Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014

Textured Stamping feat. Layla Cosmetics Mirror Effect

I hope you're not tired of textured stamping? Because I still love it! This one was a bit of a different approach, even though it's still the MoYou London Christmas plate #04 that I used for the stamping image. I think it's more of a NYE design than one for Christmas, because there's a lot of silver going on here! As my textured base I used two coats of Manhattan - Give me Sparkle (Visions of Me LE) and as my stamping color I used Layla Cosmetics Mirror Effect - Metal Chrome. So for now I'm off to the usual Christmas trip but I have prepared two more posts to keep you entertained. Also I will obviously be on Instagram where I might show off my nails and cats under the Christmas tree. :) 


Textured Stamping feat. Layla Cosmetics Mirror Effect

Textured Stamping feat. Layla Cosmetics Mirror Effect

Textured Stamping feat. Layla Cosmetics Mirror Effect

Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

Green Glitter Gradient feat. KIKO

A few days ago I got myself two new KIKO polishes: 347 Dark Green and 532 Pearly Amazon Green. They look beautiful combined! I wore the glitter over the creme but didn't get to take pictures, because one of my nails broke off. So this time I tried it again, but with a sponged gradient. I loved it until I had to clean up the green glitter on my cuticles, but well that was my own fault. I generally think that gradients look better, if I place the glitter on the cuticle area and not on the tip of my nails. I used Essie - Matte About You on top which made the surface appear a bit uneven. I think it's always a good idea to put on a normal top coat first before applying any matte top coat, especially if you don't have the smoothest nails. That glitter looks awesome though! 

Green Glitter Gradient feat. KIKO 347 Dark Green 532 Pearly Amazon Green

Green Glitter Gradient feat. KIKO 347 Dark Green 532 Pearly Amazon Green

Green Glitter Gradient feat. KIKO 347 Dark Green 532 Pearly Amazon Green

Green Glitter Gradient feat. KIKO 347 Dark Green 532 Pearly Amazon Green

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Textured Christmas Stamping feat. Dance Legend - Amethyst / Essie - Penny Talk

After my latest Textured Snowflake Stamping I really wanted to do a similar design, but this time using different colors. I chose one of my favorite textured polishes Dance Legend - Amethyst* as my base color for the stamping. Then I used two images of the MoYou London Christmas Collection #04 and Essie - Penny Talk for the Christmas stamping.

*PR Sample

Textured Christmas Stamping feat. Dance Legend - Amethyst / Essie - Penny Talk

Textured Christmas Stamping feat. Dance Legend - Amethyst / Essie - Penny Talk

Textured Christmas Stamping feat. Dance Legend - Amethyst / Essie - Penny Talk

Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2014

KBShimmer - Holly Back Girl (Winter Collection 2014)

Remember how I fell in love with KBShimmer - Holly Back Girl and tried to recreate it? Well I think I came pretty close with my DIY project but still I felt the urge to buy the original. And I'm not disappointed, it's a very beautiful Winter/Christmas polish in my opinion. Holly Back Girl has everything: a fancy name, Christmas glitter mixed into a snowy base and enough pigments to cover the nail with two coats. It did need a bit of careful application, but still, two coats were enough. I also bought another polish from the KBShimmer Winter Collection 2014 (while I'm at it...) and I love it just as much. I'm probably going to post it in the next few days, but first I'm enjoying this beauty! I bought mine at Harlow & Co but you can get this from various shops online.

KBShimmer - Holly Back Girl (Winter Collection 2014)

KBShimmer - Holly Back Girl (Winter Collection 2014)

KBShimmer - Holly Back Girl (Winter Collection 2014)

Sonntag, 30. November 2014

Candy Cane Water Marble Nail Art

Ho ho ho! I love everything candy cane related, so obviously there had to be some kind of candy cane nail art for this holiday season. I think water marble is the perfect technique to achieve those lines and this is my favorite marble look anyway. I was wearing three coats of Essie - Fiji the other day, so I thought I'd keep it simple and just marble over what was already there. I added Essie - Need a Vacation and Fishnet Stockings to the mix and they worked lovely together. I didn't use any top coat this time.

Candy Cane Water Marble Nail Art

Candy Cane Water Marble Nail Art

Candy Cane Water Marble Nail Art