You Really Turn Me On

    Today's manicure is another nerdy manicure. :-P They were inspired by the power button on your computer, monitor, XBOX, TV, etc. Silly, I know, but I like doing nerdy designs. Plus, I have been on the XBOX waaaaay too much lately. I watched the entire five seasons of Weeds on streaming Netflix in a matter of days. Yeah, I don't half-ass stuff, I go ALL out. :-D I call it dedication, others call it sad. :)

    I used China Glaze Millennium as a base, and I have to say, as much as I love and rave about this color for nail art and Konading, I do NOT like it as an all-over color on me. For the On symbols, I used China Glaze Millennium mixed with American Apparel Hassid. Topped it off with Seche Vite top coat.

    What a turn-on.

I don't get it.

    Why do mannequins have nipples?

    Okay if it's in the western countries, it should be perfectly fine for the mannequins to have nipples. But here in Singapore we hardly leave the house with nipples pushing through our blouses. How come they don't make like Asian style mannequins. The kind that's already nipple-taped.

    And maybe they can also consider making like AAAA cup size mannequins. With hidden nipples.
    That should make me feel all better =D

    Okay bye.


Ch-Ch-Chain of Fools

    Today's nails were inspired by the obvious... chains. :-D My friend at work said I should've done whips on the other hand and gone with a whole bondage theme. :-P I've have this idea milling about in my head for a while now, and finally decided to do it. Originally in my brain, it was more complex, with shading and depth and whatnot, but once I laid down the initial shapes, I liked it simple and graphic, so I left it. :) (hope you like it too!!)

    I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with China Glaze Millennium for the silver chains, and China Glaze 2030 for the gold. :) Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, because I wouldn't want the chains to break, right?!

    So in closing, I feel the need to add this.... because it kept coming up when I was trying to think of titles for this post....

    You ARE the Weakest Link.... Goodbye! :-P

    (p.s. none of you are weak links, I just found this amusing :-P )

BB Couture Polish Sale

    Hey all!! There are few BB Couture Polishes on sale for 50% off on

    Go here to see the sale polishes!!

    The sale ones are all the way at the bottom! :)

    Hurry though, rumor has it that these are only on sale through March!!

Flight of the Bumblebee

    Fun fact of the day: Melissa means bee/honey. It comes from Greek mythology, where Melissa was a nymph who discovered honey and its uses, and fed Zeus honey when he was a baby instead of milk. Crazy, eh? Today's nails are inspired by my name! :)

    I used Orly Snowcone as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the flight path, and for the black outlines/stripes of the bee, American Apparel Manila for the body of the bee, and a mix of American Apparel Cotton and American Apparel Mount Royal for the wings. Topped it off with only one coat of Seche Vite top coat, as I was running low on time.

    Where do you think the bee is heading to?

    Maybe to see his 'honey'? haha!

It's like But-tah

    Today's nails were inspired by the fact that I wanted to use my new butterLONDON polish in Rosie Lee. :-D I'm usually not a pink girl, but I this is a very purty glitter. :-P Adding the halftone dots make it less girly, right?! RIGHT?! I just finished Season 3 of Weeds on Netflix Instant Queue or whatever its called when I watch it through my XBOX. That makes 3 seasons in less than a week. I think I may have a problem. Or drink too many caffeinated beverages, not sure.

    I used butterLONDON Rosie Lee as a base, with American Apparel Peacock applied with Konad Plate m60. Topped off with two coats of Seche Vite top coat.

That's Just Grey-t

    Hey there kids!! (Don't worry, I call everyone kid, regardless of their years) So the Bad Religion concert las night was PUNK-tastic. I had a blast, and got a rad t-shirt that earns me dirty looks when I wear it. (Google Bad Religion images, you'll see why) Today was a busy day- I went and tried on (and bought) the bridesmaid dress for the wedding I'm going to be in in May, and it was surprisingly VERY flattering. (the color will be a different story- Guava is not a color that should be in a redhead's vocabulary. (or wardrobe). After that, I helped a good friend paint his bedroom- Ground Cumin is the color, and it turned out fantastic. He was smart not to question my interior design skills. :-P I love picking out paint colors for people, perhaps one day I'll have my own house and can do it for myself!! I managed to squeeze in a nap in there, which was great, too.

