March 19, 2012
Dawn Poh

Is it just me, or do others also go through a phase where you fixate on one item and just can’t stop buying it?! One day it may be stockings, then lipstick, and now it’s nail polish.

I don’t even paint my nails that often – truth be told, it is usually because I do a shoddy paint job, resulting in them chipping within days, and then I am simply too lazy to redo them. Nor do I like sitting around waiting for them to dry feeling like I’ve just lost the use of all ten digits. I wouldn’t mind having painted nails all the time if I had an on-call manicurist. Alas, next life time maybe.

My current manicure consists of L-R: Essie “matte about you” topcoat, Topshop “Hidden Treasures”, Topshop “Zodiac”.

I saw Zodiac in stores and can’t help but liken them to Chanel Graphite, which I have been unhealthily obsessed with since it came out. Went home to google for comparison and swatches and the rest is history. Topshop Zodiac is apparently more green-toned and less opaque than Chanel graphite, but I sure as hell ain’t complaining with such a difference in price. Hidden Treasure appears to be a near perfect dupe for Peridot – shown below on the ring finger with a matte topcoat over it.

An extra picture to illustrate just now sparkly they are in direct light!

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  1. They are pretty! And yes, I also have phases, thankfully I am in the phase where I don’t want to buy anything x) I am sure that will be done with soon though >>

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    Dawn replied on

    That is one phase I never go through! :(

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  2. Joanna says:

    have you tried seche vite topcoat? i was the same as you, never painting my nails cause it took so long to dry and i always ended up denting/scratching it anyway…. until i used my friend’s seche vite. it has changed my life!!! you can apply it when your nail polish is still wet and it dries in 1 min so you’re free to use your hands!! its soooo shiny too. give it a try, i absolutely love it. you have to apply it to wet or tacky nail polish though or it won’t penetrate through all the layers properly.

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    Dawn replied on

    So that’s why!!! I used to have seche vite, but I didn’t know that you are supposed to apply them to wet nails and they would peel off in great sheets for me! I was really baffled by all the great reviews it was getting because it was complete crap for me, but now I just realised that I have been using it wrong all along! x(

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  3. I, too, have recently painted my nails after a long period of only getting new colours, never painting them on. So far I have sparkly-clear polish on the tips that gradually goes to plain clear near the cuticle edge. Great nail colours you have! The different colour on your ring finger nail is very nice, I’m starting to see that as a trend; although on married or engaged women (I won’t ask you that personal of a question). Again, great colours, very inspiring.

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    Dawn replied on

    Aww thank you! Your manicure sounds really nice, too bad I absolutely suck at painting anything other than solid colours though! :)

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  4. Tara India says:

    Absolutely love that manicure, those colours are stunning. xox

    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.co.uk/

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