'We Want Summer Back!' Manicure

8/15/2014



Well, isn't this a charming day? *insertsarcasm* Low(ish) clouds, haze, drizzle in the morning and expected isolated thunderstorm & showers in the afternoon. Quite depressive for a summer day in August when we'd expect at least clear skies and some sunshine. Amidst all this gray haze, dreamer in me protests clenching fists beside myself and having an 'Eureka!' moment. This monotony is not going to get me down and I'll bring some most welcomed summer shades - on my nails, at least, where creativity roams freely. I'm craving crystal clear waters sparkling in the sunshine. There's also craving for cool glass of water on materials such as aluminum which give out a chilled vibe. So I've combined these two elements and created the following manicure - 'We Want Summer Back!' Manicure. I've used the  minimum of three products - nail polish, fast drying top coat and sparkly nail art tape. 

Pa zar ovo nije sarmantan dan? *ubacitesarkazam* Jutros su nas docekali relativno niski oblaci, mutnoca atmosfere, sipece padavine rano ujutro a ocekujemo i izolirani pljusak sa grmljavinom tokom dana. Prilicno depresivno za ljetni dan sredinom avgusta kada bi barem ocekivali cisto plavetnilo i sunceve zrake. Usred ove sivkaste mutnoce, sanjar u meni protestvuje zgrcenih saka i dozivio je 'Eureka!' momenat. Necemo dopustiti da nam ova monotonija preovlada te oduzme energiju. U znak protesta odlucujem unijeti u zivot boje koje sam toliko pozeljela - barem na noktima, gdje imam potpunu slobodu da kreativnost prsti bez ogranicenja. Zamisljam kristalno cistu vodu na cijoj povrsini svjetlucaju rasplesane sunceve zrake. Takodjer vizualiziram hladnu casu vode (uz par kockica leda), serviranu na jos hladnijem sjajnom materijalu poput aluminija koji odaje specificnu distancu i hladnocu. Kombinovala sam ova dva elementa i kreirala 'Zelimo pravo ljeto natrag!' manikir . Koristila sam minimalna tri proizvoda - lak za nokte, brzosuseci nadlak i svjetlucavu traku za nail art.



The stunning aqua/ Carribean blue/ sky blue with slight and evenly distributed shimmer is China Glaze Towel Boy Toy. This stunning fella is part of the 2010. Poolside Collection which features some great nail polishes such as the famous Flip Flop Fantasy, Sun Worshipper and Pool Party (I also own Kiwi Cool Ada and Yellow Polka Dot Bikini). I find this to be a great neon collection overall but in terms of texture and opacity, Towel Boy Toy takes the cake. They are all on the sheer side but they do dry matte in a matter of seconds so that compensates for the sheer opacity. Layering these babies is easy and not too time consuming. They look amazing matte or glossy with a nice top coat over. Towel Boy Toy applies very smooth and there is no streaking. It's quite a stunning color and very eye-catching. I get great results with three coats but best results are achieved with an opaque white creme nail polish underneath. I skipped the white base so you can see how this shade looks on its own. I've only added two vertical lines of nail art stripping tape which you can purchase here at the www.bornprettystore.com for ridiculous price of $0.99. Use my 10% off discount code (SQX31) if you're buying in bulk. I've sealed the deal with a lick of Seche Vite Top Coat and my shiny, cool summer manicure is done. In your face cloudy weather, in your face!

Prekrasna akvaticna nijansa svijetlo-karipsko plave boje uz fino usitnjeni shimmer kojim je ravnomjerno prozeta je krasni China Glaze Towel Boy Toy (kupljen za 7.50KM preko Lilocosmetics Kakanj Facebook stranice). Ovaj zanimljivi ljepotan je dio CG Poolside kolekcije iz 2010. godine za koju smatram da ne zastarijeva i jos uvijek svojom ponudom privlaci paznju. Sadrzi poznate nijanse poput Flip Flop Fantasy, Sun Worshipper i Pool Party (takodjer pored plavca posjedujem Kiwi Cool Ada te Yellow Polka Dot Bikini nijanse). Ovdje se radi o izvrsnoj kolekciji neonaca no, po pitanju teksture i prekrivanja - Towel Boy Toy je mozda i najbolji ulov. Svi neonci iz kolekcije su poluprozirne formulacije no suse se u mat finis za doslovno par sekundi sto u mojim ocima kompenzira slabiju prekrivnost. Nanosenje u slojevima je kljuc i cinjenica da susenje ne oduzima mnogo vremena olaksava tu cinjenicu. Fantasticno uzgledaju bilo u svom prirodnom mat finisu bilo sjajni, uz pomoc nadlaka. Nijansa Towel Boy Toy se glatko i ravnomjerno nanosi te nema neurednih linija (packi). Odlicne rezultate dobijem sa tri sloja no najbolji efekat se postize uz kremasti bijeli lak ispod ovog plavca (u svojstvu baze). Ipak, ja ga za ovu priliku nisam nanosila posto sam zeljela da vidite kako ovaj lak izgleda samostalno. Potom sam dodala po dvije vertikalne linije svjetlucave trakice za nail art koju mozete nabaviti preko www.bornprettystore.com stranice. Konkretno, ovaj srebrnkasto-svjetlucavi model trakica sam narucila preko ovog linka za samo 1.50KM Ukoliko cete narucivati u vecim kolicinama, sugerisem da iskoristite moj kod za 10% popusta (SQX31). Dizajn na nokticima sam zastitila sa Seche Vite nadlakom (12KM takodjer kupljen preko Lilocosmetics Kakanj Facebook stranice) koji mu je dodatno pruzio i divan sjaj. Neka ovaj manikir bude posvecen vremenu - mozda ga preobratim i ponovo nam vrati ljeto na kakvo smo navikli?


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