Illamasqua – Poke and Nurture

I have about 6 polishes from Illamasqua I found all of them in Tk Maxx Stores. And yes – I already used Poke. You can find the Blogpost here (only in german) It is official – I use polishes twice – maybe I just get sick 🙂

And because of current events – you can read about here I actually think about ordering some of their products, well we’ll see.

Anyway – today I have two of the polishes. One – how suprising a purple und a nice neon green.

Illamasqua - Nurture and Poke Bottle

Then we start with the first polish.

Illamasqua – Poke

Sure thing I didn’t skip the purple polish. Not only is it purple, no it also has a silver shimmer. And to be honest – I like silver better than gold. The brush is slim but the application was pretty easy and after two layers it was perfectly opaque.

Illamasqua - Poke - Bottle

You can see the silver shimmer pretty good in the bottle.

Illamasqua - Poke - Mani Illamasqua - Poke - Mani 2

The silver shimmer is still visible on the nails – Usually the shimmer which is visible in the bottle is hiding on the nails – but not in this case. Yay.

Illamasqua – Nurture

Usually I am big with Holo and Multichrome but I have also a thing for Neon colors.

First of all as a hint – the polish dries matt. But in a strange Version of matt. Somewhere in between matt and some sort of waxy shine  which I personally don’t like so I finish with a topcoat.

This one also has a slim brush and the application was a bit annoying. After two layers it was ok and the topcoat fixed some of the imperfections.

Illamasqua - Nurture - Bottle Illamasqua - Nurture - Mani

With Neon Polishes I love to use contrasting colors for stamping – also this is another option to hide some inperfections – or let’s call it ‘safe the mani’ if you understand what I mean. I not only separate garbage but I also recycle manicures 🙂

Stamping plate I used here is from Vivid Lacquer – VL002

Illamasqua - Nurture - Stamping Illamasqua - Nurture - Stamping 2

Do you have any products from Illamasqua?
I think I have a pink lipgloss I had in a glossybox way back so I can’t say much about their other products.

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trend IT UP! LE – graceful feminity

Today I have polishes from the new Trend IT UP! Limited Edition “graceful feminity”. I discovered them in the stores and bought two of them – the 020 (pink metallic) and 030 (purple metallic)  – And here I want to mention again that I don’t like  this “Uhh polishes have only numbers” stuff I have now a doze 030 polishes from this brand in  my drawers

This Limited Edition is available starting March – so basically starting now  – So I’m going to show them to you right away. then you will have the chance to have a look and maybe get some of the polishes.

Trend it up - graceful feminity - flaschen

Trend it up – graceful feminity – 020

We’re starting with the first polish. Number 020 – a really beautiful berry metallic color. With the wide brush you can apply the polish very quickly and even. If you like you can get this polish opaque in one slightly thicker layer or like I prefer it – with two thin layers.

Trend it up - graceful feminity - 020

And because it is always nice to mattify polishes I did that for you. And I have to say – you do not see a very big difference on the pictures between mattified and the normal polish.

Trend it up - graceful feminity - 020 mattiert

Trend it up - graceful feminity - 020 mattiert

Trend it up – graceful feminity – 030

And if you know me guys – you know purple is my kryptonite 😉 and it happened again. Same here for as for the berry shade – one thicker coat would be enough but two thin layers are perfect

Trend it up - graceful feminity - 030

And once again I used the matte topcoat – here you can see the effect a bit better than with the berry shade. Trend it up - graceful feminity - 030 mattiert
Trend it up - graceful feminity - 030 mattiert

Conclusion:
The polishes are pretty much opaque after one layer and perfect with two thin layers. The wide brush helps to put on the polish quite easy if you’re used to wider brushes.

And now one question – what does the Trend it up polishes? It reminds me of something but I can’t quite grasp it.

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Scofflaw – Prototypes and Limited Edition

So. Because these Scofflaw Beauties were only available during a short Sales period I will show all three polishes I got in one post. The prototypes were limited two per customer. You can order the polishes here. By the way – prototype means you get a mixed polish which never made it into the shop – you also don’t get to choose the colors – basically it is like a suprise bag – And I am very happy with what I got. 🙂
I got two Prototypes and the Limited Edition Meowtallica

Scofflaw – Prototype 1 Mint

In the bottle you see the mint basecolor and the beautiful pink-purple-blue Shimmer.

Scofflaw - Prototyp Mint Bottle

Well what should I say – it is mint <3

Sadly the Shimmer is nowhere to be seen on the nail once you put it there. But When I use that polish again I will try to lure the shimmer out – with using some Nailpolishremover in the end.
Here you see two layers – no issues there.

