High Fashion Photo Shoot or maybe not (^,^)

I headed out to the Marina Bay area with friends last night. I haven't stayed out til 5 in the morning for ages! Needless to say, I suffered today.

But here are some shots of me *cough cough* and my friends trying to do some high end fashion photo shoot type feel. hahah I didn't explain myself well at all!

The scene. The Singapore River overlooking Marina Sands the casino. On the 'boat' there is an infinity pool. It was where Katy Perry did her interview when she was in Singapore. In the pool.
Who that? It me!
Part of the Fullerton Hotel where we were.
No sharing!
Awwww... Young sweet love! The lesbian sort. Muah ha ah ha ha ha ha

It was heaps fun and some of the photos are a bit ummm not meant to be published EVER.

Like the maxi dress? I got it for a steal at just S$19! And can you spot some earrings? ^^

Guest Nails: Ash's Under Da Sea Theme

Ash's pretty tips again!

Opi Sephora- mermaid to order
2 coats, top n base coat sally hansen (Taken with iphone)
Reminds me of Rimmel's 819 Green with Envy. Anyone can do a comparision?

Lookie lookie!

Look what I have!

It's a little black box. With some little white words on it. And it spells...


Oh yes it does.

And it contains...

Earrings! They are pretty cute. Okay, I shall fess up. I didn't buy this. My mom's friend's daughter tends to buy a lot of things on impulse. Nice things. She also threw out a Juicy couture bag and a black JPG bag as well.

They are out for cleaning. But wow!

All that for free.

Would you ladies use anything second hand? Or are you like me and willing to take 'used-goods'? Or hand-me-downs?

PS: I know this girl doesn't buy anything fake.

Celebratory Mani for my Readers!

Hi Guys! I am super excited right now because I just learned that I am on Spa Beauty School's Top 50 Nail Blog List! How awesome is that?! I must say thank you so much to my lovely readers because you are what make it possible!!

Here is a mani I did a couple days ago:

This is Sinful Colors - Hot Spot with Revlon - Slipper, a glitter topcoat made up of red glitter, red glitter, and large holo hexagon pieces. It looks so American, doesn't it?! :c)

Super Lucky Nails!

An old Rainbow colour!
In sunlight, 2 coats.
With flash!

And I got my place! :) I brought a 2 bedroom apartment! (^.^) I'm a homeowner and I was wearing this when I gave the cheque.

So yes, loans are settled. I just need to do a bit more paperwork and it will be done.

And bonus pictures

A moth in the gardern. I think it's an atlas moth. It was huge!
Look at this!

And I still can't believe I have a 30 year loan now. >,<

But I'm still happy!

NOTD: LA Girl's Head Banging

Hey ladies!

This is banging! I'm beginning to love the formula on these more than OPIs!
Ooooo SHimmer! I'm such a green fiend!

I fell asleep with wet nails thus the hair streaks. This is 2 coars and I kept it on for 4 days! There is tipwear but considering how rough I am, they stood up well.

And I am trying a new eye mask from Faceshop. It's a gel mask. My skin has been blotchy... So!
It's designed for the eye area. They are squishy at first, but after 30mins, the eye masks become drier and thinner, like paper. It's cool!
It smells divine too! As it should be, being that close to my nose. I'm going to use one once a week for a while and let's see if my eye bags get better. Only thing is that it's a bit expensive. $4.95 per use. Hmmm...

DISCLAIMER: I brought all of these on my own, with my own money. It's MY opinion.

China Glaze Fight Like a Woman - Fall 2010

In support of womens' battle against breast cancer, China Glaze has released a set of empowering pink shades. Check them out>>>

- Soft soft, almost white, shimmery pink. I loved wearing this one. I had it on for a looong time. It love the softness of it and how shimmery it is. There are little glints of green in the shimmer that I just love. This is three coats.

Endurance - Bright, glass-flecked, super fun raspberry! I want to call this Cosmo. Raspberry Cosmo. So fun! This is three coats.

Empowerment - Cotton candy, pink creme. I like the soft look of this and it's rare that I like pink polish so much, but this one really grew on me. I actually wore it twice. :cO weird. It's soft and squishy which gives for a great end result, but the application was not what I would have liked for a creme. It was a bit streaky and took three coats.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Fight Like a Woman will be available in September in beauty supply stores and beauty salons.

Skinfood is toxic!

I was reading through blogs when I saw Wan's post about Skinfood is toxic.

For me it was, SAY IT ISN'T SO!

So I went to her link and read.

"Products involved are Skinfood Jojoba Pure Nail PK004 and Milk Creamy Nail Base Coat. The two products were found to contain 9.7 and 11 ppm of Benzene respectively."

What's Benzene?

"Methanol is highly toxic while there is an established link between Benzene and leukemia."

?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? says me.

I was shocked because Skinfood's other products thive on being 'fresh' and all natural.

If you want to read the whole article, click here.

Now, I'm just being optimistic and hoping it's just those 2, (which I don't own) but I somehow highly doubt it.

This is a sad sad day for me...
So, I know that bottle! Is Canmake affected too??????????????

