May 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Nail Designs

Surprising your soul-mate with a new look for Valentine's day is undoubtedly one of the smartest choices you can make. Looking spectacular requires paying attention the smallest details as well as selecting elements that highlight your personality while also being appropriate for this special occasion. Choosing the right nail design is perhaps the simplest and most versatile changes you can do so make sure to schedule your pampering session wisely and browse through the great variety of nail designs available to pick your favorites.

Without a doubt femininity and romance are the main elements that add interest to the nail designs inspired by the romantic holiday. The great variety of motifs that can be used to create an eye catching nail design tend to be an excellent starting point. Hearts are probably the most popular nail art motif used due to the fact that they are relatively easy to create and reflect the spirit of the holiday with ease. However, other symbols such as roses, arrows or Cupid angel can also be used by those who are skilled when it comes to nail art and have enough patience to do so.

Pictures Of A Purple Pretty

Hi all!

Dit is één van de twee Kinetics lakken die ik onlangs in een swap met Linda heb gekregen. Kinetics is voor zover ik weet alleen verkrijgbaar in Letland, dus mocht je een keer swappen met iemand uit Letland; vraag naar Kinetics!

This is one of the two Kinetics polishes I got in swap with Linda not too long ago. As far as I know, Kinetics is only available in Latvia, so if you are ever lucky enough to swap with someone from Latvia; ask for Kinetics!

Kinetics Luxury Purple, drie laagjes en een laagje Diamont in daglicht/zonlicht. Luxury Purple is een paars met rode ondertoon. Deze foto's zijn niet kleurecht, maar tonen wel de geweldige shimmer die deze lak heeft. Ik kan het niet helemaal plaatsen. Na een laagje is het net alsof het een jelly met microglitter is, zonder dat deze glitters 'verzonken' liggen in de jelly (bestaat dit?). De lak heeft een sterke shimmer en haast foily finish. Ik zit de hele tijd al naar mijn nagels te staren!

Kinetics Luxury Purple, three coats with one coat Nubar Diamont in daylight/sunlight. Luxury purple is a redbased purple, so these two pictures are not color accurate. The pictures do show the incredible shimmer this polish has! I can't really figure out what it is.. After one coat, it's like I applied a jelly with microglitters that don't sink to the bottom of the jelly (does this even exist?). The polish has a very strong shimmer and almost foily finish. I'm staring almost nonstop at my nails since I applied this..

De volgende foto's zijn van slechte kwaliteit, maar zijn wel kleurecht. Onder mijn bureaulamp wordt ze plotseling geen blurple maar haar echte kleur..

The following pictures are craptastic, but they are color accurate. Under my desklamp, she transforms in front of my camera to the color she really is..

Mooi is ze he? Ik vind haar echt prachtig. Applicatie was goed en de droogtijd was ook goed. Ik had verwacht dat deze lak minder snel zou drogen, al heb ik daar geen reden voor.

Whoa, isn't the pretty? I really like her! Application was good and drying time was good as well. Somehow, I expected to have issues with the dryingtime, but I don't know why.. I'm very happy with Luxury Purple! As Linda said: I might want to marry this..

So what do you think of this Purple Pretty? What is your favorite purple polish?

Thanks for stopping by!

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CND inspiration for spring 2010

I am really glad a lot of you liked my layering with the CND effects that I did lately. For more inspiration I have some CND nail styles fresh from the runway. I chose four styles that I liked the most. Please click on the images for a full size :)

Mám radost, že se vám líbily moje nedávné experimenty s CND effects. Pro další inspiraci pro vás mám další CND přímo z přehlídek. Vybrala jsem čtyři, co se mi líbily nejvíc. Pro větší fotky na ně stačí kliknout :)

CND’s trend expert Jan Arnold, and leading nail stylists Roxanne Valinoti, Angi Wingle and Kristina Estabrooks collaborated with 20 designers for New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 and debuted the brand new Colour & Effects collection on the catwalk.

Phillip Lim (left) – Oilslick topped with asymmetrical sweeps of Gold Sparkle for a deconstructed, oxidized finish                                                   Baby Phat (right)– Gold foil on nails and Gold Chrome topped with Air Dry on toes for an exotic Moroccan-inspired look
Diego Binetti (left) – Nails mimicked a Thai sunrise with Studio White, Ivory Coast and Electric Orange, and Thai nights with Inkwell, Ice Blue Shimmer and star-like twinkly rhinestones
Ruffian (right)– Modern take on ‘40s inspired bare moon manicures with Plumville, edged with Blackjack on a pointed nail to mimic piping in the shoes and clothes 

* these images were sent to me by CND. Please visit their site for more information about the products.