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2015/06/01

NEW NAILS: milky white


Whoops, accidentally took a little break from the blog, but here I am again!

Back in April, I got invited to a CND Shellac/Vinylux press event to check out the new summer collection! The event was held at Blue Lagoon beauty salon in Kamppi and as the nail freak I am, it was so cool to get to check out all the new colors is person! A few pics from the event above.

I was familiar with Vinylux since we have it in our selection at CesarsShop, but Shellac is (unfortunately) available only for those who have had their training by CND.

Anyways, I got a giftcard for one Shellac treatment, so I thought why not as well use it! Never have I ever had my nails done by someone else, so it was an interesting experience as well :D The giftcard only consisted gel polish treatment, so the nails are still sculpted and decorated by me.



Here's me getting my nails done! :D The lamp was smaller than the tunnel lamp I have at home, so I could barely fit my nails in it but well, it worked anyway haha.

I wanted to have a milky white, slighty transparent color on each nail, so we used 2 coats of Shellac Studio White (semi-sheer white) and one coat of Shellac Negligee (sheer pink/blue shimmer). The shimmer is really subtle though and visible only in direct sunlight. Check out the last pic in the post for reference. The whole thing took about 45min to do.

The nails looked pretty crazy with only the white gel polish on them, so after I got off of the studio, I went to buy some big pearls and other nail deco stuff and headed home to do the decorating part. Let's see how that turned out!


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Tadah! What do you think? I think they're pretty different compared to my previous nail designs and this is probably the first time ever when I have same color on every single nail :D I kept the color scheme simply white & gold and I think I'm ready to welcome the summer with these!

Also.... turns out the big pearls on my middle fingers are too big to fit any rings on those two fingers :'D Oh well... This was the first time this has happened btw! But I think they look a lot better than when I tried to do a similar design with smaller pearls, so I guess that's okay lol.

I don't know what I was thinking when applying the finishing gel though, because I applied it over the Swarovski too and they ended up looking like random blobs... And I only noticed it after I had finished the nails, so... :'D I guess it doesn't look too bad.



Here's how the gel polish looks like in sunlight! You can see it has a small blueish pink shimmer to it, which gives it a luxurious feeling, hihii. Thank you Blue Lagoon!

Please let me know your thoughts if you have any! Also let me know what kind of nails you prefer for summer?


Here's a list of products that I used:
• Shellac gel polish: Studio White (semi-sheer white)
• Shellac gel polish: Negligee (pink/blue shimmer)
• Golden nail art tape
• A lot of different pearls from craft stores (Hobby Point, Askarelli, etc.)
• Nail art studs
• Seashell shaped studs from Donki
• Gold micro pearls
Swarovski crystals in different sizes

25 comments:

  1. Voi elämä miten kaunis tuo valkoisen sävy on kevyellä shimmerillä! Ilman koristeita noita kynsiä saattaisi kyllä erehtyä luulemaan vaikka kertakäyttölusikoiden varsiksi :D. Isot kynnet, isot koristeet!!! Eikö olekin outoa, kun kaikki kynnet on lakattu samalla lakalla. Koristeet toki auttaa asiaa ja joskus koristuksista tulee nätimmätkin näin, kun ne pääsevät pääosaan. Ei näitä koskaan väsy tuijottamaan <3.

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    1. kiitti!<3 se on munkin mielestä tosi kiva, eikä oo sellanen perus kirkkaan valkoinen :) kertakäyttölusikat oli aika osuva vertaus XD
      onneks on kuitenkin erilaiset koristeet eri kynsillä, muuten vois mennä liian ykstoikkoseks kun värikin on kaikilla sama :D

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  2. Hihi, se tunne kun tuo tyttö joka nuo kynnet sulle lakkasi on mun pikkusisko :) Nätit on! ^_^

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  3. Voi että, nää on kyllä niin kivat ja raikkaat! Sopii just kivasti kesämeininkeihin *-* Noi simpukkakoristeet on kans tosi söötit, haluaisin joskus kokeilla itellenikin semmosia mut en oo vielä saanut aikaiseksi hankkia :D Tai oikeestaan isosisko ei oo vielä semmosia tilaillut/käynyt ostamassa, lol. Mut joka tapauksessa, tosi nätit! Tykkään <3


    Ite oon just menossa torstaina hankkimaan uudet kynnet ja oon vielä ihan ulkona et mitä väriä tahtoisin... On niin paljon kaikkea, mikä sopis kesään!

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    1. oon kans tykästynyt näihin simpukoihin :D pitäis hankkia lisää, koska se setti minkä joskus ostin, sisälsi kaikkee muutakin ja näitä oli verrattain tosi vähän. kiitos paljon!<3

      mullakin oli itseasiassa parikin ideaa näiden lisäks mut... ens kerralla sitten XD

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  4. looks so elegant and beautiful~ I'm jealous you can do such treatments at home!

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    1. thank you so much! the gel polish was done in a studio though :)

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  5. Sun kynnet on aina niin ihanat taideteokset ♡

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  6. love so much your new nails *u* they will be perfect with your white summer coords ♥♥♥

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    1. yesss, can't wait to wear all white outfits with these *u*
      thank you so much!<3

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  7. Rakastan näitä sun kynsiä. :D
    Osaispa vaan käyttää :--D

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    1. hihii kiitos :D kaikkeen tottuu kyllä jos haluaa ;)

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  8. Pieni parannusehdotus: Olen huomannut, että avatessani blogin kuvilla kestää tosi pitkään latautua ja esimerkiksi Twitch-streamit pätkii sen takia. Tarkistin sitten asian ja tässäkin postauksessa ainakin nuo ensimmäiset kuvat ovat kooltaan 3-5MB(!). En voi olla ainoa, jolla ei ole aina huippunopea netti käytössä ja sivun lataaminen vie aikansa. Photarin Save for Web -toiminnolla JPEG-muodossa tallentaessa kuvien koko laskisi suunnilleen kolmasosaan ja samalla kutistuisi myös latausajat, mutta laatu ei ainakaan näkyvästi laskisi. :)

    http://i.imgur.com/R53InGb.jpg

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    1. kiitos parannusehdotuksesta! oon itekin huomannut saman hitaammalla yhteydellä selatessa, mutta en oo vielä keksinyt mistä se johtuu. vastaus tosin taiskin olla tässä :D

      pitääkin tutkiskella noita eri tiedostomuotoja uudestaan, mulla on semmonen muistikuva että blogger ois aina vääristänyt jpg:n värejä ja kuvien kokoa oon puolestaan joutunut kasvattamaan uuden koneen hankittuani. tällä retinanäytöllä näkyy nimittäin vanhempien postauksien kuvissa pikselit ja sekös ärsyttää :'D toivottavasti löydän sellasen muodon joka toimis nykyistä paremmin :)

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  9. I love the nail art you do on your nails. These are fantastic!

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  10. I love this set so much! <3

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  11. I've been loving white nails for a while now, they looks so modern and kind of high-end :D Lovely design. Maybe I should change from my current black & white phase to something white and gold ;) Thanks for inspiration xx

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