Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Heya guys. I have about 15 minutes before I need to run to my dance class, so I will be short. I want to show you one of the best manis I have worn in the past few months. I layered Nfu Oh 56 over China Glaze Emerald Sparkle. It is a combination I did not wish to make, because I imagined the removal will be an agony, but my BF insisted on it. Yeah, every once in a while he looks at my stash, grabs a bottle or two and says I should wear *that*. With this combo I needed some convincing, but I so did not regret wearing the combination. Emerald Sparkle is easily one of the best greens in my stash, is absolutely stunning. And Nfu Oh 56 is my favourite Nfo Oh flakie I have ... both create such a rich colour. The glitter of Emerald Sparkle gives it depth and the green flakies that shift to blue at some angles, an extra touch to the awesomeness. It really is a gorgeous mani. Oh, and the removal was not messier because of the combination, the standard foil removal did just fine (although admittedly I dislike the foil removal in general ;)).
As always with manis I really love, I do not think the pictures do this one justice, but I tried. And even made a video of it, just so you will see how the sparkles become alive under the flakies.
It also has that 'lit within' effect, but my camera failed to capture it. Still, I absolutely adore this. Emerald Sparkle really is not just a Christmas polish, I should wear it more often. And in case you are wondering: 3 coats of Emerald Sparkle, two (thin! - I noticed thin coats work much much better for these flakies) coats of Nfu Oh 56 and a dash of top coat.
What do you think? What is your favourite layering combination?
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Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Another gorgeous holo for this beautiful sunny day. It's a holiday today in Slovenia, but i have to study my butt off and then I have dance practise in the evening. I can't wait, to tell you the truth, I missed having regular workout routine during the past few months. And with this beautiful weather we are having, I can go out and start jogging and all, yay! I prefer to jog right after the sun goes down, so I jog in twilight. Also because I get red in the face really fast and then people, who pass me by, look at me like I am about to faint, although I feel just fine. For some odd reason that bothers me, maybe because I do not have the confidence of a jogger yet. ;) Doesn't matter, what I need to show you today is Hits beauty called Zeus. Scrangie said about it "if you missed out on the original version of OPI My Private Jet, this is practically the same thing, only a little bit better". I did missed out on the My Private Jet hype, but I have worn it, the original and the brown version, that I have borrowed from a friend. And I can only agree, Zeus is more holographic, at least as far as I can recall.
Even in faint evening light, this beauty still shimmers with holographic effect, only the strongest holos in my stash are able to do that.
The brush is less than good, it is wonky and stiff. I had worse but I also had much much better. It can be seen on some of my nails, that is why it bothers me. But ok, it is manageable. I put two to three coats, depends on the nail. I love it, I really do. It is an amazing black holo, just what I craved from My Private Jet and Revvvolution phase on. :)
Do you like black holos, do you have one or a favourite?
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Hey my dear people! How are you doing? Today I will show you a colour that I actually wear quite often, comparing to my other colours. Hm ... often is not the word that really covers it ... but I wore it at least five times already, and that puts it close to the top of my most worn polish list. A few days back I felt like wearing it again. When spring comes, I feel like wearing this crelly. Dutch Tulips is a mix of red and pink, I would say, still strongly on the red side. The pink undertone does not photograph well, but it is there. Also the name is wonderful, tulip is my favourite flower. :)
I took photos on several occasions when wearing it, trying to get decent accurate colour, so I have a mix of different wears and nail polish length. :)
Dutch Tulips is a part of OPI Classic Colors and is a crelly, creme with jelly consistency. That makes it very glossy and squishy. It also needs three coats to be completely opaque, but I know most people would be happy with the coverage that it has after two coats. The application is a perfection, very easy, very quick, brush and formula are great. Like I said, love this shade.
What is your favourite Spring shade you like to wear as soon as the snow melts?
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Sunday, 28 April 2013
Heya guys! I am studying hard again (trying to get rid of those last exams) and I remembered I owe you another fun piece of my latest Born Pretty Store review. I already did the black and white stamping polish review, but the flocking velvet mani waited a bit longer. Honestly, I prefer the expression "fur" nails MUA made up, but velvet is certainly very accurate, as it does feel like you have velvety ... or perhaps plush nails. :)
First, like always, my 10% discount code is still valid: SSL91, when you are buying anything from Born Pretty Store. They specialise in nail art, but they have a bunch of other nice stuff as well. Did I mention free worldwide shipping? Awesome! And they are pretty quick as well, usually I have to wait about two weeks for Hong Kong - Slovenia distance. Neat!
Anyway, Fun Flocking Velvet Powder (item ID is 4507) comes in a very decent 13g apiece and in gorgeous 14 colours, that are nicely displayed on the page. I really like that they show the swatches, not just the containers, I always get a better estimate on how it would look on my nails. I chose the dark blue for my review, and it really is a gorgeous one. Let's have a look at the pictures.
There is a nice tutorial video Born Pretty store made that explained the use of powder very clearly. I also tried the way MUA advises to use their fur powder, where they roll the nail on the powder. But I think it looks much much nicer if you put it on the nail with tweezers. That way the powder does not clump, as it does when you roll your nail over it. Also, the container is big enough that you can do this over it, so you do not have to clean the powder of the table, which is very cool. You can tap it off the nail on the lid, to avoid the same thing.
All in all it is a lot less messier than I thought when I started with the mani and when I watched the video. On the video it looks messy, but it does not have to be. Plus the mani is really fun, I enjoyed it. Of course, because this is textured mani and no top coat can be used, it lasts for about a day. The second day the powder got off a lot more on the nails that I rolled in the powder, the ones that were done with tweezers and tapping the powder looked much better, but they still started to bald. :) So it's more of a day, perhaps two days mani, if you do not mind the bald spots or do not use water very often.
But it is a fun product, I am seriously thinking about getting some more colours! :) If you are planning to get one, be sure to take the discount!
Do you like this velvet/fur/textured mani trend?
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*Product sent for reviewing purposes, you can read my disclosure here.