13 June 2013

Pigments Nail Art: The Dark Version ft. Eclipse & Bella Pierre


Ya. I also cannot believe it, because it hasn't been too long ago that I've posted my "Drugstore Launches" for the month of June, and next thing you know... BAM! I need to start compiling info and photos for Drugstore Launches for the month of July. Eeeek.

Time flies when you're older, methinks.

Anyways, in my previous "pigments nail art" project, I promised that I'll also show you my dark version! I'll be showing you that today, but if you're unfamiliar with the idea... In a nutshell, it's a simple nail art method using eyeshow pigments. You start off with a base colour, apply a clear top coat once the base dries and then sprinkle on loose pigments!

This was my "light" version using Models Prefer' pigments...

AND, here is my dark version using Bella Pierre's pigment stack.

Yes... if you're familiar with Bella Pierre cosmetics, their shimmer pigments stack actually retails for $99.95 on their website.. But lucky me, I've thrifted it at the markets for only $1-$2! The colours it features are beautiful and rich. I've been wanting to bring it into some sort of use, besides using it for the eyes. This was the perfect chance!

As for the base, I've used Eclipse #219 흑 장 미. I have absolutely NO idea what its name is, but a quick google tells me that "흑" translates to "black", and "장 미" translates to "chapters"... which makes absolutely NO sense.

Further research for this blog (and just for the fun of it)... Googling images for "장 미" gives photos of roses, and the whole phrase together "흑 장 미" gives me photos of black roses! Therefore, may I conclude that the name of this polish is called "Black Roses"? Yes. Absolutely.. LOL.

Ok. That's it for today's Korean 101 class. Our next class will be held when another Eclipse nail polish is featured.

Black Roses is a very, very dark (non-plummy!) red that looks very much like black at a glimpse. The lacquer applied flawlessly as every other Eclipse Nail Polish. Pigmented, non-streaky, non-gloopy, smooth -- everything you can ask for! But as always, it also chipped after a day or so.. >_<"

I really like the gold and the reddish-purple colour that I've used. I can definitely imagine the gold pigments on a bright red for Chinese New Year inspired nails, what do you say?!

Have you got around to trying Pigment Nails yet?!?!

Also, I will continueing my my series of Saturday's Swatches starting from next Saturday for those who are wondering! I've ran out of products to swatch... eeep! Need to hit up Priceline or Big W to swatch & run, methinks!


  1. This is stunning!!! I must try it.. and go you for getting them thrifty! I'm jealous haha!

  2. They're super pretty and have this cool effect :)

  3. that's exactly what the name means :) 'black rose' in korean

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  5. Owww, I love both and I can't decie what I like more!! SO PRETTY! <3

  6. I definitely like the lighter version more, but I think altogether this is a great idea! :)

  7. Quite the discount, good job! Haha! This looks so pretty, so fun for Winter!

  8. This looks absolutely amazing! The darker version is gorgeous and classy, but the lighter one is cute and dainty.

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  10. I like this idea! I have a bunch of pigments getting no love so might give this a go :)


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