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Showing posts with label China Glaze. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China Glaze. Show all posts

September 12, 2013

Fascinating Flowers

a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
I really, really enjoyed wearing this! I started with applying a england - Elaine on all nails. For the flowers I used a purple prismatic beauty from Cirque called Fascination Street with a dot of China Glaze - 2030 in the middle. I also applied two coats of Fascination Street on the rest of my nails. This polish is so stunning, love it.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before my husband and I go on vacation. We'll leave next week and be back in October. We're going to Naples, the Amalfi Coast (hope to visit Ischia or Capri, too!) and the Gargano peninsula on the east coast of Italy. I'm so excited! :D
                                                                                                           Ischia -image source-
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July 19, 2013

Clowning Around With Neon

China Glaze Sun of a Peach + Lush Lacquer Clowning Around
China Glaze Sun of a Peach + Lush lacquer Clowning Around
This mani screams summer to me! I don't know about you, but I can't resist wearing neons all the time during summer. On most nails you can see Sun of a Peach, one of my picks from China Glaze's Sunsational collection. This polish looks super bright and kinda pastel at the same time (it has more white in it than China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy for example). The formula wasn't the best, I needed four coats plus top coat for an even streak-free result. But to be honest.. for this colour I'd do everything, it's amazing! I'm wearing Clowning Around from Lush Lacquer over a white creme on the accent nail. The orange hexes in this beautiful neon glitter polish turned out to be a perfect match with Sun of a Peach, lóve that!
China Glaze Sun of a Peach + Lush Lacquer Clowning Around
On the picture below I'm wearing the ultimate summer colour for toes, China Glaze - Neon & On & On. Like all neon shades, it looks brighter and much more awesome in real life.
pedicure with China Glaze Neon & On & On
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June 13, 2013

Blue Green Ombre Nails with Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn

blue green ombre nails with Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn
Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn
blue green ombre nails with Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn
I'm wearing a lovely ombre manicure at the moment. I chose to use blue green colours and combined them with Brooklyn, a gorgeous Shimmer Polish. There's a lot going on in Brooklyn, but the predominant colour is blue green. I'm wearing three easy coats on my thumb nails and dabbed a little amount at the base of the rest of my nails. I can totally recommend the Shimmer Polish creations, they apply well, have great wear time and are obviously super blingy!
Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn
Shimmer Polish is available at Cindy's Etsy shop for $12 a bottle. 

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PS I'm featured with an interview on So Nailicious, how awesome is that. =D Check it out!

products used
pinky: Essence - That's What I Mint!
ring finger: China Glaze - For Audrey
middle finger: a england - Galahad
index finger: p2 - Dangerous
thumb: Shimmer Polish - Brooklyn 
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May 29, 2013

Squared: Cake & Nails

crossword puzzle cake
A new cake inspired nails post, finally! This square shaped cake was for my brother's 28th birthday two weeks ago. (His name is Job and jarige job is a Dutch term for birthday boy.)
red nails with black french tips, black and white raster design + square studs
I painted most of my nails red with China Glaze - Poinsettia (not colour accurate) and I used My Boyfriend Scales Walls from OPI on the accent nail. As you can see there's no crossword puzzle on my nails, a simple raster design (plate BM-315) turned out to be difficult enough. Black stamping on white is not forgiving, but studs are perfect for hiding little mistakes. ;) Oh, and I'm wearing black french tips for the first time, LOVE them.

The square studs are from Born Pretty Store, you can find them here. They come in a wheel together with a variety of studs ($4.89).

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May 2, 2013

Love Lapis

Cirque Lapis with taped triangles + square studs
Cirque Lapis with taped triangles + square studs
Today I'm showing you Lapis from Cirque. Blue, glittery and stun-ning! I'm so glad I have a blog where I can share epic nail polishes. Lapis is definitely epic. ♥ It was easy to apply, I'm wearing two coats (on most nails) over two coats of Gosh - Blue Balloon. I added the glittery and silver (China Glaze - Millennium) triangles by using striping tape. As the finishing touch I also added small square studs from Born Pretty Store. I'll be using those studs a lot, love them. 
Cirque Lapis with taped triangles + square studs
Lapis is part of Cirque's Objet d'Art collection and is available on the Cirque website.
The studs are from Born Pretty Store, you can find them here.

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March 27, 2013

Curved Chevron & Shimmer Polish - Elsa

Curved Chevron & Shimmer Polish - Elsa
Curved Chevron & Shimmer Polish - Elsa
Oh, I love this mani! The colours, the combination of finishes and hey.. I see glitter. ♥ I used two coats of Essie - School of Hard Rocks and I added curved chevron tips with 2030 from China Glaze. On my ring finger nail I'm wearing Shimmer Polish - Elsa, a perfect match with gold, teal and red glitter. I can't get over how blingy and beautiful it is...

