Dizzy Miss Lizzi

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas nails tutorial with Estessimo TiNS nail polishes

Hello everyone ^_^/

Christmas is already past and we are gearing towards the New Year but it's never too late to share my Christmas nails. I wanted something blingy for the holidays so I decided to use some of my Estessimo TiNS nail polishes.

After going through my stash I picked Estessimo TiNS the Happy Milk, a sheer sparkly white nail colour, and Estessimo TiNS the Prince Charming, a green glitter nail polish. I also used a sheet of Japanese 3D nail decals that were given to me as a gift from a good friend.

After painting my nails with two coats of the Happy Milk (it's super sheer as you can see) and waiting for it to dry, I sponged the Prince Charming on top, creating a glitter gradation.

Then I placed some of the stickers, making sure to keep a nice and balanced look and in the end I sealed everything with Seche Vite top coat.

My inspiration for this mani was our Christmas tree, which is why I chose a green background and white stickers so that they will look like ornaments on the tree.

I hope you all had a great Christmas with your loved ones. I will close this post with a bonus shot of our Christmas tree.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect nail polish in Cloudy Violet and Emerald Divine

Hello everyone ^_^

it's been a while since I've last showed you a holographic nail polish around here but this is about to change. Recently I got my hands on a couple of Layla Hologram Effect nail polishes as I wanted to try them. The colours I chose were Cloudy Violet and Emerald Divine.

Before I continue, I would like to let you know that I have a Facebook only giveaway running, to celebrate my Facebook page 1000 likes milestone. Just go to Cel's Deconails facebook page to see how you can take part.

Back to the subject of nail polish, as I couldn't choose between the two, I decided to paint my nails with Cloudy Violet and use Emerald Divine as an accent colour on my ring finger. I used the NfuOh aqua base, applied two coats of the hologram effect nail polish on top and sealed everything with China Glaze Fast Forward top coat.

As you can see both colours look fabulous and Fast Forward didn't dull the holographic effect at all.

All photos are taken inside under artificial light. I wish I had some photos under direct sunlight to show you but the weather has been cloudy lately so I didn't get a chance to snap any.

What do you think of this combination dear readers? Do you own any Layla hologram effect nail polishes? Which colour would you recommend I should add to my collection? Let me know in the comments ^_^
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

December nail inspiration, Christmas nail art

Hello everyone ^_^/

the most beautiful month of the year is upon us once again. Just a few days left for Christmas so this nail inspiration post is full of Christmas nail art tutorials from the Nail Up! January 2011 edition.

These fun step by step nail art tutorials show you how to transform a fairly simple manicure into a Christmas nail art extravaganza. On the right there are two easy to follow nail art tutorials, while on the left you can see nail art ideas for the days before Christmas and how they can easily be transformed into Christmas nails for Christmas day.

 Here are a few more simple (or not so much) Christmas nail art ideas.

Which one is your favourite dear readers? I am really loving all the snowflake designs as I am hoping we have a White Christmas this year.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gold and black for James Bond

Hello everyone ^_^/

recently darling and me went to see Skyfall, so I wanted to make James Bond themed nails. As my nails are quite short lately, I decided to go for a black and gold glitter gradation. Black because in my opinion it's Bond's colour and gold because my favourite James Bond movie is Goldfinger.

I used Gold Old Buffy from the Essence Vampire's Love trend edition which is a black nail polish full of gold micro glitter and Make it Golden from the Essence colour & go series which is full of gold glitter of every shape and size.

I did an accent finger full of gold glitter and the gradation effect on the rest of my nails. Sealed everything with Seche Vite and I was good to go.

What I really loved about Make it Golden was that it was very easy to apply. Usually glitter nail polishes are troublesome as the glitter particles have to be moved around with the brush or an orange stick for full coverage. But this was not an issue in this case.

I seldom wear gold on my nails but I really liked this look. I got many compliments about it too both in and outside of the cinema ^_^

What about you dear readers? Have you watched Skyfall? Did you do a matching manicure?

