Friday, 25 October 2013

Gold and bronze gradient

Hello ladies! It's been a while since I last posted... again! I'm starting to be annoied by the way life tries to interfere with blogging. 

Anyway!
Today I'm here to show you a little, easy gradient with studs. Hope you like it!



Friday, 4 October 2013

End of the break!

Hey there! I'm so happy that I'm finally back! Even better, I'm HAPPY!!!

On the 17th of August, I left my beloved Milan to come here, in Scotland. I'll be a foreign exchange student for a whoooooooole year, and I am so excited to be able to have this experience!
Anyway, one of the 'bad' things about this journey, is that I didn't have time to write a proper post or take proper pics of my nail art (trust me, I've done LOADS of nail art lately!). 
During the last few weeks, I took my time to settle down, relax, explore Edinburgh and meet a lot of wonderful people, including my host parents.

I know this is not a 'normal' post here, but I don't have anything else than the pics I took with my phone, so I hope they'll be fine for you! Also, I have a surprise for you!

(I apologise in advance for the super poor quality of the pictures!)
I'll go in temporal order!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Sad Post

Hey there girls! This is kind of a sad post for me.. I'm not closing the blog, don't worry, but I won't be able to post for a couple of months or so..
You may have noticed that I don't really post so often, and it's because I'm leaving Italy to spend one whole year abroad. I won't tell you exactly where, but it's in the UK.. I'm leaving during August, and until then I won't have my camera (nor my polishes T__T) next to me, and probably I won't find so much time to post until I have settled down.. Anyway, you'll hear from me! (I have a couple of posts to post maybe in a week or two!)

I hope you'll be fine in the meantime, and see you again! :)

Giulia

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Pink and glitters

Hello lovelies! Today I don't really have any nail art for you, but a 'combination' I made with my new OPI polish, Polka.com. This glittery polish is composed of pink and blue exagonal glitters and smaller, square, purple ones. I really love this 'shade'!
Now, let's see it!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Giant Leopard Moth

Hey there! Today I have a special (yet strange) post for you! 
I ran out of ideas, so I asked to a friend of mine if he could help me, and he sent me this picture of a giant leopard moth (source).

Friday, 28 June 2013

Hey, what a poppy!

Hey girls! Just a quick post to show you the nails I did yesterday! the base is Sinful Colors Unicorn, all the rest is done with KIKO #238, 297 and 275. The top coat is OPI RapiDry. Hope you like them!

Monday, 24 June 2013

The 31 day challenge - day 7 BLACK AND WHITE!

Hey ladies! I have been busy the last few days, so I didn't have much time to write for the blog! I'm sorry!

Anyway, before we start with the nails, I wanted to 'announce' that I won a nail art competition at Nailed It NZ. I came third, and I'm so happy for that! You can see the full post here.

Let's go back to today's nails!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The 31 day challenge - day 6 VIOLET!

Hey there folks! 
That's the last 'colour' manicure in the challenge, the next one will be black & white, so we'll start working with some more colours!
I'm writing this listening to this song, so I'm feeling kinda cool ;)
Anyway, here are the manicures that Frankie and I did for the challenge!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Matte cross

Hey there! In the last few days I've been very busy with school, so I haven't had any time to post! Anyway, here I am, and what I'm about to show you is a manicure I really love.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Chalkboard Nails

A few days ago, I went to Sephora and I fell in love with the Ciaté kit for Chalkboard Nails. It consists of a matte nail polish (it's a one-coater, and I love it!), a matte top coat (that, if applied too thin, ruins your manicure, but if you apply a generous amount of it, you won't get any trouble!) and 4 markers. The box says that if you make a mistake, you just have to erase it with water. What it doesn't say, is that you have to be quick because, once the paint dries, you can't erase it anymore!

Let's see the mani I created with this kit (if you follow me on facebook you might have seen it already!)

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Bright leopard

Hello! When I was thinking of what I was going to do on my nails, I picked my yellow polish and applied it. Then, I saw the black, and I knew I had to do a leopard print! So, here it is!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Gold cross

Hey there! I was rearranging my current polish stash and I saw my black polish next to the gold one and I decided I HAD to do some kind of nail art with them.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Update

Hello there! That's the second post in one day, I promise this won't happen again! (joking!)

