Friday, June 29, 2012

Guest Nails: Aztec

Hi everyone!

This week I was at my grandparent's with my sister, so I did her nails! She wanted some aztec nail art, with that bright orange!

I started with one coat of OPI - Fly. Then I added stripes with OPI - Hot & Spicy (2 coats!) and Rouge Baiser - Gris Lavande.

I freehanded the pattern with Wet'n Wild - Wild Shine - Black Crème, and I made the dots with a dotting tool and Seche - Blanc.

I though about doing an aztec nail art lately and my sister showed wanting me to do it on her nails. I'm happy about how it turned out! :)

Do you like it?

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Inversed vintage mani!


Do you know which was the way to wear nail polish in the early 20th Century?
This is an ad from the Brand Cutex:

Last week my boyfriend came with a very cool idea! He suggested I could do a reverse of this type of vintage mani!
I began to imagine what color would do the best... Red? That might be too bloody. Black? Then I found which color would make it the more modern: Chrome!

Here is what I came with:

I used Stargazer 232 for the silver, and just base coat and topcoat! :)

The application of a chrome nail polish is very tricky, especially when you paint just parts of the nail: it makes a lot of brush strokes. I had a hard time trying to avoid the storkes but it was worth it!

I really like this look, I find it modern and classy :3

Did you like it? Let me know! :)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From the Vault Peacock


Today I'm showing you some nails from the vault! I've been really busy packing and cleaning my appartment for the summer (we rent it to a friend). Yesterday I was officially on vacation because we projected our short film (link if you want to see it). So I had a lot of things to do and no time to do my nails before tonight!

The mani I'm showing you was made in September 2011! I followed a video from Robin Moses to achieve the look:

The base color is Confetti - Moonstruck. I used Seche - Blanc for the white, Stargazer - 237 for the gold (mixed with a black nail polish to get the dark bronze color).

I used a lot of blue and green nail polishes to make a gradient, mix them to get the colors I wanted: Wet'n Wild - Wild Shine -Caribbean Frost , China Glaze - First Mate,  Biguine Makeup - Gloss & Shock - Dark Green and an unnamed "bambou green" by Modelite.

I added glitter to the feathers with a nail polish packed with gold and hex holo glitters from a Love & Beauty Set (from Forever 21 last summer).

I hope you liked this mani, I was really in love! For my right hand what I did was feathers for every nail. I remember I kept this mani 10 days!

Let me know if you like it and if you try it!

Have a good day,

Candy <3

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue PCB Nails!

Hi everyone!

Today my nails aren't purple!
I've been wanting to make these nails for a while. They are printed circuit board inspired, but in blue tones. The inspiration came from the walls of the labyrinth in our short film! I chose the texture and really liked the pattern.

So here we have two coat of OPI - Fly (from the Nicki Minaj collection). I think I'll need to buy a full size bottle, I've already used half of my mini.

I freehanded the pattern with a tiny art brush and China Glaze - First Mate.

I was waiting for today to make this nail art because we have our projection and presentation tomorrow morning, wish me luck!

I hope you liked these nails, let me know if you try that design ;)

Happy polishing,

Candy <3

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Lacey Half Moons

Hi all!

This is a third post with purple nails.. I'm sorry!
Today I'm showing you my second mani with the traveling polish: The Wanderer by Sassy Lacquer.
You can check my post explaining you what's this nail polish :)

Here The Wanderer was used as a base color with Rouge Baiser - Gris Lavande under it for the opacity (one coat of each).

I freehanded the lace with Seche - Blanc, in the shape of half moons.

Now it's time for me to say goodbye to The Wanderer, since the next person gave me her adress to send it to her ;) It was sure a great time, if you want to join the adventure, you can join the group here.

I hope you liked this mani, I promess my next post wont be another purple one ;)

Have a good day!

Candy <3

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Traveling Polish : The Wanderer

Hello you all!

Sorry I’ve not been posting a lot the past few days... I’ve been really busy with my short film that will be projected on monday! I’m also going back to my parents for the summer so I need to clean up my appartment etc...

Today I will be showing you The Wanderer! It is a pretty franken polish made by my friend Carrie Sasville. The purpose was to send this polish all over the world! This past 10 days it’s me that is hosting the gorgeous travelling polish. 
This is a Purple Jelly with fine black and fine holo glitters in it:

Here it is shown over  a more blue toned color: Gris lavande by Rouge Baiser. One coat of each! I think The Wanderer must be opaque in two coats.

The application was a bit tricky I admit, the polish tends to dry fast and it becomes goopy if you’re not applying it fast. But then happens the magic, when drying the nail polish smoothes itself perfectly!

I really love that polish and I hope Carrie kept the recipe and will be trying to sell it someday! Thank you Carrie for The Travelling Polish group and this gorgeous polish!

You can find Carrie’s others creations at a reasonable price on her shop: Sassy Lacquer.

Since the next person of The Travelling Polish group didn’t give me her adress yet, I’ve created another mani with The Wanderer! I’ll post it tomorrow ;)

Have a good day!

Candy <3
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

From the Vault: Abstract tree

Hi all!

Since I lost hope in getting my old posts on this new blog, I decided to keep them to make "From the Vault" articles. Today is one of them!

This is a mani with just one accent nail that I litterally copied from Nailsymo. Google this name, this girls always make AWESOME manis! It seems like she has stopped to post nail art but I love her work!

The greyish lilac I used here is Gris Lavande (litterally the translation of "greyish lilac"!) from Rouge Baiser.I put two coats, but it's pretty opaque. :)
I freehanded the abstract tree design with Seche - Blanc, a tiny art brush and a dotting tool.
Rhinestones are the tiny silver ones from Swarowski.

