Stone marble nails + tutorial

03 oktober 2016 av nailsbyic
Nail art, Nails, Tutorials

Yesterday I did these stone marble nails and I really like how they turned out! The dark blue polish is a new one from Deborah Lippmann. It’s called Wild Thing and is part of their new collection After Midnight. I haven’t used any polishes from Deborah Lippmann before but I think they look super luxurious and I only had to apply ONE coat for full coverage!

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Stone marble nail art using Deborah Lippmann Wild Thing, IsaDora White China and Makiash Smokey Earth no 4

For the stone marble design I used 685 White China from IsaDora as my base color. Then I painted the design using Smokey Earth no 4 from Makiash. Makiash is also a new brand for me and I’ve got some more of their polishes to try out later. Take a look at the tutorial below to see how I created these stone marble nails.

 

For more of my nail art, visit my my Instagram account @nailsbyic or my YouTube channel Nails by IC .


Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links

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IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss review | My nails on IsaDora’s store displays!

09 maj 2016 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews, Tutorials

I’ve got something super exciting to tell you! This week IsaDora finally launches the new Jelly Pop Nail Gloss collection and I have helped them create pictures with swatches and nail art that will be shown in stores!!! This is so unreal for me! My nails will be on the store displays where the Jelly Pop collection is and there will be a brochure with my nail art for everyone to see. I haven’t seen the actual displays in store yet but I will definitely check them out this week. It will probably feel really strange, but also really cool, to see my own nails on IsaDora’s displays!

IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss

I’ve actually known about this collection since August last year and I’m so excited that it’s finally released. I’ve worked hard on making all swatches and nail art designs and I’m so glad that I can finally talk about it. Below are some pictures of how the displays will look like and if you scroll down you can see all pictures that will be in the brochure plus some additional ones – be prepared for a long blog post!

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My nails on IsaDora’s store display!

nailsbyic IsaDora Jelly Pop nail gloss

The Jelly Pop collection consists of six semi-transparent and super glossy polishes which are perfect for nail art. By using different bases , white or silver, you get either a neon or a metallic effect. If the polishes are used on their own you get a transparent and super glossy look.

IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss neon white base

Here I’ve used a white base (IsaDora’s 685 White China) and two coats of the jelly pop glosses. From index finger to pinky I used: 881 Lollipop, 884 Wine Gum, 882 Pink Syrup and 883 Ice Pop. Don’t you just love the names?!

IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss metallic silver baseHere you can see the metallic effect created by using a silver base (651 Silver Sparkles) and two coats of the Jelly Pop glosses. From index finger to pinky I used: 881 Lollipop, 884 Wine Gum, 882 Pink Syrup and 883 Ice Pop.

IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss no base transparent

IsaDora Jelly Pop Nail Gloss no base transparent

In the two pictures above I haven’t used any base color. In the first picture I’ve applied four coats to get full coverage and in the second one I’ve applied one coat for a transparent look. These polishes are not really intended to use for full coverage but the glossy finish is gorgeous! Again, from index finger to pinky I used: 881 Lollipop, 884 Wine Gum, 882 Pink Syrup and 883 Ice Pop.

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This is the nail art I wore to the IsaDora event a couple of weeks ago (you can read about it here). I love this design, it is so simple and easy to do but still very effectful. Just swipe off most of the polish from the brush and then swipe the brush across your nails. By layering the polishes you can create new shades and be super creative.

Below are the pictures that will be in the brochure which you can find in stores that sell IsaDora’s products. Even though I’ve known about this collaboration for a while, I still cannot believe that everyone will be able to see my nails in stores and be inspired by my nail art. It feels really amazing and I hope you will like this collection!

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Thank you so much for reading to the end! Just ask me if you have any questions about the collection, I kind of feel like a Jelly Pop expert after making so many nail art designs and swatches ;)

For more of my nail art, visit my YouTube channel Nails by IC or my Instagram account @nailsbyic.

Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it and I am not getting paid for it.

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Alessandro Striplac review | at home UV/LED nails with easy peel off removal

04 mars 2016 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews, Tutorials

I was so lucky to receive the Alessandro Striplac starter kit to try out and I absolutely love it! I got the kit you can do French manis with which contains:

  • a LED lamp,
  • a twin coat polish (works as base and top coat),
  • a light pink and a white Striplac color,
  • a packet with cleansing pads,
  • a peel off activator sample,
  • a cuticle trimmer,
  • a polishing file, and
  • an instruction manual
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Alessandro Striplac French starter kit
Alessandro Striplac french starter kit review gel gellack led lamp uv lamp nail polish nails
Alessandro Striplac French starter kit

Even though I got the French kit I decided to try with a single color to begin with. Here is 29 Berry Red, a beautiful classic red polish with a little bit of shimmer.

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Alessandro Berry Red

I love how easy it was to apply this polish. To be honest, I was a bit scared of the curing since I’m not used to it, but there were no problems at all. Just be sure not to have any gel on your cuticles and you’ll be fine. The result was super shiny and strong nails and I didn’t notice ANY chipping until the 6th day (this picture was actually taken on the 5th day). Even on the 6th day it was only a little bit of chipping on one nail and when I removed the gel on the 8th day, all other nails were still looking perfect. Even though it took a little bit more time to apply and cure the Striplac than to apply a regular polish, I would absolutely recommend it due to the fact that it lasts for such a long time.

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Alessandro Striplac Velvet Red and Berry Red

On the 8th day I was so curious of the removal process that I couldn’t wait any longer. I did a short video on how to remove it and it was so much easier than to remove ”normal” gel nails. All you need to do is to apply 2 coats of the peel off activator, wait for 2-3 minutes in between the coats and after the last coat and the gently peel off the gel. I used a super handy tool from Tweezerman called ”dual sided pushy”. Take a look at the video below to see the removal process.

For more of my nail art, visit my YouTube channel Nails by IC or my Instagram account @nailsbyic.

Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it and I am not getting paid for it. I received the polishes as a PR sample.

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