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Essence Choose Me! Swatches and Review

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Today I have for you guys Essence’s Choose Me! I was given this through a nail mail swap from one of my nail mail buddy from Ireland.

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Choose Me! contains silver and gold flecks within a blue-green sheer base. Indoors its a green color, but in sunlight it appears a bit blue. The formula was easy to apply and dry time was fast. I love the sparkle and the brush in my opinion, is easy to use.

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This is my first time with Essence nail polish, and I am overall very impressed, both by the color and the bottle. I love how the bottle is small, but not too small. A downside to this polish though, is that they do stain your nails a tiny bit of green. However the stain can be removed with nail polish remover. I will definitely check out more of Essence’s polishes soon!

BONi M122 over OPI Black Onyx Swatches and Review

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Hi guys! Yesterday I was bored and wanted to paint my nails. Yesterday I also received my very first nail mail package all the way from Germany, I’ll make a post about that later. My nail mail buddy was really nice and sent me a really pretty bottle of Essence nail art special effects topper. I don’t know which polish to choose so I painted my nails black using OPI Onyx, and because of that Essence special effects topper, I decided I want to add a layer of glitter polish over it. I decided to go with BONi M122:ImageImageImageImageImage

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ImageFor this mani, I applied 2 layers of OPI Onyx, then 2 layers of BONi M122. I didn’t add topcoat because I was afraid it will be too thick.

I love this combo! It reminds me a bit of Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday, however I don’t think its a dupe. The BONi M122 polish has larger glitters and more color compared to DL’s Happy Birthday. BONi M122 has light blue, green, pink, red and yellow glitter, with small red, yellow, pink and green circle-shaped glitters in clear base. Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday does not have light blue, yellow or pink glitters. You can clearly see this in the macro shot of the BONi M122 bottle below:

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The BONi M122 polish applied nicely, but just like many other glitter polishes, I had to push the glitter around with the brush in order to have a overall coverage on the nail plate. The glitter didn’t dry very smooth though. I believe this is a polish from Korea… one of my favorites!

OPI Ski Teal We Drop Swatches and Review

When it comes to my choice of color for nail polish, I don’t usually wear dark colors, especially dark plums, reds, browns, etc. I don’t think it fits well with my skin color. However, a couple of days ago I literally have no idea which color to paint my nails, and I went for OPI’s Ski Teal We Drop:

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Here I have applied 2 coats with a coat of Essie Good to Go topcoat. I really don’t know how to explain this color in words. The name suggest that its a teal color, but personally I think its a dark teal color, almost dark blue when it hits the lights. It looks navy/dark blue to almost black in the shade/indoors. The polish applied very nicely, no bubbling, and dry time was average.

I think I pretty much fell in love with this color. One of my favorites for sure! I just couldn’t stop staring at my nails. Yesterday I went outside for a family dinner, my mom saw my nails and she complimented its color. She never does that, so that means something.

As I’m writing this post, its October 31st, which is Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone! (:

China Glaze Poolside Collection Summer 2010 Swatches and Review – Sun Worshiper and Kiwi Cool-ada

(From left to right) Kiwi Cool-ada and Sun Worshiper from the

China Glaze Poolside Collection Summer 2010

(Kiwi Cool-ada – 2 coats with no topcoat/ทา 2 รอบ ไม่มีเคลือบเงา)

(Sun Worshiper – 2 coats with no topcoat/ทา 2 รอบ ไม่มีเคลือบเงา)

Stripers as Nail Polish?!

On my last post I said I will swatch Butter London Dodgy Barnett and AllThatGlitter Spottie Dottie Dark and Light and review them. I did swatch them on my nails, but didn’t get a chance to take photos or write an entry about them yet, I’m sorry. I will try to do that soon.

About a week ago I received my nail polish + L.A. Colors stripers order. Yesterday I was playing around, and I saw how pretty the glitters in a few stripers look. So yes, I decided to paint them as nail polish on my nails. I mean, we can right? Stripers are technically nail polish, just the brush is different. Right right? Or am I wrong?

