Posts tagged ‘color club’

20. Diamonds Are Girls Best Friend

I’ve been recently spending my time in the lovely spring of the southern Finland (Helsinki & Porvoo). I had amazing time there, but with only 1 minus – I’ve haven’t been able to do my nails in over a week. The cracking polish and ugly nails almost drove me crazy. But now I’m home and I’ve spoiled my nails with lots of care and brand new nail art. ❤

Naturally, I did a little bit shopping while visiting our dear capital. I visited Cesarsshops little store and few polishes wanted to accompany me to my home. :3 Lately, I’ve been drooling over Color Clubs holographic polishes, because summer is coming and holos just look so great in sunlight. So, here’s something that I came up with my new Color Clubs: Beyond & Harp On It

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I really had no idea what should I do when I started to paint the base with Beoynd. Then, I decided to go with the first stamping plate that my hand would reach from my drawer. And I definitely had luck with me, because the moment I saw the diamond pattern on Bundlemonsters plate 422, I knew that it would fit the design perfectly. What do diamonds and holographic polishes have in common? Maybe not the price, but definitely the shine and sparkle. Harp On It was a perfect polish to do the pattern with.

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The diamond design with my favorite pendant ❤

And to add even more sparkle, I used Northern Lights from Inm as the top coat. ❤

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– Neridan

10. Gift of Sparkle

Ah, I’m finally home from my little vacation to the south. It’s nice to be back, although I had lots of fun seeing my old friends and shopping. I arrived to Helsinki last Thursday, and headed almost right away to CesarsShop, a heaven made for nail artists. The walls were covered with nail polishes and stamping plates, and I just wanted to stay there forever. I have never been in an actual nail accessory store, and the range of different polishes blew my mind. I drooled over the A-England shelf, because I’ve long dreamed of ordering those polishes, and couldn’t resist anymore. Also, Color Club being one of my favorite polish makers, I had to grab few polishes from them also.

The polishes I bought were Saint George and Dragon from A-England, and Gift of Sparkle and Wild and Willing from Color Club. I also bought two stampers, one soft and one hard. My old stamper has seen too many days and I think it was time for new one. I just couldn’t decide which one would be better so I took them both.

After Thursday, I visited Stage 142 (check out my last post for more details ^^) and then went back to Helsinki. I hang out with couple of my friend and went to see Frozen, the newest animation from Disney. I know that it has been out a long while, but I haven’t had anyone to go and watch it with me until now. And it was totally LE-GEN-DA-RY. Best animation I’ve ever seen and I’m and Disney enthusiast, so that’s a lot. The songs and the plot were brilliant and I’m never going to get Let It Go out of my head 😀 Maybe somewhere in the future I’ll do Frozen nails, although it has been quite a popular subject in nail blogs these days…
So, back to the polishes I bought. Or more precisely to Gift of Sparkle. I tried it out yesterday and it was as gorgeous on nail as it was in the bottle. It truly lives up to it’s name and sparkles so beautifully in the sunlight. ❤ But you have to combine it with a black base to get good results, by itself it takes too many layers to cover the nail properly. Also, you need a good top coat to make it come truly alive. More info about the other polishes coming soon 🙂
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– Neridan

7. Stamper decals

I couldn’t stop myself when I was watching pictures of nails that had been done by using stamper decals. I fell in love in instantly ! The process is simple and much easier than I had expected. The results looked too good to be that easy 😀 Even I succeeded at the first time I tried it.

Here is an excellent guide how to use the technique:  http://www.messymansion.com.au/advanced-technique-stamper-decals/

It helped me a lot, so go and check it out if you haven’t tried this before ! 🙂

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I started by selecting the plate, and I ended up with the triangle pattern from Bundlemonsters 414. It seemed a good option to try this technique because of all the “empty parts” it has. I filled the parts with green and gold polishes, Wet n wilds  Sage in the City & Gold Album (from the Fergie collection) and Ho-ho-holly from Color Club. First, I painted my nails black to get a good surface for the decal. Then it was the moment of truth – trying to place it without ruining it. It went quite well, the hardest part was to try to clean my cuticles without damaging the pattern. This will definitely be a technique for more frequent use for me ! :3

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To my other nails I used Nfu.Oh 39. I bought it from my sister a while ago, but have been drooling over it for ages. Flakies are definitely my weak spot :3

– Neridan