Sunday, August 26, 2012

Swatch: China Glaze Hello Gorgeous

Hey ladies! I have another glitter swatch post today and it's China Glaze Hello Gorgeous! Very appropriate, don't you think so?

Hello Gorgeous! is one of the two glitter polishes in China Glaze's 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness collection - United In Purpose.

Hello Gorgeous! is a mixture of a few colours of small fine glitters, mainly baby pink, light gold and holographic glitters in a clear base. It is very similar to 'I'm Not Lion' from the Safari collection, just changing the champagne glitters to baby pink.

The other glitter in the collection - United, is very similar to Hello Gorgeous! except that it's about a shade darker.

In direct sunlight. Formula for this polish very good, it's smooth to apply and gives complete coverage in 2 coats. It'll be the type of glitter that covers the base completely rather than a layering glitter.

Hello Gorgeous! also dries matte and still have the grainy feel after 1 coat of Seche Vite. At least 2 coats of top coat is needed for smooth and shiny look.

I was lucky to be able to catch the sun while I have this polish on, or I will usually take indoor artificial light photos. :)

Last but not least, the sparkly holo glitters!

My verdict for this polish is - It gorgeous, it's BABY PINK and it sparkles. Definitely must have! :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Swatch: China Glaze Glitter Goblin

Today I have the glitter polish - Glitter Goblin from China Glaze's 2012 Wicked Collection!

Glitter Goblin is filled with small copper hex glitter mixed with some holographic glitter in a clear base!

The application for this polish is very sheer initially, I was hardly able to get much glitters on the brush. However as the clear polish becomes gloppy after a while, it actually became much easier to apply. I dont know if it's good or bad news. -.-"

This is 3 coats of the glitter polish!

(Left) One Coats, (Right) Two Coats

A close up of the glitter!

I guess this polish is okay, quite pretty but not a must have. However, I just cant resist limited edition + glitter so I have to get it! :)

What do you think? Will you be getting this?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Group Mani - Geometric!

Hello Girls! I have another group mani today and the theme is Geometric!

My take on Geometric nails is inspired by a mani I saw on Pinterest! There are seriously a tonne of great manis on Pinterest and I'm really tempted to do a string of Pinterest inspired manicures!

For my mani today, I used 3 of the polishes from China Glaze's Bohemian collection - 'Unpredictable', 'No Plain Jane' and 'Deviantly Daring' and created some geometric shapes using stripping tapes.

There is a strand of my dog's fur stuck on my ring finger. I apologize for that. LOL

My favourite out of these 3 polishes is definitely 'Deviantly Daring'! The formula is simply great, it's opaque in one coat and the color is simply gorgeous!

On the other hand, both 'Unpredictable' and 'No Plain Jane' are still sheer and create bald spots on one coat and definitely needs at least two coats.

What do you think? Do you love this mani like I do? :)

Polishes Used:
China Glaze Unpredictable
China Glaze No Plain Jane
China Glaze Deviantly Daring

Friday, August 10, 2012

Singapore National Day 2012

It's Singapore's 47th National Day on 9th August so as tradition, I'm doing national day nails today!

I did 2 last year which in my opinion was not that good, but managed to get many likes for it, so I'm hoping that this year's would be better.

Red & White are Singapore's colours so I painted my nails with my favourite Red polish - OPI Red My Fortune Cookie and stamped the design from Bundle monster plate BM-301 with Konad special white polish.

I also dug out the stars from Kleancolor Blind Date and dotted them onto my nails as I already had a few layers of topcoat in between each coats and I didnt want my manicure to become too thick.

I think my national day nails this year is pretty cute, hopefully it's much better than last year's.. haha.. Happy National Day Singapore!

Polishes Used
OPI Red My Fortune Cookie
OPI Alpine Snow
OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
Kleancolor Blind Date

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sonoma Nail Art - My Three Glitters

Today I have Sonoma Nail Art's 'My Three Glitters' over OPI 'Come To Poppy'!
'My Three Glitters' is an indie polish created by Sonoma Nail Art - which consist of black and white glitters in all shapes and sizes!  There's big and small hex glitters, bar glitters, square glitters and even parallelogram glitters! LOL

Seriously loving the contrast of this polish over 'Come To Poppy'!

I also tried layering OPI 'I'm All Ears' over the combo for a jelly sandwich. I do like the effect of the fuchsia shimmers, but the white glitters seems to have disappeared under the jelly. :(

So what do you think? Jelly yay or nay?

Polishes Used:
OPI Come To Poppy
Sonoma Nail Art My Three Glitters
OPI I'm All Ears

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Swatch: OPI Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue

Today I have a swatch on another polish from the OPI Germany Collection - Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue!

Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue is a beautiful frost blue - with more teal than what is translated on the pictures. Tends to leave some brush stroke marks, but not something you should be too concerned about as it's not very obvious.

I can also see bits of sparkly blue micro-shimmers in the bottle, but doesnt really translate on the nail. Formula for this polish is great, and would definitely need 2 or more coats to be opaque.

The colour looks similar to another OPI colour in the past but the name escapes me for the moment and I can't remember what it's called.

This is not a colour that I would normally pick up but it's really cool. It's unique - at least to me, since I dont have anything like this in my collection. I'm definitely digging it!