Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hi all :)

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a merry Christmas! Here's a manicure I did today and what I'll probably wear on Christmas Eve - that's the day we celebrate in Denmark, not Christmas day - that's actually my birthday :p  This is a crappy phone pic and not color accurate - but what the heck.. I'll update with the polishes used later..

*Update* Polishes used are: Colorama Party Blue (the lightest blue), Gosh Blue Ballon (the medium blue) and Milani Sail Away for the darkest blue and the accent naila. On the accent nails I also used OPI Piroutte My Whistle (not sure if the spelling is correct - it's a mini so the name isn't on the bottle). I stamped with a no-name white and BM-319 and BM-323. *End of update*

Right now I'm in Sweden with my boyfriend's family and we're hoping it'll get cold enough to skii! yeah!

What are you doing for Christmas? And are you celebrating Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Have fun and take care =)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Very Colorfoil Manicure indeed!

Hi all :)

A while ago I purchased Ciate's Very Colorfoil Manicure set in Wonderland on sale on Asos (yes I'm a cheap-ass). Yesterday I finally got around to try it out.. I was sure that I would somehow screw it up and end out with a failed mani, but I LOVED the end result!

I chose two of the foil color; a bronze-y or copper colored foil and a mint-ish foil.. The copper foil looks more gold in the pics, but it looks close to a freshly minted penny IRL.. I chose the polishes I had that matched the colors the most: Confetti Five Golden Rings and Sinful Colors Mint Apple.. The base color is the Ciate Paint Pot included in the set, Cream Soda.

So sparkly :)

Weird pose to focus on the foiled nails!

A close-up on one of the foiled nails:

I loved using these - it was so easy to work with! Can't wait to try out a foil manicure again - and maybe stamp on top of it?

Oh, and using the lightbox this time was more successful. the key was more light! But I still need practise!

Have you tried using foil for a manicure? What did you think about it? Any ideas how to use it next?

Have fun and take care =)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Duochrome goodness + Trying out a lightbox

Hi all :)

 Yes I have a mani.. But not a challenge-mani.. I've been soo busy and today when I actually had time to do a mani I really wanted to use Essence Style Me Holo (which isn't a holo but a duochrome). I might soon have more time so I might be able to continue with the challenge..

So besides Essence Style Me Holo I used Diamond Cosmetic Don't Teal My Heart and H&M Notoriously Beautiful on a finger each and dotted down the middle with Essence Style Me Holo.

I've bought a cheap lightbox, because I tried making one myself but it didn't really work for me.. I've only tried it once, with this mani.. I still haven't really worked it out yet and I think I need stronger lightsources, 'cause the pictures are kind of blurred. I know lightboxes diffuse the light, but still it should be possible to get vlear pictures in it.. I have to try it out some more..

But I've included some pictures anyway.. But I had to color correct my fingers...

Any tips for using a light box and getting clear pictures?

Have fund and take care =)
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