Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Hello, dear readers and followers,

finally some holidays, right;)

Before I go skiing I would like to wish all of you a peaceful and relaxing merry Christmas, may you spend it with the ones you love the most, and of course I hope Santa has brought you some great nail polishes in his sack;)

Best wishes and have a happy and polished holiday:*

Thank you, dear readers and followers!

my Christmas tree:)

merry christmas whishes pictures 3 Beautiful Christmas Celebration & Santa Claus pictures   High resolution wallpapers

Friday, December 17, 2010

2nd upgrade: half moon + konad?!? Could this go?

 Hello, dear readers and followers:)

Today I bring you the 2nd upgrade of the TBN Rasberries&cream (swatched HERE, 1st upgrade HERE). Again, I used the stickers and stamped the black part of the half moon with Konad special nail polish in red. First pictures are taken without the top coat and the stamped image kind of a stands out, but then I added the Seche Topcoat to give extra shine to the whole manicure. I used Konad image plate m71.
 I really loved the effect I achieved, how about you? Have you ever tried this combination? What is your opinion on it? Would you  wear it or not?

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day, and of course WEEKEND:*

Enlarge the pics to see the effect better, it looked more visible in person than in the pictures:)

no top coat

no top coat

with TC

with TC

with TC
All images are clickable:)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Red and black=great! First attempt at half moon manicure

 Hello, dear readers and followers:)

As promised, I bring you the first up-grade of the TBN Raspberries&cream (fully swatched HERE). I have never tried the half moon manicure though I had been tempted before:)
I used the paper stickers and China glaze Liquid leather, as well as Seche Vite Fast drying top coat.

What do you think of the result? Would you wear it?

Have you ever tried this type of manicure? What is your opinion on it? Yay or nay?

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day:*

a very simple technique for making half moon manicure:)

All images are clickable:)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Say hello to an Aussie beauty:) TBN Raspberries&cream swatch and NOTD

Hello, dear readers and followers:)

Hope you're having a great start into the new week!

Today's post is about another beautiful polish, which I got in my swap with lovely Michelle from Cosmetic cupcake. It's a brand totally new to me, namely the TBN (stands for Totally beautiful nails). The shade is called Raspberries&cream, and it describes it perfectly:) it's though you would crush the raspberries and add some cream to sweeten everything up. Lovely colour, though somehow my camera wasn't able to catch it completely. The drying time is normal also the staying. There are 2 coats in the pictures over 1 coat of Nailtek f.2.

I also played around a bit, so expect to see some nail art, or at least a few up-grades:)

Have you got any experiences with TBN polishes? What do you think of them?

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day:*
lightbox, art. light

 outdoors, shade
outdoors, shade
outdoors, shade

outdoors, sun

indoors, flash

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look what I got:) huge amount of nail art supplies

Hello, dear readers and followers,

long time no hear or see from me:( I'm sorry, I really am, but my first year as a teacher really requires a lot of work and effort to be put into, to prepare all the needed material, powerpoints, etc. But enough about the work, let's get to the fun part, right;)

I while ago I was contacted by super friendly Jessica from the Born pretty store. A web site which carries various beauty and nail art products. I was given the option to choose among their products, and I chose the package of 100 fimo canes (which also included  2 spare rhinestone cases, a glue, as well as a great cutter for fimo canes (they're 10 in the package, so I suppose it really last long), love how you thin you can cut the canes!) and 3 x Nail Art Rhinestone Nail Art Lot Dotting pen W Glue (it comprises a set of dotting tools with 3 wheels of rhinestones in the shape of hearts, stars and the regular -circle ones, as well as 4 nail glues. I also got a bunch of orangewood sticks,  And also a piece of paper with transparent foil over it, there're some white spots on it, I don't know what it's for, but I suppose they're water decals, hmmm, have to figure it out:) The service is great, the package is delivered from Hong Kong, and it took it about 14 days to get to Slovenia.

