Thursday, December 31, 2009

76: NOTD

Hellooo :)

I just wanted to share a quick NOTD.

This is taken with flash. This is 2 coats of KO's Calamine (which is a matte polish) and 1 coat of a Japanese Glitter for some shiney-ness and sparkle.

Hope you guys have a great new years eve! I don't know if I'm going to have a new years mani but if I do I'll be sure to update :)

PS. I can't wait to see your new years manicures!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

75: Comments

Hi Lovlies!

This is just to let you guys know that today I will be spending the whole day going over the comments that you've left on my posts. I know that I definitely missed replying to a few of them so replying to you guys will be my first priority :)

I did notice that some of them are really random so I won't be applying those. For example: "Check out my site for more nail art!" haha yeah I got a few of those from the same person.

Anyways I hope you've all had a great Christmas spending it with your closest loved ones <3

Sunday, December 27, 2009

74: Random

Even Hello Kitty needs a manicure from time to time :)

This was at the opening of the Hello Kitty store in Ginza Japan. I wonder what colour Ms Kitty chose :p

Saturday, December 26, 2009

73: Gel Nails

Hi Girls and Boys!


I did my cousin Vicky's nails last night and the whole process took around 2.5 hours. By the end our backs were about to break in half! Here's what her nails look like now..

This is a basic gel overlay on her natural nails. I used the blurple gel glitter and added rhinestones but they fell off while she was sleeping last night. I really like using gel but sometimes it's a bit hard to control.

In one of my other posts I was complaining about the smell of acrylics and I got some great advice from Ms Jessie Burkhardt from NSI. She posted this link which brings you to the NSI website and lists all the ways you can control the acrylic odours. There's good information there so if you're using acrylics you should check it out!

I'll try to update with some more swatches and pictures of the nails stickers that I got from Hong Kong. See you guys next time :)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

72: NOTD

Hi Girls!

Sorry but this is just a quick NOTD update. :)

Taken with flash. This is just 3 coats of China Glaze's Lubu Heels with rhinestones placed randomly.

Have a happy holidays everyone!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

71: Gel nails sample

Hi Everybody!

I'm so sorry but I think something is weird with my Blogger. I've been trying to reply to comments but when I click submit somehow just it logs me out of the site :( I'll keep trying though. Sorry girls I'm not ignoring you on purpose!

Anyways when I was in China my cousin and I went to a Beauty Wholesale building. Basically it had everything you needed from nail supplies to facial tables to hair dye. We went around to all the nail stores and bargained our butts off!

I'm going to be working more with gel nails now because the acrylic smell is really getting to me. I even bought myself a 9w UV light for $35RMB which equals to about $6AUD muahahah. I also bought Swarovski rhinestones (not the cheap acrylic ones) and glitter flaky coloured gels. The only reason I wanted to get Swarovski crystals is because it's reusable (most of them are anyways) and they look so much nicer. A lot of the times when I use the acrylic rhinestones the backing melts off when they come in contact with top coats or even the polishes themselves. This will be a good investment :)

I've been playing around with my new equipment tonight and I managed to come up with 2 different sets using the glitter coloured gels. What do you guys think?

This is taken with flash. This gel has a baby blue hint to it and contains blue-purple-pink hexagon glitters with silver microglitter. Maybe a second layer would've brought out more colour. I'll try it next time!

This is taken without flash.

This is taken with flash. I used a Copper glitter gel and a Silver glitter gel for this sample. The silver just blends into the copper and makes it look more on the golden side. This was fun to make because I got to try creating a smile line with gel.

This is taken without flash.

PS. I removed my gel nails and I'm back to natural short nails.. for now. Here's my NOTD. This is 3 coats of China Glaze's Blue Sparrow. This colour dries matte but I think it looks better with a top coat. More shiney :)

This is taken without the top coat.

This is taken with a coat of Seche Vite.

The next post will be just about a few of the nail art deco stickers I got from Hong Kong and a few more swatches of polishes I bought in Canada. See you guys then :D


Saturday, December 12, 2009


Hello Lovelies :)

I know I promised to update in China but to my surprise the Chinese goverenment had blocked all websites relating to BLOGS! I couldn't read your great blogs for 3 weeks but now I'm in Hong Kong for a couple of days and I'm taking this chance to catch up on my nail blogs. I haven't bought any special nail polishes in China because there are too many fakes out there. Buyers Beware! I did manage to pick up a UV light and a Gel Nails kit but I'm going shopping with my baby sister tomorrow here in HK so hopefully we'll find something good :)

In the meantime I just wanted to share this with you guys. Getting your nails done in China is uber cheap! My cousin and I got Gel Nail extentions for $180RMB which is about $30AUD. WOW! And it looked pretty decent too. What do you guys think?

My cousin's nails look more natural than mine.

My nail tech gave me Swarovski crystals for free. Yay :)

PS. Please excuse my super dry and rough hands. China is cold and I haven't been moisturizing enough :(