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)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge - Coral

While scrolling through all the beautiful pictures on Instagram I noticed someone mentioning a GOT Polish Challenge (can't remember on whose IG account I've seen this), which means Golden Oldie Thursday Polish Challenge. Hmmmm, interesting, what does it mean????

After a few clicks I found out this is a weekly nailart challenge in wich you are supposed to use your 'golden oldies' (polishes over a year old, preferably worn before). Well HELLO, have you seen my helmer? Drawers full of polishes that fit this 'golden oldie' label! 
Only trouble is... I suck at nailart, big time.
But I found out, it doesn't have to be very complicated, it is all for fun and to get to wear those old polishes again (or dust off the old untrieds).
Sooooooooo here is my first contribution to the Golden Oldie Thursday Polish Challenge

April 10th - Coral

Coral. Hmmm, I used Wikipedia to help me find a coral polish from my stash, because I didn't know exactly which of my polishes are officially called coral. 
My good old Herôme - Marrakech (from 2011) matched what wiki says is the color coral.

My 'elaborate' nailart (winkwink) is done by placing glitter and stars on some nails.
Because Wiki also said that the complementary color of coral is teal, I decided to use teal as the accent color in this mani.


So I really like this challenge, it's only once a week and it does not have difficult themes like: 'paint a Van Gogh' on your nails. They just give you a color or a theme and you can do anything you like with that as long as your polish is over a year old. 

Want to know what is coming in the next weeks? Check out this picture:
The GOT Polish Challenge came from the creative mind of Debbie 'the Crumpet': http://www.the-crumpet.com/2014/01/got-polish-new-challenge-for-2014.html 

I'm going to use this great Challenge to make myself blogging more and get to know some of the amazing bloggers thate are also participating in this GOT Polish Challenge.
These are the other bloggers that are doing this weekly challenge:


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Jindie Nails - Quit Staring at my Melons

Look what I found on my PC, old pictures in a folder I didn´t knew there were still unposted pictures in!
What a shame I didn´t post these earlier, because now I´m showing you one of the prettiest glitter polishes I own and it´s no longer available. Sorry....

This is Jindie Nails - Quit Staring at my Melons!





How amazing is this polish? I layered it over China Glaze - Sun of a Peach, best neon I own so far (and I own more than I should).

Quit Staring at my Melons is a mix of all sizes matte and holographic circle glitter in the colors pink, green, black, white and i might have overlokked some, but this is so pretty!
For budget-reasons I bought a mini, but I wish I could have bought a full size so I could wear it all the time and over every color I own.

I'm sorry if this made you want this polish badly, because it's probably sold out now.
Do check out Jindie Nails' website, she has so much amazing polishes, you won't be disappointed:  http://jindienails.com/

Thank you for checking out these old swatches.
I leave you with a gorgeous picture of my hometown:
Picture of Utrecht (city in The Netherlands), by Donker Utrecht

Have a great weekend!
XOXOXO
Inge (PolishSis)


Monday, January 13, 2014

My first saran wrap manicure, using Hema and Orly nail polish.

Saran wrap mani is like nail art for people with two left hands, so I love it! Does anybody know who invented this, because I really want to say thank you for it!

How does it work?
Paint your nails in the color you want and let it dry for a few minutes
Take the second color nail polish and put a drop of polish on a piece of foil / plastic / a magazine, you choose. Then you roll a little piece of saran wrap (plastic wrap) into a messy little ball and dip it in the drop of nail polish and stamp it lightly all over your painted nails. Finish with some topcoat and you are done!

Polishes used:
Blue - Hema 835 (it's periwinkle to be exact)
Green - Hema 82
Gold - Orly Luxe

This was my first attempt and I'm a fan of this super easy technique, can't wait to try it with different colors!
I apologize in advance for the many saran wrap mani's you may get to see around here :-)


Hope you have a wonderful week!
My week started great! I don't have to work on Mondays and had alot of fun playing with my son today. He is 1 year and 5 months old and he is just too funny! I feel completely recharged after a day of playing hide and seek, tag you're it and trying to build things with the Duplo.


Thank you so much for watching!!!
XOXOXOX
Inge (PolishSis)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Galaxy Nails (yes, I'm late to this party, but loving it anyway!)

A while ago I went to the Dutch Make-Up Awards and their theme was Future Galaxy. I figured this was the best time to try out the amazing galaxy nails I've seen everywhere in Bloggingland.

First I googled for all the amazing galaxy mani's that were already done, but decided to create my own design in stead of copying one (hey, how clever of me, not knowing then about all the commotion there would be about bloggers recreating other bloggers ideas now!).

And this is my take on the Galaxy Nails that were so popular last year:


This is the picture I used for inspiration (yeah I know, looks nothing like it, haha):
Picture taken from spacetelescope.org
These are the polishes I used:

And to prove to you I did a full mani, here is an awkward picture of my right hand:

It took me a long time to create this mani, but I loved doing it and playing with all the colors. Sponging is now officially my favorite nailart technique because it is easy, fun and it is impossible to make mistakes.

So, After not blogging for a month I'm just in time to finish this year with a blogpost! Woohoo!
My new years resolution is to blog more often. But I'm so easily distracted by watching series (for example American Horrorstory, Alpha's, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Haven, Elementary, etc etc etc).


