Sonntag, 28. September 2014

OPI - Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection



I had the pleasure to review 12 of the 18 polishes in the newest OPI collection for Christmas 2014 called Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI*. The collection was created with Gwen Stefani and contains colors from red to purple, green, silver and gold plus four glitter top coats and a golden flakie top coat. It will be available at the end of October 2014. As always, you can find more information about OPI on the OPI Swiss website or their Facebook page. I swatched every color with two coats without base or top coat and I will write a little note for each color this time. Overall I think it's a nice collection, but not too exciting. There are a few colors which stand out for me though: Cinnamon Sweet, Comet in the Sky, Sleigh Parking Only and First Class Desires. Pictures after the jump!

*PR Sample

OPI - Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 Collection

Donnerstag, 25. September 2014

Plaid Nails / MoYou London Hipster Collection #05 / Essie

As you might have seen on my Instagram, I finally decided to get two new stamping plates from MoYou London. The first one I've tried is the #05 from their Hipster Collection, which has 12 XL plaid stamping patterns to choose from. I'm a big fan of plaid nails, so I obviously had to get these, sooner or later! I also love the quality of the MoYou London plates, their packaging and this time they shipped very fast. I decided to get some of my Essie autumn colors out of my stash and used Sand Tropez as my base color. For the perfect coverage I needed three coats and this is what you see in the first two pictures below. Then I created the first layer of plaid with Smokin' Hot and at this point I took another picture since I really loved that simple look. I wasn't sure about doing more layers at first, but I felt like experimenting a bit and added another one with Angora Cardi. Because its formula is more on the fluid side, it didn't look to good, so I decided to go over it with a nail art brush. And because I still felt like something was missing I added two black lines for each nail with the nail art brush and Licorice. My last coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri smudged a little bit of those black lines, but I still like it a lot. I'm thinking of so many different color combinations for plaid nails right now, their just perfect for autumn! 

Essie Sand Tropez

Essie Sand Tropez

MoYou London Hipster Collection Plaid Nails

MoYou London Hipster Collection Plaid Nails

MoYou London Hipster Collection Plaid Nails

Montag, 22. September 2014

Guest Post for Polish Chest

Danny from Polish Chest was so kind to ask me to write a guest post for her blog. Please follow the link to her blog to see my design in full color and of course to follow her blog, since she has the most beautiful nails! 






Sonntag, 21. September 2014

Dance Legend - Waszowski feat. OPI - Ski Teal We Drop

For today I have a very simple nail art with just two different colors. As my base color I used two coats of Dance Legend - Wazowski*. After the base was completely dry, I added a piece of my self-made 2 mm nail art striping tape in center of each nail. Then I used one coat of OPI - Ski Teal We Drop* as my top layer and removed the striping tape. On top of it is one coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri. 

* PR Samples

Dance Legend - Waszowski feat. OPI - Ski Teal We Drop

Dance Legend - Waszowski feat. OPI - Ski Teal We Drop

Sonntag, 14. September 2014

ThumbsUp Nails - Awe / Nail Wraps

I've been following ThumbsUp Nails on Instagram for a while now and even though I'm not the biggest fan of nail wraps, there are two particular designs that caught my eye. I got them last week and decided to try one of them right away. This one is called Awe and I think it's inspired by minerals. I love the design but I think I just need to stop buying nail wraps, no matter how cute they look. I just really don't like the feeling of wearing them and they never look as perfect as nail polish to me. But well, my bad. I didn't have time to apply top coat over these, so I'm not sure how that would affect the nail wraps but I'm definitely going to try it with the next design. You can find ThumbsUp Nails here. They also have some nice special offers every now and then. How do you like these? The design is compelling, right? 


ThumbsUp Nails - Awe / Nail Wraps

ThumbsUp Nails - Awe / Nail Wraps

ThumbsUp Nails - Awe / Nail Wraps