Hello lovelies!

Today I am happy to share with you some thoughts on another gem by dance Legend, the gorgeous Avada Kedavra.

Avada Kedavra is part of the Lumos collection of the Russian nail polish brand. It comes in a bottle equipped with a flashlight :) You can see how it looks with the flashlight on in direct sunshine as wel as in a dark room.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

Formula and application

Avada Kedavra is actually small different sized flakes in a clear base. Depending on how light hits the flakes, they appear bluish or greenish.

Below I have two coats of Avada Kedavra on a black base. What can I say, I absolutely love how it looks! Flakes are easy to distribute evenly and lay flat on your nail once the formula is dry. It is easier to remove compared to glitter nail polishes and a bit harder than your regular creme.

Wear

How Avada Kedavra will wear depends on the base you will be layering it over. In my case I had it on for 3 days with no wear signs. Its clear base can serve as a top coat and wearing a top coat is optional with Avada Kedavra but I still recommend a layer of top coat if you want to wear it longer.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

My verdict

I absolutely love Avada Kedavra, I think it is rather unique and it fits perfectly the Halloween theme :) It is such a shame Dance Legend nail polishes are so hard to find out of Russia…

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.

Hello nail art lovers!

I have already shared with you my love for gradient nail art designs along with my regret that I have not mastered making them yet… Today I have for you  some ideas how to repair your gradient nail art in case it did not turn out perfect on every nail or it has worn off on a nail or two :)

TIP 1: Add solid color + polka dots

For this design I thought adding a solid color in one of my gradient colors will fit the design. I added polka dost to make it cuter. For this design I used Essie, Models Own Pink Veneer and China Glaze At Vase value over a white base of Essie Blanc. I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust to smooth the gradient out.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

TIP 2: Use striping tape and full coverage

My next idea is to use some striping tape on some of your nails and cover your gradient completely with an opaque color. When you take the striping tape off, your gradient will still come through the full color. I chose to cover with white.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have another post for you from my Stamping ABC post series, dedicated to my experience with stamped nail designs and also to Halloween :)

For this nail design I used the bats image form my Bundle Monster Holiday image plate BM-H08. I stamped it over a base of Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish. For my ring finger, I stamped the same image using Pulsar over a black base.

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I cannot explain how much I loved the effect and how disappointed I was when I could not photograph a thing out of it… Anyways, I am posting the final result and hope you will forgive my photographic skills this time…

Halloween nail art with bats

Halloween nail art with bats

Halloween nail art with bats

Halloween nail art with bats

Halloween nail art with bats

Halloween nail art with bats

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a review post. It will be all about Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish. It is part of their Rich Black collection, labelled number 919. It was really difficult to get a good photo of this nail polish beauty but anyway, enjoy some pics below.

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

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Dance Legend Christmas Eve nail polish review and swatches

Formula and application
Dance Legend Christmas Eve is a black jelly base packed with silver holographic glitter of different sizes. Formula is semi thick, goes a bit sheer with the first coat but achieves full coverage in two coats. Glitter is easy to distribute evenly and creates a deep three dimensional effect due to the different size of the holo particles.

Wear
With a top coat, Christmas Eve wears for 5 days and then starts to fade towards your nail upper edge. As almost any glitter nail polish out there, it is a pain to get this nail polish off. I strongly suggest to use the kitchen foil method to remove it without scrubbing.

My verdict
Dance Legend Christmas Eve is great for the glitter lovers as it leaves you with a flawlessly beautiful manicure. I love it, I think it is great for fall/winter season + occasions and for its retails price of $9 at Dance Legend web site, I am sure I will purchase it again if I finish the bottle.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

This post is a mixture of a tutorial, stamping nail art and a product review.

Bundle Monster 2013 Holiday Collection review
I am happy to share with you my love for this Bundle Monster stamping plate collection! I have loved it forever and when I was finally going to get my hands on it, Bundle Monster were so kind to offer is as blog sponsorship!

This is a collection of 25 image plates with a festive theme to all of them. I think this is a super versatile collection as you may pick images to match various Holidays and represent their spirit with nail art.

Browse the gallery below to find a detailed image as well as each plate’s individual code.

The plates have the usual round form. They are easy to use and especially to clean. Images  transfer easily and super clean. I have used the plates on several occasions with special stamping nail polish as well as with regular nail colors and have received the same beautiful effect every time.

You can get this set directly from the Bundle Monster web page.

Vintage multi color Balloon nails tutorial
Here is my first nail design with the Bundle Monster Holiday image plates. I chose BM-H 20 plate to transfer the balloon image on a white base.

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

I love this multi color vintage effect so much! You can recreate it by adding three colors of your choice on the image plate and then scrape the excess polish off. The scraper mixes a bit th color on the plate itself and when you transfer them the colors blend on your nail.

I added a matte top coat to help the images pop and got a ton of compliments :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I want to show you this dark nail design with neon accent. I have seen similar designs around the internet and thought I might give this idea a try.

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Neon lines nail art with striping tape tutorial

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Neon lines nail art with striping tape tutorial

To get the design simply pain your nails a bright neon color and wait to dry. Then add striping tape and cover with black.

My top coat smudged a bit of black on my neon lines so I am not sure I would recommend adding a top coat unless you are 100% sure it won\t ruin details.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I have for you an idea how to recycle a gradient nail design + Born Pretty Store stamping image plates review. I am not sure which category this post should fall into so I am dividing it in sections, you can choose as per your interest :)

How to recycle gradient nail art tips
Gradient nail art can be tricky and time consuming to get. I rarely get the result I love so I am really unhappy when a good gradient wears out and I have to finally change it. I thought is would be a good idea to recycle it and wear for a few days more by stamping a pattern over it. Tip! Choose a pattern which will still allow you to see your gradient nail art below.

The picture below is my Sunset gradient ombre nail design with a pattern stamped on it in white.

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

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Born Pretty Store stamping plates review
Born Pretty Store recently offered me a choice of two free nail art products and I picked these super cute image plates. These are Nail art stamp template QA91 and QA 86.

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

I had the chance to use them bot already, my gradient ombre nails in this post are recycled using Nail art stamp template QA91.

The Plates
Both plates have these super cute stamp patterns and what I loved the most about them is that they are really usable and not just a pretty piece of metal. What I mean is that patterns are the right size to fit your nails even if they are a bit shorter.

Use
The plates are easy to use and clean. They are not the usual round shape most image plates have which makes them very easy to hold. You will not need a special holder or any other support product to get the images transferred to your nails. A cotton tap soaked in nail polish remover is enough to clean your plates.

I found some issue to transfer a larger design to nails. For example my white stamp in this post did not turn 100% opaque and some areas are a bit patchy. I still love the result as this effect gives sort of a vintage feel to the final look.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!