Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saran wrap in purple and black

Can't believe that it's almost December, in Sweden we "celebrate" 1st Advent today, ie. lightning the first out of four candles four Sunday's before Christmas. Do you have that or something similar where you come from, you international readers? :)

My nail art for Nail Art Sunday isn't "Christmassy" however, more like gothic nail art in my eyes, being purple and black, in a Saran Wrap nail art. And heads up, there will be a tutorial of this during this week. Also Winter Nail Art Challenge begin soon. :) Let me know what you think. :)

Looks awesome in the sun!

Polishes used:
Kleancolor - Neon Purple
Nordic Cap - NP12

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

L.A. Girl - Uninhibited, swatch and layering

I've showed L.A. Girl - Uninhibited many times here at the blog but it hasn't had a dedicated post earlier. Uninhibited has matte black hexes in in two sizes, tiny and middle size, all in a clear base. The glitter is also very dense and below is 1 single coat. It is awesome for nail art, such as gradients and also layerings, as here, over a subtle needledragging in green and yellow. Hopefully Karin also approves this manicure to the Green Wednesday at Vacker&Underbar.

Polishes used:
L.A. Girl - Uninhibited
China Glaze - Def Defying
Adena - 51

Some bonus pics of other times I've used Uninhibited:
(pics are clickable if you want to get to the original post.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blue flower funky french

I did a nail art over Pink Lemonade II which I showed you yesterday, I'm not 100% happy with the result, but I hope you'll like it anyhow. Maybe it's because it perhaps has some unintentional Easter feel to it? What do you think?

Polishes used:
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Dark Blue
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black
Smitten Polish - Pink Lemonade II

Rapsodi - 187

Monday, November 24, 2014

Smitten Polish - Pink Lemonade II, swatch

Today I'm showing Smitten Polish - Pink Lemonade II, a crelly polish in pastel yellow and filled with these pink/magenta hexagons in 3 sizes. As it's a crelly it covers in 3 coats, but as you can see it's still shows some VNL, however in these milky types of polishes I really don't mind at all. As you can see from the name, this is a reformulated version and I don't have the previous one. I've also seen more yellow versions of Pink Lemonade II, I don't know which one's correct, but it doesn't matter because I like my version very much. Isn't it such a "gelic'-polish"? ^^

Bought at Smitten Polish etsy store way back, so it's not available there anymore. Now SP uses a bigcartel site. :)

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