Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hello 2017 & Penguin freehand nail art

Needless to say 2016 wasn't my year for many reasons. Personal issues made my motivation at the bottom and my nail art'ing was sparse. To make it worse I had computer problems (which of course could have been solved with an excellent economy). To sum it up, all things which could go wrong at the same time did. I hope 2017 will be much better. :)

I'm not really expecting anyone of my old followers to still be around. I feel like I'm doing this for my self. Building up my searchable archive as I intended before, to easier see what I've done and my improvements etc.

I'm that kind of person who likes things in order. Therefore I debated with my self how I should handle the blog thing. I've posted things on IG which I haven't posted here. Should I try to catch up? Should I give up and just keep doing IG only? I've decided for a yes and no on the catching up, I won't force it though. I like the routine to post the same content on both channels on same dates.

So, I've updated my blog design a bit. Not sure I want to keep Blogger though, suddenly it feels awfully dated, but that's for another day. This is better than nothing for the moment.

First up is this penguin nail art for an IG challenge called Glamnailschallenge. Simple freehand with nail polish. Actually my first ever penguin nail art. :) And I'm really proud of it.

Polishes used:
Gina Tricot - Summer Sky
Gina Tricot - White
Depend - Nr039
China Glaze - Home Sweet House Music
(not in the pic: Depend matte tc)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

31DC2016 - Simple purple dot nail art

For purple I went with something simple. Just graphical dots going from the tip of my nails.

Polishes used:
HM -

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

31DC2016 - Blue medallion pattern stamping

I just love my new stamping plates! This medallion pattern has been wanted for long! ^_^

Polishes used:
Moyou special blue polish
Kleancolor -

31DC2016 - Green glitter gradient

Simple but beautiful, green toned gradient with green glitter. <3

Polishes used:
Sally Hansen - Sweet Tulip
KIKO - 851
Golden Rose - No. 05

Monday, September 5, 2016

31DC2016 - Simple yellow nail art

The days past quickly and I'm only up to date at instagram with the 31dc2016. Trying to get that fixed. ;) So here's my yellow mani.

Under neath it's a neon yellow to yellow gradient but since I'm rolling with my phone camera the beautiful transition didn't show.. At least the rhinestones looked cool. :)

Polishes used:

Pure Ice - Show Stopper
Orly - Glowstick

Saturday, September 3, 2016

31DC2016 - Orange jelly over stamping

I reused the previous mani and put orange jelly over my red stamping. Ended up really cool imho! :D

The no-name polish used above.
Moyou special nail polish in red.
Rival de loop - nude

Thursday, September 1, 2016

31DC2016 - Red stamping

 Yay, finally 31 day challenge 2016 and here's my red mani. I decided to stamp this floral pattern over a nude base mani. Hope you'll like. :)

Polishes used:
Rival De Loop - (?)
MoYou special red stamping polish
heart shaped stamping plate

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Black, red and purple palm tree nail art

Black, red and purple was the previous When Colours Collide challenge colors and I did a palm tree free hand. Loved the end result. :)

Polishes used:

Wet N Wild - Red A Good Book / Ballon Rouge
KIKO - 333
HM - Purple Patch
Maybelline - Black Out

ILNP - Valentina, swatch

Time for a swatch, which is the beautiful Valentina from ILNP. It's a sheer blue duochrome/multichrome polish which color shifts to pink and golden orange and yellow where the shine hits and is green and tealish at the side of the nails. Absolutely stunning imho and I like how my nails almost looks porcelain with it on. The down-side is that it's coat-hungry and below is 6 coats. I assume shorter nails could get by with less. But, this polish is also beautiful for layering so I guess for those who prefer less coats that would be an option. :)

Purchased from ILNP.com :)