torsdag den 31. maj 2012

Lounge Chair Flowers – Soul Sista week

 
 
The base color is 2 coats of Essence 03 Lounge Chair Affair, and it’s a tiny bit sheer in 2 coats. I sponged a band with Essence 01 Chilled Orange (both polishes are from the Soul Sista collection). They blend extremely well together – not very noticeable, but definitely creating a nice effect – a simple difference in shade. Then I painted the flowers, first I mixed acrylic colors, a turquoise with a touch of silver for the flower petals, the “strains” in the petals is painted with a leather brown color and the center with yellow and orange. I used a dotting tool for the dots.  Finally I top coated with Seche Vite.
Not my most well painted flowers, but they gave me a lounge chair under the palms vibe :) - you can see more flowers in the top menu!
Grundfarven er Essence 03 Lounge Chair Affair, og den ville være 100% heldækkende, hvis den fik et lag mere. Jeg duppede Essence 01 Chilled Orange (også fra Soul Sista kollektionen) hen over den, og jeg elsker den måde de flyder sammen, det er næsten ikke synligt, men alligevel er der en tydelig nuanceforskel. Derefter malede jeg blomsterne; jeg blandede ført en turkis med en smule sølv til kronbladene, og strengene i dem er malet med en læderbrun, mens midten er malet med gul og orange. Prikkerne er lavet med et dotting tool. Til slut lagde jeg Seche Vite som toplak.
Det er ikke mine flotteste blomster, men designet gav mig tanker om en liggestol under palmer :) - du kan se flere blomster ved at vælge fanebladet i topmenuen...

onsdag den 30. maj 2012

Hiding in Skittles - Artsy Wednesday

 
I guess it’s a sign that you are old, when you have to Google the word Skittles to learn what it is… :)
They are this week’s challenge in Artsy Wednesday, and I realized that they would fit right in to my “Hiding in X” series. I tried to find the polishes closest to the photos of Skittles that I found on the internet, and the green and the orange could have been closer, but I guess that means I do not have enough polishes – right???
I started out with painting my nails white with OPI Alpine snow, and then I dotted the Skittles with China Glaze: Turned Up Turquise (greenish) + Sunshine Pop (yellow) + Hey Sailor (red), Orly Orange Punch and Absolute Nails Precious. Finally I top coated.
It was a fun and bright mani to wear on a rainy day…
Check out what the other girls in Artsy Wednesday did in this weeks challenge
Michelle Lab Muffin,  Alanna Pretty Purple Polish, Holly Hooked, Tif Polished Genious, Lyndsey Nails by Ms. Lizard, Sofie Swååfie, Catrine Unnakednails, Melanie Nail & Polish, Jessica Beauty Gnome

Det er nok et tegn på, at man er gammel, når man er nødt til at Google ordet Skittles for at finde ud af hvad det er :) 
De er denne uges udfordring i Artsy Wednesday, og jeg tænkte hurtigt at de ville passe perfekt ind i min ”Hiding in x” camouflage serie. Jeg prøvede at finde de lakker, der var tættest på de billeder jeg havde fundet af Skittles, men den grønne og den orange kunne havde været bedre, men det er jo bare et tegn på, at jeg har for få neglelakker, ikke…?
Jeg startede med et lag OPI Alpine snow, og derefter dottede jeg Skittles med China Glaze: Turned Up Turquise (greenish) + Sunshine Pop (yellow) + Hey Sailor (red), Orly Orange Punch og Absolute Nails Precious. Til sidst lagde jeg toplak!
Det var et sjovt og farverigt design, som jeg lavede en grå og regnfuld dag…
 

tirsdag den 29. maj 2012

James’s Favorite Flowers – Soul Sista week

 
 
