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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Neon stars with BP-11

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know that I broke my nail so I had to chop them all off :( I always get super emotional about it but after a few days I get back in the saddle and carry on with my normal life :) I still have two folders of photos with long nails because I have a week long gap between wearing a mani and posting about it. My nail broke on Saturday so today I was finally able to edit the pics *yes I know I'm a drama queen* 
What I'm showing you today is a mani using Models own Hedonist (for more manis using Hedonist click here) and Born pretty store BP-11 plate. Usually I'm a fan of baroque inspired stamping plates aka anything without straight lines because you have to be much more careful with lining the images. That is the main reason why I picked BP-11 when they offered me plates for review because I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone a bit more. You can see that I struggled a bit on my ring finger with centering the design but hey, practice makes perfect :) To be honest this is not my favourite mani and I envisioned it differently in my head but I got quite a few compliments on it so I guess it's a matter of taste.


Models own Hedonist 2 coats + BP-11 + top coat

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: Pink skulls

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More Spring manis! I don't know what's happening to me, I used to be a big Spring/Summer hater :) Today I'm gonna show you what I did with Born pretty store stamping plate 39 which I was sent for reviewing purposes. I picked it because it has a great variety of stamps, from skulls, little adorable Buuh! stamps, Friday happy hour appropriate stamps and others.
For the base I used OPI Koala bear-y (old swatch here). I love this polish, it's one of my fave bright creme polishes. It's pink but a muted, more adult version of pink. Don't get me wrong, my love for neon pinks is still growing strong but sometimes I need something quieter


OPI Koala bear-y 2 coats + Stargazer Chrome 234 + BPS stamping plate 39 + top coat

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring leopard

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Yes, again with the title problems :) Spring is around the corner and I'm so excited so I went with some pastels/lighter colors. It's also been quite a while since I wore any animal prints so I decided to just combine the two. The bases are Essie Topless&barefoot and Essence Mojito green (solo swatch here). For the leopard spots I used Essence Mojito green, Essence Black is back and a crayon cause I couldn't find a dotting tool :)

Essie Topless&barefoot 2 coats + Essence Mojito green 2 coats + Essence Black is back + top coat

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Essence Live, laugh & party

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Essence Live, laugh & party has been on my to swatch list since October, I work super fast :) I've seen swatches of it over white and purple bases but since I like how it looks in the bottle I went with the purple. For the base I used and oldie, Essence Passion for fashion which was a mistake :) The polish itself is great but it's a blurple and therefore impossible to photograph it. My photos turned out way too blue. Moving on to the topper, it has a very thick and jelly consistency so I sponged it on to prevent thick coats. If you're not familiar with this technique, you put glitter polishes in a sponge (same you use for gradients). The base polish gets absorbed into the sponge and the glitters stay on the surface. It's a super practical thing for sparse glitters. I did "one coat" of that and added one additional "normal" coat cause I like the glitter trapped in jelly look.


Essence Passion for fashion 2 coats + Essence Live, laugh & party + top coat

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Make it golden, Kiko!

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I'm back to baby claws w00p w00p :) I'm really happy that my nails grow fast. To celebrate this little event I decided to use one of my all time favorite Kiko 336 Blu elettrico (already shown here) which you can see is a vibrant electric blue <3 To add some sparkle I sponged some Essence Make it golden (unfortunately discontinued long ago) and put on a thick coat of top coat.
Hope you like this combination as much as I did <3 


Kiko 336 Blu elettrico 2 coats + Essence Make it golden + top coat

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Current faves

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Today I'm gonna try something new on my blog, monthly faves :) I love reading this kind of post on other blogs so I thought why not. I'm not sure yet if this is gonna be a regular thing on my blog so I didn't wanna title this post February favorites :)


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