Monday, March 27, 2017
SPRING IS HEEEEERE!!! It's gorgeous spring weather here in the Netherlands, a little windy but the sun is shining, birds are chirping and I am ENERGIZED! Nice weather always brings me out of my shell :D
Madam Glam Pink Fizz to paint I <3 N A (nail art) that only shows up when my hands & nails get cold. The design turns pink et voilá! Otherwise, it's a soft yellow and blends into the background, which is Picture Polish Sorbet.
All the rest was (ofcourse) hand painted with acrylic paint and I'll have a tutorial on my Instagram tomorrow!
I received Madam Glam Pink Fizz 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, March 24, 2017
The Smaug in me is giving a little huf at the sight of all that gold! What would you go for first, love or money? (there's no wrong answer here ;-)
Madam Glam perfect black, because it shows off the flakies SO nicely! I applied Savannah & Treasure flakies from What's Up Nails in a sort of gradient for an extra 'rich' experience, pardon the pun.
I received Madam Glam Perfect Black and What's Up Nails Savannah & Treasure Flakies as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Love... and polish. And also food. Some sunshine would be nice. I guess I'm a little more needy than that!
Madam Glam Perfect Black (which really is perfect btw) and when that was cured, I rubbed some Fantasy Powder from What's Up Nails over it. I love how the thickness of the letters makes the color shift pop!
I received Fantasy Powder from What's Up Nails & Madam Glam Perfect Black 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, March 18, 2017
Happy Saturday my peeps and welcome to this miniature version of the Golden Gate Bridge! I know it may be cliché to pair a gold polish with the 'GOLDEN' Gate Bridge but it felt right!
Madam Glam. It's awesome and I'm really digging these gel polishes! The Madam Glams are super easy to use and hello, no dry time!
I keep forgetting to share my discount code with you, so here it is: please feel free to use the code NAR30 for 30% off your Madam Glam order! This is not an affiliate code and I get nothing when you use it. You just get a nice discount :)
The middle two nails were hand painted with acrylic paint, and I used my Fine Lines brushes from Winstonia and my Roubloff 00 detail brush from Adnails Manucure.
I received Madam Glam Stardust 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, March 17, 2017
Happy day to you, my dear readers! I'm showing you the Cupid's Bow collection from SuperChic Lacquer today, a wonderfully bright collection that was released for Valentine's day but also fits the springtime really well!
All of these polishes contain holographic pigment, making them flare up in rainbow colors in bright, direct lighting. I feel like there's also some magic mixed in though because I've noticed that unlike regular holos, you only need a little bit of light to see a rainbow appear. I don't know exactly what it is but I love it!
I'm showing them all with a single coat of top coat, and photographed in direct, artificial light. Usually I take my pictures in daylight, but the artificial light makes the holo stand out a lot more and to be honest, daylight here SUCKS during winter. I'm trying something new with my pictures and hand pose too, mixing it up a bit! I hope you like it! Now let's dive in!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Who else is humming 'Singing in the rain' right now? Or maybe Rihanna's 'Umbrella'? This design is definitely making me want to bust a move!
Madam Glam and MAN I love that gel polish so much! It's smooth to use, very opaque and just gorgeous. It was the perfect base to show off the Mermaid Scales from TwinkledT, they are gorgeous on any base but black just really brings out the best in them. As a bonus they stick to the smooth surface of the cured gel polish so it's really just a matter of placing them and applying a top coat!
I received Madam Glam Perfect Black & Twinkled T Mermaid Scales 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, March 12, 2017
Dragon scales: always my favorite over the weighing kind! And these happen to reeeeally float my boat :D Yes, it's yet another dragon themed nail art design!
Madam Glam Perfect Black. I painted each row of scales twice, curing after each layer, and then moving on to the next row. It took FOREVER but Perfect Black is great to work with and cures so well!
I never really redo designs, but my first try was just not doing it for me. It wasn't... It just wasn't what I wanted it to be. I adjusted my technique a little bit when I recorded the tutorial and that turned out so much better! That gave me the confidence to redo them :)
Twinkled T Trapeze (the blue/purple/pink shifting color) and 2 others with Acrobat (the copper/gold/green shifting powder).
I received Madam Glam Perfect Black & TwinkledT Trapeze & Acrobat as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.