Saturday, November 22, 2014

Colorful diamonds on white and glitter-gradient background. SmART Nails + GIVEAWAY - part 2

The nice people of SmART Nails offered to send me some of their stencils to try them out and give my honest review. I didn't have to think twice about their offer, because I already bought their product once and really loved how easy it was to use.

For this mani I decided to keep the background light and use a variety of neons over the stencil to make the design really pop.

Products used:
White: Misa 'Suited Perfectly'
Silver glitter: FUN Lacquer '24Karat (H)'
Different neons by different brands (I forgot which ones I used, sorry)

I drybrushed the holographic glitter over the semi sheer white background to get the gradient. I finished with a quickdry topcoat, waited a few minutes untill it was very very dry and then I used the stencil, a small brush and an assortment of neons.

This is how the stencils look in the packaging
This is how the stencil looks if you use it on your nail


Now I have a lovely surprise for you: the creators of smART Nails are giving away 5 different stencils to 3 of my readers!
Yesss, it's giveaway time ladies and gentlemen!

Fill in the form below to enter the giveaway!
(only the first question is mandatory to enter the giveaway, it's so easy! Extra entries can be earned by following and retweeting)

Goodluck to all the participants! 

Don't want to wait if you are a winner and you want to buy your smART Nails right now???
Go to their website and get 25% off this november by using code NOV25

Twitter: @smart_nails 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Spiders on my nails!!! SmART Nails + Giveaway - part 1

This week I'm showing you a few designs I made with SmART Nails; super easy to use nail stencils that can make every manicure look like you spent a lot of time and effort into doing your nails. '

I will be posting manicures with SmART Nails every day for a week and you can also enter the giveaway every day (read more about the giveaway on the bottom of the post).

I used the following polishes for this manicure:

Index- and ringfinger: OPI Liquid Sand 'Stay The Night'
Middlefinger: W7 matte black
Pinky: China Glaze 'Thunderbird'

I know Halloween was a couple of weeks ago, but wouldn't this make a great Halloween mani?????
It was as easy as painting your nails, wait for them to dry and then use the stencils to add the spiders to it.

Pictures above show the stencils on the nails.


Now I have a lovely surprise for you: the creators of smART Nails are giving away 5 different stencils to 3 of my readers!
Yesss, it's giveaway time ladies and gentlemen!

Fill in the form below to enter the giveaway!
(only the first question is mandatory to enter the giveaway, it's so easy! Extra entries can be earned by following and retweeting)

Goodluck to all the participants! 

Don't want to wait if you are a winner and you want to buy your smART Nails right now???
Go to their website and get 25% off this november by using code NOV25

Twitter: @smart_nails 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook with Essence glitter gradient

OPI Can't Find My Czeckbook is the perfect light blue creme, it applies like a dream and it looks so smooth and glossy!!! I really like this polish!
I wore it as a full mani with a glitter gradient with Essence Not Punky Nor Funky, which is my favorite glitter polish by Essence ever, it was a limited edition though, sorry!

Can't Find My Czechbook wears like iron, 5 days without a single chip, another big plus for this polish! As if it wasn't already perfect. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Have a great day and I hope to see you here again :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

W7 - Meteorite with distressed nails / brush stroke manicure

The distressed nails aka brush stroke manicures have been on the blogs for quite a while, but this is my first attempt.
I chose colors that matched W7 Meteorite: metallic gold, kobalt blue + black and white for the distressed effect.

W7 Meteorite is gold shimmer with kobalt blue holographic glitter. On the pictures you see more visible nail line than in real life. This is 3 thin easy coats.

The distressed nails / brush stroke nails are so much easier to do than I expected! You just watch the tutorial by Chalkboard Nails and that is all you need to get started. I used the same polishes on each distressed nail: creme blue, metallic gold, creme white, creme black. For my middle finger I used the creme blue for the basecolor and for my ringfinger I used the metallic gold as basecolor.

Picture above does not do the W7 meteorite justice. In real life the VNL was not that much visible. I chose to show you this picture because the distressed nails / brush stroke mani showed up very well on this picture.

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day! :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pretty & Polished - I'm Wonka for Willy! (color changing thermal nail polish)

Shame on me for leaving this polish between the untrieds for sooo long! I bought this polish a year ago and only yesterday I took these pictures to show you this colorful thermal nail polish.
Ofcourse the polish is just as lovely as it was a year ago, but now I'm just being mean by showing it to you, because it is sold out now. Sorry about that.

This is Pretty & Polished - I'm Wonka for Willy! A thermal that changes from purple (cold) to light grey (warm) and it has alot of bright yellow and purple hex glitter in it.

Unfortunalely I couldn't get my hands to warm up, so I made a nice warm cup of tea and held my nails above the hot tea so I could show you how this polish looks in its warm state. 

The polish looks at it's best in the transitional state, there are so many colors between purple and grey, I didn't expect that! There is some, blue, periwinkle and teal, really pretty!!! 

Application was a bit tricky. The polish is a bit thin and the glitter drags to the tips of your nails. You have to do some serious glitter placement for the first two coats. I did 4 thin coats for complete coverage topped with 2 coats topcoat to make it look smooth and glossy. 

The color changes easily and watching it change is pure entertainment! Who needs Netflix if you got thermal nail polish ;-)
I have used other thermals from Pretty and Polished (Tomboyish and May Flowers) and all of them change quickly with the slightest change of temperature.

I hope you enjoyed watching this fun thermal. And don't you just love the name????
This polish is sold out, but Pretty & Polished has many more gorgeous polishes in their shop!

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday with Jindie Nails beTrixed

So after not participating in the GOT Polish Challenge for over 2 months (due to a broken laptop) I'm finally posting again and just in time for the Indie theme! Yesss!