This package is the biggest nail art supply I've ever got, can't wait to try everything out!

How about you? Which ones do you fancy the most? What do you think of the paper covered with foil? Could it be water decals? What are you personal experiences with nail art products? Which ones are a must have?

Thank you,dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day:*
Let's look at the photos, right;)

*the products in this post were supplied by a nail art company in exchange for my honest opinion, for further information please read my disclosure policy
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another great swap! Check these beauties!

Hello, dear readers and followers,

as promised I bring you the pics of my newest swap:) A while ago, when I was looking for new polishes and swaps I was contacted by lovely Tânia from  Coisas de Unhas blog (check it out, it's really great!) and we decided to make a swap.

Check this out! I was sent 13 polishes, whoa!! And a nail strengthener pen from the brand Andreia. Two brands I got in the package I already knew, though only from the internet, but know I've got them both, Andreia and Risque. The other brands are completely new to me: Cliche, Carlos Santos and Dote.

The colours vary, but they're all my types of colours :) Love what you picked for me Tânia! Every one of them! She also included a lovely note for me in the package:)

Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoyed your package as much as I did mine!

Have you got any polishes from these brands? Which in particular? What do you think of them?

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day:*

all the polishes together with the pen

Andreia brand

Risque brand

Cliche, Carlos Santos, Dote, and Andreia nail strengthener pen
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Last call to enter my 700+ followers giveaway:) and some trivia

Hello, lovelies!

Hope you're doing just great! We finally got some snow round here, and it looks so cool, though the streets aren't that great:S

I also went skiing with my BF to Austria during the weekend, we stayed in Bad Kleinkirchheim and enjoyed skiining in Turracher Höhe. I'll post some pictures later, when I transfer them from the phone. The weather was beautiful and I still remember how to ski; this has been my third season since the beginning of my learning process.

You have still enough time to enter my GIVEAWAY which ends tomorrow at 24.00, no matter what time zone it is, as long it is still 30th of November, so you're welcome to join if you haven't done it already:)

That's all for today, I'm planning on doing a post on an amazing swap I did:) so stay tuned!

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished day:*

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bundled Opulent cloud (BM19)

Hello, dear readers and followers, hope you're having a great day! Not to mention that it's Friday, right ;)

Finally, another manicure post from me, it's a konadicure over Sally Hansen Opulent cloud (fully swatched HERE). I used Bundle monster image plate BM19 and China glaze Passion, then sealed everything with 1 coat of INM OutTheDoors.

What do you think of the manicure? Like it or not?

What colour are you sporting on your nails and toes?

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished weekend:*


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Saturday, November 6, 2010

My stash :) warning pic heavy!

Hello, dear readers and followers, long time no hear from me:)

The work requires more of me than I've thought, so sorry for the lack of post :(

In the meantime I got a new storage place for my nail polishes, they were getting so many so I needed a new home for them. I bought a red metall container in Mömax (Austria) which I placed in our living room.

The total number of all polishes is 174, not so high right;)

Let's take a look at the collection.
The first pic is the stash before I began to re-organize it.

The second pic, my french manicure polishes:

My purples:

My pinks and berries:

My holos:

My reds:

My blues and greens:

My taupes, nudes and peachy colours:

My brown, black, silver and white colours:

My Konad stamping nail polishes (plus some other rather old ones):

My other nail polishes which I use primarily for stamping:

There're also 2 polishes in orange and coral, though I forgot to take pics of them.
My new ones (ready to be swatched):

Polishes which I tried but I don't like them anymore:) so they're going to be sold or given away:)

My treatments and top coats with some special polishes:

My collection of treatments, top coats, konad special polishes, image plates and other stuff needed for stamping organized in the drawer:

Other polishes which need to be tried and swatched:

That's it,  how do you organize your polishes? By colours, brands, types or any other way??

Thank you, dear readers and followers, have a nice and polished weekend:*
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