Monday, June 25, 2018

Frisch Lackiert Challenge: Edelsteine

Gemstones is the last prompt for this round of the Frisch Lackiert challenge. Frisch Lackiert suggested to have a look at her rose quartz tutorial. I did and liked it so much, I tried a rose quartz mani for today.

The polishes I used are Essie Ballet Slippers (Queen Elizabeth II's favourite polish), a pale pink jelly, and white Born Pretty Store stamping polish. I first thought the Essie was too pale for this mani, but in the last picture I'm holding a piece of polished rose quartz and as you can see, my mani isn't too far off.

Friday, June 22, 2018

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Graffiti

Graffiti is this week's challenge theme. I love good street art and usually take pictures if I see something I like, bot honestly, most graffitis are just one colored smudges done in a couple of seconds, right?! And since I'm not really an artist, I went with the kind of graffiti you see most (not the four letter words, though. OK, one four letter word, but a nice one...), not the one that really are pieces of art ;-)

As base I used three coats of Essence The Dawn Is Broken (Vampire's Love LE), a light grey with silver and black microglitters that looks a little like a concrete wall.

For the stampings I used MoYou London and Born Pretty Store stamping polishes and Bundle Monster plates 07, 09, 202, 209 and 418. As usual, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hypnotic Amazon

Some matte flakies for today.

I started with three coats of OPI Amazon... Amaz-off, a teal leaning dark green creme.

Then I added one coat of Picture Polish Hypnotic, a clear flakie topper with two kinds of colorshifting flakies, some shifting from blue to teal, the others shifting from a greenish yellow to orange.

Then I mattefied the mani using Picture Polish G'Day Matte.

Picture Polish are available at  Harlow & Co., Pshiiit and their own shop (plus many more, here's a list of additional retailers).  

Monday, June 18, 2018

Frisch Lackiert Challenge: Matt Metallic

Today, Frisch Lackiert wants to see matte metallic nails.

I started with three coats of Cult Nails Ms. Conduct, a dark chocolate brown creme. Over the base I stamped using Essie Penny Talk and MoYou London Flower Power Collection plate 12. For the matte finish I used Picture Polish G'Day Matte.

How much I love the combo of dark brown and rose or red gold, you can see in this picture with my Parker Premier :-)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Nail Crazies Unite: Lisa Frank Inspired

Today, the Nail Crazies Unite want so see a Lisa Frank inspired mani. Honestly, I had to google who Lisa Frank is, and basically, she is an artist using a lot of bright colors, glitter and cute animals. I can do that ;-) Ok, I admit, my mani looks nothing like Lisa Frank's art, but after the third try of getting the background just like I wanted, I lost my nerves and left it the way it was...

I used MoYou London Sweet Custard, Kiss The Frog and Surf's Up, Catrice Occult (Thrilling Me Softly Limited Edition) plus lilac Born Pretty Store stamping polish, applied with a stamper over a white base (two coats of Essence Wild White Ways). Then I added an iridescent glitter topper (Catrice Sky And Snow, Siberian Call Limited Edition) and stamped some cute owls using white Born Pretty Store stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-309. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Last week, we had thunderstorms almost every evening here in Switzerland, so Stormcage by Pahlish seems to be the perfect polish for this weather...

Stormcage has a very dark, almost black purple jelly base filled with flakie glitter in various shades of purple, from very light to almost blue. I used three coats and finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Stormcage is no longer produced, but other Pahlish polishes are available on their own shop and at Overall Beauty.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Frisch Lackiert Challenge: Geometrie

Today's challenge theme is geometrics.

I started with three coats of Colors By Llarowe Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a midnight blue jelly with silver holographic sparkles.

For the stamping I used Barry M. Silver Foil and MoYou London Holy Shapes Collection plate 05. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top protected the stamping. 

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