Metallic Tips - pros & cons

Metallic nails on Dyrogue

EN:

Although many days have passed since then, the messages regarding this manicure are still pouring in.

Done! I just closed the mail tab and I want to tell you all what I've been explaining earlier to one of my readers. 

To take it from the start, I want to show you the pictures that captured the heart of my public. It's just a tiny part of my Instagram feed, but in the first days of my new manicure, I really found it hard to control my enthusiasm and not pose them from all angles.

RO:

Desi au trecut multe zile de atunci, mesajele continua sa intre.

Gata! Acum am inchis mailul si mi-am propus sa va spun tuturor ce i-am povestit unei cititoare mai devreme.

Ca sa o iau de la inceput, as vrea sa-ti arat pozele care mi-au cucerit publicul. E doar o farama din feedul meu de Instagram, dar pentru primele zile cu noua manichiura, chiar mi-a fost greu sa-mi stapanesc entuziasmul si sa nu le pozez din toate unghiurile.

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I like how eccentric details like this make me feel.

I like it when I see that the world is as responsive as I am to thing like this and I love the expression of profound wonder that all foreigners have had when they asked me where I had them done. "In Romania, of course!" - And they're speechless.

"Pff .. if you could just see the salon too" I always think, proud of the high quality services that we enjoy in our city, thanks to Loredana and the girls.

I was even close to missing my connection to the airport due to a lady's obsession with them. She was holding my hand thigh over her tickets desk, bombarding me with questions about my nails.

"Ich muss jetzt gehn, sonst verpass ich mein Flug!" and I took off running with my luggage stumbling behind me. I told her that I'll miss my flight - no joking!

She wasn't the only one and I was never so flattered about a simple manicure like this.

It's has such a powerful visual impact, that you simply need to take a look at them.

Imi place cum ma fac sa ma simt astfel de detalii excentrice.

Imi place cand vad ca lumea e la fel de receptiva ca mine si imi place expresia de mirare profunda pe care o afiseaza toti strainii care m-au intrebat unde le-am facut. "In Romania, of course!" - si amutesc.

"Pff.. daca ai vedea si salonul" ma gandeam, mandra de serviciile de inalta calitate de care ne bucuram la noi in oras multumita Loredeanei si fetelor.

Sa nu va mai povestesc ca era sa ratez busul spre aeroport din cauza unei doamne de la un ghiseu, care ma tinea strans de mana, bombardandu-ma cu intrebari legate de unghii. 

"Ich muss jetzt gehn, sonst verpass ich mein Flug!" si-am luat-o la goana cu bagajele dupa mine. I-am spus ca-mi ratez zborul, nu era de joaca!

N-a fost singura si n-am mai fost nici o data atat de flatata din cauza unei simple manichiuri, pe cuvant.

E atat de puternic efectul pe care il au vizual, incat nu te poti stapini - trebuie sa le privesti!

 

Metallic Nails on Dyrogue

At first, I let Ioana do her thing before my departure to London. Although I was sure that I would like them, I never thought I would be just so in love with them, at least not that much to come back the next time for the same thing!

"But don't you want to try another color? Gold? Copper maybe?" Ioana asked me smiling, hiding her disappointment. She always wants to do something different!

"There are other colors too ??" - I had no idea. "Let's see !!"

And there they were! Shinning in a copper-pinkish-bronze like color. I think it's needless to say that I have an obsession with rose gold and all metal variation in warm shades.

Intai am lasat-o pe Ioana sa-si faca de cap inainte de plecarea mea la Londra. Desi eram sigura ca-mi vor placea, nu credeam ca voi fi chiar atat de indragostita de ele, cel putin nu atat incat sa ma intorc pentru acelasi lucru!

"Dar nu vrei sa le facem alta culoare? Auriu? Aramiu?" ma intreaba Ioana intr-o veselie, ascunzandu-si dezamagirea. Ei ii place sa schimbe mereu modelul!

"Sunt si alte culori??"- nici nu stiam. " Sa le vedem!!"

Si acolo erau! Stralucind intr-un cupru-aramiu-rozuliu-bronzuliu. Nu cred ca mai e nevoie sa va spun ca am o obsesie cu rose gold si toate variatile de metale in nuante calde.

But I want to clarify things up a bit.

This is not a minx or a simple nail polish, what we are dealing here is a set of tips that you apply on an acrylic base set on the clean nail.

