Sunday, July 29, 2012

Dried flowers

Hi my friends!

Do you remember herbarium? We used to make them in primary school. It was so fun searching for  flowers and plants, and learning about them on the way. So, this manicure is kinda trip to the past. I've got some dried flowers from BornPretty Store, and I had my share of fun with it.
They came in a plastic wheel, the ones we used to see full of rhinestones. The flowers are in two different shape and 12 colors, so everyone can pick a favorite. You can found it here
Sjećate li se herbarija? Nekad smo ih izrađivali u osnovnoj školi. Bilo je zabavno tražiti cvijeće i druge biljke, i usput nešto i naučiti o njima. Pa je ova manikura na neki način put u prošlost. Dobila sam sušeno cvijeće od BornPretty Store, i baš se zabavila s njim. 
Cvijeće je u plastičnom kolu, onakvom u kakvom dođu i nail art kristalići. Cvijeća su dvije različite vrste i 12 boja, i svatko si može pronaći favorita. Možete ga naći ovdje.


I decided to go with a plain round flowers for my ring finger and more complicated shape for my middle finger. First I applied an extra coat of transparent polish and pushed flower in it, after that was dried, I applied two more coats of topcoat. The round flowers are easier to work with it, but I must admit that the ones on my middle ring looks more interesting. 
Odlučila sam se za obićni okrugli cvijet za prstenjake i kompliciraniji oblik za nokte na srednjim prstima. Preko laka sam nanijela sloj prozirnog laka i cvijet gurnula u njega, a kad se to osušilo, dodala sam još dva sloja nadlaka da to sve zaštitim. Okrugli cvjetići su jednostavniji za baratanje, ali ovi na srednjim prstima mi izgledaju puno interesantnije. 



That was it! I have my cute, girly manicure... after which I had to wash the dishes, I took a shower (twice),  washed my hair and some laundry... oh boy, I'm such a busy little bees . I wanted to see how long will these flowers stay on my nails. Here we are - 24 hours after...
To bi bilo to! Eto moje slatke, girly manikure... nakon koje sam morala oprati suđe, otuširati se (dva puta), oprati kosu, čak i nešto rublja... oh, što sam vrijedna . Htjela sam testirati izdržljivost ovog na noktima. I evo nas - 24 sata kasnije...


My hubby helped with this picture . The manicure survived all those jobs, only the green flower loosed one petal, the topcoat peeled off it, I guess I've could be more generous with it. Other than that, the flowers are looking much better than my polish, you can see some tipwear on few nails. So, this was a pleasent surprise. If you like flowers and girly manicures, just go for it! And while buying it, don't forget to use my X10X31 code for 10% off. 
For base I made gradient using Avon 'blue escape' and Opi 'yoga-ta get this blue' polishes. 
Mužić mi je pomogao s gornjom fotkom . Manikura je preživjela sve te poslove, samo je jedna latica zelenog cvjetića  otpala, mislim da sam mogla biti i velikodušnija s nadlakom. Sve u svemu, cvjetići izgledaju čak i bolje od laka, vidite da se na nekim noktima i izlizao. Dakle, ovo je ugodno iznenađnje. Ako volite cvijeće i girly manikure, samo navalite! I dok ga kupujete, nemojte zaboraviti iskoristiti kod X10X31 za 10% popusta.
Za bazu sam napravila gradijent s Avonovim 'blue escape' i Opi 'yoga-ta get this blue' lakovima.



It seems like a sponge has started to crumble and I haven't noticed before I put a pics on the screen You haven't seen this Avon polish, so here is it on its own.
Čini se da se spužva počela raspadati, a nisam primjetila prije no što sam stavila fotke gore . Niste još vidjele ovaj Avonov lak, pa evo i njega. 




Last picture taken in the sun, the rest of them in the shade, two coats with topcoat, and you can still see the nail line. I see great reviews of Avon polishes everywhere, but I must say that I'm not impressed with these polishes. Ok, I only have two of them, but they are both kinda watery and pretty sheer, the drying time is nothing special, the brush is ok, the colors are nice... but really nothing special. Not worthy of that price. 
So, what say you about it? Would you wear dried flowers on your nails?
Posljednja fotka na suncu, ostatak iz hlada, na njima dva sloja s nadlakom, a još uvijek se vidi linija nokta. Vidim da su cure oduševljene Avonovim lakovima, ali moram priznati da sama baš i nisam impresionirana. Ok, imam samo dva, ali oba su vodenasta i prilično prozirna, vrijeme sušnje nije ništa posebno, četkica je ok, boje su lijepe... ali ništa posebno. Ne vrijede mi te cijene.
A što vi kažete? Biste nosile cvijeće na noktima?

