Dec 30, 2012

My First FOTD : Blue Lit Fountain

This will be my very first FOTD post and honestly, I'm not sure if there will be more after this (depends if you want more =^x^=). I still wanted to try though and hope you would appreciate it. This will also be my entry for Celline08 of Product Arena's Giveaway/Contest. (You can click here for more info)

The giveaway is about the Holiday Festivities. Two winners will be chosen for the contest and two will also be randomly picked for consolation prizes. If you don't have a blog, you can simply post your looks on her fan page. Deadline of entries was suppose to be on the 31st of December but she moved it till 10th of January (still plenty of time to create the look =^-^=). Unfortunately, this is only open for Phlippine residents.

Let's move on with the look.

The Inspiration :
I took a photo from my friend's album on Facebook (Michael Belmonte Sagun). It's a picture of  a water fountain by the mall entrance with blue tiles and white lights placed on where the water is coming out ( I think...). Looking at the drops of water, I thought it looks like Christmas lights so I suppose it's a good choice.

Dec 27, 2012

Dawn Dugong Giveaway

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Dawn Dugong is having a holiday giveaway. It's open internationally and it'll end on January 4, 2013. There are three packages available for three different winners. See below for the list :

Prize 1
-Jemma Kidd Mini I-Conic Eyeliner Set
Designer Brands Mini Nail polishes x3
Designer Brands Eyeshadow Quad x2
- Designer Brands Blushes x2
Designer Brands Lip Gloss Tubes x4
Designer Brands Lip Gloss Quad x2
- Designer Brands Mini Eye Liners x2
Designer Brands Sharpener and Nail File
Kiss Nail Stickers
MUA Immaculate Palette
MUA Intense Kisses Lip Gloss in Quick Kisses
MUA Sheer Finish Lip Gloss in Happy Days
Rubi Blue and Gold Necklace and Cuff
Forecast Black and Gold chain belt
Solace Body Butter Set

Prize 2
- Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Glow

Burt's Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream
- Designer Brands EyeShadow Pots x4
 Designer Brands Mini Nail Polishes x3
 Designer Brands Mini Lipgloss Wands x4
 Designer Brands eyeliners x2
 Designer Brands Eyeshadow Quad and sponge applicator
Lamcome Mini Juicy Tubes x3
Jemma Kidd Mini I-Conic eyeliner set
MUA Sheer Finish Lip Glosses x2
MUA Instense Kisses lip gloss
Paul Penders Natural Moisture Foundation
Paul Penders 24 Hour Moisturiser
Paul Penders P.M Moisturiser (Night Cream)
Paul Penders Mineral Translucent Powder

Prize 3
 -MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss in Some Me Time
- MUA Intense Kisses Lipglosses in Sweet Nothings and Stolen Kisses
Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Pomegranate
Designer Brands Eye Shadow Pigments x2
Designer Brands mini Nail Polishes x4
Designer Brands Blush/Bronzer x2
Designer Brands Sharpeners x2
-Designer Brands Nail File
Designer Brands Eye liners x4
Designer Brands Lip Gloss Wands x2
Designer Brands Eye Shadow Quads x4
Designer Brands Lipsticks x6
Jemma Kidd Mini I-Conic Eyeliner set
Natio Gentle Facial Scrub
Natio Rehydrating Toner
Natio Mediate Hand Cream
Bourjois Smokey Effect Liner in Dark Purple
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Australis Nudist Palette

Dec 25, 2012

KLK and Sassy Paints Giveaway

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Kimberly Laquer Korner and Sassy Paints is having a collaboration giveaway for the holidays. Prizes include the following: 

A-England- She Walks In Beauty
A-England- And The Moonbeams
Polish TBH - Tiny Dancer
Polish TBH - Midnight
Twenty Seven Polish - Evil Stepsisters 
Twenty Seven Polish - Fake ID
Twenty Seven Polish - Change Is Good

I retained the link so you can check out their swatches and reviews on these polishes. Giveaway is via rafflecopter so just simply follow the instructions to get valid entries. It's open internationally and will end on January 1, 2013. You can click below the picture to visit her blog and join.

