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November 15, 2014

Cirque - Boudoir Meets Cirque - Vesuvius

Cirque Boudoir + Cirque Vesuvius
For this mani I used two stunning prismatic nail polishes from Cirque. These two colors combine really well! I started with applying two coats of Boudoir, a reddish purple, on my pinky and index fingernail and Vesuvius, a warm pink, on my ring and middle fingernail. I used a makeup sponge to create a gradient effect on the middle nails. I love this effect! The only thing is that it's a shame the lineair prismatic effect lost its strength by sponging it on (vertically). But I can't get over how gorgeous both nail polishes are! :L
Cirque Boudoir + Cirque Vesuvius
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November 8, 2014

Mix & Match Mani with Flower Decal

mix & match manicure with blue flower water decal + China Glaze Dorothy Who?
I ordered some water decals a while ago on ebay and immediately fell in love with this blue flower design. I wanted to do some mixing and matching and I'm very happy with the result! Oh, and how beautiful is Dorothy Who? ♥
mix & match manicure with blue flower water decal + China Glaze Dorothy Who?
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products used
pinky: China Glaze - Millennium
ringfinger: OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, flower water decal (ebay seller)
middle finger: China Glaze - Dorothy Who?
index finger: OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls, plate BM-301 + China Glaze - Millennium
thumb (not pictured): China Glaze - Dorothy Who?

November 1, 2014

Nails! Nice & Neutral

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around + a england Her Rose Adagio + Bundle Monster plate BM-406
OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around + a england Her Rose Adagio + Bundle Minster plate BM-406

*blows dust from blog

I can't believe it's been a year since I posted my last nail pictures... I'm not one for long explanations, but how about some new nail pics? I decided to go for something nice and neutral. Two coats of OPI - Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, stamped with a england - Her Rose Adagio. I wore Her Rose Adagio a couple of times and loved it. As you can see it's also amazing for stamping! The stamped design is from plate BM-406, one of the plates from the Bundle Monster 2013 'Create Your Own' stamping set. This organic design is one of my favourites from this set.

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*a-england - Her Rose Adagio and the Bundle Monster stamping plate were sent to me for reviewing purposes.
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January 23, 2014

I'm Alive + Flower Pot Cake

flower pot cake
Just a short post to let you know I'm still alive! Thanks a lot for the sweet comments and emails. There really is no need to worry! What can I say.. life happens, I had other things on my mind. I hope I'll be able to start posting nail pictures soon. The least I can do now is share a bit of my other passion (cakes!).. I made this little flower pot for my Mom's 55th birthday last weekend. 
flower pot cake
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

October 31, 2013

a england - Briarwood

a england Briarwood
a england Briarwood
Oh, so pretty! I'm wearing Briarwood from a england for over a week now and apart from tip wear it's still looking great. It happens so often that Adina's creations leave me speechless... It's a perfect colour for fall, I can see myself wearing Briarwood a lot. This is two coats plus top coat.

I don't know if you noticed, but I decided to go for a more rounded nail shape. I wore my nails in a square shape for years and I wanted to try something else. It feels nice, I like it!

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October 23, 2013

Alcatraz...Rocks Knocked Off My Socks

OPI Alcatraz...Rocks
Hi dear reader! I'm back from a wonderful vacation in Italy. I put on Alcatraz...Rocks from OPI on my nails before we left and I'm impressed. Not only is it a gorgeous polish, the wear time was excellent (excuse the regrowth, this was on day 11 after I did some filing). 

Now it's time to sort out our vacation pictures... We loved the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful village you see below is Positano.
Positano, Italy

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September 12, 2013

Fascinating Flowers

a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
a england Elaine + Cirque Fascination Street (flower nail art)
I really, really enjoyed wearing this! I started with applying a england - Elaine on all nails. For the flowers I used a purple prismatic beauty from Cirque called Fascination Street with a dot of China Glaze - 2030 in the middle. I also applied two coats of Fascination Street on the rest of my nails. This polish is so stunning, love it.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to post before my husband and I go on vacation. We'll leave next week and be back in October. We're going to Naples, the Amalfi Coast (hope to visit Ischia or Capri, too!) and the Gargano peninsula on the east coast of Italy. I'm so excited! :D
                                                                                                           Ischia -image source-
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