Thursday, March 29, 2012

Model's Own Indian Ocean

Today's post is on Indian Ocean - one of the three Model's Own newly released Beetle Juices!

This is a very pretty shimmery blue that shines a purple-pink sheen under light! Formula is fine, but the polish is very very sheer. For this manicure, I applied 4 coats but there's still VNL. I would probably try it over a white base the next time I use it.

Have you gotten the new colours from the Beetle Juice collection? Which colour do you like best?

Polishes Used:
Model's Own Indian Ocean

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Double Tips

Felt like doing something with Easter feel since it's around the corner but didn't really want to do something complicated so I decided to just go with some pastel colours.

Double french tips in the prettiest baby blue (Essie Borrowed & Blue) with OPI Planks Alot & acrylic ribbon on pointer finger. It's a little weird to have my pointer finger as the accent finger, but I forgot about wanting to have an accent finger again & painted all the other fingers already. Oh well..

Polishes Used:
Essence Sweet As Candy
Essie Borrowed & Blue
OPI Planks Alot
China Glaze Candie
LA Color Ice Breaker

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stamping Love!

I love doing stamping when they turn out this nice! Simply smooth and stunning!

This is stamped using Monster Bundle plate BM-213 btw.

Polishes Used:
Milani Digital
Michelle T39

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wedding Nails

Did this set of nails for my sister-in-law for her ROM day on 17th March 2012! Full blessing to them!

This is my 1st time doing a manicure for someone else. Not bad for an amateur eh? :)

Polishes Used:
Essence Sweet As Candy
OPI Alpine Snow
China Glaze Fairy Dust

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nail Polish Rings!

I have something exciting to share today! This is really my latest most favourite thing now! Today I'm going to share about.. tadah! Nail Polish Rings!

Nail polish rings are essentially handmade rings made using glass cabochons and of course, nail polishes! They are really unique and the possibilities are endless!

I have wanted to make these jewelries for quite some time already but I couldnt get the materials I want locally so this project was delayed for quite a while. I also wanted to get a ring setting that will protect the nail polish as we all know, nail polish chips even with top coat so I really wanted to get a ring setting that seals everything in.

I cant wait to share what I have done so far! These patterns/designs are all thought up by me! All of them are layering polishes so far, using about 2-3 different polishes layered to create these effects. I really love them to bits!

This is my 1st polish ring, created based on criteria listed by my BFF! Glass is not glued yet so dont mind the empty space there.

Blurred to show the glitter awesome-ness~!

For this I wanted to create something Merry Midnight/Fowl Play like. The colour is actually more purple than blue in real life.

Like the galaxy~~~

This is another one based on another of my BFF's criteria, but there will be something more for her's which I will not say what yet. Can you see the flakies in it?!

The white frost on the glass is just light reflected from the lamp. Not present in actual ring.

Blurred to show the burst of colors!

This 1.. I think I was inspired by some rings I saw online. haha! Photo doesnt do it justice!

Blurred to show.. Holo glitters! See! I told you the above photos doesnt do it justice!

For girls located in Singapore, these rings are currently been sold now on!

Each ring is S$6 each including free normal postage. They are all 17mm in diameter and with copper ring setting & adjustable ring sizes! You might want to measure your finger and see if you can accept the size cos some people might find it too small.

These rings are splash-proof but not recommended for you wear in the shower or to swimming!

I simply love make these.. definitely going to make more! Do you like them like I do?!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pastel Grey

A long overdue post. Pastel Pink & Grey manicure. Sweet~

Polishes Used:
China Glaze Pelican Grey
OPI Mod About You
Finger Paint Flashy
China Glaze Twinkle Lights

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jelly Sandwich

I just did my first Jelly Sandwich and I'm in love~! I need to get more jelly polishes to play around!

There are actually a total of 11 coats (including base & top) for this manicure but it doesn't feel thick at all! The key is to use really thin coats so they'll dry faster as well.

For this jelly sandwich today, I used 2 coats of OPI Cajun Shrimp, then 2 coats of OPI Save Me, then 2 coats of OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston, then 1 more coat of OPI Save Me, and 1 more coat of OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston.

Seems like a lot of work? It's actually not. The polishes used in this manicure are all really smooth and with the pro-wide brush, each layer only took 1 stroke so it's actually quite quick and easy to finish.

Simply love love love the result. Guy Meets Gal-veston actually managed to tone down the irritating silver glitter of Save Me but yet allow the bar glitters to shine. This is simply perfect! Much much better than I have imagined. Definitely going to try out more jelly combinations!

Polishes Used:
OPI Cajun Shrimp
OPI Save Me
OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston