#SGSwatchFest – Spring: KBShimmer Spring Training and Where My Peeps At; Darling Diva Good Luck Bear
We have our second round of #SGSwatchFest today! Again, this was an impromptu arrangement. I’m meeting some of my polish angels today and we decided to set a mani theme for our meet-up. Somebody suggested Spring colours, everyone else seemed agreeable to it, and I suggested expanding it to a #SGSwatchFest theme.
It’s a timely theme as many people have started receiving nail mail with Spring collections. For myself, I just received my orders of KBShimmer and Darling Diva Polish. Naturally, I wanted to wear as many as I could soon, so I finally decided on this skittles mani. I alternated KBShimmer Spring Training and Where My Peeps At on four nails, and painted Darling Diva Polish Good Luck Bear on my thumb.
I used about three coats of each polish, with a bit of additional dabbing here and there for the bigger glitters. I then added Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.
All the photos were taken in natural light oudoors, mostly under sunlight.Continue reading»
Hello, my lovelies! Today is 27 February and it’s this chica’s birthday!
For my birthday mani, I used two shades from Lacquer Lust that my sweet friend, Marisa of Polish Obsession, sent to me for my birthday! Her birthday is about a week after mine, and she’s been so sweet to send me surprise birthday pressies since I got to know her!
The first shade is Pow Chica Wow Wow, a polish I’d been planning to buy when Shoppe Eclecticco restocks it. I’d heard that it was a close dupe for the hard-to-find OPI DS Glamour, a denim blue holo. Marisa remembered that I’d mentioned the DS to her before (like over a year ago!) so she got me PCWW when she heard the same thing about it being a dupe! She’s really so thoughtful!
The second Lacquer Lust shade she sent me was Partying in My Birthday Suit because, well, it’s my birthday! This one is a very pretty and soft ivory crelly with medium and tiny holographic glitter. I’ve seen it layered over a white base but I loved it on its own since it’s such a pretty nude. I suppose that’s what the polish name is about! And it’s a work appropriate shade with a kick!
I applied two coats of Pow Chica Wow Wow on my middle and ring fingers over Nfu Oh Aqua Base. The polish applied smoothly. On my index and little fingers, I applied three thin-to-medium coats of Partying in My Birthday Suit. I didn’t manage to get many of the larger holo hex on my nails though, because I didn’t really fish for them. The formula is a little on the thick side but not difficult to apply. I added Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.
The first couple of photos were taken under my daylight lamp.Continue reading»
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2013 brings you lots of joy!
I didn’t do special year-end and new year posts this time. I have a couple of bigger new things to plan for in the new year and wasn’t in the right mindframe to plan for such posts. Still, I wanted to post something on the first day of the new year.
The mani I’m showing today was something I did a few weeks ago when I needed a happy mani to cheer myself up. It features a polish that I resisted getting for the longest time and which finally broke my resolve to abstain from handmade indie polish – Candeo Colors Jellybean. I paired it with another sweet polish – piCture pOlish Twinkle.Continue reading»
It’s time for Polish Days again! Well, I skipped November for two reasons: I was preparing for my vacation and I just did not have any inspiration for the Movember theme.
This month, however, I have no excuse nor the slightest inclination NOT to take part! After all, the theme for this festive month of December is “Bling”! Now, bling, I definitely can do! In fact, the issue I faced was trying to choose which idea to work on.
What I finally chose was a quilted look inspired by the quilt tutorial by The PolishAholic. My polish of choice was Ozotic Sugar with a glitter accent nail using Estessimo TINS The Neptune.Continue reading»
I have another two Pomegranate shades to share with you today. They are Midnight Satellite and Cardigan. Both are from the Pomegranate Fall 2012 collection.
I wore these two together not for comparison but because their colours go so well together!Continue reading»
I’m back from my vacation! I had meant to schedule another post last week but didn’t manage to get it done before I left for my holiday. Anyway, here it is, finally – my post on A-England Holy Grail.
This Holy Grail is a new formulation, and looks very different from the first version of Holy Grail, which has been discontinued. I didn’t do a comparison as Eugenia of Ommorphia Beauty Bar already did a fantastic job of that!Continue reading»