Posts Tagged ‘Pink’

My Easter Manicure with MIYO

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I had big plans for my nails yesterday, but as usual time ran out and all I had was two coats of polish that didn’t give full coverage. So today I fixed it up a bit so I can show it to you.

I’ve tried some creme polishes from the new brand MIYO, the pink Cocktail that you’ve probably seen on other blogs a while ago, and the yellow Sunny. I ended up with four coats of each to make it even and then a coat of Seche Vite. The formula is pretty nice on these, and they dry pretty fast. But to be honest I generally suck at applying creme polishes, that’s one of the reasons I usually stick to shimmery ones. If you’re better than me you can probably get away with two-three coats.

The photos are taken in cloudy weather:

Cocktail is a beautiful and soft bubblegum pink.

Sunny is a nice yellow polish, it’s not so warm so that it leans to orange, it’s just plain yellow. It’s actually my second yellow creme ever, the first one being a 15 year old dried up thing from some cheap brand that I don’t remember at the moment.

So, to make this more Easter like I took my dotting tools for a spin, and ended up with this creation:

Now, what’s that I’m holding?

That rooster looks mighty scared.. =)

I’ve used the following polishes for the design:

White – China Glaze Snow
Turquoise – China Glaze Aquadelic
Orange – Viva La Diva 115
Black – NYX Ink Nail art

I should probably have used white on all the eyes and not just the thumb, but I guess they look okay that way as well.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter!

Models Own – Sophie’s Pink

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This is just a quick post before me and my darling go and nom some good stuff in front of the TV! I wanted to do a special manicure for Valentine’s Day, but it didn’t get more special than a pink creme polish and a nail sticker with some hearts. And of course the battery is dead in my usual camera, so you have to make do with the photos from my other camera.

This is two to three coats of Sophies Pink from Models Own, a hot pink creme that I really like. After the Seche Vite had dried I put on a nail sticker and then added another coat on top of that. The stickers are from a brand called OPQ, which I found while shopping around in Estonia a couple of years ago.

So here are a couple of crappy photos under the kitchen lights:

How about some extra kitty love?

Sisco is taking care of Lakrits (means Licorice in Swedish)

China Glaze Traffic Jam

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I’ve been doing some organizing lately, I’ve been sorting through photos on my hard drive, updated my little nail polish list (that I will probably publish on the site some day), and realized I have over 70 untried polishes. I have a lot to do! =)

So here are one of my untrieds that I got last year, China Glaze Traffic Jam from the Metro Collection. It’s a dark berry pink colored creme, and it’s quite beautiful. In some lights it almost looks like it leans a little towards purple. It may not be very special, but as I don’t really have a lot of cremes in my collection I really enjoy it. The formula is a little thick, but it was still pretty easy to control and I did two coats and then topped it with Seche Vite.

My camera got a bit confused by this shade, it ended up bright red in all the photos! I did some Photoshop magic to correct them, and I hope I got it fairly right.

Both photos are taken with the sun shining outside the window. I think the last one shows the color best, it is pretty cool toned.

My New Year’s Eve Manicure – OPI Let Me Entertain You

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Can you tell I’m a bit behind on posting? Anyway, my preparations for New Year’s Eve took a little longer than I had planned (as usual) and when the guests came I still hadn’t done my nails, so this manicure was done in a real hurry.

I wanted something pink or purple this year, so I picked out OPI Let Me Entertain You, a gorgeous fuchsia color with small glass flecks, which flash in pink and purple. I did three coats which dried pretty fast even without top coat. To get a bit more bling I added a coat of L. A. Girl Overdose as an accent on the ring fingers (forgot to take a photo of that bottle), it contains glitter in pink/purple, gold and blue. It probably would have looked better with one more coat but it still gave a nice effect I think.

The first photo is taken outside in the shade:

And the last one with flash inside:

I love colors like these, this is a true roxcat manicure!

Quick Holo Friday with Milani Digital

Friday, November 4th, 2011

For once I give you an all fresh manicure that hasn’t even dried yet, two coats of the pink holographic polish Milani Digital, on top of Color Club Hot Like Lava. I haven’t used Digital on its own yet, but I think it would probably look quite a bit lighter then. With this combination the hot pink Hot Like Lava darkens it down, and I think it looks pretty good like this, too.

