Monthly Archives: September 2012

Teal Tuesday – three col mani

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Yes lovelies, I am on a roll tonight! Anyway Teal Tuesday is turning in to Teal Thursday for moi!
Today we have a three color gradation. I used the skin food’s BL 509 green and Pop beauty teal as a gradation base and topped it with Feenix shake your tail feathers. Oh how I love this polish! It’s a blingalicious mix of teal, cobalt blue glitters in various sizes suspended in a clear base. It spreads so well and evenly I do not even need to dab!
Check it out!

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Do you love shake your tail feathers as much as I do? ❤
Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury

Kirsten

Amanda Murphy

Alyssa Botello

ColorSplash Nails

Simple-and-Beautiful

Aimee

Nat

Ana_Cherries Sweets

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher

Caitlin

Kia~LacqueredLibra

Belén

Sam

Elysse

Laurie

Gisselle/Miss Meow

Allison/ Love In A Bottle

Arielle/Klutzy Hands Nail

Layered cake mani

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On with the nail stuff my lovelies! I was super inspired by the mani done by chalkboard nails and wanted to challengetry it for myself. Here goes nothing –

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Ok the crooked lines totally gutted me. I don’t know how did chalkboard nails get her lines so straight!!! Well, hope I do better next time.
This mani reminds me so much of a local straits Chinese cake called kueh lapis. Can you see the resemblance?

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Purple burple bling

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Hi Lovelies!
Ok my absolute fave color is purple, so most purples I don’t miss. I have here today an interesting combo. Check it out!

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I used Orly’s cashmere cardigan as a based and topped it with All that glitter’s purple haze.

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Orly’s brush and formula is always a breeze to work with. Let me talk more about ATG’s purple haze, its got all the elements I LOVE. It’s got purple, it’s got bling and my super fave square glitter!!! I did not have to fish any glitters and it was easy to spread the glitter around my nails.
Would you try this combination? Hope you guys try and share it with me. 🙂

Burn rubber! F1 weekend nails

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Hi lovelies! What an exciting weekend for us here in Singapore! The formula 1 grand prix is in town and I was given some bayside grandstand tickets!!!
Of course I had to attempt some F1 themed nails! So on with the nail stuff!

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I have the Ferrari logo for my thumbs, checked flag for index, bling bling red hot red for middle finger, Red Bull logo for ring finger and flames for pinkie.
Freehand nail art is crazy hard work! Hope you all can tell which is which.
More pics from the race! Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂

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Teal Tuesday – something sweet

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Dear lovelies, I have for you this Tuesday – TT something sweet. I was thinking of stamping candies but somehow they stamping did not work out. So I turned to plan B and concentrated on the ‘sweet’ aspect. So I have for you sugar flakes and sugar cubes mani.

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I applied Fay’s deep teal no. 706. I love the packaging of this polish. It comes in the shape of a girl!!! Look at this –

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Is that cute or what??!!! Anyway I got this in Bangkok and they do have a range of pretty nice colors and awesome packaging. The formula for the polish is a little think but the brush is quite similar to the Opi wide brush so I am a happy camper there. 🙂
I topped the base with Daring Digit’s Techno Square. I LOVE square bling and I absolutely love this polish. It can spruce up any base and make it look amazing! The square glitter flashes gold, red, purple and is a perfect blingy topcoat. The amazing thing is it really does look like sugar crystals!
I stuck some bling squares and round crystals to make the sugar cubes more 3 dimensional.

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So what do you think of this? Sweet enough for the something sweet theme?
Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury

Kirsten

Amanda Murphy

Alyssa Botello

ColorSplash Nails

Simple-and-Beautiful

Aimee

Nat

Ana_Cherries Sweets

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher

Caitlin

Kia~LacqueredLibra

Belén

Sam

Elysse

Laurie

Gisselle/Miss Meow

Allison/ Love In A Bottle

Arielle/Klutzy Hands Nail

Teal Tuesday – Foil nails – minx dupe?

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Hi sweets! It’s Tuesday for TT again! This week’s theme is Geometric nails and as usual I am late oops ><

Anyway I have been fiddling with nail foils and have bought a bunch of foils from dollar nail art for ages (two years!). I was inspired by the lovely shiny minx nails look and had wanted to try this look for-evar! So today I have on my nails a teal-ish foil called Ocean Mist. The color reminds me of beetle wings as it flashes green, blue, gold with little ‘bubbles’ in gold and small purple flecks.

I cannot wait to get them on my nails! Check it out!

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With flash

The irritating thing about foils is that they are like mirages, they do not stay like that and probably can only last for a few hours tops. I have yet to find a perfect topcoat to seal in the beautiful shine 😦
You see, the recommendation for foils is to not use fast drying topcoat as it crinkles the foil terribly. They didn’t tell us that even slow drying topcoat crinkles like crazy. I did some searching and someone on YouTube mentioned Star Nails Nail Art Finishing Sealant works…. So of course I jumped on it and ordered a couple of bottles. To be fair, it worked the best among all the topcoats I have tried BUT it was still not exactly satisfactory. I then stamped the mani over a geometric design from Red Angel plate 108 with konad black special polish.

What do you think? Will you use foils? If you do please share your experience ok? Till the next time! 🙂

Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury

Kirsten

Amanda Murphy

Alyssa Botello

ColorSplash Nails

Simple-and-Beautiful

Aimee

Nat

Ana_Cherries Sweets

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher

Caitlin

Kia~LacqueredLibra

Belén

Sam

Elysse

Laurie

Gisselle/Miss Meow

Allison/ Love In A Bottle

Arielle/Klutzy Hands Nail

Teal Tuesday – ovarian cancer awareness

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Hi Lovelies! Sorry I have been behind in my posts lately cos I have been away for two weekends in a row… 🙂

This week, Teal Tuesday is especially meaningful as we are raising awareness for ovarian cancer.  Teal is the ribbon color for awareness and support of ovarian cancer and September is the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Some information on Ovarian Cancer that we might not be aware of from their website

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,880 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2010, approximately 13,850 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer.

Anyway, on with the nail stuff!

This mani almost did not happen as I just got my nail mail on Tuesday which consisted of Hits Holo blue and Klean Colour’s Holo Chrome and REALLY wanted to swatch it.

I used both of them and did a gradation glitter mani. Then I got to thinking, how about a duochrome holo? Wouldn’t that be totally blingtastic!? So I topped this with Girly Bit’s Street Magic.  This combination yielded a blingtastic, duo chrome holo that flashes blue, green, gold, holo…. and then stamped it with BM ribbon plate in silver.

Check it out!

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How do you find the effect?

Would you try a duochrome-holo?

Please do check out the other wonderful blogs from our Teal Tueaday group below! ^^
Missy/Gnarly Gnails

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury

Kirsten

Amanda Murphy

Alyssa Botello

ColorSplash Nails

Simple-and-Beautiful

Aimee

Nat

Ana_Cherries Sweets

Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher

Caitlin

Kia~LacqueredLibra

Belén

Sam

Elysse

Laurie

Gisselle/Miss Meow

Allison/ Love In A Bottle

Arielle/Klutzy Hands Nail

Hits and selected Klean Colours can be purchased from Annette from Shoppe Eclecticco. Girly Bits can be purchased from Mei Mei

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