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>This manicure was inspired by ALU’s Quick Gradation Mani. Of course mine is nowhere near, but I’m glad I found a use for my too sheer neon purple polish.
I used Pastel’s neon purple, which is a LE color, over Illamasqua Muse. The purple is sheer, but not as sheer as it’s supposed to be for gradation, that’s why it built up pretty quickly.


I’m not sure I really like this manicure, but it’s interesting and fun to do.

Bu tırnaklar, buradaki manikürden esinlendi. Tabi benimki ona çok benzemiyor, çünkü elimde benzer ojeler yoktu, ama Pastel’in fazla şeffaf olan neon ojelerini bu şekilde kullanmak güzel oluyor.
Pastel’in yaz için çıkardığı neon ojelerden mor olanını kullandım. Tabanda Illamasqua Muse var. Mor oje her ne kadar şeffaf olsa da, olması gerektiği kadar şeffaf değil, bu yüzden geçiş biraz belirgin ve hızlı oldu.
Bayıldığımı söyleyemeyeceğim, belki daha güzel yapılsa daha çok severdim. Ama ilginç oldu ve yapımı da eğlenceliydi.

>My NOX Twilight review continues with Poseidon.


Poseidon is my favorite from the six polishes I got. (It actually shares the top place with the polish I’m going to show you next.) It’s a gorgeous, watery, medium blue/turquoise, and very aptly named. When I saw it on the website, I thought I already had a dupe for it, but no, it’s unique in my stash. According to Wikipedia and my polish eye, this color falls between Deep Sky Blue and Turquoise. I adore blues like that! The consistency was the best yet, it basically applied itself and didn’t need any cleanup. This polish is a jelly-like creme, and it was good to go in two coats. It dries to a high gloss finish, and the drying time was pretty fast, too.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures this time, I was mesmerized by the beauty of Poseidon!




I adore this color. I wanna marry this color and have its kids. I love it that much. I wonder if it’s a dupe for Zoya Robyn, sadly I don’t own it to compare.
I compared Poseidon with China Glaze Flyin’ High, that’s the closest color on my stash.


L-R: Flyin’ High, Poseidon, Flyin’ High, Poseidon.
As you can see, Flyin’ High is darker, less saturated and has a little more green to it. Also it’s not as squishy as Poseidon, but more creamy.
To me, Poseidon is one of the two must have’s from NOX Twilight collection. I hope you enjoyed the aqua goodness as much as I did!
NOX Twilight polishes retail for $6.99, and can be found on www.twilightbeauty.com.

*These products were sent to me by the manifacturer, www.twilightbeauty.com.

PS: What do you think about my colordrops? Are they any help? Would you like me to include them in every post?

NOX Twilight oje tanıtımım Poseidon ile devam ediyor.
Poseidon, bana gönderilen 6 ojenin arasında en çok beğendiğim oje. (Aslına bakarsanız birinciliği başka bir oje ile paylaşıyor, ama onu sonraki tanıtımımda göreceksiniz.) Muhteşem, pırıl pırıl bir su mavisi, hatta camgöbeği denilebilir. İsmi de renge çok yakışmış. Bu ojenin resmini gördüğümde, bende kesin eşi olduğunu düşünmüştüm, ama yokmuş. Bu tarz mavilere bayılıyorum =)
Sürümü şimdiye kadar denediklerim arasında en iyisiydi. Oje resmen kendi kendine düzgün bir şekilde sürüldü, hiç çaba göstermeme, hataları düzeltmeme gerek kalmadı. Yapısı jelimsi bir krem, ve iki katta opak oluyor. Ayrıca çok hızlı bir şekilde ve ıslak görünümlü kuruyor.
Bu rengi öyle çok beğendim ki! Tam benlik. Zoya Robyn’e benzediğini düşünüyorum, ama ne yazık ki o oje bende yok, bu yüzden kıyaslayamıyorum.
Elimdeki ojeler arasında Poseidon’a en yakın olanı China Glaze Flyin’ High olduğu için ikisini kıyasladım. Soldan sağa: F/H, Poseidon, F/H, Poseidon. Görebileceğiniz gibi Flyin’ High, Poseidon’a göre daha koyu, onun kadar canlı değil ve birazcık daha yeşile kaçıyor. Ama çok az. Ayrıca Poseidon kadar ıslak görünümlü değil, tam bir krem oje gibi kuruyor.
Bence Poseidon, NOX Twilight koleksiyonundan mutlaka alınması gereken iki renkten biri. Umarım bu güzel renk benim kadar sizin de hoşunuza gitmiştir =)
NOX Twilight ojelerini www.twilightbeauty.com‘da $6.99 fiyata bulabilirsiniz.
*Ürünler, www.twilightbeauty.com tarafından denemem için gönderilmiştir.

