Saturday, 28 September 2013

the beginning of uni break

today was day 1 of kitchen renos with my dad...

which is.. sanding down all the kitchen cupboards to strip them of the gloss for repainting..
and might i say.. IT'S A DAMN MISSION! my goodness.. my dad and i didn't think it was going to be that hard.. but it was so messy.. there was saw dust all over the place! the kitchen was coated with it! thank goodness the momsie covered everything with newspaper before hand but man.. mission...

and this is only a smidgen of what i still have to go through...

but.. no fear.. i haven't broken a nail yet.. and i still managed to sneak in some.... NAILINGS!!

for this mani i used the polishes that were given to me for my birthday.. including.. Emily De Molly Devotion and Living After Midnight and G Gal Australia LIzard Belly for the gradient and Glam Polish Star Light for the accent nail!

ugh.. i hope they survive all the sanding i still have to do...

Friday, 27 September 2013

birthday foodings part 2

meet up with an old bestie today and she took me out for my birthday dinner...

getting drunk on meat and bier to celebrate the beginning of my uni break!

we went to the Bavarian Bier Cafe in Town Hall. she had the Octoberfest Tasting Plate with ale and i had Roast Pork Belly with Mango Bier.

it was so great to catch up with her. it had seemed like forever since i had seen her.. even though we message one another almost everyday... and as always we rolled home. every single time we go out with each other we always seem to over eat.. it's just tradition now i guess.

my mani for my food date..

Miss Ashleigh The Devil Wears Nada and Gloss n' Sparkle Cookies and Cream

--so.. if you read back to one of my earlier posts.. i was having a cry about the fact that the penis was going to be in Singapore a whole day earlier than i was... and i went on a spree searching for other flights to Singapore on the wednesday instead but the price was a difference of over $200! so i thought i was destined to leave on thursday and he on wednesday... WELL... get this...
so his friend who lives in Sydney happened to also book on the same day and flight as i did.. and he received an email a few weeks ago saying that his flight was cancelled so he had to move it to another date but because he couldn't take off from work he wasn't leaving till friday.. i thought i was lucky.. because i didn't receive any email notifying me of any changes.. so we just all assumed that they over booked and he was the unlucky one who got kicked out. i didn't think anything of it until the penis forwarded an email to me and it was a conversation they were having that his friend checked online and there were no flights at all on thursday.. so i decided to check online.. and it said that my flight was for Wednesday October 16.. but my itinerary said Thursday October 17... mind was blown at this point so i decided to call up to figure out what was going on. turns out.. they apparently sent me an email about the change of flight 2 weeks ago and the cut off date to change the light for free was last week... but.. i don't mind leaving on wednesday because that's the date that i wanted anyway!!! so lucky! teeheehee* i'm pretty ecstatic about this change of events! it means i get an extra day in Singapore and i didn't have to do anything to get it! win!

now lets hope i keep this excitement and not kill myself thinking about you know what when i get there...

Thursday, 26 September 2013

how to keep an idiot entertained part II

greetings nailings!

today i bring you keeping an idiot entertaining part 2!

this is 2 delicious coats of Miss Ashleigh Super Nova! a thermal polish that changes from purple when cold to blue when warm! the stars were a little finnicky to fish for so i ended up using the holo stars from Smudged Polish Alone Tonight. but this is a beautiful polish none the less! i mean.. look at it!

uni today... and needless to say.. i was staring at my nails watching the transitioning of blue to purple or vice versa at the fluctuation of my body temperature in class instead of paying attention to what was going on in my tutorial..
i've been finding it very difficult to concentrate lately... i don't know what it is.. maybe because uni break starts this weekend.. or excitement mixed in with nervousness of the Singapore trip.. who knows.. i just hope i stay in tune long enough to get through my exams =="

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

birthday lunch and failed nails

had lunch with some boobs today... for my belated birthday fooding

at the one and only NaruOne Korean Restaurant... teeheehee*

she had Bulgogi with rice on a sizzling plate and i had my usual Sizzling Bibimbap. freaking love this place. we mostly complained about nail polish as per usual and some of the dramas that have.. risen lately...

