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>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.

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>I was never able to find a polish which truly matched my skintone, to be able to create the Mannequin look. (For more info on Mannequin Hands, see here.) I have a weird complexion, I’m pale, I have yellow undertones, but my blood vessels look blue under my skin. I guess I must be a neutral, as I can pull off both warms and cools. But it was incredibly hard to find a neutral polish that matches my skintone, so I gave up a while ago.


I got this polish by Flor Mar because I thought it could be a dupe for MAC In The Buff. I tried In The Buff on myself, but I didn’t think that it was very flattering. Flor Mar #344 caught my eye because it was a sandy nude with strong greenish yellow undertone. I thought it would be a cheap alternative, so I got it, even though I wasn’t very impressed with In The Buff.
Well, my polish eye deceived me because on the nails, it was the perfect match for my pale skin with yellow undertones.



I added some star dazzlings from Viva La Nails. Don’t they remind you of starfish on a beach?

Bu güne kadar ten rengime tam olarak uyan bir oje bulamamıştım. Burada bahsedilen manken elleri (kastedilen vitrin mankeni tabi.) görüntüsünü elde edemedim bu yüzden. Ten rengim biraz garip. Açık renkliyim, sarı alt tonlara sahibim ama damarlarım mavi gözüküyor. Bu da beni nötr yapıyor galiba, çünkü sıcak renkler de, soğuk renkler de garip durmuyor tırnaklarımda.
Flor Mar’dan #344 no’lu ojeyi almamın sebebi, MAC’in In The Buff isimli ojesinin ucuz bir alternatifi olduğunu düşünmemdi. In The Buff’u pek beğenmesem de, ucuza bir benzerini almaktan zarar gelmez diye düşündüm. Ama bu oje beni şaşırttı, çünkü tırnağıma sürdüğümde ten rengimle neredeyse birebir örtüştüğünü gördüm. Ayrıca In The Buff kadar yeşilimsi değilmiş, gözüm beni yanılttı.
Son olarak Viva La Nails’in gönderdiği yıldız şeklindeki süsleri kullandım. Bana plajdaki deniz yıldızlarını hatırlatıyorlar.

>Hi guys =) The Slytherin manicure is still holding well, without any tipwear or chipping. Although I noticed that jellies tend to go transparent on the tips, as if they shrink, they don’t look bad and I can live with it. I didn’t want to let a gorgeous dark green jelly go so easily, thus I have a manicure from the vault to show you today.
It’s MAC’s Light Affair. I couldn’t believe how quickly it sold out here, I ordered the last bottle from another MAC store in Istanbul via phone, and they sent it to the nearest MAC counter for me. Light Affair is a gorgeous light mushroom/taupe color, with a hint of purplish pink. It’s a beautiful color, I haven’t seen anything like it. The application was quite streaky, though it was nice for MAC standards. I experienced bubbling and uneven application, but I finally got the hang of it.


Excuse the weird lighting, it was nighttime and the camera didn’t want to photograph well, so this is the only decent picture I’ve got.

>I’m officially the queen of lame names =D Anyway, I hated yesterday’s mani so much, that I had to change it. My friend Jeanette from the-swatchaholic has done a wonderful mani recently, inspired by MAC’s Love Lace collection. OMG, it’s exactly my taste! I liked it so much that it inspired me to do something similar. Although mine is not nearly as nice as hers, I still put a lot of effort to avoid ruining it =D And I guess I’m going to get MAC Light Affair, or it’s dupe, Essie Body Language.
This mani is made of 4 coats of OPI Tickle My France-y, lace image from konad plate m37, special polish in black and freehanded french tips. The first image is taken with flash, but although the color is not correct, I like it because it looks so eerie =D



Without flash:

I even managed to stamp side-by-side =) I guess I’m proud of myself =D

It has been 18 days since I’ve started Barielle, and I guess my nails actually grew somehow slower. !How is this even possible? =) I’ll continue using the product, but I honestly can’t say it made my nails grow any faster. If I’m not terribly mistaken, this product is waste of money, growth-wise.