Till we meet again... Žana 


p.s. this product (dried flower) was sent to me for review
p.s. proizvod (suho cvijeće) dobiven na recenziju

48 comments:

  1. Predivna manikura.
    Favorit mi je zeleni cvjetić :), presladak je!

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  2. Ej jesi me sad vratila na davne dane kad smo pravili herbarijum:)Kako je to dobro vrijeme bilo!A manikura mi je super,posebno ovaj veliki rozi cvijet na srednjem prstu:)

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    1. je, najbolje izgleda :-D
      ja sam pred par godina opet sa sinom radila herbarijum ;-)

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  3. Yes, I remember the herbarium, I wonder if young people do that any longer, probably not LOL
    Some counties might even have prohibition against dried flower with the risk of fauna pollution, I wonder if some of these ever get caught in customs..
    Anyhow the pink ones are especially cute :)

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    1. i know that in our county there's a few flowers that are 'forbidden' and you'll pay a big penalty if you're seen picking it ;-D

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  4. Wow great, I love these dried flowers want them too *-*! And nice nail art.

    lg Neru

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  5. These look so pretty, I really wanna try them out. :)

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  6. Wow! The dried flower nailart is great! I love it! *-*
    Take a look at my blog if you like :)
    http://lighty-nailartiamoci.blogspot.it/

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  7. waw prekrasno izgleda, puno posla al rezultat je savrsen! :)

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    1. hvala... nije bilo baš tako strašno ;-)

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  8. Steta sto je Avon lak tako vodenast, inace mi je lepa boja :-) Svidja mi se gradient i svidjaju mi se vise zeleni i roza cvetic na domalim prstima, ali pretpostavljam da je i ovaj drugi tip cvetica lep, mada mi se cini da kod mene ne bi dugo trajali... :-)

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    1. meni su na prvu ti manji bili draži, ali ovi veći interesantnije izgledaju :-D
      evo, skoro 48 sati je prošlo i ne pada mi na pamet promijenit manikuru, super se drže, osim onog malog zelenog, ali vjerojatno sam sama kriva jer nisam stavila dovoljno nadlaka na njega

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  9. Nice :))
    Gradient mi je savršen <3

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  10. I love the idea of dried flowers, but I never can seem to make cute manis with them! I love your gradient background, too!! ^.^

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    1. thank you, this is my first time doing anything with these flowers and it's not so hard, trust me :-D

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  11. Ovaj zelenkasti i pink cvjetić skupa s ovom plavom kombinacijom - čisto savršenstvo... ovo inače još nisam nigdje vidjela i iako inače nisam ljubitelj sušenog cvijeća, izgleda presavršeno :-))

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    1. hvala ti :-D
      meni se činilo da sam prije tip za nitne ali ni cvijeće ne izgleda loše ;-)

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  12. Ovo je odlično! Predobro izgledaju nokti!

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  13. looks really pretty, love the flowers!

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  14. gradijent mi je super, cvijece tako tako, nisam neki veliki ljubitelj, ali zgodno se uklapa

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    1. i meni su draže zakovice, ali za promjenu može i ovo proći ;-D

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  15. As I've said on FB, the gradient looks amazing!

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  16. Hi, this mani is gorgeous! :) I love the gradient and the flowers are so cute (I own them too, but I haven't tried them yet)!

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  17. I love that you put them on a darker background, it's like they're leaping right out of the air!

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  18. Pretty! I am afraid it won't last long on my nails lol

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    1. thank you :-D
      maybe you'd be surprised, just like me ;-)

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  19. Uuuu,ovi plaviši su fantastični,a za ovakvu primjenu suhog cvijća stvarno nisam niti znala da postoji!Kombinacije su beskrajne.

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    1. eto vidiš, možeš i ti nešto naučit od mene ;-D

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  20. What a gorgeous design!! So summery and kind a tropical:D Your hubby is so sweet~;D

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    1. thank you dear :-D
      that was his contribution to my obsession ;-D

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  21. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i just loved the color ,and the pink and the yellow flowers!!!

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