Sunday, February 28, 2010

Illamasqua Ruthless

I had this polish to try from my friend Day. First I thought I wouldn´t like it but when I started applying it I fell in love. This polish applies like a dream and looks so sexy! It is a medium red creme which really shines. I am sure that this color is very popular.

Tenhle lak jsem měla na zkoušku od Day. V lahvičce moc nezaujal, myslela jsem si, že mi nebude slušet. Jakmile jsem ale začala lakovat, zamilovala jsem se. Nanášení jedna báseň a ta barvička! Krásná sexy středně červená krémovka. Tenhle odstín je určitě hodně populární.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fail :(

I wanted to do a mani to coordinate with my new skirt. I really like the way the colors work together but this time my stamping was very poor :(

Chtěla jsme si udělat nehítky, které by ladily s mojí novou sukní. Výběr barviček a to, jak spolu vypadají se mo moc líbil, ale moje razítkování se tentokrát ůbec nepovedlo :(

Friday, February 26, 2010

China Glaze Light As Air with Konad

Just a quick post about my todays mani. I used plate M50. I am really starting to like it and it has become one of my favourites :) The black polish is Color Club Black again. What do you think?

Jen vám sem rychle hodím moje dnešní nehtíky. Opět jsme použila destičku M50, kterou jsem si moc oblíbila a zařadila ji mezi favority :) 4erný lak je opět Color Club Black. Tak co myslíte?

ManGlaze Week Day 5: Matte-Astrophe and other matte top coats

I am sure you are wondering what is the difference between Matte-Astrophe and other matte top coats. Well I have some pictures for you :) The polish that I am showing you this on is China Glaze Skate Night.

Určitě vás zajímá jaký je rozdíl mezi Matte-Astrophe a jinými zmatňujícími nadlaky. Dnes pro vás mám nějaké fotky, které snad pomůžou :) Pro ukázku jsem použila lak China Glaze Skate Night:

China Glaze Skate Night


left to right / zleva: Essie Matte About You, ManGlaze Matte-Astrophe, China Glaze Matte Magic, no top coat / bez nadlaku

Thursday, February 25, 2010

China Glaze Sugar High (Up & Away Collection 2010)

I ordered this polish a month ago and the wait was neverending (the package took a trip to Bolivia)! Today the sun showed after a long sleep and made this day beautiful. This polish just made me even happier. It is so sweet, the color is really gorgeous. I have three coats beacuse I had uneven application with two. Still I love it.

Tenhle lak už mám objednaný měsíc a čekání na něj bylo nekonečné (balíček si to vzal přes Bolívii)! Dneska se po dlouhé době objevilo sluníčko a celý den je nádherný. Tenhle láček byl přesně, co jsem dneska potřebovala. Je sladký, úplně dokonalá barvička. Mám tři vrstvy, protože ve dvou mi nerovnoměrně kryl. I tak ho ale miluju.

ManGlaze Week Day 4: Hot Mess

Today I want to show you another ManGlaze product. With Hot Mess you can change your mani really quick and it looks very nice. I tried it on black and on a dusty rose. But there are million cominations you can try.

Dnes vám chci ukázat další lak od ManGlaze. S Hot Stuff můžete proměnit staré lakování a dát mu úplně nový vzhled. Já jsem tenhle nadlak vyzkoušela na černou a hnědorůžovou. Kombinací je ale spousta, určitě se s ním nebudete nudit.
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ManGlaze description: The glossy destroying powers of Matte-Astrophe but with a stupidly evil amount of glistening bling. Put this over any color and drool. Hell ain't so bad art created yet again by Joe Simko!


* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I can´t wait for!


SPEND SUMMER BY THE POOLSIDE IN CHINA GLAZE

Six New Neons Sure To Make The Summer Sizzle

Lounging poolside, sipping on a drink and reading the latest magazine…makes you think of Summer doesn’t it? The only thing missing is that perfect manicure and pedicure! Dip into the summer with some of the brightest and most amazing neons from the China Glaze Poolside collection! Perfect for fingers, and especially the toes, nothing says Summer of 2010 like a couple coats of bright polish! The 6 colors in the Poolside collection include:

Pool Party: Neon Pink
Flip Flop Fantasy: Neon Coral
Sun Worshipper: Neon Orange
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: Neon Yellow
Kiwi Cool-Ada: Neon Green
Towel Boy Toy: Neon Blue

