Thursday, October 8, 2015

1st Slovenian beauty bloggers meet up

A week ago I was honored enough to be invited to the 1st ever Beauty blogger conference. And it was a mind blowing experience. The grand Mistress of it all was the amazing Nika from beautyfullblog. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR IT ALL! <3

It was a whole day affair where we had a lot of lectures on how to make our blogs better and how to take better pictures. We were spoiled with delicious and healthy snacks and drinks. 
Also a lot of the sponsors came and had adorable little booths were we could talk to them and win prices. Everyone was so nice I got so much new energy to to this blogging thing. 

So get ready for a big picture spam where you can see all the pretty things that caught my eye that day :) 

Le Couvent Des Minimes booth filled with amazing fragrances crated with French influence and traditional way of making cosmetics 

L'occitane presented their luxurious products that all nail art bloggers love <3 I complimented them a couple of times because personally I found their booths the prettiest :)

Oriflame had a beatuyfuly booth coated in honey based products and fall colored make up. 

Avon was ready for us to make us feel like movie stars 

Curaprox came to entertain us with the cutely named toothbrush products :) 

Lassana a great provider of hair products and services came out at the end of the night and spoiled us with free hair stylings and nail products :) 

I was so happy to see Alessandro an amazing nail art brand. They were very nice to me and gave ma a lot of goodies - I fell in love with their little cans of wine with a clever nail disguise.

I was thrilled to meet Youngblood cosmetics - a new brand to me and I can't wait to try out some of their products. 

Afrodita kosmetika was the general sponsor of the event and they were nice enough to create a very informative lecture on the theme of skin care. They also explained how they create their products and how they make them and why. I haven't learned so much chemistry and biology since high school :) 

At the end we had a round table discussion on blogger life in Slovenija. Each of the power house ladies from Slovenija told a bit of their stories and experiences no their blogging road so far. The beauty suppliers from Smile concept storeAvon and Afrodita told their stories on working with bloggers. Nika from beautyfullblog told about her work so far and so did Ajda from ajdas. Also Gejba from parokeets explained a lot about blog analytics and work with beauty suppliers. 

At the end of the day we had the 1st ever Beauty blogger Awards ceremony where we cast our votes a couple of months ago. And I was delighted to see all the winners and their happy reactions that promise a lot more work for us all and better cooperation. 

And here you can see all the swag we got! I was so overwhelmed that my BF had to pick me up since there was no way I could carry it all home. So in case I didn't mention them before here are some other lovely companies that decided to send us love and you should check them all out and show them some love as well ;)
The other sponsors were: click2chicGolden roseEssence and CatriceLičila.siLancomeEucerinDvorec trebnikNiveaLaroche posay. Also a great big thank you to Nula and Restart to supply all the drinks. And Hotel Union for the lovely venue and food :)

For all my Slovenian readers and other curious ones please feel free to visit the other lovely ladies that were a part of this great event (I borrowed the links from CherryColors *thats payback for that Afrodita picture of us you posted on IG*) . For more great snaps of the event use #BBMULJ on instagram

1. Konferenca Lepotnih Blogerk - Failed Beautification
Sunday's Chit Chat Random Favorites - Sparkle with laughter
Prva lepotna blogerska konferenca - Beauty of a Lemon
1. Konferenca lepotnih blogerk v Sloveniji - Ajda & Tjaša's Beauty Blog
Short Video - Jessie Fairytale
Beautiful Bloggers Meetup konferenca - Hysteria of Decay 

40 great nail art ideas challenge: Hobbies/ League of Legends: Ekko the boy who shattered time

I just finished my last 52 weeks challenge and our glorious leader Miss Crumpet created another one. I must admit I like these very long challenges that give me structure in my blogging life.

These time things are a bit different - one week there is a theme and the other it is a combination of a nail art technique and a color.

