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St Patrick’s day

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My St Patrick’s day mani

We don’t celebrate St Patrick’s day here in Sweden, not anything I’ve heard of, but of course I have to wear green nails today to honor all my friends all over the world that do celebrate today!  Read the rest of this entry

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Peachy leopard

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For today’s look I have once again used my new favorite brand Glam Polish. This peachy pink polish is “Frost Flower”. It’s a crelly holographic polish with excellent formula (as all Glam Polish).

Glam Polish "Frost Flower", two coats, no top

Glam Polish “Frost Flower”, two coats, no top

Absolutely flawless application and the color is the perfect peachy shade 🙂 Love it!

The perfect peachy pink!

The perfect peachy pink!

But as I got reminded of the leopard topper “Spot Sign” from KBShimmer (which I bought last year) in a post that Martha Warmus (www.chitchatnails.com) wrote yesterday I thought it would be the perfect match to pair these two. “Spot Sign” is a glitter topper with different size of black round glitter and big leopard spot glitter in a light holographic base. I dabbed one coat on each nail and then did some additional glitter placement. The big leopard spots can be a little tricky, they will not lay entirely flat on the nail depending on the nail curve and it requires at least two coats of top coat, but that doesn’t bother me, it’s such a cool polish. Totally a different look, a bit more edgy, don’t you think?!?

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Peachy leopard nails with Glam Polish and KBShimmer

I’ve bought my bottle of “Frost Flower” from Edgy Polish and my bottle of “Spot Sign” I’ve bought from Harlow & Co.

Blue space nails

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Right before Christmas I ordered polishes from Llarowe. It was from Russian brand Dance Legend’s new collection Round Space Collection and I ordered “Super galaxy” (1075) and “Intergalactic” (1077). It’s the first time I try Dance Legend and the first time I order from Llarowe 🙂

As I haven’t had blue nails for a while my first choice is “Super galaxy” (1075). This is a dark blue jelly polish filled with holographic round glitters in different sizes. My first impression is wow!

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It’s a dense glitter so I decided to layer it over a dusty navy color, KBShimmer “Stonewashed”, so I don’t have to build up opacity and the manicure doesn’t end up too thick. 🙂

On the down side is the drying time is loooong but this polish is so gorgeous I don’t mind at all. And I always use fast drying top coat anyway …

KBShimmer "Stonewashed", 2 coats, no top

KBShimmer “Stonewashed”, 2 coats, no top

For the finished mani I used half moon vinyls from www.nailvinyls.com because I didn’t want to hide all the beauty from the base color 😉 Nail vinyls are easy to use, just remember to let your base color dry completely, I always add one coat of fast drying top coat and wait for 30 minutes before I put on the vinyls.

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One coat of Dance Legend “Super Galaxy” over KBShimmer “Stonewashed”

 

I really like this mani and I hope you  like it too … ❤

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My year in polish etc., a summary of 2014, part 3

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Time to finish up my year summary, but for this third and last part it is much harder to select what to post. I think it depends on that I began to post much more frequently on Instagram this fall and I have so much more nail pics to choose from. But somehow I have to narrow it down so here we go 😀

In September I made my first order from Harlow & Co, three shades from KBShimmer

Nail mail

Nail mail

I had seen many pictures of KBShimmer shades on Instagram and was so excited to finally try them on. I can say I wasn’t disappointed, I’m very pleased with both the colors, application and finish! KBShimmer is one of my favorite brands 🙂
The shipping from Harlow & Co was really quick that first time, 3 days, but it can take longer time, due to holidays etc.

KBShimmer "Flannel Surfing"

KBShimmer “Flannel Surfing”

KBShimmer "Band Geek" plus Zoya "Austine"

KBShimmer “Band Geek” plus Zoya “Austine”

I also bought my first bottles of Foxy Paws Polish in September. It’s a Danish indie brand with really unique shades, like this bright green for example, “Ms Matronic’s Magic Mirrors”.

Foxy Paws "Ms Matronic's Magic Mirrors"

Foxy Paws “Ms Matronic’s Magic Mirrors”

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I wore a lot of gorgeous manicures in October.

These matte nude nails are one of my favorite manis of the whole year.

Polish TBH "Eirene" with Nubar "White Polka Dot" on top, topped with matte top coat from OPI

Polish TBH “Eirene” with Nubar “White Polka Dot” on top, topped with matte top coat from OPI

As October is breast cancer awareness month I did a pink ribbon mani. Maybe not so pretty close up but I give it to you anyway.

