mandag den 13. juli 2020

Nail Art Challenge #1 - When Colours Collide: Purple and Yellow

I have been member of a Facebook nail art group for years that is called When Colours Collide. Each fortnight they publish a colour combination and you then have two weeks to come up with a nail art mani with that specific colour scheme. You then upload your picture to the group album, they create a collage and on the date provided all participants share on social media.

As I said I have been part of that group for years, probably since its very beginning but for some odd reason I have never participated in any of the challenges. Recently I have felt an urge to get back in to nail art so when I saw the challenge for June 22nd which was purple and yellow I decided to jump right in.

I used pipe dream polish harlequin as my purple base and Girly Bits Silly Daffodilly - a lovely pastel yellow stamping polish. The stamping plate I used is Creative Shop 14.






Interestingly, the pastel yellow stamping polish turned out egg yolk yellow after I top coated the mani. My theory is that when the polish got wet again the pigment in harlequin mixed with Silly Daffodilly and made it look totally different.






Lastly, here is the collage that the moderators in the group made with all the manis from the participants:


lørdag den 23. juni 2018

#52weeks52polishes - week 1

One of my favourite Danish nail bloggers resurfaced last week - Rijah/Maria from Polishing the Nails. She took a break from nail blogging two years ago but I have kept up with her on instagram where she has mostly posted a mix of beauty related pics and pictures from her private life.

She spoke about wearing polish again and what she would like to do with her blogging this time around. And she suggested a small challenge so she could keep up with doing her nails: Posting once a week, showing a polish she hadn't shown her readers before. Which I thought was a wonderful idea and I decided to hop on that challenge since I have so many untried polishes I need to wear.

So after a poll on  insta Maria decided to call the challenge #52uger52lakker which translates to 52weeks52polishes - and here we are. I am already a week or two late which is just so typically me but I am trucking along anyway.

For my first polish I decided to go deep down and trawl through my old indies. One of my favourite brands - and one I was sad to see leave the indie nail polish world - is still Dandy Nails. Considering she left three years ago her polishes are still awesome and she had perfected her formula.

I am proud to say that considering the amount of nail polish I own this is still a one-of-a-kind in my collection: Bathed in Light. A light gray with a huge amount of maroon shimmer and a dash of holographic glitter to give it some oomph when the sun comes out - so gorgeous!!!


The polish seemed to be rather sheer on the first layer, but was almost opaque in the second. But I loved the maroon shimmer so much I had to add an extra layer and ended with 3 for this mani.




The stamping polish is Moyra Metallic Gold and the stamping plate is Moyou London Arabesque



Will you join us in this challenge? If you post on instagram remember to use #52uger52lakker and #52weeks52polishes.

See you around - have a great weekend :).

fredag den 22. juni 2018

Fancy Friday #91: Text

Another Fancy Friday post from the draft vault - I didn't have any pictures of the polishes, so I have no idea what I used for this mani :D.








Thank you for keeping up with me, see you soon ;)

fredag den 15. juni 2018

Fancy Friday #90: Blobbicure

Another old Fancy Friday post from the draft vault -  but it was just a blank page. So I took a look at my old pictures and found the ones I was going to use for this prompt :D.

I was never really good at blobbicures, but this one I think I did okay with.












And I still have a lot of vault posts to share with you guys :), so keep checking in to see more.

lørdag den 26. maj 2018

What's In-die Box Halloween Nail art

This post is all the way back from Halloween in 2014 where the Australian What's In-die Box was really getting a lot of traction - I started purchasing it with the Halloween box in 2013, but didn't buy every single box. This particular box was so well curated and I think this was one of their best!

So now that Halloween just passed by I thought I'd treat you with some of my Halloween nail art that wasn't challenge related.

Two weeks ago I received my eagerly awaited What's In-die Box for October that contained this year's Halloween related polishes. Usually when I buy subscription boxes I always end up with two or three that I don't care for but this time...Boy are they amazing.

Lilypad Skulloween, Peita's Polish Ghost Gutz, Glam Polish Paranormal, PrettyPots Bewitchery, Emily de Molly Night Terrors


I didn't have time this week to wear them all separately but instead I used them all for nail art - and I don't have to tell you how rarely I use newly acquired polishes the moment I receive them.













And this was how my left hand looked:


torsdag den 24. maj 2018

STOP PRESS: HOLO WEATHER IN DENMARK

We have had amazing weather here in Denmark for the past weeks. Last year was devoid of sun and I almost didn't wear holo nail polish.Luckily it looks like I will bewearing holo polish a LOT more this summer, haha.

Last week I decided to wear one of my most holo of holoest nail polishes. Emily de Molly Flatline. It is lilac holo goodness at its best and is almost a one coater. I did two coats just to be on the safe side. Formula was great, almost buttery smooth with no drag lines. I wore it for four days and didn't have any tipwear or chipping which is awesome.






It is so holo you can even see the holo flame in indoor lighting!!

LOOK AT THAT HOLO FLAME!!!!


Unfortunately it is an older polish and no longer available in Hayley's shop but you might get lucky and find a bottle at one of her international retailers. If you are a holo lover and you find it, you have to buy it!!! It is a must-have in any holo polish lover's collection.

onsdag den 23. maj 2018

Fancy Friday #92: Valentines Day

This is a very old post that somehow never got released from my draft section and as far as I can see I have another couple of posts I never got out flying - so here is #finallyoutofdraft post:

Trying to play catch-up and have a lot of posts to cover so they will be less wordy than what is normal for me.

As the title suggest this was my Valentine's mani. Since Valentine's Day is a relatively new phenomenon here in Denmark I don't "celebrate" it, but do manis for challenges because they usually take me a bit out of my comfort zone - and I've always appreciated when that happens :D.

I used Darling Diva's two Valentine's Day Duos that were released in 2014 and were gifted to me by Carrie Lynn, the owner, in a secret Galentine's Swap I did last year.


One duo is pink based with a crelly called Love of My Life and a glitter topper called That New Love Feel, the other duo is black based with a charcoal jelly holo called Hide and Go Eff Yourself and a glitter topper called Batshit Crazy Ex.