My nail arts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Neon snake nail art

Hi all.

Today a very short post. I'm busy swatching a gorgeous Halloween collection.
This nail art was done a while ago but I never got to post it.
Now it's time, because it's the last picture for a while with nails this long :(

I've used a great amount of neon polishes...and I don't remember which exact.
Needless to say the design is free hand.

Hope you like it!
And see you again with my shorties :D





Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 7)

Hi all,

Today I'm going to show you my 7th and last lacquer from the +Jior Couture limited collab collection called #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou.
This True Blood inspired collection is available in store today at noon EST.
The collection features 15 lacquers. Don't forget to have a look at the other 8 as well ;-D

If you haven't been around lately and/or are just tuning in.
You can find more info about this collection and the lacquers here:
- Part 1 (Polish: Blood Bag)
- Part 2 (Polish: Best Believe It's Gonna Be Flamin')
- Part 3 (Polish: Suck Me, Vampire Barbie)
- Part 4 (Polish: Sex On A Throne)
- Part 5 (Polish: Danger Whore)
- Part 6 (Polish: Bon Temps Rousses)

Review

First I want to mention that I'm not just receiving lacquers to swatch, but also ordered lacquers myself from Jior Couture.
Ordering was easy, payment was safe and shipping was fast.
I had some questions about the shipping costs and my Email was answered as soon as she was on. 
I've never had trouble with any lacquers but I'm pretty sure that if you're not satisfied with what you've got, she will immediately contact you and solve the problem.
Another thing I love is the way how you receive your order. Makes you feel like it's your Birthday :D
That being said, it's time to move on to this collection.
I've never seen "True Blood" (SORRY). 
But as a polish freak, do I really care? 
Noooo.
For me it's all about the lacquers anyway.
I do believe that when a collection is specifically based on something, you're might be able to attract non polish freaks that are huge True Blood fans.
For them it becomes a collector's item.
I've seen the whole collection and in my opinion some lacquers are great for Halloween, Fall, Winter, and fun to classy parties.
Some lacquers are textured, matte, shimmery, glittery, jelly, holo, color shifting etc. I think this collection holds something desirable for anyone.
They all applied as what I expect from the polish. For example whem I'm swatching a jelly glitter I don't expect it to be opaque in 1 coat. I expect it to build up in coats and get a 3D effect with the glitters.
Best thing about being a swatcher is that you receive lacquers you would never have chosen yourself. It's no secret that I'm huge holo, multichrome fan.
So, when it comes to spending my money I always tend to buy lacquers like that.
I now was able to swatch some other pretties and well...I wouldn't mind getting them full size :D
I loved all the lacquers but the ones closest to my taste are:
- Blood Bag (gorgeous 3D)
- Danger Whore (rubies)
- Sex On A Throne (unique)
- Twin Hard Ons (perfect for wedding nails)

Thank you so much Sacha for giving me this opportunity!

Twin Hard Ons

Today I bring you Twin Hard Ons.
True Blood quote:
Jason: "Fangs are basically like twin hard-ons."
"Hard-ons for trouble and for feeding on somebody. Not just for talking."


Twin Hard Ons is a shimmery fang white.
The perfect color for Halloween fangs, Winter and weddings.
Coats suggested: 2-3
It applies a bit thicker than a normal creme and drying time is also a bit longer. However I have a simular polish by Catrice (beige white shimmer) and in terms of application and drying time it's the same.
Finish: Semi matte
Pictures of swatches show 2-3 coats and no topcoat.
Picture of nail art shows 2-3 coats with topcoat.

Swatches


Macro shot to have a better look at the shimmer.
I would call it an iridescent shimmer; with the most accent on green.


Picture taken in light box. No flash.


Picture taken in light box. No flash.

Nail art

I've used several True Blood inspirations for the nail art and also used some other lacquers from this collection.
Index: Dripping blood using Blood Bag
Middle: True Blood logo using Danger Whore and Bon Temps Rousses
Ring: Design inspired by a True Blood Lilith pendant necklace using Twin Hard Ons over Sex On A Throne
Pinky: Vampire bite using Danger Whore and Blood Bag


Picture taken in light box with flash.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 6)

Part 6 already, which means I'm going to show you the sixth lacquer from the +Jior Couture limited collab collection called #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou.
This very limited collection, which is inspired by HBO show True Blood, is available in store on September 27th.

For additional info about the collection and other lacquers, please visit part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.

Today I bring you Bon Temps Rousses.
Tribute to all the Bon Temps redheads (gingers); Jessica, Arlene, Lisa & Ginger (True Blood).


Bon Temps Rousses has a deep orange base filled with gold micro glitter, making it a very rich color and perfect for Fall.
Coats suggested: 2
Finish: Semi matte.
Pictures of swatches show 2 coats and no topcoat.
Picture of nail art shows 2 coats with topcoat.

Swatches


Macro shot.


Picture taken in light box with flash.


Picture taken outside. Natural lighting and no flash.


Picture taken in light box. No flash.

Nail art

The polish name inspired me to paint a redhead.
I'm not the best in painting portraits so this was a big challenge.
I decided to go for a random redhead vampire as I didn't actually want to paint a redhead from the series.
I made the design with acrylic paints and used Bon Temps Rousses to color her hair.
Hope you like it!



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 5)

Hi lovely readers.
Only 3 lacquers left to show you from the #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou limited collab collection by +Jior Couture.
Available in store on September 27th.

