2011-09-27

Nail art in 4 mins


This is the quickest not-polish-only manicure I've made. I've been really busy and walking around with plain base for some time - but why, when I have all the tools I need to decorate them in a heartbeat, right?

These are the new nail decals I ordered from Sanna Tara Nail Art (finnish webstore).

Click to view them larger. I used the white ones on the bottom row, from the sheet with red flowers and blue leaves.

I didn't want to use too many of them at once, so I chose to put one sticker per nail. Then I used a dotting tool to add more details in white polish. The base color is Nivea Turbo colour in Pure Gold - it dries in 45 seconds! This is two coats of it. Here´s my older take on Pure Gold just for the tips. I finished it all off with Diamont top coat by Nubar.

Took less than 4 minutes in total to make these from clear base to decos - dried and ready :)


Thanks for stopping by :)

2011-09-01

ELF nail polish haul - Coral

I made my first order on Eyeslipsface.co.uk last month while they had free international shipping.

The color samples on the site are quite inaccurate so I searched through the web for swatches of their nail lacquers. Browsing through many funny elfs (creatures) on Flickr and other domains I found a swatch of a nail color I'd definitely order: Coral.


It's just as pretty as on the prettiest swatches I found: a gorgeous pink with gold sheen. I hear it's been compared to the legendary NARS Orgasm -blush.

Very pigmented and covers well with just one coat, dries fast. That being said, needs precision in application or otherwise leaves nasty streaks. One clear coat smooths it out well though.



Here on the row the whole lot: Coral, Gum Pink, Pearl, Mint Cream, Smoky Brown, Dark Glitter Purple (was supposed to be Metal Madness but received this - customer service replied that the real one is on it's way) and then Purple Dream. I swatched them quickly on the wheel and they seemed to be as opaque as the coral one. Will be seen how they behave on my nails. For another upside these varnishes are free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) :)

Worth 1,50 GBP a piece, don't you think?