Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hello Berlin!

Hello Berlin! aka rhinestone explosion

I'm off to Berlin in the morning, but before that I want to show you my special mani I did for the occasion. The base on all the fingers (apart from the ring fingers) consists of Sally Hansen Platinum Chrome, Gallery Colours Silver Sparkle and Nubar Hologram Glitter, one coat of each. The symbols I did are a heart, M, a rainbow, the German flag, D, N, the Finnish flag, another rainbow, A and a cocktail glass. Why MDNA? Because it's the title of Madonna's latest album and the name of her current world tour which I'll be attending with a friend! ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Revlon Tropical Temptation vs. Depend 244

Revlon - Tropical Temptation (index & ring) vs. Depend - 244 (middle & pinky), 2 + 3 coats

Here's a tiny comparison of coral polishes that I did a year ago... a day (=year) late and a dollar short, that's me. ._. I always get this super strong urge to wear corals in the summer, and at least one of these polishes is still widely available. In the bottle, these two are exactly the same. The differences are that the Revlon is a creme whereas the Depend is more jelly-like and dries slightly darker than it appears in the bottle. Tropical Tempation is good to go with two coats, but 244 needs three to eliminate VNL.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Maybelline Magenta Shock & Pot of Gold

Maybelline - Magenta Shock, 5 coats

Maybelline - Magenta Shock, 5 + 2 coats

Hard Candy Cosmic

Hard Candy - Cosmic, 3 coats

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First attempt at serviette decoupage nails

First attempt at serviette decoupage nails

These were done over a year ago, but I wasn't that pleased with the results (the wrinkles, poorly chosen print/serviette, and the general odd feeling of wearing... paper on your nails). However, I wish to give the technique another try some day. Thank you Nihrida for the tutorial!

Claire's Mood Peaceful/Confident & Finger Paints Art You Wondering?

Claire's Mood - Peaceful/Confident, 2 coats

I only got a VERY subtle colour changing effect with Peaceful/Confident - perhaps my bottle has gone bad already? In any case, I really didn't care that much for this colour, so hello all the layering possibilities...

Claire's Mood - Peaceful/Confident & Finger Paints - Art You Wondering? 2 + 2 coats

...Um, nope, Art You Wondering? didn't really manage to save this mani. In IRL the polish has way more blue glitter particles in it than you'd think based on these pictures, but my camera wasn't going to co-operate with me or the polish.

Blue & white floral nail art

Blue & white floral nail art

The base is Gina Tricot Marina (such a beautiful colour but man what a crappy formula it has), the tips were first sponged with white and then painted over with Kleancolor Shining Sea. Finally, I added some nail art stickers, rhinestones and white dots. The bottom picture is the most color accurate.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The launching of Nail Galleries

Now, you can choose a gallery to browse through by clicking on the links above! I'll add the same links to the sidebar some time soon.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Onni the poodle's disco nails

Nubar Hologram Glitter, 1 coat

Even the poodles in my household get subjected to glittery nail polish... Okay, so Onni does not mind a bit if I polish his nails once per year - he just sits there, facing me and is totally still while I paint his nails. I always start with a coat of Orly Bonder, then a coat of the densest, fastest drying glitter that I can find, and finish it off with a coat of Nubar Diamont. All of this takes just 10 minutes, and Onni barely bats an eye at me. Afterwards he is showered with nom-noms for having been such a good boy. He does not try to lick off the polish, nor does he gnaw at his nails - if he did, I would stop painting them.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BeYu 317, Sally Hansen DVD & Pure Ice Busted

BeYu - 317, 1 coat

BeYu - 317 & Sally Hansen - DVD 1 + 2 coats

BeYu 317, Sally Hansen DVD & Pure Ice Busted, 1 + 2 + 1 coats

BeYu 317, Sally Hansen DVD & Pure Ice Busted, 1 + 2 + 1 coats, mattified

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer fruits nail art

Summer fruits nail art

Yellow & green gradation

...No, it isn't really a gradation at all

The polishes used are:
- Rimmel Sunshine (yellow creme)
- Revlon Pineapple Fizz (yellow glass fleck)
- Etude House YL803 (yellow jelly w/ opalescent glitter)
- Misa Mega Margarita (green glass fleck)

Monday, June 11, 2012

GOSH Sweet Rose & Flormar Supershine Miracle Colors U15

GOSH - Sweet Rose, 2 coats

GOSH - Sweet Rose & Flormar Supershine Miracle Colors - U15, 2 + 2 coats
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