Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blue and White Dotticure


This is a simple and quick manicure with polka dots using shades of blue!

These are the base color I used. I used 2 coats for both white and blue polishes.

Then I took my dotting tools in different sizes to add polka dots on the white nail randomly and I made some overlapping of dots to have a more scattered look. Easy!

Polishes Used:
White: Formula X
Blue: China Glaze
Light Blue: Nails Inc.
Dark Blue: Formula X

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Purple Ombre and Fairy Dust Glitter


This is a snowy effect ombre/gradient purple manicure with fairy dust glitter! I didn't really plan before making this nailart and I just made up the design as I go!

The base color was a shiny purple by NYC. They are so affordable and this color applies very nice! On the thumb and fourth fingers, I used another glittery purple just to mix it up a bit.

I then used a sponge to sponge on a white polish on the 2nd and 3rd nail tips to make a ombre/gradient look. Then I applied a fine silver glitter "fairy dust" over the ombre and added some floral nail jewels!

Polishes Used:
Purple: NYC
Glittery Purple: Sasatinnie
White: OPI
Silver Glitter: Revlon Transforming Effects
Others: Nail Jewels

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Shades of Pink and Glitter


I was trying to play with different shades of pink in one manicure here. I used a light baby pink, a medium and a darker pink. 3 different shades in total.

On the middle finger, I used the nailart tapes to separate the nail into 3 sections. I then painted each section with the 3 shades of pink polishes using 2 coats.

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On the other pink nails, I simply added different types of glitter on them because glitter makes everything better right!?

Polishes Used:
Baby Pink: Nails Inc.
Medium Pink: Sasatinnie
Darker Pink: LA Splash
Glitters: Cirque, Maybelline

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ipsy Sept 2015 Unboxing and First Impression

What I got this month:

Formula X - Nail Color in Ignite
First of all - YAY for nail polish! This is a gorgeous deep red color that is perfect for fall/winter. I actually don't follow the season while painting my nails. I already love these nail polishes by Formula X and I will sure put this to good use!

NYX Cosmetics - Eyeshadow Trio
This looks like a great neutral eyeshadow trio that you can only grab this and you would be good for a neutral or even smoky eyes! I know that NYX makes great shadows and I am glad this is included in this month's Ipsy bag.

tre'StiQue - Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude
This is a creamy matte lip crayon in a very nude color. It shows up quite peachy on my hand by it is very nude on the lips. I probably will not wear it on its own. I have tried layering in on top of a bright lip color to tone it down and matte the lips a bit and I like how I can use it for that function!

First Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Cream
I got this product from another subscription box previously and really liked it. I only use it on really dry patch which rarely appear. I know that this brand makes really good skin care product for problematic/sensitive skin. Now that I have a back up, I might use it on my hands, knees,  or elbow during the dryer times!

Not Soap, Radio - Revitalizing Hand/Body Lotion
I have never heard of this brand, my first impression of this is it looks like a hotel provided lotion! Haha. This lotion has a light fruity scent and it absorbs quickly into the skin. I quite like it and it will be either at my work desk or in my purse as a hand lotion!

J.Cat Beauty - Hydrating Lip Stain
I got this extra product by redeeming some points from my Ipsy account! Yay for free product! This is a creamy lipgloss with intense color! One swipe on the lips and you are covered! This is a shiny lipstain and it does stain your lips a bit, but the color will transfer if you touch your lips. It has a beauty finish and it feels very nice on the lips. Like!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pastel Textured Glitter and Polka Dots


A simple but cute pastel manicure using a few of the Gosh textured glitter nail polishes. I fell in love with them when I first saw them in store and I basically got all of the colors! These stay on the nails very well and they give a gorgeous glitter star like finish! They dry quite fast too in between coats.

The photos above show the polishes in one and two coats. They are all good to go with 2 coats! I didn't use a top coat on these textured nail polish.

On the thumb and fourth finger, I simply dotted some tiny black dots on a white base color.

I then added some black nail jewels on the rest of the fingers and made a bow shape from the jewels on the third finger! 

Polishes Used:
Blue, Pink, Gold: Gosh Textured Glitter
White: OPI - Alpine Snow
Black: Sasatinnie
Black Jewels: Sally Hansen

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Shu Uemura - Topbox Sept 2015 Unboxing and First Impression


Topbox is a Canadian monthly subscription with 4 selected beauty products for $12 CAD a month, plus tax and NO shipping costs.

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This month I picked the Shu Uemura box which only has 2 items.

Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
I love using cleansing oil as the first step of my cleansing routine. I have tried other cleansing oil from Shu Uemura before and I think this is a new one claiming to have 8 skin benefits. It smells very botanical/essential which I like. This is a good 50 ml deluxe bottle and I will sure put this to good use.

POREraser Underbase Mousse
I have heard about these mousses by Shu for a long time but never tried them. You have to shake this bottle well and pump it on the hands. It is a bit hard to control how much you pump out since I was trying to be gentle and still got a big ball of mousse. The product is super light and watery. I didn't see any pore minimizing effect on my hand tho, but I will sure test it out on my face as a pore primer before applying makeup.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Moo Moo Cow Nails


How adorable are these moo-moo-cow nails!!? This manicure was actually super easy to make and it would sure make everyone happy!

My base color was a cream polish by Julep. I like using cream color instead of a white polish because it looks a bit softer.

I then used my dotting tools and put some black "clouds" as the spots randomly on the nails. This is very easy to do and it can be messy as well and the results would still be ok!

On the 4th finger, I added a nude pink as the cheek/nose of the cow and then I added the nostrils and eyes using the dotting tool. After adding more black spots on that nail and top coating, then we are done! Easy right? 

Polishes Used:
Cream: Julep
Pink: Daiso
Black: Sasatinnie

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Red/Blue/Yellow Team Barcelona Nails


A very simple stripey nails I made for the big Barcelona soccer game back then! Their team logo consists of the 3 basic colors of red, blue, and yellow. 

On the yellow base color, I used the nailart tape to make vertical guidelines and painted red over it. Click HERE for tips and tricks for using nailart tape!

On the middle finger, I wanted a wider stripes effect so I just cut some stripes from normal stationary tape and used that as my guide. I then painted the blue polish on top.

I left it as this for the manicure. The sizes/widths of the stripes match the actual Barcelona team logo quite well!

Products Used:
Red: Nicka K
Yellow/Blue: Julep
Tools: Nailart tape, tape, scissors

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