Sunday, August 16, 2015

& other Stories nail polish review and NAIL ART

It's been a while since I last published a nail design. For today's post, I've tried two nail polishes from & other Stories. I looove their shop - their clothes, accessories and now also their nail polishes! (although they are a bit pricey...)
To begin with, I bought the two colors "Clove Vert"(light green) and "Fountain Ice"(sheer blue). They cost 7 euro each and come in a small round bottle with a white cap which is slightly bigger than the transparent glass bottom. The brand name is written onto the cap and it contains 9 ml.
"Clove Vert" is a very light pastel green, while "Fountain Ice" is an almost white-blue color. I had to apply 3 coats to achieve full coverage. Also, the size of the brush is rather small, as well as the tip.
For the nail design, I've varied between color-blocking and dots.
What do you think about the nail polishes and the design? & other Stories has a huge nail polish collection and I'll definitely buy more in the future!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Personalized Door Plate | DIY

Hey there!
As I was flipping through a lifestyle magazine, my gaze was suddenly attracted to a door. It had a door plate! You may think 'OK, what's so cool about that?', but oh boy...I haven't seen a door plate since I was a child and almost none of my friends still have one. Door plates remind me of my childhood, when I - like every other child- wanted my name to be on everything I own. The door plate in the magazine looked so cute, I just had to make my own...:

Luckily, I found a wooden panel in our basement. It's not too thick and the size was just right.
I sawed one side off - in a straight line. Then, I drew my design onto the wood.
Afterwards, I sawed around my sketch. It's okay to do this step roughly, because... only have to smooth out the sides and edges with sandpaper.
Painting time! (My color turned out to be baby blue)
OK, time to add some details for the face.
Now attach supporters and a chain on the back side.

Honestly, this was one of the most tiring projects I've ever done. I thought that my arm would fall off from all the sawing. Either way, it was worth all the trouble and I'm veeery happy with the end result! I decided to write my name in Korean, because it just looked better to me in the moment!