Tried and… Failed!

Video always look so easy!!! I tried to re-create the look from cutepolish video and it turn out totally failure!!

I need to practice more on how to use dental floss and have more patience in waiting for polish to dry!

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Sorry that I have to beautify this pic SOOO MUCH cuz it’s a total nightmare without editing!!! LOLX! Let me show u cutepolish video once I have access on my PC.. Working a post on my iPhone has quite a bit of limitation.. >_<

Sorry! took me soo long to update this post! So here’s the video!!

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Rainbow Polka Dotties!!

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TADAAAA~~~ my cutie lil toe nails!! Hahahahaha!! Finally i can do nail art on my left toe nail!!!! If you can see, the nail is (in fact) pretty much shorter and i think because its growing in a “out of shape” manner, it’s quite challenging to get it done nicely!!

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Choosing the colors! This is another headache! I cant decide which color to use.. To do a rainbow dotties? Or should i do a pink gradient dotties or blue? or maybe green??

Ahh.. and i finally decided to do a rainbow one because i think it will looks fun and cheery! OH and i must not forget one thing… This nail art was inspired by cutepolish youtube tutorial! It’s a very easy-to-understand tutorial and its really simple!!! You can watch the video HERE and start doing you rainbow dotties!! 😀

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Looks so 3D without top coat ya?? hahaha!!

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Now this is with a top coat! Look so.. AMAZING! hahaha… But … the more i’m looking at it.. the more i feel like……

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I’m looking at a frog.. (-___-)||

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A-England Promo!!

I cant explain the happiness on my face when i see this “envelope”!!! I’m totally crazy~!!!!

Yes~!! It’s my A-England direct from UK!!!!! 2 weeks.. it took about 2 weeks to come to me~ These are the colors i grabbed during their biggest promo ever! Too bad if you had missed it!! But it’s definitely worth waiting for the next one!!!!

I did a quick job on my mom’s finger and… can u see something not right?? ok probably you cant… see my mom’s index and middle finger?? you would think both are Galahad ya?? NO! actually…. Only index is galahad!! Middle is OPI FLY~~ very similar.. BUT there’s still difference!!OPI Fly is a brighter green whereas A-England Galahad is creamer milker tone of green.. Fly would need 2 coats to go but Galahad is good to go in just 1 coat~!!

I’m really falling for A-England!!

 

 

Inspired by..

Good Afternoon everybody!! How’s your Friday?? Today I woke up early and decided to try out a mani that I saw on a nail blog few days back..

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Ta-daaaa~~~ This is it! What do u think? I think it’s pretty wow! Hahahaa!! Bef I go into details on how to do it.. Let me ask one qn!!

Do u think this will be difficult to do??

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To be honest, this is a really simple nail art…! The only part that u’ll need to crack ur head about is…

“What color should I use….!!???”

Because u’ll need many colorssss that’s y u need to make sure the colors wun get tooo weird when u’re done!!

So these are the colors I chose.. Mainly China Glaze & OPI polish.. You can check our the colors (code) I used at the end of this post under “Label” or probably read on as I’ll still be naming them anyway..

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OPI Fly from Nicki Minaj collection as my base color! Of cuz u can go ahead with any colors u like..

Apply your base coat as usual! Nvr skip that!! Thn carry on w base color as per norm.. In here, I apply 2 coats so that it wun look to sheer..

Next, get ur dotting tool ready!! It’s time to dot dot dot dot dot..!

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Dap ur dotting tool to the color u wish to appear after your base color.. Well, I chose CG’s Happy Go Lucky! A bright cheery yellow.. Start dotting across ur lower nails and it should look similar to above pic..

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Get ur third color ready, mine was CG’s High Hope! Same thing, dot across ur nails semi over lapping ur 2nd color… Now it should look similar to above pic..

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Now for the forth color… Same technique.. Repeat till u reached almost the end..

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When u are at ur last color, dot it and “occupy” the remaining space w the same color.. For my case, I used back my base color FLY. This way it will make the primary color stands out and will not makes it too confusing.. Well at least that’s what I think..

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Also, while doing, u can either ignore the messy color that was out of ur nails or clean as u do.. Either way works.. But I would prefer to clean it as I do so that it wun be a tedious work when I need to clean up later where the polish are all dry & harden..

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This is the mess I made at the end of my DIY nail art session!! HAHAHA! Still consider clean I guess… >_<

Real Vs Fake!

Today, I’m going to show you the difference between a real OPI and a FAKE! the color i’m going to use to show you is FLY from OPI Nicki Minaj Collection.. the real/authenic OPI i have here was purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature at a promotional price! GOOD BUY!! Rest assure that polish from Mei Mei is definitely authentic!

