Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pick n Mix challenge: Glitter topper

Sometimes we need to share our fails. This mani was supposed to look so much cooler, but it didn't happen. So it's just a vaguely festive mani with very pretty glitters and green base. 
I used Beauty woman Maria and the glitters are Dark candy Mom & Pop. The stamps are done with Kiko Red peonia and YH810 plate.




Here is a swatch of the green base - I adore the gold shimmer.


xoxo
gin

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pick n Mix challenge: Chevrons / Red and Gold

Finally I like both parts of the challenge! Every week there are 2 themes and until now I only choose the 1 I like. But this week I loved both of them and I used them both. The base is Constance Carroll Ebony and the stamps are made with Kiko Gold and Kleancolor Metallic red. The plates I used are hehe 005 and BM402

I like how festive this turned out :)



xoxo
gin

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pick n Mix challenge: Dark green - Sailor Jupiter

I love that a part of this challenge are just a bunch of colors and I can interpret them any way I want. Dark green made me immediately think of Sailor Jupiter. I always loved her because she was the tough one. I always felt like that in my group of friends - I was never the smart or pretty one - but though fighter chick :)

So I wanted to base the mani in greens and the Jupiter symbol, some thunder and a rose. I love how this turned out! :)


Here is Sailor Jupiter getting ready to fight in the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime - I can't get over how cooler the new anime is :)


I used Models own Absinthe as base. The stamps are done with Kiko Lawn green, Catrice Ememrald queen and Perfect chrome for the rose. The stamping plates I used are hehe 013 and 014, BM14 and BM305.



I did a Sailor Moon challenge a while back and here is my Sailor Jupiter mani from back then :)


xoxo
gin

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pick n Mix challenge: Favorite brand - Essence

Essence or Catrice it's tough to decide which I love more. But this year I like Essence more and the main reason are their Limited edition collections. They are very unique and very exclusive so every piece I get I treat like a little treasure. 

For this look I used Essence Grab this hype and Inti Inka as base. The stamps are done with Essence stamp me black and white. The plate I used is MM31.

I hope you like it :) 



How cute is the little mustache on the bottle? :)
xoxo
gin

#MoYou30k: Alice

When I think back all the character in Alice in Wonderland are crazy colorful, but Alice herself is quite vanilla. So I gone with something simple and in traditional Alice colors. I used a lot of lace, chess references and bows. I added the flamingo for a splash of color - I love how romantic it turned out! :)


For this mani I used Sinful colors Skinny dipping for the blue base. The stamps are made with Essence stamp me white and black, or Mundo de Unas polishes. The stamping plates I used are MoYou London Princess 4, Princess 13, Scholar 2 and Bridal 8. I added some nice rhinestone bows to give it a bit of a 3D feel.



A cute old school video with Alice in Wonderland references :)


xoxo
gin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TNCC: Christopher Moore - Sacre bleu

Here is the last mani as part of the Books challenge from TNCC. And the last but not least inspiration was Christopher Moore - Sacre bleu. It's an amazing book set in old Paris, starting with the death of Van Gogh. It features many artists, my favorite color - Indigo blue and a muse all wrapped up in comedy that is so Moore :)

The inspiration was all colors of blue but most dominantly the indigo one. The base is full of swirls and brushstrokes. I had to add some mustaches since they where very in vogue back then. Thou don't like most things French I  just had to add the Ooh la la! stamp because I can see the artists in the book just sit in a Cafe, twiddle with their mustaches and catcall the passing ladies :)


For this mani I used Essence Fall for me, Grumpy, LA Girl Brilliant blue, Catrice Royal blue, Be indiglow and Ruby kisses Blues clues as base. The stamps are made with Essence stamp me black/white, Mundo de Unas and Color club Over the moon. The plates I used are MM06, YH810, hehe 015 and BM402.


Here is the book cover so you can see my inspiration and I added some of the blues next to it :)


This is my 3rd post about Christopher Moores books - do you guys want to see more posts like that?

xoxo
gin

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pick n Mix challenge: Book - Will Grayson, Will Grayson

We all love John Greens book the Fault is in our stars. But I can't see any more of manis with okay written over it. Don't get me wrong I love the book and am recommending ti to everyone I know - but Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a book by the same author that I read recently and I love it just as much! 

It's a very cute story about 2 boys with same names but different lives. The book is written by 2 authors so there are 2 completely different styles of writing. The characters of the book are very cool and so fun :)

So as part of the book challenge I created the fingerprint art from my book cover and added some snowflake fimo slices since the book is happening in the winter and snow is always in the backdrop :)
The polish I used as base is OPI Tomorrow never dies. The stamps are done with BM414 plate, Mundo de Unas polishes.




Did you read any of the John Green books?

xoxo
gin
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