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October 27, 2013

Inspired by an old mani

Looking through my old photos I found this mani:

So I tried to do it once again since my nails are much longer and prettier now.

But even though it looks beautiful on the nails, I failed to transfer it onto the photo :(
The color is unrealistic. On the photos it looks as though the polish didn't cover the surface of the nail evenly and there are some bald spots, but in reality none of that shows...

Base polish is Carlo di  Roma, a no-name polish without a number or a name, which is a lovely dark red jelly. It's so rich and deep that you get the feeling you could dive in it like in a jar of jam  :)
And on top of it just to break the redness, I added some large glitters shaped like circles that add little funky-ness to the mani, since I'm not a fan of classic red manis.


October 21, 2013

Example of good stamping

Last time I showed you an old mani with failing konad design.

This time I'll show you how a perfect konad must look like.
I always love doing stamping with chrome polishes since they transfer perfectly on the nails.

As a base I used an old polish that's been discontinued and that's why I keep my bottle as if it was made of gold.
I love love love this polish. Murky purple grey that resembles Chanel Particuliere but looks even better on my skin tone.

It's one and only: Catrice From Dusk Till Dawn old version.


October 16, 2013

Old mani: Fail plaid konading

I started to go through my old photos of some manis that I liked at the moment, but never had the time to put on blog.

I don't even remember which polish I had as a base on this photo. I know I did stamping with China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling, but I gues that one wasn't meant for stamping... :)
I suppose it's due to its jellyness...


October 10, 2013


Gold + zebra print + glitter = ?

Trash, of course!

My nails are pretty short so I tend to choose elegant and nice looking polishes to help them look decent.
One of those polishes is P2 Next exit: party.
Lovely gold foil, opaque in just one coat.

But then I had to trash it out with black zebra stripes and Milani Gold glitter.

I love the result!


October 6, 2013

Essie Topless & Barefoot

My nails are short and round once again. :(
I tried to file them square-ish for the n-th time, but that just doesn't go well with the natural shape of my nails.

After whole three days of enjoying gorgeous long square nails, inevitable happened.

But this pic is before that disaster.

Here I have two thicker coats of Essie Topless and Barefoot.
That polish will literally stay wet for three days unless you put on a fat thick coat of fast dry top coat. That's the only way to dry this polish.

But it's worth it. One of the best nude polishes for my skin tone.