Wednesday, 26 December 2012

How I failz mah Nailz

Sometimes, things just don't work out. Here is two manicures gone horribly wrong.. I really wanted to use the polishes from the Technic set my mom bought me.


See pictures and read the horror story after the jump! (18+)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Polish Presents

Holiday themed nail art! Yay! :D I'm not that big of a Christmas fan but I like matching my nails with special occasions so after seeing all those other beautiful nails online I just had to create something of of my own :D (although I didn't exactly invent this one, I saw many other polish lovers who did a manicure like this one)

The (first - lol) red polish I used is from a big set with 18 (eighteeeen!!!) polishes in it that my mom bought me. The set is from Germany, but I'm not sure where this brand called Technic is originally from or where it is sold. I do know about an eyeshadow pallet from the same brand which was a big hit with Dutch beautyblogs because it was cheap (we Dutch love cheap) and highly pigmented.
To see the set and more pictures... click 'read more'

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Kawaii Star Nails ^.^

This manicure turned out looking like something a girl from Japan would wear... So that's why I named this Kawaii Star Nails ^.^!

I love the Essie polish I used as my base, turquoise & caicos. It needs three coats though (without nail art on top of it might even need four), but the colour makes up for it. I stamped stars on the top and finished my nails with MAX 'daimond sky' (I'm not spelling this wrong, it says 'daimond' on the bottle).

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Princess

For this manicure I used this post as my inspiration.

I was actually planning to do glow-in-the-dark-watermelon-nails, but the glow in the dark polish I applied somehow responded very weirdly to either my OPI nail envy, or my Essence express dry drops. It lifted up at the sides o.O. I could peel it right off!! It also showed strange white area's, mostly near the sides of the nail.

So I peeled/acetoned that off... and grabbed a polish I had on my 'intending-to-wear-shelf'. Then I saw Full Metal Jacket standing on the table and appealing as that polish is to me I just HAD to combine the two into one manicure (even though I allready wore FMJ earlier this week). VOILA!

As for the colour of the HEMA polish I used... I first wanted to name this manicure Princess Peach but I wasn't sure if this polish actually IS peach-coloured... It seems light pink in some light, then the next moment it looks almost coral or orange...The finish is also very mysterious, I spy shimmer but also bigger shaped particles, so I guess we'll have to call this a subtile glass fleck!



Sunday, 9 December 2012

- Full Metal Jacket -

This amazing beauty definitely is the most foil-like polish in my collection :D. I'd call it metallic since there still are visible brush strokes... Nevertheless, this is one hell of a shiny polish!! I also like the silvery-gold colour, I think I might like this better than more yellow shades of gold.

Artificial light

Click the read more button for more pictures!

Monday, 3 December 2012

- Cosmic Green -

Gotta love this happy glitter polish by W7! I think I used two coats - three would really make this manicure perfect.

 

More pictures after the jump!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Pink Lady Polkadots

This is my very first EVER try on polkadot nails... I'm definitely going to try to become an expert at this.
 I took pictures in two kinds of light: both artifical, the first one more yellow, the last one more white.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sporty stripes on my cousin's nails

My cousin and I found this manicure in the WAH nails book of nail art. She chose the colours and I did her nails! I think they turned out pretty well for a first try.


Friday, 16 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ice princess

I layered a strange iridescent polish (that I don't think I have ever used before) over one of my favourites; Essence's Absolutely blue (previously seen in this post). Because of the cool-toned, sparkly result I decided to name this manicure 'Ice princess'.





Les Supplies:
Essence - Absolutely blue
Luminelle (Yves Rocher) - Parme féerique




Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sweet jelly sandwich

I decided to try out something new: a technique called "Jelly Sandwich".
For this type of manicure, you use a polish with a jelly finish, with a glitter polish in the middle. The jelly polish is the bread and the glittery one the spread.






If you want to buy 'It's a trap-eze' from China Glaze's most recent collection, don't, because the jelly sandwich is a great DIY-dupe! You would have to use a more grey-lavender jelly though.


Here's what I used:
MAX - neutral
Bourjois - Rosé sulfureux
OPI - Rainbow connection

Sandwich order:
One coat of the MAX polish
One coat of rosé sulfureux
One coat of rainbow connection
Two coats of rosé sulfureux

That made quite a thick but lovely sandwich =)



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

- On her majesty's secret service -


From OPI's James-Bond-themed limited edition 'Skyfall'
 

Is it blue? Is it green? Grey?
I don't know but it sure is beautiful! And sparkly...

With flash: blue-ish
 
Under yellow light: silvery-green-ish



Sunday, 4 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

30 day nail challenge (6/30): VIOLET

It might not be violet... but this lavender mani is purple-like:




Enjoying my nails with a cup of tea ^^

I used:
NYC - Lavender cupcake
Action - stickers
Rhinestones

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

30 day nail challenge (5/30): BLUE

Day 5: blue cloud nails (:



 Used:
Maybelline - party blue
Uniq - 08 (holographic polish)
Etos - (no name)


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Flakie magic


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Flakies are like magic... it can be hard to capture their beauty in pictures, but I think the colour shift is surprisingly visible in these!


green --> blue
See the blue on the pinky and index finger?

Shiftshiftshift <3



So here's what I used:
NYC - City Blackout
Golden rose - scale effect 04
Essence - better than gel nails quick drying top sealer

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Fairytale







Essence - Absolutely Blue 
Essence - Troy


















An apple a day keeps the doctor away (:

Catrice - forbidden apple (LE)
Catrice - sea of green (LE)
Arianna - white striper
Maybelline - chocolate 
MAX - natural 

Monday, 22 October 2012

30 day nail challenge (4/30): GREEN

For the fourth challenge I decided to try out a 'saran wrap manicure' for the first time!














I got this result by simply stamping on the lighter shade with a little ball made of saran wrap:


 Used:
NYC - Mint Macaroon
Catrice - Sea of green
Saran wrap :D

 Up next: blue! (I'm thinking pastels...)



Saturday, 20 October 2012

30 day challenge (3/30): YELLOW


I'm not that proud of this one since it ended up pretty messy - but here it is, yellow!




Etos - yellow
Action - loose golden glitter

nextnextnext.... Green nails ^^ (mint or neon?)