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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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Beyond Words is a beautiful burgundy, scattered holo and my favorite shade from the entire collection. This color reminds me of a smooth red wine and it is such a fall-appropriate lacquer. The formula is a little bit jelly-like, but very opaque! It’s quite dark, but very wearable and the sparkles make it really stand out. The application was flawless (again) and I applied 2 coats for a full opacity.

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Light Box is a beautiful black scattered holo with beautiful blue flakes. It’s a gorgeous one and so sparkly. Some of the bigger flakes were sticking out from my nails a little bit, but a good amount of top coat was able to fix this issue. I am really loving the tiny glitters that are coming through the blue flakes. I swatched this shade over a black base and I applied one, thin layer of Light Box.

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Crush on Blue is a stunning, metallic blue full of holographic pieces. The polish is so sparkly and magical and it looks like a summer, starry night. The formula is great and application was flawless. No streakiness! I was able to get a full opacity with 3 thin, easy coats.

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Live, Love, Laugh is a gorgeous golden glitter bomb. I swatched it over a black base, so you can see all the beautiful particles and how unique this nail polish is. You get golden and copper hexagonal glitters plus a big amount of holo pieces and some micro glitters. It’s a VERY sparkly lacquer and reminds me of leaves in autumn, sparkling in a sunlight.

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I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am by Il Était Un Vernis and the Once Upon a Time collection. All five polishes are very high quality with outstanding formula and flawless application. Bé and Stéphanie thought out every little detail, from gorgeous and original logo to a beautiful presentation. My nail polishes arrived in a stunning bag with the logo and the name of the collection printed on it. I am also really loving the square bottles with a gorgeous mattified cap. They hold 12 ml of nail polish.

If you are interested in purchasing Once Upon a Time collection, please visit Il Était Un Vernis online store. The lacquers retail at €12.90 each and if you want to purchase the entire collection, you get a discount. They ship worldwide, which is always really nice, because everyone can get their hands on this amazing collection.

Bé and Stéphanie did an outstanding job on their first collection and I can’t wait to see what they are going to come up with next!

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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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