afterwards we decided to get our nails done.. well. she had to get infills for her acrylics... and i joined in and got my nails done for the first time in years just cause i had time to kill.. and.. well.. i just went for the hell of it really.. and man.. it was absolutely tragic...

idk what it is.. i mean.. i'm asian.. and i can understand what you're mumbling behind that awful paper mask of yours..
the lady who served me.. i could already tell she was grumpy when i sat down.. but i didn't fuss because.. maybe she's having a bad day...
she tried to use the filer that you'd usually use to file acrylic nails down to remove my glitter polish.. mind you.. it wasn't even a glitter bomb.. just EDM Fashion Victim.. i tried to tell her it wasn't gel.. just glitter polish in asian. she answers in english "yeah but it's difficult to remove" 

--THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU USE THAT TO FILE ON MY NATURAL NAIL FOOL! for the sake of not trying to tell her how to do her job.. i kept my mouth shut... eventually she decided to soak my nails in acetone and rub with a cotton ball 
--blooming moron and some how manages to get polish all over my fingers.. tells me to wash my hands.. so i do so. then she starts polishing... everywhere but my nails.. and you'd think because she hit every cuticle surface that she'd actually cover my whole nail... NOPE 
--it drives me mental when polish doesn't cover the whole nail and leaves gaps.. fine whatever.. once she's done slapping polish everywhere.. SHE DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER CLEANING IT UP! just told me to go sit at the dry station!!! i can't.. IS IT BECAUSE I'M ASIAN?!?! MAN YOU'RE ASIAN TOO!!! i don't even.. either way.. nail shop in level one Westfield Pitt St Mall.. avoid it at all costs! well.. the other ladies manis looked quite nice.. mine was just some junk. just avoid the scrawny asian with long black hair. freaken wench. my left hand does a better job than that!!!!!!!!
i wish i had taken a picture to show.. but i was so upset at the shotty job done that i wasn't thinking.. and changed my mani as soon as i got home.. it was so awful.

but.. on a lighter note.. i has some birthday polish haul to share...!

these babies were given to me by Meg, Jenn, Hayley and Tara for my birthday!
TOP L-R : G gal Australia - Lizard Belly, Lokis Lacquer - All The Dots, Emily De Molly - Living after midnight
MIDDLE L-R : Emily De Molly - Devotion, Turbulence, Max Factor - Fantasy Fire
BOTTOM L-R : OPI - Save Me, Gloss n' Sparkle - Cookies n' Creme

mind you.. this is not including the gifts that the lovely Perth ladies gave me! i haven't even touched that coupon yet! teeheehee* my small small stash is growing! 
i know.. it's quite sad to think i sell and make nail polish but i only own about 28 bottles of nail polish =="

lazy night tonight.. going to waste away with Kyuhyun cause I HAS NO UNI TOMORROW!!!


Saturday, 21 September 2013


it's finally the weekend.. and i spent all of saturday with Meg...

yes.. this is exactly what it looks like.. we spent the entire saturday inhaling polish fumes and drinking cider.. with a side of playing with her wabbitses!

this beast is the temperamental Abby

and this adorable little ball of fluff is Patrick (yes he is much smaller than Abby)

aren't they so cute?! i've never hung out with rabbits before.. so it was quite entertaining being around them.. i think my favorite part was watching them try to run on tiles.. absolutely hilarious watching them slide around. when i first got there.. Meg and i were eating fish and chips and Abby out of no where came and head butted my arm.. climbed on my lap looked at me funny.. then took off like nothing happened.. i sat there dumbfounded thinking.. what just happened?! hahaha adorable little fuzz buckets.

this is my nails and my.. i think 4th drink?
Emily de Molly Fashion Victim. OPI Nein Nein Nein topped with China Glaze Luxe and Lush. Orly Glitz topped off with Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eventide. can you say GLITTER BOMB?!

today the other half is going to his mates bucks night so it was so great hanging out with a friend doing what we like most.. short of being lazy hahaha... i managed to get through 10 manis for Meg during my stay.. i even got her listening to KPOP! hahahaha it was epic watching a white girl get tipsy to Super Junior while fat rabbits are running around trying to chew things.

now.. lets see if he messages me at all tonight...

