keskiviikko 21. huhtikuuta 2010

Models Own - Purple Passion

Still haven't been able to work out the order to models own, but fortunately this store called Seppälä sells those gorgeous polishes. Though I won't buy anymore from there because I want to buy from their own site! It will become cheaper :)

But apparently, when they have that "get 5 polishes, save £7", you won't get that if you use the 30% off coupon! I'm pissed.

But onto the mani. Here is at first only the Purple Passion

It is a bit too bright in the picture, and with a top coat. Without a topcoat, it dried kinda matte, though it was beautiful too. I took some photos before applying the topcoat, but it was night and our lightning is very bad then to took polish pictures!!

But how was the application? Perfect! No more than 2 coats, maybe 1 with steady hand :) Soooo pretty! I'm totally pissed about the fact that I'm not capable for some reason to order anything from Models Own website. But! I will be patient, and try again and again, until it works!! This polish sealed the deal.

Have to say that I've mentioned couple of times about the nail art polishes black and white which I ordered from different place than the other colours. Well that didn't work out! BUT, I was absolutely happy when I found this from a supermarket

Jeij!! The brand is apparently Kiss and they work just fine! And look what came with the package

Evil Angel from Black nail polish and lip gloss showed similar to these nail art decal stencils.

Check it out.

You just stick the decal onto your nail, and apply the polish you want the pattern to show with. Very easy, although my stickers are a bit thin, so they might rip easily. Have to be careful!

Ofcourse I immediately had to try these, and just without any planning, it turned to be like this

(oh my god how hidious my cuticles are...)

First I only did my thumb to see te results, and I liked it. Later the same night, after a glass of redwine, I did the rest of the hand

I didn't have my polishremover with me, so when the decal was too stained to do more those, I changed to another one and did with that the pinky and the index. Cross tips with the new silver nail art polish, and ring and middle needed some lines with the new black nail art polish!
Love the design :)

I believe those polishes and decals will be in lots of use! I'm already thinking what to wear the next weekend!!

See you soon!

maanantai 19. huhtikuuta 2010

Lacquered Literati: 50 Followers Giveaway!

Great Giveaway! Check it out!
Click the photo to see the details!

The winner will receive:
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Pizazz
- Sinful Colors Cream Pink
- Nicole by OPI Honey-Dew You Love Me (cute blue hearts!)
- OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui
- Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat
- China Glaze LOL
- China Glaze DV8
- China Glaze Luna
- China Glaze Blue Hawaiian
- China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Some old and dark

Hey! Now that there is few posts between these, I can post another half-and-half mani :D

I think it was a sunny day when I made this.. I started with this gorgeous dark grey holo from Golden Rose. Color 119. Very beautiful and easy to apply!

And to spice it up, here is what I came up with

Depend black polish which includes pink and green shimmer! The polish number has disappeared from the bottle!! Apparently that happens all of them :/

And here you can see how gorgeous the holo-effect actually is

Loved the design, but when there was no sun occasionally, it was a bit too dark. But again, maybe later when the sun is more likely shining!

And now I need some help!!

I tried to order some nailpolishes from models own, and use my 30% off coupon. But when I have all of the polishes in font of me, and start to click on them and add to my cart, at some point it just throws me to their front page, and my cart is empty. And that happened many times, after I've chosen like 8 polishes. Totally frustrating!!

Have any of you had the same problem? How could I fix this? And is the models own page slow to you too? Because for me it is. I would appreciate any help here, because those colors are so gorgeous!

If you can help me, thank you so much!!

sunnuntai 18. huhtikuuta 2010

Tequila Sunrise

Well hello dears! How is it going? Just a quick post of one of the last weeks mani, which took its inspiration... Tattadadaaa! Title says it already :)

So I was very eager to try China Glaze Solar Power polish, which came from Evil Angel's shop couple of weeks ago. Very pretty shimmery sunshine yellow that would definately look amazing in the sun. I didn't have the opportunity with the sun when I was wearing this but definately will try again in summer! It will shine like a sun!!

