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Summer on my nails All of a sudden, i fell in love with fuchsia all over again.
Hope everyone else is holding up well in this terribly warm weather!!
I used PK105 from The Face Shop and Lara’s Theme from Deborah Lippmann.
How do you like this combination? What nail colors have you been sporting this season?
I’ve seen many photos on Flickr, Instagram and Google of people sporting these cloud design manicures. Been wanting to try it out, and finally today i searched for how-to tutorials. Ta-dahh! Here’re some first attempt pictures to share.
Decided on a girly pinky theme for my cloud nails to celebrate the weekend! Need to relax, calm my mind and senses… if only all nail polish smell of aromatherapy oils ;P
(L-R) OPI Hearts & Tarts (base color), Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, OPI Tutti Fruitti Tonga (2nd layer), TFS PK105 (3rd layer)
Sally Hansen nail art pen Silver (to trace the outline of the cloud)
Thanks for looking!
A friend of mine said these nails somehow remind her of a mermaid. Full of shine and glitter with a touch of the ocean
Thanks for looking! Happy Monday everyone!
Today, I used a touch of gold to glamourise one of my favorite grey-based neutrals. Here’s what it looks like. What do you think?
# OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh?
As with most neutrals, this was a little on the runny side resulting in a streaky application. I had to take extra care with this base, and with 3 coats i managed to achieve a smooth opaque application.
# Face It BR801 from The Face Shop
It was super easy to apply, and you get that smooth, shiny color with just 2 coats.
I really wasn’t planning on it, but i came home with a few new nail colors from The Face Shop. They have a range of pretty colors, and coupled with a reasonable price point, who can resist? ;p Definitely not me!
I bought a total of 5 colors, and they are (1) GR502, (2)PP405, (3) BR801 (4) BL602 and (5) BK901. Below is a glimpse of what they look like. (Please note these color codes i’ve quoted here may be different from what you have seen in other blogs. I’m not too sure if they got the sticker wrong, but these are what i see on the ones I’ve purchased here in SG)
As for the texture and consistency, these colors are all on the creamy side and extremely easy to apply. The color payoff is really good in my opinion, and i didn’t experience any streaking either. Even better than some colors from more expensive brands. These colors cost S$7.90 each, except for BR801 which cost S$10.90.
GR502 is my favorite color so far, it’s very easy easy to carry off and i imagine i would get the most mileage out of it as it is an everyday go-to color for any occasion.
My rating for GR502 is 5 out of 5 stars.
Here are swatches of the other colors from my haul
Thanks for looking! Do you have any favorite nail polish colors from The Face Shop?
My modest collection, after the recent spring clean. On my wish list are Deborah Lippmann, Inglot & Butter London polishes.
You’ll see that most of the colors i own are warm, earthy tones. I’m usually more inclined towards subtle where my nails are concerned.
Except for the spatter of neon colors i bought last year just to play with for color-blocking.
Here’s a self-portrait i took yesterday, and the 2 new colors (Tutti Frutti Tonga & Cosmo Not Tonight Honey) i bought for my latest DIY manicure.
The tips aren’t 100% even, but i tried my best and i’m working on it!
Thanks for looking!