Showing posts with label White. Show all posts
Showing posts with label White. Show all posts

Monday, December 2, 2013

Saran Wrap Manicure (1st time)

Hi girls,

Today I'm showing you my first saran wrap manicure in blue and white...

I took the pictures straight after work, so it already became a bit dark outside, that's why the lighting is a bit poor...

This is my first saran wrap manicure and I quite like it actually!
First I painted my nails with a white polish, let that dry and grabbed a ball of clingfilm on which I painted a bit dark blue polish. I dabbed that on the white on all ten nails, let that dry and did the same with the light blue polish on top.

Here are the polishes I've used:

♥ Color Club French Tip (white, one coat)
♥ Essence Colour & Go The Boy Next Door (dark blue metallic)
♥ Essence Multi Dimension Fall For Me (light blue crème, discontinued)
♥ INM Out the Door topcoat (1 coat)

This picture is two days later (after I took the first pictures), taken by daylight...
Unfortunately it started to chip on my pointerfinger :(

These colours blended together remind me a bit of Delfts Blue porcelain, which is typically Dutch...

See what I mean? :)

Well for the first time, I think it's an okay manicure! :)

What do you think of my mani? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ombre Skittlette...

Hi girls,

A shorty for today...

An ombre grey Skittlette!

Polishes used:
♥ Pinky & thumb: Essence Icy Princess, OPI Servin' Up Sparkles
♥ Ringfinger: Color Club French Tip
♥ Middlefinger: Essence Colour & Go No Doubt
♥ Pointerfinger: Kiko 380
♥ All: INM Out The Door topcoat

Look at those sparkly glitters!

I ♥ wearing it...

What do you think about my ombre Skittlette?

Thanks for watching!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foil manicure: Snakeskin

Hi girls,

Today not a polish but a foil manicure...

Basecolor: Color Club French Tip (white)
Foil: Snakeskin
Topcoat: Essence Nail Art Sealing Top Coat

This foil was a bit hard to work with... It wrinkled a bit while applying, but fortunately it doesn't show on my nails...

There are some bold spots, and unfortunately the foil crackled a bit when I applied my topcoat.

But after all, I think it is extraordinairy and I like this for wearing in the weekend (it's not really office-proof if you ask me.)

This is definitely not my best foil manicure, but like I said before, this type of foil was a bit hard to work with imo.

I don't know about you guys, but I like this type of foil manicures better than the real DIY Snakeskin-manicure. Have you ever seen it?

Watch this:

This is real snakeskin... Glued on nails... Isn't that weird and a bit disgusting too?

What do you think about this manicure? Which one do you prefer?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Foil manicure: English Rose

Hi girls!

Today I want to show you something else than nailpolish: nail foil!

Foil: English Rose

For those of you who don't know what foil is, here's a little explanation:
Nail art foil is foil which is supposed to be glued on your nails with special foil adhesive.
The adhesive must be applied over the whole nail, just like nailpolish. Allow to dry until it appears to be clear and then press on a piece of foil. Press the foil well, and firm all over the nail (1 nail at a time) and then rip the foil off. The design sticks on your nail, and the residue foil is clear and can be thrown away.

English Rose foil and special adhesive...
It is really easy, you just need to get the hang of it. At first I waited too long for the adhesive to get clear, and then it gets really sticky (after all is is GLUE ofcourse!) and I couldn't rip the foil off anymore.

But I've tried it several times, and it's really easy now... 

In the summer, I sometimes use this instead of nailpolish on my toenails. It gives a really nice effect!
Here you can see a Pedicure I've made with Silver Foil...

For this manicure I've used the following products:

Basecoat: Color Club French Tip (crème white polish)
Foil: English Rose + Foil Adhesive
Topcoat: Essence Nail Art Sealer (2 coats) and topped with Seche Vite (1 coat)

I think it's cute... 

Funny; the foils gives the crème white polish a pearly effect. In this picture you can see it really well. 
It almost looks holographic! ♥

I wonder how long this manicure is going to last on me...

Do you like foils? If so, do you own some too?

Thanks for reading, have a nice day!

Friday, September 30, 2011

White Crackle Pay Days

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to show you my previous manicure Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days (click here) topped with China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt (picture heavy!):

I know crackle polishes are a bit "been-there-done-that" but I haven't used them that much, and when the sun is shining, for some reason they are more appealing to me :)

I don't know what it is, but when it's sunny, I just easier grab a crackle polish.

I like this combination: a nude polish underneath a crackle polish... I think crackle polishes on itself are pretty outstanding, so I'd like to keep it a bit calm this way...

I've swatched China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt before (click here) but I didn't like the way it turned out then. So I've decided to swatch it again, and this time on my natural nails...

