Reverse Glitter Tips

As much as I loved my full mani with Irreplaceable, I knew I just had to bring out the subtle gold shimmer in it! I used NYX Mushroom Glitter (greyish gold glitter) which I got for only RM5 from my recent haul from the Nail Fiesta moving out sale.
I just painted a a third of my nails with NYX MG and dabbed some polish along my nails to give it a slight gradient effect. The two polishes blended very nicely and whenever lights hit my nails I would just stare at them in awe!
An artsy accidental blurred photo which shows how shiny the glitter is.
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Essence Irreplaceable

This is the missing polish from my Essence haul not too long ago – Irreplaceable from the color & go line.
Irreplaceable is a grayish beige polish filled with gold glass flecks. I was hesitant as first to get it but now I’m glad I did! It is such a lovely colour and the formula was good. Only two coats was needed for full opacity.
Irreplaceable dried to a gritty finish which I thought could be settled with a coat of Seche Vite. But surprisingly SV didn’t work in smoothing out the surface! I tried on other top coats that I owned and the one that worked best with this is actually the Essence Quick Dry Top Coat!
The photo below was taken a day after I did my nails. It shows the color off more accurately.
My camera and it’s mood swings :S

Bye Bye Bling

Guess what happened to the layer of glitter I added as an accent nail in my last post.
It literally slid off after 5 hours!
This is the first time I had polish just slide off my fingernails. LOL. It was even still intact in the shape of my nail! I guess this is kind of a good thing right? No PITA glitter removal tonight 🙂

Samoan Sand

A quick quick update from my office table!
I did a mani using OPI Samoan Sand from the Winter 2011 collection if I am not mistaken. Or was it the Winter 2007 collection? Anyways, Samoan Sand is a lovely nude. Even after 3 coats it still looks barely there.
A photo with an apple aka my breakfast.
I tried to do a glitter sandwich with Samoan Sand and OPI Getting’ Miss Piggy With It from the Muppets collection but it didnt turn out to be what I imagined so I decided to scrap that idea.
Instead I did an accent nail with a pink hex glitter from the LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails collection. I just added 2 coats of the glitter on top of Samoan Sand. It looks kinda gold-ish in the photo below though :/

There! This is a better photo for the pink glitter but you can barely see what SS is like in this photo.

Barre(-ing) My (Heart and) Soul

First up on from the OPI x New York Ballet Collection is Barre My Soul. Barre My Soul is a sheer beige jelly. Even with 2 thinner coats and one thick coat my nail lines were still very visible under them. I think it might be buildable with more coats but I didn’t want to try because I liked this look very much. If you didn’t pay much attention to them it looks like I was not wearing any polish.

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I took out my essence Quick Dry top coat for a test drive on this manicure. Unfortunately it didn’t work it’s magic this time. If you look carefully, you can see a small wrinkle on my index finger. That happened about 20 minutes after I was done with everything. But come to think of it, maybe this wasn’t the right manicure for it considering the thicker layer of polish below.
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My thumb has an extra layer of heart glitters to hide the huge dent on it from when I was packing up my stuff back to their proper places. It looks really cute tho. And the polish only cost me RM5.90 (~1.85USD)

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