Thursday, August 28, 2014

Simple Piglet nail art

Hi! For today I have something very simple to show: black stripes over a pink base! Well, I imagine it to be simple Piglet nails (from Winne The Pooh). Apparently this was the only decent photo I took (therefore it's been sitting in my finished archive pile and is so old that it has the old font I used before.) Almost forgot, pink enough for Pink Thursday! :D

Polishes used:
China Glaze - Hang-Ten-Toes

L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black

And some other news; I've got a new banner from Born Pretty Store (placed in left side of my blog):

http://www.bornprettystore.com 

I therefore have a new 10% discount code for you to use if you want to do some nail polish/nail art shopping, which is NGL91. I've also changed the code in all previous posts so you wont use the wrong one. :D xx

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ylin MOOD -#12 color changing nail polish, swatch & review

Hi! Today I''m showing a green toned color changing nail polish from Born Pretty Store which on the bottle has the brand name Ylin MOOD and the name is #12. The brand is new to me and this is also the first thermo polish I've tried. :) It's also my first polish from Born Pretty Store, previously I've only tried some nail art products from them. This is also my contribution for Green Wednesday. :)

The color is a yellow toned middle green color when it's "cold" and a gorgeous lime green/almost neon yellow color when it's "hot". The effect is instant and you can literally see the color change, especially playing with water. ;) My bottle looked slightly shifted in the bottle, however the mixing balls fixed that. The formula is creamy and application is easy almost reminding me of acrylic paint. It covers in 3 thick coats, and the finish is semi matte so I prefer tc on top. Oh, and another thing; This is my first and only polish, not smelling like polish(=chemical paint) at all. It has just a super subtle scent of like lemon/lime soap. So, my feelings about this then; I adore the green color(s) and having a perfect gradient all day around is awesome. What's not making this a perfection is the finish without tc, it's not self leveling shiny on it's own like some polishes are. However I'm still thinking of trying some more colors from them (like the blue-purple one). :)








 
Born Pretty Store always has free word wide shipping and if you're interested in purchasing you can always use my code NGL91 which gives you 10% discount on this and/or all products at BPS. Original price is $15.68 but with discount ~$14.

Here's the direct link: 12ml New Magic Green/Yellow Color Changing Mood Nail Polish Nail Art #12

 ***This product in this post has been provided for review, however it has not changed my opinion about it***

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

China Glaze - Flirty Tankini, swatch

Here the weather has become more and more autumn like and I fear that the summer is not coming back (even though the news talked about a new heat rush).. Anyhow, I'd still like to color things up with some neons from China Glaze's neon collection from 2012( slowly publishing these ones..lol;))

I'm honestly not that into coral polishes normally but Flirty Tankini is one of those polishes which has changed my mind. I would describe the color as coral pink with baby pink shimmer. I'd say that the formula is jelly with shimmer and I required 3 coats for this (with no white base necessary).




Few pictures but still very nice, right?! ;)

Monday, August 25, 2014

German dotticure

This was actually meant to be published yesterday but the time wasn't just enough..As you can see of the nail art I've used a creme white base and then I've dotted rows of black, red and yellow dots diagonally over my nails. First I was disappointed and thought that I should have done one row of each color to get them as many times instead of three here. And I'm not sure about the yellow color, maybe this one is too bright together with the white? However my boyfriend liked it and I decided to keep it. :)

And yes...today I'll finally tell you my good news I've been talking about in a previous post.. At the bottom of the post. ;)







Polishes used:
ZTIZ - 6626
Kleancolor - Neon Yellow

Kleancolor - White
Claudia - 607

..And then to the news (or actually there are two news) which as you might have suspected had something to do with the nail art, kinda.. ;) Me and my boyfriend are moving to Germany; Cologne. My bf has got a cool job offer/internship and I'm hoping that there are some possibilities there for me too. At least the possibilities there are better comparing to the small town we're living in here in Sweden. At this point we're not sure how long we're staying, it depends on how everything is going and how we feel. I'll of course continue to blog and I'm bringing a some of my polishes, but not all of them (that would be quite impossible, especially in the beginning). And I also have some news for the blog, I got this really cool cooperation with MoYou! So in a very soon future you'll see some stamping going on here. ;) I really like that because I've been really stoked about getting started with stamping (like more serious, today I feel very insecure about it; I have a lot to learn.) and also some of you readers have proposed that I should show more stamping, so win-win. :) xx

Friday, August 22, 2014

Green holo gradient

Here I have something beautiful for you to show; a green holo gradient. Or well, the holos from A England are as usual super subtle so there is more of a hint of holo giving the whole nail art some great depth. I like this color combo, it feels very forest like with the bluish green feeling like pine and the green towards yellow being like leaf trees or something. For more holo polishes, check out Skimmerskuggan with her Holo Friday. :)





Polishes used:
A England - Dragon

A England - Saint George

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Etude House - #6 Mini Black Face, Layering and swatch


Hi! Just got back to my home town and with me I brought a bad cold.. However, I dived in to my archive and found Etude House - #6 Mini Black Face, which is the polish I'm showing today. Feels like I've showed all my Etude House on a gray base but apparently I like it like that. XD

#6 Mini Black Face is on of the polishes from Etude House's XOXO Minnie In The Nails collection. The polish has black matte minnie/mickey mouse face glitter, larger matte pink hexagons, some middle size matte white hexagons and matte pink/white/black hexagons in a smaller size, all in a clear base. I used 2-3 coats (some dabbing and placement but the black faces where fairly easy to get on the brush). I like the result even though I feel like the next time I'll use this I'll make sure that my nails are as long as possible. I also think I'll use a lighter color next time, the gray looks darker with this combo than usual. What do you think?









Polishes used:
Etude House - #6 Mini Black Face
Nordic Cap - NP24

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Black and gold antique/vintage nail art

Hi! Took some more days off from the blog.. went on a fishing and camping tour with my family. And later today my boyfriend will come here. But of course I want to show you my nails, especially when Lela has a theme at Nail Art Sunday. The theme was "antique" and I had no idea what to do at first.. Then I remembered that my mother has some antique golden polish which I wanted to use and I googled for "antique gold pattern" and decided to make a free interpretation with gold and black with a whole bunch of accent nails. I'm quite happy with the mix.







Polishes used:
ZTIZ - 9923 (gold)
ZTIZ - 6626 (black creme)
Kleancolor - Beyond Time And Space
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
Metal studs rhinestones, "golden flower petal"

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Metallic leopard spots

Hi! Had a blog free day yesterday. Went to my brother and his girl friend and hang out and had barbecue dinner etc. And now I'm also at my parents place, picking blueberries, painting their house etc. I also have some good news to tell you later on but we can save that for later. :)

Let's look at some nail art instead. Large blue metallic leopard spots on top of black creme, quite elegant and clean. And yea, apparently a lot of flowers combined too since I had a flower-photo-period last year when I took these photos. XD




Love the metallic in the sun.







Polishes used:
ZTIZ (black creme)

HM matte metallic -  Blue Metal (swatch)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Paris memories - #293, swatch


What is your opinion about yellow shimmers? Like it or not, here I have some photos from last year with Paris memories - #293 (which actually is one of my moms polishes). I think this could have had high potential, being almost "honey colored" but the 4-5 coats makes me a bit negative towards it. However, considering the price it's not too bad even though I prefer creme yellows over shimmers.