Nails: Shades of Pink

Beauty&Fashion

Good day!

For this week’s beauty post I decided to try my hand once again at nail art.This nail style requires zero experience and it is not super original what so ever. I just thought it looks nice and interesting but still simple.

First of all, you will need to pick a color. I went for a pink color not because I am too girly but because it is summer and pink is a very summery color. And lately I had been wearing a lot of print and these prints have a lot of pink-ish details to them.

After you have chosen a color, look through your nail polishes and pick 5 different shades of that color. Try to mix and match them: pick one darker, one lighter, couple of sparkly ones, couple of solid ones and you can even go for a matte nail polish.

I have chosen quite bold pink/orange/coral color for my thumb (Maybelline Colorama 91) – try to make your thumb the boldest of the nails, it will be like a delicate accent to the whole hand.

I painted my index finger with a sparkly light pink polish from Rimmel London 60 seconds line.

My middle finger has almost the same shade as my index finger does but the polish is solid not sparkly – Lotus Effect 55K.

My ring finger and little finger also have similar violet/grey/pinky shade on them. Ring finger is painted with a translucent polish with big sparkles (Uma cosmetics duo nail polish 01) while little finger has shiny grey polish with violet undertones from Avon (nail wear pro 021).

All the nails are painted with double coat of color nail polish and also a single coat of top coat. I also would like to mention that this kind of nail style lasted almost two weeks on my nails with minimal damage and chips.

I hope that you like this kind of idea for nails. You can use a different color and find shades that you like and truly make it your own.

Photos of polish bottles and the final product bellow. Bye!

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Collection: Nail polishes

Beauty&Fashion

Hello everybody!

It is a beautiful Sunday morning were I live and for this week’s beauty post I decided to share with you my nail polish collection that I have collected over a couple of years time. By any means, I am not trying to show off, just trying to help you find colors or textures you might be looking for, or some new brands to try out. Most of my nail polishes are from Lithuanian brand BUK, but my favorite company is MAYBELLINE and they COLORAMA line. I store all my nail polishes in a little box which is always standing on my computer/work table.  My computer table is my dressing/vanity/makeup table at the same time because it is huge. Multi-table-ing. 😀

List of nail polishes (you will find the photos of the bottles and samples of colors in the gallery):

1. AVON nail wear pro romance G021
2. BUK 72
3. Flormar pretty P22 42
4. Nail system 377
5. Golden Rose 42
6. BUK 24
7. LOTUS EFFECT 55K
8. LOTUS EFFECT 33G
9. Sincero CRACK nail polish in color black
10. Maybelline NY COLORAMA 91
11. Maybelline NY COLORAMA 86
12. Maybelline NY COLORAMA 651
13. BUK 8
14. BUK Skydance G2
15. Nail polish Tear HD 20
16. UMA cosmetics duo nail polish black + sparkly pink
17. BUK 2
18. BUK vie-vien 9
19. Nail system 331
20. Rimmel London 60 seconds 240 True star
21. BUK vie-vien 2

I did not take separate pictures or included my top coat in this list but it is from Nail system CARE line. I usually do my nail art with the help of a toothpick but I also have some art deco nail polishes with a special narrow brush. They are a great measure to paint small intricate details on the nails.

I hope you liked this post, see you next week!

Summer favorites/must-haves

Beauty&Fashion

Hello!

Let me begin by saying that I have been planning this blog post for months. In the beginning in was supposed to be spring favorites but, as we are in the middle of summer, I got to change it up a bit.

So, I hope you will enjoy this post and it will be helpful as well as entertaining for you.

Beauty products:

During summer, my skin becomes dry and sun burnt, thus I need great moisturizers:

*Avon Care Rich Moisture face cream – I love it because it is not too rich. I mean it hydrates my skin but doesn’t make it greasy.

*ISANA Limited Edition body cream with pomegranates and figs – it smells amazingly and it is perfect to use after sunbathing.

*Avon Care hand & nail creme with glycerin – after using it my hands became so soft as they never have been before.

*EOS lip balm (strawberry sorbet flavor) – the smell of it is so fresh and natural.

Accessories:

*Sunglasses are a must during summer. Mine are from NewYorker and they have this really cool ombre effect.

*Recently I have been wearing a lot of rings. They add something special to every outfit without overpowering it and being too much. Colorful ones are from NewYorker, the one with flowers is from Avon, golden ones are from H&M and turquoise one is handmade. I painted a thick layer of nail polish on a coin and then topped it off with another layer of top coat. After it dried completely I glued it on a ring base. I love turquoise color of that one, it goes with practically everything.

Shoes: I love wearing wedges and these one have korke heal. The color of them is this pretty pink/orange coral and the front of them is covered with golden metal. It sparkles wonderfully in the sun. I bought them at a local boutique and they were so cheap, such a bargain.

Clothes:

I love sleeveless shirts. I think they are an amazing way to look stylish and sophisticated and at the same time to stay comfortable.

*The light green ones is very simple, casual from the brand Gina Laura.

*The motley cotton ones are from Stradivarius. I love that quirky, almost tribal print. Quirky prints are very in right now as ELLE UK suggests.

*Bottom left ones are from New Yorker. They have sparkly beaded collar and V form cutout at the back. They are also longer at the back and shorter at the front.

*The last ones, black with pink Eiffel towers are from H&M. They have chiffon front and cotton back.

The staple piece that I love wearing all summer long is long chiffon skirt. I have one in dark blue color and I am in love with it. Long skirts were huge trend last year but I am taking it to 2014 summer.I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post and have a great summer.

Links for shops: 

http://www.newyorker.de/en/fashion-lifestyle/

http://www.stradivarius.com/lt/en/?redirect=true

http://www.hm.com/

http://www.avon.com/

http://www.gina-laura.com/