Jan 31, 2011

Essie Sag Harbor

Hi all!

Is everyone enjoying their weekend? I know I am, so I have a relatively short post for you, though I have more than one picture to show this pretty :)

Essie Sag Harbor, three coats in daylight. Oh my! Sag Harbor is a grey polish with blue undertones and hidden shimmer. It looks a little more blue irl. It took me quite a while to get my hands on this pretty, but I finally managed to get it off eBay. Sag Harbor is a part of the Essie Nortfork Collection of fall 2009 and this was a Limited Edition. I'm still trying to get my hands on Greenport, no luck yet with this one.. Anyway, Sag Harbor is truly gorgeous. I love this polish and when I'm can, I will certainly buy myself a backup bottle. Application was a bit streaky with the first coat, but this evened out while I applied the second coat. I'm merely doing three coats because of habit, because I don't think she need three coats to gain opacity (two is fine). I love this polish so much that I couldn't bare to put Konad on her!

Thanks for stopping by!

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses UK

Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses UK
Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses UK

Jan 29, 2011

Broken glass colorful toe nail art design

Broken glass style with colorful toe nail art design in baby blue, red, green, yellow nail art colors.
SS100585, originally uploaded by miyoko77us.

Broken glass style with colorful toe nail art design in baby blue, red, green, yellow nail art colors.

Jan 28, 2011

Unique nail art design

floral pink nail art design

funky glowing finger nail

hand painted nail art design

plant nail art

tatto nail art design

outrageously funky nail art

unique nail art

My nails #17: Valentines day nails

Hi guys, just a quick one for you guys. I've been wanting to post this new set of nails for over a week now...so I guess it's no longer a new set :( Last week was hell. First my son got sick and then he passed it on to me and my husband and we passed it onto my daughter. Ugh. Oh well, at least I managed to snap a few photos for you guys before it all started to grow out. You can click on the images to enlarge.

They're just clear gel extensions with embedded 3d acrylic hearts. I also added some sparkles and a few rhinestones. I wanted to go for something fun and bubbly just before Valentines day hit, but I'm definitely going to change them up for just before the big V-day comes. I'm thinking the heart nails from the Illamasqua throb collection pictures. So cute!

Okay, hope you guys enoy the pics and I'll get to work on the new set this weekend :)

Jan 27, 2011

NailArt Challenge and MORE!

Hi all, For this week's challenge, our theme is Animal Print..
Most of the time, we only see it on fashionable dresses and coats, bags, shoes, and sometimes as wall decors (don't get me wrong... I'm also an advocate of "Crusades against cruelty to animals".) This time why don't we try it on our nails..
We want you to create your Animal Print Design... If you are an animal, what would you be? Try to paint your answer on your nails! Have fun! Submit your entries to fabnailarts@yahoo.com
700x400 pixel Good Luck!

And here's the mani I made to inspire you.. I named it "Blue Gradient Zebra" ..

Here's my entry on our Autumn Nail Art Challenge last week..
Click HERE if you want to see all who Participated..

And my Outer Space Nails I made!
outer space nails different shot
Natural Light
Materials Used:
"black galaxy" nail polish
sally hansen "hidden treasure"
bobbie "aqua"
bobbie "jade"
bobbie "blue flash"
bobbie "weng weng"
caronia "dare"
image plate : c05,m27
for stamping: china glaze millenium,metallic muse,robotika,hi-tek,2030 and sci-fi
Direct Sunlight
With Flash

Variation Of Nail Art Design For Your Fashion Today

All you really have to do is to keep your eyes wide open and ears tuned and you will notice that the fashion industry has been creating waves where nail art is concerned. With the demand for stylish designs on the increase, the industry has witnessed a huge influx of salons, artists, techniques and accessories.
Nail Art Fashion
Variation Of Nail Art Design For Your Fashion Today
Among the main reason for this fashion craze is that in addition to being able to allow wearers display their creativity and stylish fashion-sense, beautiful nails are said to be able to enhance the grace and beauty of the hands in itself. It is a common fact that nail art designs require the nails to be trimmed, cleaned and the likes which also reflect upon the wearer's personal hygiene.
Nail Art Fashion
Variation Of Nail Art Design For Your Fashion Today
For the countless nail art designers, nails are regarded as mini-canvases for them to create their masterpieces. Often than not, these men and women ply their trade in expensive nail salons and parlors offering intricate, complex and out-of-the-world nail designs. They are often known to use two of the best known techniques to create the designs known airbrushing and hand painting. Along with the two are a myriad of effects, foils, tapes and gemstones. These professional nail designers' services do not come at cheap price and often charged by individual nails. The rate depends on the designer's reputation, technique and experience.
Nail Art Fashion
Variation Of Nail Art Design For Your Fashion Today
Nail art is definitely a fashion craze that is here to stay. After all, its variation can be traced back to ancient roots many centuries ago.

