Sunday, September 02, 2012

Cute simple polka-dot pattern nails version 2 tutorial


Hey there.

I am BACK!
With another nail version of the polka-dotted pattern. This look is slightly different to the usual polka dots as it is more dense. Click on this link if you want a makeshift dotting tool.



I decided on a white base so that my colourful dots will stand out. A word of caution if you decide to do the same, any imperfection will stick out like a sore thumb.

I have received a fair few compliments from friends and strangers alike. They were cute but also classy.
Most people have told me that liked the combination of green and purple, as well as the blue and purple (thumb and index finger respectively), but you can play around with what you have available.




I've added a quick tutorial guide in case you're interested in replicating this pattern.
Click on it to enlarge it.


 With a bit of practice, you'll get this.




I also tried it on a dark cherry red base, with pink and white dots. It reminded me of rocky road chocolates!


I personally prefer the dark base as I can get away with mistakes ;P


Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yays and a nay


Now, this is long overdue but I have to show them to you anyway. Yay for you!

These were items sent from my awesome twinno Yenny from Korea for my birthday (Yes, my birthday is in February...... but it's not her fault, I just keep procrastinating -__-").

 

The most awesome thing though has just got to be this cute cat cup!!


I squealed when I saw it! I love it sooooo much!!


Thank you so much twinno for the lovely gifts. They arrived after I had a terrible time at work and put a massive smile on my face. It reminded me that there are so many things in life to be thankful for and one of them are great friends like you.

I still stumbled upon more trouble at work but they seemed really small and petty now. I really needed the reality check.



One sucky thing did happen though. I dropped my phone in the sea while I was in Wilson's Promontory.
It still works but goes loopy at times :(


So now... I'm using Josh's old phone which is Sony's Walkman phone while I decide on a smartphone.

The dilemma is... I feel completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of smartphones available to choose from. Also, I am constantly debating on whether to get an iphone, Android or Windows phone.

Decisions decisions....


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cute Penguin Nail Art

I saw this these penguin nail designs while back and promised myself to try it one day.

Well, the time has finally arrived and they were good fun to make and so uber cute!! ♥♥♥♥



It's so simple, just painted white over a base colour. Wait for it to dry (I didn't, as I was to eager to create the penguins and ended up with wonky eyes) and then proceed to dot eyes and slop on some orange.

You could go with a black base but personally, I think I prefer lighter colours as they are more pleasing to the eye.


I used Rimmel's Grey Matter as my base.


As you can see I made two kinds of penguins: a chubby baby and an adult one



Cute, no? ♥



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter Mayham




The three photos below are moving ".gif" files which may or may not work on your browser. You can click on it if nothing happens :)








I had such a good time in Wilson's Promontory during Easter. Work was almost unbearable so it was so good to be able to escape. Fortunately, most things have calmed down and life is all good again.

In other news, Josh and I have recently hit the 5 year mark. Yays!
So here's a cute photo of us!



Hope everyone's been well!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I know you want this too


Super cute huh??

It's a mechanical coin box ♥
Place your coin on its feeding plate, out pops a little kitty who'll snatch your coin away!

For those of you who are too lazy to load the 10 seconds video, please refer to the photo below. It is a frame by frame snapshot of the sneaky kitty in action.


Do you want one too?? ♥


Monday, March 12, 2012

Black and white dolly wink inspired nails


 Am loving my latest nail designs! ♥♥♥♥♥


       Left hand ♥




   Right hand ♥



I've been playing with konad stamps again. I am very pleased with how they came out.
It's always a little messy with konad stamp kits but I really think it's worth it.

One of my birthday gifts was more konad image plates; but not just any regular plates, these were massive!!!
*drooooooooooool





In Hong Kong, I could see Dolly Wink products everywhere! Unfortunately I succumbed to it all and purchased one of Tsubasa's dolly wink lashes (No.1 Sweet lashes) DESPITE the fact that I don't often use false lashes and still have trouble putting them on :(


So I purchased cheaper ones to practice until I've mastered putting falsies on and my reward will be dolly wink lashes. *fist pump


Yeah, okay, it probably won't make any sense to some of you... but look at the packaging!


I am such a sucker for pretty packaging ;)

Anyho, together with the kit that good ol' Yenners bought for me, I managed another attempt at Dolly Wink inspired nails. It's all about polka dots, pretty ribbons / bows, and lace; all things girly and cute!


It came out much nicer than my first and second attempts; mainly because konad art stamps create much cleaner lines than free-hand nail art and nail art pens.


