Saturday, October 18, 2014

Yellow + silver, sparkly accent nail


The weather today was soooo good. Sun's out so bring on the yellow nail polish! Whoop! 
Sooo, I'm back with something very simple: an silver, sparkly accent nail. I'm slowly but surely getting back into blogging again and I don't want to be to hard on myself just yet, so I thought an accent nail would be perfect to get my creative juices flowing again!

I put a glittery, sparkly, in-your-face silver accent on my ring finger and on my thumb. But on my right hand, I put the accent on my middle and ring finger, just to switch things up a bit. My picture doesn't do the sparkly awesomness any justice, unfortunately... :-(

Products used

Base coat: Essie Grow Stronger
Catrice Birdy reloaded!
Etos Effect nails in #20 (I think, it is not quite obvious on the bottle, bleh!)
Essence Disco disco
Catrice Have an ice day
Top coat: Essie Good to Go

Monday, October 6, 2014

I liked it, so I put a little bit of Let it Glitter! on it..

The Cadillacquer-gradient is even less visible now, haha. But now Temptation by Let it Glitter! is the star of this mani. When I reviewed this nail polish, I also layered it over a lilac, lavender base. It just matches the glitter mix sooo well.

I really hoped that the gradient would still like, add something to the mani, but now it just makes a backdrop. A pretty backdrop though!

Let it Glitter recently came out with a new collection. It is inspired by The Mortal Instruments. You can find it here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Subtle Cadillacquer gradient

Hello hello!

Today I have a very subtle gradient to show you. And by very subtle I mean: not too subtle in real life, but my camera was not able to pick it up quite nicely. I used OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around as a base. For the gradient I used two Cadillacquer polishes from the Breaking Bad collection: Pinkman and Yeah Science!.

Pinkman is a very soft, nude pink colour with gold and green-ish shimmer. Yeah Science! is a soft lilac, lavender shade with pink and purple-y shimmer. Together they make such a soft gradient, and with the different shimmers they give the look a new dimension. Make sure to check out the links to find a more in-depth review of these two gorgeous shades.

This was just a quick post! Let me know what you think!

P.S.: Did you see the new collection Cadillacquer created? It is inspired by Sons of Anarchy. Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dry brush technique: Orange + blue + studs

Hey you!

You might or might not have seen this dry brush manicure in your Facebook or Instagram feed a while ago (if you are not following me already, you tooooootally should! Facebook - Instagram). I created this nail art using the dry brush technique, which is very simple. For this one I was inspired by a technique by Pshiiit.

Products used

Base coat: Essie Grow Stronger
Sinful Colors Snow me white
Catrice Birdy reloaded!
Catrice For bright Guys (LE NEONaturals)
Catrice Mrs. Brightsight (LE NEONaturals)
Faby Don't disturb my Puppy (FabulousFaby collection)
Top coat: Essie Good to go

The neon orange 2mm studs are from KKcenterHK, they sell for $2 and you will receive about 100 studs. I applied them by adding a little dot of clear nail polish on the place I wanted them to be. Then I used a dotting tool to pick up the studs and put them on my nail. I sealed them in with a layer of top coat.

*Studs were sent to me for my honest review*