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:*

Sophin: 274 + 269 – Neon Sand Effect

Happy Friday!

Neon AND textured? Of course I needed to try that! sophin 269 2742For this mani I created a gradient effect with 269 (pink) and 274 (yellow), both from the Neon Sand Effect line by Sophin. This brand recently launched at Hypnotic Polish and is definitely worth checking out. There’s a wide range of colors and finishes available for a reasonable price. These polishes do not need a white base to get that bright neon effect. I used a make up sponge to apply the colors over just one coat of base coat.sophin 269 2741I used black stamping polish by Mundo De Unas and MoYou ProXl plate 04 for the butterfly wings. sophin 269 2743 Have a fabulous weekend!

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 Polish! thumbs 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?

Dance Legend: Sand!Which?

Hi beauties!

Here’s a textured polish for you today. This is Sand!Which? by Dance Legend:dance legend - sand whichI applied two coats of Sand!Which? and stamped over it with No Place Like Chrome by Essie and MoYou Pro XL plate 04. And no top coat to enjoy the textured finish 🙂dance legend - sand which 1Are you over textured polishes yet? I still like them, not as much as when the trend began but I think they’re still amazing.

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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! :*

MAC: Washeteria + MILV water decal

Hi beauties!

The minute I saw that Maria from Hypnotic Polish added MILV water decals to her store I knew I needed to try some. They look fantastic and I have heard nothing but great things about them. The ones that caught my immediate attention were the peacock decals (number N156):mac - washeteria 1The packaging says to use exclusively a white base color before application. That’s what I did here. You can cut the designs however you like, a great plus if you ask me. That way you can also choose to just add a little piece and save the rest for another mani. And they are different sized. Also, this particular sheet has three different peacock designs.
After the white base was completely dry I added the piece to a cup filled with water and waited about 30 seconds. I used tweezers to gently slide of the design of it’s back paper and placed it on the nail. I’ve found that dabbing a little water on the nail before applying the decal gives you more room to set in in the right place. Then gently press on the design and give it some time yo dry before applying top coat. Don’t forget to seal the tip(s) of your nail(s) with top coat to prevent the design from chipping.

I paired this design with Washeteria by MAC. What a lovely color. The formula is nice and creamy. I needed two coats for full opacity. mac - washeteria - milv n156Have you tried MILV water decals yet? They are available at Hypnotic Polish and come in many lovely design.

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