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Sephora Haul

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Good evening!

When announced that they were now shipping to Germany the news came like a thunderbolt and spread like a wildfire across the beauty community. Of course I had to go to their website, add all the things I have been lusting after into my cart and was shocked to see how much money one can spend on make up and skin care items. Instead of ordering I went to bed and decided to make a wishlist of the things I really wanted and set myself a limit of money I'd spend. So here it is, my very first Sephora haul. By the way, I still cannot get over the fact that they do not ship nail polish... Farewell Formula X... sigh....

make up haul

DIY Nail & Cuticle Oil

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hi everyone!

As a nail polish blogger it is important to me to always have neat and healthy nails and cuticles. To always keep my hands in perfect condition, I use hand lotion and cuticle balms or oils on a regular basis. Therefore, I keep several hand care products at home, in my purse and at work (I am currently using 5 or 6 different hand lotions, 3 cuticle balms and 2 oils, so it is safe to say I am obsessed with hand care...).

When I first started out in nail polish, the very first product I fell in love with was CND's Solar Oil. The light oil with the marzipan scent still is a staple in my nail care collection. Sadly, this is not easily available here in Germany and oftentimes I run out of it before I manage to order online. Looking at the ingredients of several nail oils I have used up until now I thought it should not be too hard to make one myself at home. The recipe below has been tried and tested by me for a while now and I hope you will find it useful! After the recipe I included a little background information on the components of this oil, in case you are interested in what is doing what to your skin :)

homemade cuticle oil

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine ~ Greenberry

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good evening everyone!

I am back with another Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine polish for you. The UK nail polish brand first introduced these back in mid-2012. Gelly does not refer to a jelly finish, but to a gel-like, glossy effect. Greenberry was part of their Gellies for Spring 2013, but as far as I know all the Gelly shades that have been released until now are permanent.

Barry M Gelly Greenberry

New In My Stash Vol. 8

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi everyone,

it is time for another round of New In My Stash, where I show you my most recent nail polish purchases. I last did such a new in my stash post back in April and looking at what I bough during those past 4 months I must say I have been a really good girl (ignoring the fact that I already ordered twice from now that they ship to Germany...).
So without further ado, let us dive right in and let the pictures do the talking!

new in my stash

90's Neon Nails

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Hey everyone,

this year three of my friends turned 30 and they decided to organize a 90s party together, which took place last weekend. Since I turned 30 this March, too, they also asked me to join, but a 120s party does not sound quite as cool, does it!?
We were supposed to dress up in 90s fashion, but sadly (or rather thank god, just think neon crop tops, platform shoes and flashy windbreakers... yikes) I did not keep any of my outfits from then. So I went with 90s appropriate nails instead.

neon nail design