Glam Polish Heroes vs Villains Group Exclusives for February

This month’s Heroes vs Villains limited edition group exclusive polishes from Glam Polish are inspired by Harry Potter, so of course I had to get them since I’m a huge HP fan!

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The boy who lived is inspired by Harry Potter and He who must not be named is inspired by Voldemort.

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img_8509Glam Polish – The boy who lived

The boy who lived is described as a garnet jelly with gold iridescent flakies, shifting metallic flakies, color shifting metallic glitter and fine holo micro glitter. Here I’m wearing two coats and top coat.

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img_8525Glam Polish – He who must not be named

He who must not be named is described as a blackened blue jelly with green & blue iridescent flakies, shifting metallic flakies and fine holo micro glitter. Here I’m wearing two coats and top coat.

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It’s really hard to pick a favorite from these two, because they’re both gorgeous, but I think I have to stick to Harry in this case.

 

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Happy Valentine’s day

Hi everybody and happy Valentine’s day to you all!

Here are some nail designs that I’ve made this year that fits the theme for today.

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For details and information about what products I’ve used for these designs make sure to check (and follow) my instagram page.

Thank you for all the love and support, it means the world to me! ❤️️

Painted Polish Haute Parisian Nights 

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve become obsessed with holo and indie nail polish (preferably a combination of the two). Today I’m showing you my first polish from indie brand Painted Polish, called Haute Parisian Night.

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Haute Parisian Nights is a hot pink ultra holographic polish that covers in two super easy coats. It is a linear holo with silver holographic glitter, and I guess that’s what makes it an ultra holo! Anyway I freaking love this polish! It is seriously stunning, I could not stop staring at my nails while wearing it. In the sun you can really see that it is a linear holo, and when the nails are not in direct sunlight you really see the holographic glitters in it.

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I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

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I really, really didn’t want to remove it so I decided to use it as the base for nail art (not that it needs any nail art on top of it). To fit in with the month of February I chose to stamp a rose design using stamping plate BP-73 from Born Pretty Store and stamping polish White Knight from MoYou London.

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I can’t wait to get my hands on some more ultra holos from Painted Polish!

Depend Eastern fusion

Is it to early to wish for spring? I hope not! But to make the wait a little easier here are some new spring shades from Depend. This is one of three new spring collections that they’ve recently released. Enjoy the swatches and dream away to brighter and sunnier days!

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502 is a turquoise metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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503 is a baby blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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504 is a light green polish with fine silver shimmer that covers in two coats. It dries a bit streaky.

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505 is a lilac creme polish that covers in two coats.

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506 is a lilac polish with silver shimmer that covers in two coats.

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507 is a bright cerise polish with silver shimmer that covers in two coats.

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508 is a purple berry colored creme polish that covers in two coats.

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509 is a bright pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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510 is a light pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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511 is a light peach colored polish with shimmer that covers in three coats.

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512 is a coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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513 is an orange/red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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The polish I was most surprised by is 511, I did not think I would like it at all actually. But once I got it on the nails I really liked it, the shimmer makes it so cute! And it’s a perfect nude shade.

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Here’s an eastern inspired nail art design I did using 505, 509 and 510 from the collection.

The Eastern fusion collection is out in stores now.

Tropical nails

Hi everybody, I hope you had a good weekend. Today I’m sharing my first nail art design using polishes from the Fiji collection. It’s a bright and fun manicure that definitely gives me spring vibes.

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The polishes I used for this mani are: Living on the bula-vard, No tan lines and Exotic birds do not tweet. I started by painting two coats of Exotic birds do not tweet, the I grabbed a makeup sponge to create the gradient with. I dabbed each nail a few times until I was happy with the result. After that I added a quick dry top coat to get a smooth and even more blended result.

