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

Donnerstag, 11. September 2014

DIY Textured/Sand Finish - Green Glitter Nails

Back when the textured/sand finish trend came up I made a little tutorial on how to create the same effect with nail glitter. I never actually did this again after the tutorial so I think it's about time! I had a very pretty green glitter from Born Pretty Store lying around in my stash, that I have received as a sample quite some time ago, but never actually used. It's the #10 from these glitter powders. As my base color I used KIKO - #391 Grass Green and then I just sprinkled the glitter on top of the wet polish. Since it already looked really cute without the next step, I took some pictures without top coat. I wouldn't actually wear it like this though, since the glitter is gonna get everywhere! So you want to add a matte top coat onto the glitter for the textured/sand effect. I used Essie - Matte About You. Please look at the pictures below for a direct comparison with and without top coat.

Tip 1: Use tape to get rid of glitter on your skin and work space!

Tip 2: Wipe off the brush of your matte top coat before dipping it back into the bottle, glitter gets everywhere!

No Top Coat

Left: No Top Coat
Right: Essie - Matte About You

Essie - Matte About You

Sonntag, 7. September 2014

Blue Watercolor Dry Marble feat. KIKO

I'm not sure what to call today's design. I called it 'watercolor' for the last couple of times, but looking at my 'watercolor' label, there are a lot of different styles. I guess it's more of a dry marble technique, although there is another way to do a dry marble as well... Anyway, it's the one technique where you add blobs of polish onto the nail and then marble them with a piece of plastic. I did a tutorial on how to do these a year ago (like, exactly a year - I'm getting old!). Since I'm in love with my new KIKO polishes, I used three of them for a lovely blue color combination. The dark one is #523 Royal Blue, the middle one is #336 Electric Blue and the mint one is #389 Mint Milk. On top is one coat of Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri.