Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rilakkuma Nails!

Here's a preview of a super cute Rilakkuma design I did a few days ago! I'll post the tutorial as soon as I have the pictures edited. I would've posted them together in one entry but I couldn't wait to show you this hehe! 

This lil brown bear is too cute to resist! I wasn't a fan before but I've recently converted lol! ^-^ According to Wikipedia, Rilakkuma was ranked the fifth most popular character in Japan last year, only two places away from Hello Kitty which was ranked third. Kinda surprising no?  I've always thought HK would've been first! =O

For this design, I used OPI Gargantuan Green Grape, OPI San Tan-tonio, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, OPI The "It" Color, OPI Alpine Snow, Nicole By OPI My Lifesaver, and Nicole By OPI Make U Smile.

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend everyone! xoxo 

Note: OPI San Tan-tonio, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Nicole By OPI My Lifesaver, and Nicole By OPI Make U Smile were sent to me for review. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nail Up! March Issue + Free iPhone App! ^_^

Would you like to have access to these lovely spreads from the latest issue of Nail Up! for FREE? 

Well guess what? You can now download a free Nail Up! iPhone App which includes 25 pages from their latest magazine issue! Simply follow the steps I specially put together for you below and enjoy the beautiful nail art designs at no cost at all. =]

Here's how to download the App: 

Please note it'll be quite a challenging experience because we'll have to search for it out of the 350,000 apps from the App Store and overcome some major language barriers. Then again, NOTHING can stop us from getting our lil hands on super cute nail art designs! Muahahahaha! >:)

Step 1: Once you're in the App store, tap on the search icon on the bottom left and a search box will appear up top. 

Step 2: Tap on the search box, type "nail" and then press "Search".

Step 3: A bunch of nail related apps will show up, keep scrolling until you find the pink Nail Up! icon with Japanese characters and tap on it to continue. 

Step 4: Tap on the blue "Free" button and then "Install" to download the app and you're DONE!

This app gives you free access to 25 pages from the magazine; however, there's also a paid version which will provide you with more pages. I believe you'll probably have access to the entire magazine but I can't be sure because I have tried it out yet. Anyway, here's how to download the paid version:

Simply scroll down a bit more after you see the free version and you'll find the same icon with a price next to it. At $2.99, it'll be a pretty good deal if you really do get access to the entire magazine. Please let me know if anyone of you actually end up purchasing this! =]

I hope this will help all my fellow Japanese nail art fanatics out there! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Love you all! Muah!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Upcoming posts!

Here's a preview of some recent collections that I'll be posting in the very near future! :D

OPI Texas Spring/Summer 2011
From left to right: Houston We Have A Purple, Do You Think I'm Tex-y, Too Hot Pink To Hold 'Em
Guy Meets Gal-veston, Big Hair... Big Nails, Y'all Come Back Ya Hear?
Austin-tatious Turquoise, I Want To Be A-Lone Star, Don't Mess With OPI
Suzi Loves Cowboys, San Tan-tonio, It's Totally Fort Worth It

Serena Williams and Katy Perry Collections
Simply Smash-ing!, Not Like The Movies, Last Friday Night, The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream, Black Shatter

The One Less Lonely Girl Collection inspired by Justin Bieber
OMB!, Redy To Runaway Love?, Not A Gold Bigger
Prized Possession Purple, One Less Lonely Glitter, I'm A Belieber
edit: I just realized I forgot to include another purple polish here called I've Got Bieber Fever. I'll make sure I swatch this so no worries! ^-^
Me + Blue, "Baby" Blue, My Lifesaver
Make U Smile, Give me the 1st Dance, One Time Lime
Last but not least and my favourite from the collecton, Step 2 The Beat Of My 

China Glaze Anchors Away Spring 2011
Ahoy!, Hey Sailor, Life Preserver
First Mate, Sea Spray, Starboard
Sunset Sail, Pelican Gray, Below Deck
Lighthouse, Knotty, White Cap

Eyeko Nail Polishes
Saucy Polish, Coral Polish, Punk Polish, Chi Chi Polish, Lilac Polish, Rain Polish, Vintage Polish

These were sent to me for review. 

Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in my lil guessing game the other day hehe! The polish I wore was actually Chanel Riva! I added a filter to the picture so the colour is a tiny bit distorted but nonetheless congrats to those who guessed correctly! =]