Sonnetarium Hong Bao

This was actually the manicure that I wore for Lunar New Year. I took the photos but never found the time to edit and post them. I was really busy visiting and munching on snacks the whole time!
I started off my manicure with 2 coats of Etude House LUCIDarling Shimmering #5, a bright red with shimmer in it, and topped it off with Hong Bao by Sonnetarium. Hong Bao 紅包 stands for the red packets which unmarried people a.k.a me get during the Lunar New Year.

Hong Bao 紅包 is a orangey red jelly polish packed with gold and black hexes and a dash of gold shimmer in it. It definitely changed up the base color a good bit. For the better that is! Though this manicure is super simple, I did get quite a few compliments on it! So..Yay!

Now, back to sitting in front of the TV with New Year cookies. Ta~


I have not forgotten my polishes that I got from Sonnetarium! Or from Cult Nails for that matter! Today I have a mani that uses polishes from both these brands!
My color choice for the day is: Cult Nails Manipulative and of course Sonnetarium’s Snowfall

This is 2 coats Snowfall over 2 coats of Manipulative. I loved the combination of both the polishes! It looks like snow is falling in the clear blue sky! Is that even possible?

By the way, does anyone notice anything about Manipulative?? Does it remind you of a certain famous color??

Well, Manipulative is very similar to China Glaze’s For Audrey. It does have the same base color but Manipulative is a tad darker, with a dash of grey you may say!

Samurai Dove!

I have an awesome polish to show you guys today. But before I proceed, I would like to apologize for my poor cuticles. Ever since I got back from the island my skin has been really dry, just shy from peeling to be honest. I am trying my best with lotions and balms to keep things moisturized but it seems I need to bump it up a notch.
Okay. With that out of the way, let me show you this pretty polish I got from Sonnetarium not too long ago. Anyone can guess what it is from the title of this post?
It’s the awesome black and white glitter – Samurai Princess!! I mentioned in my previous post that I only bought this polish because I caved in to the B&W glitter trend which everyone was talking about. I do not regret getting this now! Not one bit!
Samurai Princess is filled with small and medium sized hex glitters, bars and a dash of super fine round glitters. Coverage with this polish is quite good. All I used is 2 thin coats is the photo above. The photo below is one coat PS over 2 coats Zoya Dove. You can see that there is a decent amount of glitter on the nail, and quite a variety too!
I added another thin layer of glitter in the photo below. The coverage is much better with no bald spots. It looks like the pinky has a huge spot with no glitter but, in fact, it is covered in glitter – small white ones.
And somehow, almost everytime I use a glitter polish to paint my nails, my dominant hand always looks better. Go figure!
The brush in my botthe wasn’t perfect with a few strands of the brush sticking out on the side. It didn’t cause me any trouble and could be made to join the rest of the bristles by wiping the side of the bottle when taking the brush out.
And a few shots of Zoya Dove on its own.
Artificial light
Shade, indirect sun
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