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Ugly Christmas Sweater

I am in the holiday mood! And all I want for Christmas is an “ugly Christmas sweater”! For my base I used China Glaze – Change Your Altitude and stamped using MoYou London Christmas #4. I made the decals using Cheeky Jumbo #6, and a whole bunch of polishes! I have a tutorial for this manicure coming soon, so […]

China Glaze the Great Outdoors collection swatches and review China Glaze fall 2015 nail polish collection

China Glaze The Great Outdoors Collection | Swatches and review

Are you ready for another fall nail polish collection? Today I’m showing you the China Glaze fall 2015 collection – The Great Outdoors! have a video review as well as a blog post, watch the video to get more of my in depth thoughts about each polish and over all thoughts on this collection.   […]

Game of Thrones nail art | Game of Thrones nails | Polished Elegance

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 […]

Negative space striping tape manicure, OPI - Dark Side Of The Mood, Polished Elegance

Polisher’s Inc. – Negative Space

This weeks challenge for Polisher’s Inc. is “Negative Space”! I am not a fan of negative space manicures, on my own nails, because my nails are so stained! Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, […]

STAMPING DECAL – TUTORIAL!

Stamping decal – tutorial!

For this I used another MoYou Nails plate, plate number 128. It stampes beautifully! I also feel like I’m getting the hang of stamping decals, so I made a video tutorial, at the top of this post I used all OPI polishes for this manicure, Embrace The Gray is my base, My Silk Tie I used for […]

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Matte gray with pink studs

Have you guys seen these cool new studs from the Born Pretty store? I haven’t seen studs like this before, they are bigger than I thought though, so they do stick out quite a bit from the nails. So you should probably use some nail glue to attach them. I chose the light pink ones […]

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Fifty Shades Skittle

Inspired by the new Fifty Shades Of Grey collection, I made a skittle manicure!   Index – My Silk Tie with a Romantically Involved dotticure. Middle is a gradient using Cement The Deal, Embrace The Gray and Dark Side Of The Mood. On My ring finger I used two coats of Shine For Me and on my pinky is Romantically Involved. […]

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OPI – Fifty Shades Of Grey swatches

I am so excited to show you these swatches! Of the new OPI Fifty Shades Of Grey collection! Not that I’m a fan of the books, I read them because everyone was reading them and I wanted to know what they were talking about. But honestly, without giving away any serious spoliers, it just got […]

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Polisher’s Inc. – Safe and Sound

I unfortunately didn’t join in the previous PI challenge, it was in the middle of Christmas, and I was simply busy relaxing 😉 This week’s challenge though, I’m back! The theme today is “Safe and Sound” “the mani you do when you have to get it just right and don’t want to take any chances […]

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Elegant Grey Stamping

I was sent a couple of stamping plates from the Born Pretty Store to try out. The designs are really pretty, so I was excited to try them! I’ll admit I was sceptical to the quality, they are quite cheap, but I was pleasantly surprised!   I used my big squishy stamper and not a […]

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Pink glitter gradient

I’m still doing pink for October, so show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness. As I’m typing this I’m actually waiting for the pink base of my next manicure to dry 😉 This one is a little bit more simple. I used Essie – Cashmere Bathrobe as a base, and did a glitter gradient using China […]

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Quatrefoil skittle

I have been drooling over gorgeous quatrefoil designs for quite a while, and when I was completely stumped for inspiration today, I remembered quatrefoil and decided that today is as good a day as any! I used Essie – Cashmere Bathrobe as my base, it is the most gorgeous grey polish with flecks of silver […]

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Powder Perfect – Secret Passageway

Today I am showing you the beautiful Powder Perfect – Secret Passageway!   This is two easy coats with top coat, then I stamped with MoYou London – Explorer 06, and finished it all off with top coat. Secret Passageway is a gray crelly base filled with gold holographic micro glitter and copper colored flakes in […]