CND Chic Shock

Hi everyone! Today we’re gonna take a closer look at CND’s new spring collection called Chic Shock. The collection consists of four bright pastel shades that are inspired by the South Korean k-pop culture.

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As you can see the bottles have gotten a makeover, I think this new design looks very luxurious and stylish!

The Vinylux polishes all have a built in base coat and there is a special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to make the manicure last for 7 days. My swatches are painted on bare nails and finished with one coat of the Weekly Top Coat.

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

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Taffy is a light blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Jellied is a light yellow creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Gummi is a light lilac creme polish that covers in just one coat! (Though I’m wearing two in this picture)

I also did some nail art designs using these polishes.

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Here I used all four shades plus a white special topper, Spot it White from Dance Legend, to create a mix between a smoosh and fluid nail art. I think they’re quite fun to make and every nail always turns out unique!

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I’m glad to report that these polishes water marble, and quite well I should add. I started with a white base (CND Creme puff) to make the water marble pop and finished with a holographic top coat for some extra sparkle.

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For my last design I used Gummi, Jellied and Candied to create this wave-y design. The design is actually inspired by a pedicure on the press info that I received with the polishes.

I really, really like this collection! The shades are perfect for spring and I’m really impressed with how pigmented they are for being such light shades.

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Nicole Diary Stamping polishes

Today I have swatches of stamping polishes from Nicole Diary. A while ago I showed you a gold stamping polish from them (you can find that post here), and this time I have tried four other shades.

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First out I have their white stamping polish NS01. It is super easy to pick up and covers really well over black!

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Next is their black stamping polish NS02. It’s very pigmented and it picks up perfectly from the plate!

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Next up is their green stamping polish NS12. This is such a beautiful and bright green shade that covers well both over white and black!

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The last polish I have is their pink stamping polish NS08. It’s a bright lovely shade that covers well over white, but is a little light over black.

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I also used all four polishes for this nail art design. I think they work really well together and I am very pleased with how this mani turned out!

Cienna Rose | March 2018 shades

In the beginning of March Cienna Rose released five new shades. Along with the new release they also started offering EU wide shipping!

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Let’s take a look at the swatches! Also how glad am I to finally be able to take photos in natural daylight again!? This winter have been so long and dark…

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Pretty please is a purple creme polish that covers in two coats and dries super glossy (I’m not wearing top coat here). This looks like a perfect polish for this year’s Pantone color Ultra Violet.

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Something blue is a blue polish with blue shimmer that covers in two to three coats.

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Rainbow snow is a nude crelly with pink and blue glitter that covers in two coats. I didn’t have to fish to get the glitter on the brush like you have to with some similar polishes.

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Big spender is a gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Black diamond is a a dark brown polish with red and gold micro-shimmer that covers in two coats.

I really, really like the polishes from this release, and I have a hard time deciding on a favorite. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so of course I love Pretty Please. But then we also have Rainbow snow and Something blue which both are gorgeous. Can I just say that they’re all my favorites! 😉

Wikkid Polish

Hi there! In the end of last year I was sent some polishes from U.K. indie brand Wikkid Polish to try. Since it’s March now I am a very late with this post, and that’s a shame because these polishes are too pretty to not have been used. I was very busy in December making Christmas manis and in the beginning of January I had many planned weekends and little time for nails. Now I’ve finally had some time to catch up with some things that’s been waiting to be used, including these polishes. So let’s take a look at some swatches of these beauties!

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Crushed Violet is a purple jelly polish with silver holographic flakes. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat.

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Orion is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with blue and silver glitter. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat. Doesn’t this polish look just like space?

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Shades of jade is a mint green linear holographic polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rust is an orange-y copper polish with red and gold shimmer. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat. This is a prefect shade for fall! I wan’t to stamp leaves over it!

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Rhea (H) is a duochrome polish with scattered holo that shifts from green to gold. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rose garden is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with red and silver glitter and green flakies. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Flake me is a flakie polish in a clear base that’s packed with green and pink flakies. I’m wearing two coats over a black base, plus top coat.

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Cosmic dust is a holo polish in a clear base with silver holographic flakies.

My favorite polish out of these polishes are Crushes Violet, I’m just a sucker for purple (and holo) and this polish is stunning!

If you’re in the UK/EU you can buy these polishes on Wikkid Polish’s website (with free shipping), and if you’re in the US/international you can find them at Beautometry.

Sophin Macaroons collection

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of a collection that is perfect for spring; the Macaroons collection from Shopin. The collection consists of six pretty pastel shades.

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0340 is a light pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0341 is a mint green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0342 is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0343 is a light peach polish that covers in two coats.

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0344 is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0345 is a yellow creme polish that covers in two coats.

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I also did some nail art using four of the polishes, 0341, 0342, 0344 and 0345. I haven’t done a water marble design in forever so I’m very happy to see that it turned out this good.

In Sweden you can find Sophin polishes at thepurebox.se.

UberChic Beauty Welcome spring

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I’m really longing for spring to arrive. Last week we had some really cold weather (around -13°C) so I can’t wait for warmer weather.

Last Friday UberChic Beauty released a new spring themed stamping plate called Welcome spring. The plate is full of beautiful floral and Easter themed images and a few of the them are layered. With this plate at least my nails can be in spring mode in this snowy weather!

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The first design I made with this plate are these cute cherry blossom nails. I started with a white to pink gradient before stamping the cherry blossoms over it. Nothing says spring more than cherry blossoms and I can’t wait for them to start blooming!

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Another flower that reminds me of spring are tulips, I love having a bouquet at home during spring. What polish is better than Kiss me on my tulips from OPI for a tulip design?

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I had to use one of the Easter themed images on the plate and chose to stamp these cute Easter eggs over a gradient.

Check out the tutorials for these manis here; Cherry blossoms, Tulips and Easter egg gradient.

Depend O2 Once upon a time

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of Depend’s new O2 collection called Once upon a time. The collection consists of eight shades, four creme polishes and four matching holographic polishes. If you like what you see you better act fast, because this collection is limited edition.

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All my swatches are painted over Depend O2 Protecting base coat and topped with Depend O2 Glossy top coat.

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Here I’m wearing two coats of 5065 Be my sleeping beauty (creme) and 5069 Stardust melody (holo).

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Here I’m wearing two coats of 5068 Fairy fun (creme) and 5072 Mermaid kiss (holo). These polishes are giving me mermaid vibes!

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Here I’m wearing two coats of 5067 Pretty pink princess (creme) and 5071 Cinderella glow (holo).

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Here I’m wearing two coats of 5066 Buy me a unicorn (creme) and 5070 Miss tinkerbell (holo). This is my favorite pair from the collection, just look at that beautiful pink holo!

I really, really like this collection and I love that Depend made matching creme and holo polishes. It’s perfect if you want an accent nail or make nail art in matching tones. I would have loved to have a purple pair in this collection, let’s hope we get to see more holo polishes in this formula from Depend in the future!