25 December 2012

Nail Art: Xmas Nails 2012

these were extremely hard to photograph, and really a pity cuz i think they look pretty decent and i'm proud of it hah!

for base colourm i used A-england Jane Eyre, tips were Color Club Covered in Diamonds and Art Club silver glitter holo

the bare tree accent nail was Layla Holo Effects Jade Groove, but sadly after dousing the nails with OPI I Juggle Men and the holo top coat franken, the effect of Jade Groove was greatly diminished. 

Also, the tree was inspired by Nailside.

Seche Vite topcoat shrunk my thumb nail.

Any Xmas nail art? How did you celebrate your Xmas?

Thanks for looking!

20 November 2012

Shadow Swatch: Tokidoki Sodashop Palette

I decided to head to Sephora on Tuesday to get a birthday present for my friend. At the formerly known Iluma (now known as Bugis+ but I still call it Iluma. Bugis+ is so meh), I saw this Tokidoki Palette going for $29! I had to get it cuz it was so cheap hahahaha (well technically my bf got it for me on the pretext of 'shitting'. I don't know why he was itching to buy something for me cuz everything I touched and wowed at he's like 'you like that? you want it??' and to throw him off his guard I pointed to everything in the mall and went 'ya ya ya get me this this this this this' bahaha) 
Was actually debating if I wanted to get any palettes, especially Naked 2, but these days I'm pretty lazy and am able to get out of the house with just mascara. And besides I have more eyeshadows than I have eyelid space so I didn't really saw the need to spend $80 on make up...
However when I saw that palette with the metal tin I was sucked into it hahahahaha and plus it's a good deal. Yes I'm a sucker for metal tins and cheap deals. 
The outside print of the tin, the inside with mirror, and a sheet of magnets for decoration. honestly the front is busy enough so no need to decorate already la.

comes with 12 eyeshadows, a liquid eyeliner and 2 nail files. I also like that the palette has a mix of browns and some purples cuz I LOVE PURPLE. 


Skull Donut, Potatino, Riposino
Ciccio, Mummetto, Mozarella
Tulipano, Nancy Rocks, Romeo
Ciotolino, Arrosto, Furbina 
Eyeliner is Arlecchino. Apparently they have different colours in different boxes, and just so happens I got the Blue one hurhur. I checked online there were several others that didn't look as good as the blue so I'm pretty contented.

I must say, I wasn't entirely impressed with the matte shades, namely Mummetto, Tulipano, Arrosto and Furbina cuz when swatched, they felt quite chalky. I had to swipe a few times to get that intensity on the arm so I imagine it won't stay long on the lids. The frosty shades turned out pretty alright though.

I can't wait to see what looks I can come up with!

So, did any shade(s) catch your eye?

19 November 2012

Polish Swatch: OPI My Private Jet

I bought this from DYON. It's a scattered holo rather than linear, and the particles don't show too much.

17 November 2012

Polish Swatch: China Glaze Kahalari Kiss

i didn't really like this colour on me as i thought it made me look a little too yellow. however i think this will look great with some nail art on!

16 November 2012

15 November 2012

Polish Swatch: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls

i added a holo from milani but i couldn't capture it on photo. i like it, though.

8 November 2012

Life: Eason Chan Concert

Brought the boyfriend along to watch Eason Chan concert at MBS 2 sundays back cuz I had free tickets. I must say even though I'm not a big fan (I think I only know 3 songs of his hahaha) I enjoyed it a lot! except for the dancers who had quirky costumes (think crash dummies) and they looked like they were randomly moving around, the entire show was spectacular! Eason Chan was also hyper and extremely funny. was slightly disappointed cuz the two songs that I know by heart he sang Chinese instead of Canto and vice versa :/

Also his avid fans from Hong Kong were behind me screaming 'Eason!!!! Eason!!! Encore!!!' which sound really like ‘医生! 医生 ! Ankle!!!' cuz um they pronounced encore wrongly. and then the boyfriend -whose humour should be questioned sometimes- started screaming "in pain" and called out 医生  too hahahahaha.
But I think he enjoyed the show more than me la, considering this is his first pop concert and there were pyrotechnics involved haha.

