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Liquid Palisade for French Manicure or Whatever / For super steady hands (probably aliens).

Hello everyone!

I had to take a mandatory break from blogging in order to do my job. I also had to cut my beautiful nails because I had to use my keyboard so much. I made one last post before I filed them down. So this is going to be my last post with long nails for a while. But this is a great opportunity to show you how I keep my nails healthy and how to grow them ! My next post is going to include the first week of regrowing my nails. So please enjoy my longest nails of my own personal history.

I recently bought this liquid latex (or palisade as they call it). But this was something different. It is a liquid latex for French manicure and for thin-brush-needed designs.

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It comes in a tiny bottle. Which I think its a little bit unfair. But I got their motivation in a couple minutes; this thing dries so fast I am not even sure I will find it in a “liquid”  form after a week. The brush is fairly usefull for its purpose. You can see the beautiful lilac color. It looks like a thin liquid in this picture but It is getting lumpy in seconds.

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I used my Poshé Super Fast Drying Top Coat for this whole process. Because I don’t need any more surprises and this product is like a glass coat for all the polishes under it. I applied the Poshé top coat and I gave the Liquid Palisade its first shot.

As you can see the lilac color turns into a pastel, see-through, dead pink when it dries.

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Now there is a big failure here ! My hands are already as shaky as an old woman who was drunk most of her life. I believe its an ancient curse on my family like;  ” let them shake but give them a hobby which they need to have steady hands”. Warning ! This product works only if you got rock-steady hands. So whats the point of buying this thing if I can already draw perfect lines?

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Here is another weird but kinda cute shapes??? But the Poshé top coat works perfectly good and shines bright like a diamond .

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So I decided to do some wavy lines, a French line and another black-nude arrow . I got a lucky moment and drew the French line perrrrffeect! But honestly I don’t believe its gonna happen again . And the black design was completely ruined on my first try. I had to work fast but still f.ked it up.

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OH, THIS HORRIBLE BLOODY LOOK.

Ok, I am admitting  this was all on me. I was so bored and frustrated with this clumpy product I made some “red” mistakes. Give me a break ! We all know its an ugly job to clean red nail polish when you are already bored and tired.

Finally, I don’t think this product is necessary but If you want to try something different you may give it a chance. Only because it has a thin and actually working brush which is not very common in the world of liquid latex.

I hope you enjoyed my post! Please don’t hesitate to contact, comment or any kind of ruthless criticism=)

Bisoux!

-MW-

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Mani Of The Day + Soak Off Cotton Foil For Lazy A**es / Glitter Nail Polish Removal with Missha

Are you on your couch? Watching a crappy Tv Channel just because you cant find the remote control? Or spending the day in your comfy pajamas just because you dont need to go outside? You know, these kind of lazy attitudes? If your answer is “Yep, thats me.” This product may be your special game changer… on a minimal scale.

First of all, you should know that the easiest way to clean a glittery nail polish is wrapping the nails with aluminum foil, with  acetone soaked cottons inside. Its not so hard to prepare. Just some scissors, foil and cotton pads (balls). But when I saw this already-ready-to-use product with such a great price (~1$) at Missha, I knew I had to try it anyway. 

There are 12 of them in the package. I dont know why. 2 for bloggers? Or some 12 fingered lucky nail artists I dont know yet?Anyway, These foils are pretty “ready”, except you need to pour acetone on the small cotton pads before wrapping them around.

I created this look with FlormarPerfect Mink (03) and Barielle Shades, Pink Diamond. I wore it for almost 3 days before I remove them with this method. I sponge dabbed the pink Barielle polish in order to achieve a fully opaque look. So it is a pretty challenging situation for the product!


As you can see foils are a little bit thicker than the typical kitchen foils. When I pulled off the foils, I found it pretty useful but I think I needed to apply more pressure while pulling it off. There were still some nail polish remains but it was still wet by the acetone. So I wiped it out easily with a couple moves.

It is an interesting and low priced product. So why not? It definitely worth it. I can hear the other secret lazy a** peoples amazed voices. You are completely free to write what do you think about this product. Or maybe you wont feel like it if you are lazy ? 

Anyway , thank you for joining me on this almost-unnecessary journey!

See you soon!

Bisoux 

MW

Barielle Shades, Dazzling Diamonds Nail Polish Review & Swatches 

Hi everyone! I am back with the second set of  Barielle Shades series. And all I can say is these nail polishes are absolutely beyond my expectations. You see that print on the box? Fabulous Hues! Thats honestly not an exaggeration. I made a short research on google before I buy this selection, but I was not able to find a clear picture of the application. I know it is hard to capture Glitter and Shimmer. So I bought it online anyway. Because I like to live dangerously.