And of course since there’s no daylight now I had to take these photos with flash under the bedroom light, ugh.. I have to find better ways to photograph now.

It has a pretty good holo effect even in dim lights, it would probably look fantastic in the sun.

I wish you all a wonderful Friday!

Update November 5th: Sun pics!

The indoor photos weren’t that far away from these, you see slightly more of the holographic effect here. But I have to tell you, it looks more beautiful in real life!

Make Up Store Britta

Friday, September 30th, 2011

It’s another fun Holo Friday with Kerstin! Say hello to Britta, my first polish from Make Up Store. It’s a light pink holo, and it’s quite lovely! Well, apart from the bald spots you get if you’re not smart to use a top coat as a base and in between layers. Anyway, I ended up with four coats, and the sun peeked through the clouds every now and then so I could get some good shots:

The base color looks lighter on the nail than in the bottle.

The next one is taken in the shade, where it looks more matte, still with a slight holo effect:

And last, but not least, holo overload!

Now I’m off to have some “Fredagsmys”! In English that would be.. ehm.. Friday cuddle? That may sound naughtier than it is.. =)

KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I decided to layer Chunky Holo Purple on top of KleanColor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple, and I think it looked better on top of the purple. The pink and purple both got a deeper and warmer tone by Chunky Holo Purple. I have to say that I’m not too happy about these pictures, the two coats I applied got a bit messy (especially on my ring finger), and it didn’t help much with a top coat. I guess I’ll have to give this polish another try in the future.

Inside in natural light. Here you can see some of the yellow/orange/green tones in the glitter.

Some pink tones here.

And since I’m not happy with these photos I give you a random cat photo as well, with our little Sisco in an apple tree:

KleanColor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

I was really looking forward to trying out the Metallic polishes from KleanColor, and I had a hard time deciding which one to try first. So I chose to wear both Pink and Purple =) I used to wear manicures like this in my teens (over 10 years ago, time does fly..), and it was fun doing it again.

So, this is one coat each of the polishes, the formula is fantastic! I did not apply top coat since it dried pretty fast.

Photos are taken in direct sunlight.

Metallic Purple is a gorgeous cool purple.

Metallic Pink is a beautiful dark pink/fuchsia.

This one is taken inside in natural light. My thumbnail is slowly making progress…

I wanted shots of both my hands so my dear fiance helped out with these. Click for bigger version.

I absolutely loved this manicure, it definitely felt like me!

Oh, and I just want to show you what my nails looked like after removing this manicure:

Yes, the pink stains! I’ll be sure to at least wear a base coat next time I wear it.

Eyeko Punk Polish

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I got my first order from Eyeko a few weeks ago, and one of the polishes I bought was the pink Punk Polish. There is actually one thing that disappoints me about the color. In the bottle it looks exactly how i envisioned it, a true hot pink, but on the nails it dries to a slightly brighter and warmer tone. I guess that’s the neon properties at work as it does get a bit of a matte finish.

The formula is a little on the thick side, but it was fairly easy to get it even with two layers. I did get some bubbling but that was fixed with a layer of Seche Vite. Once I got used to what the color looked like on the nails I was in love, who can resist a bright neon pink?

Sorry for the sloppy work, I was in a hurry again..

I know this photo is dark and my hand looks kind of dead, but it does show how the color differs on the nail compared to the bottle.



Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This is the last one of the four polishes I have from the Anchors Away collection, Ahoy! I’ve really been missing some more color on my nails! Ahoy is a dark cool pink jelly with golden glass flecks in it, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s a little darker and cooler than I thought it would be, but that’s not a bad thing at all. I had a really hard time trying to capture the color, but I did some Photoshop magic to try and correct the color a little. This is my usual three coats + top coat (Seche Vite):

Outside in indirect light.

Direct sunlight.

In the shade I think.

This is a shot of the bottle where you can see the gold a little better, ont he nail it kind of sinks in. Click the photo to see a bigger version. Ahoy! is probably my favorite from this collection, but that wasn’t much of a surprise as I love shiny things and cool pinks!