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Wet n Wild Dreamy Poppy & Easter Nail Art

9 Apr

Happy Easter, everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Dreamy Poppy

I received the Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Dreamy Poppy from a swap with Maria, a new friend from the US. I tried it on the weekend because its colour is really pretty and bright, which is perfect for the summer. It’s my first Wet n Wild nail polish so I’m really thankful that she sent me that.

A Quick Review:

First Impressions: It comes in a big bottle and the brush is surprisingly narrow (I forgot to take a picture, though). I thought that the colour is too bright for me and for work but then it was Easter, it’s a time to for joy and rejoicing, so I used it.

Colour: The colour is bright coral with a little hint of pink. The colour may look orange-y or more pink depending on lighting.

Smell: I don’t remember probably it’s just a faint scent.

Consistency: It is sheer on first application and a little watery for my taste but then it was not that hard to manage. The colour came out well on second layer and I think it will look brighter on the third coat. I only did two coats.

Availability: I’m pretty sure that it cannot be found in shops here. I am not certain, though, if Wet n Wild nail polishes are available through local online sellers.

Price: I got it from a swap so I don’t know how much it costs.

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After one day, I felt like changing my nails again. Not that I don’t like the colour, but I just wanted to practice on my dotsย in time for Easter Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ I really wanted to try yellow dots but I’m not sure if they will match the Dreamy Poppy. To be safe, I used my Nature Republic BL503 which is light blue, it almost looks white.

To make my manicure almost like an easter egg, I decided to use Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope (another item I got from a swap) as my top coat. I really love the Kaleidoscope because the silver glitters are also holographic so it renders a shimmery, rainbow-y effect. As for my dots, I used the end of a paintbrush handle. I still can’t do equal-sized dots ย as this is only my second time of trying this technique.

So here’s my Easter egg-inspired nail art:

Voila!

Again, Happy Easter to all of you, my lovely friends ! Hope you all had a good time your family and loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy the week ahead! Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

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When I’m Bored with My Nail Polish… #4

5 Apr

Some nail polishes last me more than 3 days and on days when I easily get bored with my nail colour yet lazy with doing the whole nine yards of cleaning my nails and changing the nail polish, I just think of ways to change the look of my nail polish. You can read the entries for No. 1ย here,ย No. 2ย here,ย and No. 3 here.

4. I attempt at nail art.

Tadaa!

This is my first ever attempt at a “proper” nail art. I know it’s not perfect and not very original but I was proud of myself. I never thought I could do something like this because I can be really clumsy at times. So, now… I’m inspired to try more. I have to perfect my dots first ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was wearing my Skinfood Gunnpail Nail No.2 (matte hot pink) for three days and the nail polish on my thumb started to chip. At first, I planned to just use a crack nail polish to give it a different look but when I was youtube-surfing the other day, I found some dotting nail tutorials without the use of the proper dotting tool. It seemed easy so I wanted to give it a try.

I started with painting a black nail polish diagonally near the tip. I used a Tony Moly BK01.

I love the combination of colours, it’s so rock chick! It’s even beautiful just like that but I wanted to try creating the dots. I only have a random, brand-less white nail polish so that’s what I used. For making the dots, I used a wooden cuticle pusher. I have yet to get the hang of doing the dots ย as round as they should be. The trick is actually to hold the dotting object vertically but I forgot so please bear with my dots ๐Ÿ˜‰

All done!

I noticed that the matte nail polish looked so pretty with a glossy top coat on. But yeah, applying a glossy top coat over a matte nail polish defeats the purpose for the matte effect, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

These are products I used:

Tony Moly BK01, white nail polish, Skinfood Gunnpang Nail No. 2, Anne & Florio top coat, wooden cuticle pusher, cuticle oil (not pictured)

On my next “nail dotting” experiment, I’ll use the bobby pin. Its rounded tips should make good dots.

Have you tried dotting your nails or doing nail art in general? Care to share your masterpiece?

Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