Scofflaw - Prototyp Mint Mani

And currently I am in the “I have to stamp on everything” mood I put some green leaves on. I have used the Moyra Florality 2 Plate – But I forgot which Stamping Polish I used. (But it should be either Essie – Stylenomics or a Konad Stamping polish.

Scofflaw - Prototyp Mint Mani Stamping

Scofflaw – Prototype 2 Blue

It’s kinda interesting that you don’t see the Silver and Blue Shimmer in the Bottle Shot. But oh well – I am also still trying to figure out the best photo setup.

Scofflaw - Prototyp Blau Bottle

The polish is so amazing – it is a baby blue with some shimmer but is packed with different shapes and colours of glitter: Stars, hearts and dots. I didn’t stamp on this one because it is  party on its own 🙂

Scofflaw - Prototyp Blau Mani

Scofflaw – Meowtallica

And now the limited Edition beauty. Again – such a beauty. I am sometimes tempted onöy by the names – but the polish is awesome as well – Blue and purple shimmer and additional Holo.

Scofflaw - Meowtallica Bottle

Luckily this also shows on the nails. Two layers and everything is fine.

Scofflaw - Meowtallica Mani

Scofflaw - Meowtallica Mani closer

And because I have the BM-S162 Plate from Bundlemonster with a Meow and cat paws it was clear what’s happening next.

Scofflaw - Meowtallica Stamping

Conclusion:
Suprise polishes are always tricky – do you get colors you like or will there be polishes you won’t like at all. But I also loved suprise packages as a kid so – I will splurge in suprise polishes every now and then. But I am very happy with the polishes I got.

Do you also have a Brand – Indie or Drugstore which you love obessively? (Obvious for me it is Scofflaw ^_^)

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Delush Polish – Gentle Lion with stamping

I was watching some of the pictures from  Chrissy’s Lackwahnsinn (Here you can find her blog – but careful – this can lead to some serious polish orders ^_^) and so I ordered some of the Delush Polish colors – so I will show you some more in the future.

Thanks to DHL the package didn’t arrive on monday but on Saturday – yay. So what to do – sure thing – paint the nails. First one is Gentle Lion because my sign is leo and it is just beautiful.

Delush Polish - Gentle Lion - Bottle

This is Delush Polish saying about Gentle Lion: A mauve cream, dusted with delicate yet fierce copper color shifting flakies and gorgeous shimmer that’s bound to make you roar! (Source: Delush Website)

used:

Basecoat Ünt – Ready for takeoff
Basecolor Delush Polish – Gentle Lion
Stampingcolor Colour Alike – B. a Rudolph
Stampingplate Moyou London – Hipster Collection 15
Topcoat Maybelline – Already dry!

The application is a no brainer because the brush is a bit wider. I also need two layers to smooth everything out. When I look really close I can see that i took some polish of with the second layer. I might have used another thin layer. But only if you look really really close.

Pictures Delush Polish – Gentle Lion

And now some pictures of this beauty.

Delush Polish - Gentle Lion - Mani Delush Polish - Gentle Lion - Mani2

Can we please take a moment and apreciate the label? I love these teeny tiny special things indie labels do. Sometimes it also stands and falls with packaging. And also the Lion from the Moyou London Hipster Collection 15 plate is matching the label perfect. <3 The Stamping color from Colour Alike – B. a Rudolph is also matching quite nicely – I did not want the stamping to stand out that much so I am pretty happy how this turned out.

Delush Polish - Gentle Lion - Label

Do you have Delush Polish colors or do you think about getting some? Und – additional question – are you more tempted to buy a polish when the naming is just perfect? I have to admit – if I like the color and the name is too adorable or fitting I most likely going to buy the polish.

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Moo Moo’s Signatures – Moo Magic in a Pot

Not so long ago my first Moo Moo’s Signatures Polishes from a Group Order arrived – I had the Polishes on my radar for quite some time but I never ordered any – don’t ask me why. But with Moo Magic in a Pot it was love. Sometimes that happens 😀 Moo Moo’s Signatures Polishes you can get hier or hier (and you can have a look at the Stockists Info on the Bigcartel page).

Moo Moo's Signatures -Moo in a pot - Teddy
Cute Picture with a very very small teddybear

used:

Basecoat Ünt – Ready for takeoff
Color Essie – hip-anema
Moo Moo’s Signatures – Moo Magic in a Pot
Topcoat Maybelline – Alread Dry!

Moo Moo's Signatures -Moo in a pot - Bottle

As you can see – this polish is taking the name magic very seriously. There is everything inside you can imagine Glitterwise – Holocircles, dotted glitter, stars – everything.

