Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: ColorClub Seven Deadly Sins Collection

Hey everyone,

ColorClub recently came out with their new Seven Deadly Sins Collection, which are a bunch of gorgeous matte glitters! I have the mini pack with four of these beauties to show you today!

Color Club Under Your Spell

First up is Under Your Spell, which is a gorgeous blue and purple glitter with a green shimmer to it. It's really pretty and for a glitter packed polish application was really good too! (glitters can sometimes be a real pain to work with..) Shown are two coats, it has lots of fine glitter and a few bigger glitters in it like a liquid sand polish. It dries semi-matte and doesn't need a topcoat, I didn't even put one on to try because I loved the look of it on its own so much :)

All in all, it's a very pretty glitter and makes for a great glitter accent nail! Look at that close up!! *drool*

Color Club You're So Vain

The next polish I have is called You're So Vain and it's a dark red, black, purple-ish glitter. The consistency wasn't the best, it was pretty gloopy and hard to work with, but it was kinda worth it ;) This one dries very matte, I put on two coats. It's completely packed with glitter, maybe that is why application was a bit tricky. Nonetheless it's a gorgeous polish!

In the last picture you can see the polish with one coat of Rica's Glossy Glam topcoat. It makes the glitter shimmer a bit more, so you can see how beautiful it really is!

Color Club Dirty Money

This baby is called Dirty Money and it's sooo pretty!! Again this is two coats, no topcoat. Just plain gorgeous gold beautifulness! Application was great, very smooth and easy. I really don't have anything more to add! :)

It's a bit like liquid gold in a bottle - literally! It dries matte, but still sparkles like billi-o. So pretty!

Color Club Friends With Benefts

The last polish in the mini pack might just be my favourite: Friends With Benefits (love that name too!) is a metallic purple glitter that also dries pretty matte, but also looks awesome with a shiny topcoat.  The formula is a tiny bit on the tricky side, although not as complicated to work with as You're So Vain. It's almost a bit like a holo, because it has so much tiny glitter in it that it reflects like crazy! 

There are three more colours to the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Collection, but I only had the mini pack with four to show you today. I think they are a great compilation of the collex, the other three colours actually don't really strike me as my kind of colours, so I am really happy with the pretties in the mini set! 
I hope you liked my little review, I put some pics of two manis I did using some of the glitters down below. 

Lots of Love,

ColorClub glitter used: Under Your Spell

ColorClub glitter used: Friends With Benefits

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nailart: Blue Watermarble

Hey everyone,

as I loved my pink watermarble so much, I decided to give it another try with a different colour scheme. I chose two gorgeous Essie blues, Find Me An Oasis from the Spring Collection and Bikini So Teeny, an all time classic by Essie.

I followed the same steps from my previous tutorial and it came out just as I imagined it :) I am by no means an expert on marbling and this is about the only pattern I can do :D I do want to try it with a bunch of different bright colours though too, I've seen some amazing ones on IG and my fingers are itching to give it a go!

Here you can see my not-so-centered marble pattern, it already looks pretty on the water and I'm so glad I got it to transfer on to my nail properly so it still looked good! ;)

Find Me An Oasis is definitely one of the prettiest blues I own and one of the best shades Essie has come out with! It's like the blue equivalent to Essies pale pink, all time classic, Fiji.

I hope you enjoyed my little marble post, if you would like to give it a try, you can have a look at my tutorial here.

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nailart: Leopard Print Accent

Hey everyone,

I am currently wearing this glittery leopard print accent nail mani and I really love it :) I used one of my favourite polishes ever, ChinaGlaze Queen B. It's such a gorgeous dark purple and very fall appropriate, but I thought I'd slap it on anyway ;)
For the glitter, I used ColorClub Under Your Spell which is a beautiful matte glitter from the new Seven Deadly Sins Collection. It's mainly purple/dark blue, but also shimmers green. I also used it for my leopard accent, along with a base of Essie Romper Room and OPI Black Onyx for the outlining.

Lots of Love,

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Nailart: Flower and Glitter Accent

Hey everyone,

there is no Sunday Favorites Post today, as I gave my blog a little makeover over the weekend. I love the way it looks now, what do you think?? :) But now, onto some nail art!

I did this cute little accent mani the other day using all ColorClub polishes and I really liked how it turned out!

For my base colour I used ColorClub Wicker Park, a gorgeous purple, almost pink colour. I already mentioned in a previous post about my favourite purple polishes, that this one made it to my top picks when it comes to purple, it's such a pretty shade!

For the flowers I used a large dotting tool and the light blue shade Holy Chic!, then outlined them with Bell Bottom Babe using a thin nail art brush. These are two stunning colors that go really well together! For the leaves I used La Petite Mint-Seur and outlined them with ChinaGlaze Too Yacht To Handle, the only non-ColorClub polish in this mani. For this I used the thin brush again.

On my accent nail I'm wearing ColorClub's Friends With Benefits from the new Seven Deadly Sins Collection which is the coolest dark purple-ish glitter ever! At first I thought it would be kind of textured or like a Liquid Sand polish, but it went on really smooth and looks so pretty!

Bottle shown: ColorClub Wicker Park

Bottle shown: ColorClub Holy Chic!

Bottle shown: ColorClub La Petite Mint-Seur

Bottle shown: ColorClub Friends With Benefits

All the ColorClub shades I used for this manicure

I hope you enjoyed my ColorClub mani, I love all of these colours and had so much fun playing with them and creating this look! :)

If you have a question or just want to make me smile, drop me a comment below :)

Lots of Love,

Disclaimer: All opinions stated are my own, I was not paid nor do I benefit from writing about these polishes, they are just plain freaking gorgeous! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nailart: Polkadots and Roses

Hey everyone,

I couldn't resist using this gorgeous ColorClub polish anymore, so I sat down and decided to do some polkadots and roses over it :)

The pink base colour by ColorClub is called Je t'aime from their Paris In Love Collection and it's such a gorgeous shade! It's right up my alley, as I looove pink polishes (surprise) and I don't have anything like this in my collection yet! At least not this exact shade of pink.. ;)

I used OPI Alpine Snow and my smallest dotting tool to create the polkadots. I then used a combination of Zoya's Shelby and Jolene and OPI Alpine Snow to create the roses. First I shaped the roses with the lighter of the two Zoya pinks (Shelby) and then used white to give it a better shape, then added some depth with the darker Zoya pink (Jolene). I did this using a thin brush I bought off eBay ages ago.

For the little leaves I used La Petite Mint-Seur by ColorClub, also from the Paris In Love Collection and outlined them with Essie First Timer.

I finished off with my favourite topcoat HKgirl by GlistenAndGlow and I really loved the look of these :) I then decided to add a matte topcoat because I haven't done a matte design in ages. And I liked it even more!

The lighting in this pic is a bit off and I couldn't filter it so it looked right. The colour in the first picture is more accurate showing the shade of the base polish, this picture is too light. Je t'aime is more of a creamy, rich pink.

I hope you enjoyed my very girly, pink mani :) I was playing around with the filters in my LineCamera app and switched the colours on this pic, I just had to share, how cool is this?! ;)

Have a great day, if you have any questions or just want to brighten my day, drop me a comment below ;)

Lots of Love,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Favourites: Purple Polishes

Hey everyone,

for my Sunday Favourites I wanted to show you my favourite purple polishes today, so let's get started! :)

On my pointer finger I'm wearing two coats of OPIs You're Such A Budapest, a gorgeous light purple that contains subtle silver shimmer. It's a bit hard to work with as it is pretty sheer, but I got away with wearing two medium coats, you could also do three thin ones. 

On to my ChinaGlaze purples, first up is In A Lily Bit from the Peonies & Park Collection that launched earlier this year. It's a beautiful light purple, that looks pretty pink compared to the other polishes in this picture. You are seeing three coats, it's not the easiest application but as you can see it's totally worth it!

Next is Lotus Begin, also from the same collection, a gorgeous purple and one of my absolute favourite purples of all time! It's also the bottle I am holding in this pic, I've used this colour a lot because I just keep reaching for it when I think of a purple mani. Opaque in two coats, although application is similar to In A Lily Bit.

Last up from CG is Thats's Shore Bright! on my pinkie - and it sure is a gorgeous bright purple! Application is better than with the previous two CG's, opaque in two coats. It makes your hands look nice and tan as it leans on the neon side, but I wouldn't exactly call it a neon colour. But you can see how bright it is compared to the others. It's definitely one of a kind in my collection and I haven't seen a good dupe for it either!

I am so crap at posing with my non dominant hand.. but hey, Cindy needs some love too, right? ;) 

On my pinkie I am wearing two coats of Essie's Play Date, a very pretty rich purple. It's pretty much your standard darker purple colour and a good staple polish for every nail polish collection. 

Essie's Lilacism (also in the bottle I am holding) is one of the first Essie polishes I owned, and I still love it up to this day! If you've been following me for a while on Instagram you will see that I finished up a bottle of this and immediately went to repurchase. It's a dusty lilac and perfect even for a simple mani without any nail art. Shown are two smooth coats.

On my middle finger you can see two coats of Essie's Go Ginza, a gorgeous light purple that looks so pretty and sophisticated! Sadly I only have the thin brush in this one (not the wide european brush) but I still managed to get it opaque and non-streaky in two coats! It really is a beauty and Essie recently put it into their permanent collection, the shade being in one of the Limited Editions that come our during the year beforehand. So go grab it, it's definitely at the top of my purple polishes list!

Last up it ColorClub Wicker Park - oh my! I had admired it in pictures, but when I held the bottle in my hand and put on two creamy, gorgeous coats, I instantly fell in love! It's a brighter pink toned purple and I think it's absolutely stunning. And again, I don't have anything like this in my collection yet! :)

Here is another two hand shot (courtesy of my fiancĂ©) to show you all the colours. I filtered the pic so they would come out a little better, but the close ups are more accurate (You're Such A Budapest looks almost blue.. which really isn't the case). I put a few pictures of manicures below in which I used some of these purple polishes if you would like to see what they look like "in action" ;)

I hope you liked my favourite purples, if you enjoyed this one I also have a similar one comparing some of my pink polishes to each other that you can read about here

Have a lovely Sunday dolls! :)

Lots of Love,

Essie - Lilacism

Essie - Lilacism and Play Date (Bottle Shown)

Essie - Go Ginza

OPI - You're Such A Budapest

Essie - Go Ginza

ChinaGlaze - Lotus Begin

ChinaGlaze - In A Lily Bit

ChinaGlaze - Lotus Begin

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Polish Me Silly "Pinky Swear You're A Star"

Hey everyone,

today I have a quick review of my very first Polish Me Silly polish "Pinky Swear You're A Star"!

I've been wanting to try one of the gorgeous Indies forever, but I always thought they wouldn't ship to Germany, because most Etsy stores don't. The other day I was browsing their IG again and I thought I would just check it out and yaaaay they do ship to where I live!! :)

So I decided to go for a thermal polish because I might be a bit obsessed with those, it's a bit like getting two polishes in one, don't you think?!
I chose this one for obvious reasons (hello, it's pink!) and I think it's one of the cutest polishes ever :) 
I went for a mini bottle, partly because I didn't want to spend too much money and also because I wanted to see if I liked it before I bought a big size. I might have picked up two more polishes... so I thought three minis would be a good little shop!

It transitions from a very light pink/almost white in it's warm state to a darker pink when it's cold and is filled with little stars and round glitters in purple, pink, dark blue and green. 

I'm glad I chose this one and I love the look of it, in all my pictures I am wearing three thin coats. You don't have to fish around for glitter too much and application is smooth. Also it dries pretty quick, so putting on three layers wasn't a big deal.

Here are some more pics of this little beauty, I'll show you the other two polishes by Polish Me Silly I picked up soon!

Polish Me Silly "Pinky Swear You're A Star" in its warm state

Polish Me Silly "Pinky Swear You're A Star" in light transition (colder at the tips)

Polish Me Silly "Pinky Swear You're A Star" in its cold state

Polish Me Silly is an Indie nail polish brand and is mother-and-daughter-owned, which I think is really great! Imagine sharing you're love for something as cool as nail polish with your mum and making it too?! So jealous!
They have an amazing range of gorgeous polishes to chose from, give their Etsy Store a browse and see for yourself! I bet you won't be able to contain yourself ;) And if you're anything like me and you want, like, EVERY polish they make, go for mini bottles instead of full size ones, that way you don't spend too much money and you can still get a few different ones :)
They make mini bottles of every polish they have, except for one. You can read all about Polish Me Silly on their Etsy shop page.

I hope you liked my little review, I hope you have a lovely day! :)

Lots of Love,