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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's day nails

Hello everyone and happy valentine's day!

I love occasions like these to get my nails done a little festive.

I went with the classic theme of hearts. I love hearts and I love my always reliable stamping plates.

I used the reversed stamping technique for this design, because I found it a lot easier to get them on the nail where I wanted. i started with a white base and coated 2 nails with a very pretty polish I found from Broadway nails called "Juliette". Even the name is perfect for the occasion.

For the big patterns I used the plate BP-32. I emphasized the lines of the original pattern a little bit using the reversed stamping method. For the red hearts I used plate M56 that I cannot find in the store anymore to link it to you.

As stamping polish I used the little bottles set from BPS that you can find here 

Now for the bling part I used a super cute, sorta new product that put out. It has a bunch of iridescent colored rhinestones in all sort of shapes. I used the bows and the classic round rhinestones to make the little pattern under my reversed french.

You can find them >here< for $4.55 on regular price but you can get them discounted right now. They are absolutely lovely and they catch sun light like little diamonds. There are about 200 pcs in there in individual chambers on the wheel.

The rhinestones were set using just tweezers and plain top coat. I sealed the whole design in high shine top coat from Broadway nails.

I hope you like it and that you enjoy your valentine's day at the fullest with your loved one, or if you're like me, with your pets.

If you like any of the products mentioned you can use the code below for a 10% discount and free shipping.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Chevron tape roll review

Hello everyone!

Hope you guys are safe from the snow storms today. Since it snowed so much around here I went ahead and done my nails to suit the snowy nature around me. It's gorgeous, but damn cold.

Also, with my latest batch of nail art goodies I picked from I got this chevron tape roll that I was dying to try. I did something inspired by a winter sweater, with tons of glitter with a new polish I got my hands on at Walmart.

Now onto this cute sparkly roll of tape. It's pretty thick, there is a lot of tape in there. The tape itself it's layered in 3 slices set on sticker paper. What you see rolled there is actually sticker paper. You can peel individual slices of tape from it.

Since I needed 3 for each nail, I cut as much as I needed from the tape and used just like you'd use a sticker, using tweezers. The tape itself is pretty fragile , but had zero problems peeling it off my nails. It gives a lovely effect.

You can find it >here< for $2.99. Mine came in gold, but you can pick other glittery colors as well.

For my design I used a black base coat and 1 coat of a lovely polish named "RespeK" from Pure Ice. It's a dark purple with a lot of cold toned micro glitters, semi opaque.

I set on my chevron tape, like in the photo below, and using a sponge I dabbed silver glitter polish over the original colors. To get the best effect, peel the tape off right away before the polish dries. I used a sponge because that's how you get the maximum amount of saturation with glitter, even from a polish that is not very dense.

I used tiny 1.5mm rhinestones for my chevron nails and for the accent nails I used metal rings and 3mm rhinestones in the center, with some gold tear drop shaped rhinestones.

I sealed everything in high shine top coat from Broadway Nails.

I took the photos in the snow outside, I absolutely loved the effect of them. My fingers were a lil' swollen but it was well worth it!

I hope you like it and if you want to try out the tape you can use the code below for 10% discount and free shipping. Happy snow ball-ing!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Start of the year manicure

Hello everyone and Happy 2016!

As a first post of this year I thought I'd share my nails I wore on new years eve and on my birthday 3 days later. I love love loveeeeee how they came out. I wanted a lot of sparkle on my nails on new year and I think I managed to have them.

They were a little bit time consuming since I applied the glitter piece by piece and I'm a little of a newb at using tape.

The polishes I used are:

  • black polish from Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
  • Pure Ice- Beware
What I did was coat all my nails with a black polish and on 2 nails from each hand I applied 2 thin coats of solid silver glitter. 

I used the tape to cover half my nail and paint a coat of the same black polish.

The time consuming part was applying the glitter. I used a marbling tool from my dotting tool set and 1mm orange hexies that you can find >here< . Yes its a huge lot of 70+ glitters of different shapes and sizes but that was 3 years ago and didn't even make a dent.

Before applying the glitter I used a 4mm super shiny rhinestones in the center of my black and silver nails and applied the glitter around them and right on the center, one by one.

I used just top coat to set everything, and surprisingly nothing is out of place still.

I used a high shine top coat from Broadway Nails to seal the design.

It was so crazy looking at the end the pictures don't do justice. They are super sparkly perfect for any new year or birthday party.

I hope you like them and I'm looking forward to share more nails I do at home in 2016. Even though I'm going to be a mom in mid May so they might get a little more rare.

Also, Happy birthday to me :3