Friday, March 28, 2014

Found my marbles

Hi again!

After yet another long hiatus, I am back with some water marbling.

Used OPI Happy Anniversary for the base because it is the most versatile base polish.
Then I layered that with drops of Nubar Pasadena Purple to create this wonderful psychedelic effect. Loving the swirls but hating the yellow lighting.


Happy painting, girls!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

First taste of Butter London

Hello all! I am back! No more excuses now that my degree has finished. So be sure to check back for regular updates. Promise that I won't let you guys down! Heap more tutorials and nail art for you guys to indulge in :)

Now onto the actual content. Recently I bought my first few bottles of Butter London. I actually bought 7 bottles except one of them broke in transit so I was left with 6 and completely devastated. I wish companies would take better care when packaging them.
From left to right: Teddy Girl (pink), Crumpet (sand), Pimms (yellow), Squatter (green), Keks (blue), Giddy Kipper (purple)

Be sure to keep an eye out for them in my future posts. I can't wait to try them all out!

I have Squatter on my nails right now. I absolutely adore the colour. I love it to the point that I don't want to take them off. The photo makes it look a little fluorescent but it is actually much more muted in real life. It feels so fresh, perfect for Sydney's spring weather now that it has stopped thunderstorming.


I'm not quite sure how Butter London comes up with their names. But I like the wittiness. Hope you've enjoyed this colour too.

Until next time! ♥

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hibernation

I am apologising (yet again) for this long hiatus. I do have to confess that the reason is actually because I haven't been painting my nails. I feel so ashamed to not have been taking care of my finger tips, even neglecting to moisturise my cuticles.

This is just a quick update to thank you guys for still visiting me and keeping this little blog alive in spirit.

I painted my nails for my birthday dinner! Went a little over board because I missed doing my nails.

The base is Orly's Pure Porcelain. That's a sticker on my ring finger. I'm a cheater.


Hopefully I'll see you guys soon. Happy painting!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mermaid nails: glitter review

I love glitters. And so does everyone else. I've been wearing this manicure for a week now and I've got to say, its so beautifully mesmerizing!

Thank you Born Pretty Store for sending my these awesome babies. Click here or on the photo to get yourself straight to the glitter pots. You absolutely need to give them a go!


I've done a mermaid scale inspired nail art with the blue to green tones, and just a tiny bit of gold at the tips for that extra shine. The photos honestly don't do them justice. I used Zoya Ivanka as base so even if they do fall off, I can still have glittery nails!

I encourage you to definitely give these a go because they're easy-peasy. Just use a bit of blu-tack on the end of a skewer to pick the glitter up one by one. Although it is an extremely laborious process, it is worth every second. I don't have any regrets.



Please use my discount code if you'd like to give these glitters a go. Click on the image to get to the site. Until next time!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Water decal mini tutorial + review

Thanks to Born Pretty Store, I can tick off another thing that I've always wanted to try: water decals. They've always puzzled me as to how they can still maintain their stickiness after getting soaked in water! But in reality, after my first hand experience, I'm in love with how quick and easy they are to use.

On with the review. The cutest nail file came with the pack of 12 water decals. Bonus points for matching colours. Click here or on the photo to access the direct link to the decals. I chose #20.


Below is a mini tutorial on the process that I went through to get these babies on my nails. The trick is pretty much to soak each decal for a good 5 seconds before trying to peel them off. And only file AFTER the decals have completely dried on your nails. Or they'll move and give you a hard time.

Here are a few more photos to show off this super gorgeous nail art pattern.

 My vanity never ceases to amaze me.

Final Verdict:
♥ Super easy to use. The more you wet it, the easier it is to work with.
♥ Extremely versatile and forgiving. You won't get any wrinkles because everything can be smoothed down when it's still wet.
♥ You have so many design varieties to choose from!
♥ Remember to seal EVERYTHING well with topcoat. Or they'll curl up and die in the shower because as water decals, they hate getting wet.

If you're going to believe someone just once in your life, then you should most definitely believe me on this one because you will not regret it!

Don't forget to use my discount code MUL91 at the checkout.

Until next time, my pretties!