Monday, August 26, 2013

KKCenterHK stud review

Hi loves.

Here's a fun mani that I did while trying out rectangular studs from KKCenterHK.  I kept things a simple for this one but these studs are so versatile really!

I used China Glaze Too Yacht to Handle on my index and middle finger, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on my ring finger, stamped using a Pueen plate and Konad Pink polish.  My pinky has China Glaze That's Shore Bright topped with Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coats in Tweedy.

Then I placed top coat where I wanted the studs to be, used a dotting tool and put them on the nail and pressed down on them a little bit.  Top coated the rest of my mani and was good to go.  I think so far these are my favourite 'oversized' studs.. they sat pretty much perfectly flat on the nail with no edge to catch anything on.  They stayed on for the duration of my mani.. so around 2 days, and probably would have held on for a bit longer had I given them the chance to!

You can find these studs here, they retail for $4.73 USD for 50 studs but using 'ofknitandnails' at check out will give you 10% off your order :)

Studs were a PR sample sent to me for review. All opinions are my own!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mermaid nails

Hi loves,

Long time no blog :/  My life is currently 100% consumed with finishing my grad thesis.  There is an end in sight though so I'm hoping to be back semi regular posting soon-ish.  Today was actually the first time I painted my nails in THREE weeks!

But for now I show you something from the vault.  Mermaid nails I wore to the beach:


I started off with a base of Layla Mermaid Spell then stamped using a Mash plate whose number I can't remember right now, slapped on some top coat and voila! 

 Perfect holo mermaid nails for a gorgeous sunny day at the beach :)