Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 21

Mara's Birthday nail art month

DAY 21

Good evening lovelies,

I wanted to say thank for you encouraging words on here and on my facebook. That really made me feel better and more relaxed about wanting to improve my Blog right away. I will take things step by step.

Today I have a really fun nail design for you. You might have felt my love for Japan, my friends even call me Ninja girl sometimes^^
So what did I do today? Right, Ninja nails! :D

What I used:

  • Maybelline Colorshow – 677 blackout
  • Ciaté – PP017 boudoir
  • KIKO – 508
  • Essence LE Superheroes – 04 super, man!
  • O.P.I. top coat and matte top coat


At first I painted all nails, except my middle finger, black. The middle finger was painted red. I let everything dry and started using KIKO – 508 to paint on their skin – eye are. Remember, ninja are dressed totally in black and all you can see are their eyes. Let that dry as well and in the meantime use a thin striper to right “Ninja” in silver on your thumb nail and draw a silver 手裏剣 shuriken (ninja star) on your ring finger..  When the faces are dry you can use the striper to draw on the head bans. The black nails get a red one and the red nail gets a black head band. For the red head band you might need two coats. Now dot on the tiny eyes :)




For my right hand I decided to do more black and silver, because I just love the combination and I wanted to have more 手裏剣 action going on.

I applied black polish as a base, used O.P.I.’s matte top coat to matte-fy it and let that dry. Then I used the silver Essence polish again to draw on different silver shapes. That is it :)




Hod do you like today’s design? I hope you enjoy it.



Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 16

Mara's Birthday nail art month

DAY 16

Hey everyone,

today I decided for a simple black nail design with lots of glitter.

Here is what I used:

  • Essence – LE Twilight Breaking Dawn – 04 Edward’s Love
  • O.P.I. – Snowflakes in the air

This is really one of the more simple nail design. You start by applying 2 coats of 04 Edward’s Love and wait until it is dry.




Now you use O.P.I.’s Snowflakes in the air to apply a lot of glitter at the tip of your nails. To get the fading effect make sure your polish brush is almost clean of product and apply the access glitter more towards the cuticle. If it is easier for you, you can also use a thin nail brush and pick up the polish piece by piece and place it on the nail.
That’s it. Apply a clear top coat and your design is done.






Hod do you like it? Let me know in the comments.




Mara’s Birthday nail art month – DAY 1

Mara's Birthday nail art month



Hey lovelies,

I am really excited to show you the first nail design during my Birthday nail art month.

Today I decided for a nice nude glitter design. I hope you like it :)

Polishes I used


as a base I used Sally Hansen’s 160 Shell we dance. I applied two coats to get a nice even base.
After that I used Ciaté’s PP091 – ivory queen to paint the tip of the nails.



After the base was dry I used Catrice Cosmetics Crushed Crystals – 04 Oyster & Champagne to apply glitter on top, then used the almost clean brush to apply just a little glitter on the rest of the nail. Use Catrice Cosmetics new Luxury Lacquers 04 Lost’n roses and add a thin coat at the tip of the nails for a better glitter coverage. Repeat the step using oyster & Champagne again and add one more coat to get a gradient glitter haven more glitter on the tip/top of the nails. To finish off the nail design apply a thin coat of Astor’s Nail Artist Glitters.
This gives the whole design a nice pearl shimmer. Optional you could apply a clear top coat, but I didn’t.





How do you like the manicure? I hope the pictures can show how pretty this was on the nails. I feel a bit of the rose base color and the soft pink and gold-ish glitter color is lost.

Let me know what you think :)

Have a great night, I will be back with a new nail design tomorrow.