Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Blues With Grass And Flowers

Hello my lovelies! Today is a lovely Monday for me because I am on holiday. If you are working or going to school today I have prepared a post to cheer you up. First, I have my weekly blue, of course. Then there's some nail art because I'm starting a little challenge today. Few people know that in Romania we celebrate Orthodox Easter, which is different from the Catholic one. They usually are about one week apart, but this year they are over one month apart. I'm not very familiar with the way they are calculated each year, but I'm really happy that this year our Easter is in May, namely this Sunday. This way we were able to have a longer holiday and the weather is just gorgeous compared to the winter we had in March. I've teamed up with a few Romanian bloggers to do this challenge that starts today and will have a daily manicure until Friday. I hope you'll enjoy these even if you have already or don't celebrate Easter. They are full of spring colors and cheerful things. Enough with the blabber, let's get to the blue. 

Barry M Gelly Blueberry indoors, artificial light

I've been dying to try the Gelly polishes ever since Barry M came out with them last year. They are supposed to be normal nail polishes with a gel-like effect, which means high gloss. I finally decided to order some last week and this is the first one I've tried. Blueberry is a bright cornflower blue creme. The color is unbelievably bright and beautiful, it's just perfect for summer. The claims are true because it is indeed very glossy, what you see in the swatches is 2 coats without any top coat. There are very few polishes that dry so shiny, but unfortunately I have noticed that these dry slow. I've already tried 2 of these and I had issued with both of them not drying fast enough. If you've tried these let me know in the comments what you thought about the drying time. Other than that, the polish applied like a dream and had nice opacity, so it only needed 2 coats. 

Barry M Gelly Blueberry indoors, artificial light
The theme for today's challenge manicure was grass and flowers and I had the perfect inspiration for it. A while ago I got this gift bag with a lovely design on it and I immediately thought it would be great for a manicure. So I took a quick picture before I gave it away. Here it is. 


Barry M Blueberry served as the base color and I used a bunch of other polishes and tools to paint the rest. Here's the final result. 


The greens are China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and OPI Don't Mess With OPI. The pink is Kallos 54 and the white is Rapsodi 302. I used a mixture of the pink and the white to create the flower centers. Finally, I stamped with China Glaze Liquid Leather using the butterfly from plate CH3. 


Thank you for stopping by! Here are the other girls participating in today's challenge:

Anca - http://o-fata-simpla.blogspot.ro/
Ana-Maria - http://ana-s-beautyblog.blogspot.de/
Deyutza - http://deyutza87.blogspot.ro
Madalina - http://misshappyandhernails.blogspot.ro/
Carla - http://sunafterstormblog.blogspot.ro/
C.L.M. - http://unghii-pictate.blogspot.ro/

And the other Monday Blues:



Have a great week!


14 comments:

  1. I'm loving this blue!! And the nail art is too cute!! Awesome job Mihaela!!

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  2. misshappyandhernailsApril 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Ce dragute sunt! Imi place si culoarea de baza, iar floricele si fluturasul sunt ♥

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  3. Cat de frumoasa si vesela e manichiura! Oja e fenomenala,uff, imi doresc si eu foarte mult macar una din gama asta Gelly.

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  4. E asa scumpica manichiura :) imi place mult

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  5. So cute!!! Once again you make me want another blue lol I love love the design and you did a great job with it!!! I had no idea that you all celebrated Orthodox Easter. That is so interesting, I didn't realize that.

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  6. Foarte dragute unghiutele tale :*

    http://sunafterstormblog.blogspot.ro

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  7. Thank you, Marisa! This blue is so awesome. I know you would love it in person.

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  8. Multumesc mult! Culoarea e superba.

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  9. Multumesc! Poate le aduc si la noi sau poti comanda de pe Asos. Au transport gratuit.

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  10. Thank you! Well, it depends how you can get them. I think they are great quality for the price and I can get them from Asos with free shipping. Not sure I would pay crazy amounts for shipping. The colors aren't the most unique ones. I've seen that Asos doesn't ship these to Russia so I don't know how you could get them.

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  11. Thanks! Well, Romania is an Orthodox country like Greece and Russia. I'm not Religious, but I love doing holiday themed manicures.

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  12. So cheerful, loving it and the base color! I've never tried those Gellys by BarryM, but the brand isn't like the most available for us in Russia, so are they worth the possible hassle?

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