Lavender Lilac Dream Giveaway

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Mandy from LavenderLilacDream is having a thank you giveaway. I copied the rules from her blog so you can read it. You can also click below the picture to head strait to her blog.

Mandatory Rules:

Must be a public follower.
If you're under 18, get your parent's permission
Provide your email

Additional Entries:

Leave a comment
Share through blog post
Share on your side bar
Follow in instagram
Follow her blog via email
Follow her on twitter
Tweet about the giveaway.

Entries are gathered via rafflecopter so you just have to follow the instructions for your entries to be valid. Giveaway is open internationally and will end on December 31, 2012.

Born Pretty Store Giveaway

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Chrissy Ai is giving away 20USD voucher for Born Pretty Store. If you're into nail art and cute finds at affordable prices, you must have heard of the site. Mechanics are simple :

Must be publicly following via GFC (Chris Ai and BPS).
Must be following on Twitter, and like them on Facebook.
This giveaway is open worldwide.

Giveaway runs via rafflecopter so you just have to follow the instructions to get entries. The giveaway will end on December 30th.

Dec 23, 2012

I'm A Baby Panda Giveaway

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I'm a Baby Panda is having a huge holiday giveaway. Prizes include a White Clarisonic Mia. Winner will also get either Etude House Wonder Pore Set (for oily skin) or Tony Moly Aqua Aura Set (for dry skin). The giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway ends on January 3, 2013. There's also a little post script at the end of her blog post:

Dec 21, 2012

Dream Makeup's Giveaway!!!

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Giveaway Alert! Dream Makeup is having an international giveaway of Sigma Beauty Essential Brush Kit. There will be one winner and you can choose which color you want. The giveaway ends on March 20th 2013 (EST) so there's still plenty of time to join and accumulate entries specially via twitter.

Dec 9, 2012

Holly and Polish : Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection Giveaway!

One of my favorite blogger is having a giveaway and like always, it's open internationally! One lucky follower will have the chance to win the entire Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection. The giveaway ends on December 31st at 11:59 PM CST. To those  who want to join you can click here to visit her site. Good luck everyone!

Nov 28, 2012

My First : The SaladBox (November)

I finally got my very first SaladBox today... (So happy)... I've been waiting for this since October but I had a few problems with my account because the e-mail add on my Paypal is different from the one I used with my SaladBox account. On their last reply they did say I'm included on this months subscription but it's already end of the month so I thought I wouldn't be receiving any (again) so I'm really happy and just have to blog this right away.

Nov 17, 2012

Liebster Award!!!

I received a Liebster Blog Award form Clai about a week ago. Turns out its a blogger tag. Hope I do well. Here are the rules:

Post 11 random facts about you.
Answer 11 questions from the blogger who tagged you.
Tag 11 bloggers who has less than 200 followers.
Let them know that you tagged them.

Random facts about me:

Oct 25, 2012

Irsada's Beauty-full World Giveaway!!!

Just joined Irsada's anniversary giveaway. I've been her follower for awhile now and I enjoy reading most of her posts specially polish swatches and DIY outfits which she started posting recently. Now she's celebrating her blog's first year anniversary with these great prizes: 

Oct 7, 2012

SaladBox : Beauty Subscription in Philippines

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Just bump into this today. I was checking SayTiocoArtillero's unboxing featuring Saladbox. It's the first monthly subscription box just like Birch Box, Glam bag, etc here in the Philippines.  I think they started receiving subscriptions last month but I wasn't so aware of it until today. I tried signing up and made reservations for the upcoming box. It's on a first come, first serve basis and you also have to wait for confirmation if you got a slot for the month's box. I really hope I could get one.

Price is Php500 per month but there are other types of plan for better deals. You can click here to check it out. It's a great way to try new products in a budget. But just like other beauty boxes, you may or may not like what's in it. It says on the site that you can customize your beauty profile but so far, I haven't seen that link. You can also get Php30 credit for every friends you refer to try SaladBox whenever they make a purchase.

