Tuesday, 31 August 2010

End of summer: colorful mani

So here I came with the Konading.
I used image plate m57 with black Konad polish.
Then I filled the black shapes with different collored nail lacquers.
The white base used is Kallos no.150.

Monday, 30 August 2010

She's Like The Wind

Besides rockin' that song Karaoke for our beloved and belated Patrick Swayze, it has been crazy windy here in MN the past few days. Watching the leaves blow wildly outside today was my inspiration for this post.

I used a base coat polish of China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le. The wind consists of Sexy In The City, Bahamian Escape, DV8, Dorothy Who?, White On White, So Easy Stripe Rite Hot Blue, Orly Royal Navy. I used on coat of Seche Vite to seal the deal.

NOTD: Kallos white creme


Today I got from Kallos a white creme and a shiney top coat.
This is 4 coats (!) of no.150
Three coats were not enough, just the 4th coat made the difference.
It dries really fast, so I don't have to wait too long until applying the next coat.

And here's how it looks like after applying the top coat.
It's not big difference.

That's it for today, but stay tunned. Tomorrow I'll come with the Konadicure.
Thanks for reading!

1 Month Blog Anniversary

Hello everyone! Good news for today!
It's the 1 month blog anniversary!
OMG, just a month?
Seems like more time has passed!
Anyways, thanks everyone who's following! Of course, new subscribers are wellcome!
I will post a new design later today, so keep watching.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Vodka Bar

In preparation for celebrating my brother's birthday at the vodka bar, I thought I would ready my nails for the occasion.  Every year we go to a great little vodka bar for his birthday here in the Twin Cities: St. Petersburg Vodka Bar and Restaurant.  I love their coffee infused vodka in a White Russian.  Soooo good.  Cheers!  Happy Birthday!  And bottoms up!

The base color for this manicure was China Glaze Classic Camel.  Seche Vite was used to finish the look and in the manicure all white: White on White, Black: Liquid Leather.

Stoli: Salsa, Luxe, Mirror Mirror

Espresso Martini: Heaven, Evening Seduction, Awaken

Cocktail Napkin: Chinchilli

Bloody Mary: Salsa with Japanese Koi layered over, Awaken, So Easy Stripe Rite Hot Green

Vodka Gimlet: Suvi, So Easy Stripe Rite Hot Green, Heaven, Awaken

Classic Martini: Heaven, Entourage, Japanese Koi, Awaken

Vodka Flights: Sexy Silhouette, Japanese Koi, Solar Power, Breakin', Pixie Dust, Secret Peri-wink-le, Awaken, OMG, Heaven, Evening Seduction, Ingrid, OMG

White Russian: Heaven, Evening Seduction, Ingrid, OMG

The Princess and The Pea

I am absolutely in love with this new color from the Orly Cosmic FX collection.  I was almost tempted to just leave it a single color because it didn't need anything extra, but then I thought the gemstone highlight was the perfect touch.  Unfortunately the gemstones only lasted a day, so I replaced them with gold, painted dots (but don't have a pic).   I was able to capture to a pretty decent degree the awesomeness of this polish, so enjoy!

I used It's Not Rocket Science.  Seche Vite was used for the top coat. 

*Unfortunately this is a fall release for Orly and they do not have any official links to this collection since it is not technically released yet.  If I remember, I'll try to add links as they become available.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Quick form

Hi !
Just a quick post to ask you all to fill my form. It will help me a lot.
I will try to review and post about other products than nail products if you like this idea.
Thank you and have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Striped Pattern Nails

Here's my new design with Konad plate m60.
I used Luxe Lavander as the base color (OMG, again?!). I just love this polish!
I planned to do this design for a long time ago, and here it is. I know it's something so simple, but the white lines looks gorgeous on that lilac color.

So here's what I got today. Hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Drive-by Butterflies

I've been seeing a ton of Monarchs here in MN.  So pretty.  In homage and because I got new clay decals from Sally's, here you go!

