Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a recent nude find I love. Meet Essie Mamba, a peachy nude nail polish which in my opinion is great for a yellow undertone complexion.

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Formula and application
Essie Mamba is an opaque creme. Formula is creamy, easy to distribute, does not streak and builds to even coverage in two coats. Essie Mamba nail polish is packed with the usual fat Essie brush which gives you full control and helps steady application.

Formula dries relatively fast and you can easily expect tw layers to be good to go in a total of 5 minutes.

Wear
This peachy nude wears for 4 days with your usual 2 coats of color + one layer of top coat approach. However, I prefer to apply three coats of color because it wears great literally until you decide to change it. Chips, if they appear, are not too obvious due to the nude origin of Essie Mamba and helps wear a day more.

My verdict
Easy to get hold of and complementing to the skin tone, Essie Mamba is one of my all time favorite nude shades. It is also a great quality formula so I am two thumbs up for this one!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I am beyond happy to share that I was chosen to be a Featured Blogger with the SITS Girls community. My Feature Day was on July 15th, I had great fun and tons of support from all the lovely girls at SITS. It has been an amazing experience and I would like to share with everyone who might wish to be part of it too.

What is a Featured Day?

This is basically a day dedicated to your blog and you. The SITS girls community  make up a featured Blogger post, introducing you, your blog and three of your most favorite blog posts. Community members comment this post, visit your blog and comment your blog posts too. This generates unusual blog traffic, but also a great atmosphere and support from peer bloggers (thank you!).

Becoming a Featured Blogger
The SITS girls community have explained it best, so here is how you can be a featured blogger with the SITS girls community:

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

This is another post from my Stamping ABC post series! I have a chameleon color base with stamped peacock feather detail.

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish in Sully
First, I’d like by showing off my stunningly beautiful color base – this is Sulley by dance Legend, one of the 6 shades featured in the brand\s Chameleon nail polish collection. It is a multi chrome formula, changing shades between teal/aquatic and pink/purple depending on how light hits your nail surface.

For my swatches below I applied it over black and wore it for 3 days with no chips.

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish collection in Sulley swatches

Peacock feather nail art stamp
I couldn’t stand to add peacock feather to this color as it kind of kept calling for them :) I used my MoYou London The Pro image plate for the feather detail and my Black stamping nail polish from Konad. I played with the design a bit and added a different feather part to each nail. I love how this one turned out. Add a top coat and enjoy!

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

Peacock feather nail art

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I had great fun with the post of today! ModCloth invited me to take part in a nail art challenge where dress designs are interpreted into nail art and if I get selected by their media team my design will be showcased on the ModCloth blog. I loved the idea and rushed to choose between over 3000 summer dresses on their website and found this chick polka dot beauty :) My nail design follows, stay with me to see how I made it.

The Chic Dress in Polka Dots

I love the dress, I think it is super cute and capturing its design in nail art was simple and fun!

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail design

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail art design

Chic polka dots nail art

First, paint your nails white
Get your white base done and dry. You might take a look at my How to make white polish work tutorial for the best result.

Then, add polka dots
Using different color to match the Chic dress in polka dots design, add polka dots to your white base. For my design I used the round head of a pin, cleaning it between color on a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover.

Last, add your favorite top coat
Finish off with top coat to smooth your design and also help dots from fading too soon. Your dots have only one layer of color and are also different nail polish formulas (unless you used the same nail polish brand for all of them). I had a layer of my favorite Essie Good to Go to help drying and increase shine.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have missed you and posting so much lately! I have been increadibly busy and this is the reason why I cannot share nail art with you as often as I have inspiration to…

Anyways, today I have for you a simple nail art tutorial. It involves stamping and a clean nude+white design which will be perfect for a bride. Read on to see how I got this effect :)

Nude wedding nails white lace

Nude wedding nails white lace tutorial

Nude wedding nails white lace design

Nude wedding nails white lace tutorial

Nude wedding nails white lace tutorial

Nude wedding nails white lace tutorial

First, start with a matte base
This wedding nail design is basically a stamped pattern on clean nails which has been topped with a French manicure formula to achieve the built in lace effect. To get a pefrect stamp on bare nails, start with applying a nail polish base which dries matte. This will help the stamp print best and adhere to your nail surface easily.

Then, add a stamp in white
After your matte base has dried, add a pattern of your choice to each nail. I used white to get a more romantic and clean look. My pattern is from my MoYou London Suki image plate.

Last, add a sheer nude
I love how a sheer nude formula makes the white pattern integrated into the nail design and softens any harshness. You can use a formula designed for a classic French manicure base. Mine is a bit yellow as I find this hue complements best my skin tone but you can use any you already own and like.

Thanks for having a look at my wedding nails idea, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I found that each time I lack inspiration for doing my nails, cute dots save the day! I have a light and dark blue dotty nail design for you today. I combined dots with the magnificent and shiny Essie No Place Like Chrome which you can see swatched below before you get a peek at the nail art :) I love it much for its maximum impact and true silver shine, I am also OK to pass by the fact that it tends to intensify nail bumps and lumps more than any other formula out there…

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

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Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Blue dots nail design tutorial
So here is my dotty nail art I promised to show you. It basically is large dots accompanied by smaller dots. To get it, paint some of your nails a silver color and some of them baby blue. The base colors I used are Essie No Place Like Chrome for my silver and Flormar 423 for my blue. I must admit I am surprised how well they go together.

Dot it!
After your base is set ad dry, add large dots diagonally to your nail base. Then, add small dots into your large ones. On some nails I added another diagonal line of smaller dots only. This creates a slightly different pattern and makes the design more interesting. If you think, however that this way your nail art will turn out too busy, you can choose one of the patterns.

For my larger dots used a pin head and for my small dots I used my BPS dotting tool.

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

It’s been a week since my last post again… I miss the blog, posting and you my lovelies but life has been super hectic these days and I just can’t seem to find a minute for nails. Anyways, I really hope summer will ease things out :)

Today I have for you one of my greatest nail polish finds. This is Caviar formula by Dance Legend and my particular gem is called Arovana.

Dance legend Arovana swatches and review

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Dance legend Arovana swatches

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Dance Legend Arovana

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Formula and Application
Arovana is a reddish berry jam jelly base filled with tiny dots in black and white. It goes sheer in one coat but your second coat will leave you with fully built glitter and color. Particles are easy to distribute evenly and give a semi textured effect when the formula dries. In my photos I am wearing Arovana with 2 layers of fast drying top coat to help it dry faster and also to make it look smooth and glossy.

Wear
Dance Legend Arovana wears for 4 days with no chips or fades and can wear forever with a few touch ups. If your tips are starting to show after a few days of wear, just seal them with a tiny bit of nail polish and add another layer of top coat. This little trick gave me 2 more days of wear so I had Arovana on for the whole work week and it still looked fresh and beautiful.

My Verdict
I had never come across to a formula similar to Dance Legend Caviar Polish line and I only got one shade to try it out. I am so in love with how great Arovana wears and how much compliment it gets so I will be trying more nail polishes from this amazing line.

What do you think of Dance Legend Arovana? Do you love the look as much as I do?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!