26. November 2013

Khaki Squared

Always wanted to try studs in my manicures, but I never could choose which sizes and colours appeal to me more.. A chance turned up recently, when KKCenterHK offered me to post a review on their studs, allowing me to choose whichever I wish to try out. Only then I figured out that I want something middle-sized and silver/gold. Let's start with the gold ones.. :)

gold studs nails

...right after I shortly introduce you the base colour - Cliché Khaki. What's so special about it? It killed one of my lemmings which I would probably never own anyways: Chanel Khaki Vert. I know it's not a dupe, and probably H&M Hunt Me Down resembles Chanel even more, but it was this polish that killed my desire for Chanel. And saved me some 200€ lol.

Cliché Khaki

Cliché Khaki is also a... khaki semi-jelly, cold-shaded. Application was great and I only needed 2 coats. The formula is on the runny side, but everything dries fast.

Cliché Khaki

Cliché Khaki

Overall, it's a great shade, and I showed it once already - that was some years ago. By showing it again I'm just trying to show how much I like it :)

Cliché Khaki

And this is how the studs arrived: great packaging idea in my opinion, this little jar is so convenient to work with! The studs themselves are shiny, coloured in gold and 3,5mm in size.

golden studs nails

So, after stamping the square pattern with BM-322 and CG 2030, I quickly applied the studs and covered everything with the top coat - this is how I got the "look" :) 

studs manicure

studs nail art

Summarising here.. what you should know about these studs is:
+ they are easy to use and to glue on just one drop of clear polish (top coat);
+ they last pretty long without falling off (esp. with a top coat);
+ you can reuse them (yes yes!!);
- it's was a bit hard to pick them before application lol - or I haven't figured out how to do it yet :D
Overall I'm more than satisfied!

golden studs nail art

Lastly, I'm sharing a 10% discount code for KKCenterHk online store with you: just enter "ritterbraten" before paying! Check their shop, they really have interesting stuff for nail art and other beauty supplies : )
*The studs were kindly provided by KKCenterHk PR team for my consideration. In this post I expressed my honest and unbiased opinion about the product.

Kommentare:

  1. these colours are...military but the entire look is just soooo elegant! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! Military! Hm.. surprisingly, I haven't thought of it even for a second :D

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  2. Wow, this is so pretty - the studs fit perfectly into the stamping pattern - cool!

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    1. Well, as perfectly as 2 random things could match lol

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  3. Gorgeous manicure! I love working studs into stamping and I absolutely love this manicure!
    P.S. Get yourself a "wax picker pencil" from ebay for picking up studs. Works like a charm :)

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    1. Thank you so so much, especially for your advice about wax picker pen - I honestly had no idea that they exist! :D

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  4. Как хорошо, когда руки растут из того места, откуда надо) вот я с дизайнами вообще не могу управиться, но посмотреть на других всегда рада, очень красиво!)

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    1. Спасибо большое :) Я бы не сказала, что у меня руки откуда надо)))) но иногда просто хочется "чего-то такого, чего еще не было")

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  5. Wow that is pretty! Love the gold stamping.

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  6. This mani looks gorgeous. I love your stamping pattern. x

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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  7. I like all kind of studs, they are interesting to work with! :-) Nice colour match and perfect stamping! :-)

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  8. Класс! Ты такая выдумщица, я у тебя вдохновляюсь. А шипы эти давно хочу купить, только серебро и черные

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