Sun Kissed

(Something is very wrong with my WordPress system today. This is the third time I am writing this post!)

I decided to cut my nails to a more manageable length yesterday because they were getting a little too long for my liking. My bags were getting scratched really bad and one even had a little peel on the handle. I used some clear top coat to patch it up that day and it worked for a bit. But after using the bag for another 2 days the other side of the tear began to come off as well *sigh*

Anyway, on to my nails today.

I picked up 2 bottles of Sally Hansen polishes from the pharmacy last week. These two are my first SH polishes in a very long time. Usually the SH displays would be filled with top and base coats, straighteners, cuticle oils and polish removers instead of polishes which really wasn’t interesting to me. But when my friend had to pop by the pharmacy that day I decided to have a look see at the SH display because my Seche Vite top coat was getting a little goopy and I had to wait for a few days before Seche Restore would come in the mail. To my surprise, althougth the shelves wasn’t full with polishes, there was a bunch of brights in the mix. I decided to give SH a go since I didn’t own any so I picked up Sun Kissed and Purple Potion.

The formula for the SH polishes were divine! It was opaque in 2 careful coats and the shape of the brushed suited me well. I did not have to do so much cleaning up after. The color on the other hand was a little weird. In the bottle Sun Kissed looked like a great creamy orange but when I applied it on my nail the color was brighter than I expected. It came out to be a little neon in fact! The polish dried shiny but I decided on a coat of SV to avoid dents and scratches.

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The difference between the polish in the bottle and on my nails is most apparent in this picture.

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Flakie Spam!

As you know from my last post, I received some flakies polish from Llarowe that day. And me being me, I couldn’t resist them and HAD to try them on immediately.
The two polishes I got was Ludurana 3-D Flake Flash and HITS Jazz Flake which is no longer available on Llarowe at the time I was writing this post. 😦

HITS Jazz Flake has flakies that shift from green to a nice teal in the sunlight. I am in love with the colour and the application was great. I only used one coat of HJZ and as you can see. the whole nail is covered already! You have to be careful though, the polish seems a bit thick for a brand new bottle.

Next up is Ludurana 3-D Flake Flash. Compared to HITZ Jazz Flake, it had much less flakes per stroke. These are actually 3 coats of it in the photos. I think that it might be because of the suspension base being a little watery. I am tempted to leave the cap off for a few minutes to ‘dehydrate’ it a little but I am worried that it would end up too goopy and cant be used anymore. The color of L3DFF is much more dynamic than HJZ. There are red, green, yellow and even a little hint of blue in them when the light hits them.

My fingers are painted HITZ, Ludurana, HITZ, Ludurana in the photos.
Direct Sunlight

Artificial Lighting
Blurred shot

This is my favorite shot of the polishes which I took when I was on the way home from work!
This is the only shot that shows off the red/orange flash in the Ludurana polish.
And last but not least – a photo taken with the Sierra filter on Instagrm, This photo actually shows off the flakies the best!
OPI Black Onyx has a very good formula. The first coat was a little streaky but it evened out nicely with the second coat. I usually shy away from dark colours but I love how Black Onyx turned out. Its a very nice and warm color.
Black Onyx, 2 coats; pre-cleanup
Polishes used in this manicure: OPI Black Onyx, Ludurana 3-D Flake Flash, HITS Jazz Flake

I got mail!


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My order from llarowe (http://shop.llarowe.com) has finally arrived!

I love how tightly pack the polishes were. I read many horror stories on other nail blogs where their polishes did not arrive safely, even if it was just within the US. When I opened the parcel, the first thing I did was spend a few minutes trying to figure out how to open this little bundle without cutting up the bubble wrap. I soon gave up and just snipped through the top part of the little bundle so that I could reach in and pull the polishes out easily.

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My pretties!

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HITS Jazz Flake Nail Polish

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Ludurana 3-D Flake Flash

Just look at the green and gold flakies in there. How can one not love them right?

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Shopping is fun especially when it’s online!

Fun because you can see so many pretty things from all over the world just by clicking on your mouse in the comfort of your home! You’d be drooling over the pretty things online all you have to do is *click* and it’s on the way to you in the mail!

I had fun today!

Nail Fiesta – my favourite online shop selling nail polish within Malaysia – was having a moving out sale starting from today. The owner was moving and didn’t want to bring her whole inventory to her new place so she decided to sell them off at a good bargain. How could I stay away from that right?

I splurged RM431 for over 20 polishes! I know it sounds really pricey, but after doing some calculations, I saved a whopping 55% off retail prices! Can you believe it!

If you are in Malaysia and want to get your hands on some nail polishes do stop by Nail Fiesta soon before all stocks run out!

I will list the retail prices for polishes in Malaysia vs the prices I paid on Nail Fiesta vs the prices of polishes during the sale on Nail Fiesta after the jump!

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Glitter Tips

The weekend is here! And with that I have some freshly painted nails to ring in the weekend! All I have planned for the weekend was drinks with my friends so I decided to do some gradient manicure. Glitter gradient tips. A manicure which I am quite in love with! It gives me the chance to use my lovely glitter polishes without looking like a over-the-top party girl.

I chose China Glaze’s Flying High from the Up and Away collection for the base and sponged on a silver base from Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle and topped it off with a layer of OPI Crown me already.

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I love how the nails look kinda winter-y although it is not winter anywhere! Except for my office which always has the aircond on full blast even when it is pouring outside!

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Close up of my glittered tips 🙂

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After I did the layer of OPI CMA on my right hand I compared both hands and I actually love the bling on the right and the frost on the left. and with that I just stuck with the glitter on the left and just shimmer on the right look. A bit lopsided I know but I loved it 😛

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Lacquered Lover 1 Year Blogging Anniversary Giveaway

… PART ONE!

This giveaway includes A LOT of polishes- from butterLONDON to Zoya, Dollish Polish, Dior, Chanel, Layla Hologram Elite, Mattese Elite , OPI and last but not least an awesome glitter bomb from Color Club! A total of 15 polishes will be separated by 4 colour groups and given away to lucky readers of Carly’s blog!

Can you believe it! Feast your eyes on the prizes!

and pop by Lacquered Lover and give a go at it 🙂