Friday, 4 April 2014

Swatches & Review: Tip Top Nail Addict

Hey everyone! So I have finally finish swatching these and figured it was time to post them. Trying to cross out task in "to-do" list. Hehe! If you've been a long time reader here at this blog, you just might remember me mentioning of this South African nail polish brand, Tip Top Nails South Africa. Along the year, I've received a few more gifts from them but have yet to do proper swatching. One of my goals this year, is to get more swatching done. At least 70% of my stash, hahaha! Not sure how well that'd go. But there's hoping :P

Just a little bit more information on the company. They had two main ranges, Tip Top Nail Chic and Tip Top Nail Addict. However, Tip Top Nail Addict range will be discontinued as they want to focus on sales in the Tip Top Nail Chic line. One may still find some Tip Top Nail Addict range from Foschini Stores, but that's not certain. Not to worry, they will be releasing new lines and colours into their collections. So be sure to follow up their updates in their facebook page.

Tip Top Nail Addict Range

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Bright Stripes, Little Spots

Hello! It's been quite awhile. I am really busy these days. Oh, life! Haha, so I mentioned previously I wanted to get swatching done. However, due to bad weather and haze and bla, bla, bla... I couldn't go outside for pictures. I did do some though, yet... As time passes by, I could no longer bear not having nail art on my nails. And so, I went ahead and get one done ;)

Lacqueerisa: Bright Stripes, Little Spots

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

So... I Got A Gift!

Hey everyone! These images of this beautiful polish has been sitting way too long in my folders. Its by time I show it to you all. This was gifted to me by my wonderful bestie :) And what's more? Its kinda like twinsies, cause we both have the same polish ♥ ^.^

Lacqueerisa: Gift from Bestie

My dear bestie, being the sweet girl she is, she never fails to put a smile on my face while reading all the lovely words she wrote. In the above caption, she wrote: "Let God's light shine through the gloomy days!". I couldn't agree more with that. Love that beautiful reminder. How often we go through days forgetting that even through the darker journeys of our lives, God is still in control and is there for us and have something planned for us - always. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

A Dramatic Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It'd be a rather quick post today as its also Chap Goh Mei of the Chinese calendar and that's a celebration that marks the end of CNY celebration. Anyway, I don't exactly celebrate this day. But I'd love to be spending time with family just before the season's celebration is over. I'll be heading to Grandmother's home later on. That would also mean, in few minutes time this nail art will be taken off. Haha, Grandmother doesn't like me painting my nails. So I shan't upset her during this festive season. :P 

I did initially wanted to attempt a crossbreed kind of nail art, since I heard.. Chap Goh Mei is sort of like the Chinese's Valentines. Since it's not every year these two dates coincides. But inspiration failed me. I just doodle around with nail polishes, and this was a happy result of that. 

Lacqueerisa: A Dramatic Valentines

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Sweet Love

Good Morning! We are just a few days before Valentine's Day. I believe there is a possibility of love literally filling the air around us by now. Valentine's Day as how I know it, is a day many couples dedicate to celebrate their love for each other. Now, I've heard a few who do not agree on this V-day idea. One of the common reasoning they give is "I don't think love should only be celebrated for a day. It should be everyday, all year!".  Well, I think they are missing the point. It's not that couples (or anyone else) only celebrate 'Love' on Valentine's Day only. Rather than that, I think it's a day that gives the perfect excuse for both parties to just be excused of other activities and spend time with each other. Haha! Anyway, these days, Valentine's Day has become a day to celebrate 'Love' in general. So this year, I've been thinking of attempting at least one Valentine's Day nail art. Just as that thought crossed my mind, I received an invitation email from Jaimie Herrmann, Community Outreach Coordinator of Brilliant Earth to participate in a 'Create A Little Love Campaign', end of last month. Brilliant Earth is a company based in US that specializes in ethically sourced diamonds and engagement rings. If you plan on getting engage this year, you might want to take a look at this company :) Disclaimer: This is not a paid post nor sponsored. But a post done out of love for nail art in contribution to 'Create A Little Love Campaign'. 

So, 'Create A Little Love Campaign', is a movement hosted by Brilliant Earth to spread a little more love around the globe. What makes it interesting is that every participant gets to fully and freely express what love means to them in their own unique ways! 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Of Polish and Little Catch Ups

Hello Monday, and hello to you! :) In this post today, I'd be doing a little catch up stuffs. Some of you may recall me wanting to show stuff but... as weeks went by.... they just simply slipped my mind! I thought of splitting these up in different post, but nah. Might as well just get them done right here and now (lest my faulty mind forgets again :P) Oh ya, be warned! - Long post. :P

Lacqueerisa: Models Own Blueberry Mufffin

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Paint Me Red

Hello! It's the 7th day of Chinese New Year, Happy Birthday Everyone! ;) And I couldn't be happier that I have another CNY appropriate nail art to show you. Today's nail art is inspired by an ang pau (red packet) I received during one of my visitations. The ang pau had a really adorable picture of boy/girl with just the right amount of gold and redness on them! :) My brother got one with the boy picture while my sister and I got the girl, for obvious reason. Lols! 

Lacqueerisa: Paint Me Red