Polish News: ILNP Holiday Collection pre-order

Hey dears! It’s the start of another weekend!! Hope your week has been going well so far (:

Anyways, just thought I’ll share this with all of you! The ILNP Holiday Collection is here and if I had money….I would be splurging my money on these babies without a second thought. *drools*. I shan’t keep you all from viewing these gorgeous creations, so on to the email I received this morning! 😀


Finally! It’s time!

The ILNP Holiday Collection is here and it’s nothing short of spectacular! This small but beautiful 3 polish collection is absolutely perfect for holiday fanatics like myself!

In the collection you’ll find two gorgeous and mega festive holographic polishes along with a jaw-dropping NEW Ultra Chrome!

Be sure to pre-order the polishes you want EARLY so that I can get them shipped to you ASAP! I want to make sure all of you are able to enjoy them during the holidays!

I won’t keep you too long: Click here to visit the ILNP shop

A Fresh Evergreen

A Fresh Evergreen is a crisp, forest green colored polish packed with holographic sparkle. It took a few tricks to keep the green this deep and saturated with this amount of holo… but I pulled it off and I love it! It’s absolutely perfect for the season!

Very Ornamental

Very Ornamental is a lusciously vibrant crimson red polish loaded with holographic sparkle and a precise touch of effect pigments. The end result is a festive and sultry red that will dance on your fingertips!


This is the brand new Ultra Chrome that everyone’s been waiting for! Nostalgia is an AMAZINGLY INTENSE color shifting polish. Expect to see greens, golds, and reds (and everything in between) at every turn!

The mirror finish of this polish is astounding and it practically glows on your hands it’s so vibrant.

WARNING: This polish is SEVERELY distracting. This is no joke. You will find yourself constantly staring at your nails (drive safe people) and you WILL be interrupted a few times a day, mid-conversation, with questions about how your nails are “doing that.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂

The swatches below are of the SAME polish (different models) taken at different angles under different lighting.

I hope you love the new collection… until next time!

You’ve all been amazingly supportive and encouraging over the last year and a half. You all have no idea how much every little comment, “like”, and even criticism has helped me push forward with ILNP. So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

I’m going to make absolutely sure 2014 is full of fantastic polishes and wonderful surprises 🙂

A huge thank you to ChrissyAi and XOXO Alexis Leigh for their last minute help with swatches! Please be sure to check out their blogs for more!

If you need anything or have any questions, feel free to contact me by replying to this email or sending an email to support@ilnp.com!

-Barbra 🙂

Just look at those gorgeous pretties. I figure you all will need to break out your wallets and run over to ILNP’s shop before it all sells out! Sometimes I wish I stayed in the States just to save on shipping costs ):



Nail Deck’s Final Clearance Sale + our own updates <3

Hey dears! Sorry for the lapse in the posts after the 11 days of Halloween! I’ve been really busy preparing for my final assessment submissions so this blog has yet again been neglected. ): After that though, I’ll be able to get back to a regular blogging schedule with luck! Anyways, I’ll like to thank everyone again for joining us and many thanks and love to the fellow bloggers who kindly took some time out to do a guest post for us! 😀 ❤

(I’m currently working on a collage photo of all the manicures so if any of my readers missed out on a day, you can click through to follow the link) [photo to come soon]

I’m also so sorry for the lapse in replies to all your wonderful and sweet comments! Bethanie and I will be slowly getting back to them over these few days! x


Anyways, here’s something for all of you! Nail Deck , a Singapore based online nail polish shop, is closing down for good D: I’ve become friends/acquaintances with the owner through this site and ordering, so it’s quite sad to see it officially closing down. My Zoya supplies are now gone. D: )’:


The owner will be focusing mainly on his full time job now as it is quite tough for him to juggle both at once (a feeling I totally get) He is thus having a final clearance sale with really, really good deals. Oh yes, everything’s legit, and there’s good service (:

Okay, just clicky-click through the link to take you to the google spreadsheet. He ships internationally as long as there are no polish regulations. All details can be found here.


