Saturday, June 30, 2012

Giraffe on my nails!

I have never seen a giraffe in real life before. Not that I fancy giraffe much but I do find giraffe's skin pattern interesting. That coming from a person who loves any shades of brown :)

So yeah, I decided to do giraffe skin patten on me nails for this week FF.

giraffe (3)

I wanted to use the brown polish that I'm holding to draw the brown patches. But it dries very quick and so painting gets difficult. I don't have dark brown acrylic paint as well but much thanks to Art class, I was able to get dark brown color by mixing red, yellow and blue. But I did the mixing separately for each nail. Hence, the different shade of brown. Still, I feel satisfied about it.
giraffe (6)

A passport photo of a hand!
giraffe (5)

Do you like it?

Friday, June 29, 2012

FF: Animal print

Friday Fingers

Animal prints have been my latest crave lately... from leopard print to snake skin to giraffe print...and lots more animal prints to explore. I guess, there's this attraction that these animals have on me and nail art. I think, you feel me too.

So this week's FF is Animal Print.

How to:

  1. Copy the badge above.
  2. Paste the badge on your FF: Animal print post and insert the URL link of this page (FF theme: Animal print ) on the badge.
  3. Publish your FF: Animal print entry.
  4. Come back to my FF Theme post by clicking the banner on your entry.
  5. At the bottom of this page, find 'You next, click to enter'.
  6. Fill up the requirements in Linky Tools form. Make sure to fill the URL of your FF: Animal print post.
  7. After you are done, go back to this page again and look for 'get the code'. Copy and paste the code at the bottom of your FF: Animal print entry.
  8. We are linked for Friday Fingers!

Here's a photo of what I did earlier. It isn't my final animal print nail art cos I was actually trying first hand on giraffe print. I love how it turned out though. Might do the rest of the nails tomorrow.


By the way, I'd like to convey my sincere appreciation to Michelle for linking up for the FF: Ikat inspired theme...and also to Ngiau and Vera for posting their ikat inspired nail art on Instagram. Appreciate the support girls.

Let's rawk the animal in you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Green Ikat inspired nail art

I made another Ikat inspired for my FF: Ikat Inspired theme. I wanted a darker background and also wanted to try the new shade of OPI green I bought recently.

I love this green shade Don't Mess with OPI. And it's creme finish and I just love creme finish polish.
Dont mess with OPI (2)

Below are the ikat nail art in green I made. I think I went too much with black on the ring finger and it doesn't look so naturally ikat. In fact, my right nails are much better done than this. Ha!

green ikat (6)

green ikat (4)

I purposely left two nails unpainted cos I prefer to show off the beauty of this base color. ^_^

What do you think?

Friday, June 22, 2012

FF: Ikat Inspired

Friday Fingers

It's been quite a while since I last did Friday Fingers. Even my FF buddies Edith and Lizee are quite tight with work at the moment.


I have found new nail art buddies. And they have agreed to join this Friday Finger and I hope they do cos it is so much fun painting nails and having them shared with friends with the same interest. Jangan tarik diri ah Beaty, Ngiau, Michelle, Vera and Dyana ^_^

Ok, so the theme is Ikat Inspired (search: Ikat nail art)

How to:

  1. Copy the badge above.
  2. Paste the badge on your FF: Ikat Inspired post and insert the URL link of this page (FF theme: Ikat Inspired ) on the badge.
  3. Publish your FF: Ikat Inspired entry.
  4. Come back to my FF Theme post by clicking the banner on your entry.
  5. At the bottom of this page, find 'You next, click to enter'.
  6. Fill up the requirements in Linky Tools form. Make sure to fill the URL of your FF: Ikat Inspired post.
  7. After you are done, go back to this page again and look for 'get the code'. Copy and paste the code at the bottom of your FF: Ikat Inspired entry.
  8. We are linked for Friday Fingers!

Below is my version of Ikat nail art as well as a picture tutorial of how I did mine.
orange ikat (3)

orange ikat (4)

orange ikat (5)

Have fun!
I'm gonna try another one!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Giveaway from Margaret Glenn's Blog

Margaret is giving away this beauty and I so wanna win it!

In order to win this, I have to answer some questions about Margaret. So here goes...

