måndag 20 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 25 - Inspired by fashion

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Hi guys! What's up? It's a new week, do you have any special plans?
It's day 25 in the 31 day challenge and the theme is inspired by fashion. Can you guess my inspiration for this manicure? (I'm pretty sure you can.)





If you guessed Hayley Williams you were totally right.
I've already told you how much I admire Hayley Williams, her style and the fact that she doesn't give a crap about what people think about it, so I'll just tell you about the manicure. Hope that's alright with you! Otherwise you can just use the search function and type in "Hayley Williams" and I'm sure you'll have plenty to read.

So, I used three base polishes fot this manicure. The black is Liquid Leather from China Glaze, the red is London from Mavala and the grey is from Nordic Cap. I'm still researching if Nordic Cap is cruelty free or not, but I do know that they're made in China, so keep that in mind.
Then I stamped a pattern using plate QA98 from Born Pretty Store and China Glaze Holly-Day. I used a striping brush and OPI Don't touch my tutu! to make the light parts. I used a striping brush and Liquid Leather to make the black parts on the grey nails.
Finally I put on some studs and top coat. On the thumb I also made a silver stripe between the red and the black parts.

Check out day 25 from last years challenge, click click!

torsdag 16 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 24 - Inspired by a book

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Hi ya'll! Whatchadoin'?
Today it's day 24 and the manicure is inspired by a book!





Today my inspiration was the book A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read the book when I was about 13 years old and I loved it. I couldn't find any pictures but I remember that the cover of the book I read was pink, so I used that as an inspiration.
The story has some really stereotypical princess parts, which also inspired me, plus the sparkling stories and the imagination. I really like this book, and I will definitely read it once more.

For the manicure I used OPI Hey Baby, Smitten Polish This Is My Tiara (I just had to use it!), China Glaze Friends Forever, Right? and Cult Nails Angel Whispers. I also used some rhinestones and a nail sticker. (Thank you so much Andrea!)

Check out day 24 from last years challenge, click click!

tisdag 14 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 23 - Inspired by a movie

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Hey babes! How are you?
Today it's Tuesday and day 23 in the challenge, which means that today's theme is inspired by a movie. Take a look at my manicure!




Can you guess which movie I used as inspiration?
If you guessed Monsters vs. Aliens you guessed right! My inspiration for this manicure was the costume Susan is wearing. You can see it if you click here and here.

I used Pahlish Boundless As The Dark as a base for this manicure. It's a highly pigmented blue polish with shimmer flakes in blue and green. Then I used a striping brush and Depend 223 to paint the stripe pattern. I put on a little bit of clear polish the shapes that I wanted glitter and then I used a dotting tool to place the glitters. Then I finished with top coat!

I really like this manicure, what do you think?

Check out day 23 from last years challenge, click click!

söndag 12 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 22 - Inspired by a song (+ United in Green & Nail Art Sunday)

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Hi there! I took a little break, but now I'm back! My inspirational level went pretty low this week so I couldn't make any good manicures and all the pictures I captured were really bad.
Anyway! Today it's a special day, it's United In Green (hosted by Karin at Vacker & Underbar) which is a theme week to raise awareness about depression. You might not know this but October is not only pink, it's also green for depression.
Today is the last day of the week and Karin collaborated with Lela at Lelack for Nail Art Sunday, so they decided that the theme would be Love! 'Cause you know, love is amazing.
Not only is it Nail Art Sunday and United in Green, it's also day 22 and that means that I also need to be inspired by a song. Well that's a lot of things to include in one manicure, but I gave it a try and this is the result!




So, as I said, I had a lot of things to include in one manicure and that was reeeeaally hard. I decided to be inspired by a song that I love from a band that was introduced to me by someone I used to love. The song is The Greener Grass by Fair To Midland. It's amazing.
So I made grass on my nails. You know, the greener grass represents life without depression and the brown grass, the withered grass represents depression.
I really like this manicure!
I used China Glaze New Birth as a base. It's a beautiful really pale blue creme from the Giver collection. The green to brown polishes are the following: China Glaze Holly-Day, Smitten Polish Electric Lime, China Glaze OMG A UFO, NYC Backstage Brown and finally Smitten Polish Seasonal Lattes.

Remember to share some love and hopefully we might fight a little bit of depression at the same time. I love you all! Byyyyyeee!

Check out day 22 from last years challenge, click click!






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söndag 5 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 21 - Inspired by a color

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Whaaaat's uuuuup guuuuys? It's sunday, yayayayay! That means that it's a new week tomorrow, aweyeah!
It's day 21 in the 31 Day Challenge so this manicure is inspired by a color.




So the polish I was inspired by is WingDustCollections Breathing Under Water and it is simply amazing. It's a blue jelly with glitters in different blue hues and some brown glitters. The brown glitter gives the polish so much depth and makes it really unique. It's beautiful! I used 3 coats, 'cause it is a jelly and my nails are stained, so the polish looked a bit green in the undertone due to my yellow nails.

So when you breath under water you'll create air bubbles, right? Why not combine a bubble manicure and a pond manicure?!
I started with Ciaté Power Dressing. I applied two coats, 'cause I wasn't sure if I could use it for a pond manicure. It is quite opaque. Then I thinned out some white polish with acetone and made dots and then I used a q-tip or a small nail art brush (depending on the size of the dot) to soak up the wet polish in the middle of the dot. I did 1-3 dots at a time 'cause otherwise the dots dried too much and I couldn't soak up enough polish.
I applied another (thin) coat of Power Dressing and let it dry before I made a new layer of dots. I added a little glare-shine-highlight-thingie and finished with a top coat.

Check out day 21 from last years challenge, click click!

torsdag 2 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 20 - Water Marble

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Hello there babes! I'll keep it short today. I'm exhausted!
It's day 20 and the theme is water marble!



The inspiration for this marble was peach melba ice cream. My father used to buy peach melba ice cream when I was a teenager and I loved it. You can see a tiny inspiration picture if you click here.

Today I used Sensinity 21 Naranja as my base and then I marbled with China Glaze Seas The Day and Peggy Sage Brilliant top coat. Finally I made some dots to represent the raspberries using Colors by Llarowe MJ's Jacket.

Check out day 20 from last years challenge, click click!

onsdag 1 oktober 2014

#31DC2014 | Day 19 - Galaxies

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Hi guys! How are you doing? It's Wednesday and it's raining here in Sweden. The weather has been cold and grey all day, typical fall weather.
Wanna see something not so grey and cold? The theme for day 19 is galaxies!




I decided to do colorful, bright and almost a bit pastel-ish galaxies this time. I absolutely LOVE this manicure. I wish I could peel it of in little sheets and save it for later. Yes, that's really gross.

The base of this manicure is two coats of China Glaze Tart-y For The Party. It's a beautiful lilac-ish purple creme with perfect formula. Then I put on one thin coat of Darling Diva Dangerous Driver. I started making the galaxy by sponging OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls randomly on the nails. I continued the sponging with Make Up Store Nicklas, Darling Diva Maxed Out, Glacial Springs and Sparkling Orchid, both from Smitten Polish. I added stars with a tiny dotting tool, a tiny nail art brush and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Do you like this kind of galaxy or do you prefer more traditional galaxies?

Check out day 19 from last years challenge, click click!