I have something very simple and very Christmassy for today... I'm in the mood! I used two coats of the beautiful KIKO #391 Grass Green as my base for my one and only Christmas glitter top coat: China Glaze - Party Hearty. On top is one coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri.
Donnerstag, 27. November 2014
Sonntag, 23. November 2014
So while slobbering over the KB Shimmer Christmas collection on Google images a few days ago, I stumbled upon this beautiful Christmas stamping by Marta from ChitChatNails. A bit earlier that week Sarah from Chalkboard Nails did her awesome Rough and Spotted design. I don't think I've ever done a stamping over a textured polish before, but I absolutely love the look and somehow the season seems perfect for that purpose. It seemed like a nice opportunity to finally try the KIKO Cupcake Lacquer that I got last summer. #655 Mint is one of the limited textured polishes from KIKO and what I love about it are those colorful sprinkles mixed into the rough mint formula. I used two coats as my base color for the next step, which is a stamping with the MoYou London Christmas Collection #02. For the blue snowflakes I used KIKO #523 Royal Blue and obviously there is no top coat involved. I also found this textured snowflake stamping by Natalie from Nailz Craze and I love it! Definitely my new favorite way of stamping nail art!
Donnerstag, 20. November 2014
Today's nail design combines two of the newest OPI shades in a fancy sideways Ruffian. I used My Dogsled is a Hybrid* from the OPI Nordic collection as my base color with two coats. Then I added some very old french nail stickers from essence onto the dried base and created the Ruffian effect with Unfrost my Heart* from the OPI - Gwen Stefani Holiday collection. On top is one coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri.
* PR Sample
This blog gives me the awesome opportunity to try a lot of new products and I decided I want to give something back to you ladies, because you're a big part of this blog! I'd love to make two of you very happy by giving away two new and unused OPI sets. Set Gwen Stefani consists of Unfrost my Heart, Rollin' in Cashmere and So Elegant. Set Nordic consists of Can't aFjörd Not To, Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm? and OPI With A Nice Finn-Ish. This is open internationally and you have until the 30th of November 2014 midnight (Swiss time) to drop me an e-mail with the subject: "OPI is awesome". Please also let me know which set you would like to win and try to convince me that you're not some bot looking for free stuff (for example, say Hi and use my name, send me your blog link to look at or a picture of the nail design you've done! I'd love that :) ) I will draw two winners and contact you by e-mail for your address. Also obviously one entry per person, since duh. Thank you! You're awesome!
EDIT: Ihr könnt mir natürlich auch auf Deutsch schreiben! Viel Glück!
Set Gwen Stefani:
Sonntag, 16. November 2014
Sally Hansen sent me their new Guilty Pleasures* collection for Winter 2014 and today I have the swatches ready for you. This collection is already in stores since the beginning of November and each bottle is sold for € 8.99. There are six colors in total of which I especially like three.
There's 24K Dipped, a light bronze which doesn't get me too excited. Then there is Diamond Jubilee which I loved at first, but then I was a bit disappointed because I couldn't get complete opacity with two coats. I hoped for the glitter to be more chunky and the base to be more opaque. Next is Glitter Bomb a golden glitter base with rose glitter and I really need to ask: Do you like this combination? If yes, please explain me why? In my opinion those two colors clash violently!
The next three colors are my favorites of the collection. There is Luxe Tux a black base with silver glitter which didn't disappoint at all. Then there's Rule of Plum a deep purple with pink and blue shimmer which is lovely as well. And then there's Scarlett Letter, a dark strawberry red with golden shimmer which is just perfect for Holiday season.
The formula was lovely on all of these, except maybe for the missing opacity of Diamond Jubilee. All of the pictures show two coats without a base or top coat.
Sally Hansen - 24K Dipped
Sally Hansen - Diamond Jubilee
Sally Hansen - Glitter Bomb
Sally Hansen - Luxe Tux
Sally Hansen - Rule of Plum
Sally Hansen - Scarlett Letter
Donnerstag, 13. November 2014
So I fell in love with KB Shimmer - Holly Back Girl after seeing these beautiful nails by Lindsey from Wondrously Polished. Since I'm a bit short of money at the moment (always?) I decided to recreate this beautiful polish with what I already have at home. At first I thought it might be a good idea to combine China Glaze - Party Hearty (God, I love that polish!) with Essie - Marshmallow, but there was too much golden glitter involved. So I used green and red glitter from my stash which I bought on Ebay way back. I got a bit too excited and made a whole bottle of this... Turns out my glitter bleeds and I ruined half of my Marshmallow by turning it into a dirty grey. But: I managed to get it on my nails once and I loved wearing it a lot, so there's that. :) I'm pretty sure I'm gonna buy the original though, it's just too perfect not to have for Christmas. As always there's one coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri on top.