[sponsored] ORLY nail rescue kit – review and tutorial

Hello everyone,

my halloween challenge, #ScaryweenChallenge, is almost over and my nails have been pretty weakened by all the painting and removing the designs with polish remover. They chipped and cracked here and there and recently the thumb nail on my left hand bend over backwards and broke ….

Luckily I had already asked ORLY Germany for a sample of their nail rescue kit, so I could try it out for you and tell you my honest opinion.


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[sponsored] Fing’rs – 2332 pink glitter flower – nail wraps

Good evening everyone,

today I have the first of a few posts about Fing’rs products, which were sent to me to test out.

The flashing pink brand Fing’rs specializes in artificial fingernails and nail decorations like nail wraps, studs and stones. They are on the market for over 20 years and established to become the Markets leader for artificial fingernails in Europe. 

I have a lot of experience with their products, since I used them regularly during my teens and early twenties.
If you remember, I also used their Fashion Normal Acrylic nails for my “Dracula untold” manicure in September.



I was very surprised and excited about the amount of products I got sent to try, because all these are things I haven’t tried so far.


What did I get?

Fing’rs – perfect fit flexi – 2294 red edition (limited) with glue

Fing’rs – Glam Girl – 2263 wilde tiger, easy application tab

Fing’rs – perfect fit – 2290 natural, with glue

Fing’rs – eyelash set – 70114, with glue (left)
Fing’rs – pocket eyelashes – 70935, with glue (right)

Fing’rs – 3D color pads – 2332 pink glitter flower (nail wraps)


Fing’rs – heart 2 heart – 33037 embellish me (decorations)

Fing’rs – heart 2 heart – 33032 lace up (nail wraps)

Fing’rs – heart 2 heart – 33042 embellish me (decorations)

Fing’rs – base & top seal – 2510


Fing’rs prints – girlie glam – 31032 blooming beauty

as well as a Fing’rs key chain.

I want to try all of these products and review them one by one, BUT since my nails have a nice length at the moment I won’t apply the artificial nails for now. I am quiet sure though that my nails will chip again and I will have to file them down some time. That will be the perfect time to try these, so please be patient ;)

Meanwhile I will use the other products, starting with the pink glitter flower nail wraps today.


I really like the design. It is cute and girly with a nice color combination of dark burgundy pink, white and silver with cute little butterflies on top.

After I took the nail wraps out of the package I realized that they were pretty stiff and thick, at least for my taste. In general I find it quite difficult to apply wraps like this, which is why I usually don’t use them. But I always  love to try new products and am open to be positively surprised. Do you remember the O.P.I. nail wraps I used for my new years nails? They were a surprise, since they were nice and thin and therefore easy to apply without any flaws.

Anyway, the Fing’rs nail wraps are placed on a clear piece of plastic and come in different designs, shapes and sizes. I liked how round the bottom of the wraps are, which would be placed at the cuticle area. The design switches, you have wraps with butterflies on the left or right and also on the white/silver base or the dark burgundy pink base. I really found it positive because you are more free on using the wraps in different ways.


Sadly I was a little disappointed about the application process of the wraps. It is positive that they are strong and not easy to rip, but that also makes a flawless application very difficult. As you can see in the pictures, the wraps don’t adjust well to the curves of the nails. This causes folds and bumps especially at the left and right edge as well as the tip of the nail.
I tried pretty hard to apply it without flaws, but it was just not possible.




I will contact the Fing’rs team and let them know what I think and ask them if all people have these problems and, if so, I will ask if they could find a way to make them thinner so they would be easier to pull a bit and apply without folds and bumps.

How do you feel about these? Have you tried them? How do you like the design?

Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks again to the team of Fing’rs Europe for sending these through.

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[SoMoNight] Dracula untold

Good evening everyone!

After two pretty packed weeks I am back to tell you about all the awesome things that happened.
Tomorrow I will publish my post to the DM Marken Camp / DM Camp Beauty which I attended in Dusseldorf past Saturday.
If you can’t wait, I posted a few pictures on my Facebook or Instagram. You are welcome to take a look and follow me there if you want.
Even when I don’t blog I try to keep you up to date on there.

BUT before tomorrow’s post I wanted to tell about the awesome SocialMovieNight to Dracula untold which I joined yesterday in Berlin.


Robert and all the awesome people from PURE Online did a great job, as usual! They whole cinema was decorated for the movie and even Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon joined to present the movie to us and answer some questions. I loved it!

The movie was great, I loved the 2nd trailer they released and REALLY wanted to be a part of this particular SocialMovieNight. Luckily I was :)
I loved how dark it was and Luke Evans was the perfect match to play Dracula. I got already got goosebumps and shivers all over my body during the first 5 minutes of the movie. I don’t want to spoiler you, so all I say is – if you like this trailer, you will love the movie!


As you might already know, when I attend the SocialMovieNight I do my nails matching the movie.
This time I worked with Acrylic nails to create nice long red / black gradient stiletto nails.

What I used?

  • Fing’rs Fashion Normal Acrylic nails


  • Manhattan Lotus Effect – 45Q
  • Essence LE Dark Romance (the matte) – 02 red romance
  • Astor Nail Artist Check Matte – 3309
  • black shiny hexagon nail glitter

I will show you a mix of instagram and “normal” pictures which I took during the process of making these nails.

At first I used a nail wheel and applied different red nail polishes to see which one is best for the nails I wanted. Since I decided to do stiletto nails, I also wanted to do the Louboutin effect which means to paint the underside of the nail red.
I thought felt that the nails I tried were not the perfect match, they were either too dark or shimmery.


one coat of each polish


two coats of each polish


Keeping in mind that I also had to apply polish on top, which probably would make the whole nail appear darker I choose to use Manhattan Lotus Effect – 45Q, which was the brightest and lightest simple red polish I own.

I wanted to create a gradient effect on the topside of the nails so I picked 45Q as a base as well as part for the gradient, also using Essence’s  02 red romance and Astor’s Nail Artist Check Matte – 3309. At first I wanted to try everything out on the nail wheel, making sure not to mess up on the actual Acrylic nails.

I applied two coats of 45Q on the underside of the nail, let it dry and applied two coats on the topside of the nail as well.
After everything was dry I used a make up sponge, ripping little bits off and applying the three colors in order lightest to darkest.
I wanted the nails to have a dry blood effect combined with dirt which is why I choose to matte polishes for the tip of the nails. And it worked :)



After the success of that I started filing the Acrylic nails. A looong process to be honest. I think it took me 2 hours.
I held them onto my natural nail to see how to file them and to make sure I don’t mess up I applied little dots to mark where to file.


After all the nails where done I cut toothpicks in half and glued them on to the fake nails, to make the polish application more easy.
Step by step I started working on the nails. Applying the polish under the nails, letting it dry. Later applying two coats on top, letting it dry. Doing the gradient and carefully applying the hexagon glitter while the polish was still wet. Last step wasn’t so easy, since matte polishes dry hella fast.

Here is the result.


Since I had to work yesterday, I couldn’t apply the nails at home, which meant taking them to work and gluing them on afterwards before I went to the SocialMovieNight.

Here are the two pictures I uploaded on Instagram



and some more which I took after the SocialMovieNight when I got home.





This nail design was so much fun and a challenge. It took a lot of time and I really hope you enjoy it!

Have a great night




You want to win tickets for the SocialMovieNight? Follow the accounts below.

Robert Hofmann YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter

Patrice Bouédibéla: FB | Instagram | Twitter

As always, a big thank you to the team behind Robert – PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Most of the pictures at the events are taken by RedCarpetReports: Website | FB