martedì 28 gennaio 2014

THE 28S CLUB - January: Polka Dots & Plaid Skittelette Mismatch

Today is the first time for my brand new club of the year: the 28ths club. It will go on every month of 2014 on the day 28, and the task is to mismatch. You may interpret it every time in a different way, you can find all the infos and rules by clickin on the image you'll find on the sidebar, and I really hope you'll join in.
Apparently, Januray is the month for me to be alone in my own challenges.
So today I have decided to:
- do polka dots again, cause I'm mad about them
- only use almost all of my ETERNALLY stash, in neon rainbow colors, and mismatch by doing a skittle base on my nails
- match the mani look by using only white to decorate
- try out for the first time the plaid pattern I had seen before but never dared, with one of striping brushes I'm so afraid to use

I think the resul is really fun! It makes me happy to look at it!!






What are you waiting for, to join in the club?



MY STASH

NOT UPDATED!!!
..in one year..
(update coming soon)


on both sides of my bathroom mirror..


..and recent news in my room, still need to put it on the wall, but it's perfect for the mini bottles.


ORANGES (6)

- ETERNALLY 843
- ESSENCE colour&go 46 wake up 
- COLLISTAR gel effect 541 corallo preziosa
- CALAR Exellence 51012 Q-TEX
- KLEANCOLOR 229 chunky holo poppy
- POKARI stroberi 8h pom ka KT. MERAH BENING


REDS (11)

- SAROME 14
- SAROME 5
- DEBORAH vernis 13
- JEWELS 4
- CATHERINE ARLEY 115
- PRO NAILS 264
- PRO NAILS 56
- 17 HIGH GLOSS RISKY RED
- KIKO sun pearl 430
- LADY VENEZIA 30
- QUANDO E' solo per te 16

PURPLES (18)

- COLLISTAR 43 viola glitter
- SINFUL COLORS 922 frenzy
- KLEANCOLOR 234 chunky holo purple
- RAINBOW HONEY tessie
- AVON matte G0111 red velvet
- AVON nail pro G0211 night violet
- VIANA 35
- RIMMEL lasting finish 412 seduction
- AVON nail pro G1010 decadence
- ETERNALLY 817
- LADY VENEZIA 054
- RAINBOW HONEY the element of magic
- ETERNALLY 819
- SALLY HANSEN 4860-26 purple potion
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 50
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 58
- NAIL POLISH by H&M 13-2
- CATERINE ARLEY - NATTY 27


PINKS (24)

- KIKO 290
- RAINBOW HONEY apple kid
- ROBY Italy 9
- ETERNALLY 901
- POKARI stroberi B-200 pink glitter ksr
- POKARI stroberi B-222 kt ungu glitter
- SAROME 116
- MAYBELLINE express finish 76
-Nail Polish OST made in Italy 6
- SAROME 24
- LEI 81
- ETERNALLY 831
- ETERNALLY 906 
- MODELS OWN Hot Stuff
- KIKO unreadable nr.
- CHANEL 185 rose paradise+
- MISS BROADWAY 8
- BARRY M snp 3 pink 323
- HELENA RUBINSTEIN 71 passion pink
- JEWELS 406
- O'NELLY Exellence 51012 Q-TEX
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 16
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 25
- GOLDEN ROSE 268 

GREENS (16)

- ETERNALLY 842
- KIKO 926
- SAROME 117
- MAYBELLINE forever strong 605
- STILLDAY 26 - 65.1
- SIBELLA quick dry 402.101
- KIKO 325
- MODELS OWN dancing queen NP142
- SALLY HANSEN 4860-17 Ivy-League
- QUANDO E' solo per te 8
- VIANA 14
- PUPA P042 + beads P032
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 35
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 22
- POKARI stroberi 6190 KT.HIJAU MTLK
- POKARI stroberi POM KA 6190 KT. ARMY MILK

BROWNS (8)

- JEWELS 151
- O'DONNA electric glitter Precinto Granatia
- STILLDAY 35
- KIKO unreadable number
- MAVALA 02007 markorè
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 17
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 14

YELLOWS (3) 

- LAYLA ceramic effect 41 CE
- ETERNALLY 841
- SIBELLA quick dry 402 18T

GOLDS (3)

- JULEP MAVEN Vivien American Beauty
- ESSIE Good As Gold
- POKARI stroberi B 213

WHITES (5)

- Precious Nails NAILSTORE 11
- BARRY M SNP 1 white 327
- KIKO 215?
- DEL SOL color with sun PINK SUGAR
- 17 Nail Xtras glitter top coat


BLACKS (3) 

- LADY VENEZIA 042
- MUA nail quake 33 Jailbreak 
- 17 fast finish Nightshade


BLUES (16)

