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Thursday, January 2, 2014

[GIVEAWAY CLOSED] Sally Hansen & Nicole By O.P.I Workshop & mini tutorial

Hello lovelies! I guess this is my first blog post for 2014! What a great way to start everything with nail polishes! hahaha You guys know that I love to paint my nails :P Anyways since you're reading this I bet you guys love nail polishes as I do, I was lucky to be invited to attend Sally Hansen and Nicole By O.P.I workshop to learn more about Sally Hansen and Nicole By O.P.I latest collection! :D
During the workshop, we got to know more on Sally Hansen's history about how Sally Hansen was originally invented Hard As Nails and also how Nicole By O.P.I come along. I've always been using Sally Hansen top coat which I'm still loving them! 

 Tools for each blogger during workshop
 Sally Hansen Hard As Nail Xtreme Wear colours! 
 Tools for us to use during the workshop 
 Nicole by O.P.I nail polishes - there's tons of happy colours surrounds us! 
 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 
This nail polish don't need any base or top coat because it's all in one! Unless you need extra top coat to avoid chipping and extra shine. 
 Sally Hansen Nail Care Treatment
 Sally Hansen Nail Polish Removers 

 More Nicole by O.P.I nail polishes! 
Everyone went crazy with tons of nail polishes with super nice funky colours and most of us try out different colours of nail polishes which all of our nails has different colours of nail polishes! haha

During the workshop, they revealed Nicole by O.P.I had a collaboration with Selena Gomez and most of the colours are sweet and fun! 

Here's the collection of Nicole by O.P.I X Selena Gomez 
Credit: Google

When comes to painting colours on your nails, what's most concern about your nails
Usually most people are tend to forget base coat or top coat or they just entirely painted them on their nails because some people may think doing a perfect manicure needs a lot of complicated steps. In such way, it may cause some nail problems like chipping, cracked, splitting, colour stains and yellowish nails. Therefore, it is crucial for us to learn the simple basic steps to protect our nails while we can rock those nail colours that we desired! 

During the workshop, we were been told that there's a few simple steps to achieve the simple basic manicure and here's the tools that are needed. 

STEP 1: Reshape your nails 
To get a perfect clean nails, always remember to clip and file your nails. Using nail clipper to trim off the unnecessary nails, followed by gently filling the edges. Do remember to gently buff your nail edges to keep from splitting layers from catching on things and progressing down the nail. 

TIP: Clip and file your nails when they're wet. 
Clipping and filing dry nails makes the splits worse so always do it after water exposure. Towel off the water and then use sharp nail clippers to trim your nails, followed by gently filing the edges.   

STEP 2: Buff your nails 
Using a white block of a stick-type nail buffer, or a pad-type nail buffer and buffing powder, buff the surface of the nail a little bit to even out the surface and to smooth out ridges. Remember not to buff too much; thinning it too much will weaken it. Perfect edge-to-edge flatness is not practical or necessary. A soft, flexible buffer will more easily buff the sides of the nail along with the middle.

TIP: You may wish to buff your nails after pushing back the cuticles.
If there is some residue where the cuticles used to cover, in order to scrape or grind it off in the process. Being thin, soft, and not firmly attached, it should come off easily.

STEP 3: Apply Cuticle Remover 
Remember to clean your nails after filing and buffing, we don't those excess stuff remain on your nails. Using Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, apply them on your cuticles which it will help to soften your cuticles before you push back the cuticle and leave them and wait for 1-2 minutes

STEP 4: Pushing the cuticles back 
Using a cuticle pusher, gently push back the cuticle. Do not force them back, and never cut your cuticles. Even if the equipment is sterile, removing the cuticle can cause infection and leaves the then-less-protected margin of the skin vulnerable. Wipe off the excess gel with a tissue or towel in the direction that you pushed.

STEP 5: Paint your base coat 
Cover your nail with clear base or any nail hardeners. This will even out and ridges and unevenness that may still be on the nail, serve as a primer for the polish, help the polish to last longer, and keep the color from staining your nails. Let the coat completely dry before proceed the next step. 

TIP: I recommend to use Sally Hansen Hard As Nails which does it job by protecting and strengthening my nails from colour stains and chipping. 

STEP 4: Paint your desired nail polish 
Pick your nail polish that you really like. Begin painting nails using a thin coat. Dip the brush into the bottle of polish and as you remove it, gently swirl the brush around the inside rim of the bottle to remove excess polish. Slowly paint a vertical stripe down the center of your nail, followed by another stripe on either side of the first. Try to paint all the way to the edge, but it's better to leave a small margin than paint the skin on the side. Actually if you know how to paint your nails, you can basically go crazy with it! Don't forget to apply top coat for hard, smooth, scratch-absorbing, chip, flake-resistant shield and extra shine once it's dry. 

