Hufflepuff

A while ago I was invited to a Harry Potter themed nail art group on instagram, and since I’m a huge HP fan I was super excited to join. The first theme we decided to create was house pride. This was a bit tricky for me at first, since I didn’t know which house I belonged to. I’ve actually thought about this before, that I should be sorted but I just haven’t figured it out. I kind of knew that it would be either Hufflepuff or Slytherin, and I was happy when the sorting hat finally said “Hufflepuff!”.

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For my Hufflepuff mani I obviously had to use Hufflepuff from Pahlish, which is the base for the design. To create the stripes I used Gift wrap stencils from Snail vinyls and Midnight Mischief from Painted Polish. The background for the other two nails are created using stamping plate BP-30 from Born Pretty Store and I just can’t cope-cabana from OPI. Then I used black and white acrylic paint and Detail brush 24 Dance from Whats up nails to paint the H and the badger over the leaf pattern. I finished off the design with two coats of HK Girl for a super glossy result!

I am so happy with these nails and I’m really impressed with how my badger turned out, so be prepared for a lot of photos of these nails!

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I hope you like these nails as much as I do, and I’m really looking forward to making more HP themed manis in the near future.

Any HP fans out there? Let me know in the comments which house you belong to!

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Pahlish Fantastic Beasts Trio

On Black Friday last year Pahlish released quite a few Harry Potter themed polishes, and the Fantastic Beasts Trio was a part of that release. I was lucky to snag them earlier this year, and as of right now I think that a few of them are still available in their store.

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Opaleye is a lavender polish with a subtle violet shimmer. It is very thin on the first coat but it builds up pretty easily on the second one, however I’m wearing three coats (plus top coat) to get it to cover completely.

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Hungarian Horntail is a burgundy polish with shimmer. I’m wearing two easy coats plus top coat. In some lights it looks like the polish is on fire!

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Short-Snout is a blue polish with copper shimmer. It covers really well in just one coat, I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

The next part of the Harry Potter inspired  Pahlishes will be up in a few days!

Pahlish Dumbledore’s army

I recently bought some polishes from Pahlish and three of them were mystery Pahlishes. The mystery Pahlishes are a bit cheaper than their other polishes and I thought it would be a fun surprise to get a few of them. And a fun surprise it was indeed, one of the polishes I got was Dumbledore’s army. Can you imagine how excited I got!? This polish was a Black Friday exclusive that I missed out on so I’m so happy to be able to add it to my collection now.

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Dumbledore’s army is a green jelly with multichrome and holographic silver flakies and it covers in two coats. The finish and formula reminds me a lot of piCture pOlish’s (which is a brand I love) and the polish was really easy to apply.

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I pretty sure you will be seeing more of Pahlish here on my blog pretty soon.

Glam Polish Heroes vs Villains Group Exclusives for February

This month’s Heroes vs Villains limited edition group exclusive polishes from Glam Polish are inspired by Harry Potter, so of course I had to get them since I’m a huge HP fan!

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The boy who lived is inspired by Harry Potter and He who must not be named is inspired by Voldemort.

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img_8509Glam Polish – The boy who lived

The boy who lived is described as a garnet jelly with gold iridescent flakies, shifting metallic flakies, color shifting metallic glitter and fine holo micro glitter. Here I’m wearing two coats and top coat.

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img_8525Glam Polish – He who must not be named

He who must not be named is described as a blackened blue jelly with green & blue iridescent flakies, shifting metallic flakies and fine holo micro glitter. Here I’m wearing two coats and top coat.

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It’s really hard to pick a favorite from these two, because they’re both gorgeous, but I think I have to stick to Harry in this case.

 

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s | comparisons

One of my readers requested that I made some comparison swatches of the new Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, and who am I to say no?

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img_8905I believe in manicures – Sailing & Nail-ing

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are very similar, but not exactly dupes. I believe in manicures is a bit darker than Sailing & Nail-ing, so if you like blue polishes I’d say get both! Light blue is not as common as many other colors so get them while you can and who knows when we’ll get a baby blue polish next time.

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img_8907Apartment for two – Kiss me on my tulips – Hey baby – Mad for madness sake

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and as you can see they are almost dupes, but Apartment for two is a little bit darker. It is probably the closest to Hey baby. The polishes look identical in the bottles, but on the nail you can see a bit of a difference.

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img_8909Meet my “decorator” – Tasmanian devil made me do it – I STOP for red  – OPI on Collins Ave.

Here are four red polishes that are basically the same shade, here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you want to get one of these get Meet my “decorator” because it has the best formula that is so easy to apply.

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img_8911Got the mean reds – Big apple red – Having a big head day

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are all pretty much the same. Got the mean reds is perhaps a little bit darker than the others, but the difference is not big enough for you to need them all.

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img_8913Can’t read without my lipstick – Guys & galaxies – Got the blues for red – Visions of love

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and even though Can’t read without my lipstick is a dark red, it is not that dark compared to Guys & galaxies and Visions of love. I thought it would be somewhere in between Got the blues for red and Guys & galaxies/Visions of love but it ened up being closest to Got the blues for red.

I hope you found these swatches helpful!

 

August favorites

Today is the first day of September, does that mean that autumn is officially here? Anyway, here are my favorite manis from August.

It’s so hard to pick a favorite from these, I love them all! I mean how can I chose between holo, London or Harry Potter!?

Harry Potter nails

When I was in London we visited the making of Harry Potter studio tour. I have been wanting to go there for such a long time and finally I got to! Of course I had to make some Harry Potter nails and I have to say that they were a success. I got many comments on them which was really fun.

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With my 9¾ nails at 9¾, couldn’t get much better right? And you can also see my thumb in this shot, win!

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Here I am at platform 9¾ on my way to the Hogwarts express. Bye bye muggles!

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Any Harry Potter fan can probably figure out what was my inspiration for these nails. From left: Harry’s lightning bolt scar, the golden snitch, platform 9¾, HP logo and the Deathly Hallows symbol.

The white base is Alpine snow and the black details are made with Lady in Black. The golden polish is My favorite ornament and they’re all OPI’s.

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As a bonus I’m throwing in these cute Harry Potter nails I made earlier this year.