Friday, October 24, 2014

Claudia - 603, swatch

Today I'm showing something super pink for United in Pink. The last Claudia from the bunch I bought awhile back, but I still have a few in the archive unshowed. 603 has been laying there untested but I thought UIP was a good oppurtunity to try it on. As with the previous Claudia the formula is perfect and I used 3 coats, even though I suspect that 2 is enough for shorter nails since it's very pigmented. The coloris bright but is definitely not a neon. I'm not that comfortable having this pink color (without nail art), especially when my nails are this long, makes me think of fakies.. ^^ And a  sad thing, to my surprice the polish stained my nails despite my base coat.. :(

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Golden Rose - No. 27, swatch

We're already at the forth day of United in Pink and for today I have a glitter I got from Lakobotan which is mostly pink anyhow. :)

Golden Rose - No. 27 has a majority of pale pink hexagon glitter, then red and black hexagons, red super short strung glitter, tiny white glitter and shredded pristmatic glitter, all in a clear base. It's such a weird and lovely combination! Below is 2 coats on a dark red creme so the manicure looks a bit more red than the polish actually is. I'll probably thin this polish a bit in the future too, the formula feels a tiny bit too thick. In retrospective I could have used it on the bare nail but perhaps 3 coats? Must try that in the future. :) What do you think?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Argyle nail art tutorial

As promised I got a tutorial of the argyle nails I showed you yesterday. I've done it by step-by-step-pictures and with an explanation of each step. You'll need three different colors of polishes. Two of them can be fine liner polishes or you can use a thin nail art brush and optionally a dotting tool.

And a reminder, this week is for awareness for breast cancer, so go and check out United In Pink if you haven't already and/or give your support for Pink Ribbon Charity. :)

Hope you like it and if you try you can (if you want to) leave me a comment so I can have a look. :) Sadly I think the picture looks a bit pixelated and when I uploaded it, hope you can make it out anyhow, otherwise let me know. :)

Polishes used:
Jordana Pop Art - Contemporary White
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Baby Pink

La Femme - Silverado(?) 32

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Argyle nails in pink, gray and white

United In Pink continues and for today I have an argyle nail art to show you. Last month I showed argyle nails in black, white and red and this is my pinked up version. Tomorrow I'm planning to show you a tutorial of how I did this according to a request I got on facebook. :) Enjoy!

EDIT: Tutorial HERE

Polishes used:
Jordana Pop Art - Contemporary White
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Baby Pink

La Femme - Silverado(?) 32

Monday, October 20, 2014

Clarie's - Junk, swatch and layering

Hi! October is filled with themes and one of them is United In Pink which is about bringing attention to cancer research around breast cancer. In the nail polish community we gather up and paint our nails pink to show awareness. Of course we all know pink polish wont actually do something, but awareness and reminding about giving money does and that's what it's all about. :) You can give money directly to your countries campaign and/or buying products which support the cause, your choice.

My polish of today is a layering polish from Claire's, which I bought here in Germany. I decided to layer it over a brown shade. Clarie's - Junk has 4 sizes of hexagon neon pink matte glitter in a clear base. The pink is really as neon as it gets but I'm not sure it shows in my pictures even though it shows IRL. I used 2-3 coats with a some what dabbing techique. I like the polish and I see a lot of nail art potential in it. :)

Polishes used:
KIKO - 815
Clarie's - Junk

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Metallic stripes and rhinestone flowers

Did this while back, last year actually and I'm really happy with the result. The stripes makes the nails look super long and I like how the rhinestones looks like flowers. :) For more nail art you can check out Nail Art Sunday.

Polishes and materials used:
5MM rhinestone in purple

2MM rhinestone in light purple
HM Matte Metallic -  Silver
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Metallic Pink

L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rapsodi - 175, swatch

This is a duchrome polish which I bought in a vacation in Crete. The main colors in the bottle are green and pink. I've tried this before on it's own and it was too sheer so here I've layered in on a black creme. I've actually swatched this before but the photos came out crappy so I decided to reuse this polish.

One coat on black makes it look mostly pink and here I'm showing it with 2 coats on top of  black creme. It's hard to photograph it properly, but the main colors showing is a pale pink with dirty mud like green "sides". Depending on the light and angle of the hand I see pale pink, green, brown, bronze/golden, warm hot pink and even purple.

This last one is only one coat, the brush strokes shows more and the colors seems mostly pink.
I really like this polish even though it's not my favorite duochorme/multichrome polish and I almost regret not buying more when the cost was something like 1 euro. I'm also going to try layer it over green in the future and see how that will look like. :)