O Holy Night Collection by Lilypad Lacquer (Beauty So Fly’s Exclusive)

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Hi everyone! Christmas is just around the corner and have you decked your house with Christmas decors, bought your Christmas presents and making a food and drink list for the party? Many who knows me knows that Christmas is one of my favourite holiday! There is a lot to be rejoice and happy about even if you are not a Christian; the food, drinks, presents and most importantly spending quality time with the family!

Today I am very excited to be back with a blog post on a Christmas carol inspired theme – O Holy Night by Lilypad Lacquer exclusively available at Beauty So Fly. It contains two cool shades for those who prefer a winter feel and two warmer shades for those who need to feel the Christmas warm.

Angels Sing is a sweet cornflower blue holo with gold micro flakies. The consistency is slightly thicker than the rest of the collection and there was also a slight unevenness but it will even out once you applied the topcoat. I must add that I had a mini bottle for sample swatch so that could be the reason for the less than perfect end result. Having said that it applied easily. I used 3 coats for the photos.angelssingangelssing1angelssing2angelssing5angelssing4

Let me start by mentioning the biggest disclaimer on the next shade, Glorious Day, it is total pain in the ass to capture the colour correctly on any camera and every photos that I took of this turned out differently. But it is a gorgeous soft greyish lilac holo accented beautifully with copper fakies. The consistency is perfect and applied smoothly. My photos just do not justify the gorgeousness of this colour and I’m actually surprise this works against my skin tone, in real life that is. I used 3 coats for the photos.gloriousday3gloriousday2gloriousdaygloriousday1

Kingdom Reign is what I called a perfect Christmas tree green shade. It is a very flattering emerald green holo swimming with green shimmers and micro flakies. I couldn’t wish for a better consistency and it is so saturated that it applied smoothly in 2 coats.kingdomreignkingdomreign1kingdomreign3kingdomreign2

I saved the best for last and can I just start off by saying I gasped when I saw the bottle. Royal Birth is a gorgeous vampy oxblood red accented with scattered rainbow holo and flakies. The jelly consistency is top notch and applied smoothly! And oh this totally reminds me of Christmas fruitcake! I just cannot stop staring at my nails when I had it on as it is so sparkly! I used 3 coats for the photos.royalbirthroyalbirth1royalbirth3royalbirth2royalbirth4

This collection is very well executed with choices of cooler and warmer shades to choose from. If the wallet allows I’d say get the whole collection but if you have to choose Royal Birth is the obvious choice. This is such a breath taking shade not to be missed and totally an apt shade for the festive season. And hey oxblood shade is all the rave this year isn’t it?

This collection will be launching exclusively at Beauty So Fly on 14 December 2015 at 9:30PM SGT retailing at SGD$18 per bottle or $65 as a set. Set your alarm!

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You Down With P&P? Ya You Know Me by Pretty & Polished

Howdy everyone! Today I have an oldie colour which might have the longest name ever to show you – You Down With P&P? Ya You Know Me by Pretty & Polished. Quite a mouthful!

You Down With P&P? Ya You Know Me is a charcoal grey jelly base accented with blue, green and turquoise hex glitters. Application was a breeze but was slightly on the sheer side so you might need at least 3 coats for full opacity. I had 3 coats and a coat of topcoat on.you down with p&p ya you know meyou down with p&p ya you know me(1)you down with p&p ya you know me(3)you down with p&p ya you know me(2)

Though I would have preferred it to be less sheer, I like how it looked on my nails. Therefore this is a love for me!

As this is an oldie, it has since been discontinued. You can still check out many great creations from Pretty & Polished over at her store HERE or international stockist like Mei Mei Signatures.

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Good Evening Clarice & Money by Different Dimension

Hello March! It’s March already??!

I was through my stash hoping to use some of the unused old colours and to my dismay I found a few of them have changed colour. I don’t expect any indie polishes or the mainstream polishes for that matter to last forever. After all they are chemicals. I blame myself for not using them soon. I noticed that neon and purple hues tend to be the ones that change colour.

Today I am going to show you two old colours that fortunately remain gorgeously intact in its original state – Money and Good Evening Clarice by Different Dimension. I decided to pair them together in this swatch as they complimented each other very well.

Good Evening Clarice (thumb, index and pinkie) from the 2013 Halloween Silence Of The Lamb collection is a pale minty green with scattered holo and the best part is it glows in the dark! Formula was a little sheer than I preferred and kind of uneven. It glows prominently in green in the dark. I used 3 coats with topcoat.

Money (middle and ring) from the Echoes collection is a white crelly base heavily loaded with gold, yellow, neon green hex and squares glitters and also my favourite large round glitters in blue, silver and black. Formula was a little sheer and you can spot some visible nail line at 3 coats. Application was easy and no fishing required. Two layers of topcoat were added.money by different dimension

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I am a little disappointed with GEC’s formula but at least the strong gitd effect made it forgivable. Money was what I expected of; very pretty to look at.

