Sunday, March 27, 2011

Color Club Worth The Risque

I just looked at my notebook to decide which color to post today and realised I am SO far behind! I guess it's good to have stuff that I can post ready, in case for some reason I don't have new manis. But at the same time it's hard deciding which one goes out first!

I've been feeling weird lately. I've lost my appetite, which I want to get back because I love to eat. My mind wants me to eat but my body doesn't. I keep imagining myself eating, but I still don't feel like eating. The only things I've eaten all day (It's almost 12am and I woke up at 8am) are some fried noodles, Snyders Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces, some small bite-sized crackers with peanut butter and condensed milk, a bit of rice with a bit of fish and vegetables, soup, and some ice cream.

It looks like a long list but when you think about it, it wasn't substantial at all, considering I usually eat 3 meals a day with snacks in between if I get hungry.

Anyway, I wore this many weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it's not the holo version and is probably one of the duds because Lextard's swatch seems to be a billion times more holo. WHY, Color Club? Why do you even sell these duds? I have probably four of your duds. I demand an explanation and new non-dud versions!! I am so disappointed in this because.. Well you know why! >:(

Anyway I think I did 2 coats. Or 3. It's hard to remember. The formula was pretty good. Minimal clean-up. I've seen holos with worse formulas. But then again, those holos were.. HOLO. =.=' 

With base coat, no top coat. If I'm not mistaken, these were all taken under my desk lamp. I think I was unsatisfied with the sun photos. All photos are enlargeable, just click (:

This one was taken in daylight, in the shade.

Argh. You call this a holo, Color Club? I call this a ho-lotta FAIL. I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets frustrated when companies make new batches of polishes and they are completely different from the original. Especially when the new one is worse!

But I enjoyed having this on nonetheless. I am just really disappointed because I expected some better quality stuff.

I hope you had a good.. *whispers* Friday and Saturday. Can you believe I still haven't listened to that song? Frankly, I'm afraid to.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Swap with Kellie Gonzo

I finally finished my Chemistry test. After an entire week (actually just about 4 days) of hardcore studying and listening to the same playlist (which is my Study playlist and has only instrumental songs like soundtracks etc.) daily, I can confidently say..

I am probably going to fail that test. I am probably going to fail so hard, they'll put my paper in the dictionary next to the word "fail" as a definition.

On the bright side, I have a whole bunch of stuff that is impossible to get here. All thanks to Kellie (whose blog is awesome by the way, I'm sure you've seen it) who kindly agreed to do a swap with me. I know I've said it before, but thank you so so so so (times infinity) much! <3

This was my first ever swap and it could not have been better (:

Also, my watermark has become increasingly obnoxious-looking to me, even though I haven't changed it since I made it. :/

Lippmann Wicked Game
Revlon Perplex
OPI You're A Doll
China Glaze Fortune Teller
Nina Ultra Pro In A Tiff

Wet N Wild French White Creme
Nubar Competition Red
Nox Twilight Red Velvet

Sinful Colors Hottie
Icing Frost Yourself
Milani Hi-Tech
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond

I've worn a couple of them already (too excited :P ) and am wearing the OPI now. I have a little formal-ish school related activity tomorrow so it's quite appropriate.

I would post pictures of what I sent her, but only after she's received it. I like giving surprises. Haha. I doubt mine can top hers, but.. hopefully she will like it (:

I love each and every single one of these polishes to death. I'll be holding on to them on my deathbed. They must be buried with me so that no one else can every own/use them. *serious face*

Saturday, March 19, 2011

China Glaze Cracked Concrete on OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston

How long did I not post for? I was so lazy to upload pictures from my camera and now I have a gazillion. I'm still trying to sort through 65 pictures of a certain polish. :/

Anyway, I have a test next Friday and the Friday after that too. I can't say TGIF anymore (not that I say it now). But yeah, can't really enjoy my Fridays. ):

I never knew how much it cost to send stuff anywhere. Not letters, not packages, not locally, not internationally. And I never knew how long it would take to send anything anywhere. Apparently it takes 2-3 MONTHS to send something to the other side of the world by surface/sea mail. Wow. That is insane. I was planning to send something by surface mail but there was no way I was going to let it take 2-3 MONTHS!

My wallet has officially become a fishing net :/  But this was really fun and I hope the person I swapped with likes newspaper and doesn't die laughing at the bubble wrap. Haha.

I got bored of but didn't want to take OPI Guy Meets Gal-veston off, so I decided that was what crackles are for. I used China Glaze Cracked Concrete from their recent crackle collection. I like the color contrast. (:

Right hand, in the shade.

Left hand, shade.

Under my desk lamp. Ew. Why does the base color look so gross here? :/

In the sun.