- SAROME 55
- SAROME 52
- JULEP maven Melanie 2178
- JANE ASHLEY Glitter 28
- SALLY HANSEN 4860-19 Marine Scene
- SINFUL COLORS 831 hottie
- SINFUL COLORS 1139 faceted
- KIKO Mirror 624
- KIKO 336
- ETERNALLY 837
- QUANDO E' solo per te 20
- LYCRA PRO 411 navy seal
- MISS SPORTY metal flip 2235
- smaltino BEAUTY LINE Vallari Fashion 47
- POKARI stroberi KT.BIRU DONGKER MTLK
YES LOVE W09

UNDEFINED COLOR (metallic, glitter, holo, mirror, flakies, whatsoever..) (13)

- CHINA GLAZE 1194 it's a trap-eeze! 81120
- AVON 20 mystic
- RAINBOW HONEY 20% cooler 
- LILI' 605-1429
- LAYLA Mirror Effect 01 METAL CHROME
- RIMMEL metal rush 2205
- KIKO Mirror 616 
- MISS SPORTY Metal Flip 2261
- MISS SPORTY Metal Flip 2235
- RAINBOW HONEY Magic Cake
- BARRY M CNP 2 Liquorice 323
- MAVALA 175 Platinum Marble
- ASTRA LACQUE L201 117


PLEASE NOTE THAT MY GOAL IS NOT TO REACH THE BIGGEST STASH BUT THE MOST VARIED IN BRANDS ORIGINAL COUNTRIES AND SHOPS
open to swaps


Hauls & Swaps COUNTRIES so far:

- Italy
- United States
- UK 
- Indonesia
- Sri Lanka


Please let me know if you want to see the swatch of some of these

TOTAL: 121 !!! :)
very satisfied, I will try to use and not buy for a while.

Do you think there are some colors I'm missing out?
(I don't mean specific names, but just kind of colors)

domenica 26 gennaio 2014

NEW YEAR CHALLENGE 2nd entry - MOTHER NATURE'S COLORS OF HOPE..and..MISH MASH CHALLENGE green

Here's to you my entry for my very own challenge..in which I am in fact basically playing solo, since not many people seem to be wanting to join in.. :( 

To be honest there will be two entries here, and one will be for my challenge and the other one for the 29th's entry for Mish Mash Challenge, which theme will be green, cause I'll not be able to do a mani that day. 
but it's just cause the mani I did was horrible and not at all flattering, satisfiyng or anything like the one I wanted to be inspired by, so, for probably the first time ever, I completely took it off and re-did it. 
My skills seem to be horribly getting worse as the time passes, instead of improving..
Sooo...here's the Link to the mani I was inspired by, from a blog I really look after to: The Daily Nail. 
And here is what I first came up with, with a toothpic and a dotting tool 




Thing is that, after realizing that I wasn't able to draw lines with the toothpic, I have decided to get inspired by This Hannah Rox Nails video but to inline the leaves instead of outlining them, since the trial result was awful. 
I am starting to think that tutorials and nail gurus are there to remind us how terrible and such a loosers people like me are in nail art..
Anyhowssss....Just after a few minuted I have decided that this one wasn't worth to be presented to my challenge, I took it off and re-tried it, this time going back to my old nail art pens, the only tools I seem to be able to design almost properly with...Why?? somebody please tell me why!!!
Ok, I've got very small nails, so my canvases are hard, and I have never been skilled in drawing but...
This time the result is more similar to the first pic I took as an example, and I'm happier with it, I think I can rock it for a couple of days, but honestly I'm not bothered by the fact that in two days there will be a new task on my nail art schedule :) 





As you can see, accent nails here have full leaves. 
I am in total love with the base color and I couldn't help but use it and try to show it as much as I could!
That is: 
POKARI Nail Polish STROBERI N. 6190 Army Milk - from my haul from Bali - Indonesia 
It is a vibrant and bright shimmery pigmented green, I absolutely love it! 

Here it is, in all its awesomeness:

Which nail-art do you like better? 

Of course in Italy the color that we associate with hope is green, is it the same in your own culture?


mercoledì 22 gennaio 2014

Kimber Mish Mash Challenge - Favourite Nail Art Technique - Dotting - Upside down MICKEY MOUSE NAIL ART

Well yes, I need nail art to rescue me these days, so I have decided to join in a new challenge I've spotted around while randomly surfing blogs. The challenge is almost at its end, but who cares, I love the themes ahead and they give me the chance to try out a few designs on my wishlist, other then give me fun tasks and deadlines to focus on.
Maybe this will be the nail art challenges year, I am starting to really like the idea of having a funnier and more social reason to do my manis regularly.

I'm talking about the Mish Mash Challenge



brought to us by KimbersLacquerKorner

Today's theme is Favourite Nail Art Technique, and as many of you may already know that is Dots, so I've figured I'd take the chance to do a nail art I've really wanted to try out since a few time: 
Mickey Mouse nail art!! 


It is an all dotted nail art, but without being just the usual plain polka dots.
I took some inspiration from This tutorial on Youtube, I pampered myself with a nice complete manicure treatment (which I never do), and now my hands feel and look rehab and I came up with this:












..and from now on you can call me The upside down Queen, since I have decided to turn this distraction of mine into my own personal sign!

Which is your favourite nail art technique?



2014 NEW YEAR'S WISHLIST and NAIL RELATED RESOLUTIONS


nail related resolutions:
- RESTARTING DOING SWAPS
- GET SOME INDIES FROM SWAPS!
- LEARN TO MAINTAIN MY NAILS BEAUTIFUL, NOT TOO SHORT NOT TOO LONG
- REMEMBER TO DO MY MANI SOMETIMES, AND NOT ONLY MY NAILS
- DO AND PARTICIPATE IN MORE CHALLANGES
- DO SOME TWIN POSTS AND COLLABS

wishlist:
- A MATTIFIER
- A GLOW IN THE DARK
- A BUNCH OF COOL INDIES WITH FLAKIES

domenica 19 gennaio 2014

NEW YEAR CHALLANGE 1st entry - FATHER AND SON CREATURES - Happy Birthday Dad!!



Today is the first day of my new year's first challange! 
I remind you that you can join in whenever you want and skip as many tasks as you want if you don't want to do them all. 



And tomorrow will be my dear daddy's birthday!!! 
So I took the chance to celebrate him with this mani. 
 My creatures are a father and a baby girl snowmen, inspired by this MissJenFabulous video 's second mani.











Products Used:

- To give this mani a festive twist on my index, middlefinger and pinky I have used: 
BARRY M SNP1 in white N. 327 
I also have it in pink. I didn't use any white base coat and I'd generally do it, but in this case I like how soft it came out, contrasting with the nail-art filled designed nails. As you have seen on the prep pic posted on my social networks, I intended to use China Glaze It's A Trap-Eeze over it, but once layered I have decided that this one would have stood for its own. 
- Thumb and middlefinger base color is: 
KIKO Mirror n.624-14 in a light blue shade
- Designs:
Precious Nails NAIL STORE in white
17 Fast Finish Nail Polish in the color NIGHTSHADE
- Base and Top coats: 
LAYLA Rocky Nail (transparent)
This will be one of the fewest and probably the first of my polishes to dry out and that I will actually buy again since I was amazed by its quality, I am placing an order at Layla website right now, desipite my resolutions..too much in love with this brand's quality!

And once again:

venerdì 17 gennaio 2014

NEW YEAR CHALLANGE!!!! -please subscribe!-

click on the image to read


"New Year New Life" Challange

We use to say so every time a new year begins, to express the hope for positive changes and resolutions in our lives.
Let's begin this new year by giving new life to our blogs and our bond with fellow nailbloggers!
In order to participate to this challange you need to be an active subscriber to my blog http://nailsnoob.blogspot.it and send me an e-mail with your every entry at: conigliettablogger@libero.it
This challange isn't competitive, so no prizes, just fun!

JAN 19TH - FATHER AND SON CREATURES

JAN 26TH - MOTHER NATURE'S COLORS OF HOPE

FEB 2ND - SIBILINGS INSPIRED GEOMETRICAL DESIGN

FEB 9TH - PATTERNS OF LIFE

FEB 14TH - THE FRUITS OF LOVE

FEB 23RD - OPENING DOORS, CLOSING WOUNDS

MAR 2ND . A NEW BEGINNING JOURNEY

domenica 12 gennaio 2014

GRADIENT DOTS

I've wanted to try this thecnique out since a looong long time. Ever since I first saw this Hannah Rox Nails video.
I don't particularly like stripes, since I'm not a perfectionist and I don't want to waste time applying tape or trying to acheive perfect lines, so I've always known that I'd only try the dotted part.
Today I wondered what I could have done with my super short nails in order to make them appear a bit longer and not to have to do something too complicated that doesn't suit a short length, like horizontal lines design types or very intricated detailed designs.
I wanted to keep it simple, but not too much.
In these occasions I also always take a look to MissJenFabuolus ideas.
At the end I just decided to go with my gut and do what I really wanted to, in order to have fun.

Here are step by step pics for you to see how I did this.

Colors used:

- LYCRA PRO Professional Finish - 411 Navy Seal
it is an almost blue dark matte purple. I am a huge fan of the flat chubby brush of this one.
ESSIE n. 941 - Good As Gold
I think the two colors look great together. I had started using a silver mirror one, but then I changed my mind. I am using this gold quite a lot!













I am not completely happy with how this came out, my fault, not sure why. I was about to use another tutorial, which only dotted the second color unto the base one without layering it first, because I thought that, with my short nails, painting half of my nail gold and then starting to go down from there, would have been impossible with such a little space, but some people are just better nail tutorial gurus I guess..so I've painted just the tip of my nails gold, let's say a third or less, and then started dotting. A good tip of the other tutorial is to do the second line of dots just touching the first one. 

After taking these pics I have decided to remove some of the last purple dots, leaving the gold tip to show that this is the base of that part, because I was trying to build the illusion of just two colors fading one unto the other, and that's what I've failed in, I guess..

Here's the final result. Still very elegant and glamorous. Maybe what I prefer about this look is how mate the Lycra looks and the contrast with the gold. 







...And with a top coat: