Thursday, April 30, 2009
It is a sheer green with multicolored glitter :-)
My computer is stil sick, so I am blogging from my phone. Don't know if I'll be able to load the photo :-D
I did manage to load the photo!
I have green nails with small black decorations. Again I used my self cut striper.
I'm sorry for the crappy picture, but my computer "died" last night, and I had to take a mobile picture in bad lighting and send it to the blog... (Done!)
After applying my two base colors, I made a diagonal line withe my H&M 'gold' and 4 small dots in one corner. Hopefully I will be able to take a better picture during the day :-)
I also started taking vitamines for my nails :-) Vit B and zink. I've had them for ages, and finally I manged to remember to swallow them ;-)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I used the following products:
My self-cut striping brush and one other self cut brush, a little larger than the striping one..
Base coat and top coat Kiss diamond nails
Base red: Mavala #53 London
Shimmer red: Depend #91
Gold: H&M Gold
Black: H&M Moonless night
First I applied the two different reds, one coat of each:
Then I put a small drop of the gold polish on a piece of paper and used the striperbrush to make a diagonal line. After lining all my nails, I painted on the other shorter line. (on my pinkie)
Then I filled in one half of my nail with the gold. I used a slightly larger brush, but not a polish brush. After that I traced the edges with the black, and Tadaaaa:
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today I tried out one of my two new L'oreal polishes, #700 Navy velvet, a dark blue shimmer! Until I started polishing my nails, I considered myself a non dark-blue-wearing person, but when the blue is so shimmery and beautiful, I'll definitly wear it :-)
I decided to decorate the blue with some golden stripes, coming from on corner. I used my H&M gold and a self made striper brush :-)
And this is the bottle:
I painted the stars with a makeup brush, cut down to only a couple of straws.
This picture shows the color best :-)
I used H&M great looks for the base color, and Moonless night for the star. I changed my mind from yesterday abut the color of moonless night. I'm shure it is black. With a green flash! :-)
It's not easy to get used to recognising polish colors :-s
I'm still working on how to get the most realistic colors on pictures taken inside, and I am getting closer :-) I also avoided bubbles in my manicure today :-D I googled the subject earlier, and for me, the answer was to avoid water until the manicure is complete and dry :-) Duh..!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today I'm spending my day playing the trumpet inside a dark concert hall and I wanted to try something fun! I used my H&M Moonless Night as my base color, When I bought it I tought it was a shimmer black, but now I think it is more daaaark dark green and black'ish.
Now too the fun part! A while ago orderd a pile of acrylic paint. And 6 of them are neons!
So, since I'm spending the day in darkness, I made neon green racing stripes :-D
Out of focus sunny picure:
Picture in the dark:
And what my left hand looked like after packing my bag for the day, without putting top coat on ... Yep, H&M is not a quickdry polish :-D
And a picture I took last night of yesterdays mani, It matched my can of cider :-D
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Anyway, I'm planning a shopping frenzy at Head2toe, so I can get some real nailpolsh that actually stays on my nails!
Today, I'm wearing blue, and I found two of a "real brand" and I hope it will stay the day :-p
Nivea mini color: #57 Blue sparkle
H&M: Enchantress Emma
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Todays archive color is purple. It is light and sheer. And I have three coats over a clear base. Some of the fingers are opaque, because the coats are thicker. The brand is Vera Valenti nr 11 and I guess it's portugese :-) I also use Konad plate nr M25 and white special polish.
It is more shimmery than in the picture, and I like it! I have a brown color in the same brand, and yay!! They are not just decoration colors :-D
Three down, many many to go.. :-p
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Ok! This is the start of my nail polish archive! I've started with the last polish I bought, Mavala nr 53 London. And this is only one coat. I must admit I'm still trying to learn all the expressions, and I am wondering if this is a jelly or a cream? :-D Never mind. It is red!
As my second coat I used a depend red sparkly polish, nr 91 I like!!
I will update the post with an outdoor picture in a few hours. And see if I still like it ;-)
So, the first two polishes in my archive :-D
I am planning to try out all of my polishes. Quite a job, and I'm afraid it won't be to much fun.. A lot of them are relly hard too put on, and works best as nail art polishes, but I am shure that I will discover some that works like a charm!
Most of my polishes are unknown and cheep, and soon I will have an archive :-D
Wich brings me to my next plan. I really want to work on my pictures, so far I have focused on showing the design, and kind of trying to manipulate it to the right colors.. Now, I'd like to like to find a good setting on my camera for nails, and a good indoor lighting for the sunless days...
And also I'm twittering! And hopefully put my blog "out there"! I've been waiting until I get "really god at this". But why wait? I might never get "really good" :-D
Now I'll go and polish!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I just used a normal basecoat and started painting with my acrylics!
I wanted to do a rainbow and after much struggling I sort of made it!
The uneveness was too visible so I added a layer of gold shimmer!
The problem then was that I could only do the rainbow with my left hand, so I had to come up with someting else on the other hand... I started with a green base color and then I got the idea to do the Brazilian flag! You would think that it would be harder to do with "the wrong hand" than the rainbow, but it wasn't :-D
I'm also working on my photos.. It's really hard to get the colors right...
I need more sunshine :-D
Friday, April 17, 2009
So I removed my unphotografed acrylic and tried out something purple. I bought a dark purple and a light purple sparkle (i thought) from depend. The dark one was great, and when I put the sparkly one on top I got a holographic result. I couldn't quite get the colors right on my photo...
It's more silvery in real life :-) I tried out some green butterflies on top... Didn't really work :-p
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I applyed my Sally Hansen Diamond base coat. And applied a thic coat of green. While it is still wet, i put a coupl of blak drops on top and mix with a tothpick.
I use too much black and the green was a little to dark for my taste as well. But now i know :-)
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This is my second time trying a french manicure, so it is not very good, but I suppose it takes some training.
I've tried to do a normal french mancure, and then added some green glitter. And a Butterfly stamp on the thumb. Green, of course! (still working on how to get these stamps sentered ;-) )
I found this video on how to do a french manicure very helpfull :-)
Oh, and here is a French video from Mayparis! I would love to try the first technique next time I do a french :-)