Green polishes for Christmas 

Remember a few days ago when I said that last Christmas I was looking for a green glitter polish? Well this year I have quite a few to choose from.

Below I have gathered my favorite green creme, glitter and holo polishes for Christmas time! 🎄

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A-England – Saint George
piCture pOlish – hercynia
Depend – 497
Cupcake Polish – Unbe-leaf-able
OPI – Christmas gone plaid
OPI – Stay off the lawn!
Depend – 496
China Glaze – Running in circles
Smith & Cult – Darjeeling darling
Depend – Under the mistletoe
Kiko – 533
piCture pOlish – glitch

Please let me know in the comments what your favorite green polish for Christmas is!

Depend O2 Rough Glitter

Just in time for Christmas Depend releases two nail polish collections that are perfect for the festivities. The first collection is called Rough Glitter and it consists of six polishes in the O2 formula. The polishes are textured (as the name applies) and they can be worn with or without top coat, depending on if you want a matte or a glossy finish.

I have swatched the polishes with and without top coat (I used one coat of Gel setter from Essie).

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img_1865Depend Rough Glitter – 5030 Mr Snowman

Mr Snowman is a gold textured polish that covers in 2 coats.

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img_1901Depend Rough Glitter – 5031 Secret Santa

Secret santa is a red textured polish that covers in two coats.

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img_1912Depend Rough Glitter – 5032 Make a wish

Make a wish is a purple textured polish that covers in three coats.

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img_1920Depend Rough Glitter – 5033 Elf kisses

Elf kisses is a black textured polish that covers in three coats.

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img_1928Depend Rough Glitter – 5034 Frosty star

Frosty star is a green textured polish that covers in one coat. The formula of this polish is amazing, it is so easy to apply.

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img_1936Depend Rough Glitter – 5035 Reindeer dash

Reindeer dash is a grey textured polish that covers in two coats.

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I really like this collection but I have a confession to make. I love the look of textured polishes but I hate wearing them. I mostly wear dresses and tights and textured polishes and tights don’t go well together.

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My favorites are Mr Snowman (the gold) and Frosty star (the green).

Blue floral nails

I felt that I needed to paint something completely different to all the fall and Halloween designs I’ve done lately. So I went for something that I love to paint, flowers!

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For this floral manicure I used I believe in manicures, Apartment for two, Mod about you and I’m sooo swamped! all from OPI, together with a dotting tool and a detail brush from Depend. The dotting tool and detail brush have become favorites of mine. Since I got them I have used them for almost all my free-hand nail art designs. (Read more about them here)

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What is you favorite nail art design to paint?

Essie Haute tub vs Depend O2 501

About a month ago I showed you swatches from Depend’s O2 Rewind collection. I thought that one of the polishes from the Rewind collection was really similar to Haute tub from last year’s holiday collection from Essie. So today I’m gonna show you a comparison of the two polishes.

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Here I’m wearing two coats of each polish over one coat of base coat. And as you can see they are very similar. The only difference is that O2 501 has more puple glitter than Haute tub.

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Out of the two polishes I prefer O2 501, just because the purple glitter is more visible.

Beauty favorites September

It’s time for a new category here on my blog, monthly beauty favorites! Products that I have used and loved this past month.

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Rituals – Honey touch

I seriously can’t stop sniffing myself after I’ve applied this body creme. It smells sooo good and leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I really like Rituals body cremes because they sink in to the skin very quickly, and as I already said they smell so lovely.

Exuviance – Triple Microdermabrasion

This face polish is the best! My skin feels so smooth and soft after using it. This is a product that will always be a part of my skin care routine from now on.

The Body Shop – Himalayan charcoal

This is one of the new face masks from The Body Shop. I got a sample of it a few weeks ago and after trying it I just had to buy the mask. I like how it makes my skin feel deeply cleansed and my pores smaller. Read more about it here.

Ole Henriksen – Truth serum collagen booster

First of all this serums smells amazing! Like the color hints, it smells like orange. I have just started to use this serum but so far I really like it, it feels like it gives the skin a bit of an extra glow.

Depend – Eyebrow Pencil slim & thin

This is one of the new products from Depends Perfect eye collection and the eyebrow pencil quickly became a favorite of mine. It is really easy to use and the result gets better every day. My brows are on fleek with this pencil!

Which products were your favorites this past month? Let me know in the comments!

Depend Perfect eye

Last Friday I was in Stockholm for Depend’s press event Perfect eye. Before the event I met up with Hanna to take some nail pictures, because we had done matching manis for the occasion.

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Twin nails using a bunch of Depend polishes: O2 497 (from the Rewind collection), 419, 493, 496 and 498 (from the Glam Rock collection) and butterfly stencils from Snail Vinyls.

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And here’s a closeup of my nails, I love the way they sparkle in the sun!

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After taking the pictures we went to Strandvägen 7 where the event was held. We were greeted with champagne and wraps, which we ate while we mingled with all the new products.

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Eyebrow Pencil slim & thin, 149kr. Eyebrow Pencil triangular, 149kr. Eyebrow duo styler, 59kr. Eyebrow Pomade colour cream, 149kr.

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Lash & eyebrow colour, 129kr.

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Eyebrow colour, 119kr. Eyelashes, 69kr. Eyelash glue, 69kr. Eyebrow beauty kit, 329kr.

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Hanna getting her brows fixed by Frédérique Mimran. She showed us how we should use the new eyebrow products to get perfect brows. Depend worked together with Frédérique for eight years to create the new brow products.

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Of course Depend had the new nail polish collections there as well, here is the Force of nature collection.

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And here’s the goodie bag we got at the event! As you can see I have sooo many new products to try out!

Thank you Depend for a lovely event and thanks for inviting me!

