Friday, August 31, 2012

Swatches of some Wet n Wild Polishes: Sugar Coat, Blue Moon

Hey my lovely buns :3 I just recently picked up 2 Wet n Wild polishes, a pinky nude because I was in dire need of one haha, and a dark shimmery blue because its gorgeous and immediately caught my eye.
So up first, I have Sugar Coat by Wet n Wild Megalast. A gorgeous light pale pink, leaning more to the cool side.
3 easy coats. With this, you definitely don't need 3 coats, but I just swatched it to show you guys. The brush on this is really big, (I will address this later) so that's why if you're not careful, you can get pooling around the edges, hence the pinky.

1 coat

2 coats
 With these, I had to turn up my room lights because any way else when photographing, makes this color look like a cream nude or a pale lavender. So the brush. It's fat. But I actually really like it! Same brush as the Spoiled line, it's rectangular and flat, so it's quite easy to maneuver.

Flash brings out the lavender base of this color.
Formula was a heaaaaven! Very smooth and easy to work with, just be careful of the brush. And yes, this is the color I used as a base for my eyeball design.

Next, we have Blue Moon by Wet n Wild Wild Shine. A gorgeous deep blue with teal shimmer. Does anyone else think of Smurfs when you hear the name blue moon? Hahahha

2 coats

Slightly blurred to show you the amount of shimmer! Look at that!

1 coat. You see the gorgeous teal sparkle in the bottle?

This polish is amazing! Definitely can be a 1 coater if you apply a thicker and more even first coat. It really sparkles under direct light! Sorry I didn't have a flash photo to show you :\ Formula was also very nice, smooth and thin. This looks somewhat like OPI's Yoga-ta Get This Blue, but I don't have that for comparison..... Let me know if they're dupes or something!

I'm so happy to have purchased these two, definitely more happy than my Sinful Colors purchases hahaha. Until next time my sweethearts :3

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Okay first off, I HAVE 17 FOLLOWERS. OMG. I didn't start seriously blogging until about a week ago, and I already have 17? You guys are sooo amazing! My motivation :3

Hehehhe, onto the real thing now! I've been tagged by Natalsie for a Liebster award! Thank you so much! I've always been secretly hoping for one because all you cool bloggers have one! 8D

The rules are as follows:

  1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
  3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
  4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
  5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
  6. There are no tag backs.

The award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, to expose them to more followers and other blogs. Fantastic idea, if you ask me!
Here are the questions Natalsie created for me S2

  1. What do you like most about writing a blog?  For me, this blog wasn't started for any special purposes, just to keep track of what nail polish looks like on my nails because I'm a freak and I take like... 5293 pics of my nails and my poor laptop can't hold them all!
  2. What was your New Year’s resolution?  I actually didn't set New Year's Resolutions this year because with the past years, I never meet my goals... (shame on you, Christine!)
  3. How long did it take you to break it? Break my resolutions, no time required because they're nonexistant hahah.
  4. What’s the funniest thing you've heard today? Well I heard this story of two frogs getting married, and when they created babies, they made a toad! And the daddy was super mad, and was like "TELL ME, WAS IT WITH MR. SMITH UPSTAIRS OR WAS IT THE SIMPSONS FROM DOWNSTAIRS" and the mommy just said "Honey, I had plastic surgery before I met you".
  5. When was the last time you called your Mum? I live with her :3
  6. Do you prefer the sunrise or sunset? Definitely sunset! I cannot wake up early enough to catch a sunrise hahaha
  7. Who did you last compliment? My best friend!
  8. What special talent would you like to have? I've always wanted to be a contortionist, bend my body in all those crazy ways!
  9. When do you know you're a grown up? Independence is a big sign of growing up.
  10. Which household chores do you like to do? Ummm... Clean my room? Hahaha, we have a washing machine so I don't worry about laundry, we have a dish washer, so don't have to worry about dishes either xD
  11. When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to feel better? Paint my nails! I love painting my nails, always brightens up a gloomy day :D
So, my set of questions!
1. When did you discover your love for nail polish?
2. How many polishes do you own?
3. Do you prefer staying home on a rainy day or going out?
4. What's your favorite drink?
5. Whens the last time you've had a burger?
6. What's your favorite color?
7. Do you play any instruments?
8. Any special talents? ;P
9. What's your favorite nail trend?
10. What's your most hated nail trend?
11. I love your blog hehehe, not a question, but just a little note from me to you :3

And here are the 8 I chose, and I know I didn't choose 11, but these are the blogs I absolutely LOVE, and check on EVERYDAY. So forgive me :P

1. Polishophrenia
2. Tuxarina
3. Jamegackie
4. Boombastic Nails
5. Canvas Nails
6. I Relish Nail Polish
8. Chic and Shiny

THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN~ Stupid blogger doesn't let me put hearts... so here's an imaginary heart for you guys! (HUGE HEART) Hehehe, until next time! :***


Eye See You Copycat

Hi guys! I'm soooo excited about these nails that I saw seriously less than an hour ago and I had to recreate it. They're nude eyeball nails! Created by the lovely Zoe :3 She's amazing! And okay here goes my version of it! For the eye I actually didn't "line" the lower lashes because normally when I do makeup, I just line my upper lash line :P

Silly me, I was so excited for this that I rushed the topcoat... Now look at that ugly smudge ):

I used Wet n Wild Sugar Coat (I will do a more detailed swatch and review on this) as a base, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White on White, a nameless bright blue, and China Glaze Liquid Leather and some striping brushes and a dotter.

I'm soooo loving these!!! Thanks again Zoe for the inspiration! Big kisses to you :****

Sinful Colors: Unicorn

Sinful Colors Unicorn. This polish.... I'm really sad typing out this right now because I absolutely LOVE pastel yellows and this was one I've been wanting for AGES. And I just got it. And it sucks.

Four coats. Still looks nowhere near perfectly smooth and even...
One coat of streaky mess.

Two coats of streaky mess.

And I didn't even bother taking a pic of it at 3 coats because it practically is the same. Very streaky. The formula  is quite runny, causing pooling at the edges and it's really thin so you really don't get much coverage. The brushes with Sinful can be hit or miss, sometimes my bottle comes with a nice wider brush, and sometimes it comes with a brush that's really really thin... Like the Essie polishes, whose brushes I'm not a fan of either, however, their formula is a whooooole different story.
So anyway, I was thinking of ways to fix the formula issues because it's such a gorgeous color! And I tried layerning it over white:

Index and ring finger both have 2 coats, middle and pinky have 1.
My fault here actually, I didn't apply the white too evenly, and thus resulted in this hot mess. Although it is still not very nice, I definitely will wear this polish layered next time. Because at least over the white, the streakyness and pooling is reduced to a minimum.

Again... Disappointment, because I love this color!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sinful Colors: Cloud Nine & Pull Over

Hi my sweethearts! I have two swatches for you today! I just recently picked these babies up at a Walgreens when they were on sale for $0.99 each! And yes, I have heard the recent controversy about Sinful taking copyrighted pictures for its own use... being a blogger myself, I am STRONGLY against that, but it seems Revlon has taken care of this issue, and properly appologized to those bloggers. Good job, Revlon, props. Anyway, let's get to the polishes.

Here is Pull Over, a gorgeous orange based sunny yellow, the formula of which is... not so good. Take a look:

3 Coats

One Coat of Pull Over
2 Coats

Guess what? EXACT SAME COLOR AS A NO. 2 PENCIL! Not those super awesome Ticonderoga ones, the rather cheap ones. And now I will forever think of pencils when I paint my nails this color. But that's okay because the formula on this will make me think twice about wearing it. It's really streaky... As you can tell by the 1 coat picture. But it's a yellow... So I can forgive it. Just a little bit. I guess this color would be great to wear to school on those days you have to take a Scantron Test with a No. 2 pencil :D

Next color we have is Cloud 9, a gorgeous medium orange jelly base filled with loads of golden shimmer. This polish is amazing!
1 Coat, and whoops, didn't notice there was a piece of string on my nail hahaha. And apparently my camera doesn't like to focus on more than one finger.... .___.

Blurred a bit to capture the amount of shimmer! Gorgeous :3 These are all 3 coats, and I think it's perfect that way
The formula on this was definitely a lot nicer than Pull Over, the shimmer made it smoother and not so streaky.It also has that mixture between a creme base and a jelly base, so it makes your nails look really squishy! Which I like :D

That's it for today~ Thanks for stopping by! KISSES FOR YOU ALL :****

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ivy League?

Sorry for the lack of updates lately guys, schools starting soon, and stress has been taking me over )': My nails still have those luscious China Glazes on them, so I'm going to show you a few pics of a Nail Of The Day I had a while back. Again, sorry for the quality ): Phone's camera isn't the best...

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Ivy League, topped with Icing Frost Yourself

Bonus pic ;D
I really loved this combo of yellow/green topped with a bighexagonal holo glitter, makes me think of those spring dewdrops!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

China Glaze Bohemian Lustre Chrome: Rare and Radiant, Unpredictable

Hi my lovelies! I have two swatches for you guys today of the new China Glaze chromes! Rare and Radiant, the famous Chanel Peridot dupe, and Unpredictable. Sorry about my cuticles... They dont look that bad in real life, these macro shots just make everything 100x worse hahaha. This post is very picture-heavy... so if it's a little slow when loading..... then... yea. All the swatches are without topcoat, to show you the finish.

