Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 3

Mara's Birthday nail art month


Hello everyone,

welcome to the third day of my Birthday nail art month.

Since I want to show you something different everyday, I decided for statement nails today.
I don’t know if I told you, but I really like Beyoncé. I saw her live last year in May and it was amazing. I guess I don’t have to tell you that I went nuts when she secretly dropped her visual Album.

Today’s nail art is inspired by one of the songs and the video to it. The song is called “Blow” and the video is super fun and bright with lots of neon colors. If I am not mistaken, they even used Ciaté’s corrupted neon kit on all the girls on set.


I can not begin to tell you how excited I was to try out my new Ciaté kit (corrupted neons). As you know, I bought the one with the yellow polish and the loos yellow glitter. This was also the perfect chance to try out some of the glitter I bought in January at Micheal’s Arts and Crafts during my stay in New York.

Michael's Arts & Crafts USA - glitter set


The only actual polish I used was the one from the kit, it’s PP065 – big yellow taxi.


What else I used? Glitter, tons of it^^

  • Ciaté – megaphone – neon glitter
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set- Peacock
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Muse
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Bubblegum
  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts – Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set – Emerald

You can get the whole Recollections™ Signature Glitter & Microbead Set here. It was $ 29,99.

This manicure is actually pretty simple. I started by applying two coats of PP065 – big yellow taxi and let it dry in between the two coats.




The second coat was applied one nail at a time, because while the polish was still wet I applied the yellow neon glitter. Make sure to use something under the nail while applying the glitter so you can put the glitter back using a funnel. I always use a small plastic tray that was the packaging of other Ciaté kits. When all the nails are covered in glitter, take a wide fan brush to brush off the access glitter.

Let everything dry and take a nice liquid clear top coat afterwards. I used an very thin paintbrush which I trimmed myself to apply the clear polish. Again, one nail at a time, I wrote a B, an L, the O and the W for BLOW each time using a different glitter and putting it on top. You really have to be sure that the polish below and the yellow glitter are dry, else you will ruin the whole Manicure.
For me it worked very well as you can see and I really love the result.
I did not use a top coat for this but you probably should if you plan on wearing it for longer. You can also use the “black light” top coat which came with this kit.





How do you like this Manicure?
Let me know in the comments, I am excited to hear your feedback.

Have a great night



Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 2

Mara's Birthday nail art month


Good evening bae’s,

welcome to the second day of my Birthday nail art month.

Today I wanted to show you a very colorful and fun nail design compared to yesterday’s simple glitter nail design.
This look was a lot of fun. It took a while but it was totally worth it.

Polishes I used



I used several different colors, trying to pick colors that are bright and without shimmer or glitter in them.

  • Astor – Fashion Studio – 202
  • Ciaté – PP060 – ditch the heels
  • Ciaté – PP065 – big yellow taxi
  • p2 – sea’ la vie – 030 navy
  • p2 – color victim – 999 aloha dreams
  • p2 – last forever – 230 hot tango
  • ORLY – BAKED – 20497 tropical pop

It is very easy to accomplish this look. All you need are the different colors and a dotting tool. I used the bigger end of the tool to get bigger dots. I also used the back of a stamping plat to drip on the polishes so I can dip in the dotting tool. Start using one color and keep dotting away. Place the dots on different parts of the nail but of course leave free space for the other colors. If you are done with one nail, do the next etc. until all nail are down using the first color. Now continue these steps with each color you picked. Fill out the blanks with the rest of the colors. When you are down your nails should look like this.




I know it is a crazy design and maybe not everyone’s favorite or wearable to any occasion, but I think it is really fun and different.
I really liked creating this design and it was very easy.

How do you like it?



Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 1

Mara's Birthday nail art month



Hey lovelies,

I am really excited to show you the first nail design during my Birthday nail art month.

Today I decided for a nice nude glitter design. I hope you like it :)

Polishes I used


as a base I used Sally Hansen’s 160 Shell we dance. I applied two coats to get a nice even base.
After that I used Ciaté’s PP091 – ivory queen to paint the tip of the nails.



After the base was dry I used Catrice Cosmetics Crushed Crystals – 04 Oyster & Champagne to apply glitter on top, then used the almost clean brush to apply just a little glitter on the rest of the nail. Use Catrice Cosmetics new Luxury Lacquers 04 Lost’n roses and add a thin coat at the tip of the nails for a better glitter coverage. Repeat the step using oyster & Champagne again and add one more coat to get a gradient glitter haven more glitter on the tip/top of the nails. To finish off the nail design apply a thin coat of Astor’s Nail Artist Glitters.
This gives the whole design a nice pearl shimmer. Optional you could apply a clear top coat, but I didn’t.





How do you like the manicure? I hope the pictures can show how pretty this was on the nails. I feel a bit of the rose base color and the soft pink and gold-ish glitter color is lost.

Let me know what you think :)

Have a great night, I will be back with a new nail design tomorrow.