blue roses

Blue roses

This months theme for Cyw’s “Mottomonat” is “Bl├╝tenzauber”: I started with two coats of a dark blue, added the white stamping and then a layer of top coat. After this was dry, I mixed some black and the blue polish with clear polish and roughly shaded the roses. I thought about adding some glitter, but…

ikat

Ikat nails

This months theme for Cyw’s “Mottomonat” is “Fabrics”, and I took this as opportunity to finally try Ikat nails: I started with two coats of “urban jungle” as base, and then used “maximilian strasse her” and again “urban jungle” to paint the basic pattern. In my first tries, I wasn’t too happy with the black…

washed out

Washed out

After doing distressed nails for this months “Mottomonat” – Grunge – I wanted to give the “washed out” look a try as well: There are many techniques out there for this look. Nicole from Schaberlack did an incredibly awesome version I had not heard of before, and then there are variations using watered down acrylic…

distressed

Majorly distressed

Cyws “Mottomonat” goes into its second year (Thank God! ­čśÇ ) and the first theme for 2015 is “Grunge”. This was the perfect occasion to finally try “distressed nails”: I started with “Light Dove”, a dirty nude. Like most light colors, this polish usually needs three coats to be 100% perfect, but since most of…