Dec 31, 2010

Models Own Betty Blue

Hi all!

Vandaag heb ik weer een lak van Models Own voor jullie. Dit keer een prachtige koninklijke blauw; Betty Blue.

Today I have another Models Own polish for you. This time it's a gorgeous royal blue; Betty Blue.

Be prepared for a lot of pics!

Models Own Betty Blue, twee laagjes in dag- en zonlicht. Betty Blue is een geweldige koninklijk blauwe jelly. Dit is twee laagjes en dan is ze al volledig dekkend. Ik ben onder de indruk! Applicatie van deze lak was een beetje lastig voor mij, aangezien de lak een beetje aan de dunne kant is, maar niks dat niet opgeruimd kon worden bij de cleanup :) Droogtijd is goed, daar had ik geen problemen mee.

Models Own Betty Blue, two coats in daylight and sunlight. Betty Blue is a gorgeous royal blue jelly. This is two coats and she's completely opaque with those two coats. I'm impressed! Application was a bit tricky for me, since the polish was a bit watery, but nothing I couldn't fix without a little cleanup. Drying time was good, no problems at all.

Betty Blue met Color Club Worth The Risque. Ik heb imageplate M78 gebruikt om te stempelen. De Color Club Holo's lenen zich bijzonder goed voor stempelen zoals jullie wel in de gaten hebben! De Konad is niet helemaal goed gelukt, maar ik vind de combinatie erg leuk.

Betty Blue with Color Club Worth The Risque. I used imageplate M78 for stamping. The Color Club holo's are very suitable to use for Konad as you may have noticed! The Konad isn't the best Konad I did, the image was kinda tricky to get on right. I do like the combination though! Will try this combo again in the near future. I will take a pic when I did a better job on the Konad.

And a closer look of the image on the nail:

I think it's hot!

Well, this is it for today! How do you like Betty Blue?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Illamasqua Boo! Pantomime Nail Duo

Heaven for any purple lover like me! This is a limited edition and consists of a polish and a glitter top coat. Boo! is the top coat and look great in the bottle, but even better on the purple polish Babtiste which is a red based purple with shimmer (reminds me of China Glaze Let´s Groove). Too bad these aren´t mine, I would love to have them.

Ráj pro jakéhokoliv fialového maniaka, jako jsem já! Jedná se o limitovanou edici, ve které je lak a třpytkový nadlak. Boo!, nadlak, vypadá perfektně už v lahvičce, na laku ale ještě líp. Babtiste je v základu červená fialka s odlesky (připomíná mi China Glaze Let´s Groove). Jen škoda, že nejsou moje.


Babtiste + Boo!

Dec 30, 2010

Nail Art Fashion Styles 2010

Just as style trends change in clothes, the same holds true for nail fashion. There are two main French manicure styles; most women are familiar with the rounded tip French manicure, but when you want high fashion nails, the angled red chevron French manicure gives your nails show-stopping glamour. This is a dramatic fashion look that looks totally gorgeous on long nails without going over the top.
Nail Art Fashion Styles 2010
Nail Art Fashion Styles 2010
This French manicure using bright nail tips in a variety of ways, some of these styles were inspired by celebrities such as Anna Nicole Smith whose signature nail fashion style used a thin line of gold below scarlet red tips. While the most common colors in French manicures are white and pale pink, brighter shades such as fuchsia with silver glitter lining for contrast can give you a polished, celebrity appearance.
But the French manicure has been used on the Gothic scene as well, taking advantage of using black nail polish that has become a hot fashion trend. Whether you choose to use dramatic or lighthearted shades of nail color, these are high fashion nails that pack a lot of impact and make you stand out from the crowd.
Choosing the right formula of topcoat is essential to keep your manicure salon perfect and avoid any last-minute nail problems before your special day or night begins. Whether you use your own natural nails or decide to add extra length with acrylic tips, be sure that the design you choose matches your clothes and your personality.

Barielle Passion Pirouette with Illamasqua Spartan

And just a quick post with what is currently on my nails :) Two coats of Passion Pirouette and one coat of Spartan which is a top coat with fine gold glitter. Looks great on the purple!

