Sunday, January 27, 2013

Broken, but not feeling blue

As a nail polish blogger, there is this one thing that is terrible: damage to the nails. Due to the cold weather and obviously lack of care, a split occurred at one fourth length above the nail tip on my middle finger. The horizontal split went halfway through, but I could not cut it all off, since it was still attached to the soft tissue. But luckily it is growing back. I left my nails unswatched for a week and I can’t take it anymore. So please don’t mind the weird shaped nail.
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It feels great to have colour on the nails. I used 2 coats of Essence Movie Star as base. Movie Star is a dark grey creme and it is from the old Colour & Go collection. Then I stamped a design from BM205 with Color Club Blue Heaven
When I saw the sheer layer of Blue Heaven on the stamping tool, I was afraid that it wasn’t visible once stamped. But the holo awesomeness is incredible. Here are some shots in the shade:
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Have a great one! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Celeb Party Girl

Another polish that I bought from Etude House’s Dear My Party Nails is called: Celeb Girl (PPP503). 
Celeb Girl is a milky light blue sheer base filled with gold, light and dark blue glitters in different sizes. The glitter sandwiches that you can create with each layer are beautiful and unique. 
one coat
three coats
The formula was easy to work with and there was no need to dab the glitters on the nails. Three coats were necessary to get rid of vnl. I just love the combination of the blue and gold in Celeb Girl. When you don't have time for nail art and you want a stunning look, this will be a perfect option!

Have a wonderful one!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mystery stamped!

The previous post showed the beautiful OPI DS Mystery. This mysterious colour is a fine base for some stamping nail art. 
I've chosen China Glaze Passion as stamping colour since it fit the golden flecks so well. For the design, I picked one from the BM206 plate. Passion is definitely my favourite gold stamping colour.
Have a great one!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

DS Mystery

At the end of the year 2012, I held an 'once in a year' big cleaning day. That was when this polish popped up: OPI DS Mystery.

in sunlight
The name is well picked, the mysterious attraction of the silver cap and base colour of the first coat.  I thought Mystery was a dark blue base with gorgeous golden flecks. But right after the first coat, I realized it is actually a purple base which turned really dark after three coats.
I really like the combination of the dark purple with the golden flecks. The formula of OPI never lets me down. You'll need three coats to be opaque. 

Do you have OPI DS nail polishes and which one do you like most?

Have a wonderful one! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bluetiful Flowers

The previous post showed how beautiful Essence's I'm Bluetiful looks on its own. Today I added a stamping design:
 The picture shows 2 coats of I'm Bluetiful. I used Konad M31 and stamped with China Glaze Millenium. At first, I thought that this flower design was small. But now that it is stamped on my nails, it almost looks like a full nail design. 

Have a wonderful one!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm Bluetiful

Essence is going to make some changes in their standard collection. Unfortunately some of the main products will disappear. The good news is that new ones will take their place. Today's nail polish will be taken out of the Colour & Go collection. Luckily, I bought one before it was too late.
I think I'm Bluetiful is more lavender than blue. It has silver glitter particles and blue shimmer. 2 Coats were enough to become opaque. When I'm Bluetiful was released, it didn't catch my eye. But now I'm glad I bought it eventually, because it's really beautiful!
Have a great one!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dear My Party Nails ~ Coco Black

When I began this blog, one of the first nail polishes that I used is from the Korean brand Etude House. They launched beautiful goodies in pretty bottles. The latest line is called: Dear My Party Nails. 
This is Coco Black (PBK803).
The base colour is a greyish blue, which is Zoya Kristen. The glitter party was brought by 2 coats of Coco Black. It came with lots of micro, squared, hexagon and bar glitters in black, pink, purple and white in a clear base. Coco Black really fits in this fabulous party nails collection. To make the party last longer, there is one layer of topcoat.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Down the rabbit hole

Finally, this beauty gets the chance to shine:
BYS Down The Rabbit Hole has sparkling micro holographic glitters in a sheer black base. I layered two coats of DTRH over one coat of Essence Black Is Back. It's like having the night sky on my nails, causing me to look at them all the time.
I got this bottle from a swap a while ago. The main reason why I don't often swatch BYS nail polishes is because the smell is really bad. But DTRH will be an exception. 

Have a wonderful one!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rule: I love bad boys

Essence Colour & Go nail polish number 127 I Love Bad Boys:
It's a dusty teal with blue/green shimmer. The colour combined with the shimmer is super! I have nothing like this among my collection. 
One of my aims for this year is to do more stamping nail art.

I used Konad M64 with Essence magnetic nail polish Copper Rulez!.

Have a great one!