Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Today I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great couple of days. I know I will *excited*

I also want to show you the nails I made for the occassion.

I chose to make 5 different designs; on for each hand, because I just couldn't decide which one to choose, so I chose them all *teehee*

I don't have a lot of time to write about it so I will just show you today!

Do you like it?

Have you made a christmas design for the holidays?

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer...

Today I want to show you another christmas design I made.

This time it's Rudolph and his reindeer friends.

I've seen this design a lot this last week or so and thought I wanted to try it out aswell so I did *teehee*

I started out by painting all of my fingers a light blue with a polish from HOT makeup called Cloude Dance, then I painted the base of the reindeers with China Glaze - Street Chic and the antlers with Chocolate *yummy* from e.l.f. which I also used for the noses of the other reindeer. For Rudolph I used China Glaze - Ruby Pumps for the nose. Then I dotted the eyes in with OPI - Alpine Snow and Wet n' Wild - Ebony hates Chris and finished it of with a top coat.

You wanna see?

What do you think?

Friday, 20 December 2013

Literary Lacquers - Amnesia Euphoria Ecstacy

Today I want to show you a very special polish that I was lucky enough to get my hands on!

Amnesia Euphoria Ecstasy is a dark blue base with a very strong linear holographic effect that Amy (the creator behind Literary Lacquers) made for a 40th birthday in August. She only made 39 numbered bottles for sale and a few for herself and some of the bloggers she's cooperation with. I was lucky enough to be one of the 39 that got to buy it when it was put for sale at her Etsy shop. Unfortunately I don't have the one with a number on because the first one she send was lost in the mail, but she was very sweet and send me a new one with no charge, but she send the numbered bottles out randomly, so she had no idea what number mine was, so I just got one without a number, but that's okay, because the most important thing is the polish and fortunately I did receive the second bottle.

Literary Lacquers always takes inspiration from her favorite literary works. This one is no different.
This is what she has to say about Amnesia Euphoria Ecstacy:

The name is inspired by Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins, one of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers. I feel that as I've gone through my life, I've experienced all three of the states described and am so happy to be living in ecstasy now!

"There are three mental states that interest me," said Amanda, turning to the lizard doorknob. They are: one, amnesia; two, euphora; three, ecstasy."

She reached into the cabinet and removed a small green bottle of water-lily pollen. "Amnesia is not knowing who one is and wanting desperately to find out. Euphoria is not knowing who one is and not caring. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who one is - and still not caring."

It's such a gorgeous blue holo! The formula was good, although a little on the thin side, but it wasn't very noticeable. It took 3 coats though to get totally opaque, but that's okay because the drying time was great.

Unfortunately the sun didn't wanna come out and play when I took the pictures, so in the first few here the holo isn't that obvious. Although I should mention that even without sun the holo is much more in your face in real life, but I couldn't really capture that in the pictures.

On this one below you can see a bit of the holo effect.

After taking some pictures in natural light I went inside to take some in artificial light where you can really see the holo shine through *yay*

Isn't it just pretty?

Opacity 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Value for money: 7/10¨
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: I would if possible ;)

It's definitely not the last time I have bought Literary Lacquers polishes!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Just a short post today with a simple little design with snowflakes.

Made it for a christmas contest I participated in on facebook in one of the nail groups where I roam around.

Painted my nails with a polish from the brand Casuelle. Not sure about the name, all I can see on the bottle is a number in the bottom which says 47, so it might be that, but I don't know. It's a nice light blue shimmer, although it looks a little silvery in the pictures, but it's not.
Then I painted some snowflakes with white acrylic paint and tried stamping a small motive on the ringfinger, but it didn't look so good, but it's there. I finished of with a layer of topcoat.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Today I want to show you another christmas design I made: Santa Claus!

I just love christmas! Such great time of year where you get to spend time with friends and family and I get to make christmas nail art! *weee*

Once again I used my China Glaze - Ruby Pumps to use as the color of Santa's coat and hat. I might have to buy a backup for that soon because it will be empty when christmas is over *teehee* I just looove it!

It's a very simple design to make actually, but I think it looks very cute.

See for yourself

After taking the picture I realised that I've been a bit sloppy with the cleaning this time, so sorry if they look a little messy.

