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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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 



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 #89 – One color, three shades

Hello and happy friday. I hope you had a good week, considering the events in Paris. The idea for this manicure came from lacquerstyle.com. I loved the stripe gradient and decided to recreate it with some blue colors.


The base for this was three coats of Essie Bikini So Teeny, after letting that dry I placed tape on either side of the nail leaving a line in between. I then created a gradient with a England Tristam and Dancing with Nureyev. I sponged four coats on to make the colors vibrant and saturated.


I really liked this kind of gradient that didn’t take up the whole nail, I might have to experiment with different kinds of gradients. Also the cleanup process was quite easy since most of the skin around my nail was blocked by tape. Click on the blue blob to see what the other ladies did. I’m not lying when I say this isn’t the only gradient this friday.

I dag har vi temaet en farve, tre nuancer. Jeg var i tvivl om hvorvidt min farve skulle være lilla, blå eller grå, men min lillesøster valgte blå. Ideen til manicuren er fra Lacquerstyle, så credit går til hende 🙂 Klik på den blå blob for at se hvad de andre har fundet på i dag.


Fancy Friday #88 – New Years Eve Waterfall Nails

Happy new year. I hope you all made it safely into the new year. I had a fun low-key night in high heels and a very glittery dress (I left glitter everywhere I walked and sat). Today is the first friday of 2015, and we are showing off our new years eve nails. I went with a simple waterfall nail.


I used a total of 11 polishes for this look. The black nails have a base of two coats of OPI Black Onyx. The waterfall stripes are made with Sally Hansen Liquid Gold, Showgirl Chic and Celeb City, Kiko 232, OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse and Spark de Triomphe. For the silver accent nail I used Orly Mirrorball as the base and OPI Black Onyx, China Glaze Some Like it Haute, Wet n Wild Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night and Deborah Lippmann Twilight Tone.


The look like fireworks or glittering garland. They matched my dress perfectly. Sammy from the Nailasaurus is the maker behind the waterfall nail art, so I big thank you to her for inventing the technique, because I love it and have used it a couple of times the past year. Click on the blue blob to see what the other ladies had on their nails as we rang in the new year.

Godt nytår. Jeg håber at alle kom sikkert ind i det nye år. Det er den første fredag i 2015, så i dag viser vi vores nytårsnegle. Jeg lavede en simpel waterfall manicure, med sølv, guld og sort. Klik på den blå blob for at se hvad de andre havde på da vi ringede det nye år ind. 


Fancy Friday #84 – Inspired by christmas decorations

Happy friday, it’s officially december and we are getting closer and closer to christmas. I’m kind of freaking out since I have a lot to do before the 24th. I have already figured out how our christmas tree is going to be decorated so that is great. For today’s inspiration I looked in our many boxes of christmas decorations and found some of my favorite baubles. They are a pearly white with silver glitter details.


I started with three coats of Orly Au Champagne as my base. Then with a small detailing brush I painted swirls on my middle finger with OPI My Signature Is “DC”. With the same polish and brush I painted a snowflake and some dots on my ring finger. With a striper brush and the same silver polish I made stripes on my index and pinky nails. After letting it dry I went over the lines and dots with a small brush and a England Merlin to get the glitter effect. I finished off with a coat of Poshe.


I love snowflakes for winter and christmas manicures. I think they ended up looking a lot like the baubles and I can’t wait to decorate our christmas tree. The next two friday’s are also inspired by christmas. Click on the blue blob to see what christmas decorations the other ladies was inspired by.




I dag er vi inspireret af julepynt. Jeg stak hovedet i en kasse med julepynt og fandt nogle af mine yndlings julekugler. Mine negle blev rigtig fine og kom helt i julestemning. Klik på den blå blob for at se hvilken julepynt de andre er blevet inspireret af.


Fancy Friday #56 – Inspired by a famous person

Hello everybody and happy friday. I’m feeling like myself again and can eat normally. I still have the stitches, but they will be gone on their own in about a week or two. Today we are getting inspired by celebrities. I have seen that some of the others have been inspired by clothing worn by a celebrity, but I decided to recreate nail art worn by a famous person.










I chose this manicure by Zooey Deschanel from New Girl, because it looked really cool, easy to do and spring like. This picture is from her Instagram account, and she wears a lot of nail art.


I didn’t go for the colors that were the closest because I wanted to use some of my untried polishes. The four colors I ended up using were all untried until now. I started out with three coats of Kiko Golden Tiffany, a mint with golden shimmer. I then did two lines crossing in the center of the nail with Rimmel Blueberry Whizz, a blue shimmer texture from the Sweetie Crush collection and a striper brush. Using the same brush I added a diagonal line with Finger Paint Sexy Sundress, a bright acid green and a small straight line. I did the gold stripes following the line of the blue with Gosh Frosted Gold. I finished up with a coat of HK Girl top coat.

The look was easy to do. You can change the colors, make the lines smaller or wider or use different finishes for a different look. Click on the blue blob to see what the other ladies have inspired by, I know a couple was inspired by Katy Perry, but their looks are totally different, which is so fun.

Hej og god fredag. I dag er vi blevet inspireret af kendte. Jeg valgte Zooey Deschanel fra New Girl og en manicure hun har haft på. Looket blev rigtig fint og forårsagtigt, og det kan varieres i det uendelige med forskellige farver og typer af lakker. Klik på den blå blob for at se hvad de andre er blevet inspireret af 🙂