TIP: Use a cotton bud / Q-tip to clean the mess. 
If there is a little bit of nail polish on your fingers or around you nail you can use a toothpick (flat, not round and pointy, is generally best) to get it off if it's still wet. If it's already dry, dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and wipe it away, or use a nail touch up pen, sold at most drugstores. Be careful not to touch the actual nail with the Q-tip or touch up pen, or you will have to redo that nail.

There you go! Clean and well-cutted nails with pretty glittery colours! 
That's not my nails btw, it's Yukiko's nails. 

She's using in the colours: 

  • Thumb - Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez in Inner Sparkle 
  • Index - Nicole By O.P.I Gum Drops in A Nice Treat 
  • Middle  - Nicole By O.P.I Gum Drops in Blueberry Sweet on You and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 290 Bold Gold 
  • Ring - Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez in Selena and Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez in Kissed by Midnight 
  • Pinky - Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 200 Strobe Light and Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun

Totally had a wild manicure workshop fun with the bloggers!


Loves nail art? Wanna own some nail polishes from Sally Hansen and Nicole by O.P.I? 
Here's your chance to shine to win some awesome nail prizes! 

By just showing off your pretty nail arts and you might WIN A GRAND PRIZE RM550 worth of Nicole by O.P.I nail products and also, RM100 every week
Yes, just by showing off your beautiful nail arts that you've always sharing them on Instagram! :D

You can win by a few simple steps: 
Step 1: Purchase Nicole by O.P.I and/or Sally Hansen nail colours during the contest period
Step 2: Keep your receipt as proof of purchase
Step 4: Post your nail art photo on Nicole by O.P.I Facebook page
Step 5: Share it on your own Facebook page and tag at least 3 friends

Terms and Conditions apply: refer here for more


For more information, please visit Sally Hansen & Nicole By O.P.I for more updates:

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Nicole by O.P.I Malaysia: fb.com/nicolebyopimalaysia



Since the contest is running, I've some inspiration tutorial for you guys and few days before new year, I created myself a nail art in conjunction of New Year's 2014! We need some glitter and sparkle for the new years! Here's a sort of mini tutorial. 

Actually, it's pretty easy just by doing the basic steps like buffing, filling and pushing your cuticles and applying base coat. Then, you can start painting your nails.

Firstly, paint your nails in gold colour and make sure it's entirely coated smooth and even. 
Later, gently paint some glitterly nail polish on the tip to make it like a french manicure and dot some on the top for more like confetti like effect. That's it! 

Here's the nail polishes I've used for this mini tutorial. Pretty easy, eh?

Simple and easy to do and I'm pretty much happy with the easy 2 coats manicure for the new years! The glitter coat was for extra pop of colour just like fireworks! 
I think I went crazy with this hahahaha

So now something you've been waiting for, GIVEAWAY

Since Chinese New Year is coming, I'm giving out some pretty sweet and glittery nail polishes for you to rock for the upcoming festive! Here's some choices that you can choose to win! I added something redd-ish for CNY too! 


I will be giving away four bottle of nail polishes for TWO LUCKY WINNERS and each winner will receive 2 bottles of nail polishes from Nicole By O.P.I and Sally Hansen (Choose 1 Nicole by O.P.I and choose 1 Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear

Pick your desired nail polishes and answer those questions that is listed from the Rafflecopter box below! Good Luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Terms & Conditions
  • Open to Malaysia residents only (sorry, I can't afford to pay international shipping fees yet! :()
  • All entries are checked for accuracy and will be validated.
  • If your task has not been completed, your entry will not be counted and will be fortified (Eg: Missing Comment)
  • A new winner will be regenerate if you're a winner who did not complete task.
  • Winners will be announced on my Facebook page and must be respond within 24 hours.
  • Contest starts from today until Friday 24th January, 2014 @ 12 midnight! 

25 comments:

  1. I wanted to win Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 485 Golden - I because the color match attracted my attention! Looking so rock and funky, am lovin' it! Hope to win this pair and use in on coming new year celebration.

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  2. I want to win Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear 485 Golden-I because I want to rock some awesome red + gold nails for CNY! What colours scream "Dong dong chiang" better than red and gold, right? It'll definitely get the nod of approval from both nail maniacs like me and even strict traditional relatives, haha!

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  4. I want to win (Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun) & (Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rock Star Pink)

    because I super love bling nails! and since CNY is drawing close, these pretty nail polishes would be perfect! *save money for manicure and pedicure* hehe!

    and who doesnt love bling nails right? ;) Thanks for the giveaway Angeline!

    Loves,
    Fibs

    P/S: Sorry for the removed comment, cos there are some typos!

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  5. I want to win Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear 485 Golden because the golden and red symbolic it will bring many luck to me if i apply those color on my nails :)

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  6. I want to win Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen hard as Nails Extreme Wear 185 Golden because I want pretty nails like you too! :p

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  7. I love Sally Hansen !
    I also got a polish of her's here on this post :
    http://shopandtrack.com/nail-posts/nail-post-of-the-week-carmi-is-going-polish-shopping/

    I love it and I love your blog !

