Say Goodbye to a Sober Day with some clowns

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Hey dears, apologies for such a long absence…I’m popping in a quick blog post before I head back to doing school work! Most of my assignments are due next week so it’s a rush D: However, I’ve managed to get some swatching and nail art done(yay!) so this blog can be kept alive hehe.~

I initially did this combination for a pair of earrings for our shop, Little Rain Designs (which will be listed soon) and liked the look. I thus decided to recreate it on my nails!

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Here I have 2 coats of Docile D218 with 1 and a half (dabbed) coats of Gloss ‘n Sparkle Goodbye Sober Day. The base polish is this shimmering silver, and I picked it up in Sasa, which I guess can be considered a drugstore with a section of cheap polishes. I’ve honestly never heard of the brand before but the packaging and colours looked nice- and it was on a promotion of buy 2 get 1 free- so obviously I couldn’t resist. 😀

Goodbye Sober Day reminded me so much of clowns that’s why I decided to pair the entire thing with a clown for my accent nail. Love.

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Honestly I’m not a huge fan of clowns myself…but I guess movies do that for you: taking an innocent childhood symbol and creating it into something creepy. :S

I’m not a fan of horror movies at all though so I’m not sure why I feel this way.

Anyhoo~ The way Docile D218 sparkles and shimmers is simply beautiful. It’s a nice polish to go-to if I’m feeling more “toned down”. Also, please forgive the difference in nail lengths…my index nail was flaking so I chopped it off to be much shorter than its fellow buddies.

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FFC Florals ♥

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Hey lovelies! Today I have my current nail of the day(or rather nail of the week) to show you guys. This was inspired by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails’ Candy Florals manicure where she did a floral pattern to mimic the glitter in the polish!

This was actually Mani No. 2 for me when I sat down for some nail therapy. I actually wanted to try gradient triangle nails but that failed horribly…and in a way I’m glad they did cause I wouldn’t have come up with something so cute! Let’s move on to the photos(also featuring my recently trimmed nails cause I suffered two nail breaks on my left- aka swatching- hand).

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I started off with two coats of China Glaze For Audrey before using my gel pens to create the florals, dots and leaves. The other nails were topped off with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Winter Hyacinth(one of my all-time favourite FFC polishes!! <3)

I’m holding a dried blue rose in my photos! Trying to jazz up my pictures and make them prettier/much more interesting to look at. (:

As I’m so proud of this manicure, more photos are necessary. (;

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Everything was topped off with a thick coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat.

I just applied FFC Winter Hyacinth on my right hand for all nails!

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Love how I managed to get out more of those diamonds/satin hex glitters. :3

I’ve previously reviewed Winter Hyacinth so check it out here!

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Suspended Starlight

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Hey dears, it’s Monday again! Time flies by so insanely fast…:/ Hope the week has got off to a good start for everyone!

Today I have a continuation of my swatch of The Face Shop BK901, with an accent nail of Femme Fatale Cosmetics Suspended Starlight. Before I purchased BK901, I noticed the base colour and immediately thought of FFC Glinting Lodestone as I felt they would make a great pair! Turns out it makes good undies for Suspended Starlight too! (:

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Suspended Starlight is described as ” a stunning mix of deep blues, navy and sparks of bright blue all in a sheer jelly navy base. Iridescent flashes and silver holo stars / moons complete the polish, perfect for adding a little starlit sky look to your nails 🙂 We recommend use over a dark blue/navy/black base. Suspended Starlight is part of our Christmas Trio. Each bottle is made to order using a 3-Free base!”

There was no issue with glitter application for Suspended Starlight– in fact, I had to ensure I did not get too much glitter onto my nails! Unfortunately it was quite tough to get out the moon and star shaped glitters; I only managed to get one moon glitter on my thumb. Nevertheless this is possibly due to me not suspending the bottle long enough.

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It’s like a galaxy happening on my nails… ❤

I also really loved the subtle flashes coming from the undies, really helped to portray the idea of night sky!

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IMG_6528 after 3 days of wear

As you can see, only my undies started having tip wear after around 3 days! I was also beginning to have urges to remove my nail polish, but I managed to resist and hold out for 5 days.

I should try swatching Suspended Starlight over a navy base too, I think this will bring out the black shard/black glitters nicely. (:

Suspended Starlight can be purchased from Femme Fatale Cosmetics(international shipping now available!) or any of their international distributors.

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Indie polish love~

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Hey loves, been so busy that blogging has seriously taken a back seat for now! Also, there’s some personal changes which I have been thinking about and slowly taking steps to change in my life, so sorry about the small breaks in hearing from me! I’ve also neglected our polish jewellery shop but thankfully I have Bethanie to back me up!

Okay anyways~ Here’s a manicure which I wore sometime back in August! I really really love all the indie polishes..if only I had more money to purchase them heh! This features Femme Fatale Cosmetics Glinting Lodestone and Lacquer Lust Sky’s The Limit.

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I think I used 2-3 thin coats of Sky’s The Limit and one lovely coat of Glinting Lodestone over Revlon Black Lingerie. It’s so pretty…:3 and I feel both polishes really go well together! ^^ No problems with any application, and I simply love the bottles. ❤

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Glinting Lodestone is described as “a dark navy jelly full of teal, blue, green, purple and highlighted by flashes of orange. ” When I heard it was going to be discontinued, I immediately snapped mine up at Beauty So Fly with a couple other beauties. Have I ever mentioned that I want to “BUY ALL THE FEMME FATALE COSMETICS” ? :3

Sky’s The Limit is described as “a baby blue linear holo.” Been wanting this shade for ages, and managed to get mine from Shoppe Eclecticco during an offer!