The base color is the chocolaty, kind of metallic/shimmery brown Essence 02 James’s Favorite Brown from the Soul Sista Collection, the first from the collection I’m showing with nail art. I sponged a little of the coral/salmon 03 Lounge Chair Affair from the same collection on top of it before I painted flowers in silver and gold acrylic color to “stay” in the metallic look. The top coat is Seche Vite.
Brown brings me right out of my comfort zone, but the flowers "helped" me  a little LOL 
Do you want more flowers - check out the flower page in the top menu!
Grundfarven er en chokolademetallic/shimmer ved navn 02 James’s Favorite Brown fra Soul Sista kollektionen, og den første fra kollektionen som jeg viser med nail art. Jeg duppede lidt af den koral/laksefarvede 03 Lounge Chair Affair fra kollektionen hen over den, før jeg malede blomster i sølv og guld med akrylfarve, for at forblive i metal looket. Toplakken er Seche Vite.
Brun sender mig altid lidt ud på dybt vand, men blomsterne hjalp mig da lidt :)
Vil du se flere blomster - check fanebladet i top menuen!

mandag den 28. maj 2012

Purple on purple one-stroke peek-a-boo flowers

 
 
 
The base color is P2 – 544 my place or yours? It’s a dark eggplant purple, in the bottle I thought it would be a little lighter and with more evident shimmer. I needed two coats, and it dries with a very shiny finish. It was so beautiful that I decided to keep my nail art simple. I took a plum colored acrylic color and mixed it with white until I found it suitable, and the I made peek-a-boo one-stroke flowers with the white in the center and for a little glam I added Stripe Rite purple glitter. The top coat is Seche Vite.
More flowers? - check out the "Freehand flowers" button in the top menu!
Grundfarven er P2 – 544 my place or yours? – en mørk auberginefarvet lilla, og I flaksen ser den ud til at være lysere og med mere tydeligt shimmer. Jeg lagde to lag og den tørrede med en skinnende finish. Den var så smuk, at jeg nøjedes med at lave en simpel nail art. Jeg tog en blommefarvet akrylfarve og blandede lidt hvid i indtil jeg syntes det var passende, og så malede jeg one-stroke blomster, der leger gemmeleg i kanten af neglene.
Vil du se flere blomster? - klik på fanebladet "Freehand flowers..." i top menuen!

søndag den 27. maj 2012

Giro d’Italia nails/manicure

 
 
My husband and I love to watch Giro d’Italia (and Tour de France) – and today is the last day of the Giro and 3 nerve wrecking weeks are over and the winner is found.
The color of the Giro is pink, and the tiny flag waving at the top of the TV screen shows the distance left to the finish line – and it’s not black and white – it’s of course PINK and black.
I started off with Essie Lovie Dovie as the base color, and the I freehanded the black squares – yeah, yeah, I know, far from perfect, but IRL you wouldn’t have noticed!
Anyhow I hope you like them anyway – I love a pink and black combo…
Her i huset elsker vi at se Giro d’Italia (og Tour de France) – og i dag er den sidste dag af 3 spændende uger, hvor vinderen findes.
Giroens farve er lyserød, og det lille flag der blafrer i øverste venstre hjørne af TV skærmen viser den tilbageværende distance til mål. Og det er ikke sort/hvidt – det er naturligvis lyserødt og sort.
Jeg startede med Essie lovie Dovie som grundfarven, og så malede jeg med frihånd de sorte tern – og ja, ja, jeg ved godt de ikke er perfekte, men i virkeligheden ville du ikke have lagt mærke til det!
Men jeg håber du synes om dem alligevel, jeg er vild med lyserød og sort sammen…

lørdag den 26. maj 2012

Swatch Saturday: 5 random P2 polishes + 1 Manhattan - swatches & review

544 My place or yours? - 532 Blue's Brothers - 030 Indigo Denim
544 My place or yours? - 532 Blue's Brothers - 030 Indigo Denim
544 My place or yours? - 532 Blue's Brothers - 030 Indigo Denim
544 My place or yours? is a gorgeous shimmery royal purple, 2 coats give full opacity. The same goes for the shimmery royal blue, 532 Blue's Brothers. 030 Indigo Denim dries quickly with a semi-matte finish, and it looks like denim. It's a true one coater - I love this polish!!