Anyway, I wanted to tell you that now I have a Facebook page for my blog!

http://www.facebook.com/NailsAndFreckles

I'll publish here some previews of the manicures and whatever I'll do, because I don't always publish every single manicure, but I always take some photos :)

So, what are you waiting? Go like it!

Giulia

P.S. I also have a bloglovin' page! http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6952729/nails-and-freckles

The 31 day challenge - day 5 BLUE!

Hello! Here we are with day 5, blue nails! It's been pretty hard to find some nail art to do, because I don't want to use plain colours, so.. that's what I (and Frankie) came up with!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Naked feather

Hello!  It's been a hard week, because all of our oral and written tests are concentrated in may, so I'm just studying, studying and studying... anyway, I'm still waiting for my pinky nail to grow again (there is a photo of it in this post), but while I was erasing some photos on my camera, I realized I still hadn't posted these nails I did some time ago, and here I am now!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The 31 day challenge - day 4 GREEN! (and biscuit nails)

Hey there! I am so sorry for not being able to post more often.. but I promise I will do my best (that's what you say every time Giulia!). Anyway, these are the nails we did for the fourth day of the challenge, unfortunately I only took one baaaad photo of my nails, and to make you forgive me, I'll include another manicure I did some days ago.


Sunday, 21 April 2013

The 31 day challenge - day 3 YELLOW!

Hello! Here we are, with day 3 of the challenge. The theme is yellow, and we both had fun doing our nails!

When I first thought of this colour, a beautiful Camaro came to my mind, with two thick black stripes on it.. so I decided to recreate that look on my nails!


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Polka dots and flowers

Hey there! Today I have these nice nails I did some time ago, as you can see they're still round and now I shape them square. I kinda miss my round nails, but I still don't know whether I prefer the round or quare ones. Anyway, let's see the polka dots!


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Bloglovin!

Hello people, since GFC is closing and I wanted to find a way to connect you all to my blog, I subscribed to Bloglovin, here's the link!

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6952729/?claim=pcyfqbygywp">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Follow me! ;)

Giulia

The 31 Day Challenge - Day 2 ORANGE!

Hello world! I know, I know, I should have written this like 2 days ago, I'm sorry!
Today's colour was orange, so we became creative and painted our nails!

Friday, 5 April 2013

The 31 Day Challenge - Day 1 RED!

Hey there! Here I am, with my first day of this challenge. It's been a hard week, full of relax ;P
Today is the red day, so me and my friend, Frankie, created a manicure full of this beautiful colour, which reminds me of love and all those things related to it.

First, my idea, then Frankie's! ;)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

The 31 Day Challenge

Hello people! I know I haven't been posting for a while, but I promise it won't happen again!
In the last few days, weather has been terrible, there was rain, and rain, and, you won't believe me, rain!
But let's get back to the Challenge. For those of you who don't know it, it's a challenge (you don't say? ;D), which asks you to do a new nail art every day, for a month, following a chart. Many bloggers did it (Chalkboard NailsCopy That Copy Cat, and many others), and they all said that it helps develop skills and stuff, so why shouldn't I give it a try?

But I won't be alone, there will be my friend Frankie, and we'll do it together, trying to have different ideas each time, and trying to have fun, obviously! Unfortunately we'll post every 3 or 4 days, because of our school, but I wish us good luck!

See you with the first day of the 31 Day Challenge Of Nail Polish!


Giulia (and Frankie!)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Another giveaway!

Hey there! I know I haven't been posting for a while, but soon I'll come back with some nail art. Today I am here to tell you about the @Doma_Nikki and 'Clawesome Nail Art' giveaway

Clawesome Nail Art is a blog I've been following for a while, and I love it!

Good luck to you all ;)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Did My Nails - Giveaway

Today I went on www.didmynails.com and I saw.. a giveaway!

Did My Nails is a blog I love and I never forget to check, so when I saw that she was giving away some polishes, I decided to participate :)

Here you can find the giveaway

Good luck to everyone!

Giulia

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Rose nails - tutorial

Third post, first tutorial. This post is for a friend of mine, Frankie, who asked me to do it! I hope you will understand everything, and if not.. just tell me!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Some old designs..

Hello! That's a kind of.. collection (?) of some old designs I made, hope you like them!

Monday, 11 March 2013

First post! YEAH!

Hello world! Since that's my first post ever, I think it'll be read only by my friends, but I am happily greeting you anyway!
Here I will talk about my biggest passion: nails. I don't know how often I'll post, but I know I will.
Hope you like it!

Giulia