Saturday, October 25, 2014

La Vita è Bella - Nail Decals // Deers with flower crowns

Hi everyone! Today I'll be testing out some of the most beautiful water decals for nails I've ever seen. The brand is called La Vita è Bella which is Italian for "life is beautiful". Now you'd think it's an Italian brand but it's actually based in Hong Kong! They have such an amazing range of different nail decals, and I was blown away by the modern and just really simplistic, fresh and stylish designs.

Deer Head is the name of the decals I'm showing you today. I decided to use the floral version, apply and wear them as accent nails on top of Angel with a Leadfoot by OPI. Seriously, aren't they just gorgeous?



The founder Nicole reached out to me and I was so lucky to receive 3 kinds of water decals. Those were The Great Wave of Japanese Sea, Tetris and Deer Head. When I was cropping and otherwise editing my photos I noticed this tiny detail which immediately made me smile - the pointing hands on their business cards and shop logo are wearing red nail polish! So cute :)

With every order you make comes the instructions on how to apply the water decals. Follow the guide step by step like I did and you're good to go! You'll find it's actually super easy!





Because I'm a human being I do too make mistakes from time to time; I failed to place the decal on my ring finger perfectly along the tip of my nail. It could've easily been fixed with a bit of black nail polish, but I only noticed the flaw after taking my photos! Leaving it like that was so challenging, not gonna lie, but I didn't have the time to fix it and redo the photo-shoot. The thumb looks perfect though :)






La Vita è Bella // Shop - Etsy - Other Retailer - Instagram - Facebook

Thank you for reading along! I can't say enough how much I appreciate it! :) If you'd like, you can leave me a comment here on my blog, FacebookInstagram & Twitter - and I'll talk to you soon!

Stay polished!<3
Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polish Alcoholic - Calumma

Hi everyone! Today I'm reviewing an ultrachrome top coat; another fantastic nail polish from the Dutch indie brand Polish Alcoholic. This one is extra special because it primarily consists of chromatic color-changing shimmer. It means that it changes colors depending on which angle you look at it from according to a light source. Sounds amazing right? Like, what kind of wizardry is this even? Lol! I can't wait for you to see it with your own eyes :)

Calumma - an ultrachrome top coat that ranges from turquoise all the way over to copper! Quite a wide color palette! It's meant to be layered over a dark color so we're actually able to see the magic happen :) I used 2 coats of a black polish as a clean canvas, then I just applied one single coat of Calumma on top of it and BAM! You now have an out of this world manicure! I seriously couldn't stop looking at my nails; I was constantly angling them according to light *sigh* so pretty! Anyway, be sure to seal it all in with regular top coat for ultimate shine and to keep it lasting longer :)









This was my absolute favorite out of the 3 beautiful nail polishes I was sent :) It's just so damn gorgeous! The insane color-shift is unbelievable, it looks really awesome on your nails, I can't even even!

Sabrina, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so sweet and amazing! You're so talented and a genius when it comes to inventing interesting nail polishes :) I can't wait to try more of them in the future!

Polish Alcoholic // Shop - Blog - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - YouTube

Thank you for reading along! I can't say enough how much I appreciate it! :) And and and if you'd like, you can leave me a comment here on my blog, FacebookInstagram & Twitter - and I'll talk to you soon! Mwah!

Stay polished!<3
Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Polish Alcoholic - Hyakutake

Hi everyone! Today I'm back with another nail polish from the Dutch 5-free indie brand Polish Alcoholic. It's a beautiful light blue polish - actually from the Summer collection - but I find it perfect for the colder months as well! Being a nail polish addict I don't limit myself in terms of which nail colors suit which seasons :) Maybe I'm biased because I'm obsessed with colors and I just can't and simply won't create unnecessary boundaries. However, I love the idea of using the seasons to actually highlight colors - it's genius! Aaalright, quite possibly going off on a tangent here! Back to polishing and stuff :)

Hyakutake is a vibrant light blue polish with silver flecks and a hint of fine green micro-shimmer. The formula is great; I find it to be very smooth despite that it's packed with all these lovely sparkly pieces. To obtain full coverage you only need 2 generous coats, and for a glossy finish just apply your favorite top coat :)





I really like this bright blue color, I think it's so cute and fresh! It's not the last time I'll be wearing this beauty. Anyway, thank you so much Sabrina for being so kind and generous! I think you're so talented :)

Teehee I just sneaked a peek and saw that Hyakutake currently is on sale on her Etsy shop!

