NOTD – floral nails, 2nd take

It’s October already! 
Pity we don’t have 4 seasons over here in Singapore… I’d have imagined that fall would be my favorite season (well I guess spring too). It’s just the colors…

Well anyway, I’ve tried another holo-roses combination!
I’m still not great with it… while painting on the roses, instead of doing it freely, I tend to 2nd guess myself first. I’ll need to work on that…

But here it is – I’m still excited about it regardless!!

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Nude holo with red/pink roses

The base color is a pretty nude/tan holo – Cherubic by Color Club. Then I used acrylic paint for the roses.

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A different pose....

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In the "flash"...

What do y’all think?  Let me know!

Till next time!

XOXO
♥ Cres

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 – 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

NOTD – of roses and laces

Goooooood Monday morning!
Mehh… it’s monday again, and before I get swamped with work again, I thought I’d share a mani I did last night.

Last week, I attempted nail art with polish for the first time, sure was tricky…
But ended up with this:
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Not too shabby hey… was pretty surprised by the outcome! My mum thought I stamped the roses, so I guess that’s something huh.

Well last night, I wanted to try mini florals, after seeing so many beautiful creation on Instagram. And since my acrylic paint has yet arrived… I decided to use polishes again.

I attempted a roses and lace design. Well the lace was a first… I definitely need to work on it, and get a thinner brush… hahah.
Here’s what I got:
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A closer look at the lace and floral design

And then I decided to do more roses on my thumb and here’s the result…
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I used OPI Eurso Euro (2013 Spring Collection) and Liquid Sky Lacquer’s White Christmas as my base. And various Sinful Colors, China Glaze, Essie polishes for the designs.

Tell me what you think of this design, I definitely need more practise….

Annnnyway, have a great week ahead lovelies! Till next time~

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