Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NOTD: Purple Chrome Rainbow

Wow! Just one thin coat of this polish and no top coat in these pictures. Preeeeety!

Seriously, I wonder why I pay S$23 for OPI when this S$2 beauty applies better and look how pigmentated it is! Is any OPI a one-coater? >,< I doubt it.

But I adore this purple-blue and I will be wearing this a lot more often. ^^

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One Day Left!

If you haven't joined yet, please feel free to join my giveaway!

  1. You must be a follower need not be a follower. International readers welcome!
  2. Email me an entry at with Polished Serenity Giveaway in the subject. Please include a name/nick so I can announce the winner.
  3. Winners will be chosen randomly.
  4. The closing date is 31st March 12 midnight Singapore time  UTC: +8
  5. Winners will be notified via email. If I get no reply within 7 days, I will choose another winner.
Just a gentle reminder. ^^

Plus, I am cracking my brains to come up with a nice easter manicure. But the sadist in me is just seeing blood! (More Good Friday then Easter really.)

Soooooo, stay tuned! And don't forger to send me an email! ^^

PS: I'm thinking of how to choose a winner. I loved the way painted lady fingers choose her winner. Wonder if any of my 2 dogs would be willing to eat a pack of cream cheese.

Sheesh. That's a no brainer. >.<

NOTD: Sweet Spiders (Or not)

Hi all!

Been inspired by all the purple manis with spiders. So I decided to attempt to kick it up a notch.

Note the gold 'web'. Or attempt at anyway.

2 coats of OPI Done Out In Deco. Konad Plate M1. Used the Konad gold and black special polish. However, I added extra good pigment into the gold one. Thus why the gold can actually be seen.

I really liked this mani until a child commented that my nails had "coo-too" or ticks on them.

Ummmm is this true? I HOPE NOT!

It will soon be removed regardless. Ewww. The tick picture just gives me goosebumps.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

NOTD: Jewel Tips

With flash. These are 2 coaters. Rimmel's Green with Envy. And Skinfood Pedicure Vita 03SX1 (purple).

Out in the sun. Isn't it just lovely? And see, I was a good girl and actually did a clean up before I took these pictures. ^^ It does make a different but I prefer letting it 'go' the natural way.

The jewel tones are so rich and match my new dress. *muah ha ha ha ha*

Hope you like these pictures! ^^

PS I am always willing to do swaps. See anything you like? Let a note for me in comments! I'm dying for some China Glaze lovin'. Please?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Banner


I just love my new banner. My lovely friend, Hongie, designed it especially for me Awwwwww!

I love you and all my flying purple piggies. Notice their lair? I mean cave.


Mini Swatches

1 coat of Done out in Deco with 2 coats of the Sylvie. It's a very pretty combination. The first pictures shows a truer colour of the polish in the bottles. The second one is better for the colour on the nail.
2 coats Kose Sugar Plum. First picture without flash. Second with. The polish looks more like the second picture but just a tad bit darker.
The colour looks lighter in the bottle then on the nail. It has a beautiful green flash and reminds me of a mermaid's tail. Rimmel's 819 Green With Envy.
 First picture, bottle colour accurate. 2nd picture (Below), strangely more accurate nail colour, minus the shimmer. Rimmel 640 Twinkle.

And last, the worst of the lot to photograph.
 2nd picture, accurate for nail colour. Last picture for bottle colour. Both are from canmake and 1 coat of each.

Friday, March 26, 2010

NOTD: Silver Screen and Purple Layers!

Hey! I decided to paint my nails with Revlon's silver screen. Here it is with one coat!
Pretty shabby eh? I used just one thin coat. I was thinking, hmmmmm what would pump this up? Another 5 coats? Nah... I decided to layer some purple glitter over it (Ash's loot) and thus...
I dented my middle finger slightly in the process. I have no idea how it happened. I put on just one coat of the purple glitter and *boomz* pretty shimmery goodness! Click for a close up.

I realised my nails are like a Monet painting. Good (to view) from far, far from good. ^^

I guess everyone is worried about their cuticles and hangnails and overpainted nails. But we are human and no one(in real life) will stare that closely at your nails. After a couple of showers, my nails look perfect. ^^

So yes, this is it and please enter the giveaway! Only 5 days left!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Mini Giveaway! :Minor Edit to Rules

Cos the number of followers has exceeded my age, I have decided on a mini giveaway!

