Monday, April 20, 2015

Pick n Mix Challenge: Neon / #HePicksMyPolish

Since I have a new BF I didn't want to overwhelm him with the crazy that is my polish collection. But the other day we went out to have some fun at a water park. And he liked my swimsuit and commented on them saying that I should make some nails like that since they are so colorful and I usually wear all black. So I did and I think this counts as a good #HePicksMyPolish challenge mani :)



Here you can see the inspiration my swimsuit - I love the colors and the silly flamingos. These are the only pinks things I like on the planet :)




Here is the 1st layer of the flamingo stamps I make with a bit more of a sheer polish, it just didn't seem enough so I put another layer of them over this thou the end result looks cool.


For the base of the mani I used Morgan Taylor Don't worry, be brilliant and Pink flame-ingo, Ruby kisses Blues clues. The stamps are made with Essence stamp me! white and While wild ways. The plate I used is MoYou London Alice 4.


I love how these turned out and I only wish my camera could show them in all their neon glory. I need to listen to my man more often for nail art advice :)

xoxo
gin


Thursday, April 16, 2015

BPS Spring inspired nail art competition

One of my favorite nail art supply stores Bornpretty store is hosting a spring flowers inspired nail art challenge. As I am not a big fan of flowers or overly girly themes but I got this amazing Yes Love polish full of neon colored flower shaped glitters and I got an idea. 

I wanted to use the BP-18 stamping plate as base to make the branches and leaves and than place the flower shaped glitters on top as if they grow from it. I added some big pastel roses I got from BPS just to make the mani I bit more spring like :)





For the base of this mani I used Sinful colors Cinderella, China glaze Lemon fizz, Catrice LOVEnder and Bricky mouse as base. The stamps are made with BP-18 and Sinful colors My Kryptonite. The resin 3D flowers are from Bornpretty store and the flower filled polish is Yes Love G26-5.


Let's keep my fingers crossed I might win something. I am not having the best of luck with nail art competitions :)

xoxo
gin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NOTD: Neon chevrons nails

I got my claws for the 1st time on some Morgan Taylor polishes. And let me tell you they are a dream! OMG Opaque neons in 2 coats with no base coat required. But I still prepared my white polish I use as base. As any nail blogger knows the base white polish is rarely opaque in one coat so here is a tip on how to use a white polish like that in nail art :)


Chevrons and neons are always a trend that is on point for the summer so I choose that combination to show how to use the sheer white polish. Because of the strength of the neons and the little black glitters make the contrast stronger and the white looks even more sheer. 


Therefore this is an easy way to use your sheer white polish to do some nail art and don't need to use it as base only. 


For this mani I used Morgan Taylor Don't worry, Be brilliant and Pink Flame-ingo to make little sponged areas. I also added Models Own Goose on some of the parts and spread the glitters all over the nail. The stamp is made with Sinful Colors Wisp and BM-423 stamping plate.


So there you go you can always stamp even with polishes that are not meant for it you just need a good base polish.
Thank you Glam Express to make this post happen and if any of you ladies are looking for a great place for some beauty inspiration head on over :)
Glam Express


P.S.: For all my Slovenian readers I got these neon Morgan Taylor polishes from a treasure trove that is Akademija Studio Lepota they have a lot of HTF China glazes also <3

xoxo
gin

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pick n Mix Challenge: Negative space

I don't relay like the negative space trend. So I went a bit my own way :) Since the negative space trend is main stream by now I tired to channel it with another trend - all white nails. I like how this turned out, somehow they look like pretty wedding nails. Just as good if you ask me :)


For this mani I used Essence Wild white ways as base, over it S-he stylezone no.110 glitters. The stamps are made with Barry M Silver and Gold foil. The stamping plates I used are QA92 and BP-05. The rhinestones and bows are from Bornpretty store.


Is there a main stream nail trend you don't like?

xoxox
gin

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NOTD: Sprial of color nails

My new obsession is making decals with stamping. I make 10 little stamped pictures and then I color them in - it's my new form of therapy because it is so calming :) I just can't stop and the results are always stunning! 

Today I have for you a mix of neons and pastels <3


For this mani I used Essence stamp me! black and HWH-05 to make stamps. I colored in the lines with China glaze Lemon fizz and Are you jelly?, Catrice Bring me peach and Essence Juicy love. I added some metal dots because the center of the circle was a bit messy :)



For more inspiration from the beauty world visit Glam express <3



xoxo
gin

Monday, April 6, 2015

LoL mani: Fiddle me Timbers / Pick n Mix: Burgundy & Maroon

Sometimes I get lucky in League of Legends and they pair together 2 things I love and I get inspired to make manis relay easily. To all my readers you know by now I harbor a slight pirate obsession but recently I fell in love with Fiddlesticks. Not only the champ but also that's how I call my new BF since he is crazy tall and skinny and plays LoL with me. BTW when I did these nails I got his stamp of approval ;)

For the mani I wanted to make the silly scarecrow's face, the cute piratey coat and crows - so many crows since that is his signature attack :) 


Here is my inspiration Fiddlesticks the Harbinger of doom in his Fiddle me Timbers skin :)


For this mani I used Catrice Marilyn & Me, Artful red and The Monkey gets funky for the gradients. The shiny coat red is Essence Juicy love. The details are made with Essence stamp me!black, Julep Lexie and Catrice ACid DC. The stamping plate I used is MM14.


My favorite Fiddlesticks in game quotes:
'' Yes, my master!''
''The crows are circling ... ''

xoxo
gin

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NOTD: Aprils fool

Ever since I saw the new MoYou London Games 2 plate I fell in love with the dancing jester figure. And I was waiting for a special day to use him. Since he is so big I need to make a decal out of him and put him on 2 nails. 
I thought that April Fools day is perfect to use this decal since the joker/jester is a cool representation. I never did a mani like this - that cuts the design in 2 parts - and I love it! 




For this mani I used China glaze What a pansy as base. Over it I added 2 layers of Essence Live, laugh & party. To make the stamps I created the decals with Essence stamp me! black and MoYou London Games 2 stamping plate.



Happy April fools day and may all your pranks succeed! :)

xoxo
gin
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