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Experiments, experiments...

Hello everyone ^_^/

in the midst of the Black Friday sale craziness, I am experimenting on new decoden styles. And since it's been a while since my last crafting post, I will show you the results of my experiments today!

A while ago a bought a bunch of super kawaii fabrics! They were sitting in a box while I was trying to decide what to do with them. So I decided to include them in a decoden project and see how they will turn out. 

As I love changing my phone case every few months, I made a couple of cases for my phone. The first one has an Alice in Wonderland theme. I used a cute pink fabric with Alice themed playing cards, glitter and Swarovski crystals. And a lot of shiny varnish!!!

The second one is black and full of yummy sweets. I also added rhinestones for some bling ^_^
I used a different technique for this one so it turned out a bit rough around the edges, but I like it none the less.

Do you use phone cases dear readers? Do you prefer simple ones or blingy overloaded ones? Let me know in the comments!
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

the Greek files #13, Erre Due nail colours for fall

Hello everyone ^_^/

I haven't done a Greek files post for quite some time now so today I want to show you two of my favourite fall nail colours by Erre Due. If you read this blog for sometime now you will be familiar with Erre Due, a Greek cosmetics brand that a great range of nail polishes.

Two of the colours I really like for fall are Erre Due 249 and Erre Due 256 .

Erre Due 249 is a beautiful blue colour with a metallic finish. Here you can see it on my nails, after having applied two coats without topcoat.

Erre Due 256 is a grey creme. Usually I don't like creme colours but I am really loving this one. Although I am itching to add some glitter on top. This one too is two coats without topcoat.

Have you tried Erre Due nail polishes dear readers? What are your favourite fall colours?
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Halloween giveaway winner announcement

Hello everyone ^_^/

I have finally verified all the entries for my giveaway and I am ready to announce the winner.
But before I do that, I want to thank everyone who took part. Keep an eye both on this blog as well as on my other pages for more giveaways that are coming soon.

So, without further ado, the winner to my giveaway is

Lydia from the blog Made of Stars.
Congratulations Lydia! Keep an eye for my email and please respond withing 48 hours (or another winner will be chosen)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NYX Girls nail polish haul and swatches

Hello everyone ^_^/

as you might remember a few weeks ago I attended the NYX store opening in my city. As a nail polish collector who respects herself, of course I had to get some nail polish. The store carries the whole range of the NYX Girls nail polish and it was really hard choosing just a few shades.

In the end I decided to buy five shades, Woman, Moonwalk, Aqua Glitter, Maven and Fame. I also received Grapefruit in the gift bag we were given to try out the products.

So here are some swatches of the colours. All swatches are two coats, under direct sunlight. In the cases of Aqua Glitter, Maven and Fame, I swatched them both on their own and over black (one coat black, two coats of each NYX colour) as they are glitters suitable for layering.

From left to right we have Grapefruit, Woman, Moonwalk, Aqua Glitter, Maven, Fame.

Grapefruit is what I would call a pinkish orange, if that makes any sense. It's a beautiful creme, perfect for bright summer days. Woman is a deep burgundy shimmer that will definitely by on my nails during the Holiday season. Moonwalk is a cool lavender metallic colour. Aqua glitter and Maven look quite different in the bottle but on the nails I couldn't tell them apart. Both are very pretty but if you have one, you don't need the other. And last but not least is my favourite of the bunch, Fame. A purple glitter in clear base that looks absolutely fabulous when layered over black. I think I will wear this one the most and will try different layering combinations.

Do you own any NYX Girls nail polishes dear readers? Which shade is your favourite?
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

No H8, eradicate hate in the nail polish blogging community

Hello everyone ^_^/

today I have a post that is a bit different, to share with you. We all know that at times in every community drama and wank can arise. And even worse, bullying. Sadly this has been the case in the nail blogging world recently and although I usually stay away from such situations, today I want to join the NO H8 in the Nail Polish Blogger community movement with all the fellow nail polish bloggers who are taking a stand against hate and bullying in the nail polish blogging world (and in the world in general). Today, on November 8th, nail bloggers are taking a stand against bullying and are sharing a purple manicure. 

