Model’s Own Nail Wrap a.k.a Holiday Nails!

I’m off on a 3 week break (I am working on scheduling some posts but I don’t think I can write so many in so little time!) and I wondered what was the best way to dress my nails aside from just painting them and it hit me – nail wraps! I had a few from Model’s Own and those that I received from beauty box subscriptions and after staring at them for a bit I decided to use Roses from Model’s Own.
I am sure you have guessed by now that I would have roses on my nails from the name of my nail wraps set. They were nice bright roses in pink, orange and purple on a white base – and honestly, I was just about to paint my nails with a similar color scheme if I had not remembered these lovelies.
Application was, well, a little tricky. My nails were small compared to the nail wraps – less than half a strip I believe. No, the length was not the problem. It was the width that cause me some trouble. You see, my nails are short and small (just like me :P) and even the smallest of the strips was just a tad big for my pinky. But I managed 🙂 I maneuvered the strips so that they are centered nicely with maybe the sides of my nails are exposed. Unfortunately still some of the strips are a tad big and created little bumps on my nails. I topped it off with lots of top coats and then notices something – some parts of the nail wraps are bunching up and being all wrinkly. Owh well, life goes on right?
After all the work of putting on nail wraps on 8 nails, I thought that an all rose manicure may be a little too much. So off I went to grab Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle in Gold, one of my favorite go-to gold polish, and painted my ring finger.
All the bumps and bubbles aside I think this pattern made for a really cute nail wrap, even if all I could get was 2 and a half roses per finger. The woes of short, small nails. On the plus side, since I only use half a strip for each nail, I actually can do double the manicures with this!
Now, all I need to do is keep my fingers crossed and hope that this stays on for the next 20 days!

Cosmobox May 2013

I did not realize I have not posted about this box until I received my June box. It is slowly becoming a habit :S I think my June box is my last box from my last subscription plan. I do intend to renew, as soon as I get back from my holidays. But, let’s see how the June box turns out.
On to the goodies!
Hair care, body care, nail care and discount vouchers to a new (to me) online shop! I can tell you now that I have already placed an order with them. I’ll show you what I got soon 🙂
First up, sunscreen!
SUN OFF A BEACH | Sensitive Skin Sunblock SPF 50 (100ml/RM35.80)
The all-new Sun Off A Beach is providing broad spectrum protection against UVA & UVB using non greasy formulation and fragrance free leaving skin protected and moisturized with light shea butter and cucumber extracts that contains Vitamin A and cooling Vitamin E.
This little guy came just in time! It is nice and small and with the carabiner, it is super easy to carry along in your bag while travelling. The formula is quite light for a sunscreen, just a tad sticky compared to regular moisturizers I think. There is a faint sunscreen smell to it, nothing too strong that you think Banana Boat.
THE NAIL SHOP | Nail Wrap (RM39.90 per pack)
These nail stickers can be worn over natural or artificial nails and are removed easily by peeling off. Adheres to fingernails and toenails. 
I am going on a trip soon and think I should try a nail wrap ASAP and I think this may be my first choice! It’s bright enough to stand out but yet neutral enough to go with most outfits. I did read somewhere that peeling off hurts your nails really bad. So anyone out there , if you do use nail wraps, maybe try a little nail polish remover/acetone to remove it before yanking it off your nails.
b.liv by cellinique | Sheer Off Crease (1pc/RM6.90)
This mask whisks off the age buster, whips up your collagen and puts a plug on your fine lines – by it’s Botox-like action.
More masks! I sooooo need to catch up with using them but… le sigh.. I always fall asleep when I do put them on and almost always find them on the bed when I wake up. I don’t think they stay on my face for more than 5mins. I think next time I shall try them on while using the internet.
L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL | LissUltime Shampoo (500ml/RM79.00)
Moisturises and smoothes frizzy, uncontrollable hair. Restores softness, controls frizz and provides nutririon to unmanageable, rebellious hair with an incredible detangling action.
Hello life saver! My hair, though fairly manageable most times, can be a pain when it has it’s little bouts of dryness. This little shampoo helped keep it in order and it’s scent is awesome to boot!
ALQVIMIA | Body Sculptor Oil (30ml/RM98.00)
This body oil shapes the figure ina natural and effective way, preventing excess weight and liquid retention through it’s draining action, activationa micro circulation, while toning the skin.
Oopsie, no photo of his product. Anywyas, it is the small bottle in the little pouch up front. I have not used this but I can see it come in handy in the coming months when I get ready for my beach trip. I need to start with the sit ups and squats ASAP to get my beach-bod (how I wish!) ready!
And look what else came in the box:
Another Dr Fuch’s Secrets eye mask! I think I have 3 sets already. It must be really good for them to keep putting them into the boxes.
Oh, notice the missing curator’s note/product description card? Well, on the front of the note there was a coupon to with a buy one get one cupcake free from Cupcake Chic. Being a lover of desserts, I redeemed my cupcake waaaaaay before I thought to take photos of my box. I didn’t get to eat them though. I left them on the kitchen counter and they were gone before I knew it D:
Overall I am still quite impressed with Cosmobox and their monthly boxes. Though it may seem like there are very few products in the box the value of the items definitely covers the amount I paid for the box.
I just checked and my subscription only expires in November! YAY!

