Zoya Sunshine

Hello everybody! Right now the weather isn’t that good, it’s cold and raining, and I miss the lovely summer weather we had in May. Just the other day I was lucky to receive Zoya’s summer collection called Sunshine! At least now my nails are ready for summer when the nice weather returns again (the forecast says it’ll get warmer next week, yay!).

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The Sunshine collection consists of 8 creme polishes, two shimmer polishes and two glitter/shimmer toppers.

All Zoya lacquers are 10 free and cruelty free (meaning they don’t test on animals).

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Jack is a nude beige creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Nahla is a gold shimmer topper with gold glitter. Here I’m wearing one coat over Jack.

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Minnie is a pink coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Clementine is a coral pink polish with orange shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Missy is a bubblegum pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Sandy is a blue toned pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Delia is a purple creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Saldana is a blue iridescent-holo topper with  pink ad blue colored glitter. Here I’m wearing one coat over Delia.

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Ellie is a raspberry colored creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Virginia is a coral red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Karen is a classic red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Marigold is a coral red polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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I really like pink, reds and corals so this collection is just in my taste! I already know that for my next pedi I will use Ellie.

What do you think of this collection? Are there any shades that you must have?
If I could only pick a couple I would choose the two toppers, Nahla and Saldana, just because they’re so unique, and I bet they would look amazing over many different shades!

Cienna Rose Summer collection 2018

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been updating much here lately. I’m hoping to post a little bit more regularly from now on.

So, last week I received Cienna Rose‘s new summer collection, which consist of five beautiful shades. If you didn’t know Cienna Rose is a UK based indie brand, and their lacquers are 12 free, vegan and cruelty free. On top of that they’re enriched with Vitamin E, Pro Vitamin B5 and Lemongrass oil, which gives the lacquers a subtle and pleasant Lemongrass scent.

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Lets take a look at the swatches of the summer collection:

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Marshmallow is a nude pink crelly that covers in three coats.

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Latte break is a light brown polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Shopping spree is a barbie pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Snob is a fiery red polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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It’s not me, it’s you is a turquoise green polish light blue glitter and gold micro glitter that covers in two coats. In this picture I’m wearing top coat too.

I think I have found a new favorite nude pink in Marshmallow, it covers pretty well for being such a sheer shade and nude pink makes a great base for nail art. Of course it looks beautiful on it’s own too!

You can pick up the summer collection here for £40, or get the lacquers individually for £9 each.

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CND Boho spirit collection

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you CND’s newest collection called Boho spirit. The collection consists of four vibrant creme polishes that are inspired by the desert and its nomads with burned colors, ethnic patterns and henna tattoos.

The Vinylux polishes all have a built in base coat and there is a special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to make the manicure last for 7 days. My swatches are painted on bare nails and finished with one coat of the Weekly Top Coat.

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Offbeat is a raspberry red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Uninhibited is a peach creme polish that covers in three coats.

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Vagabond is a light mustard yellow creme polish that covers in three coats.

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Gypsy is a orange creme polish that covers in three coats.

Of course I did some nail art using these polishes, lets’s take a look at my designs:

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For my first nail art design I used Vagabond and Gypsy to create a vertical gradient inspired by a design from the press material from this collection. I finished it off with some gold flakes and gold striping tape.

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My next mani is also inspired by a design from the press material from this collection. I just couldn’t help myself, they did such a good job with the press material for this collection. I used Vagabond, GypsyUninhibited, Creme puff and Lady in black from OPI to create this design.

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For my last design I used all four shades from this collection together with Spot it white and Spot it black from Dance Legend (to create the cells). I love using the Spot it polishes as they make everything look so much cooler. I really like them in combination with this collection, the result looks really fiery and awesome. To finish the design I added some gold charms to two of the nails.

What do you think of this collection? I think its perfect for summer and can’t wait to create more summery designs with it!

 

OPI Grease

Hi guys! Today I’ll show you swatches of OPI’s newest collection, Grease! To celebrate Grease’s 40th anniversary OPI is releasing a collection based on the iconic movie. The last time I saw the movie was probably when I was in middle school, so when I got the collection I had to re-watch it – and I still remembered the lyrics to the songs!

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All my swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any top coat. Now let’s take a look at the swatches!

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Don’t cry over spilled milkshakes is a vanilla colored creme polish that covers in two coats. Since I just watched the movie I’m a little bit disappointed that this polish is not pink, because the milkshake that was spilled in the film was in fact pink.

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Met a boy cute as can be is a pale yellow creme polish that covers in three coats.

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Frenchie likes to kiss? is a lavender polish with subtle purple shimmer that covers in there coats. Unfortunately the shimmer isn’t visible in this picture but it is on the nails, and it’s super pretty.

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Hopelessly devoted to OPI is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Pink ladies rule the school is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Was it all just a dream? is a turquoise blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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You’re the shade that I want is a magenta colored creme polish that is a one coater! The formula of this polish is amazing, y´so it really is the shade that you’ll want. I’m wearing two coats here.

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Summer lovin’ having a blast! is a bright orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

 

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Teal me more, teal me more is a teal creme polish that is a one coater too! As always I’m wearing two coats.

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Tell me about it stud is a red creme polish that covers in two coats. OPI really knows how to make red polish and this one is no exception!

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Chills are multiplying! is a dark blue polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Danny & Sandy 4 ever! is a metallic grey polish with blue shimmer that covers in two coats.

Check out the video for live swatches!

So, what do you think of this collection? My favorites are Frenchie likes to kiss and Chills are multiplying!, I just love that shimmer!