The new eye and brow products will be released week 40.

Depend Glam Rock

It is time for me to show you Depend’s last fall collection! I have already showed you their other three collection for this fall, Holo Fantasy, Force of nature and Rewind.

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For this collection the bottles have gotten a new design and I must say I really like it!

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419 is a dark purple/red metallic polish with blue flecks that covers in two coats. It is very similar (but not identical) to the polish with the same name from the Rewind collection.

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491 is a brown/purple polish with silver shimmer that covers in two coats.

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492 is a taupe-y brown polish with copper and gold flecks that covers in two coats.

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493 is a copper metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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494 is a white glitter polish in a clear base. Here I’m using one coat over 497.

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495 is a raspberry red polish with silver shimmer that covers in two coats.

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img_6867Depend Glam Rock – 496

496 is a green polish with green glitter and flecks that covers in two coats. The polish dries matte and is gorgeous both matte and shiny! This is my favorite polish from the collection.

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497 is a dark green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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498 is a dark blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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499 is a blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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500 is a bright purple creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6845Depend Glam Rock – 501

501 is a dusty purple creme polish that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 37 and retail for 25 kr.

Depend O2 Rewind

The next fall collection from Depend is their new O2 collection called Rewind. I’ve already showed you two of their collections for this fall, Holo Fantasy and Force of nature.

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I think this collection have many gorgeous colors that are perfect for fall.

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419 is a dark purple/red metallic polish with blue flecks that covers in 2 coats.

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491 is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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492 is a rusty red creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is so perfect for fall and it’s one of my favorites.

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493 is a dusty purple creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is gorgeous and another favorite from the collection.

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494 is a dark purple berry creme polish that covers in two coats. This is another lovely fall shade!

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495 is a berry red creme polish that covers in two coats. Yet again a lovely fall polish, I love it!

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496 is a beige creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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497 is a nude creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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498 is a gold glitter polish that covers in two coats.

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499 is a green grey creme polish with fine shimmer that covers in two coats.

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500 is a deep blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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501 is a purple/black polish with purple glitter that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 37 (this week) and retail for 29 kr.

Depend 7day Force of nature

Depend have quite a few collections coming out this fall, I’ve already showed you the Holo Fantasy collection and now it’s time for their 7day collection called Force of nature. I got eight polishes to review (out of 14 polishes) from this collection.

img_6747Depend Force of nature – 7094 Mother nature

Mother nature is a light brown creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6751Depend Force of nature – 7096 Wild berries

Wild berries is a berry toned purple creme polish that covers in two coats. I love this shade!!

img_6749Depend Force of nature – 7098 Silent forest

Silent forest is a dusty green creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6757Depend Force of nature – 7099 Falling leaves

Falling leaves is a rusty red crelly that covers in three coats.

img_6761Depend Force of nature – 7102 Nature’s lullaby

Nature’s lullaby is a gold,  copper and black glitter polish in a clear base that covers in three coats. The polish in my bottle was almost all dried up, the bottle neck was really messy, so I think that’s why. I tried to save it by pouring a LOT of Seche restore into the bottle and mix it together. It worked but the formulas is not good.

img_6753Depend Force of nature – 7103 Reflecting pond

Reflecting pond is a blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_6759Depend Force of nature – 7105 Secret wildfire

Secret wildfire is a dark vampy red metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_6755Depend Force of nature – 7107 Wild & free

Wild & free is a red metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 35 and retail for 39 kr.

Depend O2 Holo Fantasy

Later this fall Depend will release a collection with eight holographic polishes and it’s so beautiful.

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Of course I have swatches of them to show you.

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Holo Fantasy collection on a rainy day. Even without sunlight and visible holo they are still so beautiful.

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Holo Fantasy collection in direct sunlight, hello holo!

IMG_5327Holo Fantasy – 5036 Sweet elves

Sweet elves is a orange polish that covers in three coats. Two coats could work too, but I think I had a little too much VNL. Unfortunately the holo isn’t very visible in this polish, but it’s still pretty.

IMG_5330Holo Fantasy – 5037 Forbidden witchcraft

Forbidden whichcraft is a orange polish that is very similar to Sweet elves in many ways: color, formula and not so much holo. I’m using three coats in this picture.

IMG_5334Holo Fantasy – 5038 Pegasus girl

Pegasus girl is a cerice polish that covers in two coats. I really like this color and I thought that this would be my favorite from the collection. However the holo is not very visible, so I guess I was hoping for a little more for it to be a favorite.

IMG_5337Holo Fantasy – 5039 Dungeons & goddesses

Dungeons & goddesses is a plum polish that covers in two coats. Finally we get to see some holo!

IMG_5407Holo Fantasy – 5040 Unicorn dream

Unicorn dream is a purple polish that covers in two coats. Loot at that holo, so pretty! This is definitely my favorite from the collection.

IMG_5410Holo Fantasy – 5041 Dragon flirt

Dragon flirt is a dark green polish that covers in two coats.

IMG_5414Holo Fantasy – 5042 Lady wizard

Lady wizard is a black polish that’s almost is a one coater, I used two coats here. It’s really stunning, and this one is a favorite too!

IMG_5417Holo Fantasy – 5043 Night potion

Night potion is a grey polish that covers in two coats. In the bottle it looks very similar to Lady wizard, but on the nails you see that they are different.

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This collection is limited edition, it will be released week 39 and the polishes will retail for 29kr. Make sure to get your hands on it if you have the chance because these polishes are really beautiful! I think I might have to get me some spares since the bottles are so small! The only thing I think could’ve been better is a bigger variety of colors, two of the polishes are really similar. And I wish that they all had more holo in them, I think the first three polishes are beautiful, but they are not really holo.