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Girly Bits Twitterpated

I got Girly Bits Twitterpated a couple months ago but only decided to take it for a spin recently. Twitterpated is a beautiful lavender holographic shade with a subtle pink shimmer. 

This is three coats of Twitterpated and you can see the shimmer in this picture below. The shimmer does give it that extra oomph and also a sweet, delicate touch.

Here you can see the holo rainbows better but I swear, it is much more holo in real life! 

Purple holos never fail to make my knees weak. <3

Posted by My Polish Adventures on January 05, 2014 at 10:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Different ways to wear multichrome polish

Hey y'all! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I tried out the dry brush method the other day with my oil spill nails and that inspired me to come up with a post on some different ways to wear multichrome polish, besides the usual few coats over black.

In this post, I used Ozotic 502, 504 and 505, as well as Girly Bits Cosmetics Hiss & Lear over black and these are just a few more creative ways to wear multichromes. I took some shots underwater too, to bring out the full effect of the colour shifts so as a general guideline, the pictures with black backgrounds are shots taken on dry land and the pictures with the white backgrounds were taken underwater. 

Here's a shot with the four designs I decided to recreate - the braid, the tribal, the dry brush and the fan brush. I've included links to the various tutorials I referred to so you guys can join in the fun too!
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I took so pictures designs from different angles so that you can see the colour shifts. Here, they're all on the warm side and as we go down, the colours will shift towards a cooler spectrum.

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Now for some close up shots. This first one is the braid. It's relatively simple to do but here's a good tutorial I found. 

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This next one is the tribal. I had higher expectations for this design but it seems the chromes do not really shift as much. It did look pretty rad still. Here's a link to the tribal tutorial I used.  
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Here's the dry brush. This one is similar to the oil spill look and my suggestion is to leave sufficient black space in the background so you can still see the different polish used. You can experiment with longer/shorter brush strokes depending on your nail length. 
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This last one is the fan brush. SimpleNailArtDesigns has a really good video tutorial that you can watch and this was a really simple and fun look. It reminds me of dragons beard, a type of candy we get here in Singapore! 


I also tried out the same technique with a vertical pattern instead of a horizontal one and the colour shift is more evident though I still think the horizontal pattern looks nicer. 

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</a>So there you go - four new ways to wear your multichromes. They're super simple to do and they're such a great way to spice up your manicure! Drop me a comment if you have any other ideas/suggestions on more ways to play with multichromes! Till next time! (:

Posted by My Polish Adventures on January 01, 2014 at 10:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Multichrome Oil Spill Nails

Hey y'all! I came across this amazing oil spill nails post by Nail Loopy a while back using some ILNP multichrome polish and I could not get it out of my head so I decided to try and recreate the look with some of the multichromes I have.

I used Ozotic 502 and 504, as well as Girly Bits Hiss & Lear for this look. I first painted a black base and when that was completely dry, I used the dry brush method and painted the various multichromes using random strokes. These pictures were taken underwater to bring out the oil spill effect even better! 


I love that this look was soooo beyond easy to recreate and the effect was just...WOW. Seriously, you guys got to try this out! :)

Posted by My Polish Adventures on December 30, 2013 at 11:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Girly Bits Hiss & Lear

Hiss & Lear is the latest multi-chrome polish from Girly Bits which shifts from lime green to deep moss, to purple & fuchsia to gold<span>. I was so excited to cart it out and swatch it! I didn't managed to catch the fuchsia and gold bits but the lime green to cyan to purple shift was stunning enough for me!

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This is 2 coats of Hiss & Lear over a black base.

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</a>Get your bottle for Mei Mei's Signatures before it sells out!

Posted by My Polish Adventures on December 01, 2013 at 10:04PM | Permalink | 0 Comments


A Good Girl Haul

Hello there! I've been trying to document my hauls here to keep track of my purchases and normally I'd feel so guilty but I feel like such a good girl this time round. :) I bought 10 bottles in May and only 2 in July. TWO. AHHHHHH, I feel like an addict kicking her dirty habbit, except I'm not sure if I want to kick this polish addiction!

Starting off with a bang, I bought a tin of Burt's Bees Lemon BUtter Cuticle Cream. To clarify, I did not break up with Lush Lemony Flutter. I just wanted to try something new. I do love the citrus scent of Burt's Bee. Somehow my Lemony Flutter has changed its smell and it's extremely soft and not flakey like those I've been on other blogs. I think it's because of how hot and humid Singapore is. Which is why I love how refreshing Burt's Bees was! The smell was sharp (I LOVE citrusy scents so this one is a big plus for me) and it wasn't too oily. I'm now alternating between the two, using Lush when my cuticles need that extra love.

