Monday, March 30, 2015

Pick n Mix challenge: Not worn enough

Today's theme is Not worn enough and mine is Catrice Charelston's fame. It's the only neon pink I own and compared to other girls I don't ware a lot of pinks. But since it's Easter time or as we call it in my house JUST PUT ALL THE COLORS ON IT TIME! I thought it's fine to use a bit of pink.

I just love this MM36 patterns I had to use it again :)


For this mani I used for the gradient Catrice Be my violetine, Charelston's fame and Essence Electric blue. For the stamps I used Essence Stamp me!black and Color club Beyond. The plate I used is MM36


And a silly Simpsons gif for you all :) 

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Happy holidays :)

xoxo
gin

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday stamping: Easter nails

Can you recycle X-mas nails for Easter? Hell yeah! I got this amazing Prettypots polish a while back and it just didn't seem X-massy enough at the time. Somehow it seemed it would be a cool base for some Easter nails and I was right! :)

First look at them with the nail art and below check out the swatches - I think they look very spring appropriate - but if I put over some X-mas stamps with snowflakes they could go a whole another way :)


For this mani I used Prettypots polish Christmas treats as base. Over it I stamped with Essence stamp me! black and Mundo de Unas Yellow. The stamping plates I used are MM08 and MM36



Here you can see a swatch of the Prettypots polish Christmas treats. This are 2 coats over a white base and some top coat.



Do you ever use out of season polishes?

xoxo
gin

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pick n Mix challenge: Stained glass

Stained glass always fills me with happiness and joy so I wanted to make a happy glittery mani. I love how they turned out! :)


For this mani I used BP-11 stamping plate and Essence stamp me! black. The base polishes are Essence Hello holo and LA Girl Synergy. So little work and such a cool effect :)


xoxo
gin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MoYou Bookworm contest: Frankenstein

The 2nd entry for the MoYou London Bookworm challenge is Frankenstein. I think I like this book a bit better then Dracula. Thou they can't be compared since the stories are so different. 

I wanted to make a mani that is not so literal - so it features different skins sewn together, gross green slime that I imagine fuels him, safety pin since I don't believe stitches can hold it all together and a zappy nail full of little different lightening bolts that animate the monster. I love how they turned out! <3


For this mani I used all MoYou London stamping plates (as an extra mini challenge for myself) called Sci-fi 6, Time Traveller Back to the 80s 2, Gothic 5, Biker 2, Punk 2. The polishes I used for stamping are Essence stamp me! black and white, Mundo de Unas Yellow. The polishes I used for the skin decal are Vollare 40/3, Catrice Acid DC, Eseence I got a crush on blue, Grey-headed lovebird. The other nail base polishes are Femme fatale Abuse the ooze and China glaze Highlight of my summer. 


Here is a little selfie with the book :) 



Yeah I am one of those nerds who always corrects folks who call the monster Frankenstein so I feel your pain little green buddy :)

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Here is an oldie - goldie trailer of Van Helsing. In my opinion still the best movie when it comes to depicting both the Dracula and Frankenstein :) 


I hope you had some fun with my spooky nail designs this week - almost makes you miss Halloween huh? :)

xoxo
gin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NOTD: All kinds of yellow

Yellow is just such a happy color and perfect for the spring time manis. I did something very simple and full of layers. I got inspired by the amazing base polish I got at a random cheap wears store. 


I fell in love with the Yes Love G18-1 I found the other day. It's a yellow pastel creme with green, blue and yellow micro glitter that dries a bit like a textured polish. So it required a bit of top coat to smooth it out for the stamps. 



Over it I stamped with Mundo de Unas Yellow and MoYou London Gothic 11. The rhinestones are from Born pretty store :)


I hope you like this look and are excited for spring as I am because the warm sunny days can't be here soon enough :)

Don't forget to visit Glam express for more inspirations for nails and maku up :)

xoxo
gin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MoYou Bookworm contest: Dracula

MoYou London organised a nail art competition on IG and I decided to take part for 2 posts. I don't have much time right now but if the challenge is Bookworm themed I need to take part! I posted the rules and themes down below if anyone is interested :)

My 1st entry is Dracula - since I feel like it's such an iconic book and a theme that was so cool before Twilight came on the scene ;) Also I saw this mani by A girl and her polish a while back that was inspired by the new Dracula TV series and I just had to take it as inspiration :) 


Thou it's not part of the challenge it's an extra mini challenge for me - I used all MoYou London plates for the mani. Thank god I am a big plate hoarder and I had plenty of material. I wanted to make it simple filled with lace, patterns, cross and bats ... And mandatory blood drops :)


Here is a proof I am a fan #booknailsselfie :P


For this mani I used MoYou London stamping plates called Gothic 5, Biker 2, Bridal 6, Fashionista 8 and Scholar 2. The stamping polishes I used are Essence stamp me black and white, Mundo de Unas Red. The base polishes are Essence Wild white ways, Do you speak love and Catrice Marilyn & Me, L'Ombre A Sanssouci.


Some cool inspirations behind this mani besides the book :)

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Opening theme from the (sadly canceled ) Dracula TV show ... so awesome :)



Here are the rules to the nail art challenge so you can see what is coming up :)





Wish me luck :)
xoxo
gin

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday stamping: Purple and orange - ish

Ladies I don't play by the rules so this is Purple and Orange-ish mani for the challenge done my way. I don't like the color orange so I had to hide it in many layers of nail art and other colors :) 

Currently I am in love with the reverse stamping technique so I made these puzzle nails full of spring colors. With plenty of orange and purple (lavender) pieces - not all spring manis require flowers :)




For this mani I used Essence stamp me! white and BM-319 to make the puzzles. And I colored in the pieces with Essence Have a break, OPI Mermaid's tears, Catrice Color of honor, Love, peach & harmony and Playing in lavender heaven from the new LE Doll's collection :)

How cute is the promo? <3



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xoxo
gin
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