Feb 7, 2011

Pre-CNY Manicures

I'm soooooo behind with my blog entries. Playing catch up again but I guess let me post the latest manicures first (at this rate I'll never get around to posting the older manicures)...

So since I'm trying to play catch up here, please be warned there'll be a lot of photos.

First up, I had to chop of my talons as they were getting to be a tad too long so being lazy to do my own nails by myself I went to my trusty manicurist. Unfortunately when she snipped, the nail on my right thumb cracked too much and I ended up with nubbins. Totally not her fault though, that's the only flaw of my nails. The tendency to crack when trimming them down.
Sobs... My family and friends told me to stop whining cos the length was perfectly fine but after having them long for such a long time my nails looked stunted to me... (secretly I guess they envy my long nails)

About a week before CNY, I was scheduled to head down to Pasir Gudang for work and I'd be travelling with some new work colleagues for a different project so I decided to play it safe and go for more professional colours (since I'll also be seeing the client for the first time).

It also gave me a good excuse to finally use my Color Club High Society greige (greyish beige). It's a grey with a hint of beige and sometimes at different lighting it looks a bit lavender.
Totally heart this but I'm still looking for a completely grey polish. Zoya's Dove looks like a good candidate from the swatches I've seen.

I left it as it is as I had to do a manicure for a friend during the weekend in case I messed up my own manicure so I don't have to redo too much.

I wanted to try a new technique on her but it kinda failed as my hands were shaking so it was hard to keep a steady hand that day. I suspect I was too hungry cos we didn't have lunch when we started so we ended up with this instead.
The gold was China Glaze's Midnight Kiss and the black was Color Club's Revvvolution. The contract was too harsh so I decided to add Nubar 2010 to give it a bit of orangy tint.
We decided to use the gold as accent nails and I did some drag marbling. I initially wanted to do the same to all five fingers but due to my shaky hands, it was very difficult to get the precision needed for this design so we  opted for two nails on each hand instead.
A close up of the foil effect and the accent nail but the image was shaky due to my hands. My camera couldn't focus properly... =.=

Once I was done with hers, I was bored with my standard mani so I decided to try the initial design I was going for (after I've filled my tum). So here it is.
See how in white light it takes on a lavender hue and in darker settings you see the brown tint? This is another drag effect marbling. Nice and simple yet not boring. Totally work friendly.

That's all for now, I still have another CNY manicure post to come so do check back in often.

1 comment:

  1. love the nude color especially! check out my blog too for amateur outfit posts! :D http://truckloadsof-kisses.blogspot.com/


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