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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

Fancy Friday #159 – Holographic

Happy belated friday. Time escaped from me yesterday, even though I did these nails thursday night. The weather have been sunny so what better time than now to bust out the holographic polishes.

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I did a water marble with a touch of holographic. I started with three coats of Essie Hubby for Dessert. I water marbled with that, Essie Bangle Jangle, OPI Sleigh Parking Only and Appeal4 Marsmallow Holo. I drew a petal design in it and dipped my nails.

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The pattern turned out really nice, and the pop of holographic really comes out the play in the sun. It has been a while since I have water marbled, so it was nice to do it again, even though it takes a while and is a little messy.

Malle

Fancy Friday #147 – Easter Nails

Happy Friday. Easter is only a couple of days away, so Easter is our theme for today. I didn’t really know what to do, but after googling around a bit I found this manicure by SoNailicious and completely stole it, because it was so cute and simply.

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I started out with three coats of each of the polishes I used. On my index I have Barry M Rose Hip, the middle is Essie Lilacism (the purple version). The ring finger is Barry M Sugar Apple and the pinky is Barry M Sky Blue. I topped that with a coat of Ninja Polish He Went To Jarred. I dapped some more flakes on, on the sparser areas. I topped that off with a coat of Poshe top coat to dry the manicure fast and even out the surface.

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On my thumb I have three coats of Barry M Peach Melba, as well as a coat of Ninja Polish He Went To Jarred.

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I topped the manicure with OPI Matte Top Coat, after everything was dry. The matte top coat allowed the white gold flakes to stand out more, as well as make the pastel colors a bit more muted. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they did for today.

I dag er temaet påske. Jeg blev inspireret af en påske æg manicure fra SoNailicious. Jeg elsker pastel farverne og de sølvfarvede flakes. Husk at klikke forbi de andre damer for at se hvad de har fundet på.

Malle

Fancy Friday #143 – Marbling

Happy Friday from snowy Austria. I’m on my last day of our skiing vacation, I had such a great time here this past week, and I don’t wanna go home to my everyday life. I did these nails the day before I left, and after the first day of skiing with gloves on, the white nails had turned cream-colored, and after a couple of days the silver stamping and the silver glitter had a gold hue. I don’t know what happened, I have never had a nail polish turn a different color on me, after a couple of days of wear.

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I went the easy route for this nail art, since I didn’t have a lot of time to complete it. I saw this technique on OhMyGoshPolish on YouTube and it was so simple. I painted two coats of H&M Mauve It on my thumb, index and pinky nail and three coats of Wet n Wild French White Creme on my middle and ring finger. I stamped with Barry M Silver Foil and MoYou London Holy Shapes 08 plate on the thumb and index nails, and I painted two coats of Essie Silver Bullions on my pinky nail. For the marble dots on my middle and ring finger, I just swirled Mauve It and French White Creme together without blending it all the way, and then I just dipped my dotting tool in the colors and dotted it on my nails.

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Opening and closing ski boots and carrying ski’s lead to three breaks on my nails, so they look a little wonky, because I refuse to file them all the way down. I have to think about next week, because that theme is Bollywood, and I’m not sure what to do. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they did for today.

I dag er temaet marmorering, jeg valgte den lidt lette løsning, med marmorerede prikker. Disse negle havde det ikke så godt efter et par dage på ski, hvor de to hvide negle var blevet cremefarvede og sølvstampingen og glimmeren var blevet guld. Husk at kigge forbi de andre damer for at se hvad de har fundet på.

Malle

Fancy Friday #139 – Christmas manicure 2015

Merry Christmas. I hope you had a good Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I spent yesterday eating dinner with my aunt, uncle, cousins, grandmother, mom, dad and little sister before opening presents. Today we have just lounged around the home in sweatpants and christmas sweaters. Today is optional, but since I did a christmas manicure I thought I would show it to you. I actually included my manicure from last year as well, since I didn’t show you that last year. I also found my christmas manicure from 2012 that I hadn’t shown, so it is almost like a trip down memory lane 🙂

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This was some of my very first nail art. The base is Essie Bobbing for Baubles. On my index and pinky I have one coat of Ninja Polish The Midas Touch. The christmas tree on my ring finger is done with tape and Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure and the star is from Wet n Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame. The snowflake is also done in Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure and with a small nail art brush.

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I was inspired for this by The Nail Network. I used three coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff. The red dots are China Glaze Cranberry Splash, the green is Sally Hansen Jumpin’ Jade and the gold is OPI Golden Eye.

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This year I went for a red skittlette. I was a little bit inspired by Lucy’s Stash and the way she used Zoya Posh. I started with three coats of Zoya Posh on my thumb, index, middle and pinky. On ring finger I did three coats of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. I used the same OPI polish and MoYou London Festive 03 plate to stamp snowflakes on my thumb and middle finger nails. Zoya Posh dries matte, but I top-coated it to bring out the glowing shimmer.

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Thank you for this year. My next manicure will be my New Years Eve manicure that will be up the first day of the new year. Happy Holidays 🙂

Årest sidste manicure er min jule manicure. Jeg fandt to andre jule manicures i mit arkiv jeg ikke havde lagt op her, så de kommer også med her i dag. Tak for i år, jeg håber i får nogle gode juledage med familie og venner.

Malle

Fancy Friday #134 – Lace

Happy Friday. Today the theme is lace. I was both inspired by the actual bottle of the nail polish I was using, as well as a manicure done by one of my fellow Fancy Friday bloggers – Nails Always Polished.

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I started with three coats of Essie Hubby For Dessert. The Essie polish is from their Bridal 2015 collection, and is a soft lilac jelly. It actually covered pretty well in three coats. For the stamping I used OPI Alpine Snow and the MoYou London Bridal 07 plate. My Alpine Snow is getting low and quite thick, so it doesn’t really work well as a base color anymore, but because of the thickness it works for stamping.

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The result is really soft and feminine. It would work well as a bridal manicure, but if you wanted a bit more drama, you could stamp with black instead or add rhinestones. On the bottle cap of the Essie polish there is a faint lace pattern.

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I took a picture up close of the polish cap, so you can see the lace detail. It is actually a nice touch; I don’t see many polishes with a decorated cap. It wasn’t till I had the polish in my hands, that I saw the pattern; none of the swatchers online mentioned it. Remember to click by to see what the other ladies did.

I dag er temaet blonder. Blonder kan både være diskrete og mere åbenlyse alt efter farverne på blonden. Jeg valgte at gøre det mere diskret i dag, med hvide blonder på en lys lilla baggrund. 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