Sunday, March 27, 2011

Minty Leaf? Leafy Mint?

Last of the stamping from this past week. Three coats of The Face Shop - GR501 Mint, stamped with Sally Hansen Xtreme-wear - Black Out using a pattern from bundlemonster plate BM20. Polish was kinda hard to work with. It would thicken quite a bit from the first finger to the last. Also it didn't last very long. Picture was taken on the second day of wear and my left index finger already had a size-able chip. Even with using Seche Clear as base and Seche Vite as top coat.

Runway Circles

Continuing with more Konading.

Color Club - Runway Muse stamped with the same franken from the previous mani using the circle pattern from Konad plate M65. I wasn't sure if the pictures turned out well or not when I was taking the pictures. I thought the circles were gonna be hard to see, but it turned out alright. Runway Muse is pretty sheer and I did 4 or 5 coats to be VNL free.

Tiger Stripes + First Polish Comparison

Two coats Etude House - WH012 Extreme Black as the base stamped with a franken of the silver Konad special polish with some silver pigment. The tiger stripes from Konad plate M57. I haven't Konaded in so long, I was kinda rusty. More stamping manis will be forthcoming. I quite like this polish, but it did remind me of Eyeko Cosmic Polish so I did a comparison photo with it and also added in L.A. Colors - NP263 Rainbow glitter

1 - Two coats Sally Hansen - Black Out with two coats L.A. Colors Rainbow Glitter over top
2 - Two coats Eyeko Cosmic Polish
3 - Two coats Etude House Extreme Black

All three are quite similar with slight differences in the amount of glitter coming through.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nails from the Past Week

Lack of posting due to laziness in transferring photos to my computer. But here are some nails from the past week.

Leopard pattern nails with a heart thrown in. Got the idea from the newest Nail Up! magazine.
Colours used were all frankens.

First time doing swirly flowers. Turned out alright. Base colour is American Apparel - Office, flowers were frankens used in the leopard mani, the leaves were American Apparel - Malibu Green.

More swirly flowers with dots. Base colour = Cosline 304 - Skin Brown, flowers were also Cosline polishes, 403 - Light Red, 102 - Pair Pink and 002 - White. The green is also American Apparel - Malibu Green.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Food Post: Buns

Had some left over chicken curry and was so over eating it with rice so I decided to make some curry buns. Uber yummy and best when it's hot and steamy. The second bun on the bottom is filled with leftover boiled lettuce and homemade fish cakes. Also really yummy. Liked it better than the curry. Am normally always for curry, but I think I was curried out. Also made ham and cheese filled buns, but those were snatched up before I could take pics of them.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feb/March Gmarket Haul

My Gmarket order finally arrived yesterday. It used to take a bit longer to arrive when the packages would go through Vancouver first, but now they go through PIA. So tons closer and it doesn't sit in customs as long. Originally it was two different orders (the bags and the cosmetics), but I combined the orders together to have them shipped all at once.

I didn't do a big haul. The medium size Korea Post box and it's contents displayed after I took everything out of their individual boxes.

This bag was kinda smelly when I got it out of its packaging. Actually both bags kinda smelled. The construction is ok, no loose threads or exposed seams, but the fabric is meh. There's also a slight metallic sheen to it, but you can't see it in the pictures. The bag can be worn two ways. Top left with the strap or hand held like the picture in the top right. Overall the bag is alright, I didn't pay a lot for it, but it did look nicer on the site. (Item: 204162755)

This bag I was lemming after I saw it on colorlover's blog and video. She's got a ton more pics of the bag. It's really sturdy and boxy. That's what I liked about it. And it can also be worn two ways, short strap or long strap. Two compartments with two pockets. I like this bag a lot more than the other one. (172603594)

Holika Holika haul:

1) The things I purchased (middle right pic)
2) Everything else (bottom left pic) are the freebies that came with it.

I wanted to try out their BB creams, so I got two of them, the rolling one (195150896) and the aqua jelly one (191189904). The pore cover (202748721) was to bump up my order for free domestic shipping. I've only tried out the rolling one and I like it. I've only used it once so I can't say much about it. But it is hard to wash off. The rolley sponge can be cleaned, but it stays stained.

The large freebie bottle is a Pudding Bubble - Bubble Peeling Facial Cleanser. When I tried it on my dry dry hand my dead skin cells gathered up and was indeed gross. But when I tried it on my face last night nothing happened. Maybe I'll try it on it's own tonight. I had already washed my face and thought maybe the Pudding Bubble was an exfoliator, but it didn't do anything.

Finally more Cosline polishes (128281127) , same seller as last time, along with another VOV It Girls polish. And the VOV CastleDew foundation (134288297) that really held up my order because it was not sent along with the polishes. Just a backup for one that's almost finished, polishes was just cause. Why not.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Patchwork Bows

This look was inspired from something I saw in a Nail Max issue. I was gonna crop out a picture of it, but I forgot to do it. Will update later with the Nail Max look. This took a while to do because of the bows. As much as I love doing ribbons and bows on my nails when painting them on it always takes me forever to do them.

All the polishes used were frankens and not similar to the original design. At first I wasn't too fond of the colours I had used either, but they grew on me.


Gmarket order will arrive today! Yay! Love EMS shipping. Arriving sooner than I had hoped it would.


Here is the original Nail Max February issue nails. The bows look much nicer and not as cramped up looking on the ring finger.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Magic Clay Bow

I bought this magic clay stuff from the dollar store. I think it's similar to Japanese paper clay. Not too sure, but it can be used to make little sweets like cakes and candies for decoration. I bought it to make bows. It's very lightweight and much easier to work with than acrylic. When the clay is dry it feels like foam. It also loses shape when it gets wet so it needs to be coated with something to prevent water from getting in contact. Below is the pic of the mani with the magic clay bow.

Magic clay bow, a few rhinestones and some stickers. Polish is Cosline - 104 Nude Pink Pearl (I found a seller on Gmarket that had English names for the polishes so now I can name the polishes).

Bow was made by rolling flat a small piece of the clay cutting out two diamond shapes and a rectangle. Make diamonds into triangles and then attach them to each other. Lastly wrap the rectangle in the centre to hide where the two triangles meet. Once dry I used a Nailene Acrylic Strong top coat to cover the entire thing. It makes it shiny and helps to keep the water out.

The foam also worked with my acrylic molds. Only the tiniest amount is needed and you can easily trim off the excess with scissors.


Will be posting about another Gmarket haul in the future once it gets here. It's taking awhile since I had a problem with a seller forgetting to send me a foundation along with the polishes I bought. Everything has finally arrived and it has been shipped. Hopefully I'll get it by the end of the week or early next week. Most looking forward to the bags I bought. All will be featured since I wanna win a Gmarket top blogger award and it seems the more pictures you have the better.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Haven't really done much with my nails lately since they were really short, but they've been growing and are a bit longer now. Strawberries on the nails along with a banana, mango and strawberry smoothie. Polishes used were Dabo - RD440 and a green which has no code number on it and joe - caramel.

I was gonna do chocolate dipped strawberries, but I tried it on one finger and my stubbies were much too short for it.