Check out my freehand nail art in the folders/pages above this line :) - Se min frihånds nail art i fanebladene over denne linie :)



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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…

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.

onsdag den 16. maj 2012

A twist on newsprint - newspaper nails - avis negle - Artsy Wednesday

 
 
 
Dansk, se længere nede.
Since I already did a tutorial on how to do newspaper – or newsprint nails, I decided to do ripped, folded and partially stuck newspaper, when I saw the title of this week’s challenge in Artsy Wednesday: Newsprint!
The base color is Catrice 020 Cotton Candy At Eiffel Tower (a sheer and shiny nude), I wanted a not really white. For the print I let the newspaper soak a longer time than in my tutorial – click HERE, I ripped and folded the pieces a bit, I rolled them for a longer time and left them sitting on the nail until some of the paper stuck to the nail before I carefully removed the rest. When dry I placed tiny flowers (painted in acrylic color) on the newspaper, like someone was working with flowers on newspaper…
Finally I top coated with Seche Vite – and later with Essie Matte About You, but I don’t really know which version I prefer… 
What is your favorite - glossy or matte?
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, Lyndsey at Nails by Ms. Lizard, Sofie from Swååfie, Catrine from Unnakednails, Jessica at Beauty Gnome 
This week Melanie at Nail & Polish, didn't have the time, but she'll be back next week!
Da jeg allerede har lavet en vejledning i avispapir negle/avistryk negle, besluttede jeg at rive, folde og lade avispapiret delvist sidde fast, da denne uges udfordring var Newsprint i Artsy Wednesday!
Grundfarven er 020 Cotton Candy At Eiffel Tower (en ret gennemsigtig og skinnende nude), for jeg ville have en farve, der ikke var helt hvid. Jeg lod avispapirstykkerne ligge i blød i længere tid end i min vejledning – se den HER, jeg rev  dem lidt i stykker og bukkede dem, jeg rullede dem lidt længere tid og lod dem sidde lidt på neglene indtil det øverste lag sad fast. Derefter fjernede jeg forsigtigt resten. Da det var tørt malede jeg blomsterne med akrylfarve, for at give indtryk af, at nogen var ved at arbejde med blomster på avispapir…
Først brugte jeg Seche Vite toplak, men så blev jeg enig med mig selv om også at prøve en mat finish, så jeg lagde Essie Matte About You ovenpå.
Jeg ved ikke rigtigt hvilken version, jeg bedst kan li’ – hvad synes du??

onsdag den 9. maj 2012

Fun warning: Edible nails, spiselige negle - Artsy Wednesday

I'm probably going to be disqualified this week - but I had so much fun playing with food LOL - I would however NOT recommend this mani IRL...
Jeg bliver sikkert diskvalificeret denne uge - men det var så skægt at lege med maden ;), men jeg vil helt klar ikke anbefale "designet" til brug i virkeligheden...
 
 
Dansk, se længere nede.
When I saw that this week’s challenge in Artsy Wednesday was candy/sweets, I had quite different plans about painting chocolate cake dripping with ice and melting chocolate. But then I was shopping, and saw a set with 4 different kinds of sprinkles, and I knew I had to do edible nails LOL
I put top coat on, and dipped my nails, one at the time. Corrected and then I put a bit more top coat on and more sprinkles.
Yes, a totally weird and crazy mani, I know, but as I said, I had so much fun playing with food ;)
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, Lyndsey at Nails by Ms. Lizard, Sofie from Swååfie, Catrine from Unnakednails, Melanie at Nail & Polish, Jessica at Beauty Gnome
Da jeg så at denne uges udfordring i Artsy Wednesday var slik, havde jeg helt andre planer om at male chokoladekage med is og smeltende chokolade på neglene. Men ved købmanden så jeg et glas med 4 forskellige slags krymmel, og så var jeg nødt til at lave spiselige negle;)
Jeg lagde en toplak på en negl ad gangen og dyppede den i krymmel, rettede det lidt til, hvorefter jeg lagde lidt mere toplak i midten og dyppede igen. 
Ja, jeg ved godt det er fuldstændigt skørt, men som sagt var det super sjovt at lege med maden ;)

mandag den 6. februar 2012

Army greens combo camouflage mix – army kamuflage mix

This unplugged (see explanation/se forklaring HERE) series include/denne unplugged serie inkluderer: Unplugged Zoya Dree, Unplugged China Glaze Westside Warrior, Unplugged Essie Sew Psyched, Unplugged H&M Hunt Me Down, Unplugged H&M Wanna Pepperoni and an army green combo camouflage mix.
Click on the photos to see more details - klik på fotos for at se flere detajler.


