Halloween Nail Art Challenge - Day 10: Jack O'Lantern + Recap

Happy Halloween, everyone! Today I'm showing you my last manicure in Halloween nail art challenge. The theme was Jack O'Lantern.

I decided to do something very simple here. First I painted my nails with Essence Orange Sunset. Then I used China Glaze Westside Warrior to draw leaves and in the end Maybelline 23 for eyes and mouths.

And here's a recap of all manicures, I did for this challenge. My favourite is day 9, for which I did graveyard, then day 4, for which I did mummies and the third favourite is day 1, for which I was inspired by movie Nightmare before Christmas. You can find all posts with these manicures here.

What are you wearing on your nails today? Thank you for reading!

Halloween Nail Art Challenge - Day 9: Graveyard

Hi, everyone! Today I'm back with 9th manicure in Halloween nail art challenge and this time the theme was graveyard. I didn't plan anthing special for this theme, I just did some gradient and draw graves and in the end it turned out really good. This is my favourite manicure I did for this challenge and I had to publish it in its own post. One of the reasons I love this manicure is also a base color, which is an amazing electric blue shimmery shade and it's a perfect base for night nail art.

Polishes I used for this manicure, are Essence The Boy Next Door as a base, China Glaze Trendsetter,  China Glaze Zombie Zest and Essence My Yellow Fellow for gradient and Maybelline 23 for graveyard.

 What do you think about this manicure, do you like it as much as I do? Thank you for reading!

Halloween Nail Art Challenge: Day 5 - Day 8

Hi, everyone! Last week I was neglecting Halloween nail art challenge, so I decided to post 4 manicures, I should post till yesterday, today. Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow I'll post last 2 manicures. I decided to post them separately, because I really love manicure I did for day 9 and I think it deserves its own post. :P

Day 5: Blood
Here I actually had other idea, I wanted to do a splatter manicure, but I didn't had a straw, so I did a dripping blood. I used She 115 and Essence I'm So Very.

Day 6: Ghosts
I admit, I didn't really had very interesting idea for this theme, so I did 2 ghosts on ring finger and thumb and on other nails I did spooky eyes. I used Maybelline 23 and She 115.

Day 7: Witch/Black cat
Here I knew from the beginning I'm going to do a black cat, because I prefer this theme. I didn't want to do only a cat's head, because I already did something similar for 31 Day Challenge, so I decided to do a whole cats on 2 nails. I'm not the most satisfied, how they looked in the end, specially the one on the thumb looks pretty fat. But well, it'll have to do. On other nails I decided to do paws, because I didn't want to leave them empty. I used OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons as a base and Maybelline 23 and She 115 for cats and paws. 

Day 8: Skulls
Yes, I used neon nail polishes. I just can't finish nail challenge without using neon nail polishes, because they're my favourite. And neon skulls look much better than black&white. Polishes I used are: Color Club Youthquake, GT Cosmetics No 2,  CH Nail Lacquer 9, CH Nail Lacquer 15, Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin and Maybelline 23.

I think I like ghost the most from these four. Which one is your favourite? Thank you for reading!

Random Sunday #41

Hi, everone! After a long time I have Random Sunday post for you. These series is becoming monthly, not weekely anymore as it use to be. I'll have to change that.

Doing make up look with goodies, I got on Essence and Catrice event. Most of the products I already reviewed.

The same look, just with another lip product - Essence Stay Matt Soft Nude lip cream.

At the beginning of the month, when I was doing some major swatching, I run out of nail polish remover, so I went and bought 3 bottles of it to have it in stock.

 Taček. I noticed I don't have any proper photo of Ris, he just don't like to photograph.

"Kremšnita", made by my mother. The best kremšnita ever.

The name of my blog.

My new planner for future blogposts.



I hope you had nice October and you'll have a wonderul beginning of new week. Thank you for reading!

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Vesna made this amazing shirt for winter time!
Katja was shiny and floral. :-)
Alja tested MeMeMe eye shadow - Goddess eyes.
Taya wrote a review about Essence Happy Holidays.
Casual Martini remembers how she loves arty vintage stuff.
P. K. bought some stuff on licila.si.
Maja is writing about how to get fit - part 4.
Mateja used nail polish after 3 weeks
Adjusting Beauty did warm fall inspired makeup
Kaja had a visit from Slovenija.

Dee started a new skincare series.

Colorful harmony wrote a review of Sleek Vintage Romance LE palette.