    Today's nails are simple, but I really like them, and despite the beginning of my experience with butterLondon (took 5.5 weeks to get my polishes due to Paypal marking the order as complete, and no one returned emails from BL), I am 100% in love with the one polish I've tried out of the 3 I bought... Billy No Mates! It applied smoothly, and only took 2 coats to be opaque.

    I used 2 coats of butterLONDON Billy No Mates as base, with 1 coat of Essie Matte About You, then for the moons, I used about 8,000 coats of Urban Outfitters Grey 1, it was pretty hard to get opaque and even. For the ring finger moon, I used American Apparel Berry. I also used American Apparel Berry for the 'stitching' on the grey moon fingers, and Urban Outfitters Grey 1 for the stitching on the ring finger.

    How is everyone's weekend going? I get to wake up early for class, blargh. :-D My weekend off last week because of Spring Break felt nice. :)

Dukes of 'Hazard'

    ACK! People are sick here at work, everywhere I turn, *cough* *HACK* *sniff*. Gross. Major gross. They inspired today's nails... the Biohazard symbol. :) I really hope that I don't get sick, that is about the last thing I need right now. :-/ On the bright side, going to a Bad Religion concert tonight- woo! :)

    I used Electric Orange as a base, with American Apparel Hassid. Sealed the deal with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

    Put your dukes up!

I Ain't No Ho-Ho!

    :-D ok, I'll admit, today's title cracks me up. I'm SUCH a dork.

    The inspiration for today's nails came a few months ago via email from Niki C., of Polish on Digital Paper fame, and while I've gotten inspiration from other designs people have sent in before, (with permission, of course ;)) I usually don't copy them stroke for stroke... These however, were too awesome not to, I loved their quirky simplicity. Thanks Niki, you rock! :)

    I used MAC Showy as a base (can't find it for sale), then used my white Migi Nail Art Pen for the frosting swirl. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to simulate the tasty glossy chocolate frosting. Oh damn, I know what I'm going to buy at lunch. *drool*

    Anybody got any milk?!

Fit As a Fiddle

    Today's manicure was inspired by violins/fiddles/guitars, etc. I came up with the technique of layering several colors, and then using a big fluffy brush that was wet with acetone and brushing lightly, until the colors from underneath started to show. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out, it gave the effect of aged, varnished wood, which is precisely what I was going for. :-P I'll probably try this again at some point with crazier colors.

    I used 2 coats of American Apparel Manila as a base, then 2 coats of American Apparel Pinto, then two coats of Sally Hansen Leather Frost, which I got at the Dollar Tree. Topped this off with 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat, let it dry, then proceeded to brush off the color with the acetone remover. For the F holes, I used American Apparel Hassid. Topped everything off with Seche Vite top coat.

Stila Cosmetics Sale on Hautelook - everything is 40% off!!

    Stila Cosmetics on sale on Hautelook today!!

    Everything from the Barbie Paint Can to palettes, Barbie Smudge Pots, lipglazes, eyeshadows, tons of stuff- and everything is 40% off!!! Awesometastical!!

    The link:

    Stila Sale on Hautelook

Et tu, Brute?

    Today's nails are simple, and remind me of toga embellishments, or borders in roman art/architecture. Today has been a super long day, got a new project at work that I'm excited about- wish I could say more, but confidentiality agreements put the kibosh on that. :-P Went to the dentist today for a routine cleaning, and #1 found out that Sonicare toothbrushes are the shiz, and really DO work, and #2, I need a root canal. *cry* Luckily, I'm assured that it won't hurt, as the tooth is not inflamed, just an old sports injury (one where I caught a softball with my face) is coming back to haunt me. *sigh* Ah well, at least NCIS is on tonight. ;)

    I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with China Glaze 2030 from Khrome Collection for the pattern. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

    Man, this makes me want some salad... Caesar, anyone?