Right hand/højre hånd.
The matte version - den matte version

Dansk, se længere nede.
To finish this army green series of unplugged nail art, I decided to mix them all, to make a camouflage pattern – a “now I’m here, now I’m not” look :) I admit, it’s not really a true unplugged. I started off with 2 coats of China Glaze Westside Warrior, and when dry, I used a dotting tool and added randomly (1 color at a time) Zoya Dree, Essie Sew Psyched, H&M Hunt Me Down, H&M Wanna Pepperoni and as the new kid on the block also Essie Licorice. Finally I added Seche Vite top coat.
On the last photo I used Essie Matte about you for at matte finish.
Yes, I’m definitely ready to go hunting now LOL
Som afslutning på min armygrønne serie af unplugged nail art, besluttede jeg at mikse alle farver I et kamuflagemønster – et “nu er jeg her – nu er jeg ikke” look :) Jeg indrømmer, at det ikke er ægte unplugged.
Grundfarven er 2 lag China Glaze Westside Warrior, og da lakken var tør, brugte jeg et dotting tool og lavede tilfældige pletter (en farve ad gangen) med Zoya Dree, Essie Sew Psyched, H&M Hunt Me Down, H&M Wanna Pepperoni og som ny i selskabet også Essie Licorice. Toplakken er Seche Vite, men på det sidste billede har jeg brugt Essie Matte about you for at skabe et mat look!
Jo, nu er jeg helt klart parat til at gå på jagt, når sæsonen ellers starter igen ;)

søndag den 1. januar 2012

The Christmas Story: A dream of New Year in the big city, day 18 - Jule historien: En drøm om nytårsaften i storbyen, dag 18







The little mouse used to live in the big city, but by accident she ended up in the little cottage in the woods by the nice family, and she did not miss the city one bit. But she remembered what it looked like on New Year’s eve, and in her dream, she relived the sight of the skyscrapers and the fireworks.
This was the last part of the little mouse’s Christmas story, and if you want her to tell more during this year, she might want to do so…
Den lille mus havde tidligere boet i den store by, men ved et tilfælde endte hun i den lille hytte ude i skoven hos den søde familie, og hun savnede ikke byen så meget som et sekund. Men hun huskede hvor flot storbyen var nytårsaften, og i drømme genoplevede hun synet af skyskraberne og fyrværkeriet.
Dette var den sidste del af julehistorien fortalt af den lille mus, og hvis du gerne vil have hende til at fortælle mere i løbet af året, er hun måske villig til det…

These pretty hands and nails belong to my ”bonus” daughter Anne, who would wear black, silver and purple on New Year’s Eve. So she wanted me to give her a mani, and I decided to go for the big city, inspired by Robin Moses in this tutorial and I changed it a bit. The black nails are 2 coats of Essie Licorice and the silver nails are China Glaze Icicle, the rest are acrylic colors. In the fireworks I placed small purple hexagon glitters, but it’s difficult to see them on these photos. On her pinkies I used clear polish to make the purple glitter dust stick. I received it the day before, and tried for the first time. It will be easier, when I get the special glue, that dries slower. On top is Seche Vite dry fast top coat.
Disse smukke negle tilhører min “bonus” datter Anne, der nytårsaften skulle have en sort og sølgvfarvet kjole på og en violet hat. Hun ville gerne have nytårsnegle, og det syntes jeg jo var herligt. Jeg endte op med at tage udgangspunkt i Robin Moses videovejledning, men ændrede designet efter behov og smag. De sorte negle er 2 lag Essie Licorice, og de sølvfarvede er China Glaze Icicle, resten er acrylfarver. Jeg har sat violette hexagon glitter i toppen af fyrværkeriet, men de er ikke lette at se på billederne. På lillefingrene har jeg brug klar lak til at få det violette glitterstøv til at sidde fast. Jeg fik glitterstøvet dagen før, så det var første forsøg. Det bliver lettere, når jeg får den lidt langsommere tørrende lim, som jeg har bestilt. Top coat er Seche Vite. 
PS: Læg mærke til, at jeg nu har tilføjet en fane "neglelakker til salg", hvis du kigger på fanebladene øverst på siden...

lørdag den 31. december 2011

The Christmas Story: New Years Eve in the wood, day 17 - Jule historien: Nytårsaften I skoven, dag 17




 Left hand  daylight - venstre hånd udendørs
Rest right ditto - resten højre hånd ditto

