Today I just have a few pictures for you but my my they are lovely and interesting!
These are part of the press release of the new beautiful Dior Spring 2013 collection called Cherie Bow. The collection seems to focus on soft feminine colors with a little bit of a grey and silver accent here and there. The polishes that are part of the collection are:
- Tutu – A pale pink
- Rosy Bow – A coral tinted pink
- Gris Trianon -A warm toned grey
And besides these three polishes Dior is also releasing Dior Addict Nail Glow which is an all-in-one nail care varnish that will add a glow that reveals an instant French manicure effect in one stroke. So far I’ve only seen blue and purple tinted polishes that have claimed to do this so I’m kind of curious about this one.
What are your thoughts about this collection?
I didn’t think I would do it, honestly I don’t care much about Easter nail art. All the Easter eggs, bunnies and crosses in pastel shades usually do not do it for me but when my mom asked me if I wasn’t going to do any Easter themed nails I took it as a bit of a challenge to find something I like that does have a bit of an Easter feel to it.
So I came up with these:
Excuse the dry cuticles, I’m working on those, believe me! I know what’s causing them too, you see, I’m just too stubborn or actually too impatient to stop using Acetone free remover, so every time I take off my polish I dry out my cuticles a tad more and I have to use my OPI Avoplex things again to get them a bit more presentable again… A never ending cycle really. You know how it goes I’m sure…
Anyway what I used for this mani is the following:
Orly Nailtrition – The basecoat
China Glaze‘s For Audrey – The base color
Konad‘s Wine Red stamping polish for the dots as I couldn’t find my brown.
A Sponge Bob Stamping plate for the dots (Click here to go to the Ebay page to buy it):
And of course a royal coat of Seche Vite to protect it all and after that I was done. That’s all there is to it really and it makes for a cute, really wearable Easter manicure.
This is my current festive manicure, what do you ladies (and possible gentlemen) think of it?
It’s a layer of Sally Hansen’s Triple Strong as a base. Over that I have OPI’s An Affair in Red Square with a little layer of Beyu’s 209 over it for some extra depth. I’ve stamped an all over image with white Konad stamping polish on top of it for some holiday cheer. It’s an image from the BIG SdP K plate. One of the many Dashica Beauty Shop plates that I have. Over that I’ve dabbed some foil glue in the spots where I wanted my rhinestones to be and after putting those on I’ve used Seche Vite topcoat to seal it all. If you have not tried Seche Vite I seriously urge you to try it. It is the best topcoat I’ve tried. It dries gorgeously shiny and fast. And it keeps my manicure going for at least a week if applied correctly.
What do you think? I rarely wear red on my nails so it takes some getting used to for me and I might just switch when it’s Christmas, to something else and more sophisticated like Chanel Graphite. But for now it’s certainly helping me get in the holiday spirit!
Are you wearing any special holiday manicures this year?
A few weeks ago, my dear friend Claudia told me that I could write a guest blog on NailingThis.com any time I would like. Now, I thought that was sweet of her, but I didn’t think there would ever be a moment when I would actually have anything to write about for her wonderful site. You see, I am not a typical girl. I don’t wear makeup ever. I don’t even own any makeup products. And nail polish – well… the farthest that goes is my toes. I never paint my fingernails.
See, I have some health issues and this has lead to some really bad nails throughout my entire life. I have really weak brittle nails that crack, peel and just break easily. They don’t grow real great and if they do, they eventually just tear and snag on something so they break. I’m also really great at bending them back to a painful degree because they are caught on something. And then there’s the wonderful curse I carry – The curse of the deep, disgusting nail ridges. How I loathe thee! The ridges are so defined that applying any kind of polish just makes my nails look even more ridiculous.
The other day, I decided I was going to drop into Ulta because I needed a purple polish for my toes (great new outfit, but no polish to match it). While I was there, I grabbed Nail Tek’s Foundation III; ridge-filing- nail strengthener-base coat. I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to any product like this because, as I mentioned, I have really awful nails. I have tried just about everything and have long ago given up on finding any product that actually does what it says.
Last night, I decided to give Foundation III a try and I have to tell you, I am completely impressed. The polish goes on white so you can see what part of your nail you have covered and it dries more translucent. Once the polish was dry, I had the most amazingly even, smooth nails. No more ridges!! I can’t even tell you the last time I – if I ever did – had nails that looked ridge free! If I had nails that looked like this I would probably paint them, but this is the first time I’ve ever experienced looking at my nails like this. I am completely impressed with the way Nail Tek Foundation III managed to do exactly what it said it would and how amazing my nails look. I slapped some top coat on and left them be for now. I find myself looking at them from time to time and just thinking ‘wow I have great nails!’ This must be what all the other girls feel like on a regular basis.
After five days, it was still going strong. There were no chips and it still looked amazing on my nails. The only reason I took it off on day five was because there were outlines where my nails had already grown out and I needed to do some touching up. I don’t like painting over already there nail polish so I removed it and started over. The other problem I have noticed is that if I don’t apply a top coat, the edges start to peel a little bit around day five, also something that isn’t a big deal considering it’s five days of wear. I do a lot of typing so this is the ultimate test and it passed with flying colors!
Trust me; I am a huge skeptic when it comes to nail products. I’ve tried everything and have always been severely disappointed. I am, now, a firm believer and a lover of this Nail Tek product and I will likely be checking out their other products as well! I can’t wait to put it on and slap some color on as well and see what that looks like! So, if you have nail problems, like I have my entire life, I strongly recommend trying out the Nail Tek products!
“Copycoats is a sensory experience like never before. Once dry, indulge yourself in six fabulously scented topcoats, each filled with a nice fragrance.“
They sound quite nice don’t they? This way you’ll get the Revlon scented nail polish effect without having the color dominate which scent you’re going to pick! I love it!
No release date yet, only that they will be out this year. And sadly I haven’t been able to find any description of the scents used either. Hopefully more information will be out soon.
What do you think of these? I personally would love to have them!