Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Colourful Leopard-prints Nail Art and 3D Gyaru Nail Art

This post is all about the nail arts that I did during these two weeks time! ♥
The first one that I'm gonna share about is this colourful leopard-printed nail art. If you know me well, you'll certainly know that I'm normally not an animal print person, I don't own anything with animal prints except crocodile and other similar reptile prints, the rest are simply too wild and sexy for me. (>~<") But I was being lazy that day and it so happened that I stumbled across a colorful leopard print nail art photo painted with neon colored dots. It looks good and easy to make, ♪( ´▽`) so I decided to try it.

I'm using pastel colors and a white base here for my leopard prints. (^o^)/* So it wouldn't look so bold and wild. The photo above are the nail polishes that I've used. :D hehe.

 Then, use a brown nail color to paint the 'edges' on. I'm using brown instead of black for the purpose of toning it down too. I think bronze or a soft gold color will also turn out nice. ♪(=ε= )

After that, apply a layer of topcoat and tadaa! Nails are done in less than erm 10-15 minutes? haha.
The topcoat that I'm currently using is Seche Vite™ dry fast top coatIt's super thick and awesome! It dries up really fast and leaves your nail glossy. And the best thing is that, you don't even have to wait for the bottom layer to dry when applying! Woots! Saves me plenty of time. (=ε=) Seriously a must-have item if you love playing with your nails. After applied this, my nail lasted for almost 2 weeks without chipping! ♪( ´▽`)

These are obviously not my fingers hahah! Sis wanted a simple and girly nail art so I did this for her. I also did another one for mum that day lol but since they look almost the same (mum wanted a simpler one =ε="), so I didn't take picture of it.


I finally received a new batch of nail art decos that I bought from Nail Princess Gallery yesterday! The reason I keep buying from this shop is because they're selling everything at a very cheap price and there's a whole lot of pretty nail decos to choose from! ♡♡♡ 

My favorite buy this time is definitely the 3D gel nail art pen! 
(Wanted to get it last time but it was out of stock) :( 
It is similar to the normal art pen but what's awesome is that it produces 3D results similar to arcylic and gel nails! (≧▽≦) It is a bit watery and not as sharp but I think it's really good enough. It doesn't need a lot of troublesome procedures like acrylic and gel and it's quite cheap too.

This is my first attempt! :D - Gyaru Nails! 
I only do heavy-decorated nails once in a while cause they're very time-consuming to make. (╥﹏╥) and I always end up decorating only my left hand sobs. Anyone willing to help me with my right hand? lol XD

 The 3D-looking bow, flowers, heart and gem are all made using the gel pen. ♡
Make sure you have a thick base applied on because I don't know what it might do to your nails =\ It is in fact recommended to use it the other way which I will show later. :)

Also, I used a shimmery/clear colored nail polish this time to replace the glue because somehow it makes my nails weak and it's a pain in the ass to wash off! Argh! (>人<;)

I really love the Victorian-looking pearl/gem design on my thumb nail! This is how it looks without flash. :P I did not manage to find one as large as this so I made it myself using the gel pen and some shimmery chips. :P

So this is the other way of using the gel pen. It's like making cookies! hahaha. First you get the basic shape done on a piece of plastic/glass or laminated paper, leave it to dry. After that, start coloring up the details with nail colors. Easy as that. :D You can keep them to use as stickers or nail decos. ♪( ´▽`)  There are also other colors available in the shop (you can get them in a set) but they're all very bright/neon colors which I don't really fancy so I only bought the white ones ♪( ´θ`)ノ

That's all for this long, texty post! I will not be updating again anytime soon due to my busy coming schedule.
 (╥﹏╥) Kthxbai.

My 21st Birthday Pressies.

Ok lah, this is a very very late birthday post which I was suppose to update few weeks ago. And this was not even what I initially wanted to post today haha XD but since I was transferring and editing photos from my camera, I thought I might as well get them all done at one time. ( ´ε`)ノ♪

In fact, the reason I've been dragging to post this is because I don't really have anything much to write about. lol! My 21st birthday this year was a fairly quiet one, can't really celebrate it or go out on that day since it was the first day class started for this semester fml (>~<) and so I certainly did not expect to receive any gifts from anyone other than family and boyfie haha because he already got me an early birthday gift during our trip to sg. :P 

After the class on the next day of my birthday, Huan passed me a paper bag with a silver box beautifully wrapped inside! (>///<) ♥ haha! I was like (☆o☆) when I saw this card inside the bag! XD It's a hand-made card! I love hand-made cards cause they're much more personal and heart warming. ♪( ´▽`) I actually have that habit of collecting letters/cards and even little hand drawn/written memos since young lol Most of them are from those times where internet was not so commonly used yet. *feels great nostalgia* (>~<) Ok back to the topic. (=ε=)

The card looks like this! Full of usachan and kumachan and other things that I love! ♥
Thanks everyone and Vinchan who made this card! (´▽`)
 Super love this 3D cupcake tower! XD Too damn cute!  XD

A box full of bunny goodies! (☆o☆)!!!!

I love this box of pinky goodness!  ♪(๑´⍢`๑)
The TM bunny hand cream is too cute I don't wanna use it! haha

There is also a nice quote behind the box that I like very much.  
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
which reminds me of my favorite quote from The Little Prince.
"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."

I also got a birthday letter from an old friend, 小红.  ♥
And it came with an adorable pair bunny ear studs! 
Unfortunately  I don't have ear piercings and since its ear studs I cannot transform it to ear clips or anything (╥﹏╥) 小红 suggested that I should use it as badges instead which I think is a pretty good idea! :P 

And tadaa! My first birthday pressie that boyfie gt for me in sg XD Even though I'm a fan of Rilakkuma and Korilakuma, I don't really own a hug-gable sized plush of them, so Win got one for me on our last day in sg :P Finally a huggable Korilakuma added into my collection! (≧▽≦)

And no, Korila didn't came with the red shirt on XD HAHA Korila 'borrowed' it from Coffee (=ε=) and somehow it makes him looks like a chinaman (with that red hat) lmao.
dong dong chiang~ ♪

 My bedside guardians.

 They need to be feeded too. (=ε=)

Belated pressie from parents.  ♥ Tiny pendant! LOVE! (=▽=)

The most belated gift which I received two days ago? lol Thanks hokee! :D 
He will be well taken care of by the bedside guardians. XD 

Also, not forgetting those who drop me birthday messages on fb and phone. Thanks all! 
I am so lucky to be blessed with a loving family, a nice boyfriend and a bunch of good friends!
(^_^)/* ♥