Sunday, March 31, 2013

Flower Wednesday

Hi Everyone!

Let's bring Spring into our lives and blogs with some flower manicures :-)

Starting with the 3rd of April, 2013 every Wednesday, for a month, I will post only flower manicures.
If you would like to join me, just leave a comment and post the above picture into your own blog post.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Challenge 11: Flowers

Hi Girls!

Today it was supposed to be a beautiful spring day, after all it's almost April!
Unfortunately the winter is way too stubborn to let us enjoy some sunshine. This is why my flowers aren't the best I could have done. I am just not in a mood for drawing flowers. Drawing frostwork would have been more suitable for this weather!

Products I have used:
  • Maybelline - Nr. 795 Cloudy Grey (grey)
  • Rimmel - Nr. 55 Sunshine (yellow)
  • Flormar - Nr. 445 (purple)
  • Dotting Tool

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Manicure 4

Hi there!

Today is the last day of the first edition of The Tri-Polish Challenge. The colors of March were: coral, green and purple.

This is the manicure for which I have used all there polishes at the same time! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2 Years Anniversary and Short Story

My dear readers,

this is a very special day for me. My blog turns 2 years old today! :-)
As you know, I have decided to organize my first giveaway for this occasion. The happy winner is Daniela Zaharia. Congatulations! 

I would like to share with you the short story of my little blog, which I am so proud of. 
On the 27th of March, 2011 I bought an orange nail polish from Auchan, during a launch break. I went home, painted my nails and and I saw that they looked really nice. I couldn't resist taking a photo while I was holding Tiger, Winnie The Pooh's friend. The days passed and I was so proud of that photo (I even printed it out), I wanted to show it to the whole world! This is when the idea of a blog popped into my mind!

At first the blog was called: Lililala's Photo Nail Blog (maybe some of you still remember it as such). My plan was to post mostly photos (my English wasn't that good at the time). 

Maybelline New York - Nr. 460 Orange Couture

At the beginning I was posting only NOTDs (of course, at the time I had no idea that they were in fact NOTDs). I had no idea what is a blogroll, GFC, Labels and much more. :-) I just posted my daily manicure.

Time had passed and during my first year I had posted 46 manicures/NOTDs. 
In 2012 I got promoted, life started to accelerate and Lililala's Photo Nail Blog was left behind. There had been only 29 posted manicures, none in September, October and November. (I am so ashamed of this fact).
Then in January 2013 something happened. I realized that I am still in love with nail polishes (more than ever, my stash grew from 20 to 150 polishes). In January 2013 I bought my own domain name, started to redesign my blog, joined several groups on Facebook and participated in several challenges.

I owe special thanks to the members of Girls Online who supported me and accepted me in their collective. I started to grow the moment I joined you!

Today I have 127  followers, 119 published posts (including this one :-) ), around 28.000 views and a mind full of potential manicures! 

Thank you all for your support, visits and kind words! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Manicure 3

Hi Girls!

It's time for the third manicure from The Tri-Polish Challange. You can find the first two manicures here and here.

This time I have used the green and the coral polishes and made a cloud manicure. Yes know, this doesn't look like a coral polish. I haven't applied it directly on the white polish, but on top of the green one. This is why it looks darker than in the previous manicures.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Polishes from Hungary

Hi Girls!

I have spent my last weekend in Hungary, Hajduszoboszló at the local Aqua Palace  Although the main purpose of this weekend was to relax I couldn't fight visiting a Rossmann store in search of some new nail polishes.

This is the little haul I came home with:

From left to right:
  • NYC - Nr. 105 Lights-Camera-Glitter
  • Essence - Peel off base coat 
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper - Nr. 13 Mrs and Mr Glitter
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper - Nr. 10 Glorious Aquarius

I had been dreaming of this polish from the moment I've seen it here and now I finally got it :-D. I am talking about Lovely Color Mania - Nr. 166.

NYC - Nr. 105 Lights-Camera-Glitter 
This is a glitter polish containing light blue, light pink hexagonal glitters and silver dot glitters.
I plan to use it on top of a dark blue polish.

Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper - Nr. 13 Mrs and Mr Glitter
Another glitter polish, this time only with hexagonal glitters. It contains 3 colors: light green, blue and black.

Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper - Nr. 10 Glorious Aquarius
At first I didn't want to buy this one but my boyfriend liked it so much I couldn't leave it there. Now it's one of my favorites, I am so glad I have brought it! This polish is all about blue and turquoise glitters in different shapes and sizes.

Essence - Peel off base coat 
This product is just amazing! I love it! It's like...fallen from the glitter polish heaven :-D. It takes under a minute to remove the "worst" glitter I own: Milani Jewel FX in 3 coats!

Lovely Color Mania - Nr. 166
As I have said, this polish is a dream came true. On top of all, it had only cost me 246 Ft. That's about 4 RON or 1 EURO!  

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Challenge 10: Green Nails

Hi Girls!

I just can't believe it's Saturday again!
Although I love green, I had a rough time coming up with something interesting. I had to remake my middle finger from my left hand 5 times! For a moment I wanted to give up on this challenge when my boyfriend pointed out a polish I had almost forgotten about :-)

Products I have used:
  • Orly -  Nr. 40665 Green Apple -> newest polish from the stash and my first Orly ever. I especially love the rubberized top and the creamy formula. For this manicure I have used 2 coats and it dried really fast. 
  • Essence Peel Off Base Coat -> wonderful product. I can now remove the dust from my "toughest" glitter polishes. 
  •  Milani Jewel FX - Nr. 531 Gold -> in 2 thick coats. I was surprised that it dried as fast as the Orly.
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper - Nr. 13 Mrs and Mr Glitter
  • Gold Caviar -> brought online from This is my first attempt, please be gentle :-)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Manicure 2

Hi Girls!

Today I am back with the second manicure from The Tri-Polish Challenge. The first manicure is available here.
As you may already know, we are supposed to use the same 3 polishes during the challenge. The shades were chosen by Smashley Sparkles and they are: coral, green and purple.

This time I have used the green and purple polishes which I have spiced up with some white polka dots. :-)
I have painted my nails green, on top of the green base coat I have applied white polka dots and on top of some white dots I have applied purple dots.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Tri-Polish Challenge - Manicure 1

Hi Girls!

I am participating in The Tri-Polish Challenge organized by Crumpets's Nail Tarts.

Rules of this challenge:
  • there is no given theme, only given colors: coral, green and purple
  • there will be 4 manicures on the Tuesday and Thursday of the 3rd and 4th week of the month
  • you have to use the same 3 polishes for all 4 manicures
  • you have free use of white, black, silver, gold and glitter toppers
  • for more details visit Crumpets's Nail Tarts.

I have chosen 3 Flormar polishes (if you have never heard of Flormar you will find more info here):
  • Flormar SuperShine - Nr. 28 (coral)
  • Flormar - Nr. 445 (purple)
  • Flormar Super Neon Colors - Nr. N007 (green)
For my first manicure I have chosen a combination of coral with purple and I have added some flowers using black and white polishes. Unfortunately this manicure hasn't turned out so spectacular as I have imagined it, but I promise not to disappoint you on Thursday!

Monday, March 18, 2013

NOTD - Purple with White Polka Dots

Hi Girls!

Today I want to show you a simple dotted manicure I find perfect for this time of the year.
For me purple is deafinitely a spring color, I rarely wear it during winter.

Products I have used:
  • Flormar Nr. 445 (purple base)
  • Flormar Supermatte – Nr. M103 (white dots)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Challenge 9: Inspired by a Movie

Hi Girls!

First of all it's Saturday again... finally!
Second of all it's time for a new challenge! Oh, yeah!
This is a scheduled post because I'm out of the country in this weekend, I hope it really works...
As always, I can't wait to see your manicures :-).

Although this challenge is supposed to be inspired from a movie, my source of inspiration was a TV series: The Mentalist (let's not let this minor detail get in the way). The Mentalist is my favorite TV series at the moment because the story is great and the main character is charming. But here comes the really interesting and yet terrifying drawing which is at the heart of the movie and which has inspired this manicure: The Red John Face.

Products I have used:
  • Flormar Supermatte - Nr. M103 (white base. It seems to me that I used this white polish more and more :-) )
  • Red acrylic paint

Monday, March 11, 2013

Polish Days: Vintage

Hi Girls!

