Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Birthday Nails: Dragon





My birthday was last weekend, and here's what I was wearing: these dragon water decals by Born Pretty Store.





I applied the decals over a white base, two coats of Essie Blanc. The dragon's body is not white but transparent, so a light base is mandatory. 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.

There are four different dragon pattern to choose from, one set contains 10 decals, enough for one full mani. You can get the decals here for 2.86$.













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


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

52 Week Challenge - Water Spotting or Marbling / Purple, Red and Aqua







Water spotting or marbling and purple, red and aqua are this week's challenge themes.





I started by applying three coats of Takko Lacquers Jabberwocky, a lovely aqua polish with green/copper douchrome shimmer. For the water marble I used Jabberwocky, Catrice Purple Reign and Catrice ARTful Red. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.





 





Takko Lacquers are available at their own shop (US only), Femme Fatale and Mei Mei's Signatures, where I got mine.



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lady Queen Galaxy Nail Foils




Lady Queen Beauty sent me these galaxy nail wraps I want to show you today.

Application of these wraps is really easy. Start with a layer of basecoat. I then added one coat of P2 Eternal, a black creme, for an even base (but that's purely optional). Once your nails are dry, just choose the right size of the wrap, remove it from the packaging, place it on the nails, smooth it down with you fingers, fold the excess over the edge of the nail and file the rest of the wrap off. Add a layer of topcoat (don't forget to wrap the tips), and you're finished!

Sadly, I wasn't 100% happy with the quality of these wraps. They stuck to the sheet, so I tore several of them (I could still use them, since they were too long for my nails, so I had so cut off a bit anyway), and I had quite some wrinkles after application (maybe I'm just too clumsy). When I added the topcoat, the design seemed to fade and the glitter base appeared. so the galaxy design isn't as visible as it was in the packaging (sorry I forgot to take pictures before application).

You can get the galaxy nail wraps here for 2.96$.










Feel free to use my 15% discount code for your next order at LadyQueen Beauty





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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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 0.99$. You'll get one sheet with 20 decals in two different patterns, so you can get two full manis or 20 accent nails out of them.










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!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

52 Week Challenge - TV / Free Choice





 As you might know, I'm a big fan of the british TV show Doctor Who, so this show was what I chose for the "TV" prompt of the 52 week challenge.





The polish I used is Pahlish Mad Man With A Box, of their Doctor Who themed All Of Time And Space Collection.  Mad Man With A Box has an ink blue jelly base filled with blue and green-ish golden flakies. I used two coats of opacity.

For my accent nail I started with three coats of Essie Find Me An Oasis and added a Tardis Decal by A Study In Polish. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.










Pahlish polishes are available on Bigcartel, at Overall Beauty and at Llarowe.



Monday, August 24, 2015

A Box, Indied - When In Rome...





Last, but not least, of the august "A Box, Indied": Contrary Polish When In Rome...





When In Rome... is a charcoal linear holo with a subtle warm golden shimmer. I used three pictures plus one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top for the pictures.







For the stamping I used Bundle Monster plate BM-017 and aEngland Encore Margot. Another coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.













Contrary Polish are available at Llarowe, Femme Fatale, Mei Mei's SignaturesNorway Nails and Rainbow Connection (UK only). When On Rome... is exclusive to the august "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).

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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Box, Indied - As Rome Burned





As Rome Burn is the name of the fourth polish of the august "A Box. Indied".





As Rome Burned (by Colors by Llarowe) is a firey blood red linear holo. Two coats were enough for opacity. The gold studs I used are from Born Pretty Store, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top to hold them in place.








with flash








Colors By Llarowe are available at Llarowe and at Harlow & Co. As Rome Burned is exclusive to the august "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).



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



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