Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Serena Williams Grand Slam Rally Pretty Pink

I've always been a huge fan of pinks and reds, so when I saw the adverts for the Serena Williams Grand Slam Rally Pretty Pink, I knew I just had to get my grubby paws on it.
Rally Pretty Pink is a gorgeous rose pink, saturated in gold shimmer. In the bottle, it looks like almost a duochrome at certain angles, with gold and green. On the nails, if you look at it head on, it looks bronze-ish but tilt it at an angle and you'll see the lovely pink and gold. If the angle is steep enough, it becomes a very pretty shade of light purple. You'll have to see it for yourself to know what I'm talking about =)

Red Shatter was a surprise. I didn't expect it to go well with Rally Pretty Pink, but I was proven wrong. In the sunlight, this combination really pops out well. =)

Friday, May 6, 2011

NOTD: Nubar Reclaim

Finally, I've managed to catch up to my current manicure x_x (laziness is so not a virtue lol)

I did a quick mani this morning before I went to work. It's another polish from Nubar's Going Green collection, Reclaim.
This went on in three coats.

Now I had the opportunity to try the much raved about Diamont Seal and Shine top coat that came with this collection set. It's said to be a match for Seche Vite... to some extent, at least for me. The drying time on this was pretty fast but in terms of overall drying time, Seche still wins hands down.

So I experimented with both top coats, using Seche on my left hand and Diamont on my right. I am not sure if I got a dud bottle or if the drying time is supposed to be this long but even after two hours, I was getting fabric patterns in my mani from folding laundry. I'll probably continue to experiment with other polishes to get a fair judgement. I do like Diamont, though I've been pretty spoilt with Seche.

OPI's The Color to Watch & Nubar's Wildlife

I received my Going Green Collection three days ago so I decided to do an accent with one of the polishes from the collection.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

China Glaze Poolside Collection

I spree somewhat regularly with fellow Singaporean blogger Estella over at Wow! Pretty Nails who does sprees for nail polishes at pretty amazing prices. My latest haul from her spree included the remaining sorbets from OPI's Texas collection, The Color to Watch from the Swiss Collection and 2 from China Glaze's amazing Poolside collection.

So I stripped Bumble Bee off for Kiwi Cool-Ada and this is what I got. Did I ever mention how much of a fan of greens I am? This went on in three coats and dries relatively fast.

I loved this one so much it stayed on me for almost a week @_@

Arezia #631

Knowing my penchance for never being able to live with one color for more than 2-3 days, I took #657 off that night and did this one.

#631 is a very pretty, cheerful and warm golden yellow. It glides on beautifully and pigmented enough to finish with two coats. A very pretty summery shade if you ask me, but in Singapore we only have two seasons: very wet or very dry ^_^;

And if you think I left this alone.. me? Leaving a perfectly awesome mani alone? Never! @_@

I slapped OPI's Black Shatter over the yellow and while I rather liked it, I've gotten comments from friends that it looks like I've taped bumble bees to my nails lol. It does reminds me of Bumble Bee from the awesome Transformers movie though however. =)

Arezia #657

I'm a little heads over heels in love with Arezia. Their polishes are relatively cheap but easily giving other more well known brands a run for their money quality wise. You can get them at Sasa for abt $4 a bottle but you have to be in a bit of luck to find unique colors since the ones I see are usually the usual run of the mill reds/pinks/browns/whites.

This was my haul, raiding Sasa at Plaza Singapura after a movie sometime last week.

And I did a mani using the navy blue. It was a quick one before I left home, so it wasn't exactly perfect.

It reminds me so much of China Glaze's First Mate from their Anchors Away collection.