22 April 2014

Swatches & Review - F.U.N Lacquer Spring 2014 Collection

Hi loves! How was your Easter? Hope you enjoyed, even if you don't celebrate it in the traditional way. Today I have 3 more beautiful F.U.N Lacquers to show you, part of the Spring 2014 collection (and currently on sale, check the end of the post for the info!). I'll be showing you Dazzling Blue which is a lovely medium blue holographic shade. Then there's Pink Tulips On The Green, a white to medium mint green thermal polish. And last, but not least, is With SPRINGkles On Top, a superfun rainbow glitter topper that is also filled with holographic goodness!

F.U.N Lacquer Spring 2014 Collection


In other news, there will probably be a small silence on the blog the rest of the week. Last Sunday night I was making the bed and somehow snapped a nail, really bad. I suck at taking pictures of my Cinderella hand and the break is so nasty I won't be able to swatch for a week or so :-(. Boo!

21 April 2014

China Glaze Manhunt with Rhinestones

Hi guys! I've got one of my favourite blues for you today, China Glaze Manhunt. It's so bright and fun, I love wearing this colour! But I do like to spice it up a little bit, so for this Monday I thought I would do some rhinestones. I have never done a full nail of stones or studs, so I gave that a try. I used a lighter blue, to make it stand out a little bit more and then did 5 alternating rows of stones and used a very generous amount of topcoat to make it stay put. I actually kept rubbing my ring fingernail because the texture was really funny, but the stones stayed put until I took the polish off again! I hope you guys like it and see you next week!
China glaze manhunt

China glaze manhunt

China glaze manhunt

China glaze manhunt

19 April 2014

Easter Nails with Sally Hansen Butterscotch

Sally Hansen Butterscotch yellow polish
Hi loves! Remember Sally Hansen Resurrection, my amazing polish find for only 99 cents? Well, when I went to another Action last week for something, I checked if they still had any Sally Hansen polishes left.. and they did ^^. So I grabbed Sally Hansen Butterscotch as recently I am trying to like and wear yellows more often.

Sally Hansen Butterscotch was released as a limited edition in 2013, it was one out of 3 shades for Tracy Reese Designer collection. It's a yellow that isn't as bright as it seems to be in my pictures, it actually has a slight brownish tint to it (hence the name Butterscotch). The best part about it is the formula. 2 easy, buttery coats. No streaking, no dragging, self leveling, yellow perfection. That doesn't happen too often!

Sally Hansen Butterscotch yellow polish


After I painted this one on I wanted to stamp it, but failed miserably. Then, I decided it'd make a great base for an Easter look, and I grabbed my small dotting tool and OPI My Vampire Is Buff to achieve that!

Sally Hansen Butterscotch yellow polish


I did a very simple polkadot design, when the dots are more sparse it doesn't look as "childish" to me, so I prefer to keep it low key. Give the dots some proper dry time before you use a topcoat or you'll smear them!

Sally Hansen Butterscotch yellow polish


Do you like this design? And what are you wearing for Easter? Tell me in the comments!

18 April 2014

Too Fancy Lacquer What A Girl Wants

Too Fancy Lacquer What A Girl Wants white linear holographic polish
Hi loves! Have you seen my post reviewing the latest Too Fancy Lacquer collection? It's being stocked tomorrow over at DAZZLED so you might wanna take a peak ^^. Today I have another Too Fancy Lacquer shade for you, but it won't be restocked as it was a single release Limited Edition :-(.

This is What A Girl Wants and it's described as a white linear holo. In person this does look a bit more like a super soft and pale grey rather than white, because of the holographic pigment (it's silver and will always have impact on lighter bases). I don't mind at all though, because a true white is always too stark for me.

Too Fancy Lacquer What A Girl Wants white linear holographic polish


The holographic sparkle in this one is very subtle, also because of the creamy base, and it creates a classy shade that's still interesting. The formula is topnotch as always, especially for such a light shade. I used 2 coats and it applied easy. Use some topcoat for a shiny surface because it dries rather flat.

