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Showing posts with label sparkle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sparkle. Show all posts

April 3, 2013

Sparkly Tips with Cirque - Book of Shadows & Cirque - XX

Sparkly Tips with Cirque Book of Shadows & Cirque XX
Sparkly Tips with Cirque Book of Shadows & Cirque XX
For this mani I used two amazing nail polishes from Cirque's Objet d'Art collection. I spiced up a three day old mani (two coats of Catrice - I Sea You!) with a crazy amount of sparkle on the tips. I sponged with Book of Shadows (silver/lavender foil) and dabbed the glitter from XX on top of it. XX is really impressive, don't you think? I adore the pastel look of the glitter particles. ♥
Sparkly Tips with Cirque Book of Shadows & Cirque XX
(I Sea You! from Catrice looks greener in real life)
Book of Shadows and XX are available on the Cirque website for $13 a bottle.

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*The product(s) in this post was/were sent to me for reviewing purposes.
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June 6, 2012

Flamingo Inspired Nails

Flamingo inspired nails with gradient and stamping (BM-214)
Flamingo inspired nails with gradient and stamping (BM-214)
Today I'm showing you another bird inspired mani (click here if you missed my peacock nails!). The colours I used for this gradient (Barry M - Peach Melba & Orly - Pixy Stix) reminded me very much of the colouring of a flamingo, so I decided to do some accent nails with feathers. For the feathers I used plate BM-214 and Konad Special Nail Polish in White. I added some sparkly accents on the feathers with Rica from Zoya. I hope you like the end result as much as I do! ^_^

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May 15, 2012

Peacock Inspired Nails

Peacock inspired nails with gradient and stamping (BM_212)
Peacock inspired nails with gradient and stamping (BM-212)
I proudly present to you my peacock inspired nails! I've always been mesmerized by peacocks and I wanted to do something like this for ages. As you can see I jumped on the bandwagon with gradient nails (thanks for the awesome tutorial, Sammy!). I started with two coats of China Glaze - Holly-Day, then I sponged with Holly-Day, Bermuda Breakaway and Grape Pop (all China Glaze). The pretty pattern is from image plate BM-212 and I used 2030, álso from China Glaze, as the stamping polish. I added dots in the center of the stamped circles with Zoya - Ivanka, Zoya - Mimi and a mix of those two. 

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May 11, 2012

Guest Post at Sparkly Vernis

Guest Post at Sparkly Vernis

Please check out my guest post at Sparkly Vernis.
Thanks for having me, Alexandra! I loved guest posting for you. ^_^

April 21, 2012

Peach!

Today's mani is all about the colour peach! I used three coats of Barry M - Peach Melba on most nails and Catrice - I Scream Peach! for some accent nails. The circles are from Konad plate m65 and I stamped with Konad Special Nail Polish in White. At first I wanted to add rhinestones, but I prefer smooth nails so I placed a couple of dots with sparkly Rica from Zoya. The result: peachy 'springy' nails.. just what I was going for! :)

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October 3, 2011

I'm back with Zoya - Apple

                                                                                                                                                                                              Playa Kenepa
That's right, I'm ba-hack! And I'm happy to tell you I had an amazing vacation on Curaçao; relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, shopping, mountain climbing... we did it all and more! Of course I painted my nails while I was there, but believe it or not, I painted them just once. o_O I guess my nails needed some time off too, lol. The nail polish I used that one time was a great one: sparkly green Apple from Zoya. A fun and cheery colour ánd it matched perfectly with my green bikini! I believe this was three coats, it applied nicely.


Ahh, it feels really great to be blogging again, I missed it and of course I missed my dear readers. ^_^ I hope you're all doing ok!

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August 25, 2011

Review: Brush Set For Nails from Born Pretty Store + Guest Post

A while ago I received a nail brush set from nail art supplies heaven Born Pretty Store. On the website the set is called 3 Lot Acrylic & UV Gel Dual Nail Brush Art Kit Set Tips. Wowza, that are a lot of words for three brushes! Apparently they have multiple purposes, you can use them for applying acrylic nails or gel nails, nail art, etc. I don't have acrylic/gel nails, but I've used them for nail art. They work fine, especially the middle one (which is more rounded than the picture on the website shows btw), I find them a bit too big for small details though.

You cannot only use these brushes for nail art, they're also great for the clean-up! I prefer to use the slanted brush, but all three will work. They're not too small, not too big and they have the perfect flexibility to create a smooth line between the cuticle and the polished area. So if you're looking for decent clean-up brushes or big nail art brushes: give these a try! The price for this set is $3,15.

*The product(s) in this post was/were sent to me for reviewing purposes.
For more information, please check out my Disclosure Policy.

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Oh, don't forget to check out my guest post at Also Known As.
Thank you so much for the opportunity, Kellie! :k


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May 28, 2011

The Cadet Shouts: "Sir! Yes, Sir!"

I'm a little late with my post for today, because I had a busy day: I went rafting with my husband's work. It was a very exciting experience, but I did swallow a lot of water (whew)!

About the nails: I wanted to spice up the military colour Sir! Yes, Sir! from Catrice I showed you yesterday. It's definitely not a boring colour, but after a day of wear this creme polish screamed for a little something something. So I sponged the tips with Space Cadet from Orly, which turned out great! Every time I use Space Cadet I'm amazed by all the colours it shows, wow. 

That's it for today, have a great weekend and.. thanks for watching! :) 

May 17, 2011

Sparkly Berry

I have a short post for you today, because I have a terrible headache. xo 

I'm wearing a berry coloured creme from Catrice, called Just Berried! Two coats, smooth application. To spice things up I sponged the tips with Zoya - Faye. I love these golden sparkly tips!

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May 2, 2011

Queen's Day Nails

I'm a little late posting this, I just had a busy weekend.. oh well, better late than never, right? Past Saturday was a national holiday in The Netherlands, called Queen's Day. On this day the Dutch people celebrate the birthday of our Queen. Her actual birthday is on January the 31st, but I won't annoy you with the story behind that, on to the nails! Queen's Day means Orange Craze, it's time for the Dutchies to go all crazy with the colour orange; orange clothing, orange wigs, orange make up, orange nails... I'm not a big fan of orange (I'm a shame for my country, lol), but that doesn't stop me from putting something bright and fun on my nails, ha! :O I used four coats of China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy (terrible formula, yuk!) and sponged the tips with one of my new pretties, Rica from Zoya. These two polishes are a match made in heaven, seriously, so pretty! My camera freaked out when I wanted to photograph my nails, it looks waaay more coral and less orangey in real life. But for those of you who like orange, here you are. ;)

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