Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Grab Bags!!

Hi lovelies,

I'm offering some grab bags for sale, since the blog sale was going rather slowly. I'm hoping I can send the polishes all out to new homes where they'll be used and more loved soon, some of the polishes have been siting in the cupboard for over two years, it's just sad. 

Australian residents only, sorry I can't risk sending polishes overseas : (

These is the pile of polishes that will be separated into grab bags. ALL MUST GO.

There are tons of indies and some main streams (OPI, butter London and China Glaze, etc.). Lots of discontinued and HTF shades.

I'll try to put as much polishes as I can in a 500g shipping bag, so each bag will be a  mix of normal and mini sizes, otherwise is upon request.

There are two different options you can choose from:

Happy Grab Bag   $40
a mix of everything, postage included

Super Grab Bag   $45

a mix of everything, including 1-2 more pricey shades and postage

If you're interested, please send me an email at erinxuan@hotmail.com with the following details:
  • grab bag option
  • preferred colors
  • other request
Payments are preferred via PayPal after confirmation over email.

Thanks! xx

Monday, 30 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 30th Charms

Hi lovelies,

I can't believe it's the last day of the challenge already! So for this mani, I did something really sweet, candy colors and cute nail charms XD 

I used four different shades for these, the shade on my thumb is the same as the ring; from the index finger to pinkie: Revlon Sublime Strawberry, OPI Pink Friday, Essie Good Morning Hope and Face of Australia Would You Like Some Orange Sherbet? so in love with the color combo right now!!

The nail charms I used for decoration were from Hex Nail Jewelry, they are "Love" and "Owl No.2".


Saturday, 28 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 27th Illution

Hi lovelies,

I didn't have a clue about illution nails, so I googled. Again, haha. And I really like optical illusion nails Cathy, from More Nail Polish did, so I dug out all the stamping plates I have and decided on these three, Easy Nail Art Stamps A22A35 and A33.

White base with black stampings, simple and so beautiful!


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Enchanted Gradient

Hi lovelies,

I decided to dig into my untried-box the other day, I found loads of HTFs and discontinued shades, and it would be a shame if they are used and getting compliments. So I'm going to show you some of the shades in between nail arts and other scheduled posts from now on, let's see if I can empty the box ; ) 

I used two shades for the gradient, Enchanted Polish Electric Feel and Yesterday, both polishes have holographic and multichrome pigments. First, we have have Electric Feel, which was also the base of the gradient; it shifts from silver to gold and a light moss green. Shown is two coats with topcoat.

Yesterday has a stronger multichrome effect, but scatter holo effect, its color shifts from purple to cooper and green. Opaque in two coats.

I really love this one, the color shifting is so obvious even out of the water!

Here're a few more pics of the gradients.


Monday, 23 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 23rd Fashion Inspired

Hi lovelies,

I had to Google for fashion pics in order to do a "fashion" mani, cause I'm not normally a trendy person fashion-wise, I only follow food and nail polish, lol. 

These nails are inspired by this Valentino lace cutout dress from their Spring and Summer collection, I fell in love with it almost instantly. Plus it would be easy for me to replicate, I only needed a beautiful stamp plate.

I applied a thin coat of OPI Tickle My France-y as my base to hide my nail line a little bit, then stamped on a pattern from BM-314 using Konad White. These nails are quite elegant and subtle in real  life, so I would say it's probably work appropriate.


Saturday, 21 March 2015

Pretty Serious Rooftop Soiree Collection

Happy weekend guys!!

I had such an amazing day today! Sweet treats from the Grounds of Alexandria, shopping, jogging and now lying in the sofa XD I hope you all had a good one too, cause I'm about to make it even better. I got swatches of the whole Rooftop Soiree Collection by Pretty Serious, the latest and some of the prettiest additions to my collection. 

Cocktail Bar is a beautiful teal green jelly with a bubbly mix of green and blue glitters throughout. This is quite packed, so I only had to use two coats, lovely formula. I would love to wear this to beach someday.

Moments Til Midnight is a dark blue jelly packed full of golden glitter shapes, like a night sky exploding with stars. The description from the site already covered it all. I'm so in love with this one, the color, the depth and the sparkles. Two coats for this one too, but I probably should have done three for my ring finger.

Daphne After Dark is a variation on our incredibly popular Daphne's Birthday Party shade with multicoloured holographic glitters in an inky charcoal base. Two coats, perfect coverage!

Red Carpet Treatment is a festive red jelly with multi sized red hex glitter, plus silver & purple/blue iridescent mini hex. I thought this might be a bit sheer, so I did two dabbing coats, came out beautifully! Lovely squishy jelly.

Invitation Only is a metallic grey with colour shifting pink and green particles as well as micro holo, such an complicated shade. This was two smooth coats with topcoat, I said smooth, cause it was just too much pleasure to apply.

Glitz & Glamour, a gorgeous flake glitter bomb, it has silver and a hint of champagne gold flakes. It makes my nails look like tiny mirror balls, it reflects light so much, actually blinded my camera a bit. This has a clear base, so you can layer it over anything, or you could wear it alone in three coats like I did here. It blings so much you can't even see if there's any bald spots, haha.

The Rooftop Soiree Collection polishes are available from Pretty Serious for $9.95 each now!


These polishes were provided to me by Pretty Serious for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Friday, 20 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 20th Butterfly

Hi lovelies,

This is a my second butterfly mani, I'm really not that creative when it come to butterflies, you can see that these are quite alike the previous one I did, they were the Metallic Nails for the 31 Day Challenge. However I did a few changes on these, swaping the stamping images to BM-424, and trying to recreate monarch butterfly wings, though they have white dots instead of yellow iridescent ones : P

For the gradient base I used several shades to make it glow, some of them you might even be able to guess judging from the final product. The polishes I used were OPI Need Sunglass? Zoya Arizona, Glam Polish There's a Jungle Cat in the Bathroom, Konad Black, Lilypad Lacquer Skulloween and Picture Polish Solar Flare. Couldn't see the last two huh, I used very thin layers in between the color gradients trying to make things interesting, didn't quite work out though.

Can't wait to do the fashion inspired nails next week ; ) I  have some amazing swatches for you over the weekend, stay tuned.


Thursday, 19 March 2015

March Art Challenge: 17th S.t Patrick's Day

Hi lovelies,

This was a last minute mani, so I went for the first thing that came to my mind, tape mani! I haven't done one for  awhile, and it's always simple and elegant, so why not.

I started with Emily de molly High Distinction, then carefully taped the triangles and painted them with Butter London British Racing Green and Glam Polish I Found A Dream. Beautifully Holographic!