Monday, 28 July 2014

ManiSwap- Helena

Hello everybody.

How are you today?

Remember my first mani swap post? If not, you can check it out HERE

I really liked the I convinced another polish-friend ( I told you about her in the first maniswap post) to do a swap with me.
She was very excited too and she did the mani very fast.

Helena is the lady behind this beautiful blog : EasyNailArtIdeas  and she is also a good friend.

I will say it again (and again, and again) that I am very happy that I had the opportunity to meet these lovely ladies!

The first design I am going to show you is Helena's recreation of my design.
I did this mani for BornPrettyStore, trying out the studs. 

I personally think she did an amazing job. (she's like an ombre queen, she always makes them perfect). Check her tutorial for an ombre HERE!!!

I have never said this in public, (but told her though) , that I LOVE her nail shape. They are perfectly square. I'd kill for a shape like that. (Helena, be aware)

This is the second design. This, is my recreation of her mani.

Unfortunatelly, I didn't have the exact same colours she used, so I had to improvize, but I think the manis are pretty close.

I think this is one of the best manis Helena did. I did this mani 3 days ago, and I'm still wearing it!

I absolutely love it.

Here are some more pics with my mani.

Please don't forget to check HER BLOG  out. 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Reverse accent nail- step-by-step

Hello everybody!

How are you today? Getting ready for a new weekend?  I can't believe how fast time flies.

I did this mani some time ago, but I was very caught up with family, going out with friends and so on .. so unfortunatelly I wasn't able to post it sooner.

I did this type of mani on my mom friend's nails in different colours. I was inspired by a manicure I saw on Pinterest.
I was thinking of doing this type of colour-block for some time but I was busy doing all sorts of other manis.

I did another colour-block, you can see it HERE .

I've always liked this idea, even in clothes. I think It's a great way to combine colours that maybe you wouldn't normally put together.

I will show you the mani I did. The nail shape and lenght is very different but I like the way it turned out.
What do you think?
Would you wear a mani like that?

After one of my friends saw this mani, she asked me to do a step-by-step tutorial. I said, 'yes, why not?"

I've never done a step-by-step untill now so I thought it was a good idea.

I've decided to do a different colour combo for my step-by-step. I choose black-gold- and a colour I am not very sure how it's called.(it's not a gray nor a beige)

I usually wear a mani for a maximum of 3 days. I liked this mani so much that I wore it for a week.

I really hope you'll like it too and that you'll decide to try it out.

It's a very fun and simple-to-do mani.

I hope this step-by-step will help you out.

I never match my pedi with my mani but I liked this mani so much that I did.
I hope you have a great week-end darlings and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as possible.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

ManiSwap- Ithi

Hello again.

Have you heard of the trend "mani swap" ?

I've seen some mani swaps on the internet and I really liked the idea. I thought that it would be a nice way to promote each other's blog.

That's why I talked with my internet/polish - friend Ithi from ITHINITY BEAUTY

We started talking on facebook since the "share the love" movement was a big thing. We firstly talked about nailpolish and designs...but then we become good friends.

I am very happy to say, that trough my passion I met some amazing ladies from all over the world. Ithi from Holland, Monica from the USA and Helena from  Croatia. I made friends online without even knowing.

I hope that one day I'll be able to not call them just "internet friends" but 'friends", I hope I'll have the chance to meet them.

Now, talking about the mani swap.
I choose a design Ithi did and she choose one I did; after this, we recreated them, ofc, adding a personal touch to it.

Unfortunatelly, my nails broke and the designs are very different since she has longer nails.

I love this ManiSwap iddea and I hope that my friends will be nice enough to accept my invitation to do this.

 I decided to recreate this design. It's not even close to her design but I think it turned out nice.
 My friend decided to recreate my "riverstone" mani. She added her special touch: the water. I think she did an amazing job.

Check her blog HERE

Alphabet nail art challenge - Letter J

Hello ladies!

As you all know...I've been a part of the "alphabet challenge" in the TPA group.

Unfortunatelly, I missed one letter, "J", because I had a lot of stuff to do that week and I was just not able to do it.
I don't want to miss any letter so...better late than never!

