ManixMe February | Crystal moon

Today I have Maniology’s February ManixMe box to show you, and if you’re not familiar with ManixMe – it’s a monthly nail art subscription box! Each month has a different theme and the box consists of 2 exclusive stamping plates, 2 stamping polishes plus a surprise gift (e.g. a brush, stickers, foil, powder). There is also an express kit version that consists of the two 2 stamping plates and surprise gift. With your first box or kit you get a free Ice cube stamper and scraper set ($10 value).

Get $5 off your first ManixMe box with my affiliate code Hanninator10 (the code also gives you 10% off all regular priced items on www.maniology.com)

February’s Crystal moon plates have intricate floral designs, magical crystals, and geometric patterns.

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This month’s box contains of two stamping plates with floral and crystal images, stamping polishes Luna and Green house and an additional stamping plate with moons, foliage and geometric images.

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As you probably know I love floral nail art so this month’s box is right up my alley. With that said, my first design had to be a floral one! I used stamping plates MXM025 and MXM026, stamping polishes Luna and Greenhouse (from this month’s box) together with Straight up black, Tulip julep and Maui gold. The sheer base is Halo from Cienna Rose.

For my second design using the February box I went for the butterfly and floral image on MXM026. The sheer pink base is OPI Bubble bath, and I stamped with Straight up black and filled in the images with two holographic polishes from Painted Polish; Haute Parisian nights and From the pier, with love. They turned out so sparkly and pretty!

I usually make two designs per box but since this month’s surprise item was an extra stamping plate I had to make a third design using that plate. For this dry brush/geometric design I used M119, MXM026, Luna, Greenhouse and Straight up black.

ManixMe January | Heartbreaker

Today I have Maniology’s January ManixMe box to show you, and for those of you who don’t know what it is – it’s a monthly nail art subscription box! Each month has a different theme and the box consists of 2 exclusive stamping plates, 2 stamping polishes plus a surprise gift (e.g. a brush, stickers, foil, powder). There is also an express kit version that consists of the two 2 stamping plates and surprise gift. With your first box or kit you get a free Ice cube stamper and scraper set ($10 value).

Get $5 off your first ManixMe box with my affiliate code Hanninator10 (the code also gives you 10% off all regular priced items on www.maniology.com)

January’s Heartbreaker themed box is inspired by vintage tattoos.

This month’s box contains two vintage tattoo inspired stamping plates, stamping polishes Skin deep and Cherry bomb and cuticle tape (that are almost to pretty to use).

 

If you have followed me for a while you know I love floral nail art, so when I saw the roses on one of the plats I immediately knew what to create! For this design I used stamping plate MXM023, polishes Skin deep and Cherry bomb, all from the box. I also used Straight up black for the outlines and Hit the bottle I dream of greenie to fill in the leaves.

For my second design I wanted to do a tattoo inspired design. I used stamping plate MXM024 and polish Skin deep from this month’s box together with Straight up black and filled in the images with polishes from Swedish nail polish brand Depend Cosmetics new spring collection called Marbled.

ManixMe December | Absolute gem!

Today I have Maniology’s December ManixMe box to show you, and for those of you who don’t know what it is – it’s a monthly nail art subscription box! Each month has a different theme and the box consists of 2 exclusive stamping plates, 2 stamping polishes plus a surprise gift (e.g. a brush, stickers, foil, powder). There is also an express kit version that consists of the two 2 stamping plates and surprise gift. With your first box or kit you get a free Ice cube stamper and scraper set ($10 value).

Get $5 off your first ManixMe box with my affiliate code Hanninator10 (the code also gives you 10% off all regular priced items on www.maniology.com)

December’s Absolute gem! themed box is inspired by metal and gemstone jewelry.

This month’s box contains two stone textured stamping plates, stamping polishes Turquoise and Pewter plus a Rose quartz stone palette.thumbnail_u3-np-mxm021 to 022_l19-002

For my first design I used all the items in the box, and I went for a turquoise stone inspired design. I also used Maniology’s polishes Straight up black and Coconut and nail art foil Lustre.