1 coat of Rare and Radiant
2 coats
Rare and Radiant is definitely NOT a sheer polish! As you can see, one coat is already very opaque. It is an antique dusty gold color that shifts to a dark green, and at extreme angles, a dark blue.The formula is AMAZING, dries faily quickly and the consistency is soooo dreamy! I dont have the Chanel to compare, but I'm just going to say, get this if all the other nail bloggers haven't convinced you already! The duochrome isn't as strong as in the bottle, but it's still really pretty! It SPARKLES LIKE CRAZY under direct sunlight!

Bottle shot of Rare and Radiant
Next up is Unpredictable, a medium teal color that shifts to a blurple, blue purple hahah:
1 coat of Unpredictable
2 coats

A better look at the gorgeous duochrome!

I definitely feel that Unpredictable is slightly more sheer than Rare and Radiant, it cannot stand as a one-coater. That might be the reason I like Rare and Radiant more... or maybe because it's a dupe for Peridot, hahah. The formula on this is perfect as well. With these chromes, the brushstrokes are almost nonexistant after these dry, LOVE!

Look at that duochrome! At extreme angles, Rare and Radiant kind of looks like Unpredictable huh!
So I got bored... and stamped a design from BM20 with Sinful Colors Black on Black. One coat of topcoat.
So what do you guys think? Did you all buy these already? :P

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Haiii :3
So yea, another design I had in my folder that I never posted. Again, these were taken with my phone... so apologies for the quality! This was waayyyy back when I had sharp nails hahaha, good times! Might go back to that, what do you guys think?

Look at how long my fingers look :P That's one thing I like about having claw nails!

For this mani, I used 2 coats of Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby as a base. This stuff is really pigmented, yet thin. I'm not sure how to describe it, like it's pigmented but not opaque as in it cannot block out the colors underneath. Okay I have no idea what I'm saying. Just that I love this red! And China Glaze Liquid Leather for details with a striping brush. Added Magenta, red, and black rhinestones.

Hope you guys like~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Semi-Rainbow Stamp

So today I'm going to share with you my nails from quite a while back. Found them in my pictures folder, and these pictures were taken with my phone, so sorry for the quality... A warm rainbow mani with various stamping designs on them hahah, I was just having fun with the plates. So I thought I would share :D

Dont know if you can tell, but these don't try down to a glossy finish. Satin rubber-ish finish, and that yellow was a nightmare to apply.

I know, I know, not the best, I'm always so impatient to use the top coat on these! Smudges every time... sigh.
These are the polishes I used, all nameless hahaha, but just as a color reference.

Thanks for reading! Until next time <3 p="p">

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Summer Flirt

(Second time posting this, fingers crossed that it will work properly!)

Hahha, so this is the design today! I actually did it with my friend who came over the other day, we had matching nails <3 Except hers were blue and about 12387x prettier... Oh and let me apologize beforehand for the terrible smudge on my pinky. I was being impatient haha, LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES! Dont rush the topcoat on stamps

Two coats of China Glaze Flirty Tankini, stamped with BM-04 and added pale pink rhinestones. Ring finger is a Claire's holo glitter called "Glitter Topcoat". What a name! Still needs a topcoat over this "topcoat" for it to be smooth though HOW IRONIC xD

The plate I used.
And, how can I not add a close up of Flirty Tankini? See all that microshimmer? GORGEOUS. Bright shimmery coral. What more can I ask for? Perfect summer shade! Have it on my toes as well haha, CANT GET ENOUGH. Okay, I'll stop with the rambling...
This design is also the one I used for My Pretty Paints Giveaway so feel free to enter and check out the designs by all the other wonderful artists out there! Thanks for reading, and until next time <3

Friday, August 17, 2012

Embarrassing Gradient

Okay... I have to confess, this is my FIRST time EVER, to do gradient nails. And... I suck. Hahhaha, I had on the Cinderella polish from last time, and had some tip wear so I decided to cover it up! But the result isn't as good as I had hoped....

Gradient was with a nameless F21 purple glitter, ring finger was a glitter sandwich with Revlon Radiant, or Blue Mosaic, I think they recently changed the name, and pinky is Color Club Sky High topped with an Anna Sui Glitter.
Sorry about the chip on my ring finger near the cuticle hahah, a piece of glitter was stuck there and I just HAD to pick it off.

Well... It's a decent first try, I guess! Oh and I have to add, my camera does NOT capture the beauty of Sky High... I wish you can see the pretty duochrome of it! I'll do a more detailed review and swatch for you guys! <3