Sunday, July 29, 2012

Awesome giveaway from Anna of Pretty Digits

Anna of Pretty Digits has an awesome giveaway going on at her blog!

She has a total 12 polishes to be given away:
1. Nails Inc - The Icons mini set (which consists of 5 spring pastel colors)
2. Max Factor - Fantasy Fire (or better known as Unicorn Pee. Sighhh, you would have known I actually went searching for this awesome polish a couple of weeks ago, and the girl at the counter didn't even know what I was talking about)
3. Andrea Fulerton - Gemstone Overcoat (flakie) - who wouldn't love a flakie polish!
4. Barry M - Jewel Britannia and Colbalt Blue (perfect polishes for summer parties!)
5. Rimmel - Night Before and Hard Edge (ahhh, duochromes.. which reminds me.. I have to wear my Nubar Stardust and blog about it tomorrow)
6. YOUR choice of Nails Inc Sprinkles (Omg, have you seen the swatches of Pudding Lane and Sugar House Lane? They are to die for!)

So click on this link and start blogging about it too!

Color Club Wild At Heart Swatches and Review

Hi peeples!

Today, I have an awesome polish from Color Club's Fall 2009 Collection.

It's an awesome dark purple with subtle holographic effect.

All images were taken in full evening sunlight. The yellow toned one were taken using a different light setting on my phone camera but I realised that auto setting were a little more accurate.

Very pigmented and I only had to do one coat for full coverage but I did 2 coats for this post as I didn't use any topcoat and it had horrible tipwear by the end of my class so I did some minor touchups and here you go!

Super easy to apply and with holos, they dry extremely fast. These images are without touchups. Imagine that, a newbie without touchups! Definitely one of my to go polishes when I'm in a rush.

Only drawback is that the tipwear is horrible, but maybe it's just my job as I come in contact with a lot of water, washing pieces of cloths that kids have used, palettes and moving of heavy things and I didn't use a topcoat.

Oh, and since the holo effect is so subtle, this is how it looks like most of the time.

So that's it, thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Silkygirl Jet Black and Eyeko Cosmic Polish review + My very first nail art!

Hello peeples =D

Remember when I mentioned that I was going to post pictures of Eyeko's Cosmic Polish? Here they are!

Here, I have 2 layers of Eyeko's Cosmic Polish over 2 layers of Silky Girl's Jet Black with topcoat.

Please excuse the cuticles, smudges, bed sheet marks and tip wear. I've had this manicure for more than a week and I could still dent the manicure thanks to the many layering. I've tried to hide them with some touchups, but it also resulted in very bad macro images. Sorry bout that. :(

I'm a little on the fence for Silky Girl's Jet Black polish. If you use thin coats, they are very streaky however, one thick coat is alright which was what I did since I was going to apply Cosmic Polish over it.The brush was alright but I since it's a Malaysian brand, I didn't have high hopes for it. Removal was fine. At least it didn't stain.

I used mural paint that I had on hand and freehanded the penguin. It was nicer but I didn't have topcoat on hand and when I went home, I forgot and went for a shower and penguin's eyes came off booo!

So I top up with nail polish which resulted in the somewhat unsymmetrical eyes. Hahaha

Eyeko's Cosmic Polish was easy to apply. The brush and its bristles were a little long so I had to do some clean up which also resulted in the wonky nail edges. As I got mine from a third party, I wanted to conserve the polish which is why I applied it over a black polish but I think there shouldn't be a problem without any underwear.

Glitter wise, it's a little sparse but it makes a black polish a little more unique.

On a separate note, my bottle of Color Club Revvvolution has gone missing *cries and curses the person who took it*

Going to watch Dark Knight tonight! I think this manicure (minus the penguin)is quite apt! I can't wait for Bourne Legacy to come out! *drools at Jeremy Renner*

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend guys!

Nail polish haul!

Ohhh, I'm such a horrible blogger. I bought these on 1st July and I only blogged about them now!