Polish Alcoholic // Shop - Blog - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - YouTube

Thank you for reading along! I can't say enough how much I appreciate it! :) Aaand if you'd like, you can leave me a comment here on my blog, FacebookInstagram & Twitter - and I'll talk to you soon!

Stay polished!<3
Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - King & Queen

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for the amazing response to my previous blog post - mainly on Instagram :) I have to say that it was a hard thing for me to do! I pushed my self by figuratively leaning forward - and then to avoid falling down I had to take a footstep as well! A step further in the direction I really want to go! Do you know what I mean? It’s a small push, not pressure :) That means I now feel even more empowered - especially because I also have you guys’ support! So thanks from the bottom of my heart! I feel so lucky to have the sweetest readers and followers!<3

Today I’m showing you 2 nail polishes from one of my favorite brands called King and Queen - and they're by F.U.N Lacquer. They both contain high quality holographic glitter and real sterling silver flakes! King has mainly gold glitter and Queen has silver glitter. Let’s start with Queen shall we?

Queen is like a platinum silver. It gets that metallic holographic look from the added flakes of real sterling silver. Formula-wise King and Queen are very similar; to obtain full coverage you need just 3 coats, they’re very fast drying and they actually apply super evenly! Seriously, just look at those sparkles!





King is like a platinum gold. As with Queen, King gets a super metallic holographic appearance from the real sterling silver flakes. Again, to obtain full coverage you need only 3 coats, the drying time is very fast and it applies really evenly!





To get an ultra smooth finish on both of these royals you may want to apply top coat. Lastly, for gentle removal I suggest you use a peel-off base coat; I use OPI’s glitter-off base coat, and it works for me! :)

F.U.N Lacquer Links // Webstore - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest - Twitter

Thank you so much as always for reading along, I really appreciate it! :) If you'd like you can leave me a comment here on my blog, FacebookInstagram & Twitter - and I'll talk to you soon!

Stay polished!<3
Malene

(Products were sent for review)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Firmoo Sunglasses // First Selfie // Essie Licorice

Hi everyone! Today's post is going to be slightly different than usual. First thing: I've been given the chance to review a pair of sunglasses from the massively popular optical company Firmoo. Second thing: I'm also going to show you a fragment of my face today! For the first time I'm sharing a part of me that I usually hide away, and that's a very big deal to me. Maybe it sounds ridiculous to some of you, but it genuinely means a lot to me. When that's said, I'm really happy that I'm finally ready to do it! :)

So back to Firmoo - how awesome is it that I get to try and show you other exiting things? Of course I'm not just doing this for myself; I'm also doing it for you guys! I'm letting you in on a not-so-secret secret about Firmoo! They have this amazing "get your first pair free" program that's available for all new customers who wants to try it! So if you're a little bit worried about ordering things online, this is a precious opportunity; you only need to pay for lenses and shipping.

I personally don't wear prescription glasses, but Firmoo has a very nice selection of sunglasses as well! However you can also choose regular frames without prescription for a super cute geek chic look! I almost decided to do that, but when I stumbled upon these sunglasses it was just love at first sight.



This is what I received; the glasses, a hardcase, a softcase, a cleaning cloth and a double-ended screwdriver attached to a keychain.



For this review I'm wearing my favorite black nail polish that even trumps Black Satin by Chanel - I'm talking about Licorice by Essie! This way the colors of the sunglasses really stand out, and you can compare them to a solid black base.




Okay now to the selfie. As you can see, not all of my face is visible. I'm not ready for that yet haha! This will do, and I'm so glad I've found the courage to show you the photo :)




To be honest, I didn't know what to expect before receiving the sunglasses. I was really excited, and very curious! After trying everything out, I can now confirm that Firmoo exceeded all my expectations. Compared to the low prices, what you get is amazing! This summer I actually bought my first pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses (they look totally awesome btw) and of course they're super expensive, and all I got was a hardcase and the box they came in. I applaud Firmoo for figuring out how to keep their prices low and yet the quality high. I guess that's also why they're so popular! This model, which I chose, you can find right here. The model number is: #FS1019, the color is called Tortoise(C1), and they retail for 56 USD.

I'm sad I only have one pair of glasses to show you, but nonetheless happy you actually got to see them :) I hope one day I get to try another pair from Firmoo and show them to you - maybe some with clear lenses for that geek chic look! :)

Firmoo Links // Website - Free glasses - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest

As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading along, I really appreciate it! :) If you'd like you can leave me a comment here on my blog, Facebook and Instagram - AND NOW TWITTER - and I'll talk to you soon!

Stay polished!<3
Malene

(Products were sent for review)