Saturday, 27 October 2012


As I'm gonna give birth soon, paiting nails is the last thing on my mind right now.
One day I'll get back here ;)
Wish you all a beautiful autumn/winter!
In a meantime you can find me at where I blog mainly about crocheting, but also other DIY stuff :)
If you like sonething that I made and you'd like to buy it don't hestiate to ask! It will be my pleasure to make someting for you :)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Argyle once again

Base - OPI Alpine Snow layered with Miss Sporty no name sparkling polish
Gold - miss sporty

And, thanks to being in a hurry, uneven, blurry and messy black lines... Next time I should do my nails when I have enough time to paint them properly and wait for them to dry a bit before putting a topcoat on...

Friday, 5 October 2012

Chocolate halfmoons

For this mani I used one of Essie nudes and a polish from Color Club bohemian collection.
I didn't like it at first but now I think it's really nice :)

My cuticles looks horrible, I really need to take care of them...

Friday, 28 September 2012

Chocolate chip cookies :D

I used two Essence polishes for this :)
It reminds me so much of chocolate chip cookies :D
I really like this mani and I'm sure I'll do it again, but in different colours ;)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Colorful Union Jack

I did this mani long timeago, I don't remember what polishes I used... For sure I used one of Inglot polishes for light blue and Essence pink polish for the cross on the flag.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Skunk nails :D

Very simple mani but one of my favourite ones! I think it looks awesome :)
It reminds me of a skunk tail :)
As a base I used one of Essie nude polishes and two LA Colours strippers in black and white. And, obviously, Seche Vite on top ;)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Sephora nail path art weartest - result

I definitely can't recommend this nail pathes to you... I didn't do anything unusual nor anything that could possibly damage my nails so quickly and at the evening of the day that I put the stickers on they were chipped on four nails... After four days I had to remove them as I couldn't look at my nails anymore...
This stickers are good for one night out, not for longer. I'll not buy them again.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Sephora nail path art weartest

Recently I bought nail stickers in Sephora. I had two pack of them before and I was really happy with them. I don't remember though how long they lasted on my nails... I love how easy they are to put on and how good they look on the nail (not like Essence ones...). I used a Sally Hansen basecoat and I put Seche Vite on top. I wonder how long will they last :)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Summer flowers nailart

To see my inspiration for this nails check out my pinterest profile :) and btw, I have Instagram account now so feel free to see me there - inusiax.
Have a nice day!!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

most boring stripes ever

I wanted to try new colors that I bought recently and I couldn't choose worst color combo... The funny thing is that this is actually the only mani that was noticed by people on the street since I have this blog :P To be fair I didn't even bother to take a proper photo of this mani, I didn't think I'll post it here. But since I don't feel well and the last time I did my nails was almost a week ago, I need to post something not-so-nice.
I used George - Witchcraft as a base and Barry M - Mint green, George - Cloudless sky and Maybelline - Silver Speed for stripes.

stripes nail art

About my middle finger nail - it's not broken, it just bend in this weird way.

I feel so bad that I don't have time to check out your blogs, but lately if I spend more than an hour on internet I don't feel to good...

Saturday, 28 April 2012

my very first konadicure :)

I bought my very first Konad plates at buyincoins and I recived them yesterday. I have two samping plates from Essence that I bought over a year ago, but as they don't have any patterns, only single images it makes it much easier to do ;) I had troubles stamping with Konad plates, it is much more difficult than I expected. Besides I always thought Konad plates are bigger :)
Unfortunatelly Konad patterns are to small for my nails on my right hand (nails on my left hand are about 2mm shorter due to frequent breaking weeks ago. Konad patterns looks good on most of them).
This mani is far from perfect, but I think it's not to bad for the first time ;) I used Barry M - Green MintOPI - Alpine Snow and Konad plate M63.

barry m green mint, opi alpine snow, konad m63

Thursday, 26 April 2012

flowers & stripes

For past couple of days I'm in a really bad mood, I'm tired all the time and everything can make me cry. I guess   my pragnancy hormons are messing up with me... I hope it'll past soon. Lately I don't have much energy to post and to make new manis almost every day...
This mani I made about a month ago and I don't remember all polishes I used. I'm sure I used George - Meteorite and Essence - You belong to me for leaves, Max Factor - Juicy plum and Chilled lilac for stripes and base colours, also for flowers. There are also two more polishes involded but I don't remember which. I think I used Technic - Lollipop somewhere in flowers. Rhinestone is from Born Pretty Store.

