NOTD: Sugar bunny by candy lacquer over marshmellow by Essie

didn’t have the opp to clean up before taking this pic, but figured I might not have it on long enough before it smudged with all the many layers I had on it. Had to do about four coats of marshmellow just to get it even. I never have much success with white.






A break

Been on a hiatus of sorts from blogging. Been up to my eyeballs in a lot of other things, and also been away. It’s just been one thing after another. no rest for the wicked indeed!

This was the view straight up from my deck chair when I lay down by the pool. There was a bit of pool time, which actually isn’t very me during a holiday, but have to say that I did quite a few not-very-me things as well. It was good in some ways to step out and try something different.


Sunsets were quite a feature there and indeed they seem a lot nicer. Maybe cos the view was unobstructed, but the colors were also a lot more intense. These were on two different days. The one above from land, the one below on water from a boat.


We also saw two rainbows during the trip.


Brought my bottle of Seuss but didn’t get the time to do it properly. Slapped it on in 3 mins and had it all smudge 3 mins later. So, overall wasted effort.



And yes, life is. And holidays can be. 🙂



There were no souvenirs. The only things we brought back were prawns. 🙂

candy lacquer

Got nail polish mail! I was tempted by all the holiday polishes coming out and I finally bought these a few weeks ago and had on pam whimsical’s kitty glitter when they arrived and I just polished over that.

This is part of her MLP series and I liked this shiny star, heart, whitish/silverish glitter the most.


it’s really pretty and I can’t wait to try it on other colors, although I can’t think what those will be at the moment.

Got snow bunny a bit impulsively as I wasn’t really looking to buy it, but I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a lovely combination of pink, blue, purple and silver.

NOTD: Glimmer by Erica

Received my three bottles of Glimmer by erica glitter bombs.


As you can see from below pics, they are chock full of glitter!


I was really excited to try them so I didn’t use any under coat (or underwear as some call it). I realised that the transparent base means coverage is really limited even if I put on lots of coats.


I did try a gazillion coats. Still not the effect I wanted.

So I started out with a-England’s percival and then put on three coats of Muy Caliente for the effect below.


Lovely shininess but some frens weren’t keen on it.

really old NOTD: OPI Lincoln Park in the Dark Gels

These are very long ago pictures. I just haven’t downloaded and uploaded. 🙂 They were my first gel nails and I wanted black but it was very sheer so the color was changed to “Lincoln Park in the Dark”. It later led me to get “Lincoln Park at Midnight”.

For someone who likes to peel nails whenever there’s a little chip, gels were a very good idea. But afterward it came off, my nails seemed to be really weak.

NOTD: Pumpkin and Candy Corn by The Nail Junkie

I like The Nail Junkie’s halloween collection, especially candy corn and pumpkin. I really like the idea of candy corn, although I don’t like to eat them, because they really remind me of this season. It was something that was part of my childhood. Pumpkin looks so refreshing with the green flakes and bits.



My painting’s not fantastic and I have tried a few times with the Candy Corn. It’s rather bumpy but actually a texture I keep sliding my fingers over. ;p The pumpkin goes on rather well.

That’s all for my latest polish in the mail. What are your favorite halloween polishes?

NOTD: Fish by The Nail Junkie (swatches of the rest later)

Received my second batch of indie polishes, from The Nail Junkie. Besides the polishes themselves, she also added a “cutie balm” and glitter removal felt pieces. And, some halloween goodies!! 🙂

I got Candy Corn, Fish and Pumpkin. The two orangy ones, as you can guess, are part of her halloween collection. There’s now a giveaway, so join now! I’m going to start swatches with the fish polish. I actually swatched candy corn first but I was in such a hurry to build layers that it got a bit messy and I had to remove it. I also wanted to try Pumpkin and painted over and it became a real mess. I was just too impatient to see how all of them would look! 🙂

Here’s the fish:

AD said this one looks like the sparkling sea. I didn’t manage to catch one in strong sunlight but it does sparkle with hexagonal glitters. There are also smaller blue glitters, in a shimmery blue base. It’s quite sheer so I put in about 4 coats to get it to the solid color that I like.