Thursday, 26 January 2012

French With A Twist: Sparkly Pink


Who loves a french manicure with a twist? I know I do. So I used these colours to create a red-pink glittery manicure that is adorable and will certainly stand out.

I used the light pink colour "Play the Peonies" by OPI as a base for my glitter, then I put 2 coats of "Eenie Meanie Marry Me" from the Justin Bieber collection for Nicole by OPI, then I did my french tip with a red mini OPI polish that doesn't have its name on it so I don't know it and I made a line to sepparate the two colours with a gold nail art pen to give it more definition.

I love "Play the Peonies" as a base colour here because it lightens the fluid of my glitter and makes it pink instead of red. Also as a polish it is creamy and applies very nicely on the nails.

 "Eenie Meanie Marry Me" is a beautiful glitter but it does need a few coats because it's very very sheer and fine and it will need a lot of coat to cover the entire nail.

As for this red, I'm not particularly fond of it because I prefer matte reds instead of shimmers but it went well with the sparkly theme of the design. If you can recognise the shade please tell me what it is!

So this is my current twist on the classic french manicure. I think it would be great for valentine's day or for a first date. Let me know if you like it and if you try to recreate it!


Monday, 23 January 2012

OOTD Pink Jacket & Polka Dots!


So, I went out for coffee with my best friend and I felt like dressing up. I bet you can see the sun around me but it really is still quite cold. However I absolutely can't wait for spring so I thought I'd add a bit of colour to my outfit and bring spring to my day!


Top: Zara
Trousers: Stradivarius
Jacket: Bershka
Scarf: Bewitched Accessories
Bag: Primark
Shoes: New Look
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Primark

Tell me what you think about this outfit and if you can't wait for spring like I do! 


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Magnetic Nail Polishes!

WHAT? Magnetic nails?
Oh yes!

So when i first heard of magnetic nail polishes I was like " it sounds weird" but then I saw them and I tried them out and they were sooooo good! I was amazed at how easy was to create a magnetic manicure that looks like you put so much time and effort in it!

See? Don't they look difficult? They're not! and I will prove it now!
So basically all you do is paint one coat and let it dry completely and then you paint a thick second coat and quickly you hold the cap with the magnet over it for a few seconds and voila: Magnetic Designs!

Let's see some closeups:

And the product info:
IMagnet by TommyG  this a bright gold polish with a glossy finish! (I got it from Hondos Center in Greece)
Magnetized by 17 this is a navy blue polish with a matte finish (I got it from Boots in England)

I absolutely love magnetic nail polishes now. If you're still not sure how it works you can watch my video that I demonstrate them! 


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Collection 2000: Liquid eye liners and blush!


I thought I'd show you some Collection 2000 products I got and swatch them for you. :-)

Eye Liners:

 I got two liquid liner shades, a silver and a gold one. I love adding some sparkle on my eyes and I love how these two look on my skin. Either you use them for a final touch on a smokey eye or a single colour eye lid they are sure to draw attention to your eyes. I also like using glitter liners during the day on a natural eye shadow so that it gives some sparkle but nothing too exaggerated. 

 Shades: Hustle (silver) and Funk (gold)
And the swatches:


This blush gives your cheeks a natural rosy/coral glow that is perfect for sunny days and will be amazing in spring!
I love its consistency and to be entirely honest the flower design on top was the first thing that drew my eye to it. I am glad I found it though! Also just to let you know, I prefer using it with my finger instead of a brush before my foundation is completely dry to blend it in better and then I use my setting powder. :)

Shade: Bashful

Let me know if you try any of these products or some other shades of them and what you think about them!


Friday, 13 January 2012

My Lifesaver! Justin Bieber for Nicole by OPI

Hello!! Happy New Year everyone!

I was in Westfield shopping centre in London the other day and I went to the OPI shop and they had a half price sale for a lot of nail polishes and this was one of those, so I was very excited about it!

Here's one of the nail polishes I got there. It's called "My lifesaver" and it's from the Justin Bieber collection for Nicole by OPI!

This is a very creamy polish and it looks perfect with two coats of it. Also the tip of the brush is curved to take the shape of the bottom of the nails (if you were wondering about the sticker on the cap).
 I think this minty green colour is perfect for spring and as far as I know it will be very popular on 2012. I've seen a lot of clothes and accessories in this colour in shops and I think your nails is the best way to incorporate the colour in your outfits if you are not sure this is a shade that you'd wear.

I definitely suggest you go check this colour out anyway and also go see if you can find something you like in the OPI shop sale! There are some really cool polishes there!

That's all for now! Stay tuned for more posts (yes I did a lot of shopping).