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  • Stardust, 5237
  • Purple Hearts, 5243
  • Ebony Rainbow, 5242
  • Pink Diamond, 5238
  • Cherry Blossom Sparkler, 5239

  • Stardust;

This white, snowy polish would make a great top coat. But I wanted to show its original look in this post. It is more like a multicolored shimmer. I applied 2 coats on each nail of mine, except the ring finger nail. I dabbed the s*it out of it with a small make-up sponge. Of course I use Missha, The Style Nail Helper as liquid latex in order to simplify all those glittery mess.

  • Purple Hearts;

This is all purple glitter.  Multi sized glitter pieces combined with shimmer! It seems like I splashed some purple liquid metal on my nails. When I sponge dabbed e nail polish, I managed to achieve this half metallic, intense purple. I loved it! None of these include giant glitters except the purple one.

  • Ebony Rainbow; 

Isnt it poetically convenient for Autumn? The green, bronze and a small amount of different colored shimmers. The full opaque look of the nail polish is bronze with green hints. This is an interesting color which you cant see everyday.

  • Pink Diamond;

The color is so elegant and easy to eye, I am pretty sure this is gonna be the first one I will drain! It is fully shimmer. And it was already half-opaque in 2 coats, but I still sponge dabbed it in order to reveal its true beauty. 

  • Cherry Blossom Sparkler;

Well, thats a surprise. Every other nail polish in this set is clear based shimmer and glitter. But this is a jelly-like based shimmer polish. Its like strawberry jam on my nails! But the sponge dabbing killed it. Not in a good way. Some of  those shimmers are silver so it became silvery-opaque. I recommend applying 3 coats and voila! jelly nails !

*** When I found out these polishes are actually great in every possible way, I was also quite happy to find out I am not a stupid shopper. Because glitter is an obvious risk, which every sparkle-lover-human being is willing to take.
Like the “Diamonds Are Forever set, these nail polishes are good quality products. Easy to apply, great drying time and they look  surprisingly vivid. 
This second Review of the brand Barielle turned out to be the beginning of my love for the brand! 

Thanks for stopping by my page, I hope you liked it! 

Bisoux,

MW

Mont Bleu, Glass Files, Classic & Swarovski & Everyday + Nail File Types / Now I Can Feel Fancy Even When I File Down My Nails! 

Hello every single reader out there! Today, I am going to review a product so useful, I cant even start because of my excitement!

I was a nail biter. It has been 10 years since this journey started. First I was using my moms thin metal files. Now I know these files are a disaster. They are ruining your nails with the worst possible way; tearing apart your nail fibers. And if you are filing to the opposite way (when you file from bottom to top direction) you are creating a pressure on your cuticule area. This may cause cracks on the sides. I used these metal files for almost 8 years.


In the last 2 years, I found about paper files, buffers and glass files. I never buff my nails, but it is a gentle file so I was using this kind of buffers as a main weapon. But it was not enough. Paper files were almost created for travels only and buffers are doomed to an early death.

So when I heard about the glass files I was glamoured. Somehow I mentioned to my grandmother these glass files as a ” great, new type of invention”. She just told me she bought one from Amsterdam in the early 60’s. What a weird world. Where did those glass files went between 60’s and 2010’s? God works in mysterious ways!

Anyway, I bought a couple different brands glass nail files from some local makeup stores. They are good . They dont damage nails but it is taking forever to shorten all 10 nails! Especially my suspiciouslystrong-thumb-nails. Plus, I swear the surface of the files are like almost dissolving in to thin air!

Then, I did my research and found about Mont Bleu! This is a Czezh Republic based brand and their main product is glass files. Somehow I ended up on their Wholesale and Partnership Website. I got everything wrong so I sent an email to Mont Bleu in order to purchase as an individual (There is no sales point in my country). But the company was so kind they offered to send me a sample. I mentioned them about my blog and they also sent me a Discount Code to share with you!

They post it the next morning ! I am living in Turkey and its been only a week and I already got my hands on those sparkly files! I was expecting only 1 nail file because its not a sponsorship or review demand, it is a kind gesture of Mont Bleu. But there were 3 of them.


Two of them came in black velvet covers, except the travel edition which has its own plastic case. The blue box is not included to the delivery but again, this is a gift. So maybe they include some sort of box with your purchase. I honestly dont know but when I shop from Mont Bleu, I will write a new review.


As you can see, this is the fancy one. It is a mini glass file decorated with shiny Swarovski crystals. After I receive this package I went to their website and lost my mind with the prettiest designed files ever. Not to mention there are thousands of them! Crystals are remarkably sparkling and I loved capturing it. Attention nail artists or instagrammers ! You cant take a bad photo with these!


