Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday stamping: Better than Nail wraps / TNCC: Animals - Tiger tiger

I haven't used many nail wraps so far. But the point usually is that they cover the entire nail with a design. And I wanted to make this tiger design for quite some time. I relay loved how the 1st attempt at it came out when I did my Udyr the Spirit walker nails. I love how they turned out! RAWRRR <3


For this mani I used Essence Wild white ways for base and the middle gradient line. The side color is S-he stylezone 184. And the lines are made with Essence stamp me!black and MoYou London Time Traveller Back to the 80s 2


xoxo
gin

Saturday, February 28, 2015

OOTD: I pity the fool with no chainz

Mr. T is my spirit animal! Plain and simple! He is just so cool I can't even take it, so angry, powerful and full of jewelry! So when I got my hands on this amazing sweater in Germany I knew I need to channel all the Mr.T I can with the clothes I have at home. 

I only wish I had better hair skills so I could fashion myself a mohawk ... So I am rather hiding my hair under the hood. 


In case you don't know who is Mr.T here is a classic picture of him! Now a days you just can't get away with a look like this and still be considered a bad ass :) He was part of the show called A-team that was a big hit in the 80ies :)

source: tumblr


Here are a few items I used for this look. I didn't use that much jewelry since the clothes are embellished enough. The make up I used was Manhattan Mat effect Mat black for the eyeshadow base. Over it I added Catrice I am golden Sandy liquid eyeliner. For the lips I used Essence LE Piece of Forever gold lipstick. 


The outfit is something I would wear out for coffee with a bit less bold eye make up :)


Shirt: ebay
Sweater: Forever21
Leggings: Kik
Shoes: ebay

Mr. T king of swag <3 

source: tumblr
Do you have a spirit animal?

xoxo
gin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TNCC: Animals - Sexy Leopard

I love animals but this month I am just not feeling the theme for my monthly challenge :( So I did a sexy leopard print nails since it's still the month of love :) 

I love how they turned out and the little paw nail stickers I got from the Cruella DeVille Kiss Villains collection are just perfect <3 



For the base of the mani I used Zoya Chyna. The spots are made with Essence stamp me! Black and QA8 stamping plate. I painted the spots with Essence Juicy love


I love how you can always use the Zoya Pixie dusts for a pretty base polish if you only take the time to smooth it out with a lot of top coat :)

What do you think?
xoxo
gin

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pick n Mix Challenge: Orange, Red and Yellow

I wanted to do this gradient for quite some time. Yellow, Orange, Red and some Purple are so cool looking together. But whenever I saw it anywhere it was paired with some summer sunset artwork. I wanted to go in another way - Sci-fi abstract art. And I love how they turned out <3


For the gradient I used Models own Purple glare, OPI I just can't cope-acabana, Live.Love.Carnival, Where did Suzi's man-go?. The stamps are made with Essence Stamp me!black and MoYou London Sci-fi 06 stamping plate :)


xoxo
gin

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIY project: Stamp-o-holic earrings

With the new year starting and my blog getting more and more followers I decided to make newly themed posts here. As much as I love nail art I love working on a lot of other projects. So to ease you all in my new projects posts today's is DIY Earrings made with nail stamps :)

A while back I got 4 pairs of simple round mono-colored earrings for 1€ in a local Tedi store. As soon as I saw them I saw a great potential for them. So here on the bottom picture you can see them after I stamped them using Born pretty store stamping plates :) I think they look amazing! And you can make them any way you like! <3


Here is what you will need. Round mono-colored earrings, stamping plate, stamping polish (or any colored polish if your base color is white). I used Essence stamp me! black and QA81 stamping plate. And you will need a very squishy stamper. So when the picture is on the stamper you press the earring very strong on it so the entire surface is covered with the image. 

I advise you to choose a big picture maybe one of those full plate images that are usually so tough to place on a nail. Since they are so big you have a guarantee that it will cover the entire earring. 


Here is the result of my 1st attempt. I am quite happy how they turned out. A very simple pattern that always works. And don't forget to add a generous coat of top coat over the image so the earrings will be extra shiny and the pattern can't be erased. I used a classic Seche Vite fast dry top coat.


Here you can see the earrings when I wear them. I love how they pop and are appropriate for any occasion and fit a lot of my outfits. This is a very easy and fast way to decorate something more simple and make something cheap look more fancy. No need to stop at earrings, I bet this technique would work on any other jewelry as well :)


I hope you liked this post and find some inspiration in it. Please let me know what you think of posts like this? :)

xoxo
gin

Sunday, February 22, 2015

TNCC: Animals - Pink Flamingos / Sunday stamping: Alter ego mani - something totally not me

I don't always like or use pink but when I do I use all the shades I got :) I have no clue why but the only pink thing on this planet that I like are flamingos. I saw some in ZOOs and they are just the sillyest things ever <3 So I decided to make a silly caged flamingo mani. I just layered all the feather, birdcage and flaming themed stamps I could find. 

I don't know if I am quite happy with how they turned out - might just be that the color bothers me :)


The polishes I used for the mani are China glaze Not from this galaxy, Catrice Call me princess, Wrapped around my finger, Essence Stamp me! white and black. The stamping plates I used are MM14, BP-14, MoYou London Princess 4 and Alice 4.


xoxo
gin

Thursday, February 19, 2015

BPS Review: BP-39 stamping plate

Today I have a BornPretty Store review for you all. They have launched their 2nd stamping plate collection and I got the chance to review a few. They are amazing quality, perfect etchings and the pictures pick up no problem. Also great job on the super cute new plate sleeves! <3


I love skulls so I had to get my claws on the BP-39 plate. I made a very simple design that displays the pattern and flashes some color. I wore these for the Carnival parties that were happening these days here :)


Here you can see the full plate and the new cute sleeves! BP-39 is available on their page just click on the link if you want a nice punk plate of your own :)



For the base of the mani I used Essence Stamp me!black. Over it I added Claire's Festive fun to make some glitter that pops under the stamps. For the white part I used Essence stamp me! white and for the colorful accent finger I mixed a bunch of Mundo De Unas polishes. I love how this turned out! <3



So for all your nail art supplies visit Bornpretty store nail art supplies page. While you are there don't forget to use my 10% OFF Cupon RJL91 :)



xoxo
gin
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