Sideways Gradient and Roses

Exam season is upon me once again. Even though this is my 8th exam season since starting university, it just never gets easy or fun. Leave it to the procrastinator to leave things to the last minute when I could have started months ago -.- .. Maybe I’ll learn some day.

Anyway, summer is here (hence the procrastination and spending time outside instead of locked up with my computer). My nail art still lingers a little bit in spring in terms of color selection. Here is a soft pastel sideways gradient plus roses mani.

Polishes used:

  • H&M – Pink
  • Essie – Virgin Snow
  • Essie – Peak Show
  • China Glaze – Material Girl

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NOTD: Blue Aztec

Sometimes, I want something on my nails that may be intricate – because I’m not very good at keeping things simple – but not necessarily something that screams ‘look at me!’ That’s what I tried to achieve here with the color selection. The pattern was inspired by bed sheets we sell where I work, which has an aztec print on it, and after having mailed A LOT of those recently, I took my inspiration from Continue reading

NOTD: Green + gold triangles

This mani was inspired by this post by Housewifenails which I instantly fell in love with. Hers was meant as a St. Patrick’s Day mani, and I know that was AGES ago (and technically I don’t celebrate the day), but paired with this mossy green polish, I think this is just perfect! I’m so happy I got this Picture Polish color, because I just LOVE it. Unfortunately, and I don’t know if this is also the case for you guys, but I don’t find that Picture Polish polishes has that great wear time? I know wear time has a lot to do with each individual’s body chemistry, but it’s just such a shame when really I’d love to wear this all day, everyday. Continue reading

Negative Space Heart

Have you noticed how around Valentine’s Day all nail art looks are some shade of pink? Yeah, me too. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pink nail polish as much as the next girl, I just don’t feel like adding to the pile myself, which is why I’ve gone in another direction for a look that is definitely V-day appropriate, but not as traditional.

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Polishes used

  • OPI – Don’t Burst My Bubble
  • Maybelline – Midnight Taupe
  • OPI – My Private Jet

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Chunky gold glitter stripes

This one is a little more festive than what I was going for in terms of an everyday look, but I think it would look awesome for a party or something. I DID rock this one to work, so it all depends on your desired level of glam for the day, I suppose.

I did the stripes by applying striping tape over the purple and then sponging the gold glitter on near the cuticle area.

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 Polishes used

  • Cool Nails – Purple
  • Nicole by OPI – Lips are dripping honey

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Nail Polish Declutter January 2017

I’m a nail polish hoarder. I keep all the ones I’m given, and I buy too many myself. After having bought some in November/December and receiving some for my birthday and christmas, I didn’t really have any space left in the drawer I keep them in, so I decided it was time to declutter and get rid of some.

I have divided them into 4 categories: Base and top coats, Empty/dry polishes, Don’t really use (anymore) and Dislikes.

Base and top coats

This category consists of base and top coats that I’ve kept as backups after buying new ones. You know, the bottles that are almost used up and impossible to use, but you convince yourself that it would be a waste to throw away that last drop? Yes, those ones. Continue reading

Purple negative space glitter gradient

I didn’t really know what to call this one, so bear with me on the name đŸ˜‰

This is a really subtle look that’s perfect for when you want that little bit extra without going all the way.

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 Polishes used

  • Depend – 4094 Shade Seeker
  • Picture Polish – Sisters

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