The website is still in beta so most of the links don't work yet.  There are also not much to see for now. Hope it'll be complete after a few more weeks. I can't wait to see how this site will turn out. For the September Box, you can watch SayTiocoArtillero's video or you can click here to visit her site :

Sep 29, 2012

Review : Wet n Wild Ulitmate Eybrow Kit

Finally, my latest post is up. My pc broke and I got so busy with work, I wasn't able to blog much. I'm really sorry for that. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this review.

I got this from Pure Beauty at Ayala Mall for Php399. I was only thinking of buying a brow pencil but decided to get this one instead. I've been using this for only a month but this is definitely one of my favorites as of the moment. It has two colors of brow powder, light and dark tone, a brow gel, tweezers which is useful to me because I pluck, a small angled brush and  a mirror underneath.

Both powders are really pigmented. I use the darker color to form the arch of my brow to the ends and use the lighter one to fill in the rest. I honestly prefer to use this than a brow pencil. It creates that strong and full brows without that drawn look that you get from a pencil. Since the brush is really fine and soft, I also use this on my lash line. It doesn't last long unlike a real liner but its good to emphasize your eyes without too much drama and get a naturally full looking lashes for that effortless day look and it doesn't transfer like other eyeliners I've tried.

Jul 27, 2012

Nail Swatch : Magnetic Nail Effects by Barry M.

I have to new additions to my nail polish collection. I won these two Magnetic Nail Paints by Barry M. from Charlotte's Nails. One in magnetic blue and the other in dark silver. Both have rectangular caps where the design is drawn making it easier to distinguish and on top of it is the magnet. It has this stopper like thing at one end of the magnet so the cap can rest on your fingers without touching the nails. The brush handle is long enough for comfortable application and the bristles glides smoothly too.

Jul 19, 2012

Nail Swatch : [b] Basic New York Nail Polish (Limited Edition)

I won this from a giveaway at Alex's blog. It's a limited edition of [b] Basic nail polish. I got both of them, 1 in Central Park and the other is in Metropolitan. Both colors really standout when you wear them. It's not your average dark green or maroon color. They just look effortlessly pretty and seductive.

Jul 14, 2012

Nail Art Tutorial : Lovin' Ice Cream

My second summer nails! I don't know if it looks like it but it's a light cranberry ice cream with syrup and chocolate sprinkles. Since it rains a lot in the Philippines now, I chose a shimmery type of really light pink, a regular brown polish to be the syrup and a few micro beads for sprinkles. I got the idea from a previous edition of Nail Up, a Japanese Nail Art Magazine, from Eki's blog. If you like to read about cute finds and see Japanese Magazine Scans you should visit her site. She also make good reviews. Click here to visit her site.

Jul 13, 2012

Holly and Polish China Glaze Giveaway

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Holly and Polish is celebrating her blog's first year anniversary so she's giving away China Glaze Safari Collection to her lucky follower. The colors are really perfect for upcoming fall. So here are the rules:

Review : Duo Fibre Brush (Etude House)

I saw this a year ago but didn't buy one  because I'm more comfortable with using  a sponge. But when I visited Etude House recently, it only cost Php 428, Php100 less than before. It wasn't on sale though. In short, I bought one to try it out. I was pretty excited because this is my first duo fibre and brush purchase from Etude. I'm also confident that this is going to be good because I trust the brand but I got a little disappointed after I get to use it.

Jun 30, 2012

Followers Giveaway Winner

Hello everyone!!! I know I said on my post that this is going to be for my 300 followers giveaway and it's not even halfway there but I decided to end  it anyway. Here's the winner of my followers giveaway. I already checked all mandatory and winning entry. I'll be sending her an e-mail after this post. Let's hope she replies in 48hrs or a new winner will be chosen. Congratulations to ChrisAir  Martinez Abanes!

Jun 22, 2012

Nail Art Tutorial : Summer Sprinkles

Here's my latest nail art video. Sorry it took me awhile to publish a new one. I hope you'll like my easy to do summer inspired nail art. 

