Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Angel Pro Festive Blings Review Set

As most of you know, the new range of Angel Pro Gelly Polish had been released in December 2012, and this was the poster provided of the 100 new colors:

I managed to preorder some of the colors after checking out the poster. (I drooled so bad at some of them, got to have them!) When the new shades finally arrived with real swatches at the distributor's store (The Pink Room International Nail Academy), I knew I had to get more! Look at these pictures of the real swatches I grabbed from AngelPro's Facebook Page:

There's a good range of glitter, even more shades of pastel (mega LOVE), nude shades, and even holographic shades! From the swatches, you can also tell that the glitters are relatively strong and intense, which just means, less layers of gel polish for a super blinged-out manicure! Fantastic news!

I was very lucky to receive a set of Festive Blings Review Kit from AngelPro, which consist of 4 shades (sadly, I already own 1 of the shade). Nonetheless, the other 3 shades are super interesting! My kit consists of: #61, #66, #123 and #126.

So, trying to describe the polish in words prove to be harder than I thought! Kudos to all the nail bloggers out there that do it everyday! I spent nearly half an hour trying to describe them as close as possible to the shade T.T

Here goes, please do forgive my limited vocabulary, the pictures will make up for it!

#61: Jelly purple base with a mix of micro, chunky and even bar iridescent glitter that flashes gold and pink! Super pretty and it was a hot favorite among my customers, including my mum!
#66 : Jelly green base with fine glitter
#123 : Metallic graphite that reminds me of melted metal.
#126 : Metallic copper that flashes green and gold at angles, kind of like Chanel Peridot!

Pictures! Btw, can you guess which is the shade that I already own? :P

Other than these, below are a couple of pictures of manicures I have done with some of the colors in the kit:

For this design, #123 is actually the details and lines that appear slightly shimmery graphite yet metallic. Yes, you can just use AngelPro Gelly polishes for art with its great consistency.

So, if you’d like to see the swatches in person and purchase some colours, you can do so at:

The Pink Room International Nail Academy
10 Anson Road, #15-06 International Plaza S(079903)
(Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: 6348 1592/6220 1592
Open 11.30am – 9.30pm on weekdays and 11.30am – 6pm on Saturdays

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Melissa's CNY set

Melissa dropped by to get her nails, both fingers and toes, pretty for CNY! Before the appointment, Melissa told me she wanted something flowery, and that's exactly what I did for her!

Based on a design from Nail Max Collection, I used AngelPro #23 (hot pink) as the main color for her mani and pedi! For her fingers, I used #49, a pink shimmer as the base, followed by #23 and #47 for the slant tips. Polka dots with #47(white), Then flowers were done with #23 and #47, and leaves with #76 and #144. Finally I used Brite Gold to line the slant tips to add some bling to the whole look. To really complete the look, I added some crystals to some nails, very pretty!

As for her toes, they were done on base color #23, with the same color scheme for flowers and polka dots as her mani.

I think the set suits Melissa very well, very girly and cheerful, and the loud base color makes the whole set pop really well!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gel Polish: Pop of Colors

Carrine couldn't quite make up her mind on the nail art, as she always stick to the nude palette for her nails, and very simple art. I managed to convince her to do this brilliantly cheerful looking set since its CNY after all, and she was game enough to try it!

I used AngelPro #11(light blue), #13(salmon pink), #23(hot pink) and #47(white) for the base colors. The flowers were done with #13 and #23, and leaves with #76(light green) and #144(dark green).

Then I added some studs to give the set an edgier look, and I think the whole set looks really happy!

Ponies, or are they unicorns?

Ruby showed me a picture she has gotten from the Internet by searching ponies, and requested the set for her CNY nails!

Super cute, and the rest of the nails are kept simple with clouds and a glitter accent nail.

I used China Glaze Sweet Hook for the lilac base, China Glaze Kinetic Candy for the light blue base, OPI Teenage Dream for the pink glitter accent nails, and art was done with acrylic paint.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Flea at NUS Central Forum

Ying (Nail Art Express) and I had so much fun at our previous flea at SMU, that we didn't hesitate to sign up for another flea again! This time round, we will be at NUS Central Forum, on 19 & 20th February (Tues & Wed), from 9am - 6pm.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with getting to NUS, here is a simple guide that I grabbed from Ying!

How to get there:

- From Buona Vista MRT, take bus 95 and alight at the Central Library bus stop.
- From Clementi MRT, take bus 96 and alight at the Central Library bus stop.
- From Kent Ridge MRT, take the free NUS internal shuttle bus A1 or B and alight at the Central Library bus stop.
- Bus 151 also goes to the Central Library bus stop.

Once you get to the Central Library bus stop, you will be able to see the Central Forum.

Similar to our previous flea, limited services are available:

Express manicure – $6
Includes shaping of nails, premium protective base coat from Nail Tek, your choice of colour from OPI or China Glaze, and quick dry Seche Vite top coat.

Gel manicure – $33 (instead of $38)
Includes shaping of nails, cleaning of cuticles, and your choice of gel polish from a selection of our 50 most popular colours.

**Add on nail art – starts from $10/set

You can now make an appointment in advance by emailing with your preferred time and details of services required. The best part? Since there's 2 of us available, come get your nails done together with your girlfriend!

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Gel Pedi: Heroes unite!

This is not the usual superheroes nail art that you see around, they're specially picked by Wendy! Wendy always have very interesting concept for her nail art, even for her toes! She planned for a different character on each toe nail, but due to space constraint, I advised on alternating them.

The main lead for the whole set is suppose to be Wonder Woman, one of the sexiest superhero ever. Wendy wanted Wonder Woman herself on one of the big toe, but I didn't have enough time for that, so we settled for pop art kinda caption, and the bustier on the other big toe.

Then we have logos that you should be able to recognize, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and Flash. All art done with gel polish, and there were so many I can't remember the exact names for all offhand right now!

Colors used:
AngelPro #34 (red), #20 (yellow), #29 (black), #47 (white), #17 (orange), #30 (brown)
Harmony Gelish (blue)
Orly FX Luxe (Gold)

I love how cheerful the whole set looks, and I regret not having enough time for drawing Wonder Woman, if not it'll be pretty interesting!