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Fancy Friday #146 – Inspired by my family

Happy friday. I feel like spring is almost here. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are slowly rising and the sun is out. This translated into my color choices for today. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for today, but an idea of using my family’s favorites colors hit me.

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My sisters favorite color is pink, so I used that color on my index and pinky. I used two coats of H&M Marsala Chai, it is a little bit more pink in the bottle. I topped it with a coat of INM Northern Lights. My favorite color is purple, so I used three coats of Essence A Whisper of Spring on my thumb and middle finger. I topped it with MoYou London White Knight and the MoYou London Pro XL 06 plate. My mom and dad’s favorite color is blue, so I used two coats of Julie G Blueberry Fizz on my ring finger.

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It feels really good to have some lighter spring colors on my nails, after the long fall and winter. The stamp is my favorite one from MoYou London, but I actually let my sister pick the stamp today.

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The purple polish has a really pretty pink shimmer running through it, and the brush on the Essence polishes are really nice and wide. The H&M polish had amazing opacity, and was nearly opaque in one coat. If you have not tried the new H&M polishes I highly recommend checking them out. The other two I have tried unto now, have worn really well. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they did for today.

I dag er temaet inspireret af din famile. Jeg valgte at bruge min families yndlingsfarver. Min mor og far har den samme nemlig blå, mens min lillesøsters er lyserød og min er lilla. Heldigvis passede de godt sammen. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på.

Malle

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.

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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.

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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”

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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.

Malle

Fancy Friday #136 – Elfs

Happy friday and happy december. All of the Fancy Friday post in December will have a christmas theme. The first theme is elfs, and I immediately thought of the christmas movie Elf, so that became my inspiration for today.

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I started out with two coats of China Glaze Take A Hike on my index and pinky, and two coats of Zoya Chita on my thumb and middle nails. On my ring finger I started with two coats of Wet n Wild French White Creme, before doing the rest of the nail art with acrylic paint. I began with the yellow stockings, before finishing off the black elf shoes and the green jacket.

You only get one photo today, because the early nightfall is starting the bug me, so most of the photos came out a little blurry. I really hate the it starts getting dark so early, but soon it is changing again and getting lighter. Remember to click by the other ladies to see what they came up with for today.

Malle

Fancy Friday #130 – Texture gradient

Happy friday. Todays theme is texture gradient. The last time I did a texture gradient was back in April for the challenge. I looked through my untried texture polishes and found two that became my inspiration for todays nail art.

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I started with three coats of OPI Diva of Geneva on my thumb, index and pinky nails, and two coats of the same polish on my middle and ring finger, just to have a base for the gradient. After letting that dry I applied liquid latex around my nails to protect my skin from the gradient. I used Kiko 454 Wine and Kiko 645 Burgundy for the gradient and sponged it on three times.

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I looked through my stamping plates and found MoYou London Fashionista 07. I stamped using Barry M Gold Foil and my MoYou London Sticky XL Stamper. I didn’t quite get it centered on the nails, but I’m still working out how to stamp precisely on the nails. I left my pinky blank to create a skittlette. It really reminds me of fall and turning leaves. I love burgundy purples for fall. Click by the link in the bottom to see what the other ladies have come up with.

 

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I dag er temaet tekstur gradient. Jeg lod mine to gradient farve inspirerer resten af nail arten. Det minder mig virkelig om bladende der skrifter farve. Husk at klikke forbi de andre for at se hvad de har fundet på. 

Malle

#WeekendOffNailArtChallenge – 27 Dragmarble

We are entering into the last four days of the challenge. Today’s theme is dragmarble. I’m not entirely happy about today’s outcome. I think my inspiration photo was much better and of course after doing the nails I had a ton of other ideas. Typical 🙂

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I was inspired by a manicure by Simple Little Pleasures on YouTube. She did a fiery manicure inspired by Hunger Games. I first applied a thinner coat of OPI Alpine Snow and then did a thicker coat on nail at a time. I then dragged a toothpick with polish on through the wet polish with a light hand. I used OPI Jinx, Gosh Frosted Gold and Zoya Chyna.

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I don’t know what it is with me and applying wet polish to wet polish, it looks so cool and simple when other people do it, but when I do it, it turns out so differently. I might try out some of my other ideas another time. My family all think my nails looked really cool, so it might just be me.

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 10 / Fancy Friday #102 – Orange

Today’s theme is orange. I long time ago, a theme in Fancy Friday was sideway french – click here to see that. I still love that manicure. To not just do a plain swatch I decided to do a sideway french dotted manicure with orange shades.

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I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. I then added dots using two different sized dotting tools, even though the almost turned out the same size on the nail. I used OPI Toucan Do It If You Try, China Glaze Sun of a Peach, Kiko Apricot and Models Own Copper Pot to get a little sparkle.

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I really liked how the sideway french dots looked. It was super easy to do, and a twist on the more classic dotted french tip. I’m not a huge fan of orange, but a little orange on a white base was quite nice.

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 2 Texture

Today’s theme is texture. I love texture polishes and decided to try something new with them. A texture gradient. I have seen so many pretty ones on different blogs that I decided to try it out myself.

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I used two coats of OPI Alpine Snow as the base and then added liquid latex around the nail to help with the cleanup. The blue is Sally Hansen Sugar Cloud and the purple is Rimmel Violet Swizzle. I sponged on four coats, to get it as opaque as possible and blended right. The remaining texture bits was pretty easy to cleanup with some acetone and hand washing.

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I didn’t top coat to keep the texture effect. This totally reminds me of either a really pretty summery slushice or a sunset. I will definitely try this type of gradient again, and with the liquid latex, cleanup is a breeze.

Everybody can participate just use the hashtag #WeekendOffNailArtChallenge on social media like Instagram or add your link to 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 🙂

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 🙂

Malle

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