Sonntag, 5. Juni 2011

CLOSED! 50 Follower Giveaway

I am realy, realy amazed. 50 Followers. Thanks to you all.

As promised, I want to give something back to all of you. So, I am going to give away some of the things I myself enjoy very much.

So! First of all, you will get any 3 of the XL image plates by Chez Delaney/Magno Nails
1 XL stamper
1 4ml bottle of my black holo franken
2 Anny Nail Polishes (one in each of your two favorite colours), Anny does amazing creme finish polishes!
1 10ml bottle of David Topcoat

All you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me which plates you want, what your two favorite colours are and a way to contact you if you win (NO ENTER ME COMMENTS!!!). Everyone gets one entry, all of you entrants, who have followed me before this post gets up will get 5 additional entries and everyone who follows me after will get 3 additional entries. So, who leaves a comment without following, gets one entry (no, leaving multiple comments will not get you multiple entries!), who followed me before the time this post gets up gets 6 entries and everyone who follows after gets 4 entries all in all :)

This giveaway will run till Juli 25th at midnight CET, so 50days. I will use to pick the winner, then I'll contact the winner via the method given in the comment. You, if you win, will have 48hours to get back to me with your mailing address, otherwise the prize will go to someone else. If you are under the age of 18, please ask your parents for permission! This giveaway is open internationally.

You can see the plates here:
and the polishes here:


Ich bin wirklich hin und weg. 50 Follower! Dankeschön euch allen.

Wie versprochen möchte ich euch etwas zurückgeben. Ich werde ein paar Dinge verschenken, die mir selbst sehr gut gefallen.

Also! Als allererstes gibt es 3 XL Stempel Schablonen von Chez Delaney/Magno Nails eurer Wahl.
1 XL Stempel
1 4ml Flasche meines schwarzen Holo Franken Lackes
2 Anny Nail Polishes (je eine in einer eurer zwei Lieblingsfarben), Anny macht wirklich grandiose Creme Finish Lacke!
1 10ml Flasche vom David Topcoat

Das einzige, was ihr tun müsst um zu gewinnen ist, mir einen Kommentar zu hinterlassen, in dem ihr mir mitteilt welche drei Schablonen ihr wollt, was eure beiden Lieblings-Lack-Farben sind und wie ich euch in dem Falle, dass ihr gewinnt erreichen kann (Kommentare mit ENTER ME, oder ähnlichem werden von der Teilnahme ausgeschlossen). Jeder der Kommentiert bekommt EIN Ticket, alle, die vor dem Online-gehen dieses Posts Follower waren bekommen zusätzlich FÜNF Tickets und alle, die danach Follower sind bekommen zusätzlich DREI Tickets.

Also: Non-Follower, die einen Kommentar hinterlassen bekommen ein Ticket (nein, mehrere Kommentare bedeutet nicht mehrere Tickets!), Follower vor dem Onlinegehen dieses Posts haben insgesammt 6 Tickets und Follower danach insgesammt 4 Tickets.

Dieses Giveaway endet am 25. Juli um Mitternacht Mitteleuropäischer Zeit, also 50 Tage. Ich werde benutzen um den Gewinner auszulosen, dann kontaktiere ich den Gewinner, welcher anschliessend 48 Std Zeit hat, sich bei mir mit seiner Adresse zu melden, andernfalls geht der Gewinn an jemand anderen. Wenn ihr unter 18 seid, dann bittet eure Eltern um Erlaubnis! Dieses Gewinnspiel ist für jeden, weltweit offen.

Die Schablonen könnt ihr hier sehen:
und die Lacke hier:

Freitag, 3. Juni 2011

NOTD: Peacock Feather

Stamping my nails  is so much more fun with the new XL stamper :)

I had this Idea in my head for a long time, and I realy like it.


Nail Stamping macht so viel mehr Spass mit meinem neuen XL Stamper :)

Diese Idee habe ich jetzt schon eine ganze Weile mit mir rumgetragen, ich finde es sehr hübsch.

Nubar Peacock Feather, stamped with Bundlemonster Plate BM 212 and a silver stamping polish off of ebay. Basecoat: Micro Cell 3000, Topcoat: David


Nubar Peacock Feather, gestempelt mit Bundlemonster Schablone BM 212 und einem silbernen Stempel-Lack von Ebay. Unterlack: Micro Cell 3000, Überlack: David

Colour Comparison: Essie Going Incognito vs. Essence Trust in Fashion

I was asked by Ulmiel to compare Essie Going Incognito with Essence Colour & Go Trust in Fashion, since they are kinda similar. I have to say up front, that they are not dupes!


