Friday, February 27, 2015

NCC presents: Snoopy and Woodstock nail art

Time for my Animals #3 for this month's theme for the Nail Challenge Collaborative. And this time I actually have two animals to show ;) both a dog which happens to be called Snoopy and a little yellow canary bird called Woodstock.. well, I guess you already guessed it, but it's Peanuts! :) I used a super pale pastel yellow and a mint blue pastel gradient base and also a yellow, blue and white glitter gradient on top for my other nails. Then free handed snoopy and Woodstock with nail polish, dotting tool and fine liner brush as usual. And yea, I'm happy with the result, hope you'll like it too :)







My dominant hand. ^^





Polishes used:
ZTIZ (black creme)
Kleancolor - White
Essence - That's What I Mint!
Essence - Love Is In The Air
Essence - Bee My Honey
Glam Polish - Bee-Do! Bee-Do! Bee-Do!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Comparison between Colorclub's Miss Bliss and Halo-Graphic

Third holo post in a row, and this time a comparison between Miss Bliss and Halo-Graphic. Actually thought that I had showed them on their own on the blog but seems like I haven't. XD

Anyhow. As you know Color Club 2012 came out with their first Halo Hues collection with the six polishes Halo-Graphic, Cloud Nine, Harp On It, Blue Heaven, Cherubic and Angel Kiss.
2013 Color Club came out with 6 more shades for Halo Hues which included Miss Bliss, Beyond, Eternal Beauty, Over The Moon, Cosmic Fate and Kismet.

To make a simple comparison between the collections, 2013 Halo Hues seemed more colorful and perhaps 2012 Halo Hues where slightly more holographic.

My Miss Bliss and Halo-Graphic are super similar. Miss Bliss seems slightly more pink, maybe more warm toned and Halo-Graphic is less pink and more cold toned. I also remember that I imagined my self that Halo-Graphic was slightly more holographic, maybe.. But just looking at them you wouldn't know, they look very close.








Also added Over The Moon to the underside of my nails. Which just was a good idea in theory. Mostly it just look grayish blue and therefore looked like dirty metallic. This shot it looked cool though.
Thoughts? I have seen swatches where I imagine that there are bigger difference between them, are yours as similar or is it just mine?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Color Club - Kismet

More holos from the archive (prepping my NCC nails so I can post them before this month end. lol) and this time Kismet from Color Club's Halo Hues Collection 2013. I have 2 coats on (as usual for this collection) and Kismet is a slightly yellow toned pale green, which shows especially much in the sunlight and shadow shot. Anyhow, I really like this holo, sure I wish it would have been as colorful as Eternal Beauty but we can't have it all, can we? ;)
This is also my contribution to Green Wednesday. ^^

Flourecent light.

Flourecent light.

Flourecent light.

Flourecent light.

Direct sunlight.

Natural light, shadow, no light source.

Flourecent light.
 Bought at head2toebeauty for $8 each.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Color Club - Cherubic, swatch

A quick post between my job searching frenzy. Today I'm showing Color Club - Cherubic from their Halo Hues Collection. I'm not the most holo fanatic girl out there, but I'm SO happy that I have all 12 polishes. As all of the polishes in the collection they all are super holographic in literally all lights and the formula is awesome, they're pretty much one-coaters if you put a thick coat on, but I rather use 2 thin coats. They also stamp well. 

Cherubic is like a taupe/beige color and is as the others just awesome. Below I've written down what type of light it has been while I have been photographing. And as you can see the color slightly "change", in the flourecent light I think it's more taupe (like gray toned beige), in natural light; beige or pinkish beige, in the warm sunlight it gets a more orange beige look. Love it <3

Fluorescent light.

Fluorescent light.

Fluorescent light.

Fluorescent light.

Fluorescent light.

Here you see it in natural light, shadow with no external light source, and it is still pretty holograpic. The advantage seeing it like this too is that we're able to see the base color pretty well.

Natural light, shadow

Natural light, shadow

Direct sunlight.


Fluorescent light.
Bought at head2toebeauty for $8 each.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

NCC presents: Pusheen Cat nail art

Time for my second post for this month for the Nail Challenge Collaborative. The theme is animals as you might has seen in my first post. Just for fun I decided to follow the cartoon style I started by the first post and decided to make the Pusheen cat. If you don't know what the Pusheen cat is, it's an emoticon for fb and I decided to make Pusheen as an accent with a pink balloon. The other nails got a gradient in a bright teal and light gray and then an inverted glitter gradient in b&w on top + a pink pearl rhinestone at the bottom to bring all the colors together in a nice way. Quite happy with this, hope you like it too. :)








Polishes used:
 Ztiz (black creme)
KIKO - 854 (light teal green)
KIKO - 329 (light gray)
La Femme (gray creme)
FACE it (black and white glitter)
Jordana Pop Art - Contemporary White
L.A Colors Art Deco - Baby Pink
2 MM pink pearl rhinestones



Friday, February 20, 2015

Silver snow flake glitter on a black base

Time for a little product review for Born Pretty Store. This time I'll show you flat snow flake glitter in silver. I estimate the size to be about 5 MM and a good thing is that the glitter i soft and also curved. At first I was like "oh no, they are curved", but soon I went to "oh yes, they are curved!:D" which means that they lay perfectly flat on the nail, since the glitter is following the nail shape! I used a dotting tool to pick them upp and pressed them down in the wet base. After I had placed them I dotted down the "arms" of the snowflake to make sure it lay down perfectly flat. Then I finished of with 2 coats of top coat for a smooth surface.

This time I decided for a dark manicure, a black creme base to really show off the silver glitter. I also think that black and silver is an awesome color combo. I decided to make all nails the same and I think the result looks quite elegant. I can definitely recommend this glitter.  Hope you'll enjoy this design. :)











Polishes and materials used:
ZTIZ (black creme)
Snowflake glitter from Born Pretty Store


The glitter comes in this huge jar so there is plenty of glitter making this a good buy. Here you can also see what I meant with curved glitter, perfect since our nails are naturally curved.

Born Pretty Store always has free world wide shipping and if you're interested in purchasing you can always use my code NGL91 which gives you 10% discount on this and/or all products at BPS. Original price is $3.73 but with discount ~$3,36. Here's the direct link: Snow Shiny Tiny Glitter Powder Sheets Tips Nail Decoration

 
***Some product(s) in this post has been provided for review, however it has not changed my opinion about it***