Friday, December 19, 2014

Elixir Lacquers - Snowman Suite, swatch and layering

Snowman Suite feels suiting to show now when Christmas is coming up, even though the actual images are from May this year.. Snowman Suite has a clear base and is totally filled with holo glitter, then there is small matte red hexagons, slightly bigger white hexagons and a very few large black circle glitter. Below is 3 coats. Sadly the black glitter sunk to the bottom of the bottle and was super hard to get up. Out of 10 nails I got 2-3 "naturally", then I went fishing for more and got 2 more but after that I gave up..It was too difficult. I know this base might not have been the best base.. this looks slightly like a disease? Like this I don't like it so much, I suspect that a green creme base would help it. What do you think?










Bought from Color4nails for $6.

Polishes used:
OPI - Samoan Sand
Elixir Lacquers - Snowman Suite

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas music nail art

Today the theme for the Winter Nail Art Challenge is "Christmas Carol/song/movie", a quite hard theme in my eyes, my mind was blank until I remembered that the oh so lovely TracesOfPolish (if you haven't checked her blog out already, you should!) gave me a music themed MoYou London stamping plate. ^_^ That made the whole thing so more simple, I used a glitter polish which gave me some Christmas vibes as a base and then stamped with MoYou.dk's special black polish on top. It is not stamping perfection, I need more practice but the glitter helps hiding the imperfections. Hope you like it :)







Polishes and materials used:
Nicole by OPI - Fabulous Is My Middle Name
MoYou's special black nail polish
MoYou London music image plate
 
If you buy a nail art set, any of you choice, you can pick one polish OR one image plate of your choice if you use the code CEL246. Which polish or the number of the image plate you want, you write at the comment section at the checkout. You can use the code as many times you want, as long as you buy a nail art set. :D

***Some products in this post have been provided for review***

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Claire's - Splatter Green, swatch and layering

Here's a polish I've bought in Germany at Claire's. They have a nice range of polish and Splatter Green interested me. Splatter Green has a super light green jelly base (but shows as clear on the nail) which is filled with matte glitter in different shapes. I see green hexagons in 2 sizes, white hexagons in 4 sizes, black hexagons in 4 sizes and also black long and also very curled string glitter. The promblem here is clearly the string glitter being curled, it looks cool when it lays down flat to the nail though. However, it feels impossible to brush down if it has curled down the "wrong" making it stick up. Here I layered it with 3 coats because I wanted it to be really glitter dense (but 1-2 coats look good too) over a light green (Essence - 03, I Hol Di Mit'm Traktor Ab). Maybe a lighter green would have looked better, the base is a dull green and the green glitter is really bright, however the nuance is pretty similar. I'll definitely try it over other colors in the future. :) A gradient from white-green-black would be super cool for example. ;)
This is also this years last Green Wednesday, so don't miss that out ;)









Polishes used:
Essence - 03, I Hol Di Mit'm Traktor Ab
Claire's - Splatter Green

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Graphical Christmas tree in black and gold

Time for the 5th theme in the Winter nail art challenge, which is Christmas tree's. Personally the trees are a bit too early for me, in my family a (real) tree is cut down the 22-23rd and gets in the house the 24th, at the earliest 23rd. Basically I wanted to make a nail art which could both fit the theme but not necessarily be super classical. I wanted something more graphical and yea, black + gold +matte are always nice together. Also feels like the Star shaped metal stud rhinestone became like the cherry on top. ^^ Hope you'll like it :)







Polishes and materials used:
ZTIZ (black nail polish)
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Gold Rush
Claire's - matte top coat 
Star shaped metal stud rhinestone 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gradient with B&W glitter

There is no theme for Nail Art Sunday this Sunday so I'll show you something from the archive. Last year I joined an Christmas Challenge where I did Christmas Elf nail art and I really liked the base colors so I recreated it. Amazingly the red Claudia and the green polish mix so good when I made them into a gradient that they create a third color, here purple. Love when that happens! Here I also decided to add black and white glitter on top, only wish I remember which one of all my b&w glitters..








Polishes used:
Claudia - 607
unknown heart shaped bottle (swatch here)

black and white glitter (can't remember which one and can't check since I'm in Germany, sorry for that)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lucia nail art/ red bow nail art

Already forth theme of WinterNAC and this time the theme is "Lucia/Christmas where you live". Lucia is a tradition which I've seen isn't common world around. I choose the clothing from Lucia (she has a white dress and a red bow/sash around her waist) and made it quite simple with a a bow stamping using MoYou N01 and their Special red polish on top of a white base. I've also freehanded some thin red lines. I'm really happy with the result and also proud that I managed to make the bows as straight as here, improvement! :)












Polishes and materials used:
Kleancolor - White
MoYou special red polish
MoYou Image plate N01

source
The picture above gives some directions of the look of the participants of the Lucia tradition (minus the colored collar and shoes, generally the collars are white and the shoes are like any of choice, probably dark/black) Here is some info in english; link.


If you buy a nail art set, any of you choice, you can pick one polish OR one image plate of your choice if you use the code CEL246. Which polish or the number of the image plate you want, you write at the comment section at the checkout. You can use the code as many times you want, as long as you buy a nail art set. :D
 ***Some products in this post have been provided for review***