Summertime mani

Today I’m gonna show you a manicure that I’ve thought about making for a while now and finally had time to do! I think it turned out really great, very summer-y and pretty! The inspiration behind this mani is a Kokeshi doll that I got from Skincity in a recent order.

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For this mani I used Alpine snow, Love.Angel.Music.Baby and Down to the core-al, all from OPI. The Zebra pattern is made with stencils from Snail vinyls.

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Then I added a flower using Hibiscus flower stencils, aslo from Snail vinyls, and Down to the core-al. The leaves are hand painted with I’m sooo swamped! and You are so outta lime!

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My nails and the Kokeshi doll that I was inspired by!

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Here is a comparison picture before and after I added the flower. I love how the look completely changes when adding the flower!

Guest blog post for Snail vinyls

I was asked by Aveline (owner of Snail vinyls) to make a guest post for Snail vinyls blog. It is now up on their site, and you can check it out here!

Please let me know what you think about it and if you want me to make more posts like this in the future.

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)!