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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 #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

#WeekendOffNailArtChallenge – Day 23 Animals

Today’s theme is animals. I don’t know if a purple leopard with pink, white and holographic spots exists but wouldn’t that be awesome. I have had the glitter topper for a couple of months so it was time to use it.

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I started with two coats of Essie Coat Couture, a matte purple polish with blue shimmer. A really liked this polish but it was a tiny bit uneven at two coats so if I hadn’t added another polish on top, I would probably have done a third coat. The glitter topper is Different Dimension Feelin’ Spotty, which consists of tiny holographic glitter, small white hex glitter, small pink and holographic round glitters, medium-sized white, pink and holographic round glitter and finally white, pink and holographic leopard glitter.

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I applied a normal coat of the glitter and then dumped some out on a piece of paper where I then picked up the leopard glitter and placed them where I wanted. I also picked up some of the regular glitters and applied them in spots that needed a bit more using a dotting tool. I applied a coat of Gelous to create smooth finish and topped it with a coat of Seche Vite. Feelin’ Spotty is a super fun polish and the glitters sparkle in the sun.

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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#WeekendOffNailArtChallenge – Day 3 / Fancy Friday #101 – Matte

Today’s theme is matte. We are still doing Fancy Friday every friday, so the ladies that are not joining the challenge is still participating on friday. Todays theme is matte. I have a lot of flakie polishes and they look so cool mattified, so I found two I haven’t worn yet.

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I started with two coats of OPI Black Onyx and applied a coat of Nails Inc High Society to my index and ring finger and a coat of Finger Paints Twisted to my middle and pinky. I then mattified everything with a coat of OPI Matte Topcoat.

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I am really bad at using my OPI Matte Topcoat and I need to remember it more, especially when wearing glitters, because the look really good when mattified. I really love the Finger Paints flakie, unfortunately it was limited edition and only sold in Sally’s Beauty Supply in the US, but you might be lucky and find them on blogsales, but probably not that cheap.

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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Fancy Friday #77 – Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy friday. Today in honor of breast cancer awareness month we are doing pink manicures. Two years ago before I started on the challenge I wore pink manicures for the entire month of October.

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I was so happy with my leopard manicure from last week, that I decided to do the print again. Also a leopard is a really strong and fierce animal, something that all the ladies and men battling breast cancer or any other form of cancer is. I used two coats of Illamasqua Pink Raindrops for the base, China Glaze Put a Bow on It for the spots, and OPI Black Onyx for the outlines. On my index finger I used three coats of China Glaze Full Spectrum and a coat of OPI Pink Shatter from the Pink of Hearts collection from 2011. On my thumb and ring finger I used three coats of OPI More Than a Glimmer from the Pink of Hearts collection form last year.

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If you want to help in the battle against breast cancer a lot of nail polish and make up companies make specific pink products where a percentage of the sale goes to research. I know OPI, Essie, China Glaze and Orly usually does a pink collection for the month of October. Click on the blue blob to see how the other ladies have used pink polishes this friday.

I anledning af oktober måned og støt brysterne har vi i dag lavet pink manicure. Jeg elsker lyserød og så er det også en rigtig god sag vi støtter i hele oktober. Klik på den blå blob for at se hvordan de andre har brugt pink. 

Malle


Fancy Friday #66 – Duo

Today we are doing duo’s. As soon as I saw the theme I knew what I wanted to do. I had 3 shades of Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy duo polishes, I bought back in 2012 while on vacation in Florida that I hadn’t used yet.

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The creme polishes are extremely pigmented and covered almost with one coat. I could have left them like that, but out of habit I did two coats. I had a little bit of staining from the blue polish on my hands, but a little cuticle remover took care of that. I then painted a little of the flakes from the other end of the polish at the base of my nail. On my index and pinky I’m wearing Galactic, a dark blue creme and blue and purple flakes. On my middle I have Orbit on, a dark purple creme with purple and indigo flakes and finally on my ring I’m wearing Moondust, a black creme with green and yellow flakes.

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To mix things up a bit I applied OPI Matte Topcoat over the nails, to see how the flakes looked matte. The flakes pop more when the they are matte, and it’s easier to see the color shift. Even though the look is a little bit dark for summer, I enjoy a darker color on my nails before diving into the last month of official summer and bright colors. The iridescent flakes brightened the look up and it would be a really cool look for fall. Click on the blue blob as usual to see what the others thought about when thinking about duo.

Lige så snart jeg så at temaet var duo vidste jeg at jeg skulle finde mine Revlon Moon Candy duo lakker frem. Det blev ret fint, og det er ganske simpelt og hurtigt at lave. Klik på den blå blob som sædvanligt for at se hvad de andre har fundet på.

Malle


Fancy Friday #57 – Fashion

Hello and happy Friday. I’m on the very last days of my project work, we are handing in Monday at noon. Today we are inspired by fashion. We used the same theme back in October, click here to see what I did back then. Today I was inspired by my own closet, more specifically a blazer from H&M New Icons.

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It has on off white base, with blue/purple streaks and black streaks. The lapel is in dark blue faux leather and it also has piping details in the same blue faux leather.

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I started out with three coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff. After that dried I used the distressed nail art effect by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails. I started with Color Club Total Mystery, a blue/purple shimmer using the distressed technique. After that dried a little bit, I did the same with Nails Inc Serena, a black creme. I finished off with a coat of HK Girl top coat. On my ring finger I used two coats of Catrice How I Matt Your Mother, a dark purple, with a matte leather finish, to match the leather lapel.

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The nails turned out exactly like I imagined in my head, and they match the blazer perfectly. Click on the blue blob in the bottom, to see what fashion the other ladies was inspired by.

I dag er temaet mode. Vi havde samme tema tilbage i Oktober sidste år. Du kan klikke her for at se hvad jeg fandt på den gang. I dag blev jeg inspireret af en blazer fra H&M. Mine negle blev helt som jeg havde forestillet mig, og passer perfekt til blazeren. Klik på den blå blob for at se hvordan de andre har brugt mode i deres negle. 

Malle