Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cute D.I.Y Dripping Nails Tutorial

Merry Christmas everyone! ;)

Just a quick post today! Since my dripping nails drew a bit of attention, I wanted to show you how you can re-create it without any tools whatsoever.

So basically you'd need to select two colours; one as a base, and the other to create dripping tips.

Here I'm using Rimmel's Mocha Fever which is a gorgeous rich colour with tiny flecks of glitter embedded to give it an extra dimension, and Rimmel's London Clours as my "snow/vanilla" drips.

Step 1: Start with your base colour.
This is how it looks with two coats of Mocha Fever.

Step 2: Using your second lacquer, draw downwards (to the tip of your nails) on either sides of the nail. Best to have drips of varying heights and always start from 1/3 or 1/4 from the tip of your nails.

Step 3: Connect the drips by going over the tips of your nails. Don't worry if it's messy. It's supposed to look that way.

Finish with a top coat and you're done! ;)

I hope everyone's having a great safe Christmas.
Spotted this cute car yesterday!! :3

Happy holidays!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Aussie Blogger Kris Kringle ♥

So I participated in an Aussie Kris Kringle for bloggers recently. At first I was kicking myself because I always get a little stressed when I have to get something for someone I don't really know, but after going through my Kris Kringle's blog, I kinda had an idea of the things to get her :3

I will reveal to you who I got at the end of this blog entry ;)

Anyway!! My Kris Kringle arrived a couple days ago and I found that it was the awesome Jen from QuestJen!!

I felt like she really made a lot of effort into putting my pressie together.I got some nail items; lace nail deco and a nail polish, plus an eyeliner, makeup palette (I know right!!) and a L'occitane hand cream sample.

I even got a card from her!! I didn't send one to mine +___+
Jen wrote such sweet things in the card, made me feel warm and fuzzy inside :)

I was so pleasantly surprised to find a makeup palette inside. Very useable colours! Love it!

So sparkly and pigmented! I used it immediately!

To create this!
Looks so yummy huh??

I loveeeee nail lace designs! Thank you so much!!

I got such great items that I felt ashamed of the things I purchased for my chosen kris kringle, Teresa from [clicky here to pop over and have a look see ;)].
Fortunately for me, she seemed to like the items :)

In all, it was a very good experience because I had never participated in blogger activities/events. It was good fun and I'm glad to be introduced to new bloggers.

Can't wait for next year!!! :D

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Index Fundraising

My friends Fiona and Ting are 4th year RMIT students hoping to raise enough funds to open an exhibition for their final year.

I am absolutely loving this Alice in wonderland inspired mustard yellow bobble ring created by Ting.
It is gorgeous!

So artsy!

I also purchased this cute love birds acrylic ring that they've created using a laser cutter!

I am loving all these cute handmade button accessories made by their team mates!

I wish I could have them ALL!!

I'm also proud to say that I assisted in a few of them! I was actually at Fi's place last weekend, helping them glue, polish and paint these accessories so they can sell them. 

They usually set up stalls in their uni to try and raise funds, so they need all the help possible. If you're intrigued, just check out their facebook page or you can just ask me! ;)

// ♥

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bundle Monster Konad Nail Plate Review (21 piece set)


Check this out!!

Oh yeah.. pretty awesome right? I purchased the 21 piece Bundle Monster Konad image plate set from Amazon for about US$18 not too long ago cause I wanted to experiment with more Konad nail designs.

It was my first time purchasing off Amazon and it was really easy! Postage didn't cost much either, approx. US$4 and it took about a week or so to arrive.

The Bundle Monster set is a cheap knockoff of the Konad plate set. I thought they would be filmsy metal plates but they are actually as good as a genuine Konad plate!

There is a thin blue plastic film protecting each plate which is easily removed.

Each image plate has a unique number on it, just like a konad plate.

Each plate also has 6 - 7 designs, just like a Konad plate .

I have used 5 plates without encountering any problems so far but upon closer inspection of all the other plates, I did notice a slight inconsistency in one pattern. However, I'm not bothered by it because it's hardly noticeable once you stamp the design onto your nails.