Jungle Boogie Recipe and Challange

Close-up of Jungle Boogie

I got the goods. I asked the lovely lady who created Jungle Boogie how she did it. I do have to apologize for not giving her credit to begin with, but it was just soooo amazing I guess I couldn't guess that it was a franken. It is just so well blended, and such a good mix of colors it was unbelievable to me I guess.

Bottle of Jungle Boogie

Here is at least some of what is in Jungle Boogie:
  • nail art stripers in various glitters: blue, green and fuchsia
  • Variety of Nubar glitters: Especially Grass Green glitter and also Lime glitter art stripers and some Disco Blue. The whole Nubar-Sparkles collection would work for this, or Color Club-Glitter Vixen, especially Object of Envy, since Jungle Boogie looks mostly green, and OOE costs much less than Nubars.
  • And the icing on the cake: The bar glitter is Wet n Wild-Black Magic. It's a Halloween color, but it comes out every Halloween and lucky for us it's right around the corner!
Wet n Wild - Black Magic

Close-up of the bottle of Black Magic... for fun :c)

What I was thinking, because the recipe for Jungle Boogie could vary so much from person to person, I was thinking it would be awesome if you guys want to try and make it, if you show me your "Jungle Boogie"!

Share a pic of your creation along with the recipe you use! Perhaps someone will like your blend enough to try! Submit it by September 16th to Lacquer Laine's email address with a picture, recipe, your name, location and what you have named your blend if you want to give it one. There are so many possibilities to mixing "Jungle Boogie", I cant wait for you to try! and I can't wait to see them!


Guest Nails: Ash's Pink Overload

Hi ladies!

I didn't do my bestie's nails but this is completely unlike her. She normally prefers a blood red manicure with black tips. And bling. Lots of bling.

So I was shocked, yet amused to see this femmy colour on her.

But it suits you Ash!

It's Pink-ing of you (opi)- base
Princesses rule! (opi)

I'm not sure how many coats. Ash, perhaps you could enlighten us?

Ah huh! Oh yeah!

Smokin'! \(^.^)/

NOTD: Updated Electric Blue

Hi ladies!
I tried doing some nail art. Hmmmm... I don't know what to think about this. It's a bit streaky but I did take the picture while my nails were wet. With flash.

Without flash.
And I know the season is wrong but I figured the blue would be a perfect Xmas manicure in the future. So I tried and it turned out pretty cool. But I'm months too early!

OPI Swiss Collection, Fall 2010

For Fall this year, OPI went for another one of their signature "location" collections. This time the theme is Switzerland. I would love to go to Switzerland. Do some skiing! It's on the list of places to visit. Hope I get there one day. For now I will wear these and pretend.

Glitzerland - This is a super shimmer, foil-ish finish shade that we have been seeing a lot of lately. This is a very flattering slightly yellow, warm gold. This swatch is three coats. I thought at first it might be a dupe to China Glaze - Swing Baby, but it's not:

They have the same finish, but Swing Baby is a neutral, champagne color, and Glitzerland is a yellow gold. Different enough to own both.

Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous! - Oooh! This is a foxy charcoal shimmery, foilish shade. It is so seductive! I love the deep charcoal color but it is also so sparkly! Awesome shade. This swatch is three coats.

Yodel Me On My Cell - This is a mesmerizing aqua shimmer It is definitely blue, but has the slightest smidge of green to it too. I really love this. I believe I did three coats for this swatch because a couple nails had bald spots after two.

Ski Teal We Drop - This is a dreamy smooth, medium to dark teal creme. Not much more to say but AWESOME.

I'm Suzi & I'm a Chocoholic - I thought this was going to be the shade I liked the least, and it is actually the one I like the most! Weird. I love this shade but hate the name! Chocolate is brown, not red! The first coat is more red and by the second coat it is much more brown, which I liked. It is so smooth and dreamy. I love it! The pic makes it look more red in the bright sunlight, but it was pretty brown otherwise. The pic also doesn't make it look as creamy and dreamy as it should because I smudged my topcoat.

The Color to Watch - This color I didn't have high expectations for. It was thin and needed three coats, which I expected. I did end up liking this on my nails and actually wore it, which I did not expect. It is delicate, interesting, pretty but not flashy.

Overall I am impressed with these shades. I would wear them all. Great shades for fall, which is right around the corner. I wish there were more two coaters than three coaters, but for a great color it's worth it. Plus the Pro-Wide brush helps speed up application so doing a third coat isn't so bad.

Other shades in OPI Swiss:
  • Color So Hot it Berns
  • Cuckoo For This Color
  • Diva of Geneva
  • From A to Zurich
  • Just A Little Rösti At This
  • William Tell Me About OPI
Disclosure: The products featured in this post were furnished to me by the manufacturer or PR company for review. For more information please visit my disclosure policy.

NOTD: Skinfood Electric Blue

Hi ladies!

2 careful coats. The formula is smooth. But it did stain abit.
Both were taken in the light and without flash. For some reason, my paws looked pink in the second picture.
Taken with flash. This is the best representation of how blue it really is. I shudder about the cleanup later. I smell smurf hands.