Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by Your Mug

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Todays' Twinsie Tuesday theme is inspired by your mug. The mug I've been using hasn't changed at all from last time. So, its basically a dark blue colored mug with a lighter cream shade inside so I decided to create a design using similar colors to my mug. It's been a while since I've done a dry brush manicure so I thought today will be a good chance to do one.

Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art

I used Finger Paints To-Teally Chic on all the nails. I used the dry brush technique with Ciaté Cream Soda and OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art
Blue and Grey Dry Brush Nail Art

This dry brush design is a lot more subtle than what I've done before but I really like how it turned out. It's subtle but its great if you want a design on the nails that's not too flashy. What do you think?

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! Today I'm swatching a texture polish. I don't think I've ever done any swatch posts on a texture polish until now so let's get right into it.

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel is a medium blue texture polish packed with teal and gold flecks. The color of this texture polish is gorgeous and one I tend to gravitate towards. I purchased a set of these Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer polishes from Forever21 a while ago when texture polishes was starting to come out. I've tried out each color and I really like them a lot. The formula was on the thicker side but I didn't find application on it too hard. This is two coats.

Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel
Love & Beauty Sand Lacquer Blue Jewel

Texture polishes are typically worn as is but if your not a fan of the rough texture it has on the nails, you can definitely still apply a top coat on top of it. It does dull the cool texture look to it but overall, the color is still pretty nice on the nails. What do you think?

October 2017 Product Empties

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Here's my product empties for the month of October. I didn't really finish one individual product this month but I did go through my makeup collection and decided to throw out a lot of products. The main reasons I decided to throw these out are either because they expired or I've haven't used them in a really long time. Hopefully next month, I will have actually products I've emptied to show.

October 2017 Product Empties

1. Miscellaneous Makeup Products
I was planning to create some manicures for my blog during the two days I have off work during one week but it was raining those two days so instead, I decided to go through my makeup collection. I have some makeup, not a lot but I haven't used quite a few of them in a couple of years so I thought it was time to throw some things out. Now that I look at it, it seems like a lot. Most of these products I decided to throw out were either because its expired or I haven't touched them in a while. I still have some makeup left but its all fits into two drawers instead of three now. I don't wear makeup all that often so I'm okay with parting with these even though its difficult for me to throw anything away.

Let me know what you've emptied this month. I'm a bit sad to throw these products out but I just don't use them anymore and its really bad to keep such old cosmetics around.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping

Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I was in the mood for some simple galaxy nails so I created a pretty simple one here. The blue polish I used looked like outer space and along with the stars I stamped on, it resembles a galaxy to me.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I used Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez on all the nails. I stamped with Ya Qin An 26 with stamping plate BP-06 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Abstract Galaxy Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I like this manicure quite a bit since its so simple but really pretty at the same time. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Stamping Decals

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is stamping decals. I was planning to do a full stamping decal manicure but I was a little pressed for time so I only did the stamping decal on one nail instead. So, let's go ahead and see the design then.

Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art

I used Sephora by OPI Metro Too Chic on all the nails. For the stamping decal I created, I used stamping plate BP-61 from Born Pretty Store along with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Black, Julep Joy, and Julep Sylvia. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art
Purple and Pink Hearts Stamping Decal Nail Art

I still think it turned out pretty cute with the stamping decal as a accent nail here.What do you think?

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! I have another blue polish swatch to share today. I'm actually a little behind on my blog posts since the weather has been terrible and my nails haven't been in the best condition recently. I only have posts scheduled for the next two weeks but hopefully I can be back on schedule soon. Anyways, let's see the polish.

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez has a mix of blue, green, and silver hexagon and small glitters in a sheer dark blue jelly base. In the bottle, it almost looks like a glittery galaxy and I found it looks just as great on the nails too. However, I did find the formula to be on the watery and thin side so I did find application a little difficult since I had to be extra careful not to flood my nails with it. This is three coats with top coat.

Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez
Chi Chi Baby We Can Parlez

I'm pretty happy with the polish and how it looks on the nails but I just wished the formula was a little better. I think this polish will be better layered over a base color instead of worn my itself since it does take a few coats to build up the coverage. What do you think?

GOSH Hot Coral

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hi everyone! Since I don't have much time to do nail art these nails, I've been sharing polish swatches instead which is also good. I haven't bought any new nail polish in a really long since I'm pretty content with what  I have in my collection and sharing these swatches is a great way for me to discover colors I already have. Here's a nice red that I'm sharing today.

GOSH Hot Coral is a bright coral red creme. This is the only GOSH polish I own but I should really try out more colors from this brand. I don't find this color all that unique but if your looking for a vibrant coral red creme polish, I recommend checking this one out. The formula was opaque enough that I could have gotten away with one coat so I found application on this polish great. I did wish the brush on this polish was more on the thicker side since I prefer that kind of brush over the skinny ones. This is two coats.

GOSH Hot Coral
GOSH Hot Coral

This polish without top coat was pretty shiny on its own which was nice to see. I think its a great shade for Summer to wear as a manicure or pedicure color too. What do you think?

Chi Chi Wango Tango

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The weather where I live has been really rainy and cold which makes me happy since I much prefer the colder weather. So for today's nail polish swatch, I'm sharing a color that's perfect to wear during the colder season right now. Let's go ahead and check it out.

Chi Chi Wango Tango is a dark blacken blue packed with a bright teal shimmer with a subtle iridiscent purple flash to it. This polish is so hard to describe so you really have to see it in person to know how pretty it is. The iridiscent purple flash is pretty subtle and shows up when you look at the polish at a certain angle which is pretty cool. The polish had a nice formula to it so I found pretty easy on it. This is two coats.

Chi Chi Wango Tango
Chi Chi Wango Tango

I'm pretty pleased with this color and think its so perfect for fall/winter too. I'm definitely going to be wearing this color a lot. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Black and Orange

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is black and orange. Since Halloween is in October, I thought it would be appropriate to create a Halloween themed manicure. This is also probably going to be the only Halloween themed manicure I'm sharing this year since I've been busy lately so let's see it.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I used Orly Right Amount Of Evil on all the nails. I stamped with Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Black with stamping plate BP-81 from Born Pretty Store. Use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art
Orange and Black Halloween Inspired Stamping Nail Art

I think these turned out pretty great. The treat or treat words on my ring nail was a little faded in the pictures but it looks find in real life. It simple and I think it would look great worn during Halloween. What do you think?

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! Today I'm sharing a polish swatch of a glitter polish so let's get right to it.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights is packed with blue, silver, and holographic hexagon, square, diamond, and micro glitter pieces in a clear base. The glitter topper is pretty awesome layered over a base color like this. I found the formula great so this made application really easy on it. The polish is so packed with glitter that I found it pretty easy to get a nice even coat of glitter on the nails without using the dabbing method. This is two coats over China Glaze Electric Beat with top coat.

Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights
Girly Bits Eight Crazy Nights

Overall, a pretty great glitter topper especially if you like blue, silver, and holographic together. I really enjoy the glitter and I'm happy to have it in my collection. What do you think?

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hi everyone! It's finally my day off from work. I don't work Wednesday and Thursday so I can relax and sleep in during these two days. Every time I go back to work, I always look forward to when my days off are coming. Anyways, I have a polish swatch to share today so let's see the color.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books is a minty seafoam green creme. This is such a wonderful pastel like color for Spring. Formula was a little streaky but the application on this polish was still pretty good. I like that the brush on it was on the wider side which makes covering the nail much more easier for me. This is two coats.

Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

I think this seafoam green is really nice but sadly I just don't wear it a lot for some reason.  What do you think?

China Glaze Electric Beat

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The fall weather is finally here where I live. It's been getting a lot colder these days which I really like since that means I can start wearing scarves and sweaters now. Anyways, let's see the blue polish I'm swatching today.

