My blog is so behind my social media sites that it’s not even funny and now it’s time to catch up. As many of you already know I went back to sharper claw nails. I just love this nail shape, I can’t help it. It’s a pain in a butt to maintain but I think it’s worth it. Also if I get tired of them it’s always very easy to go back to square nails.
I decided to recreate a manicure I did last summer. This is a very simple white and blue gradient with gold glitter. Dreamy and delicate looking with some lovely sparkle from gold holo glitter. (more…)
Today’s post is part of Finnish Beauty Bloggers Christmas calendar. I did today’s post together with the lovely Emma from Wasting lifestyle blog. Our idea behind the nail art was “Poor woman’s luxury” type of thing. So since I don’t have money to buy myself expensive diamonds I turned my nails into beautiful jewelry :D
For these nails I used:
Index: One coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, two coats of Dance Legend Mountain Snow white texture polish
Middle: One coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, two coats of Wet n Wild Break the Ice white shimmer and Dollish Polish Drooling Over Your Polish (CesarsShop Exclusive) glitter dabbed on parts of the nail.
Ring finger: One coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, three coats of Dance Legend Zolotaya Ribka (Goldfish)
Pinky: One coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, one coat of Wet n Wild Break the Ice. Gradient done with Dance Legend Zolotaya Ribka and textured pattern was done with Dance Legend Mountain Snow.
I had a secret weapon to help me place all those micro pearls and rhinestone and I will reveal that in another post ;)
***Dance Legend polishes, Wet n Wild Break the Ice and micro pearls were purchased by me. Dollish Polish Drooling over your polish and Konad rhinestones were sent for review. i don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Hello lovelies! Lately I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like to due to (as some of you already know) me being pregnant. I’m simply just too tired and exhausted with two young kids and this beached whale body of mine to get anything done. Now the weather also got a lot warmer here in Finland so my fingers are super swollen and not really swatch photo material at the moment.
I’m due in early September and I’ll try and keep posting somewhat regularly till then. My plan was to get some nail art done for some scheduled posts but we will see about that LOL I might need some guest posters too to help me keep my blog alive. So other than being huge and super tired all the time everything is ok :) I have a lot of polishes to show you and some cool nail art ideas too. I hope I can find the time and energy to get something done soon enough.
Here’s a manicure I did before my fingers started swelling up. The base is Wet n Wild Break The Ice (white shimmer), the light blue gradient is done with Dollish Polish Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Glitter (CesarsShop exclusive that is only available in Finland) and the gold glitter is F.U.N. Lacquer Gold Mark. Base coat was Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! and everything is topped off with HK girl top coat. This looked much better inside my head, as usual, but I’ll post it anyways :D
Today my fingers actually look reasonable so as soon as I hit the Publish button I’ll go and take photos of my nail growing progress. At least that is going well :D
***Wet n Wild Break The Ice was purchased by me, Dollish Polish Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Glitter, F.U.N. Lacquer Gold Mark, Stuck On Blu! and HK Girl were sent to me for free. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Today I have yet another polish from the new “Once Upon a Prince and More Man Candy” collection by Lynnderella. I recently received the whole collection and I’m showing you these pretties one by one.
So now it’s time for It’s Raining Shaman. Here’s how Lynnderella describes this polish “It’s Raining Shaman contains neon, opaque and satin yellows and oranges with black, grey, pink, red and multiglitter. Holographic gold microglitter and multishimmer overlay in a clear base. Dragon’s Blood not included”.
When I looked at the bottle I wasn’t too excited about the color combination and was even a little lost on what to layer it with. Then I put on Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond and I realized that would be a perfect base for this glitter polish. Once I applied the first coat of polish I was going “Ooh, aah!”. This is so pretty. Color combination is actually pretty awesome and I love the shimmer!
This is two coats of Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond, two coats of It’s Raining Shaman and G & G HK Girl top coat.
The application was perfect once again. All the glitter came out of the bottle without any fishing. This applied so evenly that there was no need for dabbing or placing the glitters.
It always makes me so happy when a polish surprises me positively. I didn’t expect to be crazy about this but once I tried it, I love it!
Lynnderella polishes are available to European customers at Norway Nails. You can use the code “POLISHAHOLIC” to get -10% off of any purchase. Norway Nails offers a wide range of gorgeous indies and other polish brands. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
***It’s Raining Shaman was sent for review, other products purchased by me. I do not benefit from clicking the links on this post or use of the discount code.
I got this gemstone wheel from Born Pretty Store a while ago for review. This wheel has 12 different color and size oval or raindrop shaped artificial stones. These lay very flat and might be challenging to place on curvier nails. It helps to add rhinestones, micropearls etc. around the gemstone to hide the possible gap between the nail and the sides of the gemstone.
I decided to do a jewelry type design using pearly white oval gemstone from the wheel I got. I added rhinestones from my own previously bought kit and some chain that I have purchased from Born Pretty Store. The base color is Wet n Wild I need a Refresh-Mint.
There’s a lot of options on what kind of designs you can use these stones for. They allow you to do lovely 3D designs on your nails and why not even use them as a special effect on your make up look.
You can buy the gemstone wheel
from Born Pretty Store
and they also have a wide range of other nail art
supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.
***The gemstone wheel was sent for review.
Here’s my second blog post of today and as promised it’s another glitter topper from the gorgeous Different Dimension Echoes collection. Comfortably Numb has bright pink and yellow glitter on a clear base. This polish also has a gorgeous cold toned pink shimmer. Comfortably Numb is so much fun and it’s easy to layer with a lot of different base colors. Black would be the obvious choice along with a white base. I decided to try two other colors. First I layered it with this mornings Different Dimension Whatever manicure.
This is two coats of Whatever, two thin coats of Comfortably Numb and G & G HK Girl top coat.
I really like that combination. It’s bright and fun! But why stop here? Comfortably Numb is an awesome glitter bomb and I was just dying to see how it would look layered over a coral red creme so I took out my Wet n Wild Heatwave and created this combination.
One coat of Wet n Wild Heatwave, two two thin coats of Comfortably Numb and G & G HK Girl top coat.
Well I have to say this looks absolutely stunning over a coral base too and this combination just screams summer to me! Perfection!
Comfortably Numb applies well. The result is nice and smooth so I didn’t even use Glitter Food with either manicure. Just don’t forget to turn the bottle upside down for a bit before application. That helps the bigger glitter pieces to come out of the bottle easier.
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***Comfortably Numb was sent for review. Whatever and Heatwave purchased by me.