I Have a Code to Protect

    ...a BAR code.

    Today's nails are inspired by UPC codes. They're on EVERYTHING we buy, no matter what. I'm a total shopaholic, (If I were a dinosaur- I'd be a Shopasaurus Rex) so I see these bad boys on a VERY regular basis. I used to have to create them at my old job, too, so I'm fairly familiar. I couldn't fit an entire one on a nail, so they're just bits and pieces, buuuut, yeah. :-D (I wonder what these nails would cost if they were whole bar codes?!)

    I used Sally Hansen All the White Stuff as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the bar codes. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

butterLONDON sale on Hautelook!

    Heck yeah! butterLONDON polishes (usually $14 each) are on sale on Hautelook for only $5 today!!! They also have leg and foot lotions for only $10 each! (usually $28)

    KICK A$$!

    the link:

    Hautelook sale

The Moody Blue(brown)s

    Hey all!! So I thought I'd try my hand at making a polish out of one of my MAC pigments that I particularly love, and thought would make a killer polish...BLUE BROWN! It's far more red brown with the polish added, but the bluey-green sheen comes through nicely in person... not so much on camera, but I tried.

    I used the Blue Brown homemade polish as a base, with Claire's new Mood Polish in Peaceful/Confident for the Swirls. Topped it off with Seche Vite top coat, which for some reason made the blue brown polish pucker as soon as it hit it. Did the same thing on the swatch nail I made, not sure why, I've never had it happen before. I kept it, because I thought it made an interesting texture because the puckers reflected the light differently.

    The swatch, though it doesn't show off how blue/green the reflect is:

I can be many things in life!

    I can be a neighborhood manicurist.

    Not certified but i have been charging my sisters $1 for 10 nails since CNY.
    LOL. The good thing is, it is so affordable, they can change their nails every time they see me OR every time i pester them to give me $1 so that i can do their nails.

    And *AHEM* my portfolio as below.

    My current nail do.
    Blings fell off gradually on the day itself but i am optimistic.

    French manicure before the purple-pink bling.

    Favourite so far.

    I can be a neighborhood baker.

    And i know i am not top-class standard but surely better than the cakes you get from typical neighborhood bakery. Those liao very sparse kind. Mine is super major loaded with liao. So even if it taste bad, it's still worth to eat cox you can have a lot of fun digging out the liao. So i am sort of good, waiting to be better. Part of my portfolio below.

    It was supposed to be muffins but i geh-kiang go add water bath below, so it became like steamcake or something. But anyway, failure is the mother of all yummy muffins.


    Deng deng deng deng~


    1st round of piping looks like shit. Actually more like shitty neh neh poks.


    2nd round of piping is VERY CLOSE TO PROFESSIONAL.


    AND NOW..




    Shhhh.. Shhhhhhhh! Okay.. Okay.. I get it i get it..
    I am good, okay.
    No lah.. *humble*
    I am okay only..


    Dig it.

    Then it was Li En's birthday.

    Home made from zero to this.

    Then this.

    And it looks like this on the inside.
    No bad hor?!

    Rest of the cake mix made into brandied cherry cupcakes =DDD


    I can be a neighborhood housing agent.
    As a matter of fact, i already am.

    I can be a photoshopper.
    You know i'm good at this.

    I can be a singer.
    Ooh yes.

    I can be a blogger.
    Thanks for all the love, my readers. Okay not really. I mean, not all. It's like i believe the larger part of my readers actually like me. But there are some who don't. Which of course, i don't understand why (LOL! Actually i do). But anyway, i just wanna tell the ones who checks in everyday.. Thank you and i really enjoy blogging for you guys. It's like i love to feeling of being able to share the little things in my life and then knowing that on the other end there'd be people who appreciate what you put up to share with them. And it's not even like my blog has any intellectual stuffs to read about but you just like to come in. But it's cool, all the bimbos should unite.

