Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Review of 2014: My favourite manis


Another year, another review :) Browsing through post I realised I obviously need to do more nail art cause I really like it but I feel like I'm always saying that :) Same as last year, I chose a fave mani for each month and I included the links to the original post. Let's check out what I've been up to.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Essence Hello autumn Beauti-FALL red thermo nail polish


Beauti-FALL more like Beauti-FAIL :) I had such high hopes for this polish but unfortunately there's barely any color shift. Essence Hello autumn Beauti-FALL red is supposed to be a bright to dark red thermo polish. On me it's a medium to bright red, which isn't a bad thing but still. I'm late with this review so it's probably not available anymore. Such a helpful review eh? :)

Essence Hello autumn Beauti-FALL red 2 coats

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Current top coat favourites


Like many nail bloggers I'm always on the hunt for the best top coat :) Unfortunately I'm one of the lucky people that experiences polish shrinkage with many fast drying top coats so that limits my options quite a bit. My current two favourites are Essence Studio nails ultra gloss nail shine and Invincible II dry fast top coat

Monday, December 22, 2014

Essence Icy fairy

Can we talk about a fan favorite? Essence Icy fairy really made an impact on our blogging scene thanks to Mateja's swatch. I admit I would probably look right pass this baby cause it really doesn't look that spectacular in the bottle. Icy fairy is a blue to purple duochrome shimmer with small silver glitter and large hex holo glitters. It looks best over black for an effortless galaxy nails effect so I put it over Orly Goth <3
Unfortunately Essence is gonna discontinue Icy fairy soon so I strongly recommend you all get it while you still can.

Orly Goth 2 coats + Essence Icy Fairy 2 coats + top coat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Glow up already or I'm movin' on!


Oh sometimes the tittles really do write themselves :)
Just a quick post today, I'm tired as hell and I'm looking forward to 12 hours of lab work and classes *double yay* I usually don't get too festive around this time of the year so I don't know what got into me with this mani. Kinda embarrassing but I rocked this on my toes too :) I used OPI Glow up already!, gold based glitter with red, pink, green and blue sparse glitters in it and Essence Movin' on, my go to nudish shade. I also added gold studs cause why not.

That's it for today, hope we all have super productive day tomorrow :)

OPI Glow up already! 2 coats + Essence Movin' on 2 coats + top coat

Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: Born pretty store QA95 stamping plate


Here we go, last Born pretty store product of the bunch. QA95 stamping plate was on my wishlist for quite some time and since it's science related, I just couldn't pass it :) I borrowed this photo from their link cause I suck at taking normal pics of plates. You can see it full of different formulas, a flask and a structure (I feel a bit ashamed but at the moment I have no clue what that is :) I wanted it to look like a blackboard (green where I live) so I went with a matte, shimmery base (you can see the beautiful Veruschka here on it's own). The plate is etched very nicely, the only problem is that the images are very close together which makes isolating single images a bit hard. Other than that a pleasure to work with.

Zoya Veruschka 2 coats + Stargazer Chrome 232 + QA9095

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: Bat wing glitter with Essence Oh my glitter!

Such a long and catchy title, I know :) I knew I needed this adorable Born pretty store bat glitter in my life the second I laid my eyes on them. They're glitters that are black and shaped like a bat = sold :) Unfortunately, the glitters are quite big and my nails curved so the placement of them on my nails was a bit of a struggle. I decided to pair them up but sadly that masks them up a bit. But as long as I know I'm wearing bats on my nails, I'm good :)
For the base I used Essence Oh my glitter!, gorgeous shimmery purple but quite a diva, I needed three coats and I still wasn't totally happy with the opacity.
All in all, the end effect was great <3

Essence Oh my glitter! 3 coats + Born pretty bat glitter + top coat

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hedonists lace


Sometimes you need some color in your life and Models own Hed Kandi Hedonist is the perfect polish for it. Unfortunately my camera didn't capture it's full effect but it's an amazing mix of pink, orange and red. The formula is great for a neon, I needed two coats to reach opacity. With the products I got sent from Born pretty store was also a product I bought; cute lace water decals. Love how delicate they look <3 Usually I pair lace designs with nude or pastel shades so this neon combination was a nice change. Hope you like this as much as I did :)

Models own Hedonist 2 coats + lace water decals + top coat

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: Born pretty store studs

If you follow me on instagram you probably already saw the package Born pretty store sent me.
Next couple of posts will be sponsored but my reviews will be honest as always.
First thing that caught my attention were these iridescent pearl and black studs. I love the fact that you get a great variety, 2 colors and 3 different shapes. After closer inspection I also noticed that the color shift varies, combinations are green orange, purple blue, green pink..

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