BNC #175 Silver Sparkle

(Silver Sparkle is not the polish's actual name, which was nowhere to be found on the bottle.)

I was walking around Trinoma when I chanced upon a stall selling Korean BNC polishes for PhP80.00 (USD1.78) each. The salesperson was quite annoying - she kept using hard sell tactics to get me to buy more products, so I didn't stick around very long to look at other shades.

Silver Sparkle is a hexagonal glitter polish much like TFS Nail Pleasure YL702. It can be made opaque in three coats, although it helps to have some sort of polish underneath to fill in the gaps. Here, I used Skin Food PK203 as the base.

I've been looking for a polish to blind people with, and this fits the bill perfectly. :P

Elianto Cutie Pink

This polish's name slightly annoys me, but I like the color nonetheless. It's a light pink similar to Etude House Dear Darling 05, only this has more pink in it (EHDD has a bit more purple).

Three coats.

I'm sorry I haven't been taking bottle shots against a black background lately. No time to set up.

Orly Tennis, Anyone?

I'm currently interning for my professor and I noticed he was a bit distracted with my nails last week, so I decided to tone it down this week. This is an old polish from Orly's Spring 2009 Prepster collection.

For a sheer polish, this isn't much trouble to apply. I used three coats below.

Can you see the nail stickers? I put them on to make the mani a bit more interesting (so I won't get tempted to switch to a louder color LOL).

The Face Shop OR205

This is last week's mani. Have I ever mentioned that orange is my favorite color?

OR205 is a bright neon creme that reaches full opacity in three coats.

Etude House Dear Darling Nails #05 (Pink)

I'm alive! I haven't forgotten about this blog or Stockpiled!, it's just that I've been very busy with school and real life for the past few months. (And I still am. T_T)

I have a huge backlog of polishes to upload now, and that doesn't even include the new ones Caronia Philippines so very kindly sent me last week. (Thanks again, Caronia! I'll be sure to swatch them as soon as I can!)

This pretty pale pink is currently what I have on my hands. I'd swatch more but... TIME T_T

05 is a two-coater, but I put on three coats because I am nitpicky that way. :P

Polishes from Etude House's Dear Darling line cost (correct me if I'm wrong, I can't remember if it was 198 or 148) PhP198.00, which is roughly $3.00.

All my Etude House polishes

Etude House opened its first store in the Philippines last December 20.With lots of people getting Christmas and New Year's money, their timing couldn't have been more perfect!

9 bottles so far! (I don't think I'll be getting a lot of colors from them, though. I already have several similar shades from other brands. They also have WAY TOO MANY PINKS! X_X)

Random FAIL trivia: If you check the other collective posts I've done for Elianto, TFS and SF, you'll notice that I used the wrong watermark for them. I used my Stockpiled! watermark by mistake!

The Smiley Mani

Happy new year! Manigong bagong taon!

I've wanted to do one of these ever since I saw one of the blogs on my blogroll do this ages ago. (I'm sorry, I was pretty sure I saw it on The Princess of Polish but when I got there, I couldn't find it anymore. Please do let me know if you were the one who did the smiley mani!)

Instead of just happy yellow smileys, I did sad blue smileys (Saddies? Haha what do you call them?) on my middle fingers. Why are they inverted? This is a wholesome family blog, you figure it out. >:D

Aside from old faithful Wet n' Wild black creme, the polishes responsible for this were Etude House GR601 and YL802. I haven't been able to make proper swatch posts for them yet because I'm running low on my favorite nail polish remover. Must conserve!

This mani seems to bring up the most amusing coincidences:

  • When I looked at today's paper, the astrology section said 2010's lucky colors were yellow and light blue. My mani is yellow and blue green. Haha close enough!
  •  One of my favorite nail blogs, The Daily Nail, did a smiley mani too! (Hers is infinitely better, though. :D)