Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Blues: Maybelline Lilac Rebel

Hello my lovelies! It's the last Monday of 2014! It's been an amazing year and I posted on every single Monday of it. I'm so happy! And to continue that tradition I've already prepared the Monday Blues link-ups for next year. We really need some new members so if you are a nail blogger and are interested in joining us I created a Facebook group to keep in touch (link here). You can also email me (mihaela.od[at]gmail[dot]com) so I can send you the codes if you don't have a Facebook account. All you have to do is post a blue manicure on Monday and then you can add yourself to the link-up and insert it in your post. I really hope many of you join us! Now that we have that figured out, let's get to today's blue polish.

Maybelline Lilac Rebel indoors, artificial light

Saturday, December 27, 2014

First Snow

Hello my lovelies! Can you believe this week is almost over? Christmas went by so fast! I'm looking forward to the new year and a fresh start. Today was a good day because when I woke up this morning everything was covered in snow. It was the first proper snow of this year and even though it started to melt immediately there is still some left as I'm writing this. To go with that I'm gonna show you a manicure I wore last week. It was actually a recreation of my snowflake sandwich using a nude jelly. Here's how it looks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Snowy Christmas Trees

Hello my lovelies! It's Christmas Eve morning and it's the beginning of 5 days of no work for me. This has put me in a great mood, one that determined me to start writing this post for you. This is the first proper Christmas manicure I've done this year and I couldn't wait to show it to you. It's simple, but still holiday appropriate. Hope you like it!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Blues: Dreaming of Snow

Hello my lovelies! It's almost dinner time in my neck of the woods so I think this is the latest I've ever posted the Monday Blues post. Better late than never is what I always say! I've been at work today and then I did some Christmas shopping and then here we are. I hear that there won't be any snow this Christmas in my town, which makes me a little sad because it's the only time of the year when I love snow. And that's because I can stay at home and don't have to shovel it around or anything like that. I'm trying to make myself feel better by looking at these nails. They totally remind me of snow and give me that winter feeling.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ciaté Antique Brooch

Hello my lovelies! Sorry for the lack of posts this week but it's been a crazy one again. I'm finally getting some rest this weekend and catching up on life. I haven't done a proper Christmas themed manicure yet this year so I hope I can get on that tonight. Since I don't have a holiday manicure to show you I decided to post some pictures that have been sitting in my folders for ages. These nails look kinda festive in my opinion. I know that the brand Ciaté is kind of a controversial one but I won't get into that. This polish is truly beautiful and that's the only thing I care about.

Ciaté Antique Brooch and Flormar M112 indoors, artificial light

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Blues: Snowflake Sandwich

Hello my lovelies! It's Monday, my holiday is over and I'm back at work. But I'm not here to talk about depressing stuff, I'm here to brighten your day with a blue manicure. I created these nails for my holiday and wore them the whole week without ever getting bored of them for a bit. They also looked amazing until the end, except for the growth at the base. The inspiration came from a manicure I saw on Facebook, but I must confess that I don't remember who it was by. So I'm really sorry for not giving proper credit. Anyway, without further ado, here's the manicure.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity and Courage

Hello my lovelies! My holiday is almost over by now but this is still a scheduled post. It's about a polish I picked up a couple of months ago and didn't get to wear until later. It was my only pick from China Glaze's The Giver collection and I chose it because it seemed like one of those unusual colors that I like so much. The funny thing was that around that time I received a very similar polish from a friend, namely & Other Stories Blunt Grey. They are not identical because that one is more blue and this one is a bit darker and more grey, but they are still very similar. Which only goes to show that this is totally a me color and that my friends know me well.

China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity and Courage indoors, artificial light

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a-england Tess D'Urbervilles

Hello my lovelies! As you are reading this I am away on a short holiday in Brussels. I didn't want to leave you hanging though, so I scheduled a couple of posts for you. I have a huge backlog of manicures from the last months and I hope I can catch up if I manage to do at least 3 posts a week from now on. This particular set of pictures is from October, so you can imagine how many others I have left. I borrowed this polish from my amazing friend Kinga and tried a little stamping on top as well. Let's take a look!

a-england Tess D'Urbervilles indoors, artificial light

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Blues: Navy and Gold

Hello my lovelies! Today is a great day because it's the start of a holiday week for me. I'm leaving for a little vacation tomorrow so I'm really excited and already relaxed after a lazy weekend. The manicure I'm showing you today was supposed to be up a week earlier because it was supposed to be my birthday manicure. Sadly that wasn't possible because one of the polishes I used didn't get to me in time. There's actually a little story behind this polish and I'm gonna tell it briefly if you don't mind. But first off, let's see what we are talking about. It's the gorgeous and amazing 18K Gold Leaf top coat from Jessica.

Jessica 18K Gold Leaf top coat over China Glaze Man Hunt indoors, artificial light

Friday, December 5, 2014

Autumn favorites and haul

Hello my lovelies! Another week is almost over and since it was the first week of winter, it's time for a little autumn recap. I didn't do a recap post in October because there wasn't that much to show, but I decided to do one for both October and November. I guess that you've noticed that I haven't been posting much lately. I guess that the two posts per week schedule is a thing now, whether I like it or not. I still do nail art every once in a while, which means that I was able to come up with a few favorite manicures for the last two months. Here they are!

Autumn 2014 favorites

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Blues: First Snowflakes

Hello my lovelies! It's Monday but I'm not working today because it's a national holiday. It's also my birthday so naturally I had to have a blue manicure on my nails. December is starting today, which means it's time for winter nails. I created my very first winter themed nail art of the year yesterday to be prepared for the snow that will hopefully come this week. We actually had some snowflakes a few days ago but then it got warmer and it rained for almost two days. I'm not a big fan of the fall weather so I hope it goes back to snow soon. In the meantime, we can take a look at these nails.

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