Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 21

Mara's Birthday nail art month

DAY 21

Good evening lovelies,

I wanted to say thank for you encouraging words on here and on my facebook. That really made me feel better and more relaxed about wanting to improve my Blog right away. I will take things step by step.

Today I have a really fun nail design for you. You might have felt my love for Japan, my friends even call me Ninja girl sometimes^^
So what did I do today? Right, Ninja nails! :D

What I used:

  • Maybelline Colorshow – 677 blackout
  • Ciaté – PP017 boudoir
  • KIKO – 508
  • Essence LE Superheroes – 04 super, man!
  • O.P.I. top coat and matte top coat

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At first I painted all nails, except my middle finger, black. The middle finger was painted red. I let everything dry and started using KIKO – 508 to paint on their skin – eye are. Remember, ninja are dressed totally in black and all you can see are their eyes. Let that dry as well and in the meantime use a thin striper to right “Ninja” in silver on your thumb nail and draw a silver 手裏剣 shuriken (ninja star) on your ring finger..  When the faces are dry you can use the striper to draw on the head bans. The black nails get a red one and the red nail gets a black head band. For the red head band you might need two coats. Now dot on the tiny eyes :)

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For my right hand I decided to do more black and silver, because I just love the combination and I wanted to have more 手裏剣 action going on.

I applied black polish as a base, used O.P.I.’s matte top coat to matte-fy it and let that dry. Then I used the silver Essence polish again to draw on different silver shapes. That is it :)

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Hod do you like today’s design? I hope you enjoy it.

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

[Review] KIKO – 203 french manicure + 508

Hey everyone,

today I want to review the first KIKO polish.

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The white one – french manicure (203) is not really review able right now, because it is not a polish with a normal brush (like I thought), it is a striper with a thin brush to create french tips. I will use it at a different time when I talk about variations of the french manicure which will be around the beginning of next month.

For today I would like to show you 508, a nice nude beige tone.

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I applied 2 coats of the polish. The brush is a normal one and the consistency is a bit creamy but not too much. Therefor the application was nice and smooth.

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I really like this polish. In general you can totally rely on the good quality of the KIKO polishes. They usually go on well and dry fast. They have a nice glossy finish and last for quite a long time (4-5 days at least).

They have a wide range of colors and finishes too. You should check out their denim LE, I own one polish of those which I really love, but more on that later^^

How do you like it?

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

 

HAULy friday – sixteen- KIKO polishes

Hey everyone,

the open apartment was crazy today. I am still super tired from yesterday and had about 30 people (15 couples/friends) checking out our apartment today. I was busy for around 4 hours after work and now I am even more tired haha

Luckily my BF is making food now and I have time to blog.

Also tomorrow is a day I was really looking forward to since September last year. I will finally see my favorite comedian again. I am so happy.

Anyway, today it is time again for a HAULy friday.
I know I am a bit late with it, but I bought tons of new KIKO polishes shortly before and after the Blogger Event.
I didn’t wanna miss showing them to you :)

This was my first KIKO polish ever. I think I bought this one about a year or longer ago? So this is basically the only polish I did not buy together will all the following^^

221 – the shimmery light copper

I love this polish. This is my go to color when I don’t know which polish to pick. It is similar to my favorite UMA polish, but not as glittery.

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The rest of the polishes I will show in order of the color.

203 – the french manicure striper

Yes, a striper. I was hoping it would be a simple white polish, but it is not. Also the striper brush is way to big, but at the same time maybe good for french tips? I am not sure since I always free-hand paint my french tips with a normal white polish.

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508 – the simple nude

This is a nice nude beige tone. No shimmer, no glitter – simply a discreet beige polish.

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512 – the slightly darker brown-ish nude with a hint of purple shimmer

Yes, it has a purple shimmer and I think that is why I was attracted to it. I felt it was different and unique, let’s hope it looks as nice on the nails too.

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303 – the glitter metallic beige/brown

I am not sure as what to describe this polish. I think a light brown or even beige metallic describes it best.

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511 – the kind of rose glitter metallic one

Really, this is so pretty. I had to get it!

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497 – the dark red-ish purple one

also a very pretty color, so I had to buy it.

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255 –  the super glitter purple

very pretty with silver glitter in it. I am excited to see how it looks on the nails.

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493 – BAM! the awesome glittery red

what more to say^^

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533 – BAM! no 2 – the golden glitter green

I had to have this when I saw it in store, same goes for the following polishes.

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532 – the glitter dark green with blue shimmer

Isn’t this super pretty? I told you I am a sucker for glitter polishes.

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530 – blue like a lagoon

This was also one of the polishes I didn’t think twice, I just had to get it.

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529 – the pretty blue shimmer polish

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298 – the super sheer light blue / baby blue

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518 – the light blue / grey-ish toned

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335 – the marine blue

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522 – another shimmer blue

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517 – the shimmer grey polish

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466 – the DENIM LE one

Super happy I bought this! It has a kind of matte finish, but with the slight shimmer it looks just gorgeous!

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382 –  the dark grey

You never know when you will need this^^

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524 – the “I am note sure what color I want to be”

As you can see this polish is not quite sure if it wants to be blue, purple, grey-ish / silver or bronze……

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514 – the brown with gold glitter

I was actually not sure if I should buy this but in the end I did and I am happy I did. Because it is very pretty and unique…..who know when I will need a polish like this^^

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374 – the pretty dark brown

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all together now…..

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You see, I went crazy at the KIKO store, but since they ALL were discounted to 1,99 euro I didn’t pay too much. Only around 30 euro….or so.

How do you like these?

Of course I will review them for you, just be patient^^

 

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