Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!  I'm off to spend a quiet day with the family together.  I am wearing a franken I'm currently working on, silver holographic glitter with large silver and gold hex glitter.

Have a wonderful holiday and drive safe!

Quick update

I decided to also give you the option to buy the set without Sneeze Breeze so you can see the updated paypal button at the Shop tab.

I am bringing back Strawberry and Cookies and Cream in January along with new colors and you can pick choose which ones to buy.  I think I may still sell new ones in small sets but at a discount price.

I have about 9 Lucy's Jingle Jangle left.  Thanks for all your support!  Can't leave a post without a pic:

A glittery french!  Have a great day.

OPI Miss Universe Collection Review and Swatches

Hi guys!  I am behind on my swatches, so here is the Miss Universe Collection by OPI.  I had quite the nail injury during this time so my nails are painfully short in a couple pictures.  I am also trying the larger photos again hopefully it won't make my site take 30 seconds to load.

Congeniality is My Middle Name 3 coats.  Berry with red and purple shimmer. 

Swimsuit... Nailed It! 2 coats. A shimmery/metallic looking blue.  I liked this on my toes too.

It's MY Year 2 coats.  The shimmer and golden flecks are very similar to Rally Pretty Pink but the shade itself is more purple.

Crown Me Already! 2 coats.  This has small silver glitter with different sized hex glitters.  This is extremely opaque and was surprisingly easy to apply.

My favorite was Suimsuit.. Nailed it! I liked the way it reflected light when I looked down at my hands.  I liked them all except maybe Congeniality is My Middle Name was a little boring for me.

I'm not sure about local store availability anymore but I know these are still available for purchase online.  Thanks so much for reading!

Sent to me for review.

Esty and now a PayPal button!

I finally set up my paypal button, so now it should be easier to make a purchase.


Please Choose

I wanted to thank everyone who already made an order, and to everyone who sent me such nice messages.  I'm so touched.

I had some requests to break up the set.  This time, it's in a set sorry.  Lucy's Jingle Jangle is limited edition so once the holidays are over it's gone.  The others I do plan on bringing back with previous colors I have done and you can pick and choose which ones to buy.

My next project is a collection inspired by each member of my family.  They look so cool I can't wait to show you!

Here is my Etsy store listing in case you wanted to check it out!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions/feedback I would love to hear from you.

Holiday set on sale!

Something important I completely forgot to mention: these bottles are 12ml in size (.4oz) so they are a tiny bit smaller than the standard.  I plan on getting .5oz bottles next time :)  So here is the order form, thank you so much and happy shopping!

  $34 - shipping Monday Dec 12

Please Choose

Holiday Set Swatches

This photo was taken after my video swatching.  Can't really see the lightly blackened base as much with this flash shot. ;(  3 coats of each.

Click these macro shots to see HUGE GLITTERS!

 Sneeze Breeze macro bottle shot

 3 coats
1 coat over black.  Looking at this I should have done this glitter over white. Sorry!

 Lucy's Jingle Jangle bottle macro shot.

3 coats

1 coat over black.

 I Hate Pink macro bottle shot.

 3 coats

1 coat over black.  The red glitter really pops on black here.

 Sea Creature macro bottle shot.

3 coats.

I'm missing my over black photo oops!

Sale starts Thursday, December 8th

I can't believe it's almost time for the sale to start!  I am so excited I wish I had more shades available but don't worry I'm just getting started there is tons more to come.

I hope I cover everything, if I forget something please feel free to ask me in a comment or via Twitter.

These 4 shades will be sold in a set.  The price is $34.00 and does not include shipping.  I am going legit with my shipping so they will ship ground via UPS.  I checked various states for 1 set the shipping was around $7.

I can't deal with the legalities for shipping internationally at the moment so I'm sorry but US only.  I also can't ship to Alaska or  Hawaii, sorry! 

Everything is brand new.  The bottles, ball bearings, brushes, polish base, and glitter, all brand new.  The polish base and any color polish I may include is cruelty-free and big 3 free.  All pigments or glitters I use is cosmetics-grade and completely safe to wear.

Why the price increase? Well going large scale with this the amount of labor involved has gone up significantly.  I have had many late nights the past couple of weeks.   A lot of time and love is spent on making everything perfect :)

I will start taking orders tomorrow (thursday dec 8th) around 1-2 PM pacific (-8gmt).    I will have a google form in a new post on my blog tomorrow.  So to order you need to fill the form out with your full name, paypal email address and shipping address (for shipping calculation).  I really wanted to make PayPal buy now buttons but shipping isn't a set price anymore so I have no way to calculate shipping.  Maybe I will figure something out later lol.

I will post again with some swatches.  In the meantime please ask me any questions if I didn't answer one you have.

Thank you!

Super fast preview

I literally have 5 mins to type this blog post, get dressed, powder my face and go out the door!  Lets see if I can do it.

L-R: Sneeze Breeze, Lucy's Jingle Jangle, Sea Creature and an unnamed pink.

I need to finalize a price, cut and write out labels and I think I'm good to go.  So hopefully I can start the sale tomorrow or Thursday.  I will have specifics for you either later tonight or tomorrow.

I stayed up a bit later last night to give you a preview video, I didn't have much time to edit so please excuse the long silence.

Talk to you guys soon!  Any questions you have ask me in Twitter I will have my phone with me tonight.  @thehungryasian

Almost there...

