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March 30, 2012

Recycled manicures

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already seen these pictures. I like to post my NOTDs there these days. It's just faster and more convenient for me.

Sometimes when I'm lazy to change to a totally new mani, I like to recycle the one I currently have on. Wear it plain one day, and add something to it for the next day. Here are a few of them.

OPI Mermaid's Tears

Added heart and dots nail art with OPI Sparrow Me The Drama (this was my Valentine's Day mani). Someone commented it reminded her of Dolly Wink.

China Glaze Blue Iguana (really gorgeous blue, but it stained pretty bad and left me with smurf fingers)

topped with China Glaze Liquid Crystal for bling nails (even more difficult to remove with glitter on!)

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark suede for a quick morning mani because it dries in no time

with Barry M silver foil polish to create a half-moon mani for the evening because the suede polish has already chipped at the tips. It's not done perfectly cos it was also a rushed job.

Ciate Sharp Tailoring

topped with various China Glaze Metallic Crackle Glaze for skittle nails.

Butter London Knackered (gorgeous gorgeous duochrome)

and V-tips done with A-England Camelot

Color Club Wild At Heart

added stripes with Eyeko Tea Rose and Color Club Fashion Addict


June 14, 2010

NOTD OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow suede

It seems quite a few of you are waiting for your bottle of Aragon suede to arrive. Here's a swatch that I did today upon reaching home and I quickly took a picture out my window to capture it in natural light or what was left of it. As mentioned earlier, I was really surprised at how green it looks. It's a pretty gorgeous shade no doubt. Something else that I observed is that it takes longer to dry than my other suedes. The latter dry almost instantaneously from the moment the first stroke of the brush touches the nail. This one took a bit longer, so much so that I managed to smudge one nail (see my pinkie ). I guess I didn't expect that to happen cos usually suedes dry in a jiffy.

And for the fun of it, and for comparison's sake obviously, I swatched the original Here Today..Aragon Tomorrow on my middle finger.


June 13, 2010

OPI haul part deux or should it be considered part 3?

OK i have a few haul posts to put up. I'll start with yet another nail polish one. Sorry if this is getting boring and repetitive, but I would say this is kinda the last of my "major" OPI hauls. These were ordered through teaplayground's OPI spree and were the ones that were not readily available for collection previously and had to be ordered by the supplier. So I met up with her last Thursday at Kinokuniya in Orchard to pick them up. At the same time, I met ladeekim for the first time :) and she had a surprise for me: a cup of Jagabee potato chips! haha. It wasn't some random gesture. I had told her that I had never tried it before and surprise, surprise she waited for me that day just to hand me a cup of Jagabee. That was so sweet and thoughtful of you girl! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoyed munching on them, and yes, they do taste and look exactly like french fries. I just saw online that they have one made of purple potatoes. Has anyone tried it? I'll look out for that one next time. hurhur.

Onto my haul, here's a collective pic. The first 2 rows are from the spree, the last row of OPIs with the silver brush wand were bought from Priscilla's blog sale.

Row 1 L-R: Bare It In Trafalgar Square, Have A Tempura Tan-Trum, Purple With A Purpose, Catch Me In Your Net, Wing It, Flower-To-Flower

Row 2 L-R: Miso Happy With This Color, Puerto Vallarta Violeta, Japanese Rose Garden, Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow suede

Row 3 L-R: DS Diamond, DS Extravagance, DS Mystery

3 out of 4 from the new Summer Flutter collection

The new suede! I was surprised that it looked so green. lol

My first OPI Designer Series.

Out of all of these I've only worn Wing It so far. It is kinda pretty with the violet iridescence that you probably can't see in this picture..haha.


December 20, 2009

OPI haul

Ok I remember reading Purplio's post on her nail polish stash and the way she stores them. Well here's mine. Lol. Not much of a storage method cos essentially, they're all dumped into a toolbox. It used to fit almost all my nail polishes nicely until last week when my OPI haul came through the mail.

Colours from L-R: We'll Always Have Paris suede, Lincoln After Dark suede, Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees suede, Parlez-Vous OPI?, Done Out In Deco, Catherine The Grape

Colours from L-R: Over The Taupe, My Private Jet, Shim-Merry Chic, Holiday Glow, Brand New Skates, Merry Midnight

Have yet to decide which colour to wear for this week. They're all gorgeous!

November 20, 2009

my first OPIs!!

So I just got myself some OPI from ebay. Pretty cheap at S$12 each compared to like S$20++ in the dept store. And it came with free shipping too.

So what did i get? From L-R (colours are kinda bright cos of the camera flash):

You Don't Know Jacques

You Don't Know Jacques Suede (much raved by retail_therapy)

Ink Suede

Russian Navy Matte

And I'm wearing Ink Suede in that pic. Ooh so pretty. I love the texture. It dries super duper fast upon application, so much so that I have the impression that the nail polish is gonna get all clumpy very fast in the bottle. Although it says not to apply any top coat or whatsoever, I've seen pics online where they have and the top coat makes the polish look all shiny. I guess you no longer have the suede feel and look once there's a top coat. Well, I'll try that next time and see how it goes.

Oh and dare i say this? Last night, I made another order for NARS. I'm not going anywhere near that website again for a long time. TOTAL BAN OK? I think I'm gonna have enough of it when they all get delivered. I can hear you all say, mad lah this girl. What to do, I'm a hoarder and a shopaholic.

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