Butter London Wallis

Hey guys, currently on holiday in Kazakhstan. I have a number of vault posts & I'm finally able to post them. Today I have Butter London's Wallis. 

A gorgeous gold-olive flecked within a darker base, Wallis doesn't disappoint when it comes to color & formula. It applied perfectly & was easy to control. It definitely looks multi-dimensional with multiple layers. I know it's not one of the more original colors but boy does it look pretty on my fingernails! <3


Reddit Challenge Week 11: Glitter

Shine bright like diamonds.

I actually hate these sort of songs, the beats drives my head crazy, but I'll make an exception for this one. I was inspired to do this manicure after a day of crazy crystal growing in the lab. That's not a euphemism for meth either :D  We really did grow crystals, or to be clear, someone else did after we smashed ours with our slide :(

Here's not our crystals.

Anyway I used China Glaze's Glistening Snow as a base, which is the most perfect silver holographic ever. Look at all that fine holo bits! It looks like diamond dust :o Using a brush, I (rather sloppily) painted on the diamond using NailedIt's tutorial. The color used would be Essence Grumpy from the Snow White collection!

Nailed It Diamond Tutorial


Aritaum No. 36

Today I have for you all a lilac purple holographic shade from Aritaum, a Korean brand. This is my first time reviewing a Korean brand & I very rarely buy their polishes because they don't really have interesting shades available in Singapore. :( Thanks to Melissa, who on a trip to Korea, snagged this goodie for me <3

The formula was really good, probably one of the best formulas I've ever encountered in Korean polishes. It's a subtle holo, not crazy like Halo Hues, but it's very pretty & dainty. It's actually surprisingly girly & very nice againt my skin tone. If only there were shades like this in Singapore... I'd probably describe it as cybertronic lavender flowers! :D

My swatch is at 3 coats.


Nail Pattern Boldness Seppuku (With A Frisbee)

Hi guys! Today I have an awesomely named polish Seppuku (With A Frisbee) by Nail Pattern Boldness. Seppuku is a form of suicide by Japanese samurais in the olden days where they sliced their guts using their own swords. Can you imagine if it happened with a frisbee? The name & imagery cracks me up heavily. 

Seppuku (With A Frisbee) is an explosion of matte glitter, much like Floam but with a lot more depth. It's hexagonal glitter with a mix of pink, yellow & bright orange. I love this combination, it's like candy corn or autumn. Incredibly yummy looking, it's a perfect summery color. 

Seppuku (With A Frisbee) is available at Shoppe Eclectico for $14.50 (It's on discount right now!) with other Nail Pattern Boldness shades. 

Every picture is at 3 swatches & a top coat.

Reddit Challenge Week 10: Winter

Hey lovelies <3 It's Week 10 of the Reddit Challenge & this week's theme is Winter! Although Singapore is a tropical country (Read: B*tchin' hot), I wanted some icy fingers, hell yeah! :D

I used OPI What's With The Cattitude? & Deborah I Am Your Mermaid for the blue base. I sponged a gradient of China Glaze's Glistening Snow. I decided to do snowflakes using Bundle Monster plates 323 & 319 using Color Club's Blue Heaven. :) Hope you guys like it!


Girly Bits Shift Happens

Hey lovelies, today I have Girly Bits Shift Happens, a beautiful multichrome. I have so much photos in this post because I just couldn't stop staring at my fingers. 

So Shift Happens (Has an awesome name) changes from green, orange to red & it's like a delectable shimmery beauty. Definitely a layering color, I decided a navy blue would show off the color changes perfectly, China Glaze Calypso Blue.

Girly Bits Shift Happens is available at Llarowe for USD$12.00

Enjoy the pictures guys! This is just one coat by the way :)


Color Club Halo Hues Swatches

Today I have Color Club Halo Hues :i This has to be the most amazing collection I've ever swatched & the first time I held so many holos in my hand. I really think Color Club won my heart with this collection, it's incredibly lovely!

There are 6 holographic shades in Halo Hues, & for some reason, I found the theme incredibly appropriate. The names weren't too tacky & the shades were heavenly (Pun intended). Is it just me or do the colors seem very delicate & soft too?  The holographic shine just adds the little oomph to the pastel-like shades & also makes me think of shining halos atop an angel :D

The formula on all these were slightly thick but incredibly workable, there was no bald spots, pulling, the brush was perfect, & I could go on & on. All the colors here were opaque in 2 coats! Which is the most amazing thing to me ever :O A little tip: When applying Halo Hues, do not drag your brush over a certain spot too many times, it'll cause bubbling! (Seen sometimes in my swatches :( )

All swatches are at 3 coats.


Reddit Challenge Week 9: Rainbows

Happy beginning of December everyone! I suppose the girls are heaving sighs of relief worldwide as their men get rid of their mustaches/ beards for Movember. 

