23. december 2011

My favorite shimmery Christmassy reds

Tu je nekaj swatchev mojih najljubših šimrastih rdečih odtenkov, ki so čudoviti in hkrati primerni za božične manikure. Njihova skupna lastnost je tudi ta, da so zelo prekrivni in bi pri večini skoraj zadostoval že en sam sloj, vendar vedno nanesem vsaj dva.

Here are some swatches of my favorite shimmery red nail polishes which are gorgeous and very suitable for Christmas manicures. The next thing they all have in common is that they are very opaque, so I could almost get away with one coat of each. Still I always use at least two.



Zgoraj in spodaj: Essence Once Upon a Time, dva sloja.
Up and down: Essence Once Upon a Time, two coats.





Zgoraj in spodaj: Feicai - 39, dva sloja.
Up and down: Feicai - 39, two coats.





Zgoraj in spodaj: Kleancolor - Metallic Red, dva sloja.
Up and down: Kleancolor - Metallic Red, two coats.



Spodaj: Essence - Hypnotic Poison, dva sloja.
Down: Essence - Hypnotic Poison, two coats.





Zgoraj in spodaj: Nicole by OPI - OMB!, dva sloja.
Up and down: Nicole by OPI - OMB!, two coats.





Zgoraj in spodaj: Carrefour - 072, dva sloja.
Moj najljubši, dobila sem ga namreč za darilo iz Pariza.

Up and down: Carrefour - 072, two coats.
This one is my favorite one, I got it as a present from Paris.




Nisem se še čisto odločila, katerega izmed njih bi nosila za božič. Imate kakšen predlog? :)

I haven't decided which one to wear for Christmas yet. Which one do you suggest? :)

11. december 2011

Absolutely Alice effect


Ko sem nanesla dve plasti modrega bleščičastega laka Milani Blue Flash, sem dobila idejo. Odtenek bleščic se mi namreč zdi zelo podoben modrim bleščicam v zelo iskanemu OPI-jevemu Absolutely Alice laku, vendar manjkajo zlate bleščice. Zato sem malo pobrskala po svoji zbirki in na plan je pokukal lakec FCC št. 72, ki v prozorni bazi vsebuje manjše zlate in modre bleščice, nanesla pa sem ga 2 plasti. Ravno prav za efekt, ki sem ga želela doseči! :)

When I did 2 coats of Milani Blue Flash nail polish, which is opaque blue glitter, I got an idea. In my oppinion the colour of the glitter seems very similar to the blue glitter in the very hard to find OPI Absolutely Alice nail polish. But there is no golden glitter, so I checked my nail polish collection and I picked up FCC nail polish in number 72. It contains smaller golden and blue glitter in clear base. I did two coats - that was just right for the effect I wanted to achieve! :)



Končnega rezultata na žalost ne morem primerjati z Absolutely Alice lakom, ker ga nimam v svoji zbirki. Ne vem, kako blizu sem prišla originalu (verjetno ne prav zelo), vendar mi je modro zlat efekt vseeno zelo všeč. Kakšen pa se zdi vam?

Unfortunately I can't compare the final result with Absolutely Alice nail polish, because I don't own it. So I don't know how close to the original I got (probably not very close), but I still love the blue golden effect. And how do you feel about it?


09. december 2011

Layering Combo

Nekaj časa nazaj sem na enem nohtu preizkusila Color Club lakec Total Mystery, vendar je bil za moj okus veliko preveč prosojen, da bi z njim poskušala doseči popolno prekrivnost. Zato sem ga slojila čez prekrivni moder krem lak Essence Chuck. Rezultat - šimrasto modri nohti z vijoličnim pridihom.

A while ago I tried Color Club Total Mystery nail polish on one of my nails, but in my oppinion it was too sheer, so I didn't even bother to reach full opacity only with it. So I layered it over opaque blue nail polish Essence Chuck with creme finish. Result - shimmery blue nails with purple sheen.





Čez nekaj časa me je manikura pričela dolgočasiti, zato sem dodala še bleščičast lak Essence Troy, ki vsebuje modre, vijolične in srebrne bleščice v prosojni osnovi.

After a while this manicure became boring to me, so I added glittery nail polish over it. This was Essence Troy, it contains blue, purple and silver glitter in a clear base.






Kakšen se vam zdi končni rezultat? Meni je bil zelo všeč! :)

How do you like the final result? I liked it a lot! :)

03. december 2011

Raggio di Luna Nails

Imate rade umetnine na nohtih? Jaz jih obožujem, vendar ponavadi ne najdem dovolj časa ali volje, da bi se lotila ustvarjati na lastnih nohtih. No ja, nalakiram jih že, to pa je večinoma kar to... Moja dobra prijateljica in sestrična pa ima tudi tisto umetniško žilico, ki meni manjka. Že nekaj časa ustvarja in riše po svojih nohtkih, sedaj pa je pričela pisati tudi svoj blog, ki ga z veseljem prebiram in si sprostim oči. Saj veste, kako to gre. =)

Do you like nail art? I love it, but I usually don't find enough of time or I just don't feel like doing it on my own nails. I paint them with a pretty nail polish and mostly that's just it... But my very good friend and cousin has that great talent that I lack. She creats perfect nail art manicures and she just started her own blog. I really like to read it and I rest my eyes on her photos. You know, how that goes, right? =)

Tu je nekaj njenih fotografij. / Here are some of her photos.





Če so vam njene fotografije všeč, vam priporočam obisk njenega bloga, Raggio di Luna Nails. Raggio di Luna, tebi pa želim še veliko veselja pri ustvarjanju (na nohtkih in blogu, hihi)!* =))

If you like her photos, I suggest you to visit her blog Raggio di Luna Nails. Raggio di Luna, I hope you will have much joy with nail art and blogging in the future too!* =))