The second design I did was inspired by metal and stone jewelry. I used stamping plate MXM021, stamping polishes Delirium for the grey marble and Straight up black for the outline. The gold stamping polish is Whats up nails Go for gild, white is OPI Alpine snow, and the base color is OPI You’ve got that Glas-glow.

ManixMe August | Mosaic

Today I’m going to show you Maniology’s August ManixMe box, and for those of you who haven’t heard of it before – it is a monthly nail art subscription box! Each month has a different theme and the box consists of 2 exclusive stamping plates, 2 stamping polishes plus a surprise gift (e.g. a brush, stickers, foil, powder). There’s also an express kit version that consists of 2 stamping plates plus a surprise gift. With your first box or kit you get a free stamper and scraper set ($10 value).

Get $5 off your first ManixMe box using the code Hanninator10 (the code also gives you 10% off all regular priced items on www.maniology.com)

August’s Mosaic themed box is inspired by Middle Eastern art and architecture. I love Moroccan/Arabesque patterned nails, so I was really excited to get this box.

For my first design I used both polishes, the nail foil, and one of the plates included in the box. I probably wouldn’t have chosen this color combination if these polishes had not been a part of the box – but I’m so loving it and it’s giving me fall vibes! I also used Coconut from Maniology as my base polish for this design.

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For my second look I used the other stamping plate and colors that I would have typically used for tiled inspired nail art. I’m going to be honest, the finished design did not turn out like I had in mind, but I still like it! For this design I used Maui Gold, Ducky and Blue glue all from Maniology.

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Since the August box is no longer available I though I’d give you a peek of September’s Hocus Pocus themed box. I hope I will be able to create some looks with the September box while it’s still available, but unfortunately international shipping is very unpredictable and takes some time… sometimes way longer than it should.

Aspen tree nails + video tutorial

Hi everyone! Autumn is slowly approaching (at least in Sweden) and the leaves on the trees have started to change color. Even though I prefer summer I’m kind of looking forward to the new season. It’s so beautiful when the leaves change color and start to fall from trees. One more thing I like about fall is the fall themed nail art! I love making leaf nail art designs.

Today I’m going to share with you my first leaf nail art for the season and I hope you like them as much as I do!


The base for this design is Essie Midnight sun and I stamped the threes using UberChic Beauty’s new Lovely leaves 3 stamping plate together with Glow upVibin’LitSauceySubtweet and No filter from Twinkled T. I finished off the design with my new favorite matte top coat from Glisten & Glow (called Matte top coat). Their Matte top coat instantly became a favorite because it dries very matte and it doesn’t dry streaky like some matte top coats tend to do.


I always have a hard time deciding between glossy or matte finish, so I had to take photos of the glossy version too! Which do you prefer, matte or glossy?

Check out the video tutorial for this design below!

Bundle Monster Botanicals collection

Today we’re going to take a closer look at Bundle Monsters Botanicals collection. The collection consists of ten plates and so far I have used four of the plates to create three designs. I can’t wait for fall to arrive so I can use the leaf images on these plates to create gorgeous fall leaves designs.

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For this bright hibiscus design I used Restless Dahlia as my base and stamped the hibiscus flowers using BM-S324 stamping plate and black stamping polish Straight up black, I filled in the flowers using Rose gardenGobi you and Empire club.

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For these succulent nails I used BM-S326, BM-S327 and black stamping polish Straight up black.

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I would’ve loved to have this plate in the spring, because I know I would’ve made more than one tulip design then. But who says you can only enjoy tulips in the spring!? I think they’re beautiful flowers and should be enjoyed all year. To create this design I used BM-S325 and black stamping polish Straight up black.

All products mentioned above can be found through the links or on www.bundlemonter.com.

Sophin Macaroons collection

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of a collection that is perfect for spring; the Macaroons collection from Shopin. The collection consists of six pretty pastel shades.

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0340 is a light pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0341 is a mint green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0342 is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0343 is a light peach polish that covers in two coats.

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0344 is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0345 is a yellow creme polish that covers in two coats.

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I also did some nail art using four of the polishes, 0341, 0342, 0344 and 0345. I haven’t done a water marble design in forever so I’m very happy to see that it turned out this good.

In Sweden you can find Sophin polishes at thepurebox.se.