Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you my top 3 ways to wear glitter nail polish. Glitters are oh-so-shiny! and attractive in those sparkling bottles but when you get one yourself you may realize that you do not use it often. Maybe because going too sparkly does not fit your environment, maybe you think it is difficult to get glitter to work with most outfits, maybe because you get bored of that same effect , etc. Here are my favorite ways to wear glitter and get the most out of it.

Glitter in a jelly sandwich
Jelly sandwich nails are a fun way to play with glitter and nail polish colors. To make a jelly sandwich manicure you will need a jelly nail polish, which is a sheer color with a glossy finish, and any glitter formula. The technique follows the steps of making a sandwich. Jelly nail polish is your bread, so you will apply it first, then apply your glitter, and then finish with another jelly coat. Jelly sandwiches are great for when you do not feel like sparkling in glitter but more like playing with it.

Yellow jelly sandwich nails

Yellow jelly sandwich nails

For this glitter jelly sandwich I used a yellow color in combination with rose gold glitter and topped it up with sheer white.

Glitter as a top coat
No matter if your glitter has a clear or a colored base, it Is ideal as a top coat. You can be shy and apply a thin coat onto regular nail polish colors or you can go bold on it to attract the eye. Whichever it will be, this is for sure a great way to get variety working with what you already have.

Glitter all over
I love using glitter as an allover color. Usually glitter nail polishes come with a clear or at least sheer base and it may be difficult to get full coverage with your regular two or three color layers. This makes glitter manicures take too much time to dry. Tip! If you are looking for an allover color, apply one of three coats in advance, for example the previous night. This is a great preparation so that you can build up full glitter coverage at the same day you will be showing off your nails. You will shorten drying time dramatically and will still be able to play with more glitter coats until you like the result. Tip! To get more glitter on your nails just dip the brush into the formula and then press it on your nails instead of sweeping it as usual. This will leave you with a concentrated blob of glitter so that you will have more material to play with until you like the result.

I prefer using allover glitter as an accent on few nails. Check out my blue and gold nails post to see what I mean.

These were my tips how to use glitter nail polish. Check out my post for how to remove glitter as it may turn out to be the toughest part of all :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

It is barely January and I am already anticipating the spring season. I got hooked to the pastel colors trend for spring/summer this year and I’d love to wear it this season. I am sharing with you my spring 2014 fashion inspiration board dedicated to pastel color trend. Of course, this post is in the Mix Box, my blog section totally unrelated to manicure :)

My picks to pull off the pastel colors fashion trend for spring 2014 are in the inspiration board below.

Parka
The parka is mu ultimate choice for a casual outwear. I think it is perfect for spring, as well as autumn and colder summer nights. A pastel color parka can be a key piece in a spring 2014 look. I love this pastel pink 4 pocket jacket from Next.

Ankle boots
I love how versatile these ankle boots by Dr. Martens are. The colors seem a little pretentious but the boots themselves are a versatile spring shoe option. I love how they look with skinny jeans, skirts and dresses and it you do not want to show them off too much, you can always wear them with the good old bootcut jeans pair on top.

Candy color jeans
Spring is the best season to freshen up the look so that it goes perfectly with new  nature colors and finally there sunshine :) I love the candy colored pastel jeans for a casual and youthful look.

Hair color
As much as I love ombre hairstyle I will not go for pastel lilac all over. Anyways, my spring hair refreshment look features pastel colored hair extensions to clip in hair. Colorful clip in hair strands are a great way to keep up with the trend without giving up your right to go back to natural when you have an important business meeting.

Multiple bracelets
From all jewellry out there my favorite piece must be the bracelet. Rolled up sleeves are my signature thing so bracelets fit just right there and make a perfect way to wear a trend. A multiple pastel color bracelet will complete a look no matter of the main color you have chosen for your look. I love Next’s Pastel expander bracelet.

Pastel nails
Pastel nails are a strong nail trend for 2014 and I will wear them with pleasure. I find the pale yellow shade more unique and rare so I will be looking for this color as soon as spring 2014 nail polish collections hit the stores this season.

Thanks for sharing my inspiration! Will you be rocking the pastel trend this spring/summer season?.

Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released. I can’t wait to share with you two amazing nail polish collections which will be launched in drugstores by Essence this spring/summer season!

Essence Effects nail polish collection
Essence Effects nail polish collection will hit the drugstore shelves in February 2014. This collection is all about effects! Nail polishes will come in fourteen shades with different finishes: holographic, sugar, jewels and polka dots. This collection promises easy application and great coverage. Bring them on, Essence, so that we can see for ourselves!

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Effects nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection
Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection is also planned for a February 2014 international release. It has 7 colors in pastel shades. Pastel colors are a total nail trend for spring/summer 2014 and I am happy this selection will be available in drugstores. These polishes actually promise other benefits for nails than color. They are designed to harden, protect  and even out nails, are fruit scented, dry fast and have a super shine finish. I could surely benefit from all of the above!

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

Essence Nail Candies nail polish collection spring/summer 2014

I got all beautiful images from chicprofile.com, my ultimate upcoming nail products source.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello manicure lovers!

Welcome back to share the third post from my sequel thread dedicated to next season nail trends. Today it is all about two strong trends for spring summer 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: metallic nails and pastel shades.

Metallic nails trend
Metallic nails are on for 2014. Silver, gold, unconventional hues, whatever the color, metallic nails rock spring summer season. Nail shapes vary from long and pointed to short and round, but it is all ok as soon as nails glisten in a precious color.

Pastel shades trend
They are here again! Pastel colors seem to be a recurring trend from the past season and looks like we will have them a lot in 2014. Pastels are most seen on short nails in classical application. Casual for everyday, suitable for the office, this trend is familiar but still far from boring as color choices are almost unlimited. Fit your nails to your clothing style and pastels may turn out to be you most wearable nail trend for spring summer 2014 season.

Here is a preview to my next nail trends post for the most curious: stripes.

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.