Monday, December 10, 2012

Essie - Leading Lady

Hey! Today I have a really girly, glittery, Christmasy polish to show you. So all you girly girls need this! It's Essie's Leading Lady.

Leading Lady is a red glitter in a darker red jelly base. The glitters are quite small though. It applies like a dream, opaque in 2 coats. It looks so beautiful in both shade and sunlight. It just has so much dimension and depth. Sadly I didn't get many chances to admire it in sunlight, because of the bad weather. 




Sorry, I couldn't get a picture in direct sunlight. It's really cloudy and dark, where I live, so finding direct sunlight ain't easy. There was a tiny bit of sunshine, though..

Xoxo, Anne

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dotted Asymmetrical Nails

Merry Christmas everyone! It's snowing on my blog! Nice, huh? So, yesterday I found out that I actually had pictures of an old manicure I did this summer. So I thought I would share it with you. 

For the base color is used Sally Hansen's Celeb City. For the dots and the blue half I used OPI's Dating A Royal.

 Shade
Sunlight

Xoxo, Anne


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

OPI - Russian Navy

Hey guys! I'm so busy this week with work and school so I'll just do swatches. Today I'm wearing OPI's Russian Navy and to be honest I'm not really a fan, but I know that a lot of people love it. This polish was the first OPI, I ever bought. It looks so pretty in the bottle, but once you get it on your nails, it's just like..... Boring. At least I think so. It looks kinda interesting in strong, direct sunlight, but it's kinda hard to find strong, direct sunlight, when it's rainy and only 42 degrees! 

Russian Navy is a purplish blue polish with red and turquoise shimmer. I find it a little hard to apply. The formula is a bit runny and hard to apply evenly. It might just be my bottle, I don't know. I used two thick coats to get it fully opaque.



These pictures are with flash, so you can see the pretty shimmer, cause like I said, I couldn't find direct sunlight.

Xoxo, Anne

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First Fishtail Braid Nails

Howdy polish addicts! Today I made... Drumroll, please.... Fishtail braid nails! I think they look so cute and creative and winterish. And they are so easy to do. Mine aren't perfect, but as the headline says it's my first time trying :)

The base is Sally Hansen's Celeb City. The brown color is Essie's Merino Cool and the blue is China Glaze's Kinetic Candy.



Sorry for the dark picture, but I is so dark outside, though it's only mid-afternoon.

Xoxo, Anne

Monday, November 12, 2012

Essie - Merino Cool

Heeey gal! Soooo, today I have an awesome polish to show you! Merino Cool! I LOVE IT! Everytime I look at it, I'm like "FALL!"It just so.... Fall :) And it goes perfectly with that little brown dress. + Brown's the new black, right, RIGHT? No? Ok, but it's still a nice color.

Merino Cool is an mulberry purplish, greyish brown. It looks very different on different skin tones and in different kinds of lighting. I'm pretty sure it's a dupe for Sally Hansen's Commander In Chic and Sephora by OPI's Metro Chic, but I'm not sure cause I don't own any of those two. Merino Cool applies nicely and is opaque in two thin coats.

 Shade

 Direct sunlight + pretty fall leaf :)

Flash

Xoxo, Anne

Friday, November 9, 2012

First Glitter Sandwich

Hey there! I didn't really know what to do with my nails today, so I decides to go simple a mix three of my favorite things: Nail polish, glitter and food! Ten points to you, if you also have those three things on your favorite list! :) So this is my very glitter sandwich. Like ever. I didn't really know, what color to use, but after staring at my still growing nail polish collection I finally decided.

For my base color I used 2 coats of Essie Turquoise & Caicos. It's pretty and exotic looking aqua greenish blue.

Then for the glitter, I used one coat of Essie A Cut Above. I nice pink glitter.

And then I applied one thin coat of Essie Turquoise & Caicos. 




Xoxo, Anne

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pink Wednesday ft. Essie

Hey there all my girly girls! Today is Pink Wednesday! You know. Like in Mean Girls. Get it? Ok, super! :) Today I haven't been feeling so well, so I stayed home from school, but that didn't keep me away from rockin' these glittery girls! I have just been loving glitter lately and Essie's A Cut Above is no exception! 

