I’ve been wanting to buy some nail thinner for the longest time but other than I keep forgetting to buy it, the name brand ones are so expensive and the local and affordable thinners are usually out of stock. Then again, I didn’t want to throw my old nail polishes because a lot of them are not cheap and some are from old limited collections that are either difficult to come by or may no longer be offered. So instead of throwing them away, I tried the Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner to save my precious collection.
What: Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner
Where to buy: Bloom and Dash
Price: P346.00 + Shipping Fee
If you don't like seeing nail paints all over your table, make sure to have a placemat or at least scratch paper before you start. Personally, I prefer scratch papers because you can simply crumple it with the rest of the cotton balls you used and throw it out.
Choose rubber stamps that are transparent and aren't too curvey. It's easier to work with specially if you want to layer the same design but with different colors.
Colortrends is another brand of nail polish created by Chic Centre. Unlike Chic and Bobbie, the formula is a little thicker and less sheer. I've been using Bobbie and Chic for awhile now but this is the first time I'm trying out this particular line from the same company. Since it is quite affordable, I was able to purchase this entire collection together with the Shopaholic Collection.
Welmanson is probably my favorite store in Quiapo, Manila. Whenever we visit the church, I make sure to have a little money with me to buy some beading, nail art supplies and little trinkets. It's also the most organized one I've found along that area.
Holy week will start around early April so I'm planning to start making rosaries ready before the procession starts. Here are a few I got for some really affordable prices.
I'm a huge nail art enthusiast. It's my creative outlet and I spend on it more than an average woman would. Most of it are not easy to find as well or would cost you much for shipping. But trust me, there are a lot of alternatives that deliver almost the same quality and sometimes even better.
January is almost here and I've been watching a marathon of fashion shows on youtube. As expected, there's a wide variety of colors and patterns from the spring/summer 2017 collection to inspire my next post and nail art design.
I'm sure we have fashion shows but I'm not an important person to be invited. Finding the same videos online to check the local trend is just as difficult so I watch the Paris fashion week instead.
Anyways, here's my nail color trend report for the upcoming season.
1. Neutrals and Grayscale
Finally l was able to get two of these grainy polishes by Chic Cosmetics. It's been around since 2012 so it's nothing new but it wasn't easy to find from where I live. This isn't the complete collection but I'm happy with the available colors.
What: Chic Nail Polish Grainy Collection
Where to buy: Watsons/SM Department Store
I've been a nail art enthusiast for years and I've been using the same nail art brush set from Klick, a sister company of OMG. I didn't have any problem with it so if I were to purchase another nail art brush set from a local brand, I'd definitely get one from either Klick or OMG.
What: OMG Oh My Girl Professional Nail Art Brush
Where to Buy: SM Department Stores (body and bath section)
Among my favorite local brands of polish is Bobbie by Chic. The first time I saw this, I only bought black hole (the last one in the picture). I fell in love with it so I purchased the rest of the shades available at Watsons.
Galactic Night has quite a range of finish that I haven't seen on any local brands. It is a collection of pearl, foil, duochrome, chrome/metallic and holographic.
What: Bobbie Galactic Night Collection
Where to Buy: Watsons
I've been seeing OMG's 2 Way Nail Art Brush at Watsons for awhile but I was resisting the urge to buy it since I didn't like their polish formula in the past. But it has been four years (well, almost) since I first tried it. They've changed the packaging of their regular polishes so maybe this time their formula would also be better.
What: OMG 2 Way Nail Art Brush
Cost: P32.00 each
Where to buy: Watsons
Oh My Girl provides affordable nail polishes, tools and accessories alongside its sister brand, Klik. Nail strips have been around for awhile but I'm guessing this is the first for Oh My Girl since it's not on their website and there are no reviews available yet. I also found an online store with the same name but I don't think they're acquainted.
Anyway, I got curious when I first saw it at Watson's nail section but there wasn't much design to choose from as it's almost sold out so I only got two.