China Glaze Electric Beat is a soft faded periwinkle blue creme. I'm so in love with this color and love it more each time I wear it on my nails. The shade is soft and muted which I really like and what I tend to gravitate towards. The color is a pretty unique blue in my collection as well. The formula and application on this polish was great too. This is two coats.

China Glaze Electric Beat
China Glaze Electric Beat

Overall, I just love this polish. I'm extremely happy to own this color and plan to wear it a lot during the fall/winter season. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by the Colors of Your Blog

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The theme for today's Twinsie Tuesday is inspired by the colors of your blog. My blog colors are white, pink, and gold so I created a manicure using those three colors.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on all the nails. I double stamped using OPI Pink Friday and Born Pretty Stamping Polish in Gold with stamping plate BP-L026 from Born Pretty Store. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art
Pink and Gold Double Leaf Stamping Nail Art

I couldn't find an exact design to match the one on my blog so I looked through my stamping plates and used something very similar to it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and its probably one of my most favorite designs I have created so far this year too. What do you think?

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! It's been a while since I've swatched one of my indie brand polishes so here's one for today. I do tend to go towards more mainstream brands since its more readily available to me but I find indie brand polishes much more unique in the colors and finishes they offer though. Anyways, let's see the polish then.

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans is a soft white crelly with blue hexagon and micro glitters in it. This is a nice refreshing color on the nails. I don't own a lot of crelly polishes so this one is definitely a unique one in my collection. The formula on this polish was kind of thick so this made application a little tricky for me. Since its so thick and I had to layer on a few coats, I did notice some bubbling happening. I definitely recommend applying this polish over a white base if you don't want to have to build up the coverage to get it fully opaque. This is three coats with top coat.

Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans
Daring Digits T-Shirt + Jeans

Overall, this polish was just okay for me. I wish the formula wasn't so thick but I think applying the polish over a white base polish is the way to go with it. What do you think?

September 2017 Product Empties

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Here's my empties post for September. I didn't finish a lot of items this month but I did emptied out two big items though which I'm happy about. Let's hear what I thought of them then.

September Product Empties

1. Arm & Hammer Advance White
This was my current toothpaste that I was using. I like it and would probably repurchase it again when I can. It kept my mouth feeling fresh and I thought it did a good job keeping my teeth clean too.

2. Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn Collagen Essence Mask
I made an order from Sasa.com a while back and I purchased a ton of face masks to try out. This was the one that I was currently using. It has 30 sheet masks so it took me quite a long time to use up. I really like these sheet masks. It didn't have much of a scent to it but each one I used was saturated with a lot of product. Definitely something I would purchase again since it comes with so much at a pretty affordable price. Every time I used it, my skin felt very soothed and moisturized.

3. LadyKin Phytoplan Broccoli Wrinkle Radiance Power Ampoule
I've been using this product for the past few months and I really enjoyed it. It smelled great and it felt moisturizing when I applied it onto my skin. I can't say I saw any wrinkle care help though. However, I didn't like the packaging of it. It comes in a dropper container which I didn't like since the texture is kind of a loose cream so I found it hard to get the product out. I also didn't like that I couldn't see how much product I had left inside too.

I'm pretty happy to have finished the Kose sheet masks since there was so many sheets in the container to use up. I actually have one more container of the Kose sheet masks but a different type to use up next. Let me know what you emptied this month.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! The fall weather is finally here! To celebrate, I'm sharing a simple fall pink manicure with a saran wrap accent nail. The manicure just screams fall to me so let's see it then.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art

I used Salon Perfect Sugar Cube on the ring nail and then used the saran wrap method with Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and Barielle Swizzle Stix. For the rest of the nails, I used American Apparel Rouge. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art
Fall Pink with Blue Saran Wrap Accent Nail Art

I like these nails a lot. I'm a fan of an accent nail with a simple one color manicure like this one too. It just makes a plain manicure more interesting without much work to it. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Skittles

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is skittles. Since Summer is almost over and fall is coming, I decided I wanted to do a more neutral themed skittle. I looked through my collection and thought these shades would go well together to create this skittle manicure so let's go ahead and see it.

Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art

Starting with my pinky, I used American Apparel Racoon, China Glaze Below Deck, American Apparel Mouse, Sally Hansen Evening Fog, and American Apparel California Trooper. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art
Fall Themed Skittle Nail Art

I'm pretty happy with this skittle and how easy it was to create it. What do you think?

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's polish swatch, I'm sharing a pretty glittery color. I tend not to wear full on glittery colors since they can sometimes be a pain to remove off my nails. However, if its a really pretty one, I will wear it and this one I'm sharing is just that. Let's see the color then.

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari! is a dense shimmery glass fleck with small silver hexagon holographic glitters in a sheer teal base. This polish is pretty hard to describe. You really need to see the polish in person to see just how pretty and sparkly the color is. Even though the polish was a little sheer, I found the application on it pretty easy to build up. If you want to lessen the amount of coats you have to apply on the nails, I do suggest layering the polish on top of a base polish then. The polish does dry a little textured so I do suggest applying at least two coats of top coat to get a smooth even finish on the nails. This is three coats with top coat.

Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!
Sephora by OPI I'm So Sari!

I'm so pleased with this color and just how sparkly it is on the nails. I really like using this polish as a accent nail when I have a simple one color manicure on in particular. What do you think?

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hi everyone! The weather is finally cooling down for real where I live which makes me so happy. I much prefer the colder weather over the hotter weather. Anyways, let's see what polish I'm sharing today.

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink is a bright pink jelly like base packed with yellow/gold shimmers. This is a great color for Summer but sadly the formula was a little on the sheer side but application wasn't too hard for me. I could have gotten away with just two coats if I applied the polish on a little thicker though. However, I do really like the brush on these Hard Candy polishes since there the flat and wider ones which I do prefer. This is three coats.

Hard Candy Little Bo Pink
Hard Candy Little Bo Pink

Even though the formula wasn't the greatest, I really do like the look of this polish. When I have this color on my nails, it looks so sparkly and pretty. What do you think?

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's blue manicure, I have a simple stripe design to share. Stripes are probably one of my favorite patterns to create and it always turns out pretty great on the nails too. I also love wearing stripes in my clothing choices in real life so let's go ahead and see the manicure then.

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

I used Sally Hansen Bling-tastic on my pink and ring nail. Next, I applied two pieces of 3mm striping tape from Born Pretty Store. and painted Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion on top. You can use coupon code YCL91 for 10% off your order. Before the polish fully dried, I peeled the striping tape off. For the rest of the nails, I used OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art
Blue Glitter Stripes Nail Art

I'm pretty happy with these nails overall. I like how the glitter polish looks in this stripe design I created using the striping tape a lot too. What do you think?

Twinsie Tuesday: Numbers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The theme for Twinsie Tuesday is numbers. I really like number four and seven so I decided to have those two numbers on my nails. I was also a little lazy so the design is pretty simple but anyways, let's see what I did then.

Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art

I used Sephora by OPI Let's Do Lunch on all the nails. I applied Nostalgic Nail Lacquer As If! on my ring nail and then I used OPI It's My Year with a dotting tool to dot on number four and seven. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art
Pink with Freehand Number Nail Art

I thought these turned out alright. My four is a little weird looking and I think I should have left out the seven since I didn't have much space on my nails for it as you can see. What do you think?

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Monday Blues! For today's manicure, I tried a magnetic polish on my nails. I only own one magnetic polish and I haven't really worn it or tried it out until now. Let's see how it turned out then.

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art

I used Chic-Chic 3D&Magnet Professional Nail Lacquer Black Diamond on the ring and middle nails. I used the magnet provided with the nail polish while the polish was still wet on the nails to get the effect on the nails. For the rest of the nails, I used Pretty & Polished Pool Party. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art
Blue Crelly with Grey Magnetic Polish Nail Art

Since this was my first time using a magnetic polish, the effect didn't come out completely well. Overall, it was fun to do though and I definitely have to try it out again. What do you think?

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