Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Almost there! Just six more tasks to go. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here I am, using one of my favourite colour combos on my nails — orange and teal.

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For this I painted my nails with two coats of Alix Avien No 180 and then after it dried used the taping method to add Manhattan No 870.

I love this combo! And the polishes — vibrant, but somehow muted at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚



Easter Konads

I had so many ideas about what I wanted to do for Easter. I could not make up my mind, so I ended up doing a whole bunch of them at once. ๐Ÿ˜›

I started out with pastel skittles (and boy, were the pastels difficult to choose as I have so many I love).

Eyeko Pastel, O.P.I Rumple’s Wiggin, Depend No 210, Eyeko Vintage

I’m also wearing the same Depend yellow on my thumb. All are three coats except Rumple’s Wiggin, which is two.

There was never sun today, but after this pic, things got pre-thunderstorm dark, so I appologise for the high ISO grainy nature of the next pics. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I went to work with two BM plates, Konad m65 and Depend’s White Crackle Effect.

I used White Crackle on my thumb, Alessandro’s Turquoise Ocean for the blue, China Glaze’s Grape Pop for the purple, Konad White for the white and Manhattan No 87D for the darker dusty mint.


Latte Queen

At first, I wasn’t all that interested in Isadora’s spring collection of Graffitis — their crackle polishes. It’s a follow-up to their previous crackles with spring-y, pastel colours — pale blue, pale pink, pale beige and a chocolate brown crackle.

However, after a month or so of staring at it, I finally picked up the light beige crackle — Latte Queen.

I think this will work as a great neutraliser for more in-your-face polishes. But I’m also really excited to try this over other neutrals and especially taupes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here it is without the top coat:

Kinda cool, if I do say so myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

Btw, this is over my previous many — Manhattan’s 87D.


Blue-Green? Green-Blue?

Manhattan was a go-to brand for me in high school, mainly because it was cheapish, available and had a big range of colours. What I also remember about my nail polish in high school is that it chipped in hours.

So, I’ve stayed away from the brand since.

Then I discovered they carry a dupe for an old lemming — Misa’s Dirty Sexy Money. That’s how Manhattan’s 87D came into my life.

Two coats of this little beauty. Fast dry-time and I have no idea what to call this colour… A slightly muted blue-green creme?

So pretty. And the photos are totally colour accurate.

It also seems that the combo of quality base and top coat (I used neither in HS)ย  is keeping the chipping issue at bay. ๐Ÿ™‚


Rainbow + Giveaway Reminder

Just popping in to remind you all that my Alix Avien giveaway ends tomorrow!

And this is what my nails made this past week:

I can honestly say this was a whole lot of fun for me. But I’m also looking forward to not having a plan for a while now. Going with moods of the moment and all that. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a ton of new polishes to try out and show.


Next up: Who knows?? ๐Ÿ˜‰



I’m starting out my rainbow week with the oldest polish I own. Manhattan is a German brand that was my go-to when I was in high school. Mostly because they we’re among the cheapest around (disregarding really cheap polishes). I broke up with the brand because I got really disappointed with their staying power. Considering that I didn’t wear base or top coat then… maybe I should give Manhattan another chance; they have some really pretty shades out.

No 74 is a polish I’ve had for at least 7-8 years. I never wore polish often before I started collecting this summer, but when I did wear polish in high school, this red was my favourite. That’s why, when I threw out my high school polishes years ago, I kept this blood red creme. ๐Ÿ™‚

Two coats to opacity, lovely formula even after sitting on a shelf for seven years. ๐Ÿ˜› The brush, however, was horrific — bushy and with very uneven hairs.

Any older polishes you’ve kept for nostalgia?


Next up: ORANGE