I’m probably going to do nude nails for a month after all these sparkling, glitter-y nails I’ve been doing lately :D But till then, here goes another Holiday manicure.
For these nails I used Mavala polishes 105 Antarctic and 140 Magic Circus. I also used decorations from Born Pretty Store. I don’t quite know what to call those. I guess they are something in between of studs and rhinestones. These decorations come in a wheel that has different sizes and colors in it. This one is perfect for when your nail art is missing that one bright pink or ocean blue stud. I have a ton of decorations but I always seem to be missing some particular color. So this wheel is perfect for my collection and all the colors in it are very usable.
There’s quite a few different colors on this wheel and this time I just picked up green, red and silver ones. Like studs and rhinestones these are easy to use. Just place them on wet polish or apply a drop of top coat first then seal them in with the top coat of your choice. I used HK Girl and as you can see it didn’t make these bleed any color or dull them in any way. On the photos there’s a generous coat of HK Girl sealing them in.
For this manicure I used:
My usual base coats, Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!
Mavala 105 Antarctic. Very well pigmented white with a hint of shimmer that makes the polish look somewhat softer than plain white creme. Easy enough to apply for a white polish and two coats was enough for opaque and even looking result.
Mavala 140 Magic Circus from the Holiday 2014 collection. The color combination on this one instantly made me think of Christmas. I applied a coat on the middle of the nails and allowed it to dry for a bit. Then I dabbed in a second coat and placed some glitter pieces in the empty spots.
For the ring finger I used a coat of Magic Circus and then placed the decorations on to the wet polish.
Last I applied a generous coat of HK Girl on all the nails.
You can find the nail decoration 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.
***Mavala polishes and the decoration wheel were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Happy hump day! For me it’s not so happy since I’m having my wisdom tooth pulled later today :/ But for the rest of you I have a pretty manicure to show (even if I say so myself) and news about Glitter Gal Australia flash sale :)
So let’s start with the manicure. For this manicure I used:
Index and pinky: a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and two coats of OPI Jinx Liquid Sand.
Middle and ring finger: a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!, two coats of Glitter Gal creme Nuddy Nude and HK Girl top coat.
For stamping I used XL plate O, gold Konad special polish and Mavala 106 Orange Fusion from their summer 2014 collection.
GLITTER GAL AUSTRALIA IS HAVING A SERIES OF FLASH SALES!!
Till Christmas Glitter Gal Australia is going to be having flash sales every week (!!) Each week there’s a range of polishes with a big discount.
13. – 14. NOVEMBER 2014
-40% OFF NEW CREME RANGE
(All orders are shipped from their US warehouse)
That’s a good one if you ask me :) I love the quality of Glitter Gal creme polishes and these colors look pretty delicious. So happy shopping and keep your eyes peeled for the next weeks offer!!
***Nuddy Nude and Orange Fusion were sent for review. Jinx, XL O stamping plate and Konad stamping polish were purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
This manicure is quick and simple but I really liked it.
The base color is Mavala Espresso from their Fall 2014 Sublime collection. Espresso has an excellent formula. It applies very smoothly and evenly and is opaque with two coats. Dry time was quick and it didn’t stain my nails or cuticles when removed.
For this manicure I used a coat of Essie Fill The Gap and Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coats, two coats of Espresso and HK Girl top coat. Stamping was done with OPI Love.Music.Angel.Baby velvet matte polish and Born Pretty Store stamping plate (you can use the code NZL91 for -10% off).
***Mavala Espresso and OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby were sent for review. Studs and stamping plate were gifted to me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.
Today I have some nail art for you using silver rings and rhinestones from Born Pretty Store.
These rings come in a wheel of gold and silver colored metal rings. They can be used for nail art on natural nails or with gel/acrylic nails. These are not too big so they are easy to place on the nails. I chose to put a rhinestone inside of the rings and also placed some rhinestones around them.
I actually expected these to be solid rings but as you can see on the photo above, the ends overlap each other a little. I thought this might be a problem and cause them to get stuck on clothes and hair etc. but it really wasn’t an issue at all. I pressed the ring on to wet nail polish, placed the rhinestones and few glitter pieces and sealed everything with a generous coat of HK Girl top coat. I wore this manicure for two days. The rings didn’t get caught on anything during that time and both the rings and rhinestones stayed on perfectly until I removed the manicure.
For this manicure I used:Mavala 315 Amethyst from the Fall 2014 Sublime collection. I used two coats for index and pinky nails. For middle finger and thumb nails I used a coat of Amethyst and a coat of Lynnderella Jelly Egg. Everything is topped with HK Girl top coat.
For the ring finger I first applied two coats of Essie Fill the Gap. Next I applied a generous coat of OPI In True Stefani Fashion glitter polish on the middle of the nail. Then I placed the rings and rhinestones on to the wet polish and pressed them down gently. I also added some F.U.N. Lacquer Winter Wonderland glitter topper (Can this please make comeback this Christmas? It’s so awesome!) for extra sparkle. I topped everything with another generous coat of HK Girl top coat and I was done!
These rings looked pretty much as I thought they would when used on a manicure. I quite like the little extra something they bring on a regular rhinestone nail art. I’ll definitely will be using these again on another manicure.
You can buy these silver and gold rings 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 rings were sent for review. Rhinestones were gifted to me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.