Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Today I'll show you my lastest creation: cupcakes.
I painted them with a nail brush.
The decorations I used on the white of cupcakes are the 3D steel nail glitter balls
from Born Pretty. Visit their site, it's wonderful. You can find a lot of pretty nail decorations
for low prices. They ship internationally.

So, what do you think about my cupcakes?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Blue Fish

I had no idea what to name this post.  This was a manicure that just evolved before my eyes and various glitters.  I really like the sparkle contrast and red/pink sparkle highlights.  You can tell, however, I painted these nails in pretty low light because I am WAY off of my cuticles on some nails.  Oh well!  Hopefully there is enough bling to distract the eyes.

I painted three coats of China Glaze Frostbite then added a layer of loose glitter from Yofi in Blue Angel and used clear polish and a thin brush to apply Cina Glitter Metallic Jewels .  I sealed with a clear coat of polish Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Flawless and a top coat of Seche Vite.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Let's Talk Turkey

It's Thanksgiving day here in the U.S. and a turkey theme is in order for this yearly celebration.  I only got one decent picture of this manicure, but I'm okay with that.  Not in love with the final look, but I like it and I do like the idea of turkey feathers.  Today I am thankful for many things, but posting this, I'm thankful to you who look kindly at my little blog and for the leisure time to paint my nails on a regular basis!!!

I coated three times with China Glaze Ingrid.  I then painted the arches of the feathers with Free Love and Ulta Angel Baby.  I added the feather lines with China Glaze Evening Seduction and coated with two coats of Seche Vite.  

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Excited / Bored & Konad

Today I'll show you Claire's - Excited/Bored
I applied 2 coats, without any top coat.

This is how it looks like at cold:

And here's at warm:

I really like mood polishes and I think this is the best. The change of the color is very obviously.

After I stamped this little design from Konad m65 plate.
In the middle of each flower I put a small mauve rhinestone.

What do you think about them?
Thanks forpassing by!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Double The Marble, Double The Pleasure!

I'm going out to a birthday party tonight and have had this manicure planned for weeks.  The party got postponed last Saturday due to tons and tons of snow here in Minnesota--which is now half melted, but now it finally gets to see the light.  I am so excited about this manicure and it's result!  It's a double water marble and it's super awesome, true?  I'll admit that water marbling is a lot of work, but the payoff can be very satisfying.  I really do hope to do more tutorials, but the reality is that although I have a live-in filmmaker, he is very busy.  This means I'll have to learn all the lighting, camera usage and video editing info myself and I'm not sure how much energy I have to do that.  But I really should figure it out!  If you haven't checked out my basic water marbling tutorial, you can watch it here.  I am also more than willing to answer any questions via email you might have about tips and techniques.

Right Hand:

Left Hand with holo effect:

Uber Flash:

For the manicure, I first painted two coats of Zoya Sarah on my nail.  I then marbled Sarah and Ulta Black Diamond.  After that marble dried and the water was dry off the nail bed, I marbled with China Glaze OMG (silver holo) and Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Flawless (clear) over the previous marble.  I used one coat of Seche Vite to seal the manicure and add lots of shine!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Funky - Fabulous

Today I'll show you the Claire's color changin nail polish Funky - Fabulous.
I applied 2 coats of it and Zoya top coat above.

This is how it looks like at cold, a reddish pink :

At warm it''s an intense pink color, almost phosphorescent.

It's an awesome color
What do you think about it?

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Of course, I have my tickets to the midnight show of this movie.  It really is an awesome series and I am proud to say I have converted (or at least have coerced) my last two friends who haven't read the series to read it.  I needed something simple for this manicure, so I went with Gryffindor colors--gold and maroon and the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.


First I painted two coats of China Glaze Lemon Fizz.  I then marbled (again, without swirling, just letting the concentric circles create lines) with Twenty-Four K and Foxy.  The Deathly Hallow symbol was painted on with Ulta Black Diamond.  I coated once with Seche Vite.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Black and... Red?

Today I'll show you my last creation.
I used a Peggy Sage red as a base coat and then I stamped the design
from m57 image plate.
Using Flormar #399 black, I made an oblique black stripe on each nail and
stamped the design form plate m54.
Using a thin brush, I made a line that separates the black and the red
with SuperStar - Soho Chic nail polish.
Finally, I used the Konad special top coat to finish the manicure.
Here's what I got:

The base color is #051 from Peggy Sage

What do you think about them?

Thanks for passing by!

Sunday, 14 November 2010


Titled as such because of several reasons:  

1) I started this manicure with a different idea in mind (it snowed here and I was thinking about doing a manicure regarding that, but my idea didn't quite pan out).  I even started the painting and designing of that manicure, but it was a fail I didn't want to live with so I started over.

2) Once the idea was put into motion (a striped-type water marble over black polish), I didn't really like the look, so I had to change it by double marbling over the initial spaced stripes for the look you see now.

3) I'm not sure I even really like the result.

I really do like the double marbling look/idea and I have had awesome results before as evidence here (the first pic). These polishes are also really pretty and the dark black that peeks through and gives these two bright chrome polishes a greater dimension is also nice. But since I'm still undecided, I guess you can cast your vote and I'll see if this is a winner or not....

