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OPI ~ Down To The Core-al

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hi everyone!

I have already complained about the fact that this summer's neon collections from the main nail polish brands like OPI or Essie were not neon. And I still argue that most of the shades do not deserve to be called neon. They're bright, no doubt about that, but not your highlighter color you'd expect in such a collection. But then OPI - Down To The Core-al came along to proof me wrong. This bright hot coral color with its hot pink shimmer is bright enough to be considered neon and has easily become my favorite polish from the Neon collection

neon coral nail polish

#instafood Vol.4 ~ Low Carb Pancakes

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you're all having a great weekend so far. I am literally melting here behind my computer screen. This weekend we're having temperatures in the 90s°F (around 30-35°C) which is way too hot for my liking. So I am hiding inside with the blinds shut to keep as much heat outside as possible. I might go out and get some ice cream later this afternoon, though ;)

Today I have another quick and easy recipe to share with you. When I posted a photo of my low carb pancakes with red berries on Instagram, a few people asked for the recipe. To be fair, I did not invent this recipe. I found it on a German website called EatSmarter. At first I was afraid the mouthfeel of these pancakes would be different and unusual, but I was surprised that these were almost the same consistency as my regular pancakes. So if you like pancakes but want to cut out the carbs, this might be perfect for you. 

[Review] Underground Nails ~ Quickie Topcoat

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello everyone,

A few months ago I was sent a few items from the lovely Minnie from Underground Cosmetics (formerly called Funky Nails). One of the products was her fast drying topcoat called Quickie. I wanted to test it thoroughly and after months of using it I feel ready to share my thoughts on it with you now. 

fast drying topcoat

Models Own ~ Peach Bag

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hi there!

When I was in London last month I picked up a few nail polishes from Models Own. I had seen swatches of their Polish for Tans collection on Brit Nails and fell in love with them. In contrast to the OPI or Essie summer collections, these are REALLY neon and bright. When I finally got the opportunity to shop at a Models Own Bottle Shop and saw all these colors in person, I couldn't decide which color to get. I ended up buying the bright peach shade called Peach Bag. Doesn't it just look lovely in the bottle?! But then I put it on...

neon peach nail polish

Northern Lights Nail Sticker

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello everyone!

Sometimes I am in need for a quick manicure, but do not have the time to wait for my nail color to dry. That is when full nail stickers or appliques come in handy. On Born Pretty Store I came across these stickers with a Northern Lights design. I have always wanted to go to Norway and see the northern lights, also called Aurora Borealis, in person. What kept me from going is the costs and the cold, haha. So for now, northern lights on my nails will have to do.

Born Pretty Store Glow in the Dark Nail Art Stickers