Happy Halloween!

As I have mentioned before, Halloween isn’t a big thing in Malaysia. So far I have only heard of 2 big Halloween parties being advertized on the radio. Aside from that, I do not know of any other party. None of my friends or colleagues are throwing one either. 😐
Well, since it is THE day. I decided to do one more Halloween-y manicure just for fun. I was thinking to do a cutesy one or maybe a colorful one but work and the new puppy ta home got the better of me. Instead, I attempted this:
A Dripping Blood manicure!
This is definitely easy to do. All you need is a nude nail polish, a red nail polish and a dotting tool of some kind. Tooth picks, pencils, pins – anything goes! At first I was kind of sad that the blood did not look neat enough then it hit me – it’s blood. It need not be neat right?
I did not wear this manicure for long. In fact, i removed it as soon as I was done taking photos of it. Looking at it really made me nauseous. Which is surprising to me as I was never afraid of blood. :S Probably the idea of having blood covering my finger reminded me of some horrific, gut churning crime from the many episodes of CSI I have watched.
If you are wondering why my skin looks so pale here, well, it is because I used flash in the photos above. Without flash the red doesn’t come out as dark and blood like. It comes out a nice bright red instead!
Well, one more for the go! Here’s to a great time Trick or Treating!
XOXO Louanne

Cirque XX Take 2

This is the last of the guess what camera is this series. On Monday I posted this same manicure taken with a different camera and it came out really pinkish with the glitters all looking very blue. Today, the very same manicure looks more muted but the glitters are popping!

You can actually see the different colors of the glitters with this camera! The gold and pink and greens are picking up well here. And of course – the rainbows! *swoon*

Can you guess which is the camera and which is the phone? The answer will be after the jump!

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[PR] KBShimmer Winter 2013 – 22 New Polishes Launching 11/01

KBShimmer Winter Polish Line Set For Release November 1st, 2013

KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 22 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says “This winter, we are set to release the largest amount of new polishes to date.  We were honored to work with a great group of bloggers to create a stunning set of winter and holiday inspired polishes.  These eleven polishes will release alongside additional polishes designed by KBShimmer to capture the joy, color and wonder that surrounds us all.”
The blogger collection includes three glitter top coats, four sparkling jellies, two glitter crelly polishes, one matte, and one shimmering cream.  “We are launching eleven unique polishes that capture the feelings of winter and the winter holidays.  Each blogger had a different idea, and it was so fun working with them to create a polish that told their story.” says Rose.
Returning this year a charity polish. “Kringle All The Way is this year’s charity polish.  $4 from each bottle will be used to purchase toys for Toys For Tots.  Last year we raised over $800 and we hope to top that this year!” says Rose. “In addition to several holiday and winter themed polishes, we are also excited to release our first set of multi-chrome and linear holographic polishes. We think that this release is our most exciting to date!”
All 22 polishes are set for release Friday, November 1st at KBShimmer.com and will retail for $8.75 for a 15 ml bottle. KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping through 12/31 for all orders over $50.


Christmas Now – Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combos – A green jelly with multi-colored squares, circles, and stars. 3 Coats Recommended
Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shavonne – A forest green jelly with holographic hex glitters.  Best in 3 coats.
I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary – A light blue is a matte polish with subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow.  2 Coats Recommended
Snow Much Fun  – Victoria from The Manicurator – A  light blue jelly  with light blue holo glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and white snowflake glitter. 3 Coats Recommended

Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish – A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes.  2-3 Coats Recommended
Plum Tuckered Out – Sheila from Pointless Café – A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 2 Coats Recommended
Toast-ess With The Mostest  – Valesha from Peachy Polish – A clear glitter topper loaded with glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink in circles and hex shapes to mimic champagne.  1 Coat Recommended
I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails – Clear top coat with shimmering white flakes and holographic glitters. 1 Coat Recommended

Strung Out– Jackie from Candy Coated Tips – A black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters in gold, sliver, green, blue, red.  1-2 Coats Over Black Recommended
Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic – A golden toned sand inspired polish with pops of orange, aqua, and holographic stars.  1 Coat Recommended
Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network – A navy blue creally with sparkling silver holo circle and hex holo glitter.  2 Coats Recommended

Kringle All The Way– 2013 Toys For Tots Charity Polish  – A glitter top with circle glitters in red, green, and silver.  1 Coat Recommended
All Elf’d Up – A white crelly with hex glitters and micro slices in red, green and sliver.  3 Coats Recommended
Snow Flaking Way – A deep indigo jelly base with violet and sky blue holographic glitters and sliver holographic snowflakes. 3 Coats Recommended
When The Doves Sigh – A warm gray crelly filled with fuchsia circles, square and hex glitters.  Turquoise, sapphire, and chrome hexes, micro slices and circles swim among micro holographic sparkles.  2 Coats Recommended