Frolicking Updated!

Happy Monday everyone!
OK, not so happy where I am because the haze is getting really bad. If you did not know, Malaysia and Singapore is covered in haze from open burning of the forest in Indonesia. In some places in Malaysia the API went up to as high as 748! (with API 500 as being hazardous). Vision was cut down really bad but it was also really.. er.. funny in a way. Imagine looking at the same view you do everyday and having buildings missing. I know. It is bad. Really bad. Let’s hope the cloud seeding by the government in the next few days help clear up the skies. I miss the blue skies!
OK. Ranting done. Lets move on to my manicure. Remember I told you that I was going to jazz up my manicure? Well, this is what I did!
I did an awesome tape manicure! Awesome because all the lines came out perfectly! No smudges and no visible tugging! and all at my first go too 🙂
I used China Glaze Sugar High for my triangles. It was the only darker pink that I own. I am definitely not a pink person. One funny thing behind this manicure, initially, I wanted to do quirky lines on my nails so I just randomly placed the tape on without knowing what it is going to look like. I only knew what it was AFTER I painted a nice thick coat of Sugar High on did I know that I created triangles!
AND the tape peeled of so perfectly too! Talk about good luck 🙂
I am really proud of myself with this mani! Although my pink doesn’t really match the glitters in the polish I think it still turned out quite well. What do you think? Do you prefer this look better or the previous look?

365 Days of Color – Frolicking

I got awesome indie polish for you today! It’s from one of my favorite indie polish makers – Sunny from 365 Days of Color.
This is Frolicking from Sunny’s La Boheme Spring Collection. It is a light teal cream is packed with small tan and brown squares, larger holographic pink squares, round magenta glitters with a dash of pink and copper shimmer in it! Phew, that was a mouthful to say!
Frolicking is gorgeous! I love it from the very second I saw it when Sunny showed previews on her instagram feed. I do not usually buy anything with pink in it but when I saw Frolicking I knew I had to get it!

I did not want to use this beauty too fast too soon so I paired Frolicking with OPI I Theodora You a light pink from the OPI Oz the Great and Powerful collection. It has somewhat of a jelly-like finish. Not too sheer but requires 3 coats to acheive the opacity in the photos here.

I just love this combination. It’s flirty and sweet at the same time! My only qualm is that the pink that I chose is a tad too light compared to the glitter in the polish. 😦
What do you tihnk?

Etude House PPP503

I have not reviewed a Korean polish in a long time only because I have been avoiding the Korean brands recently because if my low buy. But the other day, my mom had to go in to Etude House to grab some make up remover so I went and took a peek at their nail polish and I was sold. I picked up 2 of the polishes on display – at a discount of course! I think it was a 20% discount. I do not know for sure ’cause mom took the bill 😛
This little beauty today is Etude House PPP503 or also known as Celeb Girl. It is a cornflower blue crelly polish filled with multiple sizes of blue and golds hex glitters.
Application was a breeze! The glitters all came out with no fishing and applied flat on my nails. There was no snagging on my clothes whatsoever. I did dab some polishes a little only because I was too eager to wait in between coats. I am sure if you are patient enough you wouldn’t have to worry about this.

I love how these days mainstream brands are coming out with more indie like polishes! And for it to be (relatively) readily available makes it even more awesome! I am super excited about the other polish I got. I will have it up as soon as I figure out the perfect base color for it 🙂