbye to 2011. The rule is very simple, complete several tasks given below and that's it, you will be contacted within 24 hours after the closing date via email. What are you waiting for? Share this good news with your friends now! Wish you all the best and good luck =)
Saturday, December 31, 2011
It's been a long hiatus here! I am now back with the latest color from Glitter Gal Nail Polish - 10 to Midnight. It is a pretty and unique gunmetal linear holo nail polish. At certain angle, there is some subtle brown through it. The swatch was done with 3 coats in smooth application.
Besides, i did quick swatching of comparison between Lizard Belly and 10 To Midnight. Lizard Belly is a blackish green linear holo nail polish and it is the best seller of the entire range.
Hope you enjoy reading!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I feel so happy and excited because i am going to Singapore Universal Studio tomorrow with my husband. Believe it or not? We got free tickets from his colleague. This post is going to be very quick and simple but i promise that you will be amazed just by the heavy photos below. I applied red nail polish from BEST Nail Treatments line which is called KETCHUP as base before applying Glitter Gal Not Another Red. Hope you enjoy the photos!
Just digress a little, i think that my photography skill is getting better and i almost could figure out how to create simple light box alike environment. LOL~
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I am particularly obsessed with Morgan Le Fay from A-England. It is a very silver shimmery white that gives that kind of silver foil-like finish. You can actually notice some subtle pink and blue shimmers but i have no idea why the pink and blue only show up under certain lighting. Photos below show 3 coats.
The magical bling quickly reminded me of doing polka dots nail art using low-profile colors.
This manicure is very simple but enchanting.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
It's very usual for me to blog about this unusual post during weekday. It's about a new nail polish adoption not-for-profit organization funded by the people at NailPolishCanada.com. Official website
How it works:
1) Choose a nail polish you would like to add to your family from our current adoptions.
2) At the bottom of the profile apply to adopt the polish by commenting on why you would be the best parent.
3) They will pick the best application on specific date and arrange for free transportation of your new nail polish.
You can help by applying to adopt an in-need polish. By doing nothing you are ensuring the agony continues. These are new polishes and there is no charge to adopt, all you need to give is your much needed love. AdoptAPolish.org is open to US and Canada residents only.
The whole idea sounds so interesting and thoughtful. Shall we have one in Singapore soon? =)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
It's my very first attempt to do a much more complex manicure like a galaxy. Since i love bling bling so much so i used my own label of nail polish (SueSa - glittery matte) and Clairvoyant from Cult Nails.
Products involved were dotting tool, sponge, SueSa S19 (Black glittery matte), SueSa S02 (Silver glittery matte), SueSa S21 (Blue glittery matte), SueSa S04 (Pink glittery matte) OPI L00 (white creme), Clairvoyant from Cult Nails.
Firstly, applied base color using SueSa S19. It dried in black glittery matte quite fast.
Then, applied SueSa S02 to create silver galaxy as background using sponge.
After that, applied blue glittery matte (S19) with sponge just a little bit.
Pink is my favorite color after black. Applied glittery pink matte around the blue and to make sure the pink did not cover the rest of the color.
Added Clairvoyant from Cult Nails to give some colorful flakies to my galaxy.
Finally, the star dust and small small planets were painted with dotting tool using OPI L00 (white creme).
Da da....See the photo bombs below (all without topcoat). I was so surprised by the outcome! My pretty humble galaxy nail art with bling bling ingredients.
Hopscotch Kids™ WaterColor from USA is the safest and most playful cosmetic line for kids on the market. It is a premier non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to solvent-based nail polish. Its water-based formula is free of the harsh, smelly chemicals, helping condition the little one’s nails with long-lasting, vibrant color.
Hopscotch Kids is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, acetone, FD&C, coal tar and lake colors – so it’s good for kids, and good for the Earth.
13 vibrant colors with topcoat (clear / glittery) have been playfully named after nursery rhymes and schoolyard games. The polish is biodegradable, hypoallergenic and free of all noxious fumes, and comes in a recyclable lead-free bottle.
It dries to the touch in three minutes. There is no need for a basecoat, saving you time and money, and the polishes have a longer shelf life than other water based products.
Hopscotch Kids™ WaterColors is ranked the safest kids polish by Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database.
Water, acrylic polymer and non-toxic colorants only.
1. Remove any existing nail polish and buff nails.
2. Wash hands with soap and water to rinse remover residue and buffing dust.
3. Rinse well and dry thoroughly.
4. Apply 1-2 coats of polish. There is no need for a basecoat.
Moisten cotton pad and rub across nail to remove. For easier removal, pre-moisten all nails with remover allowing time for polish to soften. After removal, thoroughly rinse nails in clean water. Failure to rinse nails may prevent polish adhesion.
Safe to use for all ages. Always use with adult supervision.
Christmas is just coming soon so i prepared some simple nail arts using this product to give general idea to parents of their little princesses. After applying first coat of nail polish using Hopscotch Kids, my mind became blank without idea to go on with the drawing part. Luckily, many "tweeties" supported me with some ideas like ribbon, heart and star, angry bird, polka dots, cute cute stuffs that kids will love.
All i need to complete the first attempt of kids nail art besides the watercolor is just dotting tool. More than enough, trust me!! lol~
From the left to right, multi-color polka dots, theme-less black nail art, ugly angry bird, ribbon, starry orange sky, lollipop and Christmas tree with snow.
Last time, i applied blue color on my nails too. Application was totally different from usual nail polish. It will take awhile to dry before you could lay second coat. Most of the time, you may cause some bubble but it does not matter because it is water-based so you can just slowly brush out the bubble from nail bed to nail tips. I don't see it as a problem when it applies on kids nail due to their smaller nails.
My nails with Hopscotch Kids
Some have asked me about the difference of Clairvoyant from Cult Nails and NFU OH 51. Both are purple jelly base with colorful flakies but i swatched these two by layering over OPI B60 Light My Sapphire, a shimmery dark blue like gunmetal grey too.
Middle finger: Clairvoyant over OPI B60 (2 coats)
Ring finger: NFU 51 over OP B60 (2 coats)
Clairvoyant has more thin, colorful but larger flakies in color of orange, green, purple and blue. NFU 51 contains small multichrome flakies such as green, blue and orange.
Hope you like reading this simple comparison post.