Review and Swatches: Essence Superheroes TE

Hi, everyone! This week I found in Müller almost untouched Essence Superheroes collection and I couldn't help myself, I bough 5 nail polishes and blue glitters for nails. I didn't took the galaxy effect nail polish, because it was pink and I wouldn't wear it. Ok, thermo effect polish is also pink, but I took it, because I wanted to try it.

 Here's a group photo of nail polishes. Click on it to make it bigger.

Let's start with first polish, that has a thermo effect. It's called Fantastic girl. When it's cold, it's in a purple color as it is in a bottle too, but when it's hot, it's in pink color. Yesterday, when I was doing swatches, it was sunny day and I felt warm, so polish looked pink on me. I had to use cold water to make it change a color. But it changes the color very fast, so it was hard to photograph it. On upper photo on a nail wheel you can see, how it looks, when it's cold.
Fantastic girl has a cream finish and it's easy to apply. 2 coats are enough for opacity, but I used 3, because I smudged polish a bit after second coat and I had to fix it with third coat. I think Essence did a pretty good job with this one, it'll be fun to wear it in the winter, when outside will be very cold and inside warm. I usually don't wear pink, but I had to take this one, because I've never tried color changing nail polish before and Essence released only one (I wouldn't mind, if they would do a whole collection).

The second polish is The Incredible with a sand effect. It's a teal shade with tiny blue flakies. It looks amazing. Its sand finish is not as expressive as by Misslyn Royal Blue or by Barry M textured polishes. Although it's not as rough as other sand polishes I own, I really like it, it's just the perfect color to me. It applys nicely and it need to 2 coats to be opaque.

Here's The Incredible with one coat of a top coat. I think it looks even prettier with a top coat.

Next one is Power Girl aka oil slick finish. I admit, I took this one, because I was wondering, what oil slick effect means. Well, it's a duochrome nail polish, that goes from blue to purple. The effect is very nice visible on nails too, but unfortunatelly it was hard to capture it on camera (my camera doesn't like purple nail polishes). The application can be a bit tricky, because it can leave brush strokes, but otherwise the formula is very nice. It's opaque after 2 coats. 

Next polish is Super, Man! aka holo effect. First I wasn't interested in this polish, but when I saw it in the store I decided to give it a try, because it looks pretty in the bottle. I actually expected, that it'll be true holographic polish, but it's a metallic polish with holographic glitter. It applys nicely and it's opaque after 2 coats. Holographic glitter is more visible in person, the metallic base is very shiny on photos and because of it glitter isn't as visible. Hmm, I actually don't know, what to think about this polish. It's nice, but it didn't wow me, after I tried it on nails.

And the last one is Wonder Wow, Man! aka like liquid gold effect. It's a metallic golden shade, but I admit, I expected more from it. It's not very pigmented, because it needs 2 coats to be opaque, so I think it won't be good for stamping. The application also wasn't the easiest, because it leaves brush strokes, even if you're more careful with application. It will probably come handy in nail art, but otherwise I don't find it interesting.

I also took blue glitters, because there was a swatch on the stand and it look pretty, so I wanted to try it. I've never tried these Essence effect nails before, so it's a good thigh, that they have instructions in the back of the packaging.

As a base I used Essence Electric Blue and I put glitters only on ring finger. I actually didn't do exactly as the instruction say, but maybe I should. I applied 2 coats of Essence nail polish and when the polish was still wet, I strew glitter on the nail (I had a lid of a jar below). I have to admit, that I didn't expect, that using a glitter from a jar will be so messy. Ok, I could expect, that it won't go that easy, but I had glitter everywhere, on my clothes, table, floor ... And it was hard to put it back in the jar. After few minutes I removed the access glitter from a nail and here you can see the final result. It looks nice, but I can't say, that I love this stuff. I think, that it's just easier to apply glittery nail polish. I had it on my nails only for swatching, but I believe, that it's hard to remove and you'll have to use a foil technique.

One polish contains 8 ml and it costs 2,19 €. The jat contains 2,5 g of glitter and it costs 2,19 €. Superheroes collection is available in Müller. I'm actually very pleased with first 3 polishes, thermo effect polish is nice to play with, sand effect polish has a gorgeous color and oil slick effect has a nice visible duochrome effect. Last 2 polishes, holo effect and like liquid gold, didn't impressed me on nails.

What do you think about Superheroes collection? Thank you for reading!