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Galaxy nails!

I finally did galaxy nails! Can you believe that in my three years of blogging about nail art I’ve never done galaxy nails before? I have been feeling very uninspired lately, I have obviously been MIA since middle of December. I started a new job (again), went “home” for the holidays and have been feeling […]

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Nail art tutorial – Ugly Christmas Sweater

I keep saying that all I want for Christmas this year is an “Ugly Christmas Sweater”, so in anticipation of Christmas, I decided to create one on my nails! Follow this easy tutorial using stamping decals to create holiday inspired nail art. Polished used: White and black stamping polish from MoYou London China Glaze – […]

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Jack O’Lanterns

I think this is my first ever Halloween nail art! Halloween isn’t very big here, so I always forget to do Halloween manicures. But the idea for this manicure just hit me one day and I sat down and did it! I was so worried it wouldn’t turn out good, but it actually turned out […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – Try A New Technique

For this week’s Polisher’s Inc. challenge we are trying out a new technique! I tried a new water marble technique, I’ve done water marble two times before, but the traditional way of dipping my finger into the water. Creating a horrible mess and lots of clean up. This time I tried the stamper technique! I dipped […]

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A England – Briarwood and Sleeping Palace

A England – Sleeping Palace, two coats and top coat, but one coat would easily have been enough. When the Bourne Jones collection from A England first came out, I got three of the polishes first released. Then I saw swatches of Sleeping Palace by Sam of Fashion Polish, and boy did I regret not getting […]

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GOT – Chevron

As I’m looking at this finished manicure I’m thinking it looks familiar, and that I think I’ve done something like it before… And what do you know, I have!   I think I like this version better though, because of the contrasting finishes, I love combining different polish finishes it makes for such an interesting […]

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Red snowflakes

I did this while on hiatus for a Christmas party at work. I matched it with a fabulous white dress, which I will also be wearing on Christmas eve, so I will probably do something like this on my nails then as well I used two coats of the amazingly incredibly beautiful A-England – Rose […]

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Glossy tips

I revamped my Louboutin manicure the next day by mattifying the nails, only leaving the tips shiny. It’s not the most original idea, but it looks so elegant. And my colleague have been talking about matte black nails with glossy tips for a long time, so I decided to finally do this for her!  This […]

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I might not afford the shoes, but…

…But my nails are finally long enough to be sporting some Louboutins! I have wanted to try this for like forever! But my nails have not been long enough until now, so ta-dah!! Photographing these were much harder than I had expected! Lol, hopefully you get some idea of them anyway I also noticed that […]

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Minty studs

More mint! That’s no shocker, right? 😉 Thumb and index: OPI – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Middle and ring: DNA – Young Stuff Mint Pinky: A-England – Bridal Veil This was actually inspired by a shirt I own, but I ofcourse forgot to take pictures of it, lol. It’s mint with dark grey and […]

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Fated Prince and Briar Rose

Today I have swatches of the two other polishes I got from A-England’s Burne Jones Dream Collection. Fated Prince and Briar Rose. A-England – Fated Prince is a beautiful charcoal gray polish with lots of holographic shimmer. I think this is the polish with the strongest holo effect in this collection. Formula was perfect as […]

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A England – Rose Bower

Holy… This is the most gorgeous red polish in the entire world.   The red color is so rich and beautiful, and it is filled with shimmer and scattered holographic particles. The holo effect is not the strongest, but it gives it this soft extra something special. It was of course not sun when I […]

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Pink and black studs

Today I have a review of some studs I was sent from KKCenterHK for you! The studs are 2mm in size and come in a pack of about 50. These particular studs are light pink and so cute!   I don’t have much in particular to say about them, except to be careful if you add top […]

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Sparkling mint

Base: Essie – Mint Candy Apple Glitter: A-england – She Walks in Beauty and OPI – Pink Yet Lavender The challenge for today in the 31DC is “Your favorite nail art technique”. There are so many cool techniques, water marble, dotticures, freehand, stripes, my new love – one stroke, sran wrap … and the list […]