Tag Archives: nail polishes

MUA Makeup Academy Nail Varnish – Amaretto Crush

20 May

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Hi there! It’s good to be back πŸ™‚ Anyway, I just would like to share one of my favourite nail varnish from MUA Makeup AcademyΒ (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 πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

International Makeup Swap – Thailand/ France

24 Jun

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you the package I recently received.

Sonam, my new friend from France, messaged me more than a month ago and asked me if I will be interested for a swap. Since I haven’t done any swap from France yet, I willingly agreed. We have exchanged e-mails getting to know more each other and finding out what each of us like. Like with my other swaps, we also did not set any price/ amount of goodies we will send each other.

Before I show you what products I got, I would like to send my appreciation and thanks to Sonam for being so nice and generous. I’m really happy to know you and become your new friend πŸ™‚

So let’s take a peek of what’s inside the box…

a boxful of goodies

*Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you want me to review any of the following products…

Basic Stockholm lip gloss – Maybelline My Gloss – essence Stay with me lip gloss in 01 Me&My Ice Cream – Revlon Lipglide Β in 55 Peachy Sheen Β – Sephora gloss lipstick no.37G

Catrice allround concealer palette – wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in Sweet as Candy and Walking on Eggshells – Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 030 OMG I Want That! and 040 Never Let me Go!

L’oreal Color Infaillible in 013 Burning Black – Catrice 020 We Support Green Peas, 170 Don’t Drink and Dive, 110 Gilbert’s Grapefruit and 230 Where is My Caddy-Li-Lac – Catrice Made to Stay 040 Lord of the Blings – Astor Perfect Blush 001 Perfect Pink – essence multi colour blush 20 Fashionista – L’oreal Accord Perfect Blush 265 Golden Apricot

Primark Beauty nail polish (dark blue, mint green and red) – L’Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium Matte 500 Mat – Miss Cop Vernis Pop Fluo No.04, No. 01 and No. 05 – Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer 560 Rusty But Sexy

essence lipstick 53 All About Cupcake – Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black – Astor Shine & Shape Mascara 001 Transparent – The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – Olay Firm & Lift Eye Gel – Reserve Naturelle eyelashes

Makeup sponges – Paname Nail File – Catrice Kohl Kajal 080 Don’t Mean to be Green and 080 Lucy in the Skies – Miss Cop eyeliner – Β essence long lasting eye pencil 10 Almost Famous – essence lipliner 09 Nude Coral and 06 Satin Mauve – Catrice gel eye liner and smokey eyes brushes

Dessange hair serum – Renee Blanche shower gels milk & mint and cherry – Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water

Herborist hand care crystal mask-Le Petit Marseillais shampoo, mask and conditioner

owl bracelet and hoop earrings

Thanks again, Sonam for all these wonderful goodies. I received so much from you! I actually had no idea what she sent me because I told her I want to be surprised πŸ™‚ Some items may have broken and spilled but it’s not really a problem because I can still use them all. I’ll certainly enjoy using and playing with them.

She hasn’t received my package yet 😦 even if I sent it a week earlier. I hope she gets it this week and that she likes what I got her. I had fun shopping for her.

Update:Β Her package was sent back to me. I had to phone La Poste in France and ask them about the whereabouts of the package and I was told it has to be returned since it was not picked up at the post office when my friend did not get any claim stub at all. As much as I want to complain I can’t anymore as the package was on transit. To cut the long story short, I resend the package via EMS and she FINALLY got it after so much drama. If you want to see what I got her, check out Sonam’s blog entry here.

Like I said in my previous swap posts, aside from receiving goodies that are not locally available, making new friends from different parts of the world is what excites me the most! I’m happy to have made a new friend again.

Have you tried doing a swap? Care to share your experience?

Cheers! πŸ™‚

Melted Chocolate on My Nails

20 Mar

So okay… they’re not actual melted chocolates but I just got a new crack nail polish from The Face Shop Crack Collection in BR801 and when it cracked on the nails, they look like melted chocolates. I looked for a “foil” looking nail polish from my collection and found a Caronia Golden Bronze which was given by a friend last Christmas.

I first painted my nails with Caronia Golden Bronze.

After my “foil” nail polish dried up, I applied a layer of The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801. I made sure to be quick and to get as much nail polish as it dries fast. I usually just put a layer of crack nail polish to have more “crack” effects later on.

I put a top coat after to give my nails some sheen, or else the crack effect would look matte.

So here’s how it looks…

They look like melted chocolates, don’t they? Or maybe it’s just me πŸ˜‰

The products that I used are Tony Moly Nail Enamel Basic TC01 Top Coat, The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801, Caronia Golden Bronze and The Face Shop Nail Nutrition Coat.

So, how do you like crack nail polishes? Care to share?

Cheers πŸ™‚

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When I’m Bored with My Nail Polish… #1

16 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.

Number One: I mattify my nails πŸ™‚

Since I discovered Skinfood Gunnpang Top Coat, I used it to change the look of my glossy, shimmery nails and turn them to matte, or sort of…

So from this jelly pink nails…

to these :))

I also tried to mattify a nail polish called Caronia Frosted 24-K Gold (but the colour is actually far from gold, it is kinda shimmery pinkish mauve).

to this…

It did not really looked too matte because it was shiny at the beginning but it sure tamed its previous shine and gloss.

What do you think? Do you like a matte effect on your nail polish? Care to share?

Cheers πŸ™‚