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Il Était Un Vernis – Once Upon a Time Collection Swatches & Review

October 20, 2014 in Nails, Swatches by paulina

Hello my lovelies. I am sorry for being absent from the blog for a while. My mom is visiting me and I want to spend as much time as possible with her. I don’t get to see her very often, so I am soaking up every moment with her. I am feeling so much more relaxed and positive when she is here!

Today I want to show you swatches of a new nail polish brand from France! Il Était Un Vernis is an indie brand created by two talented bloggers, Bé (Vernis en Folie) and Stéphanie (De Tout et de Rien) and it is manufactured in Australia. Their motto was to create colors they have never seen before. Bé and Stéphanie draw their inspiration from seasonal trends in fashion, interior design and beauty.

The very first collection they created is called Once Upon a Time and it consists of five beautiful and unique polishes. All the colors below are swatched over the Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! base topped with one layer of Seche Vite top coat.

Please click on the images to enlarge them. Let’s look at the gorgeousness!

No Comment is a gorgeous, deep red full of holographic mini glitters. I just love this shade of red. I feel like it really suits my skin tone and I was immediately drawn to this color. It is quite sparkly, but classy and elegant at the same time. It’s a red carpet appropriate nail polish! The formula was amazing and the application flawless. I applied 2 thin coats.


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Hugs on Emily – Asa No Ha Pattern Nails Inspired by Very Emily

October 14, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails by paulina

Hello my lovely friends. Today’s post is a very special one and also quite emotional. My dear friend Emily from Very Emily is going through a very rough time in her life right now. I don’t want to go into details, because it’s very personal.  Me and a few other talented nail artists decided to collaborate and make a nail art inspired by one of her amazing designs. By doing this we want to show her our support and send hugs. We are here for you Ems!

The nails I decided to recreate are one of the most beautiful and intricate that Emily made. They are the Asa No Ha, Japanese pattern. I love making pattern nails and those were very detailed and complicated. Here is Emily’s original design.


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Simple Ikat Nails

October 12, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails by paulina

Hello my beautiful friends. I am feeling so uninspired lately and really can’t pull of anything on my nails haha! We all have those days, right? I hope they will pass soon enough and I will be able to paint my nails again. Today I want to show you cute ikat nails I made a while ago. I never posted them, so today seems like a good day.


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Pink Gradient Mustache Nails

October 9, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails by paulina

Hello my beautiful friends. I haven’t been posting anything for a while. I think the 31 days challenge in September drained all the creative energy from me and I needed a short break. I am back with something simple and cute, pink gradient mustache nails.

I started my design with a cute tri-color , pink gradient topped with lots of sparkles.


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