Jan 26, 2011

OPI Burlesque Collection 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Just want to say I am thankful for such a great family, my dog Bebe, my boyfriend, my friends, my readers, and of course to nail polish ;)

Today I have OPI's Burlesque collection to show you. I know you've probably seen these every where already, but I finally got around to swatching them. This collection consists of six shimmers and six glitters. I was a little iffy about getting the glitters, but I ended up getting them and I absolutely love them. They are so sparkly!!

The Shimmers

Rising Star

Tease-y Does It

Ali's Big Break

The Show Must Go On

Let Me Entertain You

Take the Stage

The Glitters

Show It and Glow It

Bring on the Bling



Glow Up Already

Simmer & Shimmer

I absolutely love this whole collection. The colors are great. The glitters are gorgeous. Job well done on this one OPI. All the shimmers were under 2 coats, and the glitters were in 3 coats for full coverage. There wasn't a single polish I didn't like.

Did anyone else enjoy the collection as much as I did?

Mens Hair Styles

Mens Hair Styles
Mens Hair Styles
Mens Hair Styles
Mens Hair Styles
Mens Hair Styles

Jan 25, 2011

Unique Nail Care Preparation

Unique Nail Care Preparation
Unique Nail Care Preparation

If you already take care of your hands and feet, you may only need to apply lotion before doing your nails. At a minimum, wash your hands or feet and apply lotion. After applying a moisturizing lotion, take a towel and rub it well across each nail. Also use the towel on your hands. This will remove any oils on your nails so the nail art stays in place when you apply it later. Next, you should trim your nails into the shape you want them for your nail designs. Usually, people follow the natural shape of their nails whether that is square, round, or triangular. A nail file can shape and trim your nails easily without removing too much of your nail.

Jan 24, 2011

Eyeko Polishes - Swatches and Review

Eyeko released a new line of polishes and I have three of them for you today. They are all pastels and I love pastels. They improved the bottle shape, I really like it. Each bottle contains 8.5ml of color. The brush is long and I had no problems with it. So let´s have a look at the colors.

Eyeko má šest nových odstínů a tři z nich vám dnes ukážu. Všechno to jsou pastelové barvičky, které se mi líbí. Od minulé kolekce se změnila i lahvička a já myslím, že k lepšímu. Obsah je 8.5ml. Štěteček je docela dlouhý, ale pracovalo se s ním dobře. Tak jdeme omrknout barvičky.

This one was the problem child, it was streaky and even after three coats I have VNL. But if you want the look of nice natural nails, one coat looks nice. It has subtle shimmer. Although it was hard to apply I really like the color, it would make a nice polish for work.

S tímhle jsem měla docela problémy, byl řídký a nerovnoměrně se nanášel. Na fotkách mám tři vrstvy a pořád plně nekryje. Pokud ale chcete vzhled přírodních zdravých nehtů, tak jedna vrstva vypadá moc hezky. Přestože s ním byly takové problémy, tak se mi na mě líbí. Perfektní lak do práce.

Three coats and applied much better. I really like the color, but it reminds me a lot of Orly Gumdrop, so I made a little comparison for you.

Tři vrstvy, nanášel se mnohem líp, než ten předchozí. Hodně mi připomíná Orly Gumdrop, tak jsem pro vás udělala malé srovnání.

My favourite of the three. I love this color! A beautiful lilac cream. I don´t have anything like it, although I made a comparison for you with Orly Lollipop and China Glaze Light As Air. Again three coats.

Můj favorit z těchto tří. Tu barvu zbožňuju! Krásná krémová levandulová. Žádný podobný lak nemám, přesto jsem ho srovnala s Orly Lollipop a China Glaze Light As Air. Opět tři vrstvy.

You can get these polishes here. They cost £3.50 each (or you can buy all three of these plus a purple one for £10 here) and the shipping withing the UK and EU is free! That is great. Glad there is a brand that thinks about us, european nail polish addicts.

Laky můžete zakoupit tady. Stojí £3.50/kus (nebo můžete všechny tři plus ještě fialový koupit za £10 tady) a poštovné je v rámci EU zadarmo! Super, konečně nějaká značka taky myslí na nás, evropské lakovací maniaky.

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.