If you missed previous posts with more info about the collection and the other lacquers.
Just visit part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.

Next sentences are 18+


Part 5 is all about Danger Whore.
True Blood quote:
Sookie: "There's a town consensus about what kind of girl I am...they call me a danger whore."


Danger Whore has a black base filled with bright red micro glitter.
It's like wearing scattered rubies on your nails.
Coats suggested: 2-3
Finish: Textured due to the large amount of micro glitter.
Topcoating it, gives a smooth finish and enhances the brightness of the micro glitter.
Swatch shows 2-3 coats without topcoat.
Nail art shows 2-3 coats with topcoat.

Swatches


Macro shot.
Like I said: bright as rubies and a large amount of micro glitter.


Picture taken in light box. No flash.

As you may have noticed, I only have one swatch for you.
This because different lighting didn't change the color nor look of the polish.
Personally I love the topcoated version (nail art) best.

Nail art

The following image was the inspiration for my nail art.


Accent nail shows a free hand design using acrylic paint.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 4)

We're already at the 4th lacquer from +Jior Couture's limited collab collection called #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou.
For more info about the collection and other lacquers I'm referring to part 1, part 2 and part 3.

As Your (Indie) Maker I Command You collection is available in store on September 27th.

Again, the next sentences are for 18+


Up is Sex On A Throne.
True Blood quote:
Ginger: "Sex sells and Eric Northman is nothing if he is not pure f*cking sex on a throne."


Sex On A Throne is a black base filled with different sizes and shapes opal glitters.
Coats suggested: 3-4 or 1 coat over black undies.
Finish: Matte.
I like the matte version because it's more unique and vampy but with topcoat it's also suited for something more glamorous. Your choice :D
Pictures of swatches show 3-4 coats and no topcoat
Picture of nail art show 3-4 coats with topcoat.

Swatches


Macro shot.
Look at all those colors! LOVE!


Picture taken in light box. No flash.


Picture taken in light box with flash.

Nail art

I tried to make another polish name inspired nail art.
I started with painting THE throne but after finishing it, I was looking at my nails and thought: "No-one is going to see this is a throne."
I removed it and went for the word "Fangtasia"
Fangtasia is a popular vampire bar on the HBO serie True Blood.
Due to Eric's status among vampires, he has a throne-like seat near the back of the bar where humans may offer themselves to him.



Picture taken outside. No flash.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 3)

Today I bring you the third lacquer of the very limited collab collection by +Jior Couture called #asyourindiemakericommandyou.
This collection is available in store on September 27th.

More info about this collection and the other lacquers can be found at part 1 and part 2.

Next sentences are 18+



Today's polish is called Suck Me, Vampire Barbie
True Blood quote:
Pam De Veaufort: "Just because we drank a b*tch together does not make us Oprah and Gayle. Get the f*ck back to work."
Tara Thornton: "Suck me, vampire Barbie!"


Suck Me, Vampire Barbie has a pink base filled with pink, black and holo micro glitter.
Coats suggested: 2-3
Finish: A bit textured.
Pictures of swatches show 3 thin coats and no topcoat.
Pictures of nail art show 3 thin coats + topcoat.

Swatches


Picture taken in light box with flash.


Picture taken in light box. No flash.

I'm not really a "pink" girl, 
It's a color you won't see on my nails that often.
This one is an exception though. 
I like that it is a more rough version with the black micro glitter and soft textured finish.
And of course the holo micro glitter is right up my alley :-D

Nail art

For this nail art I simply used the polish name as my inspiration.
Index: "Suck Me" (Vampire font)
Middle: "Vampire" (Vampire font) and fangs
Ring: Corset inspired design
Pinky: "Barbie" (Barbie logo)

I have 2 pictures of my nail art. Second one shows the nail art best but the color of the polish isn't really representative anymore.

Picture taken in light box. No flash.

Picture taken in light box with flash


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jior Couture Collab Collection #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou (part 2)

Today I bring you the second part (second lacquer) of the limited collab collection by +Jior Couture  #AsYourIndieMakerICommandYou.
More info about this collection can be found at part 1.
Available in store on September 27th.

Up is Best Believe It's Gonna Be Flamin'
True Blood quote:
Lafayette: "Save room for dessert. I ain't gonna tell ya'll what it is, but best believe it's gonna be flamin'."


Best Believe It's Gonna Be Flamin' has a dark plum jelly base filled with different sizes and shapes gold holo glitter.
Coats suggested: 3
Pictures show 3 coats + topcoat

Swatches


Picture taken outside with natural light. No flash.


Picture taken in light box with flash.

It was so hard to catch the real beauty of this lacquer on camera. 
The holo glitters are much more visible in real life when light hits them.
And again, the 3D effect of lacquers like these is just amazing! It's like looking at a gorgeous starry night.

Nail art

For the nail art I was inspired by flambe desserts.


I started with applying a black base on the accent nail (China Glaze Liquid Leather).
Then I applied a large blob of UV topcoat on my tip and used a striper brush to drag the topcoat up to 2/3 of the nail (simular to the needle dragging method). 
Of course trying to make some flames like movements.
The base being still wet.
Then I applied another blob of black polish on the tip and did the same thing.
Only the black I dragged less up to the nail to 1/3.

Now, this nail art looked nothing spectacular in real life but next to the UV bulb...