A Happy Accident

This mani came together as an accident and I absolutely love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the situation — huge chips on two nails, big evening out, half an hour to take off the previous mani and go out the door.

Naturally, I needed something amazingly fast drying. So I went for the amazing Golden Rose Mattes.

I painted my nails with Matte Velvet No 103 and since that wasn’tย eye catchingย  enough… parked it up with Golden Rose Graffiti No 11.

And the whole thing took around 15 minutes until I was able to get dressed and move on to makeup. What’s not to love about an easy and fast mani that still looks like you’ve put some effort into your nails? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy upcoming weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€




Lilac Stamped

Is it just me or is my blog pink? Seriously. It just changed into pink overnight and despite all my colour settings being blue (and refreshing them etc.) I can’t seem to change it back. What the … WordPress?

That said, I just couldn’t resist one more day of A Lovely Secret. It’s so pretty! So I decided to update it with a zebra stamp using China Glaze 2030. And then a matte top coat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yup. I’m definitely enjoying how this turned out. There’s just something about the combination of these pale cool colours and matte+chrome.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have a hard time taking this off!



Midsummer near Mediaeval monastery ruins.

And the Polar Opposite…

…of a superbright neon would be a matte black, right?

This is China Glaze’s Stone Cold. And I absolutely love everything about it except the fact that it’s a dupe for Orly’s Iron Butterfly.

Actually, that’s not a problem as well as I’m getting low on Iron Butterfly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I consider it (and now Stone Cold) to be my go to polish, when my mani is chipped and I need a new one quickly and I don’t feel like thinking too much about what to wear.


June Haul

Ooooh! Finally a non-challenge post. ๐Ÿ˜€ So… here are the polishes I picked up in June (even despite my polish-buying slump ๐Ÿ˜› ).

I have no idea when I’ll have the time to wear these though… my untrieds pile is nearing 50 by now. o_0

Teeez Free and Cool, Catrice Dirty Berry and Genius in a Bottle

LCN (unnamed/numbered), Look by Bipa Special Effectย Metallic Holographic, Essence Wake Up! and A Lovely Secret

China Glaze Stone Cold, Fast Track, Liquid Crystal and Glam-More

China Glaze I’m With the Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed, Surfin’ for Boys, Flirty Tankini, Love’s a Beach

Whooh! So, what where your favourite purchases for June?


p.s. My second Mika show and still as awesome as I remembered! My feet still hurt from all that jumping yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜€

Day 18: Half Moon

Here’s another of the classic manis I thought I’d never wear — half moon.

At least I used my kind of colours for it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used one coat of Golden Rose Velvet Matte No 107 (looking at the photos, I should have used two…) and then freehanded the second coat in Golden Rose Velvet Matte No 105.

These Golden Rose Mattes seriously have my undying love. ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazing formula, super fast-drying and wonderful lasting power. โ™ฅ


Day 13: Animal Print

Here’s another one I love — animal prints! When I decided to do this challenge… I had the idea of doing zebra stripes for the animal print part (as I haven’t tried that stamp yet) but I felt it would be too close to the previous task.

So, instead I did a leopard spots mani over the gorgeous OPI Warm & Fozzie (seriously love for this polish!):

I sponged on a little bit of China Glaze’s Swing Baby to add a little bit of slightly different colour and then added the leopard spots using a black nail art polish and Konad.

I felt this was a bit too blingy for me though and the spots didn’t show up well enough, so I mattiefied the entire thing.

Much better! And I can see myself not wanting to take off this one as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Day 11: Polka Dots

I’ve entered the second part — patterns — of the challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankfully, it starts out easy with polka dots.

I wanted this to be about texture — matte vs shiny.

This Golden Rose Matte Velvet No 101 dotted with Sinful Colors Innocent.

I love the combination of pale blue and lime green. ๐Ÿ˜€ I only noticed there was a piece of lint stuck in the dotting when I was editing the pictures though. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