This set is a partial set, which includes the BM1 - BM21 image plates.
Personally, there will be some designs of this particular set that I doubt I would ever use but I still enjoy having a variety of choices.

Now, I don't actually own a full Konad image plate set so I can't exactly compare but looking at some samples online, there will be a lot of designs I probably won't use either.

click on the photo to enlarge!
In all, I'm really satisfied with my purchase *prances*

And in anticipation of my upcoming snow trip in Falls Creek, I've created cute wintery snowflake nails.

Uber cute? Hell yeah! :D

Can't wait to make snow angels, snowmen and have snowball fight(s)!

// ♥

Saturday, July 16, 2011

DIY Nail dotting tool

As you should know by now, I am a big of polka dots.
And I love love LOVE polka dotted nails!

To cheer me up during this cold winter snap, I decided to add a little jazz to otherwise dull-looking greys.

I can be a real cheapie so instead of purchasing nail dotting tools and accessories, I just made my own.

By using a cotton bud (or a Q-tip by others), I am able to create my own custom dotting tool. Just simply remove one end of a cotton bud. Tip: It's easier to remove when the cotton is wet.

Once it's clean, it should look like this.

Now, I painted my nails prior to removing the cotton... which is rather stupid since I had a good chance of ruining my freshly painted nails but I've got mad awesome skills so no problems there.

I usually use a base coat underneath my polish. I used Rimmel's Grey Matter, which I find very true to grey without a hint of blue tones. The brush is wide, making application a breeze. 

I used one generous coat as I plan to use a top coat.

Just dip the naked end of your cotton bud into a white/cream nail polish, making sure you have a small dollop of laquer. You can test the size of the dots by dotting onto a piece of paper.

Unfortunately, you will end up with some dots larger than others if you are not careful, but I actually like irregular sized.

Now, polka dots are evenly spaced so to make sure you get nicely distributed dots, always start with one in the middle of your nail.

The middle dot will act as your marker. Much like the 5 dots on the face of a dice, the middle dot is framed by four dots, one at each corner of the dice

I find this much easier than just randomly dotting on a nail. More often than not, five dots are sufficient but if your nails are long-ish, you can place a sixth dot at the edge of your nail.

You have to be very patient afterwards as dots tend to take a lot longer to dry since they're blobbed on.

Once they've dried, use a clear top coat to seal and protect them!

Have a good weekend everyone! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Long Weekend and Partial Lemon Juice Detox Plan ♥

We Melbournians are having a long weekend thanks to the Queen's birthday!

Long live the Queen!! (though it's not really her birthday -.-)

Now, I've just started to introduce lemon juice into my diet to cleanse my body of toxins.

There's a lot of hype around this lemon detox diet as a lot of celebrities such as Beyonce and Mariah Carey use it to shed weight quickly. The week-long lemon detox plan mainly consists of drinking 6 - 10 glasses of lemon with palm tree syrup and a small pinch of cayenne pepper each day as a meal replacement. It also drinking salt water and herbal tea daily. No solid foods are to be taken throughout this diet.

Unfortunately, like most fads, following this diet will allow you to lose weight rapidly as it is a starvation diet; causing you to lose muscle rather than fat.

I plan to incorporate lemon juice into my life, not as a meal replacement but rather to facilitate the removal of toxin build up in my system. Today would be my third day and I am already beginning to feel healthier.

I've started each morning with a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice. It certainly perks my tastebuds up!

At night, I'd have a glass of honey-lemon juice with a small (very small) pinch of cayenne pepper before a meal and another glass a couple hours before bed. Now if you're planning to use cayenne pepper, please be mindful that it is hot so please use as little as possible to begin with to see how well you can tolerate it and you can add more as you get used to it. 

I will also advise you to stir your drink so that the cayenne pepper is well distributed prior to consumption. I didn't do it before and in my last gulp, I had a mouth full of the pepper. I didn't use a lot but it was NOT pleasant nonetheless. It will leave a zing in your mouth and also down your throat.

To make your honey-lemon juice with cayenne pepper, mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of lemon juice in 250mL of warm water. Add a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (ground) and stir well before consumption.