Modest Wedding Dresses UK

Modest Wedding Dresses UK
Modest Wedding Dresses UK
Modest Wedding Dresses UK

Dec 28, 2010

Best Extreme Long Nail Art Pictures For Girl

Best Extreme Long Nail Art Pictures For Girl

Toes with 3d Stars Nail art

3D stars nail design for toe nails
TOES with NAIL ART, originally uploaded by Troy Richard Salon.

3D stars nail design for toe nails

Pieces Nail Polish

Hi all,

Last sunday, Michèle and I stumbled upon some unknown pretties; nail polish from Pieces. Pieces is a store that sells mostly accessories and clothing, but they now sell nail polish as well. I picked up three colors; Cookie Dough, Lavender Haze and It's Camouflage.

pieces nail polish nailpolish green taupe brown lavender purple pink it's camouflage lavender haze cookie dough
The pretties! Cookie Dough, Lavender Haze, It's Camouflage

pieces nail polish green nailpolish it's camouflagePieces It's Camouflage, three coats in indirect sunlight. I tried to capture the colors as accurate as possile, so there's some variety in the poses lol. It's Camouflage is a dusty, putty green creme. The name says it all; it's a perfect camouflage color. Application was watery with the first coat. I thought I wouldn't be able to make it opaque in a couple of coats, but I had no visible nail line in three coats. Drying time is good and the polish is shiny like hell! No topcoat needed.

pieces taupe brown creme cookie doughPieces Cookie Dough, one coat in indirect daylight. Yes, this is a onecoater!! Yay!! Pigmentation in this one is awesome. Cookie Dough is a dark taupe, or dusty brown creme. These kind of colors look very classy to me and it's almost impossible for me to not like these shades. Application is good. The polish shines a little less than It's Camouflage, so you could apply topcoat for extra shine. Drying time was great.

pieces lavender haze nail polish nailpolish pink purple lilacPieces Lavender Haze, three coats in daylight. Lavender Haze is, as the name states, a lavender colored creme. It's very light and almost pink in some lights, but mostly it's a true lavender. I really like this color. Somehow it makes my hands look really tanned (= big plus). The structure was a bit watery at first, but like It's Camouflage, all evened out and Lavender Haze was opaque in three coats. Since this is a pastel, it tends to be a little streaky so be careful when you apply this one.

Overall, I'm really impressed with the polishes! The quality is just as good or maybe even better than other, more expensive brands of nail polish and they have some interesting colors. I saw a great red as well, that might be a RBL Banging dupe :). The only little downside I have is the square cap that makes it a little less comfortable to apply the polish than application with a round cap. But other than that, I'm really digging these.

Oh and a little tip; the polish looks a lot darker on the nail than they do in the bottle! So don't let this scare you when you want to pick these up.

I bought them in a set of three for € 6,95 at the Pieces store at the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. You can pick the three colors yourself. I believe they are € 2,50 or € 3 a piece when you buy them seperately, but please don't quote me on that ;)

What do you think of these Pieces polishes?

Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 27, 2010

OPI Purple-opolis (Greek Isles Collection 2004)

Another old but beautiful OPI polish. I bought this one because of the name and because it is from the greek collection. But that doesn´t mean I don´t like the color, a beautiful purple shimmer. It needs three coats for full coverage. Look how gorgeous it is:

Well, this beauty was screaming "matify me!" so I did :) I used ManGlaze Matte Astrophe. And as you can see, it didn´t cracle. It cracles only if you use it on a fresh mani, this was applied a few hours after. So which look do you like more?

Dec 26, 2010

Happy Halloween with Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a few minutes before I'm off to class so I decided to post my Halloween mani now rather than after class =P

But before I do that here's a swatch of the new Sephora by OPI's Full Moon

Full Moon is an opaque white creme that glows in the dark. This was 3 coats

It is super glowy, which I love :D

And finally here is my Halloween manicure. I decided to just go with Konads since I didn't have time to do some artwork on it :(

I love how it looks when it glows in the dark :)

So that is all I have for today, be safe everyone!!

