Monday, July 29, 2013

"Sex on the beach" gradient

I just love China Glaze neons. Doesn't this gradient look awesome? Caribean feeling on my nails :) I tried to do the accent nail, but all my ideas looked even worse than this golden glitter. So I just gave up this time... Next time I'd just stay with these awesome colors.

Base color: two coats of China Glaze Sun Worshiper
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Liquid sunshine

Yeee-haaaa! It's casual Friday again! As a tribute to the fantastic sunny weather we had in Hamburg the last weeks, I decided to do yellow nails. I think this color combination looks like liquid sunlight!

Mr. Noisy by Different Dimension

Base color: just one thin coat of China Glaze Sun Worshiper
Glitters: one easy coat of Different Dimension Mr. Noisy
The beautiful shimmering yellow is an indie polish made by Different Dimension. It would change to shimmery orange, if your hands are getting cold. I had no chance to see orange today: +28° is just not cold enough :) 
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pish Posh by Indie Polish

I just received the pretty custom mixed nail polishes made by Indie Polish. Pish Posh is a cute mix of grey and pink matte glitters in a clear base. Applied over pearly white - another pretty look for a busy business day.

Base color: two layers of China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around 
Matte glitter topper: one coat of Pish Posh by Indie Polish Read More......

Monday, July 22, 2013

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

I was never a big fan of white nail polishes, but the China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around is my new favorite. Subtle look for a business outfit in summer:

Base color: two layers of China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around
Stamping plate: Konad M57
Stamping polish: Konad silver

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Galaxy-ish gradient

I was really looking forward to the weekend to do a blue gradient. And I just loooooved it!
As a base I used two thin coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy, and than sponged stripes of Kinetic Candy, China Glaze Splish Splash and the Essie's Midnight Cami. To give the gradient a little sparkle, I added one layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust. I really love how it came out. I didn't plan to do the spacy galaxy look, I just went with the flow ;) As you can see I still need to practice and not to layer too thick, but I love it anyway!

To see what it would look like, I added some China Glaze Mozaic Madness instead of Fairy Dust on my ring finger. I think the bigger dark blue glitters kind of kill the starry look. So without the Madness ;) this gradient is definitely one of my favorites now!
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Monday, July 15, 2013

First Stamping

This was my very first stamping try. Stamping with Konad plates worked like a charm (compared with Essence's, for example).
I liked this pretty look and wore it to work on a nice summer day. I did a gradient with Essie's A crewed interest and Tart deco and topped it up with silver stamping using Konad plate M63 and Konad's silver stamping polish. Read More......

Friday, July 12, 2013

Recently I discovered Nail Art and the meditational value of nail polishing :) My first experiments were fueled by numerous tutorials on youtube and jaw-dropping creations shown by some serious nail bloggers.
Highly motivated I tried some nail art techniques like stamping or gradients and got some astoundingly pretty designs. Some of them I liked so much, I decided I need to document how I managed to do them and which nail polishes I used.
So here I come with my first pics.

To hide the growing out line of my acrylic nails I tried out some simple glitter gradient (Gold fever by Essence) over two layers of Essie's A crewed interest. It was a bit too sparkly for my regular business day, but I thought it was not thaaat flashy, really pretty -  and most important, it absolutely covered the bump of my acrylic nails. A great way to "wait" for the next appointment at the nail studio.

In direct sunlight
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