Gel Mani: Retro Squares!

Rachel requested for this design and I just had to make it happen!

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She also chose the colour combi that she wanted and also didn’t want the gold studs as featured.

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So I suggested doing a subtle glitter on her green base since it was odd to leave it plain, so that’s Artistic Colour Gloss With It and Gelish Vegas Nights! All nail art was done with gel colours!!! Love them, they look so cute together!

Rachel even mentioned she wanted to corporate yellow in her next Gelish mani! Can’t wait for her next appointment!

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Gel Mani: 2-Tone Red Gradient

CNY is coming and what’s the best way to begin the new year?? By having red on your nails of course! πŸ˜€

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Aggie is my first customer during the CNY period and her gradient is done using Gelish Vegas Nights as the base and Gelish Hotzy for the bold contrast. Gelish June Bride is added at the finally end for the finishing touches! So sparkly!!!! I suggested adding crystals and hexagon glitter pieces but Aggie was afraid that the crystals might fall off and she didn’t like how the glitter pieces looked on her nails. I’m glad she settled for this classic gradient one πŸ™‚

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Gel Mani: Ethereal Black Beauty

My first manicure flea at *Scape on the 17th was a blast!! Lol, I was in such a rush that I forgot to bring my table lamp and my camera. Good riddance!!! I did lots of designs worth taking photos for and yet I forgot to bring my camera! *bangs head* The lighting was quite bad so taking photos there with my phone was … … a total waste in my opinion. Anyway, lucky for great customers who takes pictures of their nails and sent them to me! So I pardon for the normal photos I usually post πŸ™‚

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My first customer of the day was Charissa and she requested for this nail artΒ πŸ™‚ Simple alternate french tips and half-moons with polka dots on the tips! I used Gelish Vegas Nights for the base first before putting on Gelish Black Shadow! Added silver lining and swarovski crystals of two different sizes and voila!

Charissa even came up with her own creative pose! πŸ˜€

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Hehe so many lovely pics!! ❀

Milani Hi-Res

Good evening everyone… I’m currently at the driving centre waiting for my lesson to start so that’s my reason for giving you guys a post!! πŸ™‚ (I love my blog too much I suppose :P)

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Milani Hi-Res is a medium red-toned purple with flecks of red, blue, green and pink holographic flecks if you look closely. I was expecting more when I ordered my Milanis from Cherryculture.com, judging from swatches by Scrangie and Temptalia. Honestly, I was a little disappointed because the holographic particles isn’t standing out as prominent that I thought it would.

Anyway, the formula is fantastic and I love the brush! It kinda spreads the polish evenly on my nail when I brush it upwards and the formula was saturated as well. Thumbs up for good formula and brush though! πŸ™‚

I’ve included lots more pics for your viewing pleasure :>

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The Battle of the Blacks!

I’m sick today so thank goodness for a draft post!

So one of my readers requested these ages ago on my formspring for swatches of OPI My Private Jet and Color Club Revvvolution so here they are! Sorry they took so long :/

Individual swatches first…

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Even though it is said that Color Club Revvvolution is a black holo… the version that I got wasn’t. It was a flat black with fine silver micro shimmer in it. BORING…. I hate it when companies come up with so many different versions with the same colour because it is so unfair to most of us 😦 That’s the riskiness of buying online, I thought mine was a holo and I ended up buying a boring black colour which was really mehhhh. Even OPI Black Onyx looks so much sophisticated.

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Again… this colour was said to be holo and OPI made a dull and holo version. Obviously I got the dull version but at least this has sparse holo glitter in it! It is definitely lighter than Color Club Revvvolution.

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Lastly, here are the comparisons! I don’t think I need to comment further on the colours… both of them are so different but yet similar in some ways (I’m talking about these companies doing different versions of the same product, argh!)

Keep your requests coming! I’ll definitely do comparisons if I have the polishes πŸ™‚

Milani Hi-Tech

I just got home from pasam malam (which means night market in Malay) and I got myself a nude/beige bag! It was big enough for my school stuff so yay! I ate so much there just now too… Lol!

Sigh…. as much as I love holographic polishes, I can never photograph them properly! 😦 I took a bunch of photos indoors and outdoors and only these turned out fine but it still doesn’t accurately show the exact colour!! *frustrated* For more accurate swatches of these, I suggest Scrangie! My camera failed me 😦

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Milani Hi-Tech is a gorgeous lime green scattered holo. It doesn’t have a strong holo effect like OPI DS Original, but its still pretty! It dried like 2 shades darker than the bottle which was odd. It might have been due to the 3 thin coats that I did!

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Oh wow I just love how the flash photo turned out but… it still isn’t the exact colour! 😦
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I find that this post is meaningless. LOL.

OPI Jade Is The New Black + China Glaze Shooting Stars

Its Fridayyyyy!!!! πŸ™‚ Who’s heading down to the mega flea at Expo? You bet I am!! I’m gonna see what new polishes I can pick up, especially from Essie! πŸ˜€ Smoochiezz will be there as well! (that’s the main purpose of me going to this flea, lol)

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Today’s feature is… Jade Is The New Black! It is a muted forest grass creme, one of my favourites from the OPI Hongkong collection and also one of my oldest polish in my stash!

I apologize for my untrue pictures. The close up below is much more closer to the polish colour.

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And for extra bling, I added 2 coats of China Glaze Shooting Stars on my ring finger as an accent nail! Shooting Stars is a holographic glitter coat with fine silver sparkles and small hexagon pieces. I love how it looks over green and now I can’t wait to layer Shooting Stars over other colours!
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Have a great Friday everyone!! Let me know if you’re heading to the flea today… We might actually meet!!! πŸ™‚