stripes flowers nail art

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

bow mani

When I saw this on Pinterest I knew I need to try to do this mani :) It's not perfect and I'm only happy with my index finger, but I hope next time I'll do it it'll be more precise. I used George - Smarty pants as a base, OPI - Alpine snow and LA Colors nail art polish in black. Sorry for really bad quality of this photo, but lately the weather is not to good and that's the best I have...

bow nail art

Monday, 23 April 2012

contest entry

The theme of the contest is "Do you believe in magic?" and is hosted by Neverland Nail Blog (I just love the name of this blog! Probably that's because I love Peter Pan ;)). You can win $25 to spend in Ninja Polish shop.
My inspiration came straight from Neverland ;) - fairies. I think I overused glitter :P Well, what can I say, I am one crazy person ;)
Polishes I used:
Essence - Julia
Essence - Louise
Maybelline - White dream
Maybelline - Berry fast
George - Be mine
George - Buttercup shine
Rimmel - Misty jade
no name glitters and rhinestones

Brace yourself, my mani is coming...

magic faries nail art contest

magic faries nail art contest

magic faries nail art contest

I hope you enjoyed my craziness ;)

Friday, 20 April 2012

mint leopard

I needed some spring colors in my life ;) I'm not to happy with colors I used - base color (Rimmel - Misty Jade) and dots inside leopard spots (Essence - You belong to me) was so similar that sometimes it was hard to tell there are more than two colors on my nails... Dark green is George - Meteorite. This is not my best leopard print... Maybe because I used another size of dotting tool? I always used the smallest one - the only one that Essence have in their offer, but now I used the one that it's on every second end of most common dotting tools (I have the ones from Born Pretty Store - I used the pink one from this set). I guess that may be the reason... Or maybe my skills are getting worse? :P

mint green leopard print nail art

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

dotting tool stripes

I wanted to try this technique again as I had so much fun doing it before. But polishes I used this time dried so slow, it took me at least three times more time to do my nails than it takes usually. It was annoying and fun finished after another blob of polish was drying for ages again.
I used George - Fortune teller as a base, Essence - Very berry, Essence - Ultimate pink and  Essence - Break trough. It was a nightmare trying to take a proper photo of this mani and I failed :P

dotting tool stripes nail art

Oh, and I changed adress of my blog ;) I was never happy with "somethinglikepolish" so it was about time to change it. And I really want to change layout of my blog but I have no ideas for it yet... I hope I'll do it by the end of the week :P

Zapraszam na rozdanie u Pauli. Do zdobycia sporo fajnych kosmetyk√≥w.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

naked nails

I took this photo yesterday, just before painting my nails.

naked nails nail care

What do you think? :)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Argyle nails

First time I saw argyle manis on pinterest and I fell in love with them straight away. I was so confused how to do them... It's so simple... I can't believe I had so much troubles to figure it out! At first I wanted to do them using scotch tape but when I tried to put on my first tape piece it came to me that paiting it it's not that hard ;)
For this mani I used Collection 2000 - Marshmellow and Max Factor - Chilled Lilac. I just hate paiting my nails with Max Factor Mini Nail Polishes, it's so uncomfortable!

argyle nail art collection 2000 marshmellow max factor chilled lilac

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

stripes inspired by Glamour

I was a bit tired of making fancy nails every day for the 31 days challenge so it was kind of a relief when I saw nail art inspiration in May Glamour and I didn't really have to think what to do on my nails:

max factor lollipop cool jade glamour nail art

They suggested to use Max Factor polishes - Cool Jade and Lollipop. I used something similar - Rimmel - Misty Jade and Max Factor - Disco Pink.

rimmel misty jade max factor disco pink stripes glamour nail art

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

31 days challenge - recreate your favourite challenge

I didn't really do what they said I'm supposed to paint today. I recreated mani that I saw on many, many blogs, for sure at Very Emily and Emerald Sparkled. All I can say is that since I saw this mani for the first time I wanted to recreate it, but I never have the guts ;)
I used Essence - You belong to me, OPI - Alpine Snow, George - Meteorite, Essence - Lime up!, Essence - Ultimate pink, Essence -Very Berry , Essence - Enchanted fairy

vintage floral flower nail art

You have no idea how happy I am that this challenge is finally over :))

