Archive | December, 2011

Merry Christmas!

26 Dec

Credit to hvanhtuan

Belated Merry Christmas everyone and wishing you a blessed and prosperous 2012!

Cheers 🙂

First Attempt at Gradation Nail Art

20 Dec

I just love playing with my nails. I think I am getting better with my nail painting skill that’s why I want to experiment and try different types of nail art. After trying nail stamping, this is my first attempt at gradation nail art.

I saw this nail polish duo at Central Department Store and I was curious if I can achieve the art on my nails.  Its a Japanese brand and I don’t know what it’s called (but it’s made in China). Anyway, I gave it a try. I started with the red nail polish as the base colour.

I love its colour! It’s not screaming red that you’d be embarrassed to show your nails around others.  Not only would you love the colour of this, this is by far the easiest nail polish to apply, among all other nail polishes I have reviewed in this blog. The consistency is not sticky nor runny but it’s a tad more “liquidy” than other nail polishes I have used. I would like to add that it is also quick drying.

with flash

without flash

Then I applied the glitter nail polish. I think my nails kinda resemble a Christmas ball 🙂

I know the gradation of the colours are not that noticeable because the base nail polish is red, which is a dark colour. I should try with a light colour base next time. But over all, I like it I don’t regret buying ut. I like the quality of the nail polish. At THB65 (approx USD2.10), it is a reasonable buy. I got another set in black but I will definitely get a light coloured nail polish next time.

Have you tried gradation nail art before?

Cheers! 🙂

Gmarket Top Blogger for November

16 Dec

 

Gmarket Blog Event Winners

Gmarket chose me as one of the top bloggers for the month of November. Yay!

I won 50,000 krw for this event and yes, I’m gonna shop at Gmarket real soon, too.

Thank you Gmarket 🙂

Nail Stamping for the First Time

15 Dec

I like painting my nails but I was never into acrylics or 3D art but when I discovered Konad and checked videos on how to do nail stamping, I was curious if the klutzy me can do it. I decided that before I purchase a Konad set and enter the creative world of nail stamping, I need to get a fake Konad set to get the hang of it all.

Lucky that I saw this set (I’m not sure about its name or brand as I have already disposed the package) when I went to Platinum shopping mall weeks ago. This nail stamping set is only THB200 (~approx. USD7). When I first tried it, I thought I was gonna throw it away because the stamper just doesn’t pick up the picture. Good thing that I browsed the net and one blogger said that there might still be a plastic on top of the plates and YES, it’s what I had as well 😛

The nail stamping set consists of two plates (sorry, I just can’t capture the prints on the plate), three nail polishes, scraper and stamper. I know you may be curious why I have a plastic card in the picture. I like using it as a scraper instead of the metal scraper that is sharp and scratches the surface of the plates.

So how is nail stamping done: (Oh, don’t forget to put on a nail polish as base for your desired nail art. Let it dry).

1. Choose a print that you like from the plate.

2. Put an ample amount of nail polish on top of your chosen print.

3. Scrape of extra nail polish and pick up the image from the plate using the stamper.

4. Stamp the drawing to your nail from side to side.

5. Apply a top coat. And it’s done.

I know my instructions may seem not clear so here is a video instruction in youtube. (Credit to owner).

It takes heapsss of patience and practice to really perfect nail stamping. Check out my pictures below which are my first and second attempts of nail stamping. I know they are messy, imperfect and with upside down prints, so please bear with it 🙂

Have you tried nail stamping? How do you find it?

Cheers! 🙂

Song of the Day: All about Your Heart

15 Dec

I listened to Mindy Gledhill’s song, “All about Your Heart” today and it’s been on repeat for almost three hours now. I like its sweet lyrics and the melody is easy to listen too. Well, Mindy Gledhill’s voice is really cool and soothing.  I think her voice and type of music is similar to Lenka’s but since I’m no music expert, here’s the video, check it out yourself and enjoy the song.

Happy listening!

Oh, it’s 10 days before Christmas… so before I forget, Merry Christmas! 🙂 Cheers!