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Hearts and Stripes Manicure

January is coming close to an end, so I figured I would get a head start on the Valentine's Day nails!

Hearts and Stripes Manicure for Valentine's Day - simple nail art design

The choice of colour in this design makes it less classic, and suitable for any time of year! The yellow is acrylic paint, which for me is easier to paint with compared to nail polish, my base is OPI I Canolli Wear OPI and the hearts have been created using a heart-punch and regular polish (see tutorial for the process here).

Hearts and Stripes Manicure for Valentine's Day - simple nail art design

Hearts and Stripes Manicure for Valentine's Day - simple nail art design

Hearts and Stripes Manicure for Valentine's Day - simple nail art design

Polishes used: OPI I Canolli Wear OPI, Estessimo Tins 702 and Wet'n'Wild Matte Top Coat


På svenska:

Januari rullar mot sitt slut och för en gång skulle ska jag vara lite tidigt ute med "säsongsnaglarna" så här kommer en första design för Alla hjärtans dag! En av mina favoriter för nagel-inspiration, hjärtan är ju alltid fint på naglarna ^-^. 


För att det inte ska bli för gulligt blev det lite mindre klassiska färger. Det gula är akrylfärg, som jag föredrar över vanligt lack när det kommer till att exempelvis dra raka linjer på naglarna. Basen är OPI I Canolli Wear OPI och så har jag gjort små hjärtan med en stans och vanligt lack (tutorial för processen här).

Water Colour Floral Nail Art

A quick post from me today, as I need to get to work.

Water Colour Floral Nail Art Pink Delicate Flower Manicure
I've painted similar water colour nail designs before, petals painted with watered down acrylic paint. The base is a mixture of a few different whites that I mixed.
Water Colour Floral Nail Art Pink Delicate Flower Manicure

Water Colour Floral Nail Art Pink Delicate Flower Manicure

Water Colour Floral Nail Art Pink Delicate Flower Manicure

På svenska:

Ett kort litet inlägg blir det idag då jag behöver komma igång med arbetsdagen. Jag har målat liknande motiv tidigare, blomblad målade med uttunnad akrylfärg på en ljus bas. Det ljusa lacket är en blandning av flera "slattar" som jag hällt ihop så lacket har inget namn. 

Red Foil Nail Art

 Now this is more like it, it's Sunday and I'm ready with some fresh nail art!

Red Foil Nail Art Design - China Glaze Ruby Pumps and MILV water decal

These nails are fresh as can be, barely dry before I started typing up the blog post to go with the design. It's a simple combination of one of the best red polishes, China Glaze Ruby Pumps, and foil water decals from MILV. They used to be available and Hypnotic Polish so I bought a lot of them, as they are very convenient for simple toe nail art. In fact, this design is inspired by my current toe design which I painted before Christmas ^-^. 

As far as I know, it's not that common for people who do nail art to also do it on their toes, but I like it. Especially as the designs stay forever, and it always cheers me up to see fun toe designs.
Red Foil Nail Art Design - China Glaze Ruby Pumps and MILV water decal

Red Foil Nail Art Design - China Glaze Ruby Pumps and MILV water decal

Red Foil Nail Art Design - China Glaze Ruby Pumps and MILV water decal

Polishes used: Masura Sands Whisper and China Glaze Ruby Pumps


På svenska:
Nu är det mer som vanligt här på bloggen med söndag och ett litet nail art-inlägg! Naglarna är helt "färska" och har knappt torkat när jag skriver det här inlägget. Det är en enkel design med ett av de bästa röda lacken, China Glaze Ruby Pumps, and röd folie från MILV som gör vattendekaler. Förut kunde man köpa dessa vattendekaler på Hypnotic Polish för en billig peng så jag brukade alltid klicka med ett gäng när jag beställde något därifrån då jag gillar dem för tå-nail art. Det är faktiskt så att denna manikyr är inspirerad av den design jag fixade på tårna precis före jul ^-^. 

Så vitt jag vet är det väl inte jättevanligt att både göra nail art på sina fingrar och tår men jag gillar det. Inte så att de brukar matcha eller så, men det piggar upp att ha välmålade och roliga designs också på tårna. Särskilt som de håller sig snygga så länge, jämfört med fingrarna.

Pink Gellac Swatches - 101 Soft White - 209 Sugar White - 133 Fuchsia Red - 142 Coral Red - 159 Glamorous Peach - 244 Hawaii Orange - 272 Coral Pink

Here is part two of my large swatch-post with polishes from Pink Gellac focusing on the whites, reds and corals that I've received from the brand.

First up is Pink Gellac 101, Soft white. This is very much a white polish, but with a drop or two of black and maybe yellow in it, just to soften it a bit. I'm wearing three coats.

