A Touch Of Bling!!

It’s a lovely day today… because it’s the 26th โค Happy 11th month anniversary to my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰ He has always stuck with me on my nail polish ventures, especially when I go to fleas to buy polishes and he stands around and picking up polishes and asking me what colour it is hahahaha and he was also absolutely fascinated about the shatter polishes! He always tells me which colour looks good on me and most of the time he was absolutely right. Hehe he’s like my nail buddy because whenever I have a new colour on… I take a photo of it and whatsapp him ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I love wearing darker shades when my nails are short so here’s another dark colour that I want to show you ๐Ÿ˜‰ OPI Light My Sapphire has been sitting on my untried list for a very very long time and I’m glad I’ve finally used it.

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OPI Light My Sapphire is a vampy dark blue with very fine silver microshimmer. It’s kinda like a half-frost and half-shimmer dark blue, because it looks frosty on my nail but yet it does have shimmer in it. I added 2 coats of China Glaze Medallion as an accent nail and it looks pretty good to me! Love how the gold complements the dark blue!!

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My Seche Vite topcoat is bubbling up on this mani if you look closely… I think I might wanna change my topcoat to Poshe once I’m done using it. I’m kinda freaked out on the SV fact on pregnant ladies… eeek! I wouldn’t want that to happen to me in the future. ๐Ÿ˜ก

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Essie Fair Game

Hello! Sorry for the late postings these days, I’ve been busy with school work! Anyway I have exciting news to share! The Halloween Horrors team contacted me and said I was shortlisted from my auditions! (WOOHOOOO!!!) so I need to attend a briefing tomorrow and a training camp next weekend in order to be on the scare actors team! I’m already looking forward for this year’s Halloween ๐Ÿ˜€

They actually sent me an email saying I was not selected the day before and I was feeling kinda bummed out. They apologized for the error the day after and voila… I’m IN!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lol ok sorry for the long intro, I get too hyped up at times! ๐Ÿ˜›

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Essie Fair Game is a frosty gunmetal blue-grey with silver shimmer. Frost polishes are my least favorite but I don’t know why I bought this but I’m loving it! The brush strokes wasn’t that visible on the nail which I’m really surprised at because frosty polishes always have this poison factor that most of us dislike.

Anyway I really like the colour of this one and how it looks on me! I did 2 coats here and application was a breeze. But exactly 12 hours later, I had an enormous chip at my thumb and subsequently on my ring finger as well. I guess Essie doesn’t last a day on me :/ how I wish the formula was as good as the colour!

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I need to go finish up my tutorials now because I need to study for an important test this coming Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Goodnight!

Illamasqua Spring/Summer 2011: Purity and Bacterium Swatches & Review

Good evening!! I just completed 2 tutorials and revised abit for my test so I guess I need a break so here I am!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today I have for you 2 polishes from Illamasqua Toxic Nature collection for Spring/Summer 2011! I managed to buy these because of a spree held by 2 wonderful people, Jo and Hydaia fromย Miss-Jo Spree! Furthermore, there was a 20% discount on all items which was a great deal because I saved quite abit on money! I picked up the nail polish duo because they’re much cheaper compared to buying them individually and I was simply lured to Bacterium and got the duo which had Purity in it too. (ยฃ21.00 for 2 polishes in the duo compared to ยฃ13.50 individually)

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Bacterium is a taupe brown frost with blue silveryย iridescentย shimmer, 2 coats. I am not in love with the frost finish because frost doesn’t really work on my nails!It’s an ugly pretty colour… I still can’t decide which catergory I’m gonna place this in!

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Indoors

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Under sunlight

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Purity is a type of peach that isn’t a pastel and not under brights, it’s something in between, 2 coats. It is leaning slightly more to pink. This brings out the tan in my hands which I really like!

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The application on these were not too bad, in fact they are marvelous! Purity was opaque in 1 coat, I gotta say I am very impressed! Bacterium was on the thin side and slightly watery. I think I might do a third coat if I do wear Bacterium out the next time.

OPI Teal The Cows Come Home + Orly Prisma Gloss Gold

Hello lovelies! ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s Thursday which means it’s only a day till the weekends! I bet there’s lots of people counting down with me too!

Anyway… I failed my basic driving evaluation by one mark! ;( I need to get 63 and above to be considered a pass! That’s 90%! Sigh… It means I have to go down to the driving centre again next week to take the evaluation again! :/ I’m so not looking forward to it.

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I got OPI Teal The Cows Come Home a few months back and I didn’t think of using it until today! Its a beautiful light blue frost with silver shimmer! I did 2 coats of polish and added 2 coats of Orly Prisma Gloss Gold for more shine!

I have an exciting post lined up for you all tomorrow~ ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned!

Sinful Colors Shausha and Sinful Colors Red Diamond: Swatches & Review

Good morning! Prettyseaeagle aka Eileen requested for swatches for all of my Sinful Colors polishes! I got those awhile back from a spree from Cherryculture and I’m guilty again of not using them. So here’s the perfect chance! ๐Ÿ˜€ Since I have 10 Sinful Colors polishes, I’m gonna take two steps at a time by showing you guys 2 different polishes! All swatches are 2 coats with no topcoat.