As both of these were limited edition and have since been discontinued. Sorry to tease you all.

Different Dimension is available at Big Cartel, Mei Mei Signatures, and Rainbow Connection to name a few.

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Time To Pretend by Enchanted Polish

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been missing around here. I just came back from a wonderful honeymoon in Japan. I wished that I could turn back the time and be there again but have to face the reality, right?

In conjunction with the restock of the Time To Pretend collection by Enchanted Polish over at Mei Mei Signatures tomorrow night I am going to show you swatches of Time To Pretend. This collection has six colours but due to a chip on my middle nail on the swatch hand I can only show you Time To Pretend in fear of aggrevating the chip further.

Time To Pretend is multichrome with strong linear holo in a jelly base. In my light box it shifted more to purple and blue, the copper and red came to life in low lightings and my favourite shift would be in the sun as it shifted to a darker purple and blue with the linear holo in your face. The formula is what we expected of from Enchanted Polish, excellent and easy to apply.

The last two photos were shot with flash and in the sun on my Iphone 6 plus respectively. I used 3 coats with topcoat for the photos.time to pretend by enchanted polishtime to pretend by enchanted polish(1)time to pretend by enchanted polish(2)time to pretendtime to pretend by enchanted polish(3)time to pretend by enchanted polish(5)time to pretend by enchanted polish(4)time to pretend by enchanted polish(6)time to pretend by enchanted polish(7)

Now you all already know how hard it is to score almost any colour from Enchanted Polish especially when it is too pretty like Time To Pretend. So good luck to any of you trying to score this from tomorrow’s restock over at Mei Mei Signatures Mei Mei Signatures Bigcartel at 6PM (Singapore time).

Good luck!

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Rave by Jindie Nails

Hello folks! Merry Christmas to everyone! Hope everyone had a great Christmas or still having an extended celebration? I had a great time with my family and the extended family as usual. Maybe I ate and had too much fun that I came down with a fever and sore throat yesterday. If that is so I’d say it was worth it!

Today I am going to show you an oldies from Jindie Nails. I was digging through my stash and found that I’ve left this untouched for so long.

Rave is a white crelly base with magenta, blue, neon green, yellow hex and round glitters. The formula is a little on the sheer side and it required 4 coats for my nail length. I like the fact that the glitters were not buried despite using 4 coats. It was also self levelling.rave by jindie nailsrave by jindie nails(1)rave by jindie nails(2)rave by jindie nails(3)rave by jindie nails(4)

If I’ll be honest I am less incline to use glitters polishes these days due to the removal process but I’m glad that I revisited this again. It is very pretty on the nails and it reminded me why I loved it so much in the first place and I have tons of polishes like these in my stash… untouched still!

You can still find Rave at Jindie Nails and Mei Mei Signatures. Otherwise check at these Authorized Distributors

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Shades of Singapore Collection by Lilypad Lacquer

Hi everyone! Today I am very excited to share with you swatches of a new Lilypad Lacquer collection dear to my heart as it is inspired from my homeland Singapore

These 6 colours collection, Beauty So Fly consists of 6 scattered holographic in wide spectrum of shades. I’ll sum up the formula here as most of them have the same consistency unless stated otherwise. They have great if not flawless formula, super opaque and dried fast. The holo effects are subtly pretty and most of them dried to a semi matte so top coat are definitely unavoidable. They are sufficient to cover the nails in 2 coats and 1 coat of topcoat.

*Warning* This post is going to be pictures heavy and possibly wordy.

Singapore Skyline is inspired by our skyline of course! Over the last few years Singapore’s skyline definitely have underwent a makeover. Singapore is a tiny island with limited (or maybe none) natural beauty but I am proud of what we have made it to become today. Anyway, Singapore Skyline is one of my favourite of this collection; it is a gorgeous indigo scattered holo base with abundance of copper flecks. The copper flecks are easily visible in all lightings and it is what makes this colour so sparkly, gorgeous and unique!singapore skyline by lilypad lacquersingapore skyline by lilypad lacquer(1)singapore skyline by lilypad lacquer(2)singapore skyline by lilypad lacquer(3)singapore skyline by lilypad lacquer(5)With flashsingapore skyline by lilypad lacquer(6)

National Beauty’s inspiration is based on our national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, an orchid hybrid. You can read more about our national flower here. National Beauty is an eye catching violet shade with purple shimmers. This somehow has a thicker consistency than the rest but nowhere near problematic to apply. This is not a usual colour I would reach for but nonetheless pretty. I couldn’t capture the colour accurately for this so I used my Iphone 5 for the following photos.national beauty by lilypad lacquernational beauty by lilypad lacquer(4)national beauty by lilypad lacquer(3)national beauty by lilypad lacquer(2)national beauty by lilypad lacquer(1)

With flash.national beauty by lilypad lacquer(5)

