Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Banana Mani with topa topa

To celebrate the last rays of sun in the face of upcoming autumn and winter (which is all doom and gloom here in Northern Europe), I decided to do a cheerful summer mani:

This mani just made me smile - I kept hearing Minons shouting "Bananaaa!!!" in my head :D
I've created stamping decals with the plate TP01 by topa topa. I love this plate, but somehow I managed to spoil the perfection of this fun banana image by having some bubbles under my decals :-/ (especially on my little finger). Fortunately you can see then only if you are very close ;)

Base color: electric blue Kiko #336
Stamping decals: cheerful banan from topa topa plate TP01 stamped with Mundo de Uñas black and filled in with KBShimmer Chick Me Out. Read More......

Friday, September 18, 2015

[#WNAC2015] September Jewel Tones: Mix N Match

This time my jewel for #wnac2015 is sapphire. I chose to mix two delicate patterns and silver:

Both patterns are from the the ÜberChic stamping plate 1-03 from the Collection 1.These plates are just amazing - just look how wonderfully intricate the patterns are! Me likey! :)

Base color: Tristam by A-England (one thick or two thin coats)
Stamping: patterns from ÜberChic stamping plate 1-03 (ordered from their online shop with shipping to Germany) stamped with Mundo de Uñas Silver.
Silver nail: textured polish Maxibelt Arena Plata, bought on holiday in South America Read More......

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

[#WNAC2015] September Jewel Tones: Dry Marble

These were my jewel toned nails for the last week's topic of #wnac2015. Although I could always do another emerald green, I decided to go for amethyst:

Dry marbling is not my favorite technique - I'm just not the type for these colorful swirls/flowers. So believe me, to do the nails for this topic was a challenge. But in the end I quite like the result. I can imagine doing another mani, I just have to stay in the same color scheme. 

I just had to show you the Dance Legend holo polish in the sun!

Base Color: Essie Lapis Of Luxurythe holo-dream on my ring finger is Dance Legend Fallen Angel (two coats)
Dry Marble: Dance Legend Fallen Angel and Dance Legend Pulsar.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

[#WNAC2015] September Jewel Tones: Stained Glass

I could't resist to join into the last topic of weekly nail art  challenge 2015(#wnac2015): stained glas in jewel tones. I'm in love with my emerald-gold mani! The color and the holo particles are just gorgeous in the sun:

I used acrylic paint to draw the lines. Do you notice, I'm getting better - the lines are almost straight!.Yeeey! :) 

My base color is the beautiful Il était un vernis called In Teal We Trust. This polish is perfection: fantastic formula, almost full coverage in one coat, smooth finish with a lot of depth. I used two coats here.
The glitter polish is not another brand, but In Teal We Trust, mixed with gold holographic topper China Glaze Angel Wings. I mixed a drop of ITWT with two/three drops of Angel Wings and added a drop of nail polish thinner - this way the mix was a bit more fluid and didn't dry so fast.

In the indirect light of my photo box the mani looses some of it glittery magic, but under direct electric light the small holo particles come alive again:

Base color: Il était un vernix called In Teal We Trust
Glitter Polish: In Teal We Trust mixed with China Glaze Angel Wings and a drop of nail polish thinner
Lines: acrylic paint and a thin liner brush

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