Tag: O.P.I.

Dots and stripes – Quick and easy nail art

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So now that the nail growing project is fully started and I have my natural nails back I also have to get used to the short length. This is quite a change from the long pointy gel nails I had. I usually hate this part with short and thin nails and don’t want to even take nail photos. This time I have decided to enjoy these nubbins and do some nail art too.
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Pink and bling nails

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Hello, hello, hello! (I’ve been binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race while being sick with kidney infection and that thing is no joke, let me tell you that). Since I was feeling too sick to even open my laptop for several days it’s taken me much longer than I planned to post these nails. I already showed you this design on my IG though. So here are the details of what I used for this manicure.
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Polishers Inc. – What’s On TV?

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This Sunday’s Polishers Inc. theme was “What’s On TV?” and that means this manicure is inspired by a TV show.

I had a hard time deciding what to do. I was thinking about shows like Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead. In the end I decided to go with a show that me and hubby are currently watching and enjoying, Big Bang Theory. It’s just so funny and puts me in a good mood every time. Sheldon is such a brilliant character and in real life Jim Parsons is a fellow Houston Texans fan! (more…)

Polishers Inc. – So 90’s!

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Polishers Inc. Sunday is here again! Today’s theme is “So 90’s!”. First thing that came to mind was Nirvana and grunge but I decided to do something bright and fun instead and got inspiration from early 90’s crazy clothing and colors.

Index and middle finger nails are done with a little help from NailVinyls. Ring and and pinky nail have slices cut out of dried watermarble sheet.

Base color is Essie Licorice. Other colors used are OPI Hey Baby, OPI Live.Love.Carnaval, OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acapana, China Glaze Def Defying and Color Club Wicker Park. Shine is provided by Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

That’s all from me this time and please don’t forget to check what the other ladies have come up with this week. You can find the links at the end of this post. Thank you for reading!

 

 

 

Polishers Inc. – All-time Favorite

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Today is Polishers Inc. day again and this time the theme was All-time Favorite as the polish you love the most. To me that was an easy one. It’s OPI Kinky In Helsinki and it’s my favorite polish cos of the emotional value this exact bottle has. Don’t get me wrong though, this is a GORGEOUS polish but to me it’s more than just that. I’ve had this bottle since 2003. It was a gift from my then boyfriend, now a husband and he brought it with him from Texas the first time he came to Finland.

I wanted to do keep this manicure mostly about the polish and not cover it up with a lot of nail art. My first idea failed miserably but it also gave me this idea that turned out looking much better.

I started with two coats of Kinky In Helsinki and let those dry well. Then I stamped a heart pattern from XL-O stamping plate using Konad Vivid Pink. Next I applied a coat of Kinky In Helsinki and I kept the coat so thin you can still see the stamping through it. Last I added a coat of HK Girl top coat.

 

 

In real life the pattern is a little more visible than in these photos and it has a certain glow to it. I’m happy with the result and maybe I’ll redo this manicure for Valentine’s Day :)

Don’t forget to check out the links on the bottom of the post and go check out what the other talented ladies came up with this week :)

 

 

Negative space animal print manicure

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Hello lovelies! I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and a good start to the year 2015 :)

I’m going to start my blogging year with some free hand nail art and a negative space animal print manicure. Lately I’ve really been enjoying doing some nail art and since I like hand painted decorations I decided I needed a few things to make my life a little easier. So I recently ordered two nail art brushes that are pretty popular and recommended by other nail bloggers. First one, Pure Color NO. 10 already arrived from StylishNailArtShop. Shipping was super fast and I was more than happy with the brush. I think I have some more shopping to do at their store ;)

 

 

 

For this manicure I applied Essie Beam Me as a base coat and then taped the middle of the nail with a slice of blue masking tape. I applied two coats of OPI Over & Over A-Gwen and immediately removed the tapes. Then I applied a coat of HK Girl and let everything dry for a bit.

Next I added the spots on index and middle finger nails using my tiniest dotting tool and Art Club Nail Art Liner You’re Golden. Then I added the stripes on the ring finger and pinky nails using the liners own brush. I let these dry for a bit and then took some black acrylic paint and my new Pure Color brush and painted the black details. At last I added another coat of HK Girl top coat.

 

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