Sonntag, 13. April 2014

White Polka Dots


Sorry for the stained nails! ;) I just really liked the look of these, especially with this length. But since I broke two of my nails already, this is my goodbye to long nails (for now). I used base coat, then added dots with a dotting tool and Flormar - 400 directly onto the nail and finally one coat of Essence BTGN High Gloss. 

White Polka Dots

Sonntag, 6. April 2014

Flowers on Essie - Fiji

The recent Essie - Fiji hype made me grab my bottle and paint my nails as well! I own the old european version and not the new limited one though. This one needs three coats to get an opaque result, but I couldn't resist for very long and added some nail art on top. I chose Essie - Turquoise & Caicos plus Essie - Chubby Cheeks to paint on flowers with a nail art brush. On top is one coat of Essence - BTGN High Gloss.



Flowers on Essie - Fiji

Flowers on Essie - Fiji


Flowers on Essie - Fiji

Flowers on Essie - Fiji

Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Striped Nails

I used two coats of Flormar - 400 as my base and then added stripes with a nail art brush and a lot of colors: Flormar - N006,  Essie - Mint Candy Apple, Essie - Avenue Maintain, OPI - AmazON...AmazOff and Sally Hansen - So-Nata Problem. On top is one coat of Essence - BTGN High Gloss.

Striped Nails

Striped Nails

Striped Nails

Mittwoch, 26. März 2014

Essie - Bordeaux

I have been wearing a beautiful dark red by Essie for the last few days and I love this color a lot! It's called Bordeaux and I used two coats this time. It might look a bit more opaque with three coats but I didn't feel like adding another one and I'm happy with how it looks with just two coats. On top is one coat of Essence - BTGN High Gloss. 

Essie - Bordeaux

Essie - Bordeaux




Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Essie - Chubby Cheeks

It doesn't happen too often that I wear a simple color without any nail art at all, even if I really enjoy plain nails. I have been growing my nails the last few weeks and I might try a bit of a different shape as well. The almond shape is quite difficult to create so I'm not sure I will wear them like this for a long time, but we'll see! I thought a plain pretty color would be the perfect start since I'm not completely used to wearing long nails yet. I chose Essie - Chubby Cheeks, a beautiful red which Essie describes as a creamy bright red-orange sunset. I used two coats and one coat of Essence - BTGN High Gloss on top. 

Essie - Chubby Cheeks

Essie - Chubby Cheeks

Essie - Chubby Cheeks

Sonntag, 16. März 2014

Essie - Aruba Blue + Dance Legend - Top Sahara

Since I had to schedule some designs and posts, today's nails are already a few days old. The first time I used Dance Legend - Top Sahara (the top coat that changes normal polishes into textured ones) I wrote that I didn't like the glitter too much. I actually changed my mind about it, especially with this combination! I used two coats of Essie - Aruba Blue as my base color and then added two coats of Top Sahara. Again, the textured effect isn't very strong but I love the result! On top of which color would you wear Top Sahara? I'm thinking about pastel colors for spring, that could look very cute! 



Freitag, 14. März 2014

Watercolor Nails inspired by Madeline Poole

Today's nails were inspired by the awesome Madeline Poole. I fell in love with this design but I actually have no idea how she did it. It looks so intricate and beautiful and I really wanted to have it on my nails! I painted on a white base with Flormar - 400 and Essie - Matte About You and then added acrylic paint mixed with water to create a similar marble. Then I used the waterspotted technique and H&M - Manhunter for the black marble. I'm not too happy with my attempt and my pictures but I still loved wearing this design. Make sure to check out mpnails on Instagram! 

Marble Nails inspired by Madeline Poole

Marble Nails inspired by Madeline Poole

Mittwoch, 12. März 2014

Waterspotted Nails No. 2 with Dance Legend - Wazowski

Last week I had to come up with a nice design for my nails very fast. In such cases I usually do something easy that I have done before and I will know will turn out pretty. Since I liked my Waterspotted Nails with Dance Legend - Wazowski a lot I decided to do another one of these. I changed my base color to Sally Hansen - New Wave Blue just to see if it works as well. Although I prefer the dark green base in my first design, I do like the result here! I didn't have my Essence top coat with me and had to use Essie - No Chips Ahead which didn't work too well. Wazowski is definitely a favorite of mine at the moment!

Waterspotted Nails with Dance Legend - Wazowski

Waterspotted Nails with Dance Legend - Wazowski



Sonntag, 9. März 2014

Sponge Nail Art with China Glaze - Highlight of my Summer

I felt like doing some nail art with a sponge once again and chose some nice colors that would hopefully look good together. I used two coats of Sally Hansen - So-nata Problem as my base color. Then I sponged on some random spots with Sally Hansen - New Wave Blue of which I needed two coats as well. In a final step I added the star of this design: China Glaze - Highlight of my Summer. I love that color! On top is one coat of Essence - High Gloss.

Sponge Nail Art with China Glaze - Highlight of my Summer

Sponge Nail Art with China Glaze - Highlight of my Summer

Sponge Nail Art with China Glaze - Highlight of my Summer

Mittwoch, 5. März 2014

Neon Splash

For today I have a simple design to show you, that I did a while ago. I used two coats of Flormar - 400 as my base and then painted on some random splashes and spots with China Glaze - Pool Party (Neon), China Glaze - Highlight Of My Summer (Neon) and H&M - U Must Have This. I did like the colors, but they do look a bit boring in the pictures. And I like the idea of splatter nails without the actual mess, so I might try this again with different colors.