Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Tree

Hey guys!

Today I have some Christmas nail art to share with you - a Christmas tree!

For the manicure I started off with a green base of piCture pOlish Mossy on all my nails. On my ring finger I applied the polish in the shape of a Christmas tree. Afterwards I applied some red rhinestones and a gold star stud to the Christmas tree.


Close up!


How beautiful is piCture pOlish Mossy?
What do you guys think about this Christmas nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas Ornaments

Hey guys!

Today I have a DIY project to share with you - christmas ornaments made with nail polish!
I also made some last year and the year before. You can check them out here, here and here.


To get started, you need some plain glass ornament and a lot of nail polish.
I found my glass ornaments at the Danish hobby store Panduro.

When making these nail polish christmas ornaments, I always start off by pouring some nail polish inside the ornament and turning it around until the entire inside of the ornament is covered with nail polish.


First up is this christmas tree ornament.
I swirled around Essie S'il Vous Play on the inside of the ornament with a Q-tip to create the swirled effect. On the outside I freehanded six different christmas trees with a small nail art brush and the blue polish Essie Style Cartel.


Next up is this 'God Jul' ornament. 'God Jul' means Merry Christmas in Danish!
I used OPI Innie Minnie Mightie Bow on the inside of the ornament. On the outside I freehanded the letters with a small nail art brush and gold acrylic paint.


Next I have this beautiful glitter ornament.
I started off with the blue Ciaté Skinny Jeans on the inside of the ornament. Then I made this glitter gradient using L'Oréal Gold Leaf.


This last ornament is not made this polish, but I thought I would share it anyway, because it's so pretty!

And that's it! What do you guys think about these nail polish christmas ornaments?
Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Rudolph

Hey guys!

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

For the manicure I started off with the beautiful red polish Cirque Colors Rioja on all my nails, except for my ring finger which I painted blue with Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid. Afterwards I freehanded Rudolph the Reindeer on my ring finger with a small nail art brush, the brown piCture pOlish Nougat, Cirque Colors Rioja (for the nose), Essie Lady Godiva (for the antlers), and white and black polish for the eyes.


Close up!


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

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 7 December 2017

OPI Snow Globetrotter

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of OPI Snow Globetrotter to share with you!
Snow Globetrotter is matte white and iridescent hex glitters in a clear base.

The formula on this polish is on the thin side, which means it takes quite a bit of manipulation to distribute the glitters evenly on the nails. It also means you need to fish for the bigger glitters in the bottle.
Below it is shown with one layer on top of Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid.


Close up!


Even though this polish is hard to work with, it looks really pretty on the nails!
What do you guys think about it? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas Sweater

Hey guys!

Today I have some christmas sweater nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a red base of Essie Dress to Kilt on all my nails. Afterwards I stamped the design onto my middle and ring finger with MoYou London Festive 06 stamping plate and the white polish Essence Wild White Ways. To finish everything off I added China Glaze Fairy Dust to my pinky.


Close up!


I actually don't have a christmas sweater, but now I have the design on my nails!
What do you guys think about this stamping nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 1 December 2017

Snowflakes

Hey guys!

I'M BACK! Did you miss me?

Today I have some simple stamping nail art featuring snowflakes to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a dark blue base of Essie Style Cartel on all my nails. On my ring finger I created the negative space accent nail with a small nail art brush dipped in acetone. Afterwards I added the rose gold snowflakes using Essie Penny Talk and MoYou London Festive 02 stamping plate.


Close up!


I love how these turned out - so chic and festive!
What do you guys think about this stamping nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Election Coming Up!

Hey guys!

Today I have some nail art that is very special to me to share with you!
I am running to be a member of the Central Denmark Regional Counsil and this manicure is inspired by the political party I represent.

For the manicure I started off with a deep blue base of Essie Style Cartel on my pointer, middle finger, and thumb. Afterwards I painted one-third of my pinky and ring finger with the white Essence Wild White Ways. Lastly I added the decal shaped as a V that I made by cutting it out of a dry piece of the orange nail polish China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy.


I will be insanely busy the next couple of weeks due to my election campaign, which is why I won't be posting as much.
What do you guys think about this political manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Studs

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art featuring lots and lots of studs to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a base of piCture pOlish Bonkers on all my nails (the formula on this polish is perfect). On my ring finger I only painted part of the nail with piCture pOlish Bonkers. Afterwards I added studs in different colors and sizes to my ring finger.


