Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - aubergine






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 eggplant.





My base color is Picture Polish Attitude, a dark purple polish with scattereds silver holo particles. I used three coats for opacity.





For the stamping I used MoYou London White Knight and a stamping plate Born Pretty Store offered me, thank you so much!

The plate is BP-140 and as you can see, it works perfectly well. It has the usual size of round stamping plates (like Bundle Monster, Konad and all the other brands) and shows a big peacock and some twigs, leaves and flowers. You can get it here for 1.59$. I got it as part of a set of three plates, but I don't know if you can order this set (the one I asked for showed other patterns).



















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

Friday, August 18, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: The End Of Summer








Summer is nearing its end, the leaves, that are now still juicy green, will soon turn brown and wither...





Base: three coats of China Glaze OMG A UFA, a light olive green linear holo.

Stamping: MoYou London Winter Green, Ever Green, Into The Woods, It's A Date, ÜberChic plate Lovely Leaves

Topcoat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

(Ink stain on my thumb: Diamine Sargasso Sea ;-)  )













Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Born Pretty Store Nail Art Magnet






Born Pretty Store also offered me a very handy nail art magnet, thank you so much!







 



I tried the magnet with a polish I found very hard to work with, Dance Legend Thunderball, a royal blue and gold magnetic polish. I tried several nail art magnets with this one, and never had any visible effect. But this little helper is strong enough to work even with this polish. The magnet is quite small, so it's not really easy to hold it over the nail, for me it worked best just sticking it on a pair of tweezers (the magnet is strong enough to hold itself fairly secure). I applied one coat of the polish, let it dry, added a second one and held the magnet over it immediately, as close as I could without touching the polish. I used the magnet a second time with the freshly applied topcoat KBShimmer Clearly On Top (I don't know if it really makes a difference, I've just read on several blogs that you should magnetize the polish a second time after topcoat...)

.If you're looking for a small but strong nail art magnet, this might be the right one for you. You can get it here for 1.59$. In the shop it's marked for magnetic UV gel, but it works perfectly well with ordinary magnetic polish.












 




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The nail art magnet was offered for reviewing purposes. Again, thank you very much, Born Pretty Store!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Born Pretty Store Flower Nail Stickers






The next Born Pretty Store item I want to show you are some golden flower nail stickers. Thank you Born Pretty Store for offering these!






As base color I used Essence Black Cats Wanted (Midnight Masquerade Limited Edition), a green jelly polish with lots of tiny glitters shifting from purple to green. I used three coats.





The nail stickers come in a sheet and you can cut out the patters just how you want them. Just remove the back foil and stick them on your nails. Sadly, they don't stick well at all. I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top for protection, but as you can see, they soon started to peel off at the edges. I took a shower some hours after I did my nails, and I just could easily peel off all the stickers. So sadly, I can't recommend them (or at least not if you're planning on acutally wearing the mani...). If you still want to try them, you can get theme here for 1.49$.




 



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


Friday, August 11, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Nautical





 


Nautical is this week's challenge theme.





Of course, I chose blue and white for this mani, the typical nautical colors. I was planning to work with a navy blue, but when I checked my polish drawers, I realised that I literally own dozens of blue polishes, but not a single navy creme that's fit for stamping. I definitely need to buy some more polish, it seems ;-) The blue polish I chose in the end is OPI I Saw... U Saw... Warsaw, a navy creme with slight green undertones, that stamps on the medium blue-green side. My white is MoYou London White Knight, the plates are Bundle Monster BM-502, BM-509 and BM-XL216 (in collaboration with paulinaspassion). As usual, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.












Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - braun






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 brown.





I chose Essence Out Of The Forest (Wild Craft limited edition), a medium brown creme with green undertones. I used three coats for opacity.




For the finished mani, I used some water decals Born Pretty Store offered me, thank you so much! There are two designs on the sheet with ten decals each, so you get two full manis out of it. If you like these decals, you can get them here for only 99ct.

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. The decals are square, but you can remove the edges with polish remover. Or do it the easy way like I do: the topcoat makes the decals really fragile, so I just use a rosewood stick to remove the parts that are bigger than my nails. I recommend applying a white base (I used one coat of MoYou London White Knight) under the decals, the white part you see on the sheet is transparent, so you'll need the white base to let the white parts of the pattern stay white. 









 




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


Monday, August 7, 2017

Born Pretty Store Magical Series Fiery Love






Born Pretty Store sent me some new items, thank you so much! The first one I wore is a multichrome flakie topper called Fiery Love.





As base I chose a deep red creme (three coats of ) OPI Skyfall. The topper Fiery Love (of the "Magical Series") has a clear base packed with flakies shifting from pink oder gold and green to blue. There are so mani flakies in the polish, you could probably build it up and wear it alone. Fiery Love reminds me very much of the ILNP Flakie Toppers, and if you follow my blog, you know how much I love these. If you like this flakie topper as much as I do, you can get it here for 4.99$ (there's also a multichrome shimmer with the same colorshift).

















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

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