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PS I'm sorry for posting so little lately. The eczema on my fingers keeps bugging me, most of the time it's not a pretty sight. :( I can't say the weather is very helpful, so I'm hoping a change of season (warmth, yes please!) will make it disappear.


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December 24, 2012

Christmas Mix & Match Manicure

Christmas Mix & Match Manicure
I don't think I can express how much I love this Christmas mix and match manicure.. I had this idea in my head and it turned out better than I expected! The ingredients for this lovely combination: a juicy red colour, subtle stamping, a yummy candy cane design and I used Emerald Sparkle from China Glaze for the first time! Gotta love those little pops of green. 
China Glaze Millennium + Bundle Monster BM-323
I wish you a merry, merry Christmas! May God bless you and your loved ones.

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products used
pinky: HEMA #85
ring finger: China Glaze - Millennium, plate BM-323, Konad Special Nail Polish in White, silver rhinestone
middle finger: China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle
index finger: OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, HEMA #85, striper brush
thumb (not pictured): same design as the ring finger

December 19, 2012

Quilted Purple

quilted purple cake
quilted purple cake with fondant flower
It's time for another cake-inspired-nails post! A so-called quilted cake was on my to-do list for ages and I finally decided my birthday was the perfect occasion to give it a go! The cake is covered with marzipan and the flower on the cake is made of fondant. It took me some practice and I have to say I'm kinda proud of it. ♥
quilted purple gradient
About the nails: the medium purple I used on most nails is China Glaze - Spontaneous. The colour on the accent nail is Grape Pop, another purple beauty from China Glaze (both look less blue-toned in real life). After Grape Pop was completely dry I added a raster of striping tape. To achieve the gradient look I sponged the nail surface with Spontaneous and a england - Guinevere. I removed the tape, added a couple of silver dots and a thick layer of top coat. Aah, so pretty! 
flower nail art
For the flower I used white acrylic paint. Before I added the black heart of the flower and the silver dots I sponged a little bit of Spontaneous in the middle. 

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November 30, 2012

Glittery Birthday Mani <:o)

China Glaze Holly-Day + KBShimmer Clown Puke
China Glaze Holly-Day + KBShimmer Clown Puke
Today is my 26th birthday, hooray!! I wanted something super festive on my nails so I gave a clown permission to puke over my nails. :O I'm wearing two coats of China Glaze - Holly-Day and one coat of KBShimmer - Clown Puke.
KBShimmer Clown Puke
This glitter polish has it ALL. Love it.

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November 6, 2012

Zoya - Shivon

Zoya Shivon + Bundle Monster BM-314
Zoya Shivon + Bundle Monster BM-314
Shivon is one of the first polishes I ordered online; this means it's one of my oldest nail polishes. Call me crazy, but I never felt like I hád to try it. Till today! Isn't it beautiful? The gold shimmer in this berry/burgundy shade is so intense.. it blew my mind. The formula was good. Two coats looked ok, but I ended up applying three to intensify the base colour. I added the lovely swirly stamp with Bundle Monster plate BM-314 and China Glaze - 2030.
Zoya Shivon + Bundle Monster BM-314 (close-up)
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October 3, 2012

Back to Blog!

China Glaze For Audrey
Hi lovely reader! I'm back from Sicilia. :D My husband and I had such a great time.. we did a lot, saw a lot (ate a lot ^^) and took a ton of pictures. During my vacation I wore For Audrey from China Glaze on my nails. I couldn't have chosen a better polish, it's an amazing colour and the wear time was really great (I took the above picture after nine (!) days). In the background you can see a folding screen from one of the apartments we rented with Audrey Hepburns face on it. How's that for a coincidence!

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p.s. At the moment I'm sorting through my vacation pictures, let me know if you want to see a selection. :)

September 10, 2012

Dots 'n' Roses - Teal Version

Dots 'n' Roses - Teal Version
Today I'm showing you a re-creation of one of my favourite manicures (click). As you can see I used mostly teal coloured nail polishes. This is just so interesting to look at, I love it!

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products used
pinky: China Glaze - For Audrey
ring finger: Diamond Cosmetics - Don't Teal My Heart Away, Konad plate m65, Konad Special Nail Polish in White
middle finger: China Glaze - Optical Illusion ♥
index finger: OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, China Glaze - For Audrey, dotting tool
thumb (not pictured): same design as the ring finger


P.S. I wanted to let you guys know that I'm taking a little blogging break. My husband and I are going to the beautiful Italian island Sicily for a couple of weeks. 8) Take care and see you soon!
Cefalù, Sicily (image source)

August 30, 2012

Green and Sparkly with Golden Leaves

Cirque French Roast sponged over Zoya Shawn + Konad m83
I upgraded my last mani a little. For this stamped design I used China Glaze - 2030 and Konad plate m83. This was really quick and easy and I looove the result! Hope you like it too. :)
Cirque French Roast sponged over Zoya Shawn + Konad m83 (close-up)
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August 23, 2012