First up… Sinful Colors Shausha is a purple frost with golden shimmer! The golden shimmer shined through the purple beautifully. I can never expect how purple and gold could go so well together. I just don’t like the visible brush strokes part though. :/ besides that, this is my favourite Sinful from the others that I’ve purchased. It does not appear as dark as it would on the bottle with 2 coats so I’d suggest 3-4 coats for this.

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Here’s a close up to see more detail!

Sinful Colors Red Diamond is a glass-flecked red with a tinge of coral with silver shimmer. It’s REALLY SHINY! When the light hits the polish, there’s a subtle purple tint thats glowing from it! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. I definitely didn’t catch that in the bottle so what a surprise!

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A macro shot of Red Diamond

Overall, I had a tough time swatching Shausha because of the visible brush strokes. Just be careful with that! The brushes also pick up more polish than it’s supposed to, but otherwise it’s okay. Just remember to swipe the brush at the neck before applying! Also, these are really creamy and I had a breeze applying these. Drying time was fine too, I cannot find a difference between these compared to the other brands (e.g. China Glaze) I wonder why Sinful Colors isn’t getting all the publicity as China Glaze. It cost less than CG per bottle and I think these polishes’ quality are able to match up to CG!

That’s all for today ๐Ÿ˜‰ Look out for my next Sinful Colors swatch post!

P.S. Which ones would you want me to swatch first from Sinful? Head over to my Polish Stash and leave a comment ๐Ÿ˜€

OPI Smoki’n In Havana

Hello everyone, happy Saturday! I promised myself that I wouldn’t change my mani from yesterday’s but I got too bored last night that I have to switch it up! Today I have a special polish and its OPI Smoki’n In Havana! This is previously discontinued from OPI and OPI brought it back with other discontinued polishes because of 200,000 likes on her facebook page. (That’s what I can remember, I think) I purchased this about a month ago from Transdesign and I didn’t like it when I got it in my hands. It doesn’t look that awesome in the bottle but it’s so gorgeous on the nail!!

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OPI Smoki’n In Havana is a bronzed red with a tint of brown and flooded with golden shimmer. YES, I DO MEAN FLOODED. There’s minimal visible brush strokes on this one but not that noticeable! I feel like this polish is a frost and a shimmer so its kinda cool. Shimmers are my favourite finish and I love this!!!! โค This deserve a heart because I once thought this was just a meh polish and it turned out great! I’m glad I got this… better get yours now before it becomes discontinued again! I couldn’t find a swatch for this polish through Google before I purchased, so I hope this post helps those who want to get yours ๐Ÿ˜‰

(ah sorry, my camera cannot capture the golden shimmer!)
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I am seriously dreading work today. I am so tired and grouchy. And I can’t believe my pay for March just got in a couple of days ago. I mean, its the middle of April already!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

China Glaze Jitterbug + Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale

Hey guys! It’s been raining at abnormal hours in Singapore recently and I hate it. As much as I love the rain when I’m sleeping in, its so annoying when it rains when I want to take a photo of my nail polish swatch or when I’m heading out! It irks me when my shoes get wet :/

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Anyway, I have a fun layered mani today and I thought of this combo because I am dying to use Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale. It is said to contain Virgin Diamond Powder which I have no idea what’s the benefit of it. Apparently, Virgin Diamond Powder is good stuff, I googled and it cost $2/carat. (LOL!) Google doesn’t seem to tell me the benefits of this powder though. Ok back to the topic… I used 2 coats of China Glaze Jitterbug and 1 coat of Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale.

For those who wants to know where I got my Deborah Lippmanns from, the answer is eBay! Makeupboutique is a great place to shop! She has a whole wide range of DL to choose from! Here’s the link:ย http://stores.ebay.com.sg/makeupboutiqueย they don’t have any items listed for now because they’re currently under maintenance for 10 days! So keep checking back the site!

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I’ve seen swatches of Today Was A Fairytale and I didn’t like the look of it being swatched alone so thus, I’ve decided to layer it over Jitterbug instead. I must say I like the look of the polishes layered together so yay! Does anyone have any weird combi that you want me to try out? ;D Just leave a comment!

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Have an awesome Friday!!!! I’m staying in tonight just to catch up on my relaxing time hehe. I’m not looking forward to the weekends because I will be working ;( And then school starts on Monday! *excited* I’m always excited on the first week of school and after that will be meh. I think the same goes to everybody hahaha

EDIT: Here’s my impromptu outfit of the day photo!
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Top/Belt: Forever21
Sheer Stockings: Random brand
Flats: DMK
Bag: Fred Perry
Ring: Flea

Oh and here’s the ring I paired it with! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Sorry the photo is blurry because I was taking it when I’m at the train platform and I don’t want people to think that I’m crazy. HAHAHA!