I couldn't resist the charm of the Essie Resort collection. Can you blame me?  The formula was great and the colour payoff was amazing!

These next four were my recent purchases from Mei Mei's Signatures. It's pretty obvious I'm on a purple trajectory huh? This is Girly Bits Twitterpated, Black Cat Lacquer Tetris (a square shaped multicoloured glitter topper which I am in love with), Happy Hands Lady Goodman and The Worst is Over.

Meimei was also kind enough to send me a couple of polishes to review and I really enjoyed them! You can read the review here. I really liked how I wouldn't ordinarily buy these shades but they turned out pretty dope.

This is Scofflaw Cuckoo Cloud Land (a phrase from Radiohead's Like Spinning Plates) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot which I purchased form Shoppe Eclecticco. I absolutely love these two, not just for their names but for their beauty as well!

I also got Emily de Molly Land of Confusion and Oceanic Forces, Femme Fatale Cosmetics Nightsong Grotto and Cloudburst from Shoppe Eclecticco. Couldn't resist these four beauties either and these Australian indies always sell like hotcakes on Annette's shop so I had to ninja them before I regretted not getting them!  

Well, that's the end of this humble haul post. I'm pretty happy to be over a month "clean" now, because it not only means more money in the bank but also more swatches to come. I'm trying to slowly swatch my way through my indie collection and hopefully this low buy will continue on so I can get through the stash faster!

Till next time!

Posted by My Polish Adventures on July 13, 2013 at 9:57PM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Four Month's Worth of Hauls

My nails and cuticles are in no shape to meet anyone so I'm going to share my recent hauls with you while I try to get them back in order. This seems pretty little for four months but that's what happen when work takes over! :(

As always, I'm starting with the indies. Every time I think I've gotten enough, more just seem to spring out and I can never resist them!

Loving the KBShimmer Spring polishes I got! I swatched them here. As for Bank Geek and Bejeweled, they will have to wait!

This next brand is becoming one of my favourite indie brands. I started taking notice of Hare Polish on tumblr quite a while back and I fell in love with the first few olours ever made - A Positive and Bisbee and I am so glad the brand is more accessible now! I'm still eyeing a couple of the older shades like Archipalego and Tropic of Cancer so I'm sitting tight and hoping they get re-released!

Now for the Australian indies...I swear everytime I see new pictures of the new creations made, my heart flutters and my wallet cries.

HOLO HOLO HOLO! Thee new holo shades from Emily de Molly are stunning!

These are the last of my Lynnderella haul (for now). I've got to start saving for my next haul because damn, they're expensive.

Moving on to the more mainstream brands, I got a friend to CP Lady Sings The Blues for me from BeautyAsia and I bought Ray of Light from the lovely Annette of Shoppe Eclecticco when she did some unearthing and found a spare bottle in her stash.

Here are the China Glazes I purchase recently. Ever since the indie craze, I haven't really bought much mainstream brands but these few still managed to capture my attention. I also got the three Zoyas from BeautyAsia.

Yes yes, I hauled the entires China Glaze Hologlam collection. I had to. I am a holo hoarder so this was such a no brainer. Swatches of the collection as well as comparisons can be found here and here.

I also couldn't resist the Color Club Halo Hues 2013. Seeing how amazing the 2012 ones were, I had to get the six new shades to complete the Halo Hues family!

That's it for my haul! I guess working does not have its perks for my wallet! :)

Posted by My Polish Adventures on May 01, 2013 at 5:44PM | Permalink | 0 Comments


The Epic Haul of Shame

HAPPY MID-WEEK YOU GUYS! We're already halfway through the work week so here's a little something fun!

I've been so busy trying to churn out swatches of all my recent holo and indie buys that I haven't been diligently doing up my monthly haul posts so I shall present you with my EPIC Haul of Shame - all my polish purchases from the past many many months. Please don't judge me. :D

I've also swatched a couple of these new babies and I've linked their names to their respective swatches so click away to see some swatches!

June's Haul:

Pretty & Polished Jawbreaker, Party on my Yacht, Hearts & Daggers, Dream Queen, Tart and Pool Party

Same order as above but I just wanted to show you how the polishes look like. I couldn't resist doing some close up shots. These were some of the first indies I purchase so I feel much more attached to them and thus I want to show them off just a little more! ;)

Jawbreaker and Party on my Yacht

HEarts & Daggers and Pool Party

Dream Queen and Tart

Hard Candy Beetle (Orly Space Cadet dupe) and Sky (Chanel Riva dupe) and WnW Bow In My Presence (China Glaze Optical Illusion dupe)

I got these from a blog sale and they were only a couple of bucks so why not?

Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday

In my defense, I did not purchase this polish. It was a free gift when Luxola was celebrating their birthday and if you purchased anything above $50, this polish was free!

July's Haul:

Revlon Radient, Blue Lagoon, Scandalous and Popular

I managed to find these babies during my trip to Hon Kong and I grabbed them like a mad woman. I think I actually ran to the shop when I saw them and the sales lady was laughing at me.

Butter London All Hail The Queen. Tart With A Heart and The Black Knight

These were my first BLs and I just had to get these three. HAD TO.

Nails Inc Sprinkles Sugar Lane House, Sweets Way, Pudding Lane and Topping Lane

I also couldn't resist these sweet Sprinkles polish from Nails Inc. Even their names sound so yummy!

Nubar Reclaim, Moon Eclipse and Iris Dust

I wanted to get hit free shipping for my beautybay order so I added these Nubars into my cart. Reclaim came highly recommended by Candy from Cherub's Lips. and I was in my multichrome/duochrome phase so I got the two pretty duochromes too.

OPI Absolutely Alice, Mad As A Hatter, China Glaze TMI, TTYL, FYI and GR8

My VHTF haul. I'm proud of myself that I managed to get these at rather reasonable prices! SCORE! Right now, I have 6 of the 12 OMGs (I have DV8 and 2NITE as well) so I'm gonna try to actively complate my OMG collection. I'm dead serious about at least getting the two purples so if you're willing to let go of your bottles, drop me a comment! I'd gladly take them off your hands for a reasonable price! :D

August's Haul:

Nfu Oh #63, #64, #66 and #59

Jade Holograficos Energy, Hypnose, Facsionio Violeta, Seducao Rosa, Vermelho Surreal, Mystic Gold and Magia Negra

Layla Gold Idol, Emerald Divine, Shock Pink, Red Taboo, Purple Illusion, Cloudy Violet, Misty Blush and Coffee Break

Finally, my Layla Hologram family is complete! :)

Lash Lacquer Midnight Affair, My Bubble, Flippin' Out, Lite Brite and Birthday Cake

Pahlish: Dark Parades, Train Underwater, Sullen Girl, End of Days, Toxic and Timeless and My Oblivion

Cirque Never Nude, Fascination Street and Ophelia, Amy's Nail Boutique Woodie's Wish and Fiesta

piCture pOlish Denim, Amethyst, Orbit and White Wedding

Ozotic 509, 518 and 522

Yes, August's Haul was HUGE. I was going BBBMTL (Buy Buy Buy Mail Tu Laio, which loosely translates to just "buy the damn thing and stop procastinating"!) at almost all the polishes I liked. I think it was partly due to the fact that I was going to start working in the last week of August and I just wanted to blow some savings just cuz I could. HAHA!

September's Haul:

KBShimmer Party, Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd (my very first Lynnderella!), China Glaze Ghoulish Glow, ManGlaze Fatty's Got More Blood and ILF

Nail Pattern Boldness Le Big Party and Bitches Brew. I bought Glitter Food (Fix A Flat) too but sadly I forgot to include it in the NPB family portrait. I'm a bad polish mother. :(

FNUG Psychedelic, Futuristica and Fantastica

Random OPIs: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, My Very First Knockwurst, Every Month Is Oktoberfest and Nein! Nein! Nein! Okay Fine!

October's Haul:

China Glaze Glitter All The Way and Savina Sparkles

Glitter Gal Teal Green, Nude, Wisteria and Citrine

Sea Lore Ariel

Lush Lacquer Shattered, Afterall It's Fall, Beryy Naughty, Sugar Daddy, Just Chillin' and Halloweenie

November and December's Haul:

Essie Navigate Her and A Crewed Interest

I've wanted these two since forever and I'm glad I finally managed to track them down! :)

Gloss 'n Sparkles Goblins Grave, Edge of the World, Pyjamarama and Witches Britches

Emily de Molly: The Fifth Element, Majestic Flight, When Planets Collide and Harmony

Gloss 'n Sparkle Pixel Perfect, Emily de Molly Bright Young Things and No Love Lost, Femme Fatale Costemics Crimson Acolyte and Winter Hyacinth

Obviously the Australians have gotten this indie polish going on! LOVE LOVE LOVE all of them.