Alanna Renee- Bundle Of Joy Collection

Hey lovelies!

Today I’ll be sharing with you the press release details of Alanna Renee- Bundle Of Joy Collection

I’ve received this email awhile back, but oh wells, I can still share it with you guys! (: Unfortunately blogger samples aren’t shipped internationally so I was not able to get my hands on them, but the product images are beautiful! ^^

Bundle of Joy

  • SUGAR & SPICE & ALL THINGS NICE is a pink and purple holographic glitter polish
  • IT’S A GIRL! is a baby pink creme with subtle shimmer polish
  • IT’S A SURPRISE! is a baby yellow creme with a subtle shimmer polish
  • IT’S A BOY! is a baby blue creme with a subtle shimmer polish
  • SNIPS & SNAILS & PUPPY DOG TAILS is a blue and red holographic glitter polish
Avaliable August 2013
RRP is $7.99
Bottle volume is 12ml/0.4 fl.oz. All Alanna Renee nail polishes are Toluene, Formaldehyde, TSF Resin, Camphor and DBP Free. They are also vegan and cruelty free.


Alanna Renee is an Australian brand which launched in January 2013. Alanna Renee is run single-handedly by Alanna in the spare time she has after working her full time IT job. All Alanna Renee products are hand made. Alanna has plans to launch jewellery and nail care products in the future.
For international customers, you can purchase her shades through Shoppe Eclecticco. However, Annette is moving to the UK in end August so there’ll be some changes in plans, but you can follow her for updates through Instagram @rainbow_c_uk. (:
The Bundle Of Joy Collection really gives off “baby shower” vibes to me! I’m really interested in the look of the glitters, especially Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails. (: Of course those cremes call to me too! “Subtle shimmer” in polish? Yes please! 😀

August blogging goals + what to expect…

Hey guys, so I start university today, and today’s my first day of orientation. I’ll be studying a degree in Graphic Communications at a local private arts institution. As Bethanie’s also studying her final year in polytechnic, you may ask what is going to become of this blog?

Never fear! I started this blog with the intention to make it a permanent one and possibly mark my mark in the blogosphere (: I’m still looking forward to the day where this blog is good enough to swatch for some polish brands, especially indie brands! ❤

So here are the August blogging goals.






  1. I’m hoping to post at least 3 posts a week. This will be spread out and I’ll probably schedule posts/blog at night when I’m free! I’ll definitely aim to make whatever I post the best, though I may post some nail fails if I have any. I’ll still be able to attend to comments when I’m on the go, so keep those lovely comments coming! (^▽^)
  2. I have swatches of a Glow in the Dark Polish coming up, as well as my review! Hint- it’s to do with a very popular polish and is a best seller.
  3. Nail of the Day. These posts may be shorter as the pictures can do the talking! (:
  4. I have a lovely early anniversary present from the bf, so hopefully I can swatch some Femme Fatale Cosmetics polishes for you guys. These swatches will be spread out over the months.
  5. If possible, I’ll incorporate some of my Born Pretty Store products which I have purchased into some NOTDs/manicures for you guys.
  6. I’ll also be experimenting with my signature hand poses and trying to have more standardisation with my photos!


xoxo, xinyu


Lacquered by Blue Vanilla is on STORENVY!

Hey guys, no nails for the OMD Challenge today! I forgot to do the last day’s mani so you can imagine I’m pretty bummed about it! Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a mani before 5th August!

Anyways, we’re on storenvy, under the name of Little Rain Designs. (: Visit us here for all your nail polish jewellery needs, and spread the word! 😀



Currently we have a few collections up, and here’s a peek into the Ruby Queen Collection!



I’m currently working on a beach collection! No sneak peek photos as of now hehe!

I would really appreciate it if you’ll visit our shop and perhaps, place an order? (;

xoxo, xinyu

Bondi – International Nail Polish Subscription Box

Here are all the details regarding the Bondi Subscription Box! I need help- should I get this subscription to try out? (P.S: If I do, you readers need to stop/scold me if I have any other nail polish urges. >< ) ❤

– xinyu

Brijit's Digits

Please note that I no longer recommend this company! For a full explanation, please see this post.

