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NPOTW: Dreamer by Chic Nail Polish

Dreamer is one of the three nail polishes that I purchased from Chic’s Boho Collection of Kathryn Bernardo ( current image model of Chic) Prior to this, another favorite also from this line was featured here.

As I stressed out on that post, what made me love this nail polish is that I got to find an exact dupe color of imported brands. Aside from that I got to pay only a fraction of a price compared to the sought after leading ones.

imageWhen I first saw Dreamer, my mind immediately scanned dupes of this that I’ve seen floating on other blog post or social media sites. As I did my research to confirm my thoughts, I saw not only one but four! Two of    them are Christian Dior’s Electric Blue and Essie’s Butler Please. I am but so ecstatic about this findings of my recent purchase though I know it wouldn’t be fair to compare but I’m overly satisfied of the color dupe alone.

imageI chose to put Dreamer side by side with Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (old formula) for it’s fair if you’ll consider about the price. Sally Hansen ranges around Php 130-150 (roughly $3-5) whilst Chic is Php 33.00 ( a little under $1 since the current exchange rate raise ) Though it’s still quite a difference but for me not bad. Okay, some might raise brows about the quality per se so let me bullet the points for you based on personal experience.

  • easy to apply
  • estimated drying time: almost a minute
  • lasted me for two weeks with no top coat
  • opaque at two coatings
  • affordable

imageI used this on my toes since it will be a waste to apply it on my overly “working hands” .  I just hope that the image has given justice to it’s real color since I’m not satisfied of the turn out. Still, excited to get my hands on the last of this three purchase. Until then, have a nice weekend Lovelies!

Posted in Nail Polish

Chic Nail Polish Gypsetter

photo from chic centre website

My love affair with nail polishes is somewhat equivalent with lipsticks. I tend to hoard with my hearts content without the feeling of guilt or resentment. No rules broken, just my pocket. But I can’t include myself to those who own a collection maybe because I have a habit of giving them to friends/relatives once I grew tired. Or some just dried out.
Most of these that I owned are from a local brand named Chic. This is among the three popular nail polish brand that I grew up with and I should say that I don’t any qualms about it.
Just from a recent supermarket trip, I found out that Chic has currently released six new colors. I been amazed that they are finally stepping up with their game in terms of colors. They currently adopted having themes which is fun. The newly released colors where from the Boho Collection.
The informal term Boho from the word Bohemian which means unconventional, not the usual. With that being said, I was expecting the not so typical colors that they offer before.

What I love about the new concept is that the colors are dupes from popular imported brands ( just take your pick and guess) With that being said, I would not have to cash out that much just to have that color from an imported brand which I’ve bren lusting over for quite some time.
Chic Nail Polish is manufactured by Chic Centre Corporation also from the makers of another leading local brand Bobbie and Color Trends. Chic Center Corporation is the manufacturer and Marketer of Cosmetic Products and Market Leader in NAIL CARE PRODUCTS and is an affliate of JG Summit Holdings.
I hadn’t completed the line and picked only three which are the Gypsetter, Wanderer and Dreamer
First feature (among the three) would be the Gypsetter
The color is a light grey cream with a hint of pale lilac. It’s opaque at two coats with a glossy finish that lasts me for two weeks.
It’s easy to apply with it’s medium brush that spreads evenly on nails.

First coat

This is without base coat and top coat. My apologies ladies, I really didn’t touch my cuticles ever since. I prefer to do my manicures by myself.

Second coat

I’m really bad painting my right hand. The controls… soo out of place! *sigh*


Have to make up for the bad shots with this one. If you notice, the color is more on the lilac side.
Chic Nail Polish Gypsetter retails for Php 33.00 (roughly $1)

Posted in Nail Polish, Spring2015

Spring 2015 Nail Polish Color Trend

When you think of Spring you see life, you see colors. Imagine those vibrant life colors be put into your favorite nail polish. Brilliant! It’s like a breath of fresh air on the mornings of springs. An inspiration to start the day anew.

