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Fancy Friday #171 – Fall

Happy Friday. Todays theme is fall. We had some really great weather in Denmark considering the time of the year. Sunny days and high temperatures. I really like it.


I applied three coats of Illamasqua Charisma, a perfect fall burgundy shimmer, on my thumb, index, middle and ring finger nails. On my middle and ring finger I stamped a leaf pattern using Barry M Gold Foil and the MoYou Tropical 14 plate.


On my pinky I have two coats of OPI Black Onyx and two coats of Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers. I really loved the gold leaf stamping on top of the burgundy color.

I dag er temaet efterår. Jeg elsker mørkerød og guld sammen når det er efterår, så det var helt oplagt. 



Fancy Friday #141 – Mardi Gras

Hello and happy Friday. We took a little break in the Fancy Friday group to renew our energy, but now we are back. In Denmark we have a tradition called Fastelavn  where kids dress up in costumes and go from door to door, like a Danish Halloween, but without the scary part. So since that falls on this sunday we decided for this to be our theme for this week.


The first thing I thought of was dressing up, which lead my brain to carnivals which in turn landed me on Mardi Gras. The colors of Mardi Gras is gold/yellow, green and purple, so I did a simple striping/fire works manicure with those three colors.


For the base I used three coats of Wet n Wild French White Creme, and free-handed the lines using a striping brush and Barry M Gold Foil for the gold, Wet n Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer for the purple and Kiko 531 Pearly Green Butterfly for the green. This is super simple and super fast to do, and it can be varied with different colors and finishes.


A couple of years ago I was in New Orleans, although not for Mardi Gras, but we brought home some Mardi Gras beads, so they had to be included in a photo with these nails, since they match so well. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they did for today.

I anledning af Fastelavn på søndag, er det fredagens tema. Jeg kom straks til at tænke på Mardi Gras i New Orleans, hvor folk klæder sig ud og går i parader på gaden. Mardi Gras farverne er guld, grøn og lilla, så jeg lavede en simpel striping manicure med de tre farver. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på. 


Fancy Friday #138 – Christmas baubles

Happy Friday. I had my last exam of the semester today, so now I’m on break until the end of January woohoo 🙂 The theme today is christmas decoration, and what is more christmas like than baubles? We are going to be decorating the three this weekend, which is one of my favorite things about christmas.


Today’s manicure is completely stolen from The Nail Network who did this manicure back in 2013. I started with three coats of a England Cathy, I could probably have stopped at two, but I felt like I could see my nail through the polish with two coats. I applied a topcoat on top since I would be using textured polish on top of that. The baubles are painted with different textured polishes and a small flat brush to get the right curve.


The bauble on the index is done with Barry M Countess, the middle is Kiko 457 Royal Blue, ringfinger is OPI Honey Ryder and the pinky is done with Kiko 458 Anthracite. The string and base is done with a small striper brush and OPI My Signature is “DC”


On my thumb I did the bauble in Kiko 454 Wine. I really like the difference in finish, and it was a super quick and simply manicure to done, so big thumbs up to Chelsea from The Nail Network for thinking of this. I’m sad she doesn’t really blog anymore, because her nail art was really good. Remember to click by to see what the other ladies have come up with.

God fredag. Nu er der ikke mange dage til jul, så i dag er temaet julepynt, og hvad er mere julet end julekugler. Vi skal pynte juletræet i weekenden, og jeg ved ikke noget bedre end at gå og pynte juletræet, så i dag har jeg malet julekugler på neglene inspireret af The Nail Network. Husk at kigge forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på.


Fancy Friday #125 – Chocolate nails

I was completely lost when I saw today’s theme. I actually considered just putting on a brown polish and calling it a day, but after a little thought and a lot of googling, I remembered that I had some gold leaf foil that I hadn’t tried, so the nails are inspired by the gold wrapping paper on some chocolates.


I started with three coats of OPI How Great Is Your Dane? and while the third coat was still tacky I tore up some of the foil into smaller pieces and placed it on the nail using tweezers. I pressed the foil down with my fingers to secure it, and finished off with topcoat. On my pinky I have two coats of Nails Inc Sugar House Lane, just to add something different.


I really liked how it turned out, and while I normally do not wear brown polishes I like the gold/brown combo. Remember to click on the link to see what the other ladies came up with.

I dag er temaet chokolade, og jeg vidste slet ikke hvad jeg ville lave, men jeg havde noget bladguld liggende som mindede mig om papiret på fyldte chokolader. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har lavet.


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.


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.


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.


Fancy Friday #117 – Inspired by a magazine

I was completely lost for ideas for this theme, so I just started looking through some magazines to see if there was any nail art in them. I found a multicolored dotticure and decided to recreate it with some different colors. I used the same colors as last week, just because I was wearing the two manicures at the same time and it didn’t seem to weird when they had the same colors.


I started with three coats of Essie Ballet Slippers, to even out the color on my nails and then I used two different sized dotting tools to create the dots. I used China Glaze Highlight of my Summer, China Glaze Plur-ple, Appeal4 Hopley’s Hope, Mesauda Aquamarine and Barry M Gold Foil.


I really liked how it turned out, and the pop of gold gave it a little extra sparkle. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they have done for today.

I dag var jeg helt tom for ideer, men kiggede et blad igennem og fandt en manicure bestående af prikker. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på i dag.


Fancy Friday #107 – Gold

Happy friday. The sun is shining and spring is definitely here. Immediately when I saw the theme for today it thought about the 1920’s and The Great Gatsby. The black and gold art deco prints. I had recently ordered the MoYou London Time Traveller Back to the 20’s plate 05, which has some really pretty art deco images on it, so I had to try it out today.


It was quite a simple manicure to do. I started with two thin coats of Barry M Gold Foil Effects and then I stamped using Mundo de Uñas Black. I decided to do a stamping skittle, using five different images, one on each nail. I decided to go with images that had the same feel to them. All of these look at bit like clam shells or fans.


I really like black and gold together. It is a classic combination that is super easy to wear. I thought about adding gold glitter to the base, but decided it would be too busy with the stamping on top.


Bonus shot of my thumb nail. My nails are getting super long again, so I will probably trim them before next friday. The weird thing is that when they are naked they look so much longer than when I have polish on them. Remember to click by the other girls to see what they did for today.

I dag er temaet guld. Jeg tænkte med det samme på 1920’erne og art deco. Så jeg fandt min MoYou London Time Traveller Back to the 90’s 05 plade frem og stampede med den. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har lavet til i dag.