This week it is the theme Hobbies - for me it is gaming and in particular playing League of Legends. My recent favorite is Ekko a champion that can control time. To a point that you can reverse the game you played so far. He is just amazing - when the trailer came out *i posted it below* I was so excited and THE HYPE WAS REAL!

The boy instantly became one of my all time favorite champions to play <3

Here you can see my inspiration - don't you just love his hair? <3 

For these nails I wanted to make a nail of his super cool hairdo - I mean a black boy with white hair #instantcrush I also added a bunch of cogs that he uses in his attacks and a big clock with lots of blue flacks underneath. I think I caught the essence of him :)

Here you can see how he looks like in game :)

For this mani I used Wet n Wild Darkest hour as base and Finger paints Psychedelic hue over it. The accent nail has Chick Dark & handsome, Essence Deep sea baby and Deborah Afterhours as base. The stamping polishes are Kiko Sky blue and Essence stamp me! white. The plates I used are BM609, MoYou London Punk 5, Gothic 7 and Sci fi 6

If you have the time check out this mini clip of his! The graphics are amazing and it gets you all hyped up for time travel (how is that not a thing by now?) :)

My favorite Ekko in game quotes:
''Its not how much time you have, it is how you use it.''
''Time doesn't heal all wounds''
''The timeline was already this broken when I got here. I swear.''

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TUTORIAL: Black 3D nail art

Halloween time is coming closer and closer. A lot of ladies want to get in the spirit but I know that skulls, ghosts and blood are not for everyone. Therefore I decided to make a very classy and sexy nail art tutorial that still looks amazing for this spooky season :) 

What you need for this mani is a good black polish - I used Wet n Wild Darkest hour. A matte top coat - I used China glaze Matte magic. Some top coat or a gel polish to secure in the rhinestones. A glitter that is in contrast to black, I chose a mix of white and flakies glitter that look amazing on black base polish called OPI Lights of emerald city. And small round rhinestones that you don't mind destroying since they will be covered in polish. Also some very shiny black rhinestones that will crown the entire design. I got them all at Bornpretty store and Lady queen mall. 

Step 1: Apply base coat and some matte coat.
Step 2: Apply the 1st line of round rhinestones or studs. Make sure that they are on the edge of the nail so there will be a big enough gap between both lines. Secure them with some gel polish.
Step 3: Create the 2nd line of rhinestones. Try to make the lines as long as the 1st one so they look as symmetrical as possible.
Step 4: Apply another coat of black polish. Make sure you apply enough so that the color of the studs is not visible. Be careful that all the gaps are colored in and filled with polish. Then apply another coat of matte top coat.
Step 5: Apply the chosen glitters only in the middle of the two 3D lines. Then apply matte top coat over them when they dry because glitters are always in a non matte base the middle part will be too shiny and it won't match the manicure. Also some flakies look more prominent after being coated in some matte polish. At the end apply a small but very shiny black rhinestone at the nail bed if you feel like that nail art needs a bit more embellishment. 

Here is the finished result and you can see it is very simple to make. But it takes some time to make it since all the layers need to dry and the stud placement technique needs a steady hand. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to visit Glam express for more Halloween tutorials - also get ready for more nail art featuring spooky things in the upcoming weeks :)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

#31DC2015: Honor nails you love

I love to stalk the blog More nail polish - it was a source if inspiration for me since I started blogging since I am obsessed with Aussie indies and bloggers. 

The other day she made these amazing Black Damask nail art and I knew it was the right one for this part of the challenge. It is a combination of my favorite pattern, color and nail art effect. So I recreated it and added a bit of my own twist :) 

For this mani I used Tedi Black skull as base, Essence stamp me!black for stamping and MoYou London Fashionista 8 stamping plate.