Lightning Bolt is a bit tricky... The first swatch I've made with it looked too much like Tipp Exx in my opinion... You know, the white stuff to correct written mistakes with:

But this time the manicure turned out a lot better, at least that's what I think about it... :)

I do like this manicure, but white (matte) crackles on your nails still are a bit weird to me...

What do you think about white crackle polish? Tipp Exx or not?

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bye, bye acrylics... Hello natural nails!

Hi everyone!

Last weekend I lost a nail... I don't wear tips, but the whole acrylic layer on my nail popped off...
So I've had it a bit with acrylics. I didn't felt like it to fix it, and about an hour later I lost another nail.
That's when I decided to get them off, and leave it like that...

Ofcourse my natural nails are very thin and flexible at the moment. But hey, they haven't had oxygen for about 2,5 years! I decided to buy some of the Sally Hansen strengtheners and nurture my nails with my buffing file, Solar Oil and handcream. And a couple of days later they actually looked very good!

So bring on the nailpolish, bring on Konad and let's see how they look now!

Don't mind the little bubbles you see here, it's caused by the Sally Hansen Strengthener; you don't see them irl...

Here's what I did:
1 - Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener (Thin Nail Strengthener) : 2 coats
2 - OPI Bubblebath : 2 coats
3 - Stamping French Manicure with Beautiful Scratchers White + Konad M19
4 - Seche Vite Topcoat : 2 coats

And now they are much, much less bendable (is that even a word?) and stronger!

This picture is showing some tipwear, because I always do my nails late at night. Actually right before I go to sleep. And because of that, I don't have time to install my lightbox and camera etc. So I often take pictures a day (or 2) later. And that's why this picture is showing some tipwear.

But, I must admit (although I'm a real acrylic-lover) I kinda like my natural nails. It was weird to see my own nails after such a long time. But I like them, so I think I'm going to keep them this way for a while.

With flash
Here they are, the little bastards... I popped them right off... :)

I wonder how long it takes for I got my first nail broken :)

Since I'm all into natural nails now, I can use some tips and advice: what's your favorite nail hardener or strenghtener? And what's your nailcare routine? Let me know...!

Have a nice evening!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BM20 Stripes...


What's more fun than clothes with matching nailpolish?? :)

Today I'm wearing a white/blue striped dress with a dark blue skinny jeans and I thought it was fun to match my nails with it...

This is what I came up with it:

Basecolor: China Glaze White Out
Stamping color: Essence Deep Blue Sea
Topcoat: Seche Vite

Ohhhhh... I HATE the old BundleMonster-plates!!! Grrr... !!! The designs are too small for my (already very short) nails, and not only that, my nails are also too wide for the images so they still don't fit!

See?? The images are too small... I might use the full designs as French Manicure designs next time!

I'm jealous at the people with smaller and narrower nailbeds, who fit the full images :(
Luckily the images of the new plates are a bit bigger.

Ah well... It was nice to have a (sort of) matching manicure with my clothes :)

Have a nice evening!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crackle Silver and White...


I have 3 crackle polishes from the China Glaze Crackle collection, but never tried them, just because lack of time. Because the weather is so nice at the moment, I wanted to dress a little bit lighter, and picked some white and light grey clothes out of my wardrobe... And ofcourse, your nails have to match your outfit, so I experimented a bit with China Glaze Lightning Bolt and Stargazer Chrome...

This was the result:

I must say that I wore this manicure for 2 days. On the 1st day I hurt my indexfinger, and the result was a little chipping at the corners. This manicure isn't totally my style. It looked a bit like I played with Tipp-Exx (you know, the white stuff in a bottle to correct written mistakes :) ) That's also a reason why I'm taking it off now...

But... I must say that this manicure attracted the attention of a couple of colleagues at work. They liked it.
I did not... not really... But it was fun to use, and maybe with another color under it, maybe pink or China Glaze For Audrey, it is much nicer. Going to try that some other time...



Friday, March 11, 2011

Another try with XL-A en XL-B plates...


Tonight I've tried a couple designs with the MagnoNails XL-A and XL-B plates...
Please don't mind the crappy cleaning, I only wanted to test a couple designs, and I'm going to take everything off right now :)

The XL-plates work very well and the designs are very detailed!

Here are some designs of the XL-A and XL-B plates:

Base: Catrice Caught On The Red Carpet
Stamp: Essence Stampy Polish White
Topcoat: none

Catrice Caught On The Red Carpet, which I bought yesterday, looked a bit bordeaux red in the bottle.
As you can see it's not! It's a deep, kind of cherry, jelly red. Because I stamped over it, I just put on one coat.

The Essence Stampy Polish White is very opaque, and stamped really well. I'm very happy with it, because I was in desperate need of a good, opaque white stamping polish! I'm glad I bought 3 bottles :)

The XL-plates have so many nice designs, that I can't choose one, so I'm going to test a couple more.

Have a great weekend!


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