Thursday, April 17, 2014

Swatches & Review: piCture pOlish Urban Shades

Urban Shades is a new 2014 piCture pOlish collection which consists of 4 creme shades: Totes - milky orange, Chillax - mint green, Swagger - periwinkle and Bonkers - warm purple/plum.
piCture pOlish Urban Shades

Here are my swatches of all four shades. The first photo is a representation of the polish under artificial lighting and the second one is shot outdoors on natural lighting. 

piCture pOlish, Totes, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Totes

piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Totes

piCture pOlish, Chillax, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Chillax

piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Chillax

piCture pOlish, Swagger, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Swagger

piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Swagger

piCture pOlish, Bonkers, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Bonkers

piCture pOlish Urban Shades - Bonkers

The quality of these polishes is very consistent. They all have great formulas and the application can be described as buttery... it seems the polish applies itself. =) I know it sounds weird, but you'd know what I'm talking about if you tried them out for yourselves. These are definitely one of the best creme polishes I've tried in quite a while. Not only is the application a piece of cake, the brush is flat and pretty much perfect. It allows you to apply the polish very close to the cuticles without having to do any clean-up. If you're careful and have a steady hand, of course. Another plus is the opacity - I used 2 coats, but Bonkers could easily be a 1-coater as well. They dry fast and have glossy finish. I can't see a single downside with these... 

The colors are great too. They're somewhat muted, almost pastel looking, yet vibrant at the same time. And Bonkers is a perfect warm purple/plum polish - one coat? Yes, please. I can't pick my favorite out of these four shades. If I count my style and personal preferences, then I'd probably pick Bonkers, but I also love Swagger and Chillax and although I'm SO not a lover of orange/yellow shades, I like the look of Totes as well. Oh, it would be too hard to pick. 
piCture pOlish Urban Shades

Can you pick your favorite? 

You can buy piCture pOlish Urban Shades on piCture pOlish website for AU$10.00. Check out their Network Page to find the sellers near you.

You can also find piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

*Polishes were sent to me for review. 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

The first (and last) tattoo convention I've been to back in 2011 didn't impress me that much. It was small but it was the first one in our tiny country, so I gotta give them that. I guess the idea blossomed since this year's convention was a real delight. Tattoo artists came from Croatia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Brazil and (of course) Slovenia. I've never seen so many beautifully different people in one place before... =) I took some photos of the artists to keep the memories as much as possible. P.S.: There was also some 'play piercing'... By THE man who made my navel and earlobe piercings. 
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Black Tattoo
Black Tattoo, Slovenia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Hidden Dragon Zadar
Hidden Dragon, Croatia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Inkheart Tattoo Italy
La Patty Ink Heart, Italy
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Love Ink Italy
Andrea Amato via Love-Ink, Italy
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Magic Needle Tattoo
Liudmil Vasilev, Bulgaria
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - MG Tattoo & Piercing Studio
MG Tattoo & Piercing Studio, Macedonia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Oktania Tattoo Studio
Oktania Tattoo Studio, Croatia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Tattoo Pele
Tattoo Pele, Slovenia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Matija's Piercing Chebela
Chebela, Slovenia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Matija's Piercing Chebela
Chebela, Slovenia
4th International Tattoo Convention (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Tavci Tattoo
Tavci Tattoo, Slovenia
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Sammydress Voile Sleeves Dress

For someone who feels most comfortable in jeans, I'm getting very much into dresses lately. Here's a dress I saw on SammyDress.com and wanted to try it out. They were kind enough to send it to me and now I can tell you what I think about it. :) First, let's see what it looks like on their website. 
Sammydress

It's not my usual style, but the golden details surely do make it look special. Plush, I don't mind the mesh sleeves either. 
Sammydress

Like most of the dresses I buy online, this one is also quite short. So short I wouldn't wear it without leggings underneath. What can I say, I like to keep my ass covered. =D Other than the shortness, it's a very nice dress. The fabric feels nice against skin and the mesh parts aren't scratchy. I was afraid the golden embroidery parts would be too yellow, but they're the perfect muted shade of gold. =) It would actually look very chic if I didn't have a tattoo... 
Sammydress

You can buy this dress on SammyDress.com for €7.48 (here's direct link).

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: Rainbow Honey - Sapphire Weapon [via Hypnotic Polish]

Today I have another pretty polish to show you. I got this Rainbow Honey shade via Hypnotic Polish and it's my first Rainbow Honey polish to date. 
Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

Rainbow Honey, Sapphire Weapon, 2-3 coats
Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

Sapphire Weapon is a navy blue jelly-ish shade with green/teal and gold shimmer. It's a pretty unique shade and I don't think I have anything like this in my collection. The formula was OK and the application didn't cause me any troubles. Since this polish has a jelly-like formula, it needs somewhere between 2 and 3 coats for full opacity. It all depends on your nail length and the light conditions. =) Pretty, huh?
Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

A couple of photos shot outside on natural lighting...
Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

Rainbow Honey Sapphire Weapon

You can buy Rainbow Honey nail polishes on Hypnotic Polish for ~10,40€.

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store - Snake Skin Water Nail Decals in D200

I got another Born Pretty Store package! Again. And I couldn't wait to try these Snake Skin water nail decals in D200 (have I told you how much I adore water nail decals?).
Born Pretty Store Snake Water Nail Decals

Snake skin looks so cool... when it's not leather made from real snakes. That's just not acceptable, m'kay? And when it's not combined with other animals prints. Snake skin nails? I'll take it anyday, anytime! 
Born Pretty Store Snake Water Nail Decals

I already had my nails painted with H&M Bella's Choice (after more than a week of wearing a England's Bridal Veil). As soon as I put something bright on my nails, I have to add something to make them darker. And these decals did the trick. =) I love the look and I love the fact it didn't take a lot of effort or time. Some cutting, application of decals and a layer of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer (I use the High Gloss version now). Leave to dry and voila!
Born Pretty Store Snake Water Nail Decals

Born Pretty Store Snake Water Nail Decals

Now I can just keep my fingers crossed and hope it's gonna last more than a day. Nail polish still chips on me so fast... 
Born Pretty Store Snake Water Nail Decals

Talking about snakes... My niece and I went to the little pond to look for the frogs and saw this beauty instead - The Grass Snake (Natrix natrix). Isn't she/he adorable? P.S.: Sorry to all of you who are afraid of snakes!
The Grass Snake (Natrix Natrix)

You can buy these Snake Skin Water Nail Decals on Born Pretty Store (here's a direct link) for $0.88 per sheet. 

What are your thoughts on snakeskin pattern nails? 

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

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