Saturday, July 19, 2014

Alanna Renee - Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Despite trying to get time for the blog during the week time just fly by without me having the time for anything fun. Luckily my summer job will end in the beginning of August so then I at least will have more time for fun stuff, like nails, blogging and reading blogs..

Anyhow, let's have a look at a new brand for this blog; Alanna Renee. I actually bought a bunch of polishes a while back and today I'm showing Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails. Isn't that the funniest name ever btw?

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails is a glitter polish with shiny red and shiny blue middle size hexagons + small blue and red shiny glitters in a clear base. Of course one option is to layer the glitter over another color but I decided to try to make it cover, which from what I remember took like 5 coats. I also tried the polish with matte tc, which was my favorite when I wore it, however looking at the pictures now I almost think that the shiny version is better.. ;)

The picture just above is in lamp light and the pictures below is with matte tc.

What's your favorite: ,matte or shiny version? And do you have any Alanna Renee? :D

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Black and white houndstooth freehand nail art

Think I've mentioned it before, but houndstooth is my favorite pattern since some years ago and just this week I actually bought a black and white houndstooth bikini(!) That reminded me about this manicure I did last year. Honestly I just adore this and even though it took serious amount to freehand the pattern on both hands it was so worth it! :D And as you might have seen I also love studded manicures but I wish that the studs in this manicure would have been silver instead of gold, but it's still a favorite manicure ;)  This manicure also contains one of my favorite polishes; W7 - Salt n Pepper. And since it Sunday I finally can join Nail Art Sunday! :)

Polishes used:
W7 - Salt n Pepper

Nordic Cap - NP12 (black)
BK Nail Art Color (white fine liner)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Layering with Etude house - #121 Boom Boom Boom

Hi! Posting every day just failed..however today I have a layering done with with Etude house over a subtle gray gradient. 

I saw Boom Boom Boom at ebay and knew I wanted to grab it. It has matte diamond shaped glitter in white, red, black and purple, and also glittery silver diamond shaped glitter, and then matte black and white string glitter in a clear base.

I like the concept of this (it's btw also my first polish with diamond shaped glitter) but as usual I don't like the combo of glittery glitter+ matte glitter in the same polish. And to complain a bit more the string glitter was of the long kind (I like string glitter but I prefer the short type). Basically this is 3 or 4 "dabbing and placing" coats. Not my favorite but still totally unique in my collection.

Polishes used:
Etude house - #121 Boom Boom Boom

HM - Miss Stone Heart
Kleancolor - Concrete Gray

What do you think? Got any proposals for base colors for this one?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

White gradient with red rhinestones

Hi! Sorry I wasn't able to post yesterday but working late shifts two days in  row doesn't help much. However, for today I have a nail art I really like that I want to show you. It's from last year, in August and my nails where suuuper long ;) Basically I've here made a white to transparent gradient using a creme white and a skin toned jelly and then red rhinestones on top. I could totally see myself in this but with other rhinestone colors too. I've actually already tried it in green. Hope you like! :D

Bonus flower pic with Röllika/Rölleka (Achillea millefolium)

Polishes used:
Red 2MM round rhinestones
Nordic Cap - NP13
Sally Hansen - Sweet Tulip

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Zig zag nail art

Did some zig zag nail art that I wanted to show you. I wasn't so successful with the cutting and placing of the black but IRL it still looked kinda cool. I'll definitely give this technique some practice! :D

Polishes Used:
Nordic Cap - NP12

Hare - Party Palace

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Prismatic glitter gradient over black

Hi! I've been gone for quite some time now, there has been work, personal life and just a lot of things going on, both negative and positive ones. Some fun nail polish related things is that I've been to Canada and I've done some fun polish shopping there and I've also done an awesome nail polish swap with my favorite Russian girl. :)

Today however I'll start with something simple from my archive. A prismatic glitter gradient over a black creme. The first photos are just regular small hex glitter and in the last one I actually added prismatic string glitter too. Hope you like it. :)

Polishes used:
Nordic Cap - NP12

Paris Memories (small prismatic glitter)
Kleancolor - Grand Finale (string glitter)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Red matte glitter gradient on pastel blue

For this Nail Art Sunday I got a simple glitter gradient to show. Just recently I bought this matte glitter from Kleancolor and I really like this color combo! <3

The red glitter is called Poppy Field and consists of red matte hexagon glitter in three different sizes. The pastel blue is the texture polish from Kicks I recently showed you.

Kleancolor - Poppy Field
Kicks - The Trophics

Saturday, May 17, 2014

17th of May Norwegian flag nail art

Happy 17th of May! It's the Norwegian constitution day and I have some old archive nails to show you. The photos are actually from 2011 but I've been occupied and forgot about posting them every year until now.

Right hand.

Left hand.

I think it's fun to see the difference of my nails from now and then. At 2011 my nails just barely had started to maintain length with out peeling and breaking and I had a much rounder shape of my nails than I have now. I can also see that my right hand had much more uneven length than the left one. I'd also like to claim that my photo skills have improved a lot. ;)

Another thing, I've noticed that my new job takes a lot of energy and time for me so blogging time has been very limited. Currently it feels like I wake up, work, eat and sleep and some nights I haven't even started my computer. I'm still hoping that I'll get things more routine based because I have at least hundred of posts in my archive waiting to be posted but until I get things figured out there will be less posts here and less comments in your blogs.