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Polishers Inc. – A New Technique

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Hello everyone! I hope you guys are having a great Sunday :) I got an honor to join Polishers Inc. and this is my first post with them. I’m so excited to do this :D

“Polishers Inc. is a group of European nail bloggers that want to exchange their ideas about nail art and inspire each other! We post every first and third Sunday of the month.”

Other ladies in this group are (and what a group it is) :

 

Annie (Polish This!)
Charlotte (Chakalacquer.dk)
Coco (Coco’s Nails)
Emma (Wasting Lifestyle)
Karine (Nailderella)
Malene (Nail Escapades)
Maria (rijaH.dk)
Milena (Nail That Design)
Mina (Cubbiful)
Paulina (Paulina’s Passions)
Tamit (fall in…naiLove!)

 

Today’s theme is “A new technique” and I decided to try foil stamping. A while ago I saw someone mention foil stamping in FB and I just had to find a tutorial instantly. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and decided it was definitely something I wanted to try. Now today’s theme gave me a perfect opportunity to do so.

 

 

I started by applying a coat of clear polish on a minigrip bag and let it dry. Then I stamped a pattern from hehe 004 stamping plate using Konad Pinky Red stamping polish and immediately pressed a pink transfer foil over the pattern. I removed the foil and allowed the design to dry for a bit. I made a few extra ones for practicing cos I knew I was going to mess it up at first. Then I applied a coat of top coat and let everything dry again.

After the self made decals where dry I peeled them off the minigrip bag and cut them slightly smaller and into shape. I applied a coat of polish on my nail, placed the decal and gently pressed it on my nail. I slowly worked it on the nail, pressing down, cutting some more of the sides and using a brush dipped in acetone to shape it near the cuticle line. When I got it to look well attached and smooth on the nail I added a coat of HK Girl top coat.

For index and pinky nails I cut a slice off the decal and placed those on the middle of the nails. When they were fully attached I sealed them in with HK Girl.

On the nude base full nail design you can see that either the stamping polish or the foil bled into the base a little but it doesn’t look bad so I left it be. I really loved how these turned out. The foil gave a really nice look to the stamping pattern and I can see a lot more uses for this technique. This was also my first time doing my own decals and even if it was a bit more work it was totally worth it. Now I can’t wait to try reverse stamping :D

If someone is wondering why I didn’t just press the foil straight on my nail instead of making a decal here’s why. The foil didn’t attach on the pattern perfectly each time and some of the decals were useless. It was also a lot easier to press the foil on pattern/plastic bag laying on a smooth table surface instead of a curvy nail.

The polishes used for these nails:

Index and pinky: a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!, two coats of OPI Ate Berries in the Canaries, a slice of foil stamping decal and HK Girl top coat.

Middle and ring finger: a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!, a coat of Essie Sugar Daddy, full nail foil stamping decal and HK Girl top coat.

Thanks for reading and please check out the links at the end of the post to see what everyone else did for today :)

 

 

***All the products were purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Jindie Nails – O Holo Night and stamping nail art

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Happy Monday! It’s that magical time of the year and what would be a better polish to paint your nails with than the one that is called O Holo Night :D

“This one is a blackened navy blue linear holo with violet/blue glass fleck shimmer and made with SpectraFlair, the most potent holographic pigment on the market.  This is opaque in 2 coats!”

Formula on this was very good. Easy to apply, no dragging or balding and it was almost opaque already on one coat. Dry time was quick and it didn’t stain my nails. Unfortunately this time of the year there’s not enough sun here in Finland to see the holo effect as amazing as it would be in direct sunlight so I just have to show you how beautiful this looks with just daylight bulbs.

For this manicure I used a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Rehab, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!, two coats of O Holo Night and HK Girl top coat.

 

 

Stamping is done with OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, squishy XL stamper and XL stamping plate OB-M. Rhinestones are from Konad Pro Rhinestone Pallet Set 7.

You can buy Jindie Nails polishes from JindieNails.com or from authorized distributors. You can find the latest news, releases and restock info from their FB and IG.

 

 

***All the products on this post were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and Watercolor nails with foil

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Happy Sunday! I haven’t used nail foils for a long time cos I’ve always felt like they are hard to use. They don’t stick, they wrinkle, glue doesn’t dry, glue dries too fast and so on. I got this bottle of ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever a while ago and I finally decided to be brave enough to try foil again. I used it on parts of the nails and I think it ended up looking great. So today I’m going to share my experience with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever with you.

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Fall inspired manicure and great news for Glitter Gal fans!

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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.

WEEK 1
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.

Mavala – 310 Espresso with some nail art

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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.

Jindie Nails – Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies (Fan group custom polish)

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I gotta take a break from organizing my new nail and makeup room aka woman cave :D to show you this new Jindie Nails beauty. This is Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies and it was created as a custom polish for Jindie Nails fan group in FB.

“This one is is a coral  shimmer polish loaded with blue, purple, pink, rose, green, gold and real silver flakies.  It’s also got micro glitters in holographic gold and holographic silver.  The polish is opaque in 2-3 coats.”

Quality of this polish was very good. It applied nice and smooth, dried fast enough and didn’t chip during the three days I wore this manicure. Just beautiful!

For this manicure I used a coat of Essie Fill The Gap and a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coats, two coats of Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies and HK Girl top coat. For the ring finger I used a coat of Essie Fill The Gap and two coats of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby velvet matte, no top coat.

You can buy Jindie Nails polishes from JindieNails.com or from authorized distributors. You can find the latest news, releases and restock info from their FB and IG.

 

***All the products on this post were sent for review.  I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Delush Polish – Mad Top Hatter Duo

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So today I have a glitter topper duo from Delush Polish layered on the OPI cremes I showed you on yesterday’s posts.

Star Gazer is neon glitter mix on a clear base. This applies nice, smooth and even. You can layer this over a lot of different colors. This time I chose OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? and I think they looked just perfect together! This is such a fun polish :)

On this mani I used two thin coats of Star Gazer over OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? and one coat of HK Girl top coat.

 

Two Bees in a Pod is a lovely black and yellow (hence the name) glitter mix with some holographic glitter to bring on the sparkle. I layered this with OPI Alpine Snow white creme to really make the glitters pop. This already looked very good with just one layer but since I always need my glitter fix I added a second coat. Application was good and smooth. This is very packed with glitter so it’s easy to get the coverage you need without having to apply too many layers.On this mani I used two coats of Two Bees in a Pod over OPI Alpine Snow with HK Girl top coat.

 

***All of the products mentioned on this post were received for free. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Spring flowers – Acrylic paint nail art

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Here’s some nail art I did with Oumaxi acrylic paints. The base color is OPI Alpine Snow. I added some Cesars Secrets loose glitter (#225) on top of it. Painted the flowers with acrylic paints and used A England She Walks In Beauty for some extra sparkle. Everything is topped off with HK Girl top coat. You can find a tutorial (in Finnish) with photos here.

 

 

***Alpine Snow, Oumaxi acrylic paints,  Cesars Secrets #225 loose glitter and HK Girl top coat were received for free, everything else purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

OPI Brazil nail art – Part 2

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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.

Rose nail art with OPI Brazil polishes

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Here’s a quick post for Sunday :) Simple freehand roses using OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and Next Stop… The Bikini Zone from the new Brazil collection. Roses are done using a small dotting tool. Top coat is G & G HK Girl as usual.

I’m not gonna go into details about the polishes since I have reviews coming up soon. All I’m gonna say is that these two are awesome and I think I need to get the whole collection :D

 

 

***These were sent for review.