ThumbsUp Nail Wraps: Rorschach

Not satisfied with your nail art skills or don’t have the time for it? ThumbsUp Nail Wraps might be perfect for you! And… they are currently on sale at Hypnotic Polishthumbs up rors chachA huge thanks to Maria for gifting this set to me. This design is called Rorschach. I love it and was surprised how easy it was to apply them. A pack contains 2 sheets with 10 nail wraps each in different sizes. I applied base coat to protect my nails and after that was dry I checked which designs fit my nails best. Then gently peel the design off the backing paper en place it on the nail. I used tweezers to apply them on my nails (one nail at a time). I’ve found that they worked best when firmly press them on the nail beginning in the middle and if needed gently stretch them towards the sides and press again. If they are in place, stretch them towards the tips of the nails and fold them over the free edge. Use a file to get rid of the excess and your done. The instructions say that you can apply gel top coat for a long lasting and glossy finish. I didn’t do that here since they are glossy by itself. I did apply my fave top coat (HK Girl by Glisten & Glow) on one nail to see if it worked. That caused the design to wrinkle and cracks started to show up. I don’t know if it’s the top coat that caused this but I felt the need to mention it. Obviously I re did that damaged design 🙂 Here’s a closer look to the individual designs:
Index:thumbs up1Middle:thumbs up3Ring:thumbs up2Have you tried nail wraps yet? What do you think of them?

Fan Brush Nail Art

Happy Friday lovelies!

I’ve been playing around with my fan brush plus a ton of rainbow colored polishes and here’s the result:opi - rainbow dry brush 2It’s sort of a distressed look but with finer lines and more colors I guess 🙂
I started with a white base and then applied the following polishes with a fan brush, all by OPI:
Big Apple Red (red)
A Roll In The Hague (orange)
The It Color (yellow)
Forrest My Case (green)
Can’t Find My Czechbook (blue)
Lost My Bikini In Molokini (purple)
Kiss Me I’m Brazilian (pink)

For top coat I went with Electric Lane by Nails Inc..opi - rainbow dry brush 3I’m happy with the outcome. What do you think of these?

Have a fabulous weekend! :*

Llarowe: My Own Private Paradise

Hi sweeties!

I’ve read great things about the Creative Shop stamper lately and decided to give it a try. I still need to get the hang of it since it’s quite big but so far so good. cbl - my own private paradise 3For this mani I used two coats of My Own Private Paradise by Llarowe as my base color. For the design I went with number 03 from the ProXL range by MoYou. And the stamping polishes are both by Mundo de Unas, 29 Neon Pink and 1 White. cbl - my own private paradise 1As for the stamping polish, I became a huge fan of Mundo de Unas. The only down sides in my opinion are the overwhelming smell and the fact that there are no mixing balls in the bottles which makes shaking difficult. I’ve read though that future batches do come with mixing beads which is a great plus since the polish is quite thick and therefore difficult to mix. I’ve ordered my latest bottles directly from their website. Since they’re based in Mexico it takes a long time to get here. I believe I’ve waited about 6 weeks for them to arrive. Then again, they’re totally worth the wait.cbl - my own private paradise - mdu 29 neon pink 1 white - moyou 03Thanks for stopping by! :*

Llarowe: Lethal

Hi lovelies!

Every day I see more and more gorgeous mani’s created with nail vinyls. So I finally decided to order some and give them a go. cbl - lethal - mark needs love too 1I started with one coat of Lethal by Llarowe over a black base and topped it with fast drying top coat. Then I used the oval cyclone vinyls by TwinkledT and applied Mark Needs Love Too, also by Llarowe. Top coat and done! 😀 Obviously I need to practice the placement of the vinyls some more but I’m pretty pleased with how these turned out. cbl - lethal - mark needs love tooWhat do you think of these? do you have any experience with nail vinyls?
TwinkledT nail vinyls are available at their website, in case you’re interested.

I also ordered the heart beat ones and am excited to try them out 🙂

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MAC: Monday Blues

Hi lovelies,

I’ve been stamping again! This time I went with a gradient look by using three different stamping polishes:mac - monday blues1For my base I used two coats of Monday Blues by MAC.
Stampingplate is number 04 from the ProXL range by MoYou and I used three stamping polishes by Mundo De Unas:
24 Aqua, 1 White and 5 Turquoise.
To get a gradient effect I randomly added dots of the three colors on the image and scraped from one corner to the other so that the colors slightly bleed into each other. mac - monday blues

Blobbicure

Hello beauties!

Today I have my first blobbicure to share with you:anny - blobbicureI used Die for high heels by ANNY as my base colors and Deep in love (orange) and Indian sun (yellow), also by ANNY.

I thought this technique was more difficult than it turned out to be. I found that it’s best to use polishes that are more fluid (newer polishes for example). I started with one coat of my base color and gave it a while to dry. Then I applied one more (generous) coat of my base color (one nail at a time!) and applied the other two colors while the base was still wet. I simply used the brush of the polish itself for this. Give it a while to dry and then add top coat for extra shine 😀

Have you tried this technique yet?

Super Easy Water Marble, for real!

Watermarble nail art… A hot mess? Fail? 9 times out of ten yes. But here’s a super easy technique with NO mess, NO bubbles and NO screw ups. For real! llarowe - watermarble1I used three coats of Barney by Llarowe as my base color. For the marble design I also used Vivian + Edward and What’s Your Dream?, both by Llarowe. How to? Go ahead and create your design in a cup of room temperature water as you’d do with a ‘regular’ watermarble. Let it dry for a few minutes. If the design got stuck to the side walls of the cup, now is the time to gently make sure it get’s ‘loose’ from the side walls. Now let it dry for another 15 minutes or so. When dry, gently pick up the design with tweezers and blow dry of pat dry with for example a piece of kitchen paper. When the design is dry you can cut it into pieces as desired. You can even cut it in the shape of your entire nail(s) to get a full coverage ‘decal’. Apply top coat and place the pieces on the nail. Finish with top coat and you’re done! llarowe - watermarbleHave you already used this technique? If not, just give it a try 😉

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