Monthly Archives: December 2012

Velvet mani

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I have been living under a rock and only recently found out Ciate is rolling out a new nail ‘look’ following the caviar manicure. It’s the velvet nails look and here it is.

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I ordered the flocking for this look online and these are the two colors that I tried on once they arrived. I really dig the green cos it reminds me of a golf course putting green, so while I can’t play now due to a back injury…I can still reminisce….
Application is a breeze cos top coat is obviously unnecessary BUT it does create a mess and you need a small brush to dust off the excess flocking.
I think this look works great for fall/winter, very textured and matt creating a really luxe look. I will try out other colors soon, watch this space!

So what do you think of this trend? Yay or nay? Would love to hear from you !

Tips for application –
I tested on the wear for this mani and generally the flocking does fall off a little when you wash your hands. Make sure your base colour matches the flock quite closely so even if it does fall off, your base colour can camouflage that. Secondly, after applying flock, you must press the whole thing to your nail to make sure it sticks to your nail. Next brush off excess and you are done! My mani lasted 3 days.
Hope this helps! 🙂

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Smurfy blue

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Hi dearies! On to the nail stuff.
Check out this limited edition colour from Girly Bits – Smurf Dance.

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I don’t have that many blue shades in my collection cos I always thought its not an easy colour to wear but check out this glitter bomb! I applied this over one coat of light holo blue so I dont have to apply too many coats of Smurf Dance (saving it since its LE). It’s got an assortment of holo, Matt and bling glitter packed in to one neat bottle of polish. I can’t help but stare at my nails all the time cos it’s such a blingy and pretty shade. No application issues whatsoever, in fact I didn’t even dab any glitter on my nail. No fishing needed. Overall a must buy for all you glitter and holo lovers out there. I got mine from mei mei signatures and she ships worldwide. Hurry cos it’s a limited edition and once all sold out it will not be replenished.
Wat do you all think of this shade?
Thanks for reading and I would love to hear from you! 🙂