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Archive for November 2012

Kiko - 400 Steel Grey from the Lavish Oriental LE

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hi gals,

today I have another plain manicure to share with you. After all the nail art I did for Spooktober, I decided it was time for some "simple" nails again. There were just so many untrieds piling up in my Alex that needed to be worn. One of them was No. 400 Steel Grey, a linear holo nail polish that was released as part of Kiko's Lavish Oriental Limited Edition for Summer this year.

GOSH - 549 Holographic Hero (new version)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy humpday everyone,

and thank you so much for all the congratulations for my exam, I feel the love :D

Today I want to share with you a polish I got in a swap with the lovely Hannah from PollyPolish. Kudos to her for hunting this down for me! This is the new version of GOSH's Holographic Hero, a silver linear holo nail polish. I missed out on their previous version, mainly because my love (ok, let's face it, it is more an obsession) for nail polish wasn't as pronounced back then and second, because GOSH is a UK brand that is not available here. So I do not know if this Holographic polish is any different from its predecessor, but I love the current one!

I am back aka I passed my final exam

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hi everyone,

I cannot believe it has been more than three weeks since I published my last nail post. Seems like I completely lost my feeling for time and space while I was busy studying for my thesis defense. I haven't even painted my nails in weeks, which normally feels weird, but those last couple of days I did not really care about my nails and I guess a break from nail polish remover doesn't hurt either ;)
In the end, all these deprivations and stressful times were worth it, because I finally passed my thesis defense last Wednesday! I was really nervous, because I wanted this last exam of my life (at least I hope it is) to be as good as possible. It didn't turn out as perfect as I had hoped, mainly because I was super nervous and I could hardly focus so I didn't come across too professionally and self confident, which is still kinda bugging me because the questions they asked really weren't that hard. I have no clue what mark they gave me, but I don't really care, I am just glad I passed and all this pressure is gone now. So now I am simply enjoying the few days off before I will go back to work on Monday. 
So for all the fellow PhD students out there: hold on, you can make it, even if it may seem impossible sometimes ;) And thanks to everyone out there for your kind support, lovely words and crossed fingers and toes! It was also nice to see this blog growing even if I haven't posted anything those last three weeks. So welcome to the new readers, there will be more nails soon!

xoxo, Sabine


PS: I just came across this comic from PhD comics, which is so true (except for my thesis committee only consisting of the first three members ;) )

The "no #PolishDays for me" post & mini-hiatus

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hi gals,

today is another round of Polish Days, yay! Sadly I did not manage to schedule a post for today. I didn't even find the time to paint my nails with a MANicure :( I will be out of town for the rest of the week to attend a scientific meeting in the very East of Germany in a city called Leipzig. And before that I have been too busy because my final exam for my PhD is coming up fast. It is going to be on the 21st of November and I still have some serious studying to do. That is also the reason for me going on a mini blogging hiatus until then. I am so sorry, but I feel like that is a necessary evil, because passing this exam (which is the final step before I'll be awarded my PhD) with a good mark is top priority for me at the moment. I've been struggling and working hard for the past four years and now I am sooooo close to finishing, so I want to put all my energy into this "defense" (that's what the exam is called, because basically you have to defend your work in front of three professors and an audience). I hope you will understand, but I will be back in no time, I promise! I just love nail polish and blogging too much to stay away from it too long ;)

If you want to connect with me in the meantime, be sure to check my Twitter and/or Instagram. I will surely be around there.
So I hope you all enjoy this Polish Days event. Have a great week and see you soon!
<3 Sabine

Essence - Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 TE - Jacob's Protection

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Hello everyone

and happy Sunday! I hope all of you had a nice Halloween. Since it is not a big thing here, I ended up watching DVD and reading blog posts ;)

The polish I want to share with you today is one of my favorite Essence polishes. It came out with their most recent Trend Edition which is inspired by the second movie of Breaking Dawn from the Twilight series. Honestly, I am not a fan of Twilight, neither the books nor the movies (if I had to choose I'd prefer the books though), but the promo photos of the products looked interesting so I had to check them out. It turned out that the polishes of this limited edition are the best Essence has released this year, at least in my opinion. OK, I skipped two of the polishes, namely A Piece Of Forever, which is a warm gold (and golds usually look horrible on me) and Edward's Love, a black with silver glitter (not the most unique color. I am sure the creator of these polishes is on Team Jacob since his nail polish is so much prettier, lol). The remaining two polishes however are really stunning! Today I show you the blue, which is called Jacob's Protection.

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