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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Holo designs

This mani I did on a sunny day, as you can see on the picture below.

OPI - Show it and glow it, Gosh - Holographic, China Glaze -  Frosty

Look at the holo effect on Holographic, it's amazing! 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Leopard print

I wanted to try to make a leopard print in three colours but it didn't get quite as good as I wanted it to be :b

I used H&M - Ocean Sand as base, Pieces - Golden Chokolate for the print and Tiger - 17 as highlighter.
Does any of you have tips for how to make a good leopard print with three colours? :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Book of polishes

Oh my!
I have been dying to show you guys this!
Look what I'd made!
It's true, a book full of polish!
Normally I'm a huge fan of systems of any kind, but this one is messed up on purpose.

I figued out that either way i'd make a system, wether it'd be certain sides for brands, colors or polish types, it'd be messed up along the way.
If I for say had 2 pages dedicated to china glaze polishes, and then got more CG polishes, i would mess up the system!
Therefore I did this totally untidy system, my system of no system ;)

Before I applied the polishes, I did a line or what you call it, of tape, so that the polishes wouldn't soak the pages. Then I wrote brand and name of the polishes underneath the color.
It really helps me pick out which polishes I want to use when applying new ones!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A bit more manageability in my lacquers

At the moment my lacquers are lying randomly in a big box/case, which makes it pretty hard to see all the colours and find the right lacquer.
To make it easier I got ten display wheels from eBay.
It took a whole day and half a bottle of polish thinner to go through all of my lacquers and paint the wheels.
Wheel 1 to 6  
Wheel 7 to 10. And the picture just wanted to rotate -.-'
Wheel 1: the black and blackish lacquers
Wheel 2: The green lacquers.
Wheel 3: The blue lacquers.
  Wheel 4: The purple lacquers.  
  Wheel 5: The pink, pinkish and red lacquers.  
  Wheel 6: The metallic lacquers, gold, silver, bronze..  
  Wheel 9: The crackle lacquers.  
  Wheel 10: The stamping lacquers and nail art pen.  
  Wheel 8: The turquoise lacquers.  
  Wheel 7: The yellow, orange, brown, white lacquers and flakies.  

A survey of which polishes that are on each wheel :)
This was also the perfect opportunity to count my lacquers so I did. I have 127 coloured lacquers(I've got three of Depends neon yellow) and that includes 5 stamping lacquers and a nail art pen. Besides that I have 10 transparent lacquers, base coats, top coats, you know :) That makes a total of 137 lacquers today :b
I think I'll separate my lacquers into smaller boxes after their brand, now I have my overview.
How do you ladies keep track of your lacquers? :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer paws

I was going to be attending in dog training with Mr. Boyfriend and out dog, Bella.
For this day I did this mani

Color Club - Cool breeze, Maybelline - Peach Cocktail

For the paws I used Gosh - Nero and a nail art brush

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspired roses

This design was one I made on my little sis.
Spending a weekend at my place, we went to see the city and had a good time.
I suggested that we did a mani on her, and she was up for it ! :)

This one is - as you can see, inspired by roses.
Wether or not it turned out good i'll let you followers decide.

The polishes we used:
Base: La femme beauty - orange
Green: Cliché - Hippie, Oliva
Red: Milani - Hottest pink, and some other red-like polish I can't remember the name of

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer pastels

Nailpolish of the day is inspired by summer and rain.
Thought these colors matched my day, pretty cloudy and a bit rainy, despite the season which is still summer, or that's what my calendar says. 

Essence mini - Speed of light blue, China Glaze - Re-fresh mint

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Very first leopard print

So I finally got some real nail brushes - a set of 15 brushes very cheap on eBay.
For the following design I used the first brush from the left.
Polish: H&M - Aqua, and the black: Rival de Loop - 30.
This is my very first leopard print ever. I started on my thumb and worked my way to my pinkie. I think you can see it gets better after a few nails :)
So what do you guys think? And do you also hand paint you leopard prints? :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stars of Paris

This mani I did on the most rainy day this summer!
Literally woke up by the rain hammering on my windows!
Thought i'd fight back by decorating my nails with confetti and stars on a base of rainy colors.
- Of course AFTER eating pancakes for breakfast. 
By the way, what's up with people eating certain stuff when the weather changes? not that I complain or anything, just see some kind of patterin I think :)

Dark blue base: Essence - Cool and the gang, Stars and sequins: Easy Paris Cosmetics - 124 
(Awful, can't remember which polish the light blue one is, sorry guys)

While the rain poured down outside, Mr. Boyfriend (picture) and I were playing cards inside the summer cottage.
Look what I did on his index finger :)

Later that day, when he was off to work I painted some hearts on top of the mani.
Think I just thought i'd had a nice day and got inspired by that :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crackle gradient - or at least a try

A few days ago I made my nails glossy with my nail buffer. Here's how they turned out, very shiny and it's with no polish on ;)
So I hadn't had black nail for a looong time so that's what I put on. As you might be able to guess, it wasn't enough, I had to do something on top of the black.
 So I got this idea, a crackle gradient. On my left hand I think the gradient looked nice but there wasn't very much crackle.
 On the other hand I thought the crackle went much better but not the gradient. Well, I'll have to do it again some other time to try to make it better.
The lacquers I used are: Rival de Loop - 30 and OPI - Turquoise Shatter.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Yesterday, Mr. Boyfriends' brother and his whife came to see us.
They were going out at night so I did this mani on her

Kiko - 342 (Flowers: Rimmel - Pop Rose + Essence nail art pen - More Than Silver )

The flowers are free-handed. She was very happy with the result, and so was I. :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

A polished phone

I want to show you guys my polished phone :b
I know it's old but it works(and I might get a new one soon) :)
Front. There used to be hearts of polish all the way around the display. 
 Back when I didn't have that many polishes - mostly Depend - I painted two hearts of every Depend lacquer I had.
One heart around the camera of each Depend polish I had back then. And how I had the bottom of it for a long while.

For those of you who don't know/can't remember which colour it used to be, it's the same silver as around the camera.
 Just the other day I painted the side of the phone this turquoiseish blue Kiko polish with shimmer - no. 300
Redecorated the bottom with tea bag.
Se I redecorated the back in same style as it was before the blue polish. Earlier it was a pink tropical fruit tea bag as I recall and now it's some Indian tea in lovely colours ;)

Is you phone also polished? :)