Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Framed Nails

Few days ago I got another awesome package from Born Pretty Store, so I had to try the goodies right away. :) 

I'm really loving framed nails and I already did them once, you can see them here, where I used just plain black and holographic silver glitter. So now I decided to do them again but this time with gold glitter. This method is kind of time-consuming, but it definitely looks good. :)

The pictures aren't the best, because the weather here is nothing like June should be. xo

I got this cute container full of gold hexagonal holographic glitter (you can find it here, also available in different colors and shapes). It looks like a treasure when you open the container. :L To easily pick the glitter on toothpick, I drop some of the glitter into the lid.

I love this kind of glitter because it's flat and it doesn't bother me as much as rhinestones. So when you add a layer of top coat, the surface is almost smooth.

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze - Traffic Jam. I picked it because it has a really great formula and I already tried it with gold glitter and it looked gorgeous, so I decided to use it again. :L I did one nail at a time. When the second layer was still wet, I simply picked one by one glitter and placed it on the nail. If I was too slow and the surface was already dry, I added a top coat and made the surface wet and sticky again.
 OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
China Glaze - Traffic Jam / 2 coats
Gold Holographic Hexagonal Glitter
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

They do start falling off eventually, I'd suggest you to add 2 coats of top coat to really seal them on the nails, but even when a few of them are missing, it doesn't bothering me, it still looks as great as before. Unless you're really trying to find where they're missing. xD

Here's a closer look of the glitter! <3 I told you it looks like a treasure! :L


The container looks small but I'm not even sure if I'll ever hit the bottom of this container. :D Don't forget to use code J10X31 to get 10% off on your order. ;)

It looks like I'm having just a plain berry on my nails but there's still something going on my nails. :P 
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Let me know if you like framed nails and my combination. :) I'm really in love with them, I just need to practice how to make perfect framed nails with a creme nail polish. I already tried it once and it looked great but I choose a horrible color combination. :D And I only did my left hand, because I'm not really sure if I'm able to hold the striping brush in my left hand and make some perfect lines. ^_^

Have a lovely week and thanks for reading!

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

*Some of the products in this post were sent to me by Born Pretty Store! For more information read my disclosure policy!

50 Comment(s):

  1. Looks great! Perfect combination!

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  2. OMG! I LOVE it! You did an amazing job, it looks like perfection! xoxo

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    1. Thanks! :h You should try it too! :e

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  3. I absolutely love this combination! Simply stunning Ivana!

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  4. Love this, I don't think I'd have the patience for this!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! It goes pretty fast once you do a few nails before. :D

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  5. These look so pretty! I have seen this type of manicure before and not liked it, but you made it look so good now I have to try it out!

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    1. Thank you Malinda! :) So happy to hear than I changed your mind! Let me know if you like it on yourself, when you try it out! :h

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  6. Your nails are looking amazing Ivana, I love your framed nails.

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  7. Beautiful :) I will have to give this a go

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    1. You should, it really looks nice! :)

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  8. Very nice choice of colors but I think I won't have the patience to put those glitters in place like you do. I might end up dunking my fingers in the pot >.< Nicely done babe <3

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    1. Thank you Xannilestel! Now I'm wondering how would nails look like if you would just put them into the pot! Glittery for sure. :P

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  9. super mi je taj glitter, kombinacija isto :)

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  10. Hudo! <3 Ti paše tale "okvir", ker imaš enakomerne nohte.

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    1. Hvala Ana! ^_^ To moraš še ti poskusiti! :L

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  11. Srečka si! Te okvirjene nohtke imam pa že tako dolgo nagledane, pa se ne spravim zraven, da bi si jih naredil! Tebi je uspelo noro dobro!<3

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    1. Hvala! :) Vse kar rabiš je malo potrpežljivosti! Upam, da jih kmalu vidim še na tvojih nohtih! :L

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  12. This is such a lovely mani! ;)

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  13. OMG!!! This is amazing!!!! Love it :))xxx

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  14. predobro si ovo napravila :-D
    nokti ti sjajno izgledaju *.*

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  15. Pretty combo! Ok, the black-silver one was beyoooond pretty but this one is also gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! :D I absolutely love this combo more than the black one but that's just me, you know I love pinks more than anything. xD

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  16. oh your framed nails always look soooooo good :) thanks for stopping my my page :-P

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    1. Aww thank YOU for stopping by here! :h

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  17. This looks gorgeous!!! Love the gold glitter.

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