Saturday, 20 September 2014

SpaceNK Haul | ReVive & Laura Mercier

*Super short post*

Basically, a few months ago, meowycrystal (a HKer dwelling in UK?) mentioned about the SpaceNK sale on her facebook (or elsewhere), remarking that they ship internationally.  I have been wanting to give ReVive a try for a while, so I made an order.  I haven't touched anything yet, but threw a few items in my hospital toiletry bag, so hopefully I can give these a try/review when I'm back home with my little one!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Rapid Review | Illamasqua #Prism

on index finger, 3 coats, no top coat

Been falling back in love with painting my nails so I decided to do a semi-clear out of my stash while I reconsider what to keep, what to let go, and what to buy.  This first round is inspired by one colour in the OPI Nordic Collection for Fall 2014 - and it isn't even this pearly white.

While I was messing with the foamy blue-greens, I decided to throw on this Illamasqua discontinued number just to see how it look.  So, here we go, #Prism Nail Varnish from Illamasqua.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rapid Review | Cyber Colors #Lavender

two coats on pinky, no top coat

Eco Nail Color #36 Lavender is from a new-to-me display from Cyber Colors.  This brand is, I believe, a Sasa-only brand.

I do not have many blues or lilacs in my current collection - I left most of my nail polishes at my parents & sisters - so this was one that I picked up to fill in gaps in my stash.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Maternity Update | This Week or Next? plus Baby Laundry

Went to meet my doctor for the 38 week check up.  Baby Roma is doing very well, in position, with good size (not too big) head that looks optimistic (to be delivered naturally).  Ms. OG said if I walk more, Roma may arrive this week, and if I rest more, he's still expected before the due date (week 39-40).

Despite being nervous and a little helpless (who knows when the signs and moment will come!?); I literally can't wait!

Weekly Update

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Sinful Colors #Cinderella | Superb Colour, Stupid Name

#cinderella on ring finger
3 coats no topcoat, phone camera

Let's take a short break from sea foam greens after two consecutive posts; one dedicated to Sinful Colors #Be Happy, and another post comparing three other ones.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sea Foam Green Nails | Topshop, Barry M & Bourjois

with flash

Excuse my very dry and crappy looking cuticles, and the very messy paint-job done by my left hand on my right nails.  If you can look past those, then let me talk through, quickly, what I think of these polishes.

Tiffany Blue has always been the colour to chase in nail polishes.  Once upon a time I owned China Glaze #For Audrey which is basically the perfect rendition.  Recently I spotted a somewhat similar shade in the OPI Nordic Collection for Fall 2014, so I pulled out these bottles from my current stash to compare.  I have already reviewed the newest acquisition of these all - Sinful Colors #Be Happy - so I'll skip that for this post.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Maternity Update | Due This Month!

This week I went in for my 37 week check-up, and Ms. OG told us two important news.  One is she thinks my hip is wide enough to give birth naturally, and that she thinks Roma may come a little early (38-39 weeks) instead of 40+.  Two is, she remarked about the shortness of Roma's leg relative to his week-old, average statistics and length of his mum (i.e. me).  Mr. A and I have no bad feeling about this comment and we find it funny in some ways.  Now my sisters are determined to stretch (pull) his leg as much as possible, and Mr. A will force baby to do sports (he himself isn't particularly active...).  :P

Also this week, we finished the antenatal course we enrolled at our hospital.  The course covered prenatal care, labour and delivery, postnatal care and how to take care of the newborn.  It is definitely very introductory but the nurses and instructors (dietician, paediatric, midwife, etc) were helpful.  The other 'benefit' of the course is a lot of PR samples were distributed, from diaper to wipes, chew toys to newborn underwear, baby bath to feminine wash... Now I'm pretty well stocked with baby toiletry from brands like Chicco (Italy), SebaMed (Germany) and Mustela (France).

((see my belly shot by expanding this post...))

Weekly Update

Friday, 5 September 2014

Rapid Review | Sinful Colors #Be Happy

two messy coats, on middle finger, no top coat
two coats, on ring finger, no top coat
two coats, on ring finger, no top coat
When I saw the swatches of OPI Fall 2014 Nordic Collection on The PolishAholic, one colour immediately caught my eye.  It is the NLN45 My Dogsled Is A Hybrid.  To me it seems an atypical cold season shade, but I guess it also goes with the snow, icy inspiration of the Nordics?

My cousin screamed when she saw the promotional images of My Dogsled is a Hybrid, which doesn't surprise me, because this is really another rendition of the Tiffany Blue.  I do own several shades similar to the Tiffany Blue, including China Glaze For Audrey (I may have given it away at some point? currently not in my possession).

Anyway, recently I saw this shade #982 Be Happy by Sinful Colors - the brand is now sold in Sasa locally - and the name, and the shade made me buy it.  I happened to also have other nail polishes I wanted to swatch so I throw them on altogether.


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