Posted by: schneevante | August 24, 2014

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Hey Beauties,

if you’re wondering what I have been up to lately – here are some impressions of my manicures that I only posted on Instagram lately. These were all two coats with one coat Seche Vite on top.

Essence Fantasia "Take a ride on Pegasus"
Essence Fantasia “Take a ride on Pegasus”. A pink/red base with light blue shimmer. I love the cool toned shimmer!

 

Manhattan Bonnie Strange no. 006
Manhattan Bonnie Strange no. 006. A brown base with warm-toned sparkling golden and red shimmer. This is soo pretty but impossible to capture!

 

Catrice Sold Out For Ever
Catrice Sold Out For Ever. A mint green with a very subtle green shimmer which is quite camera-shy. Supposed to be a dupe for Chanel “Jade”.

 

Kiko 497
Kiko 497, Pearly Indian Violet. The base is a dark purple jelly with tiny burgundy shimmer and sprinkled with larger purple iridescent shimmer. Supposed to be a dupe for Chanel Taboo.

 

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Essence “All Access”. An oldie but goldie and technically a one-coater (even though I always do two coats as a habit). Such a vibrant deep green, beautiful!

 

P2 before sunrise
P2 “before sunrise”. What a beautiful color for the upcoming fall! A burgundy/dark pink/purple shimmery polish.

Well, I hope it will take some time before we have to start thinking about what to wear on our nails in autumn. I’m not done with summer yet!! I really hope we will get a few more sunny and warm days.
Are you looking forward to the autumn season or could you do with a few more hot days of summer?

 

 

 

My dear readers,

there is this one thing I always wanted to try, but all the frustrated blog postings, tweets and forum discussions made me doubt about the fun of it: Water marbling. I really did a lot of research before deciding to finally try it, and I must say thank you to all the great tutorials (especially youtube) and a big WOW to all the girls being so creative and doing the most beautiful nail art water marbles!

I needed a colour inspiration, and it just so happend that my desk was full with free samples from the new Persil Duo-Caps cleaning agent. I like the colours on the package and the background kind of looks like a watermarble itself. So I looked in my Helmers to find a lot of the colours that could possibly match the package.

For my left hand, I picked a strong red, green, blue and white out of this collection. For my very first water marble I was very satisfied with the outcome. But it didn’t look at all like the Persil package – the red changed into a pink (because I had one coat of white as a base on my nails). I liked the colour combo though and tried different patterns:

Water Marble Nail Art Read More…

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Today I have a review of a very special nail polish for you. It is so special to me because for the first time ever, my blog has received a free sample to review. From the first email I got to the last contact I had with this brand so far, it was a very pleasant experience! I was allowed to pick a colour from their website and I chose “Strawberry Fields”, a muted/ slightly off pink/red shade – quite unique and very suitable if you love to wear reds but are looking for a less vampy and maybe in some occasions more appropriate red. And I love the name (Beatles ftw!). This is the description of the Bondi website:

“Nails get juicy with a sweet strawberry shade minus the pesky seeds. This delicious day dream of a color evokes a warm summer afternoon where all you’re required to do is laze around the grassy landscape. Get to it, shortcake.”

Red nail polishes are usually known for their easy application. This red is no exception – I only needed two thin coats to achieve a very nice, opaque and even finish. The polish is rather thin but not too watery.  The brush is perfect, the smell is ok. What I really liked when applying the polish is the texture of the cap – it has this rubbery finish, making it easy to hold.

For the pictures below I used two coats and a fast drying top coat. I wore this colour 3 full days without any chipping, which is already long for me. Removing this nail polish was easy and I loved that this polish didn’t stain my surrounding skin when I did!

I pretty much like everything about this nail polish. Apart from “Strawberry Fields”, Bondi New York currently offers 19 other colours. I’d be willing to pay 15$ for another colour, if the application, wear and removal is as good as with Strawberry Fields. The reason I say this is that I’ve experienced that different shades from the same brand can behave very different, so I can’t generalize. I’m looking forward to seeing what this brand comes up with in the future as I would really love to see some more colours!

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