Chinese New Year

As you read this I am on a plane to China to visit my parents for Chinese New Year. To celebrate I did some red and gold nails. This is the year of the Snake so I did a tiny snake on my thumb. My nail art skills aren’t that great yet as I am just starting so the snake looks a little funny but the more you try the more you get better.

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So I started with 1 coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy as my base coat. For the Gold Nails, I used 1 coat of China Glaze Magnetix in Gold Fusion, I know it is a magnetic polish but it was just the right colour for what I wanted. On top of that I used a thick coat of Wet n Wild in Gold and the Beautiful. The Red nails I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen XtremeWear in Red Carpet, it is also the best Christmas red I have ever found. The badly executed snake on my thumb was done using the China Glaze Magnetix in Gold Fusion. The top coat I used was Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat.

As I am going to China and will be unable to reach WordPress from there unfortunately I will have no posts because I have been so crazy preparing for the trip that it took me 3 days just to take a picture of these nails and had to redo some of them because they had chipped already, not a really good sign for a No Chip top coat. Now off to practice drawing snakes, wish me luck!!

Thanks for Reading 🙂 🙂

Victoria

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Nail Polish Tag, Number 2 :)

1: How many nail polishes do you have?
73 in total including base and top coats and nail strengtheners

2: What is your favourite brand of nail polish? 

Kleancolor, I recently discovered them and I love the formula

3: Do you like crackle polish or do you have it?

I really don’t like the look

4: What is the brand of your first nail polish? 
Probably Revlon I got from on of my mom’s friend because she didn’t want it anymore, I think it was a very odd pink colour

5: If your going to have a nail polish line, What would you name it?
Jewels, probably but I will most likely change my mind in an hour 😉

6: What nail polish does not compliment you? 
Pastels and Black

7: What nail polish compliments you? 
Essie Aruba Blue that I used as a base colour in my Winter Wonderland nail look.

8: Name 2 of your nail-art best friends? 
I don’t really have any but I would love to. I follow Jen at The Polishaholic. She is always swatching more polishes and it is awesome.


9: What was the best nail polish gift you ever received? 
I got a nail stamping kit for my boyfriend for Christmas as well as more nail polish from my parents too. I am going to do a What I got for Christmas post soon but the weather here is crap so taking pictures is rather difficult 😦

10: Thank the blogger who gave you this tag:
Thank you to Ashley from Beauty Flawed  for posting this. I wanted to do a nail tag and found this one, it looked like fun so I decided to do it.  Hooray Nail Polish!!!!!!

I tag anyone who wants to do it and comment and let me know because I would love to read it.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

New Year 2013

 

I hope you all have had a great New Year’s Eve and I hope you like this New Years theme manicure I did. I used OPI Matte Nail Envy as my base coat and Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat as what else 😉 a top coat. The blue is Kleancolor in Lake Mist and only one coat. The glitter is a gradient done with Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Rockstar Pink.

Have a great New Year!!

Thanks for Reading! :) :)

Victoria

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Winter Wonderland

Today I have a winter manicure for you, although that was probably obvious by the title 🙂 .

Snowflake So to make this manicure I used 2 coats of OPI Nail Envy Matte as a base coat. Next I applied 2 coats of Essie Aruba Blue and the snowflake was made with LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art Brush in White. I was going to finish it there but it didn’t look quite finished so I used a coat of  Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Disco Ball which is a nice iridescent but somewhat clear sparkle coat. ( I know that it is a bad description but that is what comes to mind when I look at it) To seal in the beauty I used 2 coats of Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat and one very glossy coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails with Nylon in nude. I don’t think that the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails is available anymore.  I will hopefully have a Christmas Nail Haul up soon just hoping the weather will get better soon so I can take some good pictures, so stay tuned!

Thanks for Reading! 🙂 🙂

Victoria