Close up!


I love this simple nail art and how it matches with the piCture pOlish lipstick!
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Negative Space

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple negative space nail art featuring two of my absolute favorite polishes!

For the manicure I started off with a red base of Essie Really Red on all my nails - on my ring finger and pinky I only painted part of the nail and cleaned up the edges of the negative space nail art with a clean-up brush dipped in acetone. Afterwards I applied Essie Shine of the Times on my pinky and ring finger.


Close up!


I am in LOVE with this nail art!
What do you guys think about this negative space manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Essie As If!

Hey guys!

Today I have swatch and review of Essie As If! to share with you!
As If! is a dusty periwinkle blue with purple undertones.

The formula is amazing - it is smooth and easy to apply. It needed two thin layers to be opaque, but it is nearly a one-coater if you apply it a little thicker.


This shade is so beautiful and amazing for fall!
What do you guys think about this polish? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Monday, 16 October 2017

BOW Thermo Top Coat Black

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of BOW Thermo Top Coat Black to share with you!
Thermo Top Coat Black is a thermal polish that ranges from a sheer light grey to black with tiny holographic flakes.

The formula is good. I applied it over the nude polish Cirque Colors Dakota stamped with the black polish Essie Licorice and the MoYou London Holy Shapes 03 stamping plate on my middle and ring finger. It applied beautifully with one easy coat, but unfortunately it did make streaks in my stamping nail art.
The thermal shift is stunning and it shifts quickly in different temperatures.


Above the polish is in its hot state and below it is in its cold state.


It really is a shame that it smeared my nail art, because I think the disappearing nail art effect is awesome!
What do you guys think about this thermal nail polish? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Friday, 13 October 2017

BOW Thermo Top Coat Blue

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of BOW Thermo Top Coat Blue to share with you!
Thermo Top Coat Blue is a semi-sheer thermo polish that ranges from a bright cobalt blue to a light periwinkle blue with tiny holographic flakes.

The formula is okay. I applied it over the light blue polish Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid and it applied streaky and difficultly on the first coat. On the second (thick) coat it evened out.
The thermal shift is definitely what is amazing about this polish and it shifts beautifully!


Above is the polish in its cold state and below is the polish in its hot state.


I am so excited to wear this polish and observe how it shifts in different temperatures!
What do you guys think about this thermal nail polish? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Palate Cleanser

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple nail art to share with you! I really needed something simple on my nails to act like a palate cleanser for me.

For the manicure I started off with a taupe nude base of Essie Go Go Geisha on all my nails. Afterwards I used a small nail art brush and Dance Legend Silver Leaf top coat to create the glitter gradient.


Close up!


I love a simple glitter gradient as this one!
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Saturday, 7 October 2017

F.U.N Lacquer Incredible

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of F.U.N Lacquer Incredible from the new F.U.N Lacquer 4th Anniversary Collection.
Incredible is a magnetic multi-chrome that ranges from magenta to gold to green.

The formula is great. Like with F.U.N Lacquer Believe I applied two coats over a black base and used a magnet to get the magnetic effect. The shift in this polish is not as intense as in F.U.N Lacquer Believe though.


I had to make this awkward hand pose to capture some of the magnetic multi-chrome effect.
And here's a closer look!


I have to say that I am a little disappointed with this polish after having tried Believe to compare this to.
What do you guys think about this polish? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

F.U.N Lacquer Believe

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of F.U.N Lacquer Believe from the new F.U.N Lacquer 4th Anniversary Collection.
Believe is a magnetic multi-chrome that ranges from aqua blue to emerald green to purple to magenta to copper red. The shift in this polish is insane!

The formula on this polish is great. I applied two coats over a black base and used a magnet to get the magnetic effect. The opacity is great as well and you can apply one or two coats over black depending on how strong of a multi-chrome magnetic effect you want.


The multi-chrome magnetic effect was so hard to capture on camera, but you can see the shift from aqua blue to emerald green to purple on the picture above.
Close up!


I am in love with the crazy effects in this polish!
What do you guys think about this shade? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Halloween

Hey guys!

