Monday, August 27, 2012

Berry French

Hi Sweets,

Here's a quick nail design that is perfectly suitable for noobs like me. I will be honest with you, I'm not the biggest nail artist.

This is as far as I can go with my techniques and this is as far as I want to take it. There will be no flowers, bees or hearts on my nails. I've tried the ombre nail manicure and failed big time. The only thing that was ombre was my table and not my nails. I wanted to do the water marble but that seems way out of my league. Did any of you try it?

To achieve this french manicure 'a la Simone', you will need 4 nail polishes and a nail polish corrector pen, because it will get messy. You can decide yourself which base and top coat you use and of course the two colors of the main nail polishes.

  1. I started off with my favorite base coat from P2 Base and Care Coat. Then I applied two coats from the new Manhattan nail polish 'Styleproofed' 01S Acai Power Berry and let it dry for a while.
  2. After that I took my 'Good as Gold' nail polish from Essie and slightly moved the brush on the outer ends of my nails, starting from the outside and rolling my finger from my left hand (where I applied the nail polish) to the left side slowly and my right hand to the right. For this manicure, Good as Gold was not the best choice because the wand is huge (which is great for when you do a normal nail look). I got a lot of gold on my finger tips and needed a while to clean it all.
  3. Then at the end you add a clear top coat of your choice. Mine is from Seche Vite.

You can very this look in so many different ways and make them look nicer by using the right tools. I have very little nail art tools and tried it my messy way. I'm quite happy with the outcome.

Hope you like it too! Please share with me your favorite color combos.

Love,
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Winners from the SmoonStyle YouTube contest

Hello Sweets,

First of all a big thank you for all the kind comments and support! You truly are the best!

The three winners which will receive the Manhattan Goodie bag are;


Please write an email to me on YouTube with your address so I can ship the bag to you as soon as possible.

Love,
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Canon 600D

Hello Sweets,

On the 16th of July I was in Belgrade when Kamelot recorded their videos for their upcoming album 'Silverthorn'.
It was a great opportunity for me to try out my new Canon 600D. I've made a lot of videos and pictures on that day and really fell in love with my new camera. The videos that I've made for my Smoonstyle Youtube account (except the vlogs) are made with the Canon 600D.

I am not saying that I don't like Nikon anymore. I still have my Nikon D300s which I still love very much. I believe I know have the best of both brands and am looking forward to get creative.

One of the pictures that I took in Belgrade you can already see below. Oliver was kind enough to be my model.

Love,
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sziget

Hi Sweets,

Yesterday we had a day off in Budapest. We drove from Tolmin, Slovenia to Budapest to enjoy some hours there before continuing to Sibiu, Romania (where I am right now). We were lucky that we were in Budapest right when the famous Sziget festival was taking place.

Rob has been there many times and I've heard many great stories about Sziget. It was time to go and check it out!

It was a lot of fun to be a visitor for once. We strolled around the fields, enjoyed good food and good music. There were loads of Dutchies and Germans at the festival. It is definitely an international festival which covers all different music styles and a lot of other entertainment.

Enjoy the pictures!

At the Gates of Sziget.

Had a mini photo shoot for a 'street fashion' website.

Can you see me?

Captain Morgan's Bar high in the air.

About to be eaten alive.

Some guys decided to join in. 

Thanks Caro for the tickets!

My favorite!


I like them big!


We went up in the Ferris Wheel.

Nice view.

Taken the boat back to the main land.

St. Istvan.

The best ice cream in Budapest!

Szerelem,
Szimone
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