Orange is one of those colors that I do not wear often on my nails. Yet, when I went through my stash looking for appropriate colors for today's prompt, I was surprised by how many orange nail polishes I actually own. I have quite a few neon oranges which I love for summer, especially on my toes. But for today's manicure I went with something more toned down.
Monday, September 01, 2014
welcome to September! The hot summer season is over (not that we had one over here) and I am back into full blogging swing. To start out again, I have decided to tackle the 31 Days Challenge. During this challenge, people post their manicures according to a different prompt every day of September. I will try my very best to keep up with this challenge and we will see how it goes.
The first prompt is red and I wanted to start out with something rather simple. OPI - Big Apple Red is one of my favorite red nail polishes of all time. It holds a special place in my heart, because I bought it on my first trip to New York City.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I haven't bought any Catrice nail polish in quite a while. When I saw the press release for their Metallure limited edition, I was intrigued by the packaging. When I checked out the products in store, I was a bit disappointed, because everything was so frosty and shimmery. Still I took one of their polishes home with me, because I thought a metallic nail polish would work well for stamping. The shade I bought is called Metallicious and is a darkened gold with a hint of olive green.
Monday, August 25, 2014
It is time for another round of Lacquer Legion, a monthly nail art challenge organized by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails, Sammy from The Nailasaurus, Leslie from work/play/polish and Rebecca from Rebecca Likes Nails. The prompt for this month was Weird Science and being a (weird) scientist myself, I had to take part. If you do not want to read about the scientific background of my manicure, just hit "Click for more" below ;)
You're probably wondering, what the heck is Cosmic Latte. No, it is not the latest drink from Starbucks, even though the name was inspired by one of their drinks. According to astronomers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Cosmic Latte is the average color of the universe. The scientists measured the spectral range of the light from thousands of galaxies and the average color was a very pale yellow/beige. FYI, the hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7.
In order to find a name for the color, the scientists asked for suggestions from the readers of the article published in the Washington Post. While Cappuccino Cosmico received the most votes, they ended up naming it Cosmic Latte, as one of the researchers was reading the Post while drinking a Latte at Starbucks, which had a very similar color. I would have totally gone for Big Bang Buff/Blush/Beige, which was another suggestion :D
Thursday, August 21, 2014
When Sephora.com 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....