    Okay i am really tired.
    I am just going to tell you the truth now.
    Truth is, i can be many things in life if i put my heart to it.
    But end of it all..

    I really just want to be a Tai Tai.
    I swear.

    And you thought i had some real thoughts going through my head.
    No, really. Nothing, 'cept that i just really really want to be a Tai-Tai.


    Okay to make up for taking you guys for a ride, i am going to show you cute pictures.

    Drago's shelter when Tiffany has bitch-fits.

    ChipChip: Err.. Auntie, appreciate you making birthday cake for my mummy.
    But can you ask your daughter to stop staring at my ass?

    Drago: Great. Now everyone knows i'm gay?!

    Okay i'm super tired. It's 2.30am!!!

    Be nice and kind whenever you can. And when you can't, just try.
    Then this way, one day your dream might come true =)))

    "I believe i can fly~~~~~"


    P/S: I still have the hots for Donnie Yen.

A 'Mary' Widow, Perhaps?

    The title is a spin (pun intended) of the term Merrywidow- a type of lingerie, and because the colorful gender of Black Widow spiders are the females....the males are dull and brown. (I know the title is a stretch, but I tried. ;)) In just a few short months, our backyards will be overrun with these stupid things, with their ominous-looking red hourglass markings, and their venomous bite. I had never seen one until I moved out west, and man, they're everywhere. Creepy buggers.

    I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, and then painted the hourglass with China Glaze Salsa over Sally Hansen All the White Stuff. Two coats of Seche Vite top coat to seal the deal.

OMG, Like, Totally 80s!

    Sorry for the lateness of today's post, I estimate that of the past 24 or so hours, I've been awake only a handful of them..maybe 4? Today's mani is also simple, and I get to use one of my new polishes that I got the other day from ROSS!! (Super cheap, too!) The colors totally remind me of 80s fashion colors, hence the title.

    I used Color Club Pure Energy from the Electro Candy Collection as a base, with Massini Power Pack applied with a pipe cleaner. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

    Back to bed. Sleeping is my only relief from the neck and shoulder agony right now. It even hurts to breathe. The chiro yesterday didn't help much, but it didn't hurt that he was smokin' hot, either. ;)

I'm With the Band-ana.

    Howdy, y'all!! (best read with a country accent) Today's nails have been in my mind for ages, ever since I got the plate actually... I totally think that the paisley design on plate m60 looks like a Bandana print... so I did bandana nails.

    I used China Glaze Salsa as a base on the red nails, and American Apparel Mount Royal as a base on the blue nail. For the pattern, I applied Sally Hansen All the White Stuff with Konad Plate m60. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, so my nails will be ready for any rodeo that comes along!! :-P

    K, I'm going to lay down, just got back from the Chiro, which felt good for about 5 min after, and now I'm in pain again. *sigh*

Drink Me, I'm Irish!

    Ok, so I'm not Irish, but with my naturally pale skin, freckles, and red hair, I certainly look the part! :-P Sooooo, in honor of St. Patty's Day, I painted pints of Guinness on my nails (and some shamrocks, of course!!) My favorite part is that the brown I used is MAC's Rick, Dark, Delicious....could there be a more PERFECT color name to use for Guinness?!

    I used MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious as a base, then mixed with American Apparel Cotton for the 'head' or foam. For the Shamrocks, I used Pure Ice Wild Thing. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

    And, to match my nails.....


    Here is where I found the recipe, since so many people were interested in it:

    Guinness Cupcake recipe


I'm Not at 'Liberty' to Say

    Sorry today's post is late today, I fell asleep on the couch last night while watching TV, and woke up late this morning, too late to do my nails before work. SOOOOO you get after-work nails!! YAYYYYY! Tonight I get to make Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes for St. Pat's Day tomorrow!!! They're delish!! MMMM.

