Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alphabet nail art challenge - Letter U

This week was very chaotic, my daughter started school, each day I woke up at 6 o'clock when it was to dark to take pictures of my nails and I arrived home when it got dark again. I definitely need a light box! 

This nail art was made three days ago and just yesterday I was able take the pictures from them. I have to mention that it is an unfinished design, because I wanted to paint fishes on it, but my time was very limited. After painting them on my left hand, the pointer finger nail corner broke down, (sorry about the crippled look), and on my right hand one of my nails broke down very bad, so I am going to file them down because I hate different sized nails. I could continue with my problems, but I wont annoy you with them. 

We are at letter U, and my theme for today is underwater. I used for the base American Apparel - The Valley, a beautiful pale blue shade and with the help of a sponge I made a gradient adding It's up to Blue by Orly, which  is a light metallic turquoise/ blue shade and for the tips, Revlon - Top Speed - Camel, a gold caramel like polish. For an intense shine I added from the Essence Nail Polish - Seasons of Extremes the shiny top coat. I panted with white acrylic two star fishes, but I think they look like flowers :)

I am very sorry that I could not give more attention for this theme, in my imagination everything looked different. This is the result of a hasty work, and I consider it a total fail. 

Let's go to the other girls, I am sure they made something pretty and interesting for this letter.
  1. Mădălina -
  2. Oana -
  3. Ella -
  4. Andra (Sophie) -
  5. Rita -
  6. Andrea -
  7. Madalina -
  8. Oana -
  9. Teo -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pineapple smoothie

Fall is here, we need a lot of vitamins for a healthy life. So, it is smoothie time - full with vitamin C for a day full with energy.

You have to know about pineapple that raw it is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C and it helps the digestion and all in all it is a good antiseptic fruit. When I made the chemo therapy to avoid to have blisters in my mouth I eat a lot of pineapple and it really helped! If you are on a diet, pineapple is a perfect food for you, because it is low in calories.

Ingredients for the smoothie: 
one small pineapple sliced, 1 pear, 1 apple, 1 banana and the zest of an orange.

If you have a powerful blender you can mix all the fruits together and if not I recommend you to mix first the pineapple together with the pear, banana and zest of the orange and finally you can add the pealed and chopped apples too.

Have you tried something similar? 
Do you have any recommendations or other smoothie recipes that I could try?

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick manicure for school begin

Hello lovely ladies,

How was you weekend? Mine was loaded with fun and happiness. My daughter started 1st class in the school and for this occasion I made a quick manicure, because my time was very limited!I used some elegant leaf designed white decals that I won at a Born Pretty Store competition.

For the base I used Denim Moore - Catrice which is a periwinkle shade with subtle silver shimmer. I applied it in two coats, the formula is OK but I had some problems with the brush which is quite wonky and this is why application was a little bit hard. But this is a polish from last years collection and the ones I tried this year, from the new collection were much better!

I applied the white leaf decals and put a few drops of holographic polish from Flormar on it. 

Visit Born Pretty Store and if you purchase anything you can use my below seen code for 10% Off.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Alphabet nail art challenge - Letter T

With big steps we will end soon this challenge. I will miss it a lot, but I am sure the girls from the Polish Addict Group will come up with some other fun challenges! For letter T, I choose to make triangles on my nails with autumn colors. 


I used for the base the cream Flormar 012 polish and I made triangles and lines with two Orly polishes. One of them is Orange Sorbet, which is a nice jelly orange with golden shimmer and the other one is Mysterious, it is a dark plum shade with a slight silver shimmer. I topped it with a golden/plum colored glitter polish from Lovely, called Blink Blink nr.8.

I absolutely loved this color combination on my nails, the design is not exactly how I preferred to look like, but all in all I am happy with the result. Let's see what the other girls made for this letter:
  1. Mădălina -
  2. Oana -
  3. Rita -
  4. Madalina -
  5. Oana -
  6. Andrea -
  7. Andra-
  8. Andreea -
  9. Teo-
  10. Ella -
  11. Deyutza -
 I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Born Pretty Store 3D nail sticker test

From a while ago a received some Embossed Texture Metal Style 3D Nail Art Stickers (silver) from the Born Pretty Store, and when I saw them for me it was clear that I am going to combine it with a blue polish.

The stickers are very easy to use, you can apply them with a help of a tweezer on a polish of your choice and if they are to big, you can cut them on a proper size. I didn't used top coat on it, because I tried it on just one of my nails and the clear polish took off the silver shade of the sticker over the base polish. But after a few hours I realized that it is better to use a top coat, because these stickers caught in everything and after a while it can be annoying. So, I do suggest using clear topcoat on the stickers, because this way they will stay on your nails much longer!

For my manicure I used for the base a polish, I bought in my summer vacation, it is from the new limited edition Le Grand Bleu collection by Catrice. The polish is called C04 Entering Atlantis, it is a great indigo blue with subtle pink shimmer, that are not so visible after application. The polish formula is very easy to work with and it gets opaque just after one coat. 

I think this amazing indigo blue - as the shallows of a deep ocean, go very well together with the silver stickers. The design of them are really classy and the effect is outstanding. If you don't like silver you can choose the golden ones and you will find 3 other patterns too on the Born Pretty Store site. 

All in all the stickers are great if you want to have a quick and professional looking manicure. I hope you liked my nail art and if you want to purchase these stickers, you can look up for them here and you can use my discount code from bellow, for a 10% off of your purchase!  

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