*note – this is not an affliate ad and I receive no compensation for publishing it, it is purely for the information of my nail polish-loving readers*

Just wanted to let you know about a little email I found in my box this morning 🙂 Finally, a company that’s not just focusing on their domestic customers !

Now, I don’t know Bondi New York and I can’t find an outlet in France, and didn’t really want to take the risk, since they are $12 each. But now they do an international subscription box, just $19.99 per monthinternational delivery included ! If you go for a longer subscription, you pay less per month !

Click on the image to go through to the page on their site !


Not convinced?…

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Weekend polish news- Zoya Pixie Dust Fall 2013 preview & Cult Cosmetics promo code

Hey all, it’s Sunday already!

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Anyways, some more polish news etc for you guys!

Sigh being on a no buy ban is tough…especially with all the sales going on in the polish world! On the other hand…you guys can take out your wallets! ^^


First up… 

Use the promo code SALE to stock up for summer with bright colors and nail art tools and designs for pool side, beach side or just a hot night out (literally) at Cult Cosmetics, till Sunday for 20% off your entire order.


Think the Pixie Dust from Zoya had stopped churning out their sparkle(please never do!)? Think again! Zoya Pixie Dust for Fall 2013 is about to arrive on the scene and capture the hearts of many women…and perhaps men?

  • Tomoko : Glowing silver
  • Chita : Emerald green
  • Sunshine : Van Gogh blue
  • Carter : Regal purple
  • Arabella : Rich fuchsia
  • Dhara : Dazzling copper

Side note: Dhara in the bottle looks like O.P.I Jinx, but of course we have to wait for swatches to compare!




I haven’t tried a single of the pixie dust polishes, but I plan to purchase some soon! For Sg peeps, naildeck.com is your saviour as Zoya is hard to find here, and they only ship within US. ): Sorry to the other international readers…I’m not so sure where you can find this brand!

*Note: none of these are affiliate links.

-xinyu (:

more polish news: Cult Cosmetics promotion, Barry M competition & Cirque’s new collection!

Hey everyone!

No nails today, but here’s some polish news update after so long!


This weekend only: Cult Cosmetics(previously known as Nasty Nails) is having a $10 off promotion on any purchase $40 or more. Just use the promo code WEEKEND at check out! [here]

*Note: not an affiliate link.


Barry M is having a ‘Nail It with Nail Art’ competition which ends 9am, Monday, June 3rd, BST. Simply click on the facebook page link to learn more.



Cirque has a new and yet to be named collection, expected release early this summer in New York! Sneak peeks of the gorgeous collection can be found at Gotham Polish. (:




Illamasqua Paranormal Collection- In stores now.

Hey all! It’s Labour Day today which essentially means a public holiday in Sg..

I received this email yesterday, and I thought I would share with you guys.(:


(From Illamasqua’s website)

Illamasqua is opening the doorway to a new dimension. Dare to come in?
Go where you have never been before. Give in as beauty takes control.

It is time to awaken the aura you have repressed for so long, and explore a
new universe of unexpected textures and formulas. Embrace the distorted
reflection in a cracked mirror; the candle that suddenly extinguishes in a
sealed room; a window has opened, allowing you to penetrate the fragile
membrane of a twin existence, the paranormal world.

After all, why be normal, when you can be Paranormal?

Paranormal Palette Paranormal Palette- £34.00

Lipstick in ESPLipstick in ESP- £16.50

Lipstick in PostureLipstick in Posture- £16.50

Gleam in SupernaturalGleam in Supernatural- £18.00

UV Glow Nail Varnish in SÉanceUV Glow Nail Varnish in Séance- £15.00

UV Glow Nail Varnish in OuijaUV Glow Nail Varnish in Ouija- £15.00

UV Glow Nail Varnish in OmenUV Glow Nail Varnish in Omen- £15.00

UV Glow Nail Varnish in GeistUV Glow Nail Varnish in Geist- £15.00

Hydra VeilHydra Veil- £27.00

Precision Gel LinerPrecision Gel Liner- £18.00

Fine Eye liner Brush with CoverFine Eye Liner Brush with Cover- £19.00

*all images from Illamasqua.


