26 December 2012

KOTD: My Christmas Manicure (and my friend's manicure)


Hope you all had a merry, jolly Christmas and that Santa brought everything you wished for!

Today I want to show you my Christmas manicure:

For this manicure I used:
OPI - Suzi says Feng Shui
Konad special white polish for stamping
Bundle Monster BM 323 for the snowflake design
Bundle Monster BM 318 for the snowman design (I added 2 black dots using a dotting tool and the nose using a brush)

Here are more pictures:


I also did my friend's manicure:

For her manicure I used:
OPI - Suzi says Feng Shui as a base
Konad Special White polish and a sponge to make the "Snowy Tips"
Christmas Water decals from Bornprettystore (on their site you can find 3 sets of Christmas water decals!! )

What do you think?
What manicure did you do for Christmas?

24 December 2012

NOTD: Abstract Christmas Tree

Hello everybody!

Ever since I saw the tutorial on NailSide, I wanted to try to recreate the abstract Xmas tree manicure. It's the first time I use tape in my manicures (I don't have stripping tape either - must buy some) so here is my result:

It's a very nice Xmas manicure, easy to make if you follow the tutorial.

As a base I used Essence - Walk on the wild side:


As you can see, it's a dark green with bright green shimmer. The formula is really nice, if you are careful one coat is enough (2 coats in my pictures).

For the Xmas tree I used China Glaze - Swing baby:

Then I added a dot using a dotting tool and Essence - Fateful desire.


So, what do you think?
Would you wear it?
Have you tried doing your own abstract Xmas tree?

22 December 2012

KOTD: Snowflake manicure

Hello everybody!

Today I want to show you a snowflake manicure I did last week:

I used Models Own - Aqua Violet,  a blue/purple duo-chrome. I stamped the snowflake design using Konad - Special White Polish and image plate BM 323.


 I took this pictures right under my desk lamp so that I can show you the duo-chrome effect.

What do you think?

Feel free to share your winter / Christmas manicures in the comment box if you made any!

07 December 2012

Recap: Christmas manicures

Hello everybody!

Because I haven't started doing any Christmas manicure this year, I thought you would still like some ideas. Here is a recap of my Christmas manicures (you can click on the link found under each photo to go to that blog post):

NOTD: Blue me away! & my Christmas mani

NOTD & KOTD: Divine with Holly flower

 NOTD & KOTD: Christmas Balls

 KOTD: Snowflakes

 KOTD: Christmas tree lights

My Christmas manicure

 Which one is your favorite?

Please, share your own Christmas manicure for more inspiration!


06 December 2012

Review: Blue flocking / velvet powder Manicure Kit from Bornprettystore

Hello everybody!

It's been two months since I last posted, but work takes up almost all my time. And between hectic work hours I prefer sleeping :)) I still do my nails, once a week and most of the times, without stamping...

But last week I received from Bornprettystore something  that I wanted to try for a long time: Blue Flocking Velvet Powder Manicure Kit. This is how it looks like:

The set contains:

One Sweet Color pink Calcium-fortified base coat
One Sweet color blue nail polish
One Blue Velvet powder
One Brush
One tweezer  

Here is a closer look:

As you can see, the blue polish has some pink fine glitter, which I think it looks great.

So, I began applying the base coat:

Then I added one coat of blue polish:

Then I added the second coat (one nail at a time) and started applying the powder:

This is how my nails looked like after applying the powder:

I started cleaning the powder with the brush provided and here is the result:


I love the result and I have received many, many compliments! The colour is amazing and the texture is very smooth and velvet like :)

You can buy this set here, and you can use my coupon code (ALEXAK31) for 10% off!! You can find it here in 14 different colours!

Along with this set I have received a pair of moustache earrings and a moustache ring!

Do you like moustache accesories?

Have you tried flocking / velvet powder? Would you try it?

I hope you liked my post and I hope you will keep following my blog even if I post so rarely!

Thanks for reading!

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