>I don’t know if there’s such a famous shade in the US, but almost every girl in my country, if interested in nail polish or not, knows about this shade. It’s very, very popular and it’s the top selling polish in Turkey, I believe.
Flor Mar #319 is an off-white, sheer polish, designed to be used as a French manicure base. But it easily becomes opaque in 3 coats. It looks great with many skintones, and provides a neat, clean, freshly manicured look. We also call this color “Raki White” here. (Raki is the traditional Turkish drink. For more info, click here.)


This color is a life saver. It’s professional, it can be used if you don’t know what to put on for some occasion, it can be used as a French base. It’s one shade that should always be kept in one’s purse. =)

ABD’de böylesine meşhur, herkesin bildiği bir renk var mı bilmiyorum ama, burada oje süren sürmeyen her kızın bildiği renk herhalde budur. Hatta Türkiye’de en çok satılan oje olduğunu tahmin ediyorum, mağazalarda raflar dolusu stoklandığını gördükçe.
Flor Mar #319, kırık beyaz, saydam yapılı bir oje. Aslında Fransız manikürlerinin favorisi olsa da, üç katta kolaylıkla opak oluyor. Birçok tende harika duruyor bu oje ve tırnağı temiz, bakımlı, yeni manikür yapılmış gibi gösteriyor. Aynı zamanda “Rakı Beyazı” diye de geçiyor.
Bu oje tam bir kurtarıcı. Özel bir yere mi gideceksin? Ne süreceğine mi karar veremedin? Tırnakların berbat durumda mı? İş görüşmen mi var? Sür ve çık. Bu oje makyaj çantasına atılıp her yere taşınması gereken ojelerden.

>Click here for the first part of the review.
Here is another manicure I did using products from the Viva La Nails sample pack. This time I used small orange/green hexagonal glitter and flower stickers.


I bought two neon polishes today, yellow and orange. They are very sheer. Any guesses how many coats I had to use to get this manicure nearly opaque? =) I wish I had an opaque white at hand. Anyway, after a million coats I added the flower stickers on thumbs and rings, and sprinkled some hexagonal glitter on all nails. I really like the result:






Black light to show the neon awesomeness:


If you are a nail/beauty blogger, you can get your free sample pack here:
http://www.vivalanails.co.uk/samples.html

Tanıtımın birinci kısmı için buraya tıklayın.
Bu Viva La Nails deneme setinden gelen ürünlerle yaptığım diğer bir manikür. Bu sefer turuncu/yeşil altıgen simleri ve çiçek çıkartmalarını kullandım.
Bugün iki tane neon oje aldım, sarı ve turuncu. Oldukça şeffaflar, bu tırnakları böyle göstermek için kaç kat sürdüğüme inanamazsınız. Neyse, bir sürü kattan sonra baş ve yüzük parmaklarımın tırnaklarına çiçek etiketlerini yapıştırdım. Sonra gelişigüzel şekilde simleri ekledim ve cila sürdüm. Sonuç benim çok hoşuma gitti.
En alttaki resimde, UV ışık altında neon ojenin nasıl gözüktüğünü görebilirsiniz =)
Eğer bir tırnak ya da güzellik bloguna sahipseniz, deneme setinizi buradan ısmarlayabilirsiniz: http://www.vivalanails.co.uk/samples.html

>I couldn’t find a decent title this time, so excuse me =)
I decided to mention the numbers of local brand polishes I use, since there are many Turkish readers here, plus Golden Rose is becoming known and popular among US readers, too.
This polish I just bought is from Golden Rose Paris series, and it’s #85. It falls between China Glaze Lemon Fizz and China Glaze Happy-Go-Lucky brightness-wise, but the hue is a bit different. Both China Glazes are a prime yellow, and by that I mean no red or blue is mixed in, but #85 is murky and greenish, but very very slightly. The consistency is between jelly and creme, and I really like it because the application is like a jelly and the color build-up is like a creme =) This is a not-so-streaky yellow, good in 3 coats.
And of course, I had to stamp something on top, and I used white konad polish and stars from plate m03.





The batteries of my camera died at the end of this photoshoot, but I’m going to update with bottle comparison pictures as soon as possible.

And of course, I haven’t forgotten about my giveaway. I’m rounding everything up, and the contest entries should be up for voting in a few days. Thanks for your patience, my lovely contestants!

