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4.19.2014

The Girl Behind The Blog

I haven't been blogging a lot lately, cause I have been busy with another project. Modelling.
I was told to keep my talons neutral, so they wouldn't be a distraction from what we where actually trying to shoot, so my nails have been naked quite a lot lately. And that's very sad. Very very sad.

But I got some great pictures to show for it, and I wanted to share them with you.
I have selected one picture from each photo shoot, to ensure variation and to keep it interesting.
Hope you like them!











4.17.2014

The Easter Eggs Hatched

Since Easter is all about bunnies and chickens, I present to you:
Squee Ember the cutest bunny in Bristol, UK.


Used with permission from Squee, and Sam Ember.

Today I have for you an Easter Egg manicure. I don't really celebrate Easter, but I love holidays, so I am throwing myself into this one as well.

Last year I did three different Easter manicures, all using the same background polish.
Field of Marigolds
Easter Nails - A skittle Adventure
Easter Nails

I have been on the lookout for a really good yellow polish for this years Easter manicure. I even bought a yellow texture! 
But even so, when it was time to do Easter nails again, I  am tempted to go for the same polish as last year. I managed to stay away, and opted for this B*O polish instead, that I bought from Born Pretty Store. It's called 62, and it's more like an orangey-yellow.

I used 3 coats of B*O - 62 for this manicure and finished it off with Sally Hansen - Sugar Coat - Sugar Fix. I also added some wings, eyes and beak using Nordic Cap - NP07, Sinful Color - Snow Me White (I have also bought myself a backup of this polish as it's running very low), and Wet n Wild - Black( I really need a backup of this, very soon)








Happy Easter Everyone!
For more Easter-manis click here.

MoYou-London - Mother Nature Collection - News



More Moyou-Lonon plate awesomeness! Today waited another mail from Moyou-London for me in my inbox. For those of you that don't follow their newsletter, you can read it here. 

Guess what? It's another Friday, spring has sprung, and I am happy to announce the new release of the week. This time 5 more plates from the:
<< MOTHER NATURE COLLECTION >> 
We like her, she is all earthy and stuff. So let's be a bit more environmental this weekend! 
These 5 plates will be released this Friday the 18th of April.A great weekend to all! The MoYou-London Team

The Hipster Collection they released previously this month where not really my thing, but looking at these plates they have added to the Mother Nature Collection, I know for sure I have to get my hands on some of them. Let me walk you through each plate, and tell you what I think.



Spring just hit us, and even though this plate says more 'Autumn' to me, it's definitely getting on my "to-buy-list". I love the selection of leaves on this plate, the details are fantastic, and I just LOVE the added branches to this. This will be perfect for creating all kinds of fall/autumn manicures. I can also see myself using the branches to create a spooky Halloween manicure.  Let me also point out the series of leaves to the right on this plate, its like the wind blew them of the branch. Perfect.



This plate takes us out to the jungle. I like the vortex looking sun on this plate, I think its really cool, and also kinda creepy. It's creepy cause I ones saw this Japanese scary movie with my brother, that was all about vortexes. Ever since, vortexes kinda creeps me out. I like the monkey hanging from a branch, he looks like "Curious George". This plate also got giraffes, a lion and a tiger, if you like animal print nails, why not mix them up with an accent with the animal? The birds on this plate are also very cool. Thematically this is a very solid plate in my mind. 



You know those lumberjack- prints from the Hipster collection? Well this plate definitely works well with that. A farmers stamping plate. You got a scarecrow (that looks more cute than scary) here, are you thinking what I'm thinking? With the 08 plate from this collection, you are getting pretty close to being able to pull of a "Wizard of Oz"- themes manicure. I just adore the clouds on this plate, they look like the clouds you see in Animes, so I'm thinking "Kiki Delivery Service" manis, or something along those lines. 
In the front you got your selection of corn images. 



This is a very nice plate for the season we are in right now. Butterfly manicures never go out of style. I'm thinking a nice holo background with these stamped over. The possibilities with this plate is endless, which is also why this is one of the plates I just have to buy. It's such a gorgeous plate, I will let is speak for itself. 




This plate is lovely. I love the bench, the trees, the flowers. Oh my, it's so gorgeous. Three different rose- designs there, some hibiscus flowers.. I'm in love. 

So all in all, I love these additions to the Mother Nature Collection. The farmer, an jungle plate is not really my style (though it might be yours), but I will definitely look into getting the rest of them.

What do you think of the new plates?

4.13.2014

Want my Bawdy in foil

The title made me giggle, so I had to use it. No I am not going to undergo some weird-ass spa-treatment. It is ofcourse, nail polish related. It's no other than China Glaze - Want My Bawdy, with silver foil over it, and some stamping.

