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Celebration Nails! + giveaway winners

I’m feeling festive today! This has several reasons. First of all: my packages from Hong Kong arrived today with my new fimo canes (*cough* like I didn’t already have 50 but still). These new canes are sooooo cute! They even have little Hello Kitty’s :)

That brings me to the next happy announcement. Random.org has decided the winners for the Hello Kitty and Manglaze Franken Jugg’s giveaway for me this afternoon. That’s about damn time I hear you think.. ye.. I know.. and I’m sorry. Life has been so busy lately and and and *insert more excuses*

The last thing I want to say is: Happy Birthday Chris! The lovely Chris from Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes is having her birthday today. Congratulate her here if you haven’t already! I hope you have a great day :-D

So, with celebration comes PIE! And since Hello Kitty was  the theme of one of my giveaways I felt like combining the two to a silly mani. Will I look bad when I say I’m kinda proud of this? It’s childish but cute! I used Joe in Tomato for red but underneath I applied a small layer of OPI Alpine Snow so there would be no VNL. Then I cut some small fimo parts off the cake- and HK cane. I loved the little cake with cherry so much that I tried to freehand it with my nail pens from Ebay. The red cherry is made with a dotting tool dipped in Essence Show Your Feet in 07 Hot Red.

*Omnomnomnom* I will need to take this one off very soon or I’ll get hungry the rest of the day :(

Saving the best for last: the giveaway winners areeeeeeee
Hello Kitty:            …Rebecca from Nails Etc
Franken Jugg’s:    …maRyaa from Konad Addict

Congratulations to both! Please e-mail me with your addresses and the goodies will be shipped asap.

Enjoy your day!

Purple Gradient

You know how it goes… You have this manicure.. you have been wearing it all day.. but it’s a bit boring. You can’t be bothered to put a new one up but want to change it a bit. Solution: layering!

I’ve been seeing these beautiful gradients around the interwebs and thought it was time for my very first gradient manicure! Look at this boring mani:

I used a lot of products. I started with a polish from a local drug store (for the dutchies: Etos) and its called Etos Effect Nails with number 22. On top I put a glitter topcoat from a (to me) unknown brand from the local market; Paris Memories. When layering I used Gosh Wild Lilac from the tip to halfway my nail. Without even letting it dry I then put a darker polish from a brand named Joe (thnx Skulda!) on the upper half of the Wild Lilac. Finish it all with some glitter from Etos Effect Nails 05-06 and voila……. Gradient nails!

Ps: a normal kitchen sponge is more than enough to make a gradient!
Cheapass hihi <3