Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Multichrome ripples nail art


Looks like ripples in the surface of a glass of water, doesn't it? At least that's what it reminds me of.

The base polish is Picture Polish Black that I mattified using OPI matte top coat. I LOVE matte black, especially in contrast with something shiny!

I painted the circles using STYLondon Onyx, which is a black one step gel polish (meaning no tacky layer after curing) which makes it perfect to use with the magic shifting powders from What's Up Nails. In this case, I used Paradise Powder and it truly is magical!
I wore this for a few days and to make this hold up longer, I added a coat of Masura gel top coat over the whole design. I like it matte, but I really like it shiny too! What's your favorite of the two?











I received What's Up Nails Paradise Powder as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Magnetic cat eyes nail art


I loooove cats! Black cats especially, maybe because so many people dislike them, or maybe because they're just incredibly gorgeous and sweet <3

The design looked great IRL but it lines up a bit weird in the pictures, and the shine overpowers it too. I think the nose turned out the best!

The base polish is Masura Zeus on Golden Cloud (swatches & review here), it's a magnetic polish that makes a really cool effect when exposed to a strong magnet when it's still wet. It reminded me of cat eyes immediately!

I painted over the base polish, leaving only the eyes open, with acrylic paint and added the details with brushes from my new Fine Line brush set from Winstonia Store. These are REALLY awesome for fine lines! And oh yes, they are having a 30% off deal on brushes only today!




I received Masura Zeus on Golden Cloud & the Fine Line brush set from Winstonia Store as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Masura swatches & review


Masura is a Russian brand, famous for their holographic and magnetic polishes. I was so honored when they messaged me and I got the opportunity to try some of their gorgeous products! I've been working on some nail art with them for the past month, but I really wanted to swatch them as well, to show them in their full beauty. I hope I did them justice, that is up to you to decide ;-)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rainbow gasoline nail art with magic shifting powders



This gasoline nail art is SO REFLECTIVE!! You can actually see my head & my camera in the nails XD

I used What's Up Nails magic shifting powders called, in order from cuticle to tip: Royalty, Paradise, Absinthe & Dragon. I do think I need to practice making the transition from one powder into another even smoother.

With these color shifting powders, the 'gasoline' nails keep changing their appearance as the light hits them differently. It's awesome and mesmerizing <3
These are not even all their powders, they have more gorgeous colors now, plus holo & chrome! You apply them over no wipe gel polish, or even some regular polish (I don't know the specifics of this) and I SWEAR it is so addictive!! Applying them feels so amazing, you just rub the powder on and it makes magic!














I received What's Up Nails Royalty, Paradise, Absinthe & Dragon powder as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Glow in the dark damask nail art


This gradient is so gorgeous in real life! It's so... depthy, is that a word? It just flares up in the light and I love it :D

It's made with Artistic Nail Design Falling In Lust-er and I've Been Good-ish from the Holiday Nights collection that I've actually reviewed last Friday. Really easy to use in a gradient, because they're opaque and dry pretty fast! I love how dynamic this design looks and...
...it GLOOOOWWWSSS!!! This white powder isn't just any plain powder, it's glow in the dark powder from AliExpress (I think) that I got from my friend @creatinails. I painted the pattern with gel polish and sprinkled some of this stuff on top. Then cured it, and the job is done!


It feels really rough so it wasn't very comfy to wear at first, but it got better after a few hours :-p



I received Artistic Nail Design Falling In Lust-er and I've Been Good-ish as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Artistic Nail Design Holiday Nights collection swatches & review


This might seem a bit crazy here on my blog... I know there hasn't been a review, or swatches, on PiggieLuv.com for a year now but I've been missing it more and more! I got sent the Holiday Nights collection by Artistic Nail Design for some cool nail art to share with you, and you will see those designs over the next few weeks, but I figured hey, why not swatch them as well? Click to see more!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cherry pie nail art


Happy Thanksgiving to my friends from the US! Aaaand happy random Thursday to everyone else who, like me, is spending the day working, eating normally and freezing their ass off.

I found this idea from @nailallie and it made my mouth water!

The base is Artistic Nail Design Mischief is my Middle Name. I'm not a fan of red, but my dad LOVES it! I'm happy I found a way to use this bright firetruck red because it's perfect for the season. I painted the pastry stuff with acrylic paint.

I didn't make actual cherry pie today, but I did make something called soesjes! My dad loves those too, so he and my mom ate almost all of them already :-p



I received Artistic Nail Design Mischief is my Middle Name as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.