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay. 

Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, colour, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair colour...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog. 

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colourful community.

List of the sites and bloggers who support NO H8

The mani I chose to show you today, comes from my vault. And there is a reason for that. It has stayed there because I found it messy and I wasn't sure if I wanted to post it or not. But today I am proudly sharing it with  you all, because at the end of the day nail blogging is about loving nail polish and having fun painting our nails, not about putting people down for silly reasons like clean up.

This is a half moon mani with two of the most recent OPI DS additions, Temptation and Bold

I hope you like it dear readers and most importanly I hope you support this cause.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November nail inspiration, fall inspired step by step nail art

Hello everyone ^_^/

November is upon us and finally I can feel the weather getting colder. So for this month's nail inspiration, I have for you easy to follow step by step nail art tutorials with a fall theme as seen in the November edition of Nail UP! Magazine.

First we have three nail art tutorials using easy to find nail art parts like glitter, nail decals, pearls and rhinestones or Swarovski crystals. Use top coat to glue the smaller parts and glue for the bigger parts.

If you have a steady hand you can try the following designs that can be made by using different colours and brushes. For the thicker lines use your nail polish brush after carefully wiping the extra polish on the inside of the bottle neck. For the finer lines, put a drop of nail polish on a paper palette and use a fine nail art brush.

What do you think dear readers? Are these tutorials easy to follow, or do you find them confusing?
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alice in Wonderland nails for Halloween

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween *^_^*

For today I have been saving a super kawaii manicure to show you, with a theme that I think fits the day perfectly. What is that you might ask? Why, Alice in Wonderland of course!

My base colour is Stargazer #312, a lovely burgundy/pink nail polish full of blue shimmer. Stargazer is a long time favourite of mine as it was my first favourite nail polish brand, back at a time when nail polishes used to be just different shades of red. But Stargazer was always a fun exception to that rule ;) As you can see, 312 is very pretty both in the bottle and on the nails. It's quite sheer though so make sure you use a good solid colour underneath. I layered 2 coats over red.

Then I used some super cute nail decals from Japan and as an accent I used Models Own Freak Out! from the Mirrorball collection.

Everything was sealed with Seche Vite top coat as usual.

Do you like Alice in Wonderland dear readers What do you have on your nails for Halloween?
p.s. don't forget to enter my Happy Halloween giveaway, open until November 11.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10 items I would repurchase tag

Hello everyone ^_^/

back in August the lovely Argyrousa tagged me with the 10 items I would repurchase tag. So here are the 10 beauty products I would repurchase if I ran out.

1. Etude House BB cream for Oily Skin. I have tried a lot of BB creams but this one is by far the best for my skin. It kills any breakout, has perfect coverage, yet feels light on the face and blends perfectly with my skin tone.
2. Skin 79 UV perfect BB Pact SPF 30. My favourite face product along with my BB cream. Gives my face a matte look and has SPF 30 to protect me from the harmful sunrays. It's always in my purse.
3. Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus mascara. The best mascara you can ever find. Majolica Majorca is the drugstore department of Shisheido and available only in Asia but if you ever come across this epic product, do not pass it by. Your lashes will be grateful!
4. Seche Vite top coat. Need I say more?
5. TonyMoly petite bunny gloss bar in cherry. I usually cannot take lip products as they bother me but I am loving this one. It hydrates my lips and gives them a small splash of colour too. Plus it has a lovely cherry scent. (for a chance to win one of these in neon yellow amongst other things, make sure you enter my Happy Halloween giveaway).
6. NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk. This is a new entry but I always find products like this very handy and this shade is perfect for every occasion.
7. LUSH Lemony Flutter cuticle butter. This is my third pack if that says anything.
8. L'Occitane precious fluid. I cannot go without this one. This bottle is almost over so I will need a new one soon.
9. Apivita Lavender & Honey shampoo. My favourite lavender smell can be on my hair too. A shampoo designed for sensitive scalp, it also makes my hair soft and shiny :)
10. And last but not least, another L'Occitane product, the infamous L'Occitane Shea Butter. There are many ways to use this, from hydrating your body to taking care of rough spots like feet. Highly recommended!

