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Blue & White Chevron Manicure

bell hypoalergenic blue and white chevron manicure made with chevron nail vinyls

Hi guys!!I made this chevron manicure before we went on our vacation, but I am sending you greetings from Krk anyway ;).

I’ll be short today, because it feels funny writing when I know you’ll be reading this after a week. I always write my posts right before I publish them, so yeah, this is kinda weird :). So let’s start with my mani.

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My base here was KBShimmer – Eyes White Open and I applied two coats of it on all nails. Then I applied a fast drying top coat to make the polish dry faster and after it was dry enough I applied the chevron nail vinyls. Over them I painted Bell Hypoallergenic – 07, yep there is no actual names for these polishes which is kind of sad. I always like to read the names and some companies are quite good with giving names to their polishes. However I do love the colour. It’s the type of blue I’ve been looking for and I’m happy that I’ve finally found it.

I quickly removed vinyls and to seal the mani I applied one coat of fast drying top coat.

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This manicure is also geometrical and again with the white polish combination. But I love these type of colour combos for the summer, they are bright and feel so positive.

Thank you for reading and see you when I come back from my vacation. Have fun and ejoy yourself! xoxo

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Monochrome Geometric Nails With Motivational Quote

Monochrome Geometric Nails With Motivational Quote

Hi guys!! Today we’re going to our second part of summer vacation, to island Krk. We’ll be gone for two weeks, but I have one post ready for you to read during these two weeks. I know it’s not much, but I was so busy with packing and everything that I didn’t have the time for anything more. And you can follow me on Instagram or other social media for some photos of nail polish related and non-related stuff.

And now on to my monochrome geometric nails. I craved for something like this. I wanted to do something with white, but I didn’t want to make another mani like the two I made a few posts back (Essie Summer White & Green Simple Nails and Picture Polish Summer White & Pink & Purple Geometric Nails). So I decided to do some stamping. I checked my stash of stamping plates and found two that were perfect for this mani.

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So, my base here was Essie – Coconut Cove and the varnish I stamped the pattern with was Essie – Tribal Text-Styles. They are both a part of Essie Summer 2016 – Viva Antigua! Collection – Swatches & Review. The writing on my thumb was taken from Bundle Monster plate BM-S305. And the pattern on all the other nails was from Bundle Monster plate BM-S307. After everything was stamped I waited a bit for the patterns to get dry. And then I sealed the monochrome geometric nails with fast drying top coat.

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What are your thoughts on this one? I love it!! It’s minimalist yet interesting and dynamic. And the most I love about it is that writing on my thumb. It’s like those motivational tattoos which are supposed to become popular, but it’s right there on your thumb. You can write or stamp on it anything you like, anything that boosts your mood and it looks so freaking elegant! I think I’m going to stamp quotations on my thumbs more often, because I kept looking at this one. I loved it’s effect!

Well clearly you see my enthusiasm about these monochrome geometric nails, so I am interested if you ever wear anything motivational on your skin, nails, clothes? And what is it?

Thank you for taking your time to read this post and if you liked it you might want to share it with your friends. The share buttons are just down bellow. Have fun!! xoxo

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Summer Challenge With L’Occitane Slovenia – Verbena Leaf Soap & Nail Art

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Hi guys!! Today I have a different type of post for you. I have a review of a hand care product, a Verbena leaf soap and this product was also an inspiration for my mani that you will see later on in the post.

L’Occitane Slovenia decided to do a little challenge for us Slovenian bloggers. They asked us to make a post about their iconic Verbena products (or Lavender products) and write about why we like them. To be honest I have never tried any of those products. But in the back of my mind I new I had a soap from this line and I said I’ll give it a go. I got it as a present for Christmas or my birthday, I can’t remember anymore and I put it away, because it was a soap. And until now I have only used liquid soaps for washing my hands. And I immediately knew what polish will be used to make a manicure that will go with this soap. So, do you already know what I used? No peeking :D.

And so I did the mani, took the photos of it and of the soap and then I started testing the soap.

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First of I would like to clear something. There is a lot of confusion in Slovenian language between the citruses and the Verbena, because Verbena in Slovenian is Citronka. And since this word is similar to citrus a lot of people think that Verbena is a lemon. But that is not the case. They are two completely different plants, they only smell similar.

And now to tell you more about L’Occitane’s Verbena. As written on their site: Among all the aromatic herbs that grow along the paths of Provence, there is one whose lemony freshness revives the body and mind. Its name is Verbena. When baskets are piled high with freshly harvested green Verbena leaves, its distinctive fragrance fills the air around the markets of Provence. And this description makes me want to teleport myself on to those fields and open all my senses and just enjoy the freshness and aroma of the lemony scent that Verbena has.

