Friday, July 3, 2015

Tag: Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict

I saw last week this tag on two of my favorite blogs (Ditta's Nail design & art, Ere K's Beauty Shelf) and I loved it so much that I've decided to take it too. Let's see the questions and my answers.

1. What nail polish are you wearing on your nails (and toes) right now?
I usually don't paint my toe nails, so they are not painted and on my nails I were: 

Just a preview of my new mani, made with the phone :) More next week.
2. What is one nail product can’t you live without?
I have many nail product's I can not live without and I could number them here, but if I must name one than it would be Eveline 8 in 1 treatment. This product worked magic on my nails. From the time when I started to use them, my nails are healthier than ever! 



3. What is your favorite nail brand (mainstream and indie)?
I don't have a favorite nail polish brand. I am usually not drawn by the brand, I prefer different colors and finishes and when I see one, and I like it, than  the brand does not matter. 

4. What shape nail do you wear (short or long)?
Well, that depends on how attentive I am with my nails, it happens that I brake them down and than I have to file them short, but honestly I prefer long nails. 

5. What is your go-to colour?
Green. I can not resist a beautiful green shade!  



6. What is your favorite nail polish finish?
Hard to answer because I don't like just one. I prefer creme, jelly, matte, glossy, suede, glitter and so on. But my absolute favorite ones are the mutichrome and holographic finishes. 



7. What’s on your nail polish wishlist?   
My wishlist is extremely long and it becomes more and more longer as the time passes by :)) On my wishlist they are Dance Legend, Essie, ILNP, Fun Laquer, P2, essence and many, many more polishes.

8. When do you usually paint your nails (morning, afternoon or evening)?
I unfortunately have no time to paint my nails in the daytime, so I am forced to do them in the evening when my daughter goes to sleep. Than it is my time for relaxation and fun, playing with the colors and techniques!

9. What’s your top nail tip you swear by?
I don't have tips, besides, don't cut the cuticles, use a base and top cot when ever I paint my nails. 

10. What nail polish do you regret buying?
I never regret buying a polish but as I already mentioned in an another TAG, Coral Milano and some Farmasi polishes didn't satisfied me.


11. Neons or pastels? Brights or darks?
Between neons and pastels I definitely would choose the pastel shades, but I like in summer time to were neon's too!  

I like in the same way bright and dark shades too!



12. What is your holy grail white, black and nude polish?
I don't have one, but I liked very much how Pure Milk - Flormar covered, and the shine of Maybelline Onyx Rush nail polish is absolute fantastic. As the nude shade I like very much P2 Volume Gloss - Cute girl.



13. What is one brand you want to try but haven’t yet?      
Dance Legend, all the polishes I saw until now blow mind mind, they are gorgeous! 

I hope you enjoyed this TAG, feel free to take it too and answer the questions!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by. 
 

Monday, June 29, 2015

30 minutes manicure and a weekend trip

The last week was very stressful and hard for me, this is why painting my nails became impossible. But one night I had 30 minutes to do my nails, so I opted for a very simple summer nail art. 



I took two of my unused polishes from my stash - KIKO 389 Mint Milk and Catrice - Million Brilliance - 08 My Big Green Weeding. The Kiko polish is a bright light mint green shade, perfect for summer, the formula is a little bit denser, so it almost covers in one layer, but I used two, because of the visible streaks. My middle finger I topped it with one layer of the gold/green glitter polish from Catrice. The outcome looked to simple for me, so quickly I took the gold stamping polish form the Born Pretty Store and stamped on two of my nails a pattern from the BP-L 005 stamping plate.

I liked very much the outcome of it, even if I had some issues to take pictures from this mani in artificial light conditions.






Fun and easy to apply tattoos, perfect for summer time. You can find them here


At the weekend we traveled to the Corvin Castle (Castelul Huniazilor) wich is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and figures in a top of seven wonders of Romania. We loved the grandiose castle, the towers, bastions and the inner courtyard, we felt like transported back in time.



















On our way back to home we stooped at The Fortress of Deva (Cetatea Devei) which is located in the city of Deva on top of a volcanic hill. We used the funicular to access the top of this hill. That was quite fun for the children!






I am glad we made this trip, we had a lovely time and we were lucky too that the weather was perfect! If you travel to Romania, just take a few hours and go to this wonderful places!

If you liked the above products I sowed you, they are from the Born Pretty Store, so if you purchase anything from there, you're welcome to us my discount code from bellow.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Elegant rhinestones

From quite a while I received some beautiful and very special rhinestones from the Born Pretty Store. So let's see how they look and the mani I've created with them. 

The rhinestones come in a round plastic wheel separated in 12 small compartments. The size of the rhinestones are between 2 and 4 mm and they are four different sized one. As you can see in the images bellow the rhinestones have a multichrome effect with a wonderful color shift.


I used for the base a light lavender shade from Flormar that I won from Oana - Unghiutze colorate
For my manicure I used the hairspray technique. This is the first time I use this type of nail art and I have to add that I must exercise more.  The whole procedure is quite easy, but I am not a big friend of water based nail art so I think that the final result is not so good.

For those of you who don't know how this technique works, I am going to write it down in a few steps: 
1. Use a glass of water and a brush dipped in nail polish to let a drop of nail polish fall into the cup of water. The polish will spread across the surface and depending on the intensity of the final marble effect you can put more or less drops;
2. Spray hairspray once or twice onto the surface and this way the nail polish will break apart;
3. Place the before polished and dried nail down onto the surface of the water;
4. With a toothpick, remove the nail polish surrounding the finger.

The result is a marble like pattern seen in the pictures. I added a layer of glitter on top of them. On my accent nail I placed the different sized rhinestones randomly. 







For placing the rhinestones on my nails I had a very useful tool, a wax pen. This pen picks up any kind of rhinestones easily, you just have to lightly touch them. I am glad that I have this tool because it makes my work even easier. 




Both items shown above are fantastic ones! With the rhinestones, that you can find here, you can make any kind of plain polish color look special, just use your imagination. The wax pen, that you can find here, is more than useful for placing any kind of rhinestone on the wanted place! 

If you purchase anything from the Born Pretty Store you're more then welcome to use my discount code seen bellow! 

Just go and check the site now, there is a big SUMMER SALE on!



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