Friday, April 18, 2014

[Easter] I'm Feeling Happy Dots

Hey lovelies!

I hope you had a great start into the Easter weekend! The third Easter design for this week shows more traditional Easter colors again. It's a simple gradient and dot mani that was inspired by this gradient mani from Temperaninails. I added golden dots so it would sparkle more. Because sparkle makes everything better, right? :)

A yellow and white gradient manicure with golden dots.

gradient colors: Misslyn 90 Snow-White; Illamasqua Load; China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
dotting color: Illamasqua Swinger
tools: sponge, dotting tool

Products I used to create the I'm Feeling Happy Dots Easter manicure.

A yellow and white gradient manicure with golden dots.

A yellow and white gradient manicure with golden dots.

A yellow and white gradient manicure with golden dots.

This mani makes me feel really happy and sunny inside. With low two digit temperatures the weather is very cold at the moment despite the occasional sun peeking through. So at least my nails can warm me :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chester's Drawers Turns 4! - And the Winners are ...

Hey lovelies!

I'm sorry this post has taken so long. I really didn't have any time in the last week because it was the last week of school before the Easter holidays. That's always a hectic time with last minute changes and cancelations. But! I finally made it! I picked the winners.

Drum Roll, Please!

In the first Chester's Drawers Turns 4! giveaway you could win one of three awesome nail polish sets.





The three winners of the nail polish sets are:

  • Tina I., Croatia
  • Kata B., Hungary
  • Marine L., France


In the second Chester's Drawers Turns 4! giveaway the prizes you could win were one of two BundleMonster stamping plate sets.



For this second giveaway I asked you to guess the total weight of my stamping plates binder. And the correct answer is: 3,6kg.

The two lucky winners of the BundleMonster stamping plate sets are:

  • Nermeen, Egypt - Her answer of 8,5 pounds (= 3,856 kg) was the closest.
  • Kayla, USA - She came in second-closest with her answer of 7 pounds (= 3,175 kg).


The thirds Chester's Drawers Turns 4! giveaway was all about nail care. The prizes were one of two nail care sets with a MontBleu glass nail file and different hand lotions.




And the two lucky winners of the nail care sets are:

  • Vedrana B., Serbia
  • Lucy F., Germany


And for the fourth and last Chester's Drawers Turns 4! giveaway you could win a neat nail art set to get you started on your nail art journey.



The winners of the nail art set is:

  • Lisa N., Canada


Congratulations to all the winners!

Please check your email inboxes and reply to claim your prizes within 48 hours.


[Easter] The Easter Triangle

Hey lovelies!

Time to show you another Easter mani. This time my inspiration came this mani from Marta Warmuz. Marta used the stamping technique but the design is equally as cute dotted.

A dotted manicure using a nude base color and summery colors for dotting.

base color: OPI My Vampire Is Buff
dotting colors: Barry M. Pomegranate; Barry M. Mango
tool: small dotting tool

Products I used to create the Easter Triangle manicure.

A dotted manicure using a nude base color and summery colors for dotting.

A dotted manicure using a nude base color and summery colors for dotting.

I love this mani! It looks incredibly complicated (to a non-nail blogger) but was super easy to do. I was done in 30 minutes complete with applying my base color. Friends who commented on it could not believe this type of mani can be accomplished that quickly. I want to prove them some day :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

[Easter] Hatchling Parade

Hey lovelies!

It's the week leading up to Easter and that means Easter manicures here on the blog. In the next few days I will show you a couple manis and today I want to start with a cute Hatchling Parade.

An Easter manicure depicting chicklets.

base colors: catrice Don't Feed The Birds; catrice Sand-Francisco
add-on colors: p2 Eternal; Misslyn 90 Snow-White; essence Wake Up!
tools: short detail brush; large dotting tool

Products I used to create the Hatchling Parade Easter manicure

An Easter manicure depicting chicklets.

An Easter manicure depicting chicklets.

I found the inspiration for these cute chicklets in this iBeauty tutorial. How could I not recreate this cute hatchling face into a full mani? Besides, it's super easily and quickly done. The whole mani only took 30 minutes, including applying the base colors.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Stamping - Over a Green Base

Hey lovelies!

So, apparently the theme for this week is "over a green base". But what do I know? I totally lost track of what's going on in my Facebook groups because, well, last week before Easter holidays. Anyone remember how hectic it can be? Yeah, me neither. But it is and I have to deal with it. So I was taken by surprise with the stamping theme since I forgot to vote. Duh. But you still get to see my contribution.


base color: Butter London Dosh
stamping color: American Apparel California Trooper
stamping plate and image: BundleMonster BM-H05 - celtic triquetra (single image)



I'm dying for a full-fledged Celtic knotwork plate! I love the intricacy and the classic color schemes so I kinda went with it. Just kinda because I had already set my mind on Dosh as the base color. A dark green know on a linen-colored base would have caught the Celtic vice much more but yeah, we can't have it all :)