Clean And Green. Singapore has been moving towards being a clean and green country. We are definitely clean (if you have been here you’d know what I mean) but not too sure if we have reached the satisfying green level. We are getting there for sure. Clean And Green is a lime green holo with subtle pink shimmers. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture the pink shimmers in the photos. A very cheerful colour that I would wear often and hey it’s a green! The pink shimmers seem to come alive on low light.clean and green by lilypad lacquerclean and green by lilypad lacquer(1)clean and green by lilypad lacquer(4)clean and green by lilypad lacquer(5)clean and green by lilypad lacquer(2)With flash.clean and green by lilypad lacquer(6)

Durian Dreamin’ is inspired by the tropical fruit, Durian, widely popular in Singapore and many parts of Asia. It is not a fruit for the faint hearted; the smell and taste can be very pungent and awful to some yet delicious to many. I belong to the former. Durian Dreamin’ is a deep mossy green with gold flecks and shimmers. This is a colour that has me written all over it.durian dreamin by lilypad lacquerdurian dreamin by lilypad lacquer(1)durian dreamin by lilypad lacquer(4)durian dreamin by lilypad lacquer(3)durian dreamin by lilypad lacquer(2)With flash.durian dreamin by lilypad lacquer(6)

Chilli Crab, a dish commonly eaten amongst many consist of crabs cooked with starchy chilli sauce and eggs. It is best paired with fried bread bun dipped in to the fiery sauce and no utensils needed; dig in with hands! This is a fiery red with orange undertone and white gold flecks. A colour that is very flattering against my skin tone.chilli crab by lilypad lacquerchilli crab by lilypad lacquer(2)chilli crab by lilypad lacquer(4)chilli crab by lilypad lacquer(1)chilli crab by lilypad lacquer(3)With flash.chilli crab by lilypad lacquer(5)

I saved the best for the last, Summer Never Ends. Singapore has four seasons, hot, hotter, hottest and overheated! Haha. There is no four seasons in Singapore of course; it is whole year round summer. We are the typical tropical country where you either get a lot of sun or it pours heavily. Summer Never Ends is a breathtaking neon coral with ample gold flecks and shimmers. Consistency is so great and self-levelling that I didn’t mind the faint holo effect. It actually looked brighter in real life than on my photos as my camera were freaked out by its bright neon colour. This will definitly suit any kind of skintones!summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(1)summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(2)summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(3)summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(4)summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(6)summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(5)summer never ends by lilypad lacquerWith flash.summer never ends by lilypad lacquer(7)

Overall this is a very well executed collection but my heart goes to the uniqueness of Singapore Skyline for the copper flecks against the indigo holo base and Summer Never Ends which is an unexpected mad love for me; it is so bright, flattering and cheerful! Summer Never Ends is going in to my All Time Favourites list!

Ok phew there you have it, sorry I took so long to put this out. I am a little anal and wanted this to be a great post. So if you have stick around till now thank you and hope you have enjoyed this post.

You can buy this collection exclusively at Beauty So Fly at SGD$18 each bottle.

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Dark Terror by Glam Polish

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Good day everyone! Halloween is just around the corner and Fall is fast approaching as well. That means that we will be seeing or already been flooded with many Fall and Halloween inspired nail polishes like the following duo that I am very excited to show you.

The Dark Terror duo by Glam Polish is exclusively to Mei Mei Signatures’ store. This duo is a follow up to the Halloween inspired Mei Mei Signatures exclusive shade, Deadly Holo, which was available in a blink of an eye. If you missed out on Deadly Holo this gorgeous Dark Terror duo will probably soothe your yearning. Let’s have a look shall we?

black water by glam polish(4)Black Water is a vampy blue holo with fine glass flecks that flashes violet. The formula is so flawless and application was effortless. If this was 0.1% more opaque you probably could get away with 1 coat but I used two coats for the swatch. Topcoat was added.black water by glam polishblack water by glam polish(1)black water by glam polish(3)black water by glam polish(2)

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don't go in the woods by glam polish(6)Don’t Go In The Woods is another gorgeous vampy colour that has a forest green base with green glass flecks and shimmer. The glass flecks seem to be bigger and more visible in this that it sometimes gives out a colour shifting effect. The holo effect is stronger in this too. Application was flawless and again if this is 0.1% more opaque like Black Water it would only require 1 coat. I used 2 coats and 1 coat of topcoat for the photos.don't go in the woods by glam polishdon't go in the woods by glam polish(2)don't go in the woods by glam polish(1)don't go in the woods by glam polish(3)

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Both of these shades took my breath away and I can’t pick a favourite if I have to. I just can’t. I can’t even choose which to wear for a full mani that I decided to use DGITW on my hand left and BW on my right hand. Haha!

Vampy colours like these aren’t unique but you have to paint and see it for yourself to know why these are worth every penny spent.

These are exclusively available at Mei Mei Signatures and each bottle are labeled with its own number. I’ve gotten number 140 labeled on my bottles which are the number of sets that are available for purchase too. But fret not I didn’t get the last set; these are still available at Mei Mei Signatures, so hurry!

PS: I feel like buying a back up of this! LOL!

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