I love it!

And just to mention, my nails are starting to be quite a nice lenght. For me! Others might like longer, others shorter, but I think this is good for me. I'm just a bit afraid.. My summerjob is in a cemetery and I do gardening stuff that is needed there!! Oh my dear nails :/

But the sunrise!

It could have been better (a lot!) but I can't remember why I didn't do it right. Well, I'll try it again in summer and make the color changing more smooth. Not so töks. And never mind the stain, the sponge kinda slipped. IMO those colors are very nice together, because of the shimmer overload! The red is Lumene Primrose Path.

And by the way, there in the middle finger you can see the shimmer of the Solar Power!! Gorgeous!

perjantai 16. huhtikuuta 2010

Get Ready For Summer: Giveaway!!!

Quite an awesome giveaway!! Check for yourself:

Clicking the photo takes you to Giveaway!

1. CHANEL PARTICULIERE 505 nail polish from Spring 2010 collection (Do I need to tell you it is SOLD OUT everywhere? ;))

2. THE BODY SHOP Neroli Jasmin shower gel & body lotion (both 50ml)

3. MAYBELLINE Dream Sunglow Bronzing Booster


5. CIATE : One Coat a Day (base polish), Hang Over Cure (treatment for cuticles), Super Sexy Dry (drying drops)

6. CALVIN KLEIN Ultimate edge Gel Eyeliner in shade 301 Cocoa Sheen (with mini brush)

7. H&M BRACELET (pink coral color with gold, perfect for spring/summer)

8. CIATE Pink Nail File

9. JILL SANDER SUN EDT 100ml (without alcohol, perfect for summer)

10. NYX LIPSTICKS in 3 colours: Electra, Indian Pink, Circle

11. NAIL ART FIMO fruits (3x10)


13. MORGAN STREET Lip Balm Chocolate Cake

14. 5 SHE STYLEZONE Nailpolishes

15. OPI nailpolish LA- PAZ-ITIVELY HOT normal version + MATTE version

16. THE BODY SHOP RASPBERRY Body Butter 200ml

17. FRUCTIS Elastic Power Fix Hairspray

torstai 15. huhtikuuta 2010


Back from the road trip!! Yesterday we drove with my friend to Helsinki and back, because we had to drop her university-getting-in-architectury-pre-work-thing... (?) :D And we also did some shopping there! Great trip :)

But what's whit the title? Well right now, when I'm not in school or anything, almost the only thing that gets me out of the building every day, is coaching. I am a swimming coach, and my swimmers are from the age 11 to the age 16. Boys and girls. And last saturday we had competition!

Of course I had to make some swimming related nails!! :)

Do you know the swimmingsuit manufacturer Speedo?
Photo is from here

They are our sponsor, so the logo is in our t-shirts and accessories. The base color is bright blue, and the text is white. So simply enough, I transferred them to my nails

The outcome is a bit messy, but the point was just to get it roughly. You still get the point!
I used the blue part Depend and I believe it's 41. The text is almost gone. I'm so sad they don't have names to the polishes! Depend is soooo great bränd! Application is awesome, the colorselection is enoughly good, and they don't cost much! Have to get some more.

The Speedo texts I made using some french manicure set white and a thin brush. I still don't have nail art polishes in black and white!! Damn.

But I received a lot complimets with these nails :) That made me very happy!

maanantai 12. huhtikuuta 2010



So today I have read, and am planning to do so again, but needed a little break :) An what would be better break than posting and reading all the posts that have came during the night? Nothing!

I'm bringing something from the near past, some testing with couple of blues I have.

Apparently I don't have the swatch from the polish I started with, but it is Mavala Tropique. Very easy and nice polish that dries super quickly! I think I have 2 coats here, and it is enough. Boring on its own, so I added this half mani with Natural Code Live It Up (which I have to make a comparison with those new ones I had last week, Finger Paints and Savvy) . After that I covered the line with Art Club Midnight Blue.