Jun 16, 2012

Nail Swatch : My Blooming Nails (Etude House)

This is the latest nail polish line from Etude House which is really perfect for summer. But  the thing is, there are only 6 colors available limited on pink, red and orange hues because  its made to match with your lip color. I got mine in #1 OR201 like peach color.  I find it a bit pricey for Php 178 with an average bottle size. I can't tell the exact net weight though because the writings are all in Korean.

It comes in a long handle brush making application a lot easier compared to their regular nail polishes. One thing that I didn't like about it is the bristles. It's an advantage that they're flat but the strands are really thick it can make those harsh lines appear during application.

Jun 15, 2012

Beauty and The Cheap's Giveaway

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Beauty and the Cheap just reached 100 followers so now, she's giving back through a giveaway.

Details are as follows:

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway.
There are 40 entries, 2 are mandatory entries, the rest are up to you.
One of the entries can be done everyday for additional entries. :)
This giveaway is open to everyone. :)
There will be only one winner.
Giveaway ends on 1st July 2012, winner will be announced on the 7th of July.

For more details, you can click the picture above to visit her blog.

GnarlyGnails Giveaway

Gnarly Gnails celebrates her blog's 500 followers with a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive these four Nails Inc. Sprinkles Collection. It's open internationally and ends today, June 16, 2012. Hope you'll read this before it closes... Good luck ladies...

Jun 10, 2012

Dream Make-up's Giveaway

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Win a Sigma Eyeshadow Palette of your choice through Dream Make-up's giveaway. Just fill in rafflecopter to get entries. It's open internationally and will end on July 21, 2012. There's still plenty of time to join... Good luck everyone!

Jun 9, 2012

Review : St. Ives Facial Mask

I saw a tube of this mask in a salon near my place. I know St. Ives is a good brand of skin care line, but I wasn't aware of this item since it's not included in their product list at St. I'm a huge fan of facial masks as part of my weekend pampering rituals so i really wanted to try it.

During application, the mask feels cool in my skin. I can feel the tightening of my face due to the clay ingredient slowly drying. I have a really sensitive skin but I haven't had any problems or irritations after using it for three times. 

Make-up Maite's Giveaway

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Make-up Maite is having an Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 Giveaway. It'll end in 9 days so I hope you'll see this before its over. The contest is run through rafflecopter so it's easy to make your entries. It's also open internationally...

Airi's Blog Giveaway

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Airi's holding a summer giveaway with Korean skin care and cosmetics (including Etude House). It's run through rafflecopter and open internationally. There'll also be two winners for this giveaway and you can choose which set you like after you receive her e-mail. 

LemonBerryLulu's 200 Followers Giveaway

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I just joined Lemon Berry's 200 Followers Giveaway. It's open internationally and I'm sure you'll be interested to try the prizes as much as I do.


 Dolly Wink Lashes No. 2 (Sweet Girly) &  No. 14 (Natural Cute)
My Beauty Diary Masks Japanese Cherry Blossom & Arbutin Whitening
Canmake Cream Cheek No. 7 (Coral Orange)
Revlon Lip Butters in Peach Parfait and Sugar Frosting
♪Maybelline The Falsies Flared Mascara
Too Faced Lockdown Cream Eye Shadow in I'm Guilty (teal) 
Too Faced Galaxy Glam Smoky Eye Shadow in Moon Beam
Set of Fashion nails from Love & Beauty (F21) 
Set of Clip on bows from F21
Floral Necklace from F21 in pink and yellow.

May 27, 2012

Sunmiunnie94's Giveaway!!!

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*Hair Band(Polka dots)*
*Hair Band(Ribbon)*
*Avon(Yogurt Mask)*
*Kattora(Shimmer Powder)*
*Miss Rose(Lip Gloss)*
*False Eyelashes*

_This Giveaway will be open (internationally) _
_Winner will be contacted by Email_

GeekBallerina Giveaway!!!

