Sunday, 31 May 2015

Glowing Web Nails

I really struggled to come up with a suiting name for this manicure so I did what I usually do when I suffer from lack of imagination - I asked my boyfriend what first came to his mind when he saw my manicure :) With this manicure he said: Spiderman! First I thought he was crazy but then I saw what he saw and tadaaa! the manicure was named ;)

The base is By K Go Around and then I stamped on a black pattern with Misa I Will Survive using MoYou London plate Sailor Collection-07. I used By K Bravo-Yankie-Kilo to do some gold dots.

I'm very happy with this manicure! It looks warm and luxurious. Perfect for late summer parties and laid back days on the beach! :)

How do you like this manicure?

Friday, 29 May 2015

By K Go Around - swatches and review

Orange isn't really my color, but this beauty is not your ordinary orange polish. It has a golden glow to it and it's more of a burned amber color when you look at it more closely. It's really stunning live and particularly in the sun!

Depending on the lighting it shifts from dark coral, via amber to dark red. Very subtle shifts due to the shimmer because it's not a multi chrome or a duo chrome. It shows no shifts under water, which a multi or duo chrome polish does.

The formula is flawless! I did two coats but one is enough if you do a thicker coat. Also cruelty free, vegan, 5-free and allergy certified!


Type of polish: Shimmer.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Excellent! No running, no bald spots! Just perfect!

Brush: Medium straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes.

Grade: 5/5

This polish is totally unique in my collection! Even my boyfriend stopped and looked at it while I was painting my nails, which he never does! He thought it was pretty and he never says anything nowadays after seeing hundreds of polishes ;) I guess you can't get a better grade than that! :)

How do you like Go Around?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sea Weed nails

I didn't really know what to call this manicure but after a moment of serious consideration I thought they reminded me of sea weed slowly and softly rocking underneath the surface of a warm summer sea :)

The base is Broken at 100 from By K and the stamping plate used is MoYou London Sailor Collection-07. I've done a duo color stamping with two Mundo de Unas polishes, Neon Blue and Dark Green. I applied the stamping polishes diagonally in stripes on the plate before scraping and stamping.

I love the result! I think this is the most beautiful duo color stamping I've ever done! So pleased I purr like a cat looking at it! ;) Hope you like it to!

How do you like my sea weed nails?

Monday, 25 May 2015

By K Broken at 100 - swatches and review

It's Blue Monday and it's been ages since I showed you a blue polish on a Monday! But today I will!

This is the very pretty Broken at 100 from By K. A pearly medium blue leaning slightly towards turquoise with a nice glow to it. Very good formula! This is two coats but it's a possible one-coater if you do a thicker coat. Since it's pearly you just have to be a little bit careful with the brush strokes.

Do I still need to mention that this and all By K's polishes are certified cruelty free, vegan, 5-free and allergy certified…? They are! :D


Type of polish: Pearl.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Very good! You're in total control all the time!

Brush: Medium straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes. 

Grade: 4/5

I'm a blue polish lover so I really like this polish! And the fact that it leans towards turquoise makes it even better! I adore turquoise! To me this polish screams summer and seaside :) That was also my inspiration for the nail art I applied to it. Wait and see ;)

How do you like Broken at 100?

Monday, 18 May 2015

By K Bravo-Yankie-Kilo swatches and review

By K's Bravo-Yankie-Kilo was the first polish I tried from the second part of By K's new collection. This is to be released at the end of May together with two other fantastic polishes.

Bravo-Yankie-Kilo is a pale gold foil polish. I like that it's not too much of a yellow gold. The application was a breeze! Excellent formula and you're in total control all the time! I didn't need any clean-up at all! :D

If you wonder about the name Bravo-Yankie-Kilo, it's flight language and it means By K :)

And as always with By K's polishes, this polish is vegan, certified cruelty free, 5-free and allergy certified. Great!


Type of polish: Foil.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Excellent! So easy to control!

Brush: Medium straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes. 

Grade: 4/5

A great gold polish which isn't too yellow. I bet it will look perfect with a tan to all summer parties and it's a perfect base for golden nail art, like the one I showed you yesterday :)

How do you like Bravo-Yankie-Kilo?

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Golden Art Deco Nail Art

Art deco is one of my favorite art and design eras and the other day I did a manicure inspired by it.

The base is By K Bravo-Yankie-Kilo which means By K in flight language :) Then I used Misa I Will Survive to stamp a black art deco pattern on top of the gold base. Plate used is MoYou London Sailor Collection-05. I wanted a third brighter color so I did some dots with Mundo de Unas White polish.

I'm very happy with the result! It definitely feels art deco! :)

A review of the, soon to be released, golden By K polish will be published soon so stay tuned :)

How do you like my art deco nails?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

White Lace on Pink nails

I rarely wear a polish without any nail art on it so I did this cute lace nail art on top of By K Happy Landings. A stamped lace pattern in white and then I dotted on tiny dots in gold.

The lace pattern is from a MoYou London plate in their Gothic Collection and I used Mundo des Unas White polish to print it. The dots are made with Essie Good As Gold.

By K Happy Landings has such a great glow to it and I didn't want to hide it too much so chose a sparse lace pattern. Quite happy with this manicure actually :)

How do you like my lace manicure?

Monday, 11 May 2015

By K Happy Landings - swatches and review

This is the third polish from the brand new spring collection from By K. A soft pearly vintage pink with the positive name of Happy Landings :) All polishes in By K's spring/summer collection has flight related names. Fun! :D

Great formula on this one! Beware of brushstrokes though. Only two coats so good opacity!
And as always with By K's polishes it's certified cruelty free, vegan, allergy certified and 5-free. Good for you and good for the animals! :)

I did such a cute nail art with this one as a base. I'll show you soon :)


Type of polish: Pearl.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Very good for a pearl polish! Easy to control and opaque. Beware of brush strokes.

Brush: Medium straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes. 

Grade: 3/5

Pink isn't really my color but if you are a pink lover I'm sure you'll love it! It has a nice glow to it and I like the vintage feel of it!

How do you like Happy Landings?