Tırnağımdaki oje, Golden Rose Paris #85. Açık civciv sarısı, ve hafif soluk, ama çok çok güzel bir renk. Üstelik jel gibi olduğu için, çoğu sarıdan daha kolay sürüldü. 3 katta opak oldu ve parlak bir şekilde kurudu. Ben de daha sevimli olsun diye üzerine m03 diskindeki yıldızlardan yaptım =)

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Hi everyone =) A short while ago Eyeko Cosmetics contacted me and offered to send 3 of their newest polishes for me to try out. So yesterday I received Nude Polish, Lilac Polish and Vintage Polish along with the cutest postcard ever =) Today I tried them all on, and I must say I’m impressed with the formula. All three polishes have a formula between jelly and creme, and they all have nice brushes, so they worked well for me. Without further ado, here are the bottle pics and swatches:



Nude Polish is a pretty nude color, leaning to peach, and with a very subtle shimmer. It looks closest to Deep Peach. I loved how clean my nails looked while wearing it. The formula was decent, sheer on the first coat but evened itself out on the second. I used 3 coats for the opacity I wanted.


Lilac Polish is a lilac creme, a bit lighter than the photo suggests, and it’s a medium lilac, leaning only slightly to the warm side. It can be described as Wisteria. This one was sans shimmer, and only took me 2 coats to be opaque. I own many lilacs, but no dupe of this color.


Vintage Polish was my favorite of the bunch. The color is a bit brighter in real life, but still has a dusty quality to itself. Eyeko describes this as a jade, but to me it has more blue than jade green. The closest color description would be Aquamarine, although Vintage Polish is a bit more toned down. This is a beautiful color, it’s refreshing and springy but also vintage at the same time, as the name suggests. It took me 2 coats to be opaque, but I did 3.
Finally, I’m wearing Vintage Polish with designs from m76 in konad pastel lilac.


I’m not 100% sure about the accuracy of the colors on the pictures, so I suggest you to also look up for other swatches before buying. You can buy Eyeko polishes on www.eyeko.com.
Eyeko polishes retail for £3.50, and can be found on www.eyeko.com.

*These products were sent to me by the manifacturer, www.eyeko.com.

>Some time ago we arranged a little swap with Ophélie from Tartofraises. I sent her some Golden Rose polishes of her choice, and she sent me some nail art goodies in return. I always wanted to have some hexagon flakies, and she sent me two jars of them in red and clear =) Both red and clear have a green flash.
I tried a quick hexagon covered manicure, and I think it turned out quite decent. The base color is this blue Claire’s polish, and I put on the flakies while the topcoat was still wet. Then I covered the whole thing with another coat of topcoat. Although the pictures don’t do the real life version any justice, I finally decided for posting them here =D




And finally, the mattified version:

Both versions looked so great in real life! Every time I moved my fingers, they looked like as if covered in fish scales or like a weird disco ball =)

>Happy St. Patrick’s Day, for those who celebrate =) We don’t have St. Patrick’s Day here, but there is no harm in celebrating with green and gold! =DDD I really like the Irish culture, and I wish I could visit Ireland someday to enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Here is my mani, which was done with the Claire’s polish I called “Shamrock” – which I’m also giving away – and a local metallic polish which falls between gold and light olive. I used plate m81 for the designs and also the Konad special polish in green. Although they strongly discourage using the special polish directly on the nails, I did a very thin french tip with it on the ring fingers to fill the gap. Nothing a coat of Insta-Dri couldn’t handle =)
I had to use 6 coats of Shamrock, so you better use it over either a green or nude base. Jellies are a PITA to get rid of the VNL!



I hope you enjoyed! =DDD Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

>Thank you, China Glaze, for creating this beauty queen. It’s a gorgeous green glitter in black jelly base. I used 3 coats here, but you can get away with 2 coats. This beauty inspired me to choose my blog name, and here it is, finally, in full glory:


Indirect sunlight:


Index & Ring: Good Emerald Sparkle; Middle & Pinky: Evil Emerald Sparkle =) Real ES is deeper & more vibrant, and the faux ES is flat & shimmery instead of glittery:


I stamped the middle & ring fingers using silver chrome polish and konad plate m76. My nails look kinda weird on the next picture:



Thank you, Elizabeth, for helping me get my hands on this baby =)

>I had about 5 manicures in the past 5 days, but none of them I felt like showing on my blog. This one was the only exception. I wanted to name this manicure “Juicy Blue” because it’s a medium blue jelly and it’s so glossy and squishy and translucent on the edges =))) I have a thing for jellies, and the only brand that fulfills my jelly needs in Turkey is Claire’s.
This is 4 coats, and was stamped with plate m80 and Konad special polish in Sky Pearl. It’s very very subtle, and I like that the jelly look is preserved that way =)




I’m almost done with picking stuff for my giveaway! It’s going to be awesome =)
Don’t forget to check out my NOTD in the below post!