Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!




Easter Stripes

*Products were purchased by me. I am not in anyway related to the company or  products mentioned in this post*


Happy Easter everyone! Today is a definitely a day to celebrate! I hope you have a great one with your friends and loved ones :)

Anyways, since it is both Easter and Spring already I thought I would do some egg-inspired nails today! I really had high hopes for this nail idea but I think I kinda failed on execution. I did a tape manicure and it seems my lines are kinda wonky. It is not bad in this photo but the next photo......please don't scream.


The lines are really quite thick and uneven no matter how my tape is stuck. I suspect I may have pulled the tape off a little too late. Or maybe it's just the matter of chalky pastel polishes. =/ And surprisingly, of all the nails, the one that turned out the best (in terms of how pretty my lines look) was my pinky. 


One thing though, my lines may not be perfect but my nails sure do look cute!! I don't usually wear pastel but I do love this color combination. It's, well, srefreshing. LOL



I did a jelly sandwich with OPI Mermaids Tears, Rainbow Honey 20% Cooler and OPI Don't Touch My Tutu and topped them off with OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, piCture pOlish peaches n' creammellow yellowhoney dew and Essie Lapis of Luxury.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Glitter Daze Spring Collection PR



Spring Serenity
Full coverage matte pastel glitter polish. The perfect base for any spring glitter topper. You can add topcoat or leave them without for some texture. Please note that these are NOT meant to be similar to the Liquid Sand style of nail polishes!!

A Peace of Heaven
Calming Waterfalls
Dewy Meadows
Fluffy Clouds
Soft Petals
Warm Sunshine
Easter Explosion
A collection of four Easter themed glitter-bombs! These are truly spectacular in person. A must have for this season, even after Easter has passed!!

Bombtastic Bunny- several different shades and sizes of light blue and pink mixed in with all different shapes and sizes of holographic silver glitters! 
Chicky Chicky Boom Boom- A mix of multisized yellow and matte pink glitter with lavender hearts and holographic lavender glitters

Dynamite Duckling- a mixture of  multisized light green and light pink glitters combined with holographic gold and white accents! 

Eggsplosive- a pastel glitterbomb full of multiple shapes and sizes of aqua, light blue, green, pink, yellow, lavender and white pastel glitters combined with several different sizes of iridescent glitter for a cool effect over various colors!

What are you waiting for?Hurry on to Glitter Daze to place your order!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Ozotic Pro 604

*Products were purchased by me. I am not in anyway related to the company or  products mentioned in this post*


I have to apologize for missing a few post and not posting regularly. But I've been really busy these days with work and life and the works. I am going to make that up with a post of a gorgeous polish which I think has been overlooked by many.

As you know Ozotics were all the rage just a few months ago, but those were just the duochromes I think. I was stalking looking through a whole lot of photos online but I eventually settles on 2 Ozotic Pro polishes - 604 and 607.


604 is a gorgeous champagne/light gold based scattered holo polish. I think I have a post on this polish but I know it wasn't a good one back then. LOL.


Anyways, 604 was a breeze to apply! All I needed were 2 coats to achieve opacity. From the photo you can see that the holo particles are quite big. But rest assured that they do not stick out at all. In fact, I went without top coat and my nails were still super smooth!


Removal was a breeze too!! All I needed was one cotton pad to remove all the polish on both my hands! No foil method needed here :)

The holo was super easy to photograph as well. Just look at the photos below.


How not to drool! :P

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Half and Half

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My photos for this post ain't all that. I did not realise that they turned out quite meh. When I was taking them I actually though tthey looked wuite good on the camera screen. Who knew that beige, brown and gold together would be so hard to photograph. :(


Anywyas, this is a dressed up version of yesterdays manicure. I topped off My Vampire is Buff with Cult Nails Tulum and painted wispy lines down the seam with Skin Food Gold Sparkle.