Here is how they turned out:

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Here I have painted two coats of NA945 Purple/Blue Glitter on my ring, pointy and thumb finger, and NA938 Orchid Glitter on my pinky and middle finger. All are painted over 1-2 coats of China Glaze Grape Pop, with a layer of Essie Good to Go topcoat.

Personally I loved how they turned out! And purple is my favorite color as well. They were super sparkly and fun!

Here are shots of the brush. I have to say I was impressed with how easy they applied. I have to say though, that not every brush is perfect. I’ve had some stripers with loose strands. But overall, they are very nice and I would definitely repurchase them it they run out.

Today in the mail I also received my VISA to America!!!!!! I will be going to America from 28th December – 6th January with my mother and brother. I am super excited for this trip, and am looking forward to buying lots and lots of polishes! Super sad though that the Euro Centrale Collection and Mariah Carey Collection will be released after my trip. That means I have to pre-order/order them online. I’m really looking forward to Polka.com.

Colorful Stripes & Stars Nails

As you can probably tell, I am very bad at coming up with names. I really don’t know what to call this design… I did these about a month ago. Saw this design from Nail Max! magazine. I really like how it turned out!

Since I couldn’t get a good photo for my entire hand, heres a picture of my thumb:

Sorry about the dry cuticles and the growth. 😦 I took this photo around 4-5 days after I painted them, and my nails grow super fast so theres a bit of growth when I took the photos. I used a brush and acrylic paint to paint the stars and stripes.

My nail polish order (Butter London Dodgy Barnett, All That Glitters Spottie Dottie Black and White) just arrived today too. When I have the mood (probably Thursday), I will probably post more swatches. 🙂

Essie Lapiz of Luxury Swatches and Review


I’ve been wanting to try Essie polishes since forever, and when I had a chance to pre-order polishes I decided to give it a try. I searched online for the best Essie polish color out there, and many websites recommended  Lapis of Luxury.

ส่วนตัวอยากลองยาทาเล็บ Essie มานานนนนมาแล้ว พอจะพรีออเดอร์ยาทาเล็บก็เลยกะว่าจะลองสักหน่อย ลองเสิร์ชดูในเว็บไซต์ว่ามีสีไหนแนะนำมั้ย ปรากฏว่าสี Lapiz of Luxury มีคนแนะนำเยอะอยู่ค่ะ เลยลองสั่งมาดู ^ ^

(Lapis of Luxury – 2-3 coats/ทา 2-3 รอบ)

Lapiz of Luxury is a creme ocean blue color. I took these photos nearly 2 months ago, so I’m not exactly sure how many coats I did or whether I added topcoat. I remember very well though that this polish was super easy to remove. It dries glossy, no topcoat needed. The brush isn’t hard to work with at all despite its small size. Overall, I really like this polish and will definitely check out more Essie colors. I am quite interested in Mojito Madness right now.

Lapiz of Luxury เป็นครีมสีทะเลฟ้าๆค่ะ ถ่ายภาพนี้ประมาณสองเดือนที่แล้วเลยไม่แน่ใจว่าทาไปกี่รอบ + ทาท็อปโค้ทรึเปล่า แต่จำได้แม่นมากว่าล้างง่ายสุดๆ แห้งไวและแห้งใสๆ ไม่ต้องทาท็อปโค้ทก็ได้ค่ะ แปรงทาง่ายถึงจะเล็กกว่าที่เคยทามา โดยรวมแล้วชอบสีนี้ค่ะ และคงจะลองสีอื่นของ Essie อีกแน่ๆ ปัจจุบันก็กำลังสนใจ Mojito Madness อยู่ 

You can find more about this polish on their website here.

ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับสีนี้ สามารถดูได้จากเว็บไซต์ของ Essie ที่นี่ค่ะ