It was New Year’s Eve, and the family had had a wonderful evening. At midnight they went outside, and enjoyed the fireworks, that lit the sky outside the wood. Even if the children would have liked to have some themselves, everyone agreed, that they would not scare the animals living in the wood. The little mouse was happy about that, because she used to live in the big city, and knew how frightening fireworks were. When she fell asleep, she started dreaming – you can see what she dreamt in tomorrow’s part, the last part of the Christmas Story told by the little mouse…
Det var nytårsaften, og familien havde haft en skøn aften. Ved midnatstide gik de alle sammen ud for at nyde raketterne, der blev skudt af udenfor skoven. Selvom børnene gere ville have haft nogen selv, var de dog alle enige om, at de ikke ville skræmme skovens dyr med raketter og fyrværkeri. Den lille mus syntes, at det var dejligt, for hun havde selv boet i storbyen, og vidste hvor skræmmende fyrværkeri var. Da hun faldt i søvn, begyndte hun at drømme – og du kan i morgen læse, hvad hun drømte. Morgenens del, bliver den sidste del af julehistorien fortalt af den lille mus…

Over my base coat I applied 2 coats of China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve, concentrating on full layers towards the cuticles and thinner and/or absent layers towards the tip. Then I added an uneven coat (no where near a french tip) of China Glaze Awaken (gunmetal grey) on the tips. When dry I sponged on Essie Licorice in the area in between, you can see the steps below. My goal was to create the same colors as in a forest after dark and with snow on the ground, that’s why I used a gradient of these colors, and I’m pretty happy with the result. The midnight dark trees, the snow on the ground, stars on the sky and a few distant fireworks are painted with a fine brush and acrylic colors. Top coat is Seche Vite.
Over base coaten lagde jeg to lag China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve, og jeg koncentrerede mig om at få to “fulde” lag op mod neglebåndene, mens det var knap så vigtigt at negle spidserne var dækkede. Derefter påførte jeg et ujævnt lag på spidserne, det må endelig ikke være en fin jævn fransk manicure tip. Da det var tørt duppede jeg med Essie Licorice i området mellem, overlappende. Du kan se trinnene længere nede. Mit mål var at skabe de samme farver, som der er om natten i en sneklædt skov, derfor graduerede jeg netop disse farver, og jeg er godt tilfreds med resultatet. De midnatsmørke træer, sneen på jorden og himlen med stjerner og et par fjerne raketterer malet med en lille, fin pensel og acrylfarver. Top coaten er Seche Vite.


fredag den 30. december 2011

The Christmas Story: Icicles in sun, day 16 - Jule historien: Istapper i solskin, dag 16




After some wonderful, cozy days of Christmas with snow, it was a beautiful, sunny day with a blue sky. The snow was melting from the roof creating icicles on front of the windows. The little mice thought it was SO pretty, she sat on her favorite spot in a window and looked out…
To be continued...
Efter nogle dejlige juledage med sne, kom en smuk, solrig dag med blå himmel. Sneen smeltede fra taget og dannede istapper foran vinduerne. Den lille mus syntes det var SÅ smukt, hun sad længe på sin favoritplads i vinduet og kiggede ud…
Fortsættes...
I used 2 coats of China Glaze Bahamian Escape and for the icicles I used China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara. In retrospect I would have started made the icicles with China Glaze Icicle and added Lorelei’s Tiara on top, I think the result would have been better. The sun is painted with acrylic colors. On Top is Seche Vite.
Jeg brugte 2 lag China Glaze Bahamian Escape som grundfarve, og istapperne malede jeg med et dotting redskab og China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara. Set i bagklogskabens klare lys, tror jeg resultatet var blevet bedre, hvis jeg først havde malet istapperne med China Glaze Icicle og derefter toppet med Lorelei’s Tiara. Solen malede jeg med akryl farve. Jeg brugte Seche Vite som Top coat.

søndag den 25. december 2011

The Christmas Story: Santa and the chimney, day 15 - Jule historien: Julemanden og skorstenen, dag 15



The mystery of why Santa in some countries knock on the door on the evening of the 24th,  like in Denmark, where the little mouse lives, and in some countries come down the chimney during the night filled a lot in the little mouse’s mind. So when she fell asleep she dreamed that she was looking at a fireplace, and then suddenly she heard a noise. It was Santa who had fallen with his head first down the chimney, but he was not injured, he laughed and had a little dust in his white beard and on his face, and his sack filled with presents, was OK too. She woke because she laughed loudly :)
To be continued on December 30th, in the meantime I’ll show you 4 of the colors from China Glaze’s Eye candy collection.
Mysteriet om hvorfor julemaden bankede på døren og kom med gaver juleaften i nogle lande, som i Danmark, hvor den lille mus bor, og i nogle lande kommer ned igennem skorsten i løbet af natten i andre lande, fyldte meget i den lille mus’s tanker. Så om natten drømte hun, at hun kiggede på en pejs, og pludselig hørte hun en lyd. Det var julemanden der var snublet på taget og nu var på vej ned gennem skorstenen med hovedet først. Men han slog sig heldigvis ikke, han lo højt og havde fået lidt sod og støv i sit hvide skæg samt på ansigtet, og sækken med julegaver var også uskadt. Hun vågnede ved at hun kluklo :)
Fortsættes den 30. december, men i mellemtiden vil jeg vise jer nogle af lakkerne fra China Glaze Eye candy collection.

