Category Archives: Store-bought Colors

I <3 NP Summer 2014 Swatches

As most of you may have figured out by now, I’m a sucker for duochrome nail polish- the sort of shade that shifts color in the different lighting and angles. Many shades claim to be duochrome, but I need to … Continue reading

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Indie Nail Polish Review- I <3 NP Duochromes in Birefringence, Cygnus Loop, Mutagen and Nostalgia

Happy New Year, all! Today I’m reviewing some awesome indie nail polishes by I <3 NP. I’m a huge fan of duochromes, the kind of nail polish that shifts color according to the angle of the light. They’re not color-changing … Continue reading

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Spa Ritual Conglomerate Swatch and Review

Halloween is the perfect time to try out dark, ugly nail polish colors that might not be approachable other times of the year. Note when I say “ugly” colors, that’s not always a bad thing- at least not to me! … Continue reading

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Back From Thailand!

I’ve just gotten back from a trip to Thailand. It’s just a short hop from Singapore, but it was still fun to get away. I was hoping to score some Thai nail goodies, but there wasn’t a lot of unique … Continue reading

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China Glaze Hologlam 2013 Swatches And Review

Howdy everyone! I went out last night and picked up a few more shades from the upcoming China Glaze Hologlam collection. This particular collection has been hotly anticipated and I wanted to see if it lived up to my expectations. … Continue reading

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2 China Glaze Hologlam 2013 Sneak Peek Swatches

As you guys know, I don’t ordinarily showcase commercially available polish colors on here, since there’s so many other folks doing swatches of new collections so fantastically. I’ve always prefered to mix my own shades, but every now and again, … Continue reading

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Is This The World’s Ugliest Nail Polish?

Nail class rolls on, and my poor nails have been buffed, filed and tortured as we all practice on each other. Sort of like nurses, who I’ve heard have to practice injections on each other. (I would die- hats off … Continue reading

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New Year’s Nail Art Ideas

Well, everyone, 2011 is almost finished. It’s been quite a year for those of us in Japan- earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown, etc. I lost my job (which wasn’t all bad!) but it was a big change. I personally am ready … Continue reading

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Some TiNS Swatches

I’m thinking of some ideas for New Year’s nail art, and looking through what’s left of my stash to find the most glittery polishes. New Year’s is more of a family-oriented holiday in Japan, when people head back to their … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Fierce

No franken for today, just wanted to show my fun weekend mani. ┬áCan’t go wrong with red and leopard print! The red base is OPI Dear Santa, which is a nice color but no more for me (I’m sure you … Continue reading

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