Subtle Gradient ft. El Corazon Amethyst + Magic Purple Charm

Hi lovelies,

Here’s a subtle gradient created with Magic Purple Charm (423/552) as my base color and Amethyst (423/469) on the tips of my nails. Both polishes are by El Corazon.el corazon 423 552 magic purple charm 423 469 amethystI think the shimmery tips complements the sheer base color very well.el corazon 423 552 423 469 macroGrab your Corazon’s at their website or at Hypnotic Polish (worldwide shipping).

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Cirque: New Moon + Hatch

Hi beauties!

You can never go wrong with black and white, can you? For this mani I used a combo a grey, white and black polishes:cirque - new moon - hatch0For my index I applied two easy coats of New Moon by Cirque. My pinky shows three thin coats of Hatch, also by Cirque. The gradient on the nail of my ring finger is made with both New Moon and Hatch. And lastly I created a water marble design by using the same colors and added Cosmos (423/508) by El Corazon. For a smooth and shiny finish I applied one coat of top coat. cirque - new moon - hatch3I’m happy with the outcome of this sort of mix match 🙂 What do you think?cirque - new moon - hatch2:*

ANNY – Golden Roller Girls Collection – nail art

Yesterday I showed you my blue nail art design made with three polishes of ANNY‘s Golden Roller Girls Collection. Today I like to show you my gradient mani that I made with two of the duo chrome shades of this collection:anny - hot to handle - wild at heart

This is a gradient with Hot To Handle and Wild At Heart (tips), both extremely shimmery duo chrome shades. The color shift isn’t very noticeable on the nails but that doesn’t make them less pretty. The first coat of these is a little sheer but a second coat results in full coverage. I really like that ANNY came up with three chrome polishes. It’s a nice addition to their collection.
Swatches of this collection and the previous textured collection are coming soon 🙂anny - hot to handle - wild at heart1Thanks for stopping by! :*

Black & White

Happy Friday!

If you want an eye catching manicure but don’t have the time to create a free handed nail design you should try the nail stickers by Born Pretty Store. Don’t let the name fool you though because these aren’t actual stickers but water decals! bps nail stickers1For this mani I created a gradient effect with China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and ANNY’s What else and Velvet chinchilla. I used black and white nail stickers, which you can find here. This is the easiest way to spice up your manicure. The directions on the back of the package explain how to use the stickers:
– Trim, clean and polish the fingernails; paint the background color and dry it out.
– Remove the film of product, cut out the pattern and plunge it into water 10-20 seconds (use warm water in winter).
– Moisten the fingernails; stick the pattern in position.
– Sop up the water with a paper towel and blow dry.
– Apply top coat and blow dry.

I advice to wait a while before applying top coat, otherwise the pattern may crack (see my middle finger nail).

Have you tried water decals yet? If not, you definitely should give them a try. It’s so easy!
Born Pretty Store offers worldwide shipping 🙂  They also have lots of other nail art supplies to choose from. By adding code SFX31 at check out you’ll get 10% off your order!

*(some of the) products shown in this post were kindly provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my unbiased review

Essence: Black Dress and White Tie – 101 Dalmations

Hi everyone!

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of glitter. Say what? Yes, it’s true. I do like glitter toppers or glitter in a jelly base on occasion though. This black/white glitter topper caught my attention while hunting for new colors. This is called Black Dress and White Tie (101 Dalmations) by Essence. It’s a mix of black hex glitter, two sizes white hex glitter and fine silver shimmer in a clear base. The formula is great and the glitter spreads nice and even. No fishing or re-placing required.
essence - black dress and white tie - gradientI’ve layered this over a gradient for which I used Off To Miami! and Naughty And Pink!, both also by Essence. The formula of these two is nice and covers in two easy coats. essence - black dress and white tie - bottle

Rimmel London – Sweetie Crush Collection

Rimmel London has recently released another collection with five textured polishes called Sweetie Crush. They’re all soft/pastel shades and perfect for Spring/Summer. These look so cute together that I decided to use them all for one mani:rimmel - sweetie crush1

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DAY 13 Pre-Spring Challenge: Sponging

Again, I’m a day behind with this challenge… Arrghhh. So yesterdays challenge was sponging. Here’s my sponged mani 😀sponging1
Colors used:
Purity by Zoya
Lilac powder by ANNY
For Audrey by China Glazesponging

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