ManGlaze Week Day 3: Nail Art with Matte-Astrophe

Today I have some nail art for you. I started with China Glaze Joy as a base and then layered with Color Club Wild and Willing. This polish is really special, just look at the effect. Then I stamped with China Glaze Joy and image plate M63. At the end I put Matte-Astrophy. This time it didn´t cracle. How do you like this? :)

Dnes pro vás mám nějaký ten nail art. Jako základ jsem použila China Glaze Joy a na něj jsem dala jednu vrstvu Color Club Wild and Willing. Tenhle lak je opravdu výjimečný, jen se podívejte na to, jaký dělá efekt. Dneska jsem ale řádila ještě víc a orazítkovala zase China Glaze Joy a destičkou M63. Nakonec jsem ještě přidala Matte-Astrophy, který tentokrát nepopraskal. Jak se vám to líbí?
:)


+ Konad plate M63

+ ManGlaze Matte-Astrophe

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ManGlaze Week Day 2: Matte-Astrophe on Nfu Oh

Matte-Astrophe is a clear top coat that turns any polish matte. This one is not the same as other matte top coats out there. It cracles on some polishes :) I find that really cool! So today I want to show you the effect on Nfu Oh. I did a base coat with China Glaze Awaken and then used my Nfu Oh flakie polishes 45, 50, 52 and 51. Just look at the effect!

Matte-Astrophe je průhledný nadlak, který zmatní jakýkoliv lak. Není ale stejný, jako ostatní nadlaky na trhu. Tento na některých lacích vytvoří velmi efektní popraskání :) Dneska vám teda chci ukázat, jak to vypadá na Nfu Oh. Jako základní lak jsem použila China Glaze Awaken a na něj šupinkové laky Nfu Oh 45, 50, 52 a 51. Výsledek je úžasný!

ManGlaze description: The worst thing to happen to glossy nail polish since our legendary Death Tar. Matte-Astrophe destroys any color traditional glossy nail finish by making it matte! Depending on what you go over, on some brands it makes a cool crackle effect on some it's smooth. Let us know if you discover a cool combo. It also works great to touch up any matte finish. Warsaw Destruction art by the master, Joe Simko of SweetRot.com.


+ Matte-Astrophe


* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

Monday, February 22, 2010

ManGlaze Week Day 1: Matte Is Murder

As I promised, this week will be ManGlaze week! I am starting with their new improved black matte nail polish which replaced The Death Tar. Matte is Murder is a very black matte with shimmer. It was very easy to work with, applied smoothly and evenly (not like the OPI matte collection which was a disaster) and needed just two coats. As all matte polishes even this one dries quick, but you have enough time for your application. In fact I think these are the best mattes I tried. I am really impressed with the quality and the matte effect! This polish is just perfect on its own, but I am also showing it to you with a top coat. You can buy it here for an evil price $6.66.

Jak jsem slíbila, tento týden bude ve znamení ManGlaze! A začínám s jejich novým vylepšeným matným černým lakem, který nahradil The Death Tar. Matte Is Murder je temná černá s malinkýma třpytečkama. Snadno se s ním pracovalo, rovnoměrně a hladce se nanášel (ne jako katastrofální matná kolekce od OPI) a stačily dvě vrstvy. Stejně jako všechny matné laky, i tenhle velmi rychle zasychá. Celkově jsem kvalitou a výsledným efektem ohromena! Přestože je lak dokonalý sám o sobě, mám pro vás ještě fotky s průhledným nadlakem. Lak můžete zakoupit zde za ďábelskou cenu $6.66.

ManGlaze description: Our Revised Black Matte Nail Polish is Now More Awful than our Original! It comes wrapped in 2 different pieces of art designed by UK artist and heartthrob JASON ATOMIC! The art features either his talented yet severed hand or his muse, Suicide Girl MANKO!


with top coat / s nadlakem

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Would anyone help me with a Zoya order?

EDIT: A BIG thank to Laura!!! My polishes are on their way :)

I know I am kind of late, but I don´t want to miss the sale that Zoya has now. But I live in Europe and they only ship in the US :( If any one of you nail polish addicts out there could help me, I would be very happy. The sale ends today at 5PM ET. We can do either a swap or I can pay all the costs by paypal (in dollars of course). If you would like to help me, please drop me a line at allyoudesire.blog@centrum.cz Love you!!!