So what are the 10 products you would repurchase dear readers? 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Halloween Giveaway

Hello everyone ^_^/

as you might know, Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. So I decided to hold a Happy Halloween Giveaway. You can win a variety of prizes that I purchased for this purpose in Hong Kong.
So we can say it's a Fall giveaway with a Hong Kong flair!

The prize consists of the following:
* 3 sparkly nail polishes from Sasa
* 1 Canmake eyeshadow trio
* 1 cucumber sheet face mask
* 1 eos strawberry lip balm
* 1 Tonymoly petite bunny gloss bar

The giveaway will end on Sunday November 11 and is open internationally.
All the prizes have been purchased by me.
You can enter via rafflecopter, just follow the instructions below ^_^

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If you want an image to post about this giveaway, feel free to use the one in this post :)
Good luck to everyone who enters ^_^
This is the first time I am using Rafflecopter, if you see anything weird please let me know!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween nail art tutorial and some exciting news

Hello everyone ^_^/

this post is full of bits and pieces as I have some very exciting news to share with you all!

First of all, I wrote a guest post for becomegorgeous.com. If you like the nails in the photo and want to learn how I made them head on to my Cat and Paws Halloween nail art tutorial.

The other piece of news I have is even more exciting as I am going to be teaching some seminars in my city.

The first is about how to sell and market your handmade crafts online. I am going to be teaching the whole process from setting up a paypal account to finding the right online venue to sell your crafts, including details on how to photograph, tag and promote your creations in social media.

The second is about nail art and frankening. I will demonstrate easy nail art techniques using things we already have at home and how we can transform old nail polishes into fun new ones using all sorts of sparkly stuff.

If you live in Thessaloniki and wish to attend any of the above just click on the highlighted links for more information. I hope to see some of you there ^_^

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Monday, October 15, 2012

NYX store opening in Thessaloniki

Hello everyone ^_^/

October has been a very busy month in my city as many well known cosmetics companies have opened shops in the city centre. The most glamorous opening of all was definitely that of NYX Cosmetics. The opening was held on October 6 and all the beauty bloggers of the city were invited.

The store is conveniently located at Ermou 65 in the city centre.

Before the opening we had the chance to browse around and take a closer look at the products. It was fun meeting fellow bloggers while the NYX girls were very kind and helpful and answered all our questions.

 I saw quite a few things I liked but as expected my main focus were the nail polishes. The colour range is amazing and there is no lack of my favourite glitters.

The NYX Cosmetics founder Toni Ko also attended the event. We all had the chance to ask her one question.

photo courtesy of NYX Cosmetics Greece

Unfortunately I had to leave so I didn't make it for the Q&A session. But my friend Fani from Our Walking Closet's Secrets was kind enough to ask my question too. Head over to her blog post to read what was discussed. Before we left we were given a few products to try out.

I really love the orange glitter, just in time for Halloween. I think it will look perfect both on my eyes and nails. The rest of the products were an eye shadow palette, a nail polish in Grapefruit, a jumbo lip pencil and a sheer gloss.

And last but not least, here is my first NYX haul. Apart from all the sparkly nail polishes, I got a face powder, 3 jumbo eye pencils (which are fantastic, I've been using them non stop since I got them) and a purple glitter powder. I will showcase all the above in an upcoming post so stay tuned.

All in all it was a fantastic evening. Welcome to Greece NYX Cosmetics, see you again soon for another epic haul ^_^

p.s. as always you can click on the photos for bigger versions :)

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