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cheetah nail art

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half cheetah nail artCheetah Nail Art once again, I know! If you have been following my blog for a while now, you will have noticed that this is my favorite design! It is just so easy to do and looks great in any color combinations!

And this time I decided to do a half nail cheetah print! And I love the result!

Cheetah Nail Art – The Materials

half cheetah nail art

Cheetah Nail Art – The How To

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After the base coat was dry, I added two layers of Alpine Snow as my base color!

I used a ripped up makeup sponge (a small piece) to add several coats of the purple! I decided to leave the ring finger all white as my accent nail!

With a dotting tool, I applied small purple dots on the white base.

I used a black gel pen to add the brackets around the dots and along the edge of the purple half, to give it a gradient feel.

After I had cleaned up the edges with nail polish remover, I applied a generous amount of top coat, to bring it all together!
half cheetah nail art


This nail art took me about one hour from start to finish! Suzi and the 7 Düsseldorf’s is my favorite purple of all times! And I dread the moment I run out, as it is part of a OPI special edition, and it won’t be easy to get my hands on a replacement!


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October 23, 2015 6 comments
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Essie Butler Please

Essie Butler Please Disclosure: Products have been purchased by me. No compensation has been given to me for this review.

The article may contain affiliate links, which means that I may get a commission (through no extra costs to you) if you decide to purchase anything through links. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands. Thank you for supporting my website!  


Essie Butler Please is one of the best blue nail polishes I have ever tried! A vibrant blue that is easily opaque with one coat! Today is not a nail art post, rather me showcasing this beauty to you. Essie Butler Please

Essie Butler Please a beauty just on its own

There are a few nail polishes that I love to wear just on their own! And Essie Butler Please is one of the polishes that every time I use it, I just love it so much that I can’t get myself to add major nail art to it!

Essie Butler Please is a one-coater – meaning you have an opaque coverage with only one coat! It has a shiny finish that only gets enhanced with a glossy top coat!

But this baby – in my opinion – is best worn with a matte top coat! It just pops and looks simply stunning!

After a couple of days off wearing this on its own, I still didn’t want to take it off. Instead, I decided just to add a little something something. My inspiration came from this bracelet I treated myself with recently. You have got to love sparkle things, especially if they come with a price tag of $3.00 🙂 Essie Butler Please

Essie Butler Please is available on Amazon (affiliated link) and other selected retailers!

As you see, you do not need to be an artist to transform your nails. Just a few cleverly placed sparkles and a matte top coat, and you have a beautiful result.

Do you love Essie Butler Please as much as I do? Don’t forget to check out my retro stamping nail art I did with this polish!


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October 9, 2015 6 comments
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OPI Color paints pond nail art

OPI Color Paints Pond Nails Disclosure: Products have been purchased by me. No compensation has been given to me for this review.

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I had another play date with the OPI Color paints, and this time I used the Pond technique to create a 3D effect. I have been itching to try the pond nail art for quite some time. But I couldn’t get my hands on a polish that works for this.

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The Pond Nail Art is a technique where you use multiple coats of sheer polish (jelly consistency works best) and you apply dots (or other small designs) in between each layer. This will give your nail art a 3D depth effect.

OPI Color Paints Pond Nails – The Materials

Any of the colors of the OPI Color Paint collection will work for the pond technique, and I choose my favorite out of the bunch Turquoise Aesthetic. For the dots, I used OPI Alpine Snow and a small-sized dotting tool

OPI Color Paints Pond Nails – The Technique

Give the polish time to dry between each step

Starting off with a dry base polish, apply a thin coat of turquoise and after a couple of minutes a few dots. Again a layer of turquoise and then dots. I did a total of four layers. And of course as the final step a top coat.

The Pond technique is easy to pull off. All you need is the right kind of nail polish and a bit of patience to give each layer time to dry. The whole nail art took me about one hour from start to finish.

OPI color paints pond nail art

Close up look

The close up picture shows the in-depth look of this dots! And you can get creative with the shapes you want to layer in between. Hearts for Valentine, Pumpkin for Fall, and so on.

The OPI Color Paints collection is perfect for anyone that loves nail art but thinks they might lack the skills! Grab a few colors of OPI Color Paints and get creating, you can’t do wrong! You can read more about this collection and my first thoughts here.


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September 14, 2015 14 comments
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OPI Color Paint

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I have been procrastinating over this collection for quite a while now. And I finally had my first playdate with the OPI Color Paints. The possibilities with this collection are endless!

For today, I am just doing a quick introduction to the collection, and what makes it so special.

What is OPI Color Paints all About?

The OPI Color Paints collection consists of eight blendable, sheer colors and one base color (silver). What makes this so unique is that you can run wild with your creativity. And every single design will be unique with no skill required.

You can layer them over each other to come up with a brand new color. How about a gradient? Ever wanted to try a “Pond” manicure? And of course, my trusted and beloved Saran wrap technique! It doesn’t matter what you want to create; you can do it all with OPI Color Paints.

The OPI collection includes a silver canvas polish that is supposed to help make the colors pop. It does its job great. But when you apply it, you might catch yourselves screaming: Holly streaks, Batman!

