20 December 2013

Christmas Nail Art

My Xmas nail art was created spontaneous, after I saw a competition held by #madamluck at Instagram last week. Pretty sad when I failed to be selected as one of the 15 Finalists. *sobsob*

Anyway there were lotsa awesome entries, super creative and very fine artwork. Arrrh I wish my nails was longer to enable me to draw more elaborate design :(

You can view the designs at hashtag #madamlucksmerrychristmas.

Here is the 15 Finalists' design. Impressive right!! 

Better luck next time then. (^^)

14 December 2013

ModelsOwn Colour Swatch

I bought a Duo Nail Polish and a Nail Art Pen from Luxola.com when they were having Cyber sales of 35%. Pretty good deal if u ask me. So do sign up their newsletter if u haven't done so, since they always have an on&off promotion and special gifts upon purchase.

The Duo colour I bought is Jade Flakes, combination of Jade Stones (NP083) and Snowflakes (NP145). 

I love the Jade Stones, with only One coat, it gave a solid jade colour.  So it compensated the small bottle. 

However I was disappointing with the Snowflakes. I failed to achieve a perfect coat with it glitter. If I put more than 2 coats, it gave alot of small bubbles. Really frustrated with it. When I paint it on a clear surface, the effect was still okay, however on top of Jade coat, errrr it was abit disaster.

I like a duo nail polish, cos it is cheaper! I mean 2 colours for a price of 1 bottle. I hardly can finish a full size unless it is a basis colour. But I don't like to buy a small bottle, cos u will ended up with a small brush which it is quite troublesome to apply.

So definitely I will buy other colours in future, but currently most of range were sold out, so wait for Luxola.com to re-stock la.

For the Nail Art Pen, I bought the gold. Other colours available are Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Pink and Silver. 

It has the fine brush and a thin nib pen. I prefer the thin nib, since it's easy to maneuver.  

The flow was good, however they were a fews clogging events...but with a light pumping on the body, the flow came back smoothly.

I wish they included a thin needle, just in case a serious clog happened on the nib.

I used to buy those cheap nail pen at Pasar Malam, like 3 pens for RM10. But errr, they dry up too fast. Maybe 3-4 times usage, it was gone case jor. :(

So far the pen hasn't disappointed me yet, haha but maybe too early say now. However it is a good choice to me. 

U can get the nail polish from Luxola.com.

Delivery is free when u purchase more than RM40. Delivery time based on my experience is from 4-5 days.

Currently Luxola.com is having a Xmas promotion, a different free gifts for every day for purchase over RM110.00.

Selected free gift for 15.12.2013

Enjoy shopping!

04 December 2013

Giveaway by Craft Passion!

OMG u guy should totally join this Giveaway or at least visit her blog. 

She has tonne of free tutorials of craft handiwork with detail photos and instructions. So far I have tried one only, the simple shopping bag. Hehe result oklar, but really looking forward to make the zipper card pouch and the macaroon coin pouch (as per photo of The Star).

Actually I just got to know her thru The Star, she was featured on 11th Sept 2013.  Trained as an Engineering yet has spare time doing crafts, beside taking care of her 2 children. Really salute her dedication!

In total there will be 20 giveaways,  so try your luck! And pray pray I'll win! Hahah dream also can mah ♥

Ohh almost forgot, here is the link. Good Luck!

02 December 2013

Angel nail art

I brought few large sheet of water based nail sticker from taobao at dirt cheap price. 

I'm not sure how to justify the quality.  But it was easy to put on and the colour was vibrant. So I think that is good enough jor.

This was my first time using the water based sticker. And I was quite satisfied with the result. Nice right? hehe *Shameless*

Haha after all done baru remember to take photo.
Instructions :-
1) cut off those design u want, around the edges will do
2) soak it in a bowl filled with water. But remember to peel up the top transparent sheet first. 
3) wait till the pattern separated with it base paper. Basically the paper will sink to the bottom of the bowl while the sticker will float on top
4) put it on the nail and press it with your finger
5) clean the water excess with a cloth/cotton.
6) press it with a pusher tool thoroughly.  
7) coat it with top coat

For base coat, I used the Sally Hansen's Hard As Nail (I just done the review). Gradient blue by The Face Shop, they still the cheapest nail polishs I like and they do have a huge range on the basic colours. Top coat by Seche Vite's Dry Fast Top Coat which I got it from Scratch mani box.