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  8. I want to win Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen hard as Nails Extreme Wear 185 Golden because the shades are so vibrant, beautiful and feminine! It will make any girl feel beautiful, confident and sexy! Thanks for your giveaway! Your blog is so gorgeous and bursting with information. Hope to see more posts soon! ^^

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  9. I want to win Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear 140 Rockstar Pink! no fixed reason but i love blink blink nails, looks super pretty when i see it blinking.. :P

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  10. When I see the colours by Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez My Cherry Amor and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear 140 Rockstar Pink, they reminds me of Valentines Day where it's all about Amor, Love and coincide with the colour red and pink.

    These shades are perfect combinations for Chinese New Year and Valentines Day. I will definitely love to don them for my celebrations and the date with the guy =)

    Plus, I'm a Red and Pink freak! I have a lot of things in that two colours!

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  11. I want to win Nicole by opi Selena Gomez my cherry amor, n Sally Hansen hard as nails xtreme wear 140 rock star pink

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  12. Sorry comment in half way :x, I wanna win Nicole by opi my cherry amor n Sally Hansen 140 rock star pink because the colour is so shimmering n shiny, really capture my intention , love it ~

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  13. I want to win:
    1.) Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez My Cherry Amour and
    2.) Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear 485 Golden-I
    because I love simple and safe colour like Cherry Amour; a very sweet red cherry colour and in order not to make my nails appear plain and lifeless, i will use the Sally Hansen golden colour on one of my nail, this will make my nails appear more noticeable and look more interesting. I can also do a vice-versa towards these two colours and they will surely be a great combination to paktoh with my boyfie, attend wedding dinner and party like a rockstar~! Thanks for the giveaway Angeline and hope to be one of the lucky pink peep! =) Have a nice day and take care!

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  14. I want to win Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen hard as Nails Extreme Wear 185 Golden because I want look "ang ang" during Chinese New Year. Gold might be hard to play with but with the glitter in Confettin Fun, it makes the Gold nail polish doesn't look that kolot. Like!!

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  15. I wanted to win Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear & Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez My Cherry Amour!
    I wanna be ONG ONG (prosperous) this CNY so will Red and Gold are MUST!!
    However, red color is too common so My Cherry Amour would makes me look younger!
    Gold and cherry are perfect match therefore I'll wear these 2 nail polishes throughout my new year!!
    Thanks babe <3
    Thank you babe!! ;)

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  16. "I wanted to win Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rockstar Pink because they are soooo nice and i want to try them all!!

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  17. I want to win Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rock Star Pink!! Why I wanna win them? Because I want my nails to shine bright like diamond during CNY so that my 2014 will be very lucky!! Haha~~

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  18. I want to win Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear 485 Golden-I because they are too awesome and nice! It totally attract me when I saw it. I hope I got chance to use it for coming soon CNY. I like to help my finger nails 'make up'. I do believe they could delight my CNY days and make me look younger and powerful. I do wish to share my happiness with all my friends and family member so that they also can have a 'make up' on their hands!

    Anyways, thanks pretty for your giveaways and I love your blogpost very much ♥
    Have a nice day :D

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  19. I want to win Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen hard as Nails Extreme Wear 185 Golden because I love the sparkle!

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  20. I really want to win the Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rockstar Pink because I want to wear it for CNY cause it gives my nails the sparkle & shine which i can be very very outstanding!!! i personally loves pink & the blings too :))

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  21. I wanted to win Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 485 Golden because mommy said gold is a more auspicious colour than red this year.. so i need some blings and some confetti fun!

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  22. I want to win
    1-Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun
    2-Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rock Star Pink

    Because it suits my inner girl-ishness :)

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  23. Hi Angeline,

    I would like to win Nicole By O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rock Star Pink. I believe that when I dress up my nails with this 2 nail polishes, it will makes me shine bright like Selena Gomez and have fun during CNY. I also believe that a nice nail art with good quality nail polishes will boost my confident up to the level of Rock Star!

    Thanks for the giveaway Angeline! Much appreciate if I get chosen as the lucky winner! =P

    Have a nice day! ♥

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  24. I wanna win Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez in Confetti Fun and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rockstar Pink because you can never go wrong with glitters! And of course, I wanna have pretty nails like you too this CNY :P The more the glitters, the more fatt chai I can be. Weee!


    *keeping fingers crossed*

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  25. I wanted to win
    1) Sally Hansen hard as Nails Extreme Wear 185 Golden
    2) Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 140 Rock Star Pink

    because this year Chinese New Year I wantthis to colour "ONG" "ANG" "HUAT" me whole year somemore this 2 colour very matching my CNY clothes

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