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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”

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“Magic” glitters from Mavala

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I’ve bought two glitters from Mavalas new collection “Magic Stardust”.  Magic Saphir (139) and Magic Sari (143). Both glitters are stunning and very appropriate for this season or when ever you’d like some bling.

Magic Saphir is a mix of blue, purple, magenta and silver glitter. Magic Sari is a mix of red, pink, orange and green glitter.

You can wear both glitters as toppers layered over another shade or on its own.

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Mavala “Magic Saphir” on my ring finger, three coats for total opacity. Paired with OPI “Do you have this color in Stock-holm?”

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Mavala “Magic Sari” on my ring finger, two thin coats over OPI “Red fingers & Mistletoes”.