I used Essie Steel-ing The Scene.  So Easy Stripe Rite in Hot Blue and decals from Art Club Blue Denim.  Seche Vite was used for the top coat.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Pretty Pretty!

I had this manicure on last weekend and didn't have the time to post it.  Since I also posted about Orly's Cosmic FX polishes in a mani below, this seemed fitting to add.  I'm doing the best I can to show you how this polish looks different depending on the light (click to enlage, as always).  It was and is very pretty.

I first painted two coats of China Glaze VII and followed with two coats of Space Cadet.  I used Millennium with Konad Plate m60 for the design.  I used on coat of Seche Vite on top.

Oil Slick

I'm on a subtle marbling kick, I guess.  But this time I went in a different direction--hard to miss, bold.  This is by far the hardest manicure I have tried to photograph to date.  Neither of these pictures seem to do the manicure justice, but they were the best of the bunch.  It might be because I used two new colors in the new Orly Cosmic FX collection.  It isn't listed on their website yet since it's a fall collection, but it's out in stores here in the US now.  I found them at Ulta.  Here is a good review of the collection.  Bottom line they are prismatic, glitter/mineral polishes that are multi-tonal and therefore hard to capture on camera. In real life, it really does resemble the iridescence of an oil slick.

I first coated a base color in black, China Glaze Liquid Leather.  Then I used Space Cadet and Galaxy Girl for the marble.  Seche Vite was used for the top coat.

Brown-mauve Konadicure

Here's my new Konad design with image plate m36.
After applying the base brown color, I applied a lilac color using the sponge tehnique.

The base color is Flormar #413. I really like this color and I think it looks really beautiful
on the nails. This is just one coat and the coverage is perfect. 

What do you think about it?

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

NOTD: Red nails

Hello everyone!
Today I cleaned the neon yellow polish, and surprise: my nails were terrible stained yellow,
even if I applied a base coat before!
I'm so mad on that polish.. surely I won't use it again ^.^
I don't reccomend you to buy it.

And now, here are my red nails!
I think I have never painted my nails red before, I've never liked red.
Today I felt different.
The nail polish that I used is Collistar no 13.

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome Tuesday!


Just a quick post to thank you all for reading my blog!
Yesterday I reached 100 followers!!
I'm so happy especially as my blog doesn't have a month yet. It was a very quick growth!

So keep following me and have a nice day!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Pineapple nails

Hello everyone!
Here you can see how Flormar Neon Yellow polish looks like:

I like that it's a shiney color. A minus for this polish is that I applied 3 coats of laquer and the coverage is not full.
Later edit: This polish stained my nails yellow. Terrible! I definitely do not reccomend you to buy this.

Then, using a sponge I did green tips.
After stamping the image, I applied the Konad top coat.

I also tried the Flormar color therapy cuticle oil. It has a nice smell of lemon and it's very moisturizing. I love the way my cuticles look like after using it.

So here it is.
Thanks for stepping by and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

On The DL

I majorly broke two nails this weekend sporting a mani I haven't posted yet.  So I cut them all down to the nubs and am starting from scratch.  I decided to do a nude manicure since I didn't want to completely make them stand out, but I can't just do totally boring, so I marbled.  I think it turned out nice--it's subtle (as seen in the full hand shot) but interesting.

I used Wet n Wild Rock Solid Nail Lacquer in Pink Sapphire as a base color (two coats).  I polished with the same color plus OPI Skinny Dip'n In Lake Michigan and Essie Chinchilly for the other marble colors.  I used one coat of Seche Vite to top.

Flormar haul & new Konad design

Here's some stuff that I got from Flormar this days: N006, #29, #413, #399 and Color therapy Repair Oil.
I really love Flormar polishes because they dry really fast and they have very pigmented colors.

The base color that I used is #29.
I stamped the design using image plate m60.
This are not my nails, but I did the manicure.
Here is the sweet pink spotted design:

Friday, 13 August 2010

My Konad collection

Hello everyone
I decided to make a post with my Konad image plates and nail polishes.

Here are the image plates that I have.

