Black and White polka dots

I am just amazed at how some people manage to get the polka dots exactly the same size. It doesn’t matter that I use a dotting tool, they will not cooperate with me. The fact that I haven’t really done designs on my nails for a while doesn’t help, haha.

However, I do like this. I actually wore it for several days. It’s simple, cute and fun. I used ‘White on White’ and ‘Liquid Leather’ from China Glaze. IMG_0156 (2)I’m still trying to figure out how to take good pictures with my new camera. So for a while, I will just post one picture of each manicure.

Purrfect Pawlish – Classic Horror Trio

Today I have the Classic Horror Trio from Purrfect Pawlish to show you. This trio is absolutely beautiful! These are my first polishes from Purrfect Pawlish and I will definitely get more, I am in love with these. The bottles are a little bit smaller than normal, 10 ml, but I think it’s a good thing. I have a big collection by now, so I don’t really need bigger bottles. The brush is small and flat, and suits me perfectly since I have small nail beds.

The first polish is Sleepy Hollow. It’s a black based brown/orange with copper holographic glitter. You can’t see the holo in the picture, but in person it’s shows up fine. It was easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats. It’s such a perfect color for fall! IMG_0130 (2)The second one is called Horla. This is a blue metallic in a black base with holographic silver glitter. I’m normally not a big fan of a metallic finish, but this is beautiful. The black base takes away some of the metallic finish, which I like. Both this one and Sleepy Hollow have scattered holographic glitter. Again, a good formula and opaque in 2 coats.IMG_0133 (2)The last polish is Green Tea, a dark green jelly with gold microflakies and a scattered holographic gold glitter. This one is probably my favorite. This was also opaque in 2 coats. It did have a slightly thicker formula, but otherwise is would not be as opaque. IMG_0138 (2)

Also, I have a new camera and I haven’t really figured out how to use it. Hopefully, the pictures will get better soon.

Glimmer by Erica – Game of Thrones collection

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you  and review the Game of Thrones collection from Glimmer by Erica. Glimmer by Erica is a indie nail polish maker and she sells her polishes in this etsy shop. This collection came out last year and I absolutely had to get it! I’m such a big fan of GoT!

bildThere are 4 polishes in the collection; 2 crelly mixes and 2 glitter toppers. Overall, I love this collection! The polishes all have great formulas and they are so beautiful! Lets get in to it, starting with the glitter toppers.

bild 8 The first polish is called ‘Fire & Blood’, the Targaryen family motto. This glitter topper has red, black and holographic silver glitter in it. The glitter is circles or hexes in different sizes, but nothing too chunky. I used one coat in the photo, so obviously you get a good amount of glitter. You have to place it a little bit, but it was not hard to work with.

bild 6 The second glitter topper is inspired by the Lannisters. This is called ‘Hear Me Roar’, the official family motto(even though no one ever uses the official motto in the books). This polish is crazy dense, you get so much glitter on your brush(this is one coat)! It is a mix of gold and red glitter, in all kind of sizes. There’s some really big circle glitter, and you do have to swirl a little to catch them. Again, some work to place the glitter is required, but it’s a really nice polish!

bild 7 This is the Stark family polish, naturally called ‘Winter Is Coming’. It’s a light grey crelly base with white matte glitter, dark grey matte glitter, blue metallic glitters and tiny silver metallic glitter. There is nothing chunky in this polish. It really gets me thinking about winter and I love this! This is 2 easy coats to get it opaque. You need a top coat on this and the next polish, they dry a little bit dull.

bild 5 The last polish, and my favorite! I have a thing for dark polishes. ‘Watcher on the Wall’ is based on the Nights Watch. This is a black jelly(almost a crelly) with silver, bigger silver holographic, blue and black glitter in it. It was easy to work with and it’s opaque in 2 coats.

I’m back!

Just a quick update: I’m the worst blogger ever, I know. This year, my life just got in the way and I did not have the time or energy to get back to blogging. As some of you may know, I go to law school and I also volunteer on my spare time(and it takes a lot of time!). But now, I really want to get back to blogging.

I did not stop painting my nails and I have been posting on instagram. I will use some of the pictures I posted there to make the first couple of posts. So excited to be back!

Have a good one!

4 shades of red

Been away from the blog for way to long now! I have moved back home(lived with my parents this summer) and after that I haven’t had any inspiration to blog. So I took a break. But now I’m gonna start up again! I did this manicure the other day and I used striping tape to do the squares. Then I applied the red/orange shades with a dotting tool. SAM_1333 The white is from Gina Tricot and it’s the first polish from them that I have tried. My sister gave me all her polishes and some of them was from Gina Tricot. I haven’t tried all of them, but judging from the swatches I did they are pretty good. The formula is easy to work with and they are pretty opaque.

Even though the lines didn’t end up perfect, I’m really happy with this design. Someday I will do it again in a different color. The polishes I used are random polishes from Depend, and I don’t know the names. SAM_1335

Tape manicure

Going back to my pastels and using my new yellow from Isa Dora(love it!) and a older purple from Depend that’s almost gone now. Yellow and purple is opposite colors in the color circle and are fun to use together. When you use pastels, you don’t get a lot of contrast even though you use opposite colors. It’s a bit more quiet, but still lovely. SAM_1050 I love a good striping tape design, you can do so much fun stuff with it! However, I rarely do it because I don’t have the patience to wait until the base polish is completely dry. You really have to give it a good while and I hate to wait. But when I do it, I love it. I made a simple design today, but I kind of wish I did more stripes.  I like it anyway.

The nail polish from depend doesn’t have a name. I think it had a number, but the label is gone. The yellow is called Mellow Yellow. I got it a few weeks ago and I really like it! Isa Dora have so good formula on their polishes and this yellow is no exception. I don’t really have a lot to say about this manicure, I will let the pictures speak for them selves.SAM_1052SAM_1047

Black stripes

I saw this pattern on a “how-to” on pintrest and I had to try it. I have no idea who came up with this or did it first, but I think it’s cute. It’s quite easy to do, just make 3 stripes and then make another 3 in the other direction. Well, I think you see how it work on the pictures. Just use a striping brush and I think a thinner stripe would look best, even though my stripes are pretty thick. It’s been a while since I did free hand designs. Lately, I have not done it a lot. But I will try to take it up again and hopefully improve. SAM_1014 I used two polishes from China Glaze, Turned Up Turquoise and Liquid Leather. I would be easier to use black acrylic paint, but I left mine at home(I’m at my parents for the moment), so I use my nail polishes instead. It works, but it’s not as easy. SAM_1013 The lines are not perfect, but I still like this design. I do need to work on my skills and I will. I have a lot of inspiration right now. Only thing that’s bugging me is that I don’t have all my polishes with me and I really miss them(for real, I’m crazy like that). It’s so frustrating when I have a idea of what I want and realize that the polishes I need are at home. It really sucks. But I’ll go home soon and I will make it work with what I have until then.SAM_1015