As I don’t use make up at all, what I’m most excited about is the UV Glow Nail Varnish! Which reminds me.. I still have Different Dimension Light It Up Blue sitting in the untrieds.. perhaps I should break it out soon! ^^

Also, if you are wondering, O.P.I Pussy Galore was horrible to remove, but still not as bad as some glitter polishes I have been through.

That’s all for today, I promise I’ll be back tomorrow with one from the vaults! I’m still deciding on a mani for my naked nails..


What do you see yourself purchasing from Illamasqua? Anything that catches your fancy?

♥, xinyu


A look at what came in the mail today..

Hey guys, happy Tuesday! ^^

I do not recall the exact moment I stumbled across Femme Fatale Cosmetics, but it was like a whole new world opened up to me(cue Aladdin’s ‘A Whole New World’). Anyways, I received some information in my email today about new products- YAY! On to the polish!~


(From Femme Fatale Cosmetics website)

A look at products coming out on May 1st 2013. We have 9 new polishes available then, with some new types in this release. We are featuring more layering polishes than before, meaning they are well suited to wearing over undies or layering between ‘jelly’ colours as opposed to wearing alone.1

Spindleweb is a dark blue-teal based polish with green shimmer, quite sheer and suited for layering as opposed to wearing alone. Also contains various hexes in blues, teals, greens, iridescence and holo.

Nightsong Grotto is a teal jelly based colour packed full of teal, green and holo with a scattering of pink. Reminds me of shadowy ponds with lotus floating around.


Dream Bough is a bruise purple based shade with green shimmer, suitable for layering as opposed to wearing alone. Throughout we have green bars and hexes with flashes of lavender and teal. Highlighted by iridescent glitters Dream Bough reminds me of a forest path.

Jadefire is a rich lime chartreuse shimmer suitable for layering rather than wearing alone. Along with pink sparkles Jadefire has a variety of green and pink/red hexes in different sizes. I like this one due to the uncommon colour mix.


Cloudburst is a shimmering ocean green/blue (almost pastel) with golden shimmer, suitable for layering as opposed to wearing alone. Featuring soft golden holo hexes and a variety of squares in black, pinks and white.

Displaced Dreams is a better known colour, swatches have been available for the last few weeks. Finally we are adding it to our range! Displaced Dreams is a baby pink crelly featuring silver holo and iridescence, and a variety of squares/rectangles in pinks,reds and white.


Wolfsbane is a rich navy purple jelly filled with navy blue hexes and shreds, highlighted by half hidden crescent moons, flashes of red shimmer and subtle periwinkle glitters.

Vortex Remnants has a strong berry pink jelly base with a variety of purple glitters, red diamonds and purple stars.


The Other Side of the World is a purple base with red shimmer, quite sheer and best suited for layering. Within we find a variety of orange and pink hexes, iridescence and flashes of pink holo.

These colours will go on sale May 1st and will be available in our discounted set of 5. 

International customers can expect to find these colours available at the following retailers from mid-May onwards:

Shoppe Eclecticco (worldwide shipping)

Beauty so Fly (worldwide shipping)

Llarowe USA (worldwide shipping)

Norway Nails

Further stockists are not yet confirmed.


Squeeee! So excited about these new products.. Femme Fatale Cosmetics never fails to astound me, and how they are able to pack so much glitter into one polish and still have excellent formula is AMAZING. I don’t own any of their polishes yet( ): hint hint hehe) but some of their beauties are on my wishlist! ^^

Which is your favourite/most looked forward-to shade? I know I can’t decide between them, all of them are simply gorgeous(and their names so poetic)! I’ll probably pick Spindleweb, Cloudburst and The Other Side of the World.. if I really had to choose!

♥, xinyu


*All opinions are entirely my own and Femme Fatale Cosmetics did not contact me to share this, everything is of my own honest opinion.