Monday, 9 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a tutorial

I wanted to do something new for me, so I'll really have to use tutorial ;) I typed "flower nail art tutorial" in google and I found this tutorial. It was a bit hard for me to fit it on my short nails but I think I did good :) It's not really the type of mani that I like, but I think I'm gonna wear it again with a bit of changes.
I used  Inglot - 307, some flakies I bought long time ago back in Poland, OPI - Alpine Snow, black and white nail art polishes from LA Colors and Rimmel - Misty Jade.

flower nail art

Sunday, 8 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by supernatural

Boring, simple, more halloween than inspired by supernatural mani.
OPI - Alpine snow and LA Colors nail art polish in black + two rhinestones on my ring finger as eyes.
I'm glad this challange is almost done, last few challanges were exhausting...

halloween ghost nail art

Saturday, 7 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a flag

I painted flags of countries that mean something for me:
Poland: As most of you know I'm from Poland. I lived there 21 years. (OPI - Alpine snow, Essence - Red-y to go)
Luxembourg: I moved there for a short time for work. It's really beautiful country and I just love everything in there. (Essence - Red-y to go, OPI - Alpine Snow, Essence - Let's get lost)
UK & England: Where I live now and where I'm planning to stay :) (ring finger: mix of LA Colors nail art polish in black and Essence - Let's get lost for a base, LA Colors nail art polish in white and Essence - Red-y to go. Pinky: OPI - Alpine Snow and  Essence - Red-y to go)

poland luxembourg unated kingdom england flag nail art
Poland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, England

Friday, 6 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by artwork

You have to excuse me, I have nothing for today. Can I say that I was inspired by nail artwork? ;)
Something you have seen plenty of times - butterfly nail art.

butterfly nail art
flash light

I had troubles with making a proper photo.
I used beautiful duochrome Accessorize - Pink Spice as a base, LA Colors nail art polishes in black and white.

butterfly nail art

butterfly nail art

Thursday, 5 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a pattern

My inspiration was my blog pattern :)
I used Accessorize - Fudge as a base, then I freehanded my blog pattern with Essence - Trust in fashion and  Lime up! and make dots with Essence - Very berry. I also used Seche Vite for the first time... God, it smells! Uh, terrible... But it's the best top coat I ever used so I'm gonna stick with it from now on :)

pattern flower nature nail art

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by fashion

I mentioned before that Burberry is my favourite brand. In that case what else could I create on my nails but Burberry pattern? :)

burberry nail art
I used George - Fortune teller as a base, then I painted black and white stripes with LA Colors nail art polishes and for the last touch I painted stripes with Essence - Red-y to go using brush from one of LA Colors polishes.
Unfortunatelly I messed up my thumb when I put on my top coat... But I'm still proud of this mani :)

Monday, 2 April 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a movie & inspired by a book

Past few days the weather is terrible... No sun, windy... I had no inspiration to resize photos and write a post :P Today I decided I haven't post long enaugh so I may as well stop playing on my DS and post something ;)

I guess that was the worst challenge for my brain so far... I couldn't came up with anything good and both my manis are fails. Finally I did them during one night and removed them both right after taking pictures. Uh... Painting them was a nightmare...
First is movie inspired. More like cartoon inspired :P Spongebob Squarepants Fail:

spongebob squarepants nail art
base color - George - buttercup shine

And now, book inspired, even bigger fail: Bridget Jones Diary

bridget jones diary nail art
base color - Essence - ultimate pink
Index finger - cigarette (as Bridges smokes all the time)
Middle finger - heart for heart problems
Ring finger - poorly made half of book cover :P
Pinky - question marr for "difficult choice" in mean area :P

Saturday, 31 March 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a song

This one was easy for me, I knew exactly what I want to do.
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
lady gaga paparazzi nail art
And here's my mani:
lady gaga paparazzi nail art
I used Inglot - 307 and Hema polish in black.