Pink Gellac swatches - 101 Soft White

Pink Gellac swatches - 101 Soft White

Pink Gellac swatches - 101 Soft White

Pink Gellac swatches - 101 Soft White

Pink Gellac 209 Sugar White is a slightly frosty white. It leans a bit pink on my pictures, but I think that's my pink peel off base that is altering it, in reality is is a pure white. Frost has a bad reputation as a finish, but I think this one is quite nice! I'm wearing four coats as this is quite transparent, again without the pink peel off base, you probably get away with fewer coats.
Pink Gellac Swatches - 209 Sugar White

Pink Gellac Swatches - 209 Sugar White

Pink Gellac Swatches - 209 Sugar White

Pink Gellac Swatches - 209 Sugar White

Pink Gellac 133 Fuchsia Red is a lovely red creme. I wouldn't call it fuchsia though, more tomato red. However, my camera isn't the best at capturing red shades. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 133 Fuchsia Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 133 Fuchsia Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 133 Fuchsia Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 133 Fuchsia Red

Pink Gellac 142, Coral Red is a muted red in my view. I don't think it has enough orange or pink to count as coral but then again, that is a colour people have very different views on. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 142 Coral Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 142 Coral Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 142 Coral Red

Pink Gellac swatches - 142 Coral Red


Pink Gellac 159 Glamorous Peach is one of my favourite gel polishes! In fact I already had it when I got sent it for swatching. This is in my view a coral tone, balancing perfectly between pink and orange, with gorgeous golden shimmer. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 159 Glamorous Peach

Pink Gellac swatches - 159 Glamorous Peach

Pink Gellac swatches - 159 Glamorous Peach

Pink Gellac swatches - 159 Glamorous Peach

Pink Gellac 244 Hawaii Orange is the most amazing neon coral. This nail polish screams beach holiday, and has the perfect colour combination of pink, red and orange. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac Swatches - 244 Hawaii Orange

Pink Gellac Swatches - 244 Hawaii Orange

Pink Gellac Swatches - 244 Hawaii Orange

Pink Gellac Swatches - 244 Hawaii Orange

And last but not least, I have but one picture of Pink Gellac 272, Coral Pink. This is also a neon polish, but I wouldn't describe it as coral (like Pink Gellac 244), rather Barbie pink. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac Swatches - 272 Coral Pink


På svenska:
Här kommer del två i mitt swatch-inlägg med bilder på lack från Pink Gellac.

Pink Gellac Swatches - 105 Blush Orange - 122 Baby Pink - 131 Baby Lila - 179 Lovely Pink - 184 Rosy Pink - 268 Sweet Purple - 145 Gipsy Blue

I've been sitting on pictures of fourteen Pink Gellac polishes that I swatched before the summer and figured it was about time that I published them. I've ended up publishing quite a few swatch posts in the last months, and I hope that doesn't annoy anyone coming here for nail art. I just think that it's nice to publish swatches if you've got them, as they are very useful when shopping for new polishes. As there were so many pictures, I've divided the polishes into two posts, first up the pinks and purples.


These polishes have been sent to me for review, all opinions expressed are my own. 


First up is Pink Gellac 105, Blush Orange. This does not lean orange but has that nude blush feeling, making it a very wearable pink that complements my skin tone well. It has almost jelly transparency making me think of wedding nails for someone wanting something discreet and traditional. I'm wearing three coats.

Pink Gellac swatches - 105 Blush Orange

Pink Gellac swatches - 105 Blush Orange

Pink Gellac swatches - 105 Blush Orange

Pink Gellac swatches - 105 Blush Orange

Next is Pink Gellac 122, Baby pink. This is a cold Barbie pink creme, a rather sweet colour if you want something "regular". I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 122 Baby Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 122 Baby Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 122 Baby Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 122 Baby Pink

Pink Gellac 131, Baby Lila is a cold pink, leaning towards purple. The shimmer is light, with white or silver particles. I'm wearing three coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 131 Baby lila

Pink Gellac swatches - 131 Baby lila

Pink Gellac swatches - 131 Baby lila

Pink Gellac swatches - 131 Baby lila

Pink Gellac 179 Lovely Pink is a bit similar to 131 above , but leans more true pink, where 131 is more purple. Lovely pink also has more interesting shimmer, I'm seeing both golden and pink shimmer particles. I'm wearing three coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 179 Lovely Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 179 Lovely Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 179 Lovely Pink

Pink Gellac swatches - 179 Lovely Pink

Pink Gellac 184 Rosy Pink feels like the jelly-creme cousin of 131, it's the same cold pink, leaning on purple. I'm wearing three coats.
Pink Gellac Swatches - 184 Rosy Pink

Pink Gellac Swatches - 184 Rosy Pink

Pink Gellac Swatches - 184 Rosy Pink

Pink Gellac Swatches - 184 Rosy Pink

Pink Gellac 268 Sweet Purple is a pink-leaning purple, in a lovely pastel shade. It's both lighter and more purple than 184 above, and it also has more of a creme finish, where 184 is more jelly. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac Swatches - 268 Sweet purple

Pink Gellac Swatches - 268 Sweet purple

Pink Gellac Swatches - 268 Sweet purple

Pink Gellac Swatches - 268 Sweet purple

Pink Gellac 145 Gipsy Blue is our only non-traditional nail polish colour in this swatch set! This is a Tiffany blue that looks very similar to the shade of the Tiffany & Co bags. I'm wearing two coats.
Pink Gellac swatches - 145 Gipsy Blue

Pink Gellac swatches - 145 Gipsy Blue

Pink Gellac swatches - 145 Gipsy Blue

Pink Gellac swatches - 145 Gipsy Blue


På svenska:

Jag har suttit med ett stort gäng bilder på lack jag har swatchat åt Pink Gellac i säkert ett halvår. Det tar lite tid att publicera inlägg där målet är ffa att visa hur lacket ser ut, hellre än en rolig nail art. Dessutom är jag ju inte någon swatch-blogg så har heller inte velat pusha ut för mycket inlägg med sånt. Men nu får det vara som det är, så här kommer del 1 av 2 med bilder på hälften av de fjorton gellack som jag fått som pressprover av Pink Gellac. 


Självklart är det mina egna åsikter jag förmedlar, även om lacken är pressprover.