I think my Picture Polish wish list is miles long by now – I am seriously in love with the brand and the polishes they create that are so unique and different from all others while using a 5-free, vegan formula. To be honest, I’ve never tried any of their creme polishes, but that is only because their glitter/flakie polishes are the best – and they are always easy to remove without any hassle (unless stated otherwise on their website).
When they released a bunch of new shades in september 2017, which included the most perfect fall color ever (Foxy), I couldn’t wait any longer and I had to cross some polishes off my wish list. I only got four this time around (+ a clear jelly stamper because I haven’t had any luck with other clear stampers in the past), and I still have at least as many on my wish list, but I’ll get around to those another time. I had hoped to snatch up ‘2001’ as well, but while I was waiting for them to restock ‘Merge’, the shade was retired 😦
Anyway, here are the four polishes I got this time around. Continue reading
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I am in no way a stamping expert, but I try to improve all the time and do nicer and nicer things with stamping. I was given the opportunity to review a cool ‘gadget’ that takes stamping to the next level.
This stamping guide template from Born Pretty Store allows you to only pick up parts of an image to create cool effects. It comes in four different versions. The one I got looks like this:
You place it on top of your stamping plate after you have scraped the excess polish off. Continue reading
With this post, I conclude this years 31 day nail polish challenge! I always feel a little bit proud of myself when I finish it, because it really is A LOT of work, and especially towards the end, you just want to be done with it. I think there are some good manicures here – overall, I think I was more pleased with last year’s challenge, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
Here you can see all of the 31 manicures – if you want to take a closer look at one of them, the headings are links to the original posts. I will talk about my personal favorites in the bottom of this post.
Day 1 – Red Day 2 – Orange Day 3 – Yellow
Day 4 – Green Day 5 – Blue Day 6 – Violet
Day 7 – Black & White Day 8 – Metallic Day 9 – Rainbow
Day 10 – Gradient Day 11 – Polka Dots Day 12 – Stripes
Day 13 – Animal Print Day 14 – Flowers Day 15 – Delicate Print
Day 16 – Geometric Day 17 – Glitter Day 18 – Half Moons
Day 19 – Galaxies Day 20 – Water Marble Day 21 – Inspired by a color
Day 22 – Inspired by a song Day 23 – Inspired by a movie Day 24 – Inspired by a book
Day 25 – Inspired by fashion Day 26 – Inspired by pattern Day 27 – Inspired by artwork
Day 28 – Inspired by a flag Day 29 – Inspired by the supernatural
Day 30 – Inspired by a tutorial Day 31 – Honor nails you love
My favorites are:
Day 01 – Red
Day 12 – Stripes
Day 17 – Glitter
Day 21 – Inspired by a color
Day 22 – Inspired by a song
Day 23 – Inspired by a movie
Day 28 – Inspired by a flag
Day 30 – Inspired by a tutorial
Day 31 – Honor nails you love
What are your favorites?
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I fall into the trap every. single. time. I see some nail wraps or some stickers that look cool and think, ‘Hey, what an easy way to spruce up a mani when I’m in a hurry’. When will I ever learn that the end result is never what you want it to be?
These holographic laser stickers from Born Pretty Store were no exception.
They were exceptionally thin and hard to work with, and I ended up tearing off corners (and sometimes halves) when I went to remove it from the backing paper. Furthermore, I was unable to apply them evenly, because they stuck to my fingers (or tweezers when I tried to use those), and once even a corner had stuck to the nail, I could not remove them for replacement without tearing them. (Do you see the flecks of gold on my thumb? Yeah, that’s pieces of sticker that I could not for the life of me get off again.) That left me with an uneven application and air bubbles that not even top coat could conceal.
Lastly, the thing with stickers is that – even if you can apply them without being able to see the transparent film – they peel INSALE quick. A couple of hours were all these lasted me, even though I was careful to seal all edges with top coat.
Also, can you see how they lose their color around the edges? Yeah, that happened when I applied the top coat.
I think, I am done with stickers. The end result is just not what you want it to be, and the application is not as easy as hoped.
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After some practice, I’ve really grown to love water decals. I didn’t find them too easy to use at first, but now that I’ve gotten good at using them, I love how quickly they can spruce up a manicure for a very little cost.
For this manicure, I used this sheet from Born Pretty Store, and I guarantee that you will see more manis with this sheet, because there are so many images, and I really love the simplicity of the images.
I messed around with making diy decals on my nail art mat and attempted doing marble nails this way, but I still think I prefer Continue reading
I recently discovered that a Danish webshop sells Color Club polishes, which I’ve wanted to try for a while, but I was never prepared to pay the delivery costs for international shipping. And what was even better, was that they were having a sale! Of course, I jumped at the chance to try out a nice selection of polishes because you can never really evaluate a brand based on one or two polishes. I may have gone a little overboard, but Continue reading
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.
- H&M – Pink
- Essie – Virgin Snow
- Essie – Peak Show
- China Glaze – Material Girl