This is a mani I did with Jindie Nails beTrixed: tiny matte lime and turquoise glitter with a little bit bigger pink and black glitter. It's so pretty!
First time I wore this, my friends commented how it reminded them of Monet's waterlilies.

I'm wearing two coats of beTrixed over a bright blue creme base.

Because the GOT Polish Challenge is all about nailart, I decided to add a dotticure on two nails, using colors that match the lovely beTrixed. But to be honest: this polish is best on it's own.

I hope you enjoyed watching this lovely Indie!

Next weeks theme is 'Ignored for too long' and I have another indie for that, can't wait to wear it for the first time! Come back next week to find out wich indie has been ignored by me!

Check out more this weeks GOT Polish Challenge by clicking on the links below:


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Thank you for watching!

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

OPI - You Are So Outta Lime! + Yes Love Glow In The Dark glitter topcoat

This is the last day of my 2 week vacation. During my vacation I decided to wear really bright nail polishes, just because, you know...vacation!!!!!!
This was the mani during the first week of our vacation. As you can probably see there is some minor tipwear, these pictures are taken after 4 full days of wear (looks still pretty good don't you think? Gotta love OPI!)

OPI You Are So Outta Lime! is an amazing neon green. Not too neon though, it has a hint of creamy pastel in it. But without being chalky or streaky. And the color is just lovely.
The application surprised me: OPI advises you to wear the polish over a white base, but why should you do that if you get perfect coverage in just two coats?

This is the first Yes Love I've ever tried, it is supposed to be glow in the dark, but I didn't see any of that. Not even after holding my nails under a really bright light. Besides that, it has very pretty neon glitters in it so no biggie, I'm not sleeping with my eyes open anyway.

Thank you so much for watching and I wish you a lovely Sunday! 

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Splatter manicure with China Glaze 'OMG' and China Glaze 'Harmony'

I decided to try the splatter manicure. It looked very easy, I've seen a million good splatter manicures on the web, so I grabbed some straws and huffed and puffed the polish on my nails.
Well, it was not as easy as I thought it would be. You have to be very precise in the amount of polish you use; if you use too much you get a big ugly blob of polish on your nails. If you use too little, the polish sticks to the straw and doesn't come on your nails, no matter how hard you blow into the straw. 

Polishes used:
W7 Matt Black 
China Glaze - Harmony
China Glaze OMG
Hema Matte topcoat

Am I glad with the result? Hmmm, not so much, but my first time could have been worse ;-)
I do like the randomness of it, not sure yet if this is something I would wear as a full mani though.

This weeks GOT Polish Chasllenge was "Lilac"

Click on the links below for all the other girls that are participating in the GOT Polish Challenge

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hunkemöller - 'Blue'.

One of Hollands biggest underware-, nightware- and beachwarestores Hunkemöller has added some beauty products to their collection, I didn't know about it until I had to exchange a gift and found some nail polishes on the checkout counter. I didn't have the time to check them all out, but this blue immediately catched my attention.
The creative name of this polish is 'Blue'. The base is indeed a beautiful cornflower blue, but there is a very heavy pink shimmer in it that transforms this color to so much more than just 'blue'. The pink shimmer is strong (even stronger in real life than in these pictures) and gives this polish a magical glow.
If I could re-name this polish, I would call it Poolside Fairy.

The brush is thin and very flexible, almost too flexible. You need a steady hand, some patience and a light touch to keep the brush on your nail and not let it slip against your cuticles. The polish itself is a bit thin and runny, but again if you apply it slowly and with a little patience, it will not flood your cuticles. I only used two coats for these pictures.

I love finding nail polish in unexpected places :-)
This polish costs only 3 Euro and is available in alot of Hunkemöller stores (not all of them) and in the Hunkemöller webshop.
I think these nail polishes are a nice addition to the Hunkemöller collection of underwear, homewear and especially to their beachwear. Now you have no excuse not to match or intentionally mismatch your nails to your bikini (or in my case: tankini)!

Hey Dutchies, hebben jullie ze al gespot bij de Hunkemoller? Ik heb dus niet zo goed gekeken hoe de andere kleuren er in het echt uitzien, maar hebben jullie nog nagellak van de Hunkemoller gekocht die naast deze ook nog de moeite waard zijn? Met deze ben ik al erg blij, van mij had het flesje wel groter mogen zijn, lekker zomers deze toch? Laat me maar weten als er nog een kleurtje is waarvoor ik zeker terug moet naar de winkel!

Thank you so much for watching!!!
I hope you all have a great day :-)

Lots of Love,
Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Rescue Beauty Lounge "Look Rich, Be Cheap"

Oh how I love the name of this polish!
In 2009 Rescue Beauty Lounge released a small collection of three glitter polishes, "Look Rich, be Cheap", "Locavore" and "Frugalista". I immediately fell head over heels in love with them and paid a small fortune to get these gems and have them shipped to Holland.
This might seem weird to you now, but in 2009 a multicolored glitter polish with full coverage was a rare thing! And besides that, they were just gorgeous.

So for this weeks Golden Oldie Thursday 'With Bling', I'm showing you Look Rich, be Cheap.
RBL Look Rich Be Cheap is a mix of gold and purple glitter, this is two coats.
Very shiny and perfect for a party or to brighten up a gloomy day :-)

Now when I look at the pictures I made, I feel like a fool to add those huge purple rhinestones to my accentnail, they do not match the polish at all. The polish is much too classy for that.

With al the colorful crazy glitter polishes the indies offer us, we are hard to impress nowadays with just any glitter polish. I don't think if this collection would have been released in 2014, i would have paid the big bucks for it. But it's a nice little collection for my stash :-)

If you want to see the other ladies' take on GOT "with bling", check out the links below!


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