donderdag 30 juni 2011

As Promised ! B.Pretty Crackling Polish review

Yesterday I finally could try the Crackling polishes from B.Pretty. It's an Austrian brand (wich means I can't get more bottles for now :( )
But well, my mom brought me 3 colors.  Bordeaux, Violet and Midnight. Midnight is a really dark blue indo color.
I like the bottle's it really visible that these are Crackles, and my mom said it looked really attractive and colorful in the store. They cost €2,- each, and there is 5ml in one bottle. It's not really much but enough to have a lot of fun with. 
I started with one pink base (my all time Miss Sporty pink) And did a quite tick layer of violet. That doesn't work >.< And because I wanted to try all colors I did a white base on all my nails (wild&more :white). Than I added one small layer of each. 
As you can see the midnight crackles really well, they give a big crackle and the ground color is quite well visible, the red is really nice to, I love the color it has I'm really excited to try a lot out with that one!.
The purple crackles not that good as the other two, but maybe when I try a full many it can come out better. 
From this I choose the blue to do a full many with. 

 I really like the result. I added just one quick layer, It covers really well, so more isn't needed and the crackles already turn out really big so it's never needed to ad thicker layers. You can see it crack quite quick, but  compared to the Essence crakle this polish really takes it time, the crackles start really thin, and get wider over an amount of time. At one moment you seam to think it's done but they do get wider slowly. So I waited and didn't put on the top coat right away. They dry really matte, because they don't crackle really much and quite big you can see the shiny layer underneath really well and that makes it look even more matte.
Like I already said, the formula is quite thick, this makes it get a bit stripy when you put it on, this disappears after adding a top coat. And all colors tent to have some color difference, I don't really know what it is, but especially in the violet were two colors of violet on one nail. I think it really has to do on how thick the layer on your nail is.
On the last photo I added a topcoat. Now it gets shiny also the blue seams to get a little more midnight. The strange thing was.. I did the many yesterday, and added the topcoat today (about 18 ours difference) but the tip of my top coat brush turned a bit blue. But it didn't smear on the nail.
So the Plus about this polish/brand
+B.pretty had quite a choice of color, I have the midnight, violet and Bordeaux but there is also black, white, yellow and a sea blue.
+ The colors are really nice.
+ I love the big crackle they give!
+ You don't need much

The bad things
- They take quite a while to crackle
- They don't crackle at all if you ad to much
- strange color difference on the nail.
- they tent to stain if you as other polish (like top coat) over.

Overall I think the plus is better than the minus, And I love them :P if I get close to Austria I'm going to look for a BIPA To get the other blue and yellow to :D

dinsdag 28 juni 2011

Bean a while

Hello there

Because I had a lot of work to keep up with for school, I didn't really had the time to upload the pictures of my nails from last weeks! So here they are.

Still being in the pink mood and wanting to make a quick mani I grabbed the miss sporty again, and now I'm finally going to look up the color XD It doesn't have a name.... But well, it is from the miss sporty quick dry series nr 302. I love this polish, it's this bright pink, but not yet neon.(a little darker)  I can do every nail with one stroke and it is dry in no time. So a great polish for quick going. Pink is always good on your nails.
But just a plain color is a bit boring :P So I grabbed one of my glitters witch is from paris memories, and yet a polish without a name I think the nr is 250. I bought it at the Douglas. Just for 1 euro XD It's a golden glitter, with stripes as you can see, and a little round holographic glitter trough it. I didn't really knew what to think of it when I bought it, but now I'm using it I love it!

This is my favorite color in polish of all time, I'm using it for quite a long time already used to be a time ( when I wasn't even into polish) when I bought this one, I wore it all days, and got a lot of positive comments about it to. It's P2 color victim 200 rebel. They stopped selling it in NL but I bought a new bottle in Germany.
Anyway I kind of ruined this mani, cause I tried to use the old dried out bottle, didn't have the patients to wait and made it all bubbly >.< And I made the polish a little to thin with polish remover. Well luckey I bought the new bottle :P
To finish the many I did a konad with an Essence plate and Essence  nail art stampy polish 003 stamp me! silver. I'm not that enthusiastic about the stampy polish from Essence. Although it holds better than the konad I have. It's a lot less intensive on the nail. 
I finished the nails with a tip essence nail art multiglitter tip painter 01 so crazy.