 Hi everyone!  Just wanted to update you guys about my frankens: they are almost ready!  It's going to be very simple for now, a 3 or 4 piece holiday collection sold in a set, along with Sneeze Breeze if you wanted to get that as well.  If all goes well they will be ready sometime next week.  I will show you photos beforehand so stay tuned.  I won't have my Etsy store ready for this particular sale because I don't have a name.  I'm really stumped. 

So anyway just a super quick update as I'm heading out the door right now.  Here's an old mani with a CC from their Boho collection. 

OPI Pink Shatter

Happy Halloween everyone!  I didn't have time to do a festive manicure so I will share with you something still related to October:  pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Below I'm wearing OPI Pink Shatter.

Here it is plain over naked nails.  I don't know why but I like these shatters plain sometimes.

I tried it over DS Bold but it was very subtle.

This over $OPI 212.  The thicker your coat, the wider the cracks.  My middle finger was a very thin coat and my index was thick.  I think I like the wide cracks better.

Did a really thick coat on my thumb!

Bonus shot: here is a pink glitter I made.  I'm hoping to include this in a set for the holidays if I can get a base soon.

Pink Shatter is like all the shatters I've used so far.  They dry quick, 1 coat is all you need and this one is for a good cause.  Here is their press release:

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness.  OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Pink Shatter sent to me for review.


I was editing older posts to reduce load times on my site and I accidentally published one of my drafts, so feed readers you get to see my unfinished post of the Miss Universe collection sorry!

I'm soooo ready to go with the frankens just no base.  I still have 4 bottles of the Glamor Base from TKB Trading from several months ago I have been using it to make my testers.  I wanted to make a Halloweenish franken and this is what I came up with.

I don't think it screams Halloween sadly.  I failed to put more orange in lol. 

Afternoon Tea

 Finally a use for my small HK teacup!  Royal milk tea is sooo yummy.

One of the 5 glitters I will have for sale as soon as I can get my hands on a base.  The company I was working with their lab is in NJ so they got hit with the hurricane and everything was delayed.  I have no idea when they can ship me anything, in fact I've waited all week to hear back from them about a realistic time frame and no response.   I have been waiting now for 2 months and now I'm feeling stressed out because I don't even have a base to work with.  I might need to find a new lab to work with asap.

So anyway that's the only update I have for you today.  This glitter is gold and silver hex in various sizes.  Have a good weekend!

OPI Glam Slam! U.S. review and swatches

 Pros & Bronze 3 coats.  This one is very pretty. It's packed with gold, bronze and even pink glitter and it dries very smooth with a metallic looking finish.

 Love is a Racket 2 coats.  Very bright shimmery red.  So bright it was difficult to photograph.  It was a nice pink and golden shimmer.  This is very similiar to I Love You Cherry Much by Nicole by OPI.

Here is a quick comparison. 
To the naked eye, I personally don't think there is any noticeable between the two.  There is a tiny difference in the shimmer in ILYCM, it's more glass fleck-y and it is just a tad more deeper red as well.  I mean I'm really nitpicking here.

I liked Pros & Bronze even though it wasn't as opaque as I would have liked it for wearing alone. Love is A Racket is a pretty red color but I think I Love You Cherry Much is a better version of it.   Both applied very well and dried fast.

Sent to me for review.

Color Club Nomadic in Nude

I'm wearing 3 coats and this is on the second day of wear.  I'm still wearing it and today is day 3.  This is a nice light nude color it looks very nice on my skintone.  I went to Ross a couple weeks ago and snagged the 7-piece Boho set.  They had the foils too but I wasn't feeling them for some reason.

I have decided on what frankens go for sale next round so I will show you very soon!  

Nubar Jeans Promo Image

This is going to retail for $19.99 and no release date yet.  Have a great weekend!

OPI Touring America Collection Review and Swatches

One of OPI's fall/winter offerings is Touring America, it is a 12-shade collection with mostly dark neutrals and 4 shimmers.

Honk If You Love OPI 2 coats. A pretty plum creme.

My Address is "Hollywood" 3 coats.  Pink with a golden/pink shimmer.  The shimmer is subtle but gives your nails a little sparkle.

Color to Diner For 3 coats.  Cranberry red with the same golden/pink shimmer.

I Eat Mainely Lobster 3 coats.  Coral with golden/pink shimmer. 

Are We There Yet? 3 coats.  Peachy orange with golden/pink shimmer.  This is my favorite shimmer, really flattering on me.

I Brake For Manicures 3 coats.  A purple-tinged taupe creme. 

Suzi Takes The Wheel 3 coats.  I saw in my eyes this grey to be a little olive-y, I'm not sure if the darker color swirling around in the bottle affected my swatch or not.

French Quarter for Your Thoughts 3 coats.  A light grey creme.

A-taupe the Space Needle 2 coats.  Light brown taupe creme.

Road House Blues 2 coats.  A blue-purple (blurple) creme.

Get in the Expresso Lane 2 coats. A dark chocolate brown creme.

Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window 3 coats. Olive green creme.  The name of this does invoke an image of a noxious gas cloud in my mind lol.

I found the formula to be a little bit on the thinner side.  I needed 3 coats for most of the shades, I think if I didn't have a couple of severe ridges on my nails I could've gotten away with 2 coats on some.  Otherwise application was nice and smooth.  I love their names and the colors remind me of fall and cooler weather. 

Sent to me for review.