The Nubar and Essie supplier near my office had a sale a couple of weeks back and I couldn't resist the discounts of up to 50% that were advertised on the street banners along the streets and ended up with all these beauties below.

Essie (50% off):
Tennis Corset (discontinued) and No More Eilm from the Resort 2012 Collection (RM29 each). However, I'm a little upset with the Resort 2012 Collection. It's 13.5ml (0.46oz), compared to the older bottles, which were 15ml.

I also helped a friend purchase Essie Going Incognito RM29 & Nubar Sour Candy RM29 (both not pictured here).

Nubar (50-66% off!):
White Polka Dot & Black Polka Dot (RM29 each). As the name says, they are black or white glitter in a clear base, with tiny and larger hexagonal glitters. I did a quick swatch before buying them and I'm soooo excited to start layering with them!!! However, I did wish the glitters were a little more dense.

Emerald & Stardust (RM29 each. Check out the duochrome in Stardust!
I was actually very hesitant to buy Emerald and I realised why once I came home and saw Scrangie's swatch of it. The glitter's lumpy!!!! Now I dunno whether I wanna swatch it, much less wear it as a full manicure :(

Gem & Jewel RM30 each. I have had Nubar Gem on as a full manicure and removal wasn't very pleasant as microglitter gets everywhere. Be prepared for disco hands but it was a little easier than normal glitter polishes.

And my best purchases ever, the Steals!
Funky Opal, Pixie Dust, Gilded Gold, all at RM20 per bottle only!

To top it off, for every full priced Nubar I bought, I get a nail art pen for free! Here they are.. the first green from the right is my absolute favourite!

So yes, I shall be swatching them all when I have the time, but I doubt I will ever finish swatching my entire collection of nail polishes.

Thanks for reading. Bye!

Friday, July 6, 2012

My first gradient manicure!

Hello peeps! I manage to blinded my beloved BB. It jumped off my bed and now the screen is just dead although I can receive calls. OK, let's skip the emo drama.

It's Friday already! I can't wait to do my nails tomorrow with the same method, because for once, my boyfie actually liked it! Woot!

Here's my first ever ombre manicure! I actually wanted to blog about my RM294 worth of polishes that I got in a sale but I'll leave my crazy purchases for another post. Hushhh, mummy doesn't know!

Here's my base of Nubar Gem, in a very crappy pic, since I didn't have my camera, my bb is blinded and I only had my iPod with me. Apple, your camera suxxors! No wonder there's instagram!

This is Nubar Gem, outdoors, full sunlight. Pictured here is 3 coats, no basecoat, no topcoat. It dries gritty so a thick topcoat is good. You can even see its holo goodness indoors, under artificial lighting.

Another crappy shot under sunlight.

Under my toilet's light, the base shows a little purply-taupe. Err, I can't describe but it wasn't love at first sight when I laid eyes on it. Not even my first look at Scrangie's swatch could make me love it but it's growing on me :)

Here is my ombre manicure!
This was taken at night, under fluorescent lighting, without flash. With one layer of OPI Top Coat.

With flash. This is more true to color but you can see under my pinky, I forgot to clean up before I took this pic. Eek, sorry!

And since there are a million other blogs who do better tutorials than me, I shall skip all the grandmother stories. Below is a list of what i used:

Base: Nubar Gem (my previous manicure)
Middle: Skin Food Nail Vita in BR611
Tips: Suki #94 (from sasa)
Makeup sponge from Daiso (one pack of 10 pcs for RM5)
A sheet of plastic
A toothpick, which I stopped using after the second nail

Next time I'll take a pic of the items I used kay?

Summary: It was super easy to do, especially with the sponge. Jelly finishes will be easier for beginner (I am one!) as one-coater nail polishes will be hard to correct if you sponged too high up. That's what happened with my index and pinky. So yes, I will do it again, but not with holographic polishes. They dry too quickly for my liking.

Thanks for looking!