Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fine china DIY water decals

See, I said I'd be back! With some glorious home made water decal stickers. It's very fine china / porcelain-esque. I'm so fond of this colour combo!

I used Revlon's 335 Spirit as the base white. Then the water decal was applied to each individual nail, topped off with a topcoat. The absolute most important step, don't forget the TOPCOAT!

As this was my first time printing my own water decals, I had foolishly bought the clear version so I had to paint a base colour. Regardless, the blue has turned out so vibrant!

Slightly different lighting but this is actually bit more true to colour in real life. This photo is actually taken a whole week after application. It looks as good as new! No lifting, scratches, chipping, nothing. I'll definitely be doing a lot more DIY water decal stickers because it's just so damn easy.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tufts and Pearls

Day #2 of my blogging streak - yay! Although the next post may be in a few more days because I'm still wearing this on my hands. The pearls are staying strong even after my scorching hot marathon showers.

Artificial lighting
I used Essie's Lilacism for the base colour. It may be due to the age of the polish but it is nowhere near as lilac as it used to be. Personally, I think it's matured to a very nice pale blue.

Natural lighting
The tufted pattern is done using a MoYou stamping pattern in their Pro XL Collection - Plate 02. The polish is the silver stamping polish from Born Pretty Store (hyperlinked again).
Second from the left in the top row
 Stay tuned, y'all!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Shooting Star

Hey guys! Turns out I'm a serial liar and procrastinator when it comes to my blog. I'm sure you're all fed up with my empty apologies. Can I please bribe you with nail art instead?

I used Butter London's Keks, Orly's Porcelain, some good old scotch tape and rhinestones from Born Pretty Store (hyperlinked for your convenience). The star is actually made from acrylic using a special mould. It's got an awesome texture but sadly I lost it within an hour after I took the photos.

Hope I'll get to see you all again real soon!

Monday, November 16, 2015

The lazy chevron

Hey there! I feel really shameful that it's been almost a year since my last post (again). Hope you're all well and dandy.

As you can tell from my extensive hibernation, I'm incredibly lazy. I've recently started doing my nail the super lazy way of painting them on a zip-lock bag first as a sticker. And as a mad chevron pattern fanatic, I just had to give this a go.

It turned out pretty well, minus the bubbles from the worst top coat ever. I regret buying this top coat so much that I don't even want to do a bad review for it. So just putting this out there, do NOT ever purchase the Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat. Worst. Top coat. Ever. Period.

Rant over, pretty nail art time!

I used Zoya in Anne as the base (my favourite namesake polish), and Revlon in Fuchsia Fever for the pre-painted pink chevron stripes, and a pair of pinking scissors.

Can you believe that I'm posing with my 1kg dumbbell weights. I've officially lost it.

Take care, y'all!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Review: Floral Water Decals

I hope everyone's having a fantastic festive season!

Born Pretty Store has been kind enough to send through another batch of their wonderful water decals for me to try out and of course, I said yes straight away since the last batch was so superb!

Click here for my tutorial of their last batch of water decals. I used the same method and made sure that I whacked on two layers of top coat this time for extra security.

I'm just going to jump straight into the photos since I have nothing but awesome things to say about these water decals. You should definitely check them out in the link below (and stock up because they're incredibly affordable). LINK :)

Although I have to say that the colours on the website are not accurate at all. They actually have this muted, warmer vintage look, which is much nicer in my opinion. Here are the photos!

I love these so much! They're so incredibly detailed and looks very delicate. I hope you guys like them too. Definitely check them out at Born Pretty Store via this link.

Use my discount code MUL91 too for 10% off!

Happy holidays!