Friday, December 27, 2013


Yeah, I know, I've done it again. But what can I say, I guess the disappearing act is my favorite this year. I guess you have to forgive me for that. Or not. It's totally up to you.
So here I am back here, all ready to get in a good mood, but I can't. I cannot make myself smile while I live here. OK that is not your problem, I get it. You are here for the nails. SO here you go then - DAYZ STANDALONE nail art! YUP! Exactly! As the Alpha is out already my husband spends all his free time playing it... back in his parent's house... because he cannot stand the hate in my parent's house. As do I. But he can do something with it... and I can't. Not now at least.

I bet you expected something Christmas-ish, happy, joyful for a nail art? Nope. Not from me. I had my Christmas... AWAY FROM MY FAMILY. and as  am back here, I do not feel like being all smiling and all. Zombies - best choice for the holiday season!
Love you.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twinkle, twinkle... Whatever.

And so far December isn't that bad. I mean, not taking in mind some... things that I cannot control, everything seems pretty good.
I needed something simple. Something pure and pretty. So I guess nude nail polish with glittery half moons on the top are exactly what suits this description.

And I had to go ahead and ruin these perfectly good nails with a cheap-ass top coat nail polish. I ran out of my favorite one and I had no choice but to use the lame one... And it refused to dry. 10 minutes, 20 minutes - still is not dry. This is why the nails look, well, not that good on the picture. And this is why I decided not to do a collage of the pictures. They suck.
They looked so good and now they suck. Learn on my mistakes, ladies - never use cheap top coat.

So I'm going to dive in back to watching Sons of Anarchy. And byte way, have I mentioned that my wedding is the day after tomorrow? No pressure, right.

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's that simple.

I know that every nail blogger out there did this design on their nails. Either for comic con, or any other occasion, but I felt like I am lacking this design on my blog.
So here it is, nothing outstanding, nor original, but does it really matter though?

Different colors on different hands because I had a difficult time choosing one fro the background. 
Just give me snow already! I'm sad seeing December without it. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Back to December.

The lack of snow outside really brings down the whole winter-ish mood you know. That is why I have decided to get myself my personal snowflakes... On my nails.
Nothing better than a baby blue background and sparkly top coat couldn't do to fix my mood.

December promised to be a better time, promised to be special... Hope it'll keep the promise.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Superhero week. Day 7.

This is it, this is the final day of my Superhero week. Time flies with a blink of an eye and the fact that this was the last day of a super marathon was a surprise for me in the morning.
I felt that I needed a girl, because nothing is complete without a girl.
The daughter of John Zatara, Zatanna is a powerful magician who casts spells by speaking backwards and works as both a stage performer and a member of the Justice League of America.

Zatanna is a superhero and one of the greatest magic-users in the DC Universe.

She is simply stunning. She is magic.
I hope to continue my comic book theme further on. It makes me happier.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Superhero week. Day 6.

UFO, Martians, aliens.. Do they really exist?

Decades ago, J'onn J'onzz was teleported to Earth from Mars and stranded here. Since then he has used his extraordinary abilities to protect and serve the people of Earth.

Centuries ago on the planet Ma'aleca'andra, the Green Martians known as M'yrnn and Sha'sheen gave birth to twin sons. The bearing of twins was uncommon among the Martian culture, and as such, the first of the twins was named J'onn J'onzz, whose name means "Light to the Light." 

In his secret identity, to blend into humanity, he is a gritty hard-boiled police officer.

"I am Mars' sole survivor. There is a reason for that."
-- Martian Manhunter 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Superhero week. Day 5.

How many magic words do you know?
SHAZAM! Two syllables famous for magically turning a boy into a superpowered adult.
Unlike most foster children, Billy Batson couldn’t care less about finding a family. He just wants to turn eighteen and finally become an adult. While the boy’s compassionate and kind, he’s gotten used to protecting himself by staying emotionally distant from everybody. But that changes when he meets an ancient wizard who introduces him to one very powerful word.

Just by saying SHAZAM!, Billy is transformed into a magical flying adult superhero, one with the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.

