Winter look (nails+face)

Beauty, makeup, Nail art, winter
I really enjoy making those total looks.
But man, the trouble to get there 😀
First the nails…
I broke 3 nails down to pity size and just couldn’t get used to those tiny, sad looking nails.
Picture will show acrylic nails that I did myself.
For the nail art I started with a gradient of holo’s:
* A england – Tristam
* Layla – Ocean Rush
* KOH – Platinum Silver!
Which I stamped with white snowflakes.
Then the make-up…
Yesterday I’ve created a look that took me about 2 hours.
Too late to take pictures cause I really needed to get the kids from school.
I’ve made a total fool of myself by showing up at school with the make-up on (although the kids thought I was part of a Disney’s Frozen play).
Rushed home, took 125 pictures and decided NOT ONE was good enough :-/
Today I’ve been having more luck and I’m actually very, very pleased with how it turned out 😀
Hope you like it too!

Movember nail art

Beauty, glitter, movember, Nail art, nail polish
 Yes, it’s Movember.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues.
The goal of Movember is to change the face of men’s health.
I can’t grow a moustache (duh), but I can make a nail art for support.
Luckily for me, Movember is also the challenge over at Nail Polish Queens (NPQ) community.
If you have time…join us at NPQ and support Movember.
I’m sooooooo short on time lately, so this is a quickie.
Base color is: Kiko (Sun Show nail lacquer) 475
Moustache is created with loose gold holographic glitter.

Swatches Catrice Million Styles Effect Top Coat & multichrome rhinestones by Born Pretty Store

Beauty, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
Catrice recently came out with a new series of Million Styles Effect Top Coats.
The effect top coats all have a clear base filled with colored glass flecks.
 
From left to right:
01 Godfather of Pearl 
Godfather of Pearl is a mix of purple and pink glass flecks.
Although the pink glass flecks are visible, main color is purple.
02 ¿Holo, Que Tal?
¿Holo, Que Tal? is a mix of yellow and orange/pink glass flecks. This is the only one from this collection that has a very visible duchrome shift in any light source.
03 Have an Ice Day
Have an Ice Day is a mix of yellow/green glass flecks. Main color is a bit more green than the yellow color from ¿Holo, Que Tal?
04 Return of Space Cowboys
Return of Space Cowboys is a mix of blue and blurpe glass flecks. Main color is blue.
 
Of course these effect top coats can be applied over any color nail polish and/or on the natural nails.
I however, prefer lacquers like these applied over black.
‘Single nail’ swatches show 1 coat of effect top coats applied over 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather (black).
I have a glossy and a matte version for you.

Swatches glossy

Picture taken in light box without flash
Picture taken in light box with flash

Swatches matte

Picture taken in light box without flash
Picture taken in light box with flash

Review

I can be short.
If you love glass fleck lacquers, these are wonderful for you.
Only note I can give is that they apply like a jelly (a bit syrupy, but workable).
I can imagine this will be harder to apply over time, as it will probably get more and more thick.

Nail art

Today’s nail arts feature another product that I received from Born Pretty Store.
Nail art wheel containing 200 pieces of heart, circle and marquise multichrome rhinestone nail decorations.
Of course I could go for a plain look by placing these rhinestones on top of my swatches but that wouldn’t be me, as I like to add some personal touch.
I thought of another nail art design that I was still dying to try out.
I wanted to do some sugar spun black strings topped with different colors of metallic transfer foils.
And this was the result:
I have to say that the total look was stunning but perhaps a little too much????
So I’ve made another design but this time a bit more calm…or so I thought 😀
Making silver holo area’s in which I placed the rhinestones.
If you want to order some goodies from Born Pretty Store.
You can use my code to get 10% off of your order:
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Born Pretty Store Prize and Glam Polish swatch

Beauty, Nail art, Reviews, Swatches
Today I bring you a gorgeous polish by Glam Polish.
Glam Polish is an Australian Indie brand.
All Glam Polishes are 3-free and cruelty free.
They only ship to the USA and Australia but there are some international stockists that ship worldwide.
 
I also won a Born Pretty Store prize a while ago and recently I received it.
The prize: water decals (chosen by me) and some random products (extra gift from BPS).
Now, I’m not going to show you all the items yet because more blogposts are coming 😉
Want to purchase anything yourself? You can use my 10% off code: HUB10
 
Let’s start with the polish.
 
That old Black Magic is part of the Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend collection which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.
The black base is filled with a mix of glass fleck glitters, micoglitters, and a touch of holographic dust.
Two coats is enough to make this beauty nicely opaque.
Finish is a bit textured but a topcoat immediately gives you a nice smooth finish if you want.
 
First up is a macro shot of this beauty.
Look at those gorgeous colorful glitters!
 
 
Picture above is taken in the shade. 
Like any other (holographic/glitter) polish this beauty needs some light to show its true beauty.
However this polish isn’t just a dull black in the shade; The rich mixture of glitters makes it already interesting to look at.
 
 
But let’s be honest…
It looks best in direct light!!
I could even discover a subtle linear holo but my camera refused to pick it up 😦
 
And yes, those studs you’re seeing, they came from BPS.
These work great with this polish as they remind me of diamonds and the rainbow colors like a holo is just perfect as well.
 
 
What do you think of this polish?