I’ve got a (almost) dupe for you today!
This is Etude House’s Magic Kiss #2. What do you think of it? Reminds you of anything?
YUP! This really does remind me of Deborah Lippman’s Mermaid Kisses. I love DL’s range of polishes but obviously cannot afford them with the high price and even higher exchange rates! So when I saw this polish on the rack in the store I just had to have it!
I am wearing 2 thin coats in these photos. In real life it seems a little more opaque than in these photos actually. No VNL definitely 😀
Ahh.. A good bargain is always awesome! Have you found any dupes for high end polishes recently? Let me know too!
I have always wanted to try rainbow ombre-like nails and thought that when a challenge calls for rainbow nails it was a sign!
I always hesitated to do this because I was afraid that I would mess it up. How wrong I was!
This manicure is really easy to do and , honestly, it being a little messy is still somewhat acceptable. To me at least 🙂
All the colors here are Cult Nails polishes (Riot, Nakizzle’s Shizzle, Love at First Sight) except for the pink and orange polishes which are Sugar Rush and Sun Worshiper by China Glaze. I used Tempest from Cult Nails as the base by the way.
I loved how this manicure turned out. I am definitely going to do this again in the near future! Any suggestions from my readers out there on what you’d like to see? Let me know and if I have those colors I might just give it a go 🙂
I haven’t done leopard nails in a very long time and kinda miss it really. I actually did this before the challenge but it fits in this just nice as one challenge was to recreate a manicure that has gotten the most compliments. This manicure, my dear friends, is the one manicure that everyone noticed and some even said it looked like nail art strips! *beaming*
I chose to do a monochrome manicure with a little twist. Can you spot it? I guess you could call this a snow leopard print if you want to but I doubt snow leopards have rainbows peeking out of their fur. Hehe.
I don’t usually wear animal prints but when it comes to my nails I really do love sporting leopard prints! Maybe I should venture a little bit and incorporate some animal prints in my wadrobe..
Or maybe I should just leave them on my nails =/ What do you think?
Part of the nail art challenge I took part in last month required that I recreated the very first nail art I did. I can’t remember the very first nail art I did off the blog but I shall repeat the very first nail art I did here – Minnie Mouse inspired polka dots!
You see, the only reason why I did these nails back then was because these colors were all I had. No kidding. I had a red, black, white, pink, baby blue, green and yellow. And all of those polishes are still in my stash!
One thing I realised, I do a polka dot manicure in every challenge I do! No kidding. I don’t know if it’s because it’s one of the easier techniques or if I am unconsciously obsessed with dots. Heh.
These were how they looked like the last time I did them. What do you think? Did I do it better this time?
This manicure was part of a nail art challenge on instagram that I took part in back in January but never gotten around posting those manicures here. The challenge for this manicure was to create something using the first nail polish purchase of 2014 and last nail polish purchase of 2013.
I haven’t been making many purchases in the last few months actually. I did do 2 polish hauls from 2 seperate indie polish makers in November last year but unfortunately only one arrived. I tried contacting the seller regarding the lost package but they didn’t seem to want to reply my emails. Meh. Since then they have had more releases but I am too scared to place another order. Don’t want another $75 down the drain!
Well that sad story aside, both these polishes in this post were bought online. Relatively locally and both this sellers did give me awesome service. My last purchase of 2013 was OPI This Gown Needs A Crown
and my first purchase of 2014 was Cirque Lonesome George
This Gown Needs a Crown is a matte silver foil from OPI’s Miss Universe 2013 collection. I don’t own many silver polishes but I do like this one very much! It is a satin finish polish but looking at the photos you wouldn’t know really. Somehow they look quite shiny in the photos. LOL!
Lonesome George on the other hand is a gorgwous emerald green holographic polish. My very first green holo polish 😀 The formula on this was perfect! All I needed were 2 this coats to achieve the opacity in the photos. The holo in this polish was really strong too! Notice how there is a hint of rainbow in every photo I take?
But of course I had to include a blurry shot in this post 😛