"I like being a hero. "
-- Shazam 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Superhero week. Day 4.

Do you believe in fate? Do you think that everyone and everything is here with a purpose? This question bothered me for a while in some period of my life. And I believe there is something pretty close to what people call fate... But many ways to alter the final form of what we become. It is like a roleplay game from Telltale games - Every action and decision you make effects the storyline.

Doctor Fate is a legacy of heroes in the realm of magic who act as agents of the Lords of Order in the battle against chaos, using the powerful Amulet of Anubis, Cloak of Destiny and Helmet of Fate. Kent Nelson was the original, given his powers by Nabu and residing in the Tower of Fate in Salem. He is a powerful sorcerer and agent for the Lords of Order who fights evil alongside his wife Inza.

That golden nail polish is so shiny, the flash from my camera makes it barely clear enough to see,but the helmet turned out great! At least I like it a lot.

 "Yours is the mission to bring good to those on Earth who use the ancient magics to do evil! For that purpose, I have taught you what I know. These shall be your garments, Kent Nelson. From this day on, you shall be -- Doctor Fate!"
-- Nabu 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Superhero week. Day 3.

Skies. Feathers. And a shiny armor. Hawkman is an exceptional interesting character among superheroes.
He is a winged vigilante who fights crime using a flight harness.
 His secret identity is Carter Hall, an archaeologist and museum curator who lives out his destiny as a reincarnation of the ancient Egyptian prince Khufu using magic weaponry.

All incarnations of Hawkman used the fictional "ninth metal" or "Nth metal" to defy gravity and allow them to fly. The metal is in their costume's belt, boots, and wings. Its abilities are controlled mentally. Their wings allow them to control their flight, though they can be "flapped" through use of shoulder motions. In most comic books he is known.

Would you like to have his abilities?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Superhero week. Day 2.

Another day, another superhero. And even though this mister does not have super strength or x-ray vision, he is a very impressive person. And really handsome by the way.
Oliver Queen was a spoiled, thrill-seeking playboy, until he was left stranded on a deserted island for three years. There, he trained to become a master archer in order to survive. Returning home to Star City, he used his skills to fight crime using archery, martial arts and technology.

He is an interesting an inspiring character, who shows that you do not need super speed or flying abilities to be a hero.
This is one of my favorite wallpapers of Green Arrow. Perfection.

"At my core, I wasn't a hero. I was a hunter."
-- Green Arrow

Monday, November 18, 2013

Superhero Week. Day 1.

Ah, and so the Super week begins!
I personally am not a big fan of Superman, but how can it be a super week without a superman himself?! This is why he is the inspiration for a day 1 - the very first.
SUPERMAN, also known as the Man Of Steel is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe. His abilities include incredible super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, freezing breath, flight, and heat-vision. Born as Kal-El on the dying planet Krypton, his parents Jor-El and Lara sent him in a rocket to the planet Earth where he would be the last surviving member of his race. 
 Although he is an alien to this world, he heavily values his humanity, and fights with conviction for truth, justice, and the American way. 

"It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all. Then... he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him."
-- Batman src

So, what do you think about this Kryptonian?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Superhero Week!

I really, reeeaally need superpowers, k?
That is why I am starting a Superhero week on Nail Asylum!
It is about time I go back to my favorite comic book theme and into painting my nails as I should.
I have no idea which characters will I pick for my designs, but they all will be related to comics and every design will be filled with my love and adoration.

So next week, starting on November 18th, I will be posting a superhero nail art marathon.
I needed that, I really did. Stay tuned, or better yet, join me!
This should be fun.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bright life.

All of us need something bright in their lives. And as much as I do not like neon-ish colors, I really wanted to paint my nails exactly that color.
I didn't had any neon polishes, so I painted one coat of white and two coats of the brightest ( and the cheapest) green I had. I had trouble concentrating on drawing on the nails and, well, concentrating at all lately. So I took nail stickers and decoration that I had bought a long time ago but never used, and simply applied it all on the nails.

