vrijdag 30 augustus 2013

Swatching my whole stash

About two weeks ago, I ordered 350 nail swatch sticks from Born Pretty Store so I can finally swatch all of my nail polishes that are in my collection. I got loads of them so swatching each and every one of it may take a while! I have made ​​a start by swatching all pink nail polishes.

It took me way much longer than I first thought it would! Line up all pink polishes from bright to pastel, make labels for the sticks, stick them on there, then polish the tips of the sticks with at least two coats of nail polish, let it dry... And lastly sort all swatches neatly by colour.

Let's take a look at the pictures I made during this long project.

First I taped the sticks with Scotch tape to my desk, so that they would stay in place while I paint them. Then I printed out a label for each polish with my Dymo label printer and stuck it onto the swatch stick.
 When I had stuck all the labels on there, I began swatching the polishes. Oh my, what a smell! Even with my window open, I got almost high from the fumes. So by the time I was done swatching the pink polishes, I left my room to get some tea.
Although I got a headache after all these hours of polishing fake nails, I had fun doing it!

Now comes the hard part: sort them by colour.
That was quite a tough job to do. Everyone knows how the rainbow works, but have you ever tried sorting over 40 different shades of pink? Neither did I, and boy that takes a long time. When I thought I was on the right track, I rearranged them AGAIN. Now I am quite satisfied with the outcome.
 Here's my fan of pinks. If I counted correctly I have 43 pink nail polishes. This is SO pretty! I can't take my eyes off of this neatly organised fan! Check out the close ups.

This is only 12 percent of my stash, so I still have a very long way to go. But this is my passion, so I won't be a little bitch about it ;)

Hope you liked this post! When I'm finally done swatching all of my stash, I will upload an update!

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vrijdag 23 augustus 2013

Negative Space nails

A little while ago, I recreated this manicure from Chelsea. I was obsessed with her design for some time and I was so glad I finally did them myself. I really like how they turned out. Chelsea is such a source of inspiration for me - nail related. You should definitely check out here blog! Chelsea's Get Nailed

Okay, so here's my take on this manicure.

As you can probably see, I wasn't too careful with bordering my nails. Cleanup was not easy with the black polish I used, but beside the horrible cuticles I think these are cute!

Have a nice weekend!
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donderdag 22 augustus 2013

Test 123 !! / Dragon Fruit nails

Hi everybody, okay so this is a test post. Nothing exciting or anything! Just checking out how things will look when I change all kind of options in this blog. I wanted this blog to look more professional so first I started to design a new logo. That was the hardest part! Choosing a background for your blog isn't an easy task either. But since this is a nail polish blog, of course I chose for a nail polish background. If you are still reading at this point, thank you for coming by my brand new blog! I hope you like it, and I try my best to post more frequently from now on.

But now on to the nails!

I had purchased four polishes from w7 and one of these reminded me of the seeds from Dragon Fruit so I just added a pink border to my nails after coating my nails with 2 coats of w7 Salt 'n Pepper. Cute right?

Still need to practice a bit on my bordering skills ;)

Hope you liked this first 'test' post

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