French manicure, my interpretation

We all know the popular French manicure with the white tip, and we have all done it many times. Personally I have never been a big fan of it, I just feel that it is a bit too conservative for me, so I always try to find ways to quirky it up, and make it more playful. So here is my interpretation of it.

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Όλες μας γνωρίζουμε καλά το λευκό Γαλλικό μανικιοúρ, και όλες μας το έχουμε φορέσει αρκετές φορές. Προσωπικά δεν το έχω υποστηριξει και πολύ, ίσως να είναι λίγο συντηριτικό για εμένα. Γι ΄αυτό πάντα προσπαθώ να βρώ μοντέρνους και διαφορετικούς τρόπους που να μου ταιριάζουν. Εδώ σας δείχνω μια διαφορετική εκτέλεση του.

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HOW TO:

We will need green and black nail varnish, top and base coat and our stick on French tips. Paint with the light (green) varnish your nails and let it dry. When it has dried, place the stick-on tips and then paint the black varnish and then quickly remove the tip, and let it dry. Decide whether you want to have a full French tip result or you can just leave a couple like I did. Finish with your top coat and you are ready!

Good luck

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ΠΩΣ:

Θα χρειαστούμε πράσινο και μαύρο μανό, βάση, γυαλιστικό και τις αυτοκόλητες ταινίες για το γαλλικό μανικιουρ. Βάφουμε τα νύχια μας πράσινα και τα αφήνουμε να στεγνώσουν. Αφού στεγνώσουν καλά κολάμε τις ταινίες στην άκρη των νυχιών και περνάμε το μαυρο μανό και αφαιρούμε γρήγορα τη ταινία. Είναι πολύ συμαντικό να το αφήσουμε να στεγνώσει καλά πριν βαλουμε το γύαλιστικό. Αποφασίστε αν θέλετε το ίδιο αποτέλεσμα σε όλα τα νύχια ή απλά σε μερικά. Μόλις στεγνώσουν βάζουμε το γυαλιστικό και είμαστε έτοιμες!

Καλή επιτυχία!

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Restless summer feet

Gosh! First post in the last 3 weeks!

It feels great to be back on my cute laptop typing away but I have to say that it feels very strange for my little restless feet that have been used to wearing my nice black flip flops walking up and down the white painted small roads of the Cyclades and feeling the sand and sea tickling them away!

Oh! The holidays blues have really hit home! Too grey to be thinking of summer and too warm to be thinking of white Christmas (my other favourite time of year). Stuck in the middle and what’s left to do is to think back to my summer painted toes and plan ahead.

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{Rainbow nails}

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{Summer Contrast – Cold vs Warm}

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{Feet up in Paros – Hot looks, Go Retro Purple}

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{Summer feet in Koufonisi, Cyclades}

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{I couldn’t keep these little fingers out of this post so here you go, my summer island nail look, matching it with my purple toes – Neon green by American Apparel}

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{Black sand in Santorini – Orange Fear or Desire by Essie}

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{Last summer swim – September in Afisos, Pelion, Greece}

Happy September everyone and don’t forget to leave your comments and love that is much expected and appreciated!

justKassi

Spring time – Pastel time

The clock show almost Spring time and we all have to owner this beautiful season where all the flowers blossom and we all start feeling a bit lighter and start thinking about the summer that is due to come.
This spring, fashion demands colours and particularly pastel colours, giving that fresh and young feel to whoever wears them. Pastels are full of that young innocence that everyone of us can pull off once in a while
Estee Lauder and Essie have some lovely pastel palates for you nails this spring. Pair these up with stylish accessories and high open sandals and you are ready for these season, you will definitely wont go unnoticed.
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Bring the sunshine back

It has benn so miserable these past few days! I really can’t remember when was the last time I saw the sun! I feel like my hole body and soul are lacking vitamin D. No motivation or energy… Sun please shine on us. No more rain!

Just to boost my morale and turn against this horrible and grey weather I went for a deep sea blue to remind me of my favourite summer sea.

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As you see even if you decide to do one colour to your nails you still need all these little bottles. You just have to do it right!

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Here I have used Seventeen 492, one of my favourite colours especially when the calendar shows spring. This colour is one source of sunshine and will be putting a smile one my face!
All we need now is to accessorise those little fingers and we are ready for the sun and spring!

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Let it be spring soon so I don’t have to wear my gloves and get to show off all this colour!

It’s all about the basics – nails

I never got a chance to wish to you all lovely ladies Happy woman’s day yesterday. A horrible migraine has left me idle for a day and a half now and I am only just starting to feel normal again.

I just wanted to share with all of you my new nail varnish additions! Maybeline had a great offer 3 for 2 and I got to refresh my basic nail varnish colours. Red, dark blue and jet black! I consider these colours the little black dress for your nails. Always in fashion, always elegant and you can never get it wrong in whatever occasion you will need to go.

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{Candy apple red 15, Marinho 103, Blackout 677 and Dry Kwik}

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A perfect manicure can only be perfect with the nail colour dryer by Sally Hansen, Dry Kwik, and i have to say that is really quick when in a rush.