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection 2010 - Video!

For those of you who prefer a video instead of pictures I have something for you today. Yesterday I showed you my swatches of the newest China Glaze collection and today I have for you a short video of all the twelve shades. Hope you like it.
Let me know what you prefer - video or normal pictures? Or both? :)

Dec 23, 2010

Affordable Wedding Dresses

Little Known Ways to Find an Affordable Wedding Dress

Finding a beautiful yet affordable wedding dress can take time and effort. Many wedding gowns are too expensive for the average bride's wedding budget. Here's some tips to help you save money on your wedding dress.

Don't buy from the bridal department. There is usually a surcharge for dresses in the bridal section of a store. Instead, go to the formal evening wear section or even the prom dress section.
Affordable Wedding Dresses
If you've got a lot of time before the wedding, look for sales at wedding salons. After the month of June, many bridal gowns go on sale. Also, check out sample or floor model gowns. Many of them still look fantastic. Some discontinued bridal dress models are very inexpensive compared to most other bridal gowns. And sadly some bridal gowns are paid for but not picked up. These can be bought at a low price.

Don't forget that wedding veils are cheaper than wedding gowns. Spend more on a great veil while saving money on the gown.

eBay and the local newspaper are good places to find inexpensive gowns. Also, use Google search by searching these terms: "wedding dress +discount", "wedding dress +cheap", and "wedding dress +bargain".
Affordable Wedding Dresses
As you're on the internet, search for wedding outlet stores. You may find a great deal at these internet bridal stores. Make sure to find out the manufacturer and style of the dress you're interested in. Bridal outlet stores will ask for this information. Also, give them your measurements to see if they have a dress that will fit you. If you do buy a dress from a wedding outlet store, the dress will be sent in a box. However, a trip to the dry cleaners will make the dress look great.

Think about renting your wedding dress. The guys get to rent tuxedos, so why can't you rent your bridal clothes? Renting will save you much money. You can expect a 90% discount on your bridal gown. This means you can wear a $1000 gown for $100!
Affordable Wedding Dresses
Scout out the dresses at consignment shops or high fashion/couture wear second hand shops. You can find these shops at every major city.

Ask your relatives and friends. They may have a dress you can borrow.

Think about having your dress made. This is a great alternative if you want the elegant, sleek dress. Plus, designer dresses use the same silk found in fabric stores.

Finally, you can use these tips to find affordable dresses for your bridesmaids.

From:Dee Bovis

Essie Fall Collection 2010

Greetings all! I have no class today so I took the chance to catch up on my blogging. So today I have for you Essie's Fall Collection for 2010. I'm totally loving this collection because the colors are gorgeous and unique in its own way. The collection consists of 6 colors, and here they are:

Limited Addiction is a deep garnet bright red creme. 2 coats. I loved this one, and because I've been loving reds lately. It's not as bright as the picture shows, but because it was in direct sunlight the color is a little off. It's slightly darker

Merino Cool is a taupey mulberry creme. 2 coats. Please ignore the lint on my nails lol

In Stitches is a soft blush pink. 2 coats. I love this one. Very unique and stands out. I can't really describe the color to you -_-

Sew Psyched is a gray-ish creme with green undertones I'd say. 2 coats Essie describes this color as "cashmere-soft sage pewter"

Little Brown Dress is a dark brown creme. I've always liked brown nail polishes but I rarely wear it so I like this one. It's dark :)

Velvet Voyeur is a vampy brown purple creme. 2 coats

The formulas for these were excellent. All were opaque under two coats. My favorites are Limited Addiction and In Stitches. I liked Merino Cool and Sew Psyched too. Least favorite was Velvet Voyeur. I just felt like it didn't really stand out to me.

Well that's all I have for today!

Nail Design For Kids

Making nail designs for kids, with nail paints needs some practice. However for easy nail art designs for kids, simply paint the nails with a base color and stick different stickers on the nails. Listed below are the instructions for nails designs - do it yourself.