Friday, 30 March 2012

31 days challenge - inspired by a color

I had no idea what to do for today... I searched for inspiration in other girls challenges but I guess all of us were confused with this one... I was thinking all the time about something inspired by red color and since there is this craziness about The Hunger Games and a lot of girs make "Girl on fire" inspired manis I decided to do something similar.
Inspired by red - fire.

fire red nail art
I used: Essence - Red-y to go, Nails inc - Piccadilly circus, Essence - Hypnotic poison.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

31 days challenge - water marbled

Water marbling is how I discovered nail art. I was looking for some make-up tutorials in Google and I found Colette blog. It was in February or March 2011. I tried water marbling only once since then, it was acutually my very first nail art :) I remember I didn't protect my fingers with tape and I put my fingers all the way down in water... So you can imagine how much of a clean up I had ;)
Today I did two water marbles... My first nail today (index finger on first photo) was nearly perfect! I hoped all next marbles will be so nice and easy... Haha, I wish. It was getting worse and worse... After few hours, when my anger for water marbling went away, I tried again, with different polishes. It turned out a bit better :)

For first water marbling I used OPI - Alpine Snow as a base, Max Factor - Intense Plum, Disco pink and Chilled Lilac.

water marble nail art

For this water marble I used OPI - Alpine Snow as a base, Missguided - Misstique, LA Colors nail art polishes in white and black. I also added two layers of Essence glitter topcoat.

water marble nail art

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

31 days challenge - galaxies

I was scared to do this mani, I was sure I'll mess it up, but I'm really proud of what I came up with :)

galaxies nail art galaxy

I used no name black polish from Hema as a base, then I sponged white OPI - Alpine Snow, Collection 2000 - Marshmellow, Essence - Break trough and a bit of Max Factor - Fantasy Fire over black parts.
For the yellow parts of stars I used Inglot - 307.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

31 days challenge - half moons

My first half moons... To create this I used french tips stickers. I made some mistakes, but I think it's not to bad... I used George - Fortune teller and black no name Hema polish.

half moons nail art

Monday, 26 March 2012

31 days challenge - glitter

Simple mani, my favourite combo when I want to use glitter: Essence - Hypnotic poison and top coat Essence - Louise.
It looks amazing in darker places like clubs/pubs :)

essence hypnotic poison louis glitter nail art

Sunday, 25 March 2012

31 days challenge - tribal print

I don't understand the idea of tribal nail art - where it come from, what is supposed to be on nails, how do I decide is it a tribal print or not? I typed "tribal nail art tutorial" to google and I decided to use this one. That's what I created:

tribal nail art

I really liked it and I'm sure I'll do tribal nail art in future :)
For this mani I used coral pink no name Miss Sporty polish (it look like orange, not coral pink on this photo...), Essence - Break trough and LA Colors nail art polish in black.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

31 days challenge - delicate print

I had no idea what to do for this challenge, I had a lot of ideas but finally I decided to do something totally different :P Something simple and quick :) I used Collection 2000 - Marshmellow with Essence - Space Queen over it. Then I freehanded french tips using OPI - Alpine Snow. But it still looked plain to me so using this as inspiration I created this:

delicate print nail art

Sorry for bad quality of the picture but when I used more ligh while taking pictures my nails looked like they are all white... I don't know what I was doing wrong... :P

Friday, 23 March 2012

31 days challenge - flowers

Couple of days ago I saw this mani on Sandra blog and it was my inspiration for todays challenge.
As a base I used black no name Hema polish and I layered Max Factor - Fantasy Fire over it. Then I painted flower parts with LA Colors white nail art polish and added rhinestone on each nail as the middle of the flower.

max factor fantasy fire nail art flowers
natural light, shade

max factor fantasy fire nail art flowers

Thursday, 22 March 2012

31 days challenge - animal print

When you hear about animal print in nail art what pops in your head? Of course leopard and zebra print :) Mine won't be different, leopard print is the only thing I can paint on my nails, show it to people and don't be ashamed :P

animal print nail art leopard cheetah

I used no name Miss Sporty polish in gold as a base, then I freehanded spots with dotting tool and no name Hema polish in black and as the middle of the spots I used Essence - The only chance.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

31 days challenge - stripes FAIL

My first free handed stripes. One big fail... I didn't want to struggle with it anymore and do it again and again so I decided to post it here anyway... And yes, I know it looks horrible ;)
I used Essence - Ultimate pink and Max Factor - Disco pink as a base, each on two nails. They are exact dupes. For stripes I used Essence - Very Berry and Essence - Enchanted fairy.

stripes nail art

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

31 days challenge - polka dots

All I can say about this mani is that it looked better in person than it looks on the photo ;)

polka dots nail art

I used Essence - Hypnotic poison and Essence - matt top coat as a base, Essence - Break trough for big dots in the middle, Max Factor - Intense plum and Technic - Lollipop for small dots.

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