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

So bright that it blinds you

Hello sweeties,

Let’s talk about one of my last bought E.L.F. nail polishes, Coral Dream. I know, it’s not an *appropriate* colour for winter, but I just couldn’t wait till summer to try it.

coral dream 1 © Wina

The colour is very bright, almost fluorescent actually. It’s a little peachy, there’s a lot more of yellow in the shade than it looks like on the website. The brush’s hairs are quite thick, which is not very practical. The application might be tricky. But the texture of the nail polish and the intensity of the colour are great to me. I applied 2 coats, but if the brush’s hairs were thinner, I guess one coat would be enough.

coral dream 2 © WinaI couldn’t resist adding glitters. I applied old glittery nail polishes in gradient (well, at least I tried to).

coral dream 3 © WinaSO girly, right? It’s just like a unicorn pooped on my nails.

If interested, you can buy Coral Dream here : fr/us.

Polka doting at midnight

Hello sweeties,

I said that I’ll talk about my nails today, so here it is. But first, let me tell you my past days nails story. 

3 weeks ago, I had galaxy nails. The week after I wanted to remove the nail polish. But I realized that I didn’t have nail polish remover anymore, after doing half work. So for 2 weeks, I was like this :

hands of shame © Wina

This is ridiculous

Harsh. My boyfriend laughed at me. I sent that pic to my nail mentor and she was ashamed of me (because, yes, I have a nail mentor, hi Maëlle!). Now I have nail polish remover again and my life is blessed.

I wanted to do something cute and simple and that was matching with my brand new backpack and wallet. I opted for polka dot nails, the simplest nail art thing in the world. And when I say it’s easy, it IS easy. I’m probably the clumsier person you could ever meet. I can’t do anything with my fingers without nearly injuring someone, myself included. So, trust me when I say it’s easy. Anyway, here’s the results :

nails+wallet © Winapolka dots nails 1 © Winapolka dots nails 2 © Wina

Looks nice eh? I like it, it’s fun and it was fun to do as well. Here’s a tutorial :

1- Apply a base. Always do. It protects your nails in a general way and it prevents the colour from going right on them (ever had orange or blue nails after removing the nail polish?). Mine is the all in one base from Essie.

base © Wina2- Let it dry and apply the nail polish you want. I chose you pikachu! Mint Cream from E.L.F.

mint cream © Wina

But try to apply it better than I do

3- Let it dry. Then take a thin brush (or a toothpick or a hair slide), distemper the extremity with another colour and press it on the nail so that it makes a dot.

Tip : start from the center of the nail and draw a vertical line of dots before doing the sides, it’s easier and the result looks more homogeneous.

doting 1 © Winadoting 2 © Wina4- Let it dry and apply the topcoat (I tried a matte topcoat first, don’t do the same mistake, it’s awful). Mine is the good to go from Essie.

shiny © WinaNow you’re done!

yay!