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Beauty DIY – How to Make Your Own Magnetic Nail Polish

Sick of crackle nail finishes? Try magnets! Textured, special effects nails are big news for this year, like these stunners by nails inc. This revolutionary formula has been specially developed with iron powder to create a unique pattern on the nail using magnetic attraction (the magnet is included in the nail lacquer cap). If you … Continue reading

Beauty DIY – Gorgeous Water Marble Nail Art

I had fun trying out this nail art following instructions from the video tutorial. The multi-tonal swirls are as unique as they are beautiful. Even using the same set of colours, the patterns created are simply limitless, adding a pleasant element of anticipation and surprise to the whole process. The art of water marbling is … Continue reading

Confessions of a Beauty Addict – Addicted to “Lethal Love”, the Jen Kao-inspired Ombré Nails (VIDEO)

Forget about the bag, the shoes, and the lip gloss. At the moment, the most fashion-forward accessory may be your nails. I was totally wowed by the striking gradient nails which popped against Jen Kao’s “Romeo + Juliet” inspired Spring 2012 collection — an ombré manicure that shouts “Look at me. I’m dangerous”. This “lethal … Continue reading

Let the Fingers do the Talking – Chanel Shade Parade

By Emily Wong Love this adorable short film titled “Shade Parade” by Chanel. The stars are none other than their most-coveted (and some of my favourite) nail polishes. Well-manicured digits dressed in the shades like Dragon, Black Pearl, Inattendu, Particulière and Orange Fizz skip, swing and sway to the tune of “Little Bitty Pretty One” … Continue reading

Check this Out! – Hot New Minx for Marc Jacobs Nails

Pssst…Minx Nails and Marc by Marc Jacobs has had a steamy hot ‘One Night Stand’! The nail applique innovator has joined hands with the fashion house to come up with a limited-edition series of five uber chic nail stick-ons, based on cool prints from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 collection. The coatings were … Continue reading

The Painted Truth – How Safe is Gel Nail Polish?

By Claudia Lin It sounds almost too good to be true — a nail polish that has no dry time, no smudging or dents, and stays shiny and chip-resistant for weeks is like the ultimate nail dream. And I personally love it, like millions of women around the world do, comforting myself that I’ll save time and nail … Continue reading

Kitty Mania – Adorable Hello Kitty Nails

By Emily Wong I must admit I went into this mini Hello Kitty mania after finally sucuumbing to Samantha Thavasa’s Hello Kitty Liberty Print bag. Simply couldn’t resist the unbearable cuteness of Hello Kitty charm. So I quickly fell in love with these adorable Hello Kitty nails.   Both may not be for daily office wear…well, at least for a woman … Continue reading

Lunar Appeal – The Half Moon Manicure

By Emily Wong Do you love these chic half-moon manicures seen on the runways at 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 collection? The combination of  the sandy beige and the inky dark blue used for the half-circle accent is striking, vintage classic yet unapologetically stylish. Also known as the ‘moonicure’ or ‘reverse french’, this quirky take … Continue reading

Confession of a Beauty Addict – Hooked on these Fabulous Newsprint Nails!

By Emily Wong Chanced upon this simple and adorable newsprint nail design by Snizzy-Snazz Bullet on a blog, and fell in love this unique publication immediately. This is how she did it: 1. Apply 2 layers of your chosen polish color and let dry thoroughly. 2. Dip one small piece of newspaper print at a … Continue reading