Do you like this mani? Have you ever tryed to remake one of Nailsymo's manis?

Have a good day! :)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Golden Arcs Nail Art

Hello everyone!

On January Zoya made this promo that allow to you to get two free polishes, all you had to do was pay the shipping! Since I never had the chance to try those polishes, I asked a friend from the US if I could ship them to her, and I received them in the beginning of March (thank you Kelly!). Today I'm showing you a mani with Zoya - Yara.

I started with two coats of  Zoya - Yara, which is a khaki/olive green with tiny gold flecks. I could have gotten away with one coat though.

The gold ornament is made using Stargazer - 237. Their collection of chrome polishes is really good! The gold is the less opaque of the collection so I needed to put a second coat, but it still works great for stamping and stuff. I plan to buy a backup, my bottle is almost empty ;)

The arcs themselves are made using Wet'n Wild - Black Crème and a tiny little art brush.

The next picture show better the gold flecks:

 I was very incertain of what to do with my nails, but then I had a flash of inspiration and in one minute I had ideas and color combinations for 3 different manis! I hoped you liked the one I showed you today! Let me know if you recreate it!

Have a lovely day!


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Monday, June 11, 2012

OPI - Black Spotted !!!

Hi all!

Welcome for a very exciting post!

Today I'm gonna talk to you about a french exclusive OPI: Black Spotted!

Here I'm wearing it over a special polish: The Wanderer this a purple franken made by Carrie Sasville, and it travels the world! I’ve got him with me for one week only! But I’ll talk to you about this polish on an other post, today’s about the OPI!

Here are the pics:

I don't like crackles polishes, but this spotted look is more subtile!


What is this nail polish?

It is an extra of the Spider Man Collection by OPI. This collection is the same in every country, but in France we have an extra: the Black Spotted, as in the us there is a different extra: Shatter The Scales (a green shimmer crackle). Both are interesting I think, but I prefer the spotted look, it is less dirty to my taste. Those polishes are not included in the Spider Man sets of minis.

The Amazing Spider Man


OPI                                   OPI   
Shatter the scales              Black Spotted
        (US)                         (FR Exclusive)


Like a crackle polish, it is meant to be layered over another color. Contrarily to the crackle
the effect appears just when you apply it, you don’t have to wait to see the look. Dark colors won't be really noticeable underneath this black polish! 

*video coming very soon!*
This polish has to be applied in thin layers, if not it’ll not be able to make the spots.
Different applications will lead to different looks: the less brush strokes you use to apply it, the bigger the spots will be. If you insist with a lot of brush strokes the spots will spread: there will be more spots, and they’ll be smaller.

What can be under it?

Like a crackle polish you will have to wait until your first color is COMPLETELY DRY, or you will have strange results! Strangely, if you don't wait, the polish start to crackle where it didn't spotted!

 I kind of think that OPI labo people were trying to get a crackle polish that wasn't doomed to dry inside the bottle and they came up with this look!  Because this polish is very liquid, it will have the tendancy to run into the leaks of the polish underneath if for exemple it is a gritty glitter. This result become a little dirty. You can put a coat of top coat before applying the spotted polish to avoid that.

*It's 1 in the morning, and I forgot to take that pic, oupss*

This polish is so thin that you will get a smooth nail, not like with the crackles.
 This nail polish isn't fully opaque, so if you put it over glitter there will be places where it will look like a jelly sandwich and places where it is just like your glitter polish. This might be cool to use in a galaxy manicure!
Good news, this polish works over transfer foils, and foils resist to it! (foils have the tendency to become dusty and crackled with some top coats).

OPI - Black Spotted over African Jade transfer foil

This polish might a good tool in a lace mani too, I'll try this soon! It offers a TON of possibilities! :)


Some topcoat issues have been experienced with this polish, but I can't say if it was the topcoat that was old or an incompatibility with this particular topcoat. (Tenshi No Hana has had her Essie Good to Good peeling off over OPI - Black Spotted). 
I don’t know if my experience counts, because my top coat is a mix of Seche Vite and Poshé, but I didn’t experienced peeling yet... I’m wearing this mani since 2 days. Maybe I don't have issues because I wrap my tips?
This polish doesn't dry matte like the shatters and it does stay in place without topcoat, but it will get used pretty fast. 

Where to find it
You can find this nail polish in the french Sephora stores where it retails for 13€90. This is the normal price of a regular OPI in France, so maybe we are lucky to have the exclusivity of the access to this polish, usually OPI isn't nice with us!

As I'm a student I'll not be able to swap or take orders for it as my Paypal account is not linked to my bank account and I won't enough money on my bank account. Sorry ladies :/
Some of you might want to go ask to, it is a website ressembling the french NPA community! :)

I hope you liked this post ;)
Bye! <3

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hi all!
Welcome to my new nail blog!

I wanted to get back into nail blogging, which I had stopped with my studies, because I didn't have time to paint my nails a lot and also I didn't have access to a camera in our appartment.
But my bf's stepfather has been really kind to give us his old camera, what will now make a difference! I'm also at the end of my work in my short film so I have some time to give to nail art!

I'll try to upload my old articles I've written on my old blog (, it does not work yet...
I also need to work on the design of my blog, so it might not be stable in the days coming, sorry for that!

There also something I wanted to do: do you know any way I could translate my blog myself? I now it can be translated by google and be the same website, but I want to translate it myself for the french girls... Do you have any ideas for me? I need your help, thank you!

My first will not be the less exciting because I'm gonna talk to you about a french exclusive OPI: Black Spotted!

See you soon! <3
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