Pacman in action!

It’s been soooooo LONG since I last try another nail art! Today I’m gonna show you (in my nail art) what the 90s kid have been playing!! ……..The Pac-Man!!

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Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on 22 May 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game – and subsequent Pac-Man derivatives – became a social phenomenon that sold a large amount of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single! 

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How to play? The player controls Pac-Man through a blue maze, eating pac-dots and fruit. When all pac-dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage. Between some stages one of three intermission animations plays. Four enemies (I usually call them “ghost” – Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If any of them touches Pac-Man, a life is lost and the Pac-Man itself withers and dies. When all lives have been lost, the game ends. Of-course this is not as easy as it seems but I’m not gonna go into details of it..

Without further ado, shall I introduce my Pac-Man & Ghost to you?? Heee!! 😀

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On my index finger, it’s Oikake a.k.a. Shadow (Blinky), which is the Red Ghost.

On my middle finger, it’s Kimagure a.k.a Bashful (Inky), which is the Cyan Ghost (well, because I don’t have cyan polish so i used alternative closest color..)

On my ring finger, it’s Machibuse a.k.a. Speedy (Pinky), which is the Pink Ghost (I think light pink doesn’t looks good on me so i changed to a lilac polish)

On my lil finger, it’s Otoboke a.k.a Pokey (Clyde), which is the orange Ghost.

In case you’re wondering what the Japanese name means… Here a quick translation:

<Name> – <Meaning>

Oikake – Chaser

Kimagure – Fickle

Machibuse – Ambusher

Otoboke – Stupid

On my thumb, needless to say, he’s our Pakkuman a.k.a. Pac-Man and his pac-dots!! *clap-clap-clap*

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My apologies for the super untidy edge, especially on my thumbs! I think I need to put my pair spectacles to good use already! T_T

Anyway, hope you like this Pac-Man design and give it a try too!!

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Happy 2014!!!

To start my New Year, I painted my nails with a bling bling nail art!!

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Yeap! This is the nail art to start my 2014!! This is inspired by Janelle (elleandish) and it’s pretty simple do! Check out her YouTube video below – scroll down further!

It feels like my nails are blooming with golden firework when the clock strikes 12am!! *poom poom poom* happy 2014!!!

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(image grabbed from google!)

So how to do?

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Paint your nails black, or any colors you want!! But hang on……..!! Don’t forget your base coat!! 🙂 Here, Janelle used Zoya’s Avril (seems like a dusty nude pink to me) as based color, it gives a different feeling at the end!

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After that, use your gold glitter polish and dap a few drop near the cuticles area. For my case I used gold. If you like, you can follow Janelle and used a silver glitter. Red/Blue/Green glitters are all great as long as you like them!

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Enough of talking! Before your glitter dries up, use a nail art brush to sweep the glitter polish downwards! This will makes it feels like they are dripping. Hmm.. or i should say like waterfall effect!?

Ok, so we done. Almost done.. to make it complete, you can actually used a gold polish (not gold glitter ya!) gentle draw a few stroke down to enhance the dripping effect. But of course, if you think just glitter is good enough, then it’s totally fine. Because I like the glitter-only effect too!

Before I seal my nail art with a top coat, I actually added a red rhinestone to my thumb and middle finger! No why, I just feel that.. Since it’s lying in my box of rhinestone, maybe I can just put them to good use. 😀

So once again, when you’re done, this is how it looks like!

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My kinda New Year! I bet you already can’t wait to see Janelle’s tutorial?? Here goes….

Evening Skyline on My Nails!

It’s bright sunny (Sun)day now but what I’m gonna show you today is my new nail art called… Evening Skyline!! This nail art design is inspired by cutepolish! I love her tutorials!! read on and I’ll share the link of her video at the end of my post! (No cheating! Don’t scroll down immediately! >_<)

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Looks messy here? Of course it is messy! Had used acrylic paint here to create the evening look – acrylic paint and sponging method! It is advisable that you paint a layer of white polish first before sponging your colors so that the color stay true.

