Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fowl Play





Today I have a golden oldie to show you, that was sitting with my untrieds for almost two years: Orly Fowl Play.


 

Fowl Play has a deep plum colored jelly base filled with multichrome flakies shifting from red over orange and green to blue, plus some small blue hexes. I used three thin coats for opacity and added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top to speed up the drying time.






Of course I mattefied it, using H&M Matte Topcoat.









Thursday, November 20, 2014

Will Yule Marry Me





It's still a couple of weeks until Christmas, but since this Christmas polish isn't anywhere near the red/green/gold range, I think I can already show it: KBShimmer Will Yule Marry Me? ( Winter 2013 Collection)





"Christmas Eve holds a special place in Chelsea’s heart as that is when she got engaged!  To represent that event, Chelsea want navy blue creally with sparkling silver holo glitters.  Both circle and hex holo glitters give this polish its sparkle and shine."
(Source: KBShimmer)

 I wouldn't call the crelly base navy blue though, in my eyes it's grey with just a hint of blue (but beautiful nontheless). I used two medium coats and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.










KBShimmer polishes are sold on their website (US only) and at Harlow & Co.
Will Yule Marry Me? was released in 2013 but it's still available this winter.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

52 Week Challenge - Book / Brown








 This week's challenge theme's are brown and books. Here's what I made of these.




 For the brown I used Glitter Gal Belgian Chocolate. This holo polish is admittedly more marroon than brown, but I still think calling it "brown" isn't completely wrong. My accent nail shows a golden Tolkien decal by Fandom Cosmetics over one coat of a England Camelot. As always, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.















Saturday, November 15, 2014

First Day Of My Life - Pahlish August Duo





With this grey and foggy november weather, I sometimes just feel like wearing summer colors. So here's the Pahlish monthly duo from august: First Day Of My Life.

 


The base color of this duo is called Meet Me In The Morning and has a light tiffany blue base with copper flakes. I used two medium coats for opacity, the formula is very nice to work with. Meet Me In The Morning reminds me of Butter London Two Fingered Salute or Catrice Mint Me Up. Is anyone interested in a comparison post with these three?

The glitter topper, Blankets On The Beach, has a clear base with golden, copper and aqua glitters (hexes, squares, dots) in various sizes. I used it for a glitter gradient. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top as enough for a smooth finish. 












 Pahlish polishes are available on Bigcartel, at Overall Beauty and at Llarowe. I bought mine at the Bigcartel shop. The monthly duos are only available for one month, and every month there's a new one.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jessie's Nails


Today I want to show you another one of my best friend Jessica's manis.


Last time I did this mani on my brothers girlfriend and I liked it a lot, so I had to have it too...

I started with one coat of essence xxl nail thickener. For having less to clean I prepared my nails with a white glue and let it dry

Then I took a sponge, made one part with essence wanna be your sunshine and one part with essence flashy pumpkin and ' sponged' on my nails




One coat of kbs shimmer would protect this first part.

For cleanup I removed the glue - perfectly fast!!




Now on to the tricky part: I added black (black is back by essence) leavy lines on the nail.
To complete it I gave a contrast with white lines and dots.

One coat of kbs shimmer finished this Mani






Tuesday, November 11, 2014

52 Week Challenge - Animals (wild) / Yellow







This week's 52 Week Challenge themes are yellow and/or wild animals. As soon as I read the theme combo, I knew I wanted to try an african sunset theme.





For the sunset background, I started with Catrice Ernie&Birdie, a sunny yellow creme. Sadly, the formula is pretty poor. The picture shows three coats, and I wouldn't want to wear it like that, it's still patchy and uneven.





For the gradient I used the yellow Catrice, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, OPI Planks A Lot and Essence Baby, Baby, Ooh. Somehow, spongeing a gradient just didn't work, the base wouldn't take the colors. Since patience isn't one of my virtues, I decided to change method and used a fan brush to apply the gradient.





The animal scene I added using MoYou London Explorer Collection plate 10 and black Essence stamping polish. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top provided a glossy finish.













Saturday, November 8, 2014

Abundance





You probably already know how much I love the ILNP multichrome polishes. Here's a new one, Abundance (non holo this time).





Abundance is the perfect fall multichrome, changing from green over yellow and copper to a burgundy red. The pictures show two coats.




Bundle Monster plate BM-H13and Essence black stamping polish were used to add a flower pattern. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.










I wore this mani for a record time of 7 days. The picture below shows how it looked like after this time...





ILoveNailpolish are available on Etsy and at their own shop.  

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