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

January 30, 2011

Essence I Love Berlin I'm a Berliner

First of all: I must apologize for lack of posts last week, but lots of things happened, some bad, some good, but took me some time to get together.

Now on to the photos!
Some time ago I saw this photo Green apple and since than I've been wanting that polish, but now Essence, as always, got us a cheaper, but not less of a quality, great nail polish in Granny-Smith-Apple-color.
Here it is:

I adore this polish!!
Application was wonderful, pigmentation so good that it could have gotten away with only one coat!
Here are more pics:

Would you buy it too, or you think the color is hideous, like my mother does?


January 19, 2011

How stamping saved the day!

I promised to show you how I saved this beautiful polish from Essence from being wiped of my nails very same day I put it on. It's not that good quality so I got tipwears same afternoon. But thanks to some smart people at Bundle Monster this stamping image is perfect for situations like this: just put it on the tip of your nail and it won't look like three-days-old-mani anymore:

The shape of this image is made for square-shaped nails so there's no problem with stamping like with the rest of images that are oval-shaped. Anyway, if I didn't tell you yet: you MUST have BM plates. They're too cheap to argue about it, and not a bad quality, too.Their images for the whole nail are smaller than the ones from Konad, but if you have small nail plate like I do, that won't be a problem.


January 18, 2011

Essence Denim Wanted Five Pocket Grey

This is a polish from last year's Essence collection called Denim wanted.  It's a beautiful lighter grey with blue touch. Makes my hands look sofisticated and it's appropriate for short as well as long nails (you know that 'rule' that nude polishes are supposed to be worn in case of longer nails) because it's neither light, nude, nor too dark.
Enough talk, pics:

You can see that blue undertone in the second picture. Application was great, but tipwear appeared same afternoon. Tomorrow I'll show you how Bundle Monster solved that problem.


January 15, 2011

I got my first award!

Things are starting to get better with this little blog of mine!!!
I got an award from Nail crazy !!! Actually not one, but two awards...Thank you very much Nail crazy!
Things like this make me post as often as I can, so along with this award I'm showing you my current mani:

It was supposed to be army nails, but it doesn't look very army to me. I'll try to do a better one next time, perhaps with pink-purple combination...

On to the topic: First award is for new bloggers.
These are rules of first award:
Rouls would be as follows: Post about this award and copy the rules. Link the person that had tagged you. Choose 3 - 5 Blogs you would like to tag and link them too. Leave them a comment on their blog that you've linked them. Important: This award is for unknown blogs, so don't tag some 3000-Reader-Blogs!
Here are the blogs that I award:
1.Polish Drop - neat and nice nails, great photos
2. Nails for fun - I also award Nails for fun. Great choice of nail polishes...
3. Polish this! - this girl has beautiful nails!
4. Acetone and Old Lacquer - I love those nails and nailart

And the second award is Stylish blogger.

So, these are the rules to the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 redently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

1. Once again: Thank you Nail crazy!
2. 7 things about me:

     1.I love beautiful nails: I think that neat and nicely polished nails distinguish a lady from a bunch of women.
     2. I traveled a lot and I plan to travel more and more and more... That is if my new obsession with polishes doesn't cost me all my money that I used to save for traveling...
     3. I love animals, I have a female dog that is 17 years old, completely deaf  :) and a syameese cat that's wicked and rotten, but cute nevertheless.
     4. I just broke up a four years old relationship and I am a little bit sad, but optimistic, something even better is yet to come :)
     5. I have red hair, and I've had it since 8th grade.
     6. I'm an amateur singer, I sing all the time, and of course, under shower, too. My secret wish is to be a part of a band one day, but I'm still  waiting for an offer.
     7. I love reading books, and I have a special notebook in which I write short summary of every book that I've read.

3. My award goes to:
Nikki's nails
Polish this!
Acetone and Old Lacquer
Sonidlo's nails polishes
Polish drop


January 12, 2011

Milani Glitz

Or should I call this post unsuccesful nail-art?
When I saw Milani Glitz (from my Milani haul that I got from Vampy Varnish) it was my favourite of them all. But when I put it on, I saw that it didn't get along with my skin tone at all. :(   Plus, it was too shiny with too much glitter for everyday wear. So I decided to put Essence matt top coat on. That blurried Glitz, but total effect was dull, like worn-out and washed-out old gold.
And then... A wicked idea came to my mind: why not put some black sinuous lines on it? I only wish I had taken the picture BEFORE that wicked idea made me do this:

I posted  this photos just to show you Milani. Look at this great glitter! And I think matt top coat looks great on it, because it puts away too much shine and leaves great structured polish that consists of gold, yellow and orange particles.


January 11, 2011

Sally Hansen Pink Rose Diamond

Another Rainbow-in-every-bottle jewel from Sally Hansen, this time pinky holo:

 It's so beautiful that I had to post 6 photos! This is in the sun: (that I waited for so long) the rainbow is best visible in this blurry pic that shows only three nails and which I accidentally took. :)

 And this is in the shadow:

All in all color I would recommend, even though it's my first holo, and I have no other pink rose color to compare it to, I would say it's pretty much similar to OPI DS Reserve or China Glaze Don't be square.
I'm planning to order Nubar Reclaim because if I love a pink holo, I will die for green one, since green polishes are my favourite.

That's all for now, big kiss


January 10, 2011

Color Club Rule Breaker

I don't see the point. Why is this subtle, beautiful, rich dark green polish named Rule breaker? It doesn't break any rules, it sets a new set of rules, and the main is: Buy it right away!!! Another rule is: be opaque in one layer, and gain color as shown in the bottle at two layers that will dry in seconds. Third rule: be easily applicable and have a good brush. And last: have that great metal-like finish.

And the pics:

So, Rule setter is my new favourite polish for winter time. Even though it's dark green, it doesn't really remind me of Christmas manicures so it's fine for these post-Christmas and post-New Year's mani's. Color is best described as peacock feathers in the sun, with more green than blue tone.


January 2, 2011

Milani Gems (Happy New Year!)

Hello again and Happy New Year everyone!

Milani One Coat Glitter polishes, that I won on Vampy Varnish giveaway, came to my just on time: on 31st December, so I got to wear Gems on New Year's eve!
Look at them, how pretty they are:

And this is Gems:

 It's a  very glittery polish, with tons of different colored and sized octagonal glitter. There are mainly silver, red and blue glitter, but you can also find gold, orange, green... It's so shiny and draws attention, definitely not for everyday wear, but perfect if you want to celebrate something.
Here's the swatch:

As a base I used a no name dark blue polish. I was unsatisfied with it because it didn't have a very good finish and it bubbled, but Gems saved the day. With it as a top coat all the imperfections were disguised and I was ready to celebrate! :)
So now I just have to swatch the rest of them. I have them lined up on the table and admire them all day, my roommates are begining to wonder about my mental health, as if I haven't shown them I'm a nail-addict enough times before. (laughs like a maniac)
That's it for now, I hope you all had a good party day before yesterday, I know I did. Too good, maybe, since I'm still recovering from it :)