Girly Bits Howl at the Moon and Indian Summer, KBShimmer Wrapper's Delight and All Decked Out, CrowsToes Absolum and Voodoo

Nostalgic Lacquer Rock Me Amadeus, Take On Me and Karma Chameleon

Loving how these were named after such amazing songs! I'm still not over my white based glitter phase.

Lynnderella The Glittering Crowd, Once In A Blue Rune, Salad Days, Funny Money, Very Pretty Vampire, Kabbalah Bracelet, Witch Couldron Was It?, Gotta Love Brains and Love, Lace and Lilacs

What indie haul would be complete without some Lynns? I know I featured The Glittering Crowd earlier on in this post but I couldn't separate it from the rest of the family! These babies cost me a bomb but they're all so pretty. Lynnderella was one of the first few indie polish makers and I just HAD to get them.

As you can see, my indie phase hasn't quite passed yet. I'm currently in love with purple based glitter polishes! They just look so delicate and fresh! :D

And now, moving on to some mainstreams.

China Glaze Winter Holly, It's A Trap-eze and Light As Air

Color Club Halo Hues

Yes, the holo slave in me had to get these.

Butter London Jack the Lad

This one caught my eye a couple months ago and Luxola was having a 30% off promo so I jumped on the chance to get this baby!

RBL Bikini Bottom, Squarepants, Patrick Starfish, Piu Mosso, Jane and Grunge

Bought these six during the BIB2 preorder. Not all of them are BIB2s though. Can't wait to wear the Spongebob colours (top row). They're screaming SUMMER to me!

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So there you go, that is my EPIC haul of shame. Obviously working has not helped with my polish addiction! I'll try to take more pictures of the hauls from 2013 and update the "Hauls" tab at the top of my blog soon!

Posted by My Polish Adventures on March 20, 2013 at 10:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Girly Bits Purple Potion

Hi everyone! Today, I've got a Girly Bits review for you!

I've always been really excited to try polish created by my fellow polish addicts. I remember when Pam first showed her new creations on her blog, I was thinking "Man, I really need to get my polished claws on those gorgeous polish, so when Mei Mei asked if I wanted to do a review for a Girly Bits polish, I jumped at the opportunity!

So, presenting... PURPLE POTION!

Here are some bottle shots first...

So this is how the 15ml bottle looks like. I particularly like the little diamante that has been (very securely) glued onto the bottle. Make it looks so much more precious.

 

Here, you can see that the fine holographic glitter particles flash green, red, purple and gold.

 

A blurred out shot really brings out the colours of the glitter!

On the nails...

I thought it's be good to show you how Purple Potions builds up so here, I'm wearing one coat on my index and middle fingers, and two coats on my ring finger and pinkie. The glitter actually spreads really nice and evenly so there's no need to "dot" the polish on cuz there wasn't any sparse area.

 

I'm wearing two coats on all my nails, in the above 3 pictures. As you can see, the polish does build up nicely and I think it's because the glitters aren't swimming in a clear base but rather a purple jelly base so it  gives colour to the polish and helps with the build up as well.

Another blurred up shot. I really like looking at blurry shots of glittery polishes because you can really see how bling the polish is!

You can wear it with two coats but I wanted maximum bling so I decided to go for another coat.

 

 

Finally, with three coats, the polish is now totally opaque and extremely bling bling!

Love the bokeh effect of the glitter! Totally reminds me of those Christmas tree lights bokeh shots!

And of course, I couldn't just finish the review with any old plain swatch. I wanted to see how a matte polish would bring out the colours of the glitter. I'm wearing my Essie Matte About You top coat on my index and ring fingers, and I painted SV on my middle finger and pinkie, to show you the different ways you can wear Purple Potion!

I love love love how Purple Potion looks mattified. Because it isn't a flat colour, the matte version looks so smooth and yet, so complex!

Application wise, Purple Potion is without a doubt, one of the smoothest glitter polishes I have ever tried. It glides onto the nails and the glitter spreads out really evenly. But the best thing has got to be that it dries sooooo smooth to the touch and so glossy. There was honestly no need for SV!

Seriously, you girls have got to grab a bottle for yourselves to try out this amazing polish. Mei Mei's Signatures is selling Girly Bits polishes from only $18.50 a bottle so click away and get a bottle for yourself before they all sell out!

Hope this review has been useful! (:

 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Mei Mei's Signature.This product was sent to me for my honest opinions.

Posted by My Polish Adventures on March 31, 2012 at 4:23PM | Permalink | 0 Comments