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.

UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 5

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away so I wanted to show you some designs that I’ve made with UberChic Beauty’s latest Love & Marriage stamping plate.Love_and_Marriage-05_1105x

 

The first design I made is a mix and match of a few images from the stamping plate. The heart dots are one of my favorite images on this plate.

 

The heart shaped lips called for some pink nails, so I decided to pair a light pink base with bright pink stamping on top!

 

It wouldn’t be a Love & Marriage plate without a little lace! Here I used UberChic Beauty’s newly released stamping polish She wolf over a light pink base.

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.

Maniology Holly Jolly stamping starter kit

Get your nails ready for the festive season with Maniology’s Holly Jolly stamping starter kit. The kit includes two festive stamping plates, stamping polishes Confetti and Frosty and limited edition Holiday Monocle stamper & scraper.

I really like the products in this kit, the monocle stamper is my go-to stamper. It’s see-through, it’s short (which makes it perfect when coloring in images when reverse stamping), it’s squishy and always picks up images perfectly!

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How cute are the animal ornaments on M078? I had such a hard time choosing which ones to use for my design. And M079 has everything you need for your New Year’s Eve mani!

Use my affiliate code Hanninator10 for 10% off maniology.com

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.

CND ‘Yes I Do’ Bridal collection

Hello everyone, long time, no see! Today I’ll be showing you CND’s new bridal collection called Yes I do. As with most bridal collection, this one consists of sheer white and pink toned polishes that are very wedding appropriate.

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Bouquet is a sheer nude polish with white and pink undertones. Here I’m wearing three coats.

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White wedding is a milky white polish. Here I’m wearing three coats.

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Veiled is a nude pink polish. Here I’m wearing three coats.

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Forever yours is a pink polish. Here I’m wearing three coats.

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These types of shades are not really my go to types of shades, but for a wedding I think they’re perfect! I also think that the two nude pink polishes will make a great nude base for nail art. In fact I’ve already used Veiled for just that.

What do you think of this collection? Do you like sheer nude polishes?

I Love Nail Polish

Recently I was sent some gorgeous polishes from ILNP (short for I Love Nail Polish). ILNP is an indie polish maker from Las Vegas, Nevada, and they specialize in super sparkly holographic and color shifting ultra chrome polishes. All their polishes are cruelty free, vegan and 3-free!

Let’s take a look at the polishes I received.

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Aria is described as a sky blue ultra holographic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Celeste is described as a stunning lilac ultra holographic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Misbehaving is described as a vivid neon pink holographic sheer jelly nail polish. Here I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

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Juliette is described as a rose gold holographic ultra metallic nail polish. Here I’m wearing two coats plus to coat.

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Cameo is described as a pink to green ultra chrome nail polish. Here I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

Check out the video below to see how the polishes apply!

I love ILNP’s nail polishes, especially their ultra holographic polishes. They’re very easy to apply and they look amazing – what more can you ask for?

Have you tried any polishes from ILNP?

UberChic Beauty Moroccan Beauty

A while ago UberChic Beauty released Moroccan Beauty, a stamping plate with Moroccan themed patterns.

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Moroccan patterned nails was one of my favorite designs to make when I first stared doing nail art, and it still is (I just don’t do them as much now because I have so many other thing I want to make – oh the struggle). Back when I got in to nail art I only had Moroccan nail vinyls so I could pretty much only change the color combinations. With this plate there are so many more options for Moroccan nail art designs!

So far I’ve made three nail art designs with this stamping plate and I know that many more will come in the future.

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The first design I made using this stamping plate is inspired by Moroccan tiles, and I love how it turned out! Since there are many small details it took some time to fill in the images. So it’s not a design that you make everyday, but I do enjoy it when I have the time. It is a bit like a coloring book, except I color in stamped images and put them on my nails!

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The second and third designs are both stamped over gradients. I chose patterns with a lot of open spaces to let the gradients shine trough.

What nail art design you you make with this plate? Please let me know in the comments!

OPI Peru

This year’s fall collection from OPI takes its inspiration from Peru. My favorite collections from OPI are their spring and fall collections because they’re always inspired by a place, (this year’s spring collection was inspired by Lisbon) which gives so much inspiration for nail art designs. The Peru collection consists of 12 creme polishes and at a first glance it may not look like a typical fall collection becasue there are many lighter and colorful shades. After swatching the collection I have changed my mind – the collection is colorful but the shades are muted not bright. And anyway who say you should only wear darker shades in the fall?

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I usually don’t include OPI’s press pictures of the collection in my blog posts, but this time I had to! I love the cozy vibe they’re giving and they make me like the collection so much more!

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I got the polishes in the Infinite Shine formula and this is the first time I’m trying a whole collection in this formula.
Infinite Shine is a 3-step system which will last up to 11 days of wear and the polishes dries super shiny! The formula of the Infinite Shine polishes is really good and they made the application super easy.

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Somewhere over the rainbow mountains is a rosy nude creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Machu Peach-u is a peachy nude creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Lima tell you about this color! is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Suzi will Quechua later! is a purple-pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Como se llama? is a burgundy creme polish that covers in two coats.

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My solar clock is ticking is a burnt red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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I love you just be-cusco is a classic red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Alpaca my bags is a blue-green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Yes my condor can-do! is a dark maroon creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Seven wonders of OPI is a light mauve creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Don’t toot my flute is a lilac creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Grandma kissed a gaucho is a purple creme polish that covers in three coats.

Check out the video below for live swatches!

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What do you think of this collection? Do you have any favorite shades?