Tag Archives: Natural Nails

Mani Of The Day ; Sun Designs for a Sunny Day

Hello everyone! I had to do this simple but great look before the summer ends. I will often do nail designs which suits to summer till the first night with socks on!

So, an easy, shiny and seasonal nail design for anyone with a bobby pin and a toothpick. I used Flormar’s great nail polishes. They only need 1 coat to achieve an opaque look.

Of course I used my usual  Bump filling base coat and glossy top coat in the process. It was so shiny that I had a hard time capturing the orange sun on my ring finger. But be careful with the base coat I mentioned before. You need to apply a thin coat. Otherwise it will peel of piece by piece. And I recently started sealing the tips of my nails. I always thought that my nails are very thin to seal but I have to admit sealing really made a difference. The manicure you create will definitely last longer. 

I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by!

Bisoux 

MW

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 ūü¶Ą

        MW

        Mani Of The Day / Minnie & Mickey Mouse Nail Art Vol.2

        Hi people! Yesterday I posted an easy, possible-at-home Minnie & Mickey Mouse Nail Art. It was not enough and I promised another piece of cake design! Hope you like it !


        Dont worry if you cant make french manicure. There are multiple ways to achieve this look. You can use any sticky straight line sticker or you can fix it with a (in this case white) line as I do. These crystals are not designed for nails, thats why they are a little bit thick. Not gonna waste them anyway. But, if you dont have any crystals, simply put 2 white dots, or get creative and go wild with what you got at home.

        Thanks for stopping by ! If you got any ideas please share!

        Bisoux,

        MW

        Mani Of The Day / Minnie & Mickey Mouse Nail Art 

        Hello everyone! For todays manicure, I dived into the depths of Internet ( in this case pinterest & google images) and I brought together the most possible-at-home Minnie & Mickey Mouse Nail Art ideas around. There are so many of them, tomorrow I am going to do another version of this topic.

        I hope you like it. If you try these at home please dont hesitate to send a photo of them to me ! 


        As you can see everything except the bow is made of dots. I am not gonna lie, I tried that damn Mickey head 3 times. Still some of my white base is noticeable in that shimmery head. I used the Flormar, Glitter- Blackstar for the balck designs. Its is a gorgeous black shimmer. Any kind of basic red and white polish would work for the other colors. Of course you can choose any color as I picked a shimmery black. I had a red crystal already so I used it for some fancy sparkles.

        You can see some shimmer here. I hope you find it possible and nice. 

        Thanks for stopping by! If you liked it dont forget to check here tomorrow because more Minnie & Mickey are pending!

        Bisoux,

        MW

        Mani Of The Day / AHOY Sailors! 

        I did a mess and I liked it ūüé∂ 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

        Mani Of The Day / Coffee Nail Art

        Hello guys, it was a windy and dark day so I was able to drink some hot, nice coffee. It is sooo hot out there and I kinda miss winter. No, I lied. I am just a normal person sick of the humidity. Who would choose a pair of uggs over summer dresses?

        I hope you like it ! Especially Australians under snow right now !


        I am currently using a Nail Art Equipment by Flormar.  

        You dont need many colors to create nail art! And dotting is the most important thing we got in nail art! Usually I just connect the dots like I am 5! You can recognize them in close-up.

        I always use a peel of base coat for my nail ar sessions because acetone damages nails beyond our wildest guesses! Slnce I do a lot of swatches and nail art I had to reduce the amount of acetone I use. If you put an acetone soaked cotton ball on a plastic surface you can even see bubbles of plastics. (Dont try this at home, or do it! Just to satisfy your curiosity).

        I was not patient enough because I missed blogging . So it is not a perfect Peel, but hey! Who I am I to judge a rituel mesmerizing as hell? 

        Feel free to throw tomatoes in the comment section ! Or you can always make a nail art request! 

        Bisoux!

        MW