Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Days 8, 9 & 10: Metallic, Rainbow, and Gradient #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

I'm going to show you three manis today. I feel like I'm so behind blogging that I want to catch up on here.

For the metallic prompt, I just did simple stamping using Essie Armed and Ready as base, and Penny Talk as the stamping polish, with Pueen Image Plate SE04A. (I got my Essies from Polish Please PH.)  Of course, I used Seche Vite Top Coat

I liked how Armed and Ready has gold undertones.  Penny Talk was my second choice for stamping.  I tried to use Buy Me A Cameo but it wasn't opaque enough to be seen over the base.

For the rainbow prompt, I decided to use pastel colors from the Paris In Love Collection (Color Club) which I bought from Polished In The Cityadded Hello Kitty sticker, and Seche Vite Top Coat.

My application of the top coat was a bit sloppy, so I apologize for the bubbles.

For the gradient prompt, I was finally able to recreate (and murder) Kristin's mani.  I used Lofes 114, Girl Stuff Forever Sophia and Color Club Fondue For Two for the gradient, then some acrylic paints for the "flowers."  Oh, and I used Girl Stuff Forever's Matte Magic for topper.  (And Mom, if you're reading this, this mani is for you, because I LOVE YOUUUUUU.  I know you'll say these are pretty because you love me, toooooo.)

I know, I know, I suck at anything related to art.  I cannot, for the life of me, paint a proper flower.  So here are my pretend-flowers.  You may look at them from afar and see the illusion of flowers.  Maybe I should ask my Daddy Jessie for some one-on-one tutorial, but then again, I'm a hopeless case.

Give me a break. :(  



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day 7: Black and White Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

I'm a little bit behind on my challenge.  I actually did the mani on time, it's just the blogging that's late.  I was sick yesterday, but everything's up and running the way it's supposed to be now.

Here's my black and white mani:

I used Orly Liquid Vinyl (black), Lofes 114, Bundle Monster BM 408 for the image, Essence Gel-Look Top Coat.

FYI, this is the first time for me to try the Essence Gel-Look Top Coat and I used it for 3 days without chipping.  I like it, except that the shine dulls everyday, but given that it didn't chip at all despite my rough physical work those 3 days, I think I like it.  I can't say I like it more than my Seche Vite, but it's a close fight. 

Okay, now I need to make my next mani.



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Day 6: Violet Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

I usually post on Instagram before I make a blog, so I already know how many likes I have for my Violet Nails there.  When I was doing my  6th challenge, I was so uninspired, that I just wanted to make a good color combination and do the lazy stripe mani.  Even that, I had to re-do my nails because the colors bled when I took the tape off. Ugh.  I have no idea when the Nail Art Gods will make me Ultra Super Talented in any type of nail art.

Here it is:

 I used some random Korean-brand polishes for this.  Lofes for the Violet, and VOV for the teal.  Of course, my ever-reliable Seche Vite Top Coat.

Surprisingly, among all the manis I made for this #31DC2014, this has the most likes.  I will never understand what is likeable and not to most people.  Personally, I like simple, colorful manis.  But of course, some nail artists do rather jaw-dropping manis that I love as well. Bah.  Let me know what you personally like? :)

Ciao, Bella!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 5: Blue Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

I am proud of myself! I mean, this is the FIFTH day. FIFTH. DAY.  If I knew me better, I would've bet on myself giving up on the second day. LOL.  So anyway, today, it's the blue nails.  

I bought "Young" from the Make Up Store Philippines a few months back and thought to give it a swatch.  I have to admit, at first, I wanted to make a Marc Jacobs-inspired mani, but my ability did not permit (believe me, I tried).

So here goes the outcome:

 "Young", then "Je T'aime" from Color Club on the accent.  I decided to make it a little multimedia/graphic artist-y (if you get what I mean), so I cut the picture of the roses from a water decal I got from Beauty Kingdom and used itI, maybe, would have liked it better if I didn't use the white acrylic paint for dots.  How 'bout you?

Anyway, that's that.  I really, badly need to practice my nail art skills. 



Friday, September 5, 2014

Day 4: Green Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies! 

So, today's prompt says Green and the design just popped in mind.  I wanted a mud-ish dirty look with some leaves on it, so I browsed through my image plates (although my stamping skill is as unreliable as my free-hand) and came up with this:

 I now have a new favorite nude base: Girl Stuff Forever Sophia.  I Seran Wrapped Color Club Fondue For Two (which I got from Polish In The City), then stamped using MoYou London Artist 04 and Mundo De Unas 38.  My pinkie and index fingers have China Glaze Shore Enuff.  I used OPI Matte Top Coat for everything.

How did you do with yours?

Take care,


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day 3: Yellow Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

The third prompt was Yellow Nails and I didn't want to do flowers, fruits, minions or bees. Luckily, I have the Bundle Monster BM-418 plate, so I stamped over my Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow with images from the plate.  

I kind of like the imperfection that my lousy stamping did to this design. It kind of made it look bad-ass-y. :)) Oh well, I try to make excuses for my inability to stamp well. Hoho.