Putting nail polish is my own depiction of mood radar. Since it’s a Monday, I often see the Manicure Monday floating around hence I decided to have my version and compiled my five favorite nail polish brand and what they came up for Spring. opi

  • OPI Hawaii – OPI has come out with 12 shades. Tropical Island is it’s inspiration hence called Hawaii. The colors of Spring is still visible in the collection like the pastels.That’s Hula-rious in mint Suzi Shops & Island Hops (pink) Aloha from OPI (deep coral) Hello Hawaii Ya?  (purple) What you see in this beautiful land has a mere representation in this colors. The blazing sun, Go with the Lava Flow (red), Is Mai Tai Crooked (orange) The water, This Color is Making Waves (blue green) The greenery, My Gecko Does Tricks (reminds me most of a green apple). And for those who are a staple nude wearer, check out Do You Take Leigh Away. A fan of mauve, Just Lanai-ing Around is for you. For those who loves purple just like me, Lost My Bikini in Molokini is a personal fave. Wouldn’t an Island be Hawaii if not for Pineapples?? Yes, Pineapples Have Peelings Too, in yellow shimmers. *These are also available in colorgel.
  • ZOYA Delight – It was love at first. Just looking at the colors is like staring a jar full of my favorite candies. In fact I’m in all smiles while typing this. Who wouldn’t? Delight comes in six colors. This is composed of three shimmers, and three cremes. Let’s start with the cremes. This three are all time pastels of mint, Tiana. Turquoise in Lilian and Pink which is Eden. The other three remaining still on the pastel family but this time with shimmers. Starting off with the yellow Daisy which reminds me of a butter. Rayne, the baby blue shimmer which reminds me of  Cinderella’s gown. And the last is Leslie in Lavender my personal favorite because it suits my olive skin tone well and with a plus because of the shimmer. This collection reminds me of the fairies, the gowns and the candy wonderland. A  Delight indeed.zoya
  • ESSIE Flowerista – essieEssie’s first collaboration with the renowned accessory designer Rebecca Minkoff . Flowerista has six colors that depicts the Flowers in bloom. First came to mind when I saw the collection and the name, “Flower Child” Specially with the star color Flowerista, the very rich purple that reminds me of a beautiful orchids in dew. The freshness brought about by the colors of Perennial Chic and Picked Perfect in hues of peach and nude. The Peaceful color of mint in Blossom Dandy so cool to look at. The Garden Variety that brings me to a beautiful Spring Garden wedding in coral blue. And the stone gray color of Petal Pushers as we walk the pavement in the beautiful day of Spring.
  • CHINA GLAZE Roadtrip – This collection showcases twelve colors. The first six mostly composed of light pastel colors. Pinking out the Window in carnation pink. Wanderlust in pastel purple. Pack Lightly in soft peach. Dashboard Dreamer in pastel blue. More to Explore in cream peach. And last on this team, Boho Blue in cornflower blue. The next six batch of six, I find it more of the bold ones. Suns Up, Top Down reminds me of the canary bird. The Trip of a Limetime in lime green. My Way or the Highway in turquoise. I Brake for Color in orangey red just like a sun setting in. Pop the Trunk in orange. Lastly, License and Registration Pls in ocean blue. Roadtrip as what it says is a picture of life in one’s journey from sun up with it’s light colors and still the brightness of the day in the bold ones.
  • CaptureORLY Sugar High – The six piece sweet temptations are as sweet as the name. If you want fresh and clean, chose from the array of Cake Pop in pale pink, Frosting for it’s pale white with shimmer. For a more polished look, have Candy Shop in mauve or Sweet Dreams in taupe. But if you want to amp up the sweetness, there is Key Lime Twist in neon yellow and Plum Sugar in a deep purple.SUGAR HIGH ORLY

*** OPI picture from, ZOYA picture from, ESSIE picture from, CHINA GLAZE from ORLY picture from

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