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Not only nude

18 Apr

At my parents place, I discovered this “Only You” nail polish.

It’s colour number 149. I don’t know if it has a catchy name to go with that, it doesn’t say so on the bottle (which is pretty old I guess). ONLY YOU is a brand that you can buy at the Ici Paris stores.

This one is a nude polish, with a gold undertone. Gold is usually not my kind of colour, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

The polish is fairly transparent, so even with 3 layers, you can still see the natural nail shining through. The nude tone is nice, which I didn’t really expect, to be honest. But the yellow shine is not my thing. I guess it makes me think of icky yellow smoker-nails. So this one is staying right where it is, but I can see me getting a nice nude polish (ESSIE maybe?) sometime in the future.

Stay tuned!

ONLY YOU – 149

10 ml – by Ici Paris XL

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Ciao blue!

1 Mar

Smurfs ahoi!

Let’s say I’m currently in a Blue Fase. And this CATRICE nailpolish puts the blue right up to the tips of my fingers.

One coat of CATRICE 400 “Blue Cara Ciao” is not enough for full coverage, but it’s ok.I like the brush, it’s not too big. The polish is a bit thicker than others, this makes it harder to work with. And messier.

Two coats of polish is blue perfection. This is a very bold colour for a nail polish, so it may not be for everyone. On the other hand, I think it would be a great one for nail art! Although I have not been that brave yet 😉

Have a bright, shiny, lovely day!

xoxo

 

CATRICE – 400 Blue Cara Ciao

10 ml

 

 

Silver surfing

20 Feb

An interesting nail polish was recently added to my collection: Silver.

I went for the GOSH Silver (colour 555), which is not just an aluminum silver, but also has a nice sparkle to it. I thought there was NO WAY this would get me that GOSH cover-in-one-coat, but it did!

One coat is nearly perfect. Covers very well. In order to show both the silver polish ánd the sparkles, I got a pic with and one without flash.

See? Love it!

Two coats give absolutely perfect coverage.

So silver nails. Great! Or a big no no ?

GOSH – Silver (555)

An excellent fluff shaver

8 Feb

* A paper tissue hid in your washing and now your black dress pants have white fluff all over! *

You know the problem, right? We all have it 😉

Here’s (one of) my casualties. I use it as a ballet-short to put over tights, but yes, it is in fact underwear.

Not a pretty sight…

LUCKILY

I stumbled upon this little gadget in the shops yesterday: “the fluff remover”

I remember my mom used to have one of these, to bring our uniform skirts back to life. And at €1,99 (Kruidvat), I just had to have my own fluff shaver.

And… works like a charm!

Excellent Electrics Fluff Remover

Kruidvat

€ 1,99

works on 2 AA batteries

Would you Berry Me?

23 Sep

This is such a pretty NOTD, even if I say it myself. I love dark fuchsia, it’s my newest go-to colour (after blue, black and purple), so I just had to have this nailpolish. The local store was giving a GOSH discount, so I got an eye makeup base ánd this bottle of goodness for €14,61.

So, today’s star is GOSH – Berry Me. This special edition is a fuchsia-red with a slight hint of purple.

The polish is fairly thick, so you get almost full cover with 1 coat (depending on your application skills). I love this colour, I must admit I have a dress ánd shoes that match this polish perfectly.

 

Two coats of Berry Me cover perfectly. You can see the red, fuchsia and purple-ish shine. I did quite a messy job painting it on, but with this great colour, I’m sure I’ll get plenty of practice.

Hasta la próxima!

 

GOSH – 008 Berry Me

€ 6,99 for 8ml

The pool party blues

13 Sep

This is a historic Nail Of The Day: no GOSH!

In honor of the grand tradition of breaking out of your comfort zone and trying something new, I bought some CATRICE nail polishes. The pricetag being less then half the GOSH-price, was a nice extra.

And I was a good girl for once, I even added a base coat of invisible HERÔME nail hardener!

So first things first, the STRONG hardener.

I’m not sure what the function or added value of the thin long tip is, but application went fairly well. My nails got a shiny finish, which turned matte after a few minutes. At €10,49 this is a pricey  folly, so I hope to see some serious “nail hardening” results. Herôme promises strong nails in 14 days, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

And then: CATRICE Pool Party At Night. The bottle seems to scream “GOSH knockoff” and so do the available colours. Love it. This poolparty features blue going on purple. Fairly light blue when seen in daylight, but a deep inky-blue when the lights go out.

Sadly, when applying a first coat I already longed for my usual brand. The thickness of Catrice just doesn’t cut it. I felt like I was painting my nails with actual paint. The silver lining on this cloud: you need only one coat of polish to get an opaque result.

In daylight

 

In the evening; artificial light

Seeing both pictures, I can hardly believe this is the same polish! I like variety and tiny prices, so I will be using this polish and brand again. BUT for me, it just doesn’t measure up to GOSH. And at that price, it’s not supposed to, so I’ll stop whining now. 🙂

 

HERÔME nail hardener “strong”

€10,49 for 10ml

CATRICE 410 Pool Party At Night

€2,49 for 10ml

I heart purple

17 Aug

I have to admit something, I love GOSH. And purple. And dark colours. So I bought this beauty.

Purple Heart is not really a summer colour, but in the bottle, i love it. It’s dark purple, with a touch of irridescent green, blue and grey.

 

One coat does not exactly give you cover. The colour looks like (how I imagine) sewage water to be, with a purple sparkle that is. Up to the next one!

 

Two coats bring out the purple shiny. The picture doesn’t really do the lacquer justice. With two coats, you get a nice dark purple. But applying the second coat turned out to be quite the challenge! The varnish is fairly thick and dries rapidly. Which is probably a good thing if you are a skilled professional in nail polish, but I’m not. So I kinda made a hot mess. Thank god for remover.

 

Since I bought this colour as a basecoat to carry my GOSH Gasoline in the first place, I decided to give this a shot. And I must say…LOVE it!

 

GOSH 550 Purple Heart

GOSH 541 Gasoline

€6,99 for 8ml

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