Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Make Them Boys Go Loco


Hi lovelies, how are you doing? Personally I've had a fever and a terrible sore on my upper lip this weekend, so I don't feel on top of the world. Fortunately I put on this amazing polish that made my mood go up a bit. :)

So this is Make Them Boys Go Loco from Wet n Wild (I don't think I'll ever get comfortable with that brand name). How pretty? The polish consists of red hexagon and micro glitter in a black sheer, jelly base. Due to the thin formula I also wear one coat of an ordinary black polish here. The glitter pay-off was great, this is only one coat and I didn't even have to make any effort to spread out the glitter evenly, which often can be the case with glitter polishes like this one. I highly recomend this polish to everyone!




Just had to add a close-up so you can see how absolutely gorgeous this polish really is in the right lightning!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Yin & Yang


Hi! Today's nails are fairly simple, but still fun and perfect for Spring. I really like these colours together, but it's a shame the lighter ones didn't show off so well in the photos, but I can promise you that they are all super pretty irl.

Base is Alpine Snow by OPI. The designs are made with four polishes I got from my friend Linn for my birthday last year, a mini-collection from Forever21. It also included a white and black but I like OPIs white more, so I chose to use that one this time. I used a small nail art brush for the larger parts and a dotting tool for the dots.




Friday, April 24, 2015

Purple half moons


Gosh it's been a long time since I did a half moon manicure last time! I thought that the time had come again and pulled out two gorgeous purples and got going. The lighter polish (that looks kind of blue in the photos, but is actually a really pretty lilac purple) is Eternal Lilac from Maybelline New York and the darker polish is 35 from Glam of Sweden - the purple of the skull bottles I posted some weeks ago, if you remember? They made a really nice combination and I loved to wear this manicure.


For those who don't know how a half moon manicure is made, I can tell you that all you need is two different nail polishes that fit well together in terms of shades, a fast drying top coat and paper hole reinforcements. Paint the nails with you base colour, which will be the one showing at your cuticles - the 'half moon'. Add a coat of top coat and make sure it is completely dry before moving to the next step, as always when working with striping tape or similar. Then simply take a paper hole reinforcement and place it at the top of your nail, and press it down firmly to get it completely flat against the nail. The only thing left to do is taking your other nail polish and paint over the bottom part of the nail, and then carefully pull away the paper hole reinforcement, leaving a pretty and sharp half moon showing. Voil√°!



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Distressed pink


Hi lovelies, how are you doing? I'm good and the days until graduation are just running away. Soon it's May and then it is June, isn't it crazy how fast the time goes in the spring?

This manicure is made with what many call 'the watercolour technique', using acetone to blend out and soften the colours. First time I tried this was for day 5 of Nail Art Fashion Week, (you can find the nails I did here) and wanted to try it out again, in a full manicure this time. 


I really like these nails, but not as much as the blue ones I did last time, and they look much better in reality than in photos. What I really don't like about these kind of nail designs, is that even though my photos are sharp and of high quality, they can look really un-focused and blurry since the colours themselves are pretty "melt together", if you get me? Anyway, the white base is OPI Alpine Snow and the pink (that actually are a purple, but looked very pink when blended out with the acetone) is Berry Fusion by Maybelline New York.



Monday, April 20, 2015

Mulitply


Today's nails were made a couple of weeks ago, but never went posted. I was inspired by the artwork of Ed Sheeran's amazing album 'X' (if you haven't listened to it - do it!). The green polish is from Color Club and called Twiggie, the cross is made with black acrylic paint and a small nail art brush. All topped with OPI Matte Top Coat.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Diagonal stripes


  • OPI Alpine Snow as white base
  • Striping tape from Born Pretty Store
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow top coat
  • China Glaze Surreal Appeal (coral)
  • Isadora Pool Crush (textured blue)




Monday, April 13, 2015

Zoya Matte Velvet swatches



Hi lovelies! Today I will show you four of my newest polishes, which also is my very first Zoya laquers! They all come from the Matte Velvet Collection of fall 2014, but I am two short from having the whole collection, unfortunately, but I am very pleased with the ones I've got. Let's go!


First out is this deep forestgreen with a subtle silver shimmer, named Veruschka. Really nice formula but the drying time was awful, it simply never dried to completely matte! Being out of matte top coat for the moment I couldn't fix it that way, and after about half an hour of just sitting around waiting for it to dry, I decided to snap my photos anyway. So here it has some shine, but is starting to get matte near the cuticles. Aside from that - lovely polish and shade. Three coats.


Next we have Dovima, which is a black/dark grey polish, also with silver shimmer. Super pretty and fast drying-time. I can imagine this would look fantastic under a glossy top coat or a micro glitter topper such as China Glaze's Fairy Dust or as base to a galaxy design. Two coats.


This is without a doubt my favourite polish in this collection, and have already snatched a place at my all-time-favourite-polishes-list! :) Posh is a stunning, warm red and I felt super fancy wearing it. Fast dry-time, super formula and awesome opacity. I would probably have gotten away with just one coat, but to be on the safe side I added a second one here.


Last out, we have Loredana - a grey with silver shimmer. I didn't really get any photos of this polish that I was really happy with, but this is as good as it gets this time. Good formula, opcaity and drying-time just like the two above. Three coats.

Do you have any favourite?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Deep glow


Have I ever told you how much I love glow-in-the-dark-polishes? I own two - a green and a orange one, which I got from my friend Amanda for my birthday last year. I actually showed the green one over white in my third post on this blog, in Octber 2014. Some weeks ago she lent me her blue version of the same laquer, and here you can see what I did with it!

Ever since I saw Kristy's pond mani (link) on Instagram, I've wanted to try out the same thing. The glow-in-the-dark-polishes are the only jelly polishes that I own, so I hadn't much alternatives to which polishes to use this time, but they looked amazing in the dark so it was no disadvantage! Unfortunately I totally forgot to take some pictures of them in the dark, when I had the right lightning conditions, and now they are too worn to show, hehe. So just the day light photos this time!


The technique used here is super simple. I started out with a thin layer of the blue jelly polish, let it dry and then places white dots random all over the nails. Repeated two times, I got three layers of blue and three different shades of the white/now blue dots, since they got darker the more blue polish they got covered by, giving the nail a depth and 3D look. I really love this design and will definitely try something similar in the future.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Random geometric


Lately I've had some things going on with school (but now it's Easter break!), and I also devoted my whole Saturday to H√∂gskoleprovet, or The Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test if you prefer the name in English. It took about seven hours but I survived and now I "only" have to wait for a month for the result, which may get me a bigger chance to get into the university program I want. We'll just have to wait and see.

Anyway, today is all about pink! A wonderful colour, isn't it? Base is OPI Panda-monium Pink and the pattern is made by using a small nail art brush. I did all the lines in white acrylic paint at first, top-coated it to protect the design and then used the same brush to fill in half of the white lines with a gorgeous textured pink from Kicks Cosmetics - Rose Quartz, the bottle shown below.