NOTD – Of holos and purple roses

It’s end September already! Time sure zooms past… Annnnnd I’ve still got pending cafe posts….
Well, before we go into that, check out my nails this week! 

Initially, I started the week with a simple holo gradient:

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Pretty holo 😍

I absolutely adore Color Club Holo Hues! I’m still in need of the others! Yes, in need….
On here I’ve got Kismet & Miss Bliss.  A contrasting gradient I must say, but I thought of doing something different.

Then just last night, I decided… why not doodle on these nails? Mind you, I’m not artist, but hey, never hurts to try right?
So while I was staring at my paint set, wondering what to do with my nails, I thought I’d give ‘realistic roses’ a shot.
If you’ve been following my on instagram or reading my posts, it was only a few months ago that I tried painting simple roses (well, 3 rose-manis till date…not a lot I know), so I decided to give it another go… plus I’ve seen so many beautiful floral nails on my Instagram feed! Ahhh pretty florals ♡

And heres what I got!

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Purply roses ♡

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I actually quite liked how it came out! I will need to try other combinations and definitely practise on this!

Whaddya think about my first try on realistic roses? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Have a great week ahead!! ☆☆☆

XOXO
♥ Cres

NOTD – Galaxy Nails

Happy Monday morning!

A quick post on my first attempt on galaxy nails! I realised how long it’s been since my last nail post….

Well here you go! It’s not too shabby eh! At least from my perspective 🙂
I was pretty apprehensive in doing this initially but it turned out to be pretty easy! I just needed to remind myself not to be tooooo precise. Hahaha.

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A closeup...

Let me know what you think!

Have a great week y’all! ♡

***edit***
I used these nails for this Sally Hansen SG facebook nailart contest (ends 19 Sep, 3pm (GMT +8)! If you like it, help me like it here.
Thank you!! ♡

XOXO
♥ Cres

NOTD – of stripes and roses

It’s Friday!!!!!!!
Like finally! The weekend couldn’t come soon enough! It’s been a crazy crazy cuh-reh-zeh week at work and things will only get crazier…

Anyway, my oumaxi paint came in the mail on tuesday! And I had to try it out. Like really, had to.
So I decided to paint some roses (been practising roses lately). But instead of the usual, I decided to do a kinda like outline for the rose.

Annnnnd… here it is….

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The base colors are OPI Alpine Snow and China Glaze Aquadelic, roses are painted and outlined with Oumaxi acrylic paint.
All topped with a generous coat of Glisten & Glow’s HK Girl Topcoat ♡

Here’s another closer shot…

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And, here we are, 3 days later and my mani is still looking fresh!

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What do you think of my first attempt on outlined roses? I personally like it, but of course more practice is needed!

Have a great weekend y’all!

XOXO
♥ Cres

Made my own macarons!

Hello hello!

So I made some macarons on Tuesday!

Some round ones….

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Then some cute-shaped ones….

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The cute-shaped ones didn’t turn out as well… maybe they were a little undercooked…

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But the round ones turned out great!

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I’m proud of myself *pats my own back*
Not too shabby hey 🙂

Have you tried making your own macarons? What flavors have you tried? Let me know!!

Till next time ♥

XOXO
♥ Cres

Stamping Stamping – the review

Hello again! Hope you’re having / have had a great weekend 🙂

So I finally got down to testing out my stamps. And well… there were some ups and downs…

Here are the ones I bought:

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The Ballerina and Fairy DIY set

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Miss and Mr Stamp

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The long wooden stamps

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The inkpads

Let the picture do the talking, shall we:

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Well, overall, the black and the silver inkpads worked the best.

As for the stamps, they all stamped well. BUT, both the fairy set and the Miss and Mr stamp set didn’t stick well.
They are both DIYs, so you gotta stick the rubber stamp part to the sponge/wood. That part didn’t stick well. I believe they may have been in stock for too long – thus the gooey sticky (but don’t stick well) part.

Oh, and for the ink pads, the pink one is waaaaay too watery…
I can only stamp blobs:

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As for the gold ink pad…. totally doesn’t work.
You’d think that the gold one would stand out in black like the silver one did, but no, it turned out just plain oily…

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And so I thought, maybe it’ll stamp well enough on a white background…

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And then I was disappointed again…

My conclusion:
Go for the non DIY stamps – like the long stamps. They stamp well, and you don’t have to worry about sticking them on securely.
As for the inkpads, if you’re just looking for regular paper stamping, you can actually get a variety at Daiso:

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The orange ones you see above all came from here. I believe this is water based, so it may appear a little sheer when stamped.

Let me know if you have any tips on stamping! Or if you have had some recent stamping project.

Have a great week ahead!

XOXO
♥ Cres

NOTD – Of Holos and Flowers ★

Hello again!

I’m still a newbie in blogging like this, so do bear with me! And I hope you’ve enjoyed my last post as much as I did writing it 🙂

Anyways…
My new job is taking up a lot of my energy and time so much so that when I opened up my nail polish containers to choose what color I should paint my nails, nothing interested me. That’s….pretty bad to be honest. So many pretty colors but nothing caught my eye.

So in times like these, I often turn to… holo polish. Yes, that beautiful little rainbow in every bottle. It always get to me.

It’s hard to get hold of holo polishes here in Singapore, even if you do (online), they often range around $20 or more….
So I’m really blessed to have nailmail buddies!
My holos were all sent to me by my dearest dongsaeng, Vida (IG – @vi___). And the very first time I put it on, I fell in love instantly.  It.is.amazing. period.

And for my nails, I used Color Club’s Kismet as my base and then attempted some floral patterns on it as well! I tried the “one stroke” method to create the blue and yelllow ones, and then just randomly drew the roses on my pointer and ring finger…

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Initially, I was thinking… mehhh… I screwed it up.
But I’m starting to take a liking for it. It’s not the usual kinda nailart I do, but that messiness turned out…kinda alright, right?

More pictures~

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Just look at that holo background! Holos make me feel all good inside 🙂

Oh, and using the one stroke technique, I tried to draw a butterfly too…

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Well, I had fun painting them, so I’m happy.
And I had a few colleagues who asked if they were stickers, so that made me happy too ^-^

So what do you think of them?
Have you tried the one stroke technique before? Link them to me so I can see!

Till next time….

XOXO
♥ Cres