Aspen tree nails + video tutorial

Hi everyone! Autumn is slowly approaching (at least in Sweden) and the leaves on the trees have started to change color. Even though I prefer summer I’m kind of looking forward to the new season. It’s so beautiful when the leaves change color and start to fall from trees. One more thing I like about fall is the fall themed nail art! I love making leaf nail art designs.

Today I’m going to share with you my first leaf nail art for the season and I hope you like them as much as I do!


The base for this design is Essie Midnight sun and I stamped the threes using UberChic Beauty’s new Lovely leaves 3 stamping plate together with Glow upVibin’LitSauceySubtweet and No filter from Twinkled T. I finished off the design with my new favorite matte top coat from Glisten & Glow (called Matte top coat). Their Matte top coat instantly became a favorite because it dries very matte and it doesn’t dry streaky like some matte top coats tend to do.


I always have a hard time deciding between glossy or matte finish, so I had to take photos of the glossy version too! Which do you prefer, matte or glossy?

Check out the video tutorial for this design below!

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I Love Nail Polish

Recently I was sent some gorgeous polishes from ILNP (short for I Love Nail Polish). ILNP is an indie polish maker from Las Vegas, Nevada, and they specialize in super sparkly holographic and color shifting ultra chrome polishes. All their polishes are cruelty free, vegan and 3-free!

Let’s take a look at the polishes I received.

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Aria is described as a sky blue ultra holographic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Celeste is described as a stunning lilac ultra holographic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Misbehaving is described as a vivid neon pink holographic sheer jelly nail polish. Here I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

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Juliette is described as a rose gold holographic ultra metallic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus to coat.

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Cameo is described as a pink to green ultra chrome nail polish. Here I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

Check out the video below to see how the polishes apply!

I love ILNP’s nail polishes, especially their ultra holographic polishes. They’re very easy to apply and they look amazing – what more can you ask for?

Have you tried any polishes from ILNP?

UberChic Beauty Moroccan Beauty

A while ago UberChic Beauty released Moroccan Beauty, a stamping plate with Moroccan themed patterns.

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Moroccan patterned nails was one of my favorite designs to make when I first stared doing nail art, and it still is (I just don’t do them as much now because I have so many other thing I want to make – oh the struggle). Back when I got in to nail art I only had Moroccan nail vinyls so I could pretty much only change the color combinations. With this plate there are so many more options for Moroccan nail art designs!

So far I’ve made three nail art designs with this stamping plate and I know that many more will come in the future.

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The first design I made using this stamping plate is inspired by Moroccan tiles, and I love how it turned out! Since there are many small details it took some time to fill in the images. So it’s not a design that you make everyday, but I do enjoy it when I have the time. It is a bit like a coloring book, except I color in stamped images and put them on my nails!

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The second and third designs are both stamped over gradients. I chose patterns with a lot of open spaces to let the gradients shine trough.

What nail art design you you make with this plate? Please let me know in the comments!

Essie Say it ain’t Soho

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you another fall collection – Say it ain’t Soho from Essie. The collection is inspired by New York City, which you can tell from the names of the polishes. I haven’t been to New York City, but I really want to go. Until I visit at least my nails can get a taste of the big apple with this collection.

This is one of the best fall collections that I’ve seen from Essie. I love the darker muted shades and I think that they’re perfect for this time of year!

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It takes a west village is a dusty pink creme polish that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats.

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Stop, drop & shop is a mulberry red creme polish that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats.

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Booties on Broadway is a navy blue creme polish that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats.

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Fall for NYC is a mustard yellow creme polish that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats.

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Say it ain’t Soho is a copper metallic polish with gold shimmer that that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Empire shade of mind is a grey metallic polish that covers completely in one coat. In the picture I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

Check out the video below for live swatches!

I have to say that I’m really impressed with this collection! All six shades are pretty much one coaters. Sometimes we’re lucky to get one or two one coaters in a collection, but not a whole collection like this one – good job Essie!

My favorites from this collection are Fall for NYC and Say it ain’t Soho, both polishes are perfect for fall, and pretty unusual shades for Essie.

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What do you think of this collection? Will you be getting any of the shades?

