NYC Hudson Breeze and Rimmel Pop Art! Topcoat and Jamberry

Hi again everyone! :)

Let’s just pick up where we left off: (and ignore the long absence!)

This is NYC Hudson Breeze, a gorgeous bright blue, and for extra fun, I added a coat of Rimmel Pop Art! glitter.

The accent nail is a free sample, from the fabulous Kami at Jamberry nail wraps. You can find them, and her, here!

Jamberry is now available in the UK guys! I cannot wait to finally get my hands on a full set, they are the best nail wraps I have ever tried! Yay! *mini happy dance*

NYC Hudson Breeze and Rimmel Pop Art! Topcoat and Jamberry

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Bottles! NYC Hudson Breeze and Rimmel Pop Art! Topcoat

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Thanks for looking!

Eleobel <3<3

NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

Hi :)

I loved yesterday’s checker water decals so much I didn’t take them off! I’ve never kept polish on one nail and changed the others but it’s such a cute design, I couldn’t dissolve it! I’ll never be able to recreate those little squares so perfectly ever again. I’m hoarding the rest of the packet like the ring of Mordor. :)

The red polish is NYC Ruby Queen. I’ve gushed over my love of the Crystal Couture collection here and here and I’m going to gush again! I LOVE this collection! It’s a set of jelly polishes packed with glitter and they are so bright and sparkly and squishy! I looove them so hard! You must try them, you won’t be disappointed.

This one is red and pink glitter in a jelly base, the glitter glowed within the jelly. Then I wanted to make it more Valentine-y so I added the word “Love”, shakily. See why I can’t ever recreate the little squares? :) But then the single bitter side of me poked it’s little head out and I added “Hate” to my pinkie and then I just drew squiggles for funsies. :)

NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture) and bornprettystore.com water decals:

446.1 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Pay no attention to the bitter, lonely pinkie finger.

446.2 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Then I added Essie Matte About You:

446.3 NYC Ruby Queen (Crystal Couture)

 

Are you going to try any Valentine’s nail art? :)

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond

Hi :)

As I mentioned herebornprettystore.com sent me a few free samples, and one of the free samples was a little packet of checker water decals. I love water decals, they are the greatest nail hack ever! They’re like super thin stickers that no one can tell are stickers. Instant nail art! (A much, much cheaper alternative to nail wraps and easier to use.)

They have a decal for every single kind of nail art effect, galaxy, water marble, even cats! :D Look! So if you want to try any of these looks without opening a bottle of nail polish or spending more than a single euro, then I’d check out the website! :)

To get the look below, I painted three coats of Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond, a beautiful bright red jelly, (it’s bright and squishy and I love it!), and NYC Sugar Heel on my ring finger. I then used striping tape to make little white triangle moons and cut the decals the same shape as the moons.

I dipped the decals in water for a second and then they came away from the cardboard backing really easily and just used my fingers to place them on my nail. The decal is super thin but not sticky so it’s really easy to handle and place.

PLUS this little packet cost 0.87cent, they have free worldwide shipping, and if you use this discount code, AZHQ10, then you get 10% off which makes them 0.78cent! TOTAL! Even I can afford that! (I’ve already ordered another packet in a houndstooth design! :D Yay for cheap supplies! *Dance*

Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond and NYC Sugar Heel and bornprettystore decals:

446.1 Wet n Wild Everybody Loves Redmond BPS Decals and NYC Sugar Heel

 

Have you ever used water decals?

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

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P.s. When I was looking through the site, I came across this little plastic mouse that I thought was so ridiculous that I laughed out loud, but then I realised that it’s the perfect thing to use when your nails are wet! I didn’t buy it but I went from laughing to thinking it was genius! What do you think? :D

Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters

Hi :)

I love this glitter! It’s so colourful and sooo reflective – it really is a party in a bottle. I’m definitely going to recreate this mani for my B-day. :)

I first used two coats of NYC Carrie’d Away as a nude base and then simply painted one coat of glitter the usual way, then the second coat I started about a third of the way down the nail and for the last coat I just painted the bottom third of my nail. The end result is a graduated look.

The glitter looks like it’s falling down my nails! *Squee* It’s so cute!

Plus, it was so easy to do! (It’s the same method I used for my syrup mani.)