25 October 2012

Nail Art: Plum Glitter

Base: China Glaze Purr-fect Plum
Glitter: China Glaze CG in the City

13 September 2012

Nail Art: Black Jelly Hex Glitter

Couldn't find pictures of this... But I made a video using the new cam I got for free hahahaha

Art: Drawings

Found an unfinished piece in the cupboard so I decided to colour it.

11 September 2012

Nail Art: Holo Gradient

i had been reading some blogs (i can't remember which....) about holo gradients and i really wanted to try! 
i used the sponging method, but it dulled the holo effect. i had to use a holo topcoat. 
i used three colours - Ascalon, Tristam, and Bridal Veil
what do you think of this?

19 August 2012

Polish Swatch: A-England Tristam

My aengland finally arrived!!! got me two bottles during their 10% off sale or sth. i love the colour, but am kinda disappointed it's not as holo as i imagined it to be. 

29 July 2012

Nail Art: Chevron

this manicure was inspired by chalkboard nails. i hardly ever do nail art because i'm usually too tired to wait for the polish to dry, but i knew i had to try this cuz it's so easy!
unfortunately due to the drying seche vite which no amount of thinner would work, my art was ruined. soooo disappointed. 

i used Zoya Bevin as base, then layered China Glaze Recycled, OPI Miso Happy With This Colour, and OPI I Brake For Manicures

i know what you're thinking. nope your screen is not dirty.
I thought the right thumb was pretty perfect.... until the topcoat dragged the darkest colour all over. and it's not as if i put the topcoat on immediately, i had waited in 10 minute intervals for each layer, and only put the top coat on 30 mins after the last layer was done.
i decided to try the essence quick dry and gel look top coat ONE DAY after my manicure. in short don't get them because they absolutely suck. they added bubbles to my nails, are not quick dry at all and it comes with a wonky brush.
so sad. any suggestions for a good top coat?

14 July 2012

Looks: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Lust Red

i think this was lust red..... so long ago i can't remember what i used actually.
these days, i like putting on red lipstick just on the middle areas to give that 'just bitten' look. i hate putting on lipstick but this method gives a slight hint of colour without looking too coloured and no icky feeling for me.
also, i made the brows level on purpose hahahah the more i stare at it the more i want to laugh!

what are your tips for lipstick wear? do you go full on or slight stains?

13 July 2012

Nail Swatch: China Glaze Flip Flip Fantasy

it is a neon orange/pink, depending on  your lighting. on some occasions it looks pretty peachy, and sometimes it becomes pink. the pics on the left were taken without flash and altered, while the right one was with flash, but not altered. unfortunately none of them come close to the actual colour in real life. i love this colour though, it makes me look super tan haha, and i have a good mind to get the rest of the collection though i know this was last year's. oh well.

12 July 2012

Nail Swatch: Essence Where is the Party?

I read that this was dupe for Chanel and OPI, but I have none of those so I cannot compare. Absolutely fell in love with this colour. Although you can't see much here, but it shifts from grey to green to purple. it is purple most of the time and i love it!
tip wear cuz this mani was on for a few days before i had the chance to take pictures out in the sun. i literally stopped on my way to the station to take these - in the middle of the street!

10 July 2012

Polish Swatch: Icing Magnetix Pink

i got this and the blue one off sg-beauty. unfortunately i wasn't informed the blue one had a wonky (very) brush. the polish doesn't work very well either. the seller said she didn't know as it was 'brand new' and she didn't open to see. i don't believe, and i couldn't tell her sincerity. anyway there's no way to argue such stuff, that's the bad point of online shopping.
kinda like this one, even the bf complimented on my nails that day! 

2 July 2012

Attempt: DIY Rings

i found some copper wires at art friend that day and bought them to make these rings! i followed instructions from secretlifeofabionerd on youtube, but the wire she used is thicker than mine, which explains why mine bends easier than hers 

these are meant to be worn on the middle joint. i kinda like the purple one. the heart one is damn fail lololol and the star one was a bitch to bend lol.
what do you think of these, and any ideas what shapes i could attempt next?
thanks for reading!