Sunday, October 24, 2010

Leopard Konad Manicure


Most of you probably know the leopard print from konad plate m57. This print has been an inspiration for many manicures, including many of mine. You could do the classic brown/black one with this print, but it’s much nicer to spice it up a little. I’ve seen mani funky leopard manicures: from a combination of 2 colors up to a multicolor combination. I kept it simple and used a green theme. As a base I used Jade Is the New Black from OPI. I stamped the leopard print from plate m57 on it, and pimped it with some light green dots in Spring Green from Sally Hanson Insta-Dri. Here’s the result:


I really like the result! I’ll probably do this manicure with some other colors in the future. Any of you had a funky leopard manicure yet?

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Art de Lautrec nr 07B


A few days ago, I showed you my first polish from Art De Lautrec. Today I’m going to show you another one! The one for today is nr 07B: a very very beautiful holographic polish from AdL. It has a brown base, but it’s very sheer:

Art De Lautrec - 07B_wm

This was two coats. You can see the holo pop up, but not so obvious as in the bottle. So what if I’d try to layer it over something else?

Art De Lautrec 07B over 40_wm

Amazing, huh?! This is 07B layered over nr 40, the one I showed you guys yesterday.

Before I got this polish, I heard great things about the holo polishes from Art de Lautrec. Unfortunatly I orded way too late in the sale, so a lot of the holo polishes were already sold out. But it’s a great excuse to order the others in the future!

What do you think? Think you’ll be getting AdL polishes soon?

Thanks for stopping by and have nice day,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Art De Lautrec nr 40

Hi people!

Today I’m showing you a polish from Art De Lautrec. A few weeks ago, the webshop Alice & Jo's Havesentials had a promotion on Art De Lautrec polish. I got 3 polishes for just €6! Art De Lautrec polishes don’t have names, only numbers. The one I’m showing today is nr. 40. A very pretty dark brown with a subtle shimmer. Its not that special, but I love the subtle shimmer in it.

Art De Lautrec - 40_wm

This was the first Art De Lautrec polish that I tried and I must say that I’m impressed. They have a wide range of colors (you can see them on the website from Alice & Jo’s Havesentials, they even have swatches from all the polishes!) and the formula of these is very good. I’ll be showing you guys 2 other polishes from AdL in the future!

Thanks for stopping by and have nice day!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

BB Couture for Men: Blue Collar

Hi everyone,

Last week I was lucky to win a twittergiveaway from Overall Beauty. I had read that it was going to include 2 random polishes + a polish from the BB Couture for Men collection, Blue Collar. But boy was I suprised when I got the package on monday! The package included Blue Collar, two polishes from Eyeko (Rain & Vintage polish), two samples of mineral eyeshadow and a mini manicure set! Great giveway, and the first one I every won! :)

So with this package I got my first polish from BB Couture! Blue collar is as I said a part of the mens collection, but hey, pretty on girls too ;-). Its a sky blue with subtle silver shimmer. I think its really pretty light blue, definitly unique in my stash.

I was very pleased with the application, two smooth coats did the job. In the future I'll definitly get some BB Couture (for men) polishes! What about you guys, anyone tried the Mens collection?

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous


Today I'm showing you the second polish that I got from the OPI Swiss Collection. Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (I love this name, very clever!) is a foil finish gold metalic. It's not a color that I would buy normally, but I really liked it on promo pics and other swatches so I decided to get it. I certainly don't regret it! I think I'll wear this one many times this fall. The application was fine for me. Opaque in two coats and applied very nicely, like I'm used to from OPI.

You are probably wondering right now why you see a Seche bottle in the picture above.. A few days ago, I was putting on basecoat and my brother was sitting next to me. He asked me which color I was going to put on, so I gave him the bottle of OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous. Bad idea, really bad idea. A couple of minutes later, he gets up and the bottle that was laying in his lap, flew through the room and broke when it hit the floor. I still see it happening before my eyes in slow motion, me getting up and screaming 'nooooooooooooooo...'. My brother was shocked for a moment (probably thinking I was going to kill him lol :D) but luckily I had a quick response. I ran to my room, searched for an empty bottle of Seche Vite (luckily I had cleaned this one out as I was planning to use it for a franken) and started to transfer some of the polish on the ground in the bottle. I had no choice but to trow the broken OPI bottle away. Goodbye pretty bottle, goodbye pro-wide brush.. But thank you Seche Vite bottle :) I had to have my first broken bottle sooner or later I guess, lol.

What do you guys think? Do you already have it or are you planning on getting it? And anyone else with a funny broken bottle story?

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Funky French with Sparkle-icious & Ski Teal We Drop

Hi guys!

I have a funky french for you guys today. When I got my package from transdesign, I decided to try out Ski Teal We Drop from the Swiss Collection from OPI. A gorgeous deep teal creme. This is probably going to be one of my favorites for this fall. After a few hours I wanted to try out Sparkle-icious from the Burlesque collection, but I didn't want to remove my Ski Teal We Drop mani + I hate to remove a full glitter mani, so I decided to spice my mani up with a french in Sparkle-icious!

I think that this is a very great combination. Sparkle-icious is really stunning. This is my first glitter and really want to do a full mani with it, but I'm afraid for the PITA removal. But I'll eventually have to do it someday because Sparkle-icious is too pretty to be untouched!

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day,