Friday, 27 September 2013

Running gradient

Hello, Girls!
Today's mani was inspired by an old tutorial in Katy's blog Nailed It
I used just two polishes: white and violet, middle shade was made by mixing these colors together.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

First Birthday!!

Hello, lovelies!
Yesterday was the first Birthday of my daughter Alina! I can't believe that this happened at last! :)) This year was VERY difficult for me! I think that not every girl is born to be a mother - and this is me :))
I've made a dress for her to celebrate this event and my skirt is also made from this fabric but with the lace top layer.

And here are my birthday inspired nails:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Liebster Award

     Hello everyone!! 
   Not so long ago I was nominated for the Leibster award by Alexandria from A girl and her chicken named Betty !!! My big thanks to her for this pleasure!!

   I saw this award in other blogs many times. But when I was nominated myself I thoght: "What does this award actually mean?" ))
   You can skip this part if you have already ask yourself about it :) 

   Well the Liebster Blog Award it is a German award (Liebster meaning; adj. favourite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others) and is given to bloggers by bloggers.
   The original rules are:
- to link back to the blogger who gave you the award
- to place the Liebster Blog ♥ image on your blog, and
- to nominate 3-5 other bloggers with less than 3,000 readers.

   As you know (or may not) the rules aren't the same now.  Now we also have to:
- answer 11 questions given to us by the blogger from which we were nominated.
- share 11 random facts about ourselves.
- nominate 5-11 up and coming bloggers with fewer than 200 followers(I think some creative blogger who had less than 200 followers REALLY wanted this award! :) Otherwise I can't imagine how it went from 3,000 readers to 200 :)))
- generate 11 questions to be answered by those we nominate
- contact your nominees to let them know the news.

Here are Alexandria's questions and my answers:
 1. What is your favourite book or book series?

I really like to read so I have many favourite books. First than come to my mind were: Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and certainly Harry Potter book series.
2. What was the most complicated nail design you've attempted in the past?
Different geometric designs are difficult for me to do because I can't do them well with my non-dominant hand and I want my both hand to look similar :) So when the mani requests a lot of streight lines or clear patterns - it's a big stress for me :))
3. If you could only wear different shades of one color for the rest of your life, what color would you choose?

I think it would be red color. It is bright and looks great with different outfits.
4. Where's the farthest you've ever travelled from home?

The farthest place was Egypt where I went with my husband for the honeymoon.

5. What's your favorite sweet?

Milk chocolate and ice-cream.
6. If you could go back to any day in times past and re-live it, what day would you go to?

If you mean to change something than none. But I would like to go to any day of my first trip to Crimea in 2006! It was so exciting and remembering!

7. What's your most regretted purchase (or something you passed up on), and your best purchase?

Ohh! I have big problems with the shoes! They don't hold on my feet. I think my feet are strangely constructed so I can wear only strap shoes :((( And as you can guess I tried to buy different kinds of shoes but.. :(((  
I can't remember any best purchase... evidently I'm not so emotional in buying things :)
8.  What's your favourite piece of jewelry that you own?
I don't really like jewelry (I mean golden things with jewels). I think it comes with the age and you need a lot of money to buy it :)). But I really like different bijouterie. Mostly I wear a thin silver chain with different pendants.
9. Do you cook or bake, and what's your favourite thing to make or eat?

I don't like cooking :) But I am a wife and a mother therefore I have to do it. I like only to make different soups because they are easy do make :) I don't know about you but in Russia soup is an ordinary lunch meal so I cook them very often. Usually it is a chicken soup with different vegetables. 
10. Do you picture yourself  continuing to blog for a long time into the future?

There are so many talented nail bloggers that I get inspiration every day. And I hope it won't change in future. And I surely want to improve my skills.
11. What was the last polish you bought?
I don't buy nail polish very often actually (shame on me :)) so it was last month and it was Sally Hansen Blue me away.

And here are my 11 questions:
1. What are your hobbies besides nail design?
2. What place in the world do you want to visit most of all?
3. What was the first blog you started following?
4. What is your favourite holiday?
5. Do you have any fears (snakes or smth like that:)))
6. What is your favourite design to do on nails?
7. Describe your typical day.
8. What is your favourite type of food?
9. Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
10. Do you prefer cats or dogs (or none:)?
11. Show us a photo with the view from your window

And finally the nominees:
(I don't really follow a big number of bloggers so I just choose my favourites. I hope you won't be sad if this isn't your first time :) but I will be glad to know some more about you)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Oriental flowers

Two coats of glitter polish as a base and flowers painted with the striper brush.

Polishes used:
Golden Rose (Paris 323)
Golden Rose (Paris 71)
miss Selene 191

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Monday, 9 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013