Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cartoon

Hey guys!

Today I have some fun cartoon nails to share with you inspired by Cutepolish!

For the manicure I started off with a red base of By K. Denmark Oy-Mak on all my nails. Afterwards I followed this tutorial by Cutepolish using a small nail art brush and black and white acrylic paint. I finished everything off with a matte top coat of Essie Matte About You.


Close up!


I think this manicure is so fun!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 19 May 2017

Rose Quartz

Hey guys!

Today I have some rose quartz nail art inspired by @nailsbyjema to share with you guys!

For the manicure I followed this tutorial by Nails By Jema using Essie Mademosielle and white acrylic paint.


I am in love with this rose quartz trend!
What do you guys think about this nail art trend? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Pearlescent

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of some pearlescent powder from Born Pretty Store (#39324).
I bought color #7, which is a pink to aqua blue to green powder (when over white)


I applied the powder over white (here I used Essence Wild White Ways) using the chrome powder technique by JauntyJuli. It was really easy to apply - I was actually surprised by how easy it was to use.
The only downside to this product is the fact that you can not use a regular top coat on top of it, as it will ruin the effect.


I think this powder is so beautiful! The pictures does not do them justice, but it was hard to capture the effect and I had to take pictures outside my light box to capture more of the effect, which unfortunately made the picture quality worse.
What do you guys think about this pearlescent powder? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lemming

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of a long time lemming of mine: the beautiful Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking!
Berry Good Looking is a purple linear holographic nail polish.

The formula is amazing and it applies smoothly to the nails. The opacity is incredible as well and it is almost completely opaque in one coat (I applied two coats on the pictures below though).


Close up!


What do you guys think about this nail polish?
Let me know in the comments!

Edit: I have been made aware that there is numerous formulations of this polish - this one being a darker purple than the original (that I have seen swatches of online). I have to say that I am disappointed and even though it is a stunning shade, it is not what I expected.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 11 May 2017

piCture pOlish Blue

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of piCture pOlish Blue.
Blue is a bright cobalt blue creme (it is actually a dupe to Chanel Vibrato - let me know if you want a comparison).

The formula is amazing on this polish! It stays exactly where you put it, which makes it incredibly easy to work with. The opacity is good and it needs two coats to be completely opaque.


I always gravitate towards this shade of blue - seriously so beautiful!
What do you guys think about this nail polish? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Glitter Gradient

Hey guys!

Today I have some nail art to share with you - a glitter gradient inspired by @funlacquer!

To create this negative space glitter gradient I dapped the silver holographic glitter F.U.N Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond onto my naked nails with a make-up sponge.


Close up!


Look at that beautiful holo!
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 5 May 2017

Multichrome Glitter

Hey guys!

Today I have a review of this multichrome glitter that I got from Born Pretty Store (#39391).


The multichrome glitter goes from yellow to pink to purple to aqua blue - so beautiful.
I applied it by using the make-up sponge that comes with it by dabbing it onto semi-wet nail polish (here the base is the black Essie Licorice). Then I just removed the excess glitter with a fan brush.
This glitter goes on really easily (it is almost hard to control the amount of glitter that goes on the nails).


The only downsides to this multichrome glitter are that it reacts really weirdly to top coat (it turns all dull) and the mess it makes around the nails.
Except for that, I think it is a great product.

What do you guys think about this multichrome glitter?
Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Then and Now

Hey guys!

Today I recreated my absolute most popular manicure ever - this rose gold french manicure.


For the manicure I started off with a milky base of Essie Adore-A-Ball on all my nails. Afterwards I freehanded the rose gold tips with the beautiful Essie Penny Talk.


I think it is so fun that this is my most popular manicure ever (it is really trending on Pinterest), because it is in no way the manicure I am most proud off!
What do you guys think about this french manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Wavy

Hey guys!

Today I recreated my wavy manicure yet again - this time with the beautiful Cirque Colors Smoky Quartz.

For the manicure I used a small nail art brush and Cirque Colors Smoky Quartz to create the simple negative space effect by painting the waved directly onto my naked nails.


Close up!


I am going a bit crazy with negative space nail art these days, but I just love it so much.
What do you guys think about this simple, wavy manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Holo Studs

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art featuring holo studs!

For the manicure I started off with a purple base of OPI Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm? on all my nails (on my ring finger I only painted the top two thirds of the nail). To finish everything off I applied a holo studs to my ring finger.


Close up!


I really dig these holo studs!
What do you guys think about this simple negative space manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Painting

Hey guys!

Today I have some fun nail art inspired by the amazingly talented Narmai to share with you.

For the manicure I started off with a cyan blue base of piCture pOlish Salt Water on my thumb, pointer and middle finger. Afterwards I freehanded the paint roller on my ring finger with a small nail art brush, black and white acrylic paint, the silver polish Essie No Place Like Chrome and piCture pOlish Salt Water.


Close up!


And here's a picture of the paint roller without the 'paint' (lol)!


I think this nail art turned out so cute and fun!
What do you guys think about this negative space manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cactuses? Cacti? Cactises?

Hey guys!

Today I some cute nail art inspired by @karanailedit!

For the manicure I started off with a pink base of Essie Groove is in the Heart on all my nails. Afterwards I freehanded the cacti with a small nail art brush and the green polish Essie On the Roadie and the flowers on the cacti with the same brush and Essie Bahama Mama.


Close up!


I love this design - it is seriously so cute!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 17 April 2017

Silver Twist

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art with a silver twist featuring Cirque Colors Dakota that I got from minta.dk (sponsored).

For the manicure I started off with a nude base of Cirque Colors Dakota on all my nails. Afterwards I stamped the design on my ring finger using MoYou London Trend Hunter 05 and the silver polish Essie No Place Like Chrome.


