Monthly Archives: July 2012

Teal Tuesday! My CG nightmare

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Hi sweets! It’s Teal Tuesday again (technically its Wednesday cos I am late again).

It’s free style tuesday and we did a vote on the more popular colors that we have. Anyway China Glaze’s Atlantis is on the list and I have been wanting to try this baby for a while now.

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What a problem child this is!!! Absolute nightmare. It was gloopy, really thick and generally hard to work with. The color is a lovely shimmering teal with holo hex suspended in a teal jelly base.

I did this freehand half moon and stuck some shimmer tiny sequins and a crystal in the middle for each finger. Very bling and princess-y.

Love how the effect came out. Shame about the formula though. What do you think?

Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails – http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury – http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com

Kirsten – http://geekyowl.blogspot.com

Amanda Murphy – http://mandyspolish.blogspot.com

Alyssa Botello – http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com

ColorSplash Nails – http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com

Simple-and-Beautiful – http://simple-and-beautiful.blogspot.com

Aimee – http://persistentglitter.blogspot.com

Nat – http://noholos.blogspot.com

Ana_Cherries Sweets http://cherriessweets.blogspot.com.es/

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher http://thefrenziedpolisher.blogspot.sg

Caitlin – www.caitlinscreativecorner.com

Kia~LacqueredLibra – http://lacqueredlibra.blogspot.com/

Belรฉn – http://nailpolishlane.blogspot.com/

Sam – http://polishedart.blogspot.co.uk/

Jess/Once Upon a Polish… – http://gafforama.blogspot.com

Party on nails!

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Hi lovelies!
Quite late for a scheduled post ๐Ÿ™‚ today I have for you party nails!
It’s a really festive an happy blingy look that I absolutely love love love! On with the pics!

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I used Models Own Emerald Black for base and top up with Glitter Daze’s Flower Girl. Look at the bling! I love it that this flower girl has little pink flowers on top of the various other multi-colored glitters suspended in a light red base.

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This is my first Glitter Daze polish but definitely won’t be the last cos it’s just so unique and bling! This was just two coats and the base has great consistency, no dragging and no problem in getting the glitter out of the bottle. Overall, two thumbs up!
Till the next polish! Have a great week ahead everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚
Glitter Daze can be purchased from mei mei or from Glitter Daze on Etsy.

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Teal Tuesday!

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Hi everyone!
This is my very first Teal Tuesday entry. It’s a wonderful idea started by Gnarly Nails cos Teal is such an unloved color she started a Teal Tuesday to give this wonderful shade some lovin’!
I don’t know if the entry I had will qualify cos I sort of got carried away and was inspired by a Japanese nail magazine.
Check it out!
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So I used Orly French tips for a base for the tips and topped it with alternating strips of skin food mint green and pop teal. I also pasted some nail stickers and bling on my thumbs and ring finger.

How do you all find it?

Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails – http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury – http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com

Kirsten – http://geekyowl.blogspot.com

Amanda Murphy – http://mandyspolish.blogspot.com

Alyssa Botello – http://fancyphalanges.blogspot.com

ColorSplash Nails – http://colorsplashnails.blogspot.com

Simple-and-Beautiful – http://simple-and-beautiful.blogspot.com

Aimee – http://persistentglitter.blogspot.com

Nat – http://noholos.blogspot.com

Ana_Cherries Sweets http://cherriessweets.blogspot.com.es/

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher http://thefrenziedpolisher.blogspot.sg

Caitlin – www.caitlinscreativecorner.com

Kia~LacqueredLibra – http://lacqueredlibra.blogspot.com/

Belรฉn – http://nailpolishlane.blogspot.com/

Sam – http://polishedart.blogspot.co.uk/

Jess/Once Upon a Polish… – http://gafforama.blogspot.com

MF fantasy fire dupe?