Moo Moo’s Signature about the polish:
“A red jelly with lots of glitters. It has neon pink daisies, tiny black stars, purple diamonds, small dots, large dots, color-shifting iridescent glitters and hexes.” (Source: Bigcartel Website)

Because I am very lazy sometimes I use a similar Nailpolish Color underneath (I do not like jelly polish on my nails that much) – also it saves Nailpolish because I don’t need three layers. So this is one layer of Essie – Hip-anema, a very similar red as base and one layer Moo magic in a Pot.

 

Pictures of Moo Moo’s Signatures – Moo Magic in a Pot

Moo Moo's Signatures -Moo in a pot - Mani

 

Moo Moo's Signatures -Moo in a pot - Closeup

I have to check if and where I can get something like Glitter Food from Nail Polish Boldness. I am one of those people cutting themselfs with bigger glitter in nailpolish. Luckily I am not Edward Scissorhands or Freddy Krüger 🙂 But I fell for that nailpolish so I have to deal with that – please just tell me that I am not the only one cutting herself with glitterpolish 😉

PS: I have deactivated the mandatory fields for comments for some testing so – bring it on 🙂

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New year – Scofflaw – City Snowfall

Let’s start with the good intentions for the new year. And before I start whining here the short Version: Christmas, End of the Year, a cold and an on Site Appointment piled up just at the right time. So – new plans for the year and now – a Scofflaw Nail Varnish Manicure 🙂

At the last day – the 31. December my last order from Scofflaw arrived – perfect because at the first Day of the Year there was a Restock wit a new Limited Edition and some Mystery Polishes. For New Years Eve I decided to go with City Snowfalls. If you’re interested in getting the polishes have a look here.

Scofflaw package
In this cute packaging they will arrive
Scofflaw package content
And this is the Content

used:

Basecoat Ünt – Ready for takeoff
Base Color Scofflaw – City Snowfall
Stampingcolor Moyou London – Gold Espresso
Stampingplate VividLacquer – VL006
Topcoat Maybelline – 3D Gel Effect

Scofflaw about that polish:
“‘City Snowfall’ is a pale grey crelly, packed with silver and minty glitters, as well as silver and aqua sparkles. Opaque in 2-3 thin coats.” (Source: Facebook)

Scofflaw - City Snowfall - Closeup
Closeup

And now enough babling  – now it let’s see the beauty on the nails. Here you have City Snowfall – The first layer seems to be very thin and sheer but after the second layer it is just beautiful.

Scofflaw - City Snowfall - Mani mit Flashe
Scofflaw – City Snowfall
Scofflaw - City Snowfall - Mani Closeup
Mani Closeup

Scofflaw – City Snowfall with Stamping

And of course I had to do a Snowflake Stamping on top of City Snowfall. I’ve used VividLacquer Plate VL006 (Here you can see the and buy the plates). Stamping polish is Gold Espresso – and what should I say – the day after I put it on – it started snowing the next day. Yay!

Scofflaw - City Snowfall - with Stamping
Stamping
Scofflaw - City Snowfall - with stamping and label
Stamping and Label

And what’s with you guys? Snow? No Snow? Please take me to the carribea? 😉
I still have the urge to run through knee deep snow while singing “Let it go” – just the knee deep snow is still mising.
Also I want to build a snowman again <3

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ILNP Holo Hearts Decals

Today we have lots and lots of ILNP on the nails – I’ve painted some decals 🙂
If you’re interested in ILNP: Website
And yes I know – I was absend way too long *sigh* But I hope this will change again and I will post some more manis and nailarts.

ILNP Holo Hearts Gloss

used:

Basecoat Essie – Help me grow
Base color ILNP – First Class
Stamping Color Mundo de Uñas – black
Stampingplate Vivid Lacquer – VL 009
colors ILNP – Kings & Queens, Iconic, Very Ornamental, Champagne Blush, Amanda Hugginkiss, Black Orchid
Topcoat Maybelline – Already Dry

And that is how it looks when I’m spending a lot of time doing nail decals.
ILNP Holo Hearts Making ofAnd for that mess I’ve got the Simply Neat Miracle Mat  still my favourite ground for work like that – otherwise my desk would look like a paintball arena 🙂

First one thick Coat Basecoat on the mat. After a short drying time I’ve stamped on that and colored the stamping. After finishing that I’ll leave it to dry completely. And then Finish the decal with a thick layer of “First Class” My base color.  And then – let it dry completely. Good thing with this mat – you always can go to the toilet while doing the decals.
After a good drying periode I peeled the decals carefully off the mat. Then I started fitting the decal to the nail. First a bit roughly.  Then I Use the base color “First Class” to glue the Decal to the nail.

