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Attempt 2 & 3 to get prettia

Recently bubble dyed my hair with Liese (the other international name for Kao Prettia Bubble dye) that I bought from when I went Malaysia in Feb ~ which was super cheap (well compared to here anyway! Probably around 6 AU?)

This is my third time still as easy and as quick as ever.  I don’t think I could go back to regular dyes unless someone offers to do it for me.

SOO~ Back logging from May! Ugh been that slack but then again, now I can combine 2 posts! But yeah it has been THAT long since I dyed it ! Have not dyed since September 2010 refer to -> Am I Prettia?

Back in May! Probably around 16cm or more of regrowth of dark dark dark brow – my hair grows so slow!

Comparing top and bottom ~ colour is a little faded from Marshmellow Brown but still nice  only if it wasnt two toned ombre style =_=

Using Chestnut Brown this time~ I chucked out the box and forgot to take a photo of it *fail*

So here’s one I stole borrowed from Yesstyle (which is also where you can buy it online)

The May after with Chestnut brown! All  one nice even colour *happy* Which I was after rather than a complete colour change.

Fairly safe no brainer colour similar to my old one (Marshmellow Brown) although its not as bright the colour is more subdued
Hair s a bit dryer after dying though..

May Before

May after Chestnut Brown




Fast forward 4 months to now (well.. technically 3 days ago)

The unavoidable regrowth, although not as bad as last time XD ! Probably around 5cm?

Colour remains similar to original Chestnut perhaps a bit washed out and very slightly brassy.

This time I went for Sweet Pink o_o! Well actually it was the only bubble colour I had left! (Should have bought more!!)

Since its easier to just borrow the photo from Yesstyle I’ll do it again and give them credit by linking the product too =D

Thought lonnnnng and hard about this colour which I bought on a whim~ Probably coz it was the first box I picked up XD

Will it turn out too bright?

Will it work on the regrowth?

If it didn’t will I end up with dark brown/reddish hair on top and light orangy hair on the bottom?? OMGG IM A CUSTARD TART <- BIGGEST FEAR

September Sweet Pink after!

Yes, it did work really well on the regrowth, and its best of all even  *phew* The colour is a bit bright kinda like a peachy brown sheen under the light (see? its surely dyed!!)

but overall together under natural light its actually darker than my previous colour and with dark auburn brown tinges (hmm hard to describe! meh just see for yourself below XD )

I’m (somewhat) content with this colour, certainly a change from my previous, it makes my skin tone a bit bleh maybe because its darker? Wish I had fairer skin it would look so much better T_T

Its only been 3 days so we’ll see if I go rushing to change it but so far no one’s actually commented on the change in colour yet XD

Its been a long time since I did a review post.. it takes effort!

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..

Am I Prettia?

Hehe, like my title? I dyed my hair last Wednesday with Kao Prettia Marshmellow Brown (Japanese hair dye I bought this at MyCube shop @Sunnybank – cool shop btw)

I wanted to try this one because its a BUBBLE foam dye (tee hee hee coz bubbles are fun!)  instead of the traditional cream type dyes so its much much much easier to apply – its like applying mousse to your hair.. I usually get my brother to help me but this time I was able to do it on my own YAY!

So heres the box / colour chart / how to apply