And the fake OPI i got here is from a shop in Far East Plaza. #$%^&*( Actually, I got to know this color from that shop in FEP.. This shop is located at Lv3, or was it Lv4? Escalator up (escalator near Watson) and u can see it der alr..Can’t recall the name but the shop’s concept is those boxes (cubicle) rental whereby u rent a box and display watever u wana sell.. the retail assistant will not promote for u. their job is only cashiering and replenish stock..  They are selling OPI at S$6! hell cheap! but HELL it’s fake! u don need to be an expert to know that.. based on my point of view i think u can tell by the following

How to tell:

1. See bottom! those without label are most probably gona be fake! Well, at least the fake one i bought doesn’t comes with the round label!

In the pic, the one with label is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one without, FAKE!

2. Wording on the cap. real OPI’s wording are more protruding / more embrossed (In mandarin we call it 比较凸出!)… Fake OPI’s wording really looks fake itself and is less protruding and fonts is thinner (or maybe in some other cases, bigger?)!

In the pic, the left bottle is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one on the right, FAKE!

3. The cap’s texture.. this one i’m not too sure if u r able to tell bef ur purchase. when i purchased my OPI at FEP, the cap was wrapped with “OPI” printed seal.. so i can’t really feel it until i purchase it and unwrapped it. The moment my hand laid on the cap, i knew it was fake! The cap feels so hollow and cheap. Real OPI’s cap feel more dense! And the open/close process is so much smoother! the fake one is just too JAMMED!

4. Wording Printed on the bottle. real OPI words are straight and neat. Fake one are at times faded, slanded, or even MIS-SPELLED!! I recall i passed by this manicure shop, at FEP also, they displayed this brand “B.O.”.. it lookes EXACTLY like OPI.. LOL! everything the same, only the O.P.I became B.O. hahahaha!! how obvious!

In the pic, the left bottle is real OPI purchased from Mei Mei’s Signature. The one on the right, FAKE!

5. Smell it!! if u got the chance to open it (secretly, oops!), do it! i know it’s bad to smell nail polish! but.. From the smell u can know if it’s realy OPI! the fake OPI i got here smells like Cotton On’s Rubi nail polish! *stinks* it has got this processed/burnt plastic smell.. *YUKESS* Real OPI smells (probably im a psycho) better! it has this alcohol smell.. which i like it alot! (oops!)

Below are some simple swatch on real and fake FLY.. are you able to tell which is which..? and the difference? ^_^

 

 

FAKE: Middle and Little Pinkie

REAL: Index and Ring finger

If you looked at it again, you will notice that real Fly is brighter and the shade is more towards green. The fake one looks darker and blue-er.. One more thing that i’m not able to show u here is the application.. Application of the fake one wasn’t as smooth as the real OPI and it gets harden/sticky easily. sigh.. Now that i’ve got my real Fly, SAY BYE BYE to my FAKE FLY!!! *wave goodbye*

Last but not least.. Hopefully this post helps you to identity OPI better.. DO NOT buy from sites that you don’t trust and always read reviews!! Don’t be lazy.. Do some homework before u purchase online for good deal! ^_^ Few sites that i would recommend from authenic branded polish would be Mei Mei’s Signature, Wow! Pretty Nails and Smoochiezz.

 

P.S.: to keep colour as true as possible, no photoshop (of the bottles) had been done. Thus kindly pardon the not very bright pictures of OPI bottles! >_<

Simplicity

Hv some feel tdy for a simple art.. Not too complicated and yet obvious.. Lolx!

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This art took mi abt 2 hours!! Lolx!! Why so long u muz be thinking…! Cuz this wasn’t wat I planned to do initially!

I used CG Vixen Collection’s Ingird.. But it turns out to be…….. Not very compatible w my lil toes (will probably looks btr on hand). So I removed it and put on this “I-dono-wat-color-fake-OPI”.. I muz say, tho it’s a fake but I do like this color.. Almost green with a touch of blue. Like… a dark turquoise? Hahaha! Nice.. Perhaps I’ll find a day to do comparison of these colors and write up a post for sharing.. 🙂

.. Ok let’s get bc to this nail art (bef i drift to Poland.. >;_<;!!)…

Not wanting it to be too plain, I touch up the big toe nails with white corner (coated with Blazed – Clear to Burgundy, now hope the sun will shine and i can see it color change..)! and planted some blink blink “diamond”!! well, not bad..! But I thot maybe some silverish glitter can enhance it…?

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This is my (I name it) Simplicity!

EXTRA: (added on Mar 10)

here!! i nearly forgot to “monitor” the color change as it has been rainy for the past few days.. Lucky just before i went luxewomen, i suddenly saw my toe color change and i decided to quickly snapped it before its gone! well.. its not too clear in the pic showing the color change but at least u can see that its not white anymore.. LOL! that is Blaze’s clear to burgundy!