I initially wanted to do individual posts for each mani & pedi but thinking over, I wouldn’t have much to say, so here’s a truckload of photos instead!
I call them my skittle toes… but I think I probably shouldn’t have layered glitter over.
I <3 this design… very Cath Kidston and I love the teal colour!
A purple glitter gradient manicure I did before my Alaska trip… It lasted almost 3 weeks and was going strong with no signs of chipping!
Alien toes. Mad love the neon green! LOL
My current manicure… abit too girly for me, don’t you think?
All nail sessions were done at Elva Beauty Palace (non-sponsored! I have a paid package with them) Tel 6774 3556
Sally Hansen Gem Crush (Showgirl Chic)
Do be sure to get the new flat brush as it’s much easier to use and control than the previous brush. Coverage was good (above was 2 coats), and ultra bling. But it eats up topcoat like a cookie monster! As with all glitters, it was a pain to remove!
I’m addicted to Gelish…. LOL
This time, I wanted something natural but yet bling enough for CNY 2012. So my manicurist did a gradient design for me as I did my nails 2 weeks before CNY (smart choice because I was kept busy at work for 2 weeks!). I chose gold glitter tips for some wealth! LOL
*Manicure was 2 weeks old when above picture was taken, thus there was some growth
So I did my 2nd Gelish manicure in Tiger Blossom, sometime in November and it held up very well. I just removed it yesterday (6 Jan 2011) because I wanted to rest my nails for a bit before I do something for Chinese New Year. The colour was still fresh and shiny, though my nails had grown out by about half. But now I know that I can actually trim & file my nails if they get too long and the polish still holds up well! I really love this colour – it looks red on the colour chart, but it’s a lovely coral with shimmers on me.
My first Gelish manicure… lasted me a whole 3 weeks without scratching & chipping… only got it soaked off because my nails were too long for me to bear! Definitely not my last Gelish manicure!
Recently, I bought some nail stickers from Gmarket. Boy, have the technology improved by leaps and bounds! When I say nail stickers, I do not mean those small stick on designs you paste onto your nails as nail art. Those are passe. Now, these stickers come in various forms: one big rectangular sheet, nail tips, or 10 individual pieces to paste directly onto nails. At first look, they may look daunting and difficult to use. But I promise you, you’ll definitely say “easy peasy” when you actually use them!
You will require base coat, nail scissors, emery board, top coat for this ‘project’.
You can purchase the nail stickers from here. I bought it at S$3.00 but they often have sales at S$1.50 per piece (base price).
Used: Nature Republic BE103
- (base) OPI Hawaiian Orchid
- (tips) Shiseido orange glitter
I’m liking the colour combination but I think I painted the tips too thick.
Black & Silver nails...
It’s almost Chinese New Year but I’m sporting black & silver nails… think it’s pretty cool… reminds me of outer space!
- (base for the black nails) Skin Food Nail Vita BW705
- (base for the silver nails) Anna Sui #004 – this is already silver glitter
- (glitter overlay for black nails) Orly Shine on Craze Diamond