Entries from April 2011 ↓

Tape Nail Art Manicure

I happened to visit another wonderful nail art blog called Nailside. Jane, the nail artist, is very creative in using tape to create wonderful nail art designs. On her blog you can see what she can do with tape manicure and also a few tutorial on how to do it your own.

Basically, with just regular stationery tape and creativity you can turn your nail into this:

Lines Nail Art Design with Tape

or this:

Nail Art Design with Tape

Curious on how she did it? Visit her blog and read the tutorial (on the top menu click the tutorial tab)

All photos from: Nailside blog.

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Wedding Nail Art

Almost wedding season and I thought to post something about wedding nail art for some inspiration. I know that nails have become another important part you can’t ignore for the big day.

French manicure and classic pink or natural colors are popular choices. But if you think you want something beyond the ordinary, you may want to check some wedding nail designs below.

The nail art photos below are from an asian nail art magazine I bought last year and scanned. Click to enlarge. Just ignore the words. I don’t understand them either :-). I hope you like it as much as I do, though I won’t wear them for my wedding (I have passed that moment :-)).

pretty wedding nails

wedding nail art

wedding nails art

bridal nails

wedding nails design

wedding red nails

wedding nails design

wedding nail art designs

So what do you think about these wedding nail art? Like it or hate it? Feel free to leave me your comment.

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Adoree Swatches for Summer

Julie from Prettyfulz blog has done some reviews on Adoree nail polish. We love her positive feedback and her nail polish application is awesome too. Some colors are great for summer so you want to check ahead of time. Below is her reviews and photos. Thanks Julie!

Adoree Royal Red #149

Adoree Royal Red #149

Adoree Royal Red #149

I loved this color! I would describe it as a dark coral red. I think this color would be perfect for summer. The application of this polish was also silky smooth & pictured above is 2 coats.

Adoree Petal Purple #115

Adoree Petal Purple #115

Adoree Petal Purple #115

This color was my favorite of the bunch. It’s a perfect purple color for spring with a slight blue sheen. Petal Purple was slightly sheer and I needed 3 coats to make it completely opaque. It was worth it though because I already got compliments while I was wearing this.

Adoree Cinnamon #174

Adoree Cinnamon 174

Adoree Cinnamon #174

What a pretty gold color! Ironically, I only have one gold polish in my collection and I don’t like it too much. But this gold is a lot more opaque and easier to work with. Above is 3 coats, but you can easily get away with 2. This polish has a pearl-like finish, so be sure to roll the bottle between your hands really good to mix the color.

Adoree Claret Rose #227

Adoree Claret Rose #227

Adoree Claret Rose #227

This color looked a little more brown in person, but my camera picked up the orange and gold undertones. I think this color would be awesome for the fall season. I like how this color is a mix between orange and brown because it makes it a lot more wearable. I am wearing 3 coats in this picture.

Adoree Neon Yellow #158

Adoree Neon Yellow 158

Adoree Neon Yellow #158

This is a nice bright yellow. It is really hard to find a true yellow so I was really impressed with this polish and the color pay off. This yellow is pretty much the brightest yellow you can find without looking like a highlighter. lol I used 3 coats for the picture, but 2 coats will work just fine.

The thing I liked the most about these polishes is their dry time. I painted one of the swatches and went to put on my jacket so I could take pics outside- completely forgetting I had just painted my nails. To my surprise they didn’t smudge at all! =) Which makes me very happy because I am so very impatient when it comes to drying my nails. lol They don’t dry as fast as Seche Vite, but they don’t dry as slow as a regular polish either- they are somewhere in between.

Another thing I would like to point out is I did not use top coat for any of my swatch pictures. So as you can see, Adoree polishes have a high shine finish. The polish also works as a nail strengthener, which is always a plus. And lastly, these polishes are 18ml, which is bigger than most polishes. (They are the same size as Orly)

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