Monday, August 13, 2012

NOTD – Catrice Coolibri C05 Virgin Forest + stickers + S-he stylezone 235 tape mani

Hy! Today I have something new to show, I’ve never done a tape manicure before and I decided to give it a try. Two days ago I painted my nails with a green Catrice Coolibri polish “C05 Virgin Forest”, I mattified my ring finger nails with Essence Soft touch top coat and then put some cheap nail stickers on that I bought in KIK (I used one pink and one brown flower). Here are the stickers, I used the ones on the left:


And here are my nails (the photos were taken indoors):



I didn’t like the way the edge of the sticker was showing. I had a dilemma, should I put another layer of top coat on (and which one, glossy or matte?) to hide the edges or just leave it as it is… I tried putting another layer of Soft touch on my right hand ring finger…


…but as it made such a little difference, I left my left hand the way it was. Later on I smoothed the edges of a sticker a bit and it is better, it doesn’t show as much as on the photos above – you’ll see later on.

The tips of my nails wore off very soon but as I didn’t want to take the green off just yet, I tried to hide that with a violet S-he stylezone polish number 235 and a tape manicure two days later :) For the top coat I used Essence Better than gel nails top sealer, it is my go to top polish at the moment.

Here’s how it all looks like in the end, one photo taken indoors and one in the sun:



I love the crisp lines the tape helps you get, I’m sure I’ll make some more tape manis in the future! How do you like it?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

NOTD: Aura She Bunny 028 + 137

Hy all! :) It’s time for the polishes from my last post’s sneak peak! I’ve been to Macedonia this weekend and of course I wanted a souvenir – some polish that I can’t buy in Slovenia. Sadly was the drugstore closed, but I’ve found just a few polishes in a tiny shop in the city center. I’ve bought two polishes from Serbian company Aura called She Bunny for 60 MKD each, which is around or less than 1€ – very cheap. Years ago while I was in Belgrade I bought one Aura polish, but was not pleased with it, so I was a bit skeptical about these.

She bunny haul

…but the blue one seemed sooooo beautiful! Finally I took time and put it on, and then I couldn’t stop looking at my nails, this color is amazing! The formula is not bad at all, it dried in a reasonable amount of time, the only thing I disliked is the brush, it is way too small and it was a bit hard to put the polish on evenly. It reminds me of Grumpy from the Essence Snow white TE, only it’s a bit lighter – but just as bright on the nails. I had a hard time capturing the right color with my camera again… :( I decided to fiddle with the photos or else the color would be completely off, I apologize for that, but it’s the best I can do…

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After that I decided to put the other polish number 137 on my accent finger. This polish is iridescent, it is silver based with pink pigment that is shown at an angle and with black and silver glitter.

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I am so pleased with my souvenirs! :)))) I’ve read on some blogs, that the shade of the number 028 is available in bigger bottles as well, but in a different edition of Aura polishes – VIP. I bet the brush is better on that one, maybe one day I’ll find out… thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mashup #2

Hy, I’m back! :) I was on holidays and I had a little time off from my computer. But of course I couldn’t resist painting my nails, this is why I decided to put some of my vacations’ manicures in one post so that I don’t bore you with too much photos :)

It is summer, and summer means bright colors, so I finally got the courage to paint my (toe) nails with an acid green Ruby kisses polish “RNP129 Green tomatoes”:




I’m not usually bold enough to wear a color like this, but it IS summer and I got away with it! I loooooove this green! Later on I put a Depend pink crackle polish on, but I have no photo of it. I really like the way Depend crackle polishes crackle :)

The second manicure I have for you is with a polish you probably all know of, a slightly holographic violet Catrice Dirty Berry. I’ve had it for some time now, but never really felt like wearing it much even though I always loved the holographic part of it. Of course when I applied it I loved it on my nails, I guess the time for it had to be right! :)




Next on is again something I resisted wearing before, mostly because I had no faith that the formula is any good (the prejudice because of the cheap price). I gave in and tried it because I was really craving for another really bright color, and again, I fell in love with it! This is a Miss sporty 7 days number 380, a pink polish with tiny violet shimmer, I know that it is probably not available anymore, but maybe you can still find it somewhere… here it is:




In the pictures I see that there are visible brush strokes, but I didn’t see them at the time I was wearing it – maybe I was too astounded with the color, especially seeing it in the sun… There are no visible brush strokes on pictures that were taken off direct sunshine though. The polish dried really fast, and one thick coat would be enough for it to be opaque (but as always, I put two).

While me and my boyfriend were having a stroll down Zadar’s beach, he took the most beautiful photo and I didn’t even know that at the time:



…. :)))))) <3 …a dose of insulin needed indeed, sorry! ;)

So as we were in Zadar, I had to check their drugstores of course… and just about a week before I went there, I was thinking about how could I franken something to get a polish that is no longer available, for it was a part of a last year’s TE (at that time I wasn’t yet paying as much attention to colorful nail polishes). I walked into the Kozmo drugstore and behold, an Essence Blossoms TE! I can’t believe I got my hands on this beauty!!




It is mine, all mine!! :)))))))) And I got a lot of positive comments on my nails while wearing this polish ^ ^ I don’t know how come this is still sold there, and in DM I saw a stand of last year’s Essence Holografics TE! o.O But hey, why not if they still have it, bring it on! :)

This concludes my mashup #2 post, I’ll just put in a little sneak peak of what I bought recently in Macedonia and am amazed by the quality of the polishes given the price was a little less or about 1€:


She bunny haul


….more on these some other time, thank you for reading! :)