Showing posts with label L'Oreal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label L'Oreal. Show all posts

Monday, 3 December 2012

Lazy 15 Day Fourteen: Where I am From

Day 14! Wow wow wow! Only one more to go =) Today's theme was Where I am From. This was harder than expected. Because, where am I from? I'm probably overthinking this, but it's all a matter of context.
My mum was born in another country as my dad. His parents were also from two different countries. So although I am not technically *from* all those places, they are in my heritage, so to speak. And I could use it all for a mani, yay!

Also. Ask my colleagues- I am from a city one hour away. Ask my neighbours- I am from another city one hour away. Ask my friends- I am from a city two and a half hours away. Ask my grandma- I am from the neighbouring country. Ask our Egyptian friends- and they might say I'm from Europe. So yeah. Loads of options to choose from, which didn't make it easier!

In the end I decided to go with the most recognizable design =)

Where am I from?  =)

Can you guess where I am from? Or rather, which (part of which) country I live in? I'm sure you can =D
Oh and the middle finger is a cow, in case you were wondering...

PS An alien would probably say I'm from Earth, to add another option to the mix ;-)


I used: Rimmel Sky High, Essence Stampy Polish white, L'Oréal Colour Riche 622 Soft Chinchilla, L'Oréal Colour Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up, L'Oréal Colour Riche Sky Fits Heaven, NYC High Line Green, NYC Lexington Yellow, Hema 01 pink (no name), sharpie pen, matte topcoat

Please take your time to check out all the other amazing bloggers that did this challenge with me after the jump. The list has been cleaned up, so that should make it a lot easier =)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Lazy 15 Day Twelve: Fairy Tale

Hi!

Day Twelve of the Lazy 15 brings you a scheduled post since I am at an event in Paris with my boss. Yeah, I know, poor little old me! ETA - seems I didn't schedule this after all, oops!

So, for the theme fairy tale I almost went for Fairy Tails, the beloved toys from my childhood. It was too hard in the end though so this post is just a 'regular' fairy tale mani =)

The theme is Snow White and I think the picture needs no further explaining =)


If you weren't lucky enough to own a Fairy Tail in your youth or had just forgotten about them, this is what they looked like:



I used: Essie Licorice, Essie Blanc, snowflakes from craftstore (meant for miniature railroads), l'Oréal Color Riche 404 Scarlet Vamp, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up, Essence Jungle Fever, Essence Edward's Love

You may have noticed I have recently begun adding watermarks to my pictures. I'm not really worried people will start stealing my pictures (if people want to, they will just remove the watermark, just ask Nailasaurus Sammy), it's more that I've noticed people often come here through Google Image search =)

Next stop: Friday, Guilty Pleasures. Ooooooooh! And as always, don't forget to check out the other people doing the challenge after the *jump*:

Friday, 23 November 2012

Lazy 15 Day Nine: Disney movies/characters

Day Nine!

So I didn't manage to post Wednesday after all. Which means I am now officially one challenge behind, yikes! I hope to catch up this weekend. Apologies.

Only one picture turned out okay. Ish. Which is such a shame because the mani looked FAB! I was planning on taking more pics later, after proper clean up and final touches, but then my migraine decided to say hi.

Anyway, here it is, my Disney mani:

Flit from Pocahontas nail art

It's Flit! I just love that cheeky little hummingbird. Pocahontas I think is the only Disney movie I've only seen once, and I'm clueless as to why I haven't seen it more often. I even had a poster of Meeko when I was younger. Hmm.

As I mentioned before I've been suffering some breakage which is really messing with the overall look =(

Phew, now that I have posted this, I already feel less behind =) I hope to post Day Ten tomorrow or Sunday, and then to be back on schedule for Day Eleven on Monday =) Thanks for the patience! =)


I used: Rimmel Bright Back At You, L'Oréal Color Riche 210 Shocking Pink, Essie Allure, Essie Blanc

Don't forget to check out the other people doing the challenge after the *jump*:

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lazy 15 Day Eight: Dessert

Apologies, this is two days late =( I had the worst migraine of my life on Monday, and I couldn't bear looking at a computer until this morning. I hope you understand.
Luckily I did two days of the challenge over the weekend, so I should be able to post day nine today as well. Because I am now behind on schedule, I didn't take the time to crop the pictures or add a watermark. Also, I am already stressed about day Eleven now that I am no longer ahead of schedule =(

Day Eight of the Lazy 15 meant: Dessert. I expect to see lots of lush drippy cupcake mani's! Can't wait to check them all out =)
Myself? I went for a yummy Black Forest Gateau.

Yum. Black Forest Gateau. (pic: Weightwatchers)

My nails weren't really as yellow as they look here...

Black Forrest Gateau nails, yum!

I made this mani by following the steps below:
1. Get out your tools - tape, scissors, dotting tool, eye shadow applicators, tweezers and polishes.
2. Cut a piece of tape to make it look like a bite. Remember, this will be the 'eaten' part, so shape it like that. Cut other pieces of tape to form a triangle (aka piece of cake) on your nails.
3. Place the tape over your nails. Apply polish.
4. Using tweezers, quickly remove the tape before the polish has a chance to grow tacky!
5. Allow polish to dry. If necessary, add another coat.
6. Place a dollop of white polish on a smooth surface. I like to use tape for this.
Blend white and a drop of yellow polish an a smooth surface.
7. Sponge the mixture onto the edge of the nail to look like a dollop of whipped cream.
8. Dot a dark, rich red onto the whipped cream.
9. Inside that, add a smaller dot of a bright red.
10. Inside that, add a tiny dot of white. The effect should make it look 3D.
11. Add your favourite top coat!

I used: Essie Chocolate Cakes, Essie Blanc, Models Own Lemon Merengue, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up, l'Oréal Color Riche 404 Scarlet Vamp.


Next up is Day Nine: Disney. Ooooh, I <3 Disney  =)
And don't forget to check out the other people doing the challenge after the *jump*:

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Lazy 15 Day Three: Dots

ETA: I have turned off captcha, so keep the comments coming =)

 Day Three of the Lazy 15 Challenge: Dots. I'm enjoying this challenge so much, I can spend hours just checking what all the other participants have come up with. So inspiring!
I am somewhat bummed however, because I desperately want to do a Assassin's Creed III mani but there's just no time :|

Well, on to today's mani. I had done dotting before and I'm quite happy with my dotting tool, so I was not too worried about this day. However, my design turned out to be somewhat more challenging then I thought =S

It was the first time trying my lap work space, and I can say I'm really happy with it =)

I broke the nail on my index finger the other day so it's a bit weird-looking. I'll file it to a more pleasant shape tonight.

Holy Holographics, Batman!

Can you see what the pattern is? No? I feared so. How about this picture:

Just squint, you'll see it
Still no? Okay =( This was my inspiration:

Can you see it now? Maybe if you squint a bit? Ring finger is hearts, middle finger spades. Yes. S-P-A-D-E-S. Oh well. Better luck for the water marble =(


I used: GOSH Holographic Hero, Essie Blanc, Essie Licorice, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up



Wow, look at how many people are doing this challenge now! Awesome. Check them out after the jump, you'll be inspired.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Don't you just just love Halloween? I love any holiday that brings light in dark times and I love vampires and creepy lore stuff so Halloween is a double win for me!

The design for my Halloween mani had been in my mind for some weeks and I actually practised one two weeks ago. However, as more and more Halloween mani's kept appearing on the webz, I changed some nails. Some designs on Tumblr were just too darn cute to ignore!

My mani is now a combination of own ideas and copied ideas. I know, blood drips, pumpkins and black cats are not exactly original but I did come up with the ideas myself =)

Halloween manicure
Creepy stuff!

Sorry about not uploading the high res pic, I did a sloppy clean up job. You can click to enlarge, however.

You can find the tutorial for the vampire by JauntyJuli here, for the teeth by BeautyChocolat here. Yes, I realise I do these things upside-down, that's just how I prefer them =) Also, I have seen similar designs online. I am truly sorry if someone else is the original artist, but I used the above tutorials so those are my sources. I will link if you have reason to believe this was your design.

Also, I have been comparing Essence Better Than Gel top coat and Essence Gel Look top coat, and I think they are pretty much the same! Which is good news for me =D

Fun off-topic fact: we were having dinner with my Geeks family, and his sister told me how her son had told a friend that I had 100 polishes, but I threw out a blue one he liked so now I only had 99 left. My Geek laughed and said it would be best if we didn't tell the kid I have since bought new polishes ;-)


I used:
Thumb: Rimmel Blue Vogue, Essie Licorice, OPI Ridiculously Yellow
Index: Impulss 005, Essie Licorice
Middle: Essie Licorice,
Essence Stampy Polish White, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up
Ring: Rimmel Ultraviolet, Essie Licorice, Essence Stampy Polish White
Pinky: Essie Blanc,
l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Love 2

Just a quick thumb mani (rest of my nails had bloodred tips).




I used: Essence French Tip Painter, Essence Make it Golden, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Inspired by D.I.Y Nails

Just a quick mani today.

Pink & white
This was inspired by (stolen from?) D.I.Y Nails. You can see her mani here.

Finally a use for my L'Oréal Marie Antoinette as it's just too sheer for me to wear it 'pure'. This mani looks pretty cool matte as well =) The picture is without any topcoat, Le Vernis is awesome like that =)

Also. How my hands are starting to suffer from this weather and this kitten!

I used: Essie Blanc, L'Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis202 Marie Antoinette

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Bye Bye Summer =(

*Sad face*
Summer is definitely over where I am =( We did have some warm sunny days October last year so who knows what's to come, but right now, it's rainy, cloudy, windy, sometimes even stormy. No wonder I'm sick.

So, I wanted a cool, festive mani to celebrate the summer, as it was a good one =) I decided to go for a beachy scene. I even tried my hand at stamping again and it went perfectly! Until I somehow managed to pull the polish and thus ruined the ice cream stamp =(

Shimmery beaches

Blah, poor pulled ice cream =(

I took these pictures before applying any top coat. Unfortunately, this meant any bumps and bubbles I hadn't spotted real-life, showed up nice and obvious in the pictures =( Oh well.


I used: Essence Gold Rush over Rimmel Bare Necessities, Sally Hansen Marine Scene over Rimmel Aqua Cool, Essie Too Too Hot (stamping), l'Oréal Jet Set 202 (starfish)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Sunset in Gizeh

Click to enlarge <3

This mani is my homage to Egypt! It is such a magical country, I just love going there.
Pictured is a sunset behind de pyramids at Gizeh. Next time I'll try a camel!

I edited the right hand ring finger into the picture because it is slightly different from the left hand one.

This was my first silhouette which was kind of daunting. However, it was quite alright, you need mainly patience to do this.

If you have never done a gradient before, check out this tutorial and you'll be making the prettiest gradients in no time!


I used: Essie Allure ('bare' nails),  NYC Lexington Yellow, OPI Formidably Orange, l'Oréal Color Riche 401 Rouge Pin Up, drug store brand black polish, OPI top coat