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It’s been a while since I last published a post. But since I’m having Instagram silence* today I thought I’d post today’s mani here. I think one reason that I stopped blogging was that I thought it was too time consuming but today I posted from my smart phone and it was so easy … so maybe I’ll start writing posts again.

*due to the annonced changes of the Instagram feed a lot of nail artist, including me, are boycotting Instagram for 24 hours.

 

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Dancing with Nureyev

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A England Dancing with Nureyev

A England “Dancing with Nureyev”

As an old ballet dancer and a ballet lover it’s natural that I love everything ballet themed and this stunning blue holographic polish from A England’s collection Ballerina is no exception.

A England Dancing with Nureyev

“Dancing with Nureyev” is a violet-blue shade, a soft romantic blue yet very sophisticated and very suitable to a ballet theme. Depending on the lighting the shade looks violet or blue and the scattered/prismatic holo particles give another dimension to the polish.

A England Dancing with Nureyev

A romantic and elegant violet-blue

The formula is stunning, as all polishes from A England. This is two coats, but I think you could get away with only one if you apply it a little thicker.

To emphasize the romantic feeling I’ve added a little stamping on my ring fingers, the swirly tree pattern is from Moyou Mother Nature 11 and I used Mentality “Opaque White”.

A England Dancing with Nureyev

Stamping with Mentality Opaque White and Moyou Mother Nature 11

Mentality “Opaque White” is a white stamping polish that’s pearlescent or a bit on the silver side and not that matte white I’m used to with stamping polishes. I think it gives the stamping a very elegant feel to it.

A England Dancing with Nureyev

A England Dancing with Nureyev

Matches my distressed jeans perfectly!

You can find both A England and Mentality Nail Polish at Edgy Polish, as well as some Moyou London stamping plates and rhinestones.

Parisian nails in Copenhagen

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piCture pOlish "Paris" a lovely bright coral scattered jelly holo

piCture pOlish “Paris” a lovely bright coral scattered jelly holo

I’m spending my weekend (Saturday to Sunday anyway) in Copenhagen with a friend. It’s always nice to get away and spend some time with a girl friend, catching up, do some (read: a lot of) shopping, eat and drink.
My family is back home missing me terribly(?) 😉 LOL

I thought I’d share my nails for the weekend with you, I’ve chosen piCture pOlish “Paris” ❤ I love Paris, I’ve only been there once and I’d love to go back, especially in spring time. Can you imagine something more romantic than Paris in spring? I don’t think so! 😀

“Paris” from piCture pOlish is a vibrant and bright coral scattered holo and it’s a beautiful shade. As always perfect formula from piCture pOlish. Two coats and top coat.

Bright coral red makes every day happier

Have a nice weekend!

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?

Mint with an attitude

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Lynnderella "Attitude Adjust-Mint"

Lynnderella “Attitude Adjust-Mint”

Today I’m wearing the second Lynnderella polish I bought at Norway Nails a couple of weeks ago. I saw this polish on Instagram about a month ago and knew I had to find it! It’s very often a nail pic triggers my desire and I just have to hunt the polish … Sometimes you get disappointed when you wear the polish your self but this time I’m not disappointed at all.

I love mint colors!

I love mint colors!

Lynnderella “Attitude Adjust-Mint” has a very sheer finish so I have layered it over two coats of mint green China Glaze “Keep Calm, Paint On”. Over that I painted two thin coats of “Attitude Adjust-Mint” and finished with top coat (HK Girl from Glisten & Glow).

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Majestic purple

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Such a majestic purple shade

Such a majestic purple shade

Majestic purple with a tone of magenta, shimmer and a scattered holo ❤  that’s my decription of A England “Crown of thistles” from their Elizabeth & Mary collection.

Two easy coats plus top

Two easy coats plus top

This polish has a smooth formula that applies like butter, two easy coats and you’re done 🙂

For this look I also applied black holo rhinestones. I put them on when my top coat is still wet, usually I don’t need to glue them. Theses rhinestones I bought from Twinkled T.

A little closer, look at the holo effect

A little closer, look at the magenta flash!

Unfortunately it’s very dark at winter here in Sweden so most days I don’t have time to photograph my nails in daylight, so all these photos is taken with flash. I hope the sun comes out tomorrow so I can see the real holo effect.

Blue sky and sunshine!

Blue sky and sunshine!

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