Monday, November 30, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Short and Sassy

Happy Monday!
Wow at all the new followers! Hi guys! Hope you'll enjoy my blog =)
Today I was going to show you this beauty, Zoya Trixie

But the pictures of my mani turned out blurry and just horrible, so you get a bottle pic and the color I'm currently wearing instead!
Short and Sassy by China Glaze

Short and Sassy is a gorgeous lit from within red, a little bit darker and more brown toned than what my picture shows. This was 2 coats and it applied like a dream, easier than finding Paris Hilton upskirt pictures on the internet!
This is a part of the Retro Diva collection, and I love almost every color in it! You'll see more from that collection soon.

Thanks for reading!
Thursday, November 26, 2009

NOTD: Nubar Greener

Todays NOTD is one of the new polishes of course! I bring you Nubar Greener:

It's a really gorgeous green, more shimmery and warmer in real life. Too bad the sun wasn't out so I could capture all the pretty shimmer. You'll just have to imagine it being there!
Application was a breeze, great formula and coverage, this is 2 coats. Greener is the first Nubar I ever used and I'm definitely buying more!

Thanks for reading and happy thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates that!


Hi guys!
Look what the mailman brought me yesterday!

Zoya and Nubar nail polishes!
Me and my friend Marie did a joint order from sparkling*nails on ebay to get the shipping costs down a little.

Here's my 6 polishes. L to R: Nubar Greener, Nubar Conserve, Zoya Yasmeen, Zoya Ki, Zoya Kalista and Zoya Trixie

This is what Marie got. L to R: Zoya Envy, Zoya Irene, Zoya Kalista, Zoya Yasmeen, Nubar Greener and Nubar Forest

These are my first Nubar and Zoya polishes so I'm really excited =)

NOTD: L.A. Girl Rock Star Groupie

This is actually the nails of yesterday, but I didnt get around to post it.
I used one of my favourite purples, Groupie from L.A Girl Rock Star collection. Its a dark purple with amazing blue and purple shimmer/mini glitter. It looks a bit duochrome in the bottle but it doesn't really show on the nail. I wouldnt call it a real duochrome. It's still ridiculously pretty though!
I added some dots using a dotting tool and China Glaze Passion to make it more fun.

This picture is more color accurate than the bottle picture, maybe a little bit too blue. Its a pretty cool toned purple.

This is much lighter than it is in real life, but it shows the duochrome, isnt it gorgeous?

Thank for reading!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nail Art: Ghetto Fabulous!

Here's some nail art from my archives. I made this for a contest but at the last minuted I decided to enter with another design.
It's very Ghetto Fab, nothing I would wear out but I had alot of fun making it and would like to show it to you guys.
The pictures are pretty bad, and so is my clean up job it looks like :P
Indoors with flash.

For this fun design I started with two coats of China Glaze GR8, a gold holo. Stamped on the leopard print pattern from Konad M57 using ColorClub Black. Then I took Orly Golden Maharaja and painted on the different "tips", also used China Glaze Poetic on the pinky. Finished the design by placing gold bullions and amber rhinestones along the line diving the colors.

Thanks for reading!

Another Awesome Giveaway!

This time its Christy from The Kronicles of a Konad-er who's celebrating 100 followers with an awesome giveaway! Tho she's up to almost 300 now! Wow! Congratulations!

Check all these goodies out! Polishes, glitter, lashes! Lots of stuff!
Ohhh! Aah!
You know you want it! Click the picture to get to the contest!

NOTD: Classic French

Hi everyone!

The past few days I've sported a classic french. This was my favourite look a few years ago but have barely worn it since so I thought it'd be a nice change from all the colorful nails.
For this I used 2 coats of Essie Blanc (white creme) for the tips and one coat of Essie Mademoiselle (sheer pastel pink).
I freehanded the tips and cleaned up with a manicure brush where it was needed. Don't really like those tipguides you sometimes get in french manucure sets, think they're not curved enough for my small nails and the "smile-line" turns out almost straight. I've seen some girls who get fantastic results with them tho, wish I would too. Bet it'd be a time saver!

Ignore the dry cuticles, saw it after I had moved the pictures to the computer.

It was so unusual to see my nails almost nude so I had to add a konad flower!
Used M36 and M36-1 (M36 reversed) with China Glaze Devotion.

Materials I used L to R: Nail-Tek f.II, Seche Clear, Essie Blanc, Essie Mademoiselle, China Glaze Devotion, Posché Fast Drying Top Coat, Konad M36-1 and a manicure clean up brush, this one from Debra Lynn.

I used Seche Clear instead of Orly Bonder for this, hoping it would brighten my nails some.. it didn't =(
Anyone have any good tips on how to brighten your nails? Anyone tried Color Clubs Milky White basecoat?

Thanks for reading!
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Awesome Giveaway!

GildedAngel from Naive Nails hit 130 followers and to celebrate that she is having a Holiday Giveaway. How awesome is that? Check the prizes out!

One lucky person will get a brand new Essie nailpolish in the color Mint Candy Apple (an awesome mint green shade) and 2 Bath and Body Works Hand Lotions in Nectarine Mint and Winter Candy Apple! Sweet!
Click the picture above to read the rules and enter!

NOTD: Orly Pixie Dust

Hi everyone!

Its time for another Nail Of The Day! Today I'm wearing Orly Pixie Dust, a really pretty grey with tiny silver glitter, like little flecks of silver. I think it has a hint of blue in there with the grey and that only makes it prettier. Today at work I sometimes saw some multicolored glitter flashes, we have pretty strong lights where I work, I got a picture of it and will post a close up!

Look at all the pretty silver flecks!

I have totally fallen for the grey trend. Cant understand how I could live without it before!

Sorry about the blurry pic, but it was the one where you could see the multi colored shimmer/glitter the best. There's something with blurry pics and glitters..

Anywho, I love this polish! The only bad thing is that it's a tiny bit sheer. I needed 3 coats to get it opaque, it will probably take 4 if you do thin ones. 3 coats is still okay in my book but I prefer 2.
I need to get Mirror mirror from the same collection! Actually I need the whole collection, own half of it so far.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Friday, November 20, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze DV8

Hi everyone!
Now when I got the crappy virgin post out of the way it'll hopefully only get better from here!
Time for my first NOTD! Yay!
Today I'm wearing DV8 from China Glaze's OMG collection. It's a gorgeous teal with holographic shimmer.
The forumla is great and it was opaque in 2 thin coats. I've read some complaints that the polishes from the OMG collection chip easily, this is nothing I have experienced. I always use 2 coats of base (1 coat Nailtek f.II + 1 coat Orly Bonder) and top the mani off with a thick coat of Poshe, and I never had any chipping problems. Wears the same as any other polish.

Now, pictures! (All pictures are clickable)

Artificial light:

Natural light:

Not sure what the "fuzz" on my index finger is, probably just the light cause I sure didn't see any when I snapped the picture.

Closeup of the holo goodness (with flash):

This polish is truly awesome, I love the whole collection in fact. I mean, how can you resist a holo?

That's all I had for you today!
Until next time, have a good one!
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Virgin post!

Hi everyone!
This is my first ever blog post! Feels exciting!
I have no clue what so ever on what to write for this first post.. but here goes
My name is Anna, from Sweden and I'm completely obsessed with nails. A real nail nerd!
The past year or so I've spent hours every day reading nailblogs (wow that sounds really lame lol) and I finally decided to make my own =)
I'm really bad at introductions but I'm sure you'll get to know me better along the way.
Hope you'll enjoy my blog!

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