Thursday, June 2, 2016

Picture Polish Salt Water & Rose Nail Art

Like I promised in my previous Picture Polish Salt Water and Rose swatch post, I also did some simple nail art with the two polishes and today I'm going to share that with you guys.

I used three thin coats of Salt Water as my base color. Then I used my new Picture Polish nail art brush #10 and Rose to paint the simple flowers on my middle and ring finger nails.

This was really such an easy look to do, especially with Rose as it coveres so easily. It was my first time trying out the Picture Polish nail art brush and I have to say that it's really a great one. It made the freehand painting so easy!

I actually bought another brush too, it's the one stroke brush #4, so hopefully I'll be able to finally succeed in one stroke nail art too with the right brush. I haven't tried it yet though, but I surely will soon.
It's a simple and easy look, but I really loved how it turned out. Salt Water and Rose go so well together, I love how they compliment each other! 

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polish: Picture Polish Salt Water
Nail art: Picture Polish Rose, Picture Polish nail art brush #10
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Picture Polish Salt Water and Rose - Swatches and Review

Picture Polish just released five new beautiful shades and two of them really caught my eye, so I decided to splurge a little and bought those two. Of course I had to have the turquoise beauty Salt Water as it basically looks like it was made for me. I also couldn't resist the stunning cerise Rose either.

Today I'm going to share my swatches and review of these two polishes with you guys. I also already made a simple nail art look using both of these, but I'll save that to another post.

Salt Water was the one I just had to have and it definitely didn't disappoint me when I applied it on my nails. It's a beautiful pastel turquoise with scattered holographic effect. This one was created in collaboration with Nailstorming. Picture Polish has always known how to make the most gorgeous blues, turquoises and greens and this is really no exception. It's such a perfect vivid pastel turquoise color without being too blue or too green, muted or dirty looking. I love it!

I used three thin coats with base and top coat in my swatches, but I think you could easily get away with two coats if you just use a tad thicker ones. It applies really like a dream, it's not too thin or thick, it's so easy to work with!

Rose is definitely also a beauty. It's a stunning cerise with the signature PP scattered holographic effect. It was created in collaboration with Cottonconey. The polish and the name have a beautiful story behind them that makes it even more special. You can read the story here. Don't you guys also just love the beautiful bottle? I know I do.

What's also really great about this polish is that it is one coater. Yeah, ONE coater! How awesome is that! I kinda run out of words as I already said that Salt Water was a dream to apply and Rose is even easier to work with. I used one easy-breezy coat with a coat of top coat in my swatches.

What did you guys think of the new Picture Polish shades? Did you get any?

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    
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