Thursday, 30 September 2010

Harry Potter Nails

Hi,
I started a nail art contest for you, but  also took part in a one with the Harry Potter theme.
Here's my manicure for the contest:
If you like it, please vote me here. You have to be a follower of Nailswatches to vote me, so if you are not, just click "follow" on her blog. Otherwise your vote won't be counted.
I hope you like it, and if you do I hope you'll vote for me.
Voting ends on October 13th

Thanks and have a nice day!

400 followers giveaway!

Hi girls,
Thank you so much for following me! I'm so happy that
now I reched 400 followers.
So I thought that it's time for a giveaway.

This will be a nail art contest with the theme: fall.
It can be anything that reminds you of autumn.

Rules: You have be a public follower.
Submit your entry by 14th of October. Then will start the voting.
The giveaway is opened internationally.

Send me your manicures by email at konadaddict@yahoo.com
The manicure shouldn't be posted anywhere before I post it on my blog.
I will not count your entry if I'll find that the manicure photo has already been posted
anywhere else.
Please specify in the email your follower name and your blog link (or your country
if you don't own a blog). I'd also like you to tell me wich 5 image plate you'd choose if you win (go to http://www.chez-delaney.com for this)
I'd like you to leave a comment at this post after you send me the picture.

You can blog about this giveaway, but this will be an random act of kindness. Sorry but you won't get an extra entry this time.

The prize: 5 image plates from Chez Delaney on your choise!
Isn't that awesome?

Many thanks for Delaney for sponsoring this giveaway.
I hope that we'll have many participants.
Good luck!

*the prize of this giveaway was sponsored by http://www.chez-delaney.com

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Rose Quartz + Konad

Hi,
Here's another sweet nail polish from Avon, called Rose Quartz.
It's 3 coats of a light peach color with gold reflections.


I couldn't resist not to put on a coat of Matte Finisher from elf.


You can see how matte it is!

After I stamped a design from image plate m73.
Here's the final result.


I love my mani!
What do you think about it?
Hope you'll all have a nice day. Thanks for stepping by!

Monday, 27 September 2010

ELF Matte Finisher

Hi,
Last days I saw a matte top coat in a romanian online store (ELF) and I was verry
happy about this because there is not another brand of matte top coat
here in my country.
I wasn't expecting for very much from it because of the price of just 2$.

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It really is a top coat that instantly transforms a shiney polish into a matte one!
You can apply it very good with the nice brush that it has.
It dryes very fast after applying.

Here are some nail polishes with Matte Finisher above:

The last 2 nails are just with the red nail polish applied, and the first with the top coat.

You can see this mauve polish without the matte top coat here.

The top coat really is awesome! I'm in love with this. I think you'll se a lot of matte manicures in the future. I'm so happy that finaly I got a matte top coat. It's a very good choice if you don't have China Glaze, Essie, Essence or other brands like this in your country.

Thanks for passing by and have an awesome day.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Giveaway winner!

Hi girls,
I count all the entries and finaly finished the list. So here I come with the winner!
Random.org chose her for me.


Congratulations Sam!
I already emailed her and she replyed me, so she's the official winner.
I hid all the comments in the giveaway post to protect your email adresses.

Thanks all who participated and don't worry if you didn't win.
A new giveaway is comming soon!
Have a nice Sunday!


Friday, 24 September 2010

Glitter Gal nail polishes

Hi,
Today I'll swatch and review two awesome Glitter Gal nail polishes.


This polishes are salon quality, chip resistant and long lasting.

The first one is GG Salon nail polish Grape.

It's an awesome mauve lacquer. It has blue reflexions and
a gorgeous shimmer.
This is 3 coats without top coat above.
The brush is really nice, so the application was perfect. The dry time also was acceptable.


The second one is GG 3D Holographic nail polish Red.

The first picture is took outdors, in sun light. They say that the holographic rage are light reflective. The second picture is took indoors, in natural daylight.
I absolutely love this, too. It's just a coat.
The reflections in the sun are really gorgeous.
This collection is newer than the Salon polishes and there also are remarcable differences. The brush is much better and it dries faster.


How do they work with Konad?

The stamped red is an awesome strong color. The Grape is more like a light
pink when stamping, but still it's a nice color.

You can buy them from http://glittergal.com.au for $9.95 each. You can find a large variety of colors, check them out! And the best thing: they ship internationally!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

NOTD: Purple nails

Hi,
Today I'll show you a purple nail polish that I tried recently.
This is two coats of Classics #261. Here it is without any top coat on:

What do you think about it?
Thanks for passing by!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bringing the summer back with a flowery konadicure

Hi,
Here's my newest konadicure with image plate m36.
First I put 2 coats of Classics #205 and then, using a sponge, I put a white creme from
Flormar Super Matte #M103.
Then I stamped the image using Konad Special Polish Violet Pearl.
In the middle of each flower I applied a pink dot with a toothpick.
The color used is Madonna #75.
In the end I applied the Konad Special Top Coat.
Voila!