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

second best day of the week!

freebie wednesdays!

what does that mean you ask? it means day to do absolute shit! hahahaha! no seriously i haven't done a productive thing all day... other than watch a bunch of Super Junior talk shows and swoon over Cho Kyuhyun...

he's definitely not the prettiest thing that has walked the planet but he is absolutely adorable.. and has an amazing voice

so cuteee...!!!

i die... hahahahahhaha

oh and of course.. my NOTD

none other than my very own Smudged Polish MORBID!
this is two coats with top coat! will probably be wearing this for a few days for sure..

this weekend is the national Aussie Nails meet up in Sydney! i'm honestly very nervous about it.. so many women.. many whom i have't met before other than the virtual interactions through instagram or the fb group.. i'm still undecided on whether or not i'll go to iMATS cause i'm being cheap about the $45 entry fee.. but i think i'll end up going.. i didn't get to have a birthday celebration so it'd be nice to be able to go out for some random shenanigans with some friends..
the other half has his mates bucks night this weekend too.. definitely NOT looking forward to the anxiety that'll interrupt me throughout the day... ==" KEEP BUSY!

he sent me a text with the plans of the bucks night.. and i said..

me: "i trust that you won't do anything to disrespect me"

him: "of course.. i'm a married man!"

him: "almost"

yeah of course you're all mooshy and nice because you're going to a bucks night.. pssch* men...

probably end up crashing with a friend getting drunk on cider and inhaling polish hahahaha POLISH PARTY FTW!

--actually.. i think i'll go on a shopping spree on saturday.. yeah.. why the hell not.. go throw your dollar bills at  a random.. i shall go throwing your hundred dollar bills for diamonds... muahahahhahaa*

now.. off to do my korean paper face mask and watch more videos of Kyuhyun. teeheehee*

Monday, 16 September 2013

gloomy day but glistening fingers

rainy cold monday...

spent the day doing my paper and listening to Super Junior KRY - Sorry Sorry Answer on repeat.. just having one of those off days i guess... where you're not happy but you're not sad either.. just kind of.. moping about..

not much to share other than this beautiful glittering red..

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Fatal Attraction. that is all.
i mean.. look at her.. even on a grey cloudy day she still glistens! this is three thin coats with top coat.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

and it's sunday again..

sunday night.. we meet again.. and one again i wonder where the weekend went...

i went with my mother to the Moon Festival activities in Cabramatta this morning. it was quite entertaining watching hundreds of middle aged women not dress their age screaming after their little spoilt children whining over toys or candy that was for sale. there was an array of make shift stalls selling things ranging from foods to random shindigs. my mom and i went a little crazy over the vegetarian food stalls... (she's going through a phase of vegetarian cuisines)

unfortunately this was the only awesome thing i could take a picture of while i was out.. the foods looked and smelled really good.. but because there was so many people yelling over the top of each other trying to get a glimpse of what was going on or what was for sale.. it made taking decent pictures impossible.

but.. something i did manage to take many pictures of is.. MY NAILS! (of course)

BAM. this bad boy is 2 coats of Emily de Molly Devotion and 2 coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire gifted to me by the sweetie Meg

yes.. this is the same mani.. because Devotion is a holographic polish... it glistens in sunlight and when in particular lighting.. acts as a shifting chrome-ish looking awesomeness because of the Fantasy Fire... epic proportions.. that is all.

the rest of my day comprised of more assessments and paper writing.. AND.. opening up INTERNATIONAL ORDERS for SMUDGED POLISHES!

