Friday, April 18, 2014

A England - Dragon, swatch

It's Friday and I figured that I could join Holo Friday with the first A England polish I bought; Dragon. It looked so lovely on swatches. Now it sounds like I bought it recently but it is more than a year ago I bought it, maybe turning into two years now. And it has just been laying in my Helmer drawer, waiting..you see, it looks a bit boring in the bottle..The moss green color isn't boring but I didn't see any holo.

Now I've finally got around wearing it and it looks much more holographic on the nails than in the bottle. However it's a very scattered holo, no lines of the rainbow spectra. Anyhow, below is two of the most easy coats ever, the formula is like butter. As I said the color is moss green and the polish has many faces. In the bottle there is some golden duochrome tendencies but that doesn't transcribe onto the nails, even though I guess the warmness in the color come from that. In clouded shadow the holo looks gray (as holo always do when there's no light to reflect in it) and the green feels cold. All in all it's a beautiful color.







Do you like A England in general, or maybe you even have Dragon? What is your oldest untried in your collection?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Origami crane nail art

Hi, I'm in the mood for more from the WITW-challenge. Country no 21 is Japan and I decided be inspired by origami. And I did an origami crane nail art flying in the air. I'm very content with the result and it was actually easier to freehand than I first thought.Too bad many of my pictures ended up blurry so I only have a few pictures to show.




Polishes used:
Kleancolor - Neon Aqua

ZTIZ nail polish (red) Yup, did an accent nail with the japanese flag but it ended up way too blurry to be seen. sorry ;)
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
Jordana Pop Art - Contemporary White


Have you missed a country? Then click on it below;


  1. Australia  
  2. Canada
  3. Spain
  4. Israel 
  5. Poland
  6. USA
  7. Denmark
  8. Sweden
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Russia
  11. Hungary 
  12. South Africa 
  13. The Netherlands 
  14. France 
  15. Germany 
  16. Finland 
  17. Singapore 
  18. Ukraine  
  19. Korea 
  20. Colombia

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oopsie Daises - Pick More Daisies 2

For this Green Wednesday I have polish without any notes, maybe because I had a bad experience with it. The polish for today is "Oopsie Daises - Pick More Daisies II" which is a green jelly like polish filled with tiny shimmer, glitter, tiny white hexagons and big flower shaped glitter. From what I remember I didn't have to fish for the flower glitter, not much at least. I remember that I used something like 4-5 coats, probably 5. Basically this looks very nice, it's some VNL but that's not visible IRL. The color is bright and joyful. The problem was the drying time, I actually planned wearing this polish for a couple of days, but after more than an hour, maybe two the polish still wasn't dry. My whole left thumb nail got the polish "peeled off" and my right hand got ugly wrinkles.. So I had to remove it and put something else on. Such a pity.. You like it?





The unfortunate wrinkly look....
Do you think I should give this polish another chance? Maybe layer it over a green polish or let it have maximum drying time?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Parrot needle dragging nail art

Today I figured that I'll show you country no 20 in the WITW-challenge which is Colombia! I actually did this nail art November last year, before country no 19.. But now I have them in order so I'll hopefully will get them all out quite soon :D

Colombia's national animal is parrot so my choice was easy. I decided to do a needle dragging nail art with the colors and then use an accent nail. I loved this nail art, especially the non-accent nails and I must recreate this in other colors soon. Hope you'll enjoy! :)  

*picture spam will follow, just because both hands looks so stunning*










Polishes used:
Claudia - 607
China Glaze - Sunshine Pop
HM nail polish - Green Street
Isadora - Surfers Paradise
1MM loose hex glitter in gold/bronze



Have you missed a country? Then click on it below;

  1. Australia  
  2. Canada
  3. Spain
  4. Israel 
  5. Poland
  6. USA
  7. Denmark
  8. Sweden
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Russia
  11. Hungary 
  12. South Africa 
  13. The Netherlands 
  14. France 
  15. Germany 
  16. Finland 
  17. Singapore 
  18. Ukraine  
  19. Korea

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fleur de lis nail art

Fleur de lis is french and is that french lily symbol you've probably seen before. I decided to freehand it six months ago and since that it has been lying in the publish folder feeling ashamed, ashamed because it didn't end up like I wanted, at all. Mainly the colors is the biggest problem I think, I don't know.. but it's blue and fit Blue Monday. Enjoy.




Polishes used:
HM - Blue My Mind
L.A. Colors Art Deco - red
L.A. Colors Art Deco - White

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Simple neon nail art

Hi lovely readers and followers! :) I'm finally back. It has been nice taking some time off from the whole blog thing and I've been really busy working almost all the time. I still am, but now everything is in phase. And I've missed blogging and reading blogs. Will try to answer comments today and tomorrow. :)

Today it is Nail Art Sunday, an occasion I hate missing so I thought it would be a nice idea to start blogging with that! ;) Lela has decided that "Neon" is the theme of this Sunday and I had tons of ideas. I went with a simple idea, a simple layering with a neon glitter polish and neon metal studs. The neon polish is Lush Lacquer - Neon Lights, which I've swatched before, and as most of the LL's the application is hard so I layered it over a white creme, ended up with two coats but it looked more neon with just one. I liked the result of this, it looks like a children's birthday party or clown outfit, but I don't mind, neon is always cool! ;)










Polishes and materials used:

Nordic Cap - NP13
Lush Lacquer - Neon Lights
Square metal neon studs from ebay

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Summary of 31dnc 2014

Here is my summary of the 31dnc. This is my second 31dc and again it was a fun experience. I've tried 4 completely new nail art techniques and some new techniques within a technique, like the swirl needle dragging. I've also seen that a majority of my posts have been gradients, to be more exact 10 of them, which must be a sign I really like gradients.. ;) Some of these nail art's will definitely reappear here but in other colors.

My favorites from this challenge have been; orange tiger nail art, b&w needle dragging, disappearing dots, delicate print, orange and purple water marble, comic book/cartoon nails, fashion and saran wrap.


Click the picture to get to the original post:

red nails
Red nails

orange nails
orange nails

Yellow nails

Green nails

Blue nails

Purple nails

B&W nails

Pink nails

Metallic nails

Gradient

Polka dot

Stripes

Animal print

Flowers

Delicate print

Tribal print

Glitter

Half moons

Galaxy

Water marble

Texture

Inspired by a song

Inspired by a movie

Inspired by a book

Inspired by fashion

Inspired by a pattern

Inspired by artwork

Inspired by a flag

Inspired by the supernatural

Inspired by a tutorial

Favorite nail polish/polish with a story
Hope you've enjoyed following me during this challenge. Feel free to comment which ones you like the best or if you got any requests.

And btw sorry for being AFK for some time now, got a lot of work to do. However soon things will get back to normal. xoxo