Monday, April 21, 2014

FACE it - Lovely Pop, swatch

Today it's Monday, but it still feels like Sunday..I just bought the largest bag of candy (didn't find any chocolate bunny). Monday, here in the Swedish nail-blogosphere is Blue Monday and my contribution is maybe a bit questionable. First I started with a blue base and did some subtle sponging. The nail art is blue indeed but the polish I want to talk about is the unusual topper.

Lovely Pop is from the Colored Paper Nails Collection from FACE it. I think it's a Korean brand and I bought it for  US $4.99 which is about 32SEK from an ebay seller called f2plus1. Lovely Pop mainly consists of matte white glitter in in the shape of hexagons, square and star shaped glitter and white string glitter, it also has some few matte red square shaped glitter, blue hexagons and heart shaped glitter in yellow and pink(or red?). I find the combination weird but fun and also unique in my collection. I believe this was 2 coats and the polish was easy to apply.






Polishes used:
China Glaze - Bahamian Blue

Kleancolor - Pastel Blue
FACE it - Lovely Pop

What do you think about the polish? Do you have any base color proposals for me? I'm thinking about trying black the next time. ;)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter bunny pastel funky french

It's Nail Art Sunday and still some Easter vibes left. Feels like I've eaten way too little chocolate and candy for it to count. I usually try to buy some large chocolate bunny to eat but no one this year. At least I had some bunnies on my nails. This design I actually saw when googeling and decided to recreate it, check out original photo HERE.

I painted my nails with a jelly beige and then painted thin lines with pastel polishes to hide the almost naked nail. And bunnies on accent nails. I liked this design and did it in both shiny and matte. Hope you'll like it too because now I have one of those picture spams again ;)





And matte version:






Polishes used:
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Sky Blue

L.A. Colors Art Deco - Baby Pink
China Glaze - Sensuous 
Kleancolor - Pastel Purple
Kleancolor - Pastel Yellow

BK Nail Art Color (white
HM Matte Top Coat

Did you prefer the shiny or matte version? What do you think about seeing matte and shiny in the same post, do you like it or is it too many pictures? Some times I've divided it into one matte post and one shiny post, is that a better option? :) What do you think?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter egg nail art

I thought easter was next week but apparently it is now and I've done an appropriate but simple nail art. As you see it's cracked easter eggs and my eggs has gradients. I really like the pastel purple combined with the teal polish and the black glitter. I think that gradient and color combo could be useful for other, non-easter occasions too. Hope you like it. :)






Polishes used:
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark

Kleancolor - Pastel Purple
Smitten Polish - Butter Mint

Friday, April 18, 2014

A England - Dragon, swatch

It's Friday and I figured that I could join Holo Friday with the first A England polish I bought; Dragon. It looked so lovely on swatches. Now it sounds like I bought it recently but it is more than a year ago I bought it, maybe turning into two years now. And it has just been laying in my Helmer drawer, waiting..you see, it looks a bit boring in the bottle..The moss green color isn't boring but I didn't see any holo.

Now I've finally got around wearing it and it looks much more holographic on the nails than in the bottle. However it's a very scattered holo, no lines of the rainbow spectra. Anyhow, below is two of the most easy coats ever, the formula is like butter. As I said the color is moss green and the polish has many faces. In the bottle there is some golden duochrome tendencies but that doesn't transcribe onto the nails, even though I guess the warmness in the color come from that. In clouded shadow the holo looks gray (as holo always do when there's no light to reflect in it) and the green feels cold. All in all it's a beautiful color.







Do you like A England in general, or maybe you even have Dragon? What is your oldest untried in your collection?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Origami crane nail art

Hi, I'm in the mood for more from the WITW-challenge. Country no 21 is Japan and I decided be inspired by origami. And I did an origami crane nail art flying in the air. I'm very content with the result and it was actually easier to freehand than I first thought.Too bad many of my pictures ended up blurry so I only have a few pictures to show.




Polishes used:
Kleancolor - Neon Aqua

ZTIZ nail polish (red) Yup, did an accent nail with the japanese flag but it ended up way too blurry to be seen. sorry ;)
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
Jordana Pop Art - Contemporary White


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  3. Spain
  4. Israel 
  5. Poland
  6. USA
  7. Denmark
  8. Sweden
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Russia
  11. Hungary 
  12. South Africa 
  13. The Netherlands 
  14. France 
  15. Germany 
  16. Finland 
  17. Singapore 
  18. Ukraine  
  19. Korea 
  20. Colombia

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oopsie Daises - Pick More Daisies 2

For this Green Wednesday I have polish without any notes, maybe because I had a bad experience with it. The polish for today is "Oopsie Daises - Pick More Daisies II" which is a green jelly like polish filled with tiny shimmer, glitter, tiny white hexagons and big flower shaped glitter. From what I remember I didn't have to fish for the flower glitter, not much at least. I remember that I used something like 4-5 coats, probably 5. Basically this looks very nice, it's some VNL but that's not visible IRL. The color is bright and joyful. The problem was the drying time, I actually planned wearing this polish for a couple of days, but after more than an hour, maybe two the polish still wasn't dry. My whole left thumb nail got the polish "peeled off" and my right hand got ugly wrinkles.. So I had to remove it and put something else on. Such a pity.. You like it?





The unfortunate wrinkly look....
Do you think I should give this polish another chance? Maybe layer it over a green polish or let it have maximum drying time?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Parrot needle dragging nail art

Today I figured that I'll show you country no 20 in the WITW-challenge which is Colombia! I actually did this nail art November last year, before country no 19.. But now I have them in order so I'll hopefully will get them all out quite soon :D

Colombia's national animal is parrot so my choice was easy. I decided to do a needle dragging nail art with the colors and then use an accent nail. I loved this nail art, especially the non-accent nails and I must recreate this in other colors soon. Hope you'll enjoy! :)  

*picture spam will follow, just because both hands looks so stunning*










Polishes used:
Claudia - 607
China Glaze - Sunshine Pop
HM nail polish - Green Street
Isadora - Surfers Paradise
1MM loose hex glitter in gold/bronze



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  2. Canada
  3. Spain
  4. Israel 
  5. Poland
  6. USA
  7. Denmark
  8. Sweden
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Russia
  11. Hungary 
  12. South Africa 
  13. The Netherlands 
  14. France 
  15. Germany 
  16. Finland 
  17. Singapore 
  18. Ukraine  
  19. Korea

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fleur de lis nail art

Fleur de lis is french and is that french lily symbol you've probably seen before. I decided to freehand it six months ago and since that it has been lying in the publish folder feeling ashamed, ashamed because it didn't end up like I wanted, at all. Mainly the colors is the biggest problem I think, I don't know.. but it's blue and fit Blue Monday. Enjoy.




Polishes used:
HM - Blue My Mind
L.A. Colors Art Deco - red
L.A. Colors Art Deco - White