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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Diamond & Once In A Blue Moo by Moo Moo Signatures

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Hi everyone! It is a long weekend over here in Singapore as we are celebrating our 50th year of independence!

Today I am very excited to share with you a new to me brand by Moo Moo Signatures though I am not unfamiliar with its creator. She is none other than the owner of Mei Mei Signatures.

Other than being a stockist for a wide range of indie polish brands she actually has a full time job and now she has ventured in to needle felting and making her own brand of polishes! And not forgetting she has a life outside of all those mayhem too! Sometimes I suspect she is not a human but actually a supersonic machine. I simply cannot comprehend how she does all that. I started buying nail polishes from her when I started my addiction a few years ago and she has the most impeccable customer service which I have mentioned a couple of times before! Through all that I have been fortunate to become great friends with her!

Let’s move on to the pretty stuff shall we?

Diamond which I have on my ring fingernail is described as an ultra strong silver holographic polish accented with sterling silver micro silver flakies and small amount of tiny green and red flakies. Application was a cinch and covered my nail beautifully in two coats. I don’t usually buy silver holographic polish these days as there are just too many variations out there but this is just so sparkly and flattering on the nails! I added the blue star studs to amp up the look more. I do have to apologies that I did not manage to capture it as beautifully as it actually is.

Next we have Once In A Blue Moo that just took my breath away! It is an insanely gorgeous blurple (blue & purple mix) crelly base with colour shifting tiny purple and green flakies. It was a very saturated, opaque and a dream to apply. This was said to be a one coater but it is rare that a polish could be one coater on my big nail bed. The only advise I would give is to apply less strokes on the same area to avoid dragging and creating bald spots as it dried pretty fast. No fault on its formula at all but just a better technic to apply this. I used two coats with topcoat on the rest of my fingernails. Btw this looks great without topcoat too creating a suede like effect.onceinabluemoo(5)onceinabluemoo(4)onceinabluemooonceinabluemoo(6)onceinabluemoo(1)onceinabluemoo(7)onceinabluemoo(3)onceinabluemoo(8)

Mei Mei knows what she is doing and she does it with perfection on these. I absolutely love both of them but Once In A Blue Moo just took my breath away a million times more! Great job my dear friend!

Mei Mei told me that the current version of Diamond has gone in to remission but a new rendition is coming soon! So do look out for that as I am sure it will be just as gorgeous!

You can purchase Moo Moo Signatures’ polishes (Big 3 Free) and if you are in to needle felting don’t forget to check out her Moo Moo too (they are cute as a button!) over HERE.

Don’t forget to follow Moo Moo Signatures’ Facebook and Moo Moo Signatures’ Instagram for any updates!

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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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I Got The Axe by Elevation Polish

Hello everyone! It is finally mid week and it seemed that the week has been crawling along so slowly. How about a swatch to spice things up? Here goes…

Today I have for you I Got The Axe by Elevation Polish from the Tools of the Trade collection, inspired by Lulu’s (the creator)favourite tools.

I Got The Axe was mentioned that it is a mix of green melon and lime. In my opinion it is like a yellowish green bordering on mustard creme base with subtle shimmer. Formula is a little on the thick side but did not deter the application. You are seeing 2 coats with topcoat.i got the axe by elevation polish(1)i got the axe by elevation polish(4)i got the axe by elevation polishi got the axe by elevation polish(5)i got the axe by elevation polish(2)i got the axe by elevation polish(3)

A unique at the same time unusual colour to own but I like it anyway.

Elevation Polish restocks every 7th and 22nd of the month at 9PM (CST) and 9AM (CST) respectively.

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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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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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Hinglajgarh Forest by Elevation Polish

Hi all! Sorry for missing in action for a while as I was busying with wedding preparation and right after the wedding I went for a little getaway with my mum and sis. Yes, you heard it right with my mum and sis without the hubby. Haha! We are not going for honeymoon right away till January.

Anyway my wedding was perfect, almost perfect actually. No wedding would be perfect without some tiny hiccups, right? Most importantly we had a really fun and lovely wedding.

We are in the month of December and that means it is time to start feeling Christmassy. My choice of mani and swatches tend to lean towards Christmas inspired colour during this time of the year. To kick off that Christmas vibe I am going to show you a green shade!

Hinglajgarh Forest by Elevation Polish is a cool medium green with subtle holographic effect. The formula was a tad on the thick side but far from being terrible. It is rather an interesting shade of green and I am pretty sure it is unique in my stash. All it took was 2 coats for opacity.
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It is with no surprise that I love green and what’s interesting is that I don’t have many cool green like this in my stash so I adore this even more.

This is still available for purchase over at Elevation Polish . Elevation Polish restocks every 7th and 22nd of the month at 9PM (CST) and 9AM (CST) respectively.

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