Today’s the second Sunday of May, the day we celebrate Mother’s Day. Mums are the most important person in our lives, so it seems sorely inadequate to dedicate just one day in the year to her. Nevertheless, it’s still a reminder to show our appreciation for our mothers.
For SGSwatchFest: Mother’s Day, we’re doing red and/or pink manis to celebrate all mothers. For my mani, I chose piCture pOlish O’Hara and Ozotic 607.
I took all the photos in natural light but it was quite a cloudy day.
On my right hand, I applied two coats of piCture pOlish O’Hara. It’s a bright, sexy red jelly with scattered holo. Formula was great to work with and it dried with a glossy finish. This was without top coat.Continue reading»
I’m continuing with posts on manis I did some weeks ago. I think I may have to abandon the weekly themes for now since I’m choosing what shades to wear by mood rather than by theme.
Today’s post is on Alanna Renee Sandpit. It has a light brown crelly base, not unlike the colour of the sand in a sandpit. There is multi-coloured glitter of different shapes and sizes. Overall, it really looks like colourful children’s toys half-buried in a sandpit or sandbox. A really unique polish and I like it a lot!
I applied three thin coats. The larger glitter pieces needed placement but it was otherwise easy to apply. I’d added top coat for the photos.
It’s time for Polish Days again! For the month of May, Hannah of Polly Polish came up with a very general theme – The Number 5. It seems kind of random but it’s my favourite number, so I’m not complaining.
I confess I was going to be lazy and just do a full mani with Emily the Molly The Fifth Element, the only polish I have with an indication of 5 in its name (as opposed to a generic numerical code). But inspiration sort of struck and I thought I would include the other four elements – fire, earth, water, air – too.
As I was painting my nails, it occurred to me that I could also have done the five elements based on Chinese philosophy. This would have included metal as the fifth element. It could still work, I suppose, given the metallic glitter in the shades I used.
To cut to the chase, these are the shades I used:
- China Glaze Fireside Glow
- Tony Moly GT02 Earth
- Cult Nails Living Water
- Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air
- Emily de Molly The Fifth Element
As you may already know, I am closing down my little venture into nail polish retail, Star Trinkets. When I made that announcement late last year, I think one of the main concerns among those who have been buying piCture pOlish and Ozotic through me for a year or so was whether it means they now need an alternative source.
Well, after some consideration and feedback from the piCture pOlish girls, I’ve decided to revert to the pre-Star Trinkets arrangements. What it means is that, instead of keeping ready stock, I will be taking requests via email and making collated orders from time to time. In other words, it would be like a spree. It’s also basically what I’ve been doing with the new piCture pOlish shades released this year.
At the moment, I cannot provide a schedule for ordering. It will be more on an ad-hoc basis as I will need enough requests to justify the shipping costs. When I am planning to place an order, I will announce it here and on social media. My main purpose is to help those in Singapore but I will gladly take requests from international ladies too.
There are the prices (in Singapore dollars):
- Regular piCture pOlish: SGD$16.50 per bottle
- Premium piCture pOlish and Ozotic: SGD$18.00 per bottle
The prices are inclusive of Normal Mail postage within Singapore. An additional SGD$3.00 will be charged for Registered Mail.
For international orders, I will have to give you a quote on shipping based on how many bottles you order. As a guide, shipping will be about SGD$10 for three bottles, inclusive of Registered Mail, which provides limited tracking.
You can email your requests and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy mid-week, everyone! This week’s Workwear Wednesday post features Emily de Molly Harmony.
This polish has a soft grey creamy base with hex and square glitter of different sizes in turquoise, purple, white, and silver.
I layered two thin coats of EdM Harmony over Cult Nails Tempest, a white creme. I also added top coat.
I wasn’t able to take photos of this mani in sunlight so we’ll have to make do with photos taken under a daylight lamp.
Yesterday, we marked World Water Day. Today, 23 Mar, is the day we mark Earth Hour. Across the world, lights will be turned down or turned off from 8:30 to 9:30pm, local time. While one hour may not seem like a very long time, its significance is to remind us not to take electricity for granted. So, for this one hour tonight, I plan to turn off all unnecessary electrical appliances in my home, including the modem and my mobile phone.
To tie in with Earth Hour, today’s SGSwatchFest theme is to wear a mani featuring black. My choice is Emily de Molly Muted Madness. This polish has a jellyish black base with rainbow coloured medium hex, and small glitter. Application was ok, but I did wish it were smoother. I didn’t have to try too hard to place the bigger hex glitter though, which is a plus. I applied three thin coats and did not add a top coat.
All the photos were taken in sunlight.Continue reading»