Saturday, February 16, 2013

KISS

No this post has nothing to do with the Valentine's day.

But everything to do with the band Kiss

These nails are done when I was still in France. My roommate and I had always music playing in the background and Kiss had a secure place on the playlist.




Index finger - The Spaceman
Middle finger - The Demon
Ring finger - The Starchild
Pinky - Catman

And huge thanks to the top coat that managed to ruin the whole awesome mani. I'm still mad.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mont Saint Michel

Continuing with my travel posts.

This time - Mont Saint Michel

It is a small tidal island and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island is just off the coast of Lower-Normandy.

Though it's definitely very picturesque and nice, I was a bit disappointed. I studied about this place in art history so I expected the place to be very historic and mighty, when in reality the streets were filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels, etc. I admit, it looked absolutely amazing from the distance and the view was great from the top, but the some of the inside was a let-down, at least for me.
All in all, I'm still more than happy that I went  there - it's still Mont Saint Michel, one of the most beautiful sights in Normandy.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chanel Paradoxal Swatch

I have had Chanel Paradoxal for several months, but I got round to try it out just recently. And my first impression was that I really like it.
It's beautiful grayish-purple.. To be honest, I don't know how to call this color, but I do know that I like it. Also in sunlight you can see the purple shimmer in the polish.
This is what two coats look like.


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Saturday, February 2, 2013

In a galaxy far, far away...

My second try on galaxy nail art.

This one was actually easier to make, key tool was a make-up sponge.


Polishes used:
Wild & Mild Black Cat
Maybelline Express Finish Diamonds Noir Graphite
Wild & Crazy Super Star (blue with small shimmer)
Wild & Mild Unbreakable (blue creme)
O.P.I DS Extravagance (dark pink holo)
Pink Paris Reve Argent (holographic small glitter)

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Leopard Print

One from the vaults.

Backstory: dresscode for the party was animals, I didn't have a costume (I ended up wearing a dress with horses on it), but what I could do were my nails. I opted for leopard print.


Polishes used: 
Nails Inc St. James
YSL Gold

Wild & Mild Black Cat

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Black & Studded

This is the mani I did for the end gala for Erasmus.
I really loved it, because a) it's black b) it's silver c) it matched my dress and jewelry.
(One of my quirks is that when I have silver nails, then my jewelry also has to be silver and if gold, then vice versa.)


I used:
Wild & Mild Black Cat
Classics Metallic Nail Lacquer #11
Born Pretty Store stamping plate m76
Born Pretty Store silver square studs
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Paris is always a good idea

And this marks the beginning of my France-posts.
(You've been warned)

I lived in Rouen, Normandy, which was conveniently situated 1,5 hour train ride away from Paris. One Saturday in the end of September, my roommate and I decided to spend a day there. Though I've been to Paris before, it was about 10 years ago, so the memories weren't that crisp.

Thankfully it was a beautiful, sunny day. We wanted to see all the main attractions of Paris so we'd get an overview of the city for the next time when we come back.

So this is my first trip to Paris while living in France.

La Tour Eiffel
What's more Paris than Eiffel Tower?!
Musée du Louvre
Since we were there only a day, we didn't go inside the museum this time.
Jardin des Tuileries
Tuileries Garden near the Louvre Museum
Place de la Concorde
Arc de truiomphe de l'Étoile
Just like Louvre, we didn't go inside the Arc de Triomphe this time
La Seine
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Soirée à Paris

I truly love Paris. It is one of the most magical and beautiful cities I've been to. Going through all the pictures, I remember how much fun I had that day and how much I miss it.
I miss France.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Born Pretty Store review: m76 Stamping Plate

Hi again,


For today I'm gonna show you a mani done with Born Pretty Store stamp template m76.



When I was away in France I really got into stamping, since it was easy way to make my nails look more special. And that craze still haven't left me.

Polishes used:
Flomar 234 (yellowish-orangeish)
Flomar 382 (hot pink)



And here's both items the people of Born Pretty Store sent me - stamping plate and silver square studs 
(For studs, check this post here)

I really like all the stamps on the plate, especially the one I used on my ring finger. :)


The code, BKL91 is still available. With that you will get 10% off from your order in the Born Pretty Store.

And another great news is that Born Pretty Store Valentine's day activities are here!

All orders will have a free gift!

From 20.1.2013-24.1.2013 all orders will get the bling crystal ring for free.
Orders over 15 $ will get 1 pc fashion jewelry chosen by the Born Pretty Store. (One person - one gift)




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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silver Gradient

I love doing gradients, because it's so easy and it looks good.

Polishes used:
Classics Metallic Nail Lacquer #11
Mereneid black sparkling polish

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stripe, stripe, stripe...

Lately it's been typical that I have no certain plan for doing my nails.. I just take some polishes and pretty much wing it.

These are one of those nails.
Polishes used:
H&M Nude
H&M Copper (dark brown)
KIKO Mint Milk (light blue/greenish)
Flomar 381 (pink)

It turned out pretty well this time, at least in my opinion. :)

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