Base color is China Glaze Icicle on all fingers except the middle finger, that is China Glaze Little Drummer Boy. The motifs are freehanded with acrylic colors.
Grundfarven er China Glaze Icicle på alle finger på nær langemand, der er China Glaze Little Drummer Boy. Motiverne har jeg malet med acryl farver.

lørdag den 24. december 2011

The Christmas Story: It’s Christmas!!! day 14 - Jule historien: Det er JUL!!! dag 14


It definitely was Christmas, and it was snowing! The tree was brought inside and the entire family helped each other decorating it. By the little mouse’s entrance the children placed a tiny little golden bell with a beautiful red bow. In the doorway father hung a twig of mistletoe with white berries, and the little mouse giggled when she saw him kissing Mom. In the evening Santa would knock on the door and bring the presents. The little mouse wondered why he in some countries came during the night, and went down the chimney. But then she thought to herself, that maybe he could not manage to visit all homes during the evening, and later the doors were locked, so that’s why he went down the chimney, if only she could ask him…
To be continued tomorrow…
Nu var det helt klart jul, og det sneede derude! Juletræet kom ind og hele familien hjalp hinanden med at pynte det. Ved musehullet hang børnene en lille bitte, gylden klokke med en smuk rød sløjfe op, og far hængte en mistelten op i døråbningen. Den lille mus fnisede da hun så ham kysse mor. Om aftenen ville julemanden banke på døren og komme medgaverne. Den lille mus spekulerede på, hvorfor han i nogle lande først kom midt om natten og gik ned gennem skorstenen. Men så tænkte hun, at han jo nok ikke kunne nå alle hjem om aftenen, og at senere var dørene låst, så derfor var han nødt til at gå ned gennem skorstenen, bare hun kunne spørge ham, når han kom…
Fortsættes i morgen…

The base color is China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve, except on my left thumb, where it’s China Glaze Ring in the Red, since my husband didn’t want me to remove the Christmas Rose on it (part 12) LOL. Left hand index: a stamping went wrong (Red Angel plate RA110) and corrected with acrylic color. Middle f. Christmas tree, freehand with acrylics, ring f. RA121 plate for the bow, filled ind with gold and the mistletoe painted in acrylics. Pinkie snow in OPI Alpine Snow and stars in acrylics. Right hand tumb Bundle Monster (BM) plate BM121 + stars in acrylics, index BM121 in white filled in with acrylics, middle BM214 + red filled in with acrylics, ring BM205 and filled in with acrylics, pinkie BM14 + stars in acrylics.
Grundfarven er China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve, pånær på min venstre tommel, hvor det er China Glaze Ring in the Red, for min mand nedlagde “forbud” mod at fjerne julerosen :). Venstre hånd: pegefinger, en stamping der fejlede (Red Angel plade RA110), korrigeret med acryl farve, langemand: juletræ frihånd acryl farve, ringf. RA121 til sløjfen fyldt ud med guld i acryl ligesom misteltenen er frihånd i acryl. Lillefinger sne med OPI Alpine Snow og stjerner i arylfarve. Højre hånd tommel: Bundle Monster (BM) plade BM121 + stjerner i acryl, pegef. BM121 i hvid fyldt ud med acrylfarve, langemand BM214 + rød fyldt ud med acrylfarve, ringf BM205 fyldt ud med acrylfarve, lillefinger BM14 + stjerner med acrylfarve.

fredag den 23. december 2011

The Christmas Story: Gift wrapping, day 13 - Jule historien: Gave indpakning, dag 13





China Glaze Midnight Kiss + Luxeffect Shine of the times from Essie.

Dansk, se længere nede
When the children were asleep, the parents started wrapping gifts for them, and the little mouse now knew that Christmas was very close. You see, mice do not have calendars, they follow nature and what goes on in the houses, they live in, and so they know. And the little mouse thought to herself: I wonder if it’s Christmas tomorrow???
To be continued...
Da alle børn sov, begyndte forældrene at pakke gaver ind, og den lille mus vidste nu med sikkerhed, at julen var meget nær. Mus har nemlig ikke en kalender, de følger årstiden i naturen og i husene, hvor de bor, og sådan ved de, hvornår det er. Og den lille mus tænkte, er det mon jul i morgen???
Fortsættes...

The base color is 1 coat of China Glaze Midnight Kiss layred with 1 coat of Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times. The ribbons I painted with acrylic colors. Top coat is Seche Vite.
Grundfarven et 1 lag China Glaze Midnight Kiss hvorpå jeg lagde 1 lag Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times. Båndende malede jeg med en fin pensel og acryl farver. Top coaten er Seche Vite.
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