Then I added top coat:

I really like crackles. I love the way these crackled. I just wish a red crackle would hurry up and be released already. Why is OPI's crackle collection so late? :/

I went to watch Black Swan in the cinema a couple of days ago. I loved it. I had to think a little to figure the movie out (I still don't know what it really is about), but I guess that's part of the fun. I was scared out of my pants because I am a scaredy cat but I liked it. I don't know if I would dare to watch it again alone :/

The experience was ruined by KIDS (okay, maybe not kids but tweens?) on school holiday who were definitely underage, since the movie was rated 18. And they kept laughing at the parts that weren't remotely funny, and they giggled every time someone said the F word. One of their phones even rang during the movie. Why can't they watch an age-appropriate movie, or just shut up? I hate when people are being inconsiderate like that.

Have you watched Black Swan? How was it?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Models Own In The Navy + Elianto Olive

I still haven't uploaded pictures from my camera. And I have a lot of pictures to upload from there :/

First and foremost, my heart goes out to everyone in Japan and everyone else who was affected by the earthquake and tsunami. I am fortunate enough to live in a country where big natural disasters don't happen (or haven't happened while I've been alive). Unfortunately, not all of us have this privilege so Japan deserves whatever help anyone can give, financial or not.

And nobody seems to be replying messages/e-mails I've sent which pisses me off as well as makes me feel sad. What happened to etiquette?

Anyway, there's a long story behind this post. I was doing my nails on both my hands and feet. I hate choosing a color for my toes because I don't want to use a nice color. I feel that it's "wasting" the polish, since my feet are so far away from my eyes and I don't get to stare at the color much.

I decided to use Elianto Olive, which is.. well, olive. I usually paint my toes before my fingers, so I'd used a top coat on my toenails first, then on my fingernails. I noticed that some of the shimmer from Olive had stayed on the top coat brush and happily put itself on top of what I had on my fingernails, Models Own In The Navy.

And it looked awesome. So I decided to mix a bit of Olive with polish thinner, and put it on top of the 2 coats of In The Navy I already had on. Please click to enlarge, you won't regret it! (:

In daylight:

Under my desk lamp:

I then wondered what it would be like to mix In The Navy and Olive in liquid form. And... I think I might have to make this one.

It looks very galaxy-like!

Olive is a hard color to describe, or maybe I haven't tried. But I'm sure you can see for yourself. I've been trying to find another bottle of Olive but I think it might be discontinued. :/   I've gotten compliments from my mom's manicurist and her daughter (who is also a manicurist) when I wore this on my toes.

Okay I think I am done. I seriously need to upload those photos.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Models Own In The Navy

I wanted to post something with OPI in it (to continue my OPI streak) but apparently I haven't uploaded it from my camera yet and I'm too lazy to do that now.

I love the name 'In The Navy'. It's way better than some of the lame ass names we've been seeing around. I won't say where ;)  Models Own is a pretty genius name itself.

Anyway, this is a navy blue (duh) creme. Nothing special but I didn't have a navy blue creme before this one. I did 2 coats with top coat, then I went to a family gathering at my aunt's house where all my little cousins were. I had to clean up the toys after they were done with them. Thank god the mani survived. It looked worn out so I added another layer of top coat.

My camera freaked out and overexposed some of the pictures. And it looks weird. I dunno. Maybe the stuff around me was reflecting weirdly :/

Under my table lamp. It's not as light as it appears here.

It's been raining/drizzling all day and I'm completely sick of it. It's cold. My toes are cold. The weather sucked today ):
I'm wearing a dark blue right now too. What a coincidence. (:

Monday, March 7, 2011

China Glaze Crackles on OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star

Are you sick of seeing I Vant To Be A-Lone Star here yet? Haha. Don't worry, this its last appearance here for awhile.

The moment I got my Crackle Glazes, I HAD to try them on. I got China Glaze Sea Spray in the same package so I had to do the comparison with Lone Star. Good thing I have ten fingers huh (:

This is the first time I bought the entire collection of nail polishes, but I think the closest I ever got to owning an entire collection is having half the China Glaze Up and Away collection. I have both the greens, yellows and purples from that one. This makes me want to go get the other 6. I am so close!

I have never used crackle polishes before and was surprised at how easy they were to use. I am completely addicted to them. I did one coat of each crackle over 3 coats of OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star.

L-R: Fault Line, Cracked Concrete, Broken Hearted, Black Mesh

I might have painted it a little bit too thick on one side of my index finger, that's why it didn't crackle properly.

Lightning Bolt

Crushed Candy

Then I added top coat:

(in the shade)

I LOVE these. They are so fun to watch while they crackle. I'm wishing there was a red one in here, but overall I like the colors. If I got any of the names mixed up, it's because I'm writing them from memory and I'm too lazy to go check if I got them right.

If you've seen my Twitter lately, you'd know that my aunt just bought me the MAC Wonder Woman polishes. I'm so happy I have them! I'm going to treasure them forever. (:

AND.. I just saw Temptalia's swatches of Nubar's spring collection and.. I want them all! :'(

PS: I can't believe Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1!