Monday, July 25, 2011

My look of the day

Hi! I've been missing my blog so much!

I'm listening to one of my favorite songs at the time ...

And since last week was natural make up week, I decided to step it up a notch :P and do my makeup a bit more dramatic. At least on the eyes, I like to keep it pretty simple on my face and lips.

Indoors without flash, but in sunlight

Indoors without flash, but direct sunlight

Indoors under regular lamplight with flash (can you say too much light :P)

Indoors against direct sunlight without flash
I just love love love makeup!

Today I discovered that I have become a bit shallow I think. I feel bad about it though!

By the way, I'm going to get the Gelish removed on Wednesday and put a new color on ;). Can't wait, it still hasn't chipped or anything, just have about 5mm growth, but I covered it up by painting over it with my own polish. As long as you remove the polish with acetone free polish remover (one made for artificial nails) it is OK and the Gelish will be allright. The original color of the Gelish polish (Go Girl) has terribly faded, it's now a weird yellowish-peachy-pinkish tone, not nice at all. I feel so bad that on Wednesday I have to go to work with those nails (have to remove my own polish before going to my nail lady), but I can't wait till I get new polish put on. But what color should I get this time. Oh decisions, decisions :D.

I love beauty, sorry if it seems shallow, but I love it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My favorite kind of makeup look and some ramble

I just wanted to share the makeup look I absolutely love-love-love :)!

It's the "I've just got a bit of liner and mascara on" look :)

Wednesday makeup

Thursday makeup

Friday makeup

Saturday makeup

And one more thing that I absolutely adore and love to little tiny bits :)

I bought this little necklace from a little tiny handy craft shop just over the street from my work place, it's not real silver nor a real crystal or diamond or what ever it is supposed to look like.

Funny to think, that on that particular Friday morning I thought to myself at home "Hmmmm, I should buy myself a cute little necklace to  wear with mu outfit, I do own some, but nothing that says sweet and cute and is really feminine", so it was something that made me really happy. It even felt a bit like I could get the little things, that I want, come to me :).

I all so did a little shopping today, bought a cute cardigan and shoes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review - Gelish UV gel nailpolish

So.... on the 4th of July I got put Gelish UV nailpolish on my nails and now I decided that  I can actually write a little review about it.

  1. How it's done?
    The nail lady  first sprayed some antiseptic spray on my hands, to get rid of nasty germs :P (actually it is a standard thing they do when getting Gelish, gel nails or acrylics). Then she pushed back my cuticle and filed my nails. Before she put the PH bond on my nails (I guess this liquide is for the purpose to get the basecoat to stick to the nails) she roughened my nailplates a little, not that much, but slightly. Then she put on the basecoat and my nails went under the UV light. Then she added the first coat (in total there were 2coats of color polish) of the color polish, doing two nails at a time and those two went under the UV light (she said that a LED light would be better for the polish, but I saddly do not remember the reason why). When the two coats of color where on my nails, then she put on the top coat and under the UV light my nails went again. She all so added a Konan design (butterflies, my favorites, they bring peace to my mind when ever I'm upset and then look at them :) ) to my ring fingers. She simply did the stamp and then added an extra coat of the top coat and under the UV light my nails went again.
    In order to get it removed I have to go back to the lady and she'll put some kind of special disolvant on my nails and with a orange stick scrape id gently of as I understood.
    The complete process takes about an hour, and when you go in for the maintenance it is 1,5hours (in case you get them in a nother color, which I'm obviously going to get done, since the color on my nails is so totally different from the one that would come from the bottle).
  2. Can you paint your nails while you have Gelish on your nails?
    The nail lady told me I could, just have to make sure that I take the polish of with an acetone free nailpolish remover as the acetone would ruine the gel polish (wonder- does this mean I could take the polish of myself with a regular nailpolish remover? Nah, I'm not going to try that out!).
  3. How is the color doing after 11days?
    I actually noticed slight change in color the very next day I got my nails done. What happens is that in sunlight the color gets lighter, and so the color fades. I had my nails done in bright pinkish lilac color (Go Girl), but now they are kind of coral-peachy pinkish kind of colored.The color doesn't fade evenly. To be honest, the nail lady did say, that the light colors tend to fade in contact with sunlight (and it is the middle of summer here).
  4. Do I notice any kind of chipping?
    No! Not even a bit. And that is the amazing part! Usually my nailpolish lasts up to a week without chipping (I use base, color and top coat), so this is pretty good. But I'll be surely reporting in how it holds up, since I'm not taking the polish of jet.
  5. How many colors are there to choose from?
    There are I think 71 shades (sorry if I totally miscounted the colors, but you can see them here). Talking about shades, I have no idea what color to get next, my nail lady doesn't have the whole range, but so, that's sad :(, but I'm sure I'll find one that makes me happy :)!
  6. Does the polish feel like gel nails or regular polish or something else?
    To me it feels just like regular polish.
  7. What about the nail growth?
    It is visible, but if you are like me and not scared of seeing a bit of nail growth, then it is fine :).
  8. Anything else you want to share?
    My nails are stronger and not have not broken jet, so I'm hoping that with Gelish I can grow my own nails and they will not brake. The tips are OK, I can see small micro cracks, but it's fine by me.
So in conclusion I am going to stick with Gelish for a while, just because I like how I don't have to worry about my nails.

So here are some pictures:

1st day

11th day

The both top pictures on the compared days have been taken in regular desk lamp light and the bottom ones in daylight- all without flash.

You can see, that on the 11'th day in the top picture my pointing fingers nail is partly kind of yellowish, it's accurate and that's how the color has faded. But I'll have to hang on with these nails for a while and then I'll test out a darker color too and if it keeps doing this strange fading thing, then I have to think hard about if Gelish is for me or I'll just return to short nails and painting them every Sunday :). 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2nd day with my Gelish nails

Since the lady who did my nails told me that the bright pink might get a bit lighter when my nails get a lot of sun I decided to take pictures and see if it happens or not. I have to say that maybe I'm only imagining it, but it seems to be true.

I think it has turned from hot pinkish to more of a peachy pink, but I don't mind it. The next time I will get them done in a more darker color though, but still loving it. It is summer here and lots of sun, and I did get warned that the light colors get affected by the sunlight, but whatever, I'm happy with my nails!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gelish nails :)

I'm so happy, got my nails done yesterday for the first time, well not the first, since I hve had gel nails twice, but...ok what ever.

I got Gelish on my nails, and I'm sooooo happy :)! The color should be go gogirl.

Gelish nails

Gelish nails
The butterflies on my ringfingers are made with Konan stamps (or the thingies, don't know how the correct words are). I didn't do them myself, got them done in a salong.

I know it's wierd, but I can't wait till enough time has passed, so that I can go back and get them done again. But I do hope they last me atleast 3weeks :)! In euros it was 10€ for getting them done, and the next time it'll be 12€ since she has to remove the old polish before putting on new one. I want to get them done in a new color, thinking of  navy kindish of blue with white tips perhaps :).

So fun, yesterday I allso went to my hairdresser, she is the most amazing one I have ever had! Got just a little trim actually, but I enjoy going to her every time. And I do tip her, I figure even though she is a professional and would never be lazy doing my hair, I like to tip her good, you got to keep your hairdresser motivated, I'm planning on starting tiping my nail lady to, the people making you prettier deserve to be tipped if they do a good job ;)!