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Hi sweets! I dunno about you guys out there but yes I am guilty of being swept in by the Clarins 230 craze. I confess I considered getting a bottle of it from evil bay! Good thing sense and kismet prevented me from doing this because darling Max Factor came up with the wonderful Fantasy Fire! I shan’t bore you with the blood, sweat and tears that took me to swap the first bottle BUT my nail polish fairy in the form of Annette from Shoppe Eclecticco bought them in from the UK!!! (victory dance).
At the same time, I read somewhere that Pam from Girly Bits created a dupe too!! Of course I immediately rushed to get a bottle from my other nail polish fairy Mei Mei from Mei Mei Signatures.
I am going to do a blow by blow comparison and please excuse the picture spam ๐Ÿ™‚
First, check out the bottle shots!

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As you can see, girly bits weighs in much more as fantasy fire is such a teeny tiny little bottle! That being said, the size of the bottles in no way affects the brush of either. They both apply beautifully with no drag and the formula of both are neither too thick or too thin. Very nice!

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On to the effect on my nails. I topped both under the Nars dupe that I bought from Bangkok. It’s a very very dark almost black green.

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I stared at my nails for a while and frankly I cannot tell the difference. Both are multichromes that shifts from olive green, red, purple and green.

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It’s like mini bursts of shimmer in your nails.
FF has a strong purple jelly base whereas SH has a slightly red base. It’s quite neutral and for that reason, I suspect it will work better with lighter bases as compared with FF.

I am going to try both with different variations of dark polishes and see how they differ. One thing for sure, I can’t tell the difference for this base that I am using.
If you are lemming for unicorn pee, I would say scoring either are not shabby alternatives at all.

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Check out more of the multichrome goodness under the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

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Nars Zulu lost twin?

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Hi lovelies! I have been lemming the fabled Nars Zulu since like… forever. As it was almost impossible to get them to ship to Singapore, I took matters in my own hand an started to look for dupes all over the place.
As the nail polish gods would have it, I found this little treasure in Bangkok! The platinum mall to be specific and I was super happy cos this cost like SGD2!

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Not that I am a nail polish snob but I usually will not scour thru unnamed brands in case it causes terrible yellowing or worse make nails weak and brittle, but desperate times calls for desperate measures! Amazingly, this applies really well and has a jelly texture AND it does not cause yellowing! Check out the brush, it’s wide but not too much. To me, it felt just nice!

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Check out the color! I reckon it’s a pretty close dupe of Zulu don’t you think?

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The color is a deep dark green, indoors it looks almost black but under the sun and flash the lovely dark rich green shines thru.
This has got to be one of my best nail buys ever! I am not sure if I can find it again in Bangkok but I shall be on the lookout! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Summer’s In!

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Hi lovelies!! The only thing to cheer me up on a Sunday night …. Bright mani mania!
I went color crazy and tried this M&M-ish French. Check it out!

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I used Barielle’s Buddah-full as a base and used bright neon-ish summer colors for tips.
The colors I used for the tip starting from the thumbs are – ChinaGlaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy, CG’s Flying Dragon ( love this name!), Three Beauties Neon Orange, Neon Green and Neon yellow.

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How do you like it? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Apple jelly sandwich

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Hi lovelies. Received some really bad news this evening and I needed a really bright mani to cheer me up.
I have here The Nail Junkie’s apple green shimmer. It’s been sitting in my helmer for a long while and I have been wanting to swatch this for ages. It’s a cool jelly bright apple green. Reminds me so much of those sour apple candies that I love ๐Ÿ™‚
I used three layers and topped it with one layer of ATG’s spotty dotty white. And then one more later of apple green to complete the jelly sandwich.

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Application –
For The base, THJ’s formula is really nice and ‘jelly-ish’. The holo’s pretty subtle and shines thru nicely. I love it that the polish does not have that strong smell that most polishes have. And I adore the ‘squishy,jelly-ish’ effect of this polish (did I mention that jelly is my fave food?).
I decided to top this with ATG’s spotty dotty white. This was really easy to work with for a glitter polish. It has matt white glitter in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The base is slightly thick but that makes it easier to scoop the glitters out as it is suspended instead of sinking to the base.

What do you all think? Please feel free to drop me comments, I would love to hear from you!