P2 040 Honolulu Juicer - P2 010 Maui Fizz - Manhattan 67N
P2 040 Honolulu Juicer - P2 010 Maui Fizz - Manhattan 67N
P2 040 Honolulu Juicer - P2 010 Maui Fizz - Manhattan 67N
The 2 P2's are from the Mission: Summer Look. The sunny-bronze-orange Honolulu Juicer gives opacity in 2-3 coats, but the pale coral/rose Maui Fizz needs 3-4 coats, but it also is good for layering over another color. They both have a rather metallic finish. 
The gorgeous purple from Manhattan is a cream polish without any other name than 67N. I can be used as a one coater, but then it dries pretty slow - but the color really makes me forget all of that :)


fredag den 25. maj 2012

Planks a lot for the flowers

 
 
The base color is OPI Planks a Lot, hence the silly name, and when it was dry, I marked the middle of the tip and freehanded a triangle in a green acrylic color and a thin striper and painted some random lines within the triangle.  Then I painted the flowers – again with acrylic color, and I top coated with Seche Vite.
Mores flowers? Click on the page in the pink line in the top menu...
Grundfarven er OPI Planks a Lot, og deraf opstod det skøre navn. Da den var tør markerede jeg midten af spidsen på neglen og med akrylfarve malede jeg med en tynd striper pensel linier så det dannede et V, og inden for trekanten I V’et malede jeg tilfældige grønne striber. Derefter malede jeg blomsterne, og toplakken er Seche Vite.
Vil du se flere blomster? Klik på fanebladet i den lyserøde linie it topmenuen...

YAAYYY 202 + Facebook gruppe på dansk

Dansk se længere nede!
This post has a part in Danish only - about a new Danish Facebook group...

I cried out loud: 202 readers this morning, this is soo cool, thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you, you make it so fun to blog, I love all your comments, and you inspire me to do more nail art and explore new fields (fields of flowers too LOL)...
The blog was born on October 22nd - and I never in my wildest dreams imagined how time consuming, but luckily also extremely fun it is!
So here we are 7 months, 277 blog posts and 3951 comments later, and I'm so thankful!!

Stay tuned for a new mani later today!
Click on the pages in the top menu to see more nail art...

Da jeg lukkede computeren op i morges havde jeg fået 202 læsere på bloggen - det er så fantastisk cool, tak af hele mit hjerte til hver og en af jer, I gør det sjovt at blogge, jeg elsker alle jeres kommentarer, og i inspirerer mig til at lave endnu mere nail art og udforske nye områder (også områder med blomster ;)...
Bloggen blev født den 22. oktober sidste år - og jeg havde ikke i mine vildeste drømme forestillet mig hvor tidskrævende, men heldigvis også ekstremt sjovt det er!
Så her er vi 7 måneder, 277 blog indlæg og 3951 kommentarer senere - og jeg er dybt taknemmelig!!

Og der er godt nyt til alle danske piger - der er kommet en helt ny Facebook gruppe, der hedder Negle Lir. Her kan du stille spørgsmål, købe og sælge, vise hvad du har kreeret og snakke med "lidelsesfæller"!
Klik på linket HER - meld dig på, og så er jeg sikker på at gruppens stifter, Lisa Thestrup nok skal godkende dig - vi ses :)

Kl. 15 er der som sædvanligt en ny gang nail art klar...
Brug fanerne øverst på siden for at se mere nail art!

torsdag den 24. maj 2012

Messy Mesmerize abstract mani

 
 
The base color is one coat of the very well pigmented, beautiful blue Essie Mesmerize, and then I chose 3 colors to sponge and dot on it: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Cocktail Bling and OPI Alpine Snow. It’s totally unpredictable and not at all planned – and it was fun and bright to wear – do you like it as abstract nail art – or is it just a total mess to you – be honest??
Grundfarven er et lag af den meget velpigmenterede og smukke Essie Mezmerize, og derefter valgte jeg 3 farver som jeg duppede på: Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Cocktail Bling og OPI Alpine Snow. Det er helt uforudsigeligt og uplanlagt – og det var sjovt at have denne mani på med dens klare farver. Kan du li’ den som abstrakt nail art – eller synes du bare det er en gang rod – vær ærlig??

