Friday, May 27, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Hot Pink








Hot pink is this week's challenge color. My personal pattern prompt is squares.





My main polish is OPI My Adress Is Hollywood, a vivid pink with a subtle shimmer. I used three coats on my thumb, index and pinkie finger. On my ring and middle finger I started with a white base (two coats of Essie Blanc) and sponged a gradient using My Adress is Hollywood and L'Oréal Chrome Shine 347 over Love Angeline Diamond Nail Vinyls. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.













Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Born Pretty Store Water Decals





Today I want to show you these lovely full nail water decals Born Pretty Store sent me for reviewing purposes, thank you so much!





I started with a white base, two coats of Essie Blanc. Application of the decals was quite easy: just remove the transparent protection foil, soak the decals in warm water for 20-30 seconds, remove the white sheet underneath and place them on your wet nails. It's really important to wet your nails with water, if you don't, you'll probably tear the decals. You can move the decals around on your wet nails until you're happy with the placement. Then dab the water off with some tissue and add topcoat. Since the decals are rectangular and my nails aren't, I folded the excess over me free edge and filed it off after the topcoat was dry. The edges on my cuticles I could remove with acetone.

You can get the water decals here for only 2.37$. There are three different patterns/colors to choose from, I'm wearing DLS-345.














For more nail art items, check out Born Pretty Store (use the code below for a 10% discount)




The water decals were offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, Born Pretty Store!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Neon Knight





It's time for another of ILNP's gorgeous flakie toppers: Neon Rosebud.




My base color is Catrice The Dark Knight, a deep, almost black plum shimmer. I used three coats for opacity.









On top of The Dark Knight I added one coat of ILNP Neon Rosebud. "Neon Rosebud is just... wow. The primary color range of this beautiful nail polish travels through super vivid fuchsia, green, and gold with hints of other colors in different lighting! A true stunner that lives up to its name!" (Source: ILNP). One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.














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

Friday, May 20, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas: Music








This week's challenge theme is music. I have to admit, I felt quite uninspired this time. I already did a mani with musical notes last year for a challenge, and I didn't want to copy myself. So I went with my favorite album of one of my favorite Bands: Züri West. They sing in swiss german, so most of you won't know it.





I started with my three coats of go-go yellow (well, my only yellow that is), Catrice Earnie & Birdy. Them I stamped a not-really-french flower bordure using Colour Alike B. an Aurora and Bundle Monster plate BM-404. I'm honestly not really happy with this mani, but well, without inspiration it's hard to create a convincing mani...













Wednesday, May 18, 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.











The polish I chose is KBShimmer Home Surf. "Home Surf is a muted teal crelly with silver holographic glitters in several sizes.  This polish reminds me of days at the shore, with waves crashing, water sparkling, and just the clam feeling only vacation can bring." (Source: KBShimmer). In my eyes, the base color is a little too light to be a true teal, so I just decided that it looks like a dark turquoise to me ;-) I used three coats for opacity and added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

















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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gold Remy





Teal and gold are today's colors.





I started with Zoya Remy. "Remy can be best described as a brilliant indigo with a strong flash of green and gold liquid metallic glitter." (Source: Zoya) Remy is very well pigmented, almost a one-coater. I still used two coats, just to be sure.







The next step was stamping over Remy using L'Oréal Chrome Shine 343 and MoYou London Pro Collection XL plate 23. As usual, the final step was one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.




 








Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lady Queen Beauty Water Decals





Today I want so show you some water decals Lady Queen Beauty offered me for reviewing purposes. Thank you so much, Lady Queen Beauty!





I applied three coats of Essie Cocktail Bling, a muted, grey leaning pastel blue/purple. Then I added the water decals. Application of the decals was quite easy: just remove the transparent protection foil, soak the decals in warm water for 20-30 seconds, remove the white sheet underneath and place them on your wet nails. It's really important to wet your nails with water, if you don't, you'll probably tear the decals. You can move the decals around on your wet nails until you're happy with the placement. Then dab the water off with some tissue and add topcoat.


















 If you like the water decals, you can get them here for 1.45$ a sheet. There are various color and pattern choices available, the ones I'm wearing are number 1619. If you're looking for water decals or various other nail art items, feel free to use my code "MNLC15" for a 15% discount.



www.ladyqueen.com



The nails wraps were offered me for reviewing purposes. Thank you so much, LadyQueen Beauty!
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