Friday, 26 November 2010

Adorned Nails: HEMA Nailpolishes No. 05 and 06


I do wish they would come up with names for these polishes! Nail polishes with names are memorable. Nail polishes with numbers are not only confusing, but they give the impression of being unremarkable.

In direct sunlight

But of course, it wouldn’t be fair to judge a nail polish by its number! Look at these two glitter polishes I have here from HEMA, a Dutch departmental store: err.....No. 05 (red) and No. 06 (purple). Each of them looks good on its own (well, it is glitter!) but just for the fun of it, I combined the two.

In the shade


L-R: HEMA Nailpolishes No. 06 and No. 05, Essence Nail Art Tip Painter: Purple Boost

On the entire nail, I put on two coats of No. 06 (purple) but as you can see, with only two coats on, it’s just lilac. Then No. 05 (red) was polished on diagonally on the tip half of the nail. For this, I did three coats. Then, I used a purple Essence Nail Art Tip Painter to draw a line at the border between the two shades. I finished it off with a very glossy top coat from Arcancil.

That’s it! A simple two-toned look with a pair of unremarkably numbered glitter polishes!




These two glitter polishes are featured in the KOH and Co. Giveaway which ends today, Friday 26 November. To participate, do submit your entries by 11.59pm Central European Time!

25 comments:

rock-or-not said...

It's simple but so cute!!!
I'll probably do a mani in this style ^^

lavender said...

Very nicely done. Good color combination!

ThRiSzHa said...

love the color combi

Mademoiselle C. said...

How cute, they look like candies :)
Love the combo.

Witoxicity said...

@rock-or-not
Heh heh, thanks. The execution of this mani turned out to be a lot easier than I expected! :D

@lavender
Thank you! :)

@ThRiSZHa
I'm sure glad you like this combi. Thanks! :)

@Mademoiselle C.
Perhaps if I added more stripes, it would look like a candy cane! :D

Dina (XYYan) said...

I love how you do the nails! Look very girly :)

Rebie said...

Hi,

They do have names I think mine does not have any on the bottle but on the receipe their names are written next to the number.

gingerSnap said...

simple and pretty! Visit mine when you have time maybe you like it too.

Witoxicity said...

@Dina
Haha, thanks! :D

@Rebie
Hi, Rebie. Thanks for the info. If they do have names, it would certainly be useful to have the names on the bottle. I, for one, don't keep the receipts! :D

@gingersnaps
Thanks! I've just had a look at your mani. The blue is just gorgeous! :)

Liesewiesje said...

Wow, so pretty!

liquoredonlacquer said...

Such gorgeous nails ♥

Witoxicity said...

@Liesewiesje
Thanks for your comment! :)

@liquoredonlacquer
Thank you! :)

Bella'sUnhas&Cia said...

Que lindo ficou!
Parabéns..
www.bellasunhasecia.blogspot.com
kisses

virela said...

très chouette, j'aime beaucoup les paillettes

Witoxicity said...

@Bella's Unhas & Cia
Obrigada! :)

@virela
Yeah, it's not difficult to like glitter polishes, eh? :)

London's-beauty said...

I don't think I'll ever make it as neat as you. Looks very pretty ^_^

Witoxicity said...

@London's-beauty
Thanks! Hey, don't doubt yourself. You should try it. :)

Dyle said...

hi dear...love your nails color!

and thank for your visit in my brazilian blog

Witoxicity said...

@Dyle
Thank you, and the pleasure's all mine! You have a lovely blog. :)

Naoko said...

I'm not a big fan of glittery nails, but there are exceptions and I like your design!

Witoxicity said...

@Naoko
Thanks, Naoko. I'm not a big fan either, but these two, although glitters, don't look OTT to me. Nothing garish, just simple and sweet. :)

The Diva's Polish said...

I love that mani! So pretty! xx

Witoxicity said...

@The Diva's Polish
Thank you! :)

Vonvon said...

Very pretty shades! My favorites, and the glitter adds a touch of glam to it. :)

Witoxicity said...

@Vonvon
Thanks, Vonvon! :)