I think I'm a bit stuck with that design. Did the same with blacks and reds! Not one after another, but they all are in my archive waiting to be post, and I believe it would look stupid if I post them one after the other. Although, why does it matter? They still look completely different. Especially the black one! Loved it!

And back to study!

sunnuntai 11. huhtikuuta 2010

First Franken - Midnight Sun

Well, having the stomach flu couple of days ago, wasn't fun. And on top of that, it caused that I had to skip one long waited evening with my friends!! Although the feeling was then so awful, that it didn't piss me off at the time, not getting to go there. But since I usually have very few evenings planned during the month, I think a lot those evening I have plans. Well not a lot... But, you know...

So this time I had my outfit for the evening planned beforehand, and I just have to show it here:

(Never mind the wrinkles) And a bit closer the lovely shoes:

Love the bow :) So the clothes were ok, but the problem was that I don't have maching nailpolish! So when I went to watch my niece, I packed along with me some nail stuff, including some blue and red colors.

Ok! I had pretty nice morning there, playing with my niece and watching some How I Met Your Mother (Best show ever!!!) -episodes. During that I did some mixing with the colors I had with me, and was kinda pleased of what came up:

This blueish, purpleish colour with red flakies from the Night Party was what I was thinking when looking the possible colors to use. And I topped it with miss selene 173, which is clear base with mostly purple glitter mixed with silver/hologlitters.

And there are the polishes I used in this. H&M Blue My Mind and Lumene Night Party. I didn't mix these in a bottle, but in a little candle holder which is made of glass. Little batch at a time. That's because I don't have any of those bottles that can be used to that, or even half empty never used polishes that might be good for the operation. But it could be done also like that :)

Here is how it went with the dress

Perfect match! But then what happend? My stomach said its own opinion to the matter, and I didn't get to go and show my matching outfit :/ Well, maybe second try two weeks from now!

And as the title says, I decided to name this franken to Midnight Sun, 'cause of those red flakies (that aren't showing in the pictures..) that flashes from the night sky. Speaking of which, hope the book will come!!

perjantai 9. huhtikuuta 2010



Last two days has been awful! Well the day before yesterday wasn't so, but yesterday yes.. On wednesday, my big brother called me to go over, because he and his daughter had a stomach flu, and someone had to watch the daughter. She is 1,5 years old, and I'm her godmother :) Love the girl! Well the day went there, and on evening I was in a hurry and only stopped by at my own house.

So yesterday, I also had to go and watch my niece, 'cuz her faher had to go to work. Morning went by and I was starting to feel something... Yes of course, I had the stomach flu also!!! Should have known when going there the other day that it will catch. So the whole day I just lay on the couch, and tried to feed and change the girl as best as I could... Awful condition! And it ruined my evening plan. More of that coming some other time.

But to the point:
When I finally came home all weak and tired, guess what there was waiting for me?!!?

Tattadadaaaaa!! A package from the other side of the ocean :) My first overseas purchase!

Evil angel has this blogstore, where she sells all the lovely stuff. Last week I contacted her, and bought 9 beautiful polishes.

Four China Glazes, previously I only had one (1!!!) because they cost so much in here. From left to right: Heart of Africa, Solar Power, Innocence and Lavender Lingo. Can't wait to try these!! Especially now in the spring time, the Solar Power almost screams my name from the drawer!

Then my first Color Clubs: Slow Jam and Groove Thang. The picture isn't very colour accurate. Slow Jam is a bit darker IRL. And Groove Thang is this amazing almost black purple which can't be shown from the picture.

And last three, couple of light blues. BB Couture Electric Avenue, Finger Paints Turquoise Tile and Savvy Totally Teal. Also these sparkling turquoises are the ones that will be on my nails soon!!