For base color i used Essie Cute As A Button. It's a really nice creamy reddish pink. It's fully opaque in two coats. Yay! I hate applying three coat. 

Then for the glitter gradient I used Essie A Cut Above. Though it's not ultra super duper extra unique, it's still a very nice pink hexagon glitter polish. I used three coats.

For the writing on my thumb I used Essie Blanc and a cheap detail brush like the ones small children use for watercolor paintings. This is not perfect AT ALL, but it's the the first time I've really tried writing on my nails.






Sorry, the photos have been kinda dead looking these last couple of days, but the weather has been dark and rainy for quite some time :( Hope it will get better soon.

Xoxo, Anne

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OPI - Servin' Up Sparkle

Howdy guys! I hate Tuesdays. I have PE every Tuesday and I hate that. I always trip and fall or break a nail or something :( So, when I got home today, I was tired and I didn't want to spend a lot of time on doing my nails. I just renewed them with some glitter and some stamping! Easy peasy! 

Servin' Up Sparkle is a layering holographic/silver glitter. It has tiny round glitters and large hexagon glitters. This is so eye catching, colorful and sparkly, that my camera just freaked out and refused to take a single decent picture. But I tried.





Is it just me or does the stamping look like a tattoo? For this look I used two coats of Sally Hansen Celeb City and five coats og the Servin' Up Sparkle.

Xoxo, Anne


Monday, November 5, 2012

Sally Hansen - Celeb City

Evening my fellow nail polish addicts! Today I have a fabulous polish to show you! Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear in Celeb City! Gosh, why give that part of the brand such a long name? Why not just Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear? Hmpf... Anyway, this polish is gorgeous and very eye catching. I wore it to school today and got a ton of compliments.


Celeb City is a beautiful, but also a very ordinary and easy to find, silver polish. It has rather large silver shimmers. I applies like a dream and is fully opaque i two thin coats + it dries quickly.
Shade

Sunlight

Xoxo, Anne

Monday, October 22, 2012

Essie Lapis Of Luxury (+ Pure Pearlfection)

Last week I bought 2 new nail polish and I'm in looooove! I'm actually on a "no-buy" this month, but in my world "no-buy" and "buying-5-polishes-a-month" is practically the same, so...! I was surfing on the internet, looking for nail polish wishes for Christmas, when I saw Essie's Pure Pearlfection swatched over Essie's Lapis Of Luxury. It looked so cool! I reminded me of the sky on a snowy winter day and I knew that I had to get them both. So here they are!

Lapis Of Luxury is a gorgeous light blue creme. It's not a vibrant blue, it's more on the dusty side. Almost like a summer sky blue. The formula is like a dream! Oh my gosh, so perfect. Essie's formulas are usually on the thinner side, but this was just right. And... It was a one-coater! How great is that!?

Pure Pearlfection is frost with white shimmers in a clear, but blurry white base. It has some blue and purple flecks in direct sunlight. It's so amazing, because it can change all your creme nail polishes to shimmers/frosts. The formula was very thin and runny, but apply a thin layer and your good to go.

Xoxo, Anne



Pink & Lilac Water Marble

Evening! This is a water marble mani I did about 4-5 month ago. This was the first water marble I ever did. As you an see my nails were short and my cuticles dry. They aren't anymore, now that I've gotten into nail care. The photo is kinda dark, but you get the idea, right? In the future my pictures and skills will get better, I pinky promise! :)


Essie - Blanc, Essie - Lilacism, Essie - Tart Deco, Essie - Cute As A Button, Essie - Jam N' Jelly

Xoxo, Anne

Hey you!

Yep, you there behind the screen! I know that right now this is probably like talking to air, but whatever! My name is Anne and I'm a nail polish fanatic from Denmark. My polish obsession started about a year ago, but recently I've been getting into nail art also. So I thought I would share my obsession with you. The people who inspire me and made me wanna start blogging are www.chalkboardnails.com and coewlesspolish.wordpress.com. These girls are amazing!

I will post nail art, different manis, haul and reviews.

If you read this, please leave a comment and let me know, that I'm not just talking to myself! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Xoxo, Anne