Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Snowy Night Light

We still got autumn weather here in Switzerland, but it's december and I feel like snowflake manis ;-)

My base color is ILNP Night Light. "Night Light is a beautifully crisp deep blue-violet jelly loaded with holographic micro-flakes. This versatile holographic can be worn alone or paired with other shades for an incredibly unique custom shade!" (Source: ILNP) I used three coats and had no issued with application. Night Light is quite sheer, when I held my hands against the light, the nail line was still somewhat visible.

For the snowflake stamping (yes, there's a stamping, barely visible, though), I used aEngland Encore Margot and ÜberChic Beauty plate Christmas-01. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.

ILNP polishes are available on Etsy and at their own shop.

aEngland polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nail Crazies Unite Challenge: Holiday Movie


For this week's Nail Crazies Unite challenge, the theme is Holiday Movie. My approach may seem a little unconventional, but this mani shows my favorite holiday movie. Can you guess it?

My base colors are simple black and white (P2 Eternal and So Innocent). Then there's a gun (Barry M. Silver Foil and Vivid Lacquer plate VL007), blood splatters (using MoYou London Rusty Red), skyscrapers (MoYou London After The Storm and Bundle Monster plate BM-414, only would have needed one skyscraper for the theme, though), a santa hat (Rusty Red and So Innocent) and a Ho Ho Ho, written in blood (also Rusty Red).

Have you guessed the movie? Another hint: Yippie-ki-yay, m******* (and yes, this is so a holiday movie).

Have a look at the other holiday move manis:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - anthrazit

Lacke in Farbe und bunt is a weekly nail polish challenge by Lenas Sofa and Das Jahreszeitenhaus. Each week they have a new color scheme, and this week's color is anthracite.


My base color is Zoya Dovima, a matte anthracite / charcoal grey with a green shimmer. This is three coats.

For the stamping I used ÜberChic Lovely Leaves stamping plate and Barry M. Silver Foil. No topcoat, to keep the matte finish.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Shine Of The Pool Side Times

Today I want you to show you a flakie mani using two Essie polishes.

My base is Essie Pool Side Service, a slightly muted teal creme. I used two coats for opacity and had no issues with application.

Then I added one coat of Essie Shine Of The Times, a clear based flakie topper with flakies shifting from green over gold to a red-ish pink. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top gave some extra shine.


Since I love matted flakies so much, I then applied one coat of Picture Polish G'Day Matte.

Friday, November 25, 2016

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Winter Warmth

Yay, it's Friday! And this means, it's time for a challenge mani. This week's it's the 26 Great Nail Art Ideas' time with the prompt winter warmth.

With this task, I immediately thought of warm knitwear, and that's what I put on my nails. I started with a white base (two coats of P2 So Innocent) and then stamped one of the knitted patterns of MoYou London Fashionista Collection plate 02 using MoYou After The Storm and Chill Out and Essie Bobbing For Baubles. For a more authentic finish, I mattified everything using Picture Polish G'Day Matte.

See the other winter warmth manis below

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - türkis

Lacke in Farbe und bunt is a weekly nail polish challenge by Lenas Sofa and Das Jahreszeitenhaus. Each week they have a new color scheme, and this week's color is turquoise.

My polish is KBShimmer Home Surf, a turquoise jelly filled with silver holo hexes in various sizes (it's a little lighter than my pictures show). I used three coats for opacity. Home Surf dried a little gritty, so I added two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top for a smooth finish.

KBShimmer polishes are sold on their website (US only) and at Harlow & Co.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pahlish May 2016 Duo: Bohemian Rhapsody

Today I want to show you the Pahlish May 2016 duo with the name Bohemian Rhapsody (are you singing in your head right now?)

The base color is called Scaramouche, a dark purple jelly with a semi-matte finish (its a little redder irl than my pictures show). I used three coats for opacity, the picture shows it without topcoat.

The topper is Fandango, a clear based glitter topper with gold and copper flakie glitter and gold and blue holo hex glitters. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.

And now we sing all together:

"I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro - magnifico"

(you're not singing? What's wrong with you?!)

Pahlish polishes are available on Bigcartel and at Overall Beauty.

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