11th November, 2010
This is my entire collection of green polishes! Green is my mum’s favourite colour so we have a few of those, she likes numbers 1-5, the warmer greens but I’m more a fan of teals, 12, 14 and 16.
- 2B – nameless
- Essence – Lime Up!
- Rimmel – Jaded Glamour
- MNY – 753
- China Glaze – Peace On Earth
- Manhattan – 85
- China Glaze – Emerald Fitzgerald
- Essence – Back To Paradise
- Essence – Trendsetter
- Claire’s – nameless
- Catrice – I Sea You
- Catrice – Sold Out For Ever
- Hema – 10
- Barry M – Mint Green
- MUA – Shade 5
- Barry M – Spring Green
- Barry M – Racing Green
- Catrice – Spruced Up
All the bottles lined up in the same order as the list above. (I added the last 5 bottles later that’s why they are in a different picture)
I’ll be posting more colour wheels soon, coming up are: purple/brown and blue!
7th November, 2010
For some reason I tend to grab for my Bella’s choice (by H&M) very often when I’m doing nail art. It’s a stunning blue and goes well with a lot of colours, it just really pops out!
I did flowers a few months ago but it didn’t came out like I wanted it to, it also took ages so I wasn’t too keen to do them again. This time though they came out a lot better, they look really cute.
- H&M Bella’s Choice
- Claire’s nameless purple
- China Glaze Snow
- Essence Back To Paradise
- 2B nameless lime green
- Manhattan 76 black
- Seche Vite
A leopard manicure is something I reach for when I want to do something bold but don’t have a lot of time. Leopard is very easy to do once you get the hang of it, it only takes me roughly fifteen to twenty minutes to do both my hands, other manicures usually take twice as long. I didn’t use Seche Vite however so I had chips the next day (as you can see on my index finger). Booo for chipping!
- H&M Bella’s Choice
- China Glaze Snow
- Black two way nail-art bottle
25th September, 2010
During summer I got really into nail art and did lots of them, today I bring you one of my more unique ones as it were. There’s many more to come of these so I thought it would be nice to start it off with a bang!
This is the print of a dress I got at H&M a while ago. I was staring at it and thinking about how fun it would look as a manicure. (Err yes, my mind works in strange ways sometimes) Once I get an idea in my head I just HAVE to do it, so that’s what I did.
Every finger is hand painted with a fine tip brush. This is without a doubt my most ambitious manicure ever, it took me at least two hours to finish this! I’m very pleased with how it turned out, though if I would do it again (which I won’t!) I’d do it slightly differently.
This is the hummingbird in close-up.
And these are the polishes I used to create this:
From left to right: Seche Clear basecoat, Bella’s Choice by H&M, Being on the A-list by H&M, I scream peach by Catrice, Caribbean Sea by Essence, Seche Porcelain, Manhattan black polish, Seche Vite topcoat.
23rd June, 2010
a still from a L’Oréal mascara advert featuring Penelope Cruz
This is my interpretation of her make-up. I do not think I look like Penelope Cruz, this is merely inspired by her and her make-up. My face looks lighter than my body in this picture but this is due to the flash! And my hair looks different because I put bobby pins in my fringe to pull it back
Products I used for this look:
- Manhattan eyeliner pencil on upper and lower waterlines, smudged using Sigma SS209
- Black eyeshadow from the Zoeva 88 warm palette, applied and smudged with Sigma SS209
- Peach eyeshadow from the Zoeva 88 warm palette, applied to the crease with Sigma SS219 and blended with the SS239
- Applied false eyelashes from Gypsy Lashes in 94
- The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara by Maybelinne
- Dark brown eyeshadow from the Zoeva 88 matte palette to fill in my brows with Sigma SS266 (one of my favourite brushes)
on my face I used Face & Body foundation by MAC, Hema Wet&Dry Blush and Gosh lipstick in Darling.
The lashes I used here weren’t featured in my huge lash post, I thought they would be too wispy and dramatic but they proved perfect for this look! I really love them now.
Image courtesy of Madame Madeline. Lashes provided by Madame Madeline.
7th May, 2010
I’m so in love with this look! It’s mint green, my favourite colour and it’s got sparkles, what more does a girl want!
What I used to achieve this look:
♥ MAC Gesso eyeshadow
♥ MAC Aqua eyeshadow
♥ Zoeva 88 matte palette
♥ Metallic Eyemousse by Hema
♥ Manhattan black eyeliner
♥ Maybelline The falsies mascara
♥ Manhattan X-ACT eyeliner pencil
4th May, 2010
“Tonight I’m not taking no calls cause I’ll be dancing!”
It’s been out for a few weeks now, the new Lady Gaga video, Telephone. I’ve been madly in love with it ever since I first saw it, it’s a piece of art. Lady Gaga is my one weakness, I just love her catchy songs and her over the top wardrobe. It’s a breath of fresh air to finally see something else than skimpy booty-shaking bimbos on the telly. I hated her on her first Friday Night with Jonathan Ross appearance, she is a bit full of herself but I just can’t help dancing to her tunes.
One of the things that immediately caught my eye in the telephone video (besides the obvious) was Beyoncé’s make-up in the petrol station scene. It looks absolutely stunning!
This morning I felt like recreating it myself. One of the reasons it looks so stunning is because of Beyoncé’s chocolate brown skin, sadly I don’t have a dark skin like hers otherwise I’d have looked even better!
I added a few false lashes to dramatize the look even more, (I found them in a discount basket at Kruidvat) though they’re a bit too dramatic for a day look, I’d really love some more natural looking lashes though haven’t got the budget to spend, if anyone knows some great inexpensive lashes let me know!
I used a liquid liner pencil by Manhattan and the yellow eyeshadow in my 88 palette. A fun tip to make your colours more vibrant, try to wet your brushes first! It helps a little bit. You can also use mixing medium, I believe MAC has this but you can also make some yourself, I’d love to try it but you need cosmetic glycerine, I’ve no idea where to find some, should look around in Holland at a chemist’s maybe. I’ll let you know if I find any and if it works.