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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Week 2)*

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 me on Instagram *here* and like and comment on the giveaway photo! Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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

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Monday, April 15, 2013

NOTD: Sparkly!

Hello! Today's post is about something sparkly! A few weeks ago while I was doing my usual Landmark rounds (haha), I spotted the OMG Crystal Sand nail polishes. I actually had already tried using a sandy nail polish before (Chic Grainy nail polish in Amethyst - goooorgeous color!), but it's my first time seeing the ones from OMG. Honestly, I think OMG has a better color selection of sand polishes. But do let me know what you think :)

I loooove the color, the sandy and matte-ish finish and the sparkles <3

Nails of the day using OMG Crystal Sand nail polish in Opal.

The formula is nice, the polish is easy to apply.

I 'wore' this nail polish when I went to the first BDJ Box Beauty Social, by the way. Purple and pink were my colors for that day. Hihi. (

Compared to Chic's Grainy Amethyst, OMG Opal has a red undertone to it. Amethyst is more of a blue-violet shade.

L: OMG Crystal Sand nail polish in Opal
R: Chic Grainy nail polish in Amethyst

But they're both gorgeous shades!

OMG Crystal Sand nail polish in Opal

I also got another shade from the same line because it looked lovely in the bottle...

L: Opal
R: Peridot

...and because I thought it would be a great color-of-the-year shade! I'll post about that one soon.

Have you tried sandy/grainy nail polishes? What's your fave one? :)


  1. Always lookin' forward for your NOTDs ehehe! anyhoo just curious do you moisturize your nails? Any recommendations? I always have flaky skin around my nails.. :(

  2. Sand finishes are really cool, right? I got one from a European brand called P2 and love it. OMG Opal is very beautiful. x

  3. Oh wow this looks like tm's galaxy nail polishes! Cool! How much siya? Nanghihinayang kasi akong bumili ng polish if it's over 300php :)

  4. i like it a lot! i have tried the chic amethyst one but this omg one looks pretty good too! i like. :)

  5. ~P30 lang! :-D super affordable :-D

  6. It looks beautiful! I should go try out the OMG sands. I can't wait to see your swatch on the green one.

  7. I just love your nails (jelly, lol). I have that nail polish too. I have the pink one but my niece took it -__-

  8. Interesting textures! I really like the color a lot. These polishes probably last a LONG time huh!

  9. I have it in black and pink (forgot the names!) But would love to have all the colors! Super like ko tong mga colors na binili mo!! <3

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  13. Thanks, Krisanne! I use cuticle oil once in a while (haha I actually should be using it more often. my cuticles are a mess). If my cuticles are super dry na, I just go to a salon to get my nails cleaned professionally :)

  14. Right! And I like that they're easier to remove than glitter polishes. Hihi.

  15. Try mo rin! More colorful yung selection ng OMG :) But all are lovely shades naman :)

  16. Pretty, right? Will post about the other one next week! :D

  17. Thanks, Yette! I'm planning to check out the other shades din :D

  18. Yes! When I took it off my nails, it hasn't even chipped yet. Hahaha. That's what I like about sand polishes. Easy to apply and they stay on for days :D

  19. Oooh do you have swatches? Parang I want the pink din! :D

  20. Truueee! The one we bought at Cosmetologie, I have on my nails like right now. Haha so pretty. I applied the Kleancolor matte top coat that we bought from last year's Cosmetologie on my left fingernails. Ganda ng effect <3

  21. Don't have swatches yet pero I'll try to show you when I have time. Love the pink one!

  22. I like the color. Your nails look elegant.

  23. This is really an OMG because this is the kind of polish I would always wear and it's purple pa o. Super love! As usual I am wowed with you nail art skills :)

    I miss you Aya, I will see you tomorrow ayt?!


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