Tuesday 30 April 2013

Simple Easter manicure

Today I'll show you a very easy to do Easter Manicure. I started with two coats of Dior #671 and then I took a brush and drew the bunny ears on my accent nail. I used white, pink and gray polish in this order. Don't worry - if you do something wrong you can easily fix it by applying some more white. On the rest of my nails, I applied Color Club -Covered in diamonds on the tips. I finished with clear top coat. What do you think?

Monday 29 April 2013

CLOSED - China Glaze Texture GIVEAWAY

Good news! A new giveaway starts today and it's open internationally. 

The rules are simple, fill in the form below. What can you win? Two awesome shades from China Glaze's 2013 Texture collection. Deadline is the 31st of May. Good luck everyone!

Saturday 27 April 2013

Lemons and Limes manicure

Today I'll show you my delicious manicure. I started with two coats of China Glaze -Lemon Fizz (I got it from Beauty In The Bottle). Then I stamped the fruity design from Bundle Monster's BM-308 image plate using Konad -Special Green. I finished with a clear top coat. What do you think?

Do you remember my old fruity manicures? 
Just click on each of the pictures below to go to the posts.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Guest Post Thursday: NailGlaze

Today we'll have another great manicure, from my guest Agota. Let's see what she has prepared!

Hi Everyone! 
My name is Agota from NailGlaze. For this guest post I have prepared a cloud manicure. As a base, I used OPI - I saw... U saw... We Saw... Warsaw. For the first curtain of clouds I used China Glaze - Icicle and for the second one, Bourjois - Rouge in Style. 
Thank you for this guest post opportunity and enjoy my manicure.

She always posts beautiful manicures on her blog and she didn't fail to surprise us this time.
If you'd like write a guest post, too, just contact me at konadaddict [at] yahoo [dot] com and we'll settle all the details. 

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Mauve giraffe print

Today I'd like to show you a mauve giraffe print I did using an essence image plate. I started with two coats of Avon -Luxe Lavander and then I stamped the design using Sinful Colors -Amethyst. I finished with a clear top coat. What do you think?

Friday 19 April 2013

ZorileStore review

Va mai amintiti postarea mea de aici? Va spuneam despre campania "Curatenia de primavara", initiata de Blogawards si ZorileStore. Initial imi alesesem o pereche de balerini negri din piele intoarsa ca sa le fac review, dar lucrurile s-au schimbat intre timp. Datorita faptului ca s-au inscris foarte multi bloggeri, stocurile s-au terminat rapid si nu mi-au ramas multe posibilitati de a alege. 
Am primit pentru review acesti slapi pe care inca ii mai puteti gasi pe site. Trebuie sa recunosc ca sunt foarte frumosi si sunt convinsa ca se vor asorta cu noul meu costum de baie. Sunt usori si nu am simtit niciun discomfort la prima purtare. Va las cu niste poze, sa va faceti o idee.

Promotia "Curatenia de primavara" este inca in desfasurare, asa ca nu uitati sa va alegeti cadoul gratuit la orice comanda pe ZorileStore.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Guest Post Thursday: Fall in ..naiLove!

The guest blogger today is Paulina from fall in ...naiLove. If you haven't seen her blog until now it's a pity! This is one of the blogs I really enjoy reading and I comment each new post. She does great manicures and takes so great pictures of them, that it was extremely difficult for me to chose the four pictures below. Let's see what she has prepared:

Honestly, I'm so stressed... hopefully, you'll like it. I really wanted to make something extraordinary and differnet. 
This design was inspired with a book called "A Mexican Affair". You know... the sunset, beach  and...love- what a hot, explosive combination it is! I wanted to display this summer atmosphere of the Mexican beach.
I started with a base, then put a coat of deep pink/fuchsia and let it dry. Then, I added a purple-navy blue gradient with the sponge to have a sunset effect. For the sun falling down the horizon I made yellow halfmoons using the tape method and once again painted a light orange shading with a piece of the sponge. In the end, I put some action on my nails - the birds and the palm trees are hand-painted with acrylic paint and a tiny nail brush. The glossy effect was achieved with a sealing top coat.
I wanted to show all I love in this design- I'm a fan of gradients, I love halfmoons and often use the tape technique and acrylic paints.

If you'd like write a guest post, too, just contact me at konadaddict [at] yahoo [dot] com and we'll settle all the details. 

Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Trendy Jewelry Shop invites you to giveaway

Have you seen the Trendy Jewelry Shop's website? It has only been launched a few months ago, but they have some really great jewelry there at totally affordable prices. From bracelets to earrings, they offer a wide range of accessories. 

The owner of the website was so kind as to offer a $15 voucher for one of my readers. The amount may sound a small one to you, but the truth is that most of their products are under $10, so you will get the chance to buy two or three pieces o jewelry and cover the shipping fees, too. How does it sound to you?
If you'd like to win, fill in the form below. The giveaway runs until the 10th of May and is only open to US readers. Good luck!

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Half moon manicure

Today I'll show you my inverse half moon manicure. It is actually really easy to do, using French manicure tape. I started with a coat of Astor -Fashion Studio #114 and then I applied the tape near my cuticles. After that, I painted my nails two coats of Illamasqua -Scorn and finished with a clear top coat. What do you think?

Monday 15 April 2013

Puzzle nail art

Today I'll show you one of the popular March Nail Lacquers from Born Pretty store. It's a collection of 12 colours and what I have is a light blue, #1 on their website. Believe it or not, this is a colour that I never had in my collection and really wanted it. I applied two coats of it so as to become opaque. As you can see, it has a beautiful shine and I'd say it's a pleasant shade. 

I used my BM-319 image plate and Catrice -It Blue My Mind to create the puzzle design. I saw this manicure among many bloggers on the Autism Awareness Day and liked it so much that I recreated it. I finished with a clear top coat. What do you think?

Friday 12 April 2013

Bundle Monster image plates & Paisley nail art

Today I'll show you my new set of stamping plates. It's the 2012 Bundle Monster set of 25 plates which I wanted to try for so long and finally got the chance. I like this brand because they always come up with new ideas and produce great stamping designs. 
Firstly, I'll show you my paisley manicure I did with BM-315 plate. I started with two coats of  Zoya -Jolene on all my nails except the ring finger, on which I applied two coats of China Glaze -Re-fresh mint. I stamped the design using a random black polish and finished with a clear top coat. 
What do you think?

Now, into the plates. I tried to photograph each of them so that you can see the beautiful designs. They are easy to clean and the image transfers really well on the stamp. I can't wait to try more of them - I already have a lot of great manicures in mind and I'd like to share them with you.

Visit Bundle Monster's website and like their facebook page if you want to find out more about their products. You may also follow them on twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. They sell their image plates on Amazon and eBay for reasonable prices and ship worldwide. 
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