e.l.f. Desert Haze

a.k.a I seriously need to know my polishes better
 
I thought that I would show you the base color of the last manicure on it’s own. I know that I did not add much to it the last time but I thought it deserves a post on it’s own.
e.l.f Desert Haze is a very interesting color! It is a nude polish but leans towards quite a bit under certain lightings. I had a colleague who commented on this polish and says that it looks like mud.
I only have 2 (and a half) e.l.f polishes and I love them all. My only complaint is that they do not have any steel balls in them. My bottles aren’t exactly new so they are a little goopy now. Or maybe that is just me :/

Even thought my polish is a little dried out, I used 2 coats of Desert Haze in these photos and it covered nicely.

In the photo below the polish actually leans a little on the olive side. Or maybe it is just me and my wonky eyes.. Hmm…

Happy Monday!!
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Happy Movember!

Oops! I forgot to schedule this post! Better late than never right?
 
This is my manicure dedicated to the Movember movement where men grow their moustache with the aim to raise fund and awareness for men’s health issues. If I am not mistaken the main research right now is the research for prostate cancer. More on Movember and it’s causes HERE.
My boyfriend actually decided to not shave for Movember this year. Honestly, although I do support this cause, I am glad that November is almost over and he can finally shave again! I am just sooo not use to him with a moustache!
I used one of my older polishes – e.l.f Sand as the base polish and added a mo’ on my accent nail with none other than my new liner I purchase not long ago. 😛
One mo’ for the go!!

Golden Gradients

My nails are back to nubbins!! I had a few bad peels on my nails and decided that I should cut them all off and start again. From experience, leaving the peels on would only make things much worse than it really is.
I decided that I should go light on the colors for a bit to try and outgrow the stains on my tips. My polish of choice to kick off this is As Gold As It Gets from the Essie Luxeffetcs collection.
As you can see from the photos, my nails are stained bad!! I actually told people that this was an intentional gradient! Haha!
After a day of just the gold from As Good As It Gets I decided to make the gradient more believable by topping it off with more glitter from e.l.f. This is one layer of Golden Goddess.

I think it turned out pretty good considering whats underneath it all!

Do you like my ‘gradient’ too? 😛

My First Casualty! :(

It was just a split second and just a few inches in the wrong direction and before I knew it a polish bottle hit the floor! Though e.l.f polishes may be cheap in comparison, I really loved this polish. I used it maybe once as a full mani, once in a gradient mani (coming up soon!) and 3 times as a pedi. *sigh*
RIP e.l.f Fire Coral
I am missing you tons already!
Edit: OK, I posted on the e.l.f sale yesterday. So I’m going out on a limb asking this – Anyone willing to send some e.l.f.s over to me? I could purchase them and ship them over to you and you forward them to me later? Please? Anyone?

Silvery Sand!

I can’t seem to get enough of glitter gradients! I love how that little bit of polish can bring the whole manicure to a different level. My last glitter gradient manicure was of quite contrasting colors. So this time I decided to go for a more neutral palette.

I used E.L.F colors in this manicure. It was not an easy task to get my hands on this polish. I was trying out a forwarding company based in the US for this order since E.L.F Cosmetics do not ship to Malaysia. It took about a month from my payment date to E.L.F Cosmetics to the day I received the parcel. And the price tag was USD 31.95 for 15 products which was wonderful and for shipping —- USD 45!

Ah well, I had it coming my way. Itchy hands you might say. Thank goodness all the products arrived safe and sound. No cracks, breaks or chips in the makeup.

I picked out only 3 polishes from E.L.F after reading the reviews. It was kinda confusing because the reviews were from 5 stars all the way down to only 1 star. The shades I picked out were Fire Coral, Golden Goddess and Desert Haze which would be used in this post.

Desert Haze is a dusty nude, somewhat clay colored polish. Application was a dream! It was kind of streaky on the first coat by the second coat covered up nicely. I sponged 2 different silver glitters on the tips – Bloop silver glitter and OPI Crown me already. I chose the silver glitter instead of the silver polish to create a less silver tip. I was trying to create a smooth gradient where the colours seemed to blend into each other.

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The lack of the opaque silver layer made this manicure more delicate and sweet. And if you didn’t pay attention to it you would actually miss the glitter. Which works for sneaking a glitter manicure into the office 😀

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Nail polishes used: E.L.F Desert Haze, OPI Crown Me Already, Bloop Silver Glitter