recap christmas nail designs 2016

Happy Sunday everyone,

for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram I wanted to post a recap of last years christmas and new years eve manicures here as well.

Let me know which mani is your favorite :)

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Sunday Mani – twelve – studded nails/dotticure

Hey everyone,

still a bit tired from yesterday I want to continue with a very cute and, if I might say, impressive Sunday Mani :)

As a base color I picked 010 vintage Lily from p2 current dress code HAPPY LE.

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Instead of dotting points with a dotting tool, I decided to use different colored nail pearls on each nail.

As you can see I used the neon yellow pearls also from p2 LE dress code HAPPY, models own neon green pearls and the colorful mix from Essence where I picked out the pink, dark blue and turquoise pearls.

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I don’t mean to brag or flatter myself, but  I am in love with this nail art!

I did not put a top coat on, because some of the pearls, for example Essence pearls, will loose the color if you put top coat on them.

How do you like this manicure?
Let me know in the comments below.

Mara

☆『マラ』☆

[Review] Ciaté Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz Kit

Hello everyone,

I am starting off with Ciaté’s Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz Kit.

Caviar - Lemon Fizz

You can’t buy this Kit at Ciaté’s official Website anymore, but I am sure you can get it somewhere on the internet.
If you live in Germany, try your local Karstadt. That’s where I bought mine and it was reduced from 20,- € to 10,- €.

I tried to take pictures that show the actual color of the nail polish and the caviar pearls.
On the website the pearls look totally different from what they really look like.
I hope you are satisfied with the result.

Ciaté Caviar Manicure - Lemon Fizz Kit

Ciaté Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz Kit – paint pots – PP151 loop de loop

A very beautiful pastel yellow color.
Like all of the Ciaté nail polishes that I have tried so far, the consistency was pretty liquidy. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you get along with it. I prefer the liquid consistency, it makes it easy to spread the color around and apply it even into the tiniest corner.
The color dries pretty quickly to an even result.
You will need 2 to 3 coats.

My opinion: 5/5

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Ciaté Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz Kit – pearls

These pearls are very colorful, consisting of gold, green, blue and pink pearls. They remind me of a candy shop, full with colorful lollipops, bonbons and other candy.  In my wardrobe I usually don’t have too crazy colored pieces, but on my nails I like to go crazy and be creative.

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The Manicure

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one coat

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second coat

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applying the pearls

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The result (without clear top coat)

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I would like to warn you though, do NOT apply a top coat over these pearls, it will ruin the beautiful colors.

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Overall I am very satisfied with this Kit, even though I must say that I would like to set the pearls with a clear top coat.
After trying different pearls from several companies I realized that sealing with a top coat will always ruin the color.

The durability is as good as it can be without a top coat. So don’t expect too much. The pearls will fall off.
The color without the pearls will last longer. In my case, 3-4 days.

I really like this Kit, it is a unique Manicure that definitely catches all the attention.

I hope you liked this post.

Please let me know what you think.

Mara

☆『マラ』☆