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Fancy Friday #162 – Fishtail Nail art

Happy Friday. It is almost time for my vacation, and I can’t wait to find some sunshine and heath after the miserable weather we have been having in Denmark for the past week. I actually chose the theme for today, which is fishtail or braided nail art. I used this tutorial from Lucy’s Stash

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I started with two coats of Cult Nails Love at 1st Sight on my thumb, index, middle and ring finger nails. On my pinky I have two coats of Mesauda Aquamarine topped with one coat of Claire’s Glam. I used the Cult Nails polish, the Mesuada polish and Essie Nothing Else Metals for the braided nails.

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I just alternated between the different colors until I reached the end of the nail. I took a little longer than I expected because I had to grasp the technique and the colors had to dry in between. Next time I will try to make the lines a little wider so I don’t need as many to complete the whole nail. I really like to pop of chrome in between the two creme colors.

I dag er temaet flettet nail art. Jeg brugte to creme lakker og en chrome lak, og det gav et rigtig fint spil mellem farverne. Næste gang jeg prøver det, vil jeg nok lave striperne lidt tykkere så jeg ikke skal lave så mange for at have en hel negl. 

Malle

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Fancy Friday #145 – Inspired by a cake

Happy Friday. I’m finally feeling better again after the flu. Todays theme is cakes, I have previously done cupcakes and another nail art inspired by cakes, which can be seen here and here. I went to google, to get inspired for todays nail art, and scrolled through a lot of cakes before finding this one on Weddbook.com.

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I really liked the different textures and designs on this cake, and could instantly see this done as a skittlette. I also found some other cakes, that I have saved in my inspiration folder, if I run out of ideas in the future.

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I started with three coats of Wet n Wild French White Creme on my index and middle finger, before stamping with MoYou London Black Knight and MoYou London Holy Shapes 08 Plate. I turned the striped design on its side so the lines matched with the bottom tier of the cake. The didn’t stamp quite straight, even though I tried to stamp them on straight, and of course my index finger smudged a bit with the topcoat even though I waited a couple of minutes for it to dry.

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On my middle finger nail I have two coats of Barry M Gold Foil, to represent the middle tier on the cake. On my pinky nail I painted two coats of Illamasqua Scorn, a beautiful matte/satin black polish. After that dried I dotted with Barry M Gold Foil and a medium large dotting tool. I left out the top coat on this nail to  have a contrast between the dots and the base, just like on the cake.

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I did the same design on my thumb as my pinky. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they did for today.

I dag er temaet kager, så jeg måtte lige en tur på google, for at finde en kage jeg kunne blive inspireret af. Jeg er vild med kontrasten på kagen mellem det sorte og guld. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på i dag. 

Malle

Fancy Friday #132 – Inspired by makeup

Happy friday. I had a long week. I spent the first half of the week writing my essay for the final class this semester, and the past 24 hours have been spent in Aalborg at a conference. Today we are inspired by makeup. I knew exactly what to do, when I saw the prompt.

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I was inspired by the packaging of the new Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette. It has a colorful chrome crisscross pattern. Urban Decay usually have some of the most interesting and colorful packaging on the market, so there is plenty of inspiration there.

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I started with two coats of OPI Black Onyx as my base. I used the MoYou London Holy Shapes 08 plate and the crossing lines pattern at the bottom. I used 5 different polishes for the stamping, although one of them is not visible on the nail since it was at the very bottom of the pattern. I used Essence Purple Diamond, Essie Blue Rhapsody, Barry M Silver Foil, Barry M Gold Foil and Essie Penny Talk.

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The color change on the nail is a little bit more subtle than on the Urban Decay packaging, but my chrome polishes was all a little bit more subtle in color. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they have come up with for today.

I dag er vi blevet inspireret af makeup. Jeg valgte Urban Decay Vice 4 paletten, da den har en rigtig fin indpakning. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på til i dag.

Malle

Fancy Friday #121 – Pond manicure

Today I got a chance to play a little with my new OPI Color Paints and I really like them so far. They apply nicely and dry to a glossy and squishy finish. The photos do not do these nails justice, I couldn’t seem to capture the nail art as pretty as it is in real life.

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I started with two coats of OPI Pen & Pink and after letting that dry I stamped with Barry M Silver Foil and MoYou London Pro 06 XL. On my pinky I tried stamping with Sally Hansen Celeb City and on my ring finger OPI My Signature is “DC” but those didn’t show up as well as I wanted them to. I then painted a coat of OPI Pen & Pink on top and finish with a top coat.

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I contemplated stamping twice, but decided against it, I’ll probably try that with one of the other colors and post the result when I get around to trying it out. I like the glittery effect that the pinky and ring finger have but they don’t show up as well as the Barry M Silver Foil. I edited this photo a bit and played up the contrasts a tiny bit so it would show up better in the photos.

