Monday, May 11, 2015

KIKO - 341, swatch

For this Blue Monday I have KIKO - 341 which is a slight dark but still very bright blue with a hint of green in it. I'd describe it as aqua. (The second pic might the the most color accurate, the others a slightly too light) The formula was awesome, almost one coat but in the end I needed 2 coats to make it 100% opaque. 

Bought in a KIKO store for sale 1 euro.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

P2 - Toffee Time, swatch

This is the black sheep in the collection, I assume more pinks will be sold than brown at least. ;) But it do feel super unusual and not even KIKO had a brown like this. And I just had to have it.. it's too weird to miss out on, at least for me.

The base color is a light (but not necessarily pastel) and cold toned brown, like mud and more like the color taupe (purple undertones) than chocolate brown. The others from the Crisp Color collection also feel like they're mixed with "white" and they're crelly like while Toffee Time is more jelly. In this one the shredded particles is red and that dark brown. Surprisingly this was much thinner than the other in the collection. Most of them have been quite thin on the first coat, but because of the texture, the second coat has filled them up perfectly. However here I needed 3 coats and therefore this probably is slightly more slow drying. I actually don't think it's that ugly, it feels unusual and is definitely unique in my stash. 

2.45 euro at DM.

So people, what do you think about this? Is this cool mud or is it poo? Does this makes your face wrinkle in horror like Mrs Data described some previous textures or do you find it interesting?

Saturday, May 9, 2015

P2 - Honey Fluff, swatch

Honey Fluff (isn't that name fun btw?) is a yellow pastel with red and that dark brown/violet shredded particles in it. I was hoping for the yellow to be more bright and clear yellow, but it reminds me more of a muted nude/orange yellow tone. It's nice but will not be the super favorite I assumed it to be, even though I of course like it a lot. Application was easy and I needed 2 coats.

2.45 euro at DM.

Friday, May 8, 2015

P2 - Peach Icing, swatch

Peach Icing is a quite bright peachy pastel texture with red shredded particles. I used 2 coats which was as easy as the other from this Crisp Color collection from P2. As you might remember this one has some similarities to P2 - Cotton Candy and I've prepared a comparison of them which you'll see in a future post. I'm all in for textures, but I'm not sure about this color. What do you think? :)

2.45 euro at DM.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mani swap with Lakobotan - Neon leo nail art and chanel quilted nail art

Hi, this is going to be a different kind of post. Me and my friend Lakobotan decided to make a mani swap. Which means that I recreated one of her previous nail art designs and she recreated one of my previous nail art designs. We've already posted on instagram but of course I wanted to show you here at the blog too.

First a summary.

Here's some closeup of the nail art and just below are Lakobotan's recreation of my Neon leo manicure (LINK HERE) which I did a while back. Mine is to the left and her is on the right.

I used China Glaze - Hang Ten-toes, China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard, China Glaze - Sun-Kissed and Kleancolor - Black and Lakobotan used Dance legend - 822 Banana Party, Dance legend - 824 Barbie Kiss, Dance legend - 828 Tropicana and Dance legend - 1024 Nox.

And here we have my recreation of Lakobotan's Chanel inspired nail art (LINK HERE). Hers is on the left and mine to the right.

I used Rivaldeloop - 406 and Essence - satin matt top coat and Lakobotan used Orly - Liquid vinyl and opi - Matte tc

This was such a tricky nail art to recreate. Basically you have to wait until the polish is dry enough to make marks on it. However, if it's not dry enough you'll go through the polish and if it's too dry it wont leave good marks. To make the marks you can use dental floss or even a  ruler.

It's not the most long lasting manicure, because of the tiny metal beads. ;) However it was fun and challenging to make. Probably the hardest technique I've tried so far, freehand is way easier for me. ;) However I liked it and I'll probably try again with other colors and maybe without the beads for a more long lasting manicure.

So what do you think? Have you tried the chanel-inspired look with the 3D nail art look? And do you know what it's called? Maybe quilted nail art? I see a lot of hits on google with that.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Vegetable nail art in green

Yep, you read the title correct, here's a first in my blog; vegetable nail art. I've used some Born Pretty Store water decals which as usual contain of 10 sets of nails with small motives. On the one I picked out there is tomatoes, chili, cabbage, cauliflower and pea shells as seen below. I wanted to create a green manicure so I decided to clip out the peas, cauliflowers and cabbages and the rest I'll make something fun of another day. ;)

Tomato Red Pepper Water Decals Nail Art Stickers Decoration
First of all you can see my nails are shorter than before, I decided to cut them down since the constantly where breaking at the nail bed and I was fed up patching them with tea bags. It's not my favorite length but I know some of you like this length better and I'll just play with what I got until they are healthy and long again. :)

Onto the nail art. I started with a green creme polish on all my nails, then I added a white glitter green crelly polish on my thumbs, pointers and pinkies. I also decided to attach 2MM neon green square metal studs on top. And then I created a gradient from green to white on my middle and ring fingers, which are my accent nails. After everything was dry I placed my water decals (I've done a tutorial HERE) and then painted top coat on top. If you haven't tried water decals you should, they are really simple to use. This is also btw my contribution to Green Wednesday. :) I'm really happy with the result, the motive feels different and I also love anything green. ;)

Polishes and materials used:
Alanna Renee - Avada Kedavra
KIKO - 851
R de L Young - Coco Milk
Essence - Wild White Ways
2 MM green metal neon studs
Born Pretty Store Tomato Red Pepper Water Decals Nail Art Stickers Decoration 

Born Pretty Store always has free world 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.

***Some product(s) in this post has been provided for review, however it has not changed my opinion about it***

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

P2 - Cotton Candy, swatch

At first I didn't know if I wanted to buy this or the other orange from the collection. Cotton Candy is a muted nude pastel orange base with red shredded particles only. The color almost reminds me of the color crayons used when I was a child to create light skin tone (which is hilarious because no human looks like that). I wouldn't say that it match my skin tone especially well, but I actually liked it more than I thought. It's not beautiful, more like fun and unusual. (Even though I suspect it's quite close some of KIKO's cupcakes.) 2 coats and easy application, as the rest of the polishes from the Crisp Color collection from P2. What do you think? :P

2.45 euro at DM.