One thing that I though was strange about this collection was the smell. The polishes doesn’t smell like OPI polishes usually do. I like the smell of nail polish but unfortunately I didn’t like the smell of the polishes from this collection. I don’t know if OPI has changed the formula or why they smell different but I hope this is just a one time thing.

CND Chic Shock

Hi everyone! Today we’re gonna take a closer look at CND’s new spring collection called Chic Shock. The collection consists of four bright pastel shades that are inspired by the South Korean k-pop culture.

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As you can see the bottles have gotten a makeover, I think this new design looks very luxurious and stylish!

The Vinylux polishes all have a built in base coat and there is a special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to make the manicure last for 7 days. My swatches are painted on bare nails and finished with one coat of the Weekly Top Coat.

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

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Taffy is a light blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Jellied is a light yellow creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Gummi is a light lilac creme polish that covers in just one coat! (Though I’m wearing two in this picture)

I also did some nail art designs using these polishes.

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Here I used all four shades plus a white special topper, Spot it White from Dance Legend, to create a mix between a smoosh and fluid nail art. I think they’re quite fun to make and every nail always turns out unique!

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I’m glad to report that these polishes water marble, and quite well I should add. I started with a white base (CND Creme puff) to make the water marble pop and finished with a holographic top coat for some extra sparkle.

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For my last design I used Gummi, Jellied and Candied to create this wave-y design. The design is actually inspired by a pedicure on the press info that I received with the polishes.

I really, really like this collection! The shades are perfect for spring and I’m really impressed with how pigmented they are for being such light shades.

Nicole Diary Stamping polishes

Today I have swatches of stamping polishes from Nicole Diary. A while ago I showed you a gold stamping polish from them (you can find that post here), and this time I have tried four other shades.

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First out I have their white stamping polish NS01. It is super easy to pick up and covers really well over black!

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Next is their black stamping polish NS02. It’s very pigmented and it picks up perfectly from the plate!

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Next up is their green stamping polish NS12. This is such a beautiful and bright green shade that covers well both over white and black!

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The last polish I have is their pink stamping polish NS08. It’s a bright lovely shade that covers well over white, but is a little light over black.

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I also used all four polishes for this nail art design. I think they work really well together and I am very pleased with how this mani turned out!

Cienna Rose | March 2018 shades

In the beginning of March Cienna Rose released five new shades. Along with the new release they also started offering EU wide shipping!

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Let’s take a look at the swatches! Also how glad am I to finally be able to take photos in natural daylight again!? This winter have been so long and dark…

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Pretty please is a purple creme polish that covers in two coats and dries super glossy (I’m not wearing top coat here). This looks like a perfect polish for this year’s Pantone color Ultra Violet.

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Something blue is a blue polish with blue shimmer that covers in two to three coats.

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Rainbow snow is a nude crelly with pink and blue glitter that covers in two coats. I didn’t have to fish to get the glitter on the brush like you have to with some similar polishes.

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Big spender is a gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Black diamond is a a dark brown polish with red and gold micro-shimmer that covers in two coats.

I really, really like the polishes from this release, and I have a hard time deciding on a favorite. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so of course I love Pretty Please. But then we also have Rainbow snow and Something blue which both are gorgeous. Can I just say that they’re all my favorites! 😉

Wikkid Polish

Hi there! In the end of last year I was sent some polishes from U.K. indie brand Wikkid Polish to try. Since it’s March now I am a very late with this post, and that’s a shame because these polishes are too pretty to not have been used. I was very busy in December making Christmas manis and in the beginning of January I had many planned weekends and little time for nails. Now I’ve finally had some time to catch up with some things that’s been waiting to be used, including these polishes. So let’s take a look at some swatches of these beauties!

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Crushed Violet is a purple jelly polish with silver holographic flakes. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat.

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Orion is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with blue and silver glitter. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat. Doesn’t this polish look just like space?

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Shades of jade is a mint green linear holographic polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rust is an orange-y copper polish with red and gold shimmer. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat. This is a prefect shade for fall! I wan’t to stamp leaves over it!

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Rhea (H) is a duochrome polish with scattered holo that shifts from green to gold. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rose garden is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with red and silver glitter and green flakies. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Flake me is a flakie polish in a clear base that’s packed with green and pink flakies. I’m wearing two coats over a black base, plus top coat.

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Cosmic dust is a holo polish in a clear base with silver holographic flakies.

My favorite polish out of these polishes are Crushes Violet, I’m just a sucker for purple (and holo) and this polish is stunning!

If you’re in the UK/EU you can buy these polishes on Wikkid Polish’s website (with free shipping), and if you’re in the US/international you can find them at Beautometry.

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.

UberChic Beauty Welcome spring

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I’m really longing for spring to arrive. Last week we had some really cold weather (around -13°C) so I can’t wait for warmer weather.

Last Friday UberChic Beauty released a new spring themed stamping plate called Welcome spring. The plate is full of beautiful floral and Easter themed images and a few of the them are layered. With this plate at least my nails can be in spring mode in this snowy weather!

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The first design I made with this plate are these cute cherry blossom nails. I started with a white to pink gradient before stamping the cherry blossoms over it. Nothing says spring more than cherry blossoms and I can’t wait for them to start blooming!

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Another flower that reminds me of spring are tulips, I love having a bouquet at home during spring. What polish is better than Kiss me on my tulips from OPI for a tulip design?

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I had to use one of the Easter themed images on the plate and chose to stamp these cute Easter eggs over a gradient.

Check out the tutorials for these manis here; Cherry blossoms, Tulips and Easter egg gradient.