Easter Stripes

Happy Easter everyone! Today is a definitely a day to celebrate! I hope you have a great one with your friends and loved ones ūüôā
Anyways, since it is both Easter and Spring already I thought I would do some egg-inspired nails today! I really had high hopes for this nail idea but I think I kinda failed on execution. I did a tape manicure and it seems my lines are kinda wonky. It is not bad in this photo but the next photo……please don’t scream.
The lines are really quite thick and uneven no matter how my tape is stuck. I suspect I may have pulled the tape off a little too late. Or maybe it’s just the matter of chalky pastel polishes. =/ And surprisingly, of all the nails, the one that turned out the best (in terms of how pretty my lines look) was my pinky.
One thing though, my lines may not be perfect but my nails sure do look cute!! I don’t usually wear pastel but I do love this color combination. It’s, well, srefreshing. LOL
I did a jelly sandwich with OPI¬†Mermaids Tears, Rainbow Honey¬†20% Cooler¬†and OPI¬†Don’t Touch My Tutu¬†and topped them off with OPI¬†Lucky Lucky Lavender, piCture pOlish¬†peaches n’ cream,¬†mellow¬†yellow,¬†honey dew¬†and Essie¬†Lapis of Luxury.

Halloween Mani – Take Two!

I felt bad for only having one Halloween-esque mani so I decided to attempt another.
Tadaa!! BOO!!
My first ever attempt on water marbling!! Is is not perfect but I am sooo happy with it! Owh, did you know I actually did this over my last mani. Hehe. Recycling is good for me.
You know how they tell you *ahem*

You can choose to use tape to tape off your cuticles or if you want to, just apply vaseline on your cuticles to avoid the polish from sticking to your nails.

Well, I did it both ways and my final verdict is – go with the tape!
If you look closely at the cuticles in the photo above, you can see very clearly that my cuticle area is dryer and the lines at the cuticles are messier for the pointer and middle finger. And for the ring finger, The side of the nails look good but the near the nail bed – not so good. And finally the pinky – good clean lines all over, not too much drying out of the cuticles. Can you guess which is which??
Well the list is as below:
Vaseline Method : pointer and middle fingers
Tape on the sides and vaseline on the cuticle : Ring finger
Tape all over!! : pinky
Maybe it’s just me but from now on, if I ever do another water marble I would¬†definitively¬†grab tape to protect my cuticles!
Below are a few single finger shots of my middle, ring and little fingers.
   
And of course one of the seldom shown thumb!
* So happy!! *
Anyone else have any good tips and tricks to share for my next attempt?

Candy Corn

It’s almost Halloween and I realised I haven’t posted a single Halloween related mani. So fail.
Let me redeem myself with a Candy Corn mani. Here she is – my one and only Halloween mani this year!
I started off with Cult Nails Feel Me Up with OPI Alpine Snow as an accent nail. 
I them taped off the top and bottom of the nail and painted the centre orange (Sally Hansen Sun Kissed) and then after finished up the tip with more yellow.

There is a reason why there is only one candy corn on my finger. I actually intended to do 4 candy corns and a ‘boo’ on my ring finger. But when I googled for candy corn, the centre color was orange. Not yellow. So. Yea. Only one candy corn this year.
LOL.
Hmmm… I wonder how they taste like?

Braided Brights!

I have seen so many braided manicures out there I was literally itching to try them for myself! Everyone who did it before said it was super easy and, by just looking at their complete manicure, I didn’t believe that it was true. One day while I was reading through my list of blogs that I follow I came across this tutorial by Lucy from Lucy’s Stash and decided to use it as my guide.
And guess what! The manicure came out perfect!! And in a short time too!! I used all China Glaze colors in this mani: Sugar High (pink), Lemon Fizz (yellow) and For Audrey (blue).
And to further convince anyone who is afraid to do this manicure here is a picture of my dominant hand!
Aside from the slightly dented ring finger I think this turned out quite good don’t you think?

Skittles!

This manicure is ancient. By the look of the messy cuticles and the super nubbins I would say that this manicure is at least 2 years old!! If my memory serves me right, I chose to do this skittle mani because I was down with fever and wanted something to lift my spirits. And it did!!
All the colors used in this mani are OPIs: No Room for the Blues, Greenwich Village, Need Sunglases, Flit A Bit and Big Apple Red.
Not long after I decided to make my mani less in your face, I went with half moons topped with OPI Private Jet – holo version. I actually got Private jet from a friend as a present. She was gifted it but found that it was not to her taste. Lucky lucky me!