Almost summer

Hello sweeties, 

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*

H&M nail polishes set 1 © Wina

 

H&M nail polishes set 2 © WinaLet’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).

H&M nail polishes set 3 © Wina

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.

H&M nail polishes set 4 © WinaThere’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.

H&M nail polishes set 5 © Wina

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.

H&M nail polishes set 6 © Wina

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.

H&M nail polishes set 7 © Wina

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).

Put some glitter on it

Hello sweeties,

Yes, I know. ANOTHER NAIL POST. I must say that I’d like to talk about something else, but I don’t really have the time to. I haven’t been to the cinema for quite a while, I don’t have the time to read graphics (I really, really miss that), I’m not doing cooking experiences at the moment, I’m not that much on the Internet neither. Because, you know, the word that can’t be said… EXAMS. But I promise next month will be funnier.

Back to the nails. I wanted to try Smoldering by NYX for a while, because that colour intrigued me, as I couldn’t really identify it.

Smoldering & Dorthy 1 © Wina

In the bottle it looks like an iridescent brown. But on the nails, I have to admit that I’m pretty floored. It’s between very dark brown and charcoal. I’m very tempted to say that it’s a fake black, with a fine purple undertone. It’s very pretty, but hard to define and to take a pic of it. I really like this shade, but, of course, I couldn’t help myself putting some glitter on it.

glitterI used Dorthy by NYX, 2 coats on the ring fingers and applied in gradient on the other nails. The 2 nail polishes really match, as the light iridescent side of Smoldering softens the colour. I think if I applied Dorthy on a real black, it would be too kitsch, too much.

Smoldering & Dorthy 2 ©WinaSmoldering & Dorthy 3 © Wina

I believe Smoldering would do a great base for galaxy nails. I should try another time. Meanwhile, you can buy Smoldering and Dorthy here.

This isn’t black

Hello sweeties,

Confession time. Concerning nail polishes, I’m a colour extremist. YES, AN EXTREMIST. I usually adore pale or very dark shades. And glitters. Always. Lavender Mute by NYX is one of my favourite nail polish, as Robotic, still by NYX, is too.

Robotic 1 © WinaOh you gorgeous, gorgeous Robotic. Black base with tiny blue and teal glitters. The rendering is fabulous. The glitters don’t “shout out”, it’s very fine and sophisticated.
Here’s the result after 3 coats and no top coat :

Robotic 2 © WinaRobotic 3 © WinaI really recommend NYX nail polishes, they’re cheap, the resistance is good and the colours are fantastic. It’s absolute good value. If you had a crush too, you can buy it here for $2.

The First Days of Spring

Hello sweeties,

Yeepee, Spring! Spring and rain. Less yeepee. But yeepee anyway because I did my first *real* nail art thing.

FDOS 1 © Wina

That’s not the neatest work in the world, but I feel pretty proud about it. I thought it would look worse ha. It’s not too bad after all.

FDOS 2 © Wina

Here’s the steps for those happy feeling nails :
– Base with All in one from Essie
– 3 coats (yes, 3) of Muted Lavender from NYX
– Cloudy effect with white nail polish applied with a make up sponge
– Branches drawn with a thin brush and black nail polish + Smoldering from NYX to soften (but you can barely see it, meh)
– Flowers done with dots of white nail polish, Nude Peach from NYX and St-Tropez from Mavala for the pinks
– Topcoat with Good to go from Essie

Et voilà.

FDOS 3 © WinaYup, this thumb is my pride.

You’re now ready to watch Noah and The Whale’s film for The First Days of Spring, their best album. One of the best on Earth ever, actually.

Burning hands

Hello sweeties,

Yeeey! A post about NAILS! YEEEY!

oh yeaaah
I really missed talking about beauty. If you guys knew, if you knew. Hope that the rain and the snow will soon stop falling over here, so that the light comes back, so that I could take some pics, so that I could show you my new beauty babies. YES, I’m super excited about this idea.

So, what do we have for today? The *new* UNE nail polish collection.

UNE nailpolish 1 © WinaThey’re out since January, but I didn’t have the time to blog and stuff (understand “lazy”).

I own the shade C09. Look at this colour. A beauty. It’s a red-brown, very warm, chic and distinguished. I was quite surprised at the application, I didn’t expect such a wonderful colour. In the bottle, it looks like there’s a hint of white in it, but it’s not so obvious once on the nails. The result is fantastic, after 2 coats the colour is perfectly unified and shiny. 

UNE nailpolish 2 © Wina

There’s no topcoat. Can you believe that?

It dries pretty quickly and the resistance is good. The brush is wonderful, very easy and practical to use. And last but not least, the composition is mainly of natural origin, which makes the smell less strong than usual nail polishes.

I am honestly thrilled about it, this is for sure one of my favourite nail polish, not only by the colour, but by the whole product.
But just one thing : what the hell is this opening system? This might be  little to *original* for me. I really don’t see the point of having a cap that you have to pull off to get access to the brush. Putting some high-tech or whatever is cool, but make it useful (hey! It rhymes!). This is something that really upsets me. Plus, I guess that a classic opening system would have lower the price of the nail polish.

Apart from that, it’s all perfect. It’s a little expensive to me, count about 13€ for a bottle, but it’s quite worth it.

UNE nailpolish 3 © Wina