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But let’s go back to reality and to my review of this soap. As they say at L’Occitane, crushed Verbena leaves gently exfoliate as you wash or shower. All-vegetal, non-detergent cleansing base won’t dry your skin. It is rich and creamy, with a light citrus scent. As I pointed out earlier I am not a regular user of hard soaps, but my mum uses them and when I’m at her place I use them too. So, the one soap that my mum has leaves this strange film on your hands when you wash them. But this Verbena soap doesn’t do that. It leaves your hands well moisturised and clean. And they smell so good afterwards. That smell, oh I love it!!! And now this soap made me rethink my hand washing routine. I think I am going to start using this kind of soaps and not the liquid ones anymore. So yes, I am glad this challenge happened.

And you can see hand creams in the photos, which I use frequently and they were reviewed in the L’Occitane & Pierre Hermé Hand Creams post.

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And now on to my manicure. So, which polish did you think I used? Well my first thoughts were with this one, Cirque Colors – Mint Chip. I know that the shade is not the same as the soap’s, but it’s got these same chips in it. So yes, for me it’s perfect for this mani.

But first I applied two coats of Essie – Sand Tropez on my ring finger so it would be ready for the nail art when I’m done with my four other nails. And as mentioned before I did all other four nails with two coats of Mint Chip. And on my thumb I free handed the veins of the leaf with Mundo De Unas – Spring Green stamping polish. I wish I had done it with acrylic paint though.

And for the stripes on my ring finger I used straight nail vinyls and Essie – Blossom Dandy, Essie – Ruffles & Feathers, Essie – Vibrant Vibes and Essie – No Place Like Chrome. This nail was made to recreate the Verbena 40th Anniversary LE packaging which you can check on their site here.

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I think the fresh scent of Verbena adds lightness in the summer and this lightness is much sought after by me this year, since the summer is so hot. So, have you tried any of the products from this collection yourself? If so, which ones and can you recommend any for me? I will definitely try them, but just don’t know which ones yet.

And this is all from me today. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed it and see you in the next post. xoxo

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Calzedonia Bikini Inspired Manicure

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Hi my dear readers!! Today I have some new nail art for you. This time I was inspired by my Calzedonia bikini. The colour combination here is amazing, so I wanted to recreate it as a mani on my nails. I wanted to do this for a long time, well ever since I bought them and that was last year :). So this mani is long overdue. Whether I succeeded or not you can check after the break.

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So this is my bikini. For my nails I chose polishes from Cirque Colors and you can find swatches of both in this post Cirque Colors – Vice 2016 Collection – Swatches & Review. The neon green-yellow is Cirque Colors – Electric Daisy and the blurple is Cirque Colors – Rehab. I also added the black line, which perfectly connects both colours. The black polish is Essie – Licorice and I used straight nail vinyls for the straight lines.As always I used fast drying top coat to seal the mani.

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So what are your thoughts on this one? I think it’s a perfect match :).

Have a great day and see you next time! xoxo

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Picture Polish Summer White & Pink & Purple Geometric Nails

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Hi guys!! Are you enjoying the hot summer? I know I am. Me and the girls are cooling ourselves in the pool. Well it’s a 2 square meters big, but you know the kids, they only need something to jump in and splash the water, they don’t care if they can’t swim. Well I do, but it’s enough for me to sit in there and get cool. And the thought of us going on vacation to the coast in ten days is helping too :).

So in this hot summer I tried to do nails that would correspond to that. And I hope I succeeded.

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This manicure got inspired by Essie Summer White & Green Simple Nails, that I did about a week ago. I used the same white base, which was Essie – Private Weekend and this time I used pink and purple polish to create a bit different look, an upgraded look. The pink polish was Picture Polish – Hot Lips (you can find the review in the My piCture pOlish post) and the purple varnish was Picture Polish – Allure (and swatches of this one can be found in the My Latest piCture pOlish Additions post). And I used straight nail vinyls to make the straight lines.

To seal this simple manicure I used fast drying top coat.

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And what do you think of this mani guys? I love this one as much as I love the white-green one. It’s bright, neon even, and a bit of holographic sparkle in Allure makes it perfect for this time of year.

Thank you for reading and if you like this mani you can share it with your friends on your social media (the links are just down bellow). I would be most grateful. See you in the next post. xoxo

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