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Clean up your stained cuticle using a cotton bud! You can DIY one using your orange stick if you don’t have one. Just pick some cotton using your orange stick from a cotton pad and roll them up to look like a bud!

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It won’t look to far from a cotton bud! 🙂 & you can just throw away the used cotton after your clean up. Orange stick? Keep for next use!

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So after your clean up, you can grab your black polish and start to paint your CITY SKYLINE! Just apply one stroke downwards and apply at different “level” to create the difference in building height!

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Building lights? Easy!! Just dot yellow polish or yellow acrylic paint on your building (black polish) I had actually went an extra step dot my China Glaze Ghoulish Glow on my yellow dot! WHY!? So that when I turn off the light, my nails will glow!!!

………… But apparently, it didn’t glow as bright as I thought because the dot is too small to even “charge”! (T_T)

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Next up, the moon is the challenging part for me! Because it has to be precise and neat! but oh well.. lucky it went quite alright for me.. at least for my left hand!

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Result? .. Not that bad uh.. LOL! (>_<)

So as promised, Here’s the video! (You didn’t scroll down directly uh..!?!)

I’m ready for Halloween!!

First Saturday of a brand new month, October! So many
reason to celebrate! Children’s Day! Oktoberfest! Halloween!
…..what? Yes!! Halloween! Today I wanna share with you a cute
Halloween theme nail art!!

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20131005-162228.jpg Aren’t these lil one cute? They’re all recreation
of cutepolish and ihaveacupcake!! They’re really easy to do and
with the aid of their video I’m sure you can recreate your very own
nail art in no time!!

Your can watch their videos below:

So now…………….
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P.S.: I’m still confuse why my Sally Hansen Sheer Pink looks more like sheer beige. (?_?)

Penguins on the run!

It’s a cooling evening and i decided to do something COOL! A cool penguin!! Sorry, i mean 5 cool penguins! I watched a few tutorial and decided to go with this..

It’s not VERY ALIKE but it’s some where there already! Below you’ll see that i did not go with the “all black” nail color.. I chose to paint my nails all different color so that i can have a variety of penguins!

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I picked out a few vibrant color from my stash and ….. tadaa~!

The Original – Black Onyx

The Lady – High Hope

The Gentleman – Secret Peri-Wink-Le

The Boy – Vert Chlorophylle

The Sunshine – Happy Go Lucky

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This is a really simple nail art.. you(I) just need MORE PRACTICE! Seeing this little cuties really makes my day but too much of them makes me feel eerie.. So many penguins looking at u… gosh!

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Btw, the orange beak and feet are achieve by using nail paint (orange + white).. Seriously, I think I really like using nail paint to draw! They are sooo easy to use and dry within a reasonable time!

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So after my drawing is done.. I seal them with a top coat like how the tutorial did… 20130811-133029.jpg

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Cool penguins? I think i will do this again some day but with lesser penguin maybe?? hahaha!

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This is a short post because i think what i need to say has been explained in the video! Check out SimpleNailArtDesigns on youtube for more cute nail art videos!!

Marbling my Nails! Yey-hooo!

After my bad nail day, today seems pretty alright~! Alright not because it’s a smooth day but because I managed to do something out of the worst… LOL!

Today i used a hot pink from OPI (You’re A Pisa Work).. I didn’t expect to fall so deeply in love with this color – probably it came at the right time! I was actually looking for a color that will goes well with black but i don’t want something too dark. What color goes well with black? LOTS! Red, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple… but i don’t want something too bright/striking at the same time.. (how contradicting, i know…) I think pink is good.. Not to strong yet very can bring out the lady in you! hahaha..