So thank you so much Evil Angel for the shop and fast shipping and everything!!! :) Hope you will post more beautiful polishes in your shop soon!

Maybe some swatches coming up, maybe not, but I'm very very happy owner of these new polishes (hmmm.... Do I like to own things more than use things..? Yep! Just check my shoe collection! :) )

See ya next time!

tiistai 6. huhtikuuta 2010

Moody nails

The fog here has been transformed to rain. Absolutely depressing!! I want to see sun! I want to feel the dry asphalt (that is totally my first sign of spring/summer)! Want to lose some clothes!! And the warm wind! Oh.. Not that biting wind that throws also water on your face. COME ON SUMMER!!!

So here is the base I wore couple of days, and it is kinda summery. Not too bright, but cute what so ever.

Models Own Lime Light

And to the "fun" part: This is seven or eight layers!!! 7 or 8!! And still you can see the nail line. Maybe not in the picture but IRL. Man! If I hadn't had all the time I had when I put this on, I would have freaked out. Luckily all the layers dried very quickly, so the building was fast, but still. Unbeleviable. Is this general to Models Own polishes, or is it just the sheer ones? Despite the layering, I liked the polish a lot. Maybe more from this brand...

But today, when the weather totally brought me down, I fixed my nails to reflect that feeling. Really I don't like the outcome, but it was so suitable to what I see from my window, that I think I'll leave it that way for now. Though tonight I will take it off! Tomorrows nails are already planned :)

But here's the moody nails.

Over the Lime Light I put Golden Rose 107, the one from my previous haul (not posted it yet...). Two layers, and now looking at it here, it sure is soooo depressing. I should take it off. Definately on a sunny day, when the Golden Rose holo can make its magic, this would be different kind of story, but not now. Ok, I'll think I'll stop now!!

p.s. I'm supposed to be reading to my university-getting-in-test... Been making lot of excuses not to :/

maanantai 5. huhtikuuta 2010

What a Foggy weekend.

So here I am again.. The easter weekend has been - as the title says - the foggiest ever!! When you look out of the window, it's almost impossible to see the trees which are like 50 meters away our house. Not to mention the driving!! It should be forbidden, to drive in that kind of weather. Vision is blocked, and to add to that, our car gets very, very, vapory(?) inside. Yesterday I had to drive window open, just to get some air in to clear the windows! Thank god there weren't much traffic.

Anyway... Got some new polishes last week, haven't yet taken picture, but couple of "first" polishes wanted to come with me. I bought my first H&M polishes, Blue My Mind and (of course) Bella's Choice. I've seen so pretty photos of Bella's Choice, so it had to be taken! And it was the only one in the store.

Another "first" thing was Models Own Lime Light... Went there to find Peacock Green, but they didn't have it so I took that one. More about it later!

But back to the Blue My Mind.

And yep, it totally blew my mind!! Sooooo beautiful! Almost a one coater, I added the second just for fun :)

I really couldn't stop looking at this when it was on. Same reason I just had to put all the photos that I took of it. And the drying! In seconds it was touchable (Maybe stretching the truth a bit...), it sure feels like that in my head now!!

Although it was beautiful on its own, the colour was to my eye that shade, that it just needed some black on it. So with konad plate m57 and special polish black (and lots and lots of time...) I stamped these cute flowers on it

I had to do the stamping like piece by piece, because the pattern just didn't came off of the plate when trying to take all the three flowers. Am I doing something wrong there?! It worked when doing them seperately, but not in threes. Maybe more practise!

And what it is in that picture?!?! Yep, Quick Dry Top Coat by Revlon :) I found it from supermarket, and it was on sale with same brand base coat! I was so happy when I found it, and it has already shown its necessity!! I just wish there had been more these, but I'm afraid this was the only one. I mean, it only cost like 4 euros! And it works!

Jeij, see you soon, I'm off to see Harry Potter :)