Have a good one!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 2: Orange Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

Wow, I can't believe I had time to make this second prompt: Orange Nails.  As you can see, it's a wee bit common. LOL!  I. WAS. IN. A. RUSH!  Anyway, I used VOV's Red Orange Speed and Apricot Speed for my colors.  I haven't tried this combo for a leopard mani, and thought to give it a try.  I kind of like how it turned out despite the lack of imagination. Heehee.

Okay, loves.  I promise to be more creative when I'm done with my (work) deadlines. :)

Have a good one!

Love you long time,


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day 1: Red Nails #31DC2014

Hi, Ladies!

I have decided to participate in the 31-Day Challenge on Instagram.  For the first prompt, Red Nails.  

This was Essie Hip-Anema for the red base, and Pueen Encore SE01A image plate, BK White matte polish for stamping, Seche Vite Top Coat.

I decided to do this design for my mom.  I am staying with her right now because she's not feeling too good.  Instead of buying her roses, I did this design on my nails and on hers. 

I apologize for the quality and lighting of this picture.  I am not used to my mom's place's lighting vs my camera phone settings.

I hope to improve my stamping this month.  (And also to be able to complete the challenge!!)




Sunday, August 31, 2014


Hi, Ladies!

I've had a rough August, so I barely posted (or did I even?).  But today is another month, and another story.  I have at least made space to breathe and make manis.

To start, @cmlovesnails started a hashtag called #theheartremembersmani to raise people's awareness on Alzheimer's using purple-colored manis.  I loved what she used for her hashtag.  It makes me remember my grandma who used to suffer the same disease. The heart truly remembers. Thank you, @cmlovesnails.

Here are my #theheartremebersmani /s:

 This was using Flormar polish n009 for the base.  The glittered polish was Misslyn in Sexy Love which I got as a prize from Selina's giveaway.  I used Winstonia's W207 plate for the middle finger.

This was OPI's Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? from their Nordic Collection, which I bought from PolishPleasePH.  The other colors were from China Glaze's Offshore Collection.

I used OPI's Do You Have This Color In Stock-Holm? again, with China Glaze Dune Our Thing (pinkie and splatter), and Nailed Polish by Sleek Makeup in Lilac for the base.

Lastly, Girl Stuff Forever's Stardust and Wild Berries for this one.

All manis used Seche Top Coat.

All that aside, I am looking to do the #31dc2014 this September!  Have a good one!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Various Nail Artists: Neon Album

Hi, Ladies!

I know I have been out for a looooong time.  I have only been active on my instagram account, so please feel free to check me there if you miss me here. (Yeah, right.)

Anyway, I just had my birthday last month and held a neon-themed contest.  These were the entries:


 Whew, that was a total of SIXTEEN awesome nail arts there! Which one was your favorite?  




Monday, July 21, 2014

My Top Ten Favorite Nail Polish

Hi, Ladies!

You would think I would have more time this July, eh?  It took me a whole month to think things through.  Somebody asked me what my favorite nail polish was, and I could not, for the life of me, give an answer.  So I thought about it well and hard, and decided to give you ladies a list of my top ten.  And this was excruciatingly difficult. (Plus the fact that I also decided to use the polishes in a challenge.)

So, here goes (in no particular order):

 Zoya Tomoko:  My travel go-to polish as it does not need a base nor a top coat.  A textured, elegant gold I can wear casually or during formal occasions.  I can never go wrong with this.

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian:  This is a bright pastel pink that kind of comes off a little neon, if I may say so.  It looks good both on short and long nail beds.
 OPI An Affair in Red Square:  This is my go-to red polish since 2005.  This is actually my 4th bottle since.  If I cannot decide on what color to wear,  I just pick this one up.  I used to have really short nails before, and this one looks spunky on it, but also elegant on longer nails. I love this so much!
Picture Polish Honey Dew:  This is a bright mint color that looks so clean and fresh.  I love that it's a light color but is not at all streaky.  This also got me my record-holding MOST likes on Instagram.  I guess everybody likes it, too.

Zoya Kitridge: This is my most-loved baby pink polish.  It is so girly and pretty at the same time.  I love that it's so easy to apply, and is opaque in two coats.

 Polish Me Silly Alter Ego:  This is a multichrome that shifts from purple to blue to pink, and at some angles, a little gold.  This is gorgeous beyond words.

 Zoya Pippa: I honestly never thought I would have a favorite yellow, because yellow wasn't my type when I was younger.  But this one, is just bright and easy to apply, that I cannot help but love it.  Most yellow polishes are streaky, but this one isn't at all. It doesn't make my skin look pale or awkward, so I heart it!

KBShimmer She Twerks Out: This is a blue-green magical polish.  The glitters in it are varying in sizes and and color (different shades of greens and blues), but everything reminding me of an enchanted forest.  This is my favorite KBShimmer!

NCLA I'm With The Band:  This is a super bright red-orange with gold undertones.  I love it because it is elegantly playful.  My camera couldn't capture the gold undertones really well, but it is very visible IRL.

