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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

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A woman can love many… oops, I don’t mean men. What I meant is facial products, hair products, fashion apparels, fashion accessories and nail products! These are what women are made of.

Today, I’m going to introduce something new in the nail products department. From my personal experience, gel manicure looks really good and can last very long but the down side of it is the hefty price for the gel manicure AND the removal of the gel manicure! Not only it costs money but you also need to go back to the nail salon for that. If you attempt to remove it yourself, you might risk damaging your precious nails.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

So here’s a revolutionary product that can ease the hassle from gel manicure but yet achieve a similar effect – Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the first salon-quality manicure that combines pure nail color with high techno gel. It’s the fusion of color and science!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Range of Colors in Malaysia L-R: Wet My Thistle, Malibu Peach, Redgy, Short Cir-Cute, Grey Matters, Street Flair, B Girl, Pretty Piggy, Pinky Ring, Pinky Promise, Birthday Suit

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Range of Colors in Malaysia L-R: Wet My Thistle, Malibu Peach, Redgy, Short Cir-Cute, Grey Matters, Street Flair, B Girl, Pretty Piggy, Pinky Ring, Pinky Promise, Birthday Suit

With Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel, there’s no need for LED lights, time consuming removal and expensive price tag (thank God!). Expect 14 days of lasting color and shine in just 2 easy steps – color with Miracle Gel and apply Miracle Gel Top Coat!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is available in 11 new vibrant colors that complements all skin tones. Day or night, summer or winter, the hottest nail looks defy boundaries and capture timeless beauty with a playful, joyful confidence.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

Christmas Nail Art Designs

Christmas Nail Art Designs

Since Christmas is near, why not decorate your nails with Christmas nail art designs to bring the mood in? It’s very very simple. Really!

Step 1: Apply Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover

Step 1: Apply Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover

Step 2: Push the cuticles off

Step 2: Push the cuticles off

Step 3: Apply desired Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color

Step 3: Apply desired Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color

Step 4: Pick contrasting color and dot them on your nails

Step 4: Pick contrasting color and dot them on your nails

Step 5: Finish it with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

Step 5: Finish it with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

 And voila! You have beautiful Christmas nail art on your nails!

And voila! You have beautiful Christmas nail art on your nails!

If you have weak nails, don’t forget to strengthen them with Sally Hansen’s products first. Sally Hansen is most known for their excellent nail strengthening products like Hard as Nails, Miracle Nail Thickener and Miracle Cure.

Sally Hansen nail strengthening products

Sally Hansen nail strengthening products

Sally Hansen nail strengthening products

Sally Hansen nail strengthening products

To help you further in creating beautiful and precise nail arts, you can try these from Sally Hansen.

Sally Hansen Nail Art Striper Price: RM 15.90

Sally Hansen Nail Art Striper
Price: RM 15.90

Sally Hansen Nail Art Striper

Sally Hansen Nail Art Striper

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen Price: RM 19.90

Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen
Price: RM 19.90

OK, so I played with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel too and…. see! Haha how was it? Well, I know my design doesn’t look like salon standard but I guess it’s pretty good for a first timer :p

If you noticed the middle finger and curious about what that is, let me tell u… It’s an abstract design! (covering own ass)

My first nail art attempt

My first nail art attempt

Posing with Janice who won the creative nail art contest!

Posing with Janice who won the creative nail art contest!

In conjunction with Christmas, there’s a special promotional Duo Pack up for grabs! You get a Miracle Gel color and top coat at the price of only RM 52.90!

L-R: Set 1 - Pretty Piggy + Miracle Gel Top Coat, Set 2 - B Girl + Miracle Gel Top Coat

L-R: Set 1 – Pretty Piggy + Miracle Gel Top Coat, Set 2 – B Girl + Miracle Gel Top Coat

Recommended Selling Price:
Miracle Gel Nail Color RM 34.90 (available from November 2014 onwards)
Miracle Gel Top Coat RM 34.90 (available from November 2014 onwards)
Miracle Gel Duo Pack RM 52.90 (available from December 2014 onwards)

Available at: Watsons, Guardian, HK Sasa, Caring, Parkson and AEON 1 Utama

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Jessying x China Glaze Sparkling Soiree

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Jess Lee has recently collaborated with China Glaze and organized a Sparkling Soiree at Cameo Beauty Parlor @ Southgate. Thanks for inviting me over!

Cameo Beauty Parlor @ Southgate
Cameo Beauty Parlor @ Southgate

I’m actually not so good in painting my own nails so I was a little worried going to a nail event. But then, I must pick up the skill sooner or later right? So just treat this as a nail class la XD

All the girls got so excited seeing so many nail colors!
All the girls got so excited seeing so many nail colors!

From plain colors to neon color and bling bling, which is your favorite?
From plain colors to neon color and bling bling, which is your favorite?

Here’s a fun fact about China Glaze: Many people thought that China Glaze originated from China because of its name but it’s not! The reason why ‘China’ is in the brand name is because their nail lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. So where does China Glaze originate from? China Glaze was actually founded in the U.S.A. 13 years ago.

Demo of China Glaze app
Demo of China Glaze app

In par with the technology development, China Glaze has came up with a revolutionary app called “China Glaze” which generates nail lacquer suggestions for you to match the color of your outfit. All you need to do is snap a photo of your outfit and the app will intelligently let you know which China Glaze nail lacquers are suitable to match your outfit! So handy! This app is currently available for iOS and Android phones.