    I used MAC Blue India, the gorgeous new color from their Liberty of London Collection as a base, with Sally Hansen All the White Stuff sponged on the tips, and then two layers of Essie Funky Limelight sponged over that! :)

    Thinking I might drink a Guinness while the cupcakes bake- good idea? I think so.

In Gilded Cage

Show Me Your Tooth.

    Today's nails are simple, bread class wears me out, so I usually don't have much time to paint my nails before I fall into a bread class induced coma. I did, however, get a chance to use my new American Apparel Office polish that I got the other day. This polish, sadly, was less than stellar. The color is amaaaaazing, but it took 3, and probably should've used 4, coats to have full coverage, a far cry from my beloved 1-coat Hassid. Seems like the AA polishes are hit-and-miss pigment-wise. They're all great great great colors, but some are vastly more pigmented than others. Anyway.

    I used American Apparel Office as a base, with China Glaze Millennium applied with Konad Plate m63. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

On the Dotted Line

    Hey all! Today's manicure was inspired by a set of notecards that I found in the $1 section of Target!! I love graphic prints, and one of my favorite color combos is aqua and chocolate brown...soooo... here you go!

    The inspiration:

    The nails:

    I used China Glaze For Audrey as a base, with Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme for the dots and lines. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat. (Kinda makes it look like they're wrapped in cellophane, like the notecards!! :-P

Nobody wanna marry me but it's fine.

    Not really.

    Everyone around me is getting married. Okay i know you gonna say i am psychotic becox Xiaxue getting married doesn't mean everyone around me is getting married but that's not the only case!!! I look around in Facebook (which i hardly do), and then before was my secondary school mate getting married, then i heard another secondary school junior gotten married and then my ex-colleagues one by one all getting married or taking wedding pictures or took wedding pictures and the only one left behind, on the smelly shelf is me. I rarely browse through Fb and this is what i get. Can you imagine if i browse through Fb everyday? I would have most probably attempted suicide for god-knows-how-many times. Everything shouting at me says, "OLD MAID".

    Which reminds me, i used to love playing cheat at Old Maid. In fact the last game i had with Niao and Bong durig CNY period, Niao was sitting back-facing the full-length mirror, and of course i don't pick up the Old Maid from her deck. So beside her being dumb, i was being very dishonest too. LOL. Think the retribution coming: I AM A OLD MAID MYSELF.

    And i am stuck with my two doggies, who will never marry me =(((

    BUT =DDD

    They are really cute so i don't mind!

    We anyhow larp one T-shirt over Drago before going out in a car for ChipChip's birthday party of which, i don't know who to get pictures from. Omg i love Drago's baby blue eyes. He's Australian okay!!! Gong Ang Moh one! Sometimes i feel weird like he don't understand it when i speak to him in Mandarin. Except "吃飯嘍"!

    Drago don't really like the shirt on and he actually show sad faces =((

    But on the other hand..






    "Moma i don't mind!"
    Tiffany looking stupid and ugly. Hahaha!!!

    "Don't force me, Mom.. I'm a grown up"
    Sigh.. My son got attitude problem already..

    The other time i was eating Ring Pop..

    "Can share..?"

    NO. So Drago gave up and then comes..

    "Can share pleaseeeee?" =DDD

    "Mommy.. Can you stop snapping? I said!! Imma grown up yoz!"

    Random shots of them being nice around each other.

    I cannot take wedding picture but my doggies can =DDD

    Took this shot at the museum. Quite fun there!

    I so art =D

    Okay! Life goes on and it's really beautiful sometimes!
    Other times you just don't see it! How do i look here with no liquifying?

    This is with quite a fair bit of liquifying. Haha.
    Either way still pretty =D

    (Wait long long then have!)

    Signing off with Tiffany:
    Uncle, Auntie, wanna play Squeakie-Wheeeere?
    I am a good girl.

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