Pigment of Imagination – This multi-chrome polish shifts depending on the angle and the light, from blue, to purple, to red, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Myth You Lots (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Pigment of Imagination, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Shade Shifter – A multi-chrome polish that changes depending on light and angle from cyan, to blue, to red orange, to purple, and more.  1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Rollin’ With The Chromies (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Shade Shifter, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Urban Camo – A multi-chrome polish that shifts from a pretty pistachio green, to a bright green, to silver, to a soft pink almost lavender color depending on the light and viewing angle. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Pretty in Punk (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Urban Camo, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Maybe Navy – A deep blue polish is filled with shimmering flakes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

On Sale And Shipping November 1, 2013
KBShimmer products can be found at Http://www.KBShimmer.com.  For sales outside of the US visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.
KBShimmer was founded in 2008 by the husband and wife team of Jason and Christy Rose.  KBShimmer offers unique and colorful nail glitter nail polishes that are Big 3 Free, with all glitter formulas being completely free of chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).  KBShimmer glitter polishes feature a flat glitter grabbing brush for easy application. KBShimmer also offers a 2-free quick dry polish top coat, olive oil lotion, sugar scrubs, lip balms, cold process soaps and other skin care products.
If you would like more information about KBShimmer, contact Christy Rose by emailing sales@kbshimmer.com or visiting Http://www.KBShimmer.com.
© 2013 KBShimmer. All rights reserved



OMG! 22 new polishes! I am so excited just glancing through this press release! Even before I have seen any swatches of this collection(s) I have already spotted 4 that I absolutely want! Snow Flaking Away, Christmas Now, Toast-est with the Mostest and Sand in My Stocking! I am sure when the swatches come out I will be lemming for even more!

Christy and Jason, you guys have definitely outdone yourselves! I am definitely going to place orders with you. Please wait for me! 😛

Cirque XX

I thought my holo pink manicure needed a little bling since it was somewhat neutral looking against my skin. I looked through my drawers of polish and found the gorgeous Cirque XX sitting there still untouch. The horror!!
This glitter topper by Cirque is definitely a stunner! It is a rainbow confetti made with over 20 different types of holographic glitter *20! Gasps!* In the bottle it is really very pastel. Having most of the colors being pinks and purples. But once on my nails, XX seems to lean more towards blue and green!
The combination of these two polishes is definitely super duper blingy. I had a colleague or two suddenly stop me to look at my fingers while passing by me in the corridors! Definite win!
XOXO Louanne

Ozotic 607 Take 2

I just found these photos in my new photos folder and realised they are Ozotic 607 as well! If it wasn’t for the fact that these are my hands and taken 2 days apart I wouldn’t have known that they were the same!
When I first saw them I was kind of confused with the two. But after I looked at them long and hard and realised that they were in fact the same and taken just days apart. The only difference – the camera used.
I do not own a DSLR camera or have the means to get one anytime soon so my camera choices are a cheap point and shoot compact camera and the camera on my new iPhone5.
Do you think you can guess which post came from which camera? I certainly was amazed when I found out!

Wearing Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I, for one, am really lucky to have not lost anyone to this cancer so far. But, my dear little dog whom I have had for more than 14 years is a victim of this cancer. So far she is coping well. We have had the cancerous cells removed once before but it came back again after 4 years. This time round it is not looking good. Even the doctors do no recommend her getting another surgery because of her age and fragile health. *sigh*
If you are Malaysian and would like to do something to help those in need, or want to know more about the news and events in Malaysia, just hop on over to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia’s website. They are a group of women who have come together to support those women who are going through or have went through the complications of breast cancer.
I decided to wear a pink polish in order to show my support for the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. And my choice of pink – Ozotic 607.
Ozotic 607 is a dusty pink with scattered holographis glitters and particles. I love the color on me as, althought it is pink, it seems really like a neutral polish.

I did not love this polish at first but as I wore it longer I slowly fell in love with it! And the more I look at it the lesser my lemming for Illamasqua Pink Raindrops get.

And before I go – a super blurry shot which shows off the holo in this polish!
Thanks for reading! xoxo

Look ma! My tips are sewn on!

It’s October! Time really flies when you aren’t paying much attention to it!
Well, as October rolls in, the internet is full of 2 things – pumpkins and Halloween stuff! I am a huge fan of pumpkins, not so much for Halloween though. I live in a country where there is no four seasons and (almost) no celebrations for Halloween. Or maybe they do. Just not in a big scale like how you guys do it in America.
Even though I do not celebrate Halloween in any way, I thought it would be fun to do a few Halloween-ny nails just for fun. First up – Franken-french manicures!
I am usually not a fan of french manicures but I thought that these looked so cute! I actually took inspiration from this design by Jenny a.k.a MissJenFabulous from Polish and Pearls.
Of course I had to have an accent nail! So what I did was to draw a little angry monster of Frankenstein on my ring finger. All I used was a dotting tool and a nail art pen from Barry M (which is fab-you-lous!).
I did realize something though.. My little monster looks more than the Hulk rather than the monster of Frankenstein. I probably should’ve added some scars to it.. Owh wells..
And even though they look really cute, these were supposed to be monster nails, so here’s my claw!
And on a side note, even my boyfriend tends to not give much attention to my nails thought these were interesting. He even flipped it around and said that the little monster looks like a bald bearded man. Well, I say zombie since it has green skin. LOL