onsdag den 23. maj 2012

Tiger Domo Kun Qee celebreity - Artsy Wednesday

 
 
He isn't biting me LOL - han bider mig ikke ;)
 
This week’s challenge is “Inspired by a celebrity manicure”, and to be honest, I have absolutely NO idea of who wears what LOL
But I do know that the celebrity on my blog is Strawberry Domo Kun Qee. So here you have another and until now less famous celebrity from my nail polish shelf: Tiger Domo Kun Qee…
The base color is Essence 01 Chilled Orange from the Soul Sista Coll., and I find it to be the perfect match for my tiger Domo Kun. His face and stripes, I painted with acrylic color, and I top coated with Seche vite.
Check out what the other girls in Artsy Wednesday did in this weeks challenge
Michelle at Lab Muffin,  Alanna at Pretty Purple Polish, Holly at Hooked, Tif at Polished Genious, Sofie from Swååfie, Catrine at Unnakednails, Melanie at Nail & Polish, Jessica at Beauty Gnome
This week Lyndsey isn't posting (Nails by Ms. Lizard,)
Denne uges udfordring er “Inspireret af en berømtheds manicure”, og for at sige det lige ud, så aner jeg ikke hvem der har hvad på ;)
Men jeg ved at berømtheden på min blog er Strawberry DomoKun Qee. Så her har i en anden og indtil nu knap så kendt berømthed fra min neglelakshylde: Tiger Domo Kun Qee…
Grundfarven er Essence 01 Chilled Orange fra Soul Sista Coll., og jeg synes den er det perfekte match for Domo Kuns farve. Hans ansigt og striberne har jeg malet med akryl farve, og toplakken er Seche Vite.

