How I Got Nailed This Week

One Good Surprise

This DEBBY nailpolish is cheap, but looks like big bucks!

 

Sometimes, there are expensive beauty products or tools that disappoint. When it comes to nails, I feel that one really can’t know if the new polish they buy will be a winner or a loser. Expensive polishes are not necessarily better. I’ve always had good experiences with Chanel ones (as you can see here, here, or here) , but I find the Dior ones simply horrible.

Conversely, sometimes really cheap polished can have the most amazing opacity, durability and shine. It sometimes happens, but it’s rare… And the best, don’t you find, is when you score one, even though you had no expectation at all. This is what happened to me with this beauty, which is a Debby nail polish that I bought in Italy about a year and a half ago. It doesn’t seem to have a name, so I guess the color code must be C350, which appears on the front sticker on the bottle. The color is perfect for winter. It is a shimmery red, but it is a dark red, which means it doesn’t look overly Christmassy. It applies on like a breeze and it is very shiny! In fact, much shinier than any other I own. Plus, the opacity is really great: On this picture, I only wear 1 coat!

Unfortunately, I’ve had it for so long that I’m almost out of it. I guess a trip to Italy is on my to-do list!

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Last Minute Halloween Nails!

Hey girls! Want to find a very fast way to make you look spooky for Halloween? Or maybe you are looking for a nail style that is going to complement your deadly appearance for tonight? Well, look no further! Here are two looks that are going to make you look out of this world in 2 min, no more, no less!

You will need:

1. For the first look, you only need red nail polish!

2. For the second look, you’ll need red polish, dark red polish and dark blue polish.

 

First Look:

This was Lexa’s idea. She actually stumbled on it by chance just as she was getting rid of red nail polish yesterday!

 

Here’s how to get it: paint your nails red (one coat will be enough). Then dip a q-tip in nail polish remover. Make sure your q-tip isn’t too wet. Put it on your nail with little pressure and take some of it off. It will look even better if you put some color on your skin!

Second Look:

This is my take on bloody nails. For this look, you’ll need the three nail polish colors. Begin with naked nails, put some red polish on a q-tip and dab on your nails. Repeat with the dark blue and the dark red. Make sure you put some on your skin and on the top of your nails.

We hope these fast and easy tutorial will help you for Halloween! Have a very spooky night!

 

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Chanel 495 Mica Rose

 

In a previous post, I shared with you my terrible experience with a pink Dior nail polish. Now, I’ve found the same beautiful color which made me purchase the Dior polish in the first place, except this one is actually easy to apply and gives beautiful results!

May I introduce you to this beautiful find, the Chanel Nail Color nail polish in 495 Mica Rose! Its opacity is optimal, which means that I am done with only 2 coats. The consistency of the polish is very fluid and is very easy to apply! Overall, a real winner if you are looking for a light pink shade!

 

So, if I may ask, how did you get nailed this week?

How I Got Nailed This Week

Intergalactic Nude Nails

 

Hey everyone! Ever got bored with a nude manicure after a couple days? Are you too lazy/busy to wipe off your nude nail polish and start anew with a bolder color? Well, I have a perfect solution for you : a special effect top coat!

I love using a special effect top coat on nude nails, because nude colors always have me yawning a couple of hours after the polish has dried. I always start with lots of optimism and good-will, thinking that nude nail polish will make me look sophisticated and grown-up. But this mood doesn’t last long…

I must say, however, that this particular nude nail polish, which is Chanel 567 Beige Petale, is just beautiful! It is the perfect nude for fair to medium skin gals. It applies easily and 3 thin coats will give you a very good result. Plus, as I told you last week, Chanel nail polish lasts for ever, so buying one in a nude shade is a good investment.

 

While this shade is very elegant and I would definitely wear it to a work interview or any situation when I have to present a polished and proper appearance, I seriously wanted to mix things up after a couple days.

Enters Shine of the Times, one of Essie’s Luxeeffects limited edition nail polishes. It is a top coat which contains little light reflective particles. The “shimmers” change colors depending on the light, and look at times neon green-yellow and other times neon orange-pink.

 

The result on nude nails is amazing! I loved it so much I kept staring at my nails and moving them around to see the spectrum of color change. I have also put this top coat on bare nails when I was on vacation, and I find it’s a good alternative to bare nails when you want to be very low maintenance, but still show you care about your appearance and want to have fun. I do prefer the result on nude nail polish, though.

Oh, and by the way, don’t you think it would look amazing as a top coat for a “galaxy” mani?

 

What’s your mani of the week? Please, share with us!

 

How I Got Nailed This Week

Autumn of Fun : A Colorful Twist on the Basic French Manicure

My nails this week.

 

I hate French manicures. Traditional ones, that is. The ones with nude nail color and a white tip. It becomes even worse when it is done with fake nails, which most of the times have this strange squarish shape. Yesterday, however, I decided to have a little fun with my nails and not simply do my nails in a single color. Even though I love colorful nails and I enjoy trying new shades, I am not very original when it comes to nail designs. So, having a colorful French tip is a big step for me.

Revlon Pro French Manicure in 470 Peach Delicacy, Essie in 73 Cute as a Button, my faithful Sèche Vite, and Rimmel Nail Rescue Save Me base coat.

 

Because I have to learn to walk before I can run, I decided on a traditional color for the main part of my nails. To clash with it, I used a bright pink, with borders on the neon color. I first applied a base coat (Rimmel Nail Rescue) and topped it with 3 coats of peachy nail polish (Revlon in Peach Delicacy). I had to use 3 thick coats because it is very sheer. Afterwards, I applied 2 coats of Sèche Vite. I really recommend a fast drying top coat for this look, as it helps managing the numerous layers of polish. Afterwards, I applied the pink polish (Essie Cute as a Button) on the tips. I didn’t use a special brush to do it and I didn’t use special French manicure stickers either. If you want to use stickers, I would recommend waiting until the following day to make sure your main nail polish is really dry. If, like me, you just want to use your nail polish brush, make sure that you take off almost of the nail polish that comes on the brush, otherwise you will have way too much polish on your tips. I finished everything off with a coat of Sèche Vite. Et voilà!

The final result: