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I have been published!!

Do you remember my Zentagle nail art I did almost three years ago? Well, some cool ladies who ere making a book about zentangling found it and asked if I wanted to create a new one for their up coming book about fashion and zentangling! The book is now published and it is called “The […]

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Candy Canes

Next theme in the December nail art challenge is “Candy Canes”. I used my favorite holiday red OPI – Ro-Man-Ce On the Moon, from last years’ holiday collection! Then I stamped using Cheeky Jumbo plate #6 and white stamping polish from MoYou London. This is the first time I tried a clear stamper, and it worked so […]

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Cherry blossoms

This is a manicure I did way back in February, but didn’t find the time to upload! It works out though, because it’s spring now and cherry blossoms are a little more appropriate 😉 My nails were long in February, I miss my long nails… Oh well! The base is the gorgeous Powder Perfect – […]

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Blue Christmas

I am so ready for the holidays! Are you? I picked up some more H&M nail polishes, the blue base of this manicure is H&M – Nocturne, it’s an absolutely stunning blue nail polish. It has a dark navy blue base and it is packed with blue and gold micro glitter. The blue base makes the […]

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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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Kicks – Rain Drops

I was just feel like a light, shimmery, blue manicure. So I found my Kicks – Rain Drops, which might really be more an icy blue for winter, but it’s super pretty, and the shimmer really sparkles in the sunshine! The shimmer does not translate in these photos, but trust me, it’s gorgeous!   Then I […]

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Palm trees in the setting sun

The gradient I did the other day reminded me of a summer sunset so I decided to paint some silhouettes of palm trees over top! Yes, I did a pretty much identical manicure two years ago, but I remember liking it so much, so I don’t mind! Obviously, the gradient is using  Go With The Lava […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – What’s On TV

Today’s challenge for Polisher’s Inc. is “What’s on TV”. And what have I been most obsessed over on TV lately? Game of Thrones of course! So obviously I created Game of Thrones inspired nails! They were hard to photograph, I regret not using a matte top coat, because the glossy top coat creates a reflection making […]

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Roses and Quatrefoil

I loved doing this manicure! It’s been so long since I’ve done intricate nail art, not that it’s super detailed and intricate, but I did do the tiniest roses I’ve ever done! On my middle and ring I started with a base of OPI – My Boyfriend Scales Walls and for the quatrefoil design I also […]

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Snow crystals

I am so excited that winter is coming and I can wear this gorgeous KB Shimmer polish again! Snow Much Fun is from their 2013 winter collection, but I didn’t get it until March. It was constantly sold out, and I’m sure you can see why, it’s gorgeous! I decided to pair it with some accents nails […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – Recreate an Oldie

Check me out! I was invited to join Polisher’s Inc.!  “Polishers Inc. is a group of European nail bloggers that want to exchange their ideas about nail art and inspire each other! We post every first and third Sunday of the month.” I am so psyched to be joining these awesome girls: Annie (Polish This!) […]

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Going pink for October

I am showing my support for Breast Cancer Awareness month with pink on my nails! I did a gradient using OPI – My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI – DS Extravagance on all nails except the ring finger, where I used two coats of Extravagance. On my ring finger nail I painted a ribbon using MBSW, […]

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Vintage pink

After all those “blingy” manicures I’ve had recently I wanted to do something muted and just very pretty. So I of course went with roses!  The base for this manicure is the beautiful Picture Polish – Pirouette. On my index and thumb I did stripes using striping tape and OPI – My Boyfriend Scales Walls, […]

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Mani swap with Paulina!

I am so excited for todays post! I have done a mani swap with the amazing Paulina! In the collage above you see the original manicures on top and our recreations below. I decided I wanted to recreate her gorgeous Tulip nails, I don’t see many manicures with tulips, it’s mostly roses (which Paulina is […]