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. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gina Tricot - Turquoise Dust, swatch

At first glance Turquoise Dust seems like a dupé for Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's dream, however the reality is that they seem just similar. The color is a metallic pale green shade going towards blue, like a sea foam shade and it's filled with dark blue hexagon glitter and larger prismatic hexagons. This is a sheer polish and I needed 5 coats to make it cover so I'd recommend this for layering. I actually didn't fell in love with this polish so I'll be heading over to Green Wednesday enjoying other green polishes. ;)

Let's finish it off with a photo is the sun. :)
Bought at Gina Tricot (obviously;)), took the offer 3 polishes for 99SEK, which is like 3 polishes for 10 euros.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

H&M - Green Blush, swatch

Picked up this LE from H&M, I looked at the bottle and it looked quite interesting, blue-green-color shifting and some matte black tiny glitter. Unfortunately my first try was with no undies, I had an idea that it could look cool and I did thought it would cover better.I basically thought that the color shifting glitter would be opaque, not transparent which I learned after 6 or 7 coats.. The glitter actually looks pink in some angles on the nail. Anyhow, I would love to see this on top a dark base polish, maybe even a black to white gradient to also show the black glitter, and of course less coats.. What's your thoughts?

Bought at HM for 10 SEK or something like that. (Can't remember). :)

Oh and btw, funny that blogger decided to not save the original post, but something prior to when I pressed publish. It also chose bush instead of BLUSH which I changed it to now again. LOL