Friday, April 19, 2013

Coffee Break

Let's have a warm and sweet coffee break:
I used Barry M Matt White, PASTEL no. 43 and Barry M Chocolate for the gradient. If I can give a gradient a name, I would call this one a 'Latte Macchiato gradient'. Latte's and coffee specials are my favourites.
As for the green accent nails, I used two coats of p2 Volume Gloss Fresh Sister as base colour. Fresh Sister is mint green and has a super glossy finish. It's funny that the name of this polish has the word 'sister' in it, because this bottle is in fact a gift from my lovely sister. 
The coffee cup is painted with Barry M Matt White and Chocolate. The yummy donut is a nail art sticker. 

What kind of coffee do you like to drink?

Have a wonderful one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Studded Jacuzzi Bubbles

When I went shopping for colourful spring clothes, I came across this amazing nail art wheel filled with black, gold and silver nail art stones. That was not the only distraction that kept me from my original shopping plan, Sephora's Jacuzzi Bubbles also caught my attention. So I ended up buying only nail related products instead of clothes.
Jacuzzi Bubbles is a matte greyish blue with light blue and purple shimmer. I used two coats of Jacuzzi Bubbles and layered TC on the middle and ring finger. The free handed silver forms are painted with a nail art brush and China Glaze Millennium. Then I used the star shaped and square nail art stones from the H&M nail art wheel.
What I really like about these nail decorations is that they resembles studs. I still have to get my hands on studs, but for the time being, I am totally content with these.

Have a great one!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gold on the bottom of the Sea

One of the few Japanese brands I have tried is Majolica Majorca. They come in these tiny cute bottles filled with 5ml of goodies. This is BL501:
BL501 has a name written in Japanese, so I just used Google Translate to find the translation of 海の底 in English, it said: The bottom of the sea. TBOTS is from the Glow & Quick line, which really says what it does. Because TBOTS is a gelly, I needed four coats to reach opacity, which I normally wouldn't like since you have to wait so long between each coat. But TBOTS dried extremely fast and the finish is super shiny and glossy!
There are tiny aqua blue and golden glitters mixed in the sheer navy blue base. Unfortunately the golden glitters are sandwiched, so they do not appear golden on the nails. TBOTS turned into a slightly different shade of blue once swatched on the nails.
Have you tried the nail polishes of Majolica Majorca?

Have a wonderful one!