Hope you enjoy this!
Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Review: BATISTE - Boho Dry Shampoo

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Buna!
Astazi va voi vorbi despre un produs de par revolutionar: samponul uscat.
Ce este samponul uscat?
Un sampon sub forma de spray, care poate fi utilizat cu usurinta in momentele
cand nu ai timp pentru a-ti spala parul.
Samponul despre care va voi vorbi este Boho de la firma BATISTE.
Batiste este primul sampon uscat lansat pe piata si totodata cel mai bun.
Boho este un sampon recomandat pentru toate tipurile de par,
de la blond pana la brunet.
Are un miros de citrice, placut (deloc puternic).
Cum l-am folosit?
Am pulverizat la radacina parului de la aproximativ 20 de cm, apoi am masat
scalpul cu varful degetelor si am pieptanat parul.
Dintr-un par cu urme de grasime la radacina si fara volum am obtinut intr-un minut inimaginabilul: un par improspatat, cu mult volum.
Nu pot explica felul cum arata parul meu inainte si cum apoi mi s-a ridicat
efectiv parul, primind volum.
Parul s-a pastrat relativ curat inca o zi (dupa o zi m-am spalat pe cap, deci nu l-am testat pe o perioada mai lunga de timp).

Cantitatea unui sampon este 150 ml si este de ajuns pentru mai multe luni.
Va recomand cu caldura sa il cumparati. Este de un mare folos in situatii extreme.
Puteti gasi mai multe variante de sampon, pentru diferite tipuri si culori de par si in variante mini (50 ml).
Le puteti achizitiona la preturi intre 24 si 28 de lei(cele la 150 ml) si la 18 lei (cele in variante mini) de pe siteul http://samponuscat.blogspot.com .



Hi!
Today I'll talk about a revolutionary hair product: the dry shampoo.
What is dry shampoo?
It's a shampoo as a spray, that can be easily used in the moments when you
don't have time to wash your hair.
The shampoo that I'm gonna talk about is Boho from BATISTE.
Batiste is the first brand that launched dry shampoo and also the best brand.
Boho is a shampoo reccomended for all hair types, from blonde to brunette.
It has a citrus nice smell (not strong).
How I used it?
I sprayed it the hair roots from about 20 cm, and then I massaged the scalp with my fingers.
Out of a grassy hair and no volume I got the unimaginable in just a minute.
I can't explain the way my hair looked before and how it was actualy
higher then, reciving volume.
The hair was still relatively clean after a day (then I washed my hair,
so I didn't use it longer).
The quantity of a spray like this is 150 ml.
You can find more variants of this product, for different hair types and colors,
or mini variants of shampoo.
I really reccomend you to buy this. It's very helpful in extreme situations.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

NOTD

Hi,
Today I'll show you another cute polish from Avon.
It's one coat of Peppermint Leaf from Avon. Just one coat! Imagine if I put two. Gorgeous!
Shiney and so opaque.
A perfect green.
The drytime also is short.
This is how it looks like (no topcoat over):


What do you think about it?
Are you a fan on green enamels?


Friday, 17 September 2010

NOTD: Green with envy

Hi girls!
The nail polish that I'll show you today is Green with envy from Avon.
It's an adorable dark green, 2 coats, no topcoat. So opaque:


It's sooooooooo shiney! I love it. The drytime is acceptable, too.
After I applied a top coat with green sparkly particles.


I really do love it, don't you?
Don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't yet!
We'll have a winner by the end of the next week, hurry up!

Hope you all had a nice day!
Thanks for reading.


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Nude Konading

Hello girls,
Today I'll show you the most perfect nude polish I've ever seen!
I like it a lot! I think it's really gorgeous.
As you can see, I cut my nails, but still like my manicure.

So here's the enamel, Classics no. 205:



The coverage is really perfect after 3 coats.
It's very shiney and it dries really fast.

I painted my tips with a sparkly silver polish and then I put the Konad.
I used m79 image plate with white special polish.
After all done, I put on a coat of Konad Top Coat.
Here it is:



Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

NOTD: Grey creme

Hi girls!
I made a new experiment with 2 polishes: one white and one black.
I put white enamel on a piece of paper and a little of black.
I mixed them and then I put it on my nails.
Here's the color that I got! It's awesome!

I think I might try this another time, too.
How I mixed the colors:

What do you think about this?
Hope you like it. Have a nice day!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

NOTD: Electric Pink

Hi !
Here's the Madonna polish no.75


It's an electric pink with silver reflections.
It's so shiney. After a coat, the polish is really opaque, but 2 coats are gorgeous.
The dry time is also acceptable.
Do you like this color?
Do you own a polish like this?

Thanks for reading and enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

300 followers!

Hi ppl!
Great news, yesterday night I reached 300 followers!
That's gorgeous!
Yay, I'm so happy!


Because there already is a giveaway ongoing, I ask you to enter it!
A new giveaway is in mind, too.
Also, I'm waiting your pictures for the Guest Manicure of the Month.
We will have a guest manicure posted on October 1st, so hurry up!

Thanks a lot for reading my blog. Have a nice day!