A sweet, bright field full of flowers on my nails. Can I go more girly?  But the weirdest thing was that I actually liked how the big flower turned out - all 3D and glittery.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and a great mood. Always.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Feathery Dream.

I have recently visited Pet Expo 2013!
This is the only exposition that I visit annually for like 5-6 years now. I love every bit of it - all those kittens, puppies, ferrets, birds bunnies, all of them. Coming home with lots of presents for my lovely doggy I had inspiration for a very colorful nail art - feathers! And they are rally easy to draw - just grab a brush and draw tiny strokes in a feather shape. You can mix colors for a more colorful look.

Even though Pet Expo was on last Saturday and I painted my nails on that exact evening, I didn't had time to blog about it... For a number of reasons. But today is the day I share these nails with you!
This time there were more birds and dogs than cats, which is not a bad thing, it is just that I am used to seeing more cats there. But look at those feathery fellas, aren't they cute -

And, umm... The name of this breed made me smile - BASTARDS. It appeared to be a mixture of a canary and any other bird that agrees to.. well, you know.

Loved it.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Everything is OK.

This year really is something.
I had all sorts of emotions - the best ones and, sadly, the worst ones. And it seems like every month is giving me a test, which I will pass, I promise. But I still want this year to end. New year - new life, right?
Well anyways, I was not in the mood for the nails, although I love painting them. That is why I felt like doing something easy and pretty. These nails show exactly how I feel inside - bursting with emotions (hot and cold) covered with the dark color of reality. ( Oh, I am so poetic, lol)
So here they are -

They may not be perfect, but I am OK with all those colors underneath the top coat. 
I'm OK with any challenge ahead of me. I am not afraid.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gold like the sun.

It was never my intention to loose a couple of days, or brake 4 nails on one of my hands. I do not have any memory of that. Maybe it is for the best, maybe for the worst, but after 1st of November I have spent two days lying in bed like a lazy cat and watching True Blood. An episode after an episode. I missed a lot of them so the catching up was a good thing, I guess. I always feel bad for wasting my precious time like this but this time I do not feel like it is wrong.
It was my mother's birthday two days ago and one tiny part of the present were new nail polishes. (As if a nail blogger can skip the opportunity to shop for more nail polishes, right.) And one of them was Maybelline COLO RAMA No 108. I would have never picked a gold-ish nail polish for myself but gold and lavender were the theme colors for the present so I did not hesitate to buy it. And of course my mom let me try it out on my nails later on. She was absolutely in love with it. And as for me... Well it does look really pretty on the nails and the formula is great, it holds up pretty neat... But I just don't like gold. There I said it. Although I enjoy how this shade glows and sparkles on the nails then the light hits it.

I would recommend this polish to anyone who is searching for a gold shade for the nails. I'd really do, because If I preferred gold over other stones, this would be in my top 3 favorite nail polishes.  

Hope your weekend was way more productive than mine. Stay positive.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Evil is a point of view.

Ah, at last this day has come. And as much as I love Halloween it doesn't mean that this day will be as awesome as I want  it to be. Once again I get the feeling that I was born in the wrong country.
How can this be? How can stores not have ANY Halloween decoration (one of them actually had Christmas stuff on display. October! Really?!) How can people ignore the fun of this holiday? I have seen only one person dressed up today but she was highly intoxicated so it doesn't count.
Either way, it has never stopped me from having fun... alone... at home. 
I have made a special nail design for today, that came to my mind 2 minutes before I was about to do something else. What inspired inspired me were those fake blood capsules which I bought a few weeks ago. 

Vampires. This actually took me just a few minutes to make but omg, I love those fangs so much I'm not taking this design off for at least 3 days more.
And they look especially great while playing with fake blood and taking pictures.

Now go trick or treating or simply get comfortable on the couch and watch scary monster movies all night long like a true Halloween fan you are.
Have a great holiday!
Wishing you a Halloween full of moonlight and magic!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Colder than my heart, if you can imagine.