Coming Up: ManGlaze week!

If you are starting to get bored with all those happy and bright spring colors I have something really cool for you! ManGlaze polishes! I got three of their products for review and the next week will be all matte with ManGlaze. I hope you will have fun with them.  Before I post my swatches have a peep at their web. I just love their descriptions and the bottles. Perfection!!!

Jestli už vás nebaví všechny ty veselé jarní barvičky, mám pro vás něco úplně jiného! ManGlaze laky! Mám možnost pro vás zhodnotit tři jejich výrobky a tak přístí týden bude ve znamení matných laků s ManGlaze. Doufám, že si to užijete. Než sem hodím nějaké ty fotky, můžete si zatím projít jejich stránky. Jejich popisy a obaly lahviček jsou k sežrání. Dokonalost!!!

ManGlaze Polishes are CRUELTY-FREE and Big 3 Toxin FREE (No Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde or Toluene)

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

Friday, February 19, 2010

How I paint my nails

I get a lot of questions about how I paint my nails so it is time to answer them :) First of all I want to say that this is my way and it may not be right, but it works on me. I paint my nails over ten years now and the way I do it is years of mistakes and practise. If you think I am doing this wrong, you may be right but as I said: works for me :) So here we go:

  • After removing my old polish I wash my hands with soap to get rid of the nail polish remover and don´t apply any cream or lotion.
  • Then I apply base coat. My favourite is Essie Protein Base Coat, about which I already wrote. It dries really quick, so I can start painting my nails immediately.
  • Painting the nails...I tried to do a video, which would be easier to understand, but it was crap, so I will try to explain on a picture:
  1. I always sweep one side of the brush against the bottle to get rid of too much polish. If you have too much polish on your brush you can never paint neatly. On the other side if you pick too little, the result will be crap too. The perfect amount of polish is about expirience, everybody needs it different. When I place the brush on the nail I put about half of the amount on the top of my nail (number 1 on the picture). By doing this I don´t get all the polish on the bottom and nothing on the top. I had problems with that when I started painting.
  2. Then I start paintng my nails like everybody else does BUT I do it a bit different. I don´t place the brush the closest to the cuticle as I can get. From my experience it is really hard to do that neatly. Instead I place it about 2-3mm away (look at number 2 on the picture). When the brush lies on the nail you have better control of it. So now I just slide the brush close to the cuticles. It is really easy.
  3. After doing this I do about three strokes on the whole nail and I am finished :)
  • I know it might sound a bit complicated or confusing, but 99% of the times I don´t have to do any clean ups on my cuticles and I have a nice and neat curve like on the picture without any other cleaning.
If you have any questions about this, please go ahead and ask me :) I will be happy to help!
P.S. Moc se omlouvám svým českým čtenářkám, ale do češtiny už to nepřeložím :) Ach ta lenost. Kdyžtak se ptejte.

I missed my Konad :)

I  missed my Konad, so today I did this: one coat of Color Club Emerald Depths and then one coat of China Glaze Watermelon Rind. Then I stamped with China Glaze Millenium using image plate M50. I really like the way this turned out :)

Konad razítka mi moc chyběly, takže jsem dnes lakovala takhle: jedna vrstva Color Club Emerald Depths, na ni další vrstva China Glaze Watermelon Rind. Razítkovala jsem lakem China Glaze Millenium pomocí destičky M50. S výsledkem jsem moc spokojená :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Illamasqua Velocity

Not really my type of color. Or maybe it is but I just didn´t have the right mood for it. I want bright colors and I want spring :) This is from the 2009 fall collection called Distopia. I have more polishes from this brand to show you, thanks to my lovely friend Day. Another friend of mine, Lucy, is having a great giveaway so please look at her blog. She has very nice pictures of nail polish and so long lashes!!!

Tohle není zrovna moje barvička...no anebo možná je, ale zrovna jsem na ni neměla náladu. Teď chci veselé laky a hlavně jaro :) Tenhle láček je z podzimní kolekce 2009 s názvem Distopia. Od téhle značky pro vás budu mít víc kousků díky mé kamarádce Day. Což mi připomnělo, že jedna z mých kamarádek a nově taky blogerka Lucy má svůj první giveaway, který byste si neměli nechat ujít. Má moc pěkné fotečky nehtíků a řasy až do nebe!

