Sunday, 21 November 2010

Adorned Nails: HEMA Longlasting Nailpolish No. 83



I have a simple nail colour on this weekend, a lovely lilac that so calms me. You remember HEMA from my previous article about departmental stores in the Netherlands, don’t you? HEMA, a budget-friendly Dutch brand that also has nail polishes in its product offering.

This soothing crème polish comes in a large bottle of 11ml. The polish went on beautifully and what you see here is three coats, the third coat was just for good measure since polishing with it was incredibly easy.


And then, typical me just had to break the calmness because my itchy fingers wanted to try out the gradation sponge that I bought from Etude House months ago. I used KOH Purple Darkness and then, applied a matte top coat, also from HEMA.


Be gentle with me. This is my first ever, ever attempt at gradation. I intended to do just the tip, one-third of the nail. Dab, dab, dab and the more I dabbed, the more ‘faults’ I had to cover! Sheesh! So, here’s lovely lilac smeered two-thirds with polluting purple. This doesn't really look like gradation, does it? Call me weird but I thought the effect looks strangely like fleece.




Oh, and that's the thumb!


This lilac nail polish and the matte top coat from HEMA are up for grabs in the KOH and Co. Giveaway. They are in the Bright package which also includes KOH Neon Roze.

29 comments:

London's-beauty said...

Loving the contrasting shades :]

Get Gawjus! said...

I absolutely adore such colours! They make me so happy :)

Witoxicity said...

@London's-beauty
Thanks! :)

@Get Gawjus!
I hear you. The lilac is so soothing and pleasing to the eye. Now, if only I hadn't gone to mess it up! :P

lavender said...

That's a lovely color. the gradient is not too bad at all. Next time u can try 3 tones to see more gradient.

Witoxicity said...

@lavender
Ha ha, yes, I did think of adding a third colour, but decided not to. I didn't want to kill the mani any further! :D

Amina said...

wow i love these colours loving the gradient

nail crazy said...

Nice mani,I just love the colour
:-)

Witoxicity said...

@Amina
Thank you, Amina. :)

@nail crazy
Thanks! I just love how calming the shade is. :)

Paulina said...

lovely colour!

Naoko said...

What a lovely colours! I also like the gadation effect, don't worry, it must be a question of practice. I'm very bad with nail art, but you are improving a lot!!

Smaira said...

oh wow this looks gorgeous!!! you have very prety nails!
x

Shop N' Chomp said...

I like anything lavender! This is so pretty *^_^* You did a fine job on your first try at gradation! =D

(Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my posts, babe! You definitely don't have to but I certainly appreciate it. =D It IS a good feeling to finish up that moisturizer! Hee hee. Btw this is unrelated but are you familiar with the Ingot brand? I may have the opportunity soon to check it out and was wondering what products you would recommend from them? TIA! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Paulina
Hi, Paulina! I'm glad you like the colour. :)

@Naoko
Gracias, Naoko! You always have such kind and supportive words for me. I appreciate that a lot. :) Yes, it all boils down to practice, as with many things in life. So, I have no doubt that you too can improve in nail art! :)

@Smaira
Hi, Smaira! Thanks for dropping me a line! I'm pleased that you like this mani. :D

@Shop N' Chomp
Thanks for your very kind words, my dear. As for your blog, the pleasure's all mine! Hmm, I've never heard of the Ingot brand but there is Inglot Cosmetics. If it's Inglot that you meant, then I'm afraid I haven't tried anything from them yet. I have heard though that their lipglosses and some eyeshadows (and custom eyeshadow palettes) are pretty good. :)

Cynthia Z said...

Love, love, love! That color is so pretty, now I want shoes in that color :D
I get so inspired by you n yr pics that I feel I learn a thing or two after every visit.

♥xx♥

Camy said...

very pretty!

jv said...

omg! L-O-V-E this color!!!
Your first attempt? No way! That look is fantastic! I'm inspired to try this myself. x jeanie

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Shoes in this colour? Sweet! Hey, thanks for your very kind words. Frankly, I should be the one saying that to you, Guru! :)

@Camy
Thanks! :)

Witoxicity said...

@jv
Haha, yes, it's the total truth, Jeanie! Do give it a try yourself! Anyway, I'm glad you find this shade so pleasing! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Oops, yep...I meant Inglot! XP Thanks!

ThRiSzHa said...

cool.. love the gradient look..

Witoxicity said...

@ThRiSzHa
Thsnk you! :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

I love the lilac! The gradation looks good too :)

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Thanks, Dina. :)

gingerSnap said...

Lilac is very pretty. I like it but i don't know where to buy.

Witoxicity said...

@gingerSnap
Soothingly pretty. That's what I would call it. :D Look around in the stores near you. I'm sure there are other brands which stock such a shade. Anyway, have you taken part in the KOH and Co. Giveaway I'm currently holding? This lilac polish is in one of the prizes. :)

Bella'sUnhas&Cia said...

very beautiful!!!!!
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Witoxicity said...

@Bella's Unhas & Cia
Thank you! :D

Mz More said...

Gradation or not, you did an awesome job hon. Lovely colors!

Witoxicity said...

@Mz. More
Thank you. :)