Blue stamped nails

Hi everybody. It’s Monday again and it’s also the second time I’m joining Emelie’s blue Monday theme.

For today’s nails I’m using the second stamping plate that I got from Lina nail art supplies a couple of weeks ago. The base for my mani is Rhapsody in blue from Cirque Colors. I stamped this beautiful pattern over it using Feeling shapely! 07 from Lina nail art supplies and White Knight from MoYou London.

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And I had to make them matte too!

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Which version do you like the most, matte or glossy?

Painted Polish Kelli’s Birthday Bash Duo

Painted Polish has really fast become a new favorite of mine, the polishes are so beautiful and amazing. When I saw that this new duo was going to be released I new I had to get them both!

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This duo was created for and released on Kelli Berglund’s (Lexis cousin) 21:st birthday, February 9.

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Take the cake is a lavender creme polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat. This polish is a perfect spring shade!

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Counting candles is a lavender ultra holo with added silver holographic glitters. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat. I love the ultra holos from Painted Polish so much, and this one is no exception!

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I had to make some nail art with the two polishes together and I love this design so, so much, and aren’t they a perfect match!? To create this manicure I used vinyls from Snail vinyls.

February favorites

Here are my favorite manis from February. I think you can tell from them that I long for spring…

Which one of these do these do you like the most?

 

Colorful tropical flowers

Yesterday was Cath’s (@withnailsandi) birthday, and to celebrate a bunch of us girls decided to recreate one of her manis.  To see all recreations search for #withcakeandi on Instagram.

I hope you’re ready for a lot of pictures of the nails I did, because I just love how they turned out!

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For this design I used Lady in black as the base. I stamped the flowers using White knight and Tropical collection 13 from MoYou London. To fill in the flowers I used the following Color Paints from OPI; Landscape artist, Pen & pink, Magenta muse, Primarily yellow, Chromatic orange and Purple perspective.

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And here are some pictures of them in matte.

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And here’s how they looked before I filled in the flowers with the Color Paints. Love them in color but I have to say that I’m digging this monochrome look too.

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Which version of this design do you prefer; glossy, matte or monochrome?

Blue floral nails

Hi guys, I hope you’re all well. Only one more day left until the weekend!

Today I’m wearing these cute floral nails that I made using a new stamping plate. Last Thursday I ordered a few stamping plates from nailartuk.co.uk and I got them on Monday, so talk about fast shipping. I’m not sure if I would’ve gotten them this fast if I’d ordered them from a Swedish store, so I will definitely be checking out this store again. What I got was the new Little baby stamping plate from ÜberChic beauty as well as two stamping plates, Feeling shapely! 07 and 4 seasons Spring 01, from Lina nail art supplies. The later is a brand that is new to me. I found a lot of beautiful plates from Lina, but since I haven’t tried them before I just got two to see if they were any good.

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For this floral design I used The I’s have it and Oh my majesty! from OPI, White knight from MoYou London and stamping plate 4 seasons Spring 01 from Lina nail art supplies. I really really like this stamping plate, it has so many cute motives that are perfect for spring. I think you can expect quite a few designs using this plate in the near future.

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Hope you like these nails!

Blue gradient

Hi everyone! So it’s Monday again, did you have a good weekend? My weekend was good and I had time for some swatching, so check back here later this week for pictures!

Today I have some blue gradient nails to show you, I made them for piCture pOlish’s second nail art challenge with the theme ‘gradient’. I actually made a gradient design for their last challenge too (you can find them here), but I’m not complaining, I like making gradients.

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The polishes I used are salt water, superior and freya’s cats, all of them from piCture pOlish of course. I really like how the gradient turned out, I think it’s perfectly blended.

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I got an ocean vibe from the gradient so I wanted to make some appropriate nail art over it. So I took out my Mermaid life stamping plate from ÜberChic beauty and stamped some sea shells using White knight from MoYou London. I really like this look too, but I wish the gradient would have been a little bit more visible underneath the stamping.

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!

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?

#smearforsmear | cervical cancer awareness

This week the campaign #smearforsmear runs on instagram to spread the word about smear tests to diagnose cervical cancer and treat it in time. To raise awareness women (I’m sure men are allowed too) post selfies where they’ve put on lipstick that they’ve smeared out. For those of you who don’t know what smear tests are it’s also called cervical screening (cellprov in Swedish). Bethany (@bnailedtoperfection on instagram) asked the nail art community to join in the campaign and smear out our nail art. She also wrote a blog post about her personal experience, here is a link to her blog post.

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I also have my personal reasons for joining this campaign to raise awareness. A little over two and a half years ago I got an appointment to the gynecologist to take my first test. A few weeks later I got an envelope with the test results and I immediately knew that something wasn’t right because the envelope was too thick. It said that they had found cell changes and that I had to get surgery. About two weeks later, in the beginning of June 2014 I got to the hospital to get surgery and it went fine. I got anesthesia for the first time, which made my body feel soft and warm, which was quite pleasant. The next thing I remember is waking up with a tube down my throat that I JUST HAD TO GET OUT. It was so uncomfortable that I just couldn’t wait for a nurse, so I pulled it out (which I guess I was not really allowed). After eating, drinking and going on the toilet I got to go home. Apart from feeling tired and groggy from the anesthesia I felt fine.

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In Sweden you normally get called to take the test every fifth year, from the age of 23. Since they found cell changes on my cervix I’ve been called back every six months to get a new test. On the last test everything still looked good, so now I think it will be two years until I have to take a new one.

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For my #smearforsmear design I used Curtain call from Il était un vernis, Alpine snow and Lady in black from OPI. The lips are free-handed and I tried to make them as realistic as I could. I think they turned out really good, so I was a little sad that I had to smudge them.

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Please go and take the test if you haven’t, it is such an easy way to diagnose cervical cancer and treat it in time!