Monday, July 30, 2012

Freestyle in Gold and Brown

Welcome Back :)

Yesterday I was sooo bored, so I just freestyled a little on my nails, without any big plan ^_^

Rimmel "Mocha Fever"
China Glaze "I Herd That"

I started painting my nails with 2 coats of I Herd That. Damn I love this polish - sooo pretty but still kinda soft and elegant <3 And you can see tiny copper, silver and gold pigments inside.

Than I taped off my nails diagonal and painted them with the Rimmel polish.

Later I created with a tiny dotting tool some dark brown dots onto the golden side.
You COULD keep it like this, and finnish with a topcoat, or like me try some more stuff ;)

I was in a playful mood, so I grabbed a golden striper and put some golden dots into my brown ones and painted a diagonal line with it.
It MAY bee too much now, but I think it looks kinda cool ;)

Enjoy your week, tomorrow is my 25th birthday, but I will just relax at home ^^
Maybe I should create some birthday nails... hmmm :D
See you!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My 1st Award :)

Hey :)

I just got my 1st blog award from a nice german blog called Cupcakes and Nailpolish

Thank you very much, its so cute :D

These award is to support new blogs with less than 200 followers, which I think is a very nice thing :) 

The rules are easy:
If you recieve it you have to pick 5 new blog with less than 200 followers which you think deserve it as well :)
You have to tell into your blog about these award, and as a reward for the person who gave the award to you you have to tell the bloggers name and link it into your post.

These are the 5 blogs I picked:

Check them all out :) (if you are able to read german ^^)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Vintage Rose Nail Design

Happy Friday!

Since I know that a LOT of you guys like roses and vintage style I wanted to show you how to create tiny vintage roses on your nails!

It is very simple, just follow my pictures :)

  • Rimmel Lycra Pro No. 292 "Sorbet So Good"
  • O.P.I. "Dont Mess With OPI"
  • China Glaze "Strawberry Fields"
  • Wild and Crazy "Anchorage"
  • Tiny Paintbrush
  • Dotting Tool

Start with a light polish of your choise. I choose a very light grey.

Pick your dotting tool and start to create round dots in a rose-colour of your choise.

Place a tiny darker red/pink colour inside of your dots.

I took for the picture all light and dark pink dots on my whole hand, but later figured out that it is way easier to do one finger at a time. First big dots, then small ones. It will dry way too fast when you do the whole hand and then start swirling the colours.

Pick a needle, toothpick or whatever small tool to swirl the light and dak pink colours together and it will create the illusion of a tiny rose.
Choose a dark or medium green polish to paint on a few tiny leaves, I choose 2 for each rose. You can pain them on with a tiny nail art brush or with the polish brush itself if it is not too wet.

I hope that you enjoyed these tiny tutorial and I wish you a great hopefully sunny weekend :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Striping Tape Manicure

Hey :)

I was on a very nice wedding last saturday and wanted to show you quickly which design I took on my nails for these special day.

The dress I wore was black with a few white and purple flower ornaments on the frontside, so I decided to paint my nails black and create details with purple striping tape and a silver/white rhinestone :)

Polishes and tools I used:
Magenta-colour Striping Tape
China Glaze "Smoke and Ashes"
Nubar "Blue Siren" Glitter

Stripig tape is thin sticky nail-art tape which comes in a lot of colours - matte, glittery or shiny.

Here is what I did in the end:
Thumb and ringfinger have striping tape and a white rhinestone.
The 3 other nails have Nubar glitter on top of the black polish.

These design looked very nice, but there were some HUGE issues.

What went wrong:
  1. The Striping Tape did almost NOT stick by itself on my nails. Was super hard to keep it in place until I fixed it with topcoat.
  2. The topcoat. Aaaaa! I used Essie Good To Go and it kinda made some of the tapes colour disappear! Like it was acidly or something... hell!
  3. Already ca 2 hours after the striping tape started to loosen itself on the edges and looked very weird. Eve the topcoat was not able to hold it in place. On the next day I could peel all of these tape just away from my nails because it was so broken...
So lets say it like this:
It looked very cute and was fun to try but in the end it was not worth the efford. I think I will try it again but hope to find better techniques maybe.

Somebody any tips for me? :D

See you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My very first Water Marbling

Welcome Back!

Sorry for my delated post, I was somehow not even thinking about the blog for 3 days :D Shame ^^

Today I tried something I always wanted to do: Water Marbling.

And: it is DAMN tricky :D

I read so many articles about, watched videos, got tips and tricks but still - man I had a hard time.

Sometimes the polish did not spread any more after 2 cicles were done, sometimes it dried so fast that I was hardle able to create ANY pattern inside, then I messed 2 nails with my tape and had to start all over again ... *sigh*
But: I will try it again one day ;)

(left to right)
  • China Glaze "White On White"
  • O.P.I. "Thanks A Windmillion"
  • O.P.I. "Don´t Mess With OPI"

Paint your nails a white colour or another (or another colour if you want to, but white makes the colour of the design show up best on your nails)

Use scotch tape to protect your fingers from getting messed up with polish.

I used a small drinking glass for my marbling.

Then start dropping polish in your water and create circles. With a toothpick you can later create any patters inside.

I really wanted to take pictures of these steps but the polish turned out to be only lasting maybe 1min after the design was ready until it dried on the surface of the water, so I havent even had time to take pictures :( Check google for some!

Dip your nail into the spot of the design you want to have on your nail, and use a toothpick to clean up the polish around off the water.

Thats what I got, not very beautiful but okaaaay.

Design on my thumb. Somehow I got a blob of polish at it, weird :D

Ready hand after I removed the tapes. It really protected me well and the cleaning was not sooo huge.

Left hand after I cleaned it up

Design on my right hand.

I hope to find a better technique one day that the polish does not dry superfast on the waters surface, because I hardly got any time to create a nice design...

I read that tub water is not very good but since this is all I have I think this might have been one of the reasons, and maybe it had the wrong temperature.

Anyway - it was fun to try and you should, too :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fancy Star Nail Design

Good Morning!

Today I have a cute fancy scotch tape design to show you. I created a star with scotch tape in 2 diffferent colours and versions - it is very easy, just sit down, relax and enjoy the following pictures ;)

2 coats of O.P.I. in sunlight (very beautiful colour, opaque in 2 coats and super shimmery)

Then I applied a coat of matte polish. I know, it is not super matte, but ok for my design ;)

How I placed the tape (enlarge to see it very well)

First I tried to create a star with the light blue China Glaze polish. In the shadow it turned out pretty nice.
But in the sunlight...well, see:

You can hardly see the star ;)

So I decided to give it a try with silver polish on my other hand ^^

Somehow I placed the tape on the wrong side of my nails, I just realised it later - but I really like it this way and the silver version is anyway WAY better! 

Okay, I know these are not really stars any more, still it looks cool ^^

Polishes I used

(left to right)
  • P2 Matte Victim top coat
  • China Glaze "Blue Island Iced Tea"
  • O.P.I. "Yodel Me On My Cell"
  • Classics Metallic Silver

Have a nice weekend!!!


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