Hello lovelies!

Today I want to show you a textured nail color from Konad. I was sent Konad Sandy in Coral Bronze for honest review and in this post I will share with you how I feel about it.

Color
I was super interested in trying Sandy out because it was a surprise to me that Konad do regular nail polish in addition to their special stamping formulas. My nail polish is called Coral Bronze and is a copper shade with tiny gold particles.

Here are some shots showing Coral Bronze with and without top coat.

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Konad Sandy in Coral Bronze swatch

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Konad Sandy in Coral Bronze with and without top coat comparison

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Konad Sandy in Coral Bronze with and without top coat comparison

Formula and application
Konad Sandy line features textured colors with a matte finish. I applied Coral Bronze in two layers to get the effect from the photos. Formula is rather thick and very easy to apply with the dense brush Sandy line is equipped with. Color is opaque and you can easily go one coat but the textured finish is more visible in two.

Coral Bronze dries fast and is extremely easy to remove. You do not need some special procedures to take it off and this is a huge plus for me when it comes to textured nail polishes as sometimes they are a total pain to remove.

Wear
I had Konad Sandy in Coral Bronze on for three days. Without a top coat it wears perfect for a day and then starts to fade towards nail tips. With a top coat on Coral Bronze had no chips or color fades for the whole three day period I wore it. Tip! Wear the textured look for a day and then add a top coat. This way you will enjoy variety and you won’t have to change a full color for your perfect mani :)

My verdict
I loved this nail color for three main reasons. First, it does not need much to do your nails, just the normal two coat procedure and the average drying time. Second, it comes off very easily. And then, I love how this shade complements a yellow undertone complexion. This is by far the most lovely copper shade I have tried as I find this range of colors usually look strange with my skin tone.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a quick nail design for you today. It features roses water decals and a neon color from China Glaze. Check my tutorial how to apply water decals if you have missed it.

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China Glaze Sun of a Peach with water decals nail design

The base color for this manicure is China Glaze Sun of a Peach. It is an orange neon released in summer 2013 and I have already swatched it in a previous post. I have already ranted about it’s awful formula and about how difficult it is to get even coverage. For this nail design I needed 5 thin layers of Sun of a Peach and then a top coat to help smooth the color out. The top coat steals away from its semi matte finish but truly, I don’t mind :)

Here is a closer look to the water decal pattern. I love flowers on nails and have featured some water decal bouquets in two of my wedding manicure ideas.

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China Glaze Sun of a Peach with water decals nail design

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I am back from a long and enjoyable Easter Holiday country trip and can’t wait to share with you some cute nails!

Polka dots nails tutorial

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

Polka dots nail art

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

Polka dots nails

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

First, paint some of your nails purple and some of them pink
I am not sure I am calling the colors I chose the right way though. These are China Glaze Petal to the Metal and China Glaze What a Pansy and both of them are very unique shades. With the first one being a vibrant pink and the second a bluish purple shade, I thought I would give this nail design a fun base.

Then, add some colorful polka dots
I used several colors to add lines of dots to this manicure. All the nail polishes are from China Glaze summer 2014 City Flourish collection. For the dots I used my favorite dotting tool – a regular pin head. I used Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin and At Vase Value in combination with my base colors. It turned out a lot as an Easter nail design although I hadn’t planned it to be.

Last, add top coat
Add a good layer of top coat to seal your design and make it last longer. China Glaze City Flourish nail polishes have a semi matte finish to them which I prefer to conceal with some old school shine :)

This was my colorful polka dots manicure idea, thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello nail art lovers!

So proud to show you my first multi color stamped nail art, even if on a single finger :) Welcome back to my Stamping ABC post series where I learn and share about my newbie stamping nail art experience!

This is basically a bright green allover color with a multi color zebra print on the ring finger. Stay with me to learn how I did it and what I found.

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Multi color zebra nail art with China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener

China Glaze Grass Is Lime Greener
This nail design uses as a base color China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener from the City Flourish nail polish collection. I must say it surprised me a bit by how bright and vibrant it goes, almost neon like. It is a popping green creme with a semi matte finish. It is very difficult to apply it evenly so I added a top coat to smooth color out.

Multi color zebra print stamped nails
I chose to transfer my zebra  print to a bare nail because I am using regular nail polish and thought it would stick better to a matte surface. I was right and the print turned out pretty well on a layer of matte nail polish base.

I loved how my multi color zebra stamp nail design turned out so I recreated it on all nails.