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Bonus shot of my thumb. Expect to see more nail art done with the OPI Color Paints. When I started seeing swatches pop up around the internet I was not interested, but the more nail art I saw done with them, the more I liked them, and I am just one short of the full collection. Remember to click by the blue frog to see what the other ladies did.

I dag laver vi pond manis. Jeg legede lidt med mine nye OPI Color Paints og noget stamping. Billederne viser slet ikke hvor fint der er i virkeligheden, men billede nummer 2 viser det lidt bedre efter jeg skruede på for kontrasterne i iPhoto. Husk at klikke på den blå frø for at se hvad de andre har lavet.

Malle

Fancy Friday #116 – Festival

So today we are inspired by festivals. I have never been to one, the whole idea does not attract me. If I was going I would definitely go to Coachella, just because the weather is great and the festival seems really clean and the music is more me. When I think of festivals I think tie die or gradients with tribal prints and metallic tattoos.

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I was inspired by a manicure done by @badgirlnails on Instagram so I recreated that on my thumb, middle and ring finger nails. I started with two coats of China Glaze Highlight of My Summer and then did the gradient with the China Glaze, Mesauda Aquamarine, Appeal4 Hopley’s Hope and China Glaze Plur-ple. I then painted the Aztec print with a striper brush, a small detail brush and black acrylic paint.

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For the nails with the metallic tattoo, I just cut out the tattoo, removed the clear film and applied it with the pattern face down on the nail. I then wet a cotton swab with water and pressed the water on the decal until it came off the white backing paper. I sealed everything in with a topcoat.

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I really liked how the gradient turned out, the colors flowed smoothly into each other. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they came up with for today’s theme.

I dag er vi inspireret af festivals. Jeg har aldrig været på en festival og har hellere ikke lyst til det, det skulle da lige være Coachella der ser rigtig hyggelig og ren ud. Når jeg tænker festival tænker jeg gradient, Aztec/tribal print og metalliske tattoos så jeg overførte jeg til neglene. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har lavet til i dag. 

Malle

Fancy Friday #111 – Water Spotted

Today was a new technique for me. I never tried water spotted before, but it looks really cool. It didn’t quite turn out how I wanted. I searched online and came by Spektor’s Nails and her blue water spotted nails, which inspired by for the color choice. My holes didn’t become as large as I wanted them, but I will play around a bit more with the technique.

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I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (the original color) and then I used tap water for the water spotted effect. I didn’t want to use the water I normally use for water marbling because I had a feeling I would need to change the water quite often as it became filled with perfume. I dropped a couple of drops of a England Queen of Scots and spritzed some perfume on top to create the holes. The second color is Essie Blue Rhapsody. It didn’t want to create holes as well as the dark blue and ended up covering a bit to much of the base and the dark blue on my index finger, so I went back in with Pacific Blue and water spotted with that.

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My pinky turned out really good. I really liked how the dark blue looked on my ring finger that I ended up not covering it with the chrome blue polish. I used an old perfume that smelled like rose, so my nail smelled like roses for a couple of days, so keep that in mind if you use a perfume.

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On my thumb I switched out the Essie polish for Sally Hansen Leaden Lilac, but it didn’t show up as bright over the base, but it created a really cool effect. I think I had trouble with the chrome polish partly because my water wasn’t to clean and partly because the polish dries super fast. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they have done for today.

I dag leger vi med vand og alkohol, for temaet er water spotted. Det blev ret fint, men kunne godt have tænkt mig at hullerne var blevet større. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har lavet til i dag.

Malle

#WeekendOffNailArtChallenge – Day 16 Stamping

Today’s theme is stamping. I love stamping, it is a super quick technique and you get great results. Fun fact, my frist real stamping try was for Fancy Friday #13 and I used the same base polish as I did today. It was a total coincidence, and I didn’t realize it until after polishing my nails.

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I started with three coats of Models Own Blueberry Muffin, a blueberry scented light blue polish. I was inspired for this manicure by Oooh, Shinies! who did a triple stripes stamping manicure a couple of weeks ago. The first color is used for stamping is Sally Hansen Leaden Lilac, I then turned the pattern in its side and stamped with Depend White stamping polish. Finally I angled the pattern diagonally on the nails and stamped with Barry M Blue magnetic polish.

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I used MoYou London Holy Shapes 08 for the pattern. I really like the results of multiple stamping on top of each other. I think it is a fun way of stamping, because you can get really creative and either stamp the same image in different colors or doing different patterns on top of each other. It creates a good depth in the manicure.

Everybody can participate just use the hashtag #WeekendOffNailArtChallenge on social media like Instagram or add your link at the bottom through inlinkz, all you need is a free user. Remember to check out the other ladies link at the bottom throughout the day, just click on the little frog 🙂

Alle kan deltage enten ved at bruge hashtagget #WeekendOffNailArtChallenge på for eksempel Instagram eller ved at tilføje dit link i bunden via inlinkz, alt du skal bruge er en gratis bruger. Husk at klikke forbi de andres blogge dagen igennem, du skal bare klikke på den lille frø 🙂

Malle

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