Peripera Metallic Green

Hello again! Sorry for not posting for another week! I was so caught up with getting my life back ever since I became free from assignments hahahaha! Today I have for you Peripera Metallic Green and I got it after seeing how awesome it was on The Polished Perfectionist. It doesn’t have any fancy name, and the name Metallic Green certainly is not showing its true prowess!

Check out the awesome bottle!!!!! The bottle cap is cat-shaped with this cute little tail! Peripera is actually a Korean brand, although I’ve never heard of it before. The bottle totally shows how duochromish this is, but check out the following pictures for the full effect! Oh and also, the logo imprint on the bottle is HOLOGRAPHIC! Omg all the effort they’ve made all just for the design of the bottle! ❀

Peripera Metallic Green is a frosty gold/olive/green/blue duochrome. I hate the frostiness of it because the brushstrokes show so easily and you really have to paint with caution so that the brushstrokes are more even and less obvious. If not because of the awesome duochrome I would have hated how frosty it is! This is two coats although if you’re careful you could really get away with just one coat, and the brushstrokes can kinda be reduced by Seche Vite but it can still be seen.

Oh by the way, the polish has this very nice scent! When you polish, you won’t be able to smell it but once it dries the nice perfume scent comes out! I wore this polish for a week and it is still there faintly! Freaking awesome stuff. I hated the brush though, because it is totally like the OPI Pro-Wide brush, which isn’t suitable for my tiny fingers at all ): Other than that, no complaints! I love this soooooo much!!!

Words can’t describe how awesome this polish is. Just look at the amount of photos I took. Hahaha.

Then the weirdest phenomenon happened when I was at Ion Orchard. I dunno what angles did the light came at and made Metallic Green look so freaking awesome!

It kinda looks like I’m wearing some sort of magnetic polish right?? SO PRETTY!! ❀


Orly Lunar Eclipse (Cosmic FX Collection)

Hello! I’m finally back from my most horrendous week of the year! 40% and 60% essays and 30% test within 6 days is seriously no joke omg. I don’t even know how I got past it! I missed nail blogging so much but I kinda feel as though I dunno how to blog anymore cos I didn’t do it for so long ):

Anyway today we have Orly Lunar Eclipse here! It came from the same collection as Halley’s Comet yet the finish is not quite the same. This is more of a jelly base with super spammage of microglitter that makes it look so sparkly! Instead, Halley’s Comet is more of a glass fleck, unlike Lunar Eclipse.

Check out the bottle colour. There’s duochrome of purple and gold in there but the gold NEVER showed up on my nails before ):

This is Lunar Eclipse, face on. It’s a royal blue base with the microglitter and this is two coats. It’s soooooooo sparkly!! When there is a light source shining at it, it really looks lit from within. So pretty! ❀ This is on my toes now and whenever I wear my gold Zara grecian sandals with this, it just makes me look very Egyptian hahahaha =X (I mean my feet though, not my whole body =\ )

Under a different light source the purple duochrome shows up, you can tell a little from these two pictures! It’s actually more obvious in real life. Somehow duochromes don’t always show up well in pictures. Someone needs to invent a camera that can pick up all the colours in a polish NOW!!

Anyway I will be back to regular posting as much as I can, until my exams next month. I have the best exam timetable for the whole of my university life! Can’t wait for holidays when I can paint my nails EVERYDAY! ❀

Fauxnadicure: Leopard Pweenz

What is a Fauxnadicure?

The brand that originally came up with the idea of nail stamping is Konad, which stands for Korean Nail Art Design. There are, however, many other manufacturers that started making the same thing but of different designs. From then on, these are called Fauxnad. In the nail polish blogging community, a manicure done with Konad is often called a Konadicure. Hence, if a manicure is done with Fauxnad then it will be called a Fauxnadicure πŸ˜€

What I used (L-R):

  • China Glaze Millenium
  • Bundlemonster BM 221
  • China Glaze Calypso Blue

Without topcoat

With topcoat

I love how fuss-free a Fauxnadicure is. This is really simple to do if you have all the tools (stamper, scraper, remover, cotton pads) and polishes that are opaque. For example, here I’m using China Glaze Millenium to stamp. It is a one-coater chrome polish that is very opaque, yet a little hard to work with because it dries lightning-fast. In nail stamping, the key to succeeding is to work really fast before the polish dries up on the plate or on the stamper (:

It is difficult for me to explain verbally on how to execute this but IF in future I do get enough requests, I may do up a tutorial on how to do a Konadicure/Fauxnadicure πŸ™‚

P.S Vicks I know you’ll be reading this and I know you’d love this so much! Hahaha!!

China Glaze Calypso Blue (Bahama Blues Collection)

If you already read my previous post, this is one of the newest polish in my collection πŸ˜€ I don’t think I can ever get enough of blues (and greens and purples. actually just polish in general lol) and currently I have 24 bottles of blue polish :O

China Glaze Calypso Blue is a very dark navy blue creme. This was one of the first few collections that China Glaze made that is Big 3 Free. You can read this post by Michelle from All Lacquered Up if you’re interested in the technicality of it. I mentioned that this was one of the first batches of Big 3 Free polishes because China Glaze couldn’t quite get the formula right then, hence this polish was watery, yet goopy and stringy when applied. It was unbelievably thick for a brand new polish so I had no choice but to thin it with my Seche Restore thinner.

After thinning, it became so smooth to apply! πŸ˜€ If I painted one coat very carefully I could get away with it, but I did two so that they will be more even. China Glaze has since reformulated their polish and most of the newer ones are a breeze to apply (:

This shade of dark navy blue is slightly darker in real life. It kinda looks like NARS Midnight Express after the application. It is also much darker as compared to OPI Dating A Royal. It still manages to be unique because although it is very dark, it doesn’t look black unlike how some dark polish shades appear to be. And this will be perfect as a stamping polish cos it’s so opaque!

Milani Blue Flash (One Coat Glitters Collection)

Milani Blue Flash is actually my third polish from the One Coat Glitter collection. I currently have three in possession: Blue Flash, Purple Gleam and Silver Dazzle. Genevieve ordered all these for me! In our first shipment I got Purple Gleam and Silver Dazzle, but between them I’ve only tried Purple Gleam so far butΒ I didn’t get good pictures out of it so I’ll redo the swatches another time!

Blue Flash was from one of our recent shipments and it looks so pretty in the bottle that I can’t resist wearing it! It sparkles so much even with low light and it blinds me when I’m out in the sun! I cannot stop staring at it hehe πŸ˜€

It is packed with loads of medium blue glitter, with some silver and probably some dark blue ones to give it the depth that it has. It, however, does not live up to its ‘one coat glitter’ description. At one coat, it does have pretty good coverage but I found that two coats makes it look perfect (: I have another blue glitter polish which is the OPI Simmer and Shimmer from the Burlesque collection.Β It looks more uninteresting as compared to this because there are too many colours of glitter mixed into the blue-based glitter. Blue Flash does look slightly like OPI Absolutely Alice from the Alice in Wonderland collection though, which is also another blue glitter polish which is of almost the same tone as Blue Flash, the only difference being that Absolutely Alice has sparse gold glitter mixed in.

Prepare to have to use more topcoat though, cos it’s quite gritty and it doesn’t shine as much without topcoat. And I’m pretty sure removal will be a pain in the ass as usual for glitter polishes (I’m still wearing it after 6 days)!

Shall spam the pictures now πŸ˜€

Under sunlight Under artificial light

Blurred to show how glittery it is!

All that awesome blue glitter πŸ˜€

I also made a video swatch of Blue Flash. You’ll be able to see how crazy it glistens in the light! (Sorry, for some weird reason Youtube made my video brighter. The colour is more true to the photo swatches!)

A small tip for Seche Vite topcoat users:
If you’re using Seche Vite topcoat, it’s best not to use more than one coat as it might cause shrinkage to the polish if you use too much or when used over dry polish. Seche Vite is meant to be used over wet polish, so shortly after you have applied your normal polishes without any glitters, use the topcoat to have the maximum result. Then you may ask what to do for glitter polishes. What I will do is that I will paint a layer of my Seche Clear basecoat over the fresh manicure first to fill up the gaps so that the surface will feel less gritty, and soon after I’d top it with Seche Vite. That should do the trick!