Blog about nails, manicures, nail polishes, stamping, etc., but also about other things that make my life rich

November 30, 2010

Lapis Amethyst with winter stamping

It's cold out there. Not that I would know. I'm at home studying with food supplies for three days and I'm not planning to go outside and feel the cold for myself.
But, since my Win7 gadget shows me it's 2 degrees outside, that inspired me to give my nails this 'wintery' look:

The photo is a bit blurry, but I don't have enough time to photo my nails 'till it's perfect, like I said, I have to study. Exam is tomorrow, wish me luck!

And stay warm :)


November 28, 2010

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms

I love duochrome nail polishes, and Lapis Amethyst is one of them. Sally Hansen has a great line called Nail Prisms with 'rainbow in every bottle'. I've got three polishes from Prisms: Garnet Lapis (my favourite, dark blue-violet duochrome), Pink Rose Diamond (pinky holo) and this one.
They are all pretty sheer, so they need 3-4 coats, but it's worth it.
So meet Lapis Amethyst:

It's a light to medium blue duochrome that has violet reflection in certain positions. And that violet is sooo hard to capture, frrom 50 pics, I got it on one!
So from vibrant blue:

To baby blue:

And finally that hard-to-get violet:

I love that violet shimmer, and it's pretty visible in low light environment, so with a flash or a lamp light it hides away.
What do you think of Nail Prisms, do you have any, how are you satisfied with their quality?


November 26, 2010

Essence Metallics

It's a bit late for this post, since new Essence collection is already in stores, but never the less:
Essence Metallics collection: Iron Goddess.

I find this polish perfect since it's a manicure in only one layer, done in about 5 minutes, and classy enough to go anywhere. Of course, that's after you find the perfect magnet. The one that Essence sells is wasted money, since it's too weak to make the pattern. I tried with every single magnet from my fridge, and some of them were quite good. This one on the photos is my favourite. It leaves only two or tree large stripes depend on how long the nail is and when done gives the feeling of 3D on the nail.

I bought Iron Goddess and Nothing else metals and love them both!


November 21, 2010

Too early for Christmas?

Ok, I admit I got a little bit carried away...
Forgive me if it's too glittery, trashy and so on, but I just have to post this manicure :)

This is the second franken that I made, it was supposed to be clear base with green glitter, but somehow polish absorbed all the green color from glitter and became a green jelly. Cool, I don't have any jelly so far.
But, it turned out to be too jelly, or should I say sheer as hell, so after four thick coats I could still see my nail line. So I added a konad design to cover it.

Did I suceed, or is this too much?


November 18, 2010

Octagonal manicure with She 230

Here's another Bundle Monster plate.
This one has little octagons and it looks like a net overall. As a base I used She 230, and for stamping some old thick purple no name polish. Conclusion: every polish that is thick enough and pigmented enough can be used fo stamping.

I would definitely recommend you to buy BM fauxnad stamp plates. First: they are much cheaper than Konad, (6$ minimum for one Konad plate, and less than 20$ for 21 BM plates) , and second: even if they're not perfect, they do have some original ideas and variety is always good.


November 17, 2010

Turtle konad

Since I promised I will be back to post very soon, here I am!
Did you miss me already :))

Here's my new manicure with OPI Gargantuan Green Grape which is great nail polish by color, but not by formula. It's preety sheer so it took 3 thick coats to get the color similar to one that's in the bottle.
I wanted to introduce this warm autumn to my nails and stamp leaves on them, but seems like my Bundle Monster plate refused to cooperate so I stamped this flowers.
My boyfriend saw them and listen what he came up with:  "They look great! Are those supposed to be turtles?" When he saw me frowning he changed the story: "Oh, no, I know: dinosaurs, right?", he proudly announced...
So my idea of a warm green autumn remained only in my head, obviously...

That's it for today. I'll take my turtles for a walk...


Hello everyone!

I'm just starting to write, and at this moment I'm not really sure what to say. Soon you will see many photos of my nail polishes and manicures, but right now I think I'll start with some of my old photos, some manicures that made me do my blog in the first place.

This is one of the first manicures I did. This was few years ago: my nails are still egg-shapped and picture is blurry, but at that time I thought the idea was great, it was done with Scotch tape .
Here are some more Scotch tape ideas:


After that, I started to play with my nails a little more often, grew them longer  and shaped them a little bit more angled. That was aproximately a year ago.
Here are some animal inspired ideas:

My nails are pink leopard, and I did for my friend blue zebra.

These are my zebras. I apologize for the low quality of my pics, but when I tokk a picture of these nails I didn't have a clue they were gonna be in my blog someday :)

Next  I'm gonna show you some random manicures that I find among my best ones:

As you can see, as I approved my manicure skills, the photos became better too.

Last, but definitely not the least, in fact I find it to be my best manicure EVER:

So, that's very short summary of my nail-story. I'm sure that all of you who are reading this know how easily you can get addicted and obsessed with nail polishes, manicures, konad and fauxnad designs etc.
Since this is my first post I won't make it any longer than it already is, but I'll add something very, very soon.

Bye to you all,