May 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The weather here in town has finally warmed up, so I think it’s a good time to do a quick favourite spring/summer polishes.
China Glaze Lemon Fizz is a lovely yellow polish, and the lone yellow polish I own. It doesn’t have the best formula, it’s kind of streaky and it takes 3-4 coats to achieve full opacity. But the gorgeous colour makes the application bearable. I used 4 coats for the picture.
China Glaze For Audrey is a polish that needs no introduction. It’s the “Tiffany blue” colour that is so well-known. The application of this is pretty good, 2 coats was enough for it to be opaque.
Next up is Essie Meet Me At Sunset. It’s a orange red that is just perfect for summer. I forgot I had this polish in my stash until I read ViviannaDoesMakeup’s post about dupes for Chanel’s Holiday polish. The application is great, and one coat was enough for it to be opaque, but I used two in the picture.
Another bright colour that is perfect for summer is Essie’s Lights. It’s a wham-bam in your face kinda neon pink. The polish itself is on the thick side, so it made application slightly tricky. It also dried to a semi-matte finish, so I would recommend putting a top coat over it to make it glossy. 1 coat is enough for it to be opaque, but again I used 2 in the picture.
Last but not least is Essie Lapiz of Luxury. It’s a lovely periwinkle blue. I always get compliments when I wear this polish. The polish itself is slightly on the thin side, but 2 thicker coats are enough for opacity. I used 2 coats for the shot above.
So that rounds up my 5 favourite polishes for spring/summer. What are your favourite polishes for this season?
August 4, 2012 § 8 Comments
This is probably the one nail polish that I have been looking for for the longest, ever – Essie’s Borrowed & Blue. It’s not a new shade, as it is part of the Wedding collection in 2011. I was so ecstatic when I found it in a little nail polish store in Hong Kong!
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July 25, 2012 § 3 Comments
My nails has been bare for the past month and a half (GASP!), and I finally painted it with some colour again! This time I painted my nails with Essie’s Mojito Madness, which I hauled in Hong Kong not long ago!
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July 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Okay. One last haul (for a couple days)! I left the housing thinking I won’t buy anything… and yet here we are. Such bad self discipline. tsktsk. I blame my friend for showing me this amazing “up stairs store”… and it all started there. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 19, 2012 § 22 Comments
Another haul post… this is what happens when I go to the mall two days in a row. Well I do have an explanation this time, London drugs (a drugstore that’s only in certain provinces in Canada) has a couple for $10 off any $25 purchase of makeup… how can I pass on that? « Read the rest of this entry »
April 28, 2012 § 20 Comments
I went to Holt Renfrew today in hope of locating the Prada bags I have been lusting for… but with no luck. Holt Renfrew just does not carry what I want! They did not have the Balenciaga City Bag that I wanted, or the Marc by Marc Jacob wallet that I wanted… and now this. But all is not lost! I wandered to the NARS counter, and ended up purchasing two NARS products from their summer collection. They did not have the products out for display yet, but they did have the products in stock. (Sephora did not have the summer collection in stock as of today). I got the Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and the Liberte Blush. I totally did not plan on getting these today (was going to wait till I head to the states), but Holt Renfrew is having a promotion where you get a gift card that’s worth 15% of your cosmetic purchase, and 25% of your apparel and accessory purchase. Their site says it’s from April 28-29. I also got a Valentino perfume sample when I saw walking around! Yay for perfume samples! « Read the rest of this entry »
April 6, 2012 § 4 Comments
Yes I changed my nail polish again… Well I bought 4 new polishes yesterday so how do you think I can stop myself from repainting my nails? I decided to try Too Too Hot because that was the one that first stood out to me in store. And well… it’s just absolutely gorgeous! « Read the rest of this entry »
April 5, 2012 § 10 Comments
Yes another haul post… but hey one needs to use that 15% off at Sephora while one can right? MAC came out with a few collections today, so it only makes sense if I go check it out. Essie… well the salon had 50% off a bunch of Essie polishes! And I wondered into a drugstore… and walked out with stuff, as usual. So here are all the stuff I got!
April 4, 2012 § 4 Comments
A quick NOTD post… I was bored with preparing for my thesis presentation and studying, so as usual, I painted my nails! I used Essie’s Absolutely Shore (from last year’s summer collection) as the base colour, then painted dots of purple using Essie’s Love & Acceptance (from upcoming 2012 Bridal collection).
I used nail dotting tools to help me with the dots, I know a lot of people just use q-tips, but for some reason that never works for me. I got a whole set of nail dotting tools on eBay for $1.99! Can you believe it? And it comes with 5 tools of different sizes that allow you to paint different size dots! « Read the rest of this entry »