They come in a variety of colors, but in my opinion, the ones that resemble metals are usually easier to wear, mostly because they match the accessories we already carry on our hands.

This would include silver (which I tried before), copper-colored ( like in the picture) and gold that I honestly can't wait to try. There are other cool tones like blue or turquoise, or warm like red or pink too.

Ahh .. And I also obsessed over a design, but that one I would wear only on special occasions. It's a golden gradient, ending in a dark purple. Absolutely brilliant!

Now, the truth is that this type of manicure fits better in the category of occasional manicures. In my case, the motivation was to have something 'wow' for a short-term - one week while I was away here and there.

The reason I say this is not only due to the texture or color that attracts much attention, but their facility.

That's because they were not meant to be kept as long as a normal manicure. Indeed, the silver ones are stronger, Ioana explained from the start, but the other colors deteriorate easily.

It depends, of course, on the activities that you'll undertake while wearing them, but I think this conditioning makes me want them even more. (  typically female )

After two weeks I decided to take off the silver ones, but they were perfectly intact. A big deal given that I was constantly moving my over 20kg luggage on the streets of London that week. But the copper ones began to deteriorate slightly on the very first week. Therefore I would suggest to choose wisely when you want to try them.

I recommend birthdays, when you're the  middle of the party and all eyes are on you.

Also, they're great for foto shoots ( as seen on the pictures hanging in gold frames with beautiful Andreea Prodan at Lore's salon).

For a wedding though they may be too much. I'd go for something more delicate and pearly, but these tips seem perfectly fitting for a bachelorette party or any social event.

In fact, I find myself going for a manicure like this without a particular occasion too, especially for the fact that the process of putting them on is a lot faster than other styles, often less impressive.

As vrea insa sa clarificam putin lucrurile.

Nu este vorba de un mix, nici un simplu lac de unghii, ci avem de-a face cu un set de tips-uri care se aplica pe o baza de acril intinsa pe patul unghial.

Ele vin intr-o varietate de culori, dar dupa parerea mea, cele care se aseamana cu metalele pe care le purtam de regula in accesorii sunt cele mai usor de asortat.

Aici as include argintiul ( pe care-l incercasem inainte ), aramiul ( cel din poze ) si auriul pe care abia astept sa-l port. Mai sunt si alte tonuri mai reci, ca albastrul sau turcoazul, cat si tipsuri rosi sau roz.

Ahh.. Si mi-a mai placut inca un model deosebit de mult, dar pe care chiar l-as purta numai la ocazii. E vorba de un auriu in degrade, sfarsindu-se intr-un violet inchis. E absolut genial!

Acum, adevarul e ca acest tip de manichiura se incadreaza mai bine in categoria celor de ocazie. In cazul meu, motivatia a fost sa am ceva wow pe un termen scurt de cate o saptamana cat am fost plecata ici-colo.

Motivul pentru care spun asta nu e numai datorat de textura sau culoarea care atrage mult atentie, ci si de facilitatea lor.

Asta pentru ca ele nu au fost menite sa tina cat o manichiura normala. Intradevar, cele argintii sunt mai rezistente, Ioana imi explicase din start, insa restul culorilor se deterioreaza mai usor.

Depinde, bineinteles si de activitatiile pe care le desfasuram in timpul in care purtam tipsurile respective, insa tocmai acesta conditionare ma face sa mi-le doresc mai mult. ( tipic feminin )

Dupa doua saptamani am decis sa le dau jos pe cele argintii, care erau insa perfect intacte. Asta in conditiile in care carasem bagaje de peste 20kg pe straziile Londrei. Insa cele aramii au inceput sa se degradeze usor inca din prima saptamana. De aceea ti-as sugera sa-ti alegi bine momentul cand sa le incerci.

Le recomand la zile de nastere, cand esti miezul petrecerii si toti ochii sunt pe tine.

De asemenea, pentru shooting-uri sunt o piesa de rezistenta ( vezi tablourile in rame aurii, cu frumoasa de Andreea Prodan pe peretii de la salonul lui Lore. ).

Desi pentru o nunta as merge pe ceva mai delicat si perlat, mi-se pare ca e perfect pentru o petrecere de burlacite sau un eveniment monden.

De altfel ma vad optand pentru o manichiura de genul si fara o ocazie anume, in special pentru ca realizarea lor e mult mai rapida decat alte stiluri, de multe ori mai putin impresionante.

Credits:

Nail Art Studio By Lore - Cluj