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Feb 8, 2016

Luck and Prosperity - Rimmel Exotica, Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold, Born Pretty BPL-004


Hiya everyone! Happy Lunar New Year! It's the first day of the Year of the Monkey today!

[All is Well]
I managed to squeeze this post out just in time! This one's a stamping mani that I just did last night, phew~

[Bottle to nail: Rimmel Exotica (1 coat)]
Of course, this celebration calls for a nice rich red base. This is an oldie I dug up called Exotica from Rimmel's Lasting Finish line.

[1 coat: Rimmel Exotica]
Exotica isn't really that exotic! It's a deep red polish with lots of golden shimmer that lightens up the base shade. The shimmer is fairly fine, so you don't see it on the nails much.

[1 coat: Rimmel Exotica]
I only used one coat here which gives decent enough coverage if you're careful. Since I was going to stamp over it, I wasn't too concerned. Dry time was quick with a nice smooth finish - these photos are just base polish before topcoat.

[Bottle to nail: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold (stamping);
Base: Rimmel Exotica (1 coat)]
After topcoating the base polish, I then stamped over it in gold with Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold, a gorgeous rich gold stamping polish.

[Base: Rimmel Exotica (1 coat); Stamping: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold]
I was looking through all my plates for an appropriate pattern and ended up using this lovely geometric one. It's from Born Pretty stamping plate BPL-004 again, just like last week's post. 

[Base: Rimmel Exotica (1 coat); Stamping: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold]
This is a pretty similar colour scheme to last year's mani but really, what other colours would you use! I'd like to think that I've improved since then, but that may have more to do with the stamping polishes I'm using now...

[Base: Rimmel Exotica (1 coat); Stamping: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold]
Hehe, at any rate, I'm committed to this learn-to-stamp business so you'll definitely be seeing lots of stamping manis from me this year!

Feb 4, 2016

Bold Binary - Dance Legend Pseudochromis

I bring you Dance Legend Pseudochromis!

[Dance Legend Pseudochromis]
Dance Legend always has goodies. Pseudochromis has black, white and shiny magenta glitter in a pink-magenta jelly base. It was pretty opaque in 3 coats. As always, the consistency is great and the bottle was packed with glitter.

[Dance Legend Pseudochromis]
Pseudochromis might look simple but I love the colour and the speckled look.


Feb 1, 2016

Basket Case - Hit The Bottle I'm Pinking of Blue; Born Pretty BPL-004


Here's a quick update on the manicure I posted last week, featuring my attempts at stamping.. still trying to work it out!

[Space Picnic]
Because it was a somewhat off-the-cuff try, I may not have considered my colour choices all too seriously..

[Base: Sally Hansen Spark (2 coats); Flakie: Polish Me Silly Fun House (1 coat; mattified)]
Brief refresher on what we started out with - this is a coat of Polish Me Silly Fun House, over two coats of Sally Hansen Spark, topped off with a matte topcoat.

[Bottle to nail: Hit The Bottle I'm Pinking of Blue]
I decided to use this fancy shade of stamping polish from Hit The Bottle - I'm Pinking of Blue. How cute is that name! Basically this is a shimmer shade that stamps pink over white, with a blue sheen that comes to the fore when stamped over dark shades.  

[Stamping: Hit The Bottle I'm Pinking of Blue; Plate: Born Pretty BPL-004]
When you combine the pink and blue together, you sort of get an overall purple shade, so it's quite an interesting chameleon of a colour.

[Stamping: Hit The Bottle I'm Pinking of Blue; Plate: Born Pretty BPL-004]
Here, I used plate Born Pretty plate BPL-004 with the lattice pattern. I've actually used this before (and quite terribly, at that!) in a previous manicure, so here's your chance to see how it should actually look (sorta..). =)

Jan 25, 2016

Star Party - Sally Hansen Spark, Polish Me Silly Fun House


Okay, we're getting to more recent manis now. Here's a layering combo I wore recently!

[Flakie paradise]
Can't really go wrong with a dark base and flakies, then a matte topcoat!

[Bottle to nail: Sally Hansen Spark (2 coats)]
I started with a two coats of Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in Spark. Spark is a lovely deep blue with lots of fine pink and blue glitter which gives it a little hint of blurple in the light

[2 coats: Sally Hansen Spark]
Good opacity in two coats and dried quickly. You can see my test nail there...

[Bottle to nail: Polish Me Silly Fun House (1 coat, mattified);
Base: Sally Hansen Spark (2 coats)]
This here is another lovely gift from Jme last year! I'm getting through them slowly but surely!! =) This is Fun House from Polish Me Silly, a clear base packed with green, pink and blue duochrome flakies. These photos are all one coat dabbed.

[Base: Sally Hansen Spark (2 coats); Flakie: Polish Me Silly Fun House (1 coat; mattified)]
In the top photo, I've put matte topcoat over the ring finger but not the rest, just to show the difference. The last photo shows them all mattified - but I reckon it's gorgeous both ways!


Jan 21, 2016

Moss in the Misty Morn - Emily de Molly Insipid

What is this prettyyyyyy?

[3 coats of Emily de Molly Insipid]
This pretty is Emily de Molly's Insipid. My photos do it no justice whatsoever. My camera doesn't capture multichrome flakies very well.

Insipid is this mixture of flakies that colour shift from bronze to gold to pink to green. The prominent shades are bronze and green. I could get full coverage in three coats, utilizing a little bit of the dabbing application.

[3 coats of Emily de Molly Insipid]
Isn't it such a brilliant green when seen from the edges? You can also see that the colour shift is very prominent. There are glimpses of the pink and teal flakies from some of these photos, they're not easy to catch.

As always, Emily de Molly's nail polish is a joy to own and I just want more all the time!

Jan 18, 2016

Flashback Fun - Essie Da Bush, Zoya Yara, Zoya Logan, Sinful Colors Rise & Shine, NYX Girls Gilded Glitter


Okay, this here is a fairly old set of photos... over 3 years old, oh dear... So I'm going to try my best to remember what polishes I used for this set of skittles!

[Gold splash]
Okay, ignoring the fact that all of them have a generous coat of gold flake topper over them... From pinky to index, I'm pretty sure it was Essie Da Bush, Zoya Yara (on both ring and middle) and Zoya Logan.

[Pinky to thumb: Essie Da Bush, Zoya Yara x 2, Zoya Logan, Sinful Colors Rise and Shine;
Flakie: NYX Girls Gilded Glitter]
Hmmm... I thiiink the thumb may be Sinful Colors Rise and Shine, which really doesn't match the rest! What was I thinking! =p Probably that I had a whole lot of greens on my desk at the time and that I wanted to use them allllllll~

[Pinky to index: Essie Da Bush, Zoya Yara x 2, Zoya Logan;
Flakie: NYX Girls Gilded Glitter]
The gold flakies are from NYX Girls Gilded Glitter. Isn't it lovely! I'm kinda inspired to dig it out again and slap it over a nice rich blue... possibly with a matte topcoat over!