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The last step of the design was to add the tropical flowers. To create them I used stamping plate Tropical collection 13 and stamping polish White knight from MoYou London together with my clear stamper from Born Pretty store. After that I sealed in the design once again with the fast drying top coat HK Girl from Glisten&Glow. 

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And a little behind the scenes / work in progress picture.

I hope you like this design and that it gives you spring feelings! 

 

OPI Fiji | comparisons

As promised, here are my comparison swatches of the shades from the Fiji collection (except for I can never hut up which is pretty unique). I dug out the shades that I thought would be the most similar from my pretty big OPI collection. So if your wondering about a specific polish that I haven’t compared it too, either I don’t have it or they were not similar enough.

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img_6492Do you sea what I sea? – I sea you wear OPI – Venice the party? – Yodel me on my cell

Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. Do you sea what I sea is most similar too Vencie the party?, but it has more of a frosty and sparkly finish.

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img_6493Suzi without a paddle – Sailing & Nail-ing – Gelato on my mind – It’s a boy!

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade, except for It’s a boy which I’m wearing three coats of. Suzi without a paddle is pretty much a dupe of It’s a boy!, though it covers better in fewer coats.

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img_6494Is that a spear in your pocket? – Stay off the lawn!! – Amazon…Amazoff

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. I think you all will agree with me when I say no dupes here. Is that a spear in your pocket? is different and pretty and you should get it!

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img_6495Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic – Keeping Suzi at bay – My pal Joey – Suzi says feng shui

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Nope, no dupes here either. I think Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic is a beautiful royal blue polish that you must get, but how annoying is that name!? Try writing it a few times….

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img_6496Coconuts over OPI – Don’t pretzel my buttons – Samoan sand – Pale to the chief

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. When we see all the bottles lined up next to each other they all look really similar, but once the polish is on the nails that is no longer that case.

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img_6497Polly want a lacquer? – I’m gown for anything – Purple palazzo pants – You’re such a Budapest

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade, except for You’re such a Budapest which I’m wearing three coats of. I don’t have a dupe for Polly want a lacquer?, and this is my favorite shade from the collection, so I’d say that you should get it!

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img_6498Exotic birds do not tweet – I just can’t cope-acabana – My twin Mimmy – Need sunglasses?

Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. They pretty much all look like dupes on the photo. But in reality only Exotic birds do not tweet and My twin Mimmy are pretty much dupes. I just can’t cope-acabana is lighter and Need sunglasses? is darker and has more of a jelly finish.

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Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. No tan lines = no dupes.

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img_6500Two-timing the zones – Look at my bow! – Shorts story – Kiss me on my tulips

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Two-timing the zones and Shorts story is pretty much dupes, Shorts story is perhaps a little bit lighter. Since Shorts story is one of my go-to shades for floral nail art I would recommend you to get Two-timing the zones if you don’t already own Shorts story that is.

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img_6501Getting nadi on my honeymoon – Small + cute = ♥ – Mod about you – Suzi shops & island hops

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Getting nadi on my honeymoon is pretty much a dupe of Mod about you. I love both shades, so if you don’t have Mod about you, I think you should totally get one of the two!

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img_6502Living on the bula-vard! – Aloha from OPI – My paprika is hotter than yours!

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Living on the bula-vard! and My paprika is hotter than yours! are pretty much dupes, though MPIHTY has a bit of shimmer in it, but you can’t really see on the nails. Aloha from OPI is a little bit darker, but still pretty close to being a dupe.

I hope these swatches helped you in your decision of which shades to get. Please let me know in the comments which ones you’ll get and which ones you’ll skip out on (and why).

Next up is some nail art using shades from this collection, stay tuned for that!

January favorites

Wow, we’re already a month in to the new year! How fast does time fly by, soon it’s December again. A new month means that I pick out my favorite manis from the past month. This time it was really hard for me to pick them, because I have done plenty of manis that I loved in January.

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The absolute favorite has to be the tropical gradient though. I was so sad when I had to remove it.

Which mani is your favorite?