1. I attended the Sabahan Bloggers Gathering in 2009. What costume did I wore?
Pirate Costume.

2. What is my favourite Handbag brand?
Louis Vutton

3. What is my inner animal?

4. What food did I declare as my every Sunday Morning Breakfast?
Dim Sum

5. What kind of makeup cosmetic do I use?
Mineral Makeup

6. Who is my favourite Dutch Artist?
Van Gogh

7. What Operating System Distribution is on my current laptop?
Ubuntu, LINUX

8. Who is my current broadband line carrier?

9. What animal do I belong in the Chinese Animal Year?

10. I was "Star Struck" when I attended an event at 1Borneo Hypermall on 6th November 2010. What is the name of the event?
Beyond The Realm of Conscience, meet and greet the cast.

Bonus Question:
What was the Voucher Number that I won to attend the 4th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2010?

I hope I get to win that OPI nail polish. Margaret, please declare me the winner :D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vertical Gradient Blue

Earlier this year, a friend went to the US and I requested her help to buy my the OPI Nicki Minaj Spring 2012 collection. It's cheaper buying directly from OPI's hometown.

But I haven't got the chance to try out all the swatches. Today, I'm gonna start with OPI Fly.
The color looks more turquoise in real life and I'm loving it.

I realized how I love cream finish nail polish since using OPI Fly as well as OPI Did It On 'Em. Will try to look more of cream finish nail polishes soon.

Since I'm into gradient lately, I wanted to re-create Nailsaurus' nail art but with a slight tweak.

So what I did was using sponging technique to create gradient. I even used her tutorial on creating beautiful gradient effect via sponging. Love it! Love it!
vertical blue gradient (4)

vertical blue gradient (1)

Initially I wanted to 'bling-bling' all my nails. But remembering that I only wear this nail art until Sunday, I decided not. Save me my nail studs. ^_^

The thing about sponging vertically, the nail bed tend to be flooded with nail polishes and it's kinda hard for me to clean them even with brush. Note to self, vertical sponging; not cleaning-friendly.

Colors Used:
OPI Fly Nicki Minaj Spring 2012 collection as base
Revlon Midnight Affair
Sally Hansen Black Out
Studs from local store.

Next week, will try to do Galaxy Nails. It's been wanting to try that particular mani.

Till then!

Mermaid nails

I have been very active in Instagram lately. And I just found out ways to explore more nail art enthusiasts via Instagram community. It is so much fun and quick, I think I am hooked to clicking each beautiful photo!

Anyways, an Instagram friend suggested that I enter this one contest on Instagram organized by @nic_thcelly. The contest theme is Mermaid Theme and is still running till July 1st. I even have to open up my Instagram for public viewing and wow, my nail photos have sure gained a little instant fame. LOL!

So here are the nail art I submitted for the contest. I did gradient blue representing the deep ocean and drew scallop shape on the ring and thumb nails as accent nails representing fish scales. I had fun doing this nail art and so I submitted my entry for the fun of it.

mermaid tail (1)

mermaid tail (2)

What do you think?

Colors Used:
Oroloy nail polish as base. Cheap brand found at local stores. There is no name attached with the bottle. So I can only say that the color is pretty much turquoise.
Elianto Alice Blue
Elianto Indigo Shine
Eleanor Blue Glitter

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Green Zumba Party nails

I'm just so excited to attend this Green Zumba charity party that I decided to paint my nails according to the theme..with Zumba logo and word on them!

zumba green party2

zumba green party

Yours truly with one of the Zins who has actually painted her nails similar to mine. Zumba nail twins!


Colors used:
OPI Did It On 'Em
Elianto Racing Green
Black acrylic paint

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tribal in Pink

Wow, it has been quite a while since I last updated here. Haven't been doing much nail art lately due to work. Even when I did have time to do it, I didn't manage to make a proper post for them nails. Just snap some photos of them and got away with it.

Here are some of them by the way...

Gradient pink with faux nails I wore for a magazine anniversary party in April.

Black over Red for a chic rock effect.

Gradient gold over Black. My nails for the Harvest Festival celebration end of last May.

And here's a proper post for today's nail art.
tribal pink2

I've been wanting to do tribal design again but always ended up stressing out on what color combo to use. As I was ransacking my nail colors, I realized that my OPI Nicki Minaj collection bought in January has not been really tested out. So yeah, tribal pink it is...with of course, the mandatory of black and white.

tribal pink
Still have to practice more on doing free-hand painting the lines.

Colors used:
OPI Pink Friday as base.
Black and white acrylic paint to draw the tribal design.

Next up, will be my nail art for Zumba Green Party this coming Friday. I am e.x.c.i.t.e.d!!!!