This is the handy classic glass file of Mont Bleu. I used this one to shorten my nails as a trial, but actually all 3 file is the same as material. Top of the file is glossy and smooth, so you dont feel uncomfortable touching it.


Guys, I believe this is going to be like one of my arms. Simple and a strong case to carry with you wherever you go! It doesn’t have crystals or any fancy parts but I believe files are essentials in a womans bag. And if you prefer glass files, you dont need to switch between different files and grow the damage. Because as you may have been experienced before, glass files are fragile.

* I used these awesome files during my weekly treatment. But unfortunately my tripod is broken. So I had to delay the footage of filing down my nails.  Since I am gonna use these glass files until like… mmm forever ? You are gonna see them a lot. I will write and upload a detailed “file them down” video / post as soon as I can.

*I think Mont Bleu is probably producing one of the best glass nail files around. You can see 2 different glass files in the first photo of this post. When I touch them I can tell the gap of quality between these two and Mont Bleu files.

* Usually, I use at least 3 different nail file to achieve smooth nails. And I file them very carefully. Still I was able to feel the damage. These glass files are some sort of  Czech sorcery. They are extremely sensitive to pressure! It took me  a couple sloppy strikes to get use to it. Voila, now you can shorten your nails without using that butcher-nail-clipper thing! And you dont even need to spend hours. If you want to smooth a tiny crack, you can still use these files. Because obviously alien tech. I dont think their surface will disappear like the other ones. They seemed durable if you dont drop it. Also, you can always wash it! Nothing is a big deal for this invention!

* From now on, I will be using these game changer nail files. It is a rare product reaching beyond my expectations.

-If you want to take a look or buy their products ;

http://www.design-glassware.com

-If you are looking for a partnership or wondering how you can buy a 100 box of nail files ( wholesale) ;

http://www.czech-glass-nail-files.com

– They also have an Amazon shop too;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/sp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=&isAmazonFulfilled=1&isCBA=&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&orderID=&seller=A31U41TBISAF8T&tab=&vasStoreID=

Mont Bleu also gave me code to share with my readers for a 20% cheaper price; BLOG.

Thanks to Mont Bleu and thank you for stopping by!

Bisoux,

MW

 



Mani Of The Day (Vol.3) / Heart Shaped Nails With Sally Hansen 

Hello people who googles or tags nail stuff that nobody cares besides us ! The witches who cares too much and creates nail-art !

I got inspired by the beautiful almond shaped nail owner Polished by Amy. Off course my nails are not in the right shape. But I added some changes to highlight the heart shape.

 Sally Hansen got this nice and life full red shade which is perfect for this design.

Sally Hansen/ Right Said Red 570

It is actually easy to create. Just 2 brush strikes ” \ / “ Voila! A beautiful heart!

I made the small pink hearts with a thin brush. I basically put 3 dots and complete the hole.

Off course, I used the Missha The Style Peel-off-Base-Coat because it is easier and probably healtier than acetone .I am going to do many more manicures and nail arts so we are gonna need it. It really works great! If you are clumsy like me this means you are going to need a lot of white pages with your designs! 

A ( also a peel off if you are doing nail art daily) base and a good top coat are essentials, you better find quality products at least for these two.

What do you think about this little hearts? Is it looking good on square nails too? Because I know you can see the edges of my nails.

PS: This is Amy’s youtube channel you can watch the original video which ispired me and more here!
http://www.youtube.com/polishedbyamy

Take care of your hands people!

Bisoux

MW

Mani of the Day (Vol.2) / Sally Hansen Nail Strips

Today I got Sally Hansen,Salon Effects, Real Nail Polish Strips.


There are 16 strips in the package but I used a set for some nail art before ,so I got 9 here.But hey I still dont have a tripod so we only need 5 to look fabulous on camera! They came in 2 seperated, sealed packages. If you open it you have to use it because they dry after air gets in. I had a left over polish outside of the sealed package it was like a stone and break into dust.

  • Peel the top ,
  • Peel the bottom with metallic small handle
  • Hold it from the tip ( Its not too sticky so very easy to apply)
  • Put it on your nail slow and carefully! You can move it a bit after you put it but you can guess your limits once you touch it!
  • Use the short orange stick which came in the box to cut the excess parts.
  • Finally file the grains of polish with the small file in the box.

Apply Top Coat to set it! 


    I can use this for short  time wearing! If you dont have the time to do some nail art these stripes are exceptional. It can last up to 2 days if you apply it smooth and properly.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    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