I hope you like it and I urge you to try it, it’s so easy to do and it gives a great effect! :)

Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters (over NYC Carrie’d Away):

440.1 Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters and NYC Carrie'd Away

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel <3

NYC Fashion Queen (Crystal Couture) and Wet n Wild Everyone Loves Redmond

Hi :)

NYC Fashion Queen was so deliciously sparkly and metallic that I couldn’t take it off, or stop staring at my nails, so instead I added a coat of a fab bright red jelly polish called Wet n Wild Everyone Loves Redmond.

The jelly finish of the red polish meant that you could still see the sparkle and metallic finish under the red, so I got the best of both worlds, squishy and shiny! :D

A jelly sandwich is when you put on a coat of jelly nail polish, then a glitter, then another coat of jelly polish, i.e. you sandwich the glitter between two coats of jelly. (Anyone else getting hungry?)

This was just a coat of jelly polish over another polish so it’s more like….jelly on toast? Anyway I liked how it turned out. :)

I used striping tape to make the V shapes and Seche Vite to seal it all in. I hope you like it :)

NYC Fashion Queen (Crystal Couture) and Wet n Wild Everyone Loves Redmond:

433.2 NYC Fashion Queen (Crystal Couture) and Wet n Wild Everyone Loves Redmond

 

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel :)

NYC Fashion Queen (Crystal Couture)

Hi :)

The NYC Crystal Couture Collection. *Sigh* It’s sooo pretty! I already posted Princess here and I thought that purple jelly with glitter was gorgeous but all polishes now pale in comparison to this gold creation.

This is not just a gold polish, not just a gold polish with gold glitter, but a gold polish with gold glitter and gold glassflecks.

So It’s not just metallic, not just sparkly but it has a foil finish! It’s shiny, sparkly and foily! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I love it so much! I want to paint my entire house with it and live like Kind Midas!

NYC Fashion Queen:

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Isn’t she beautiful? *Sigh*

Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel

Wet n Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint

Hi :)

I’m having lots of fun experimenting with nail art but it’s so scary because it’s very difficult to make it look like it does on Pinterest! Those girls are professionals! (Nail Technicians, not the other kind of professional. ;)

Today I thought, “Why try one nail art effect, when you can try them all?” and I ended up with dots, stripes, chevrons and (always) glitter!

– I used NYC Frozen Metal (silver) under Wet n Wild I Need A Refresh-Mint (green) for the stripes on my index finger.

– My Middle finger is two coats of No7 Snow Wash over I Need A Refresh-Mint.

– Ring finger is Rimmel Disco Fever, hand placed, over NYC Frozen Metal.

– Pinkie is Deborah Lippman Amazing Grace over I Need A Refresh-Mint.

My version of Pinterest nails:

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel

NYC Velvet Chic

Hi :)

NYC Velvet Chic is a lovely light grey creme polish. I felt very chic and understated wearing this colour, so of course I had to put a stop to that in a hurry! :D

I took some neon polish, (American Apparel Neon Red), and my Model’s Own Nail Art Pen and tried to recreate this Wah Nails Tribal mani. I only did one nail because I didn’t want to ruin the whole thing altogether!

It wasn’t a complete disaster but the dots at the top of my nail are supposed to be tiny thin lines…sooo… practice make perfect? :)

NYC Velvet Chic

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel :)

NYC NY Princess (Crystal Couture)

Hi :D

I tried a new technique today. I’m feeling adventurous and brave. I defy the nail art Gods! I will master the dark arts of the nail art brush, sponge and striping tape!

It’s called a Syrup mani and here’s how you do it:

You take a jelly (sheer) finish nail polish and you paint one coat as usual on the whole nail, but on the second coat you start about a third of the way down the nail. Then on the third coat you just paint the bottom third of the nail, so you get a kind of gradient effect but with just one colour. It’s supposed to look like syrup dripping off the nails I think?

Anyway that’s what I tried today, I used NYC NY Princess which is a fab dark purple jelly with purple glitter. (Glitter makes everything better!)

What do you think?

NYC NY Princess

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Thanks for looking!

 

-Eleobel :D

NYC Jam and Nap and Barry M Pink Sapphire

Hi everyone :)

Jam and Nap is a lovely creme lavender colour from NYC. It’s a little too dark to be pastel but too light to be called purple. NYC is another great low priced brand that always delivers great colours and formulas. This applied like butta :)

Of course I added glitter! This is one layer of Barry M Pink Sapphire, which is a pink hex and holo bar glitter mix. I loved it!

NYC Jam and Nap and Barry M Pink Sapphire

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Thanks for looking :)

 

– Eleobel  <3