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Oh boy, this summer has been beyond crazy. A bunch of stuff has been going on in my personal life so that I’ve barely had a chance to breathe.
It is also for that reason that I am not partaking in the 31 day nail polish challenge this year, even though I’ve enjoyed it a lot the past 3 years, but I haven’t been able to muster up the energy for it, and I would hate to participate half-assedly.
While my energy for nail art has been below 0 during the summer, it doesn’t mean I didn’t get around to wearing a bunch of lovely summer shades. I’ve particularly loved the lighter ones from Picture Polish like the one I’m wearing here.
I’ve fallen madly in love with Picture Polish, and I’m currently on my way to buying their entire flakie line….
Here I have paired ‘Haven’ with some leaves decals from Born Pretty Store to complete the summer look.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love water decals and how quickly they can add to a nail look with minimal effort once you’ve gotten the hang of it.
Adding these leaves to a two-day-old manicure took me less than five minutes, and gave the polish new life.
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Remember how I talked about the amazing weather just a few short days ago? Yeah, that went away real fast.. Now we’re just left with clouds and a slight drizzle. The good thing about the clouds is that it inspires indoor activities such as catching up on photo editing and stuff. When I’m not reading or napping on the couch that is….
Some of the pictures I finally had a chance to edit are these ones of a new (to me) type of nail powder.
I have an entire drawer filled with nail powders, and honestly, I don’t use them too often once the initial interest dies down, but everytime I see a new type, I HAVE to have it. Terrible habit, really.. #nailaddictsunite
So naturally, when I set my eyes on this chameleon powder back in the fall, I fell in love.
I spent AGES trying to decide with color to wear so I could test it, and then I just thought.. I’ll just do it on swatch sticks and do a bunch of colors at once. Continue reading
We have just had the best weather here lately! It is not every year that we get a proper summer in Denmark, so I’m very much making the best of it while it’s here!
All of this sunshine has me in the mood for bright colors. Well, holographic polishes most of all, but bright colors is a close second.
I wish the orange was a little more prominent in the gradient, but considering this didn’t take me very long to do at all (even with the palm trees), I’m sure I’ll get a second chance sometime.
- Essie – Truth or Flare
- China Glaze – Treblemaker
- Sally Hansen – Go Bananas
- Sally Hansen – Tahitian Sunset
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I’ll be totally honest with you, when I picked these out, I hadn’t read the name and description closely enough, and in the product pictures the images looked so smooth that I thought these were water decals.
Unfortunately, when they showed up, they turned out to be stickers, which I have not had the best experiences with before (here, here or here).
Sigh.. I really wish they were water decals so I could get some wear out of them, because how beautiful is this landscape/waterside scenery? I fell in love when I saw them, but when they start to peel around the edges within the hour, it’s not so much fun anymore..
I mean, I press them on flat, I put a layer of top coat on top – sometimes two. Is it the curve of my nails that does it? Have any of you guys tried something like this?
It feels like forever ago that I was in the mood for doing nail art, but the mood struck me the other day, so I was quick to respond 😉
These nails are super easy and quick to do, and it creates a really cool effect.
I found these on my camera roll today – I did them forever ago, but for some reason I never really got around to posting them.
Ever since powders became a thing, Continue reading
I’ve spent last week rereading Nora Phoenix’s No Shame series. I had already read them all around New Year’s, but I had a break between #3 and #4 because the last one wasn’t published yet, and since its a series, I wanted the full experience of reading them in succession.
I absolutely love this series! I was a little unsure with the first two books, as you’ll also read in my reviews, but they touched something in me, so I kept going. And they just got better and better!
I highly recommend this series! Here are my reviews: Continue reading