I did some research on this problem, and I am not the only one, who came across this. And on the other hand, a lot of reviewers said that just a regular white polish as a base will do the trick too.

OPI Color Paints

My first date with OPI Color Paints

For my first play date, I used the Saran wrap technique. It is one of my favorites and gave me a good idea how these polishes work!

At first I wasn’t going to post any pictures of this, but after a couple of days I changed my mind. Hence, you can see some tip wear in the photos. Hope you don’t mind.

Another problem I had, when I applied my OPI RapiDry Top Coat, the whole design turned cloudy and lost its shine. At first I thought I grabbed the matte top coat by accident, but no, it was my regular fast drying top coat.

When looking into the issue, I found that I am the only one who that happened to (at least under the first three pages of a google search).

 I do not know if it is because of the fast drying quality, next time I use these polishes I will make sure to use a regular top coat.

OPI Color Paints

My first impression with OPI Color Paints leaves me with the urge to play with it all day long, and let my inner wild artist free rein! I think that everyone who enjoys painting their nails should have this collection, no matter you skill lever or lack thereof.

OPI Color Paints is available by selected retailers and amazon.com (affiliated link)


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August 26, 2015 4 comments
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Neon Pink Nail Art

Neon Pink Nail Art disclose: The design is inspired by @Kimiko7878. All materials used in this nail art are bought by me. This Article contains affiliate links, which means that I may get a commission (through no extra costs to you) if you decide to purchase anything through links. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands. Thank you for supporting my website!


Neon Pink Nail Art

Finally got to painting nails again! A Neon Pink Nail Art perfect for summer! Never mind the rough-looking cuticles or the oh so raggedy lines, LOL! They still look awesome.

On a sad note, this is the last time I will be able to use this China Glaze polish. Pool Party is now almost four years old, and rather on the gooey side now! It has been my favorite neon polish for years.

And I am still struggling with if I should reorder a bottle or move on and find a new neon coral pink polish! If you have any recommendations, please let me know!

Neon Pink Nail Art polishes and toolsNeon Pink Nail Art

Neon Pink Nail Art

Neon Pink Nail ArtStarting off with a white base as an “undie” to make sure the neon pink pops is your first step!

Then comes a layer or two of pink neon polish.

Use your white polish and dotting tool to create large dots over the nails.

Next apply smaller pink dots within the white!

Apply a top coat and wait for it to be completely dry.

Now comes my favorite nail art trick. Instead of using a black polish that will result in me messing up big time and the whole thing is ruined.

I used a regular black gel pen (stationary kind) and drew on some curly cues. What is so impressive about using a gel pen for details is, if you mess up, all you need is a swipe of you finger and your mistake is gone, without ruining the whole manicure!

Give the gel a few minutes to set and layer a generous amount of top coat over it! Here comes the tricky part. Don’t let does touch the gel as that will make it streak. Make sure you have a good amount of top coat on the tip of the brush so that only the polish touches the gel.

They might not be the world’s perfect curly cues but they are mine, and all those little mistakes don’t show in real life!

Neon Pink Nail Art

Next time you do your nails, bust out those gel pens and get creating! The sky is the limit! And do not forget to check out my neon striped nail art I did way back when I had no idea how to take pictures properly yet!


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July 17, 2015 10 comments
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dry brush nail art

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I have another nail art for you featuring nail polishes from the OPI Brights 2015 collection. And in the center of it all the My Car has Navy-gation polish.dry brush nail art

Before I move on to the how-to of the look, let me tell a bit about this polish. It is a pain in the neck to work with! It had taken a bit of fiddling with it before I was happy. But it is a gorgeous navy blue and at the end well worth the effort!

If you find yourself struggling with My Car has Navy-gation here are some tips:

  • Put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before you use it! The application will go smoother
  • apply over a white base color it will help to make the color pop
  • Lay it on thick. Get as much polish on that brush as possible, and with as little strokes as possible apply it
  • Finish up with a high gloss top coat, or go matte. Both finishes are gorgeous, in comparison on the satin finish this polish dries down to

Now on to the Dry Brush Nail Artdry brush nail art

The dry brush nail art is very easy to do and has a cool distressed look that will work for any length of nails and in any color combination

The polishes I used are (affiliated links):

Starting off with one coat alpine snow on all nails for the base color! Followed by two coats navy-gation on the thumb, pointer, and pinky.

To create the dry brush nail art, wipe of as much polish as possible off on the bottle neck of the polish and wipe the brush on a piece of paper to remove excess. You want as little polish as possible on the brush.

The apply to the nails. I find that a stippling motion works better than strokes. As the polish tends to collect on the tip of the nail.

Repeat the steps with other colors, and keep on layering until you are happy.

The dry brush nail art a quick to do as the individual layers (besides base color) dry super fast!dry brush nail art

So go ahead and give this dry brush method a try next time you do your nails! And do not forget to check out my dotticure that I also created with the OPI Brights polishes!

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This is part of the Sparkle Queen Nail Art Linkup! To see the rest of the beautiful collection go here

June 9, 2015 10 comments
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