Hannah from Polly Polish had the great idea of organizing a Polish Days Event with the theme: Vintage.
For this manicure have I asked my boyfriend to help me out with some vintage pocket watches. He is a big fan and collector. 

As for the manicure, this is my first ever vintage design. I decided to draw some red roses and make some black dots on a nude base color. I don't know why, but this manicure reminds me of Paris and I would definitely wear it on a romantic dinner in the city of love. 

Flormar Jewel Gold with Gemstones

Hi Girls!

For today's manicure I have chosen 2 complimentary colors: orange and blue. I think they make a great combination. 

Products I have used:
  • Flormar Jewel Gold - Nr. JG453 (orange)
  • Flormar - Nr. 439 (blue)
  • White liner and Gemstones

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Challenge 8: Animal Print

Hi Girls!

I present you my Animal Print Challenge Manicure:

The source of my inspiration was the Dalmatian Dog (I am sure you all know how it looks like :-D), but my boyfriend insists, that I have a cow on my nails. What do you think? After all, the cow is an animal too. Right? :-)

Products I have used:
  • Flormar Supermatte - Nr. M103 (white)
  • Flormar Nail Art - Nr. NA12 (black)
I love this manicure a lot, so I have taken tons of photos. I leave you with some more:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

NOTD - Essence Goofy-Blue

Hi Girls!

Although Spring is knocking on the door, I am wearing a "winter" polish: Goofy-Blue (nr. 01) from the Essence "Snow Jam" Collection (limited edition), which I have ordered online (it isn't available in any shop I have visited in the city).

In every official picture I saw, this polish had a very light blue shade. Initially I ordered it to replace my old light blue polish: Mini Colorama Party Blue. Goofy-Blue is not what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised by this polish. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

2 Year Anniversary Giveaway

The 27th of March will be the second anniversary of my nail blog. To celebrate this special occasion, I have decided to organize the first giveaway in the history of NailGlaze. Yeeey! :) Hurry up and enter. You can win the following bundle of three nice polishes:

The 2 Year Anniversary Giveaway starts on the 5th of March, 2013 at 12:00 and ends on the 25th of March, 2013 at 12:00. (Romanian local time UTC+2)
The name of the winner will be posted on the 27th of March, 2013.

Use the following form to participate:

I wish you all good luck! May the Glaze be with you! :)

  • The polishes are brand new, I have personally selected and bought them yesterday, especially for this occasion. I did my best to choose happy colors, as spring is knocking on our doors :)
  • The giveaway is only valid in Romania.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Challenge 7: Yellow Nails

Hi Girls!

Today is Saturday and it's time for the most controversial challenge of the 31 Weeks Challenge I am participating in: Yellow Nails. 
I personally love this color and wear it on my nails without any problems. In my collection I have 4 regular polishes and one cracking polish.

My nails were ready on Sunday and I had to fight myself not to post it earlier :-)

Products I have used:
  • Flormar SuperShine - Nr. 41
  • Purple Gemstones

Friday, March 1, 2013

Collaboration: 1st of March

Hi Girls!

Before I start today’s post I would like to say a few words about the  1st  of March tradition.
Martisor (you should read it as [mərtsiʃor]) is the celebration of spring and is symbolically related to women and fertility. You will find this celebration in Romania, Bulgaria (by the name of Martensita), in some parts of Albania, Greece and Italy.
Traditionally men offered four-leaf clovers to female relatives, friends and colleagues, but today you will find all kinds of available gifts on the street. This little gifts are always decorated with red and white strings.  Red is the color of fire and blood and it is associated with passion, while white is the color of snow and wisdom of men. In this way, the string represents a union between the man and the woman.

Tonight, after I “gather” my Martisors, I will post some photos, so that you can make an idea about what I am talking here :-)

Let’s get back to our business! Along with some bloggers we have decided to use this occasion for a new collaboration. You could choose between posting a manicure or a make-up inspired by spring. I have naturally chosen a manicure :-)

Products I have used:
  • Maybelline MiniColorama – Nr. 96 Party Blue (light blue for the sky)
  • Acrylic Paints (2 types of green for the grass, 2 types of red for the ladybird, white and black for dots)