And yes the thumb is crooked. I need to file that a bit.

What do you think?

Sunday, 15 December 2013

China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

Sorry for the long silence. My computer have been down, so I have been working on getting it to work, then I had some problem with my photo editing programs and then I had a filled up couple of days, but now it's all up and running again and I'm back *yay*

Today I want to show you my absolute favorite christmas polish, namely Ruby Pumps which is a red jelly base with small red glitters from China Glazes Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection that was originally launched in 2001 but was rereleased in 2009. And thank god they did that, because its one of the prettiest reds I have ever seen! It had a great formula that made it very easy to apply, but it did take 3 coats to get it totally opaque. Drying time was good though so that was okay. It is necessary to wear a topcoat over it because it dries a little matte which makes it loose some of the awesome sparkliness.

I used 1 layer of topcoat for the pictures.

Unfortunately the pictures doesn't show the pretty glitter that well.

The bottle actually gives a better pictures of what it really looks like.

I wanted to spice it a little up, so did a little glitter gradient with Rimmels Ruby Crush. I think it turned out okay even though the base of Ruby Crush is a little lighter than Ruby Pumps.

Added another layer of top coat for the photos below.

The color difference wasn't that noticeable in real life as it is in the pictures.

What do you think?

Opacity 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Value for money: 8/10¨
Overall: 8/10
Buy again: Yes!

Oh by the way I might have a giveaway for you soon. *yay*

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The first christmas design of the year!

The storm is raging outside and I am sitting at my computer with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and christmas music in the speakers. It sure does seem like christmas is coming! So I think it's time to show you my very first christmas design this year.

I really wanted to try of one of my new polishes from Rimmel called Ruby Crush from the Precious Stone collection, so I ended up painting presents on my nails, because I was a little short on time.

Here is the result:

I started out painting my ringfinger with China Glaze - Agro and the other nails with e.l.f. - Red Velvet, then I gave the ringfinger 1 layer of China Glaze - This Is Tree-mendous (the bottle I'm holding) and the other nails 1 layer of Rimmel - Ruby Crush. Then I painted the ribbons first with a white and then with a silver, letting some of the white be visable and I topped it of with a rhinestone in the middle of each bow.

Im not quite satisfied with the ribbon. It got a little thicker than planned, but my brush just didn't want to work with me.

And the thumb.

What do you think? Have you started painting christmas designs yet?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

China Glaze - Atlantis

Today I wanna show you a very pretty polish from China Glaze that is just right for this season!

Atlantis is a dark green/teal jelly base with silver and lots of holographic glitter from China Glaze's Specialty Collection from 2009. It's soooo pretty and really just screams for attention in the sunlight! I love it and it's just perfect for this wonderful christmas season! It kinda looks like a christmas tree with lots of bright and shiny lights. So beautiful!

Application was a little annoying, since the formula is on the thick side, but it's not much worse than many other glitter polishes and it was totally opaque in 3 coats, but I actually think it could have been opaque in only 2, but I was a little slow on some of the nails, so I dragged it a bit, because the drying time is very nice.

Ok time for pictures! *yay*

I used 1 layer of topcoat for the pictures and started out taking some in the shade.

Isn't it just the prettiest ever?!?

I took some pictures in sunlight aswell, to try and show you some of the pretty holo glitter. 

But it wasn't really easy getting decent pictures of the pretty glitter effect, so I tried taking a blurred picture and here you can really see the holo!

In real life it looks much more like this (with out the blur ofcourse) <3

Isn't it just perfect for christmas? What do you think?

Opacity 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Value for money: 8/10¨
Overall: 8/10
Buy again: Yes!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Orly - High On Hope

Today I want to show you a new polish I just got from Orly.

High On Hope is a dark navy blue shimmer polish with a pink/gold glow from Orly's Hope and Freedom collection from this spring. In my pictures the colour looks more like a dark purple/pink/orange/gold glow. It looks very pretty both in the bottle and on the nail!

The formula was a little thin which made it a little hard to add it evenly and it took 3 coats to get completely opaque, but the drying time was good, so it wasn't a big problem and the prettiness of the colors really does make up for it in my opinion.

I used top coat for the pictures

Opacity 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Value for money: 7/10¨
Overall: 7,5/10
Buy again: Yes