For this letter I choose JAIL. I really hope you'll like it and also that you'll forgive me for my...delay.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Alphabet nail art challenge - Letter L


Vreau sa incep postarea de astazi prin a va ura un week-end frumos, daca se poate.
Nu stiu pe la voi, dar aici (Brasov) vremea este de toamna, in niciun caz de vara.  E racoare si e urat! :(
Chiar m-am saturat de ea...dar ce-i putem face? Cred ca o sa avem caldura in noiembrie :))

Lasand vremea asta care ma indispune deoparte, haideti sa va vorbesc despre manichiura mea de astazi.
Tema pe care am ales-o este : LADYBUG . Motivul principal pentru care am ales gargarita...este faptul ca e singura insecta pe care o plac.
Urasc insectele din tot sufletul (da stiu, fac parte din ciclul natural, bla bla, dar tot nu imi plac) si mi-e teama ca nu cumva sa se urce ceva pe mine.
Cred ca gargarita este o chestie draguta care nu face niciun rau. ( pe ele chiar le pot lua in mana)

Ma rog, daca cumva doriti sa scapati de mine, acum stiti ceva cu care sa ma chinuiti. :))

Pentru aceasta manichiura am folosit SallyHansen- VitaminSea (un albastru dintre preferatele mele) si culori acrilice.

Hello darlings.

Let me start this post by wishing you a good weekend (if possible).
I don't know how the weather is where you are, but here (Brasov, Romania) it's kind of bad. It's cold and raining. We were supposed to have 30+ Celcius degrees in this time of year...but we have like 24 tops. 
Maybe the summer will come eventually. ( I think we'll have the 30+ degrees in Novembre.

Ignoring the weather that makes me sad...lets talk about the design I prepared for you today.
I choose : LADYBUG. The main reason I choose "her" it's because it's the only insect I like.
I truly hate insects ( i know they are important, but I am scared of them) and I get scared at the though that smth could crowl on me.
I think that the ladybug it's a cute thing that doesn't cause any harm. (I can even touch them) 

Well...if you need a way to get rid of me, here's one. 

For this mani I used SallyHansen-VitaminSea and acrylic paint. 

 Don't forget about my sweet ladies :

  1. Mădălina -
  2. Oana -
  3. Andra Kat -
  4. Andreea -
  5. Rita -
  6. Ella -
  7. Madalina -
  8. Romina -

Thursday, 17 July 2014

MoyouNails explosion

Hello darlings!

How is your week going? One more day and we're going to enjoy another weekend ( great one hopefully)

Do you remember that a couple of months ago I recieved a great package from MOYOUNAILS ? (a lot of stamping plates and also 3 special nail polishes for stamping).

Unfortunatelly, because of my exams I wasn't able to do a blog post then. I really wanted to try them out but the time just wasn't right.

I decided to do more manis, and show them to you in one post.

After using the stamping plates the second time, my opinion is the same. I absolutely love them...There was just one image I couldn't transfer on the stamper but I will try again. You can read my first article HERE

Now I should tell you about thenail polish.
Untill now...I only used the nail polish I had in my collection(no special nailpolish for stamping) so I guess you can imagine I like these a lot.
The designs transfers perfectly on the stamper and also on the nail.
The only thing I noticed is that you have to work really fast because the polish dries very fast.

I recieved 3 colours : blue, black and gold. (you'll see all of them in the pictures below).

The "rally manicure"
( the design I have on my thumb and pinkie is one of my fav designs)

The "cute manicure" 

This is a gorgeous plate with a lot of cute hearts and bows. This is perfect for a girly manicure.

The "comic manicure" 

I think this is my favourite color combo. (the blue is SallyHansen- Vitamin sea)
I would wear this mani everyday.

I didn't name this feel free to call is as you want :)

This was a mani I did on my mom's nails ...but she wasn't very happy about the color I had to remake the manicure.
I think this is a perfect mani for the summer.
The "remade" mani :
I've decided to keep the green and stamp it with black. (I'll have to say she was a lot happier with this one)
For the accent nails I used a stamping plate from BornPrettyStore and the others are stamped using a stamping plate from MoyouNails. (I absolutely love these french tips)

I choose to post this last, because I think this is the best mani I did using a MoyouNails stamping plate.
I also used the gold nail polish they've sent me.
What do you think?
I think it's a perfect colour for doing an animal print/jaguar mani.

These being are the manis I did using the MoyouNails plates.
I am officially IN LOVE with these plates, and I am going to use them on a regular basis.

I wish you a good day today and an awsome WEEK-END.
Kisses lovelies.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dry brush

Hello hello.

Ce fac dragele mele? Sper ca majoritatea dintre voi sunteti cat mai aproape de concediu, pentru ca toate meritati o perioada de odihna.

Eu, fiind in vacanta, am foarte mult timp liber, pe care mi-l ocup cu diferite activitatii : unghii, pictura(o sa fac o postarica cu picturile de pana acum) si iesiri cu prietenii mei dragi.

In ceea ce priveste unghiutele, astazi o sa fac o postarica despre un stil de manichiura pe care imi doream de mult timp sa-l incerc : dry brush. Eu m-am inspirat de AICI

Sper din suflet sa va placa. Am ales culori vii, tocmai pentru ca este vara (desi vremea de afara...aduce mai mult a toamna). Manichiura am realizat-o pe unghiile mamei.

In curand, o sa pregatesc o postare "MANI SWAP" alaturi de una din dragele mele prietene. (pentru moment doar atat va spun)

Hello sweethearts. How are you ? I really hope you're enjoying vacation or at least you're close to that..because everybody deserves to take a little time off.

Well....I am on holiday, so I have a lot of free time, which I'm filling with a lot of nice activities: nails(ofc), painting ( i will make a post soon) and going out with my friends.

Talking about nails, today I am going  to write about a technique I wanted to try for a long time : dry brush. I got my inspiration from THIS BLOG 

I really hope you'll like this mani. I choose vivant colours to celebrate summer , even if the weather has a different idea on what "summer" means. 
Also, the mani I did today is on my mom's nails.

I will soon write a "MANI SWAP" post in collab with one of my nail friends.(no more details for now) 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Alphabet nail art challenge - Letter K

Hello hello.

As mani of you might have seen...I jumped letter "J" from the "alphabet challenge" and I am really sorry about that.
I've been very busy these past couple of weeks...that I just could keep up with the things I had to do. (It was an year since my grandpa died and I had to do a lot of stuff; I moved back home and many other things)

I promise that I will make the "J" mani ( I already know the design) and I will post it as soon as I can. (unfortunatelly I have many things to do ... so I cannot promise that I'll post the mani in one week).
I really hope you can understand that I am really busy and I promise I will write at least once a week.

Now, going back to our bussines, the "K" mani.
Oh...believe me I have thought about a million things : kite, koala, kilogram, kiwi... anything that started with K.
Thanks to my dear friend Ithy ( her blog HERE ) who "brainstormed me" I choose KILT.

Initially I had a different idea...but I wasn't able to do it as I wanted and I gave up. ( I wanted to do hairy legs in skirts: what yells "kilt" more than that?)

 After searching pictures with tartans I choose one and I tried to reproduce it on my nails. ( I've seen a lot of designs like this on nails and I've always liked them)

This was my inspiration:
Ofcourse, I didn't use black because I thought it will be too dark.

Overall...I think that this is a very nice design and that it looks really good on the nails.

I used as a base my green from S-he stylezone and for the stripes acrylic paints.

I did the stripes don't judge to harsh my stripes.

I hope you'll like my mani.

Ps: I'll have a second mani at the end of my post.

What do you think?

As promised, I'll also post a second mani. When my mom saw my kilt nails she fell in love. She cleaned her nails...and ORDERED me to do her nails exactly the same.
Could I have said no? Ofc not, so here's the second kilt mani:

Don't forget to visit the blogs of my sweet ladies!
  1. Mădălina -
  2. Andra -
  3. Alina -
  4. Rita -
  5. Andra (Sophie) -
  6. Deyutza-
  7. Ella -
  8. Madalina -