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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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OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies Swatches and Review

Hello! Today I have for you guys swatches of OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI’s Holiday 2012 collection Skyfall. I decided to cut my nails on my left hand short because I started to think it was weird having nails on my left hand longer than the right hand. Haha.

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Tomorrow Never Dies is a metallic dark blue-purple with blue and pink shimmers. The blue and pink shimmers are barely visible even with flash, but can be seen in the bottle. This polish can appear dark blue or purple depending on the light, which I absolutely LOVE!

I was glad I ordered this polish and have this in my stash. I was reluctant about ordering this polish at first but after reading WorkPlayPolish‘s post and a few other posts out there, I decided to order this. I think I’ve also discovered my love for metallic polish.

Below are bottle shots to show you the beautiful shimmers. It also shows how the color of the polish appears depending on the light.

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Here I applied 2 coats with a layer of Seche Vite topcoat. I ran out of my Essie Good to Go and found Seche Vite in the store, so I decided to try Seche out. The polish was a bit runny and needs at least 2 coats to be opaque. Dry time was fast.

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You can find more about OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI’s Holiday 2012 collection Skyfall  on their website here.


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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With Flash

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. 🙂


China Glaze Summer Neons 2012 Collection Swatches and Review – Splish Splash, Love’s a Beach, Beach Cruise-r, Sun-kissed

 (From left to right: Splish Splash, Love’s a Beach, Beach Cruise-r and Sun-kissed)

(จากขวาไปซ้าย: Splish Splash, Love’s a Beach, Beach Cruise-r และ Sun-kissed)

Ahhh I’m so excited for this post as this will be my very first swatch! I just got my camera, so I can now finally take better quality photos. Even better, my nail polish order also arrived in the mail. Today I will be reviewing 4 polishes from China Glaze’s Summer Neons 2012 collection. The names of the polishes I will be reviewing are: Splish Splash, Love’s a Beach, Beach Cruise-r and Sun-kissed.

สวัสดีค่ะ วันนี้จะมารีวิวน้ำยาทาเล็บ China Glaze จากคอลเลคชั่น Summer Neons 2012 ค่ะ ที่จะรีวิวมีทั้งหมด 4 สี: Splish Splash, Love’s a Beach, Beach Cruise-r และสี Sun-kissed

(Splish Splash – 2 coats with a layer of Essie Good to Go topcoat)

(Splish Splash – ทา 2 รอบตามด้วยท็อปโค้ท Essie Good to Go หนึ่งรอบ)

First is Splish Splash. My camera couldn’t really capture how beautiful and bright this color actually is once on the nail. Its actually a bright blue color (please refer to my bottle photo to see how the color is actually like). My absolute favorite. I’ve been trying to find a blue polish that isn’t too light like a baby sky color, and not too dark, something in between. This was the one. In the polish, there are blue and (if I’m not mistaken) silver micro-shimmers. I was really surprised to know that the polishes in this collection dries matte. I did not expect that at all! I started swatching this color and added topcoat because I thought the polish was supposed to dry glossy. When I tried out the next color though, I realized that this collection is supposed to be matte. Photos after this will have no topcoat.

สีแรก Splish Splash ค่ะ จริงๆ แล้วเป็นสีน้ำเงินนะคะ แต่กล้องถ่ายออกมาเหมือนสีฟ้า สีแบบตามขวดในภาพขวดภาพแรกเลยค่ะ เป็นสีน้ำเงินสว่างๆ สวยมากกกกค่ะ ชอบสุดๆ ตามหาสีแบบนี้มานานแล้ว จะมีกลิตเตอร์ละเอียดๆ สีเงินและสีฟ้าด้วยค่ะ ตอนแรกนึกว่าสีจากคอลเลคชั่นนี้จะไม่แมทเลยทาท็อปโค้ทไปรอบนึง พอมาทาสีที่สองถึงรู้ว่ามันเป็นแบบแมท แต่หลังจากอันนี้จะไม่ทาท็อปโค้ทแล้วนะคะ

(Love’s a Beach2 coats, no topcoat)

(Love’s a Beachสองรอบ ไม่มีท็อปโค้ท)

Love’s a Beach. A bright hot pink/fuchsia color with pink and silver micro-shimmer. Super bright. Opaque in two coats.

Love’s a Beach เป็นสีชมพูฮอทพิ้งค์ที่สีแสบสุดๆ เลยค่ะ มีกลิตเตอร์ละเอียดสีเงินและชมพูด้วย ทาสองรอบก็เข้มแล้วค่ะ

(Beach Cruise-r – 2 coats, no topcoat)

(ฺฺBeach Cruise-r – สองรอบ ไม่มีท็อปโค้ท)

A bright pink-purplish color, with purple and silver micro-shimmer. I really like the tone of this color, especially because purple is my favorite color.

อันนี้จะคล้ายๆ กับสี Love’s a Beach แต่จะไม่ชมพูสักทีเดียวค่ะ จะออกม่วงๆ ด้วย ส่วนตัวชอบสีนี้เป็นเพิเศษเพราะสีม่วงคือสีโปรดค่ะ

(Sun-kissed – 2 coats, no topcoat)

(Sun-kissed – สองรอบ ไม่มีท็อปโค้ท)

Sun-kissed is a very bright yellow highlighter color with warm gold and lime green micro-shimmer. If you look closely though, it is not completely bright yellow but more of a lime green color.  This color was sooo bright it makes my hand a bit darker on camera. I had difficulty capturing a good photo of this. This is also one of my favorites, but I feel that I won’t be wearing this as much as Splish Splash, because they are such a attention grabber.

Sun-kissed เป็นสีเหลืองที่สว่างมากค่ะ สีเหมือนไฮไลท์เตอร์สีเหลืองเลย มีกลิตเตอร์ละเอียดสีทองกับมะนาวด้วย แต่ถ้าดูใกล้ๆ จริงๆ สีจะไม่ออกเหลืองหมดนะคะ จะเป็นสีแบบมะนาวมากกว่า ทาแล้วเล็บเด่นมากค่ะ ตอนถ่ายนี่กล้องแบบเปลี่ยนสีเลย 555 สีนี้แสบมากเลยคิดว่าคงไม่ค่อยได้ทาบ่อยเท่าสี Splish Splash ค่ะ

Overall:

I have to say I really like the polishes from this collection. This is my very first China Glaze order, and I am very impressed with the formula and colors of these polishes. Splish Splash is a everyday wearable color. As mentioned earlier, some of the colors I think I won’t be wearing as often because they are so bright. I will definitely be using them for nail designs and tutorials though. All polishes dry fast and removal was relatively easy. The formula wasn’t thick. If you have a good amount on your brush, it should not be very difficult to apply. The only thing I don’t like about these polishes is that when you remove them, some polishes stain around your cuticle. They can be easily removed with polish remover though. Despite that, I will definitely be repurchasing more China Glaze polishes in the future.

Also, sorry if the lighting isn’t consistent throughout all the swatch photos. I just got my camera and I’m still learning about lighting and different ISO settings and such. I also didn’t use a tripod to take these photos, and the camera is quiet heavy. If you have any tips and tricks, please let me know!

โดยรวมแล้วรู้สึกชอบสีจากคอลเลคชั่นนี้มากเลยค่ะ เป็นครั้งแรกที่ได้ลอง China Glaze ด้วย รู้สึกว่าน้ำยามันดีเลยทีเดียวค่ะ บางสีอย่างที่บอกไปคงไม่ได้ทาบ่อยเพราะมันสว่างมากค่ะ แต่จะเอาไปใช้เวลาทำลายเล็บแน่นอน สีทั้งหมดแห้งไวและล้างออกค่อนข้างง่ายค่ะ น้ำยาไม่หนากำลังดีค่ะ สิ่งที่ไม่ชอบเล็กน้อยสำหรับน้ำยาทาเล็บอันนี้คือ เวลาล้างออกแล้วมันจะมีสีเหลือตรงจมูกเล็บค่ะ แต่ล้างออกได้ด้วยน้ำยาทาเล็บปกติ 

You can find more about China Glaze’s 2012 Summer Neon collection on their website here.

ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับคอลเลคชั่นนี้ (เช่น สีอื่นๆ) สามารถดูได้จากเว็บไซต์ของ China Glaze ที่นี่ค่ะ


Purple and Blue Star Nails ★☆

I really don’t know what to call this nail art design. I got these done at Take Care nail salon with my friend Song back in October 23rd 2010. My nails were quite long then. When I think back to when I was getting them done, I remember myself taking a very long time choosing a design I want to get done from a Japanese magazine. The shop owner even walked up to me and asked me to choose quickly, because they also have other customers to take care of. I also ended up wearing this design to Japan too.


Sparkly Galaxy Nails!

Thought I’d post one of my favorite nail design I’ve ever done. I did this 14 weeks ago, so around May. I love the sparkle and how the colors blend in together! Every finger is different, too.

What do you think?
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(And again, I apologize for the bad photo quality.)