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OPI – NYC Ballet Petites

31 Mar

Smoochiezz, the online make-up and accessories shop is having a temporary store at Tanjong Pagar MRT Exchange. D and I walk pass it everyday when he brings me to work and last week, this caught my eye! I deliberated for one day and when we saw it again the next day, they had only left with 2 boxes. No doubt an eye-catcher! So with D’s encouragement (as usual), I decided to grab it. This miniature set is selling for S$18 and S$19.50 if you purchase it online at Smoochiezz. Such a graceful series, don’t you think? <5pf>

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Chanel : Shade Parade

3 Sep

Let this nail polish cabaret cheer up your saturday!! <5pf>

Saving my nails…

24 Jul

If not for gellish, I won’t need this. Hope it works!! <5pf>

Wedding : Ming

2 May

THE color for THE day. “Ming” is the last word in my chinese name. Must be meant for me. =) <5pf>

Gelish!

27 Mar


Am not adventurous with new things, but reviews on gelish seems positive so far from the people around me, so I thought, why not give it a go? Went to Snails at Mandarin Gallery. Gelish is only for manicure and they are at S$60. The price does not include its removal thereafter which cost another S$20. I understand from the manicurist that to have the gel removed, it has to be soaked using some special removal. I suppose the normal nail polish removal can’t remove these gel in entirety or maybe not at all. So when I asked to test the gelish colors, the manicurist did not apply the color on me, but on her own gelish nails.

I was looking at the process of how my nails were done like a hawk! I just had to know what’s the amazing thing about gelish. So it began. The application of the gel polish is exactly the same as any other manicure sessions – 1st the base coat, then 2 coats of gelish and lastly the top coat. The only differences are that they will gently file on the surface of your nails before any application of the gel polish and also, after each application (first the thumbs then, the remaining 4 fingers) they are dried under a gelish nail dryer. The best part of gelish?? Your nails get dried instantly and you do not need to worry about them not being dry enough to get your credit card to pay the bill. It also last longer (approx 10 days) than the usual nail polish.

The removing of the gel polish seems invasive though, as they need to scrap out the gel. I will let you know if it is and if my nails will turn yellow when I get the gel polish removed. Snails uses the gelish from Harmony. You can check out the video on how the process is done from end to end.

I would not recommend that gelish be done at every manicure session or often since the filing and scraping of the nails doesn’t seem good for the nails. But one thing for sure, if you have some special event coming up or will be going for a holiday, it’ll be nice to have pretty nails for company! So are you in for gelish?? Tell me! <5pf

Zoya & OPI

12 Mar

Zoya – Marley

Zoya – Jules

OPI – Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!

I got these from Liang Court today. OPI is my favorite nail polish brand because it is lasting and the colors are really attractive. On the other hand, Zoya is new to me. In fact before today, I’ve not heard or seen of Zoya. I was attracted (again) by the wide variety of colors and how these babies were displayed beautifully. So together with D, we decided to get Marley and Jules since the SA said they were Zoya’s latest collection.

When I came back, I quickly googled Zoya and found that it is a US based company which aims to use healthy, natural and  toxin free ingredients to create a more natural nail polish. Besides nail polishes, they also carry other nail related and beauty products. I love their latest innovation in marketing their nail polishes with the  color spoons. So for anyone who wish to check out the colors before confirming their orders, they can request for the color spoon which comes to them for free. Watch the video and you’ll know what i mean. Unfortunately Zoya do not ship outside the US. Oh well, I’m glad I got mine today! And guess what? They are the Spring 2011 collection!! <5pf>

 

 

 

Chanel Chic

25 Oct

I adore this color! It’s in the hue of purple and the name sounds so cool!  Paradoxal.  I wish I could be better at putting it on myself. Perhaps I should bring it along the next time when I get some professionals to do my nails!! <5pf>

Nails Project

23 Oct

Dior Vernis, collectibles? I heard you!! My nail project. <5pf>

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