Sunday, 25 December 2011

Adorned Nails: Teeez Gutsy 05



This is what I'm wearing on my nails this Christmas. It is far from a typical Christmas look but that's fine. I'd been wanting to give sponging/gradation another shot anyway (the only time I had ever tried this was more than a year ago).


This is Gutsy (05), a fairly new polish from Teeez. It's a nude peach with subtle shimmer. With its thick formula, it was possible to get by with one thick coat. On a couple of nails, I have one coat on, on others two.

Dutch brand Teeez launched a new collection last month called Boudoir Secrets, which included a range of lipglosses, eyeliners, mascaras and, of course, nail polishes. Teeez kindly sent out samples of these to some Dutch ladies recently, including myself, so this is the first of the items to be featured.


As you can see, the nail polish bottle looks different from before (surely you remember the awesome holos - Outta Control, Smooth and Cool).

Anyway, these are the items I used for this gradation mani:


L-R:
Teeez Gutsy 05
HEMA High Shine Nailpolish 08 (brown shimmer)
Essence Grand-Plié in Black (black with red glitters)
Etude House gradation sponge


The ornate design you see on the cap is really a sticker. I think it would have been nicer if the print were incorporated into the cap though.



Retail price: €4.90


More information
Teeez Cosmetics website

13 comments:

Jossie said...

Perfect combo, love it!!!

rachlovespenguins said...

Love this combination! :D

Witoxicity said...

@Jossie
Thank you, Jossie! :D

@rachlovespenguins
Yay, I'm pleased to hear that! Thanks! :D

moonchild said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Nice mani my dear! I wouldn't buy this shade myself but it looks great on your beautiful nails, very smooth. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@moonchild
Thank you! :)

@Nicole
Thanks, my dear. I don't usually go for shades like these either and that's why I thought I'd do some sponging on it. :)

rock-or-not said...

I'm not a big fan of this one )=
Not my color type ^^'

Witoxicity said...

@rock-or-not
I hear you. I think a shade like this would work well more as a base for some stamping or nail art. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Tnx for the tutorial. I love the cap but it is indeed a pity they used a sticker. "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Thank you, KTee! I suppose it saves cost doing it this way. :)

Gottwinkies said...

Unusual, and Very pretty! I am glad you tried sponging again, it is one of my favorite methods. I even received a compliment from a gentleman architect on one of my sponged manis. Keep trying them and you'll see :0)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

wonderful effect, polishes and moreover, effort :)
will definitely try this.

Witoxicity said...

@Gottwinkies
Thank you for your encouraging words, Gottwinkies! Your mani that caught the attention of the gentleman must have a gorgeous gradation! I think this second attempt of mine turned out better than the first, so yes, I will certainly be doing more of this in the future! :)

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you very much, my dear! Do give it a shot (you can use any sponge that you have at home, really) and try a dark-to-light gradation instead. :)