Aspen tree nails + video tutorial

Hi everyone! Autumn is slowly approaching (at least in Sweden) and the leaves on the trees have started to change color. Even though I prefer summer I’m kind of looking forward to the new season. It’s so beautiful when the leaves change color and start to fall from trees. One more thing I like about fall is the fall themed nail art! I love making leaf nail art designs.

Today I’m going to share with you my first leaf nail art for the season and I hope you like them as much as I do!


The base for this design is Essie Midnight sun and I stamped the threes using UberChic Beauty’s new Lovely leaves 3 stamping plate together with Glow upVibin’LitSauceySubtweet and No filter from Twinkled T. I finished off the design with my new favorite matte top coat from Glisten & Glow (called Matte top coat). Their Matte top coat instantly became a favorite because it dries very matte and it doesn’t dry streaky like some matte top coats tend to do.


I always have a hard time deciding between glossy or matte finish, so I had to take photos of the glossy version too! Which do you prefer, matte or glossy?

Check out the video tutorial for this design below!

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Twinkled T Desert sunset

Recently Twinkled T released their latest stamping polish collection called Desert sunset.

When their polishes finally was able for purchase from an European distributor they had released 12 shades and I was in need of some new stamping polishes so I bought them all! I knew it was a bit of a risk buying that many at once without testing a few at first, but I had read great reviews. They were as good as I was hoping and I’ve loved Twinkled T’s stamping polishes since the first time I tried them!

With that said, I’m always excited when they release new shades! The new Desert sunset collection consist of four creme and two metallic polishes.

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On my pictures I’ve swatches the polishes on their own and stamped over black and white. I used Twinkled T’s stainless steel stamper and UberChic Beauty’s Got chevron? 2 plate for the stamping.

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Ghosted is a light grey creme polish that covers in one coat. As you can see it’s stamps really week both over black and white.

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Coraline is a light coral creme polish that covers in one coat. It covers really well over both black and white, but over black it’s not as bright as it is over white or on its own.

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Tickled is a pink creme polish that covers in one coat. It stamps well over both black and white.

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Smokey is a dark grey creme polish that covers in one coat. It’s stamps really well over both black and white.

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Dazed is a rose gold metallic polish that covers in one coat. It stamps well both over black and white, but over black it’s turns out more silver compared to it over white or on its own.

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Liquid gold is a gold metallic polish that covers in one coat. It stamps very well both over black and white.

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The polishes from the Desert sunset collection is just as good as their other stamping polishes (which is just what I expected!). All six polishes are beautiful but if I had to pick favorites I would chose Coraline and Tickled, they look just as good stamped as on their own!

Have you tried any of Twinkled T’s stamping polishes?

Sugar heart nails + video tutorial

Valentine’s Day is only three weeks away, and even though I don’t really celebrate it it’s a perfect holiday for cute nail art!

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I recently received Depend’s new O2 spring collection called Retro Glam* which turned out to be perfect for this sweet sugar heart design. I used six (out of 12) shades from the collection together with UberChic Beauty’s Love & Marriage 2* stamping plate and white stamping polish from Twinkled T**.

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I’ve been loving making my manis matte lately, so this design has to be mattified! Usually I have a hard time deciding between glossy or matte, but this time I like the matte version the most.
Which version do you prefer?

Check out the video tutorial for this design below!

What Valentine’s Day designs are you planning on making?


*Product(s) sent by the brand, the seller, the PR agency for consideration
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Unicorn powder nails + video tutorial

A few days ago I sat down to paint my nails without a plan for a mani in mind. All I knew was that I was going to use my new gradient brush* that I recently received from Born Pretty Store. On my desk I had The Dream Cremes collection from Heroine NYC so I decided to make a subtle pastel gradient using Sugar Spun and Lilac it.

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The gradient brush is very easy to use and this method is much less messy compared to making a gradient using a sponge.

After taking photos of the gradient I saw the Icing powder* from Twinkled T**. I received it a few weeks ago, and it’s been lying in my ‘to try’ pile on my desk since. I applied the powder over my pastel gradient and I’m very happy that it caught my eye, because the result is really amazing!

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I have tried a few different unicorn powders and the Icing powder is by far the best one I’ve tried! I’m not just saying that because I got it from Twinkled T, I would’ve said the same thing if I had paid for it myself. The powder goes on so easily and smooth. Since the powder is so fine it doesn’t look grainy (as some unicorn powders does) and the result is super shiny!

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Check out the nail art tutorial below!

Do you like having the video tutorial here in the post? Previously I’ve linked to the tutorial on my Instagram, but if I upload the video on YouTube I can embed it in the post. Is this something you want me to continue doing? Your feedback is much appreciated!


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The battle of the chrome powders

Today I have a comparison of chrome powders from three different brands; Born Pretty Store, Whats up nails and Twinkled T. After trying the powder from Born Pretty Store I got a question if I could compare it to some of the more expensive brands, so here it is!

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The powders I’m comparing are: GRB20 from Born Pretty Store, Alchemy powder from Whats up nails and Trapeze powder from Twinkled T.

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As you see the powders are all pretty much dupes, I can’t see a difference between them. They’re all very reflective and shift between the exact same colors.

So is there a difference between them application wise? I have to say that the Alchemy powder from What’s up nails is the easiest to apply. It glides on like a dream, and you don’t really need to buff that much to get it to stick to the polish. The other two powders are not difficult to apply, but they do need just the tiniest bit more of buffing to stick to the polish.

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The Alchemy powder is the most expensive, $21.75 for 1g. The Trapeze powder is $20 for 1g and GRB20 is $4.29 for 0,5g ($8.58 for 1g).

I think it’s great that there is a cheaper alternative that performs so well, though you have to bare in mind that Born Pretty Store ship their orders from Asia, and it will take several weeks for them to arrive (depending on where you live). For me it usually takes 4-5 weeks for a package to arrive to Sweden.

Twinkled T Trapeze powder

Hi guys! Today I have another chrome powder to show you, the Trapeze powder from Twinkled T. This is the first time I’m trying one of their powders and it was super easy to work with.

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As usual I applied the powder over regular black polish. After applying the second coat I waited for it to dry just to the touch, before I started applying the powder with my finger. It was really easy to make the powder stick to the polish, and the result is super shiny and gorgeous!

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The jar contains 1 gram, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but a little goes a long way! Don’t forget that when you use chrome powders with regular polish you need to finish with a water based top coat, otherwise the chrome finish will be ruined.

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I could just stare at my nails for hours with Trapeze on them. The powder shifts beautifully from purple to green in different lights and the surface is super reflective!

Have you tried any of Twinkled T’s powders?