Friday, March 22, 2013

My First Attempt at Frankening!

Skittle mani of some frankens made by me

I have finally dabbled into the world of frankening, after getting a bunch of glitters and suspension bases online. It is so much fun! Although I am a newbie and still have much to learn, there are a couple of frankens that I am quite happy with, like the ones on my pointer and middle fingers!

Bottle Shot of my Frankens

Franken Mani

I actually wore the periwinkle one (with the pastel green one as accent) as a full mani, and it last four days without much tipwear or chipping! There is also no sinking or curling of the glitters as yet (after 10 days), but then I'd require more testing before I can declare my creation a success :P

So what do you think of my frankens? I will be making and posting more of them as I get inspired, so watch this space!

Friday, March 15, 2013

HARE Polish Swatches Spam!

I have been MIA for a little while, so to make it up for it, I am going to spam you lot with a few Hare beauties :P

Hare Pegasus - two coats alone with top coat

Pegasus, a soft lilac jelly with various silver glitters, is one of the most popular Hare polishes, and it is easy to see why! It is so delicate and gorgeous!

Hare King of Carat Flowers - two coats alone with top coat

King of Carat Flowers, a light grey jelly packed with gold and lilac square and hex glitters. Hare seriously knows how to make the best glitter jellies!

Hare Golden Years - two coats alone with top coat

Golden Years, a semi-sheer navy blue jelly with gold glitters in various sizes and shapes, has a certain rustic feel to it. I did two coats in the above swatch, but I think I could do three coats to give the mani more depth.

Hare Ancient Affairs - two coats alone with top coat

Ancient Affairs. a grey jelly with vibrant blue shimmers and turquoise micorglitter throughout, is one of my favorites! I just love sparkly, shimmery effect!

Hare Medusa Luminosa - two coats with top coat

Last but not least, we have Medusa Luminosa, a bright purple jelly with gold glass flecks, pink microglitter and glowing blue hexes. I love the fact that most Hare polishes are opaque enough to be worn alone, and Medusa Luminosa is no exception!

So there you have it! Which Hare is your favorite? If I really have to pick one, I'd go with King of Carat Flowers, because it is quite unique to me!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Glitters Gradient Mani with Shimmer Polish Leslie and Zoya Heather

Glitters Gradient Mani with Shimmer Polish Leslie and Zoya Heather

There are a few nail art manis I want to improve on, and glitter gradient mani is one of them. It is actually harder than it looks to get the 'right' amount of gradient on the nails (mine always looks like a big blob of glitters at the tip than a gradual fade away), but if you just dab a drop of glitters to the tip of your nails, then drag it to the middle with a few light strokes, you will get the hang of it after a few practices!

I used Zoya Heather, a light lavender creme which is a very good canvas for many layering options. Leslie from Shimmer Polish, a clear base polish with tiny lavender and periwinkle glitters, is then used for the tips. I am really liking the combo, because Heather shows off Leslie perfectly. I hope you like this mani as much as I do!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sasatinnie SPR209 with Stamping

Sasatinnie SPR209 - three coats with no top coat

Sasatinnie SPR209, a candy pink with gold pink and purple shimmers, reminds me a lot of Essie Your Hut Or Mine. The shimmery look is gorgeous, and it dries to a fairy glossy finish, which is a bonus! The only negative about this polish is the brush, it is way too short and is not comfortable to hold, but at this price (about $1USD for 5ml), I cannot really complain.

I then did some quick stamping using a faux plate and Color Club Antiquated, a champagne gold foil that is awesome for stamping. How do you like this mani?