Oh autumn. With all the rainy days and dying nature my life becomes better. It is weird but it is how it is. I am always waiting for this season to come like a kid is waiting for a present. And let it rain, I don't care. I used to hate it when it rains - my hair gets curly and whatnot; but as I get older I like this weather so much more. 
But even though I like it a lot it doesn't mean that I am walking around all happy and joyful; It is just the way I feel inside, deep down in my cold heart.
I have decided to make a rain on a concrete look to my nails and did it super quick. All you need for it is to take a matte nail polish of your choice (grey cement from AVON was mine) and add the drops of a top coat on it. 

 I liked it a lot. too bad it chipped off on the next day but hey, doesn't make it bad, right? At least for a day it looked great.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Spiders. I like spiders. No really I do... But only when they are miles away from me. But oh how these scary little rascals fit in to the Halloween feeling. 
Not much to say really, I just felt like painting my nails yellow, which in fact never happened before. Yellow was never my color of choice for nails and as soon as I have applied the color on the nails it seemed like something was missing - spiderwebs! 

An easy design for a quick Halloween nail art!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


All of us girls have those moments when it seems like we don't have enough time to do our hair, put on make up and do our nails. And today I had the exact same situation. I was planning on making a new nail video and creating something super awesome on my nails but with the first sneeze in the morning I knew this was a bad sign. And yes, I have caught a cold. My nose just doesn't seem to understand that it is impossible for a human being to sneeze 25 times in 25 seconds.I felt so weak and I had so many assignments to do, but after taking a hot bath I fell asleep...
Waking up I understood that this was a bad decision, but there was no way of turning back the time. And how can a nail blogger go out somewhere without her nails done? Impossible! So here is what was my solution to this time management problem -  AVON speed dry nail polishes!
You will have to excuse me for forgetting the name of the beige color, I have left it at my parent's place when I visited them today and now I cannot remember how was it called. Stupid cold makes me feel stupid. But the red one is called Red Wine.

When you are in a hurry these polishes are simply life savers! The red one takes two coats to apply  not to be opaque, but it dries so fast you can't even notice that it is already dry.
Apply a tiny red heart on one of the beige nails and it look like you have spent quite some time on your nails, even though it took less than 5 minutes to do!
So tell me, do you have your own "life savers" like these?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I can grant your wish.

I am having so much luck with new nail polishes. On my birthday I told my husband-to-be that I am going shopping. I said - "I am not quite sure of what I want, but I definitely want something." And one of that "something" was this polish right here!

This is a polish from CATRICE COSMETICS No. 07 Genius In The Bottle. It didn't catch my eye at first, when I entered the shop I went straight  to the nail polish bands I  knew but none of them were new and, well, weren't what I was looking for really. And then, passing by a shelf I saw this little shiny bottle. It was the last one of this shade and I grabbed it without even thinking about the price. (luckily, the price was even lower that I thought it would be.)
I did not try it on my nails at once because as soon as I got home my family was already gathered and there was no time to spend on nails. So today was a first official test of this beauty.

You can see all those colors in the bottle, right? Because it was so hard to catch all the color shines on my nails with a camera... I tried my best to capture my nails with different lighting and positions. The polish did not disappoint me, yet at least. It stays on the nails pretty good and throughout the day I didn't have any problems with washing the dishes or taking a bath - it still stayed on the nails. While I was writing this just a slight bit chipped off, but as it is barely noticeable - it is fine with me.
I assumed that the other shades and colors will be as good and unique as this one, but all they had in stock was plain boring and  didn't look like something that is a must  have.

By the way, did you see the birthday present I got? I truly think that she is absolutely gorgeous! Harley from Arkham Asylum was exactly what I wanted... and now I have her! And Scarface as an addition to her. 
Could this be  more perfect?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Normal is an illusion.

So it is almost that time of the year again. Halloween has always had a special place in my heart, even though the country I was born in this holiday was never celebrated. It was so sad for me that people did not understand why do I carve pumpkins all day long or do scary makeup for the evening... I just like the feeling of this day, OK? It doesn't matter if I am the only one who is excited about it.
I am glad that my  boyfriend accompanies me on these things and always agrees to watch some silly "Halloween themed" movies.(And yes, I am extremely jumpy and it is annoying to watch scary movies with me in one room but he is a trooper lol. )
Today was the best day to make a post on these nails - the weather is Autumn-ish, which I adore, my birthday is only  2 hours away and I have The Addams Family members on my nails. I mean, how cool is that?!

