Election Day

Election Day is one of the four polishes that I got from Paris Sparkles. I have always been eyeing this polish since I first discovered indie nail polishes on Etsy. I love the subtle glitter in a creamy base.
Election day has blue and pink hex glitters, a dash of green hex glitters as well as fine blue and holo glitter in the mix. The formula for this polish was a little on the thick side, and the glitters all sank to the bottom of the bottle when I took it out. I don’t blame it though. It was afterall in transit for more than 2 weeks before I got it. It took about 30minutes of standing it upside down and some rolling to get the glitter off the bottom.
Application was rather tricky. The white base was really opaque but it was tricky as well. I tried doing 2 thin coats at first but all the glitter kept getting covered by the cream base. So in the end, out of frustration, I just applied ONE THICK COAT. And that was the key really! As long as my brush had glitter particles on it, it would show up nicely on my fingernails! How lucky of me to find this out ūüėÄ
Paris Spaekles nail polishes can be found in her Etsy shop. Also, you can follow Stacey on Facebook to get updates and flash sales in her shop!
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Nekkid Nails

I took some photos of my nude nails just to show you how stained they are. If you look at them, you can see that my nails are 80% stained with a small gap near the cuticle. My nail line is also very very prominent which makes wearing sheers and jelly polishes an issue sometimes.
Honestly, up untill now I am still not sure which polish it was that caused the stains on my fingers. But I am quite sure it’s one of my OPIs.
It’s funny how the evening sun seems to have ‘bleached’ my nails while taking this photos.
I have gotten so used to having polish on my nails it makes me feel so¬†insecure¬†with it being nekkid. I am scared it might break on me anytime! Off to paint my nails now! I am gravitating towards something more neutral and less gritty. Come back tomorrow and see what I’ve been up to ūüôā

Sea Creature

I finally found some me time today! Aside from doing a bunch of chores, I finally could sit down to do a swatch and review of Sea Creature which I got from Kae from the Hungry Asian.
At first glance Sea Creature leans more to a darker shade of teal, almost black. I wanted to bring out the hidden blue tones in it so I decided to pair it with a nice bright blue polish –¬†OPI No Room For The Blues – as the base.

I swatched Sea Creature in increasing layers across my fingers to see how it would build up and it seems it does that quite well. But I did have to wait a minute or so between the layers to avoid too much tugging and sliding.

From L-R: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats, 4 coats
The first coat of Sea Creature already sees a rather high glitter density and by the second coat I would say that the nail is almost 70% covered. At 3 coats, Sea Creature is almost opaque with only bits of the base colour peeking through. And by the time the fourth coat it actually looks exactly like how it is in the bottle.
I added 2 coats of top coat and wore this out for dinner, passing it as a ombre mani.
I managed to get a shot with the evening sun!

Looking back on the photos as I post them, I think Sea Creature may look better on darker polishes. Or at least you could get a good dark color with 3 coats instead of 4 like I did here.

The Hungry Asian Polishes can be found on Etsy. Do follow her blog and her Facebook page for more updates!

Purple Refreshed

As you know from yesterday’s post, June is Migraine Awareness month and I am wearing purple to join a nail art competition by MariJo. Anyways, even though I am bad at nail art I couldn’t just submit a plain manicure. So to spice it up a little I added some white (OPI Alpine Snow) and purple glitter (Bloop H555) to my tips and created this funky french!
Bloop H555

Look at the holo goodness in this little bottle of glitter!

Lavender Love

…or lilac.¬†I don’t really know the difference actually.¬†
I decided to bust out this light purple to join a competition on Instagram by Mari Jo from Polish Obsession. I am one of the worse person you can find for nail art but I joined it for another cause. The theme of the competition was to wear a purple polish in the month of June for Migraine Awareness month. Purple has been chosen as the official colour for migraine since March 2012.
Usually people would just classify a migraine as a bad headache but I can assure you that it is altogether different. While I may not suffer from chronic migraines, I do get the occasional migraine and it is no laughing matter.
If you do see this post in the month of June, try on a purple mani or maybe just add on some purple in your outfit to support this cause.
bloop H195

Whimsical

I just couldn’t¬†resist¬†Revlon Whimsical which I got from a blog sale recently. *Thanks Chelsea!* So instead of going through my polishes in a FIFO sequence (first in first out) Whimsical just skipped to the front of the queue because it is so awesome!
I am sure almost all of you out there are familiar with Whimsical by now. Whimsical is a light blue jelly polish filled with light blue and pink hex glitters as well as fine blue and pink¬†iridescent glitter. Owh, and it is also a dupe for Deborah Lippman’s Glitter in the Air.
Whimsical is quite sheer and really precious to me. So instead of just wearing it alone I decided to layer it over my baby blue polish from Nature Republic. Whimsical really pops over the light blue if you ask me.
One lemming down many more to go!

Whimsical

I just couldn’t¬†resist¬†Revlon Whimsical which I got from a blog sale recently. *Thanks Chelsea!* So instead of going through my polishes in a FIFO sequence (first in first out) Whimsical just skipped to the front of the queue because it is so awesome!
I am sure almost all of you out there are familiar with Whimsical by now. Whimsical is a light blue jelly polish filled with light blue and pink hex glitters as well as fine blue and pink¬†iridescent glitter. Owh, and it is also a dupe for Deborah Lippman’s Glitter in the Air.
Whimsical is quite sheer and really precious to me. So instead of just wearing it alone I decided to layer it over my baby blue polish from Nature Republic. Whimsical really pops over the light blue if you ask me.
One lemming down many more to go!