Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TUTORIAL: Hearts in a frame nail art

It is that time of the year again when everything smells of romance. Therefore I gave in and created this flirty nail art featuring black and pink, two colors that always look great together. I feel like this turned out great! <3 


It maybe seems like these nails are hard to do specially since they feature nail stamping. Don't worry about that part since any stamping pattern can be hand drawn or completely swapped for something more simple like dots or stripes that are very easy to reproduce by anyone :)

For this manicure you need a good neon pink polish, I used China glaze Glow with the flow. You need a strong black that is opaque in one coat. I used the same polish from stamps and the rest of the nail art, polish named Essence Stamp me!black. I choose a Valentines stamping plate my Messy Mansion named MM31. To make the details on the nails use a good striping tape and some heart shaped fimo slices to crown the nails. 


Step 1: Apply base polish - make sure it is completely dried by the time you move on to step 2.
Step 2: Apply the striping tape. I added it to the nail in a way that a small little triangular windows can be created. The accent nail has a small cross on it just to look a bit different. But make sure to remember how you applied them because you need to remove them the same way.
Step 3: Apply the nail stamps over the tape. Or free hand draw over them, use the whichever technique you feel more comfortable with. 
Step 4: Apply the polish to black out the nails and create a frame that way. But make sure that you don't go over the tape or the lines won't look so crisp anymore.  
Step 5: Make sure to remove the tape as soon as possible after adding the black polish, with that you ensure that the polish doesn't dry to fast and make the removal difficult.
Step 6: Time to clean up all the mess we made and apply the little hearts on the spots where the tapes crossed before. Try to choose the type of hearts that will stand out and not blend with the other hearts and colors in the background. 


And there you have it! Some fun and flashy nail art to celebrate the most romantic month of the year! <3


This post was made for the lovely ladies at Glam-express. Head on over and see more tutorials for nail art or make up <3


xoxo
gin

Monday, February 8, 2016

MYL: Love letters nail art challenge

MoYou London is hosting a fun V-day nail art competition with a fun theme called Love letters. I thought it was a fun way to create some unusual nail art for this time of the year. 


I decided to make it seem like the love notes were written on a ink stained piece of paper - and I love how these turned out <3 


For this manicure I used Essence stamp me! white and black as base. The stamping polish I used is Mundo de Unas Red and MoYou London Princess 11 plate. The top coat is Silk matte top coat by Catrice


Don't forget to check out MoYou London on IG and maybe join in the fun in anticipation of V-day :)

xoxo
gin

Friday, February 5, 2016

40 Great Nail art Ideas challenge: Turquoise + Aztec

This challenge was not very kind to me so far ... But finally I got a nice combination *YAY*
One of my favorite colors and patterns #lucky :)

I love how these turned out!!! I wore them for a week <3


Thou Aztec prints are usually very loud I didn't want to over do it since the base polish Femme fatale Cloudburst that I chose is so magnificent. So here is a toned down Aztec + turquoise nail art :)


For this manicure I used Femme fatale Cloudburst as base. The stamps are made with Essence stamp me! black and BM-605 plate. I colored it in with Sinful colors Wisp and Color club Gingerbread man. 


Aren't Aussie indie polish brands just the best? *swoon*

xoxox
gin

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NOTD: Chocolate covered Strawberries

We are slowly getting closer to that time of the year when Valentines Day takes over. There are cute posts everywhere, therefore I decided to make a slightly sexy manicure this time. Now it is finally the perfect time to use my nail shape to its advantage <3  


Strawberries are the vague same shape as my nails which fits perfectly with my design. And to crown it I covered them in chocolate since I believe that is one of the best and most sexy ways to get served fruit for Valentines Day or any other day :) 


For this manicure I used OPI Coca cola red as base. The dots are made with Essence Inti inka and the green details are made with Catrice I am not a greenager. The chocolate is made with Essence In love.


If you are hunting for some nice ideas for your V-Day make up and nail looks don't forget to stop by Glam-express <3 <3 <3 

xoxo
gin

Monday, February 1, 2016

BPS Review: BPS White stamping polish

I did similar reviews before with BornPretty store stamping polishes. But one of the colors I use the most is white. Therefore I just had to try out their White stamping polish and once more I am amazed at how great their products are. 


The Bornpretty White stamping polish comes in a 15ml bottle. The formula of it is very opaque and easy to work with no matter what is the plate you use or what type of stamper you have. It is a great bargain for 4.79$ - a must have for any stamping fan since white is a great color for this type of nail art.


As you can see the color is opaque enough to cover the darker colors in this case the dark glitters. I tested it over a black base and it worked perfectly. It doesn't bleed like some white polishes do and then they just absorb the base color. It even strongly stands out on those small parts that have a white as base. Simply put a stampers dream.



For this manicure I used China glaze Daisy know my name?, DJ Blue my mind and Can I get an untz untz as base. I also added some Sinful colors Wisp in the base and Kiko 389. The plate I used is Qgirl 041 that is also sold on their store web page. 



If you are in search of a life time supply of stamping polish or any other nail art supplies stop by Bornpretty store and while you are there use the 10% OFF COUPON RJL91. 


xoxo
gin

*the items was send to me for my honest review*

Friday, January 29, 2016

40 Great Nail art Ideas challenge: Films / Sleepy Hollow

I love anything Tim Burton does - but his classic work Sleepy Hollow is one of my all time favorite movies. I also like it since it is a horror movie but it is not like all the modern ones that are filled with blood, zombies and cheap scare tactics. Also it features Johnny Depp so *swoon* :)

So I decided to use my new Bundle monster set to create all the things that are featured in this movie, the series and the original story. A headless horseman obviously, some spiderwebs with a pentagram, a jack-o-lantern and a skull somewhere forgotten ;)


Here you can see the old promotional poster and a trailer if you have not seen the movie yet :)



At the same time I love a good revamp project - and the series Sleepy Hollow on FOX is one of those things. The idea behind the old world meeting the new and still keeping the story intact is amazing! So believe it or not these nails apply for the both things <3


This is the promotional poster of the new Sleepy Hollow series and the opening theme below. If you need something cool for your next Netflix and chill night this show is a great choice ;)



For this manicure I used only BM plates, such as BM-S201, BM-S205 and BM-S204. The base polishes I used are MaxFactor Fantasy fire, Orly Fowl play, Femme fatale Miasma and S-he stylezone no.184. The details are made with OPI Where did suzi's man-go?, Essence The dawn is broken, Catrice L'Ombre A Saussouri. The stamping polishes I used are Essence stamp me!white and black, Mundo de Unas Red. 
 

Keep it creepy ;)

xoxo
gin

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NOTD: Last snowflakes

The winter time is coming to an end. But I am not ready to say ''Goodbye'' to all the adorable snowflake nail art so I decided to make something that from a far away it would pass as normal nail art ;) 



I love how this turned out! Black and white and some gold are always a great combination, therefore this manicure is a great way to end the Winter season :)


I used Yes love 467 and Sinful colors Wisp as base, the gold accent nails base is Zoya Solange. The stamping polishes I used are Essence stamp me! white and black. The gold stamping polish is Barry M Gold foil. The stamping plates I used are MoYou London Festive 8 and BP-L018. 


This post was created for the page Glam express. Head on over if you need some inspiration for this or the next Winter season ;)
xoxo
gin
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