Archive | January 2016

KIKO Nail Lacquer – Pearly Blue Peacock (530)

today I have a swatches of KIKO Nail LacquerPearly Blue Peacock (530) for you.

Kiko 530 Pearly Blue Peacock

As its name suggests this nail colour looks like iridescent peacock feathers. The base is dark blue with loads of shimmer. Depending on the light it changes colour from dark blue to emerald green with a hint of rich violet or golden brown. Unfortunately my camera didn’t quite capture this iridescence.

Kiko 530

The formula of this polish is great and the the application was smooth. These photos are 3 coats of polish and taken after two days of wear.

Kiko Nail Lacquer

Thank you for coming 🙂

Shimmery Gradient Nails


today I have my Shimmery Gradient Nails to show you.

Unicorn Nails

Back in the old days when I was painting my nails a lot with regular nail polish I loved to wear gradient nails, but I never before made this kind of gel manicure. This is my first attempt.

Sparkly Nails

As a base colour I used IBD JGP Seashell Pink and EzFlow TruGel Magic & Mischief for the tips. Blue Gel Polish is applied with a makeup sponge instead of brush. It is an easy way to create a gradient. Over the blue part I applied very fine glitter to add some shimmer. On some of the nails I applied silver rose nail stickers.

Blue Nails

I was very careful with the sponge application to not create too much mess around the cuticles. I was afraid that I will not cleanup properly before each curing and after that it is too late. I focused so much that in the end there was nearly no need for any cleanup at all. I didn’t mix the pink and the blue for a middle part of a gradient but I will definitely try to do it next time because it makes colour transition prettier.

Blue Gel Polish Nails

Thank you for coming!