Thursday, May 29, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Splatter manicure with China Glaze 'OMG' and China Glaze 'Harmony'

I decided to try the splatter manicure. It looked very easy, I've seen a million good splatter manicures on the web, so I grabbed some straws and huffed and puffed the polish on my nails.
Well, it was not as easy as I thought it would be. You have to be very precise in the amount of polish you use; if you use too much you get a big ugly blob of polish on your nails. If you use too little, the polish sticks to the straw and doesn't come on your nails, no matter how hard you blow into the straw. 

Polishes used:
W7 Matt Black 
China Glaze - Harmony
China Glaze OMG
Hema Matte topcoat

Am I glad with the result? Hmmm, not so much, but my first time could have been worse ;-)
I do like the randomness of it, not sure yet if this is something I would wear as a full mani though.

This weeks GOT Polish Chasllenge was "Lilac"

Click on the links below for all the other girls that are participating in the GOT Polish Challenge
   
   

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hunkemöller - 'Blue'.

One of Hollands biggest underware-, nightware- and beachwarestores Hunkemöller has added some beauty products to their collection, I didn't know about it until I had to exchange a gift and found some nail polishes on the checkout counter. I didn't have the time to check them all out, but this blue immediately catched my attention.
Color:
The creative name of this polish is 'Blue'. The base is indeed a beautiful cornflower blue, but there is a very heavy pink shimmer in it that transforms this color to so much more than just 'blue'. The pink shimmer is strong (even stronger in real life than in these pictures) and gives this polish a magical glow.
If I could re-name this polish, I would call it Poolside Fairy.

Application:
The brush is thin and very flexible, almost too flexible. You need a steady hand, some patience and a light touch to keep the brush on your nail and not let it slip against your cuticles. The polish itself is a bit thin and runny, but again if you apply it slowly and with a little patience, it will not flood your cuticles. I only used two coats for these pictures.


I love finding nail polish in unexpected places :-)
This polish costs only 3 Euro and is available in alot of Hunkemöller stores (not all of them) and in the Hunkemöller webshop.
I think these nail polishes are a nice addition to the Hunkemöller collection of underwear, homewear and especially to their beachwear. Now you have no excuse not to match or intentionally mismatch your nails to your bikini (or in my case: tankini)!

Hey Dutchies, hebben jullie ze al gespot bij de Hunkemoller? Ik heb dus niet zo goed gekeken hoe de andere kleuren er in het echt uitzien, maar hebben jullie nog nagellak van de Hunkemoller gekocht die naast deze ook nog de moeite waard zijn? Met deze ben ik al erg blij, van mij had het flesje wel groter mogen zijn, lekker zomers deze toch? Laat me maar weten als er nog een kleurtje is waarvoor ik zeker terug moet naar de winkel!

Thank you so much for watching!!!
I hope you all have a great day :-)

Lots of Love,
Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Rescue Beauty Lounge "Look Rich, Be Cheap"

Oh how I love the name of this polish!
In 2009 Rescue Beauty Lounge released a small collection of three glitter polishes, "Look Rich, be Cheap", "Locavore" and "Frugalista". I immediately fell head over heels in love with them and paid a small fortune to get these gems and have them shipped to Holland.
This might seem weird to you now, but in 2009 a multicolored glitter polish with full coverage was a rare thing! And besides that, they were just gorgeous.

So for this weeks Golden Oldie Thursday 'With Bling', I'm showing you Look Rich, be Cheap.
RBL Look Rich Be Cheap is a mix of gold and purple glitter, this is two coats.
Very shiny and perfect for a party or to brighten up a gloomy day :-)

Now when I look at the pictures I made, I feel like a fool to add those huge purple rhinestones to my accentnail, they do not match the polish at all. The polish is much too classy for that.

With al the colorful crazy glitter polishes the indies offer us, we are hard to impress nowadays with just any glitter polish. I don't think if this collection would have been released in 2014, i would have paid the big bucks for it. But it's a nice little collection for my stash :-)


If you want to see the other ladies' take on GOT "with bling", check out the links below!

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Catrice Luxury Lacquers - Chromeo & Julia

A limited edition duo-chrome nail polish by Catrice called Chromeo & Julia.
Completely opaque in one coat, but I did two coats because the first coat was very sloppy and had some streaks in it because of that.
The duo-chrome effect is very strong, stronger than it may appear on the pictures. Sometimes my nails are completely a fiery golden color, sometimes they are a bright metallic reddish pink, most of the time it looks like I have a sunset on my nails.

I really like this polish, and the fact that it's a onecoater makes me like it even more. Oh and it dried really fast too!

This is a limited edition polish, I bought it at Kruidvat a few weeks ago, I don't know if it it still available.

I took the pictures this morning after a full day (and night) of wear, as you can see the tipwear is minimal.


I took the pictures early this morning. There is no direct sunlight in the livingroom in the morning, so I squatted on the ground before my front door in my homewear to take these pictures. Fortunately no neighbors passed by :-)

Thank you so much for watching!
Enjoy your weekend!

XXX Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge - May 1st - Flowers

This weeks theme is Flowers. I ordered some waterdecals from Born Pretty Store a few weeks back and used one of them for the nail on my ringfinger

On my index and pink I did a simple watermarble, which turned out quite nice on the indexfinger. On my pinky the watermarble didn't look the way I wanted it to, but this was only the second time I tried to watermarble, so it can only get better :-)

The waterdecals from Born Pretty Store are really easy to apply and you get a good wear out of them. Only thing is that they are probably made for those elegant small Asian nails and not for my big wide European nails. But there are enough decals that fit some of my nails, so I use them as an accent, not for an entire mani.


