Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NOTD - Another Acrylic Manicure

I think I am in love with my acrylic paints and especially with the viridian green shade! This is my new creation. I hope you like it too :-)

Products I have used:
  • Maybelline - Nr. 795 Cloudy Grey
  • Acrylic Paint - Viridian Green

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Manicure with Acrylic Paint

I have been playing around with my newest toys: acrylic paints. They are easy to apply and I find them perfect if you want to paint something more complex on your nails. They are easier to use than nail polish and dry really fast.

My favorite shades are:

  • Cobalt blue
  • Viridian Green
  • White

 I applied these colors directly on the base coat. I absolutely love the result.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Challenge 6: Inspired by a SONG

Hi Girls!

I just can't believe that today is Saturday... again! I was waiting for this challenge for a long time. I've known what my song inspired manicure will look like ever since the moment I had started the 31 Days/Weeks Challenge collaboration :-D

I was inspired by Alicia Keys' song: Girl On Fire. I have first heard this song on my favorite radio station: Slow Radio.

Products I have used:
  • Flormar Supermatte - Nr. M103 (white base color)
  • Acrilic paints (red, carmin, yellow, white, black)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anniversary Post: 100th Posted Manicure!

Today is a sort of anniversary for my blog. The time has come to present to you my 100th posted manicure.

As you remember, I have started a poll in which you had the opportunity to choose what kind of nails you wanted to see in this special post (tape manicure, polka dots, gradient, glitter or stripes).

 According to your votes the winner is The Gradient. I have decided to create a special lemon-lime combination for you. Thank you all for taking the time to vote and I hope that the result rises to your expectations. 

NOTD - French with Essence Stickers

Today, at the office, we had an official visit from our German Headquarters so I decided to wear some light nail polish and blend in :-).

Products I have used:
  • Brooklin French Manicure  Nr. 4
  • Essence Nail Stickers
  • Astor Top Coat

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flormar Nr. 429 with Nail Tape Stripes

The time has come to present one of my favorite shades: Flormar Nr. 429.
I have used this polish in an another post too. You can visit the manicure here.

Products I have used:
  • 2 coats of Flormar Nr. 429
  • 2 blue nail tape strips for every nail (they give an extravagant look to your nails but without a top coat they won't last long on the nails)

Monday, February 18, 2013

NOTD - China Glaze: Whirled Away

Today I am wearing one of my dream polishes: China Glaze - Whirled Away :-). 
As base color I have used Rimmel Lycra - Nr. 291 Urban Princess.

This polish has the same "problem" as the rest of Cirque Du Soleil Collection: without applying a top coat, the glitters will come off the nail. Besides this, I like the black and white effect you get.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rimmel Metal Rush - Royal Blue

This is a polish I have had for some time on my wish list. The first time I have seen Rimmel Metal Rush was at Douglas and had cost 40 Ron (9 Euro). Back then I decided that it was too much for me. Later I found this polish at different drug stores but the price was still high. All this until one day when I was shopping in Auchan and I saw it for 13 Ron (approx. 3 Eur). That moment I knew I had to buy it!

Rimmel Metal Rush - Nr. 60 Royal Blue

I am glad that I did, because it's a beautiful polish. A great combination of violet and an interesting blueish green shade.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Challenge 5: Stripes

Today is Saturday again and this means: Challenge Time!
This Weeks Challenge was: Stripes. I found this challenge a bit awkward and unfortunately this is all I could come up with:

Products I have used:
  • Brooklin - Nr. BRKF2 Neon Pink (brought from Lady's, online)
  • Flormar Nail Art - NA12

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

As I have said in my previous posts I am not that much into Valentine’s Day. This is the reason why I won’t be wearing any hearts on my nails today.

Instead I have chosen a simple dotted manicure. I have to say, that I am absolutely in love with it and I hope you won’t get bored of so many pictures!

Products I have used:

  • Bourjois Paris – Nr. 11 Rouge in Style
  • Flormar Nail Art – Nr. NA 01 (white dots)
  • Flormar Nail Art – Nr. NA12 (black dots)
  • Home made dotting tool

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Hearts Manicure

As promised I am back with my second attempt of a Valentine's Day Manicure. This time I have allocated more time for finishing the design.

Products I have used:
  • Flormar SuperMatte - Nr. M103 (white base color)
  • Flormar SuperShine - Nr. 29 (light pink base)
  • Flormar Nail Art - Nr. NA12 (black hearts and outline)
  • Bourjois Paris - Nr. 11 Rouge In Style (red hearts)
  • S-he Stylezone - Nr. 320 (gold outline)
  • Impala Mini - Nr.10 (red outline)
  • Avon - Rave (sparking pink outline)
  • thin brush

First Valentine’s Day Manicure

For approximately a month, the nail blog community is burning up with this Valentine’s Day fever. Maybe it’s just a weird coincidence but every blog I follow has at least one manicure or outfit prepared for this big event.

I am not that into this event but I feel somehow obligated to keep up with my fellow bloggers so… this is my first attempt of a Valentine’s Day Manicure.

This is the very first time I have drawn hearts on my nails so be gentle with me. 

 Products I have used:
Rimmel London – Nr. 030 Double Decker Red
OPI – The Spy Who Loved Me
Flormar Nail Art – Black
Flormar Supershine – Nr. 39
Mini Impala – Nr. 10

Monday, February 11, 2013

Liebster Award

Hi Girls! Today has been a special day: I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by two fellow nail bloggers: Ana from Missing Piece of my Puzzle  and Florina from That's Why we smile. Thank you that you have been thinking of me. You brought sunshine to this sad winter day.

The rules of this award
  1. Name and thank the person/blog who gave you this award.
  2. Write 11 things about yourself. If we became fiends through this blog, it's only natural that we should know a few things about each other.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked and come up with 11 new questions.
  4. Nominate 9 fellow bloggers who you admire and who happen to have less than 200 followers.
  5. Notice them about it on their page.

Thank you Missing Piece of my Puzzle si That's Why we Smile for your kindness of nominating me for this prize!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Challenge 4: Orange Nails

This weeks challenge, the orange nails, is really close to my heart. That is because the polish that I have used for this manicure is the one that inspired me to start this nail blog in the first place. You may go here to check out my very first posted picture back in 2011.

Getting back to the present here is my recent work with the same old bottle of polish. My little friend, the Tiger hasn't joined me this time, but I believe that the result has still turned out quite nice.

Things that I have used:

  • Maybelline New York - Nr. 460 Orange Couture
  • Maybelline New York - Nr. 630 Dark Denim
  • FIMO Flowers

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

China Glaze: It's a trap-eze!

Today I want to show you my new favorite polish. It is a China Glaze from the Cirque Du Soleil Collection: It's a trap-eze! and it's a glitter polish!

China Glaze - It's a trap-eze!

  I find it interesting that the glitters aren't in a transparent polish but in a milky white base. This gives a special effect to the glitters. They look less.... glittery :-). This way you can apply the polish directly on your base coat, no need for a base color. For these pictures I have used a pink base color (Rimmel Lycra Pro - Nr. 291 Urban Princess) but I have to admit that I liked the simple version better.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Challenge 3: Inspired by a Color

For the 3rd Challenge I was inspired by Shrek. I am sure you are all thinking at the same color I did :-).

For this manicure I have used:
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nr. 460 Limealicious
  • Flormar Nail Art Nr. NA01 (white liner)
  • Flormar Nail Art Nr. NA12 (black liner)