Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Day 6: Violet Nails




Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is Violet Nails! I knew exactly which polish I wanted to use: China Glaze – Light as air from the Up & Away collection. This is a very girly pastel purple and I usually pair it with lace designs or flowers but today I wanted to give it a more edgy look.

Excuse the little cut on my pinky finger, cut myself while preparing dinner yesterday :(

So I stamped the snakeskin design from Bundle Monster BM215 on my nails using P2 – Call Me!. To make the snake pattern look more realistic I stamped the design again but this time using China Glaze – 2230. I tried to stamp the second pattern in a different angle than the first one so that you can still see the first stamp.



I really like the outcome! Have you tried double-stamping before?

-Steffie

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Day 5: Blue Nails




Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is Blue Nails! I started off my manicure with two coats of OPI – Russian Navy, a beautiful vampy blue. Then I topped it with Essence – Blue addicted, which is a perfect dupe of Deborah Lippmann – Across the Universe. It is a navy base with large green and blue hexagons and blue glitter. The bad news is that Essence just revamped their nail polish collection and discontinued this colour. I wish I had bought some back-ups! But luckily, if I run out and decide I can’t live without it, I can still get the Deborah Lippmann one.



This looks absolutely amazing in sunlight! From a distance it looks like semi-precious stones all over your nails, it’s that sparkly!



What do you guys think? Do you own this Essence polish or the Deborah Lippmann one?

- Steffie

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Day 4: Green Nails




Hey girls!

Today’s challenge is green nails. I am a huge fan of mint green polishes and as you may have noticed, I wear them a lot! So for this challenge I wanted to try a different shade of green. Essence cosmetics released a fruit themed temporary collection in April and it included some really cute polishes, one of which is green! This polish is called One Kiwi a day and it is an apple green crème polish with green/teal micro glitter. The base is a bit sheer which allows glitter from previous layers to still be visible underneath the coat. Here I am wearing 3 coats.



The collection also included fruit fimo slices so I decided to add two kiwi slices and one lemon slice to my ring finger to create an accent nail. I also added a few rhinestones in between the slices. I usually don’t like 3D nail art on me but this looks quite cute! Because summer is sadly almost over, it is nice to wear something summer related on my nails!

Thanks for viewing, please let me know what you think!

- Steffie

Friday, 10 August 2012

Day 3: Yellow Nails




Hey Girls!

This is day 3 of the 31 day challenge and that means Yellow Nails! I don’t own a lot of yellow polishes but Models Own – Lemon Meringue is definitely my favourite. It is a very soft yellow colour which is very flattering on most people.



I was in the mood for a bit of “in-your-face” nail art so I added a dripping effect with Eyeko – Lilac polish on the thumb and ring finger. Then I stamped the sweets design from Konad Q1 on my pinky and index finger. To finish I stamped the Bubbles image from Fab Ur Nails plate FUN1 on my middle finger and added some colour. I absolutely love this mani! I think it looks really cute :)

That’s all for today!

- Steffie

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Day 2: Orange Nails


Hey girls,

I’m very sorry I didn’t upload anything on Monday, this was because my dog Ella caught some sort of a virus and was seriously ill. She had some diarrhea during the weekend but we didn’t think much of it because she has that every now and then. However, on Monday she was also throwing up and both the vomit and droppings contained a lot of blood. So she was rushed to the vet who told us she was seriously ill and if we didn’t act now she was probably going to die. She was dehydrated so she got four hours of IV therapy (drip) and about 7 injections. On Tuesday she got another 1,5 hour of IV therapy and today she is doing a lot better fortunately! She wasn’t allowed to eat or drink on Monday and Tuesday but today we are carefully starting to give her easily digestible food again ( I cooked rice and chicken ) and she seems a lot happier now! I hope you all understand.

Normal daylight

Okay so back to nails, that is what you are here for I suppose! Day two is Orange Nails and I can honestly say that orange is my least favourite colour to wear on my nails, I only wear it on Halloween.  But I’ve been wanting to try out an orange nail polish I bought not too long ago.

Shade

This is China Glaze – Riveting from the Colors of the Capitol collection which was inspired by the Hunger Games. This is a bright ( almost neon ) orange jelly with gold glass flecks. This colours seems to glow in the shade already but once the sun hits it, it is as if your nails are on fire! This was definitely the star of the collection and even though I don’t like orange, I think this is an amazing polish!

Sunlight

Do you own China Glaze – Riveting?

-Steffie

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Day 1: Red Nails


I decided to try the 31 day nail challenge! I think this will help me try out new things/colours that I would not have tried otherwise and I think this is a great way to help me be more original and inspired. This challenge was popular last year but I see more and more other Bloggers trying this out now.
This is the challenge:



I’m not going to finish this in 31 days because I think that would be a waste of polish and I don‘t think it is very good for your nails to change your polish every day. So I will post 2 or 3 times a week, as usual. The first few days are specific colours and I realised that I hardly every “just” wear nail polish! I always add some stamping or other nail art to spice it up. So I decided to start off with just a wee bit of nail art and to let the focus be on the polish itself.



So the first day is Red Nails! Although I really like red nails, I don’t have that many red polishes. I think that is because once you have a sparkly, a bright and a dark red you are pretty much good to go. So I had a look inside my stash and found a red polish I never wore before. This polish is called Red Pearl and is from P2’s limited edition Black Deluxe collection. The other two polishes in this collection are breathtaking and this one gets pushed to the back because of this but it is a great polish nevertheless.



It is a medium red with tiny red and gold glass flecks that are only noticeable when the light hits your nails just right. It is very easy to work with and you only need 2 coats for it to be opaque. Unlike P2’s color victim collection, this one actually lasts for about 4 days. I added a little silver bow on my ring fingers and finished the manicure with a coat of Seche Vite.

Do you like red nail polish?

- Steffie