I really liked this combination, I actually wore this manicure for a good 3 days before I removed it. It's also kinda funny how the gold shimmer in Tulum has gone into hiding next to the gold polish. The gold shimmer was the reason why I picked Tulum for this nail art in the first place.


I would say maybe I picked the wrong polish to paint down the middle. Don't get me wrong, Gold Sparkle is a gorgeous color! But's its formula, being somehat a cross between glass flakes and glitter, made it difficult to hide the part where the two colors meet. As you can see in the photo below, it actually looks like there is gold only over MViB and not Tulum.


I definitely would re-do this manicure. With a different choice of polish of course! Maybe some metallics or shimmers on the sides and a nice creme down the middle.

What do you think?

Monday, 25 March 2013

OPI My Vampire is Buff

*Products were purchased by me. I am not in anyway related to the company or  products mentioned in this post*


A good nude polish is hard to find and after all the rave reviews I read online about this polish I knew I had to get this polish!

I tend to not buy collections nowadays. I think the only full collection I have is the OPI x NYC Ballet Collection from last year! My Vampire is Buff is my only pick from the OPI Euro Central Spring 2013 Collection. It a yellow toned pastel creme polish, somewhat like the color of an eggshell (depending where you are that is!).


The formula of My Vampire is Buff reminds me of OPI Alpine Snow - works well on others, not so for myself. The first coat was a tad streaky and I needed another 2 coats to even everything out. But to be honest, I find the formula a pain but I can tell you that the color payoff is so worth it!


Did you pick up any shades from all the new Spring lines this year?

Friday, 22 March 2013

Essie A Cut Above

I have had this polish since forever but somehow never reached for it so far. I love the rose colored glitters in A Cut Above but never seemed to have the perfect base to go with it. When I got Boji from one of my beauty box subscriptions I knew that I would pair them both together!


Boji is a nice purple leaning taupe creme polish. It applied nicely in 3 thin coats and dried rather quickly too! I thought that I have already put up a swatch of it but I guess I thought wrong. I will have to go look for the photos!


A Cut Above is indeed a cut above with it's easy to apply formula! The glitters came out without a fuss and required no manipulation during application. My bottle of A Cut Above has been sitting in the drawer for quite a while now so the glitters have settled quite a bit. All it needed was a good shake and it was back to it's awesome self.


The shot above isn't my normal photo format but I just loved it so much that I had to post it here. I like how the black background makes my hand seem so fair!

You know what, as I was looking at these shots I tried recalling where I took them but for the life of me, I can't remember where I took them! Gah!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

CrowsToes Frogs' Breath

Tadaa!


I told you that I would definitely add to my nude little manicure!


I busted out CrowsToes Frogs' Breath for this manicure. I love a good glitter gradient and thought that these were the best things on a nude base. A little touch of glam on my tips if you may.

I even managed to get sun (evening) shots of my nails for this manicure!


If you look properly you can actually see the stains on my nails through Barre My Soul. I think it was the gold in Frogs' Breath that brought out the yellow in my nails. 


Though the yellow shows through I think it made this gradient somewhat smoother. Don't you think? 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

OPI Barre My Soul

I mentioned in my last post that I had to switch to a more neutral polish for work. Well, here it is!

OPI Barre My Soul is from the OPI NYC Ballet Soft Shades Spring 2012 Collection. (It's already been a year?! OMG time flies!) Anyways, Barre My Soul is a light white based beige.


I wore 3 thin coats of Barre My Soul in these photos. It did not look like I was wearing any polish at all! I loved how Barre My Soul managed to camouflage the stains on my nails. Under certain lights it looked like I had perfectly unstained nails!


Of course I am going to add to this manicure! How can I just leave it barre right?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

365 Days of Color Vagabond

I'm late again! Oops!

Anyways, I got a new polish from Sunny from 365 Days of Color! I actually received this in her Valentines Grab Bags (my all time favorite thing to buy from her!)

This is Vagabond from Sunny's Le Boheme Collection for spring. It is a beautiful nude polish with royal blue small and smaller hex glitters as well as a good pinch of royal blue micro glitters.