OPI - Number One Nemesis with Paisley Design

OPI Number One Nemesis + Essie School of Hard Rocks + Bundle Monster plate bm-315 and China Glaze 2030
One of the prettiest designs from Bundle Monster's new stamping plate set must be the paisley design from plate BM-315. I love it! At first I stamped this design with China Glaze - 2030 over three coats of Number One Nemesis from OPI (see picture below). I'm not crazy about the result, at most angles the paisley pattern wasn't very noticeable because of the sparkly base colour. So today I removed it and applied Number One Nemesis again with Essie - School of Hard Rocks on some accent nails. This time I used the paisley pattern only on the accent nails. Aah, much better! 
OPI Number One Nemesis + Bundle Monster plate bm-315 and China Glaze 2030

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August 15, 2012

Silver

China Glaze Millennium + Konad m59 + silver rhinestones
I don't have the words to express how much I love Millennium from China Glaze. This metallic silver wonder is one of my most used polishes. After applying two coats I stamped a bow from Konad plate m59 with Konad Special Nail Polish in White. Then I added a couple of silver rhinestones from Born Pretty Store. I really like the result, but after a while I lost a couple rhinestones. So I repainted my ring finger nail and added two coats of B.O #71, a silver glitter polish (also from Born Pretty Store). The formula is quite thick and I noticed a lot of bubbles after applying it, this one really needs some thinner. But other than that, nice polish. I think it looks great over Millennium!
China Glaze Millennium + Born Pretty Store glitter polish B.O #71
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August 11, 2012

Green Gradient with JENsations - Green With Envy

Green Gradient Nails with Catrice Run Forest Run and China Glaze Holly-Day + JENsations Green With Envy
This is a nice mani for green lovers (like me!). I started with two coats of Catrice - Run Forest Run! (version 2) and I made a subtle gradient with Holly-Day from China Glaze. Then I used one of Jen's franken polish creations, Green With Envy. Jen's description: "Green With Envy is made with a 3-free base and small matte dark & light green hexagon glitter". I wouldn't call the glitter pieces matte, but they're not super reflective either (they remind me of the hexes in OPI - Pirouette My Whistle). The formula has a nice consisteny, not too thin, not too thick. I used two coats plus top coat.

You can find Green With Envy in Jen's Etsy shop. Don't forget to check out her other beautiful creations!

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July 31, 2012

Bath Duck: Cake & Nail Art

bath duck nail art
bath duck cake + nail art
Do you guys remember my ladybug cake? I made it for a little girl's first birthday. Well, this little girl is a big sister now! I made this 'bath duck' cake for her baby brother. Of course I have matching nails for you to look at (this is a nail blog, after all). 
bath duck marzipan
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products used
- blue: Catrice - Blue Cara Ciao (I've given up on getting colour accurate pictures of this one *sigh*)
- white: OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
- yellow: Catrice - Don't Feed The Birds
- orange: Essence - Andy, You're a Star  
- silver: China Glaze - Millennium
- bath sponge from Kruidvat ^^

July 27, 2012

Cirque - Dark Horse

Cirque Dark Horse over China Glaze Awaken with top coat
Cirque Dark Horse over China Glaze Awaken
For today's nails I used Dark Horse, a dark and mysterious nail polish from Cirque. At first I thought this polish had a black base with multi-coloured shimmer, but no.. Dark Horse's clear base is filled with small black glitter and rainbow sparkles. How amazing is that? I prefer layering glitter polishes over a non-glitter polish (makes the removal easier), so I used two coats of Dark Horse over China Glaze - Awaken. Dark Horse applies easily and dries gritty and kinda matte (second picture). You'll need at least two layers of top coat for a smooth and glossy finish. Normally I would go for smooth nails, but I'm surprised by how much I like this glittery polish without top coat!
Cirque Dark Horse (nail wheel) height=
left: three coats of Dark Horse, right: one coat over a white creme

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July 23, 2012

Blinding Nails

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy + Speciallita Hefesto
It looks like Summer finally started in The Netherlands, woohoo! I decided to celebrate by wearing this blinding layering. I used four coats of China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy (love the colour, hate the formula) and one coat of Hefesto, the prismatic top coat from Speciallità. 

You should see this in person... :L

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July 21, 2012

Fishing for Diamonds

Zoya Kelly with fishnet stamp (BM-310) and BornPrettyStore glitter
Zoya Kelly with fishnet stamp (BM-310) and BornPrettyStore glitter
For today's mani I used these blingy hex glitters from BornPrettyStore.com. They are absolutely stunning, I can stare at them all day! The nail polish I'm wearing is Kelly from Zoya. I stamped the fishnet pattern with Bundle Monster plate BM-310 and China Glaze - Millennium on some accent nails, then I added the hex glitter. 
BornPrettyStore glitter
For only $2.38 you get a jar with a large amount of glitter (probably enough for a lifetime ^_^ ).

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