I think the floral theme is very well chosen on this first day of May!
I'm already thinking about my mani of may 8th as the theme is neon and I love my neons!

Want to see more Floral mani's? Check out these ladies:

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



Thank you so much for watching!
Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge - 'Something Tropical'

For this weeks GOT Polish Challenge, the theme was 'something Tropical'.
I made a gradient inspired by a tropical sunset with flowers and studs.
It did not come out the way I wanted it to, but this is my take on this weeks challenge:

First I painted my nails white, when it dried I used a makeup sponge for the gradient. All polished used are several years old, as is the point with this challenge. After the gradiënt dried I stamped flowers on it with a Konad plate and Konad black stamping polish and added a bright blue stud on each flower.

In real life it looked amazing, trust me! The colors looked much brighter, the gradiènt looked smooth and the stamping looked great. and then came the macro-shot :-(
I hate the macro-shot for ruining my tropical mani.

Despite how my mani showed up on the pictures, I do like the gradient. I will do more attempts to get it perfect.

So this was my tropical manicure for this week. I'm not happy with how the pictures turned out, but still the colors look nice together.

I'm really looking forward to next weeks challenge, the theme for may 1st is flowers and I have some great decals I want to use for it!


Thank you so much for watching!!!
And don't forget to check out all the other participants in this challenge!

   
   

XXX Inge (PolishSis)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Party-nails with Jindie Nails - 'Eclectric' (glitter gradient over pink)

This week I used Misa 'Party in the Masquerade' for the Golden Oldie Thursday Polish Challenge. On Friday my friends and I went to a party (called '30-Something' in Tivoli Utrecht) and I decided to use this bright color topped with Jindie Nails 'Eclectric' for my colorful party nails!

Jindie Nails Eclectric is a clear-based confetti topper. It is very densely packed with every size, shape and color matte glitter. Round, hexe, square, bars, moons, stars...and many more.
Just look at the bottle in the picture above to see how much fun this polish is!


Jindie Nails is one of my favorite Indie brands, Jen has a creative mind wich results in some very special polishes!


I just dabbed on the glitter near my cuticles and placed some of the glitter with the brush. After that I did a second coat which I pushed a bit down the nail to get the gradient look.
Finished with a small neon yellow stud at the tip of my nails.

This is how my nails looked at the party!!!
Okay, this is a cellphone shot while dancing with my friends, so not the best quality, but look at the bright neon and how the glitter glows in the blue light! It is safe to say that Jindie nails Eclectric is one great partypolish! 

And a picture of the '30- Something' party in Tivoli so you can see where I took my nails out dancing :-)

Thank you very much for watching my party-nails :-)
Enjoy this Easter Sunday!
XXX Inge (PolishSis)

Misa - Party in the Masquerade

Misa Party in the Masquerade before I added some glitter.
A pretty neon pink that covers well in 2 coats, but I did three for perfect opacity\


This is not steaky and self levelling.
I especially adore this color for my summer pedis!!!
Misa is one of my favorite brands ever!

Stay tuned for the pistures after adding glitter to this, it was such a fun mani!

Thank you for watching!
Happy Easter everybody!
XXX Inge (Polishsis)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge with Misa 'Party in the Masquerade' and Gosh 'Rainbow'

Pink is not my favorite color, unless it's a holo, glitter or neon (or preferably all of the above). For april 17th the GOT theme is Hot Pink, so I grabbed one of the best pink polishes I own: Misa Party in the Masquerade.


I actually wanted to do a totally different nailart, but I couldn't find my striping tape when I sat down to decorate the pink polish. So I just did whatever came to mind and this is the result. I'm not happy with it, but at least it photographed well enough to get some decent pictures :-)

With my limited nailart skills (and lack of patience and time to perfect them), I'm now looking at some very nice stampingpates from Dashica, check out her Infinity plates, how can you possibly choose just a few????
I think the weekly challenge will be less of a challenge with these plates!
For now, this is all I could come up with for the 'nailart' of this week. This challenge is good for my non-existing nailart skills, so the only way is up from here!
But I think the flakies from Gosh really saved the day in this mani!

Make sure to check out the other amazing ladies who are also showing you their take on Hot Pink this week! Links below!

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   


Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great week everybody!
XXXX
Inge (PolishSis)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jade - Mystic Gold ( Holográfico)

A simple and quick mani I did last week: Jade Mystic gold with a small pink neon stud.
I didn't want to spend alot of time on polishing and doing cleanup, so I chose a polish that kind of matches my skin, dries quickly and added a fun pink stud so it looked like I made an effort (but we know I really didn't) :-)

Color
A darker gold with pretty holographic particles.
I made most of the pictures in direct sunlight so the color might seem brighter than it really is, because of the sunlight and the bright holo.

Application
The polish is very thin, but builds up nicely after the second coat.
If you aren't going to make pictures with macroshot, you probably only need two coats.

I received alot of compliments on this quick and easy mani.
And I only spent 10 minutes on doing my nails! So I might try this mani again and again with different colors :-)


This brand Jade can be bought from Llarowe, I believe it is a permanent collection (but I don't know for sure). The next one on my wishlist is a yellow holographic Jade, wich I hope to buy real soon!

Thank you for watching!
I hope you have a great day! 

Love,
Inge (PolishSis)