Wishing everybody a wonderful 2014
May all your dreams come true and let there be lots of amazing polishes!
XXX
Inge (PolishSis)




Sunday, November 3, 2013

Essence - Not Punky Nor Funky (a whole lot of everything and more)

Sometimes when you are not especially looking for it, you find awesome polishes in your local drugstore! When I'm at our local Kruitvat (drugstore) to buy diapers, I have to walk past the make-up stands (oh the horror! ;-)). And there was something sparkly catching my eye at the Essence stand: hello Not Punky Nor Funky.
The name actually confuses me a bit, because it ís Punky ánd Funky.
Let's take a closer look:
Essence Not Punky Nor Funky is a whole lot of everything: black square glitter, holographic bar glitter, large hot pink glitter, tiny orange glitter, large gold glitter with green opalescent glow....and I'm sure I've overlooked some more.


I wore Not Punky Nor Funky over a simple shimmery nude so all the attention goes to the chaos of glitter on top of it. And it did get alot of attention, I received many compliments over this mani!

Look at all the holographic barglitter!

And to my surprise this mani lasted for 4 days without any damages or wear. I removed it because I wanted to wear something different, not because I needed to.

So if you can still find this polish at your local drugstore, go and buy it! You won't be disappointed.

I hope you have a great weekend!
We are having a lazy Sunday today, so I'm still in my jammies :-)
Byebye!

Love, 
Inge (PolishSis)




Wednesday, October 9, 2013

OPI What's With The Cattitude? with a Jindie Nails Candy Land accent

OPI What's With the Cattitude? is an oldie but goodie that I enjoy wearing every once in a while. To spice it up a bit, I layered 3 coats of Jindie Nails Candy Land over the nail on my ring finger.






Candy Land needed some placing of the glitter, but not much. Just pushed them a bit around while painting my nails. Another great polish by Jindie Nails!

The entire mani lasted like iron, almost a week without a chip! 


Thank you so much for watching!
XOXOXOX
Inge (Polishsis)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pretty and Polished - May Flowers, a green to white thermal nailpolish. I love thermals!

This is my first thermal nailpolish in a loooong time, a few years ago I had two thermal polishes by Claire's, but the colors weren't very pretty so I didn't enjoy wearing them. Only once wore them to take a picture of it and then they chipped the very same day and disappeared in a box in my closet with polishes I'll never ever wear again in my life.

May Flowers from Pretty & Polished is a very nice color green when it's cold and turns white when warm. There is green, pink and lavender glitter in it and some flower-shaped glitter as well.

I have alot of pictures, unfortunately all taken with my cellphone (some taken while on my way to work and some taken at work, sorry co-workers!), so excuse the low quality, but you can still see how great this polish looks!

This is how the polish looked on me most of the time: a green pinky and a green indexfinger (apparently those are my cold fingers, LOL), perfect gradient on the other nails.



I really really like this green color, so fortunately for me I often have cold hands so I could enjoy that color.

And this is what happens when your hands get cold. the green color fades to a almost white.

I layered May Flowers over a white base so I needed less layers to reach opacity and the effect shows up nicely on the pictures.

And here you see the white color of this polish when my hands were nice and warm (which rarely happens).

So, I hope you enjoyed this polish, I sure did!
This polish can be bought at the Pretty&Polished shop.
They have alot of color changing polishes, but if you are not into that, they have so much more pretties you can drool over!

To finish this post, I have two pictures of our little boy that were taken by a photographer at the mall:


Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Bye bye!

XOXOXOX
PolishSis (Inge)






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jindie Nails - Fantastical

A few weeks a go I ordered 3 Jindie Nails polishes. I don't have much experience with indie nailpolishes, so I decided to buy three mini bottles: Candy Land, Quit Staring at my Melons! and Fantastical. They looked amazing in all the swatches I've seen on the blogs, but I was sceptical about their quality. You know the indie polishes are home made, you don't know what they are brewing in their cauldrons. Sometimes it's better to leave things to the professionals.
But after trying al three of these Jindie Nails polishes, I can honestly tell you that the quality is very good! They last for several days without chipping, the glitters don't curl and the color of the glitters don't bleed into the polish.

Today I'm showing you the first of the three polishes I ordered: Fantastical
This is the official description of fantastical:
Fantastical:  Bright, pastel coral crelly (cream/jelly) with a mix of satin matte aqua hex and regular sized stars, metallic and holographic teal smaller sized stars, squares, hex and large dots, turquoise, green/gold iridescent hex, plus beautiful color shifting teal shimmer.  Opaque in 2-3 coats.  Meant to be worn on its own.
Picture taken with cellphone on my way to work :-)
Ofcourse I didn't listen and layered 2 coats of Fantastical over Essie Tart Deco. It looked pretty, but I have to admit I think it looks better on it's own.
Picture taken with cellphone on my way back from work to home :-)
The combination of colors, glitter, shimmer, shapes and sizes is so much fun!!!
The first coat I just painted my nails with the polish, the second coat I fished for the larger glitter so every nail had at least one large glitter. I understand this is not how you are supposed to do this and that the randomness is part of the fun, but this is how I did it.


To finish this I'm showing you a quick skittle snapshot I did when the polishes had just arrived. On this picture you can see how Fantastical looks on it's own.

Thank you so much for watching!
I hope you have a great day!
Mine was alot of fun as I didn't have to work today and got to spend my day with my handsome little son (1 year + 1 month old). 

Big hug,
Inge (Polishsis)