Today I have some Halloween nail art inspired by @lieve91 to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a yellow base of By K. Dandelion on all my nails. Afterwards I used a make-up sponge, the burnt orange polish OPI It's a Piazza Cake, and the black polish Essie Licorice to create the gradient base. Afterwards I freehanded the tree, the haunted house, the tombstones, and the bats with watered-down black acrylic paint and a small nail art brush.


Close up!


I am so happy with how these turned out!
What do you guys think about this Halloween manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Lead Light

Hey guys!

Today I have some lead light nail art inspired by one of my old manicures and by Anna Gorelova to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with a white base of Essence Wild White Ways. Afterwards I stamped the leaves with MoYou London Tropical 06 stamping plate and the black polish Essie Licorice. Lastly I colored in the leaves with OPI Chromatic Orange, OPI Pen & Pink, and OPI Purple Perspective.


Close up!


I will never get tired of this manicure!
What do you guys think about this nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Oil Droplets

Hey guys!

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

For the manicure I started off with a stunning red-toned berry base of Essence True Love. Afterwards I added the two studs (that kinda looks like oil droplets) to my ring finger.


Close up!


I am really busy at the moment, so unfortunately I don't have a lot of time for nail art.
What do you guys think about this manicure? Let me know in the comments!

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Essie Shine of the Times

Hey guys!

Today I have some simple negative space nail art featuring two of my absolute favourite polishes!

For the manicure I started off with a cobalt blue base of Chanel Vibrato on all my nails - on my ring finger and pinky I only painted part of the nail and cleaned up the edges of the negative space nail art with a clean-up brush dipped in acetone. Afterwards I applied Essie Shine of the Times on my pinky and ring finger.


Close up!


I am in LOVE with this nail art!
What do you guys think about this negative space manicure? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fall

Hey guys!

Today I have some fall stamping nail art to share with you!

For the manicure I started off with an off-white base of Barry M Coconut on all my nails. Afterwards I used the Born Pretty BPL-024 stamping plate and a lot of different polishes (the mustard yellow Barry M Mustard, the burnt orange OPI It's a Piazza Cake, the green Essie Going Incognito, and the red Essie Dress to Kilt).


Close up!


It was mostly the yellow and the orange polish that showed up on the stamp, but I still really like how it turned out anyways!
What do you guys think about this fall nail art? Let me know in the comments.

Stay polished.
- Louise

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Give Away!

Hey guys!

This give away is SPONSORED by Insight Cosmetics Group.

Today I have a give away of the CND Vinylux Nightspell collection for you guys!
Check out my swatches and review of the collection here.


Go to my Instagram to check out and participate in the give away (only open for people with adresses in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria).

Stay polished.
- Louise

Thursday, 14 September 2017

CND Nightspell Collection

Hey guys!

Today I have a swatch and review of the new CND Vinylux Nightspell collection to share with you!
This collection is SPONSORED by Insight Cosmetics Group, but everything I write about it is my own and honest opinion.

These polishes are all swatched on my bare nails and topped with a coat of CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat.

First up I have Eternal Midnight, which is a deep purple with an aqua blue shimmer.
The formula on this one is okay - it is a little on the thin side and it does need three coats to be completely opaque.


Close up!


Next is Berry Boudoir - a deep berry crelly polish.
This formula is on the thin and runny side, which means it also needs three layers to achieve full opacity.


Next up I have Mercurial, which is an awesome gunmetal shimmer.
The formula was great - not too thin and not too thick. And best of all; it only needs two thin coats or one thicker coat to be opaque.


Close up!


Time for this stunning dusty purple shade: Lilac Eclipse.
The formula on this one is perfect - just a little on the thicker side, which makes it easier to apply and control. It does need two coats to be completely opaque though, but the dry-time is great as well.


Next up is Viridian Veil, which is a frosty, metallic teal.
The formula is great and it is opaque in two easy coats.


Close up!


Lastly I have Hypnotic Dreams - a really unique metallic multichrome shimmer that goes from green to gold to pink.
The formula is on the thinner side, and it needs three layers to reach full opacity.


Close up!


Concluding remarks:
The shades in this collection are really unique and perfect for fall. Most of the formulas are on the thinner side, but all manageable with a little patience.

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

Stay polished.
- Louise

Ps. I might have a give-away of a set of this entire collection planned for you guys - so stay tuned!