Pink ribbon nails for breast cancer awareness.

Pink ribbon nails for breast cancer awareness.

I also bought two shades from China Glaze’s fall collection All Aboard. This is “Choo-Choo Choose You”, it’s a duochrome shade that’s dusty purlple in the bottle and more greige coppery on the nails.

China Glaze "Choo-Choo Choose You"

China Glaze “Choo-Choo Choose You”

One of my favorite manis in October was done with this gorgeous aqua/teal polish from Pretty & Polished “Go with the Pisces flow”. I paired it with “My dogsled is a hybrid” from OPI and some rhinestones.

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In November I bought my first bottles of Picture Polish. I’ve had heard and seen so much of this brand so I was very excited to try it on and a was very pleased. All PP shades I have tried have applied like butter and they have many gorgeous shades to choose from. In my first manicure I paired PP “Never Nude” with gorgeous duochrome Spell Polish “Uncharted Waters”.

Picture Polish "Never Nude" and Spell Polish "Uncharted Waters".

Picture Polish “Never Nude” and Spell Polish “Uncharted Waters”.

In November I also began to use “Simply Pure Hydrating Oil” from Bliss Kiss and together with Glazed Apple Hand Cream from The Body Shop my hands and nails feel stronger and softer and they are better equiped to deal with winter.

Pure bliss for your hands and nails

Pure bliss for your hands and nails

Another gorgeous polish that I rocked in November was this stunning shade from Smitten Polish, “131 Angstrom” is a gorgeous teal glitter that’s just amazing.

Smitten "131 Angstrom"

Smitten “131 Angstrom”

I think November is dull and grey so to cheer me up I love to put on some bright colors, like this for example; Bootie Babe “Freaky Cheeky” 😀 You just got to smile when you see such a vibrant color!!

Bootie Babe "Freaky Cheeky"

Bootie Babe “Freaky Cheeky”

I made my version of french manicure, a gradient with Picture Polish “Lakodom” and “Grace”. Really classy if I may say so myself (and this is my blog, so I may! :D).

PP "Lakodom" and "Grace"

PP “Lakodom” and “Grace”

Laquerlicious “Lady Liberty” was on my wishlist so when Edgy Polish got a restock I was quick to order it.

Laquerlicious "Lady Liberty" and Mentality Polish "Wangari"

Laquerlicious “Lady Liberty” and Mentality Polish “Wangari”

In December I did a lot of snow inspired nails 🙂
Like these … Black Dahlia Lacquer “Olaf’s Snowflower” stamped with Mentality Polish “Wangari”

Black Dahlia Lacquer "Olaf's Snowflowers" stamped with Mentality Polish "Wangari"

Black Dahlia Lacquer “Olaf’s Snowflowers” stamped with Mentality Polish “Wangari”

Or these … Mavala “Moon Grey” with Formula X “Wham!” on top. I think it looks like fresh snow on soil.

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Mavala “Moon Grey” with Formula X “Wham!”

I also joined a nail art challange for the first time. The WNAC (weekly nail art challenge). The theme for December was sparkles and the designs for the month was; glitter, snow, garland, new years (you can see a summary of it here
My first design was this, Smitten “Audrey’s Rainbow” with glitter from L’Oréal “Discoball” and a white nail art pen for the bow design.
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The big thing in December is of course that I started this blog! On December 12 I made my first post. I had been thinking of blogging for quite some time and finally thought “let’s do it”. So here I go … I hope at least someone reading my posts and find them enjoyable and/or usefull 🙂

Christmas nails - Smitten "Between the baubles"

Christmas nails – Smitten “Between the baubles”

New Years nails – Weekly nail art challenge

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This week it’s time for new years nails in last week of December’s weekly nail art challenge. I’ve created my design with holographic and glitter polishes as well as some freehand painting (oh boy, do I suck at freehand painting 😛 )

Week 4: New Years

Week 4: New Years

The polishes I used is: Butter London “Pearly Queen” (as underwear for the holo), KBShimmer “In bare form”, Black Dahlia Lacquer “Sparklefest” (at least I believe it’s “Sparklefest”, my bottle is without name label) and Depend “Champagne Night” (nr 4039).

WNAC Dec 14 - New Years

WNAC Dec 14 – New Years

 

Here’s a summary of the designs of WNAC December, theme Sparkles

Week 1: Glitter Week 2: Snow Week 3: Garland Week 4: New Years