Thursday, October 19, 2017

Glow baby glow

Recently I bought some new nail polishes even if I am quite sure that I own something similar, but well a polish addict remains a polish addict!

I wanted to make an elegant nail art and the nail polish called Make-up - Lustre  designed by Barbara Daily for Tesco it was perfect for it. It has that elegant glow, sparkle and golden iridescent all in one. I dared to combine it with a silver crackle nail polish by Ciate. Of course I didn't added the nail polish just simply with the brush because I am not a big fan of the crackle effect, instead I dabbed it with a sponge on it. The Color Smash nail polishes drys matte but I covered it with a glossy top coat and I think the effect came out interesting :)

On my middle fingernail I added a retro patterned water decal and a thin silver deco stripe.

In natural light conditions the golden nail polish has some pink shimmer, so I think this one is a pretty awesome and versatile nail polish! 

I hope you like my today's nail art and I invite you to my GIVEAWAY! Good luck to all participants!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall colours

I have to put my nails in fall colors even if I have no mood to take out the darker nail polishes from my stash. But I have so many pretty nail polishes and I have to admit I have forgotten about some of them, like about this classic fall shade from essie called Wicked. I don't know how to describe this shade, it is a deep, dark red, almost black with a creamy finish. It's vampy and I like it this way 😈
The formula is fantastic and it gets opaque is just one coat, but I used 2 ones as usual. On my ring-fingernail I painted two coats of Golden Rose textured #54 and on my middle finger I stamped a pattern form the plate by Born Pretty Store.

I enjoyed a lot to were this combination. How do you like it? Do you own polishes that you completely forget about it?

Monday, October 9, 2017

International Giveaway together with the Born Pretty Store

I can not believe how time files and I just noticed that my blog has it's anniversary, it turned 6 years. Well, with one year of pause. I am glad that I didn't give up through the years, I am glad that blogging brought me new friends even if some of them are virtually. 

I would like to thank to all the company's who collaborated with me in the past and for all of them who support me even now, after all these years. 

In the same time a big thanks to all of you who takes the time and reads my posts, writes me the kindest and nicest comments. I always enjoy to read them. Thanks for being here and at my social media accounts, I appreciate each like and comment of yours! 

Showing you my appreciation I will have two giveaways, one international and one for my Romanian readers. 

The company that supports me from many years, and I am talking about the BORN PRETTY STORE, was kind enough to collaborate with me at this giveaway and together, we thought to offer for one lucky winner a 16$ gift voucher with what she can purchase anything from the sponsors site. 

The rules of the giveaway are easy, just follow them and good luck to you all!

Giveaway rules:
1. Follow the sponsors Facebook site or Instagram account
2. Follow one of my Instagram accounts. It's your choice which one and than come back here on the blog and mention in the comment box the name you have followed me and the account of your choice: colouryourlifebyandrea or manases.andrea If you don't have an Instagram account you can follow my Facebook page.
4. Share the giveaway on a social media site of your choice, come back and drop the link here on the comment box.

All of the rules are mandatory to enter the giveaway. The giveaway period is from 9-13 October 2017 and I will choose the lucky winner with and mention her name here on this post on the 6 November 2017.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Beauty Bigbang nail foils

Now days nail art foils are very trendy and there are so many types of ones that I am always in trouble when it comes to choose just one. Well, the Beauty Bigbang site thought to make a pack of 12 little boxes of different nail foils. It was a fantastic idea because this way you get silver foils, gold foils, rose gold foils and an interesting spotted copper foil which has shades of green, blue and purple in it. The foils are super thin and easy to apply. I made two manicures and with the help of a tweezers I ripped in small pieces the foils and just put them on my painted nails on random places. The foils have a beautiful effect and any simple looking nail art can change to an extravagant one because of the shinny looking foils. 

In the past I used such kind of foils (but they were ruff and not so thin like these ones) and I always had some problems when I put the top coat on, they lost their shine or they shrink, well this time everything worked perfectly.

If you like the set of foils you can find them HERE and you're welcome to use my bellow seen discount code too, for any of you're purchase from the Beauty Bigbang site. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Shades of Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even if I am very, very busy with other stuff than nail art I had to do a manicure and support this cause which is close to my heart. Why, well I am sure most of you already know it.

Living a pink life is hard, I don't want to go in details of all the hard things I've been through from 2012 until now, you would be terrified to hear it. I just want to raise awareness and tell you how important is to make a yearly check up for your breasts...and for your overall health condition. IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE! This is not a myth it is the truth. If it does not hurt, does not mean that you can not have a problem or even worth, cancer. My breast cancer did not hurt, I just felt a small lump and from that moment on everything changed in my life.

Seeing some old videos I saw how much I've changed through these 5 years, because of chemo, hormone treatments, surgeries, but I am here and I am alive, and I can be with my family and raise my daughter. I don't know what the future will bring for me but I will never give up the fight, even if sometimes I am extremely tired of it.  Besides that I want to share my experience with other women and my daughter, because I think people can find inspiration or even resources if it is needed through my story. The tragic fact is that not everyone survives breast cancer. But if women are diagnosed in early stages the chance of full recovery is very good.

I hope that you like my manicure for this case and don't forget the most important thing, go make a screening and monthly you can make a self-examination too. HERE you can find 5 steps how to do it correctly.


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