Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FIN Water Marble

Of course I had to do a blue and white manicure to root the Finnish ice hockey team at the ice hockey world championship finale last Sunday. Apparently my mani wasn't enough and we came second, but silver isn't too bad either, right?! I've done quite a few blue and white manicures in the past but I hadn't done blue and white water marbling before, so it was about time! 

Actually, I haven't done water marbling in general for quite a while, I couldn't even remember when, so I had to check the blog and it seems that my previous water marble mani was done over a year ago! Time truly flies, I would have never guessed it was such a long time ago. So it was definitely about time to do some water marbling nail art!

I used simply one coat of Gina Tricot White as my base color. Then I did the water marbling with the same GT White and Too Fancy Lacquer Set Fire to the Rain. My water marbling skills were a bit rusty, but I still really liked the look. It was great also, because it's not really too obvious Finland manicure, but you can still get the reference quite easy.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Gina Tricot White, Too Fance Lacquer Set Fire to the Rain
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Others: Glisten&Glow CTRL-ALT-DEL (to protect the skin around the nails while doing the water marbling)

Did you guys watch the ice hockey world championships?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bright Dotting Tool Flowers

Maybe it's because summer is just around the corner or because of the wonderful weather, but lately I've been feeling like doing some sort of flowers on my nails every time I change my manicure. At first I thought I should do something else, but then I thought why not flowers. So I have another flower look to share with you guys and as you probably guessed, there might be more in the future too... Hope you guys like these flowery looks too!

This time I wanted to go with one of my ultimate favorite color combos: bright, almost neon colors and something neutral. Every time I decide to use one of the two Color Club polishes; either East Austin or Blue-Ming, the other one seems like such a good pair for it, so I always end up with both of them in the same manicure. But they do look so good together!

I used two coats of Essie Take It Outside as my base color and then I did the flowers and some dots using a dotting tool and the two Color Clubs. Finally I just added some gold nail art studs to complete the look.

Once again this was fairly simple look to do, but it looks great. It's a perfect spring/summer look with the birght polishes. I really loved the look and I wore these nails for quite a while. 
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Essie Take It Outside (2 coats)
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Nail art done with: Color Club East Austin, Color Club Blue-Ming, dotting tool, nail studs

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hatch And Yellow

Hatch, the gorgeous white speckeled Cirque Colors shade! It was definitely one of my favorite polishes last year and I was really happy to hear that it's again available Speckeled & Sparkled collection. So if you missed it the first time it was released now is your chance, though keep in mind it's still limited edition.
I got Hatch originally for review from Cirque Colors, I really loved it from the very first second I tried it on and I've been using it quite a few times since. I think it looks really good just by itself and that's how I've worn it most of times. This time I wanted to spice it up with just a little hint of yellow, so I added some simple dots with dotting tools and OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana.

This was such a simple look, but with a special polish like Hatch, it's still anything but dull. Hatch has this amazingly interesting look ant the formula is still such perfection: two easy-breezy coats is all that it needs.

If it's not clear from my high praises already I'll say it: if you don't own Hatch already, you should definitely get it! I'm sure you wont regret it.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Cirque Colors Hatch (2 coats), OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Others: dotting tool    

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Delicate Spring Flowers

I feel like I've been lately running out of nail art ideas and it has also meant that I've easily gone with the same nails for week or more. Thankfully Instagram, Pinterest and of course all the other blogs are full of ideas to use as an inspiration. I totally fell in love with the delicate flowers look by @lacquer_liefde so I just had to try it myself. I pretty much went with the same look as the original manicure, just changed the colors a bit.

This was fairly easy to do: I just used two coats of Cirque Colors Mermaid Parade on my thumb, index and pinky nails and one coat of Cirque Colors Galinda on my middle and ring fingers. Then I just painted the white petals with Essie Black and added some silver on top of the flowers as well as little dots on the other nails with Essie Aprés-chic and a dotting tool.

Somehow it seemed like my freehand painting skills had gone missing and my flowers didn't really turn out as neat as I wanted. I should probably practice those skills more... Anyhow, it didn't really matter too much, as I really really loved this look! It was a perfect spring time nail art and I'm pretty sure I'm going to do some sort of a variation of this look soon. It looks so good! 

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polishes: Cirque Colors Mermaid Parade (2 coats), Cirque Colors Galinda (1 coat)
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Decorations: Essie Blanc & nail art brush, Essie Aprés-chic & dotting tool

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Greetings From Italy!

Greetings from Italy!

I had a wonderful little vacation a short while ago in Italy and I thought I'd share couple of my holiday pictures with you guys before going back to those more nail related posts. As you can see, I had a quite simple holiday nail art look with OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around and some white MILV water decals. I just wish I always had such a nice background to take my nail pictures as I did here in this picture taken on the island of Capri.

We did only a short trip, 5 nights in Italy, but still managed to see quite a lot. We stayed mainly at Sorrento, but visited quite a few places from there: Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii and Capri. We also spent the last day and night at Naples before heading back home. It was a nice little spring break and a great time to visit all those places as there wasn't too many people there yet and the weather was still already quite nice.

But I'll let the pictures do the talking from now on, I hope you enjoy these! 

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