Thursday, June 26, 2014

Simple Colorblock

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a colorblock but nothing else came to mind when I was deciding the name of this post, but I can promise you it's easy as pie.

Polishes used:
OPI - Taupe-less Beach
OPI - Toucan Do It If You Try

Maybe I'm posting too many photographs of this simple manicure but I liked them all and didn't want to disappoint them by not posting them all, sounds legit? I think so.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Alanna Renee - Avada Kedavra Swatches

I wasn't going to post these photos, wasn't happy with them, my nails and cuticles weren't in a good condition that day and I felt that I could do better with my had poses.
But then I decided that it didn't matter, so here they are ;)

Avada Kedavra by Alanna Renee
These are 3 coats, I had trouble with getting the big glitters out as you may notice, only one or two on each nail. The pictures do not quite capture the color correctly, its a little more luminescent, little less neon.

It's gorgeous, don't you think?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Reverse Half Moons

Hi, remember me?
 Hope so! It's been a while, school is finally over and the summer is on it's way.

The reason I haven't been blogging lately was partly because of school and partly because I felt a little uninspired and just didn't feel like painting my nails, so because of that I decided to take a little break from it rather than push myself into doing something I'd rather not be doing, this is first and foremost my hobby and shouldn't feel like a chore. I'm hoping now that school is over I'll again be able to have fun paining my nails.

Anyway, on to the nails!!
Of course I had no sunshine when taking these, the first one is in natural light, the rest are taken under lamplight so you can see all the holographic goodness ;)

Polishes used:
A-England - Rose Bower
Jade - Magia

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Friday, March 14, 2014

School project: Pop art nails

I have a wonderful teacher who always asks to see what I have on my nails, she is teaching modern art history, from 1900 to the present and last week we where learning about pop art and our assignment was to make a "pop art" art :p and I decided to do a Roy Lichtenstein inspired nail art.
I studied the patterns and color combinations he used in his art and incorporated them onto my nails.

Polishes used:
OPI - Alpine Snow
OPI - Cajun Shrimp
OPI - I Just Can't Cope-acabana
OPI - Need Sunglasses?
Opi - Taupe-less Beach
Nabi - Blue Away
Nameless black polish in a skull bottle

It's a little messy but I think I did pretty good.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Haul: Nail Mail

When Color4nails had discount on all A England polishes I decided I needed to try a couple and using the opportunity ordered few more, I'm loving their service, the delivery was quick and that's saying something because I live in Iceland. Everything was packaged in bubble wrap and padded envelope and the best part was that I got it straight to my door.

From left to right:
Jade - Holografico Mgia. Beautiful black holo (See picture below.)
A England - Order Of The Garter. Blue shimmer with purple flecks.
A England - Rose Bower. Red metallic holo.
Alanna Renee - Avada Kedavra. Lime green base with small and medium lime green glitter.
Glisten and Glow H K Girl - Fast drying and super shiny clear top coat. Can't wait to try it, heard so many great things about it.

And here is an extra picture of the holographic black, sooo sparkly!!!

In other news, I'm swamped in school right now, there might get a little while between posts, sometimes I just don't have the energy to do anything on my nails.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

This is what happens when.....

....I don't try my design out first on a nail wheel.
This isn't a complete disaster but I had something completely different in mind, it was supposed to be much more delicate and not so chaotic.

Polishes used:
OPI - 4 In The Morning
OPI - Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
And I used topcoat to get it more sparkly.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

My First Stamping!

I bought my first stamping set a while ago on sale, the Basic set from MoYou, I've been playing around with it with various results but I think this is the first one that looks presentable ;)

And there have been some pretty exciting things been happening at my Facebook Page because of the ShareTheLove movement, on January 19th I went from 199 likes to 1000 likes, January 23rd I had 2000 likes and today I reached 3000 likes!!!! This is amazing!!

But on to the manicure.
First I did a gradient using OPI's DS polishes and then stamped over it.

Polishes used:
OPI - DS Reflection
OPI - DS Extravagance
MoYou special stamping polish - Black
MoYou stamping plate no. N20

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