Once upon a time, I spent a fortune todo manicure done by a professional (so called) using the almost same sticker, she claimed the sticker was made in Japan, so mean better quality. However not even 2 days, all the sticker peel off! I think she was abit stingy on the top coat. It was even a Gel Nail which suppose to last for 1 month! I was then fk angry but seeing her just started her own business, so suin la.

So I hope mine can last for a week, at least! But I think with a generous amount of top coat, it will stay intact beautifully ♥♥

01 December 2013

Sally Hansen nail care

I saw a Sasa's post at FB where they are having a weekend sales last week.

There are a list of items of Sally Hansen on 30% sales.

I was actually debating which one to buy, Hard As Nail Wrap Gel or Miracle Care for Severe Problem Nail. But since I really do need something as a base to make my nails stronger, so I bought the 1st one, cheaper also. Hehe

Gel Cuticle Remover - RM21 after 30% discount
Hard As Wrap - RM28 after 30% discount.

Gel cuticle remover was easy to use, just apply it around the cuticle, wait for 1-2 min,  push the cuticle away and lastly wash the excess with warm and soapy water. It was formulated with Jojoba and Kiwi extract and Wheat Protein,was suppose to condition and loosen the dry cuticle.

Hard as nail lagi easy, apply 1 coat on your nail. 1 coat is very sufficient jor.

I'm not satisfied with the cuticle remover. It doesn't clean up my cuticle nicely. It advised not to use it more than twice. 

However the Hard as nail is totally effective.It's a very powerful acrylic to strengthen the nail. And very fast dry also. So u can skip those acrylic gel coat and UV light nail dryer. A beautiful innovation isn't it? 

Hopefully with it, I can start to have longer nails ♥

27 November 2013

Smoothie Sweetie nail art

Super Cute mah??? lol

The smoothie was the nail wraps I got from Scratch's mani box.

The rest was just spontaneous created to match the colours.

As usual top and base coats was using OPI, all the nail polish (Basic Colour) was The Face Shop, except the glitter polish by Etude House "If the white witch".

The ribbon studs I bought eon ago at Pasar Malam.

Enjoy trying!

**sorry another delayed post** 

Awesome box by Scratch

Scratch Mani box
"makers of awesome, design-focused nail wraps"

Finally I received my most anticipated beauty box mani box!!

Actually I supposed to receive it b4 27th (Oct la, so this is a very delayed post!), but thanks to our fk pos msia (okay just my office area branch), the box came late! It was sent out on 11th. I only received it after 28th Oct.

Okay, like beauty box concept, u subscribe it, every month u will receive a mani box fill with nail wraps, studs, charms and one surprise gift from the featured artist.  

With one time payment aka given yours credit card details, they will charge u on every 27th for the next month box. However they will send the details of next month nail wraps design beforehand for u to think think,  whether u like it or not. 

If u don't,  Skip It aka they won't bill u;
or Gift It; they bill u but post it to your friend;
If u choose todo nothing aka no reply the mail, they will charge your credit card and receive the box on next month. 

I thought it is a great idea, as I have the option to un-subscribe it whenever I want and reorder it without having to fill up the payment details again.

Most importantly,  everything it is about manicure!! But only nail wraps oh. Since nail wraps is much easier to apply compare to painting. Plus doing both side of hands is a torture!! I usually just paint my right hand only (since I'm left-handed), cos it would be a total mess for left hand nails.

But with nail wraps, u can do both hands in ease! 

The Content - this month surprise gift is the tattoo
The nail wraps for Oct 2013 box

The nail wrap quality is totally very good. Normally those in the market, u will have to trim it with Nail File. 

But with this nail wrap, u just need to pluck it off with you finger..pull the nail wrap on you nail nicely and pluck it. It came off easily. No joke!

27 October 2013

Vanity Trove's Halloween challenge

My Halloween nail art!!

Spent few hours on it, much to my hubby annoying. 

Anyway, Vanity Trove is having a contest for Halloween theme, post it at VanityTrove.com and hashtag it with #VTMY and #Halloween, either makeup or nail art. 

Contest end on 7th Nov 2013. (Futher information pls refer to the below photo)

The most "Like" will win the contest. 

05 October 2013

My first sewing machine! [2015 RM25 voucher inside!!]

I think been awhile I beg hubby to buy me a sewing machine.  But he always said it was unnecessarily household thingy. Plus a branded one like Brother or Singer, cheapest cost RM600. 

Anyway I dunno why suddenly I went to browse Lazada website and found Global brand! Ok, I'm dunno the brand, but the reviews were pretty good. Then it was only RM169.00. So I thought it was not a too much gamble if I purchase it online without first testing.

