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MUA Makeup Academy Nail Varnish – Amaretto Crush

20 May

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Hi there! It’s good to be back 🙂 Anyway, I just would like to share one of my favourite nail varnish from MUA Makeup Academy (MUA). I know this is not new but ever since I got this last year, I have been using it all the time. I just love the colour 🙂

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It is actually perfect for work because it is not too bright, hence, it is not distracting and doesn’t command that much attention. LOL!

Since I got this last year, MUA has already changed and enhanced its nail polish bottle. But yeah, here’s how the old bottle looks like.

ImageI was not really a fan of its brush as application tends to get streaky but I heard that MUA has changed it as well. I haven’t gotten a re-packaged MUA nail varnish so I couldn’t attest to that yet. But at GBP1.00, I surely can’t complain much.

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Hope you all have a cheerful and rosy week ahead!

Cheers, everyone! 🙂

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Skinfood Gunnpang Nail No. 2

3 Apr

On days when I go to the mall and that I have to at least buy something, I almost always get a new nail polish even though I still have a lot of new and unopened bottles. After walking around Siam Paragon and browsing the shops, I went to Skinfood and grabbed a few bottles of nail polishes and the Gunnpang Nail is one of them (when I got home I realised I already have a similar hot pink but the old one was not in matte).

 The bottle bears a Skinfood sticker/ seal to prove authenticity.

A Brief Review:

First Impressions: It is small and cutely packaged, bottled in a clear matte glass. It bears the Skinfood sticker so the product is genuine. The label is written in Korean except for the nail polish’s name. There is also a sticker in Thai language (since I cannot read Thai, I’m not sure what it was. It might be details about the product, too).

One coat of Skinfood Gunnpang Nail No. 2

Colour: Matte hot pink

Smell: None

Consistency: It is thick, creamy and dries fast because it’s a matte nail polish. It tends to be streaky and messy to apply (or maybe it’s just me) but applying a matte top coat smoothens it out. One coat is enough but I applied two layers and a matte top coat from the same brand. There was a little shine to the nails when I applied the top coat, which is alright with me.

After two layers and a top coat

Price: THB120 (approximately US$4)

Availability: There are a lot of Skinfood shops in Bangkok alone. There might be other Skinfood branches in other parts of Thailand.

Will I purchase again?: I already got another bottle in matte brown.

I just applied hand cream in this picture so my nails don’t look too matte.

What do you think, do they look matte to you? Are you a fan of matte nail polishes? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

When I am Bored with My Nail Polish… #3

22 Mar

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. Read the entries for No. 1 here and No. 2 here.

Number Three: I crack ’em!

(Nail Paint by Barry M Instant Nail Effects – Crackle in Black Magic, The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801 and It’s Skin Makeover Crack Color PP02)

To give your two or three day old nail polish a new look, why not apply a crack nail polish to achieve a different look. Crack nail polishes come in handy on those lazy days. The effect doesn’t look as neat as you want it to be, but that’s the essence of it, to make it look “cracked”.

Here are some samples of what I did:

1. Caronia Frosted Beige

2. Caronia Sun Kissed

3. Caronia Frosted 24K Gold

I have already created a separate entry when I tried using my The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801 and you can read about it here.

How do you like crack nail polishes? Do you like the cracking effect?

Cheers 🙂

When I’m Bored with My Nail Polish… #2

18 Mar

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. (Check my first post here).

Number 2: I use nail stickers.

(please excuse the price tag ;))

Nail stickers give a whole new look to plain nail polish. It is not only affordable but it is very easy to use, too. Nail stickers come in a wide range of imaginable designs.

My The Face Shop nail polish usually lasts me more than five days, so on the third day when I am bored looking at the same colour, I use nail stickers for a change. I just put the sticker on my nails in any way and number I want. There is no rule as to how you should put the stickers, so use your creativity when styling your nails.

Voila!

So, that’s how I styled my nails. Don’t forget to put a top coat on top (where else, right?;)) of the stickers to make them last longer.

Removing the stickers may be a little tricky, though, but a normal nail polish remover can do the job. It just takes extra time and patience 🙂

Have you tried nail stickers, too? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

Nail Polish Love: Nature Republic Color Waltz BL503

18 Oct

I love Nature Republic’s Color Waltz BL503. I bought this quite awhile back but I wasn’t too keen to use it because I thought it’s too “white”. But, no… it may seem pale or bordering on beige-y looking at the bottle but it turned out a nice light blue on my nails. The nail polish wasn’t that thick and creamy so it was a breeze applying it. I had to put three layers, though or it may look sheer.

My manicure lasted me a week as it didn’t chip easily. If you feel like having the same nail polish for a week then the Color Waltz BL503 is good. I can’t compare this with other Color Waltz nail polishes as I only have one from this line 🙂

Cheers!