Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

 photo Week 3.jpg

*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NOTD: Shining, Shimmering, Splendid

Are you subscribed to 'cutepolish' on YouTube? If you like cute and easy nail art designs, I suggest you go to her channel and backwatch (is there such a word? like 'backread?') her vids! She shares a lot of helpful tips and techniques. I am learning a lot from her, seriously! :D

Anyway, I tried to follow her Prom Nails 2012 tutorial a few weeks back, and here's what I ended up with.

I got a couple of LA Colors nail polishes about a month ago and decided to use the purple one for this design. I was actually thinking of going for a different color but since I had a new purple shade I was dying to try out, I decided to use that instead. 

Nails of the day with LA Colors Color Craze nail polish in Fun in the Sun.

It's my first time to try LA Colors nail polishes. What caught my attention was the cuteness of their O.P.I.-ish bottles! I thought they were going to be a bit expensive (like same price range as Wet N Wild polishes) but they're actually pretty affordable at ~P80 per bottle. 

I got one from the regular range and this one from the 'Color Craze' range, and I like this better because of its opacity! The regular one (which I got in a cream shade) is quite sheer for my liking.

This design reminded me of princesses in fairy tales, hence the title.

I don't have chunky glitter nail polishes in my stash yet so mine turned out a little bit differently. I also put the glitters just on the tips.

I think the results still had that princess-y and magical look to it. 

And the design's soooo easy to recreate! Just follow cutepolish's tutorial! :D
Follow me on Instagram!
Username: codenameaya

I'm gonna try to do this in a different color next time.

That's it for now! What's on your nails today? :)


  1. Cute! I always love combining violet with gold too! so regal :D

  2. Lovely nails, aya! I have something similar on my nails! Will post about it later! :P

  3. Garjaaaaas nails!

  4. Erhmahhhgawd! I love the royal nails you did here... I'll try something similar now! :)


  5. oonga, the bottle looks like OPI! :)

  6. Thanks Dawn! Yey, can't wait to see :D

  7. Thanks Kumi! I was supposed to use silver glitter too but couldn't find one. Hahaha

  8. Lovely nails!!! ♥ I love glittery stuff! Super cute, Aya!

  9. Ang ganda talaga ng shape ng nails mo! Kaya ang ganda ayusan :)

  10. Hahaha thank you Marianne :D

  11. Wow, I love it! I mis doing my nails. :(


Thanks for reading! I will reply to you as soon as I can :)