Hope everyone's had a good weekend.
We in Victoria are enjoying our long labour-day weekend, or at least I am ;) ♥



Friday, March 09, 2012

25


O hai! I have returned!!


Sorry, I was away on a week-long business trip in Shanghai and Hong Kong ;)

It was fourth time to HK, but first time I've visited China.
Shanghai was great! I thoroughly enjoyed myself because the staff in Shanghai were ace!!
I miss them already! :(

Anyway, you don't really want to hear me talk about work! I'm sure you want to see my shopping haul!


Makeup did cost me a fair bit but still MUCH cheaper than if I purchased them in Australia!
Majolica Majorca mascara was half price at AU$15!!


These were less than AU$2 each!


 

I love crowns!



 Love these bags! They both cost less me than AU$60!





 Anyway, guess who turned 25?!
 

Unfortunately I had to leave for my conference the day after my birthday, but it didn't matter. I spent it with my Joshy ♥

Hmm.. actually when I think about it, I met him when I was 20
So in a month and a half's time, we will be celebrating our 5th year anniversary together.



Ah... life is good ;)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Re-creating colourful leopard print nails


I just noticed that I've been tagged by bambino (entry). Whoops!!!
Will definitely get around to it. One day.

Ahem.



I absolutely fell in love with this colourful leopard print nail pattern when I saw it.
So eye-catching and different! ♥


Although they received plenty of compliments, they could not even come close to the original, created by letthemhavepolish.com. You should most definitely check her blog out for inspiring nail creations!! ♥





http://www.letthemhavepolish.com/2011/10/31-day-challenge-day-13-animal-print.html


That photo alone is enough to stir one's interests in the sponging technique to achieve the gradient effect. I used makeup sponges to create soft and delicate gradients but I obviously need more practice as I found it very messy and I kept ruining my nails. T___T

Will definitely play around with it more in the future ♥

I am really thinking of purchasing the M57 konad image plate because I can never re-create such clean lines myself! It's only US$2.50 from Amazon! I wish we have something like that in Australia. MEH.
Anyway, that's all for today. I have a good excuse; am attending a wedding reception this afternoon! Looks like a gorgeous day ;)

Sneak peek of the dress I'm wearing there!





Hope you're having a good weekend!

// ♥

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love getting stuff in the mail


Sooooo..... I've been meaning to post up photos of my Christmas presents by my twinno Yenny all the way from Korea ♥

I.. um... took a while to get around to it because well, I am out of excuses so.... to the photos!!





It came in a pretty yellow polka dot & lace box! Soooo pretty!!!

Everytime I get a present from her, I get a bit freaked out at how well she knows me!! Or maybe it's because I'm just so transparent? LOL!




I absolutely love all the things in it; everything from the cute bin that reminds me of cookie monster (my fav. muppet) to the travel card case (so handy cause I am always misplacing my travel pass +.+ it's a wonder that I still manage to have it with me)

I've already started using some of things she's given me but will probably never use the face mask cause.... it'll go into my not-so-secret DBSK stash. HOHOHOHO! Funnily, most of the items in that collection were contributed by Yenners :3



Anyways, I apologize for not updating much lately but it's been hectic since my manager went on her holiday. More work for me! Yay. Moreover, I'm flying off to Perth this weekend to work in our clinic there for a few days too so you'll just have to be even more patient. Heheee! ♥

Thanks for reading! Till next time, take care and drink plenty of water!!

// ♥

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is how I feel...


It's the weekend and I ain't working. 

This basically sums up how I feel!!


photo: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/say-cheese-wildlife-photographer-snaps-a-smiling-seal-pup

Isn't it super cute? It's so fluffy I wanna die!


Have a good weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dripping nails Version 2: Candy nails


Loved my dripping nails so much that I decided to do a cute fun summery version!!

In case you missed my previous tutorial, and want to re-create one yourself, please see my previous entry or click here [Clicky]



Quick and easy PLUS it's a forgiving design since the nails do not need to be symmetrical.

I also like working with the clear coat, since you don't have to worry too much about messing it up. Just wipe away any mess/mistakes with a cotton bud soaked with nail polish remover.




COLOURS!




Hope everyone's had a good start to the new year so far ;)


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year from Sydney



Yeap. It was spectacular!!!!
We waited 10 hours to experience this!

It was crazy hot then when the sun went down, the temperature dropped dramatically so we were all cold by the end of it all.

Enjoying my short holiday in Syndey so far!!

Wishing everyone a happy new year!!
Goodbye year of the rabbit, hello year of the dragon!!! ROAR!!~

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