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♔ pink cristalized heart earphones
♔ OPI Pink shatter & Nicky Minaj Superbass shatter
♔ wings earrings (a must have!)
♔ Diamond Lash : 1 pair of upper (Celeb eye) and lower (Cool eye) lashes
♔ cristal white sparkling gloss
♔ bling bling handmade rokku ring
+ beauty samples

How to enter : 
You have to follow these two rules :  
→ You must be a public follower of my blog - Enter your GFC Nickname (+4)
→ You must reblog this Giveaway on your own blog - Give me the link (+2)

4 more chances to win? You can :
→ Place this Giveaway on your blog side - Give me the link (+2)
→ Publish on your Twitter - Give me the link (+1)
→ Publish on your Tumblr - Give me the link (+1)

My Giveaway will end on July 14th and it's opened internationaly
Good luck to everyone!^^

May 25, 2012

Review : Maxfactor Duo Eyeshadow in Shooting Star

I got really excited when I saw the Maxfactor counter at the then newly opened SM Olongapo. I'm a little disappointed though because there's not much in there unlike Revlon's and Maybelline's counter. There are a few colors available but I chose this one since it's more suitable for work.

There's nothing much about the package. It's as simple as it can be. It's compact and light weight so it's easy to bring along. There's a sponge tip applicator included, about an inch long, but personally, I don't really like using it. It's just to small for me to use.

May 11, 2012

Review : Careline Eyeshadow Quad (Soul)

The entire package is light, compact and easy to use on the go since it comes with four sponge applicator. It's cute at first sight but it's not really that functional for the following reasons:
You can only use the applicator that comes with it since the open area is really small for a brush to fit in.
    • It seems like it may pass through the divider and mix with other colors so don't shake it much.
    • It will need a lot of shaking when you're running out of eye shadow to make use of the entire 20 grams.
    • If you want to depot them you may, but it's not gonna be easy. You can either use the opening where the sponge goes through or remove the lid underneath like I did.

    Apr 22, 2012

    Haul : Wish Nail Art Accessories

    I bought three sets of these from Watsons for Php 69 each. A set in rectangular, tear drops and assorted shapes. The packaging is fine and easy to store, the dividers aren't that useful though because it passes through and the colors still get mixed up.

    The pieces are cute and the colors are not all childishly girly. Most of it are jewel tones which are suitable for adults. The sizes of the gems suits perfectly on my nails and they are also shinier than the border gems I use as an alternative ( Haul : Nail Art Accessories ). But like the nail gems alternative I use, the shine lessens when you swipe a colorless nail polish on it.

    Every set includes a small tube of glue and a nail stick. The assorted gem set have an extra mini nail file with bear prints on it. The nail file and sticks are useful but one of the nail glues is quite disappointing because it's already dried-out so don't rely much on it. It's better if you buy a glue separately since they also offer the same at Watsons and I don't have any complains about its quality.

    Apr 18, 2012

    St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer

    I was browsing the net for skin care products when I stumbled on They offer an online test where they ask questions about your skin condition and then they'll introduce their products that best matches your answer.

    Two products were suggested to me but I only got this one. This moisturizer cost me Php264 with a net weight of 10 oz. I've been using mine every night for months now but it's still far from getting emptied. I think one tub would last me around four to five months of regular use. So I'd say it's really worth its price base on the quantity.

    Apr 14, 2012

    300+ Followers Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL) CLOSED

    Finally, my very first followers giveaway is ready. The prizes aren't much but I hope you'll like it and join. 

    Klick Nail Sequence
    Klick Nail Chips
    Klick Nail Art Brush Set
    Klick Nail Dotting Tools
    7 Wish 3D Nail Art Stickers and 3 from Hortaleza
    Yazoo Nail Glitters Set
    Yazoo Nail Gems Set
    Yazoo Micro Beads Set

    The giveaway is open intenationallyYou must be 18+ or at least have parental consent to join. For the comment, the correct format must be followed and the date must be within the duration of the giveaway. More than one comment on the same post is also invalid. Also, please follow the directions given on rafflecopter carefully.

    The winner must be a follower of my blog with a valid winning entry. He/She must also reply via e-mail within 48hrs from the time the winner is announced. Violation of any of these may cause the cancellation of your entry so please be careful. Shipping method and its cost will be chosen and paid by me.

