Sunday, 24 July 2016

Pokémon Nails

Hi lovelies,

Today I've got a mani inspired by the most trendy game at the moment, and one of my favourite cartoon when I was little!!! 

I went a little crazy about the exclamation mark, too excited, lol.


I've been looking out for all things Pokémon lately, hence this gigantic Poké ball donut. It's filled with Nutella, I'm gonna post a close-up foodie pic on my Instagram ; )



The polishes I used for each Pokémon were the following from the thumb to pinkie, Island Girl Big Island Volcano,  Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, OPI Need Sunglasses? China Glaze Sunday Funday, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, OPI You Don't Know Jacques! Essie Fear or Desire and Zoya Arizona.


The faces were drawn with acrylic paint. Can you guess what Pokémons I drew? I'll leave the answers at the bottom of the post.




Almost too big too grab single handed : P


The Pokémons were Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Squirtle, Eevee and Charmander.

xx
Erin

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Bundle Monster Electro Glo Collection Part II

Hi lovelies,

Today I have another mani using the pastel stamping polishes from bundle monster, this one is street style : P I'm trying to create some graffitis using plate BM-XL207, which is a collaboration BM did with Madam Luck.


I used a black polish as my base and added the stampings using the following shades, Tranceland (mint), Jungle Mirage (neon yellow), Rave Babe (salmon), Mercury Bassline (periwinkle) and Kandi Spirit (pink).



Dry brush technique was then used to make them look grungy.



The stamping polishes are available from Bundle Monster both as individuals and in sets.

xx
Erin

The products were  provided to me by Bundle Monster for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Bundle Monster Electro Glo Collection Part I

Hi lovelies,

I finally have time to sit down and type up some long overdue posts, this was supposed to be posted last month, review and nail art inspired by the Electric Pastel stamping polishes from Bundle Monster.

These were the six shades from the collection, I have swatched Tranceland, the mint polish, and used three of the polishes from this collection for the inspired nail art. There is also part II of the review, since I have done a second nail art with more shades from this collection.


This is two coats of Tranceland. Since these are stamping polishes, they are quite opaque, and of course on the thick side, not as easy to apply as the regular nail polishes. However I am willing to take the extra effort for some of the shades.



For the nail art, I used the periwinkle, lilac and mint shades, which were Mercury Bassline, Monarch Dream and Tranceland in order. I started with a white base, then stamped with stamping plate BM-S105, and finished with the same polish painting the tips in a triangle shape.




The final result is a bit like a reverse french tip.


The Eletro Glo Collection is available from Bundle Monster, and six shades are also available as individuals and in different sets.

xx
Erin

The products were  provided to me by Bundle Monster for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Japanese Nail Wraps

Hi lovelies,

I'm back!! In this post, I would like to share with you, the nail wraps I got from a Japanese cosmetics store. I picked up the wraps with light themes, quite impressed with the quality of these, consider how cheap they were. 

 


There are a total of four sheets of nail wraps in a package, which cost only $5 (I think :D).


The instructions were in Japanese, however the pics explained everything pretty well.


Just need to be care that the wraps are super sticky and brittle once it's dried.




Loving how they came out, definitely one of the most worthy $5s I've ever spent, and I still have plenty of strips left for two more manis.

xx
Erin

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Dripping Nails

Hi lovelies,

I have been in Hong Kong and Guangzhou for a couple of days now, these are actually some of the less hot days, but I just feel like I'm melting every time I'm outdoor. These nails say it perfectly! Call them melting ice cream/frosting or dripping ice cream nails, whatever, they resemble all the sweetest things you can imagine.


I started with Essie Over the Knees, then added the drips using Lime Crime Milky Ways, painted with the brush from the bottle. The glitters are from Glam Polish Juggling Jupiter.





If you have scrolled all the way down to the bottom, you must have a sweettooth too, follow my Instagram for all the food/dessert posts I'm doing while I'm in HK ; )
xx
Erin

Monday, 6 June 2016

Fluffy Penguins

Hi lovelies,

The weather has been crazy here in Sydney, and I desperately needed something warm, for my soul and fingers ; ) But these were actually inspired by the cream puffs I had the other day though, they are the cutest things ever! So I have also included some photos of the puffs.


The base color I used for this mani was one of my all time favorites, and one of my very first nail polishes, Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather. The most thing I like about it is the formula, great opacity, and the consistency is still perfect after five years!


 P.s. I'm sponsored in any way, I just really like the bottle : P


After the polish base, everything was painted using acrylic paint.


The thumb look different right?


That's the one inspired by the cream puff, that is a black sesame cream filled puff. Awwww, so adorable and tasty!




And these are the whole cream puff family! Green snake/turtle was matcha flavour, the little piggy was rose and lychee, and the bear was nutty chocolate. They're from a pastry shop in Rosebery called Doux Amour. Need to revisit soon!


xx
Erin

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Magenta and Gold Traigles

Hi lovelies,

I found that tape manis work well with simple color combinations, so I picked two of my favorites for this. This was one the pattern I did earlier this year, with powder blue and white, you can check the post here.


I used Essie Penny Talk as the base for my left hand, Deborah Lippmann Strange Love over the top, and the other way around for my Cinderella hand. Strange Love was a gorgeous deep magenta pink, and worked well with the tapes, however Penny Talk didn't, probably because it dries way too fast for the technique. No matter what this is still my all time favorite metallic ; )






xx
Erin

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Donut Inspired Sprinkle Nails

Hi lovelies,

This post was made for doughnut/sprinkle lovers. I went to the Sydney Flour Market on Sunday, and found some goodies, head over to my Instagram for more mouth watering pics ; ) 


 I happened to have the pink that matches the doughnut, that was Revlon Sublime Strawberry. The sprinkles were the following shades, Essie Blanc (white) and Fear or Desire (orange) , China Glaze Skinny Dip (blue), butter London British Racing Green (green) and Face of Australia Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (yellow), Wet n' Wild Disturbia (purple).






A huge bite for getting up early and queuing! this super cute doughnut was from Woah! Nelly Bakes, I also got their maple bacon doughnut, they're the best XD


xx
Erin