I have two manicures all the way from November that I never posted here. Those have been seen on my social media but not on my blog so today I’ll show first one of the two.
Hello, hello! I’m coming out from my crazy blog post editing madness (still getting my blog ready for the move) for this lovely Polishers Inc. Sunday. Today’s theme is glitter gradient and instead of doing a regular glitter gradient with polishes I decided to do the gradient using loose glitters instead.
The black base is Essie Licorice and for the glitters I used some cheap eBay glitters (three different colors) and I attached them to my nails using ScraPerfect Best Glue ever. Ohh, you guys, I really need to do a video tutorial of using this glue cos it makes using pigments, foils and loose glitters so much easier and FUN!
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…)
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.
Hello lovelies! Today it’s time for another Born Pretty Store review. I like doing nail art but I feel like I never have time. So doing these reviews for BPS sort of force me to do some nail art from time to time :D This time I got some square fluorescent studs to test. These come in a wheel that has both neon-ish and pastel studs in it.
For this manicure I used Glitter Gal Bikini Babe pastel pink creme as a base color. On the ring finger I used the studs from Born Pretty Store sealed in with Glitter Gal Gloss Boss top coat. This top coat is thick-ish gel like finish so it’s perfect to use with studs. It’s also not a fast drying top coat so it doesn’t damage or make the studs bleed color like a fast drying top coat might do.
For all the other nails I did a gradient on top of Glitter Gal Bikini Babe using IsaDora Sugar Crush polishes 134 Bon Bon (light pink) and 135 Cotton Candy (lilac).
You can use these studs in so many different designs and they are super easy to use. I usually just press them on to the wet polish and seal with a top coat.
You can buy these square studs 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.
***These studs were sent for review, all the other products used on this manicure have also been sent to me free of charge. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Here’s some more nail art with OPI Brazil polishes. This time I used Live.Love.Carnaval, Just Can’t Cope-Acabana and Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?. It didn’t end up looking as I thought it would so I added some studs. In the end I was just ok with the way these nails looked. Gradient could’ve been smoother, lines are a little wobbly and so on. But I said it before and I’ll say it again. My nail art skills are a little rusty so here we are, practising :)
***Polishes were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Tips of my nails are still a little weak after removing the gel nails and the past few days I’ve been using glitter polishes to give my tips a little more protection. There’s not much of the damaged part left that still needs to be grown out and then I can start growing my nails a little longer again.
This time I did a purple and pink glitter gradient manicure. First I applied basecoat and then two coats of Color Club Alias. On top of that I applied a coat of Color Club Candy Cane fading it towards the cuticles. At last I applied a coat of Sally Hansen’s Strobe Light on about a half of the nail. I topped it off INM Out The Door Super Fast Drying Topcoat.
I really liked this manicure and the photos just don’t do enough justice to all the bling and sparkle there was.
|Color Club Alias, Color Club Candy Cane and Sally Hansen Strobe Light