Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Magenta on Magenta

Hey guys!

Today I have a magenta on magenta glitter gradient to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with magenta base of piCture pOlish Mad Magenta on all my nails. Afterwards I created the glitter gradient with a small nail art brush and the magenta, holographic glitter polish F.U.N Lacquer Holo Queen.


Close up!


I think this turned out so pretty!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Black on Black

Hey guys!

Today I received not one, but two nail mails, so I decided to create some mysterious, dark nail art with the things I got!

For the manicure I started off with a black base of Essie Licorice on all my nails, except for my ring finger and pinky, which I painted with the black, holographic glitter F.U.N Lacquer Black Holo Witch. Afterwards I used a square swirl nail vinyl from Snail Vinyls on my ring finger and Essie Licorice to create the accent nail.


Close up!


I am in love with this beautiful, but dark and mysterious manicure!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bling

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art with a little bling to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a red base of the beautiful Essie Happy Wife Happy Life on all my nails. On my ring finger I only painted two thirds of the nail to create a negative space effect toward the cuticle area on my nail. To finish everything off I applied a rectangular rhinestone to my ring finger.


Close up!


I am in love with this simple nail art!
What do you guys think about this negative space manicure with a little bling? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 13 March 2017

Leopard

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple leopard nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a taupe/nude base of Barry M Almond on all my nails. Afterwards I followed my own tutorial using OPI Ice-Bergers & Fries, Essie Licorice and a dotting tool.


Close up!


Leopard is like a pallet-cleanser to me!
What do you guys think about this leopard manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Essie Sleek Stick Nail Stickers

Hey guys!

Today I have a review of the Essie Sleek Stick Nail Stickers in the color 09 Stickers and Stones, which is nail stickers in a taupe color with a vertical silver glitter gradient.


The package contains 18 nail stickers in various sizes, 1 nail file, and 1 instruction sheet.

The nail stickers are really difficult to apply to the nails, because they are so thick. This results in a somewhat wrinkled look on the nails, which is a shame. I really like that color and design of the nail stickers though.


Usually I would use a top coat to smoothen out the small imperfections and wrinkles, but when I attempted that, they wrinkled up even more (as on the picture below)!


I think it is unfortunate that they are not working with top coat, as it means that they won't be longwearing on the nails (as advertised on the packaging).

All in all, I am really disappointed with these nail stickers. They are really pretty in the package, but they do not apply well and they look awful on the nails.
What do you guys think about these nail stickers? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wavy

Hey guys!

Today I have some fun, wavy, negative space nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I used a small nail art brush and Essence True Love to create the simple negative space effect by painting the waves directly onto my naked nails.


I love how fun it turned out!
What do you guys think about this wavy nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Moroccan

Hey guys!

Today I have some moroccan nail art made with nail stencils to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a dark blue base of Essie Style Cartel on all my nails except for my pinky and ring finger which I painted with the gold holographic glitter F.U.N Lacquer Million Dollar Dream. Afterwards I used a moroccan nail stencil from Snail Vinyls and Essie Style Cartel to make the moroccan accent nail on my ring finger.


Close up!


I am in love with this color combination!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Essie On the Roadie

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of the pretty Essie On the Roadie from the new Essie Spring 2017 collection.

The formula of this polish is amazing - it is smooth and stays right where you put it. The opacity is great as well and it is completely opaque in two coats. The dry time is fantastic and it dries surprisingly fast!


This polish is awesome!
What do you guys think about it? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise