Candy candy

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Hi lovelies! Today I have a super sweet mani for you. Check it out!
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I used China Glaze’s shocking pink neon as a base and stamped it with bundle monster’s candies plate with liquid leather from Bundle Monster. For the accent nail I used Layla’s Caviar Effect Nail art from shoppe eclecticco she is having a 20% off store wide birthday sale! Quickly grab a bottle before it goes out of stock!
I heard about the use of the word caviar is trademarked so I will call this my candy mani. Looks a lot more like candy than caviar me thinks. What do you say?
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you!

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Happy 2013!!!!

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Dear lovelies, it’s been a while since I wrote. Thank you so much for hanging around with me and still reading this.
A very fabulous 2013 and may all your polish dreams come true!! 🙂

I have today a really amazing polish today. I shall let the pictures do the talking.

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I have been in love with this polish since I laid my eyes on the bottle. Can you guess what’s this beauty?

It’s across the universe from EP’s Beatles collection. I got it from the wonderful mei mei she has a few bottles of this collection in store but this shade is now oos. Please watch this space for more swatches of this collex and thanks for reading!!❤❤❤

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Holo butterfly birthday mani

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Hi lovelies! How has your week been so far? As its my birthday month I participated in an instagram nail art contest. It’s my big four o this year so I had in mind something totally different. No candles or cake. More pensive n reflective therefore the butterfly wings. I was reflecting and thinking about morphing from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. A wonderful analogy for our lives don’t you think?

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I used Fnug holo green as a base. Check out the linear holo!! Love it! I then freehand petals and dotted in black and white.
Hope you like this and thanks for reading!
PS – the ring was my inspiration, I will probably try this mani with the same colour combo next time.

Spotted tie dye

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Hi lovelies! I have something super duper special for you guys today. Some time back Annette from shoppe eclecticcooffered fast fingers Facebook friends an opportunity to get the super exclusive released only in Europe Opi Spotted! Of course I jumped at the opportunity to grab it.
Trust me I was like Gollum from LOTR wrapping my hands around the precious bottle muttering ‘my precioussssssss’ when I received it.
Check it out!

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I had initially wanted to layer this over a gradation of red, blue, yellow and green. This didn’t work cos the gradation could not be seen. So note to self, use just one base colour for this baby.
Application was slightly tricky cos it works best when it’s applied very thinly. I mean really thin, brush against the bottle twice thin.
The end result looks amazing, it’s spot on for a tie dye look. I would love to try this mani in another color combo but it’s so precious I need to think about a great color base…
Once again Annette has confirmed she is indeed my nail polish fairy godmother 🙂 thanks Annette!!
Hope you all like this combo and thanks for reading!

Can you see my holo holo holo

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Hi lovelies! Sorry for the hiatus cos I have been away in Taiwan for a week long break ^^
Lovely surprise greeted me in the form of color club’s holos ordered from Harlow & Co.

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Of course I had to swatch them pronto and I am starting with Cherubic. A light peachy-pinkish holo. My pics can’t capture this well but trust me the holo effect is A M A M Z I N G! Even indoors I can see double rainbows.
I then stamped roses on this mani to make the holo pop.

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Formula is a bit thick so I had to apply thin coats. Actually one coat is enough for full coverage but I had to apply two cos I am finicky like that.
I had used nufu oh’s base coat with this polish but it did not do much to prolong wear as mine started to chip after two days.
Will swatch the rest real soon, watch this space! 🙂