    The giveaway will run from April 14, 2012 to  June 30, 2012 or when the number of followers are reached whichever is longer. 

    Mar 19, 2012

    Nail Art Tutorial : Flower Bed

    Another simple nail art tutorial for everyone to try. You will only need two accessories to follow this nail art tutorial. Simply click on the link provided below to redirect to those post. Hope you like this one.

    1. Choose your base coat. I'm using OMG nail polish in Jet black. Darker base emphasizes the nail sequence.

    2. Swipe some glue on the part of your nails nearest to the cuticle.

    Mar 10, 2012

    Review and Nail Swatch : OPI Best of the Best Nail Polish

    I finally received my prize from Polish Vixen's 700 Followers Giveaway. It's an O.P.I. mini collection Best of the Best consisting 10 polishes with a net weight of 3.75ml per bottle. This is my very first O.P.I. set so I'm really excited to try it.

    The colors are lovely some are really pigmented and may only need one coat specially the dark ones but the lighter tones may need at least 2 coats to be opaque. It's also easy to apply and easier to remove compared to other local polishes that I tried. It's like in one swipe of cotton with mild acetone my nails are clean. It lasted about 3-4 days before it started chipping off but note that during my testing period my hands are not as active.

    Mar 3, 2012

    Haul : Ladies Accessories and Make up (SM Mall)

    Hello ladies, I just want to share with you a few stuffs that I bought from SM San Fernando and SM Olongapo from late January to mid of February.

    The 1st are bags. I was planning to buy from 'egg' ( a line of bag ) but I changed my mind after seeing that the departments store is having up to 50% sale. The first that I got was an old rose bag from Secosan which is originally Php999 but I only got it for only Php895. The second, also from Secosana, cost me Php550 with an original price of Php895. The style of the second bag looks a bit mature. It can also be bulky even without much things inside because of its structure but I just love the way the compartments keep my things organize. Note that these Secosana bags are made of rubberized leather so it must be properly kept to keep it from wearing out fast.

    Mar 1, 2012

    Review and Nail Swatch : Miss Beauty Nail Polish

    It's been awhile since I bought and tested this ( included in my Haul : Hortaleza Nail Products ) but I never get to publish it so here it is now.

    The color is really pigmented I'm absolutely loving it. It doesn't dry and crack as fast as the HD Matte Crack nail polish so you have enough time to layer the second coat. Make sure that the first layer hasn't crack yet or else it'll form into chips and fall off. Don't layer too much either otherwise it wont crack. I'm not sure for others but the texture it creates for not cracking looks lovely to me.

    It's easy to apply but like any other crack nail polishes, its so hard to remove. This particular brand (uncracked) took 4-5 days on my mom's toe nails and still looking new.

    Feb 18, 2012

    Review : San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen and Long Lash Mascara

    San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

    I was really excited when I saw this because it's in a pen form, it's waterproof and totally affordable. it also has a felt tip. I've been using liquid eyeliner and comfortable with using a liner brush but I just prefer using this one because it's easier to handle when I'm in a hurry. I really had high expectations with this one. It works for me there are a few things I'm disappointed about. The package says waterproof so I tested it. It is water resistant bu it is not water proof at all. Another thing I didn't like about it is that it creates a harsh thick line when i try to apply it several times. It doesn't last that long too.

    Review : Sassy Nail Art

    I saw this in Watsons when i went shopping for a few bath supplies. It's really affordable since it's only Php 36 each with a net weight of 10ml. It was also available in blue but I decided to get black and red only since these are my nail color staples.

    Nail Swatch : HD Crack Nail Polish

    Currently, I have two HD Crack Nail Polish. One is regular in color number two which i got from Hortaleza ( included in my Hortaleza Nail Products Haul) and the other is a matte finish in color number seven that my mom got from Victory Mall in Caloocan.

    HD in matte finish cracks and dries faster than Miss Beauty Crack Nail Polish I previously tested but it dries so fast you wont get the chance to layer on the second coat. You might have an uneven nail crack on your hand like I did when I was trying it on. So if you want it thicker, pile it up on your first application.

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