Now, the main purpose of this nail soiree is to learn how to produce Ombre Nail Art. YAY! To be honest, I’ve never tried it even in nail salon before.

TITANIA Germany Nail Filer and Cuticle Remover
TITANIA Germany Nail Filer and Cuticle Remover

Step 1: File your nails and remove cuticles.

Nail Polish Remover by Corine De Farme
Nail Polish Remover by Corine De Farme

Step 2: Remove any trace of nail polish using Nail Polish Remover by Corine De Farme. Even if your nails are clean, you must also use nail polish remover to remove excess oil from your nails.

Step 3: Apply a coat of Seche Clear Crystal Clear Base Coat to prevent nail lacquer pigments from staining your nail beds and ensure the color doesn’t chip so soon.

Step 4: Apply a coat of pearl nail lacquer onto nails as base color.

Step 5: You will need to cut out a piece of sponge; it can be bathroom sponge, foundation sponge, dish washing sponge (experience with different sponges to create unique texture). Pick 3 nail colors and apply them in streaks onto the sponge. Be more generous on the nail colors because you’ll need a lot for the color to transfer onto your nails.

Step 5: Pick 3 nail colors and apply them in streaks onto the sponge
Step 5: Pick 3 nail colors and apply them in streaks onto the sponge

Step 6: Press the sponge firmly onto your nails and move the sponge a little to the left and right for the color to be transferred to your nails evenly.

Step 6: Press the sponge firmly onto your nails
Step 6: Press the sponge firmly onto your nails

These are the colors I've used on my left hand: Mimosa's Before Mani's, Tart-y For The Party, Neon & On & On
These are the colors I’ve used on my left hand:
Mimosa’s Before Mani’s, Tart-y For The Party, Neon & On & On

Super love the pastel colors and bling bling nail polish!! ♥♥

I put different colors on my right hand: Tart-y For The Party, Fancy Pants, Sunday Funday
I put different colors on my right hand:
Tart-y For The Party, Fancy Pants, Sunday Funday

I have a soft spot for bling bling stuff so I added Glistening Snow on the top part of my nails. They can cover imperfections too!
I have a soft spot for bling bling stuff so I added Glistening Snow
on the top part of my nails. They can cover imperfections too!

Jeng jeng! Not bad for a first timer kan? I personally prefer the left hand one because the color looks more matching.
Jeng jeng! Not bad for a first timer kan?
I personally prefer the left hand one because the color looks more matching.

Well, I’ve never thought that my group’s nail art will the contest too! What a surprise! I guess hard selling helps cos we kept saying ours are the best and we’ll sure win LOL!! There’s some psychology tactic applied. Geddit? :p

My lovely team with our awesome ombre nail art!
My lovely team with our awesome ombre nail art!

I totally enjoyed this girly session with fellow bloggers and hope that China Glaze will organize more workshops like this in the future! Thank you Jess, China Glaze and Cameo Beauty Parlor for everything! MUAHHH~~

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Review: bloop Nail Strip – Nail It with bloop

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Hello all!
Everyone is still in Christmas mood isn’t it?
Just a few days more and we’ll be ushering in the New Year!
I’m sure all the girls will color their nails pretty pretty to get in the celebration mood.
So did I!
bloop Nail Strips
bloop Nail Strips
Thanks to HiShop, I got to try bloop Nail Strips a.k.a. nail it! with bloop and bloop Nail Polish to celebrate this festive season!
I started with bloop Nail Strips for my left hand.
As this was my first time using nail strips, I had to refer to the instructions behind the packaging.
Why nail it with bloop?
Why nail it with bloop?
The nail strip design that I received
The nail strip design that I received
Here’s how you should nail it with bloop:
  1. Make sure your nails are clean by removing any nail color or residues with nail polish remover.
    Clean nails!
    Clean nails!

  2. Choose the best strip size for each nail. You will need to cut out that particular piece and do a better measurement before you stick but make sure you leave a bit of gap (don’t cut the exact shape out) when you cut or else it will be difficult to detach the strip. If it is really too big, cut the edge by using small scissors and make it fit to your finger nails.
    Cut it out individually to measure
    Cut it out individually to measure

  3. Remove the transparent protective layer and white layer at the back.
    Removing nail strip from the white layer
    Removing nail strip from the white layer

  4. Align and place the nail strip on to the nail. The rounded ends should be facing the cuticle.
  5. Rub strip over the the nail starting from center working towards the sides. If you saw some uneven area, press or rub it gently to even it out.
  6. Press the excess nail strip across the edges of the finger nail.
  7. Using the nail file provided, file off the excess strip in a downward motion. Don’t put too much force though or the thin nail strip that is supposed to let your nails breathe will break. Do it lightly and it will come off beautifully.
End result using nail it with bloop Nail Strip
End result using nail it with bloop Nail Strip

So what do you think? Pretty or not? =p
What I like about them is they’re not too sticky thus making it easy to readjust for first timers like me.
Besides, I don’t need to wait too long in nail salon to get my nails done.
Time needed to draw nail art + drying time = lots of time wasted!
There’s also no alcohol and chemical content, making it safe for my nails.
For the nails on my right hand, I’ll show you in a bit so stay tuned ya!

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Price: RM 38.00 for a set of 3 different designs
For being my reader, HiShop will be giving you an exclusive RM 20 rebate for nail strips with a minimum purchase of RM 99!
Voucher code: BLOOPNAILS
Hurry! Valid until 31 January 2014 only!
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