There are 2 prizes. The grand one *drum roll* and a mini one!

The mini one first! It will contain 2 nail polishes and a sheet of cute nail stickers.
Arn't the bunnies just too cute?

And now, for the big(ger) giveaway!
7 polishes, 3 nail stickers, and a pair of sparkly earrings! I have close up shots of every thing.
Please click for an even closer view! I put in a few different ones. I didn't want to do any OPI cos 1. you can get it everywhere and 2. it's super expensive here (US$17 a bottle, RIPOFF!). But different nailpolishes are fun!

Sooooooo, here are the rules.

  1. You must be a follower need not be a follower. (I decided since I hardly follow any blogs but read a whole bunch which I bookmarked, I would be a hypocrite to just allow followers! So yes, everyone join the party. However, if you wish to follow me, I won't say no!) International readers welcome!
  2. Email me an entry at with Polished Serenity Giveaway in the subject. Please include a name/nick so I can announce the winner.
  3. Winners will be chosen randomly.
  4. The closing date is 31st March 12 midnight Singapore time  UTC: +8
  5. Winners will be notified via email. If I get no reply within 7 days, I will choose another winner.
This is my first giveaway so if I mess up, please be kind. :) I will have my next giveaway at 100 followers.

So good luck everyone! ^^ *cross fingers and toes*

Sawan's and Makeupper Giveaway!


This giveaway is awesome! Go check out Sawan! And makeupper!

Mine pales in comparision

But go check these ones out!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Polishes and an update

Work has exploded. And because of my extreme procastination of paperwork, I am suffering now. I deserve it though. No one to blame but meself.

And yes, about comments. I am a tech idiot/moron/dimwit/dumbo. I stupidly turned on 'No comments allowed'. But it should all be working now. *cross fingers*

But yes, on to happier things. I am shopping tomorrow for my giveaway. And I have decided to have 2 prizes! A grand prize *drumroll* and a mini prize! Rules and such at a later date.

And I shall have to give thanks to my good friend Ash(not her real name). She *sniff sniff* shifted back to Canada a few days back and I'm going to miss her loads. Although I'm seeing her in December, cos I'm planning on spending Christmas in Vancouver! Ohhhhhh, Claires! But I digress.

Since my darling Mama Ash was leaving, she gave me her mini nail polish hoard.

So I have 16, almost new, polishes! (Including a mini Sui ^^ ) Ash buys polishes I would never buy for myself. In case you haven't noticed, I love bright polishes, especially green and purple. Ash is a classy classic chick. So, her stash is mostly pinks, pales and bright chilli reds. But it's lovely! Thanks honey!

(L to R) Revlon 751 Blackberry, Revlon 680 Revlon Red (classic), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 24 Blackout, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 11 Lavender Envy, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength 66 True Love, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength 37 Beautiful Blossom, Sylvie Biggest Collection 11j, Sylvie Biggest Collection 15j, Rimmel 60secs 640 Twinkle, Rimmel 60 secs 819 Green with envy, Anna Sui (gush) 14b, Canmake 8011, Canmake 8022, OPI Done out in Deco, Honey Sweet Long Stay 160, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Spell.
Hope you like this post! ^^ And much love to Romika and Skulda! Thanks ladies for pointing out the comments issue. And I do read your blogs! ^^ I just prefer bookmarking blogs rather than following. Which I have only recently learnt to do. You guys are the greatest! *blows kisses*

Bonus Pictures: My 2 dogs

Cookie! And Floppy! They are both impossible to photograph. Typical animals move to much. Floppy's picture is a bit dark but I am useless at photshop.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Giveaway (^.^)

I have decided to take the plunge and announce a giveaway!

I will have all the details up on the 25th of March. It will be open to everyone (International readers rejoice)! Yeah!

Will update with more details soon. So til Thursday...

NOTD: PInk and Blue

Skinfood Pedicure Vita in Pink and Sephora glittering nail polish Blue Sapphire. The blue is truly beautiful. The second picture shows how wonderful the glitter is, all suspended in the bottle. It looks dark blue-purple in the bottle. But a true blue on the nail.
2 coats of each. Great application. I wanted silver french tips. Somehow, I just realised, I have NO silver glitter in my collection. Who believes that? I didnt. I swore I would have had at least ONE bottle of silver glitter.
So, yes, enjoy the glitter jelly goodness.