OPI Peru

This year’s fall collection from OPI takes its inspiration from Peru. My favorite collections from OPI are their spring and fall collections because they’re always inspired by a place, (this year’s spring collection was inspired by Lisbon) which gives so much inspiration for nail art designs. The Peru collection consists of 12 creme polishes and at a first glance it may not look like a typical fall collection becasue there are many lighter and colorful shades. After swatching the collection I have changed my mind – the collection is colorful but the shades are muted not bright. And anyway who say you should only wear darker shades in the fall?

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I usually don’t include OPI’s press pictures of the collection in my blog posts, but this time I had to! I love the cozy vibe they’re giving and they make me like the collection so much more!

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I got the polishes in the Infinite Shine formula and this is the first time I’m trying a whole collection in this formula.
Infinite Shine is a 3-step system which will last up to 11 days of wear and the polishes dries super shiny! The formula of the Infinite Shine polishes is really good and they made the application super easy.

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Somewhere over the rainbow mountains is a rosy nude creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Machu Peach-u is a peachy nude creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Lima tell you about this color! is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Suzi will Quechua later! is a purple-pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Como se llama? is a burgundy creme polish that covers in two coats.

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My solar clock is ticking is a burnt red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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I love you just be-cusco is a classic red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Alpaca my bags is a blue-green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Yes my condor can-do! is a dark maroon creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Seven wonders of OPI is a light mauve creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Don’t toot my flute is a lilac creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Grandma kissed a gaucho is a purple creme polish that covers in three coats.

Check out the video below for live swatches!

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What do you think of this collection? Do you have any favorite shades?

 

Bundle Monster Around the world 2

Today I’m going to show you nail art designs that are inspired by different places of the world! I recently received Bundle Monster‘s Around the world 2 stamping plate collection and I really enjoyed creating these design with the plates.

I used black and white stamping polish from Bundle Monster to create these designs. They’re available as a duo, or to purchase individually. If you’re wondering about any of the other polishes I used, feel free to ask about them in the comments below.

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London Side Street (BM-XL156)

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I chose the rainy clouds for my design using this plate, because right now we could use some rain. I live in a very rainy city, but this summer has been so hot and we’ve barely had any rain at all, so let’s hope this design helps with that 😉

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CAN We Get Cozy (BM-XL157)

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These pancake nails may look more American then Canadian, but everybody knows that American pancakes are nothing without the maple syrup!

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Bangkok Bloom (BM-XL158)

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I think I changed my mind about ten times when I was going to decide what pattern to use on this plate. As you know I love florals, and this plate have a few to choose from. I’m very happy with the end result, but I think I need to revisit this plate soon again!

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Marrakech Chick (BM-XL159)

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Moroccan inspired nails have been one of my favorite designs for such a long time. It looks good in any color combination, but my favorite is dark fall shades combined with gold details.

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Aussie Roo’d Girl (BM-XL160

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When I saw this plate I knew I wanted to use one of the aboriginal inspired patterns. First I thought about mixing the patterns and make each nail different, but in the end I decided to only use one of them.

Stamping plates and stamping polish used for these designs are available on www.bundlemonter.com.

If you had these plates what nail art design would you create, and did you have a favorite out of these five designs?

Kinetics Fragile

Today we’re going to take a look at Kinetics fall collection called Fragile, that is released today! After a long summer of bright polishes I’m really looking forward to wearing darker and muted shades on my nails.

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So human is described as a milky almond polish and it covers in two coats.

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Almost naked is described as a cappuccino creme polish and it covers in two coats.

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Pretending pink is described as a creamy pink polish and it covers in two coats.

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Looking strong is described as a deep dark red polish and it covers in two coats.

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Berries on ice is described as a raspberry red polish and it covers in two coats.

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Alluring Brown is described as a earthy cocoa brown polish and it covers in two coats.

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Fragile is described as slate grey polish and it covers in two coats.

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Kind of blue is described as a dark teal polish and it covers in two coats.

This is the first time I’m trying Kinetics polishes and I’m very impressed! They all cover really well in few coats and they have a really good rounded brush that makes the application super easy.

My favorites shades from this collection are Pretending pink, Berries on ice and Kind of blue. One thing I love about fall polishes is the contrast of the dark shades against my pale skin.

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What’s your favorite shade from this collection?