Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Glitter Sandwich


I just had to take a picture like this. xD Everytime I think of glitter, jelly etc. sandwiches I imagine this. ^_^
Anyway, I obviously made a glitter sandwhich but on my nails. :D I wanted to go with something more pink as one of the glitters is and I didn't want to use Show it and Glow it from OPI, so I took another purple glitter.

I applied 2 coats of each, changing OPI - Sparkle-icious & Wet n Wild - Glitz for each coat. Combinations is soooo beautiful. <3
 Close up. :brow
Sun - blurry
 Nail Tek - Foundation II
OPI - Sparkle - icious / 2 coats
Wet n Wild - Glitz / 2 coats

What do you think? Do you ever tried glitter sandwich like this?

More after a click. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

China Glaze - LOL

I've finally some time for blogging. :) I'm quite busy with my thesis, which should be finally finished next week, at least I hope so. xo
Anyway, we have an awesome heat wave here so the temperatures are really high, it's really hooooooooot! :) But I like it, summer is my favorite season and I's really missing hot weather. :$ I wore GitA for few days but after day spent on pool, it peeled off, so I had to change it the next day. I didn't know what to wear next, so I asked on twitter and Nihrida suggested me this beauty and I'm glad she did. :)

LOL is a part of China Glaze's OMG! Spring 2008 collection. Probably the most interesting collection from ChG. I totally missed it, so when I got QT and IDK, I wanted more but how to find them if they're so HTF. :( I found this one at forum sale by decent price so I just had to buy it. I'm still missing BFF (the pink version) but it became a VVVHTF. :c Is here anyone who found few bottles at dusties and have an extra bottle for me? :$

LOL is a dark violet linear holo. :L I'd suggest applying it on naked nails, because I had some troubles with application after applying 1 coat of BC. I added 2 coats.

I won't talk much about it, so here're the pictures. :L

Nail Tek - Foundation II / 1 coat
 China Glaze - LOL / 2 coats

Amaaaaaaaaazing, right? :L I want more holos like this! And BFF! xo

As you can see, my nails are shorter. :D Last week I went to Čatež - thermal water park with Veri and her family. It was soooooooooooooo great. :e There's a lot of pools and what's the most interesting for me - slides and toboggans!! Of course me and Veri spent our whole day on them. I was so careful to not break my nails but that wasn't enough because others weren't.So after a tiny accident on slides, my nail was sligthly broken so I filled them down a bit. :D
We were so busy so I didn't have time to take more pictures. Here're some of them. :)

Pirate's island is for children but of course we couldn't miss it. That pirate's head on the top is filled with water and pours it on kids, what a nice feeling when you stand under. :D

Toboggan Triplet! :e

And more and more but unfortunately no pics. :(

Do you like slides and toboggans? Or you're just chilling by the pool? :) I love both but I just can't lay by the pool when there's so much fun around me. :e

I hope you're having a great weekend!
Ivana :k

Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Post by So Nailed: Deborah Lippmann - Glitter in the Air

Hello sweethearts !

I'm Stéphanie, the lovely Ivana offered me to do a blogpost on her blog, and I feel Sooooo honored ! 
She was actually my first follower :)
Isn't she the sweetest ?!
I hope you pink lovers won't be too harsh on me 'cause today I'm showing you... BLUE ! 

Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the air was a long time lemming for both of us, And oh, it was worth the waiting !
How gorgeous is this ?!

 It's quite sheer though, so I did 3 coats of GitA over 2 coats of H&M
As much as GitA has a perfect application, Blue is horrible to apply ! 
S.U.P.E.R streaky ! 
But we like the result, don't we ? :)

As I'm from Belgium I thought I might show you one of Brussels specialities,
Cuberdons ! (or "noses" as we call them sometimes)
Seriously, if you have the opportunity, TASTE THEM ! 
They are delicious :)
Aaaand they're filled with raspberry sirup omnomnom :D

I hope you enjoyed this post guys ! 
And if you missed Ivana today, she's at

Xx. S

Her photo skills are just amazing, right? I's putting this post together and wishing that these picture'd be mine. :$ I tried to make a fancy picture just for her and it's so hard to take a decent photo, you can see my try on her blog but I'm not even close to her amazing pics. :D Thanks dear for such a lovely post! :k I love your nails, your blog and you, you're the best. :h

GitA is amazing, you can layer it on lots of colors or wear it by itself, with intense glitter or not, just like you want it. It definitely became one of my favorites! :L As you can see, we both love it! :)

Do you like Deborah Lippmann's glitters? Whch one is your favorite?  I just know that I need Candy Shop someday soon. :L

Ivana :k

Monday, August 15, 2011

Nicole by OPI - One Less Lonely Glitter

Here I am again, posting something new. :D I just finished watching El Clásico, seriously Real Madrid played so great today. I's really hoping we'll win because their game was amazing. :e I'm sorry because I spammed some of you with my tweets but watching El Clásico is sooooooooooooo stressfull for me. xo Wishing best of luck to Real Madrid on next match! Hala Madrid! :L

I've a glittery beauty for you today. You probably all know that Justin Bieber released his own nail polish collections. I really like Justin, he's so young and he really achieved a lot in his life just with his talent. I've a tiny Bieber fever lately, but not in a worst way though, I'd have a little brother like him. :D It's funny to see all those little girls all in love with Justin. When I was young, we're in love with Backstreet Boys, Caught in the Act, Kelly Family, Spice Girls etc. xP What was your childhood crush? :D

Anyway, I wanted One Less Lonely Glitter from the moment I saw it and Karen was kind enough to send me one bottle of this beauty. I never tried Nicole by OPI polish before so I didn't know what to expect. I really don't like their bottle shape, it's so weird and really hard to hold it in my hand while taking pictures. When I saw its brush, I's like, OH NO! It's very similar to Sally Hansen Broken Treasure, which I totally hate so I didn't expect much. But when I tried it, it fits perfectly to my nails and cuticle line, no clean up needed. Maybe because it's glitter and you don't have to be careful as much as with cremes or similar, but I loved it. :D

One Less Lonely Glitter is a violet mixed small and larger circle glitter. The color of glitter is same as Tru Passion from Color Club although my father said that OLLG is a tad darker but I really couldn't see the difference. :D But the glitter is same as in Bubbly Bombshell from Orly, just the color isn't same obviously. 