tirsdag den 22. maj 2012

Santa’s Little Polish Helper – first swap/nail mail ever – yayyy

Did you know that Santa has a polish helper, honestly he does…!
Her name is Lydia, and she even has a blog, Purple Castle, please visit it to see her nice and often very fun nail art!
She contacted me a while back, she and Santa wanted to make sure I had enough polishes – and I guess she thought I didn’t ;)
The more accurate version of this fairytale is that Lydia contacted me for a swap, and as it turned out, neither of us have done one before!
I told her about the insane price of polish here in Denmark (China Glaze is around $14, OPI around $22) and since we have no Danish brands, I didn’t feel it would be a fair nor interesting swap for her. But I told her that we were planning a vacation in Germany, and that I could pick up some Catrice, Essence, P2 and maybe something else too, and she liked the idea.
So the next chapter of this fun adventure and as an extra bonus a warm friendship – started with mail writing, likes/dislikes, wishes etc. And we ended up with a few wishes and voted for surprises for the rest.
Read more and see tons of photos below…
Vidste du at julemanden har en neglelaks hjælper, men det har han altså…!
Hendes navn er Lydia, og hun har endda en blog, PurpleCastle, som du bør besøge for at se hedes søde og ofte rigtigt morsomme nail art.
Hun kontaktede mig for nogen tid siden for at sikre, at jeg havde nok neglelak, og det syntes hun åbenbart ikke at jeg havde ;)
OK, den mere faktuelle version af dette eventyr er, at Lydia kontaktede mig med henblik på en swap, og det viste sig, at ingen af os havde prøvet det før!
Jeg fortalte om vores horrible neglelakspriser i Danmark, men nævnte at vi skulle på ferie i Tyskland, så jeg kunne finde Catrice, Essence, P2 og lidt andet til hende, og den ide var hun med på.
Sådan startede næste kapitel af dette sjove eventyr med et godt og varmt venskab som sidegevinst. En mailkorrespondance gik i gang, hvor vi fortalte hvilke farver og typer af finish vi kunne li’/ikke li’– og vi endte med kun at have få ønsker, og foretrak overraskelser for resten.
This is what 25 delightful nail polish parcels looks like - sådan ser 25 lækre neglelakgaver ud
And OHMG – when the mailman brought the little box, it was like HEAVEN!!!
Each polish was wrapped as a cute little parcel, and I was ashamed that I just used bubble wrap when I shipped LOL
Instead of ripping them open at once, I decided to prolong the excitement and unwrap only 5 or so pro hour, dwelling on and enjoying each of them, swatching them on swatch sticks right away to see the color out of the bottle. At one point I seriously pinched my arm, I HAD to be dreaming, this could NOT possibly be true – but it IS true.
Now little girls (and boys) – be honest, when you look at the photos, do you now believe that Santa actually has a Little Polish Helper???
Thank you Lydia, I honestly think this is THE best gift I have had for years!!!!
Og du godeste, da posten kom med den lille kasse, blev jeg teleporteret til HIMLEN!!!
Hver lak var pakket ind som den sødeste lille pakke, og jeg blev straks flov over, at jeg bare havde brugt bobleplast. da jeg sendte til Lydia :)
I stedet for at flå dem alle op, besluttede jeg at forlænge nydelsen og spændingen ved kun at åbne ca. 5 i timen. Så kunne jeg nyde dem, betragte dem og lægge dem på swatch sticks for at farven på en negl. På et tidspunkt måtte jeg knibe mig i armen, jeg MÅTTE drømme, det kunne UMULIGT være virkelighed – men det ER virkelighed!
Så små piger (og drenge) – vær ærlig, når i ser på billederne, tror du så nu på at julemanden faktisk har en neglelakshjælper???
Tusind tak Lydia, jeg tror helt ærligt det er den BEDSTE gave jeg har fået i årevis!!!
Finger Paints Beach Bound + To-Teally Hot, Color Club Lavendarling
Finger Paints Beach Bound + To-Teally Hot, Color Club Lavendarling
Jesse’s Girl Riff-Raff, Borghese Menta, NYC Mint Maracoon (dupe for Ch For Audrey)
Jesse’s Girl Riff-Raff, Borghese Menta, NYC Mint Maracoon (dupe for Ch For Audrey)
Revlon Impulsive + Mysterious, Hedy’s Ma.Nish.Ma Bolts of Blue + Electric Blue (last 2 dries matte)
Revlon Impulsive + Mysterious, Hedy’s Ma.Nish.Ma Bolts of Blue + Electric Blue (last 2 dries matte)
L'Oreal Stroke of Midnight + Boozy Bruch, Maybelline Coral Crush + Go Go Green
L'Oreal Stroke of Midnight + Boozy Bruch, Maybelline Coral Crush (dupe for Butter London Trout Pout) + Go Go Green
Wet n’ Wild Dreamy Poppy + Burgundy Frost + Sagreena The Teenage Witch, Colorphase (the top coat makes the color change)
Wet n’ Wild Dreamy Poppy + Burgundy Frost + Sagreena The Teenage Witch, Colorphase (the top coat makes the color change)
Sinful Colors Midnight Blue + Why Not + Fiji + Zeus
Sinful Colors Midnight Blue + Why Not + Fiji + Zeus
Sinful Colors Cinderella + Let’s Meet + Flutter + Unicorn
Sinful Colors Cinderella + Let’s Meet + Flutter (a tad more clear pink than OPI Pedal faster Suzi) + Unicorn
I look forward to showing all of these with nail art. The biggest blew-me-away instant love was much to my surprise Sinful Unicorn, what an absolutely lovely pale yellow! But need I say more – the rest are gorgeous, gorgeous colors all of them. I still have them on display and sigh ever time I look at them, and when I'm alone, I might even tell them how gorgeous they are LOL - did YOU talk to your polishes today...???
Thank you again Lydia for this fantastic fairytale!!
Jeg er frem til at vise alle disse lakker med nail art. Den største overraskelse, som totalt fejede benene væk under mig var til min store overraskelse Sinful Unicorn, sikke da en fuldstændigt fantastisk banan gul. Men behøver jeg sige mere – alle farver er jo helt fantastiske. Jeg har dem endnu stående på en kommode og sukker af fryd hver gang jeg kigger på dem. Og når jeg er alene fortæller jeg dem osse hvor smukke de er ;) - har DU snakket til dine lakker i dag...???
Tusind tak igen Lydia for dette fantastiske eventyr!!
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