Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[Picture Spam] Sephora Haul



I did it again! I swear, Sephora.com will be the death of my bank account! Ever since Sephora started shipping to Germany there hasn't been a single week that I did not check out what is new and add things to my wishlist. So without further ado, here is what I ordered this time...
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

[Swatch & Review] Ponyhütchen~ Devil In Disguise


Hi everyone!

I am back and I apologize for not posting more 31DC2014 manicures. After my vacation I just did not feel the nail art vibe and was pretty uninspired. Things never work out when I pressure myself, so I decided to take a mini-break from nail polish and blogging. I might at some point finish the challenge or start over again in another month. Kudos to everyone who finished the challenge! 

Today I have for you another nail polish from Ponyhütchen. I already reviewed one of their nail polishes called Hepcat. The second shade I got with my order is called Devil In Disguise and is a deep purple with hex glitter in pink and dark grey.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 21 Inspired By A Color


Hello everyone,

I am back from my vacation in Spain! I am glad to be back in the world of painting nails and blogging, but at the same time I am sad, because I had a really good time down south.
Anyway, I need to get back on track with the 31DC2014 and today's prompt is "Inspired by a color". For the first time ever I tried some ombre nails in my favorite color purple and yep, I did fail at these. 

Dance Legend Top Sahara
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 18 Half Moons

Hi everyone,

greetings from the sunny island Mallorca! My vacation is slowly coming to an end and in not even 24 hours from now I will be back home in (probably not so sunny) Germany *sigh*.
Today's design for the 31DC2014 are some pink holographic negative space half moons using one of my favorite holo nail polishes.


NfuOh No64

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 17 Glitter

Hey,

I am back! You might have realized that days 14-16 of the challenge are missing. Well, that is because I did not manage to prepare all the designs in advance. I tried my best, but I simply couldn't make it and I did not want to put myself under too much pressure. This challenge should be fun, not a chore. But don't worry, I will deliver all the missing designs when I am back from my holidays.

For the glitter prompt I chose Hexy Bikini from the KBShimmer late Summer collection (I believe). If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know that I love textured nail polishes. So of course I had to snag this one when it became available at Harlow & Co.

glitter textured nail polish

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 13 Animal Print


Recently, I received one of the new OPI Nordic collection polishes in the mail. The shade With A Nice Finn-ish is a golden bronze shimmer polish. Sadly, the finish of this isn't too nice, because it is rather frosty. Also this kind of color is hard to pull off for me, as it clashed with my pasty skin tone. So instead of rocking it on its own, I decided to incorporate With A Nice Finn-ish into a leopard print design.

OPI With A Nice Finnish
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Friday, September 12, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 12 Stripes

Hello everyone,

when I started my stripes manicure, I had no idea what I was going for, so I just played around with striping brushes and different polishes. The result were some hot pink metallic holo striped halfmoon nails - there is a little bit of everything in this manicure.

nfuoh 64
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 11 Polka Dots

Hello everyone!

By the time you're reading this I will be enjoying the sun on the Spanish island Mallorca. I really needed some time away from work and every day life, so I can start all over when I come home. Hence, the posts for the following days of the 31 Days Challenge have been scheduled in advance and I won't be able to reply to comments until I come back on the 20th. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the nail designs I prepared.
The prompt for day is polka dots and I went with a textured dot design.

P2 Leather matte insiders diary
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 10 Gradient

Gradient time! Gradients have become my favorite nail design, because they are easy to do and so much fun to look at. I totally love the look of a monochromatic gradient, as this one by Deborah from LoveVarnish. So I decided to recreate it for day 10 of the 31 Days Challenge.

monochromatic gradient
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 09 Rainbow


I was really looking forward to the Rainbow prompt of this challenge. I had seen a rainbow dotted manicure on Oooh, Shinies and fell in love with the design. So my rainbow manicure was heavily inspired by Bregje, but I added my own personal touch to it by free-handing a rainbow and adding a bit of holo goodness.

dance legend top prismatic
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Monday, September 08, 2014

#31DC2014 ~Day 08 Metallic Nails

It is already day 8 of the 31 Days of Nail Art Challenge. Time is flying!
For the metallic nails theme I pulled out my stamping plates and decided to go with a blue and pink houndstooth pattern.

metallic pink blue Color Club
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Sunday, September 07, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 07 Black & White Nails

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far! I am officially on holiday now and next Wednesday I will go to Spain and soak up some sunlight. I cannot wait for this trip. On the other hand it means I have to pre-schedule nine posts for the challenge. I am working hard on it, so fingers crossed I will make it!

For today's black and white theme I free-handed a checkered nail design and added some sparkly glitter.

black white nail art

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 06 Violet Nails

Purple or violet is by far the color I have the most nail polishes of. That did not make choosing colors for today's design any easier. I know I wanted to use Cosmic Rainbow from Dance Legend, which I got a couple of days ago with my very first Dance Legend order (side note: it was my very first Dance Legend order, it took 6 weeks to get to me and everything made it in one piece). Seeing Nicole from Young Wild and Polished posting her awesome dotted nail designs all the time, I also knew that I wanted to tackle the perfect dotticure. Well, I ended up with something being far from perfect, but that is what this challenge is for, improving one's nail art skills, right?!

purple holographic nail art
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Friday, September 05, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 05 Blue Nails

For day 5 of the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge I went with something simple but stunning again.
Ladies and gentleman, this is Bad Ass Nails from Liquid Sky Lacquer.


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Thursday, September 04, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 04 Green Nails

We are getting closer to my comfort zone colors. While yellow and orange nails do not suit me very well, I love wearing green shades on my nails! For today's theme I thought I'd do my boyfriend a favor. He loves everything khaki, military or murky green and constantly wears those camouflage pants. So I got inspired by him to do some camouflage nails.

finger paints military green

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 03 Yellow Nails


Today's prompt for the 31 Days of Nail Art challenge is yellow, another of those colors that is hard to pull off for me. Gladly I found some cheap yellow Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish in a Dollar store last weekend that I wanted to use for my yellow manicure. 
I ended up making some starry watermarble decals using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Lemon Zest and China Glaze - Sun-Kissed.

sally hansen lemon zest China glaze sunkissed
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 02 Orange Nails


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.

China Glaze Peachy Keen Orange You Hot Orange Marmelade

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Monday, September 01, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 01 Red Nails


Hi everyone,
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. 

classic red nail polish


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