Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sea Breeze, Winter Mint and Classic reds

Here's a neglected post of a neglected polish: I had this polish in my untrieds for at least a year, and this manicure photographed for at least another year. But here it comes now!!
 The base polish to all nails is Attitude Sea Breeze, which is a perfect pastel creme! It applied like butter, no bald spots..
 On middle and ring fingers I added two coats of Revlon parfumerie Winter Mint
I loved the scent – it was so hard to resist licking the nails!!
Did you know you can freshen up the scent of the polish by painting on a layer of top coat? I didn't!

The result was pretty, but still a bit bumpy after two thick coats of Seche Vite.
I added french tips with Revlon's Revlon Red and China Glaze Ruby Pumps.
And as an accent, a teardrop with Revlon Red using the wax paper technique.
(Basically you just paint a few coats of polish on a wax paper/cooking sheet, let it dry, and cut it as you wish)
Why a teardrop? No idea... Maybe I could promote donating blood with these :D

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Circus Water Marble - Nail of The Day!!

Here's something you haven't seen for a while: a nail-of-the-day post :) I am actually wearing this mani right now! Woot!
I decided to call this the Circus: there's some candy floss, some magic dust, some clash and some drama...
The polishes I used were:
OPI Mod About You, Life Gave Me Lemons and The Power of Pink.
The purple is Catrice Pink Punk - which is a bit funny as it's the not-pink polish in this lot.
Alongside the water marble there are nails with Mod About You as the base, topped off with the Power of Pink glitters (they are both fom the breast cancer awareness set OPI released last year), and with some dots of the Life Gave me Lemons.
The hugest thank you to you, my dear reader, for being there and reading this!!! You are awesome!  There have been some hectic times in my life - but I am a lucky girl to be able to come back to you and the world of nails. There is so much joy to be found in this little hobby of ours – let's go and find it together!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

GOT Polish: Purple

I did my golden oldies purple manicure to honor the greatest purple polish on the surface of earth: Zoya Aurora! 
It's special for me, because bought this on a trip to Chicago - where I landed a day late being at first stranded to the Netherlands, and had a room booked in a 12-bed dorm at a hostel.... Oh, those sleepless nights... But it paid off when I could haul both Storm and Aurora released in the same collection!
You may disagree, but I just love the holo glitter on this, the application, the opacity.... all of it!
The base in this manicure is two coats of Astor Pop Color 141.
Over it I used China Glaze Crackle Luminous Lavender - plus some tape and Zoya Aurora - the awesomest purple polish there is..



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TPC: Flashy Green & Blue

As you might have noticed, I was away last week, but as a compensation I've got an awesome feature coming up this week... just wait and see...
 Meanwhile, here are my first Green, blue and purple Tri polish challenge nails:
 The green polish I'm also holding in these pics is Kiko 441 from the Digital LE.
After the first coat I was disappointed, but after three coats I was happy I purchased this holo glitter beauty. It's so flashyyyy..... And it has actually got bar glitter! How awesome is that?!
To meet the challenge, I sponged the tips with China Glaze Water you Waiting For, plus added some
stamping with Konad black from BM305 (flashes) and Pueen 09 (peacock feathers)
I hope I had caught the holo sparkle in the Kiko polish better... But I loved these so that I wore them all last week in Jerez de la Frontera – and I was thinking of you, my dearest readers :)

Friday, February 28, 2014

GOT Polish: As Orange as it Gets

This weeks Golden Oldies challenge was orange - and this manicure is about as orange as a manicure can get..
 This mani started with two coats of OPI Y'all Come Back Ya Hear and stamping with Konad white and BM308.
I then proceeded to do my first stamping sandwich by adding:
some more Y'all
some more stamping
a final coat of Y'all
... and a coat of Seche Vite.
I love how squishy it looks! I would like to drink anything that tastes like this looks!
 Let's see the orange artwork of the other participants!