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Zoya – Saint and Alice

Get ready for a picture heavy post! It’s taking me some getting used to posing with these long nails! Haha 😉 I have swatched the entire Zoya Enchanted Winter collection, but I want to film my review as well as post the pictures, and I’m struggling to find the time! So I might just write […]

OPI - My Private Jet swatch nail polish manicure

Pink Private Jet

Since I was already wearing OPI – My Private Jet, I figured I’d dress it up a little and wear it over the weekend! I did some simple triangles using IsaDora – Pink Crush and I love this combination! I had imagined it with a gold textured polish, but it turns out I don’t have a gold […]

Pink traingle manicure nail art - KB Shimmer - It's Razz-ical

Pink triangles

Just some simple pink triangles! You know, because it’s summer and I like pink 😉 The pink base is Astor – Malabar Princess, the pretty pink triangles are KBShimmer – It’s Razz-Ical. Related posts: Matching my chevron layout GOT – Chevron KBShimmer – Elle Chevron madness

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, […]


Purple negative space

I was invited by the amazing Atima of Nail by Nemo to join in a collaboration creating purple manicures in support of Facial Palsy Week (1-7 march). Check out this article at facialpalsy.org.uk about her story with Facial Palsy!   I decided to do a negative space manicure in support of this cause, I used […]


Polisher’s Inc. – So 90’s

This week we are being inspired by the 90’s! I had no idea what to do for this manicure, I have been thinking about it for weeks, but inspiration suddenly struck me in the nick of time 😉 Can you tell what inspired me? Can you?! Spice Girls of course!! ;D Can you tell who […]


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, […]


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 […]


TPC – Funky French!

I have wanted to join the Tri Polish Challenge for a while, I don’t know why I haven’t before. Maybe I because I haven’t like the colors or haven’t had time. But for February the colors are Brown, Pink and Grey, and I love those three colors, so I decided to jump on! For my […]


GOT – Blue

This post is a couple of days late, I know. I ‘ve been so busy this week I haven’t been able to do my nails since Sunday! O_o Almost a week of wearing the same manicure? Crazyness!   Anyway, here I am with my GOT challenge mani “Blue”. I only had two clue polished to […]


Nude triangles

I have a thing for nude nail polish right now, I think it looks so clean and elegant, I love it! So I decided to pair Deborah Lippmann – Fashion with white triangles using H&M – In It For The Game, for a simple elegant manicure. I am having serious issues with dry skin on my […]


Purple Advent

I love the simplicity and clean look of this design. This is two coats of IsaDora – Purple Reign (NOTE that the photos are not color accurate for this polish, it’s a much warmer purple in person). It’s and absolutely gorgeous vampy purple.   Then I applied a coat of Poshé, when that was dry I […]