Offered at discounted price of RM169.00 which included delivery. 1 year warranty stated (parts half year, labour 1 year). I signed up their newsletter which entitled me a RM10.00 further discount. RM159.00 was the cheapest price I could find, I found one seller at Mudah.com at RM199.00, then numerous online sellers ranging from RM230.00 to RM500.00.

Ohh Lazada do offer few machines, Global has 3 models, GSM-338 (RRM115.40), GSM-505 (RM169.00) and GL-SM010 (RRM369.00)... here is the link.

Currently it was out of stock again! So do keyin your email add on the "Notify me" box. And buy it when you received their email of re-stock notice.

Finally I received the parcel on Friday, after 4 days... hmm maybe I chosen COD, cos  I read almost all reviews stated received it on the next of day of order :(

The size is just right, not too big nor small, 4.5kg. Cos if too small and light, it will easily move around when you do sewing. Then it has 8 different stitch patterns, foot pedal, automatic rewind and built-in light. Pretty cool for a simple machine.

16 September 2013

Tree of Life

I done this a week ago, aiks seem that I got tonnes of delayed posts YET posted. LOL
Anyway, a simple nail art. I suppose this one I can called it my design. Hehe eventhough if u google Tree nail art, tonnes of diff pattern found.
The base colour was OPI Stranger Tides, I received it from Thelilacbox 's box 4.

The rest was using a fine brush and tube colour which I bought ages ago, but hardly use it. 10colours for RM15. Very lasting on the nails.
But no photo la, too lazy to take any. Maybe next round ^^

01 June 2013

Cupcake Nail Art

Every Friday is my hubby's family dinner at his mum's house.

So I took my bag of "nail stuff" and try to persuade my sister-in-law to let me do her nails.

Timji, she got date that night, so I done on her daughter's instead. She is a form 1 student, a lovely girl, then hmmmm I realised her finger nails is much larger than mine. 

Since she is just a teen, I choose a cute design for her. 


The Steps

I use a brush for most of the small details. It's pretty easy to-do. 
The design is not mine, so I take no credit. 

Anyway happy trying! ♥

20 May 2013

Black & White Glitter and Checker Nail Art

I done a Colour Gel mani with diamonds at the Beauty Expo last sat for RM20/-. Yup, dirt cheap. However I didn't like the outcome, too plain. As you can see, the silver colour was kind of transparent.

10 May 2013

Bunny Nail Art

I saw lotsa diy animal pattern online. So I decided to try one of them yesterday night, from 11pm till wee hour of 2am. Hubby already snoozeeeeeee jor. Haha ignore the number of hours I had taken, cos in between I was watching a movie (or 2). See how unconcentrated I am!

Bunny! Super cute. But on my finger nail... hmm hard to praise my work.
Cos from cute bunny, I painted a very cheeky looking one. 

10 April 2013

Tribal Black & White nail art

 ♥ Accessorize with my favourite MNG bangle ♥

Using the white colour as base colour, I draw the tribal pattern on my finger nail with black dot pen. Both is from TheFaceShop.

Basically, you can draw any design you like. You don't necessary have to copy any model, just draw geometrically will do. For my pinky, I draw a love shape pattern ♥.

29 March 2013

TheFaceShop - nail polish

Suddenly itchy to paint my nail, yet my collection of nail polish kind of old jor (almost half of it went hard! *sad*)

Anyway went to Mahkota Cheras's Jusco branch to purchase some basis nail polish colour. 

Ohh dunno they are having sales now.

On top of 10% discount,  got buy 2 free 1 promotion!! 

28 March 2013

Welcome to Mei Kei aka Maggie

Welcome to my bubbling blog, talking about everything under the sun!

Last time I was parking at Multiply.com, but since now it had closed, here I am.

I am married for 3 years now already, hopefully still counting for many many years to come... but childless by our own choice.

I am working at an accounting firm.... every morning I am pondering what the hell I am doing accounts for living. It's not my first love but I dont hate it. Actually sometimes it's quite interesting to see how a business doing. And sometimes it's very frustrated to deal with a "nonsense" client. (A curse word is better to describe my feeling toward them!!!!  LOL)But we got to eat right??!

My first love is painting, but long time I din't paint anything. Anyway, hopefully in one fine day, I will pick up the brush again, hehe probably after I sorted all my "unfinished projects".

A ring pillow i had done for my dear friend's ROM