Category Archives: Nails

Watsons Sightings: March 2012

It’s been so long since I dropped by my neighbourhood Watsons! Spotted some new skincare and makeup products which I find really intriguing:

Dolly Wink display stand

Dolly Wink has some of the most interesting false lashes ever and there are more designs to choose from now. Also included are brow powders, brow pencils and the likes.

Majolica Majorca Lash King is currently going for 15% off, great time to try out their newest products! This is MM’s latest mascara offering which boasts of 5mm super long fibres for well-defined long and volumised lashes.

Garnier Aqua Defense Sensitive

I haven’t been using Garnier ever since my secondary school days (I was hooked on the whitening line) and I’m definitely attracted to the sweet floral pink packaging of their Aqua Defense Sensitive line! The original Aqua Defense line (mint green packaging)  was very popular and I’m sure the Sensitive range will receive warm response too. I love the texture of the Aqua Defense Sensitive Essence (RP: $19.90) – very lightweight and easily absorbed. Certainly gonna give this a go right after I finish my current moisturizers 😉

Gonna end this post with a new polish from OPI Holland Collection that I’ve been wearing all week:

OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!

China Glaze It’s Alive

The star product of the Halloween collection from China Glaze:

This was two coats. China Glaze It’s Alive has plenty of olive glitter suspended in an army/murky green jelly. The application was good and dries fairly quickly. Not too thick for a jelly as well but this eats top coat like crazy. It took me 2-3 thick coats of Poshe before it felt less gritty to the touch. A beautiful colour though that is well worth the effort of removing with foil and acetone remover.

 

NOTD: China Glaze Skyscraper

Just a quick NOTD!

natural light

with flash

China Glaze Skyscraper is from the recent Metro (Downtown) collection. It is such a ridiculously sparkly and gorgeous polish. It is chocked full of dense silver glitter bits in a blue/purple base. It goes on well, there was no need for extra layers – in fact this was a regular 2-coater (how very opaque!). The glitter dries down smooth even without top coat. Looks purple in some lights and blue in others. Very pretty and definitely worth keeping in your stash!

NOTD: OPI Samoan Sand

Another nude I’ve been wearing a lot lately.

This goes on quite streaky on the first coat but evens out nicely on the second. I wore 3 coats for maximum opacity and this also helps reduce the streaks. Definitely a must-have polish for “mannequin hands”. It also reminds me a lot of Zoya Melodie just that OPI Samoan Sand has a touch more pink/peach in it.

Yes, I certainly consider this a staple in any polish fiend’s stash.

OPI Grape Set Match + OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle

I have worn this manicure for a full week, which says quite a lot!

I love how it really sparkles, Servin’ Up Sparkle really transforms Grape Set Match into something else altogether 😉

Sorry I do not have Grape Set Match worn alone 😦 But it’s a really rich royal purple/blue. Super amazing on its own too!

Look at the sparkles inside Grape Set Match!

OPI Tickle My France-y

Picked up OPI Tickle My France-y some time ago but this is the first time I’m wearing it!

 

This is the awesome-est nudish pink to wear to work. Very nice neutral, appears lilac/pink with some brown/mauve undertones. Formula was excellent too, goes on in one smooth coat. I used 2 coats as usual. If you notice some shimmers, it’s because I layered Zoya Gigi over it (would love to wear TMF alone, but I accidentally smudged one finger).

OPI Simply Smashing!

Have been wearing OPI’s Simply Smashing from the first Serena Williams Grand Slam collection and comes in a set with the Black Shatter. However I didn’t get the black shatter because I’ve heard how goopy and thick it could become :/

This is a very pretty yellow-green that reminds me of a tennis ball indeed.

under direct sunlight

with flash

NOTD: Zoya Gigi

with flash

Am feeling neutral… This is a pale sheer pink with microsparkles in it. Decided to top up with Color Club Starry Temptress Top Coat to give it extra sparkle.

Color Club Fashion Addict

A lilac holo for National Day 2 days ago! ❤

 

under direct sun

with flash

2 coats, awesome formula as usual with Color Clubs. I’ve never had any bad experiences with Color Club polishes and this does not disappoint. Love it!

NOTD: OPI Rally Pretty Pink + OPI Red Shatter

Wore the OPI Rally Pretty Pink alone for a day before I layered Red Shatter (that comes with the Serena Glam Slam set) over it just to see how it performs:



with flash

Wow. I am not a fan of shatters, in fact I probably wouldn’t get this if not for the fact that it comes together with Rally Pretty Pink. It goes on rich and smooth and crackles easily. By the time I was done with all ten fingers, the shatter polish had dried and I was able to apply a top coat.

This makes an interesting effect but I’d have preferred that the shatter polish crackles in chunky bits rather than in vertical stripes 😦 But perhaps it’s just my technique (or lack of it)! Love how the gold shimmers peek out underneath the shatter but honestly…. I preferred wearing Rally Pretty Pink alone.