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Purple skittlette with a bow

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Purple skittlette

Purple skittlette

It’s time for “texture Tuesday” and today I’ve done a purple skittlette with Isadora “Fresh Linen” (from their new spring collection) on my pinkie and thumb, textured “Cotton Candy”, also from Isadora, on my long finger and pointer and Make Up Store “Lina” on my ring finger where I also placed a bow (bought from Light in the Box).

Cute and girlie

Cute and girly

I just love how this mani turned out ❤ It’s cute and girly, and yes, sometimes I like it girly even though I’m over 40 years old(!) I guess the girl in me never disappears *lol*
I love how the different purples complement each other. I like doing skittlettes, it’s a fun way wearing more than one nail polish in the same mani 🙂

Mani with a bow

Mani with a bow

I don’t know if you see that I’ve got a slightly different nail shape? I’ve filed them more rounded. Maybe I’m going for a more almond shape in the future?! The main reason for changing my squovals into this is that I had difficulty writing on the keyboard, and as I work as a secretary that’s not a good thing. So, what do you think of the new shape?

A charming nail polish – Charmaine from M.U.S.

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I hope you all enjoying the holidays. I sure am 🙂 Yesterday we opened the Christmas gifts (yes, we open our gifts on Christmas eve in Sweden) and I got a lot of good stuff such as a lovely bodylotion with the most delicate scent, a new robe and new slippers as my old ones were totally worn out. And as me being a lacquer nerd I was very pleased that Santa did bring me a polish as well (my oldest daughter bought it to me, thank you very much sweetie <3) and it’s a very beautiful polish in a lovely color as I am a sucker for turquoise and teal …

Charmaine

Turquoise sparkles in the tree – Charmaine by Make Up Store

“Charmaine” from Make Up Store is a sparkling turquoise with lots of micro sparkles, almost a holo. Make Up Store them selves describes it as “a three dimensional nail polish” and I say it’s absolute gorgeous! Perfect turquoise that sparkles when ever light hits the nail surface. It’s almost a OCW, the formula is easy to work with a no holo sickness what so ever.

Charmaine

Gorgeous Charmaine, two coats plus top coat

Charmaine

Outside, indirect light

Charmaine

Outside direct light

Comparison of Crows Toes "An Edgy Ocean Dream", Make Up Store "Charmaine", Black Dahlia Lacquer "SXSW Fever" and A England "Saint George"

Comparison of Crows Toes “An Edgy Ocean Dream”, Make Up Store “Charmaine”, Black Dahlia Lacquer “SXSW Fever” and A England “Saint George”

The weather has been lovely today, crisp cold air and sunshine. I hope it stays that way and maybe we can hope for snow!? In the meantime I sit here thinking of my next WNAC-manicure … I’ll show you tomorrow!

Bye bye for now!