The other day, I wanted to do a simple nail art to try my new NYX nail polish baby, Sexy Plum. When I applied it, I first thought “ooh noo, I hate it”. I was under artificial light and it really looked like a disappointing fade chocolate (but under natural light, it actually is georgous). So I decided to add a vertical line of golden dots.
And here is the drama.
I was so cold, my hands were shaking and I wasn’t able to draw a single straight line. And I was like “this is ridiculous, it looks like I did my nails when being drunk”.
But deal with it, YOLO. No one noticed anyway.
Now I have to leave my nails naked because… I’m having a trip! YAAAAAY! I’m leaving on sunday and browsing through Scotland for about 2 weeks. It’s so exciting! If you want to, you can follow my adventures on Instagram. I will post a sum up of my trip here, I promise.
See you guys and be kind in my absence.
So, last month I bought a polymer flower nail wheel (for those interested, I took these ones). I was basically looking for the fruit one, but didn’t find it. Anyway, I was really excited about trying it and then I realized that it was pretty thick, I was like “man, how am I going to put those stuff on my nails?”.
For the colour block thing, I did the tape technique. First, you apply the base colour, then you use tape to delimitate the zones to fill in other colours. Make sure that each previous coat is dry before applying the following. I don’t know if what I’m saying is clear so here’s a pic :
I used H&M scented nail polish in Green Apple (I’ll review it soon), Gold by Gilles Blue Lagoon (I think it’s discontinued?) and H&M Yellow of the nail polish set. Then I drew the gold lines with H&M Golden Treasure. I eventually *glued* the flowers with my Essie All In One Base. And I top coated all that with Essie Good To Go, as usual.
I couldn’t keep it for more than 2 days. The feeling was just too weird when my fingers were touching my nails, I always wanted to scratch it off ha. The result is pretty fun though.
Swatches, swatches, swatches! I bought this cute H&M nail polishes set the other day. Glitters and bright colours, how could I resist? It makes me feel like we were in summer… *daydreaming*
Let’s start with the glitters. The first bottle has tiny-tiny purple ones and hologram slices. I usually don’t like slices, but those are small so it’s ok (look at me talking about that like it was a big deal ha)(it is).
I’m quite disappointed by the green glitters. I applied 2 coats (like for all the set) and I wasn’t satisfied by the result. I’d have liked more glitters, it’s not dense enough for me.
There’s also a mint nail polish in the set. But once applied, it looks a bit like a pale turquoise or something. It’s very pretty anyway.
The yellow was the most complicated to apply. I don’t know if it’s me, if I’m cursed by the malediction of yellow nail polishes or whatever, but I struggled to have an opaque result. I love this warm, a bit mustard yellow though.
And now, serious business. The tangerine is by far my favorite of the set. The colour is so intense, it’s beautiful. I’m absolutely thrilled by the jelly rendering and the fine glitters. Total winner.
Pretty cool set thus for 5,95€. Also practical, as the bottles are small. I’d definitely take them with me on holidays (if I take holidays meh).