Now if you're planning in the actual lemon detox plan to lose weight, please do your research first. There are a lot of fads out there that can aid you in weight loss but are actually harmful for you in the long term.

Have a good weekend everyone!


Sunday, June 05, 2011


   Hope everyone had a good weekend! Can't wait for next week!
   Long weekend! WOO HOO!

// ♥

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Zipia Dilemma

Why oh why is it that once I have finally filled my Zipia shopping cart with a minimum of US$300, I hesitate to press on that "confirm purchase" button?


I know $300 may sound a lot but considering it's for 17 items, and that the Aussie dollar is standing strong, it's almost a bargain!!

It's not very hard to fill your cart $300 either :\

I blame the gorgeous models who tempt me to buy everything.

I simply adore this particular model. She's so innocent and sweet-looking.... Ek! I feel like a paedophile .__.

Can you blame me though??

I do find that their cheaper clothes can be a little see-through but still of good quality.

I am itching to get another Zipia haul but I find myself checking the website out everyday, waiting for any new additions to the site.

Should I or should I not? Decisions.. decisions...

// ♥

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Colourful candy stripe nails

I know it seems like I do my nails ALL the time but the truth is, I have been neglecting my nails for quite a while now. 

For the past two weeks, we have been flat out at work so I just couldn't be bothered to even cook at home, let alone do my nails.

I managed to find a bit of time today to do a more colourful version of my orange candy striped nails.

I love bright nails that pack a punch! 
They certainly do a good job of uplifting my spirits! ♥

Have a good weekend everyone!


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Candy stripe nails ♥ ♥ ♥ Recycle: Make own nail art brush

Orange isn't a colour I usually wear, due to the yellow undertones in my skin. I do love orange nails so the only way to wear them is to balance them out with other colours!

It's pretty simple. You just need to be very patient and have steady hands.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teal-berry Nails

I thought I'd give my konad set a break this week and opt for a relatively simple Burberry-inspired nail design ♥

This time I used teal as my base. I tried to have both black and white lines but unfortunately the white turned yellow! Ews.

I can't wait for the long Easter break! WOO HOO. I definitely need a break.

I've been really busy at work recently, training a new girl. In fact, I taught so much that at end of the way, my jaw was extremely sore from talking too much! It actually hurt to even move my jaw. I mean, I think I do talk a lot at times but I've never encountered this before.
I was so relieved Josh had a soccer game after work so I didn't have to speak to him! HAHAHA! Poor Josh.

 // ♥

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Review: Maybelline Mascara in The Falsies

I absolutely love Maybelline mascaras! They're brilliant and they're cheap!
So when the new 'Falsies' came out, I didn't have a reason to not buy and test it out.


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Konad nails M36 and M62

Hello hello! It's the weekend! WOO HOOO!!! ♥
I had more opportunities to play with my Konad set! :3
This time I stamped each nail twice with different patterns!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

More cute nails and EcoTools 5-piece brush set

Hello hello!

I just got back from sunny Perth!

Yes, I know I know... I was in Perth barely three weeks ago too.

All this jet-setting has caused a havoc on my body clock!
It doesn't help that I have been quite stressed too. It's work-related; my manager is on her holiday so I'm handling some her responsibilities. MEH.

Monday, March 21, 2011

KONAD Nail Art Kit

Lo and behold!! 

A Konad Nail Art Set!


I can't believe I own one of these!!
The kit was part of a birthday package from the awesome Yenny!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Pink Burberry-esque Nails

Yikes! It's March already! Already three months into 2011!

I wanted to show this to you for a little while now! The lines were difficult to do so it took me a while to complete. You really need a thin brush and steady hands to do this! (or get one of those nail art pens)
But I really like the outcome!

It's Burberry inspired so I shall call this pattern Pinkberry! >:D

But why I'm really posting is because I'm extremely excited!! For I have been received a konad set from my super twinno Yenny for my birthday!! *prances

I am currently playing with it! I can't wait to show you even more cute nail designs!

This weekend, Josh and I will celebrate my birthday (belated) and also head down to Avalon to watch the International Airshow! I've always wanted to watch an airshow! WOOOOOOO! I can't wait!! :D

// ♥
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