Friday, 10 September 2010

How to pigment fade Konad polishes

Hi everyone!
Have you ever been disappointed in Konad polishes? I've been.
I bought Konad Pastel Green and Psyche Pink special polishes, but surprise!
They were almost invisible on nails. Beautiful colors in the bottle, but faded on nails.
I read somewhere that adding eyeshadow in the fade Konad special polish will help.
So I said, why not to try? I have nothing to loose, anyway.

What I did:

1. I scratched a green eyeshadow using a pencil.

2. After I put the eyeshadow dust on a piece of paper.

3. Put the dust in the bottle.

4. Close the bottle and mix it.

Repeat this steps until you get the color that you want.

What I got:

The same thing I did with the Psyche Pink:
Very little difference with the pink :(


What do you think about this?
Did you try this technique?
I'm curious what will this look like on nails.

Thanks for reading!
Have a nice day!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

essie - Fall into fashion

Hi girls!
Here are some press informations recived from essie.

This season’s runways showcased a mix of traditional glamour, chic urban warriors
and eclectic color combinations that has us revved up for fall! The feeling is dark,
sexy and minimalist, dominated by a posh palette of decadent, velvet textures and
reflective, metallic embellishments.

From The Expert:
“This fall, designers are mixing it up, combining sheer fabric with leather along with
lingerie as outer wear in deep, muted tones and bold color palettes which is very
alluring,” explains Essie Weingarten, Founder/President of essie. “I drew inspiration
from the range of elegant, sanguine hues and camoufl age tones.”

The Colors: essie’s Fall 2010 Collection
Essie’s new fall 2010 collection embodies the essence of these eclectic fashions
with autumnal pops of color in six stunning new shades that are a perfect match
to fall’s exquisitely refi ned accessories and fi nely tailored ensembles.
(click to enlarge)

The collection will be available from September 2010 at www.essieshop.com and worldwide
in local stores.

What do you think about it? Will you try the new shades?


Monday, 6 September 2010

Black & Pink & Konad

Hi!
Today I'll show my new konadicure.
The base color used is Flormar no 399. It's a shiney black with sparkly particles.
After, I applied a dark pink polish using a sponge.
The image plate used is Konad m73.
Finaly, I applied the Konad Top Coat. I just love how this top coat looks like on the nails.
Can you see that shine? It's awesome!

So here's what I got


PS. I'm going to update my blogroll. So if you have me in yours and you'd like me to have you in mine too, just comment here telling me that.

Hope you'll all have a nice day!
Thanks so much for passing by today.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

A two colored nail design and tutorial

Hi!
Today I'm going to show you a new design I made and how you can do this.
(not my nails in the following pictures)

First you have to paint your nails with a bright color.
I chose a lilac color (Luxe Lavander from Avon)
Wait ultil the base color is dry. Take a darker nail polish and paint half nail diagonal like
in the picture. The brick nail polish is no.51 from Kallos.

Now go to your Konad stamping kit. Use any tiny design. I used a flowery design from plate m26
Then take a black polish for nail art (or a regulary polish applied with a nail art brush)
and paint a thin line between the lighter and darker colors.
You should get something like this:

Wait about 10 minutes and apply the Konad top coat. If you don't have this, use a good top coat. You don't want your design to spoil.

So, voila! Here it is.
Hope you like it and if you gonna try this, please don't hesitate to show me!

Thanks for reading and have a nice Saturday evening!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Get a free gift from Eyeko!

Hi everyone!
I've just became an Eyeko Ambassador.
Here's a code you may enter when you make an order at Eyeko.com


What you have to do?
It's very simple! When finished your shopping just go to Check-out. Fill the adress and then click Continue.
Then, something like this will appear:


You have to write my code exactly where I've written with red.
So that's it! Filling that field means that you'll recive a free gift with your order. There is no limit how many times you can use it.
Isn't that cool?

Go to Eyeko store right now and order for your free gift. Shipping in UK & Europe is free. Also, worldwide shipping is free, too, if you make an order over $55.
More, if you order over $15, this week you get Vintage polish for free!

So don't hesitate to order right now.
Give this code to your all friends and readers. Everyone deserves a free gift from Eyeko!


Did you think I'm done?
No, I'm not. One more thing.
Today one of my followers sent me the link of her first blog and asked me to follow her. She created a little sweet blog, you can visit it here! I think it's really awesome when you create a blog and you get many followers to read your thoughts. So if you like her blog, simply follow her!

Ok, now I'm done! Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

200 followers

OMG! I've just seen it! I reached 200 followers. Do you remember that I made a blog post when I reached the 100th follower? That was only 2 weeks ago! I think it's great and I'm really happy to see my blog growing so fast!


Thank you all my awesome readers for following me! Btw, don't forget to enter my giveaway. It ends in 3 weeks. Have a gorgeous day and thanks for passing by!

New Essence studio nails - nail fashion stickers

I just recived an email from essence telling me that new awesome nail stickers will be available.
You can now get a cute mani really fast adn you don't need any painting talent.
You don't have to worry about the drying time, you won't have to wait!
They last up 5 days and you can change them anytime. You can take them on and off very easy.
Here are some images of the stickers:
What pattern do you like the most?
Would you try them?

They will be available in stores from October 2010.