20 May 2012

Summer nail art

Howdy all :)

It's been about a week since I made this nail art but I only had time to finish the clip and upload it today.

I wanted to try out some new colors I bought and also the acrylic paint I got from a friend of mine.  (on a side note: I love the Barry M. nail polish I used for this nail art but will do a separate review within the next few days.)

This nail design reminds me of a hot summer day at the beach. The blue color, the white dots, the one stroke design, it looks like plants in the sea with little air bubbles going up to the surface. Very refreshing !

This is the first time I tried acrylic paint/one stroke technics and I am looking forward to using it more often. If you have never used it before, just try it. It's fun and with a bit of practice one can create wonderful designs !

I hope you enjoy this video.

So long~


01 May 2012

Review: Max Effect Mini Nail Polish by Maxfactor

Howdy =)

So about two weeks ago I went out on a mission to buy nail polish as I had planned to film a nail art tutorial. I wanted to do something to reflect spring as a season. To accomplish that I planned to use pastel colors. Since I did not have any yet I decided to buy some.

I went to one of my local drug stores (and took really long) to decide on a bunch of nail polishes. Among them was the Max Effect Mini Nail Polish by Maxfactor for about 4-5 GBP (sorry, I don't know the exact price anymore.) I liked it because the color was exactly what I was looking for (#20, Mellow Yellow).

As you can see, the nail art tutorial did not happen. Or maybe I should say it DID happen as I filmed what I was doing. Howeverrrrrr.... I ended up not uploading the video as the whole project was a total and absolute disaster - thanks to my dear new yellow Max Effect Mini Nail Polish. I tried hard for about three long and annoying hours but the polish simply refused to cover my whole nail. And those parts that were covered were totally uneven.

I removed it several times because I thought that maybe it was my fault, maybe I was simply not able to use it properly. However, I usually don't have trouble using nail polish. Especially not THAT kind of trouble where the polish is all streaky and doesn't stay on the whole nail.

I was quite disappointed and don't think I will purchase another one. The colors are amazing, I can't deny that. But then, nice colors don't help you much if you can't put them on your nails.

For those of you who want to give it a try anywy, please go ahead. Don't let my review stop you. Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. If you find out how to handle this nail polish, feel free to leave a comment and explain.

That's it for today, I will see you soon :)


P.S. I would have liked to say more about how much nail polish you get for the price but unfortunately all the useful information is printed in white. Since the background is obviously a nice bright yellow it is extremely difficult to read the white font on it... All I can say is that it's not much. It is in fact one of my smallest nail polishes.