piCture pOlish: Bonkers + MILV water decals

Hello!

Another polish that was sitting in my pile of untrieds for way too long is Bonkers by piCture pOlish:picture polish - bonkers - milv n187 1What a lovely creamy purple polish. This has a nice formula and is opaque in two coats. For my accent nail I used water decals by MILV, number N187. I’ve only tried a few of MILV’s designs and I seriously am in love! They are super easy to work with and application is a breeze. Some designs, including this one, are designed to wear over white undies. I’m so pleased with how these turned out.

As mentioned in a previous post, my new camera has a macro lens and I am over the moon excited about it. Not only because now I can take macro photo’s but more because you can see every single tiny detail which aren’t that noticeable with the naked eye. I can recommend it to everyone. So much fun! For example… see all the pixels of the design in the photo below:picture polish - bonkers - milv n187 3I was like ‘holy crap’ when I saw this on full screen. And yes, you can also see the imperfections, such as the fold of the design. But hey, who cares when you can see all the fab details. picture polish - bonkers - milv n187 2Have you tried MILV decals yet? They are available at Hypnotic Polish and come in many different designs.

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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?

Acid Wash Mani

Hi lovelies!

First of all I’d like to THANK YOU all so much for your support with the launch of Keep S’Myelin! So many of you supported me and therefore also the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that it just made me speechless. I might have needed a tissue at some point.
The first batch sold out fast and now I’m busy mixing another batch. For that reason it became a pre order which means that future orders of Keep S’Myelin will take 5-10 business days to ship. It will still be available until the end of this month. Then I will make the donation to the NMSS and will e-mail the confirmation to everyone who’s purchased one or more bottles.
THANK YOU! You guys rock!

I think a year (or maybe even two) has past since I did a so called acid wash mani. Since it’s such an awesome look I decided to give it another try. 

llarowe opi anny1How on earth did you do this, you ask? It’s super easy actually but it does ask for patience. Choose the colors you’d like to work with, here I’ve used three. Start with the first color and make sure it’s opaque. Finish with one coat of (fast drying) top coat and give it approx. ten minutes to dry thoroughly. Then apply your second color and wait for it to dry. Same goes for the third color. Now, let the fun part begin. Take a qtip, dipped in acetone or nail polish remover and gently ‘remove’ the layers of polish until you get the desired look. Finish with top coat and you’re done! 😀

The polishes that I’ve used here are:
Liquor is Quicker by Llarowe
What else by ANNY
My Dogsled Is A Hybrid by OPIllarowe opi annyThanks for stopping by! :*

Easy Galaxy Look with El Corazon polishes

Hi polished beauties!

Today I have a kind of galaxy look to show you. And the best thing is, it’s super easy to create 🙂el corazon - 421h 25 large hologram1For this mani I used Liquid Leather by China Glaze as a base. When that was dry I used a sponge to randomly dab the following polishes on my nails, all by El Corazon:
Magic Heart of Ocean (423/576)
Magic Attraction (423/554)
Magic Tenderness (423-558)
To create an even more galaxy look I topped this with the large hologram top coat (421h/25), also by El Corazon.el corazon - 421h 25 large hologram2el corazon - 421h 25 large hologramWhat do you think of this galaxy look?

El Corazon polishes are available at their website and at Hypnotic Polish.

Please check back here tomorrow. I have a very special polish coming to the shop and will be sharing the details here tomorrow 🙂

Summer Nail Art with ANNY polishes

Hi beauties!

Finally we can enjoy some sunbeams. I hope that it’s as sunny where you are as it is here. And although it isn’t Summer yet, I always feel the urge to wear bright polishes as soon as the first sunbeams make their appearance. So here’s a Summer-y nail art:anny4For this many I used five different nail polishes, all by ANNY:
What else (white)
Indian sun (yellow)
Scandalous lives of N.Y. (coral pink)
Sunset dreaming (pink)
Surfing crocodile (green)

For the design I used dotting tools and for the ‘leafs’ I used a small nail art brush to smudge the white and green. anny3anny1What do you think of these floral nails?

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Animal Print mani for Fall – Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Animal prints never go out of fashion, do they? I’ve purchased a lot of new fall polishes lately and I thought the three that I used for this mani look so pretty together.
catrice - nail art fall 2014 1Since it’s so easy to create this sort of animal print I thought it would be nice to add a video tutorial.


How to
:

  • Apply a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply your base color and let it dry.
  • Use a dotting tool and your first color of nail polish to randomly add spots on your nails.
  • Use a slightly smaller dotting tool and the second color of nail polish to sort of outline the spots. I personally like to just randomly apply the polish but that’s all up to you.
  • Once your design is dry, add a coat of your favorite top coat and you’re done! Easy, right?! 😀

Products used:

  • Base coat (drugstore);
  • Catrice: Greige! The New Beige (base color);
  • Catrice: Lost ‘N Roses (accent nail);
  • Catrice: Out of the Dark;
  • Catrice: First Class Up-Grape;
  • Glisten & Glow: HK Girl (top coat);
  • Two sized dotting tool;
  • Cuticle Oil.

Suggestions for upcoming tutorials are more than welcome! 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Easy Saran Wrap Manicure – Tutorial

Hi everyone!

An extremely easy way to give your nails just a little bit of extra is by using cling film/saran wrap. Everybody can do this! You can use as many different colors of nail polish as you like. As it’s such an easy way of doing nail art I decided to make a video of my holographic version. Enjoy!
dance legend - holodays1A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.


How to
:

  • Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply your base color and let it dry.
  • Add some drops of your next color on the nail and use a piece of cling film and tweezers to dabb.
  • Repeat the previous step as many times until you have the result you like.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Add top coat for a shiny and long wear result.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!It’s that simple! 😀

dance legend - holodaysProducts used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • Dance Legend: 848 Blanco (Holodays)
  • Dance Legend: 853 Neptune (Holodays)
  • HK Girl: Glisten & Glow (top coat)
  • Cuticle Oil

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below! Ideas and requests for upcoming tutorials are very welcome! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this video! :*

*The cuticle oil can be found here at my shop. Both Dance Legend polishes and the top coat can be found at Hypnotic Polish.