Multi color zebra nail art

Multi color zebra nail art with China Glaze City Flourish polishes

Multi color zebra nail design

Multi color zebra nail art with China Glaze City Flourish polishes

Multi color zebra nails

Multi color zebra nail art with China Glaze City Flourish polishes

I used the zebra print from my MoYou London The Pro 07 image plate which I have already shown on the blog. I must admit I am surprised how well stamps come out with these image plates with regular nail polish, I promise to write more on how my MoYou London plates work for me in a later post. I applied four nail colors on the zebra image, all from China Glaze City Flourish collection: China Glaze At Vase Value, China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener, China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin and China Glaze Petal to the Metal. When I scraped them with the scraper they mixed a bit, leaving me with the perfect multi color zebra print :)

So this was pretty much it. I am enjoying my newbie stamping nail art experience and will keep showing you my stamped designs.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today’s post is a preview of a new summer 2014 nail polish collection by Zoya. It is called Tickled and Bubbly and features a total of 12 shades, 6 cremes and six shimmering holographic colors.

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled nail polish collection summer 2014
Tickled promises six highly pigmented cream formulas for a standout full coverage. All cremes hav ladie’s names, as if we would have expected a different approach from Zoya :)

Zoya Ling: True Blue Cream
Zoya Tida: Mantis Green Cream
Zoya Rooney: Hollywood Pink Cream
Zoya Kitridge: Camation Pink Cream
Zoya Wendy:  Tickle Pink Cream
Zoya Rocha: Folly Red Cream

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014
Bubbly is dedicated to summer shimmer, holos and glitter. It features 6 buildable, great for layering formulas.

Zoya Muse: Mermaid Blue Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Stassi: Jade Green Metallic, Holographic Glitter
Zoya Harper: Mexican Pink Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Binx: Purple Orchid Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Jesy: Coral Orange Metallic, Holographic, Glitter
Zoya Alma: Golden Peach Metallic, Holographic, Glitter

Tickled and Bubbly nail colors will be available for purchase at zoya.com on May 15th and will retail for 9 US dollars.

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Zoya Tickled and Bubbly nail polish collection summer 2014

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on a few shades, I find th shimmering formulas especially interesting. How about you?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have been experimenting lately with layering nail colors and I want to show you the result of my latest attempt. This is a saran wrap nail design featuring Zoya Arabella as a base and China Glaze What a Pansy as a layered color. I used the saran wrap technique to create the nail design below.

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap nails

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap nails

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap nail design

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap nails

This is the combination is stronger day light.

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap mani

Zoya Arabella and China Glaze What a Pansy saran wrap nails

 

The Saran Wrap technique
The saran wrap nail technique is super fast and simple and I use it a lot to rescue nail color when it already has some flaws but I do not have time for a full manicure. In this case I already had Zoya Arabella with a top coat for several days on. I have to admit I am impressed with this nail polish durability as it had only a few chips after I had made 22 pizzas (yes, twenty-two!).

To achieve the saran wrap nail effect you only need to add an opaque layer of color over your chosen base and then use a small saran wrap ball to lift up some of the second color by touching it while it is still wet.

I added Essie Good to Go fast drying top coat to speed the drying process up and to make the nail design more blend well and shine.

This was my saran wrap experiment and I love the result. Have you tried this technique, what do you think of it?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello nail art lovers!

I am excited to share with my latest stamped nail art, it is a snake skin with bizarre color :) Welcome back to my Stamping ABC post series where I learn and share about my newbie stamping nail art experience!

I think using this color combo makes the snake skin nails experience more chic and lady like. Here are my stamped snake skin nail art in daylight.

Snake skin nail art

Snake skin nail art

Snake skin nails

Snake skin nails

Stamped snake skin nails in artificial light. You can see how the base color looks more purple.

Stamped snake skin nails in artificial light

Stamped snake skin nails in artificial light

The base
For this manicure I used one truly loved but unfortunately discontinued nail polish. It is Rimmel London Hot List, a purplish taupe crème packed with very fine hot pink micro shimmer. Color looks dusty in daylight and more purple in artificial light. Chanel Paradoxal is the closest color I have came across to replace it. On that base I stamped MoYou Londnon snake skin from their The Pro image plates collection #3.

The stamp
I thought Hot List would pair great with a taupe cream color, so I chose Zoya Normani for my snae skin stamp. I was so pleasantly surprised it stamped great! I have already shown you Zoya Normani in my Zoya Naturel spring 2014 post.

Zoya Normani swatch

Zoya Normani swatch

I love how this nail design turned out! I had great fun recreating animal skin on nails using shades which are not typical for its natural coloring. I will certainly continue my experiment with strange color animal skin nail art and show you what turns out!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!