What’s up nails Fairy powder

I’ve done a few chrome powder manis by now, so for today’s mani I thought I’d combine the powder with nail vinyls. Out of the powders I’ve tried I have to say that the powders from Whats up nails are by far the best, they are super easy to apply and they look amazing!!

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A couple of weeks ago I got some pr samples from Whats up nails, and the Alchemy powder was one of the things I got (along with stamping plates, vinyls and water decals). After trying it I just had to get another chrome powder, so I recently bought the Fairy powder.

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As a mentioned before I decided to use the powder together with vinyls. I had no idea how it would turn out, so I decided to make one accent nail with the vinyl. To be honest it actually turned out better than I thought.

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Here’s how I made this chrome mani using regular polish:

1. Apply a base coat. I used a Ridge filling from Essie to get a smooth surface.

2. Paint your nails with one coat of a black polish, I used Lady in black from OPI.

3. Apply liquid latex around your nails and cuticles to make the cleanup easier.

4. Apply a second coat of the black polish.

5. After letting the second coat dry for approximately 2-3 minutes (just so it’s dry to the touch) I started applying the powder using my finger tip.

6. Gently buff the powder on your nails. The more you buff, the better it looks, so give it some time. Have in mind that a little goes a long way, you don’t need to use much product at all.

7. When you’re happy with the result take a fan brush and gently sweep it over the nails to remove any leftover powder.

8. Time to top coat! I used the Secret top/base coat from Little Ondine which is a water based top coat, because regular top coats will ruin the chrome finish. After letting the top coat dry for about 30 minutes I applied a regular (non quick dry) top coat from OPI over it to make the mani last longer.

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For the accent nail I applied two coats of black polish and then a quick dry top coat (Liquid Macro from Superchic Lacquer). After letting that dry completely (about 20 minutes) I placed the Lizard stencil on the nail and painted a coat of black polish over it. I let the polish dry just so it’s dry to the touch and then applied the Fairy powder over it. What happened was that the powder stuck to the whole nail, and I was just expecting the powder to stick to the tacky polish, not the completely dry polish. I don’t know if it was the top coat that I used that made it stick, but I’m happy that it did, I think it turned out really cool!

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Hope you like this mani! I made a tutorial for this design which you can see on my Instagram by clicking here.

So, what do you think of these chrome powders, yay or nay?

December 4 | Stars

For the forth day of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I’ve made stars using polishes from Depend’s new holiday collection Season Sparkle. There are so many pretty polishes in that collection and I’m sure I’ll use them for more holiday nail art.

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The black polish is called Bedtime stories and the silver is called Holiday spirit. The stars are made with Stars stencils from What’s up nails.

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Tri color marbled chevron

I made this manicure for a birthday collage for Malin (@just.mynails) and the inspiration was one of her beautiful nail designs. I really like the way these nails turned out and I could have worn them for days (but I didn’t).

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To create this manicure I used Madam president, Suzi shops and island hops and Malaga wine from OPI and Marbled chevron nail vinyls from Snail vinyls.

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Washington DC nail art

Whenever I get a new nail polish collection I always feel so inspired! Here are some manis I’ve made using the new Washington DC collection from OPI.

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Negative space and roses using Never a dulles moment, Madam President, Alpine snow and I’m sooo swamped!

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Nude nails with an accent nail using Pale to the chief, Kerry Blossom and stamping plate Arabesque 03 from MoYou London.

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Autumn leaves using Freedom of peach, Pale to the chief, Yank my doodle and leaves stencils from Snail Vinyls.

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Golden autumn leaves using Shh… It’s top secret, Goldeneye and leaves stencils from Whatsupnails.

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Simple nails with a moroccan accent nail using Suzi – The first Lady of nailsPale to the chief and moroccan stencils from Snail Vinyls.

Black & White

Every week OPI Sweden has a new theme for #veckansopi and this week’s theme is black and white.

I created my manicure using Alpine snow, Lady in black, marbled zig zag stencils from Whatsupnails and a dotting tool. They were really easy to make, all you need is a little bit of time for the polish to dry before putting on the stencil. I really like how they turned out!

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Black and white does not mean boring nails (even though I prefer a little color on my nails), do you agree with me?

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!