Now my problem is…. after looking through my stash… i don’t have the right pink that my mind has been thinking… It was all either too pastel or too red or contain shimmer.. 😦 Then i recall.. “I have a pressie that i had not use!!” and (ta-daaa!) I pull out my HOT PINK from my other drawer and what u see below is my PISA WORK! LOL! You’re A Pisa Work is a great purplish-hot pink! It’s opaque and strong and it’s PINK! yeahhh.. Best of all, it goes well with black! Okay, enough of color choosing!! It’s time for water marbling!!!!

I always hesitate to do water marble effect because it’s gonna be very messy and INDEED it is messy! (At the end of the post, i will share with you a youtube post where i get my inspiration from)

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Seee!! But it’s OK(!) because i had recently bought my OPI nail lacquer remover! It’s so powerful then a gentle wipe can clean up most of my mess already!! Value for money indeed!!

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(Indoor)

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(Outdoor)

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Now all clean and cool!

On the other hand… (impromptu) I did another color! instead of black, I used white! Using the same method, did my water marble again!

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(Indoor)

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(Outdoor)

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Doing water marble effect is easy but the only thing is that u can’t really control where it is going “break open”.. Effect is really random and not uniform. But again, maybe that’s the beauty of it..

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So here’s the video that got me inspired to do this…

(go to 0:54 to see how to achieve the stone marble effect)

Obviously my marble is much fatter than what cutepolish did but I STILL LOVE ‘EM!!! ❤ ❤

Moo Moo Moootivation!

Mooooo~~~ Finally a nail art post!!

Been wanting to do up a nail art post but haven’t really got time for one.. Too busy at work and too tired to concentrate on painting a good one!

It’s always good to look around for inspiration! And happen so that I saw this cow art on YouTube and Instagram! So I decide to combine both into one and do it my way!!!

Below is the one i saw on Instagram – by posh_n_sparkle. I’m not too sure if it is 100% by her because “rumour” has it that she steals other’s pic.. quite a few of her pic actually belongs to another person and mostly by @youngwildandpolished!! Shall share with you more about this next time.

Below is what i found on YouTube.. A cow nail art by Creativenailart! You can visit her BLOG to see MORE tooooo!

Both are so nice right?? Well after “studing” both, i did a SMALL revision of it and came up with my own Moo Moo Art!

Below polish i used!

So first of all…… Base coat! The base coat I use here is by Seche! Ridge filling base coat.. It gives a sheer pearl white appearance.. Sorry that I din get to picture it but u can try “visualizing” it with below pic..! Hee!!

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For base color, I choose A-England’s Morgan Le Fay instead of regular white polish because i wanted one atas (In Singlish, atas means “high class” – the word is derived from the malay word meaning “upstairs”) cow! Hahahaha!! I used about 3-4 coats to cover up my nail tip (line). Above pic is prolly only 2 coats – can’t remember.. =X i mentioned earlier about ridge filling base coat? It looks similar to Morgan Le Fay but minus off the bling bling look..)

Next, the cow patch!! This is easier then leopard prints IMO! I just grabbed my dotting tool & black onyx and started drawing the patches..!

But do note that, unlike leopard or zebra, cow prints are more of big irregular “round” patch. If u din paint it as “round” patch, your cow might turn out looking like something else…. erm, don’t get it?? Nevermind, see below pic and tell me, which one looks more like a cow prints???

i think the left side one looks more like cow! LOL, ok, i know i know.. enough of cow prints debates… !!!..

So here’s my completed patch..

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Satisfied! Shall proceed with my moo moo face!!

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For my moo moo face, i used OPI’s Sparrow Me The Drama. Draw the head of a heart, BIG HEAD and put 2 long dots with ur dotting tool as its nostril! remember to dot ur moo moo eyes!!

If you like, you can add small prints on its head too…

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And now… I’m done with my left hand…! and right hand??

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No sweat toooo! just that took a wrong dotting tool and my cow got bigger eyes on my right hand.. =X

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Hope you like my moo moo cow! 🙂

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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… >_<