Monday, 15 September 2014

Pop Geometry (+tutorial)

I sat down the other day to paint my nails without anything specific on my mind. I got to painting and I ended up with popular geometric pattern, or, whatever you want to call it.

Tutorial after the jump!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

BP Store Review: Brushes & Acrylic Paint

After I did the first Born Pretty Brush Kit review I realised I didn't have many detailing brushes. So I got some...

I painted these nail art wheel nails and then I trimmed the brushes down, they are thin, but I prefer thinner. Keep reading for a closer looks and some more about the paint I use.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Matte Dots & Candy Colors Fluorescent Polish #11 Review

You know I have a thing for glowing nails, right? So far I only saw my nails glowing green-ish and I was quite curious about this red glowing polish I was about to try. I'll show you the nail art first...

I didn't know how to use neon pink in nail art, I don't really wear pinks and reds much, so I ended up with the simplest design: dots. I say neon but you see subtle pink? Oh yes, I'm sorry, my camera didn't capture the colour properly.

Continue reading for the review, photos of the red glow and most importantly more photos of glowing dotticure! Oh, and just so you know: picture heavy!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dripping From A Side

These were sort of nail fail... But I picked some decent photos so it doesn't look like a disaster at all. I had no exact plan when I started painting these, I took a fan brush, made gradient base and started thinking. I decided to do drops, but it was a busy week, so I didn't manage to do them on both hands. I thought I would finish my nails later, but I didn't get to it fast enough - I removed these after only two days of wearing.

Above I chose to use my old hand pose for the drops.
Below is my right hand I never finished.

Saturday, 16 August 2014


I had the idea of painting a landscape on my mind for a while... You see, I LOVE painting landscapes on regular canvas, but I couldn't imagine wearing a landscape painting on my nails. Well, the time came and I gave it a go.

I didn't really like the outcome on my left hand, so I left the right unfinished, no hills, just sky.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Op Art! (+tutorial)

today I'm showing you a mani I did back in June, I had it on my mind for a while and when I finally got to do it I knew it would be a perfect one for a tutorial. My Arts teacher in school paid a lot of attention to modern art history and he got me interested in it as well.
Well, have a look!

Keep reading for a tutorial!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Purple Splashes

Whoa, it's been two weeks since my last post, I'm terribly ashamed.
My last week was pretty busy and today I finally got to editing photos and writing posts. I loved wearing the design I have for you today, I made it when I was trying my new Born Pretty brushes (review here) and I discovered I could do awesome abstractions with a fan brush.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BP Store Review: Nail Art Wheel & Brushes

Do you know my nail-art-brushes history? No? Oh, wait, there wasn't any until today.
You see, for the first year or two of my nail art obsession I used regular craft store brushes that I cut down a lot, the bristles aren't really soft, but they are cheap and work just fine. About a year ago I bought cheap 5pc brush kit, but I ended up using most of the brushes for makeup instead of nail art, only one of them was useful, perfect for floral designs.
And now I own 15pc nail art brush kit from Born Pretty Store, wow.
I was wise and also I got nail art wheel with the brushes to have something to try them on. I didn't fill it yet, I painted seven designs and tried almost all the brushes. I took photos of the brushes after I used them for the first time, that's why some of them aren't completely clean, the paint wouldn't come off. In the photo below you can see what I painted next to the brushes I used.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tropical Floral & Blog Anniversary

It's been a year since I wrote my first post here.
Wait... what?!
I know, I can't believe it either.
Things changed, but they didn't change as much as I expected. You know, my nail art is better, I have fancier tools, my nail polish collection is twice as large (still under 100, though) and I even got to cooperate with some companies. I'm pretty excited about the number of my followers, it's almost 10k on the Instagram, that was the dream in July 2013, thank you guys <3.
I actually have a life this summer holiday (unlike last year), so I don't menage to post as often as I would like to. Speaking of writing posts, for those of you who feel like I did a year ago: when I was to write my first post in English, it took ages, I had to think through every sentence, it took about ten posts to get relatively fluent. I can tell writing in English is quite natural for me now, I even improved my spelling thanks to spell check :D. I'm not saying it's flawless, though, I'm sure it's not, especially when it comes to tenses...
We're all reading this for the nail art, right? Well... (I'm so not original this time)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hipster Nails & Candy Colors Fluorescent Polish #9 Review

I'll warn you in advance: this is going to be a long post. I have a review to make. Oh yes, I do reviews now. Like this one. And possibly one more in following weeks. But that's it, so no, I'm not planning to overwhelm you with reviews. Mostly because that would mean overwhelming you with posts in general and I'd rather stick to the one or two per week. Forgive me, lovely readers.
Enough of the bla bla, to the point!

I'm actually not sure, why I painted so-called-hipster nails. I wanted to paint a deer and I had this purple galaxy-like base (below) and one thing led to another...

This is the polish I'm reviewing today, it's hard to tell what it's called from the bottle, but in the BP store they call it Candy Colors Fluorescent Polish. 
Keep reading for swatches, glow in the dark photos and most importantly the rest of the design!