dinsdag 30 maart 2010

Misa Burnished Bronze

Made this mani for a glamour-mani contest.
Glamour doesn't always have to be over the top, right?

Polish is Misa Burnished Bronze, stamped with China Glaze Millennium.
The plate I used is a cheap-ass plate I bought somewhere, B01.
It surprised me this plate actually worked!

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maandag 29 maart 2010

Teenie Weenie Pretty Martini

Oooh, Can I marry a bottle of nailpolish?

I got this one saturday from someone I know through the internet, and wow! Really, I didn't expect this one to be this pretty!

Okay, my new love is called ORLY Chocolate Martini.
First some pics.

Oooh, ain't this one pretty?
Really, I love it.

But... why the whut is it only available in mini bottles?!
I want a big bottle. A huuuuge bottle.

This is a polish from the ORLY Manicure Miniatures Collection, 24 new colours, only available in mini size.
Please ORLY, please get this one a large bottle?

donderdag 25 maart 2010

OPI DS Extravagance

Got this polish only yesterday, but I'm glad I ordered it!
I was having doubts about this one, but they disappeared as soon as I put it on my nails.

Pretty, pretty!
This one is especially great out in the sun.
Such a pretty holo.

The Konad is done with Color Club Worth The Risque (another holo), used plate M64.

Last up, a little close-up to see the great holo effect of these polishes.

Pretty eh?

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Sinful Senorita with some short loving

Did a quick mani yesterday.
It promised to become quite a nice day today, so I chose H&M's Sinful Senorita.
Put some lovely hearts on it to make it even lovelier.
Slapped on some Seche Vite, and went to bed about an hour and a half later.

This morning I woke up, more than half of the hearts were already missing from my left hand!
What a shame :-(

Anyway, managed to make an acceptable pic from my right hand.

The idea was to have 2 hearts on each finger.
Just like on my thumb, like this.
Ah well, it was fun to do, and was nice while it lasted.

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dinsdag 23 maart 2010

H&M Holo's

Quite recently I found H&M had some holo polishes up for sale.
Holo's, holo's, holo's!

I love holo's, but I guess that's no secret, right? I went to get three of them, and now on to show you these beauties.
As always, click on them to see the bigger version.

There are three holo's, Creme de la Creme (golden holo), Sinful Senorita (pink holo) and Mad About You (blue holo).

I tried Creme de la Creme first.
Application is nice and smooth, and good coverage after two layers of polish.
All pics are without topcoat.I like this one.
A nice golden colour, and the holo is really pretty out in the sun.

Same goes for Sinful Senorita.I really like this one. The colour is just gorgeous, and the holo in this one is also really nice out in the sun.

Last up I tried Mad About You.

Hm. I'm not mad about this one.
I don't really like the colour, it feels undefined to me.
And there's almost no holo in it too. Not my kinda polish.

Well, I guess you can't have it all, right?

Which one is your favourite?

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zondag 21 maart 2010

Flakey Goodness: Nfu.oh #51

I love flakies.
Flakies are great, especcially the ones from Nfu.oh ( I love the holo's from Nfu.oh too, by the way).

This is Nfu.oh #51 over P2 Dangerous.

And a great close-up of the flakies and the duochrome loveliness:

Don't you just love this polish?

zaterdag 20 maart 2010

The Glitter Nightmare. A little clean up tip.

Aaaargh, we've all been there, right?
Glitters are soooo lovely on our nails.
But the cleanup... Horror!

It's quite easy to get those pesky glitters off, it just needs a little trick. You will need a pair of scissors, cotton pads, and, of course, nailpolish remover.
Oh, don't forget to get some tinfoil.

Take 5 cottonpads, and cut them all in half, like this.

Put some nailpolish remover on half a cotton pad, and gently place it on your nail.
Then, take a piece of tin foil, and wrap it around it, so it's firmly on your nail.
You'll end up with 5 of these on each hand:

Looks kinda stupid, but hey, it's worth it!
Leave those on for a good 2 minutes.
Peel off the tin foil. Now you can wipe off all the glitters just like that, no hard work anywhere.

Great, right?

Hope you found this little tip useful.
Bye for now!

donderdag 18 maart 2010

Stylish as a hatter

Went to see Alice in Wonderland today, the 3d version.
So a matching mani was appropriate, don't you think?

Close up of my thumb:

I used P2 Stylish and, of course, OPI's Mad as a Hatter.
Looks quite fun, right?
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dinsdag 16 maart 2010

NOTD: Nfu.oh #66

Quickie today, it was sunny, so I felt like holo madness!
I truly adore the Nfu.oh holo's.
They just áre holo.

A subtle Konad, Essence Show Your Feet Caribbean Sea, used plate Mm63.

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Comparison: Dark holo's

Early on in my newly found nailpolish obsession I bought OPI's MY Private Jet. Expected a lot of it, and was greatly dissapointed.
I expected it to be really holo, well, it wasn't.
Later on I discovered there are about 5 versions of this polish (what where you thinking OPI, never change a winning formula!). I was just looking at swatches on the internet, how was I supposed to know :-o.

