July favorites

Here are my favorite manis from July! I like them all so much, but I think I have to say the Aurora pigment is my absolute favorite! 

Which one do you like the most? 

piCture pOlish muse

Today was the reveal day for piCture pOlish’s jeans swatch Instagram challenge and somehow I had forgotten about this. So this was a last minute entry from me and luckily the sun was out this afternoon so I managed to take a photo that I’m quite happy with! Doesn’t muse just look amazing in the sun!?

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I wear jeans like once every other month or so, and when I wear jeans it’s always this pair from Nudie that I go for (why do I even have more than one pair of jeans??).

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Muse is an indigo blue polish that reminds me of the shade my jeans used to have when they were new. One of my favorite band’s also happens to be called Muse, so I felt that this shade was very fitting for this challenge.

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April favorites

I feel like I’m saying this every time it’s time for a monthly mani favorites, but I can’t believe that it’s already May!

This past month I’ve done some really cute spring manis, I love my pink flower mani soon much, and the easter mani is so cute! I have also done quite a few chrome powder manis, but I chose to just include one in this collage, because I have a feeling that May will bring some more chrome manis.

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Please let me know which mani you like the most!

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?

 

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.

Purple gradient

Hi there! The nails I’m showing you today I made for piCture pOlish’s first nail art challenge of the year. This challenge had no specific theme, but the rules were to use one to five pp’s only (except black and white) and that the polish bottles are in the photo.

I had a few ideas for the challenge and I think this design was my best one. And from the response on my instagram post many of you seem to like it too!

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As you can see from the picture above I used spring, orchid and allure from piCture pOlish to create the gradient. I started with painting two coats of spring on all fingers and after letting it dry for a few minutes I painted all colors on a makeup sponge and dabbed it on the nails. I think I had to sponge each nails four times to get the desired effect. After letting it dry I added one coat of Gel setter from Essie to smooth out the gradient and make the colors blend even more. The last step was to make the leopard print, which I used black polish and a detail brush to create, and of course I finished with another coat of top coat.

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And here are some pictures of the gradient only. I’m so pleased with how it turned out, the colors blended in to each other so well! I think this has to be the best gradient I’ve made.

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Hope you like this design and thanks for reading!

 

piCture pOlish sweater nail art giveaway

In november last year (how crazy is it to say that, I’m so not used to it being 2017 yet) I made some nails for a giveaway and I got the prize just before Christmas. If you wanna read more about the giveaway and see the nails you can find them here.

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So here’s what I got; dotting tools, a detail brush, a striper brush, water marble tool, coco potion and liquid palisade. I’m really excited for all of this, but especially excited to try the liquid palisade. I hope it’s as good as they say!