Zoya Dream:  This is a jelly blue polish with specks of holographic glitters.  2-3 coats will make it opaque.  It reminds me of the sky when the stars are out.
How about you?  Can you please tell me your favorite polish?
PS, I would like to thank Monica of Polish Please PH for supplying me with all of these nail polish.  Polish Please PH is my Heisenberg, kind of.  I get hold of the latest collections, hard-to-find colors and brands, because of her.  I don't know what my life would be without her feeding my addiction.   Every transaction is fast and smooth.  
*Please don't forget to click on the link or go to to check on her store, I believe there are a few items ON SALE!*
Thank you for your time!  


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Winnie the Pooh Mani for Bless

Hi, Ladies!

My dear friend Bless, AKA @babibs just recently held an exclusive contest for the Filipinails Society.  She adores Winnie the Pooh, so that was our theme.  I was lucky enough to win the special raffle. Thanks again, Bless!!

This was my entry:

I used I Love Nail Polish holos, Flormar #41 and Beauty Kingdom PH water decal. 

Oh I know, I haven't been posting much.  But I am trying to join the 31-day OMD2NAILS  challenge, which hopefully I can share with you at the end of the month.  Wish me luck.  I hope to be able to do everyday's challenge.  If you want to check it out, here:  nailthataccent.  Hope you decide to come and join in the fun!!



Friday, June 20, 2014

Girl Stuff Forever: Forever Love

Hi, Ladies!

June 12th is our Philippine Independence Day.  Before it came this year, Girl Stuff Forever had a nail art contest for it.  I was really hesitant to join in because you all already know, I'm not really good at nail art.  I decided to join because my friend tymaria78  asked me to.  There were two (2) winners by the judges' choices, and one (1) for most likes from the Girl Stuff Forever Facebook Page, and another one (1) for most likes from their Instagram.

This was my entry.  I know, I know.  What was "Philippine Independence"-themed here?  Nada, just the colors.  I wasn't the free-hand type of artist, so I decided to do a simple mani using our colors.  I opted the white out, ugh, don't ask me why.  Most of my friends said this looked like a Wonder Woman Mani.  Ha. Ha.  The last laugh was mine because I bagged BOTH the Facebook and Instragram prizes!!! Woooohoooo!!  Thank you, friends, who liked this mani for me. I love you all back!

And, unlike some other brands who held their contest and didn't give out their prizes on time, and as promised, Girl Stuff Forever was very quick in sending out theirs.  And in return, I was more than eager to swatch them all and share them with you!

 This was Spellbound, a kind-of liquid sand-ish deep purple with light lavender glitters that's perfect on its own for a night out.

 When I saw Enchante, I couldn't help but think it was a perfect complement to Spellbound so I swatched them together and next to each other.  It was like seeing a couple perfect for each other.  Encante has the same liquid sand-ish finish in pink, with lighter pink glitters this time.  I would say, another perfect date-night color.

 Stardust was a milky taupe-y nude with pink micro-glitters with lavender and pink round glitters. Xoxo was a matte-frosted fuchsia, satiny with its purple undertone.  

Cosmos reminded me of Cookies & Cream with its milky white sheer color and its black & white round and micro-glitters.  

These guys sell for P140 a bottle.  Some colors are at P100 even. Not expensive, right?  Totally worth it, too, because they dry up fairly easily, plus I love their brushes!!  Oh, and they also have this cutesy shape that's really easy to store.

Wait up, I gotta show you mine:

Okay, so, there.  Your OC in you will be very, very happy. :) 

Go, NOW, they're available at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and I am pretty sure I saw them at the Kids Section of Rustan's.  You may also email them at if you want to order online.


Love you long time,


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Make Up Store Philippines: Nail Polish

Hi, Ladies!

I collected a few of my manis using Make Up Store Philippines polish.  To be really honest, this was my first purchase from the store.  I always go visit but never purchased.  That last time though, I wanted to buy just one polish to try, but ended up buying more than I budgeted for it.  No regrets though.   They were on sale for 40% off.  So hurry yourself up if you're planning on bringing home some. Their selection is huuuuuge.

This was Clarissa.  When I bought it, I thought I was buying a lavender polish.  After trying it on, I realized it was more of a taupe-y color, only leaning on a little lavender.  It was really easy to apply, compared to my imagination of it being streaky, because it wasn't at all.  It was really clean, so I decided to stamp on a design for my accent nail from my Pueen 73 plate and decorated black studs on the rest.  Not the perfect stamping, but I liked how it turned out.
 Now, Patricia here was a deeper pink with a little purple frost undertone.  Anki was a frosted lavender with micro glitters.  They reminded me of disco, so I took my Winstonia W216 plate and stamped on a disco queen on for accent.  They were opaque in 2 coats, and easy to apply.
 This was Annica, a nude-peach frost that's really perfect for everyday use.  I used a water decal that I got from Beauty Kingdom PH  for the accent.  This is probably my favorite (nail art) of the three, although I ended up loving Clarissa most from the four colors above.

All manis used Seche Vite top coat.

Till my next post!