... with some help of a few gummy bear friends.

but yes.. you read correctly! i'm opening up international orders from now until October 15 to be processed in Singapore October 17!
so come by and have a looksie! all bottles are first come first serve basis till sold out or ordering closes.

now.. back to my endless assignments and bickering with the other half... =="

Friday, 13 September 2013

it's finally friday.. now what...?

my two favorite things.. food and polish...

i met up with a friend for lunch.. to try and get out of my funk.. we just talked about random things.. mostly complaining about first world problems really..

spending the rest of the night losing brain cells staring at my computer screen and swooning over kyuhyun...

yes.. my life is average

Thursday, 12 September 2013

so you're now in your mid 20s

today i turned 25... doesn't feel any different..

i woke up and the first thing i saw on my phone was a picture message from the other half..

i has half asleep and rushing because i had woken up late and had to make a run for the station so i didn't miss my train. and when i finally took a good look at the message i almost dropped my phone...

he had booked a one night stay in Marina Bay Sands while we were in Singapore this October and bought me a car!
--ok it's not as amazing as it sounds.. it's a 04 a190 Merc.. but i guess the fact that he put thought into the fact that when i moved over.. i couldn't drive his manual Civic.. so this would be my transport to and from uni/work.
-and and of course before i forget.. him too hahahaha..
*note* that he had a disclaimer stating the phone and iPad wasn't included... hahaha (smart ass)

for the next couple of hours it was just uni.. nothing extravagant.. more bickering with my group work... presentation is tomorrow.. this will be interesting... and then i get a notification on fb half way through class...

i literally shrieked out loud in class when i logged into my Femme Fatale Cosmetics account... The ladies i had met in Perth a few months back got together and gave me a most generous gift. they had all pitched in and given me a $200 coupon to spend as i pleased on Femme Fatale! i was absolutely floored. these women.. whom for the most part i had only met once! i felt very blessed and loved to have met such beautiful people.

the rest of the day was kind of a blur.. i bought myself a red velvet cupcake to celebrate my "birthday"

close up of my birthday mani...

wearing my most favorite indie of all time. Emily de Molly Sakura and my makeshift cupcake for festivities.

the rest of the day was a bit of a bust...

towards the end of the day i received a particularly nasty message and was accused of doing something i had absolutely nothing to do with. but the accuser was adamant on my guilt and had no intention on finding out the truth. i was called a handful of colourful names that i did not deserve. which i was so incredibly upset about.
i then was told that said person posted some passive aggressive posts online.. which i tried very hard to ignore and not retaliate. but it was just so unfair. i have never in my life ever called anything like that before because i would never ever do anything like what they had accused me of.. but i guess it just saids that the person just didn't think highly of me in the first place.. so here is my passive aggressive post for you..

don't be so quick to judge and draw conclusions when you don't even know what happened.
--hell i don't even really know what happened.. i just had someone messaging me a bunch of fighting words yelling at me for something i didn't even do!

the sick part is i still want them to find out and know the truth. i couldn't care less if they ever spoke to me again but it's just so unfair to have been treated like that without cause or justification.

i spent the rest of the night doing my assignment and wrapping up with the group work trying not to think about what had happened.. and on top of that the other half was stuck at work because he had some.. deal or client rage quit so he had to stay behind to sort that out.. possibly one of the best/worst birthdays yet... tomorrow i shall eat my way out of this mood!

alright.. bed time.. uni i a few hours =="

Monday, 9 September 2013

where has the weekend gone?

it's only monday and i already wish it was the weekend...

it's my birthday in 3 days.. and i have nothing to be excited about...
i have 2 assignments due at the end of the week.. meaning no random shenanigans.
my family isn't big on celebrating.. so i doubt i'll do anything fun for it..
it's kind of sad really.. then again.. everyday should be a birthday right?! everyday that you wake up you should feel blessed that you have another day to live your life... hah. what a load of crack.. wish i could be that enthusiastic everyday..

i've been studying for almost 6 years now.. and i'm STILL in school... ugh.. when will the madness end?!

