Monday, September 29, 2014

Essie - Full Steam Ahead

Although it's the end of September, we had a lovely weather this weekend. I took advantage of it and planted some tulips that will hopefully bloom in the spring. I have ordered the bulbs online, from here. It's a really cute site, and you don't have to worry about planting at the right time, because they will only deliver your order when the time is right :-)

Today's manicure is not a typical autumn manicure, but the tulips and the lovely weather did not let me use other colors :-)


For this manicure I have used:
  • Essie - Full Steam Ahead, a timid lilac shade with tiny little silver shining particles,  from the 2013 Summer Collection
  • Green and blue neon nail studs from Born Pretty Store. Item Nr.12408 , available here

After the first two coats of the Essie polish have dried, I have applied a third coat in which I have immediately placed the studs. After drying I have added a top coat to make sure that I won't lose the studs.



Gilbert was of course also present. He found the polish in the grass and decided that it belongs to him :-)


One more quick look at him :-)


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Changes in my life

Hello again!

It has been almost a month since I haven't posted any manicures. I am not lazy or bored of this blog, but there has been a lot going on lately.

The reason why I haven't had time for NailGlaze is this:


I am now officially a Mrs :-)

Beacause this post is about me, instead of my manicure, I am wearing a simple nude nail polish, Rimmel 60 Seconds Nr. 513 Let's Get Nude.



I have also moved, so  from now on my pictures should have more natural backgrounds ..



 ...and we have got a kitten, named Gilbert :-)



If you are interested in his evolution, just let me know in the comments and I will be including him in my posts :-).

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lovely Pink with Nail Stickers

I have been searching for this color for 2 years, since I first saw it over at Colour Your Life (here). Now I finally have it and I am showing it to you too.


For this manicure I have used:
  • Lovely Color Mania - Nr. 166
  • Born Pretty Store - Nail Decals, item Nr. 6229, It contains flower shaped decals in different forms and sizes. You can check it out here.

Isn't it Lovely? :-) 

Which nail sticker should I use next?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yellow All-In-One

I usually get my inspiration when I am on vacation. This summer was no exception :-)
I grabbed my yellow polish, applied it  and decorated it a little bit ...


For this manicure I have used:
  • Flormar SuperShine - Nr. 41
  • Golden Rose Nail Art - Nr. 101 (white)
  • Golden Rose Nail Art - Nr. 106 (black)
  • purple glitter flakes - placed manually
I don't know about you, but I just love it!


At first there was only the glitter, but it seamed too simple .. so I added the dots and... BOOM :-)



Would you wear this manicure?

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Diagonal Dots

Whenever you are in the search of a quick and impressive manicure, go for dots! I use if often and it really turns heads. Last week  a lady couldn't believe that I had natural nails and that the dots were made by me, even without having done a professional manicure learning course. It really feels good when people appreciate my hobby :-)

I was wearing this:

For this manicure I have used:
  • Golden Rose Rich Color - Nr. 49
  • Golden Rose Nail Art - Nr. 101 (white)
  • Golden Rose Nail Art - Nr. 106 (black)
In Romania, Golden Rose polishes are available @ www.cosmania.ro


I wore the blue polish for a couple of days, but look a bit too boring, so a I added some dots inside dots :-)


The polishes I have used once again:

 

One more, with the pine tree we planted together with my future husband (how odd to say it this way :-) ). We will decorate it this Christmas :-)


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Textured China Glaze

Remember the textured polish fever? Well I still have it :-)
I want to show you a textured polish from China Glaze, which is perfect for a vacation and will look lovely on your dark, sunbathed skin :-). I will definitely wear it!

China Glaze Texture - Toe-Tally Textured

Toe-Tally Textured has a powerful orange, almost neon orange color.



Isn't is awesome?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nail Polish Removers That I Use

I usually show you manicures and often wine about removing them (especially glitters), but I have never shown you my collection of nail polish removers. So now is the time :-)

The first and most important criteria when I buy a nail polish remover is being acetone free. Even if removing will become a sweatier process (when removing glitters of course), I prefer these because them won't dry out my nails. 

At the moment I have 6 nail polish removers and I use them depending on the manicure (how may coats, what color, with or without glitters) I am wearing. 

My all time Nr. 1: Pierre Rene Professional's Nail Polish Remover with no acetone and with oil conditioner.



This polish remover is available online @ Magiq (here), where a bottle of 145 ml costs only 13 RON + shipping.
I like it because:
  • it's transparent 
  • has a "nice" fruity like smell, not like a usual solvent
  •  removers quite fast glitters
Nr. 2 + 3: Bourjois Gentle Nail Enamel Remover and Astor Nail Polish Remover.


I use Astor Professional Nail Care Nail Polish Remover for light colors, mainly nudes and whites. It's a really soft remover, but smells like heavy duty acetone. You will have to work that cotton pad :-).  It's available here. 100 ml for 10 RON.

Although Bourjois Gentle Nail Enamel Remover has a pink color, I like it's fruity "perfume" which will persist a few minutes on your nails. I always wash my nails after removing the polish so I don't benefit from this extra :-). It works fine even with darker colors.

Nr. 4: Essence Quick & Easy Sponge Nail Polish Remover


I got this one from Barcelona (I haven't seen it in stores in Romania). I use it seldom, when I am in a hurry and I am not wearing any glitters, but my mom is in love with it! She says that the person who invented it was a genius. I agree.
It has a nice fragrance which I cannot identify :-)

Nr. 5: Gia Paris Nail Polish Remover 


This is the low cost variant of the Essence Quick & Easy remover. 
Actually it's a sponge in a jar filled with acetone. I guess you noticed by now: I am all about fragrance ... and this one is with pineapple. The remover works surprisingly well, I have to recommend it.
It's available online here, with different fragrances. 

As an alternative to nail polish removers, I use a peel off base coat from Essence (which I can't find at the moment to take a picture of and I am extreeemly pissed off because of this). I only recommend it for short periods (a few days), because it will stain the nails.

Have you tried the products from above? What nails polish removers are you using and what are your experiences with them? 

I'm on holiday in Crete, Greece, until next week. The following 4 blog posts will be scheduled. Hope you enjoy them :-).

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