Close up!


I love a good nude manicure and I think this one is so pretty!
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Swirls

Hey guys!

Today I have some dry marble nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off by using the dry marble technique to make some swirls on my Uber nail art mat with piCture pOlish Saphira and piCture pOlish Posey. I added some quick-drying top coat on top off the swirls and transferred them onto my ring and middle finger. Lastly I painted my pinky with the pink piCture pOlish Posey and my pointer and thumb with the dark blue piCture pOlish Saphira.


Close up!


I love these two polishes together!
What do you guys think about this dry marble nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 14 April 2017

Essie Lapiz of Luxury vs Essie Lapiz of Luxury

Hey guys!

A while ago I fell in love with this beautiful cornflower blue polish called Lapiz of Luxury by Essie. I ordered it home from eBay (from an American seller) and it looked nothing like the swatches online - instead it was a dusty lavender polish. I then recently found the polish in Denmark with another color, but the same name? There seems to be more than one version of this polish, with different colors and formula, but the same name.


Essie Lapiz of Luxury vs Essie Lapiz of Luxury.


The two polishes look nothing alike (albeit they are both beautiful).

It has been seen before that Essie have reformulated some of their polishes or that there is a difference in the American and European polishes with the same names. In this case I think it is a reformulation, which is a shame.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 10 April 2017

Nail Vinyls Storage

Hey guys!

Today I want to show you how I store my nail vinyls!

Most of my nail vinyls are from Snail Vinyls and Glam My Mani.

I use this adorable, little photo album intended for polaroid pictures to store my nail vinyls. The album is around 10 cm high and found on eBay (I bought it from this link).





I think this is such a smart and cute way to store nail vinyls and stencils. The only down-side is that you have to cut up the sheets to fit into the album.

What do you guys think about this storage idea?
Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Easter

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple Easter nail art to share with you inspired by @nailsbyic featuring a cute little bunny behind!

For the manicure I started off with a mint green base of OPI That's Hula-rious on all my nails. Afterwards I freehanded the bunny bottom on my ring finger with a small nail art brush and white nail polish. Lastly I added the cute little tail using the light pink polish OPI Mod About You and a small dotting tool.


Close up!


I love this cute Easter manicure!
What do you guys think about this cute little bunny behind? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Striping Tape

Hey guys!

Today I have some very simple nail art inspired by @juliajor to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a blue base of the stunning Chanel Vibrato on all my nails. Afterwards I made the accent nail with two pieces of silver striping tape in two different sizes.


Close up!


I love how something so simple can turn out so beautiful!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

ILNP Mega (S)

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of the beautiful ILNP Mega (S) to share with you!
Mega (S) is a silver holo (it is a perfect mix of linear and scattered holo).

The formula is perfect - it is not too thick and not too thin, and it glides onto the nail with ease. The opacity is good, but it needs three layers to be completely opaque.
The holographic effect on this one is crazy and I am so in love with the mix between linear and scattered holo.


Close up!


This polish is stunning on the nails!
What do you guys think about it? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 31 March 2017

Matte

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple, matte negative space nail art to share with you.

For the manicure I started off with a coral base of Essie Tart Deco on all my nails. On my ring finger I only painted Essie Tart Deco on two thirds of the nail. Afterwards I made everything matte with Essie Matte About You. To finish everything off I applied a blue, matte rhinestone to mr ring finger.


Close up!


It has been so long since I made matte nails, but luckily these turned out awesome.
What do you guys think about this matte nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

More Waves

Hey guys!

Today I have some more fun, wavy, negative space nail art to share with you inspired by this mani I made a few weeks ago.

For the manicure I used a small nail art brush and Cirque Colors Garnet to create the simple negative space effect by painted the waves directly onto my naked nails.


I love this simple nail art!
What do you guys think about this negative space nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 27 March 2017

Essie Borrowed & Blue

Hey guys!

Today I have some very simple negative space nail art to share with you featuring the beautiful and delicate Essie Borrowed & Blue.

For the manicure I started off with a light blue base of Essie Borrowed & Blue on all my nails. On my accent nail I only applied Essie Borrowed & Blue to the bottom two-thirds of the nail and added a piece of silver striping tape to finish it off.


Close up!


This accent nail is turning into my signature accent nail!
What do you guys think about this simple negative space manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 24 March 2017

Greek

Hey guys!

Today I have some greek nail art made with nail stencils to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a plum base of MaxFactor Amethyst on all my nails except for my pinky and ring finger which I painted with the gold holographic glitter F.U.N Lacquer Million Dollar Dream. Afterwards I used a greek nail stencils from Snail Vinyls and MaxFactor Amethyst to make the greek accent nail on my ring finger.


Close up!


I think these turned out so cool!
What do you guys think about this greek nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Magenta on Magenta

Hey guys!

Today I have a magenta on magenta glitter gradient to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with magenta base of piCture pOlish Mad Magenta on all my nails. Afterwards I created the glitter gradient with a small nail art brush and the magenta, holographic glitter polish F.U.N Lacquer Holo Queen.


Close up!


I think this turned out so pretty!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Black on Black

Hey guys!

Today I received not one, but two nail mails, so I decided to create some mysterious, dark nail art with the things I got!

For the manicure I started off with a black base of Essie Licorice on all my nails, except for my ring finger and pinky, which I painted with the black, holographic glitter F.U.N Lacquer Black Holo Witch. Afterwards I used a square swirl nail vinyl from Snail Vinyls on my ring finger and Essie Licorice to create the accent nail.


Close up!


I am in love with this beautiful, but dark and mysterious manicure!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise