Fauxnadicure: Cloth Prints

I’m so sick of thinking of what to write up for my assignment so I’m here to just blog this short post up since I promised yesterday but haven’t done so!

What I used (L-R):

  • Konad Special Polish in white
  • Bundlemonster BM201
  • Sinful Colors Mint Apple

I did this in a hurry, hence the slight smudges in the prints ): I’ve no idea why but this fauxnadicure looks like cloth prints when seen from afar! I can’t think of what piece of garment I saw this on but it is really deja vu for me when I saw it! The tips look terrible though, because my nails are a little too long for stamping now. I should have filed them down a little first, damn!

Sucks to be me because I won’t be able to change polish so often until next Monday after I submit my assignment! ): But please visit anyway, maybe re-read my posts or something until I post a new one okay? Hehehe!

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National Day Manicure

It’s Singapore’s 46th birthday today and what better way to commemorate it than by giving myself a National Day Manicure right? 😀

What I used (clockwise from top left):

  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Eyeko Saucy Polish
  • The Face Shop Nail Art Pen
  • French Tip Guides (not shown)
  • Tape (not shown)

I did a half-moon manicure using red and white polish on my pointer, middle, ring and pinky fingers. My stupid French tip guides that I got from one of my Revlon packages sucked so bad and I couldn’t find the ones that Genevieve previously gave to me ): The Revlon guides weren’t curved enough and so I didn’t get a very curved half-moon ):

And of course I needed a Singapore flag on my thumb to really call it a National Day manicure right? 😀

I used the Face Shop Nail Art Pen to draw the moon and the stars. Haha I know the stars don’t look like stars at all!!

Happy National Day to all my fellow Singaporeans! (I only feel patriotic on this day every year :X )

Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Sinful Colors is a brand that people in Singapore don’t really know about cos it’s so difficult to get hold of their polishes here. Bet most of you didn’t hear of it before this right? 😀 They actually have a pretty large selection of shades, but it’s quite hard to find swatches so I don’t own many, though I heard they have some nice duochromes!

Snow Me White is a pure white polish. It has no tinge of cream or beige in it, and that makes it a very clean and neutral white. It is very common for white polishes to be streaky, and Snow Me White is no different. However, most whites are also very sheer. Now, this is the best part of Snow Me White cos it’s almost opaque at the first coat! Here I’ve used 2 coats and look how perfectly opaque it is 😀 It was streaky though, so this is with Seche Vite topcoat.

Seche Vite topcoat is freaking AWESOME because it is self-leveling! That means that even if you have super lousy application, or if the polish is very streaky, it will make it look even after applying it! I love it sooooooo much and use it TOO much that I have slightly less than half in my 4oz bottle already omg……. Need to stock up again soon!

Nail Art

Nail art is pretty to look at, yet super tedious to execute. Since I’m a right-hander, it is always easier for me to draw nicely for the nails on my left hand, and those on my right hand always turn out so ugly cos I’ve lousy control over my left hand ): So far, I’ve done a couple of crazy-cute nail art for myself! Here are the pics (:

My very first full-fledged cartoon manicure, the Penguin Manicure! I think this was particularly challenging when I had to draw the nails on my right hand. It was so hard to get the ‘M’ shaped curve on top! But the final results was so awesome cos they turned out so cute! I got many many compliments for this! Haha.

What I used:

  • White: Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Black: The Face Shop nail art pen (this is surprisingly good! very fine and opaque but my friend accidentally spoilt it, haha)
  • Orange: OPI Flit A Bit
  • Pink: Orly Cotton Candy

The next nail art that I did was of Domo-kun! This was inspired from The Daily Nail! The most difficult part of this manicure was drawing those stupid white teeth!! My best friend, Jadyn and I spent so much time just helping each other draw the little triangles that made up the teeth cos the nail art pen kept stringing the polish (it probably is too thick).

For the mouth, we taped off the sides with tape and painted the little rectangle with red polish, but the polish kept sticking to the sides of the tape when I’m pulling the tape off! What a chore!! But I’m really glad it turned out so cute haha and yes, we both got many compliments for it too (:

Shaohui's Domo-kun ManicureMy sister, Shaohui did the Domos with us too but for her she only did the thumbs, and I wrote ‘Domo-kun’ in Japanese for the rest of her fingers (I can’t actually write Japanese, I copied it off Google Translate HAHA). It was very cute too!

What we used:

  • Brown: Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme
  • Red: MAC Creme Shirelle
  • Black (for the eyes): The Face Shop nail art pen
  • White: The Face Shop nail art pen
  • and loads of tape :p

After all that nail art (and how a chore it was to draw the same thing 10 times), I was sick of it and stopped doing nail art for 1.5 months. Partially also because I was waiting for my Zoya haul to arrive so that I can do some Pikachu nails!

Aren’t they cute?!?!?! Hahaha! These were inspired by Nails by Asami! By this time, my nail art pen was spoilt, so I wanted to use my dotting tool to draw the faces but it was so damn hard! I gave up and used markers to draw instead. LOL. It was super easy to do this set cos with markers the ink just flows easily, unlike using a nail art pen where I have to keep squeezing the tube to let the polish flow out, or using a dotting tool where I have to keep dipping it into the bottle so many times. The only downside of it was that I should have waited longer before painting topcoat, because it smudged some parts of my manicure ): But maybe I smudged it by spreading topcoat too many times at the same spot :/

What I used:

  • Yellow: Zoya Pippa
  • Red & Black: Pilot Twin Markers
  • White: The Face Shop nail art pen

Last but not least, I did Strawberry nails with Shaohui again! I wanted them to look upright when holding onto a polish bottle so I decided to paint the green first. What a bad idea this was. When the red went over the green, it became SO DULL! I had to paint an additional thick coat of it to make it look more opaque. The results were still awesome nonetheless! I can has cute strawbie nails 😀

What I used:

  • Green: Orly Fresh
  • Red: Eyeko Coral Polish
  • Silver: The Face Shop nail art pen

Sadly, once school starts I may not have a chance to spend 3 hours drawing on my nails anymore. But I can still Konad-stamp my nails 😀 Stay tuned for posts on my Konad-ed nails!