7. Januar 2013

Merry Christmas ~ Again!

Another festive post for another Christmas : ) And traditionally, I chose a gold+red combination.

saran wrap nails

First I painted my nails with Avon Real Red, which I got from lovely Antallex. Real Red is a perfect name for the polish: it's pure red colour, without any additional tinges. Might be an ideal red for many women. But.. let the gods and Antallex forgive me, but it was the worst application of a red polish I've had since maaany months. The polish is opaque, but with a very very liquid formula: it tends to flood your cuticles, fingers, laptop and cat. And the brush didn't work good for me either. Maybe it was because of a Xmas hustle and the fact that I didn't have much time to do my nails.. don't know : )

Avon Real Red

Avon Real Red

Avon Real Red

And then.. and then I decided to try a totally new technique for me - so called "saran wrap". Practically it's very simple: you have to apply 1 coat of some shimmery (gold, silver etc.) polish over already dry base colour, and then immediately to dab over your nail with a rolled ball of kitchen plastic wrap. You have to work with one nail at a time. And that's what you get:

saran wrap nails

For the golden effect I was using China Glaze Midnight Kiss - a golden foil polish.

saran wrap nails

Finally, to all my followers who celebrate Christmas today:

saran wrap nails

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    1. Thanks :) I liked it too, and I'm gonna explore the world of saran wrap further on! :)

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  2. Ich wünsche dir ebenfalls frohe Weihnachten! :)

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    1. Danke! Ebenfalls, ich weiß, dass du auch heute feierst ;)

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  3. Очень-очень красиво!

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  4. it's very beautiful :) I've been wanting to try the saran wrap technique for quite a while, and your design looks very inspiring!
    ..aaaand where's a pic of the cat?! :D

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    1. Thank you, Mari! :) I also was eager to try saran wrap technique for a long time and now I finally managed! You should try too, it's so easy! :) The cat is imaginary in this case, the real one lives with my parents in another country :) :)

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  5. I love, love, love this!!
    I've done a tonne of manis already using this technique, it's so simple and cute!

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    1. Thank you!! After trying it once, I'm planning to do more manis with the saran wrap! :)

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  6. Merry Christmas again! =D
    Here in Brazil we have Avon as well, but the products are somewhat different from the ones you get in other countries. For instance, the nail polish bottles come with the Brazilian standard of 8 ml (don't ask me why, but nearly all brands come in such bottles). For a long time their nail polish had the same problem here: runny formula and weird brush, but it seems that in the last collections it has improved - must find that out, since I got myself one recently. Anyways, I totally dig your saran wrap - even if it's not for Christmas, there's something about this red/golden combo that I find very appealing. And I also must venture in this technique, since it does seem to be fairly simple, with a very interesting comeout. =)

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    1. Nice to see you here, thanks for the comment :)
      8 ml Avon? Hmm.. never seen! The ones I'm showing were sent to me by a fellow blogger from Russia, I have no idea about German Avon. But you are right, I never really noticed before, but now I realised that Brazilian polish come in smaller bottles.. but that's even better, no? :) Who of us has used a 15ml bottle till the end? :)
      And yes, you should definitely try saran wrap technique!! It's super simple, but nice!

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    2. Indeed, come to think of it, if you're not a regular nail polish user, you already have a hard time trying to at least ~use~ all of your NPs in the first place. Hehehe... Not such a big deal if they come with 8-9ml. ;o)

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  7. ¡Preciosa manicura! El rojo es perfecto y el dorado es muy sutil y elegante. Me gusta mucho más que con el típico glitter... ;-)

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    1. Muchas gracias! Me gusta generalmente la combinación de rojo y dorado.. :)

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  8. It looks really great. Merry belated Christmas :D

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  9. That Avon red is gorgeous and the glitter completes it so well!

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  10. У меня была старая версия его, и если честно, я уже характеристик не помню )) но мне с красным вообще угодить сложно )))
    Зато как ты его преобразила! Просто волшебно! Как я поняла из перевода, ты пищевой пленкой, скомканной в шарик катала?

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    1. Прости конечно, но он в нанесении ужасен))))))) Я улилась вся, и потом еще 2 дня дочищала огрехи)
      Что-то я ступила, надо было русский дубляж добавить к тексту.. Но ты правильно поняла: красила слой золотого лака поверх и тут же макала скомканным из пищ. пленки шариком. В следующий раз хочу золото поверх бирюзы попробовать :)

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    2. За что прости-то? Я же не сама их на кухне разливала )))Зато попробуешь все стороны лаков эйвон )))
      Золото поверх бирюзы будет класс!

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  11. Too bad for the lousy application it's such a nice red

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