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Every Month is Oktoberfest

I have been gone for a loooong time, and then I just popped up with a video! I have barely worn nail polish the last 6 months, life has just been too busy to live, I’m not kidding. But I filmed a “get ready with me” video where I talk a little about what’s been […]

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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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Kate Spade dots

Kate Spade is my obsession <3    It happened unintentionally though, or, my subconscious created this manicure, lol. I didn’t realize I got the idea from Kate Spade until I opened my wallet today :p I used OPI – Alpine Snow as my white base. Not my favorite white, I had to use three coat […]

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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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Zentangle nail art

Lately I’ve been sort of obsessed with doodling and drawing zentangles, so I thought I’d try to do it on my nails! I painted two coats of OPI – My Boyfriend Scales Walls, one coat of Poshé to make it dry and a coat of Essie – Matte About You to mattify and make it easier […]

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Inspired by fashion

I completely fell for this dress by Victoria Beckham for Fall/Winter 2013, and I thought the pattern and colors would translate nicely to nail art! I started with a base of Deborah Lippmann – Fashion, two coats. When that was dry I taped off sections of the nails and painted using Linda Johansen – To […]

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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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Vintage roses

Base: Isadora – Pistachio White: H&M – In It For The Game Roses: OPI – Lucky Lucky Lavender and OPI – Pink Flamenco Leaves: H&M – Peacock Green and Isadora – Beetle Green Freehanded the stripes on my middle finger, next time I’ll use tape! Also wish I had done larger and fewer dots on […]

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Matte or glossy

Tape Mani for Day 12. After wearing such a busy skittle for quite a few days, I wanted something a little more calm. So I went for my favorite color this season, coral, using Essie – Carousel Coral and matte triangles! I applied one coat of Essie – Matte Abut You top coat on all […]