Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Japanese Chinese New Year!

Hi Nailies!! 

I'm now in the land of the rising sun! So incredibly happy right now but as promised, here is my Japan mani for CNY!



I had already decided to wear a thermal polish to Japan since I can't really see the transition in Malaysia due to the constant humid weather. Then, I thought it's still CNY so why don't I add a little CNY to it and just on time did my new MoYou London Zodiac plate arrive! I just HAD to order it because I am a ram/goat/sheep and it just felt like it was MY plate you know...

I used the reverse stamping method to get the designs onto my nails and I have to say that Mundodeunas stamping polishes are my all time favourite now as they are opaque, stamp well and do not smudge. The only downside is the smell cause man! is it potent!! 

I am really happy with this mani and hopefully it lasts a few days although I did bring a few bottles to touch up with. Such mix feelings me has right now. ;_;

Colours Used:

Thermal Polish - Miss Ashleigh Pa Rum Pum Plum 
Black - Mundodeunas Black
Base Coat - Essie Nail Hardener
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl

Well, that's it for this post! If you want to see snipbits of my Japan trip then follow my instagram account @chronosz. Btw, great service by the flight attendant on airasia for being so thoughtful when le boyfriend was having motion sickness. Double thumbs up!!

Cheers!

Friday, February 27, 2015

羊年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Chinese New Year! (although it's already the 8th day of new year) =P

I'll be flying off to Japan tomorrow for a 2 week holiday and I am super duper excited but leaving tomorrow means I won't be with the fam for chap goh meh (15th and last day of new year). Darn you cheap flight tickets! Sad as I may be for missing 5 days of new year at home, I'll have that much and more fun in Japan especially since we've been planning it for a year!

Anyways! Here's my mani on the 1st and 3rd day of CNY! I wanted to get a gel base mani but it just didn't work out especially with the pricing...


I decided to go with a mani inspired by @svetasanders on instagram which features gold nail polish and coincidentally or NOT i purchased the OPI Gwen Stephani 18k No Doubt Gold polish! The gradient didn't really work for me though =P

Colours Used: 

Red - OPI Big Apple Red
White - OPI Alpine Snow
Gold - OPI No Doubt 18k Gold
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Base Coat - Essie Nail Hardener


For the 3rd day, I went with one that I experimented with before. I actually wanted to double stamp it but red just didn't mix well so I left it with white and gold bamboo in the end. 

Colours Used:

White - OPI Alpine Snow
Gold - China Glaze Passion
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Base Coat - Essie Nail Hardener
Stamped with MoYou London Suki Plate

I'll be posting my Japan mani when I reach Japan hopefully! Can't wait to share it with you guys since it'll be my last CNY mani for the year!

That's it for this post! 
Have a Happy Goat Year! Mehhhhh
Cheers!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Valentines Day! ��

Happy Valentines Day everyone!
(Although it's already the day after Valentines in Malaysia) 

I did a simple mani this Valentines and stuck to pastel hearts. 



Love Love Kyuuuunnn! 

Colours used :

Base | OPI Alpine Snow
Pinks | Picture Polish Watermelon, Laval Pink, Essie Off The Shoulder, Essie Tart Deco
Red | OPI Big Apple Red

That's it for this post! 
Cheers!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sakura Season

Konbanwa minna-san! 

I haven't been painting my nails lately since I've been kind of busy this past week and I noticed that I haven't posted this mani yet. 

I have also loved sakura or cherry blossoms since they look so pretty and they remind me of Japan! 日本大好き! I actually can't read or write Japanese much but I can speak a little thanks to watching so much anime. =D

I've attempted sakura nail art a few Chinese New Year's ago but it didn't come out all that nice but this year...I don't know how it happened but I love what came out of it! 



The base is Laval pink and the design is painted on with acrylic paint. I really love this mani! If you're wondering about the pointer finger well...I had just watched 'The Book Of Life' at the time and had fallen in love with La Muerte....she's so pretty....

Yup! So I actually saved that nail for her but I couldn't paint her nicely and opted it out in the end. Oh well, c'est la vie!

Chinese New Year is just around the corner so look forward to more CNY themed manis! 

Cheers!  


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Classy & Girly

Hello all!

Today's mani is a classy border mani which in my opinion adds class and is also a bit girly at the same time. You can definitely wear this for all occasions be it casual or formal. 


While I'm at it, I shall review this nude polish from The Faceshop. I really like the colour but it took me 5 layers to get it opaque. It was also quite streaky. I do forgive these aspects because the colour is just what I wanted. 

I drew the borders with acrylic black paint then went on to stamp the design from Bundle Monster plate BM-407 on with Mundodeunas black stamping polish and filled in the gaps with black acrylic paint. Lastly, I topped it off with my favourite top coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl. 

That's it for this post!
Cheers!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Nail Biter's Corner #5 - Emergencies

Ello all!

So...I haven't done a Nail Biter's Corner in a while and I mean a LONG while.

I've been meaning to post this up since I realised this...trick? Not sure if it qualifies as a trick but here goes!

As usual, my nail chipped/broke while I was outside with friends. That was a major nail emergency and all I had in my handbag that was remotely useful was a nail clipper, a nail file and plasters.

Then it hit me! I always buy elastic plasters since I tend to move around a lot. So, what I did was cut a small piece of the elastic part and taped the break.



Make sure it covers the break and push some under it also, that way, even when you try to pick at it, it'll have no effect. Keep it on until you reach home where you can patch it up or carefully trim it.

That's it for this post!
If you've tried this out, let me know how it goes.
Cheers!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love Birds

Hey peeps!

So I just posted a NOTD on instagram and thought "I better write this blog post before I get lazy!"

Yup! That's me...anyway...I haven't painted birds before me thinks...I wanted to do an owl mani that day but all the googled owls didn't appeal to me...Darn me for not screen shoting the nice owl mani!

Back to the point, I saw this wedding invitation on FB that my friend posted (was not his wedding) and thought "Well, that's cute! I should paint that!" So, I did with a little change in scenery of course hahaha

Here's the original.


And here's the mani!


Colours used:
Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener
Base - Miss Ashleigh Experi-mint & Baby's Got The Blues Ombre (I did this ombre using a brush technique I saw @yagala do on insta...check her out! I think this technique blends better than sponge!)
Others - Acrylic Paint
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl

That's it for this post! 
Cheers!