Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mid-week Manicure: Iced Hearts

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Good morning lovely ladies,

Last week I was on holiday in Croatia, a beautiful country which I had never visited before.  I stayed in Dubrovnik where I had a great time.  Of course while I was there I was excited to find what polish brands Croatia had to offer but I came away disappointed as Dubrovnik is not the best place for shopping, or at least the areas I explored weren't great for shopping,  All the global brands we're familiar with were on display but I couldn't find any brands I didn't already have in my collection, except for She.


That explains why these three polishes make up my very small Croatia haul.  I wasn't excited by any of the Essence toppers and felt a lot of the basic colours were dupes for those already in my collection so I chose Peaches & Cream and Iced Strawberry Cream, shades I usually stay away from.  From She, I chose Farben.
 
 

The first polish I chose to try was She Farben.  What a bad buy that was.  It looks like a beautiful Barbie pink creme but, as is often the case with such shades, it turned out to be a jelly.  I used two coats of it before deciding I needed to cover it up.


 My choice of cover-up was Essence Iced Strawberry Cream.  I'm not sure why I bought this.  I think it was because the sun was shining, I had a bit of a tan, the shop lights made it look great against my skin...


And actually, I don't mind it.  It's an oyster pink shimmer which I think looks quite flattering although I doubt I would wear it alone.  I stamped over it using Easy Paris 48 and Bundle Monster plate BM 317.  I really loved the end result as I think the pink and white go very well together.


What do you think girls?

Bye for now,
Laura

24 comments:

  1. I have never been to Croatia either. In fact, I've never been to Europe. But I'd love to go sometime.

    What beautiful nails! Love the stamps.

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    1. I've never been out of Europe. Maybe one day!

      Glad you like the nails :-)

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  2. adorable design!

    I wish one day I'll visit Croatia too :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you'd love Croatia

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  3. I hope you had a great holiday! :)

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  4. What a sweet mani - and I hope to visit Croatia too one day!

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    1. Thanks :-) It's a beautiful country

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  5. A jelly? OMG, I have had so many of those and I do the same thing you did; I cover them up. That's too bad, but I am happy to see that you made your manicure work out, that's a plus :D

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    1. Lol, I'm always disappointed when I get jellies!

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  6. I still think it's very pretty but I hate when you buy a polish and it's not what you expect! Hope you had a lovely time x

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    1. Yeh although I'm sure I'll make use of it. I did have a lovely time, thanks :-)

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  7. What a bummer about the polish :( But in the end your mani turned out incredibly cute :)

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    1. Definitely one of my favourites

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  9. This is soo cute Laura! the white hearts look so good with the base x

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  10. Such a romantic manicure!
    Great for St. Valentine's Day!

    xoxo

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