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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. 🙂

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Marble Mania!!

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Hi lovelies! I cannot wait to share this so here I am posting at the wee hours of the morning.
I was really inspired after reading about Susan’s marbling on the subtle shimmer. I really wanted to try the flower water marble design as shown by Aubrey Hannah.
As clear as her instructions were, I want to share more tips on this design.
The problems I faced in the beginning were EPIC.
The polish won’t spread.
Too much polish on the design and after dipping the nail, design was totally ruined.
The flower formation was really hard to form etc etc etc.
I hung on purely cos I was really stubborn and refused to give up. Hehehe so you guys out there who are trying this technique – don’t give up!!
It took me two full days of watching YouTube vids, trail and error to finally get the hang of it (sort of). I do not claim to be an expert at this but at least I can get the design going instead of ending up with a congealed mess of polish(yuks).
To start –
Get ALL your tools ready. I used the following:
– orange stick
– dotting tool or needle or toothpicks. (basically anything fine and sharp)
– Nail polish remover
– Cotton pads ( lots of it )
– kitchen paper
– polish (of course) ^^
– A shot glass (important)
– scotch tape (to wrap around fingers to prevent excess polish sticking to fingers)

Warning – DoNot use polish that is super limited edition cos marbling takes up ALOT of polish.

Findings –
1. Use a small glass or plastic cup. Preferably in the size of a shot glass. I find using a bigger cup means you need to use more polish to create a bigger bulls eye.

2. Use filtered water – I find that it makes a slight difference in how the polish spreads.

3. For the flower design, after you form the ‘flower’ and you still find the centre of the flower messy, simply dip the orange stick to the middle of the bulls eye.
This way, the orange stick will ‘carry’ the excess polish away. This also eliminates the problem of too much polish in the design as this will ruin the whole look when you dip.

4. Do not start dragging the design on the extreme outter ring. Start from the third or forth ring. This way the polish has not formed a film and won’t drag your design.

5. Taping – personally I feel taping is really helpful else you will have to use a colossal amount of remover to get rid of the excess polish.

6. Spreading polish – if the polish floats on top of the water but does not spread, use an orange stick or a pin to swirl gently the outer rim of the polish. This helps to spread the polish.

Overall the whole idea is to ensure a thin layer of polish is ‘floating’ on top of the water. So, the polish has to spread.

Sorry for the long winded post. Check out the results.

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This is the mess that I created. I repeat keep trying and don’t give up!!

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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/

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

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

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

Grasshopper concert nails

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Hi there! TGIF!
Today I have for you M&Ms nails in glitter. A different color for each finger and with bling. I was simply so excited to get my order of the new collection of ATG that I can’t wait to try them out! I totally forgot that I had a grasshopper concert to go to today. And how can I not do a set of totally OTT nails match their OTT show? Heheh. For those who are not familiar with Asian pop, the grasshoppers are possibly the first techno/disco boy band in the late 80s early 90s. I remembered their very first appearance in Singapore when I was attending secondary school. I am a giant fan of Anita Mui (their mentor) and naturally I got to check them out as they were her back up dancers then. It’s amazing that till this day, their energy on stage is exactly the same! Really high and great dancing and singing skills. Love it.
Anyway this is the MV that inspired me to do this manicure.
Grasshopper’s high energy concert

So I figured bling is definitely in order for this occasion! Hehe

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The breakdown of the colors used are –
Thumb – Skin Food Pedicure sparkle gold (base), All that glitters spotty dotty gold (top)
Index – The face shop blue (base), LA Girl glitter addict jostle (top)
Middle – China glaze Ruby Pumps (base), ATG spottie Dottie Rosie (top)
Fourth – Three Beauties neon green 31 (base), Orly here comes trouble and Opi fresh frog of belair (top)
Pinky – Opi DS temptation (base), Skin food purple glitter (top)

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Bling Bling Bling! Hope you all like it 🙂