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Kuala Lumpur: Manicure

I wanted to tell you about some of the things that I did while in KL (Malaysia) this summer.

Petrona Towers in KL

This is the second time that I was in KL, two years in a row. Definitely a paradise for manicures and shopping (next post). The first time I couldn’t believe the price, about the equivalent to 15£ for manicure and pedicure in a posh place located in a nice shopping mall: The Gardens at Midvalley. We decided to go to this one because a friend who lives there recommended it and is very close to her place, where my friends and I were staying.

Manicure in KL

Madaline manicure

This year we went there again and me an my friends had a  full mani-pedi before hitting the Burmese pagodas and temples (not that anyone was going to really care…actually no, the nice Burmese girls and women did really remark on them! ).

I painted my toes nails in a beautiful violet from the OPI SPAIN collection “Ate berries in the Canaries”. It was similar to the Bright Purple from Barry M that I’ve posted before but slightly lighter (more purplish than in the picture definitely). I really loved that color on my toenails.

OPI in Ate Berries in the Canaries**

One of my friends dared to try a bright green also from OPI, “Greenwich Village” and looked fantastic on her tanned skin!

OPI in Greenwich Village**

On the way back to Burma we also spent a few days in KL before coming back to the London rain…(literally, it was pissing down when we arrived to Stansted!). So we took another trip to MidValley and redid our nails. This time I chose a different color for my hand finger nails: OPI in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not from the France collection. I immediately loved this color! It has a slight red shimmer undertone that you can only really pick up in direct expose to sunlight. Very stylish I thought.

OPI in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not**

I did my nails in this same color in NYC as well. I was stupid not to buy it but I just felt that I had bought too much stuff already.

Anyway, I think that I’ll end up buying it on eBay or something because it’s a color that I really like and it’s different from anything that I already own, what better reason then?

** These images were taken from Google


True Blues

Today I’ve been experimenting with blue nail polishes (and a little bit of green).

I’ll start with the green. It’s the Barry M polish in “Spring Green”.

Barry M in Spring Green

I decided to paint only one nail just to see the color. It is a nice green with some blue undertones…but then realized I wasn’t in the mood for green after all.

Went for some blues and painted the rest of my nails in Rimmel’s 60 seconds polish in 825 “Sky High”.

Nails in Barry M green (pictured) and Rimmel's Sky High blue

The Rimmel polish doesn’t photograph well for some reason. It’s more of a dark turquoise with some hints of teal but in the picture is just seem a pale blue.

Really pretty blue.

In the end I went all blue but tried Barry M’s 291 “Cobalt Blue” on top of the green (crazy combinations, I don’t know what got to me today).

Barry M in Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue is darker on the nail (probably due to the green base) than in the bottle. I definitely want to try it on its own. But it will probably look better on darker or tanned hands. Hopefully after my holidays…

Just another picture to show you how the Rimmel bottle looks like:

Rimmel in Sky High

It is really disappointing that I didn’t manage to capture the turquoise in this color. I guess you should go to their website to check the real color but it’s definitely worth checking it out. I got a lot of compliments on the color the first time I tried it.

I’ll leave the darker blue on my nail, it looks a little more edgier that way. It reminds me of a blue polish that I used to wear about long time ago. My then thesis director when he saw me wearing blue nails said” My wife’s car is that color by the way”. It was probably too much for the lab at that time. Now I really don’t care whether people like it or not (but in fact I’ve only heard praises so far).

These nail polishes were £2.50 (BarryM as part of 2 for £5 in Superdrug) and I think there was a simiar offer in Boots for the Rimmel polishes (I also got “Grey Matter” that same day).

So really affordable.

Voila! Experiment is over!