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Butter London Henley Regatta Swatches and Review

After a super long hiatus, I’m finally back! Today I will be reviewing a polish that is a little high-end – Butter London’s Henley Regatta. I got this quite some time ago and totally forgot about it until now.

หลังจากที่พักหายไประยะยาว ในที่สุดก็กลับมาแล้วค่ะ วันนี้เราจะมารีวิวยาทาเล็บที่ค่อนข้างไฮเอนด์เล็กน้อย (ปกติที่เรารีวิวจะราคาไม่ค่อยสูงมากเท่าไหร่) – Butter London Henley Regatta  สีนี้จริงๆ เราซื้อมาสักพักและลืมมันไปแล้วจนเมื่อไม่นานมานี้เพิ่งนึกขึ้นได้ว่า เฮ้ย เราก็มีอยู่นะ 555 IMG_3449 Henley Regatta is a fusion of emerald green and teal glitter in clear base polish. The formula for this one was great, although three coats are needed for opacity. Here I applied three coats with no top coat. You can definitely use this for layering over darker colors. The teal glitter isn’t very noticeable, although when combined with the green, gives off beautiful sparkles.

Henley Regatta เป็นกลิตเตอร์สีเขียวมรกตกับสีฟ้าสว่างในเบสสีใสค่ะ น้ำยาดีเลยทีเดียว แต่ถ้าจะให้สีเข้มแบบนี้ต้องทาสามรอบค่ะ ในภาพบีทาสามรอบโดยไม่ทาท็อปโค้ท คิดว่าสีนี้ถ้าเอาไปทาทับสีเข้มๆ น่าจะสวยทีเดียว กลิตเตอร์สีฟ้าจะมองไม่ค่อยเห็นเท่าไหร่ แต่ช่วยเพิ่มมิติให้กับสีมากๆ เวลากระทบแสงจะสวยมากค่ะ IMG_3466IMG_3463 The color is super vibrant and bold. I think this would look striking against pale skin! I also love how the color varies in intensity depending on the light. Under yellow light it looks a little matte, but outside it sparkles like a disco ball *heart eyes emoji*. I’m impressed with the dry time too. I only applied this color on one hand first, starting from the pinky to the thumb (sometimes I go in reverse order). It dries quickly to the point that I could start on my second coat on the pinky right away after I’m done with the thumb. So a thumbs up to Butter London for that! Onto some pic spam:

จะเห็นได้ว่าสีค่อนข้างสดเลยทีเดียว บีคิดว่าถ้าคนผิวขาวทาแล้วต้องเหมาะมากแน่นอน ชอบที่สีมันจะเปลี่ยนไปตามแสงค่ะ เวลาอยู่ในห้องไฟสีส้มๆ เหลืองๆ (แบบบีตอนนี้ 555) สีจะออกแมทๆ หน่อย แต่พอกระทบแสงข้างนอกจะประกายวิบวับเลยค่ะ ตอนทาแห้งไวด้วย สำหรับรีวิวเราทามือด้านซ้ายก่อน เริ่มจากนิ้วก้อยไปนิ้วโป้ง มันแห้งเร็วขนาดที่ว่าบีสามารถไปทานิ้วก้อยรอบสองทันทีที่ทารอบแรกตรงนิ้วโป้งเสร็จ (แต่ต้องทาบางๆ นะคะ) อันนี้ต้องขอยกนิ้วให้ Butter London เลย ดูภาพอื่นๆ กันค่ะ:

IMG_3455IMG_3451IMG_3458IMG_3460IMG_3461IMG_3459IMG_3453The color really does remind me of Essence Choose Me!, but I definitely prefer this one more. I don’t wear a lot of green but I do think this is definitely a wearable color.

