A Passion for Nail Polish

…我有指甲油的熱情…


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Elephant Shoe, Valentine

Here is another quick Valentines inspired mani! Thanks to my new followers and the “Likes” everyone! It really motivates me to keep up with you all through this blog 🙂

I used Revlon Royal, Sally Hansen Snow Globe, Revlon Heavenly (not pictured) and Nicole By OPI Always A Silver Lining for the first photo:

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And then I added some hearts and the words “Elephant Shoe” to my index finger. When I was little, the game was to get an unsuspecting peer to mouth the words “elephant shoe”
to someone, because it looked like you were saying “I LOVE YOU”. What a silly game haha.

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So, “Elephant Shoe” guys for visiting my blog, and I look forward to sharing more of my nail art adventures with you in the future! ❤️❤️❤️.


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NYFW Rolando Santana Nail Art

Zoya Nail Polish is doing a million giveaways right now, one of which is a collaboration with designer Rolando Santana.

I was inspired by the A/W14 collection and did some nail art! This is my right hand, which means I had to do the nail art (mostly just manipulating tape) with my non dominant, left hand. The dominant hand is often referred to as the Cinderella hand, because the right
hand does all the hard work in manicures and nail art, but doesn’t
get featured in photos.

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The second photo is a bit darker, but it shows Zoya’s Melodie by herself. This is a discontinued shade, and I had
to search high and low for this one. Despite being labeled as “brand
new” my bottle smells funky (not in a good way) and was NOT full. I paid more than the retail price of 7.00 USD – 8.00 USD and I had shipping costs on top of that. I’ll still keep it and use it though, because I have a nail polish hoarding problem.

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P.S – Zoya Dahlia is a surprise favourite of mine… I might start rocking more dark or black polishes now!


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Valentines Candy Nail Art

So, here is an – ahem – more “unique” and outside the box nail art design inspired by Ferrero Rocher chocolate:

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I used the actual wrapper on my middle finger nail and the actual sticker on my thumb that was on the Ferrero Rocher chocolate. I made everything stick using just regular top coat, but the sticker itself didn’t need any extra help sticking!

I did this design as a collaboration with a friend on Instagram who contacted me about #twinnails with the username @britalovez. Here is our planning stage photo:

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The nail polishes I used were all from http://32flavorsnailcandy.com/ that I won in a generous giveaway hosted by the creator of the polishes. I think NeNe is on a hiatus for now, but you can definitely check her IG or website out in the meantime for swatches! (Or I can swatch them, let me know!) the colors used was a gorgeous dark brown called Brown Sugar and a gold glitter that was opaque after 2 coats called Holy Grail.

What’s your favourite Valentines candy to buy/receive?


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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year! I did several CNY manicures this year and wanted to share them with you!

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This first one has a base using Butter London Two Fingered Salute. I painted a large square onto a Ziplock bag using Nicole By OPI NI 350 “He’s A Keeper” . When the red polish dried, i carefully peeled it off the plastic and cut it into small squares. Finally, I drew different auspicious Chinese characters onto each square with a toothpick using OPI HLD07 “Goldeneye”.

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I did a collaboration #twinnail manicure with my new Instagram friend @klund13 and we did a red/gold gradient with a fish on the accent finger (ring finger). There is a saying in Mandarin that you can say to others to wish them a coming year of abundance and prosperity. The phrase contains a character that sounds like the word “fish”, so we refer to fish a lot during Chinese New Year!

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I also did a similar manicure to the first one I posted, but with a different color scheme and some dotted flowers. I like the look of this one quite a lot!!! I used an unnamed sparkly gold polish and the same Nicole By OPI “Reach Out”.

Did you celebrate CNY2014? Show me your manis!! I’d love to see 🙂