ILNP Holo Hearts without Topcoat

And because using the matte for decals the Decals itself become sort of Matt And because I like that I’ll start with pictures without Topcoat.

ILNP_Holo_Hearts_Matte ILNP_Holo_Hearts_Matte_Ring ILNP_Holo_Hearts_Matte_Mani_Bottle

ILNP Holo Hearts with Topcoat

And because I used holo polishes i had to use a Gloss Topcoat so that you can see the holo – because: Holo!

ILNP_Holo_Hearts_Gloss_Mani_Bottle

ILNP_Holo_Hearts_Bottle_Light

So. How do you like that? Too much? too much hearts? too much holo (as if ^_^) OR too much work? Or ar you thinking:  “Höhöhö! Holo!”

And considering summer is crazy around here – from time to time almost feels like it’s already fall – I have to use every opportunity and use all the holo – Because – Sun and Holo is just perfection.

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Soccer Euro 2016 – #GERSVK

You might think – ok she’s late. Yes, I did not make it. I watched the soccer game but I hadn’t the german themed mani. But it was comic con weekend and I had no time. At least I wore ‘Aim to misbehave’ the number 1000 Shade from Essie. And – considering the fact that Nathan Filion was there. 😉
So – there – The nails were only gold – so I did some dry brushes in later on in red and black.
Fussball GERSVK Finger

used:

Basecoat Essie – Help me grow
color Essie – Blanc, Licorice, Aim to misbehave p2 – Portugal
Topcoat Maybelline – 3D Gel Effect

yes – in retrospect – it is a bit heavy on the gold side but hey 🙂Fussball GERSVK HandThe ring you can find on the page from Chao und Eero. Fussball GERSVK ManiI try to decide which finger I like best but I think – middlefinger – as always – always the middlefinger 😉 If you want to see my other Black red Gold Nails you can go here. I really hope I can do my nails until the final game 🙂 But then I will keep my distance from the color combination. But I also saw in the statistics that quite a few soccer related searches come here 🙂

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Soccer Euro 2016 – #NIRGER

Soccer – again 😉 The third and last Game in the Groups vs Northern Ireland: #NIRGER and because I made it a tradition to paint my nails for the games – and as mentioned – a bit of paranoia 😉 Well – I just continue to polish my nails of possible 🙂
Fussball NIRGER Mani

used:

Basecoat Essie – Help me grow
color Essie – Blanc, Licorice, Aim to misbehave p2 – Portugal

I did a sugar spun Mani back in the World Championship (you can have a look here – german only)  so I did it again. This Time I used Simply Peel Liquid Latex Barrier so the mess was on a minimum – sugar spun never again without liquid latex 🙂Fussball NIRGER Latex

Sadly Aim to misbehave doesn’t work that good in sugar spun manis – a bit too thick and goopy. Next time I wouldn’t use it for this mani. But well.  Try and Error. 🙂 if you have a closer look at the pictures you will see what I mean when I say ‘thick and goopy’ 😉

Fussball NIRGER CloserBut well – looking at that
Fussball NIRGER Fingermaybe not at close up
Fussball NIRGER HandIt doesn’t look that bad… it looks quite nice. And after realizing – using Liquid latex for sugar spun nails reduces the mess a lot – I should do these frequently.
And – do I annoy you with my soccer nails? Do you ignore me or do you thing ‘oh well – it looks nice’
Well I like it – I surely wouln’t use Aim to misbehave again for this but as I said – Try and error 😉

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Soccer Euro 2016 – #GERPOL

And here we go again soccer Euro – the next game of Germany: Poland – Germany #GERPOL. After the Championship I am a bit superstitious concerning my nails and the results – so I will continue to do my nails for every game 🙂
Today – a multicolor Stamping black red gold on white. I planned for something different but I will save that for the next game.

GERPOL Bottle

used:

Basecoat Essie – Help me grow
Basecolor Essie – Blanc
Stampingcolor Essie – Licorice, Aim to misbehave p2 – Portugal
Stampingplate BornPretty – BP-17
Topcoat Maybelline – 3D Gel Effect

I have to say – Aim to misbehave is a really good soccer Euro Flag polish 😀 It’s good for stamping (of course not that good on darker polishes) And I like the polish (I mean – aim to misbehave? – Hello!!) Essie did a very good job there. 😀GERPOL Manidrawback stamping like that is – the flag is only correct like this. But hey. Had different plans settled for that  – next game. If anyone is wondering about the ring:  Chao & Eero. GERPOL HandAnd now I have to go – fingers crossed and stuff 🙂

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