Nails get festive!

Some time ago I wrote about Deborah Lippman’s amazing glitter nail polishes. If you’re based in Singapore, Luxola is giving a 35% storewide discount on all items over the next four days. This makes the nail polishes about the same price compared to ordering in the States! Yay for sales! :)

This Christmas season, OPI has teamed up with Muppets for a super fun collection!

For now, my absolute favourite festive nail “colour” would be Rainbow Connection. How can you not smile when you think of the name and look at all the different sparkly colours!

Plus with so many colours represented, it’s hard for your nails not to match your outfit according to the traditional “if-there’s-a-similar-colour-somewhere-it-matches” theory lol.

Three other advantages of using glitter nail polish is that it’s:

  • more forgiving when painting
  • resistant to scratches and scuffs
  • great for covering gelish manicures that are growing out if you have no time to get a soak-off or prefer not to put your fingers through the harsh removal too often

Enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas coming up!! :)

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Cleaning up for Christmas

With the year drawing to a close, it’s good to get organised so you can enjoy get-togethers with peace of mind.

If you often find your small make up items sprawled all over your dresser or even your room like me, I’ve found a nifty storage solution from MUJI that doesn’t take up much space!

This plastic unit comes with six drawers and are the perfect size for all your small cosmetic and beauty items. I filled my drawers starting with items that I use commonly at the top such as creams and blotters, followed by concealer/ foundation/ eye shadows/ primers in the next drawer. Below that would be the blushers, followed by lip colours. Essentially, all in the order in which I use them from top to bottom.

I probably don’t have enough many personal items to fill each drawer, but for size reference, here are some photos:

Each drawer comes with one removable divider and even fits the thick tarte cheek stain perfectly!

Many lip colours with plenty of space to spare! And the more amazing thing is that should you not have so much vertical space, you can rearrange the drawers to sit horizontally:

In Singapore, the MUJI set of drawers are priced at S$39. Just nice for a Christmas gift for someone or even yourself :)

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Magnetic nail polish

After the OPI shatter craze, nail polish gets even crazier with magnetic nail lacquers from nails inc.!

nails inc magnetic polish

Each bottle comes with a magnetic cap that creates instant patterns when held over the nail due to the metallic particles in the lacquer. See it in action here.

Available in Trafalgar Square (silver/ chrome), Houses of Parliament (deep purple) and Big Ben (gold) from Sephora US and nails inc. London. A perfect marriage of physics and beauty. :)

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The more pockets the better

Nothing ground-breaking, but just wanted to share a new makeup bag I found recently.

Unlike many cosmetic and toiletry bags, this one has a ton of compartments which I LOVE! Most other bags come with one main compartment with few additional pockets but this one just takes the cake.

It’s called Voyager Deluxe and it’s a remake of the original Voyager bag from Make Up Store.

The exterior is really sleek and simple which is great:

It’s got a sloping side which surprisingly doesn’t restrict the amount of stuff you can squeeze into this puppy:

It’s got a hook, two smaller zipper compartments and one main zipper compartment on the flap. The mesh pouch in the main compartment uses velcro and can be removed (again, very thoughtful!). Three velcro mesh pockets in the front.

Filled this up with random cosmetics as I was emptying out some unnecessary items from my main train case for a shoot today. This really fits a ton of stuff and is excellent as a set bag as well!

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Photos from a Sunday shoot

Had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup for a shoot with Jeff, a talented (and extremely nice) photographer from Ikon Visuals.

Though Sundays aren’t my favourite days to be out working on a shoot, the team was a lovely bunch and the outcome was definitely worth it. (Another plus would be free parking on Sundays!)

Hair was curled without electricity and curling irons but the resulting volume was still pretty nice thanks to a ton of styling water and hairspray. Kudos to Jeff and the girls who trooped out onto the muddy grasslands in high heels for this!

Check out more photos here!

(Featured above are the lovely models Tanya and Rachael Alessandra Renovah.)

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