18 April 2014

Jelly: Day 5 The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,
Squishy, shiny jellies is one of the finishes I love. Here are two gorgeous scattered holographic jelly polishes that dazzled me.
L A Girls 3D Effects: Purple Effect and Electric Coral gradient
 These are Purple Effect and Electric Coral from the LA Girls 3D Effects range that offer holographic glitters in a coloured jelly base. 
L A Girls 3D Effects: Purple Effect and Electric Coral gradient
Despite being a jelly, the purple was opaque in two coats. This beauty is a dupe for Zoya Aurora. I sponged the Electric Coral, which has an orange base, to form a gradient at the tips. 

The formula is really great and the consistency is perfect. The application was a dream. Though it looks gorgeous in the shade, it is really 'fiery' and eye-catching in sunlight. My photos really does not do this justice.


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16 April 2014

Frosty: Day 4 of The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,

The theme for day 4 is frost. It is a finish disliked by most nail polish lovers. Here is Colorbar 03 Exclusive, a silvery grey with a subtle pink-blue duochrome. 


Colorbar 03 Exclusive
This polish could be the poor cousin to A-England's Princess Tears. As you can see below, it has the same colour and duochrome, but loses out on the holo effect.

Colorbar 03 Exclusive

This colour is very work-friendly (maybe I should make a separate category for work-appropriate polishes, what say?) and beautiful to look at. 

Colorbar 03 Exclusive
Application can be a pain though. The formula is smooth, but the drying time can test the patience of an extremely impatient person like me. Or is this a problem with all frosts? Do tell.
Stamping on Colorbar 03 Exclusive
Since I managed to dent the polish, I ended up stamping on it with Colorbar Amethyst using a zigzag pattern from XL A. And as per Murphy's law, the topcoat melted the stamping. In IRL though, it was not so very evident so I left it at that.


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15 April 2014

A random untried: Day 3 The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,

For Day 3 of the Neverending Pile Challenge, I have a random untried. 


 This is 85 Oh My Magenta 2 from Colorbar. A gorgeous dusty fuschia creme that would suit all skin colours. It is a two-coater and dries fast. I had no issues with the formula.

 
 
For accents, I stamped on my ring and thumb fingers with Konad White using the bigger flower pattern on BM 224.

If you're interested in joining the challenge, time's running out. Join a group on Facebook called the Glittah Pirates. Here's what is in store:
 

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13 April 2014

Pastel: Day 2 The Neverending Pile Challenge

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Hi lovelies,

Day 2 of the challenge is themed: pastels. If you read my blog regularly, you'll know my non-existent love for pink. Yet strangely as I go through my pile, I see I have collected quite a few pinks.True to nature, I have barely worn them.


This one is Who Needs A Prince from Insight. I might not like pink, but I definitely agree with the name. What say? This is a work-friendly baby pink colour with a crelly (creme + jelly) finish.

This polish takes time to dry, like most jelly-like polishes. It would make a good base for nail art, or even jelly sandwiches.


If you're interested in joining the challenge, time's running out. Join a group on Facebook called the Glittah Pirates. Here's what is in store:


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12 April 2014

Glitter: The Neverending Pile Challenge Day 1

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Hi lovelies,

Like every polish lover, I have my share of untrieds. I felt guilty looking at them, till my good friend Dhara from The Happi Therapy told me about the Neverending Pile Challenge by Missy of Gnarly Gnails.
If you're interested in joining, it's running through a group on Facebook called the Glittah Pirates. The point is to use the polishes you bought with love, passion and hardearned cash, but never got around to wearing them. I have way too many of them gathering dust, so here goes....

OPI The Living Daylights Matte
The glitter is OPI The Living Daylights from the 2012 Skyfall collection. I mattified it with OPI Matte Top Coat. Here's the glossy version.
OPI The Living Daylights Glossy
The Living Daylights is a glitter topper with a mix of silver, light gold, teal and copper (or is it peach) metallic hexes in a clear base. As you can see here, it can be used sparsely for gradients, or for full nail cover just as easily.
These are actually two untrieds here. The base is the very cheesy sounding Pinky Pamper, a pastel nudish pink, from the Colorbar Quick Finish range.


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14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Hi lovelies,

Today is St Valentine's Day and I have a beautiful manicure just for the day. 
I've realised that the only way I can use all the polishes I own is using the skittlette manicures made famous by Marta Wuz of Chitchat Nails.  


Ain't it pretty? I used a couple of Different Dimension polishes for this look. 


On my pinkie, I layered Different Dimension Cranfairy, a raspberry jelly with magenta, raspberry and hot pink glitter, over 1 coat of Colorbar Exclusive 48, a creme red.


I put down a base of a beautiful light gray creme from VoV (name unkown) and layered Different Dimension Scarlet & Grey Remix, a glitter topper in grey, white and metallic red hexes and circles of various sizes, on my pointer finger.


I layered a thick coat of Different Dimension's Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery, a glow-in-the-dark polish with micro glitters, and stamped using the single rose pattern from a Red Angel plate. 


I stamped my thumb using the full nail heart design from another Red Angel plate. Since this image was small, I filled in the gaps with the metallic red glitter from the Different Dimension topper.

I really like how the roses turned out. This manicure was a hit in real life, how about the virtual one? Don't forget to leave a comment on whether you like it or not!

 
Colours used: 

VoV unnamed (light grey creme)
Different Dimension Cranfairy (raspberry jelly with magenta, raspberry and hot pink glitter)
Different Dimension Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery (GITD with micro silver holographic glitter and purple iridescent sparks)
Different Dimension Scarlet & Grey Remix(grey, white and metallic red glitters in a clear base)
 
For stamping:
Polish: Colorbar Exclusive 48 (Red creme)
 Plates: RA 116 (roses), RA 106 (heart pattern)
 
 

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10 January 2014

Totally Doable Challenge: Sweets

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Hi lovelies,

Since I am behind on posting the challenges, I am going to keep this really short. This manicure meets Californails's Totally Doable Challenge's theme: Sweets. Since no plates have Indian sweets (jalebis, anyone?), I made do with the foreign version.


By now you must have guessed that pixie dusts or liquid sands or textured polishes are my new love. It combines matte and glitters. What's not to like about it ;) 


Colours used: 

Zoya Chyna (Dark Red Pixie Dust)
OPI Stay the Night (magenta glitter in black base)

For stamping:
Polish: China Glaze Passion (Metallic gold)
 Plates: Winstonia W117 (sweets), Bundlemonster H15 (Chinese lanterns)


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