China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy & Towel Boy Toy

July is heeeree! Finally, the true summer is here – I don't know about you but I feel like real summer starts with the arrival of July. Sure, sure I'm biased (my birthday is tomorrow) but still, I always loved July. Woke up this morning to beamin’ rays of sunshine and a lovely China Glaze delivery has put a huge smile on my face (will show you later what I got). Let's just say that I got a lot of nail polishes and one special shade I've been drooling over for over a year (hint, hint)! As for the manicure of the day, I've created a summery take on neon pale coral nails by adding some light shimmery aqua blue accents. I've played with nail art tape which is one of my favorite ways to do nail art. I have a no name tape in multitude of colors which I've received as a gift a while ago but I've seen many online shops and e bay are the places to find it. I'm not sure if the name/brand makes the difference of the tape's quality – haven't tried that many different kinds – but this no name one serves me just fine. I chose a light green color to contrast my nail polishes of choice. China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (14ml | $7.5) is one of the cult favorites – so many people love this shade and for a good reason. Definitely a must have in a nail polish addict's collection! This is a super bright pink-coral (almost glow in the dark) neon that really gets attention. Photos don't do this shade justice, it is so much more vibrant in real life! This color looks amazing on your fingers and toes, making it absolutely perfect for summer. I have the newer, reformulated version which is more peachy/coral whilst the original had more pink in it. The formula is nice but not perfect – it covers in 2 coats but truly levels out at 3 coats. It's a bit thick but spreadable. It's at the lower half of my nails, nail art tape separating it from the tips which I've painted in a also very pretty color. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy (14ml | $7.5) is a cool Caribbean blue color and it really looks incredible both matte and glossy. It has a soft blue pearl, very faint shimmer running through. It applies very smooth, even though being on the thin side. Two coats usually are enough but the third wouldn't hurt. Hope you like this mani, I think it's appropriate to welcome July and ‘real’ summer with, non? 🙂

Mjesec juli je tuuuuuu! Napokon, pravo-pravcato ljeto je stiglo – ne znam za vas ali u mojoj glavi je ostalo sjecanje da je ‘pravo’ ljeto zapocinjalo sa pocetkom jula. Naravno, naravno da sam subjektivna (rodjendan mi je sutra) ali ipak, uvijek mi je ovo bio najdrazi mjesec iz vise razloga. Jutros su me probudile tople sunceve zrake a i divna China Glaze posiljka me docekala i stvarno usrecila. Recimo da sam dobila mnogo lakova za nokte, ukljucujuci nijansu za kojom sam patila vise od godinu dana (zeljice se nekada ispune uz pravi tajming!). Sto se tice manikira dana, kreirala sam ljetnu varijantu sa koraljnim neoncem uz dodatak detalja u blistavo plavim tonovima. Takodjer sam se poigrala sa trakicama za nail art – ovo mi je jedan od omiljenih nacina da ‘zacinim’ manikir. Trenutno imam par rolnica trakica za nail art u vise boja i nekog su no name brenda (bile su poklon) no vidjela sam da se ove trakice mogu pronaci u online shopovima i npr. na e bay-u ih mozete pronaci a ne kostaju mnogo uopste. Nisam isprobala dovoljno trakica od razlicitih proizvodjaca da bih mogla zakljuciti kako brend/ime zaista uticu na kvalitet – trenutne trakice me jako dobro sluze (iako su no name). Ovog puta sam odabrala zelene trakice, kao kontrast nijansama lakova koje sam izabrala China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (14ml | 7.50KM preko Facebook stranice Lilocosmetics) je vec kultni lak za nokte – favorit je zaista velikog broja ljudi i zaista, sa razlogom. Definitivno je jedan od onih lakova koje bi trebali imati u licnoj kolekciji ako ste istinska lakoholocarka u srcu! Ovo je super jarka ruzicasto-koraljna neon boja (koja skoro pa svijetli u mraku) koja privlaci paznju apsolutno na svakom koraku. Fotografije nikada ne uspijevaju uhvatiti stvarni karakter ove nijanse, cak je bljestavija uzivo! Odlicno izgleda na nokticima ruku ali i stopala sto je cini idealnom za ljeto. Ja imam noviju, reformulisanu verziju ovog laka koja vise vuce na breskva/koraljni ton dok je original imao vise pink primjesa. Formulacija nije savrsena – dva sloja su ok ali se stvarno najljepsi rezultati postizu sa trecim slojem (povrsina nokta bude ravna a nanos ravnomjerno rasporedjen). Pomalo je guste ali mazive formulacije. Ovaj lak sam koristila za vecu polovicu povrsine nokta, potom sam nanijela zelenu trakicu za nail art a vrhove sam lakirala jos jednom jako lijepom nijansom. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy (14ml | 7.50KM preko Facebook stranice Lilocosmetics) je jako kul karipsko plava boja i stvarno odusevljava bez obzira da li joj odlucite podariti mat ili sjajni finish. Sadrzi mekano plavi biserni shimmer. Jako se lijepo nanosi, iako je formulacija pomalo rijedja. Dva sloja su ok ali treci mi ipak pruza upotpunjen efekat. Nadam se da vam se dopada moj manikir kojim sam docekala mjesec juli i svoje ‘pravo’ ljeto 🙂

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