Monday, December 15, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I posted this mani on instagram (@chronosz) last night and wanted to discuss the pros and cons of 'Normal stamping Vs Reverse Stamping'.
The photos are not very clear but hopefully it will suffice for this brief explanation.
I used reverse stamping on the pointer finger whereas the others were done using the normal stamping method. From my observation, the design is clearer and neater using the reverse stamping method. On the other hand, the normal stamping allows for missing pieces of the pattern and the design can sometimes come out crooked.
This can be explain by the following:
- You did not stamp the design properly
- Part of the polish dried
- The polish you are using is not suitable
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Here's the continuation of yesterday's mani!
I call them bubble trees!! The best part is that I have a picture tutorial for you guys so you can paint them yourself! This is probably my first time making a tutorial so bear with the bad photos and instructions! Here we go!
- Use Christmas colours (or any colour you like) using the Nimbus Bubbles technique (tutorial on The Nailasauraus)
- Overlap lightning nail vinyls (i'm using ones from Teismom) with the lightning facing out until it forms a tree shape
- Cut off the excess at the top until it is pointed
- Paint over the sides of the vinyls, making sure that you do not get any polish on the middle and the bottom of the nail as there will be exposed areas
- Remove the vinyls and apply your favourite top coat (I'm using Glisten & Glow HK Girl)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
White - OPI Alpine Snow
Red - OPI Big Apple Red
Green - Sally Hansen Emerald City
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
So this year I have decided to yet again join another Halloween Challenge! Although...I am a couple of posts late =S
Here are the manis for the first 2 days!
Day 1 - Pumpkins
Day 3 - Skulls & Bones
(Photos at the bottom of the post)
The pumpkin nail art is inspired by Eva @coewless (instagram) from Coewless Nail Polish Blog She does really mind blowing nail arts! Love her!
The skulls and bones design was something I've been waiting to try for a while now. The base is my favourite black polish from the Faceshop and the design is drawn with acrylic paint.
My HK Girl Top Coat became gooey so I used my Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat instead. There was some serious shrinkage going on but I'll leave that for another post.
That's it for this post!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
So...I went for my cousin's wedding last night and of course I wouldn't go with naked nails!
Matching my dress which was red with black lace around the waist, I went for a nice simple design using Bundle Monster stamping plates.
(Photo at the bottom of the post)
I used Faceshop's black polish to stamp on a rose design onto OPI Big Apple Red.
My bf decided to call this mani Roselle. 😂
I still had to 'paint-by-numbers' cause the black polish doesn't come out opaque after being stamped. All in all still pretty!
Hope you like it!
Monday, September 29, 2014
There are a lot of nail artist out there that use fashion as an inspiration for nail art designs. One of my favorite nail artists is Taryn from Miss LadyFinger. Go check her and her beautiful nail designs out.
For this post, I chose my new Fossil zip clutch which I adore! It's a really cute wallet in shade of coral with black polkadots on it. (Photos can be found at the bottom of the post)
I used Essie's Tart Deco for the base which has become one of my favorite coral polishes and my (cannot love without) black polish from The Faceshop for the dots.
This is also my first time using a lightbox. I read one of articles of NailIt mag and they had instructions on how to DIY your own lightbox. Don't get me wrong...I haven't built it yet. Just so happened that my bf had one and I was in the mood. 😛
It was pretty fun playing around with it. Hopefully I get to making one soon. Anyways...enjoy and see you next time.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I just downloaded the Blogger app on my phone is hopes that I blog more often. Especially since all the photoa are on my phone.
Today's post is a swatch of a UK brand - Laval. My parents recently returned from holiday and got me a few souvenirs! Among the colours, I found this shade really pretty! (Using the blogger app, all photos will be at the bottom of the post, sorry for the inconvenience)
Laval's Blue Lightning is a really sheer blue shimmer polish and when I say sheer I mean really sheer. Even with 3 - 4 coats, I could still see the base of my nails. Never the less, a beautiful colour it is.
After realising it's name, I took it upon myself to have a little fun with some of Teismom's nail vinyls.
Using the lightning vinyl and topping it off with a coat of Faceshop's black polish...blue lightning it became!
Oh the pun...ba dum tsst (do ignore my lame ness)
That's it for this post! Hopefully I get used to this app so I can blog better.
Friday, May 23, 2014
How are you all today?
Today's story begins with another story.
I've been trying to find the whole collection but of course when I finally find one it's super duper extremely over my budget. =(
I WILL OWN YOU ONE DAY!
So here's today's mani featuring Little Miss Bad, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Bump & Mr Happy!
Seriously want a thinner brush...I'm too scared to trim it myself >< Been trying to source nice detailing brushes. Do let me know if you guys know anywhere with good ones. =)
That's it for this post!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I've been super into konad recently and my current fav is Bundle Monster's 'Create Your Own' Collection 2013 (CYO 2013).