December 2010 archive

This time last year

As the new year comes around.. omg in another 2.5 days (3 days, depending on where you live!), it’s that time again to be a little nostalgic and see how you have wasted spent another year!

This time last year 29 Dec 2009 I was..

Taking a lot of bokeh light photos ^^*

Next day 30th Dec, with the summer rain – stopping at night for a photo of new mushrooms at night

New years eve 2009 – New years day 2010 – Firework view from Sam’s house

then.. I worked on the very first day of 2010… OTL

Btw, Merry (belated, bah hum bug) Christmas.. as usual not a big thing for me because I worked and well.. no one to celebrate it with anyway ㅠ_ㅠ huhu~

Better for me to be left out in the festivities so I guess I must thank work for allowing me to do so.. Hmm.. seems I spend all the ‘important’ days working ._.; sucks to be me

Anyway! New year coming and..
2010 highlights in the next post !!

The Days Before Christmas

Cannot for the life of me make a coherent post for the last week or so.. because I’ve been lazy busy.

So here’s another mishmash of things that have happened in the last few days..


Dec 14th – 2nd Konad experiment..

Base – Orly – Blackout +  VOV Chamon – Lilac
Stamp – Konad special white, Sally Hansen X-treme wear – Celeb City, Revlon Not So Blue-Berry
Top – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine
Plate – m57 – leopard print / lace leopard print

Couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go light or dark so I went with BOTH hence the black and lilac. Celeb City as a stamp colour worked the best so far..  Revlon Not so Blue-Berry umm.. not bad coz its not as contrasty but  smell is nice – constantly asking people to smell my fingers (lol! they smell like berries okay?!). The leopard print is turned out reallly good, people kept asking me if it was fake or a sticker.  Fact – I’ve only had a proper manicure done once in my life only because Moon took me while I was in Korea =3 I think manicures are a waste of money esp because I’m so careless. In conclusion – konad is awesomesauce I can do myself!


Dec 15th – Guess what this is…



I won’t show you my failed experiment when I first ripped the package and tried every colour and stamp – it was SCARY O_O!

Here is my first proper attempt at konad stamping! Oh and I should probably give a warning that

  • This is another girly post XD
  • I’m  terrible at doing my nails
  • My nails are weak and tend to break and peel easy- it was a wonder my nails are at somewhat decent length to do this!
  • Already day 2 and they had started chipping when I took this photo (I’m not the most delicate person so I trash my nails XD )
  • It’s my first time stamping!

Nail of the day/week/whenever it comes off! aka NOTD (keke, I’m learning and implementing new internet annotations)

Base – Arezia – teal green
Stamp – Konad special white + Skin Food Pedisparkle – rose gold
Top – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine
Plate – Konad S9

Omg I plate S9 ^^ I have a weakness for Japanese prints. I also luvvv the sakura and the kimono doll so I went for those first! Always loved this teal colour I bought from Sasa in China and thought gold would be a perfect match.. but..

I wasn’t sure how the gold polish was going to work because you’re suppose to use the special polish for stamping because its thicker – it also dries incredibly fast so you have to be quick when stamping!

So anyway.. I went with the konad special white because it shows up better and used gold on top as an accent instead. From far away the gold on top makes it look a bit messy like I’ve made a mistake >< so might try the gold alone again sometime.. Overall not a bad job for my first time, quite proud of myself despite being a little smudgy here and there haha..

Showing you my middle finger! (in macro shot with flash!) XD

Things I’ve learnt

  • The metal scraper that comes with the kit – don’t use it, it leaves scratch marks on your precious plates !! You can already see the marks on my plate ㅠ_ㅜ I using a laminated card now which works just as well (lol thanks Brisbane Rocksports)
  • Be quick at stamping or the polish drys on the plate and nothing comes out
  • Other polishes do work on the plates, just wait for them to dry out a bit on the plate, lightly scrape back and forth to get it in the pattern – although they may not be as opaque as the special polishes, so choose something contrasty
  • If you’re unco like me, its possible to roll your nail over the stamp to get good positioning rather than rolling the stamp over your nail
  • After stamping, it still may smudge especially when putting on top coat.. solution is to use a lot of top coat and don’t brush on the newly stamped pattern – just use the brush to spread the coat over
  • Not as hard as it looks and is childishly fun !!

Oh and I bought the basics konad kit myself from Gmarket – see my last post. @Yeeshin will show you the wig soon in upcoming post ~ ^^

Finally, here’s some more photo spammage..

GG* Gmarket

You got me hooked.. and on my first order!

Gmarket = Korea’s kindalike version of eBay (but not eBay) –  and is owned by eBay lol except I can buy all kinda special crap (see below for more info)

So… it arrived this morning ~!! Much happiness~! ^^

So what kinda crap did I get?

Big EMS post box, I ripped it open!

The packages from diff sellers


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