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

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bling

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art with a little bling to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a red base of the beautiful Essie Happy Wife Happy Life on all my nails. On my ring finger I only painted two thirds of the nail to create a negative space effect toward the cuticle area on my nail. To finish everything off I applied a rectangular rhinestone to my ring finger.


Close up!


I am in love with this simple nail art!
What do you guys think about this negative space manicure with a little bling? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 13 March 2017

Leopard

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple leopard nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a taupe/nude base of Barry M Almond on all my nails. Afterwards I followed my own tutorial using OPI Ice-Bergers & Fries, Essie Licorice and a dotting tool.


Close up!


Leopard is like a pallet-cleanser to me!
What do you guys think about this leopard manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Essie Sleek Stick Nail Stickers

Hey guys!

Today I have a review of the Essie Sleek Stick Nail Stickers in the color 09 Stickers and Stones, which is nail stickers in a taupe color with a vertical silver glitter gradient.


The package contains 18 nail stickers in various sizes, 1 nail file, and 1 instruction sheet.

The nail stickers are really difficult to apply to the nails, because they are so thick. This results in a somewhat wrinkled look on the nails, which is a shame. I really like that color and design of the nail stickers though.


Usually I would use a top coat to smoothen out the small imperfections and wrinkles, but when I attempted that, they wrinkled up even more (as on the picture below)!


I think it is unfortunate that they are not working with top coat, as it means that they won't be longwearing on the nails (as advertised on the packaging).

All in all, I am really disappointed with these nail stickers. They are really pretty in the package, but they do not apply well and they look awful on the nails.
What do you guys think about these nail stickers? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wavy

Hey guys!

Today I have some fun, wavy, negative space nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I used a small nail art brush and Essence True Love to create the simple negative space effect by painting the waves directly onto my naked nails.


I love how fun it turned out!
What do you guys think about this wavy nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Moroccan

Hey guys!

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

For the manicure I started off with a dark blue base of Essie Style Cartel 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 moroccan nail stencil from Snail Vinyls and Essie Style Cartel to make the moroccan accent nail on my ring finger.


Close up!


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

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Essie On the Roadie

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of the pretty Essie On the Roadie from the new Essie Spring 2017 collection.

The formula of this polish is amazing - it is smooth and stays right where you put it. The opacity is great as well and it is completely opaque in two coats. The dry time is fantastic and it dries surprisingly fast!


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

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Skittlette

Hey guys!

Today I made a skittlette inspired by the very first skittlette I ever made!

For the manicure I started off with a blue base of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue on my pointer and thumb, a black base of Essie Licorice on my middle and ring finger, and a textured silver base of OPI It's Frosty Outside on my pinky. Afterwards I added the polka dots to my middle and ring finger using white acrylic paint and a small dotting tool. To finish everything off I placed small, silver studs on top of a few of the polka dots on my ring and middle finger.


Close up!


I think this recreation turned out pretty cool!
What do you guys think about this skittlette? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 24 February 2017

CND Solar Oil

Hey guys!

Today I have a review of my absolute favourite cuticle oil to share with you - CND Solar Oil.
Solar Oil is an award-winning cuticle oil and it is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E.

Solar Oil is the most moisturizing cuticle oil I have ever tried and it absorbs into the skin really fast. It smells deliciously of marzipan or sweet almonds. I use this 1-3 times a day (closer to 3 times a day in the colder months and closer to 1 time a day in the warmer months) for perfect cuticles and stronger nails.


It is available in a lot of sizes and I have it in three different sizes. I always have the smallest one in my bag - it is perfect for fixing dry nails on the go.

What do you guys think about this review of my all time favourite cuticle oil?
Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Negative Space

Hey guys!

Today I have a simple negative space accent nail to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a mint green base of OPI That's Hula-rious on all my nails. On my ring finger I only applied OPI That's Hula-rious to the bottom 2/3 of the nails to create the negative space effect. Afterwards I applied a single stripe of bronze striping tape to my ring finger.


Close up!


This is kinda turning into my signature accent nail!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 17 February 2017

Kisses

Hey guys!

Today I have some cute, romantic nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a pink base of Essie Groove is in the Heart on all my nails, except for my pinky which I painted red with Gosh Medina. Afterwards I freehanded the lips on my middle and ring finger with a small nail art brush and red acrylic paint.


Close up!


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

Stay polished.
- Louise