Ich wurde von Ulmiel gebeten Essie Going Incognito mit Essence Colour & Go Trust in Fashion zu vergleichen, da die beiden sich recht ähnlich sehen. Vorneweg sage ich schonmal: Dupes sind das nicht!

f.l.t.r./v.l.n.r.: Essence, Essie, Essence, Essie

As you can hopefully see, the Essence is more blue-based and lighter, than the Essie. Though all in all, I'd say, they are close enough, so you don't have to have both. As a plus for the Essence (besides the unbeatable price): I think the formula is nicer, and the brush is pretty good. The Essie is runny and tends to settle into my cuticles, ergh. The Essie is more opaque, needing only two coats, while the Essence needs a third.


Wie ihr hoffentlich sehen könnt, ist der Essence Lack bläulicher und heller als der Essie. Alles in allem würde ich aber sagen, dass sie sich ähnlich genug sind, dass man nicht beide braucht. Ein Pluspunkt für den Essence (neben dem super Preis): Die Formel ist meiner Meinung nach besser und der Pinsel ich echt gut. Der Essie Lack ist sehr flüssig und sammelt sich bei mir an den Nagelrändern, bäääh. Der Essie ist allerdings deckender und braucht nur zwei Schichten, während der Essence doch noch eine dritte vertragen kann.

Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2011

Review: Image Plates and Stamper from Magno Nails

Magno Nails ( is a german naildesign shop, that sells the same image plates as Chez Delaney ( As far as I know, both send internationally, you just have to request it at Magno Nails. They are reliable, the prices reasonable and very pleasant to deal with. I am not affiliated with them and I HAVE paid for my two orders with them myself, I just think, they do a good job and the products are fabulous!

On to the review. I ordered a good bunch of the A Series (I already owned a few of the H Series, i bought off of ebay) plates, 4 of the XL plates and the XL Stamper.

First of all, the plates (I cleaned them with nailpolishremover and now have this stuff left on there ... need to clean them properly later -.-). The XL plates are about Din A5 sized, so half the size of a piece of printing paper. They come with a thin film you have to remove first. The ones with the full nail/french tip designs (that's why the lower edge is curved) have 42! designs on them. Some are quite similar, but that is not such a big deal at the price of 15,99€ (about $23) a piece. They all work well, even the very delicate looking ones. They are pretty big (1,5cm wide and 2cm long), so there is no problem fitting them on your whole nail width-wise and with the curved edge they look good stamped only along the tips.

First I thought, I would find the big plates unwieldy, but actually, I quite like the size. They don't move around, when you scrape and with the holes in them, they are easy to store in a binder. All my other (small, round) plates are stored in small photo albums and it is kind of a hassle to get them in and out. It's easy to find images on these big plates, too, because you don't have to search through the small plates. I have ... well, let's just say a good bunch of small image plates from Konad, Bundlemonster and Magno Nails/Chez Delaney (whatever you wanna call them, I just call them Fauxnads) and looking for that ONE particular image, that would go perfectly wth the Idea in my head is not easy, when there are so many to go through, the big ones are easier to navigate.

The small plates are bigger than the Konad plates and have no plastic backing, so the edges are a wee bit sharp. Be carefull when handling them. Again, they stamp nicely, no problems even with the finer designs. The full nail/french images on both the XL and the smaller plates are too big to fit fully on the standard Konad stamper. That is not the only reason though, you should use the XL stamper, that is advertised to go with these plates. More on that later.

Both the XL and the smaller, round plates (A and H series) have a nice variety of designs. Not only floral (which is an issue to some with Konad) and some plates have mirrored versions of an image, which I think is realy cool. I LOVE the designs on these plates and since I've got them, I have rarely used other plates (Bundlemonster or Konad)

I have to say, that I use a plastic card for scraping, which to me, makes it easier to scrape lightly and prevent the scraper from digging the polish back out of the crevices of the plates. Another plus to this: no scratches on my plates! With the Konad stamper I had a few issues and had to work quickly to stamp my images, some would transfer only partially, but I have the same problem with some Konad plates. That changed completely, when I got the XL Stamper.

Seriously, this thing is MAGIC! I recommend this to EVERYONE into stamping. The pads are kinda sticky and it picks up images like nobodys business. Sadly, it picks up lint like nobodys business, too. But that is easily remedied by swiping it with some acetone or nailpolishremover or washing the pads with lukewarm water and dishsoap (not handsoap, the oils in there are not a good thing to have on a stamper). Even images I had real difficulties picking up completely transfered like a dream with this thing.

