Hello lovelies!

It has been a while since I last shared a manicure with you. My previous months have been really hectic and while juggling various responsibilities this winter it almost came to an end. It is March now and we are just a step away from spring :)

I think it is a good time for a winter nail art roundup and this post features my favorite manicures since December.

In order of appearance:

Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots
Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial
Easy needle marble nail tutorial
Studded flowers nail art with Zoya Naturel tutorial
Valentine’s day nail art tutorial with gold
China Glaze Wish On A Starfish: review and swatches

Which are your favorite winter nail designs?

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you the easiest  monochrome striped nail art ever! To get this design simply paint your nails white and when your base is absolutely dry, add a few stripes to get the geometric nails effect. Finish off with top coat to seal the design together and prevent the striping tape from peeling off.

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Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

I used my usual Essie Blanc to get the white base flawless. I painted the base color the day before I added the stripes because this way striping tape designs are 100% smudge proof.

That was my easy monochrome nail art idea, 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!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a colorful mess which I created using a makeup sponge. You know my love for the sponging technique, it is a favorite of mine for it’s easy to use and always leaves you with a fun result, even if sometimes a bit unpredictable :)

Here is a design inspired by my Easter nails where I used a sponged colorful mess as a base for my Easter design.

Colorful nail art with a makeup sponge

Colorful nails with a makeup sponge

Colorful nail design with a makeup sponge

Colorful nails with a makeup sponge

Colorful nails with a makeup sponge

Colorful nails with a makeup sponge

All you have to do is paint your nails white to give the colors a good base to pop and turn out vibrant and then do some sponging. I used my China Glaze City Flourish nail polishes as I think the colors go well together. To keep a similar pattern, I colored the makeup sponge with five polishes at the same time and used this as a stamp on my white nails. Then I touched a bit of color onto areas I was not absolutely happy with until I liked the result.

I loved wearing these and will recreate this design with other colors in the weeks to come!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a quick and very impressive nail design for you today, my favorite Galaxy nails :) I have been meaning to show you this super easy and beautiful Galaxy design for so long and I am happy I finally got a chance.

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Galaxy nails with Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

My Galaxy is actually a really lazy manicure as it is a few sponged white spots over Dance Legend Pulsar base color. Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish is part of their Galaxy color range and is a really amazing dark blue chameleon with super fine holo glitter added to it. Applied over a black base it gives you a beautiful starry night effect in only one coat.

This is how it looks over black in artificial light.

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

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Dance Legend Pulsar nail polish

How excited was I when I found this color! You know I love the Galaxy nail design and I have shown you my first space nails and then done a tutorial on getting the perfect Galaxy nails. This is my third space nails design so far, I just cannot get enough :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I am seriously into the blue with nail polish and I am saying this in the most positive aspect possible :) When it comes to nail color I am rediscovering blue shades and today I want to show you two stunning beauties from L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph nail polish collection.

Colors
L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph nail polish collection features a total of eight shades and it was extremely hard for me to pick only the two I am showing you in this post. I got Brilliant blue and Teal Dimension.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Holograph Brilliant Blue is a royal blue base color with little holographic parts added to it.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue swatch

L.A. Girls 3D Effects Holograph Teal Dimension is a teal base with holo particles added to it.

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension swatch

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

Formula and application
These colors are very easy to work with and application does not require any special attention. For my photos I have two coats of color and then one layer of top coat. Your first coat may appear a bit sheer but base color will build up perfectly with the second layer. L.A. Girld 3D Effects Holograph nail polishes really have a beautiful three dimensional effect but they dry smooth and glossy.

Holo particles catch light beautifully leaving you with a full impact effect in both artificial and sunlight.

Wear
With two coats of color and one layer of top coat these wear perfectly for three day. I had some worries that these would stain nails as most blue shades do but L.A. Girls 3D Effects polishes leave your nail base in great shape.

My Verdict
With these polishes stunning holo effect, beautiful colors and perfect layer I will definitely be getting more colors from this range! I love them!

Hello lovelies!

So excited for this post today! I recently ordered a number of Dance Legend nail polishes and they were finally in the nail mail last week!

Dance Legend is a Russian professional nail lacquer brand with a huge range of colors, their effects nail polishes being most impressive. Unfortunately, they have poor distribution outside Russia so instead of consenting to the limited shade  availability in the few UK brand retailers, I got my package shipped directly from Russia :) I got some amazing formulas I will be showing you later but today I want to present my Dance Legend RIO collection nail polish.

Dance Legend RIO #5 nail polish

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch

Dance Legend RIO #5 nail polish

Color
Dance Legend RIO nail polish collection is all about bright neon glitter. I got RIO #5 which is a clear base packed with three bright colors of glitter: green, pink and blue. Glitter of this formula has different size and shape in all three colors, so you get tiny dots, even larger hex and square shapes and star shaped parts. All this is a neon tropical party in a bottle, I love the RIO #5 approach to glitter!

I wore RIO #5 over white and really enjoyed this combination. I love how you can get a different effect depending on the base color you use and also depending on the colors you pear this polish with. I swatched it with different colors to give you some ideas how to pair it and never get bored.

Dance Legend RIO #5 over white and black

Dance Legend RIO #5 over white and black

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch without stars

Dance Legend RIO #5 swatch without stars

Dance Legend RIO #5 with China Glaze in the rough

Dance Legend RIO #5 with China Glaze in the rough

Dance Legend RIO #5 with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

Dance Legend RIO #5 with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

Formula and application
RIO #5 clear base is densely packed with glitter and simply gives your neon shapes a way to stick to nails. Formula dries semi matte and if you want full shine effect I suggest adding a top coat. Base darkens a tiny bit, you can tell this when you use this color over white but I do not think it is visible to the casual eye :)

Glitter sticks to nails easily and I love how you can manipulate it for a neon full impact neon glitter nail to a less busy look depending on how much glitter you get on. I found the star shaped parts a bit tricky, their outmost ends tend to stick out and start clinging to your clothes and hair so I suggest to place the stars at the center of your nail where there is enough flat space for them to stick properly.

Wear
RIO #5 basically wears as long as your base color does.It is easy to remove and super fun to wear.

I wish Dance Legend nail polishes were available and easy to get in Europe and hope to see them around more soon.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!