the other half spent this weekend at the house again.. clearing out the gutters and beginning to plaster the walls now that the ugly wallpaper has been steamed off.. apparently the pool is now green...
ok.. a little bit of.. back story.. yes.. WE'RE HOME OWNERS NOW! well.. technically he is.. i'm just mooching off of him at the moment.. you know.. desperate housewife status.. hes been looking for a house for years now.. and this was the "best" that he could afford.. it's not that awful of a house.. but.. it has a pool... and yes.. usually people would be all happy and excited about having a pool.. i mean.. i love swimming and i love going to the pool.. but i do NOT want to own one. it's SO much work and effort to maintain. he was trying to make an argument of how we'd love it during summer..

him: "we can swim in it during summer!"

me: "you don't even swim!"

him: "i used to splash around in my neighbours pool when i was a kid"

me: "you can splash around in a bucket mate"

him: "=..="

must be the mood that i'm in.. who knows.. but right now.. with how much its costing to repair.. maintain.. keep.. i am NOT liking it one bit...

anyway.. one good thing i am still happy about are my gradients...

they're all i'm good for really...

Saturday, 7 September 2013

blind date?

alas the weekend is here... and it was so warm today!

but of course it wasn't going to stop me from fooding with a friend today at El Jannah!

it was surprisingly not awkward at all.. considering it was technically a blind date! hahaha i met her through instagram and our love of nails! we've been talking for a few months now just the usual daily rantings and admiring nail polish online.. haha.

when i got home i did bestie twin nails with my dear friend Tori!

she hadn't ever done galaxy nails before so she picked the theme

i was lazy to hand paint the stars so i decided to fish for them from Smudged Alone Tonight.. that and i can't do the thin fine lines for whatever reason.. they always end up looking like awkward blobs.. --i should probably look into getting acrylic paint for nail art...
for this mani i used Ulta3 Black Satin for the base.. then sponged on Ulta3 Lily White. Sinful Colors Sugar Rush. OPI No Spain No Gain and BYS Rhapsody. topped off with Australis Speck-tacular and Smudged polish Alone Tonight.

hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

Friday, 6 September 2013

derp mode activated

how to keep an idiot entertained for hours...

wear thermal polish to uni.. and spend the entire lecture watching your nails change colour as opposed to paying attention to what the shit is going on...

here i have Miss Ashleigh Hot Flush and Glam Polish Matilda..

i had done this mani last night.. impatient to wait for the color change... i went to run my fingers through cold water to see the difference.. but it was still purple.. i thought maybe it didn't work for me.. and it was still a beautiful deep holo purple if it didn't change colors.. i woke up this morning and my nails were pink.... =="
it didn't occur to me to try warm water since cold water didn't work... i just had assumed my hands were warm. therefore they were purple.. turns out it's purple when cold and pink when warm... IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!

well.. that is my derp share for the week.. going to waste away watching Super Junior talk shows!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

food and boobs

disgusting day at uni this morning... only good thing that came out of it was one of the people in the group apparently had a medical emergency so they couldn't show up to class today so once again we can't complete our presentation.. but.. on the other side.. i got to meet up with a nail bestie to have lunch instead of being surrounded by lazy chemical bags who expect to be spoon fed everything.

we met up at NaruOne Korean Restaurant on Pitt St because i'm still on my obsession with anything korean and she's never had Korean food before..

i ordered sizzling bibimbap for the both of us.. and may i say.. it was absolutely amazing!

it came with some side dishes and complimentary miso soup. all i can say is delicious. through and through. wait time wasn't awful and the ambience is really great.

i wore Smudged polish Mystic with a Butter London West End Wonderland accent today for my date

and of course.. our matchy arm bands!


now back to my assessments and bullshit group work =="

Sunday, 1 September 2013

a year ago today..

today marks my one year engagement anniversary..!

doesn't feel like much has changed.. we still get on like fire.. we got into an argument just last night actually.. and we're somehow still together.. new meaning to impossible love. hahaha

this photo was taken a year ago when we took a trip to Melbourne :)

now.. off with the boring stuff and to show off my nails for my "anniversary skype date"

most lazy nails EVER! hahaha for this mani i used OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre. Ulta3 Black Satin and Stop The Press. for the accent nail i used a bow i got from the Born Pretty Store when i went on my "one dollar shopping spree on ebay one night i was raging at him... hahahaha *surprise surprise*