Both pads are bigger than their respective counterparts on the Konad Doublesided Stamper, so the big one fits the oversized images very well and the small one is almost big enough to comfortably fith the normal sized images on the Konad and Bundlemonster plates. I use the big stamper for all full nail designs and the small side for smaler images (which I rarely do ... just don't realy dig the look of the random little pictures on the nails)

This stamper is very squishy, which is the second part of it's magic. You don't roll the stamper over image and nail, you just plopp it down, like a regular stamp. The pads mold to your nails perfectly and transfer the image flawlessly. My nails are very curved and I used to have the problem of missing parts on the sides or images not lining up correctly, because with the old stamper I would have to wriggle it around to transfer the images fully on my nails. Not anymore, with the XL stamper. Just press it down lightly on the nail and voila, there is your image. If there was anything I would recommend to someone who is into nail stamping, I would say this stamper. It makes your live so much easier.

Now I have a few images from the plates I have, all stamped with a generic black stamping polish off of ebay.

As you can see, all, except the forth in the second row are pretty much perfect. That image is a PAIN in the booty to get right and the problem is more the scraping than the stamping.

If anyone is interested in any image stamped on paper or nails, just leave a comment. As a reference, here are all the Fauxnad plates I own:
A20 through A60
H1, 8, 11, 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29
XL Plates A, B, C and D

you can look at the plates at the links at the top of this post :)

German version of this review coming up, it's just hell to translate it all :D and I realy wanted to get this up.

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2011

Black and Silver Snakeskin

I was experimenting with my Chez Delaney/Magno Nails plates and the XL stamper and came up with this cool, matte snakeskin manicure.

I will definitely do a review on these plates and this stamper, but the short version is: amazing. Especially the stamper!

I will get to the requests hopefully the day after tomorrow.


Ich habe ein wenig mit meinen Chez Delaney/Magno Nails Image Plates und dem XL Stamper rumexperientiert und raus kame diese coole, matte Schlangenoptik.

Ich werde auf jedenfall ein Review zu diesen Plates und dem Stamper machen, aber die kurze Version ist: SUPER! Besonders der Stamper.

Ich werde hoffentlich übermorgen dazu kommen die mir gestellten Requests zu erfüllen.

Dienstag, 24. Mai 2011

I don't need no stinkin' private jet!

The lovely Kris from My Lucid Bubble made an absolutely fabolous discovery. The pigment named SpectraFlair (and all the pigments like it) make for gorgeous linear Holos! It's a pigment meant for automobile varnish, so I won't be hold responsible for anything.

Here a few pictures of my black linear Holo in sunlight. More Pictures of other Holo-Frankens and Info how, where, what to come.


Die wunderbare Kris von My Lucid Bubble hat eine grandiose Entdeckung gemacht. Das Pigment SpectraFlair (und alle Pigmente, die diesem ähnlich sind) eignen sich hervorragend zur Herstellung von linearem holo-Effekt in Nagellacken! Diese Pigmente sind für Autolacke gedacht, ich übernehme also keine Verantwortung!

Hier jetzt ein paar schnelle Sonnenlicht Bilder meines schwarzen linearen Holo-Lackes. Mehr Bilder von anderen Holo-Frankens und Infos über das wie, wo, was kommen bald.

One coat of the Franken over Orly Black Vinyl. Basecoat is Micro Cell 2000, no Top Coat


Eine Schicht von meinem Frankenlack über Orly Black Vinyl. Unterlack ist Micro Cell 2000, kein Überlack

Montag, 23. Mai 2011

Still Alive

Just a short update. I am still alive and will continue this blog soon. I'm doing my final projects to get my journeyman's certificate, next monday will be my final exam. My nails are getting back into shape, after beeing completely destroyed, Micro Cell is helping a lot with that. I've gotten a few Chez Delaney image plates and I'm waiting on the Bundle Monster Sets, so expect some reviews and stamping NOTDs, it'll just take another week for me to get back into it.


Nur ein kurzes Update. Ich lebe noch und werde den Blog bald wiederaufleben lassen. Ich bin grade dabei meine letzten Projekte für meinen Gesellenbrief fertigzustellen, nächsten Montag ist dann mein letzter Prüfungsteil. Meine Nägel sind so langsam wieder fit, nachdem ich sie komplett zerstört habe, Micro Cell hilft wirklich ein ganzes Stück. Ich habe ein paar Chez Delaney stamping Schablonen bekommen und warte grade noch auf meine Bundle Monster Sets, also könnt ihr euch auf einige Reviews und gestampte NOTDs gefasst machen, ich brauch nur eine Woche um wieder einen Kopf für etwas anderes als Blende, Belichtungszeit, Komposition und Photoshop zu haben.