December 15 | Penguins

Since today is Fernanda’s birthday, and I know that she loves penguins, so that’s what I made for day 15 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator.

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For this mani I used winter from piCture pOlish, Alpine snow from OPI and stamping plates Enchanted 06 and 16 from MoYou London.

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Happy birthday Fernanda!

December 10 | Ugly Christmas sweater

For day 10 of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator I made some ugly Christmas sweater nails (I think they’re cute rather than ugly).

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The base is my favorite white polish Alpine snow by OPI. I spammed the pattern using stamping plate B003 Sweater weather from What’s up nails, glitch and o’hara from piCture pOlish.

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Have a nice weekend!

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!

December 5 | Half moon snowflakes

Today is day five of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator and for today I’ve made some simple and elegant half moon snowflake nails.

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The base for this mani is the beautiful blue scattered holo Freya’s cats from piCture pOlish. I used it together with bright white (also from pp) and Jolly snowflake stencils from What’s up nails.

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Hope you like these winter-y nails and check back for more nail art tomorrow!

December 3 | Holly

Last Christmas I spent many hours looking for a green glitter polish to use for Christmas nail art, sadly I didn’t find any good. I eventually found Running in circles from China Glaze but didn’t get it until January this year, so I haven’t used it for any holiday manis (yet). This Christmas I have a few to choose from but I think that the green I chose for this mani is the most perfect one (and I’m pretty sure you’ll see more of it this Christmas).

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The perfect Christmas green is called hercyna, and I used it together with o’hara and bright white, all from piCture pOlish, and Holly nail stencils from Snail Vinyls.

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When I was opening my X-mas calendar from Essie I realized that the nails matched perfectly, and it was not intentional.

piCture pOlish sweater nail art

Last week piCture pOlish had another giveaway with a sweater theme. Last time it was to make a sweater swatch and this time it was to make sweater nail art. I love that nail art inspiration can come from anything!

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The sweater I chose to match is from a Lindex X Missoni collaboration from a few years back. I actually thought I’d lost it, but found it last weekend just in time for this giveaway.
About a week ago winter arrived so I thought it was time to bring out the warmer clothes. I went to our storage in the attic to look for a box with my winter clothes, but I just couldn’t find it. It turned out that my boyfriend had moved it to our other storage, so guess if I was happy when he found it! This sweater was in the box, along with some other clothes I had forgotten about.

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To match my sweater I used paris, moscow and badass from piCture pOlish together with Wavy nail vinyls from Snail vinyls.

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Halloween nail art

Halloween is just around the corner and I have some Halloween themed nail art to show you. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration!

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What if you really really don’t like spiders? Well make them holo of course! For this mani I used Kimono-over from Essie, Space race from H&M, Spider stencils from Snail vinyls and some freehand skills.

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For this mani I used Lincoln park after dark, O Suzi mio, Purple palazzo pants, Lady in black and Alpine snow, all from OPI together with Graveyard stencils from Whatsupnails.

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And here is a close-up on the thumb just because it turned out pretty good.

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For this black cat french manicure I used New York from piCture pOlish, 5042 Lady Wizard from Depend and Alpine snow from OPI.

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The holo spider decided to leave some holo spider webs on my nails. For this manicure I used Black dress not optional from OPI as the base and I stamped with Space race from H&M using stamping plate Mother nature 04 and the crystal clear stamper from MoYou London.

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This is a recreation of a mani I did last Halloween, but this time with holo. For this mani I used Unicorn dream, Forbidden witchcraft, Sweet elves, 031 and 497 from Depend.

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These spooky fall leaves are inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest. Someone had painted fall leaves white and then painted eyes and a mouth on them to make them look like ghosts. I though that idea would be great as nail art, and I think I was right! For this mani I used Black dress not optional, Alpine snow and Lady in black from OPI together with Autumn leaf stencils from Snail vinyls.

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October is not just Halloween, it’s also breast cancer awareness month, so I decided to combine the two with these pink Hello Kitty skulls. These nails took me forever to make, since I’m apparently not friends with the stamping plate I used. For this mani I used O2 488, 488, 039, black and white stamping polish from Depend, together with stamping plate Fun 9 from Fab Ur Nails.

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For this bat-man(i) I used Meow from piCture pOlish together with stamping plate Festive 15 from MoYou London and silver and black stamping polish from Depend.

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Did someone say holoween, how cool are these orange holo pumpkins!? For this mani I used Forbidden witchcraft as the base together with 039, both from Depend along with Pumpkin faces stencils and Dot zig zag tape from Whatsupnails.

How will you paint you nails for halloween?

 

piCture pOlish autumn

This weekend piCture pOlish had a giveaway on their instagram page. To join the giveaway you had to post a ‘sweater swatch’ on instagram wearing your favorite piCture pOlish shade and your favorite sweater.

Even though I just got autumn, and yesterday was the first time wearing it, it is already a favorite. I have been wanting this shade for a while now, but it has always been out of stock at Pretty polish (my new favorite indie shop!). When I saw that autumn was in stock about a week ago, I got it right away. I’m actually really glad I got it now, during autumn, because it matches the season perfect with its beautiful colors and all the falling leaves.

I paired autumn with a long and cozy black knitted sweater and I think they’re a perfect match for fall. I wanted my picture to really feel autumnal, so I went out to match the polish and my nails with the falling leaves, just like the bottle says “falling leaves favorite season”. 🍂🍁

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The winners of the giveaway won’t be announced until sunday, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

United in pink

October is breast cancer awareness month and as you may have seen on my instagram I joined Lacky corner‘s United in pink week to raise awareness to breast cancer. I hope you like my pink manis and please don’t forget to check your boobs!

Here’s a recap of my week of pink nails:

Day 1: Pink ribbon inspired mani using polishes from this year’s pink collection from Essie.

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Day 2: A pink dotticure using a bunch of OPI polishes.

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Day 3: Pink holo with Red Taboo from Layla.

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Day 4: Leopard heart gradient using OPI polishes.

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Day 5: Kiss me on my tulips from OPI, one of my favorite pink polishes!

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Day 6: DS Reflection from OPI.

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Day 7: Simple pink ribbon nail art using bardot and rose from piCture pOlish.