Sunday, May 24, 2015

Femme Fatale Gravity Lapse Swatch

Hello all! 

I'm so excited!!! Can you guess why??

I finally got my very first HOLO polish!!! 

*insert heart eyed emoticon* 

I am totally in love with holo polishes but sadly enough they're no holo polishes sold in Malaysia or none that i have seen anyway. In this case, I need to stocked up on Glisten & Glow HK Girl from MeiMeiSignature so, I decided to get a holo while I was at it! There were quite a few shades that I liked but budget wise, I could only pick one and lookie who made the cut! 

Femme Fatale's Gravity Lapse! 

I've been following their insta for quite some time now cause their polishes are so prettyyyyy but this is the first time I've gotten a bottle for myself. 

So...you could say this is a double win for me! =D 

Anyways, here are the pics! (So hard to take pic of holo) 




I should take a video in future to show the beauty of the holo! 


Time lapse is a mesmerising purple holo polish but saying that it's just purple is an understatement since the shade changes in different light and angles. You can have pure purple shimmer, gradients of violet in the sun, a sunset shade of orange and red with a tibge of black shimmer...I can hardly explain the beauty of this shade. 

I can only say one thing about this polish...it is seriously beautiful! Good work Femme Fatale! 

Look forward to some nail art with this baby! =D 

That's it for this post! Cheers! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Spy A Fingerprint!

Hey guys! 

(Source: teaser-trailer.com)

For the first time in forever~~~ I won tickets to a movie premiere!! Thanks to The Salad Show and Dan Khoo, me and my friends got the chance to watch 'Spy' staring Melissa Mccarthy, Jason Statham & Jude Law!

I was hooked on the movie after watching the trailer which was hilarious! The full movie is even better!! Trust me on this! XD 

For the event, i decided on fingerprint nails since it was a spy show and all...although fingerprints are leaning more towards detectives...no? 



Colours used :

Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener 
White - OPI Alpine Snow 
Black - The Faceshop 
Red - OPI Big Apple Red 
Stamper - Faburnails
Design - Bundle Monster BM-414
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl 

If you couldn't tell, the red represents blood. Hahaha! 

That's it for this post! 
Cheers!
I shall leave you with some photos of us from that night! 

Photo credits to Elle 

Me & Dan Khoo of Dan Khoo Productions
(After work tired face...gahhhh)

Elle with stars of The Salad Show

 Me & le boy! ♡

The movie is out in Malaysian cinemas TONIGHT! Go book your tickets now!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Nail Biter's Corner #6 - Is Nail Biting A Sign Of Perfectionism?

Hi everyone! 


(Source: Elite Daily)

I recently came across this article by Gillian Fuller on Elite Daily - Nail Biting Isn't Actually A Bad Habit, It's A Sign Of Perfectionism 

As a former nail biter, it does make sense when you sit down and think about the situations when you actually do bite your nails. Of course this only applies to some people as well as different situations. Everything is very circumstantial really. 

I started doing it out of stress and that was when I was a little girl - what did I know about stress back then? Being born into a typical asian family, studies was always a main reason for doing it. Can't get the right answer to the workbook questions? Obviously, biting your nails would help you think better. 

It wasn't until I was a teenager that I decided biting my nails were just disgusting but it didn't really stop my need for stress relief. So, instead of biting the things, I started peeling them. I would start by making a nick at the side and work my way across. It got so bad that the nails on my pointer fingers were always slanted...ALWAYS...

Getting back to the topic at hand, was it really a signal of perfectionism? I mean it does make sense in a way that if I didn't get it right or it didn't go my way then I would start doing it but then again...a habit could just be a habit...

In my opinion, it could be both a bad habit and a sign of perfectionism but it is never good to keep feeding a bad habit. I am thankful that I managed to stop and I wished that I stopped much earlier than I did. Even now, I tend to move my fingers that would imitate the motion when I'm thinking but I don't peel them nor do I bite them anymore. 