OMG It is over!!! I am so happy I did it all and on time! And these is a great look to end the challenge <3 I hope you had fun


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#31DC2015: A tutorial / LoL Mani: Arcade Riven

This is dedicated to a whole another tutorial - it is called a Champion spotlight.
It is a clip made for each new Champion that comes out in League of Legends. It is a quick tutorial on how to play a champion, what items to buy and how does the game play look like with him. For me that is usually the time when I decide if I will buy the champion or not since it is the 1st time you can see them in action :)

And some of the coolest game play I saw was in the clip I posted before in the Arcade nail arts in this challenge. And now it is time to do the last one of the collection! It is time for Arcade Riven - she is so cute as you can see in the picture below - thou don't dare to google for a champion spotlight for her since it was made 4 years ago and the game was horrible back than - thank god I was not playing back then :)

Here you can see her in her cute little arcade outfit :) *gotta love that butt potion*

For this nail art I used MoYou London Punk 5, Festive 8 and pueen48 stamping plates. The polishes I used are Ruby kisses Blues clues, Kiko 389 & 340, China glaze Kiwi cool-ada, Highlight of my summer, Tedi Ice cream, Models own Turquoise gloss, Color club Harp on it, Sinful colors Wisp, Barry M Passion fruit, OPI, Essence Sneezy, Stamp me!black and Mundo de Unas Neon yellow

My favorite Riven quotes in game:
''A sword mirrors its owner''


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#31DC2015: The Supernatural - Unicorns

Supernatural makes me think of ghosts, vampires, mummies and zombies - but since Halloween season is looming there will be plenty of them on my nails here in the upcoming days :)

I decided to do something cute and supernatural - unicorns & Pegasus! And why not make them origami shaped and all wrapped up in a super cute package <3 <3 <3

I love how these turned out!!! They are so cute and colorful I will do more of these origami creatures and more of these cloud manicures I just can't believe how simple were they to make :)

The base polish is Kiko 340 and the clouds are made with Sinful colors Wisp. The dots are made with Color club Harp on it. The stars are made with Mundo de Unas Yellow and BP-L013 plate, the hearts are made with BP-11 plate, Morgan Taylor Pink flame-ingo. The magical horses are made with Essence stamp me!black and MoYou London Origami 5 plate. I painted them in with Essence Off to miami!, Inti inka, China glaze At vase value and S-he Stylezone no.247

Look at this cute guy <3 So fat and happy <3 

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And one of my favorite unicorn appearances ever in one of my favorite movies - Tangled *holla if you know this gif* ;)

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Monday, September 28, 2015

#31DC2015: A flag - Strawhat pirates Jolly roger

By now I think all my lovely followers know that I am obsessed with Sailor Moon! But on the other side of the anime spectrum I am also obsessed with ONE PIECE! I have been watching it for over 10 years and it's still going on and I still love it like the 1st day! <3

It is a anime about pirates with crazy powers all after the great mystical treasure One piece. I left a clip on the bottom of the post so you can see a bit what the show is about! 
I wanted to create a mani that features the Jolly Roger (flag) of the main character Monkey D. Luffy from the Straw hat pirates. 

This is him - Monkey D. Luffy the captain of the Straw hat Pirates - he is so cool and positive a great main character in a flood of animes that are popular now which are so dark :)

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On my ring finger you can see the actual flag. I made his face scar on my pinkie and his hat on my index finger. Since he is the captain and the glue that hold the crew together I used some blues and an anchor that gives it all a bit more of a nautical feel :)

Here you can see their flag in the anime :)

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I had so much fun doing these nails I decided to make more One piece manicures. So in the following weeks I will try and make nail art for the entire Straw hat crew :)

For this mani I used OPI Coca cola red, Sinful colors Wisp, Barry M Blueberry, Catrice Yellow sub-mandarin, Be indiglow! Ex pistols , Essence Cookies & cream, Over the rainbow, Wet n Wild Darkest hour. The plates I used are hehe016, BP-33 and MM36.

Here is a opening to the show and you can see the rest of the crew all the baddies and the general dynamic that made it one of the greatest anime hits ever!!! 

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