Wednesday, April 20, 2011

exam period.

Apologies for the lack of updates and photographs recently! I have been busy studying for exams, which will end in about 2 weeks. (:

I have acquired a bottle of Silver Shatter which I'm really excited to try. In my free holidays after the exams, I hope to showcase some Konad (which I bought like, 7 plates of, thanks to my complete lack of self-discipline), the Crackle Glaze (Lightning Bolt and Crushed Candy) from China Glaze as well as Silver Shatter from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection.

Till then, see you! (:

Friday, April 8, 2011

China Glaze Sea Spray vs OPI What's With The Cattitude

Looking at it now, you would think - what possessed me to even want to compare these two? They look so different. The truth is, when you only have Sea Spray on your nails, it looks pretty much like a baby blue, albeit a dusty one. I honestly thought they would've been more similar. Apparently I had forgotten the brightness of What's With The Cattitude? (seriously, that name is way too long, and 'Cattitude' takes me extra effort to remember how to spell).

Also, apologies for all the scratches and chips on Sea Spray. It's been worn for about 3 - 4 days, and it's gone through a few games of Ultimate Frisbee so I think the scratches and such are passable.

I'm quite a 'blue' person, so I love them both. I'd paint Sea Spray when I feel more neutral or muted, because it's refreshing but yet not too much in-your-face, whereas I'd paint Cattitude if I was feeling bouncy, happy, crazy, etc.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

OPI DS Diamond

OPI DS Diamond
This is my first holographic polish and I have to say I'm loving it. Very much. This is Diamond from the OPI Designer Series, and it is a muted lavender scattered holo. Shown here is 2 coats. If you squint really minutely, you probably can see a bit of a VNL but because the scatter holo plus topcoat reflects light like mad and distracts your attention, the VNL is way not noticeable. This also helps to camouflage any little mistakes or smudges or dents you may make along the way, making it an ultra-convenient yet chic and exciting nail polish.

I like how in the shade, this transforms into its muted lavender base, making it work-appropriate and for those days when you're feeling a tad bit neutral like me now. But when you hit direct light, or worse, in the sun, the zest of this polish is really going to show through! Because it's a scattered and not linear holo, Diamond would not be so in-your-face bling as the legendary China Glaze OMG! collection, but for now, I like it as such! (: Formula is excellent, application was great, OPI brush rocks, so on and so forth.

Seriously, LOOK AT THE DEPTH OF THIS NAIL POLISH. It's amazing. And oh, how it goes crazy in the sun. All my friends love it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

China Glaze Sea Spray

China Glaze Sea Spray

Sea Spray is one of those colours where you just can't seem to pin point an exact colour down for it. The most appropriate one I could think of was dusty baby blue. In yellow light, the blue shines out more, but in white light, it could almost appear dove grey.

Application was great, as usual. This was 2 coats, though if you're really good with your technique, you could do it in one. I know there are some places that say this has a silver microshimmer and I do agree with this, but it took me a comparison photo with a true creme to see the shimmer. At any other angle, it looks like a dusty blue creme. So what's the point of the shimmer? I believe that it's for the purpose of creating more light reflection and therefore making it seem more glossy, which it does. I really love this. Mine chipped, however, within 3 days or less, with topcoat.

It kinda reminds me of a stormy sky. The colour is not too strong or bright, but it's still somehow refreshing. Love it, can foresee myself wearing this quite often.

From the Anchors Away Spring collection '11.