CND inspiration for spring 2010

I am really glad a lot of you liked my layering with the CND effects that I did lately. For more inspiration I have some CND nail styles fresh from the runway. I chose four styles that I liked the most. Please click on the images for a full size :)

Mám radost, že se vám líbily moje nedávné experimenty s CND effects. Pro další inspiraci pro vás mám další CND přímo z přehlídek. Vybrala jsem čtyři, co se mi líbily nejvíc. Pro větší fotky na ně stačí kliknout :)

CND’s trend expert Jan Arnold, and leading nail stylists Roxanne Valinoti, Angi Wingle and Kristina Estabrooks collaborated with 20 designers for New York Fashion Week Spring 2010 and debuted the brand new Colour & Effects collection on the catwalk.


Phillip Lim (left) – Oilslick topped with asymmetrical sweeps of Gold Sparkle for a deconstructed, oxidized finish                                                   Baby Phat (right)– Gold foil on nails and Gold Chrome topped with Air Dry on toes for an exotic Moroccan-inspired look
Diego Binetti (left) – Nails mimicked a Thai sunrise with Studio White, Ivory Coast and Electric Orange, and Thai nights with Inkwell, Ice Blue Shimmer and star-like twinkly rhinestones
Ruffian (right)– Modern take on ‘40s inspired bare moon manicures with Plumville, edged with Blackjack on a pointed nail to mimic piping in the shoes and clothes 

* these images were sent to me by CND. Please visit their site http://www.cnd.com for more information about the products.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I am back...did you miss me? :)

Hello, my dear readers! I am back from my two weeks long vacation. I am sure a lot of you din´t even see I was away because I had some posts that posted automatically, hope you liked them :) I really missed you all any my nail polish and now I am all ready to blog again. So you will get your regular dose of pictures starting tommorow. I still didn´t catch up news from the polish world so feel free to let me know what is new in the comments bellow. I have no nail pictures from you today, I just want to show you some Pilgrim jewelery I got myself  :)

Zdravím všechny čtenáře! Už jsem zpátky ze své čtrnáctidenní dovolené. Spousta z vás si možná ani nevšimla, že jsem pryč. Měla jsem pro vás naplánované automatické příspěvky, doufám, že se vám líbily :) Moc jste mi všichni chyběli, taky my chyběly moje laky a blogování, na které se moc těším. Dnes žádné nehtíky nebudou, jen se jdu pochlubit s Pilgrim bižuterií, co jsem si přivezla :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

China Glaze Grape Pop with CND Amethyst Sparkle

I love playing with the CND effects, so here I bring you another look. I really like how this looks. I think I will be using the CND effects a lot in summer, they look stunning in the sun.

S CND effects si strašně ráda hraju, vždycky je zajímavé, co z toho vyleze. Dnes pro vás teda mám další vrstvení. Výsledek se mi moc líbil :) Myslím, že s CND effects si hodně vyhraju hlavně v létě. Na sluníčku vypadají úžasně!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Color Club Power Play

Another neon polish from Color Club and another dissapointment :( I did three coats and as you can see there is still VNL. Oh and I thought I would at least love the color, but it looked strange on me.

Další neonový lak od Color Club a další zklamání :( Trpělivost jsem tentokrát měla jen na tři vrstvy a přesto ještě prosvítal. Myslela jsem, že alespoň barvička se mi bude líbit, ale nějak jsme si nesedli. Necítila jsem se v ní.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nfu Oh 45 on China Glaze Peachy Keen

I am not much an orange person. At least not on my nails :) I have this Nfu a long time and I didn´t know what to do with it. Now I tried this. It is just one coat. What do you think? I am not sure, I can´t imagine wearing this. *orange lovers, please don´t hate me*

Oranžovou moc nemusím. Alespoň ne na svých nehtech :) Tohoto Nfuíka už nějakou dobu mám a pořád jsem nevěděla, co s tím. Tak jsem zkusila tohle, je to jen jedna vrstva. Co si o tom myslíte? Já si nejsem jistá, neumím si představit, že bych s tím šla mezi lidi. *milovníci oranžové, nezlobte se*