สีอันนี้ทำให้นึกถึง Essence Choose Me! แต่ส่วนตัวชอบสีนี้มากกว่าค่ะ ตอนล้างจะไม่ทิ้งสีเขียวๆ รอบจมูกเล็บด้วย ส่วนตัวไม่ค่อยทาสีเขียวเท่าไหร่แต่คิดว่าสีนี้ทาได้ในชีวิตประจำวันค่ะ 🙂

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Bulk Update…

I apologize for the lack of updates. Been so busy with school lately. But I promise I’ll keep updating as much as I can *bows* ขอโทษที่ไม่ได้เข้ามาอัพเดทเลยค่ะ ช่วงนี้ยุ่งอยู่กับการเรียน แต่สัญญาว่าจะพยายามเข้ามาอัพเดทเท่าที่สามารถทำได้ค่ะ *โค้ง*

While I was gone I did paint my nails and id a few nail arts, but I wasn’t able to take good quality images using my EOS camera. Sorry about the bad quality. 😦 ตลอดช่วงเวลาที่หาย(!)ไป เราก็ยังทาเล็บและทำเล็บอยู่ แต่ไม่ได้ถ่ายรูปคุณภาพดีๆ ด้วยกล้อง EOS ของเรา ขอโทษสำหรับคุณภาพรูปที่ไม่ค่อยดีนะคะ 😦

photo 3_209/06/2013 – Dark blue gradient nails. This was my nails for morp!

เล็บไล่สีน้ำเงินค่ะ ทำลายนี้ไปงาน morp!

photo 1_206/12/13 – Inspired by a design I found from the Nailbook app for the iPhone

เป็นลายที่ได้แรงบันดาลใจจากรูปดีไซน์รูปๆ หนึ่งในแอปฯ Nailbook สำหรับไอโฟนค่ะ

photo 4Here, I tried (and failed miserably) to draw Kim Jaejoong’s face on my thumb…

อันนี้เราพยายามวาดหน้าคิมแจจุงบนนิ้วโป้ง​ (และล้มเหลวไม่เป็นท่า) ค่ะ 555

photo 2_207/11/13 – A simple white gradient design with 3D sculpted acrylic flower 🙂

ดีไซน์เรียบๆ ไล่สีๆ ขาวกับดอกไม้ปั้น 3D 🙂

photo 3This design was inspired by a design I found in Nail Max! magazine

ดีไซน์นี้ได้แรงบันดาลใจจากรูปๆ หนึ่งที่ไปเจอมาจากนิตยสาร Nail Max! ค่ะ

photo 1(Wet n Wild – Through the Grapevine – 2-3 coats/ทา 2-3 รอบ)



…and that sums up my post! Hope you enjoyed it. See you in my next post!

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L.A. Color’s Art Deco Copper Glitter Swatches and Review

At my school, every student is separated into 4 houses: Hanuman, Erawan, Tosakan and Naga (similar to Harry Potter, haha!). I’m in Hanuman. Next Thursday is my school’s annual Sports Day event, and the color for Hanuman is orange. Because of that, to show spirit I decided to paint my nails orange!

Originally I decided to go with Zoya’s Lianne, which applied on really smooth and nicely, but the Seche Vite ruined the mani with the pull. Other orange polishes I currently own are: OPI’s In My Back Pocket, Skinfood PK205 and China Glaze Peachy Keen. I didn’t like any of those three, and thats when I noticed Copper Glitter.

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Copper Glitter is a striper by L.A. Colors. (Yes, another mani using stripers — I think I might be a little bit obsessed!) Copper Glitter is a orange and copper glitter in a clear base polish. 
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Application was easy . This polish dried smooth and matte. Here I applied two coats of Copper Glitter and one coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast topcoat for shine. They were super sparkly when it hit the lights and even with indoor lights! I can’t stop looking at my nails.

And heres a pic spam of the polish for you:

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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!


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.


Orange Glitter Gradient Tip Nails with 3D Acrylic Flowers

Done in August 25th 2010. Again with friend Song. This was my very first manicure where I had 3D acrylic sculpted on my nails. I didn’t do acrylic extensions so they stained my nails afterwards. My pinky nail is very long, I was having that phase where I was trying to see how long my pinky nail could grow. I eventually cut them though.

I’ve noticed I’ve been posting many photos of my nails from the past that has been done by the salon a lot lately. This is because I don’t have good quality photos of nail art I’ve done myself in the past. I do go to the salon every once in a while because my mom goes there to get her manipedis.


Pink and Blue Ombre/Gradient Nails

Here are pink and blue ombre/gradient nails I’ve done a while back. Make up sponges were used to blend the colors together. This is my first time doing a ombre/gradient design with two colors.