Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - weiss






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 white.





My white polish is The Polish Well Roses And Blood, a milky white jelly with small pink glitters and glass fleck shimmer. I used three coats for this still somewhat translucent look.








For the stamping I used L'Oréal Chrome Shine 347 and Bundle Monster plate BM-XL206 (in collaboration with Nailstamp4fun). One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.














 It seems like sadly The Polish Well polishes are no longer available.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Born Pretty Store Pineapple Cuticle Oil






As the post title already shows, I don't have a new mani today, but a review of the Born Pretty Store Pinapple Cuticle Oil. Thank you Born Pretty Store for offering me this item!



The cuticle oil pen comes in a cute black cardboard box. The pen itself has a very shiny silver packaging and a brush about 5mm wide. The oil is slightly pink and smells pretty strong, but very nice. I wouldn't regocnize the scent as pineapple if I didn't know it, it smells very sweet, candy-like.If you turn the back of the pen, the oil is pumped into the brush, where you can apply it on your cuticles.


I've been using it for about three weeks now on a daily basis. I always use cuticle oil before going to bed, so I didn't have very dry cuticles to start, and I couldn't tell a difference to the other cutile oils I've used before, so the oil does what it's supposed to do. The pen contains 2ml of the oil, but I can't tell you the ingredients, they are listed neither on the Born Pretty Store homepage nor on the packaging. Fot the price, I'd say it contains mineral oils. If you've got very sensitive skin, you might react to the strong fragrance, though.


There are five different flavors to choose from, the pinapple I got plus peach, lavender, coconut or almond. You can get the pretty and very handy cutile oil pen here for 2.99$ (or the whole set of five fragrances for 10.99).










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The cutile oil pen was offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, Born Pretty Store!



Friday, June 23, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas - Going On Holiday








Going on holiday is this week's challenge theme. I'm not much of a beach person, so going on holiday means skiing or city trips for me. With our current heatwave here in Switzerland, I really didn't feel like snowflakes on my nails, so a city trip mani it is ;-)





My base color is ILNP Clever Girl, a light blue/grey holo with a pretty prominent gold sheen. I used three coats plus one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.




For the stamping I used Moyra stamping plate 01 Globetrotter and China Glaze Little Drummer Boy. Another coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished the mani.
















Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - marineblau






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 navy blue.











My blue polish is Different Dimension Lapis Lazuli. It's not a true navy blue, I have to admit, but has teal undertones. The jelly base is quite sheer, my pictures show four coats. The polish is filled with multicolored flakies. I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top for protection and extra shine.














Different Dimension polishes can be found at their own shop and at Hypnotic Polish.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish






Today I want to show you a Born Pretty Store stamping polish. Thank you Born Pretty Store for offering me this polish!





I started with three coats of Maybelline Gilded Emeralds. Gilded Emeralds is a dark olive green shimmer with some glass flakes in it, that dries to a matte finish. I usually love matte shimmers, but this one didn't really convince me with it's looks. I like it better shiny.











For the stamping I used Moyra stamping plate 03 Ornaments and the Born Pretty Store polish. I asked for the polish called Chocolate, but either they sent me another color (my bottle doesn't have a name tag), or Born Pretty Store has a really strange idea of chocolate. The polish is a pink nude, it would make a lovely lipstick color, but it doesn't look at all like chocolate. I added a comparison shot, so Born Pretty Store, if you read this post, you'll see that chocolate looks really different. The polish stamps nicely, but isn't the most opaque, so the stamping got more subtle than I intended. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top protected the stamping. If you likte this polish, you can get it here for 3.99$.


















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




The stamping polish was offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, Born Pretty Store!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Fruits





 


Fruits are this week's challenge theme.





I love summer fruits, especially berries, so I went with strawberries for this prompt. I used Essence Juicy Love, MoYou London Sweet Custard and Kiss The Frog, a dotting tool and a nail art brush. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished the mani.















Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate Time Travel BPX-L023






After monday's disappointment, the offered Born Pretty Store stamping plate I want to show you today made me completely happy again.








As base color I used two coats of Picture Polish Altered State over three coats of Barry M. Indigo. Altered State is a sheer multichrome polish shifting from purple to bronze, with scattered holo particles. The Picture Polish multichromes are too sheer to bo worn alone, so you need a dark base, either black, or some other color, like the dark blue I used.








For the stamping I used Barry M. Silver foil and the Born Pretty plate, that worked perfectly well and shows several clockwork patterns that make it ideal for steampunk manis (since it's named "time travel", I guess the plate was inspired by the intro of the TV show "Doctor Who"). The plate has the same size as the MoYou London plates and has a protective white plastic back. You can get the plate here for 2.39$. This time I have no reservations and can fully recommend it.














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




The stamping plate was offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, Born Pretty Store!




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