Tag Archives: Nail Polish

What You Should Spend Your Money On? / Nail Art & Nail Care Essentials / Spend Less For More

I am sure sometimes you just look at the screen and ask ; “How am I supposed to afford all that s*it you use?”. They use thousand products from thousand brands. Well, you are not alone my friend. I am currently living in Istanbul. 1 American Dollar is almost equal to 4 Turkish Liras. So when I buy a 20 Dollar item, it creates an 80 Turkish Liras hole in my wallet. And, International Shipping ( in this case shopping) Laws about liquids are very precise in Turkey. That means hell for a cosmetic blogger. Especially if you are a nail artist(ish). Almost everything is liquid. So usually I am not able to reach the products quickly (or never) when the brands relise them. Plus I cant try many boutique or small businesses because usually they dont even ship to my country. So if I put a product in my blog, believe me you can purchase it from almost all of the world. 

I am personally interested in nail art and nail care since forever. Especially when I was still a nail biter. I am still struggling because after all these years, I am still picking my cuticles. 

In my blog I use affordable brands almost always. Even for the essentials! It is all about research. I spend a lot of time discovering brands by google. I even send e-mails and ask for information if I need it. I learned from other blogs that people get paid to say nice things for products. Not reviews, paid good words! I want to say I am not getting paid from any of the brands I mentioned down below. If any brand pays me for something in the future it will be a review not a carnival of lies. These products are used and tested many time by me. I was using some of them even when I had no idea there are bloggers. So this is pure experience.

If you want your manicure to look professional, you need to own some basics. Its not always about abilities. The important thing is, you dont need to spend bags of money. It is 2017. Every country has its own brands on sale. It is important to find multiple items under one brands name. This way, you will pay less for more. All you need to do is research. In this post I am going to write about some affordable brands. Affordable and working as they supposed to be.

Currently I am using Sally Hansen, Burt’s Bees, Flormar and Missha. These four brands are all paraben-free. I know even the Sally Hansen and Burt’s Bees are pricey in some countries. But they are selling their products in stores almost everywhere. I use their products for Nail and Hand Care. You can check out my weekly nail care routine (what a cliche blogger!) Here. If it is pricey in your country and you think it is not worth it. You should check out Flormar and Missha. 

Missha is a South Korean cosmetic brand. Their most strong line is Skin Care but, anything I bought from Missha, even a cotton ball or some nail sticker was amazing! You cant be sorry for purchasing from Missha. Usually their make-up and skin products are a bit pricey. But their Nail Products are very affordable. You can find every single essential item for nails. And they give free product samples with every purchase.

Here are some of the nail essentials I use, 

  • The Style Lucid Nail Care, Pink Pearl Top Coat
  • Self Nail Salon – Care Look, Gel Top Coat

Shimmers are the magical work of Pink Pearl Top Coat. So beautiful it’s impossible to capture the real beauty of it. But the mirrory gloss? It is the Gel Top Coat. I cant let it go. One of the best I’ve ever used.

  • Self Nail Salon – Care Look, Quick Top Coat

You can see this great product in my every nail art post! When I tried this item first time, I used it after 6 coats of polishes. And I said “Meehh”. I cant believe myself! Be reasonable woman! But now I would use it as a wall paint dryer if they sell it in buckets. Thats how good it is.

  • Self Nail Salon – Care Look, Soft Matt Top Coat

I dont have many experience with Matt Top Coats but this will do the work. I made an egg test for you. You know, as in toothpaste commercials? Half of it is matt top coat and the other half is regular polish without top coats.


  • The Style Lucid Nail Care, Glitter-off  Coat
  • Self Nail SalonCare Look, Peel-off Base Coat

They are not glue based! Clear, quick drying bases. Peel-off named is the improved version of Glitter-off. But, in the brands website, they advise to use Glitter-off version if you want to keep the polish for a while.

You can see a Perfect Peel here.

  • Self Nail SalonCare Look, Nail Primer

If you got small bumps or lines like me, you will love this product. I cant even shower without it! It is literally a nail saver. I apply it before vacations so my preciousssssss nails will survive the hard conditions.


    • Self Nail Salon – Care Look, Nail Helper

    This is a light pink, liquid latex product. It becomes clear when its dry. And the most important thing is you can peel it one piece! You can even sponge dab and it wont peel unless you pick it. I definitely loved it! 


        I always buy these items when they are on sale. So they worth approximately 20 Dollars. And they are the bones of my blog and my daily manicure I use for outside of course. These items make everything so much easier and your hands will look professional. 

        Flormar is the most affordable brand mentioned in this post. They dont follow the trends quickly but this is originally a Nail Product Brand. So they got an incredibly wide section of colors, different nail polish lines for many purposes. Prices are between 50 cents to 3 Dollars. Nail Polishes are so good most of them are completely opaque in 1 coat! Thats something you cant see often. And thats how you own many, good quality color options. I use Flormar’s nail polishes almost for all my nail art posts.And good news everyone they sell almost all over the world online. They got great deals from time to time, such as “buy 3 polish, a bottle of acetone is 25 cents” or ” free shipping”.

        I also purchase my nail art tools from Flormar. Reviewed them before. A complete pack is 4 Dollars. If you got this pack you can create designs more easily. You should be patient, once you start with small things your talent will multiply. 

        I am not sharing any link to those brands because it may change for every country. But you can google them and it will bring the ones that sells to your area usually on top of the results. 

        I hope you find this post helpfull. If you got any questions, post or nail art requests, please dont hesitate to contact.

