Christmas Tree Nails

Popping in to show my Christmas nails before it gets too late!

Abstract Two Color Christmas Tree Nail Art Design

I had a lovely Christmas and am now enjoying some relaxing time off from work. I hope you are also having a great end of the year.

Abstract Two Color Christmas Tree Nail Art Design

Abstract Two Color Christmas Tree Nail Art Design

Abstract Two Color Christmas Tree Nail Art Design

Polishes used: OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI and Essie Over the Top



På svenska:

Checkar in på bloggen för att visa upp mina julnaglar innan det blir alltför sent. Jag har haft en jättefin jul och njuter nu av lediga dagar från jobbet. Hoppas att du också har ett fint slut på året.

Ultra Chrome Flakie Snowflake Nails

 Happy holidays!


Ultra Chrome Flakie Snowflake Nail Art Design with ILNP Open Fields

I'm recreating a past winter nail art designs today with this snowflake design painted on a flakie gradient. The flakies are ILNP Open Fields, and the snowflakes are painted with acrylic paint. Compared to the two previous versions I've done of this design (first and second), this has the most delicate snowflakes, which for me is great to see. You can also see how much/how little of ILNP Open Fields I've used in the past five years!

Ultra Chrome Flakie Snowflake Nail Art Design with ILNP Open Fields

Ultra Chrome Flakie Snowflake Nail Art Design with ILNP Open Fields

Ultra Chrome Flakie Snowflake Nail Art Design with ILNP Open Fields

På svenska:
God jul till dig som fortfarande läser bloggen (det verkar inte vara särskilt många utifrån Blogger-statistiken...)! Inget ont med det, är bara naturligt att saker förändras, och det som var ett populärt medium för fem-tio år sedan numera inte är det hetaste på marknaden. 


Det är dock inte det jag tänkte skriva om idag, utan om min senaste julmanikyr. Här har vi en återskapning av något jag gjort flera gånger tidigare. En bas av ILNP Open Fields och så små målade snöflingor gjort med akrylfärg. Jämför man med de två tidigare manikyrer jag gjort som är "likadana" (första och andra), så ser man att jag blivit lite stadigare på hand och kan måla lite tunnare linjer, vilket för mig känns roligt! Man märker ju inte alltid att man utvecklas så var roligt att kika på de gamla manikyrerna för mig. Man kan också se hur mycket/lite av ILNPs Open Field som jag har lyckats göra av med under de gångna fem åren. Det är ett fantastiskt roligt lack, men inte något jag använder varje dag direkt!

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches

Pink Gellac has sent me another small collection for review, here is the Touch Up Toppers that came out this December. I believe they have previously released some polishes in the same collection, so this is more like an extension.


The Touch Up polishes are all no-wipe gels, meaning that they don't leave a sticky residue but can be taken directly out of the lamp into the world (or wherever you might be going ^-^). I have swatched all of these on a variety of bases to show them in as many combinations as possible. 

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Color Glam
First up is Color Glam, which has tiny circle and hex glitters in all the colours of the rainbow. I thought I wouldn't like this polish too much, but it's surprisingly fun and wearable as the glitters are so small. I'm wearing one coat of Color Glam over Pink Gellac 294 Bridal Beige, Pink Gellac 107 Cheerful Red, Pink Gellac 145 Gipsy Blue and Maniology You're So Tragic!.

I'm wearing this without additional layers of top coat, and it is quite a nice finish, but not as shiny as it would be with a regular gel top coat.
Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Color Glam

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Color Glam

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Color Glam

Next up is Mysterious Green which has flakies and shards in greenish tones. I'm wearing two coats of Mysterious Green but had some issues with this polish as the flakies didn't lie flat on the nail. I ended up having bits of flakies sticking out that I had to file down and then top of the manicure with regular top coat, which feels like annoying unnecessary steps.
Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Mysterious Green

I'm wearing Mysterious Pink over Pink Gellac 294 Bridal Beige, Pink Gellac 300 Light Blue, Pink Gellac 301 Azure Blue and Maniology You're so Tragic!.
Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Mysterious Green

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Mysterious Green

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Mysterious Green

Last but not least is Supreme Gold, which is similar to Mysterious Green, but with golden tones. I felt like the flakies were more cooperative in this polish, so I didn't end up with as many flakie-bits sticking out and the overall effect was smoother.
Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Supreme Gold

I'm wearing Supreme Gold over Pink Gellac 294 Bridal Beige, Pink Gellac 107 Cheerful Red, Pink Gellac 291 Techno Pink and Maniology You're so Tragic!.
Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Supreme Gold

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Supreme Gold

Pink Gellac Touch Up Toppers Swatches - Supreme Gold


På svenska:
Ytterligare lite swatcher på gellack som jag har fått från Pink Gellac. Den här gången är det tre effekt-överlack de har skickat som jag har lite blandade åsikter om.

Christmas Wreath Nails

 Time for another Christmas nail art design!

Christmas Wreath Nails on Masura Sands Whisper

These wreaths are painted with acrylic paint on a base of Masura Sands Whisper. I think I ended up using like four coats of the polish, it definitely isn't the most opaque, but still pretty!
Christmas Wreath Nails on Masura Sands Whisper

Christmas Wreath Nails on Masura Sands Whisper

Christmas Wreath Nails on Masura Sands Whisper

På svenska:

Dags för ytterligare en julmanikyr. Här har vi små julkransar som är målade på en bas av Masura Sands Whisper. Det blev hela fyra lager av det lacket, så det är inte så täckande, men väldigt fint ändå!

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches

This autumn I've definitely been slacking with doing my nails, but one thing I have done relatively regularly is swatch the new collections that Pink Gellac keeps coming out with. I'm totally behind on posting them on the blog so figured I would work through them, starting with Boudoir Charm that came out early autumn.


This collection has been sent to me for review, but as always the opinions are my own.

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 304 Radiant White -

First up is 304 Radiant white, a lovely golden white shimmer. I'm wearing three coats of this polish that I really like, it feels like a perfect wedding polish, it's discreet yet sparkling.
Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 304 Radiant White -

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 304 Radiant White -

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 304 Radiant White -

Up next we have 305, Pearly Nude, two coats. This colour is a bit hard to describe, mauve with a cool tone due to the silver shimmer. My pictures gives it a more orange tone than it has. I thought I wouldn't like this colour as it's too neutral for my taste, but it's surprisingly pleasing on the nails. 
Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 305 Pearly Nude

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 305 Pearly Nude

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 305 Pearly Nude

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 305 Pearly Nude

306 Blissed Mauve also covers in two coats, and is a very discreet creme polish that has much more of the purple that mauve can have, compared to pearly nude that I also described as mauve. For me this lacks a bit of punch, but it's a very easy to wear shade.
Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 306 Blissed Mauve

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 306 Blissed Mauve

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 306 Blissed Mauve

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 306 Blissed Mauve

Next up we have 307 Maroon purple that definitely packs a bit more of a punch. This also covers in two coats and is a lovely deep maroon, it is definitely much more purple than a red wine shade.
Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 307 Maroon Purple

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 307 Maroon Purple

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 307 Maroon Purple

Finally we have the other star of the collection (together with Radiant white), 308 Dramatic red. Another two-coater, this is exactly what the name suggests, a dramatic red, deep and shimmering.  
Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 308 Dramatic Red

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 308 Dramatic Red

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 308 Dramatic Red

Pink Gellac Boudoir Charm Collection Swatches - 308 Dramatic Red


På svenska:

Den här hösten har jag verkligen inte målat mina naglar särskilt flitigt, men relativt regelbundet har jag swatchat de nya kollektioner som Pink Gellac kommer ut med. Jag är dålig på att publicera dem på bloggen dock, då jag inte ser mig som någon swatchare, och helst inte vill ha så mycket sånt innehåll, samtidigt är jag själv tacksam när jag hittar blogg-inlägg på bilder på lack jag funderar på att köpa.. 


Sagt och gjort kommer här då en kollektion från tidigare i höstas, Boudoir Charm. Lacken har alltså skickats till mig som pressprover, men som vanligt är det mina egna åsikter jag presenterar.

Christmas Greens Nail Art Design

The weeks are rolling past, and despite saving an hour every day by working from home, it feels like most days are just too short! 

Christmas Greens Nail Art Design - Festive Manicure
At least I'm quite prepared for Christmas with most presents planned, if not wrapped yet. However, it's hard to imagine Christmas around the corner when we still have Autumn weather outside. I keep my fingers crossed we will leave the wet and grey November vibe soon.

This week I finally fixed my nails, it really was about time. Naturally I ended up with a Christmas inspired design with some mixed winter greens. It's all painted with acrylic paint on top of a jelly sandwich (layer of glitter polish, layer of jelly polish and repeat). I finished off my manicure with a matte top coat but looking at the pictures now I realize that not all nails are equally matte, I wonder what's up with that?
Christmas Greens Nail Art Design - Festive Manicure

Christmas Greens Nail Art Design - Festive Manicure

Christmas Greens Nail Art Design - Festive Manicure

Polishes used: Maybelline Polka Dots Chalk Dust, Essie Ballet Slippers and Wet'n'Wild Matte Top Coat


På svenska:

Veckorna tuffar förbi, och trots hemarbete och därmed insparad restid känns det ofta som att dagarna går alltför fort. Jag är åtminstone ganska så förberedd för julen med de flesta klapparna planerade, om inte inslagna. Däremot är det svårt att tänka sig att det är ju om några veckor när det fortfarande är höstrusk-väder ute. Håller tummarna för att det ändras snart, så trist med grått, regn och fem plusgrader.


Tog i alla fall tid att fixa en manikyr här i veckan, var verkligen på tiden! Det blev förstås en lite julinspirerad historia med lite blandat vintergrönt. Allt är målat med akrylfärg på en bas av jellymacka, dvs ett lager med glitterlack, sen ett semi-transparent lack, sen mer glitter, och slutligen ett ytterligare lager av det semi-transparenta. Har avslutat med ett matt överlack men inser när jag tittar på bilderna att inte alla naglar är lika matta, undrar vad som hänt där?