Today I have nails yet again for Reddit, this time for rainbows. I decided to celebrate the end of Movember too, so you see rainbow mustaches on my nails :D Doing the normal kind of mustache seemed kinda boring so I switched around the styles. 

I used a base coat of Zoya Cho, two dotting tools & various colors to create this look. Charming isn't it? :)

Hope you like them everyone!


HARE Polish: The Illuminated Life Swatches

Hi guys, today I have swatches of HARE Polishes The Illuminated Life. Inspired by deep sea marine life, these four polishes are incredibly beautiful & glow from within ;) I was stalking her Etsy shop for a restock when I spotted this collection. I think I squealed & jumped around when I managed to hook (No pun intended... Maybe) this collection. They're my first polishes from HARE ever!

I thought that this collection would be very boring with all the same glowing blue glitters but I was SO wrong. Scroll down to see all the polishes in their full beauty!

All swatches are at 3 coats plus top coat.


Butter London No More Waity Katie

Hey everyone, my mum recently went to Hong Kong & came back with this little goody for me :D This is my first Butter London & boy am I a new follower!

No More Waity Kaity is a dusty purple jelly filled with tiny hexagonal glitters. It's quite sheer, requiring 4 coats for complete opacity but it's so dainty & pretty. Formula was easy to apply, wasn't clumpy & it dried fast. I suppose it could do with a top coat but that just depends on preference.

I really love how the name references itself to Kate Middleton's wedding & it's incredibly cute & funny at the same time. More Butter Londons for me, MOAR! <3


Reddit Challenge Week 8: Saran Wrap

Hi fellow lacqueristas! I'm yet again attempting the Reddit Challenge, which had been held off for 3 weeks now due to various troubles. I'm so glad to be doing this again & I'm just jumping right into it! 

This week's theme is saran wrap & I got inspired by the 80's & did tie dye nails! I really do love them, they're so easy & fun to do, not to mention absolutely gorgeous. Nailed It has a very easy tutorial to follow :D Hope everyone likes this as much as I do!

Colors Used:
China Glaze With Love
China Glaze Sun- Kissed
China Glaze Hanging In The Balance


Rainbow Honey Yokai Collection

Hi guys, today I have for you the Yokai collection from Rainbow Honey. Yokai means 'demons' in Japanese, or what they call any supernatural monsters, whether bad or good. Loving the Japanese Folklore, when I saw this trio, I just had to have it. This is my first time buying from Rainbow Honey, & I didn't know what to expect so I decided to review them :) 

 They come with pretty macro shots at the top of the boxes showcasing the beauty of the polishes <3 So easy to identify!

On to the swatches! They're all at 3 coats & a top coat.

Kawako, is water sprite derived from Kappa (One of my favorite yokai), an incredibly mischievous demon that especially loves liver. Yum. The polish itself is a major stunner, a deep ocean blue flecked with gorgeous pieces of silver set in multichrome flakes that flash in pink or blue. Not exactly what I imagined the Kawako to look like but very very pretty nonetheless. The formula was alright, a little blotchy but nothing to complain about. The flakes don't show up as well as it should & it sinks a little into the base though. Kawako definitely needs a top coat because it dries a teensy bit matte :D

Oni are trolls/ ogres, ugly huge things that patrol my nightmares. They started out as typical flesh eatig yokai but more & more people are using them to ward of bad luck these days. I don't mean offence to anyone but I abhor tattoos of Onis :( No one can seem to make them look nice & at the end result you have an ugly troll on your shoulder or back. 

He stares at your ugly tattoo.

Oni is olive & pink flecks set in a dark green base, I have nothing like this & I <3 this color so much! So much depth in it & I want it to bad. I can totally imagine this as the Oni's skin :( Gross but still so lovely to look at. Formula is the best among 3, applies thinly with great coverage! Definitely wearing this again :D

The last bottle of this limited edition trio, & my very very favorite, is Kitsune. My favorite yokai of all, a mischievous fox sprite that is an obake (shape shifting demon), typically turning herself into a beautiful lady that lures men to their death. At the end of their 'transformation' they have nine tails. 

Does not look like a beautiful lady, sorry.
 Not only is Kitsune my favorite yokai, but it's now my favorite polish! I love jelly glitters & this is no exception! Set in a nude jelly, there are tons of micro hexagonal glitters of pink, green, orange & gold with a sprinkling of gold flakes at the top! It's everything I want & need. Totally appropriate color & my current manicure. My only problem was the terrible formula on mine, I can't say if it's just my bottle but it applied in clumps & I had to apply it swiftly if not it wouldn't be smooth. Well nothing is perfect but I'm going to wear it again & again & again...

My thoughts on this limited edition collection, so much Japanese love for these polishes & they're absolutely gorgeous on their own right. Rainbow Honey should have made more colors! :D I very rarely say this haha. If you haven't gotten it, please get it, I really give it 10 stars! <3
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