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Sep 17, 2018

Bikini Bottom - Missha GR002, Hit the Bottle Spun Gold, Born Pretty BP-L013


I have kinda been obsessed with the idea of going to the beach lately. I thought it was finally warming up here in Sydney, but the weather is just so unpredictable!

[Sea, sand, surf!]
So here is an itsy bitsy polka dotty mani to help with the sun and sea cravings!

[Bottle to nail: Missha GR002 (2 coats)]
My base from last week, Missha GR002 a sea green creme rescued from the bin with a bit of polish thinner. The lighting has changed slightly, but I swear the colour has become greener on my nails with time!

[Base: Missha GR002 (2 coats); Stamping: Hit the Bottle Spun Gold;
Plate: Born Pretty BP-L013]
Using the simple polka dot design from Born Pretty plate BP-L013, I stamped this design using Hit the Bottle Spun Gold. I think I use this color combination quite a bit, but I just love the look of it!

[Base: Missha GR002 (2 coats); Stamping: Hit the Bottle Spun Gold;
Plate: Born Pretty BP-L013]
I think it'd be even more eye-catching with larger polka dots, but this was the only polka dot stamping design I had, can you believe that! I also didn't want to use a dotting tool as I wanted it nice and regular. I'm still pretty happy with how this turned out!

Sep 13, 2018

Hot Buttons - Ulta3 Tahiti, neon studs

It's been awhile since I played around with little nail arty stuff so here we go!


With Ulta3's Tahiti - a neon orange creme polish - as a base, I decided to whip out some neon yellow and green nail studs, and apply them in alternating colours. I didn't do anything too fancy, just created a little bit of a step look. I rather like the resulting splashes of colour!


Sep 10, 2018

Save the Seas - Missha GR002


I think I mentioned that I'd done a big spring clean of my polish collection recently. It was easy to put away those I wasn't interested in... a bit harder when it came to polishes that I liked, but had gone gluggy... So instead, I went and found some polish thinner and decided to see if I could save them!

[Bottle to nail: Missha GR002 (2 coats)]
This is one of the success stories - Missha GR002 - the label suggests it is a green polish, and it is, but more of a sea green. I bought this aaaaggggeessss ago, but it was already a fairly thick formula (but lovely pigmentation) so polish tended to collect along the rim and inside of the cap.

What happens is then the bottle doesn't seal as tight when you close it, so more of the solvent evaporates and you end up with a thickened polish.

[2 coats: Missha GR002]
I found that thinner works really well with creme polishes so this worked wonderfully. Just stuck a few drops (maybe more...) in and shook/rolled the bottle about to mix it up. Check the viscosity, and repeat if required.

[2 coats: Missha GR002]
I'm really happy that I got to save this shade - this is two coats. It dried slightly matte which I can't remember anymore if that was what the original formula did. But a nice layer of topcoat fixed that right up.


Sep 6, 2018

Proud to be Loud - Ulta3 Tahiti

The weather is still a little dreary, so I thought I would go for bright and cheery.

[Ulta3 Tahiti]
This is Ulta3's Tahiti, which is a neon orange creme polish. The photos aren't exactly right; Tahiti is definitely brighter and almost has a pink-orange hue to it compared to what you see in these photos.

[Ulta3 Tahiti]
I did apply a quick dry top coat, which is why the nail polish looks extra glossy. There's nothing really to fault with Tahiti. It's a lovely bright nail polish that cheers me up. :)

Sep 3, 2018

Spring Retro - Rimmel Orangina, Hit the Bottle Snowed In, Born Pretty BP-L015


Who else is looking forward to spring? Only a few more weeks to go!

[Happy print]
I was inspired by the cute print on the lid of Rimmel Orangina last week, so I searched through my collection of stamping plates for something similar to stamp over..

[Bottle to nail: Rimmel Orangina (2 coats)]
Again, Rimmel Orangina is an interesting coral-leaning orange creme polish which looks different in different lighting.

[Base: Rimmel Orangina (2 coats); Stamping: Hit the Bottle Snowed In;
Plate: Born Pretty BP-L015]
Using the simple daisy print from Born Pretty plate BP-L015, I stamped over Rimmel Orangina with
Hit the Bottle Snowed In, a white creme stamping polish.

[Base: Rimmel Orangina (2 coats); Stamping: Hit the Bottle Snowed In;
Plate: Born Pretty BP-L015]
So happy with the result, simple fuss-free and just a little retro. This combination lasted ages on the nail as well!

Aug 27, 2018

So Juicy - Rimmel Orangina


I think I bought this on a whim because it was on special and I wanted to build up my collection of creme polishes at the time (what do you mean I already have a dozen orange cremes...??)

[Bottle to nail: Rimmel Orangina (2 coats)]
This is Rimmel Orangina, which from the lid I assume is associated with Rita Ora. Orangina is actually a really hard shade to photograph! From the name, it looks like a straight orange creme, but it actually leans more coral than my photos show!

[2 coats: Rimmel Orangina]
It's also unique in that in certain lighting it looks muted/pastel but in other lights, it almost looks fluoro! What a strange shade, but I really liked it!

[2 coats: Rimmel Orangina]
Formula was excellent, I used two coats for this and lasting power was pretty good too. I'm really happy with this impulse buy!