Sunday, November 23, 2014

Checked pattern/tartan in red and black

A late post for Nail Art Sunday, but better late than never. Lelack decided that the theme should be “squares” and I was happy because it can be used in different checked patterns. And earlier this week Susanne at Fingerfärger showed a picture at fb with a black and red nail art by nuthin' but a nail thing, it had some checked/tartan pattern and also some black opaque rhinestones on a black base. So basically my nail art is much inspired by it, there is some changes though, my black rhinestones have some oil slick which make them shine in more colors (mine basically look metallic), also my lines ended up a bit thicker(must get a new black fine liner!) in combination that my nails are shorter than the inspo. Anyhow, I liked the result quite much, red and black is such a classical combo. What to you think? :)

Polishes used:
Nordic Cap - NP09 (red)
ZTIZ - (black)
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
Black opaque rhinestones

Saturday, November 22, 2014

W7 - Purple Dazzle, swatch

What about more purple? This time the glittery type. W7 - Purple Dazzle has small purple metallic glitter in a clear base. It can be used as layering but can also be built up to opacity on its own, like below. I haven't made any notes but I suspect this to be 4 coats, and then a couple of coats of tc to make it smooth and glossy. I also have a Green Dazzle and a Pink Dazzle, and I which I had Orange Dazzle from the same collection.

Bought from for something quite cheap, like 2-4 euros per bottle..when it still was possible to ship through the UK that is..*sigh*

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claudia - 610, swatch (purple)

Today's second post.. ;) And yea, let's look at some nails this time. I'm so impressed by these Claudia polishes, so I really recommend them.

Anyhow, 610 is a creme purple polish from Claudia. Slightly darker on the nails than the bottle like many of the polishes from Claudia (I've noticed). This is 3 coats and it's very shiny on it's own even if this is with tc. This might be my favorite creme purple. :) It was also cheap 15SEK (1,5 euro) in a local food store. Pure awesomeness! :)

Bought at ICA for 15SEK (1,5 euro).

Winter Nail Art Challenge - Are you joining??? ;)

Helena at Lackycorner has been kind enough to host a nail art challenge in December. And of course I wanted to join, I love nail art challenges! And of course it would be funnier if you joined too! ;) And if you aren't joining, heads up for a lot of winter/christmas nail art in december. ;)

The rules are very simple.
- Any nail art is allowed, and everyone can make their own free interpretation of the themes.
- You can join all days or just one day or as many of the days you want.
- You can join through your blog, instagram, pinterest and/or facebook.

For more info you can check out Helenas own post [HERE]. If you have a facebook account you can join the challenge group page to get all info there (and also to be social with the rest of us;)) and if you don't you can simply email Helena to get more picture sizes (like for IG) and to get inlinkz codes which is available for everyone.

There is 11 days before it starts so if you want you can start preparing, thinking what to do etc now already. :P

So, are you joining??? Tell me in the comments below. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

El Corazon - 423/122 Fenechka, swatch

Today I'm showing the russian brand; El Corazon - 423/122 Fenechka, which is a yellow neon crelly/jelly with matte black and white glitter. I think I used 2-3 coats and application was easy. Sadly the images came out a bit crappy but I really liked the polish so this wasn't the last time you'll see this. ;) 

Oh extra info for the curious. Lakobotan tells me that "Fenechka" is the word often used for handmade bracelets. Often thiner types of bracelets. :)

From nail polish swap with Lakobotan.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Glitter gradient in green, pink and white

It's Wednesday and of course it is green. My base is a green I showed before, Wet n Wild - Glow stick and on top I've done a gradient with Lady Rose - 786 which is a russian polish I've got from Lakobotan. As usual Lakobotan knows my taste of polishes and Lady Rose - 786 is not an exception. 786 has matte hexagons in dark green and light pink and lots of white small glitter, it was awesome for glitter gradients and I will show it layered in the future. Maybe this mani is too summer or spring like for this season, but I like it so you'll see it anyhow. :)

Polishes used:
Wet n Wild - Glow stick

Lady Rose - 786

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jelly sandwich

Jelly sandwiches are so beautiful sometimes, here I've got one (kinda jelly sandwich at least?) I'm very biased about, in some ways I think it looks cool and unusual, but it other ways I think it looks weird, like if it's some kind of organical membrane...Anyow, I started with a black creme, then Kleancolor - Party Fever and then a coat of Kleancolor - Sheer Pastel White. I've actually showed this combo once before, that time I liked it more than this time, maybe because I had longer nails that time or used more glitter? What do you think?

Polishes used:
Nordic Cap - NP12

Kleancolor - Party Fever
Kleancolor - Sheer Pastel White

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kleancolor - Party Fever, swatch and layering

Today I have a short post to show, the light and photos aren't the best either. But, nevertheless, you'll get the picture of Kleancolor - Party Fever at least, here layered over a black creme. As you can see there is middle size hexagons in blue and pink, and also small pink glitter. It's pretty dance so from what I remember below is 2 coats. Many of the Kleancolor's glitter are slow drying, but I don't remember this one to be that.

Bought at ebay.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cute teddybear nail art in pink and blue

Now it's time for something unusual here, super feminine nails in a very girly color scheme. I did this in the middle of this summer and I'm not sure I liked wearing these, even though I liked the result per ce. I think I'm more into edgier nails, at least for the moment.  I'd say that my accent nails are teddy bears or dogs? I'm not sure what they looks like the most, being pink and all that.. ;) I also did a matching pedicure but with flowers, so you "feet sensitive" persons, might wanna skip the last 2 pictures.. :P
Also, don't forget to check out Nail Art Sunday :)

So.. Is it pink teddy bears or is it pink dogs? Tell me what you think?

Polishes used:
China Glaze - Hang-Ten Toes

Kleancolor - White
Sally Hansen - Wool Knot
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
L.A. Colors Art Deco -Baby Pink
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Hot Pink
L.A. Colors Art Deco -  Sky Blue
Isadora - Surfers Paradise

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Etude House - #115 Cotton Candy Kiss, swatch and layering

Today I decided to show you Etude House - #115 Cotton Candy Kiss from their Play Nail Color collection. The name could also be only Candy Kiss btw.

The base is clear and the polish is very glitter packed. In the bottle I see yellow, blue, white and pink and also some tiny lonely iridescent glitter. The shapes are hearts, hexagons and diamond shapes. It was surprisingly no fishing and the hearts easily got on the brush and this is my result after 3 coats. Black as a base was maybe not the best decision even though I like the result. But next time I'll try something lighter, in the bottle this looks very soft and feminine. Maybe I'll try layer it over a pastel next time? :)

I bought this from ebay for about 3 euro and the bottle is 8ml.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Miyo - Mars, swatch

Hi, today I have a duochrome polish to show for a change, I've used a bunch of multichromes, so now we only have one color change to look at. Miyo is a brand I don't own so many of, they're a bit more expensive than other brands (like 5-6 euro), but for color changing polishes I can spend a bit more, even though this isn't the most color changing I got.

I thought that Miyo - Mars was similar to CC - Port-folio but bought it anyhow and now I'm glad I did since it has turned out to be very different. I needed 3 coats for it to cover. The main color is purple leaning towards blue and the duochrome shimmer is a teal green (ie green towards blue.) It was hard to photograph but I tried in different lights so you can see some difference at least.

Flourecent light.

Flourecent light.

Flourecent light.

Natural light, cloudy.

Natural light, cold light (winter).

Natural light, cold light (winter).

Natural light, cold light (winter).
Bought at ICA (swedish food store) for 5-6 euros.