It was a long time since the last time I did a nail art like this one, but drawing these faces using a fishing line wasn't something annoying. Maybe because of the good mood, and eternal love for these characters, I don't know. But I sure know that I am so proud of this nail art that I cannot stop showing it off.

Oh and since it was a perfect timing for nail art, we have made a new nail art video. Awesome, right? We have changed the format so that this way we can make the videos quicker, which means more often.

"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."
Morticia Addams 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The flight of Apollo.

It was a long time since I fell in love with a nail polish color. But this week I felt that weird feeling of satisfaction again when after a hard day of studies I decided to check out what the stores have on sale. Oh my, how glad am I that I have decided to do that.
Flormar Supershine Miracle U08. It is a duo-chrome nail polish which shines from blue to purple.
It was extremely difficult to capture the beauty of the polish on the nails, but here is a photo of it in the bottle for you to see the it better.

It was the third day of me wearing this polish on my nails when I took these photos, and look how well it stayed on!

I made my pinky finger stand out with red nail polish because, well, I do not like when all the nails look too far simple, even though it is an amazingly pretty (and rather cheap, I must say) polish.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

You are the one that I adore.

I am feeling inspired this week. Feeling, like something good awaits right around the corner. ( Maybe it has something to do with my upcoming birthday? Nah, I don't think so.) I started listening to a little bit different music, (like The Smashing Pumpkins) I am adding colors to my everyday makeup. I guess Autumn really does inspire me. Hope it will not end soon, I really want it to last longer. Picking up the colorful leafs that fell from the trees and feeling great even during the rain. Loving it.
I am feeling so calm, therefore I did a very sweet very romantic design on my nails. Well, maybe calling it a design is wrong ... But hey, tiny little hearts make it something more than just white nails, right?

You have to excuse me for a weak quality of the photos this time. I had to take them not using flash and i guess there wasn't enough light. Enjoy the rest of the day and be inspired <3


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Autumn gradient and desperation. Well not really.

Oh, gradients… They never actually were “my thing” in nail design. But this time I was so proud of what came out of the random idea to combine two colors, that I was showing my nails to everyone who was willing to see it.  I did not plan to do this gradient and definitely did not plan to make a post on this, but I fell in love with this autumn color combination. 
I don't need to tell you how to create gradient, right? But in case I need to - paint your nails a color of your choice, grab a cosmetic sponge, apply  the colors you want your gradient to be like so -
(photo from )
And tap it on your nail. And when you are done, you should have a pretty gradient on your nails. Just clean up excess polish from the skin and you are done.
Mine looked like this. (pardon my photos, These were taken by phone.) 

You know what grinds my gears? The fact that I cannot get any nail polish that I want… I saw a post on facebook about OPI Rock Goddess mini pack and immediately thought that I NEED TO GET THAT. I mean I understand that this mini set had some bad reviews, a lot of people said that the formula isn't the best and the colors aren't unique, but guys… I need it, ok?

 And as soon as I looked for it online I got a heartbreaking news – Sorry, we don’t ship to your country. Why? Why me?  I am officially leaving this country pretty soon. But while I am here, please, pretty please don’t make my life worse? No comic books in this country, no Iron Fist/Macbeth/Doc. Martens, no OPI… And now no SHIPPING? (Check my Instagram  for a picture) Well ok, some of them do ship here but it usually costs even more than an item I wish to order and you need to wait a million years for it to get here. This is… OK I am used to this stuff already. But I hate it.
Every time this happens I hear in my head ( You will never get this lalalalala ) -

Anyways, please tell me that this mini set is not worth my nerves. And know that I envy every singe one of you who has a chance to go and buy that kind of stuff in your country.
Ok then… I’ll go and paint my nails with any other nail polish instead.