Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mini review: Bourjois Pshiit Nail Art Kit

Just a quick photo review of the elusive Bourjois/Pshiiit nail art kit I bought the other week. I'm very happy with the stickers and the striping tape. The stencils are not so great. I will be posting a mani I made with the star stickers soon, you'll see for yourself what I mean then.

If you find it in stores, I definetely recommend you to get it! Especially if you're a nail art novice =)







Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Minty Fresh Neon Cat

Pretties,

with this mani I tried to scare away winter so it would finally be spring here. No luck so far.

The ingredients for a happy 'buh-bye winter, hello spring!' mani can obviously only be minty green, neon pink, studs and cats. Right? So here it is, my Mint Fresh Neon Cat:

My hands are so dry in this pic =(

The triangle I made with stencils from the Bourjois/Pshiiit set.
The studs are red studs by Kiss that I wrote about here. I just painted them with the pink polish before sticking them on my nails =D

By the way I am loving these pastel skittles that keep popping up in my blog list! For example this one by Captivating Claws. It's a guest post at ChrissyAi. I think I'll probably do something similar for Easter =)


I used: Bell Air Flow 712, Urban Decay Woodstock, cat sticker and stencils from Bourjois Pshiit nail art kit, studs by Kiss (painted pink, originally red)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Lemony Flutter

Look what I received in my Glossybox this month! A 10g tin of Lemony Flutter =) I'm so happy to have it in a size I can always take with me now =D


Baroque Stamping

If you've been checking this blog for a while, you know how stamping makes me feel. Inadequate. Envious. And all that. I still try to make myself think I can do anything as long as I work hard for it and practice, practice, practice. So have I given up stamping? No way Jose.

Here is my latest stamping adventure. A posh baroque design.
The l'Oréal polish stamped so well! I messed the mani up by leaving remover on the plate and then by adding the matte top coat too soon. Oh well. 

Barok stamping
I had to take this picture at work so blurred the radiator in the background ;-)

As you can see, I suffered some askew stamping on the pinky finger and index.
The look was what I called 'zombie chic'. That just came to mind when I saw the colours combined and the design itself =)


OT: I'm a bit bummed because Vampirestat is back in my blog statistics =( I hadn't seen them since I added robots.txt but now they're back. Is anyone else seeing the return of referral spam like vampirestat on their blogs?


I used: Essie Miss Fancy Pants, l'Oréal Color Riche 404 Scarlet Vamp, Miss Sporty Check Matte

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Studs

Just a quick post today. The pic is no good either, had to take it at the office. Hope it can inspire you anyway =)
Black & white stamping over a minty green polish, with a studded accent nail. The beads/studs came in a nail art decoration set from the Essence Vintage District LE.
The stamp design is from a new plate. Well, I'm not sure if it's actually newly released- I had just never seen this particular plate in stores before. I can't find any details on plates on the Essence website, unfortunately.



 I used: Bell Air Flow 712, Essence Black & White Stampy polish, Essence Stamping kit Plate, Essence beads/studs.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

St Patrick's Day Nail Art Challenge (all prompts)

Whoop whoop! My sister has decided to venture into the exciting world of nail art challenges =D This is so exciting =) She loves everything Irish so she is doing the St Patrick's Day challenge hosted by Dipped in Lacquer. I'm posting them all in one post throughout the day, hope you don't mind Roxy!

As always- click to enlarge.


Day One: Green

Day Two: Pot o' Gold:

Day Three: Leprechauns
And how cute are these?! I'm so proud and slightly envious. They are Sage and Onion, whom we both adored when we were younger. Check out a bit of nostalgia at the bottom of this post =)

Day Four was Shamrock:

Day Five: Free for All
I promise you these were fantastic. She was on the road all day so she barely had time to take pics =( It's a glass of Guinness complete with logo =D


Sage and Onion nostalgia <3


She used:
Day 1, Green: Essence Check Me Out, Essence Walk on The Wild Side
Day 2, Pot o' Gold: Essence Galactic Black, Catrice How I Matt Your Mother, OPI The Man With The Golden Gun
Day 3, Leprechaun: Essence Galactic Black, Catrice Ultimate Nudes Cotton Candy at Eiffel Tower, Herome green polish (no name), Essence Nail Art pen in orange (no name), Maybelline gold polish (no name)
Day 4, Shamrocks:
Day 5, Free for All:

Friday, 15 March 2013

Summer Fruits

Pretties!

I don't know about you, but I am loving the fact that the sun is up by the time my alarm goes off, and sometimes is still up when I get home. Not seeing any daylight except through the office windows is so depressing!

So to celebrate the days getting longer, here's a summery, fruity mani.

Claires nail art fruit fimo
Fruity nail art
I threw out Essie Blanc as no amount of polish thinner was rescueing it. This is my first mani with a Hema white polish.
The fruit is from a Claires set. They come in a wheel. Honestly, Claires has so much nail stuff these days! 

Claires.com

Claires.com
I used nail glue to attach the fruit to my nails. It worked like a charm. However, the apple snapped in half after about two hours =(

All in all, it was a bright mani that cheerep me up every time I looked at it. So I will most certainly be using these fruit slices again.


I used: Hema white, Claire's fimo fruit, Essence nail glue