I also have two fake plates:

I don't have many special nail polishes at the moment, but here they are: pink, black, violet, white, green and the top coat.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Mixed blue konadicure

Here's my new konad design with m65 image plate.

I used a Miss Sporty light blue as the base color.
Then I applied a darker blue using a sponge and finaly I stamped the image.

Waiting for your opinions.

(CLOSED) My 1st Giveaway! (CLOSED)


Hello awesome readers,
Wellcome to my 1st Giveaway!

I'm so glad that I maneged to reach 35 folowers in such a short time, so I decided that it's time for a giveaway.

What you can win:
- Konad pink regular polish
- Flormar Plus Quartz sparkly polish
- Oriflame red polish
- Elizabeth Arden nude lip gloss
- Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow quad
They are all new products

There are 2 simple rules for entering:
1. You must be a public follower. New followers are wellcome, too. Leave me your email adress, so I can contact you if you are the winner. (1 entry)
2. Blog about my giveaway or put an icon in the sidebar and give me the link. (1 entry)

Extra entries:
3. Add me me to your blogroll (2 extra entries)
4. Tell me what you like and don't like on my blog, or tell me what you would like to see on my blog (1 extra entry)
5. Those who regulary comment my posts will get 2 extra entries!

So that's it! Please leave me just one comment with all your entries. I will check everything.

This giveaway it's opened internationally.
You can enter until September 24th.

The lucky winner will be chosen with random.org . I will email the person who wins, and if she doesn't reply me in 48 hours, I will chose another winner.

Good luck everyone and thanks for reading my blog!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Nicole by OPI - Gossip Girl nail polish collection

“Inspired by the Upper East Side’s elite group of teenagers, the collection contains four scandalously stylish colors.”
This is how they describe this collection of nail polishes.

The first color is called Too Rich For You, next Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle, Party in the Penthouse and Nicole... Spotted!

I just love the colors and first of all I love the GG series, but I guess I might live thinking of them, because I don't live in USA and surely I won't find them in my country. But they are so pretty! They have beautiful names, but I think it would have been more wonderful if each GG girl had her own nailpolish.
Anyway, I really love them! What to you think?

Monday, 9 August 2010

Copycat: Hot Off The Presses!

I like to be inspired by other's art or nail art, not copy exactly.  But when Orly gave me permission to try a look that seemed so cool and fun, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to plagiarize.  I, of course, didn't do it totally like Orly, but it's 98% their design.  The idea and how to can be found here.  It really was a lot of fun to do.  You have to be alright with the fact that the print is backwards, but if you can find some interesting prints and icons from the paper, the final look is so interesting.

I don't have Orly colors, so my substitutes are as follows: China Glaze White On White red tips layered with Salsa on bottom Ruby Pumps on top.  I used So Easy Stripe Rite Black Glitter  to line the tip color.  I used two coats of Seche Vite for shine!  Save and Print!!!!

*Edit* I did not purchase the "Clean Prep" product from Orly, I used rubbing alcohol for the transferring of the newspaper print.

KONADicure - summer obsession

This is the new nail design that I made using Konad m54 image plate.
The base color is ColorPlay no.22
I stamped the images on it, I filled in the flowers with blue and yellow nail polish and
finished with Konad Top Coat.

What do you think?

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Blue and Gold

I was out of town and caught up in work the past few days, so I have to catch you up on a few manicures you've missed. I apparently am on a blue and gold kick (mostly because of the new "foil" polish I picked up last week that I keep wanting to use). So here you go:

Blue Moon:

All Laced Up:

Blue Moon:
Base coat blue is China Glaze Sexy In The City, the gold accent is Orly Luxe. I used Seche Vite, one coat on top.

All Laced Up:
Base coat China Glaze Frostbite and Bundle Monster Plate BM11 with Luxe again for lace detail. Seche Vite to coat.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Manicure with dots & bows

Here's my spotted nail design using Konad m56 and m79 image plates.
The base color used is from Avon and it's called Luxe Lavander.