Vintage Nail Art – Stripes, Dots and Roses

July 31, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails

Hello my beautiful friends. It seems like this week I have been keeping up well with blogging. Yay! I am always happy if I can blog and share my nail art with you more often. Today’s vintage nail art is inspired by the very talented @newlypolished. She is such a talented lady and was so kind to make a tutorial to this design, which was so helpful with recreating it.

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This particular design is a recreation of @m_a_tom‘s one. I am entering her nail art contest on Instagram and the goal was to recreate one of her designs or make a nail art that is inspired by her nail art. You guys should check out this contest, the prizes are amazing! I chose this cute vintage nail art, because you know me and my floral obsession. Plus I thought stripes and polka dots looked so great together!

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The beautiful turquoise base is the well known KIKO no. 389. It’s a dupe for China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, but with a much better formula. The white elements were done with Essie Blanc and my white striping polish. As for the rose detail, I started with a pale pink base, which was KIKO no. 506. Gorgeous baby pink! The details were done with China Glaze – Bottoms Up, Gina Tricot Beauty – Raspberry and Essie – Blanc. I am quite pleased how the rose came out. Lots of details and a beautiful depth.

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What do you guy think of this vintage nail art? Loving the combination of stripes, dots and roses as much as I do? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below and have yourself a great day!

Girly Bow Nail Art

July 30, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails

Hello my beautiful ladies. First of all, I wanted to say thank you for such a warm feedback on yesterday’s tropical hibiscus nails. I am so happy you all liked it and left all the amazing comments. I think this has got be the best part of blogging – hearing all the positive comments from you girls! Thank you so much, it’s what keeps me going. Today it’s time for something cute and girly. And what is more sweet than some lovely bow nail art? Let’s take a look.

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I started off with a delicate pink base, which is a nail polish from Astor Quick’N Go no. 376. I used to use Astor nail polishes when I was still living in Poland and found them again when I moved to Germany. It’s a nice brand and the polishes are quite good quality. They don’t have the biggest color range, but if you want some basic colors, it’s a good brand.

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Once my base was dry, I took a make up sponge and a beautiful, golden, holographic glitter from a German brand P2 Lost in Glitter – Get Gorgeous! (no.02). I applied glitter onto the sponge and then I started pressing it to my nails. This technique ensures that you don’t end up with a thick looking layer of glitter. It’s like the polish disappears in the sponge, leaving only glitter on your nails. I made a glitter gradient on all of my fingers, except the ring finger, where I applied it onto the entire nail.

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At the very end, when everything was dry and the glitter was set, I painted the pink bow. I used a black acrylic paint to make the outline of the bow and then filled it in with a pink nail polish. It was China Glaze Bottoms Up (yes, I use it a lot. can’t resist a good, bright pink). I layered everything with Seche Vite top coat for a good shine.

What do you guys think of this girly bow nail art? Cute and simple, that’s the way I like it, when I don’t do complicated, detailed designs.

I hope you are all having an amazing day! See you next time, Paulina Xx

Tropical Nails inspired by Victoria’s Secret Wallpaper

July 29, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails

Hello my beautiful friends. I am so excited about today’s blog post, because I just made another mani inspired by a pattern. A few days ago, I created a board on Pinterest called Prints and Patterns. I just love pinning all the inspirational pictures there, and then when I can’t decide on my mani, I browse though the board and pick a design to recreate. Today’s tropical nails are inspired by a beautiful pink and purple pattern with palm leaves and tropical flowers. I am not sure of the original source of it, but I believe it’s one of the Victoria’s Secret Pink patterns.

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I had so much fun making these colorful tropical nails! These colors work so well together and the design just screams Summer! I started with a beautiful dark purple base. This is KIKO no. 291. I picked up this color a long time ago, but never had a chance to use it. I think it’s pretty close to the color in the pattern. The application was very smooth. I needed 2 thin layers (but you could get away with 1 layer for a full opacity as well).

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My second step for this mani was to paint the palm tree leaves. I used my beautiful Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac. I love Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear. I only have a few polishes from that range, but they are all exceptionally good. I painted the leaves with a thin nail art brush and let it dry before making the hibiscus flowers.

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Once the palm tree leaves were dry, I started making the flowers. First, I painted a pink base using China Glaze Bottoms Up. It’s a gorgeous, bright pink and because it’s quite opaque it was very easy to paint the flowers over a dark base. I just made random flower shapes with five petals. Then I took a dark pink from a brand called Max to make the insides of theĀ  hibiscus flowers. I don’t even know what this color is called, because it’s just a random brand I bought a long time ago. Then I added a bit of purple shading with the same KIKO shade as the base and finally made the very insides black.

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Then I took a white and a neon yellow nail polish and made the pretty insides of the flowers. I love hibiscus flowers! They always remind me of something tropicalĀ  and I think they are one of the most beautiful flowers ever! I hope one day I get to see those gorgeous flowers in real life ;) The little yellow dots are very tiny in real life, so I used the tip of my thin nail art brush to dot them over.

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I am going to spam you with just one more picture of these cute tropical nails. I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of this mani. And they all came out so good, so I couldn’t decide on just a few. They all had to make it to this post ;)

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What do you guys think of these tropical nails with pretty hibiscus flowers? Do hibiscus flowers also remind you of summer? :) Please let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful day/evening!

Lots of kisses, Paulina Xx