I decided to use some of the foils I bought at TGR in Norway while I was on my Christmas holiday.
I am trying to do a manicure with everyone of these foils. I was asked if they all preformed the same. So why not try them all out (?)
The foil came in a set of 4 and it cost NOK 10 (£1). They don't require foil glue or anything, just a sticky surface. so polish your nails with the base colour you want, wait until it goes tacky and apply the foil. Easy as that. For the record of all things foil. I used Gina Tricot Basecoat and Topcoat for this manicure, like last time.
I have already used the other three from this set, and you can see that by clicking hereherehere, and here
The other reason for doing this combo, was the magical trick I just learned. How to avoid streaks on polishes. It's very simple actually. Sponge the last coat. Why didn't I think of that?!

I also added some nail stamping using Cheeky Jumbo plate 3  European Romance.

I used two coats of China Glaze - Want My Bawdy and then sponged the third coat. When it was tacky I added the foil, and added topcoat before and after stamping. I stamped using Wet n Wild - Black.

I was so proud over how well these swatches turned out, I had to add a few extra pictures of it, last time I tried this polish, I had streaks, and bubbles. However, I must add, the stamping I did last time was gorgeous. You can see the post here. 









Hope you are all having a great start on the Easter Weekend. I will be back soon with some Easter manicures.

4.12.2014

Pretty in Pink

My blogging feed has been full of girls doing foil nails lately, and it looks as if they are making a comeback, at-least within the polish-obsessed-communities. So, I am jumping on the wagon as well.

I decided on using some of the foils I bought at TGR in Norway while I was on my Christmas holiday.
I have already used one of them, and you can see that by clicking here, and here. , and here
The foil came in a set of 4 and it cost NOK 10 (£1). They don't require foil glue or anything, just a sticky surface. so polish your nails with the base colour you want, wait until it goes tacky and apply the foil. Easy as that.
For the record of all things foil. I used Gina Tricot Basecoat and Topcoat for this manicure, like last time.

I started using Kiko - 331 as base colour and then applied the foil. I am very pleased how this turned out.
In after-thought I wish I had gone with stamping those birds over this. The middle finger kinda looks like a bird, and it would be so cool with birds on the rest of the nails as well.





What do you think? Is foils coming back?
Let me know in the comments below.

4.11.2014

Golden Nails

I wanted to do some festive nails, Easter Week is almost here. I was struggling with coming up with something to do for a long long time. I got distracted over and over again. Reviews on Youtube, blogs, music, the list was endless on distractions today. The weather was fantastic as well.
I wasn't gonna let myself be beaten.

I decided on using some of the foils I bought at TGR in Norway while I was on my Christmas holiday.
I have already used one of them, and you can see that by clicking here, and here. 
The foil came in a set of 4 and it cost NOK 10 (£1). They don't require foil glue or anything, just a sticky surface. so polish your nails with the base colour you want, wait until it goes tacky and apply the foil. Easy as that.
For the record of all things foil. I used Gina Tricot Basecoat and Topcoat for this manicure, like last time.

This one was a bit tricky, since I had chosen a matte polish as my base colour. Matte polishes dries quicker than ordinary polishes, so the timing was very difficult. I gave it a couple of tries, and nailed it eventually. 

I used two coats of Revlon - Matte - 032 Emerald City, then applied the foil, and finished the look of with applying one coat of Models Own - Dancing Queen. 

I bought the whole collection ages ago, and I think I have only used one of them so far. Very sad, and I am a very bad blogger for it. They are SO pretty to look at, so can't give them away/sell, even though they are still in their protective plastic ... still..











Taken indoor

4.10.2014

Inspired by Fashion - Rag & Bone

Picture from Style.com

I have been wanting to do some nail art inspired by Fashion for a while, but I wasn't quite sure what it should be of. When I saw the new collection from Rag & Bone, I knew what I wanted to do. 

First, I would never wear this myself, but I like the artistic expression in this outfit. The black crop top to the slightly pinkish boyfriend blazer with crop jeans in white. There is something about the cropped look of it all. 

For this look I used Bundlemonster plate - BM303 as an accent, stamping with Ciate - Speed Dial, Sinful Color - Snow Me White, Wet & Wild - Black, and NYX - Matte - Baby Pink.
It's been aaaages since last time I used Bundlemonster plates. I have been so caught up in my Cheeky plates lately. I suppose that's how it is, when we buy new plates all the time. 

Hey ho, that's life. Bundlemonster, you are not forgotten.




I know the pink is not quite right, I first tried mixing a soft pink with acrylics, but it didn't turn out very well. So I had to go with the polish for the finished look. 
What do you think, want to see more "inspired by Fashion"-manicures?
Let me know in the comments below.

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