Grandma had Fun Intended! :D

Hey girls! I am so sorry for the lack of post because I have been really busy that I am dead tired when I reach back home so it’s just shower and sleep immediately! Tonight’s post will be about last Thursday when I spent a day of Fun Intended with my maternal grandma. Nothing much. Just spent the entire day doing a little manicure for her. (:

I had brought along 3 different nail polishes for her to choose from. One bright pink, one purple and Jindie Nails Fun Intended. My grandma is coming 87 years old, and she chose “Fun Intended”. I guess when dementia hit her, she started behaving like a young girl again, choosing loud colours. Well, being a sensible granddaughter, Fun Intended was indeed too loud for an old lady, but that does not mean she can’t have it on her nails. Hence, I used OPI’s Planks alot as the main colour. It’s a light pastel purple which looks pretty decent on an old lady’s hand (: Added some snowflakes to brighten her nails up too. Then, I used “Fun Intended” as a contrast colour on the 4th finger for an accent nail (: And the results:

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Fun Intended on the 4th finger

Tada! Pretty sweet right? Fun Intended is a really funky polish to play around with. A bright pastel neon pink crelly filled with a mix of neon orange, neon pink, metallic magenta, metallic orange, metallic pink, metallic silver and tiny white hex, short bars, dots and stars! Not forgetting my favourite, neon pink butterflies!! I used a total of 3 coats on my own hands and my grandma’s 4th finger for it to reach full opacity. The 3 layers I used a rather thin because due to my lack of practice, thin layers can actually help prevent the final touch to look blotchy, especially when there is so much glitter goodness in the bottle.

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Best shot of Fun Intended

My final results was a little blotchy because while trying to fish out for the butterflies and star, I ended up having too much polish on the brush and hence I had a thick layer on 1 or 2 of my fingers. So thin layers are important. You can also use a toothpick to stir the bottle first to fish for the bigger glitters (: I used Sally Hansen’s Top coat and it did help to smooth out the surface.

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Showing the butterflies glitter on my thumb.

Really a bottle of goodness! It was such a nice polish to use for bonding session with my grandma. Yupp with had the Fun Intended (if you get what I mean hehe!) Do comment on the post, good or bad, because either way I can learn and improve. Also, do follow me on twitter and instagram, I will post updates on when a post is live! Follow my blog as well if you wish to stay in tune with my reviews. Lots of love to those who follow me! Thank you for your support ❤

 

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah aka partycar

So much purple!

Hey girls! I was so busy last week due to a dear friend’s birthday hence my nail post was delayed! But don’t worry, I will definitely post the next review on time so that means this week is double the polish! ^^

Last Thursday, my mum spent some bonding time with my little sister and I. We went to this little nail parlour for classic manicure and pedicure! The staff were so friendly! They kept chatting with us, keeping us occupied as we sat throughout their service. Thumbs up for that!

The colour I chose for my hands was “A Grape Fit”. The manicurist used 2 coats for it and it looks perfect! Totally in love with it!

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For my toes, I chose “Can You Dig It?” by OPI as well (:

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The manicurist used 2 coats of that colour as well. It’s a colour that gives a slightly more matured look. Very elegant and I think it would look lovely on the hands as well.

I like to choose different colours for the hands and feet because I like the contrast feel from both colours. “A Grape Fit” gives a younger and fresher look due to the light shade and “Can You Dig Itv?” contrasts that. Really lovely mix (:

Though this polish was not painted by me, but I believe every girl deserves to be pampered once in awhile. So take a day off and head down to a nearby nail parlour and just let the professionals pamper your hands and feet. It’s totally therapeutical (:

So stay tune for my next post! It will be painted by myself this time hehe. Do leave your comments and feedback!

Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah

Face Shop and Etude House: First attempt at nail art.

Hey girls! I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone and try some nail art with my own imagination (which is often inspired by others). So I am not saying that I came out with this design entirely on my own because it probably is a mix and match of tutorials I have watched online.

Ok, because I recently just started swatching, I do not have alot of pastel colour polishes. Hence, I had to make do with the pink and purple which I got from Face Shop and I managed to snatch up a white colour polish from Etude House. There is no name for this design because I was watching a korean drama while simply painting diagonal and vertical lines across my nails.

I started off with a white base on all my nails and I used the pastel pink first. Diagonal, vertical, left, right, I was simply just mixing any kind of nail art I chanced upon on any social media platform. I let the pink dry almost completely before painting the pastel purple over and that is the outcome. I use OPI base coat and Sally Hansen’s Mega Shine top coat. I personally would prefer a better brand to get for the pastel colours because Face Shop and Etude House are better in their facial products, probably that is why their polish are a little streaky and I took awhile to even out the layers on my nails.

It’s my very very first attempt at nail art, not nail stickers and hence it’s a little messy. I had trouble steadying my hands to keep the diagonal colours straight. But, practice makes perfect so I really hope the next time I have another nail art post, it will produce a better result and neater nails. 😛

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Lotsa love,
Carmen Sarah.