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Hopefully university will settle down soon(haha I’m kidding myself) but I’m having a really great time with all the people there! (: With luck I should be able to tend to the shop soon!

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Gloss ‘n Sparkle – Goodbye Sober Day

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Hello lovelies! As I was looking through my computer folders and editing photos, I came across this manicure which was left sitting on its own! I posted this manicure sometime back on Instagram, but I haven’t blogged about it yet! This was during my nail break on my cinderella hand and when I decided to trim all my nails!

Today I have swatches and review of Gloss ‘n Sparkle Goodbye Sober Day.

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Goodbye Sober Day is “a crazy mix of vibrant matte and metallic colors in a clear base, yellow, pink, orange, blue, green, turquoise and fuchsia, black and white, with heaps of hexes, sprinklings of dot shaped glitters, including large black circles, and white diamonds.” It looks fantastic over a variety of colors; here I’ve swatched it over H&M Peppermint Fusion.

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This polish has the case of the brush picking up so many glitters at the same time! I did try to strategically push the glitters around so the smaller ones(or similar colours) would not stick together. (: No other issues to report with this polish!

I used 2 coats, the second one to get some larger glitters out onto my nail where I deemed fit! (:

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I love this combination! 😀

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On my right hand I did an accent nail using Zoya Miranda. I think the red glitters in Goodbye Sober Day complement this lovely textured polish! ^^

Goodbye Sober Day can be purchased from Gloss ‘n Sparkle’s etsy store  which ships only within Australia, but international customers can obtain this via Shoppe Eclecticco and Llarowe(:

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics- Winter Hyacinth

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Hey dears! Today I have a swatch/NOTD with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Winter Hyacinth!(: I wore this manicure a week back, and I loved it so much! ^^

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Here I have it paired with Lacquer Lust Sky’s The Limit along with studs from the Born Pretty Store.

Winter Hyacinth is described as “a soft teal creme polish with white diamonds and hexes, as well as fuchsia and rose hexes both in metallic and holographic finishes”. I’ve swatched 1(or 2, I can’t remember! :/) over China Glaze For Audrey. (:

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It applied like a dream and I could not stop staring at it the whole day! I honestly did not know there were white hexes(they looked translucent on the nail) in the bottle, so when I got them out on my nail, I squealed. :3

No dabbing for glitters was needed, though I did suspend my bottle upside down on the table as the white diamonds were at the bottom. I could get them out with ease afterwards. (:

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Winter Hyacinth was really tricky to photograph! Love me some blue polishes though, they just look right on my skin. (:

I’m so glad I received this polish- it was part of my anniversary gift from the bf hehe! ^^ Of course we sat down together to pick the polishes, and it was a tough time narrowing down the list to just 5 bottles.

IMG_5636 Cinderella hand makes an appearance! (:

Femme Fatale Cosmetics can be purchased from the Femme Fatale Cosmetics site. Please note that they only ship within Australia, but I think it’s being revised soon! Visit here for a list of international stockists (:

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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.

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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. (:
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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! 😀
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Gloss ‘n Sparkle Lead Paint- swatch and review♥

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Hey everyone, today I have my very first Gloss ‘n Sparkle polish to show you guys! I caved during the Aussie Indie Sale at Shoppe Eclecticco (which btw is still ongoing) but I managed to resist and only purchase one…but I’m feeling tempted to go purchase more! Help me. :/ I’d like to make a note that I also ordered(and received) 3 beauties from Mei Mei’s Signatures, which I will only be posting swatches and reviews of sometime in August due to the OMD Challenge in July by Brijit’s Digits, Eeeek! Nail Polish! and Craftynail! Speaking of which I have only half of the days done(not in order), so I need to seriously get down to some nail art.

P.S: I’m so sorry, I love this polish so much so…more photos will be shown of this beauty!

Presenting, Gloss ‘n Sparkle Lead Paint~♥♥

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Firstly, I really struggled trying to get nice photos of Lead Paint. The gorgeousness of this polish was just not showing up on camera…I really need to build a lightbox soon! :/

Lead Paint is described as “a dark grey base reminiscent of a lead pencil with fine shimmer and large and small gunmetal grey hex glitter”, and yup, it is really the dark grey-going black shade on me. This polish is a lovely twist on the standard black nail.

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I did have a bit of application issue initially with this polish, as the hex glitters would be dragged along with the brush and end up sticking over my nail. Once I got the hang of it though, everything went smoothly.

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I used two coats, around the thin-medium range, and got great coverage. I don’t think I would recommend having thick coats for this one, it is probably much easier to handle with more thin layers!

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I love the fine shimmer running throughout this polish. Lead paint has never looked so…appetizing. Yum. :3

The brush of this polish was also easy to handle and it picked up the hex glitters very easily. No fishing around for any glitters!

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*I had to round the corners of this photo as my (unpolished) thumb could be seen, apologies!

My verdict: very drool-worthy and was so worth my impulse purchase on Shoppe Eclecticco’s website! I’ve been craving to own some Gloss ‘n Sparkle polishes for a long while, and I honestly can’t wait till my mum goes to Australia so she can bring me back more of the lovely indies there! Now I just have to make a list…

♥, xinyu