London shopping

This weekend my boyfriend and I went to London to see Hozier, and when you’re in London you have to go shopping! I was looking for beauty stuff and my boyfriend was looking for vinyl. This is what I came home with.

At Lush I bought Lemony flutter cuticle butter and bath bombs. Finally I have some pretty bath bombs that smell lovely! The bath bombs I have used before have been useless (they were not from Lush) so I look forward take baths with these.

From Boots I bought some things from Essie. Essie spa hand scrub and hand creme and leave no trace glitter nail polish remover. I got a sample of the glitter remover from Kicks and I really liked it, it makes it so much easier to take of glitter polishes! I haven’t found the hand creme and scrub in Sweden before so I’m looking forward to try them. Of course I had to try them at the hotel, and so far I can say that they smell really nice!

At The Body shop I bought five body butters for only £25, so now I’m set for a while.

A friend on insagram let me know I could find cheap OPI’s at TK Maxx. If I hadn’t know what I could find in the store I don’t think I would have gone in, because it didn’t look promising from the outside. It was a very messy store, but I managed to find a few goodies. A duo pack with the latest Coca Cola polishes from OPI, a mini pack with mini nail envy, rapid dry top coat and avoplex cuticle oil. And then two OPI polishes for my mum that I know (think?) she doesn’t already have. From China Glaze I got a mini 6-pack and Orange cuticle oil. The polishes were £3,99 and the sets were £9,99.

January favorites

We are already a month in to 2016, and a new month also means that I’ll show you my favorite manicures from the previous month. My favorites from January are these four below.

To sum up January; a lot of pink and a lot of Hello Kitty!

Nail Envy Bubble Bath

Jag använder sedan ett tag tillbaka Nail Envy från OPI innan jag målar mitt baslack. Det känns som att naglarna behöver det lilla extra nu när det är vinter och så kallt ute. Jag har kämpat hårt och länge för att få bra kvalitet och fina naglar som inte skivar sig och tänker inte låta en kall vinter förstöra dem!

Förra året släppte OPI Nail Envy med färg, nämligen: Pink to Envy, Samoan Sand, Bubble Bath och Hawaiian Orchid, och jag har skaffat den i färgen Bubble Bath.

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IMG_4997OPI Nail Envy Bubble Bath

Jag har genom åren testat några olika nagelstärkare med olika resultat. Men det jag har tyckt varit tråkigast när man kör en sådan kur är att naglarna ska vara utan annat lack i 14 dagar. Oftast ska man måla ett lager dag ett, och sedan dag två måla ett nytt lager över det. Dag tre tar man bort allt och börjar om igen, och så håller man på i två veckor. Två veckor utan vanligt nagellack är en evighet för någon som älskar nagellack. Det har oftast resulterat i att jag inte orkar hålla ut hela tiden. Eller så har jag kört min egna variant då jag målar nagelstärkaren som ett baslack och sedan målar jag färg över det.

Att Nail Envy nu finns med färg tycker jag med andra ord är toppen! Nu hoppas jag att OPI utökar färgvalet och satsar på lite starkare färger. Kanske en knallig rosa och en klar röd? Härnäst är jag sugen på att skaffa Nail Envy i Hawaiian Orchid, en färg jag faktiskt inte har sedan tidigare.

China Glace – Don’t desert me

I bought this polish called ‘Don’t desert me’ from China Glaze last fall, but I haven’t worn it until now. I wonder why, because it is truly gorgeous. I haven’t been able to keep my eyes off my nails today, and that is a pretty good grade.

China Glaze – Don’t desert me

The formula of the polish isn’t that good, it’s pretty thin and runny. But it still covers good with just two coats. And with a polish this pretty the formula doesn’t really matter.

I just couldn’t make myself remove the polish after just one day (which I normally do), so I evolved the manicure with ‘Liquid leather’, moroccan stencils from Snail vinyls and dots.

  China Glaze – Don’t desert me + Liquid leather

I just love these nails and how simple it is to change a manicure with the help of stencils (and how pretty the result turns out)!

Depend O2 Mud mask

Now when it’s cold outside it’s important to remember to take care of your hands and nails. A product I love is this mud mask for nails from Depend.

Ever since this product was released I have used it once a week and I am already into my second one. You apply the mask on your nails and when the mask is dry (7-10 minutes) you massage it off with a cotton pad and then rinse with warm water. After just 10 minutes with this mask you can really see a difference on your nails! The nails are moisturized, the surface is much cleaner and in the long run the mask helps the nails to get strong and healthy.

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This mask is perfect now during winter when it’s cold and your nails need a little extra love and care!

Have you tried this nail mask?

Swatch sticks

A few weeks ago I ordered some swatch stick from eBay. I got them last week, so this weekend I sat down to paint them. It actually didn’t take that long to paint all 51 sticks (I ordered 50 and got one extra!). I swatched the Hello Kitty collection, the Venice collection, 2/3 of the Starlight collection and a few selected shades just to compare them with some polishes from the Hello Kitty collection.

Now 150 additional swatch stick are on their way and when they are used up I’ll have to buy some more. I think I will have to take it in turns… and so far I’ve only thought about my OPI polishes. I use them the most and they are the ones I have the most of. I dare not say how many I have (in my ever growing collection). But it’s a lot, and if you put two and two together you have already figured out that I have more than 200. Crazy!!

OPI New Orleans SS16

In February OPI will release a new collection. I think it’s very near the Hello Kitty collection that they just released, but of course I look forward to new polishes! I don’t actually remember how close the 50 shades of Grey and the Hawaii collections from last year were, but maybe something like this year.

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OPI New Orleans collection (Picture from Google)

Let Me Bayou A Drink | Humidi-Tea | Suzi Nails New Orleans | I Manicure For Beads | Spare Me A French Quarter? | She’s A Bad Muffuletta! | Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya | Crawfishin’ For A Compliment | Take A Right On Bourbon | I’m Sooo Swamped! | Rich Girls & Po-Boys | Show Us Your Tips!

The collection looks very spring-y and lovely and make me long for warmer and sunnier days! I think the green polish in combination with any of the brighter shades will be perfect for nail art, perfect if you want to paint flowers for instance. The polishes I look forward to trying the most (without having actually seen them) are I Manicure For Beads, Spare Me A French Quarter?, She’s A Bad Muffuletta!, I’m Sooo Swamped!, Rich Girls & Po-Boys and Show Us Your Tips!. I long so to see and try this collection and I should be getting them in about a week!

What do you think about OPI’s new collection on beforehand?