        Bisoux 🦄

        MW

        Mani Of The Day / AHOY Sailors! 

        I did a mess and I liked it 🎶 With all my good intentions I tried to create some anchor, sailor design. But I totally forgot That I cant draw straight lines. 

        If you got unsteady hands like me this post may rise hopes because no one will look this  close to your nails. 

        Straight white lines would look great instead of dotting. I dont have any nail stripes so I didnt want to risk it. You can always find a way easier for yourself or convenient for the tools you got. 

        I used the following Nail Polishes in the process 

        I picked up my tiniest dotting tool and dragged the dots. It really needs patience but I managed to create the look.


        Somehow I haven’t managed to take a cat-hairless photo yet. 

        I was so afraid to mess my thumb nail, I didnt even put a top coat on that specific nail. You can recognise the other nails are much more glossy. Thats why you need a good quality top coat. You can see what I use as Peel-off-base/ top/ base coats.

        I hope you like this design! Thanks for stopping by for the shaky nail art! And feel free to make nail art requests.

        Bisoux,

        MW

        Flormar Glitter & Shimmer Nail Polish / Fancy as F! Swatches 

        Hello my fabulous readers! As you may have been notice, I was gone for a while but I came back with a great nail polish stock and many ideas ! But today I am going to show off my all fancy side. 

        I recently discovered a Turkish brand Flormar. It is the most used common brand in nail salons here. I just never knew they produce more than basics. I also reviewed and loved Flormar Nail Art Tools too.

        I got 3 glitter / shimmer nail polishes fancy as hell and I am not afraid to show my womanhood! 

        Flormar Glitter / Blackstar – GL 10
        No way! They produce great shimmer and they call it Glitter! This should be a crime. But I forgive them because this shimmers are also holographic! Top photo is the first coat of it and the rest is 2 coated. I want to show it under multiple lightenings but the dominant look is represented in the bigger photo.

        Flormar Glitter / Multicolor Shine – GL9

        Thats actual glitter plus blue shimmers. I applied white and black base coats.You can also see how it does not cover well on my naked nails. 

        These nebula colors… I fell in love with them on the first sight but the sticky formula made it impossible to apply multiple coats. You have to use the sponge dabbing technique if you want full coverage . Actually. all glitter included polishes have to be applied with a sponge. I will make a post  about it asap.

        Flormar Up To 7 Days Shine & Color / Glamorous Gold DP01

        I saved the best for a glorious final. This is a different line of polish from the same brand. I wish I had multiple versions of this. In my opinion it looks better then reel gold. Best part is , it includes glitter and shimmer together. This polish creates a fairy fleaky look which I will use very often, obviously. 


        Even the bottle looks like a potion stolen from a fairy tale. You know what? I suddenly felt richer. 

        Can you believe I only applied 2 thin coats. I didnt even bother to pick glitters with my brush. On my index finger nail I didnt use a base coat so you can see how efficient the nail polish is. This is definitely my favorite. 

        You can shop internationally from the brands website ; http://www.flormar.com

        The brand does not sponsor me. I strongly recommend this brand with my own free will. They dont use toxic products such as paraben and versions of it. Their prices are incredibly low compared to the product quality. Actually the prices are madly low. Because you see 1 American Dollar worths approximately 3,5 Turkish Liras. And this is a Turkish brand ( started as a German brand, bought by a company from Turkey in 80’s). 

        What do you think about these nail polishes ? Which one is your favorite ? Tell me about it so I can decide what I am going to purchase and review next! 

        Thank you for stopping by ! I will be posting 3-4 times in a week like I used to, so keep in touch if you got any questions or nail art/ product review requests.

        Bisoux!

        MW

        Nude / Men Will Never Be Able To Tell The Difference !

        Hello beautiful people out there ! 

        I was re-arrenging my nail polishes and I realised I got exactly 5 different Nude nail polishes. Just enough to paint a full hand!

        Nudes are magical colors that only women can see the difference. Maybe I should have hand out special glasses to my male readers?

        Sorry about my cat Cheddar’s hair on my nail…
        Calm down people ! Everything is in order in this photo ! Thumb nail is number 1 and pinky is 5 .

        Nail Polishes I used;

        1. Betty Boop – Cotton Candy 02

                * I fell for the bottle and of course the cute face of Betty Boop. But the opacity is horrible with this one. It keeps getting lines and every polish is applied 2 coats in this experiment except this one. Its 3 ! It peeled of in an hour! What a crime ! Ok ! Ok ! Dont kill Betty ! She had good nail polishes in the past ! Color does not suit well on me of course . Thats another issue. White nudes are not nudes ! Fakers! 

            2.  Deborah Milano – Smalto Effect Gel 03

                * One of my favourite nudes. I use this usually in summer because it looks good on bronzed skin. But it is not nude. More of a pink/ soft rose based color. Easy to apply. Noticible gel effect. Great color. Sometimes even 1 coat is enough to cover it all.

            3. Pastel Nude – Bride 751

               *  I can see the white part of the nail. So its not good. Chipped easily but easy to apply. Another lier white nude.

           4. Pastel Nude – Rose 752

                * Beautiful color! Great nude tone. But has the same problems with the Bride 751

             5. Deborah Milano – Smalto Effect Gel 01 

                * Ahhhhhhh ! My favourite ! Thats why the label faded out. Its the end of the bottle and great for every season.

        Deborah’s Gel series is definetly great. 


        But the most important thing is finding the perfect tone for your skin. Than you can pick and purchase a good brands polish.

        Good Luck 🦄

        MW