Sunday, March 31, 2013

One Base - Many Looks: Classy gold and framed

Hi all :)

So here's my first nail art in a loong time! And my first nail art on top of a gel polish =) I loved the fact that I could just go straight to the nail art without having to worry if the base was dry enough. I did this the day after I applied the gel polish and if I did that with a normal polish it would already have chipped.. but not with this! yay! I'm excited.. haha.. 

I really like how it turned out. I might be easy to satisfy since I haven't done nail art in a long time, but I keep looking at my nails. I'm thinking about taking it off today (I've had it on for 2 days now) and hoping that the base is still good for at least one more look..

Spammy, spammy :p

And a close-up, just because...

The base is of course Depend Gellack 313, I stamped with Maybelline Color Show Metallics Bold Gold and BM-321, I framed with a nail art brush and Wet'N'Wild Black Créme

To see the base on its own, go HERE :)

Have fun and take care =)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Soak off gel polish - Depend Gellack 313

Hi all :)

Yes I am back.. And yes I am posting about soak off gel polish :O whaaat? Well, for a long time I've wanted to try soak off gel polish since my nails keep breaking and my nail polish always chip or peel within 12-24 hours.. But.. I've never even been near a nail salon or soak of gel polish. So I was kinda clueless..

I learned a lot from and a couple of months ago Depend released their line of soak off gel polish and starter kit.. So I was happy that I could actually go buy a starter kit in a store now, instead of having to order from over seas.. But I still wasn't sure.. And it was a lot of money.. And none of their colors really spoke to me.. Then all of a sudden about 1 week ago a beauty store near me had 20 % off so I decided to go buy that starter kit and a few polishes..

Since I haven't tried it before I didn't really know what to expect. And after my first mani I wasn't too satisfied. But after 4 days I decided to take it off and try again. Removal was a pain, so I have to practice that.. Well this time around I was very careful. And I like the result :D So now I'm super excited to see how long time it'll last and super excited to do different nail art on top of the same base :D

So here's Depend Gellack 313. It is slightly more red-toned IRL - it is a purple, so of course it's not easy to take photos of..

This is three very thin coats. Some places it could use one more, but I didn't bother.

A close-up.. Nice and sparkly :)

I guess this counts as a swatch? :p

I have already made my first nail art on top of this - the first nail art in a really loong time - and I'm really liking it :) I'm hoping that I'll be able to do at least a couple of more looks on this base, since I already have some ideas.. But stay tuned for that :)

Do you guys have any experiences with soak off gel polishes? Do you like it or not? What is your fave part about it?

Have fun and take care =)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Where did I go?

Hi all :)

Yes, I vanished again again..
I've been super busy with this semester's courses, since I crammed them all together in the first half of the semester so I didn't have to commute across the the country for too long. Yes, I have moved from Copenhagen to Aarhus, roughly 300 kms and I am commuting back and forth with train.. That means that I'm kind of living in a suitcase and my nails don't get a lot of attention. And that means that they break all the time too :/

I've not been doing any nail art, and when I've had time to do my nails it has been standing up at the kitchen counter, because I don't have a table or a chair in Copenhagen any more :p Just a mattress.. When I'm in my new home (yay with my BF) I haven't done much with my nails either.. BUT. I'm handing in my exams on April 4th and from then on I only have my Bachelor project to think about, so I'm pretty sure my nails will get a lot more attention :) Also I'm in the process of cleaning out my nail polish stash - it is simply to big for me.. So that's kind of exciting too! (for me at least).
Oh and I upgraded my computer to Windows 8 and forgot to save my photoshop :p So I have to figure something new out.. oups..

I just wanted to say something at least, after leaving you all for 1½ month.. I'll hopefully be back soon!

Have fun and take care =)
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