Too Fancy Lacquer What A Girl Wants white linear holographic polish


I'm very happy to own this shade, not only because it's limited edition, but also because the inspiration behind comes from Charlene's engagement ring! Such a cute thought ♥.

Too Fancy Lacquer What A Girl Wants white linear holographic polish


How do you feel about this shade? Something you'd wear? Tell me in the comments!
Too Fancy Lacquer is a hand-blended indie brand based in Hong Kong. The formula is 3 free (no formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate). Polish prices vary from $10 to $12 (ultra holo's), shipping is available for international customers. You can find Too Fancy Lacquer on their own websiteFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Other e-tailers selling Too Fancy Lacquer can be found here.

17 April 2014

F.U.N Lacquer Purple Crocus

Hi loves! There I am again, sharing another gorgeous thermal from F.U.N Lacquer - luckily, this one is still available! Even better yet, it's going on sale tomorrow ^^. Starting April 18th and ending April 25th, everything will be marked down 24%, as long as stock lasts. So, let's take a look at F.U.N Lacquer Purple Crocus, shall we?

F.U.N Lacquer Purple Crocus purple lilac violet thermal polish
cold - in between - warm


This one is part of the Limited Edition 4 Seasons collection, and obviously Purple Crocus is meant for Spring. It goes from a very pale lilac when warm to a vivid violet shade when cold. On me it settled somewhere in between. There is a lovely copperish, pinkish shimmer that really adds to the total finish.

15 April 2014

Sally Hansen Resurrection & China Glaze I'm Not Lion

China Glaze I'm Not Lion
Hi loves! Don't you just love it when you score a really nice polish for a really low price? It happened to me the other day when I went to the Action, which is a Dutch department store but with really low prices and fun stuff for your home. They had this bunch of Sally Hansen polishes on sale for only €0,99 each! Most of the good stuff was gone already I think but I managed to find Jaded and Resurrection, both from the Complete Salon Manicure line. The normal retail for those is €10,99 here in Holland! Woohoo ^^.

Sally Hansen Resurrection is a creamy pale dusty blue shade that photographed way too bright and dark somehow.. Application was (apart from the brush that was wonky) a breeze and the formula flows easy and buttery onto the nail. 2 coats are more than enough to fully cover your nails. I used this on thumb, index and pinky, and the other 2 nails were done using 3 coats of China Glaze I'm Not Lion. 

Sally Hansen Resurrection China Glaze I'm Not Lion

Sally Hansen Resurrection China Glaze I'm Not Lion


This gorgeous glitter takes on a textured finish if you don't topcoat it, and I really like how it looks like that! Application is really nice for such a glitter, you don't have to fidle with it for even coverage, after the first coat the glitter just seems to fill up empty spots by itself with the next coat.

Sally Hansen Resurrection China Glaze I'm Not Lion


What do you think of these 2 colors together? Do you like it? And what was your latest polish score?

14 April 2014

A Minty Splatter Manicure

Mint splatter nailart herome misa toxic seductionHi guys! Do you like splatter nailart? I do! It's quite messy to make, but I like the random results you get. For those who don't know how to do this technique yet: you take a drinking straw and cut it a bit shorter (about 6cm is nice). Then you put a little polish on a piece of paper, dip your straw in and blow air trough it in a short, sharp burst. Be careful not to do this too fast too often or you will become nauseous! Also put some paper towels on your work surface, because the splatter will fly everywhere! Then use a brush and some acetone to clean up and use a nice topcoat because sometimes the splatter can be a bit thicker and lumpy.

I made this manicure with polishes that fit our new blog colours! Herome New Delhi as a base and Misa Toxic seduction and an old nameless silver from Hema as the splatter polishes. I like using crèmes and shimmers/glitters together to give the manicure extra contrast. I hope you guys like it and see you next week!
Mint splatter nailart herome misa toxic seduction

Mint splatter nailart herome misa toxic seduction

Mint splatter nailart herome misa toxic seduction