I do however peel my nail polish off when I'm extremely stressed but I find that so much better. Besides, I changed my nail polish so often it isn't really a problem for me. Could this be a manifestation or evolution of my sign of perfectionism? Who knows? Maybe? 

What are your thoughts on the article? Let me know! 

That's it for this post! 
Cheers!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bon Bon 37 & 38 Review

Hey guys! 

This is wayyyyy overdue but better late than never rite?! These two polishes are from my Japan Nail Polish Haul from a month back and they are Bon Bon polishes!! No...the bottles are not the shape of bon bons sadly...anyways! Here are the swatches.


From left: Bon Bon 38 & 37


Bon Bon 37 is a kiwi green pastel colour that is opaque in three to four coats. I quite like the colour when opaque and in hindsight, it might have been a better idea to paint it over a coat of white. As for application (applies for Bon Bon 38 also), it was extremely streaky...I had to get a gigantic dollop of polish to cover the nail evenly. Thank goodness it turned out nice and thin. 


Bon Bon 38 is a bright yellow pastel and I will never use it again! Why? It stains...really really REALLY bad! I would have to stay that it's in the same league with Sinful Colors Pistache... Mind you that I was wearing a clear gel base under the yellow and the difference of colour of my right and left hanf nails once removed was very apparent! 

My verdict for the polishes...2/5...they wasn't much choice where I went and worse yet that it stained my naila so badly...

That's it for this post! I hope it didn't disappoint you guys much...
Cheers!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Popsicle Wedding!

Hey guys! 

I am currently in Jakarta now on a short trip with the le boyfriend to do a little sightseeing and to attend his friend's wedding. While I'm in the hotel, I might as well share my mani for the wedding! 



Base Coat - Essie Nail Hardener Top Coat
White - OPI Alpine Snow 
Coral - Essie Tart Deco
Pink - Picture Polish Watermelon 
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl 
White Heart - Ace Gel 

I recently went to a seminar by Yoko Matsuda on gel designs hosted by Haru Global Beauty. I learnt how to make the icing gel then. It was such an amazing experience especially since it was my first time handling gel! 


That's it for this post!
Cheers!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Stamping Wonders

Hey guys! 

I thought I would share some of my latest manis with you just in case you don't follow me on my instagram @chronosz. =)



I did this mani with no particular design in mind...I just wanted my current fav Canmake polish and some sort of design. So, I flipped through my stamping plates for a nice design and decided on one from BM-404. I used reverse stamping to get the pattern on. 

Polishes used :

Base coat - Essence Ultra Strong Nail Hardener 
Green - Canmake 406C
Gold Glitter - OPI Don't Speak 18k Gold Top Coat 
Stamping Polish - Laval Black
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl 



This is my current NOTD but not for long!! I'm going for something girly next! 

As you can tell, I've been doing some stamping here and there. This mani is a double stamped butterfly design also using a Bundle Monster plate. 

Colours Used : 
Base Coat - Essie Nail Hardener Top Coat 
Blue Texture Polish - Miss Ashleigh See You In Santorini
White stamping polish - Mundodeunas white
Purple polish - Color Club Ms. Socialite 
Top Coat - Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Bundle Moster Stamping Plate BM-307

I wasn't really feeling this mani...but others did so that's good enough for me! Look forward to more swatches! 

That's it for this post!
Cheers!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Have An Easter Togepi!

Hi all! 

Happy Early Easter! I actually had the urge to paint pokemon since I haven't attempted it before and since Easter is coming...how about a cute egg pokemon?! ��

Please welcome to the blog - Easter Togepi! 





I'm actually quite impressed with the overall result considering that I haven't painted free hand for a while. 

Colours Used :

Base | Gelist Clear Gel Base, Pa 
White | OPI
Other colours | Acrylic Paint 

I shall attempt to paint other pokemons soon! 

That's it for this post!
Cheers!