The look was made by first painting each nail with three coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Midnight In NY.  I then made a striped marble (by not swirling the colors in the water) with China Glaze Cheers To YouZoya Cyrstal and Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Flawless alternating between color and clear to make thin stripes--or so I hoped.  I then just used Crystal and Cheers To You in a traditional marble and dunked my nails again.  After I was all cleaned up from all the excess polish, I sealed the manicure with one coat of Seche Vite.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas manicure (entry for Tara's nail art contest)

I entered a nail art contest this days with Christmas theme.
Here's my entry.

If you like it, please vote me!
You also have to be a follower of Tara's blog, otherwise your vote won't be counted.
I would really appreciate if you vote for me!
Voting ends on November 19th.
Thanks a lot!

And, tell me, what do you think of my Christmas manicure?

Friday, 12 November 2010

Lost In Mud

Today I'll show you #220 from Catrice - Lost In Mud.
I applied 2 coats of it. It's shiney and opaque, and the brush is really easy to use.
I can say that I really like the Catrice polishes I tried until now, it's a very good brand!

(pictures are taken indoors, with flash)

What do you think of it?
It's a pity that they don't sell this in too many countries, neither in mine.
I'm lucky that I had the opportunity to try this. Thanks, Mirannie!

Have a nice day!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Autobots and Decepticon?

I finished this manicure and put my hands in front of me and the first thought that was in my mind was Transformers.  I had to google Autobots and Decepticons just to see if my hunch was right, and lo and behold, the images were pretty similar--even down to the colors.   It was just one of those things when you imagine things like color combinations or simple design techniques and the way your nail art will turn out in you mind and then the final result is something quite familiar in a totally unexpected way.  

Sparkle Highlight Shot:

I first used three coats of Zoya Sarah and used Mimi for the purple detail.  I lined the design with China Glaze Cheers To You and sealed the manicure with one coat of Seche Vite.

Lonely - Loved

Today I'll show you my first Claire's Mood Nail Polish called
It's a glittery silverish blue.
I applied 3 coats of it. Here it is how it looks like normally.

Warm water:

Clod water:

It is gorgeous, I adore it!

Where I got this from?
Yesterday I recived an awesome package from US, from my friend Carolina. Thanks a lot girl!!
She has a blog here, you will like it!

So, what would you like to see reviewed next?
Thanks for stepping by.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Sold Out Forever

Today I'll show you another Catrice nail polish.
It's #240, called Sold Out Forever.
I used 2 coats to get this fantastic look.
It has some sparkly particles (you can see them if you enlarge the pictures) that give
the polish a special finish look. Firstly, I thought that I'll need more than 2 coats
because the lacquer is watery, but it really is opaque after the second coat.
So, what do you think about it?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

It Blue My Mind...

... it's the name of the Catrice #270 that I'll show you today
Actualy this is the first Catrice nail polish I've ever tried.
This is only one coat without any top coat.
It is very opaque and very shiney, it dries very fast and the application is very easy
with the nice brush that it has.
All you'd wish for a nail polish.
I really do like it.

(picture is taken indoors, with flash)

I'd like to thank Mirannie again for giving me the opportunity to try this.
Here you can see her nice blog.

Thanks for passing by!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Easy Does It

Short nails call for simple design.  I haven't fully highlighted this color I bought a while back from the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection and thought it was a good color for short nails.  I think the pictures capture the microfine golden hue in the brown.  It's very pretty.  

I coated three coats of Ingrid.  I then used a dotting tool and colors in Zoya Sarah and Crystal with Seche Vite as the top coat.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Smile & Sparkle

Here's my lastest konadicure.
I used Zoya Malia as a stamping base. On my ring finger I applied 2 coats of a sparkly
top coat from Essence called Louise.
Then I stamped the design from m11 image plate from Konad.
As a top coat I used the Konad special top coat.
Tell me what you think about them!

Hip To Be Square

I needed a quick manicure for my newly chopped, short nails.  Konad is always the answer!

Natural Light: 

Sunlight (see the holo!):

Base coat color is Ulta Soho Bleu and Konad Plate s6 was used with China Glaze DV8.  I used one coat of Seche Vite for shine!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Just A Spoonful Of Glitter

I am behind on posting and owe you some manicures!  I had fun doing Halloween themed nails, but I have been patiently waiting to try my new Zoya polishes from their Fire and Ice collection.  So both of these manicures focus on two of those colors.  I love them so much and they really are awesome and complex sparkle/foil/glitter polishes.  So the best way to enhance the sparkle is with more GLITTER!  

Blue sparkle is painted with three coats of Crystal with added glitter from LA Splash in Onyx

Red Sparkle is painted with three coats of Lisa with Ruffian sparkle in Yofi Cosmetics sparkle dust in Skinny Dippin'

Best holographic nail polish

Today I'll show you Glitter Gal - 3D Holographic Green.
It's a nice 9ml bottle that has a gorgeous color in it!

I applied 3 coats without any top coat and here's what I got:

The color is great! I can say that it's the prettiest holo nail polish I've ever worn.
You can see the great reflections in the pictures. They are all taken indoors, at day light.
So, tell me, what do you think about it?

You can buy this from their web site for $9.95 (they ship internationally).
*The product was sent to me for review.
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