Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nail Art April ~ Easter Manicure #Fail

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope you all are having a good time, whether you're celebrating or not. We are not really celebrating Easter, but later today we are going to have a barbeque. We just have to take advantage of the perfect Sunday weather!
You might have noticed that I skipped the Easter Egg theme for Nail Art April. I wanted to paint my nails on Thursday evening after work, but while I was on my way home that day I got a terrible headache and stuffed-up nose. I really didn't feel like painting my nails that evening. Gladly, the next morning after 12 hours of sleep I felt better already. 
For this year's Easter manicure I knew I wanted to use a pastel color and do some stamping. On a recent trip to Regensburg I stopped by at Kiko to pick up their new Cupcake Lacquer range. These remind me of the Nicole by OPI Roughles collection. They are matte textured polishes in pastel shades with multicolor specks in it. For my design I chose 652 Lilac, which I already really liked by itself. Then I made the huge mistake to pull out my stamping plates and add a few Easter designs...

Easter stamping nail art
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Nail Art April ~ Peeps feat. OPI Sheer Tints

Welcome to day 14 of the April nail art challenge!
The prompt for today is Peeps. When I first read "Peeps" I had no idea what that was supposed to be. So I googled a bit and it turned out Peeps are marshmallow chicks (or bunnies, pumpkins, hearts...) that come in a variety of colors and flavors. They seem to be sold only in the US and Canada, hence I have never heard of them before (they look delicious though, especially these chocolate mousse ones ;D).
I have been wanting to use my OPI Sheer Tints ever since I got them a couple of weeks ago and this theme was the perfect opportunity! I think these four polishes represent the colors of the marshmallow peeps perfectly!

Peeps Easter Nail Art
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Nail Art April ~ Chevron

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope y'all had a great week and have an even greater weekend ahead of you! I have to go to the lab tomorrow morning, but afterwards I have some fun stuff coming up. At my local MAC counter I recently won a complete application and this weekend I am finally going to take advantage of that. I don't know which look I will be going for, but I guess the girls at the counter will come up with something I like. Afterwards I am going to a colleague's stag party. That should be fun :)
But first things first. Today is day 11 of the April Nail Art challenge by CaliforNails and the theme is chevrons. It was pretty much a no brainer to use my new OPI polishes from the recent Brazil collection - I just love the colors! And I finally had an excuse to use my chevron vinyls from MakeitStickDesigns.

nail art chevrons
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Nail Art April ~ Favorite

Hello everyone!

Today is day 3 of the totally doable April nail art challenge and the prompt for this day is "Favorite". I went with my favorite color for this Spring season, which is orange. I love this color, it is so juicy and fun, but it can be hard to pull off. I was told everyone can wear orange, you just have to find the right shade that goes with your skintone. Honestly, when it comes to nail polish I don't care if that color goes well with my skin or not - I just wear what I like! So when I saw pictures of OPI Toucan Do It If You Try from their recent Brazil collection, I knew I need this polish in my life!

orange nail polish
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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Nail Art April ~ Weather

Happy Saturday!

Today is day two in the Nail Art April challenge and today's theme is weather. Over here, we have contrary weather most of the time in April. One day the sun is shining, the other day it can be raining cats and dogs. At the moment it is actually really nice and sunny. Fingers crossed it will stay like this!
For today's nails I wanted to do stamped skittles with a sun, rain and cloud design. Well, it turned out that despite the plenty of nail art plates I own, there was only a rain drop design on them and no suns or such - note to self: must get an image plate with suns and clouds soon!

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