I added 3 coats, no TC, although the surface is gritty so I'll probably add a TC tommorow. Like I said, application is great, it dries fast, the brush is really perfect for me, I love it! :L

It's so shinny too! This picture below isn't color accurate because sun has warmed this violet color, but you can see how blingy it is. :L

Blurry - Sun
Here's a quick bottle comparison.
Nicole by OPI - One Less Lonely Girl vs. Color Club - Tru Passion
Nicole by OPI wasn't sold in Slovenia before but now Müller have them, so if any of you still want them, be sure you'll check Müller. I think they cost around 10€. I don't know if they're already sold out, but you can still take a look and maybe you'll find something you like.

What do you think about Bieber's collection? Do you like them? Or do you hate JB? :P

I guess this polish was names after this song from JB - One Less Lonely Girl. :$

Enjoy! :P

My window is open all the time at night (that's how I get grasshoppers in my room! xo :c ) and it's already 1 AM and my neighbour always watch TV so loudly. I think she usually fall asleep because I can hear her TV even at 5 AM sometimes. :D She's just funny. :D

Nighty night,
Ivana :k

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cracklly Sandwich

Yesterday I's inspired by Stéphanie from So Nailed and her amazing manicure. I saw it before at Fashion Polish but I wasn't so interested probably because it's not in pink. :D
I do not have such a talent for pictures like Stéphanie (if you don't know what I'm talking about, just check her blog ;) ) but I did my best to catch this pretty combination. :D

I already had Back to the 50's on my nails, I'm actually quite happy that I'm not the only one who feels too young with red on my nails. :$ I didn't want to remove it so I decided to try Cracklly (Crackle-Jelly) Sandwich.

I layered one coat of write crackle Lightning Bolt from China Glaze and then 2 coats of OPI sorbet from Texas collection - Do you Think I'm Tex-y?. Do you Think I'm Tex-y? is a really lovely delicious berry pink jelly, I can never have enough of jellies. :L They dry fast and they're sooooo shiny, that's why I love them. :$

It looks so squishy, like delicios candy. :L Here's the final result. :)

What do you think? Do you like it? :) Did you ever try a layering like this? What's your favorite jelly? :)

Take care,
Ivana :k

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Essence TE 50's Girl Reloaded Haul

I'm so behind with my posts and comments but I decided that I'd write something today. Thanks for your lovely comments on my previous post. Next day I shorten my nails, like I said my thumb's broken so the difference was too obvious and I'm so allergic to different lenghts, okay thumbs can go through but if my ring finger is broken... No way! xo 

So as I already said Essence has gone crazy with Trend editions this summer. Ballerina Backtage and Nails in style is alread sold out everywhere but recently 50's Girl Reloaded hit our DM. :) So I actually wasn't planning to buy anything but when I saw how everyone's loving their lipsticks I had to get mine. I wanted a nice red polish too so I bought that one, you can't miss with that price at all. :$

Here's what I got:
 Nail polish - Back to the 50's
Lipsticks - 02 I’m Sailing and 01 Back to the 50’s

Let's start with a nail polish. It contains 15 ml of polish! :e In case you don't know, Essence bottles are usually smaller, Multi Dimension polishes contains just 8 ml. So you got lots of polish for a nice price. One polish costs 1,89 €. Back to the 50's is a creme red, very opaque. First I used it for my pedi, the brush was perfect, I think I never painted my toes so perfectly, almost without clean up. :D Then I moved on my mani and the brush just didn't work on my hand as on toes. Maybe's just me but my nails was a mess before clean up. :$ Like I said it's very opaque, you can get away with one thicker coat especially if your nails are short, but I added 2 to hide VNL but it's still there, on picture even more visible as in person.

I feel so old with red on my nails. :D I think that red is more classy, elegant and I'm still not in that phase. :D

Swatches of lipstick after a click. :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Nail update

In case you're wondering how my nails are doing... :) They're naked for more than a week at the moment, I don't have any inspiration so I just decided to take a picture of them so I can show you a progress.
Last time I showed them here and I's already happy how long are they but now... They're really looong. I had long nails like this like 3 years ago all the time, but then something was wrong because I couldn't grow them so long but here're they again. :e

Again, black and white picture to hide my stained nails. :D I'm using Nail Tek Foundation II once a week, before I'm applying a color or I use just one coat and have plain nails with matte finish. :) This is my left hand, I've still peeling problems with my pointer on my right hand and of course my thumbs, I always break my thumbs so quickly. :$ But no breaks on my left hand (except thumb). :e

Welcome to all my new followers, who join my blog lately. I hope I'll be back with my manis soon, I'm super busy with my thesis, school come first, obviously (mom'd be so proud on me :P ) and I'm even without inspiration. xo

Do you have your favorite nail hardener? Which one?

Ivana :k