At  first I wanted to do a simple french many in a small amount of time,. As you can guess  already I failed at it. So I had this ruined  French beige base.  So I grabbed my gold glitter again and went out. Not really satisfied with the look I got home from school and added 2 extra layers of glitter. (vertical and horizontal) And let it dry, after that I added a layer of black crackle from essence, and I loved the result (just 2 nails on the pic cause I didn't had time to take a picture till now) Below you can see the holo effect of the gilitter !! :D It looked so great in the sun!  

 I'm cleaning my nails now, and if I have the guts XD (cause they are kind of yellow) I keep them clean till tomorrow. Cause I'm going to get a new polish :D My parents are on holliday in Austria, and bought my a violet and midnight purple CRACKLING from B.pretty, There is no review about it yet on the internet as far as I could find !! So I'm going to be the first one reviewing it! I'm really excited!!

dinsdag 14 juni 2011


My nails for Pinkpop, a bit late, cause it's already over and the mani is dead XD But well better late than never right ??
It's Miss Piggy from Catrice as base a layer of Matte topcoat from Hema, Konad with Hema Red and Konad white. Tips with miss sporty. (to lasy to check the color sorry.)

woensdag 1 juni 2011

Lets start !!


I'm trying to start to post how I do my nails every week. Well when I do something showing off course.
I'll start with everything from the last weaks XD when I started making picture's cause I noticed my twitter folowers actually liked seeing it.

Well at first, I was searching like crazy I wasn't into the nail blogs yet and I got air about the crackle polish,
First O saw was by Barry M but I'm not that used to ordering online so I left it. But than I noticed Essence was going to sell it in the Netherlands, So next time I got to the kruidvat I went to search. But off course there was none! There was a place for it and a brochure, but no bottle's. Quite quick I got to know there was a deliver problem. Well that sucks ! But when I was at my boyfriends place I got a call from my mom. They were shopping in Germany and they had the crackle in store !! So she bought me the silver base and the black coat !!
I'm so in love how it looked I actually carried it around for two weaks straight (redoing it once of course :P)

Than there was that free coupon in a magazine of my mom, for a bottle of nail polish (herome WIC), I claimed the coupon right away and set of to the store.  But no herome. And I went to an other store, no herome. Guess what Herome made a mistake, and didn't delivered it!! Serious Kruidvat (the store) hates me.
Well I got to know when they were supposed to come, and got to hear the date of the coupon was set later.
Anyway, eventually I went to the store and there they were !! Even more choice than I guessed there would be. Happy me !! So I chose this metalic purple polish, and just had to finish it with some dark tips. My nails looked lovely !! (please don't pay attention to the length difference. My nails were totally destroyed by my yob.)

Well this one is quite simple, I bought the iron mermaid by catrice quite a while ago, just because the color in the bottle made me really curious. It doesn't really cover well quick, so here I first added a layer of black and then one layer of Iron mermaid. I love how it looks. It's mostly a metallic like purple, but in other like it's a seaweed green. Really nice !! And as a finishing touch I added a layer of holo glitter I bought at the Douglas, just 1 euro. And I still had a giftcard so :D

But when I had the black crackle I wanted more of course haha. Well finally the dutch stores got them, and they were sold out in one day !! And no new bottles I almost when every week but noting new. Till I went to a different store in the town north of my city. (instead of in the city and the city were my boyfriend lives) And there they got a new stack! So I bought it. Well I added a purple with glitter as base. (It's from hema, but really bad coverage.) And two quick thin layers of white crackle. I tried to put a little of silver base on my index finger, to check the result. I do think it does crackle a little nicer, although I do also have a nice crackle like that on my right hand and that was without a little base.