Tie Dye Nails – Tutorial

I’ve seen many (mostly neon colored) tie dye manicures so I needed to try it for myself. I made a video tutorial for you guys in case you might want to try them yourself. tie dye1A 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.
  • Use a small nail art brush and 3 different colors of polish for the design. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just paint tiny stripes next to each other to get a swirl design.
  • Add a coat of fast drying top coat for a glossy and long lasting result.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!

Products used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • Essence Everybody Salsa (green)
  • Essence Yeah, Copacobana! (yellow)
  • Essence I ♥ Brasil (pink)
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dri (top coat)

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! :*

Essence – Road Trip Collection

The promised tutorial for the Tie Dye nails will be up asap, after I’m done switching my YouTube channel 😀 Sorry for the delay! Hope you’ll like some swatches instead…

Awesome was the first word that popped in my head when I saw pics of the Road Trip Collection that was recently released by Essence. Thermal, textured and duo chrome in one four piece collection? Yes, please!

Usually I like to save the best for last but I felt like I just needed to share I Don’t Care! I Love It! first. From the looks of the bottle I expected yet another purple/blue duo chrome that we’ve already seen in a previous collection. But what was I thinking? Nooo… it is absolutely fantastic. And I’m pretty sure I’m not saying that very often with Essence’s Limited Edition collections. This first photo shows that it’s a pretty duo chrome…essence - i don't care i love it2But look at it from a totally different angle:essence - i don't care i love itSome more indirect sunlight:essence - i don't care i love it3The best part… it’s fully opaque in two coats! Thumbs up! I used three thin instead to cover my free edges 😉 If you’re looking for a pretty and budget proof duo chrome polish, this is for you! And if you’re planning on rockin’ this polish a lot then I strongly advice to stock up a back up or two. It’s a tiny bottle (5 ml)! I mean for just €1,75 that’s totally doable, right?
Oh and this is with NO top coat!

Okay… on to the other 3 polishes of this collection… [insert *sigh*]
Continue reading

Galaxy Nails – Tutorial

I love galaxy manicures! They never get out of fashion and there are so many different ways of creating a galaxy on your nails. galaxy1

I finally have better lightning so I found myself filming again 🙂 Yay! Here’s the tutorial I made for these galaxy nails. A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.

A tip before we start: I like to use cuticle oil before painting my nails. That way your cuticles won’t suffer that much when cleaning up with acetone.

How to:

  • Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Paint your nails with a black polish and wait for it to dry.
  • Use a small piece of a sponge and tweezers to sponge the first color on your nails. you really don’t have to think much about where you sponge your colors. Randomness has the prettiest outcome if you ask me 😉
  • Repeat step 3 with the other colors and wait for it to dry a bit.
  • Add a holographic top coat for extra sparkling.
  • (If desired) Add a coat of fast drying top coat for a long lasting result.
  • Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
  • Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!

galaxyProducts used:

  • Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
  • China Glaze Liquid Leather (black base)
  • ANNY Blue Bikini Girl (teal blue)
  • Essence Hattrick! (white)
  • OPI That’s Berry Daring (pink)
  • ANNY Sunday in park (yellow)
  • OPI Into The Night (blue)
  • Material Girl (without the large circle glitter): available at my shop (holo top coat)
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dri (top coat)

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

I hope you enjoyed this video! :*

Catrice – Le Grand Bleu Collection

Happy Friday!

What’s better than having amazing friends in this nail community with who you can share the crazy-ness? I mean, no one else truly understands why you need a billion shades of red, right? Soraya lives closer to the border to Germany than I do and she picked up some of the polishes from the Le Grand Bleu Collection by Catrice for me. Thanks again, sweetheart! Sadly these aren’t available here in the Netherlands.

First up Entering Atlantis, a denim blue hue packed with silver shimmer. It does actually look like denim, color wise. This is two coats plus top coat and one coat of Material Girl on my accent nail. Material Girl is now available (in limited quantities) at my shop 😉catrice - entering atlantiscatrice - entering atlantis1And here’s Bella Aquarella, a bright aqua blue shimmer polish. Perfect for Summer! It is on the sheer side. Shown is three thin coats plus top coat and there’s still some VNL. I don’t mind that with this polish but it’s something to keep in mind when you’re planning to buy this. On my accent nail I added one coat of Mermaiday Mayday, also from the Le Grand Bleu Collection. This is a mix of multi sized silver holographic glitter swimming in a sheer pale blue base. I find this too sheer to worn alone but it’s pretty as a topper. The formula is good. A little thick but nothing problematic. catrice - bella aquarella - mermaiday maydaycatrice - bella aquarella - mermaiday mayday1I really like them all but Bella Aquarella is the absolute winner of these three. There’s also a pale lavender shimmer polish (Lavender Laugh) and a gold shimmer polish (Mermaid It) in this collection. I’m curious about Lavender Laugh. The bottle pics that I’ve seen look amazing 🙂 You’ll probably see them in the near future on Soraya’s blog and/or Instagram account.
catrice - le grand beu bottlesWhat do you think of these?

Have a fantastic weekend! :*

Ninja Polish: Alexandrite – Facets Collection

I am so so sad that Rhonni, the founder of Ninja Polish has closed the business 😦
I’ve been searching for some of my lemmings for a very long time but most of them are nowhere to be found. Every now and them I search the web to see if I can find some of them. Most of them are being sold by ridiculous prices. I mean, I am dying to add more Ninja Polishes to my collection but I am not paying $75.00 for one polish. You?
I hope Ninja Polish will return some day!

That being said, I am now the proud owner of Alexandrite! For real! Woo hoo! I found it on Ebay a while back. I’m not the biggest fan of auctions on Ebay because it’s so much stress keeping up with the time and make sure you bid on the exact right second. But for this one I sat tight behind my laptop and eventually won it. Score! ninja polish - alexandriteLook! You can tell what all the fuzz is about, right? Mind blowing! This is one coat over black undies. ninja polish - alexandrite1Check out the bottle!ninja polish - alexandrite bottle1*gasp* Please come back soon, Ninja Polish!ninja polish - alexandrite bottle[end of drooling session]

Cya tomorrow lovelies! Keep those paws painted 😀

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! :*

ANNY – Golden Roller Girls Collection – nail art

Happy Sunday everyone!

ANNY‘s newest collection is called Golden Roller Girls and consists of three multi chrome shades, a blue shimmer and two blue creams. Here’s my nail art that I created with some polishes of this collection:anny - nail art blueThe light blue is called Skinny Jeans. The ultra fine silver shimmer gives it a semi satin-isch look if worn without top coat. The formula is perfect and almost a one coater. The medium blue cream is called Jeans Calling and also has a great and smooth formula. And then there’s a deep dark blue which is called Denim On The Rocks. Again, great formula. I absolutely love the formula of the cream polishes from ANNY. I made the dots with Highway To Heaven, also by ANNY. This is a gorgeous light blue hue packed with silver glitter with a textured finish. This one is part of a previous collection which consists of three new textured polishes and three ‘recycled’ ones (full size instead of the previous mini’s).
I used nailvinyls to create the squares. Personally I prefer nailvinyls over striping tape because they are easier to remove with less risk to pull off the base color.
Lastly I topped it of with my new fave top coat by HK Girl, Glisten & Glow (before adding the dots!).
Swatches of this collection and the mentioned textured collection are coming soon 🙂anny - nail art blue1You can find ANNY polishes exclusively at Douglas store’s. The nailvinyls are available here.

What do you think of this mani?