Spa & Beauty Expo 2: NAILS! Meeting Jeff Pink and inkjet nail printers

This is the final installment of my Spa & Beauty Expo posts! After my haul and expo experience posts, this one’s all about the nails 🙂 The Spa and Beauty Expo was more nail-centric than I anticipated, since I barely saw three polish brands at IMATS last year. There was a celebration of nail technology, old and new, with most …

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Artsy Wednesday: Animation

Most people’s childhoods were full of Disney princesses – mine was full of Asian cartoons! Doraemon, Dr Slump, Sailor Moon… But by far, the VHS tape my sister and I reached for most often was My Neighbour Totoro (dubbed in Cantonese). Even now, I still turn into a child when I watch Hayao Miyazaki’s films. So my Artsy Wednesday animation …

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Things I’ve been meaning to try, but only got around to now

There are heaps of things I’ve been meaning to try out, but other things get in the way! Here are 4 that I’ve finally tried: 1. Flocking powder nails Fuzzy flocking powder nail art has been around for ages, but it was only when BYS released their Velvet nail kits that I tried out the BYS Velvet for Nails in …

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Striping Tape Nail Art Tutorial for piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013!

I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last piCture pOlish Blog Fest! This year, no new shades are being launched but we’ve been asked to create a nail art tutorial featuring piCture pOlishes. I’ve used Hope, Dorothy and Ruby Blou to make an easy and bold striping tape design:  What I used: Block nails:– Striping tape (silver, from …

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Permanent Marker Nail Art Tutorial (aka I’m Nail MacGyver!)

I feel like I’ve been on fire with DIY nail things lately! Here’s my latest discovery – how to successfully use permanent marker on your nails. I’m not too shabby with a fine brush (years of weighing out micrograms in a lab will do that to you), but I can’t count the number of times I’ve wanted to just throw …

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OPI San Francisco creme liquid sand stripey nail art

I wasn’t too keen on the OPI San Francisco creme liquid sands, but I’ve found a way to make them work for me – nail art! As well as the blue liquid sand dotticure I did over on Polish or Perish, I did a brown striped manicure using OPI It’s All San Andreas’ Fault and B-Bloom Boston, a matching regular …

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Guest Post: History of the Half Moon by Cassie (The Reluctant Femme)

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Cassie of The Reluctant Femme is today’s guest poster. Cassie’s blog is not your run-of-the-mill nail blog – as well as pretty nail photos, there are thought-provoking posts about feminism, media, queer identity and general geekery. And she writes like a pro – her hilarious articles on Lacquerheads of Oz are worth checking out too! Today she’s marrying nerdery to …

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Guest Post: Matte Black Nail Art by Bec (Nail Gun XS)

I’ve recently started working at a temp job that’s taking up a lot of my sunlight hours, so blogging has become a bit more difficult and stressful (especially with the heap of inspiration I’ve had lately!). To give myself a bit of a breather, I asked some of my favourite bloggers to guest post for me, and to my surprise, …

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