Sunday, 30 June 2013

Nail Art | Roses At Night

Hi sweeties,

A little while back, I found an amazing nail art by Chelsea from Chelsea's Get Nailed that was based on the Doc Marten boots with roses. I just fell in love with it, so I decided to give it a whirl and try some roses, but instead of a black background, I wanted to use a near black blue (Ritual's Sapphire Moon) to give it a softer look.

Man-i-cure | ZebStyleLab navy blue

Hi lovelies,

Last couple of weeks have been kind of hectic but the good kind. We had to hand in a paper and a presentation, Laure and I did an acceptance exam (we'll have a VERY short vlog about that up on our new/ still non existing youtube channel), we got the results for our DAE exams. Because we had the internship we didn't see most of the people in our class. We met up with lots of them and got carried away chatting about all we had learned in the past 4 months.
We also want to give a shout out to our lovelies DAE colleagues (not that they will read it, most of them, just to say not all of them are boys): You guys were amazing. We will miss you all so much and we hope will still meet up.

Read more about our last couple of weeks in DAE and our man loving polish habits after the jump!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Purple day!

Hi Everyone,


A while ago, I reviewed Neon Yellow and Blue Pearl. Today I’ve got more KleanColor polishes to show you.

Left: 140 Pastel Purple by KleanColor | Right: 86 Purple Velvet by KleanColor

On the left you see 140 Pastel Purple and on the right you see 86 Purple Velvet.
I know, I already own a lot of purples, but I just couldn’t resist. Purple is kinda my favourite colour, so …

Left: 140 Pastel Purple by KleanColor | Right: 86 Purple Velvet by KleanColor

140 Pastel Purple is quite opaque. I used only one coat and it was perfect. I love this colour, it’s a light, soft purple which reminds me of dried lavender. This probably will be a polish that I can use when stamping.
The darker 86 Purple Velvet needed 2 coats at least. It’s obviously darker than Pastel Purple, but it’s also a very beautiful colour. It has some nice tiny blue speckles in it.

I believe I just might combine these two. Whether I’m going to put these over each other, next to each other or use one as a base coat and stamp with the other, I’m not sure. This will be decided after some experimenting ;-)

Lilly

Monday, 24 June 2013

Stick it on!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to try nail stickers/nail foil for a while now, and while I was shopping with Ellenore and Laure (Yes!, that's what we did after our final exam), I finally found some AND they were on discount (Believe it or not, but Di is the only shop where I found such things). They were 50% off, so I couldn't resist.

Scrunched Aluminium, Envy Wraps by Elegant Touch
I cut off excess sticker parts and put them back on the packaging.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Update

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Seeing as our internships have ended and summer's finally begun, you can expect some more posts from us. \o/ I know Ellenore's got some cool posts planned...

We're also on bloglovin, so if you want, feel free to follow us. ;)
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Lots of ♥,
Laure

Also we're toying with the idea of starting a blog about higher end make up and the more pricey drugstore products and how to get them on a budget. In short how to get your hands on some of the products that might seem a bit out of reach but with a bit of creativity you might still get to own them.

Would you guys like this?

Also we made a video around Christmas time, even before I think. It was great fun unfortunately we filmed in HD and waaaaay to long so Lilly's bit of the vid is missing because the card was full. Would you guys like to see it? We also went loose in Lush recently. We were thinking about doing a video haul/review about that. Any interests in that?

Lots of love
Ellenore

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Summer breeze!

Hi everyone,

Today was a hot day and I couldn't help thinking about taking a walk on the beach where there would be a nice cool summer breeze. Oh, how I wish. We're preparing for our final sort of exam (a presentation), so a quick trip to the beach was out of the question. Instead I decided to post these 2 swatches who remind me of the sky and sun when sitting on the beach near the ocean.

11 Blue Pearl by Kleancolor
This nice cool blue one is Blue Pearl. It has a little bit of a tiny white-blue shimmer in it. This color reminds me of a clear blue sky. I used only one coat, it's streaky and it's not completely opaque. A second application would probably have made it opaque. This polish reminds me a bit of 7 Pearl Silver I reviewed last year (Kleancolor 7 Pearl Silver). And it's not just the name, but the quality of it also.


18 Neon Yellow by Kleancolor
This bright yellow one is Neon Yellow, which reminds me of the summer sun. In the picture I'm wearing 4 coats because I wanted it to be really bright. It's quite a transparant polish, so if you want to go for the full effect, you should use more than 2 coats of Neon Yellow. It's definitely a summer colour.

Oh, how I just can't wait to go to the beach to take a walk with my dog.

Lilly

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Nail Art | Spring Ruffian

Hi sweeties!

These last three months, I've been seeing ruffians crop up everywhere in the nail art scene! So of course, I wanted to give it a go myself. When I felt the first rays of sunshine on my skin, I just felt overcome with a need to make a flashy nail art to celebrate spring's arrival. It was these two ideas coming together that resulted in the following nail art:
Neon Ruffian!



Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Koh Metalic Green Swatches

Hi lovelies,

Today I have some amazing swatches for you guys. Have a look at swatches of this nice KOH polish 127 Metalic Green!


More pictures after the jump!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Shopping @ Portobello Road

02 Shopping @ Portobello Road, Vintage District LE. by Essence

Hi everyone,
A while ago, I took pictures of this gorgeous Essence Vintage District LE. Shopping @ Portobello Road. It’s my new favourite “I don’t have time to paint my nails but I don’t want to leave with my nails bare” polish. It just needs one coat to be completely opaque and it’s super easy to apply AND dries really quick. It doesn’t run and doesn’t smudge. It stays exactly where you apply it. You can put it on and not even be 5 minutes late ;-).

The colour varies between blue and green. I photographed it in white LED light and it’s a nice blue. But when there is a more yellowish light, it tends to get a more greenish look. So it varies between turquoise blue and turquoise green! So it’s a polish that fits me perfectly, considering I have lots of greens and blues in my wardrobe!

Because the weather decided to extend winter, skip spring and jump right into summer, I’m wearing sandals again and I must have hit my toes somewhere or ran the door over them (again), so now I’m left with a white discolouring on 3 of my toe nails. Luckily, this polish exists. I was able to quickly make my toes presentable and leave wearing my favourite sandals.
So if you’re in the need of a one coat quick fix. This polish will satisfy ;-)

I took more pictures and swatched more of my new purchases. I’ll be posting them soon.
Lilly.

Personal | Spring/summer has (finally) arrived!

Hi sweeties!

After a terrible and long winter, spring has finally arrived in Belgium. And the weather seems to want to make amends, because it feels like summer!

The way the sun was shining down on my garden was so nice, I just had to take pictures. :)





Doesn't that just look lovely?
I also took a picture of the nail polish I'm wearing at the moment: Welcome To Roosywood (Catrice).



Lots of ♥,
Laure

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Nail Art | Teen Wolf


Hi sweeties!


Pretty soon (on monday June 3rd) the third season of Teen Wolf starts airing in the US!

So in honour of this occasion, I made a simplistic manicure. I took the triskelion that's been featured in the show and tried free-handing it on my ringfinger. On my thumb I tried the Alpha triskelion and on the rest of my nails I did a gradient.
I started out with the manicure being shiny, but ended up mattifying it.

Sadly I accidentally deleted most of my thumb pictures, so the one I'll post is a little blurry and the light isn't ideal. Sorry!


L'oreal: a quick mani!

Hi lovelies,

Just a quick post this for once rather sunny Sunday (Yay spring or maybe even summer is finally arriving!).
This is a quick mani with some of the L'oreal polishes (and other) I posted about yesterday!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

L'oreal Colour Riche Swatches

Hi Lovlies,

it has been a while again but I have a good few post lined up for you guys. First up, some swatches of L'oreal Colour Riche polishes.



Swatches of Shocking Pink, Lush Tangerine, Exotic Canaries, Purple Disturbia and Green Couture after the jump!