Tuesday, March 3, 2015

52 Week Challenge - Ikat / Metallic









This weeks themes for the 52 Week Challenge are ikat and metallic.





I've never tried ad ikat mani before, so I googled for a tutorial and followed this one by MissJenFabulous. The polishes I used are Barry M Silver Foil, Kiko 621 Violet (Metallic) plus black and white Stamping Polish by Essence. I applied the black and white polishes with a thin nail art brush. As always, one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top gave some extra shine.
















Monday, March 2, 2015

Why So Igneous?





Why So Igneous? is the name of today's polish. Why So Serious would have been a great name for this one, too, as ist somehow reminds me of The Joker (in the Heath Ledger interpretation).


 

Why So Igneous? has a very sheer dark purple jelly base with green and purple hex and square glitters. I decided to layer two coats over a dark blue (Essie Bobbing For Baubles) and finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.










Hare polishes are available on Etsy or at Llarowe.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Box, Indied - Sweet Nothings






The last polish of the february "A Box, Indied" is Serum No. 5 Sweet Nothings, my first polish by this brand.





Sweet Nothings has a milky white jelly base filled with red, magenta, pink, blue, yellow and lilac hex glitters. I used three coats for the pictures and finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.














And, what I only found out after I went to bed: it's nightglowing!





Serum No. 5 polishes are available at their own shopHarlow & Co., Norwaynails, Rainbow Connection and Llarowe. Sweet Nothings is exclusive to the february "A Box, Indied". The box is available at Llarowe as a subscription or one box only (50$ per box).

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Box, Indied - Even Sugar Melts In The Devils Mouth




Number four the the february "A Box, Indied" is Crows Toes Even Sugar Melts In The Devils Mouth.






Even Sugar Melts In The Devils Mouth is a black polish filled with silver flakies and red microglitter. I used three coats and added some Born Pretty Store studs and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.














Crows Toes polishes are available at Llarowe and Overall Beauty. Even Sugar Melts In The Devils Mouth is exclusive to the february "A Box, Indied". The box is available at Llarowe as a one-time-only box or as a monthly subscription.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Box, Indied - Cotton Candy Crush






Cotton Candy Crush is the name of the next polish of the february "A Box, Indied".










Cotton Candy Crush has a light lilac base filled with pastel colored glitters (blue and pink hexes and dots) plus orange flakie shimmer. The base is quite sheer, I used three coats for the pictures, and it was just about opaque. As finishing move, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.












Hare polishes are available on Etsy or at Llarowe. Cotton Candy Crush is exclusive to the february "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

52 Week Challenge - Houndstooth / Orange, red and yellow








Houndstooth and a red/orange/yellow combo are this week's challenge themes. I don't own a truly orange polish, so I decided to skip this part and just use red and yellow instead.





My yellow is Catrice Earnie & Birdy, the red is Essie Size Matters. For the houndstooth pattern I used the DRK-A stamping plate. As always, one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished the mani.












Monday, February 23, 2015

A Box, Indied - Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles





The socond polish of the february "A Box, Indied" is Elevation Polish Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles.





I started with Manhattan 005 (Marcel Ostertag Collection), a light grey creme.




Then I taped off a triangle and added one coat of Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles. This one has a very dark brown, practically black jelly base with red and holographic microglitter. Sadly, the glitter doesn't transfer too well on the nails, it looks more or less black on the nails. As always, I finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.












Elevation Polish are available at their own store and at Llarowe. Rose Cardamom Chocolate Truffles was exclusive to the february "A Box, Indied". The box with five indie polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).




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