When I first got this polish I was kinda meh towards it but as I wore it I fell in love with it more and more! I liked how the nude base matches my skin tone. And the blue is just a great addition to it!


I loved it so much I actually wore this for more than 3 days and did not want to take it off at all! The only reason why I had to remove it was because I had an important work meeting and had to change to something more work appropriate.


Did I mention that I got TONS of complements for this manicure? Ahh.. Such beauty in simplicity!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Happy St Patty's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Did you have a great time out? Had many Stouts?

My St Patty's Day was a quiet one where I was home all day just lazing in bed. Saturday was a very busy day for me having to bring my dog to the vet amid a cancer scare. The vet said she was OK but we will have to keeo an eye on her habits and come back to him if there are any big changes.

Let me push those grim news aside and on to the green!


I really wanted to incorporate a rainbow on my nails but after going through all my drawers I realised that I had no purple/violet creme polish :S

I quickly went through my drawers and was really happy that I had 2 green cremes which were quite contrasting! Ha! If I were to attempt this mani 3 months ago it would've been impossible cz at that time all I had was the apple green (OPI Green-wich Village) and a jelly green (Cult Nails Feeling Froggy)


I did the gradient with OPI Green-wich Village and China Glaze Exotic Encounters. I quite like how the gradient turned out even though it wasn't super smooth.


And of course what is St Patrick's Day with out a four leave clover!



I used A England's Holy Grail (original) as the base on my ring finger and used a dotting too to create four little hearts. Let me say this - I was not all that in love with Holy Grail (original) as I thought it was a wee bit too yellow. But after using it, I have since fallen in love with it's yellowish glow and butter smooth formula!

Here's a close up of my ring finger.


I liked how something so simple looked so great!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Giveaway Winners!

My giveaway ended yesterday but unfortuantely I was kinda busy the whole day with my dog, bringing her to the vet and the groomers.

I would like to thank all of you that entered in my giveaway but I only can pick 3 winners. 

So, without firther ado, here are my three lucky winners!


Congratulations to Nicole, Jmei and Zala!
I will be emailing you shortly!


Friday, 15 March 2013

Febraury CosmoBox - A Bumper Edition

Less than 24 hours left to my giveaway! There are 3 sets of polishes + lip balm to be won. Have you entered yet? There aren't much entries so far so I am quite sure your chances of winning is actually quite high!

Click HERE to be directed to my giveaway :) Good luck!

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It's really funny how ALL my beauty box subscriptions come in the same week when, if I remember correctly, they should be spread out across 2 weeks.

Well, today I have my last box to review - the February Cosmobox. Honestly, it is looking quite good! There's a BeautyFoot foot mask, Wella hair treatments, Avene cleanser and toner, a Stage eyeliner and a whole bunch of Murad products!


On to the items in detail:


BeautyFoot | BeautyFoot easy Pack (RM55.90)
Beautyfoot is the perfect remedy to help treat hard, dry, rough or callused soles. This pair of foot mask is an innovative and natural home remedy aimed at treating unsightly foot problems in just one painless seating, extracting foot odor and remove unsightly dry skin, leaving you with beautiful renewed skin in just a few days.

I have seen similar products as this BeautyFoot mask around and was always curious about it. I think the first time I ever saw it was on YouTube where this beauty guru took photos of her feet before, DURING and after this treatment. The 'during' shots were...ewwww... but the 'after' shots showed her feet so smooth and shiny. I really do want to try this on but I regularly wear opened toed shoes, which means that if I do this everyone would be able to see my icky peeling feet D: Where is a long holiday when you need one! Haha.



Eau Thermale Avène | Avène Gentle Gel Cleanser (200ml/RM79.90)
Ths exceptionally smooth gel cleanse contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, micro-granules of Vitamin E and safflower oil to sooth and moisturize normal to combination sensitive skin without upsetting the skin's natural pH balance.

Eau Thermale Avène | Avène Gentle Toner (200ml/RM79.90)
This very gentle and protective alcohol-free toner contains Avène Thermal Spring Water and silicates to moisturize, soften and protect sensitive skin form external aggression.

My rather picky friend swears by the Avène Thermal Spring Water facial mist that she buys the large bottle to spray all over herself on a hot day. And my cousin swears by spring water being good for your skin whether you drink it or use it in your beauty routine.

Seeing that both these products contain spring water I guess it can't go all that wrong right?


Murad | White Brilliance Wrinkle and Pore Refining Treatment (30ml/RM418)
Serun that brightens your skin while tightening pores and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Reduces the appearance of pores by 62%!

Murad | White Brilliance Illiminating Day Moisture SPF 20 PA++ (50ml/RM298)
Light lotion illuminates and hydrates skin while protecting it from harmful UVA/UVB rays. It prevents formation sof dark spots and pigmentations. Pearl powder instantly gives the skin a luminous appearance.

Murad | White Brilliance Illiminating Night Moisture (50ml/RM308)
Antioxidant rich night cream that conditions and softens skin while infusing it with powerful brightening agents.

More Murad items for me and I haven't even used anything I received earlier on. And guess what came with all these Murad goodies - a RM30 voucher again! I wonder if I can use all my vouchers at one time. 3 vouchers would mean I can get RM90 off.. How I wish!



Murad | Oil-Free Sunblock SPF30 (50ml/RM170)
Prevents sign of premature aging caused by environmental exposure. It delivers high SPF protection and providing intense hydration with an oil free matte finish.

This is interesting. It would definitely be good for when I go snorkeling at the islands. Oil free means it won't be as harmful to the corals right? I forgot to at least take a whiff of the product to see if it had the standard Sunblock smell. I will update the post when I have tried it!



Wella Professional Care | Brilliance Treatment, Enrich Treatment and Enrich Self Warning Treatment (150ml/RM52)
The creamy mask of Brilliance helps to restore a healthy look to hair, leaving it with an instantly noticeable soft, irresistible touch, whilst Enrich Moisturizing enhances vibrancy of coloured hair, leaving it with an instantly noticeable soft, irresistible touch. Then cosy up with Self Warming to a unique rinse-out self-warming formula, which can replenish all hair textures, leaving hair instantly full of shine and soft to touch.

I am as usual going to pass on the treatment for colored hair to my mom and try out the other two. Moisturizing Treatments is definitely what I need. Self-warming tratment? I definitely have to try this soon. But it also means I will need to find a block of time to do this. I did not read the instructions yet (whats new huh) but I do believe that I would need at least 30minutes. Right? #fail

Hmm.. I wonder if all these treatments are OK to use by a person who has problems with hair fall <-- d:="" hair="" my="" nbsp="" number="" one="" p="" problem="">


Stage | Kohl Intense Pencil (RM33)
Stage Kohl Intense Pencil is a soft pencil that lines defines and shades the eyes with rich, intense color in a silky-smooth matte finish. Perfect for that smudged, smokey, sexy look.

I did try this one out and I love it! I only used it as a regular eyeliner though. It was really a very intensed black and glided on my lids perfectly. As for staying power and smudging - it stayed on well but smudged a little. But I guess it makes sense since it is supposed to be used to create that smudged, smokey, sexy look.

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Honestly, Cosmobox has improved tremendously since their December box which is a very good thing. From all sample sized products to multiple full sized products in a box, I can't complain much. And from the looks of the price, the other products in the box are quite high end too!

Considering that I have finally gone through all my boxes, I have decide don which one to keep. Of the four subscriptions that I have, I am definitely going to keep my ModBox subscription and probably/maybe my Vanity Trove subscription, or should I keep this Cosmobox subscription?

I actually have a month more for VT and maybe 2 months for Cosmobox. I shall wait for each to expire and decide on the last box. Fair? No? How now brown cow?