After that, I discovered other brands, also with dark holo's, yay!
I collected these three over the time, and thought it would be nice to compare them.
Maybe this will come in handy for you polish lovers out there, to decide wich one to buy. Or to love.

Okay, the polishes are:-OPI-My Private Jet
-Color Club-Revvvolution
-Diamond Cosmetics-Chainmail Charm.

I put on 2 layers of each polish. Of course, photos are clickable to see the larger image.

In each photo, there's OPI My Private Jet on my indexfinger, Color Club Revvvolution on my middlefinger, and Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail Charm on my ringfinger. Easy, right?

Oh, one little sidenote; a while ago I tried to pimp My Private Jet a little by adding some China Glaze Wireless Holographic topcoat. Didn't really work by the way, but it changes the holographic effect of the OPI just a teenie weenie bit.

Well, off to the comparison!First, a photo.

It's immediately clear My Private Jet is the least holo of these three.
My Private Jet is a nice and dark, brownish/black colour, but the holo just won't come out, really.
Revvvolution has a little more black in it, and is way more holo. Chainmail Charm on the other hand, is a little bit more brown, and also has a nice holo.

This pic shows the colours even better. Revvvolution is a little more black than My private Jet, Chainmail Charm is a little more brown, and the lightest colour (in my opinion) of these three.

These pics were taken in the sun, it's really obvious My Private Jet just doesn't seem to make it as far as the holo part goes. It is just lightly holographic, only really clear when you put your hand just in front of your eyes.

Some more pics to show you the colours and the holo effect of these polishes.
Again, there's OPI My Private Jet on my indexfinger, Color Club Revvvolution on my middlefinger, and Diamond Cosmetics Chainmail Charm on my ringfinger.

Overall I think I like Color Club Revvvolution best. I just love the classy dark polish, with the holo just splashing out when the sun shines.

This was it for my comparison. I hope this was helpful for all you polish-lovers out there.
If you're still left with any questions, please, do not hesitate to ask.

Leaves me wondering, which one of these is your favourite?

zondag 14 maart 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Celtic Sun

Another neon today, I decided to trie China Glaze Celtic Sun, guess I was feeling like spring already.
It's really sheer, this took 6 layers, and that's not even enough. As Flying Dragon (another one from the neon collection) covered quite well, I excpected this one to cover just as well.
Thank god for Seche Vite!

Put on some Konad to make it look better, it ain't much without Konad, this one.
I used plate M57.

I see a little fail there on my ringfinger, but not that bad, it's still fun. I think the Konad made it look quite fun actually.
Next time I'll put some white polish under it first, I totally forgot that tip!

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zaterdag 13 maart 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Flying Dragon

This polish kinda surprised me.
It's a neon, and looks quite flashy in the bottle.
However, it dries matte? That really surprised me.
Put a topcoat on anyway, shiny it looks a bit more nice.
And I just love the tiny little pink and blue glitters in it!

Used Konad plate M63, and Essence Show Your Feet Caribbean Sea.

Just to show off the great glitters in this polish:

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dinsdag 9 maart 2010

NOTD: China Glaze Ruby Pumps

The sun was shining (yay!), so something glittery seemed to be right for today.
Pimped it with some Konad, and my nails were good to go for today!

I notice macro-pictures are killing, I wil practice my clean-up some more *blushes*.

Just now I put some Essie Matte abut you over it.
Don't really like the matte effect on this polish, I love the sparkly glitteriness too much I guess.
Left one nail shiny to show off the difference.

After the pics I quickly put on a shiny topcoat again, but I thought it would be nice to share this with you.
That's it for now, thanks for stopping by!

We want spring!

Aaaah!I'm so fed up with all those cold and rainy days, bleh!
I want spring!

So, I made a little spring-creation, maybe this will speed up the process.
Let the spring come!

Feeling a bit more sunny? I do!

zondag 7 maart 2010

A girl can never have enough nailpolish...

A girl can never have enough nailpolish, right?
I mean, you always see just that one 'must have' colour, and new ones keep on coming!

So, because I was wondering how much polish I really collected over the last few months, I made pics of my whole stash.

Don't you just love going through the stashes of others?I certainly do!
A lot of pics, but not much text from here, so just scroll down and enjoy the colours.
Clicking on the pics gives you larger ones.

First up: all the reds.
Pink and orange.

Purple galore!
Nothing wrong with some brown, right?
Blue's and greens.
Yellow and gold.
White, silver and grey.
Just black.
Miscellaneous, glitters.


Duochrome polishes.
These are my stamping polishes.
All my nailart stripers.
Last up; all my nail art stuff.
So, that's it for my pic-spam.

Not too hard to guess what my favourite colours are, right?

Want to know more about a polish, or want to see some swatches?
Feel free to ask!

Hope you enjoyed this (little) peek in my nailpolish collection!